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Old 02-12-2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Traded Evo x for 2013 wrx

Wife is pregnant for the 2nd time. Hopefully it is mine. Unfortunately an Evo has no room in the trunk and I will have to drive the kids to daycare/school. I thought about an outback or accord but convinced my wife that I will die of boredom. I am going to pick up my 2013 blue wrx hatch on Thursday. I paid invoice (hopefully that's a good price).

My Evo x was an mr and I was running an fp green turbo and was pushing 360+ whp. I will miss the Evo but I need to fit a double stroller in there and it wasn't happening. Although the wrx hatch trunk isn't the largest, it's still bigger than the evo's.

Although a wrx is a "step down" in performance, I feel the wrx is overall a better put together car. But don't feel bad for me as I have a GTR that I drive whenever I dont have to drive the kids around in.

I feel like the wrx has potential to handle better and needs a few more hp. I don't want to do any exhaust mods, but do want a little more oomph. I am probably going to buy a drop in panel filter and tune the Subie. Any suggestions on handling? Should I try to source used sti suspension? I plan on autox and tracking the car. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:39 AM   #2
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sway bars + Access port to begin.

then you might want to look into RCE Cup kit + springs or Feal 441 or KW V1's.

thats the route i would personally take if i were to do it again.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:48 AM   #3
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Don't get an intake (which will need a tune or it'll mess up your motor). Downpipe + tune for quick, significant power boost.

Otherwise, get swaybars and endlinks for more confident cornering. The WRX is definitely a bit soft in the back. I merely upgraded the rear swaybar to the 19mm STi swaybar and some Kartboy endlinks and it made a huge difference in cornering.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:51 AM   #4
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:58 AM   #5
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Accessport and torqued performance stage 1 tune. All legal, no mods, great added power and gets rid of the god awful stock tune that can hurt a roughly driven/ tracked car. Ask me how I know. Lol.

As for handling, white line sways front and rear with kart boy solid end links really made a huge difference even with my 2010s mashed potatoe suspension. As for struts/springs/coilovers I suggest what the above poster said. I just put feal 441s on my car with 9k/9k springs and LOVE them.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:18 AM   #6
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Wife is pregnant for the 2nd time. Hopefully it is mine.
So. Is there a suspicion or someting?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:36 AM   #7
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R35 Gtr?
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:28 AM   #8
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lol you better hope its your trading your car and all
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:32 AM   #9
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:53 AM   #10
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i saw that wall of text and all that registered was "i hope its mine". tell us more. thats ****ing jacked bro.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:21 AM   #11
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Sway bars + end links / down pipe / Stage2 tune / short shifter (+bushigns) - - - Done


Car will be significantly faster, feel much more nimble around the turns, and feel much more crisp to while driving. All this can be done for < $1000 and makes a night and day difference.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:40 AM   #12
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Wife is pregnant for the 2nd time. Hopefully it is mine. Unfortunately an Evo has no room in the trunk and I will have to drive the kids to daycare/school. I thought about an outback or accord but convinced my wife that I will die of boredom. I am going to pick up my 2013 blue wrx hatch on Thursday. I paid invoice (hopefully that's a good price).

My Evo x was an mr and I was running an fp green turbo and was pushing 360+ whp. I will miss the Evo but I need to fit a double stroller in there and it wasn't happening. Although the wrx hatch trunk isn't the largest, it's still bigger than the evo's.

Although a wrx is a "step down" in performance, I feel the wrx is overall a better put together car. But don't feel bad for me as I have a GTR that I drive whenever I dont have to drive the kids around in.

I feel like the wrx has potential to handle better and needs a few more hp. I don't want to do any exhaust mods, but do want a little more oomph. I am probably going to buy a drop in panel filter and tune the Subie. Any suggestions on handling? Should I try to source used sti suspension? I plan on autox and tracking the car. Thanks in advance.
First off, Sarcasm doesn not translate well on the interwebs, I hope the wife pregnant hope its mine comment was a joke; if not, you should have gotten a lawyer instead of a new car.

Secondly, did you test fit a double stroller in the WRX hatch? it would just suck if you went and picked it up and were all like "damn it doesnt fit" and had to buy an outback on the spot.

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Sway bars + end links / down pipe / Stage2 tune / short shifter (+bushigns) - - - Done


Car will be significantly faster, feel much more nimble around the turns, and feel much more crisp to while driving. All this can be done for < $1000 and makes a night and day difference.
this is all the info you need to know, good luck to you sir; enjoy the new family-mo-bile, thats the reason I got a wrx as well (<--not being sarcastic).
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #13
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Just outta sheer curiosity, why not a STI hatch?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #14
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Sway bars + end links / down pipe / Stage2 tune / short shifter (+bushigns) - - - Done


Car will be significantly faster, feel much more nimble around the turns, and feel much more crisp to while driving. All this can be done for < $1000 and makes a night and day difference.
Best advice!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:06 AM   #15
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Yeah sarcasm doesn't translate well. It's my kid-that part was a joke. I have an r35 GTR and no way in hell was my wife going to let me get another toy and so the sti was out of the picture.

i somehow convinced her a regular "wrx" was more of a family car. I plan on tracking the car once in a while. My GTR is too damn expensive to track since tires cost 2000 for a set and brakes are 3000-4000 for aftermarket ( 6000 stock).

I will have pics of both on Thursday when I take delivery.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:08 AM   #16
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Quick question on the short shifter. My car came with a factory installed short shifter. Should I upgrade it or is the factory one decent? I had a s2000 so most shifters feel like a 18wheeler shifter comparatively.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:34 AM   #17
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Just add front and rear stay bushings.It will help lots with shifting feel.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:46 PM   #18
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Quick question on the short shifter. My car came with a factory installed short shifter. Should I upgrade it or is the factory one decent? I had a s2000 so most shifters feel like a 18wheeler shifter comparatively.
Keep the factory short shifter and upgrade ALL the linkage.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:50 AM   #19
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Bumping an oldie here, but Ive been considering trading in my 11' MR for a 15' WRX. Do you miss the Evo at all? Seems like the 15' might be a good compromise for something new, with arguably better build quality
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:12 PM   #20
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Bumping an oldie here, but Ive been considering trading in my 11' MR for a 15' WRX. Do you miss the Evo at all? Seems like the 15' might be a good compromise for something new, with arguably better build quality

I'd like to know this as well...
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:21 PM   #21
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Yeah I am sure he will jump right on and answer that seeing as how he hasn't posted anything in almost a year...
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:47 PM   #22
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eh, at least he logged in 6 months ago. Doesnt mean others cant comment if they were in the same situation.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:42 PM   #23
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Bumping an oldie here, but Ive been considering trading in my 11' MR for a 15' WRX. Do you miss the Evo at all? Seems like the 15' might be a good compromise for something new, with arguably better build quality
I can't comment on a '15...but I did trade my '12 GSR to a '14HB...I traded it in for similar reasons as the OP - I have 3 kids, and things were a but snug in the EVO. 2 main things I hated: insurance bill, small gas tank, and the even smaller trunk. The WRX is def an improvement on all 3 of these things, however, the one thing I miss fr the EVO is the handling. The '15 supposedly has better handling, but doesn't equate to the the 6-7 yr old EVO. That said, it depends on what you're trading it in for. Dealers won't even allow TD's anymore...
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:56 AM   #24
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Bumping an oldie here, but Ive been considering trading in my 11' MR for a 15' WRX. Do you miss the Evo at all? Seems like the 15' might be a good compromise for something new, with arguably better build quality
Many of the reviews say the 15's WRX is close to the EVO and the STI would probably give them a run for the money. Only way to really know is to drive one.

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Old 04-26-2014, 03:14 AM   #25
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I say just keep the wrx stock and invest your money on that gtr. Lol.
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