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Old 10-16-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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I have begun looking at doing some performance modifications to my 04 STi and I was looking to get input on what people think the best "first" modifications are. Looking to have a daily driver that still has a little extra under the hood. I have looked around the forums and have seen many long lists of what people have done, but never hear of some common/suggested starting places. Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:13 PM   #2
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Sway bars/endlinks. Turboback exhaust and Engine Management.

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Old 10-16-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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^^^ what he said-engine management first off, and an exhaust to acompany it. sway bars/endlinks( not sure if you wanna consider that 1 or 2 mods )


depending on the package you got from SOA, i would aslo say get a short throw shifter if you dont already have 1. thats a good low cost mod.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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cobb ap and then tbe followed by a protune you should be flyin if u do that
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:14 PM   #5
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IMHO it really depends on what you want to do with your car. Do you want to track it, drag race it, autoX it, rallyX it, or just drive it on the street??? The STi makes more than enough HP for the street, casual track days, autoX and rallyX, but if you want to drag race it you might want to consider dumping a few K$ into HP mods. For the track and autoX there are improvements that can be made to the suspension (sways) that are inexpensive and will make you competitive. If you're more serious about tracking your car you can put more money into springs, adjustable camber/castor plates etc. The sky's the limit, what do you want to do?
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:19 PM   #6
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:23 PM   #7
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IMHO it really depends on what you want to do with your car. Do you want to track it, drag race it, autoX it, rallyX it, or just drive it on the street??? The STi makes more than enough HP for the street, casual track days, autoX and rallyX, but if you want to drag race it you might want to consider dumping a few K$ into HP mods. For the track and autoX there are improvements that can be made to the suspension (sways) that are inexpensive and will make you competitive. If you're more serious about tracking your car you can put more money into springs, adjustable camber/castor plates etc. The sky's the limit, what do you want to do?

I want it to be a daily driver, but autoX is also something I would look at doing as well. Thanks for the replys thus far.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:32 PM   #8
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is that in his manifesto? i didnt see it.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:41 PM   #9
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AP
turbo
injectors
pump
protune

spank ass!!!
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:44 PM   #10
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Tires!
Do some sways & endlinks.
Then after you learn how your car handles, go for the powa!
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:44 PM   #11
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Here's what people have told me.

1. Suspension
2. Suspension
3. Suspension
4. Suspension
5. Suspension


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Old 10-16-2007, 11:30 PM   #12
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TBE
Tune
Tires
Struts
Springs
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:38 PM   #13
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catless turboback..ems..that'll give you that little extra you were looking for.

tein coilovers..cobb swaybar package..tires..then you should be good for autox
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:03 AM   #14
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1. Suspension
2. turbo
3. exhaust
4. stereo
5. Wing
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:20 AM   #15
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^
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Wingmod ftmfw
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:32 AM   #16
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gotta be thumping sick beatz and catching all the mad downforce dood! FTW
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:32 AM   #17
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Tires first.
SS braided brake lines
Better brake pads
Snorkel delete
pick and choose bushings to replace to tighten things up.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:27 AM   #18
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Tires on a sti should be good enough. But much like everyone else, suspension first, then power.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:43 AM   #19
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as mentioned many times above my post...

1. Engine management (flash stage 1)
2. Turbo back exhaust (flash stage 2)
3. Swaybars and Endlinks
4. Cold air intake
5. Protune (you'll be throwin down around 300 whp at this point)

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:58 AM   #20
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Tune
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Theres your 5
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:10 AM   #21
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Suspension (springs, swaybars etc)
DRIVING SCHOOL
EM
TBE
Gauges
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:18 AM   #22
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1. Engine Management
2. Turbo back Exhaust and Uppipe
3. Intercooler
4. Turbo
5. Injectors
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:22 AM   #23
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I went:

Stage 1 Flash
Turbo Back Exhaust
Stage 2 Flash

Probably getting guages + short shifter next, if those count as mods, and then PnP Exhaust Manifolds and swaybars. And a tune in there somewhere.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:28 AM   #24
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I also have an 04, these are my first mods:

1. Coilovers
2. Swaybars/Endlinks
3. Accessport Stage 1 map
4. Turboback Exhaust Stage 2 map
5. Protune
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:11 PM   #25
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Holy crap people. Stop with the AP already.

Do you like money? Save youer 695 dollars. Search enginuity.

Enginuity Tune
TBE
Swaybars + endlinks
Seats

You will thank me once you get seats. Adding a pair of better bolstered seats is like adding the swaybars all over again. You wouldnt know till ya do it. Hope everything goes well
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