You forget that the ej is ancient. Its such an old motor. Also, subarus can handle stock power, we mod so expect **** to go wrong.
And honestly I love people who talk peak numbers. Cool you made 400+ at 5k only to shift at 7...spool counts and on the forums you hardly see anyone do headwork. And as for drop in pistons vs rods. Etc. It all depends on the needs, you never read about sti rods failing. Always ringland and pistons grenading...sigh.
Speaking if which celery come out to auto x this season, id love to see where that mouth gets you on the track.