Originally Posted by JMK508
The EJ is a fine platform for 350whp and below. If you go above this you WILL eventually blow your engine. It is a fact.
I find it amusing that people get so dissappointed that these motors can't reliabily handle about 40% more power than stock. How dare Subaru not design the motor to handle such things since they know people mod these cars!!!!
Let's consider something. In 2002, the EJ20 227hp WRX ran around 14.4@91-92. In 2005, the 230hp EJ25 ran 14.2@95-96mph. In 2009+, the EJ25 265hp WRXs run 13.5@101-102mph. A Stage II 2005-2008 WRX is as quick as a STOCK 2009 WRX. How is that not progress? The price of the car has not gone up substanially over nearly 12 years in the states either.
Lastly, name me one car for $25-26K that offers the performance, utility, and all weather capability as the WRX.