Originally Posted by turboedracer
$3000 will cover the STi swap. There are a ton of ways to get to 320WHP in a WRX with a STI swap or without the swap.
and to rexblake there is no cheap, high HP, reliable anything.......
You'd have to find a heck of a deal to get a full STI swap for 3k. Not saying it couldn't be done, but might take a while to find that. Particularly if you want everything.
320whp is certainly a much more realistic goal, but it can still get spendy super quick. My 02 blew the stock engine at 280whp.
And I guess it depends on your definition of "cheap", but I was thinking used 90s mustang with a blower and supporting mods. That should be high hp for about the cheapest one could do. C5 corvettes would be an option too.
Originally Posted by blueninja85
Honestly if I wanted that much power, I'd look at a Evo 9. With minimal mods and I mean minimal, those cars can put down some nice numbers. And if somebody can afford to build a 400whp, then they can definitely afford a used Evo.
And thunderousproduction, are you claiming 300+ whp out of a td04?