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Old 04-30-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default What to get, what to get?!

So I have quite a bit of money saved up and have a few decisions to make.

My options are as follows:

1) New clutch - car currently has an ACT...but it's got about 25k miles on it now.
2) New shocks/springs - still on stock struts with whiteline springs, probabbly buy KYB shocks and some sort of good spring...need recommendations on a good setup that will lower it nicely.
3) FMIC - only have sti tmic, and I would probably buy WBR's fmic.
4) New turbo - only have big16g turbo, but I would choose the 18g or 20g if I had a choice.

Now, it would be VERY nice to have ALL of these but I can only choose 1 right now.

Mods done:
sti tmic
big16g turbo
whiteline springs on stock struts
act clutch with 25k miles (has slipped a bit, but seems to have gone away for now)
sti lip
sti grill
18in rota's
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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What mods do you have done to your car already?
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:17 AM   #3
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I guess it depends on what type of driving you do with your car. Do you do more around town or highway driving? Do you do any back road driving or any track time? You have a nice amount of mods done. If you do any back road driving or do any road course stuff than I'd suggest upgrading your suspenion and/or brakes. I upgraded my front and rear sway bars along with end links and that was one of my favorite mods since I'm a big fan of twisty back roads. A brake upgrade was another personal favorite. I have Crucial Racing springs (excellent ride and perfect ride height IMO) on stock struts... and I can't wait to get aftermarket struts on there. If you do mostly straight line driving... around town, highway or 1/4 mile runs at the track I'd add more power. Do you have a protune for your current set up? Grimmspeed's P&P'd manifold elbows with his cross over pipe gave me good results plus a slightly deeper exhaust note. A turbo inlet made a noticable difference too. If your clutch is slipping a little already, adding more power is just going to make it slip more.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:05 PM   #4
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Do the suspension, a nice coilover set and if you have money leftover get an FMIC you will be looking at your car everyday saying DAMN THATS MINE!

Plus the FMIC will be nice with summertime approaching.

If your clutch is slipping well thats something you should do first.. unless you've been drag racing everyweekend for the last 6 months i dont see why it should be slipping though?
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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well kinda of interesting options here... i say this should be the order...
suspension(to handle the speed of the following)
clutch (handles the fmic)
fmic (to handle the new bigger turbo)
bigger turbo
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:42 PM   #6
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If your clutch has ever slipped on its own (i.e. without your foot on the pedal) it is toast and it's just a matter of time before it does it all the time.

If it really has slipped you should replace it.
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