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Old 04-19-2009, 10:20 AM   #1
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I just got a white 2005 rs 5spd. I bought it with a spoiler and fog lights, and debadge it yesterday. Here are the things that I want to do to it.

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I also just put on a red pinstripe around my grill 2day

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Old 04-19-2009, 10:31 AM   #2
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good but get a wrx hood instead of an sti hood

with headers your gonna have to buy another catpipe and o2 extension i think
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:10 PM   #3
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no you can run borla headers with the stock cat section, they match right up unlike the 2.5i's


and +1 for a wrx hood, sti hood would work but if you did find somebody to trade hoods with, trade scoops with a wrx because you dont need a scoop too start so a sti scoop would be alittle over kill, i have a wrx hood on my 05 rs so im not trying to hate btw
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:12 PM   #4
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no you can run borla headers with the stock cat section, they match right up unlike the 2.5i's
ohh thats right, 2.5is have to buy the 2.5rs catpipe

So all you need is just an o2 extension? headers are probably a simple install
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:22 PM   #5
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headers are a very simple instal! and you dont need to buy any o2 sensor extension for just headers, the two bungs are in the cat section, if you buy a catless pipe you will have to either splice wire in to make it longer to reach the back of the cat section like me or i think somebody makes o2 extension harnesses. but the headers are 6 bolts into the motor and 2 into the cat section and your all done, but if you are buying rallitek swaybar kit id suggest you just wait to put your headers on because you need to rip off your headers when installing the front swaybar, trust me i did this and it was a pain the ass trying to get the bar out and i finally said screw it and took the headers off, im not 100% sure but i dont think you can get the bar out unless you take off your headers... maybe if you took the wheel off you could slide it in but idkk
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #6
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another thing about the hood is that you can use either 04-05 idk if you knew that.. and your gunna love the sway bars, its like a whole new car, it took me awhile to put them on because i didnt have a clue what i was doing but i figured it out finally and then the supertones your gunna like those, they are loud as ****! and i suggest you buy the ebay borla rep headers beause they are the exact same thing as genuine borlas and dont crack like some of the borlas do.. unless your made of money and would rather spend like 500 compared to 200shipped
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:20 PM   #7
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actually its only 350 for the borla header on boxer4racing.com. thats where i got mine. And actually if you read around a lil bit you will see that the newer generation of the borla header has been built better. NO cracks have been reported that i have heard on the newer borla's. GO BORLA!!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:03 PM   #8
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actually its only 350 for the borla header on boxer4racing.com. thats where i got mine. And actually if you read around a lil bit you will see that the newer generation of the borla header has been built better. NO cracks have been reported that i have heard on the newer borla's. GO BORLA!!!!


okk.. my price was wrong, it used to be alot more. but that would be why i said "some of the borlas" crack and why in the hell would you pay more for a little stamped on name?
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:33 PM   #9
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actually its only 350 for the borla header on boxer4racing.com. thats where i got mine. And actually if you read around a lil bit you will see that the newer generation of the borla header has been built better. NO cracks have been reported that i have heard on the newer borla's. GO BORLA!!!!
+1 i have the new generation borla header on my car and have for a while and i have no problems! ( knock on wood) I love them though!


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Old 04-19-2009, 08:36 PM   #10
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okk.. my price was wrong, it used to be alot more. but that would be why i said "some of the borlas" crack and why in the hell would you pay more for a little stamped on name?
its not just the name bro..... a million mile warranty is pretty good too!

Plus the new borlas like mine dont seem to be cracking..... (i hope they never do) but again like i said before i love mine!


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Old 04-19-2009, 08:39 PM   #11
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I "hear" equal length headers make the single biggest difference outside of internal engine work, which I assume you don't want to do... Until you get a service manual.

It does make good amounts of power over the borlas, in the relative scope of how much power you can get anyway.

People complain about the sound, but I've seen some of my friend's and they don't sound bad at all. In fact the tinny sound everyone is complaining about sounds kind of like the World Rally Cars. Cool.

It seems like only the USA is interested in the "boxer rumble." I understand that they went EL-ish on the 06+ because Japan doesn't really like that sound.

OBX headers with coating and wrap sounds good to me.

That and the hybrid intake. Pretty much that's for noticeable power gains. (except the lightened flywheel, but that's a little different in terms of gain)

Get some swaybars and call it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:23 PM   #12
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I love my borla's too!!! And as far as what i have read there is not a huge difference from uel to el header. Mayve 2-3 hp IF THAT. So i say stick with the borla uel and keep that sexy boxer sound
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:25 PM   #13
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Oh btw. My two cents on whole thing about a new catpipe, i would definetly go aftermarket over the stock rs cat bc you will gain alot more with the high flow cat over the stock.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:21 PM   #14
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I love my borla's too!!! And as far as what i have read there is not a huge difference from uel to el header. Mayve 2-3 hp IF THAT. So i say stick with the borla uel and keep that sexy boxer sound

yeah your right, there is a huge right up with dyno sheets and all showing that the gains are minimal. i think i spelled minimal wrong but you get the point

oh and catpipes are awesome=] on the 05 though you cant put the o2 sensor cel eliminator in though because it throws the p2096 or something like that which makes the car run like ****, i cant remember if its lean or rich but its not good so just dont put that in and youll have to live with your cel blinking and the cruise light going on and off and you cant use cruise control but i dont anyways so its no biggy, also make sure you dont have exhaust leaks or you will get fumed out and get bad headaches.. trust me, been there, done that. if you buy the ms3 trackpipe from rs25.com you will notice it doesnt have a cone funnel piece sticking out of the trackpipe section like the stock cat section doest so you will have to weld a little adapter on or just cut down an auto parts store exhaust adapter like i did and crank up the bolt and it works fine if you dont have a welder.. but it sounds sick catless and with some uel's

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Old 04-19-2009, 10:37 PM   #15
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Not a bad lineup but id ditch the momo shiftboot, i mean really whats wrong with the one in the car? 06 wrx seats? I would not waste my money on a pointless swap, instead just upgrade the driver seat to a nice recaro. And for the hood thing, the sti and wrx ones are the same it is just the diff scoop size, and coming froma guy who had a sti scoop on for a month, make sure you get a wrx sized scoop
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:42 PM   #16
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mod list looks goood alot similar too my plans. I agree with most here the new borla's are great i bought mine from boxer4racing. The stromung/borla combo is amazing I cant wait to hear my car when i get a track pipe. If you plan on swapping to the red 4/2 pots just remember the rears are not a direct bolt on like the front you will need special brackets. I plan on doing 4pot front with H6 rear a bit cheaper and just as good imo. GL with your modding. post some pics too when you get a chance
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rear sway bar? IMO the best suspension mod in terms of $$/performance. 20 or 22mm.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:24 AM   #18
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rear sway bar? IMO the best suspension mod in terms of $$/performance. 20 or 22mm.
i would go 22 front (biggest for 05 sedan, any bigger does not fit *sigh*) and 22-24 adj. rear. But that might be too tight for a street car. I do like the feel for it in autocross though.

It's nice to be able to tighten it up before autocross/summer months and then have more independent suspension during the snowy months.
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i would go 22 front (biggest for 05 sedan, any bigger does not fit *sigh*) and 22-24 adj. rear. But that might be too tight for a street car. I do like the feel for it in autocross though.

It's nice to be able to tighten it up before autocross/summer months and then have more independent suspension during the snowy months.
totally agree. the front 22mm sway is great, just not as easy to install as the rear. 22-24 adj rear is definitly a good way to go.
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so, 22 for the front and 24 for the rear
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im running mine at 22f and 22r right now and i love it, i wanna mess around and put it on 24 in the rear to see how it feels but i havent had the chance.
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so, 22 for the front and 24 for the rear
That all depends on you my man. No one can tell you the best way to setup the car other than yourself.
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I love my borla's too!!! And as far as what i have read there is not a huge difference from uel to el header. Mayve 2-3 hp IF THAT. So i say stick with the borla uel and keep that sexy boxer sound
Not trying to sway the OP's or anyone else who wants borlas decision to get UEL instead of EL, but that info is quite incorrect. There is a thread in this forum titled something like "steel cage deathmatch EL vs. UEL headers" and there is ECU data and load plots showing that the gains are more than trivial, especially in the areas where the boxer engine is strong already, like low/mid range torque.

Just want to make sure any readers get accurate info.
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Borla headers are nice!

I got mine last year and is going strong!
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Not trying to sway the OP's or anyone else who wants borlas decision to get UEL instead of EL, but that info is quite incorrect. There is a thread in this forum titled something like "steel cage deathmatch EL vs. UEL headers" and there is ECU data and load plots showing that the gains are more than trivial, especially in the areas where the boxer engine is strong already, like low/mid range torque.

Just want to make sure any readers get accurate info.
Yep, the idea that the gains are small, are incorrect. I remember reading that thread. And I HATE arguing about UEL vs EL because it's like the Civil War, it's over, and everyone can either play nice or be racist. (As a figure of speech lol).

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1692914

It's about peak horsepower that is important when it comes to UEL vs EL, it's also about where the power comes in. EL trumps pretty hard.

Remember for us N/A guys the only saving grace we have in terms of power is the area under our curve which denotes our total usable power, rather than having a huge amount of power at once. N/A is linear and has good power everywhere.

The area under the first graph in that thread shows the USABLE POWER DIFFERENCE between UEL and EL. Not just peak, which is still a respectable 7% difference, and possibly more because of the bad engine condition and tune at the time. There's a huge area difference under the curve.

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