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Old 12-05-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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im finishing up my christmas list and so far i have the n1 catback, scan gauge, rallitek front/rear swaybars, riax rims, wrx spoiler trunk swap, and a perrin light weight pulley.. im eventually getting borla reps or borla uel... so is there anything else you guys know of that would really give good gains in susp or hp???
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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Personally I would not get that N1 exhaust if that is the apexi one you speak of... much better options out there. Not sure why you need to put a trunk swap on a xmas list, just find someone and bam.

Since we do not know your current mods it is sort of hard to recommend anything to you but the stuff you want is all over the map not really focusing on anything.

Also riax rims i have never heard of them, for cheap good rims rota is always an option
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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coilovers or springs? those would help quite a bit. but as for the exhaust i'd get headers first. I got cat back first on my car and I love it, but the headers really magnify the rumble and make it sound so much better. but as the guy above me said, no real need for a wrx trunk on a christmas list. I guarantee there are people who would even throw money on top of their wrx trunk to get your wingless. post in your local section
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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yea exactly, like check it out , what are your goals? is it insane power your after? whats up what exactly do you want your car to do? you want it to be your daily driver or is this a track car? show car? whats up?

what do you want out of it ? just a rice mobile? or? please explain your aspirations. not whats on your xmas list. people on this site will be more than willing to help you out but you have to explain fully because we dont know you or your thoughts as this is an internet forum.

just let us know exactly what you want out of your ride and what your budget is.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:54 PM   #5
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sorry in my first post i said that wrong, i already have the riax wheels, trunk swap, and n1 cat back exhaust... the other things are what im getting for xmas. but im looking for a sporty daily driver, i drive it to school and work each day and on the weekends i go into town and mess around with all the other tuner cars.. i dont wanna have to run 91 octane or anything but i want some more umph when i hit the pedal! i have borla headers, rallitek swaybars, scan gauge, and perrin lightweight pulley all coming. but is there much more i can do without doing cams or a turbo kit??
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:11 PM   #6
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not really,
and street racing is for morons. (if that what you mean by mess around with other tuner cars)
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:34 PM   #7
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Power - ditch the Borlas and get yourself some EL's and HFC and a tactrix cable/laptop. you wont make much more power than stock if you dont tune for any bolt ons. If you dyno'd your car stock and then with every bolt on (besides cams) without tuning, i bet you could count the HP gains on one hand. two if your lucky.

suspension - get some endlinks to go with those sway's. the stockers are plastic and will give quite a bit/break with a stiffer bar on them. TIRES!!!! tires will make a bigger difference than anything else. springs/struts.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:42 PM   #8
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i second the call for tires . without good rubber its all garbage
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:00 AM   #9
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i have bridgestone on it right now and they are like brand new so im not taking them off yet but what are your suggestions for an all around good tire?? (we get snow here so i need that to factor in as well)
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:08 AM   #10
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i dont think there is an all around tire that will be good in any one condition. the all seasons like the Bridgestone re92's are ok in everything but not "good" in anything. suspension upgrades without a good tire will not take full advantage of the capabilities of the suspension. i think most find that a set of snow/cold weather tires and a set of higher performance dry tires makes for a good setup all year round.

PS, i hear the Bridgestone Potenza RE01's are great tires in dry and surprisingly good in the wet.

you should start a second thread in the suspension forum or tires forum if you want to get more into this subject. Try to keep this thread on topic for the N/A power forum.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:07 PM   #11
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:15 PM   #12
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Get a good spring/strut combo and some good tires. endlinks and bushings for those sways. Do williaty's hybrid intake, headers with a stromung test pipe will be good as well.
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:50 PM   #13
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thanks for all the help guys, i decided to go with the borla reps and rallitek swaybar kit which comes with everything.. the endlinks, mounting hardware the whole works for like 330, and the perrin lightweight flywheel for now so if you have any other motor suggestions im all ears!
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:52 PM   #14
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you got a lightwieght flywheel? your going to install it yourself?? hold up lol.
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:06 PM   #15
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**** idk what i was thinking when i typed that! i ment pulley sorry about that haha
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:16 PM   #16
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nice dude . now you need some rubber . i like your style though kid , little bit of power little bit of handling. like race face said though post in the suspension forum and they will hook you right up. but have a plan. what do you want your suspension to be? i personally wanted a neutral suspension with stock clearance for daily driving . what do you want out of your car. and what kind of budget you working with .

here in the n/a forum its about n/a stuff. so having your head port and polished or intakes you know harnessing power from volitility. good luck guy
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:57 AM   #17
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if u want an exhaust, try stromung from boxer4racing.com. try randomtechnology.com for the high-flow cat. there are various intakes out there, just pick the one u want. strut bar and swaybar are good starts for suspension mods. just make sure that ur rear swaybar larger in diameter than the front swaybar.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:30 PM   #18
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Power - ditch the Borlas and get yourself some EL's and HFC and a tactrix cable/laptop. you wont make much more power than stock if you dont tune for any bolt ons. If you dyno'd your car stock and then with every bolt on (besides cams) without tuning, i bet you could count the HP gains on one hand. two if your lucky.

suspension - get some endlinks to go with those sway's. the stockers are plastic and will give quite a bit/break with a stiffer bar on them. TIRES!!!! tires will make a bigger difference than anything else. springs/struts.
How would you go about tuning with a tactrix cable and a laptop? Is it possible for someone who has never done this before tune it?
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How would you go about tuning with a tactrix cable and a laptop? Is it possible for someone who has never done this before tune it?
With some common sense, lots of time reading and patience yes its very possible. I didnt know a thing about how EFI systems worked less than a year ago and now I have dialed in AFR via wideband, ignition timing and scaled my MAF to be dead nuts on. tuning wise there's not too much else one can do without forced induction. Basically if you dont know what is going to happen before you change something, then you shouldn't change it. thats how i look at it. If you are interested in this, read read read read read over a www.romraider.com and pick up a couple tuning EFI systems books. and take your time.
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cams if you want extra power
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:35 AM   #21
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id like cams but i really dont want to have to run high grade gas, im trying to keep it a daily driver/high spirited street car.. about how much would it cost do get everything id need to do cams??
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Cams shouldn't change what grade you need.
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We offer a little power package if thats something you're interested in.

http://www.grimmspeed.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=120

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im not exactly sure what that would even do, but no thankyou
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