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Old 11-12-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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Should do the up pipe while you're at it. Quicker spool and save the turbo in the long run.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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Now I'm no pro and just giving my opinion as you asked but I would go with choice number two with the UP. While the PW is a great piece, you won't benefit much from it while being in the stock turbo.

Again just my feedback

Edit: once you go for an upgraded turbo then I say PW.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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great, thanks. thats what others have recommended too and i see you point. anyone else?
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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Deffinatly option 2 it'll be the best bang for u buck right now
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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None of the above. Get swaybars + endlinks.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #7
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None of the above. Get swaybars + endlinks.
whats your reasoning on this
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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whats your reasoning on this
So much fun having those on there, I never thought I'd enjoy suspension mods more than power mods but I did in this case.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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do you really feel that much of a difference in sways and endlinks?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #10
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tomei header and up pipe!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:25 PM   #11
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Just the up pipe.

Then, spend some on your brakes and do the H6 rear up grade. I have to ask though, what are you goals for the car?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:41 PM   #12
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I vote the UP heat wrap and suspension bits. The reasoning is suspension parts make your car feel more fun, handle better, and are a long life upgrade that don't require tuning
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:02 PM   #13
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I would go with EL headers...i made 30 more whp and tq with them
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #14
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I would go with EL headers...i made 30 more whp and tq with them
This or maintenance. 10 year old cars could use a refresh. Ie: bushings, belts, fluids, hoses, etc...
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:02 AM   #15
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Honestly at your power level your not going to benefit that much from an aftermarket exhaust manifold. If I were you I would screw the process west tmic and just find a lightly used Sti one and with the money you save from over paying for the process west find a cheap cat less up pipe and Sti injectors as well... Then turn up the boost a bit. Sti intercoolers can handle more power than your stock block can. You can achieve all of this with under a grand if you play your cards right.

Most importantly before adding anymore power make sure the upkeep on the vehicle is up to date. People who chose a new turbo over a timing belt are retarded.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:19 AM   #16
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I don't think either of those choices make much sense for your current setup ul headers are pretty much always a waste of money, el is the only bang for your buck, but those will push your powerband to the right and you already have a turbo that doesn't have much top end power. I'd say for $1000, get a used vf39, some sti injectors for $100, and an STI tmic... Then hope that you don't blow anything up. Btw, if you have that current setup without a real tune... You need to get one asap
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:20 AM   #17
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Honestly at your power level your not going to benefit that much from an aftermarket exhaust manifold. If I were you I would screw the process west tmic and just find a lightly used Sti one and with the money you save from over paying for the process west find a cheap cat less up pipe and Sti injectors as well... Then turn up the boost a bit. Sti intercoolers can handle more power than your stock block can. You can achieve all of this with under a grand if you play your cards right.

Most importantly before adding anymore power make sure the upkeep on the vehicle is up to date. People who chose a new turbo over a timing belt are retarded.
Also I agree with this guy about the maintenance part
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:32 AM   #18
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save that money....
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:15 PM   #19
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save that money....
I'll do him one better.

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And put it all into an IRA or something.

Also, depending on your morals...

Pull the map off your ECU, sell the AP, reflash map with tactrix.


C/N: Don't dump any more money into your 11 year old car.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #20
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I'll do him one better.



And put it all into an IRA or something.

Also, depending on your morals...

Pull the map off your ECU, sell the AP, reflash map with tactrix.


C/N: Don't dump any more money into your 11 year old car.
lol okay im not trying to be a d*** but i dont agree. 1 personally i spent a lot of money on the mods i have (which i dont regret) and love the way my car sounds and performs as of right now. 2 i enjoy upgrading the car i have weather its "11 years old" (even though its only 10, 2012-2002=10), 2 years old or 40. 3 your basically telling me to revert my car back to stock, which i dont understand because i dont want a stock wrx or else i wouldnt have upgraded anything in the first place, which i am sure a lot of bugeye owners will disagree with u on this. and 4 getting ALL the parts i already installed in my car uninstalled, selling them all, buying all the OEM parts, and paying to put them back into my car, will still cost me money just like upgrading will, but with a lot more hassle
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #21
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lol okay im not trying to be a d*** but i dont agree. 1 personally i spent a lot of money on the mods i have (which i dont regret) and love the way my car sounds and performs as of right now. 2 i enjoy upgrading the car i have weather its "11 years old" (even though its only 10, 2012-2002=10), 2 years old or 40. 3 your basically telling me to revert my car back to stock, which i dont understand because i dont want a stock wrx or else i wouldnt have upgraded anything in the first place, which i am sure a lot of bugeye owners will disagree with u on this. and 4 getting ALL the parts i already installed in my car uninstalled, selling them all, buying all the OEM parts, and paying to put them back into my car, will still cost me money just like upgrading will, but with a lot more hassle
First off, I'm not telling you to go back to stock. I said take off and sell all the parts that aren't adding anything at all significant from a performance standpoint, and sell them.

I said reflash your ECU with the cobb map, and sell the AP. Again, no loss in performance, just $$$ in your pocket.

Your 2002 WRX was built in 2001, making it at least 11 years old.

I understand the enjoyment that comes from wrenching on your car. But I see a lot of $$$ wasted in parts that give you next to nothing, while you ignored suspension, brakes, etc. I can tell you're young. From experience, you'll appreciate the $$$ in the bank for your next project.

Sorry, can't recommend spending another $1,000 in mods on a car that's worth $5 or 6k.

But if you were going to, how about some sway bars, an H6 upgrade, and some better tires?

How about a couple track days?

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #22
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how do i get rid of the ap? if i uninstall it doesnt it undo the reflash? i never really understood how the uninstall process worked. and doesnt some tunes require the ap?...i dont know to much about tuning or the ECU. if it really is unnecessary in every way then yes i would like the $500 but if it does benefit at al, bc i do see a lot of people using them, i would like to keep it
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:59 AM   #23
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Sorry, can't recommend spending another $1,000 in mods on a car that's worth $5 or 6k.
And I don't see why you would spend 26k on a car if you can buy a bugeye and mod it to easily keep up with the newer models for a third of the cost. I like having things paid off. If I can't pay in cash, I don't need it (house not included). I would rather dump 10k in a 6k bugeye and have 10k left over than have a stock 2011 in the driveway.

on topic, good choice on the mods and let the haters hate. Besides, everyone who sold their bugeye misses it, just ask around.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:35 AM   #24
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At a minimum do your up pipe. Then do whatever mods you want.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:24 AM   #25
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