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View Poll Results: WTF should I DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Protune + Up pipe and intercooler 10 43.48%
Up pipe + Cross pipe+ tires and wheels 1 4.35%
save for everything 12 52.17%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Question New Money

Ok so im about to come into some NEW MONEY (WAHOOOOOOOO) about a 1K or more and i have a 2007 WRX Stage 2 Perrin tune, SPT Intake, Gimmick SS, Group N Trans Mount, COBB Sway bar kit, upper strut brace F/R. i was thinking STI TM intercooler, UP Pipe and grimspeed crosspipe and a set of wheels what ya think. Or go for a protune and maybe STI intercooler and UP pipe.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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The poll choice suck

VF39, STi TMIC, tune
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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No need for an up-pipe or crosspipe.

As eggroll said, VF39, STI TMIC, tune. Set of wheels and good tires are always nice too.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:50 PM   #4
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Protune will always be your best spent money if you have the right person tune it. With adding more and bolt ons i think a protune is much more beneficial. You will be fine with ots tunes or e tunes with basic bolt ons. But even at that the before and after of just stage2 from ots to protune was a nice upgrade and knowing thats its tuned exactly for your car is well worth the money. Cuz it could end up costing you much more down the road. Just my thoughts, alot of people are perfectly fine with skiping out on a dyno tune tho. Just seems like its a must have if you care about your car runing the best it possibly can. Wheels and such are also nice to but all that stuff is worthless if your car is not running properly and is always having problems.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:06 AM   #5
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While I did enjoy stage 2, saving for a bit and doing a VF48 swap the right way was worth every penny IMO. I think the end cost for me was about $1,600 for all parts, labor, and tune (you could definitely do it cheaper). I'd do it again in a heart beat.

Parts included in my upgrade...
VF48
Perrin turbo inlet
STI TMIC
Grimmspeed 3 port EBCS
Walbro 255 fuel pump
Dyno tune w/ Accessport

Previously installed parts...
COBB 3" TBE
SPT intake


The VF series turbos are perfect for a DD, IMO. They will hit 300whp safely and reliably and the spool is fairly quick as well. So I vote for this route.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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The poll choice suck

VF39, STi TMIC, tune
yeah true i could have done better but i had like three Jack and Cokes and was feeling it lol
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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The poll choice suck

VF39, STi TMIC, tune
This is the correct response to this thread
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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The correct response is put it in the bank and save it for a rainy day.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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^driving a fast subie in the rain isn't something to do?
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #10
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I clicked save also. How many miles are you at? Maybe get some preventative maintenance done now, and use what you have left over to start piecing together the next stage for your car. And that will give you more time to find better deal when you don't have a grand burning a hole in your pocket.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:51 AM   #11
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Your poll choices suck. Listen to Eggroll.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #12
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I clicked save also. How many miles are you at? Maybe get some preventative maintenance done now, and use what you have left over to start piecing together the next stage for your car. And that will give you more time to find better deal when you don't have a grand burning a hole in your pocket.
yeah im at 58000, and have been getting regular maintenance done. i was gonna look into a new clutch. but my clutch aint slip-pin or nothing. but we will see im weighing all my options. i may just hang on and save up for a VF swap and good tune
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #13
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While I did enjoy stage 2, saving for a bit and doing a VF48 swap the right way was worth every penny IMO. I think the end cost for me was about $1,600 for all parts, labor, and tune (you could definitely do it cheaper). I'd do it again in a heart beat.

Parts included in my upgrade...
VF48
Perrin turbo inlet
STI TMIC
Grimmspeed 3 port EBCS
Walbro 255 fuel pump
Dyno tune w/ Accessport

Previously installed parts...
COBB 3" TBE
SPT intake


The VF series turbos are perfect for a DD, IMO. They will hit 300whp safely and reliably and the spool is fairly quick as well. So I vote for this route.
That sounds good but for a while i will have to use a COBB AP VF Map till i get to a dyno then
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #14
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That sounds good but for a while i will have to use a COBB AP VF Map till i get to a dyno then

Just FYI, you cant run an aftermarket EBCS with an OTS Cobb AP tune.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #15
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^^^thanks for the info
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