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Old 05-07-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hello nasioc I been in the subie game for about a year. I have an 02 wrx with 112,000 miles on it. Also a turbo xs bov cattless downpipe and Megan cat back exhaust on it. Aswell as a cobb ap (currently stage 2) and an injen coi. I'm goin to wicked big meet and am looking to pick up some parts hopefully a bigger turbo and bigger injectors. Any suggetions on what to get or anything else other than that stuff to get? I'd greatly appreciate the help!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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1. Is your maintenance 100% up to date? You are at your timing belt mileage and that can be pricey.
2. Do you know your motor is 100% solid? Get a compression check and KNOW and don't guess especially since you are apparently the 2nd owner.
3. Where do you live?
4. Have you talked to locals in your local forum to find out where the go to AP tuners are? Do so and open a line of dialogue with them as to options.
5. Have you read the post at the top of this forum titled Unabomber's Manifesto?
6. State your budget. State your WHP goal.


You are asking 400 open ended questions and without stating specifics, some buttshark like me will recommend a 200 shot of NOS and a Garrett GT60 turbo which will cost more than you car and blow your motor in 9 seconds.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #3
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The easiest and imo most reliable route would be getting some 06-07 injectors and a VF series turbo out of an STI. If you want to go bigger, then, well, you'll need to go bigger.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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Read and re-read what Unabomber wrote.

Also, please fill out your profile.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:06 PM   #5
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Timing belt is coming in today and will be checking the compression when I do the timing belt this weekend. I live in north nj and not sure if there are any tuners local. I want to make around 315-340hp tops! And I'm working with like 1300 $
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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not that you won't get help here, but if you're looking local for tuners, help, etc.... this is where you'll want to be. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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Thanks dude I appreciate it
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #8
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there are good tuners in your area, figure out which one you will use and ask all these questions to the tuner.
Purchase everything he/she tells you, install, tune and enjoy.
Good Luck!
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:41 PM   #9
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Was in that boat couple of years ago...

I went with a cheaper route
Vf39(34) about 300-400 tops here in the forums
sti top mount(fmic would look cooler, but sti tmic is plenty enough) again about 250-300, upgraded injectors 200-300(here in the forums)
you would probably need a step colder colder plug(30-40 bucks)
elec boos ctrl solenoid(grimspeed about 100)
and just got a gs crosspipe
up pipe cant remember if you have one already

All this plus a conservative tune @ P & L by Jr. got me to 298whp (motor is not built) peak boost is at 21psi

I have an 03 and yours is an 02 and our car has a 2.0 you can go for a bigger turbo so spooling a bigger turbo would require higher rev. So you might encounter some minimal lag depending on how big you choose.

I considered a 16 and an 18g that would probably get you to your desired hp, but good used ones are hard to come by at that time in the forums, and a trusted brand one would probably run you upwards in the 800+, i opted for a vf39 cause that bolts right up plus it gave me the security that it was OEM so reliability goes along with it....

And like what others had brought up before me... Talk to your local and trusted tuner besides they will be the ones you'll pay at the end of the day to get your car dialed in...

HAPPY MODING!!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #10
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Def goin to have to look into doing that. Thanks dude!
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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Lookin at the tomioka 18g...now just gotta find injectors...will 650cc be enough??
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:43 PM   #12
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Or should I go 850??
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:13 PM   #13
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Found a tuner to tune your car? They will be the better ones to answer your question... So when the time comes to tune your car... They know what they are working with... I got a used oe from thw forums... But i made sure it came with a flow chart...
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:04 PM   #14
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Or should I go 850??
I have some dw 850s for sale.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:08 PM   #15
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650s will be plenty to get you to 310ish hp. 850s will flow more so your injector duty cycles will be lower and you have the potential to make more power.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:11 PM   #16
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You should ask the tuner you plan to go to about the injectors, I was told dw650 would be more than enough to handle my vf39 project and they also flowed at 800cc at 43 psi so I am more than all set, I believe your turbo would be able to put out more hp than the vf39 not positive but some people say that going bigger on your injectors won't hurt and if you plan to ever go larger on the turbo side you won't have to worry about the injectors again. Did you look into a fuel pump as well to feed the injectors?
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #17
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Yeah I gotta call EFI today and see whay they recommend. And yeah found sone new walboro 255's for 90 bucks
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #18
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FreshCopenhagen22, can you afford to grenade the transmission?
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:23 PM   #19
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Tranny shopping often comes shortly after a larger turbo in an 02.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:31 PM   #20
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Tranny shopping often comes shortly after a larger turbo in an 02.
Depends on how u drive
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:10 PM   #21
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I didn't say always. I said often.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:00 PM   #22
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The power game is fun, but when it comes to modding I have a different outlook: driving experience.

Change the things you interact with. Have you changed the shifter bushings? Are your brakes completely stock?

You can install xyz turbo and abc supporting mods, but at the end of the day you're participating in a pissing match for HP. And yeah, there are people who are in the same pissing match who will take a perfectly good supra and put a giant turbo on it so their end number is four digits.

So, who cares?

Buy better tires, buy endlinks, put in a kartboy pitch mount.

It's your car: enjoy it better.
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