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Old 05-31-2002, 03:22 AM   #1
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Default Completely at a loss, $2000 to burn on parts and what to do?

So far, i've got:

Godspeed Uppipe
MBC
Unbolted muffler
A/F Gauge
EGT Gauge
Boost Gauge
Blitz FaTT

The rest is stock.

I'd either like to go crazy on inexpensive parts for fun, or buy like 1 or 2 really big and needful things for the car. Any suggestions?

My thoughts:

Tein HA Coilover Suspension
Wheels + Tires
Turboback Exhaust
Cusco Suspension parts (Upper front tower, sway bars, rear upper, front lower)

I could go bigger turbo + TurboXS Unichip as well for $2000.

I just don't know what to do!

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Old 05-31-2002, 04:20 AM   #2
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Wheels + Tires
or
Suspension + tires

My $.02 worth.

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Old 05-31-2002, 05:12 AM   #3
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Suspension + tires

I love to go fast, but I think the best money that I spent so far was on my Zero2's and a set of Dunlop W-10's. Let me just say I finished all of my suspension before I bought anything else.

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Old 05-31-2002, 08:52 AM   #4
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Id go with wheels/tires = $1000-1100 if you go with 17inch rotas and a quality tire

front/rear sway = $250-275

whiteline ALK = $125 or so

front 4pot willwood w/perrin bracket and rotors and youll be right around $2000 and have yourself a nice street racer.

Then next spending round id go with a turboback if your happy with the suspension or coilovers (tein or dms) or the STi struts/springs (the factory takeoffs that AV sport gets are a great deal).

IMO the stock tires/brakes dont even belong on our car, I wish we wouldve gotten the subaru 4pots
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Old 05-31-2002, 09:59 AM   #5
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Default Re: Completely at a loss, $2000 to burn on parts and what to do?

You already have nice setup going for the performance...
If I were you I would stick with performance and buy the following items for $2000.

Good Speed Down pipe : $400
Greddy CATBACK: $500
Turbo XS (stage 2) or VISHNU UNICHIP (stage 1): $700
STI replica front strut tower braces: $130

Nice dinner with someone you love --> $270.

Just my 2 Cents

Dan from PA.




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So far, i've got:

My thoughts:

Tein HA Coilover Suspension
Wheels + Tires
Turboback Exhaust
Cusco Suspension parts (Upper front tower, sway bars, rear upper, front lower)

I could go bigger turbo + TurboXS Unichip as well for $2000.

I just don't know what to do!

Jay
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Old 05-31-2002, 11:26 AM   #6
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My .02:

Get a wheel/tire and suspension upgrade. The car is already pretty quick..now get some handling bits to really use all the power you are already making..plus it sets you up for future power upgrades.

If, after the wheels/tires upgrade I would look at a brake upgrade too...then you will be really ready for MORE power!
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Old 05-31-2002, 11:27 AM   #7
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Split it in the middle


Tien HA Coilovers & a unichip.


Power & handling...


-Zach
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Old 05-31-2002, 01:16 PM   #8
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Do you think the Tein HA's would run over the $2000? Especially when considering the cost of labor if you don't install them yourself?
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Old 05-31-2002, 01:25 PM   #9
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its so easy to install coilovers on a wrx, theres no reason to not do it yourself. The only pia is transfering strut tops if its required, if you are just swapping out entire assemblies...its simple.

I would reccomend swaybars and alk before coilovers though, I wish I wouldve gone that route.
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Old 05-31-2002, 01:25 PM   #10
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I think you can get them for ~$1300. I figured the would be installed by the owner.. But if not then i guess you could only do that.. Install would probably be about 4 hours for the average person.


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Old 05-31-2002, 03:36 PM   #11
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Quote:
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front 4pot willwood w/perrin bracket and rotors and youll be right around $2000 and have yourself a nice street racer.
Do you have any more info on this combo (ie, who sells it or is it custom)?
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Old 05-31-2002, 09:41 PM   #12
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Yes the Tein HA's are about $1300, and I perform all work done to my car. I pay no one for labor! Hmph.

I can get a VF23 turbo for $800, it was used for 1 month, how about that?

I think i'll start off by ordering the complete Cusco bar set (front upper strut, rear upper strut, both front and rear sway bars, and the front under bar).

That's gonna be around $640 or so.

The non-UDSM WRX motors (such as Europe/Japan) sit much lower in their engine bay to help with the center of gravity. Who sells these OEM motormounts that drop the motor where it was intended to be?

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Old 05-31-2002, 10:32 PM   #13
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here are some suggestions

Some inexpensive parts>>
samco intercooler hoses
Turbo Xs RFL BOV
Vishnu pulley
Intake

More Expensive parts
Turboback exh
Intercooler

Suspension
Cusco Strut towers and sway front and rear
Tein Ha's

I have the sti motor mounts and transmission mount. the car shifts completely different. A good mod thats cheap. my .02

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Old 05-31-2002, 10:47 PM   #14
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I just don't know what to do!

Jay
Only in America do we not know what to do with $2000!
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Old 06-01-2002, 06:48 AM   #15
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Do you have any more info on this combo (ie, who sells it or is it custom)?
alta sells it and you can contact jeff perrin about the bracket
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Old 06-01-2002, 08:47 AM   #16
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to be honest with you, I've done a few engine mods

Blitz boost controller
Samco Hoses
up/down pipe
catback exhaust

I may get a Unichip and ex. manifold

and I get much more enjoyment out of the suspension/chassis mods / weight down mods

Euro 17" rims with S02
JIC FLT-A2
Cusco stabilizer bars
Cusco Lower arm bar
Cusco strut tower braces

I'm going to continue this trend with

aluminum control arms
STi rear links
STi engine/mission mounts
STi short shifter
AP brakes


then hopefully someday:

Exedy Clutch / Flywheel
Cusco or ATS LSD all around
shortened gearset or 6MT

anyway, my advice is to upgrade the chassis to accept the power level that you want... to me I'd rather have the best chassis upgrades and stay out of trouble that way than have too much power and not be able to control it all...
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