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Old 02-04-2014, 12:14 AM   #1151
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Kudos sir! good write up!!
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #1152
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Idk about you guys but also it's not the same when somebody take you for a ride in a 400whp if you don't have control it will scare you now when you drive your 400whp you can control it so you always want more power tho
Extremely true. I have a friend who feels extremely comfortable in 400-500 whp cars. In my car when it was up near 700whp and he pulled his knees into the fetal position and grabbed the oh **** handle as a passenger and wouldn't drive it even if I somehow decided to let him.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:04 AM   #1153
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I waited like almost 7 years to get this car! its the only car I've ever truely wanted! From the first time I saw one it was love at first sound of the exhaust. I knew I could'nt afford one then and even years later still could'nt. Once I finally had the $ I bought one (Sonic Yellow) and loved it! It was one of the more clean ones I could find and better running. The day I bought it I was online looking for parts and then I saw the pricing for all this stuff and pretty much pooped in my pants. I had to save for a year just to get a Invidia N1 TB exhaust. Ive had the car now for 3 years this March (2014) and am saving up for a up-pipe ($200), mid or cross pipe($200), turbo inlet($200), tdo4($1,300), gates timing belt package($430), all new gaskets($200) for these parts and then a tune($400 dyno). Pricing is a average depending on the site you are looking at. If your ok w/ running used parts which is what I am looking into now, you can save alot of $$$! one thing I've found through the countless hours of reseach on the web for this car is just do the reseach for yourself at first. you learn so much its unreal. Ill admit that I when I first got this car was like I'm going to hit 400whp like no ones business. Not after I started researching theres not a chance in heck I will ever hit that on my budget. The money adds up quick guys so just do you reseach. I'm going to settle for the MOD's I listed above and then work on stearing, brakes and body. I'll settle for the 260whp I might make with those MOD's. after all it is my DD! Good luck guys hope to see ya on the road!
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:21 AM   #1154
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Good afvice
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:35 PM   #1155
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This was a good write up, but I'm from a different world haha. Most of my life before subarus was spent on LS motors and Terminator 4.6s and, I'm ashamed to admit, Evos. 400whp also varies depending on the car. 400whp on an F body Camaro is eyeroll material. The thing I would focus most on is the differential and the rest of the drive train. Something else a lot of people forget to think about is upgraded brakes and tires. Because I like to stop in a hurry too!
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:39 AM   #1156
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Great Post!I have Cobb stage 2+sf, and it is plenty quick enough for an everyday driver. And theres nothing else i would want to drive everyday....
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:23 AM   #1157
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Loved this read. I'm not going for 400whp but 400 to the crank. But I plan on doing this slowly after much experience at autox and track days in my 07 sti
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #1158
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Default very good information

As a newbie to subaru but not to turbo cars i find this very useful. When I built my civic at 215 whp and 205ft lbs of torgue I always said its not fast enough. So i thought to myself build it or sell it and after thinking for awhile i sold it. I wanted something better and faster. After a few years i bought my first 2012 Wrx and on first drive i was impressed. No its not insane power but its not what i was used to. Am i going to want more power? of course but putting a V3 on and exhaust should be plenty for me. Thanks for all the useful information.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:51 PM   #1159
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I am going to have to agree with the conservative view on the power of these cars. I came from a 330+ hp 2007 mustang gt with light mods to a 2013 sti. Lets just say I have been grinning ear to ear on every launch I have tried. There really is an amazing difference having that awd traction putting the power down. I do plan on modifying for a bit more power eventually but already I have had to be careful about my shifts getting through the gears too quickly. I really appreciate being able to customize the shift light more modestly during the transition of cars.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:18 PM   #1160
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I've seen too many cars that:
a. the owner couldn't afford to maintain;
b. were built in a half-@ssed manner (a 500hp motor with Wally World tires and Ebay brake pads);
c. were focused on raw horsepower to the extent of things like handling and braking;
d. were unreliable; or
e. all of the above.

Personally, I'd rather have a Honda that runs and drives than a super time attack monster that is constantly in the shop and vacuums up more cash than I have. (I know, my Evo and my Vette are in the garage, but I have a beater for this time of year).
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:20 PM   #1161
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Great write-up
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:44 AM   #1162
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Not that I was planning on turning my car in to a beast but these are all good things to think about. Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:19 PM   #1163
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i dont think i would ever want 400whp...that'd be very bad for me haha.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:39 PM   #1164
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I actually want to re-do everything in my car since I bought it already modded including an APS FMIC. I'd rather have my motor and tranny and transfer case practically bullet-proof before I do any power mods really. Just curious, what is the cost of rebuilding a motor to make it stronger since I am new to all of this
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:02 PM   #1165
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I actually want to re-do everything in my car since I bought it already modded including an APS FMIC. I'd rather have my motor and tranny and transfer case practically bullet-proof before I do any power mods really. Just curious, what is the cost of rebuilding a motor to make it stronger since I am new to all of this
Ask this in your THREADS.

Motor build price depends on a million things, so find someone to build it for you.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:56 AM   #1166
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The OP's post doesn't take into account e85 and it's benefits for keeping the combustion temps down.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:33 PM   #1167
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Default Tomei Ej22 Stroker kit to get 400whp

hey guys, i did read the first page of this thread.
so to answer all the questions is, yes i do have performance car other than my subie (evo9, 3 subaru rally cars from prodrive UK and a quattroporte). and yes i believe i do have the skill to drive a high performance car, well i hope i do. in saying this however, i have no experience in street tuning my car, as the subarus from prodrive are tuned to meet the certain rule to pass the Group N class. therefore i believe all you guys will be able to answer my question.

my question is, is it possible to get 400whp with this following mods with a donor car of GDB WRX STI Spec C 2007 (JDM):

- Tomei EJ22 Stroker Kit
- Tomei Arms 7960 Turbo (single scroll)
- Tomei Pro Cam (260 in, 264 ex)
- Tomei Cam Gear
- Tomei Valve Spring
- Tomei Titanium Retainer
- Srad Injector 850cc
- Srad Fuel pressure regulator
- HD Fuel Pump
- Haltech ECU
- 3inch turbo Back Exhaust
- Custom Exhaust Manifold

it will be using 102octane. am i dreaming or 400whp is achievable?

thanks heaps guys.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:09 PM   #1168
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So 400 at the wheels is almost unobtainable for me because I'm 17 and don't have much money. I'm on a budget of 4000 dollars on mods for the next 2 summers. Can you tell me what would be a good aim for that budget and my (currently bone stock, automatic, I know I suck) '02 WRX? And how could I reach that within budget?
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:12 PM   #1169
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So 400 at the wheels is almost unobtainable for me because I'm 17 and don't have much money. I'm on a budget of 4000 dollars on mods for the next 2 summers. Can you tell me what would be a good aim for that budget and my (currently bone stock, automatic, I know I suck) '02 WRX? And how could I reach that within budget?
You can't. You might be able to afford regular maintenance with that. Maybe. Aka, don't mod, you can't afford ****.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:13 PM   #1170
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You can't. You might be able to afford regular maintenance with that. Maybe. Aka, don't mod, you can't afford ****.
He said 4k budget for mods. But I agree there isn't much extra left after upgraded maintenance.

OP I suggest you spend the money on budget TBE and tune. The rest should go towards better tires, quality oil with OEM filters, and brakes. I really liked my slotted stoptech with carbotech pads and SS lines. For suspension a good set of sway bars, poly bushings, and springs to suit your needs. Either of those will completely change the car.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:39 PM   #1171
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This is a very helpful thread!! I am one of the guys that just got my first STI and want to get it 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. I would love for info on how i can do that safely, without damage to my engine. I just added an AEM cold air intake as well as am adding a COBB SS turbo back exhaust this weekend!! my car is 6 weeks old - 2014 STI hatchback with 2200 miles on it!
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:39 PM   #1172
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Awesome!
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:20 PM   #1173
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I just got my STi to 570whp........I drive it slower than I used to. BTW, precision turbos is sex......
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:04 PM   #1174
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This is a very helpful thread!! I am one of the guys that just got my first STI and want to get it 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. I would love for info on how i can do that safely, without damage to my engine. I just added an AEM cold air intake as well as am adding a COBB SS turbo back exhaust this weekend!! my car is 6 weeks old - 2014 STI hatchback with 2200 miles on it!
Baby it during break in. Romp on it very sparingly. You won't get sub 4 0-60 with stock tires but with those parts and good tune it can be done.

Oh yea, 400+ whp for well over a year and 15k miles on stock motor. Thought it was on its way out due to oil consumption. Vac hose on pcv fell off and all is well again.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:41 PM   #1175
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I just got my STi to 570whp........I drive it slower than I used to. BTW, precision turbos is sex......
570?!! thats my dream!
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