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Old 06-02-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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First of all hello guys I'm new here, I've been in this site quite awhile but not as a member, just searching and learning from this site and Q's that i already had which were like 40 lol i already found them answered here. So no asking from me... except the title lol So here's the thing:

I have an '04 WRX, it has the 2.0L (no engine swap, thou I'd love a 2.5)
so i have swapped the wrx top mount intercooler and installed the STI top mount intercooler, bought and installed a 3" downpipe and this is where I'm at (i got it just a few months ago) **I did get an EM, and I'm pretty happy with how the exterior looks, I've personalized it to my liking, so no exterior mods, and as for the interior i swapped the stock 6 cd changer with the new forester 6cd changer.... with AUX. that's all I need a/w I'm just focusing on the engine**

I'm planning to get: 850cc injec.(if you think its better to look lower just say so), a vf39... or an 18g or 20g (I care about lag, i want one with the best power for the less lag, at least a strong one with a lag that isnt bothersome) OH with ewg (if it's better), I'm getting the kartboy shortshifter with bushings, a stage 2 clutch and well you guys can add from here on or make suggestions on "MUST HAVE" mods. or what you feel are the best and most compatible mod combinations... much appreciated.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:31 AM   #2
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suspension, tires, brakes.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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i would go with the vf 39...and like sti pink injectors .. which i think are equivalent to aground d575cc.....u have the sti top mount and u need the fuel pump 255 walbro.....a really good tune ....ooo yes an an uppipe.....witht that u should be able to put down around 300 whp and it u will spool alot quicker than all the larger turbo's.....this is what i wanna do to my 05 wrx....but im just gonna wait till i get an sti
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:32 AM   #4
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suspension, tires, brakes.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:34 AM   #5
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Suspension, tires, and brakes as others have said, assuming you've just modded the engine so far.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:35 AM   #6
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EM if you already haven't installed it.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:57 AM   #7
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1) springs / swaybars / endlinks / mounts
2) catback exhaust / exhaust mods (uppipe / headers w/e)
3) em (tune)
save up more money
4) fmic, injectors, new turbo
5) re-tune
6) cabin bling and comfort, spoilers /lips / seats / gauges etc.

**** the brakes. I have upgraded lines, pads, and rotors on my car and can't say I even notice a difference.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:58 AM   #8
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suspension, tires, brakes i know, but they aren't that much of a necessity for now, i did buy new tires though... and i was looking into suspension, i feel rear shock absorbers damaged a/w yeah for now im focusing on the engine, and the wheels i have are 17 inch Prodrive PFF7
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:04 AM   #9
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i would go with the vf 39...and like sti pink injectors .. which i think are equivalent to aground d575cc.....u have the sti top mount and u need the fuel pump 255 walbro.....a really good tune ....ooo yes an an uppipe.....witht that u should be able to put down around 300 whp and it u will spool alot quicker than all the larger turbo's.....this is what i wanna do to my 05 wrx....but im just gonna wait till i get an sti

thanx bro, i added the uppipe to my list and im gonna look into those injectors... lol you killed me at the end, like i said i rlly want a 2.5 lol well good luck with the sti, btw which model are you looking at?
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:09 AM   #10
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1) springs / swaybars / endlinks / mounts
2) catback exhaust / exhaust mods (uppipe / headers w/e)
3) em (tune)
save up more money
4) fmic, injectors, new turbo
5) re-tune
6) cabin bling and comfort, spoilers /lips / seats / gauges etc.

**** the brakes. I have upgraded lines, pads, and rotors on my car and can't say I even notice a difference.

i feel the same way as you bro, dont really find the brakes that much of a DIRE mod, oh and yeah i already have the fog covers, with the corner splitters and im getting the sti wing, ive always loved how i adds to the whole shape, plus its wind tunnel tests were pretty good and I'm pretty interested in installing swaybars, happy turning

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Old 06-02-2010, 10:13 AM   #11
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Did I miss the part where you said you have some form of EM? With the dp and intercooler it's a must before anything else.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:19 AM   #12
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Did I miss the part where you said you have some form of EM? With the dp and intercooler it's a must before anything else.

No srry that would be my bad, forgot to put it, yeah i made sure i got an engine management first, b4 the sti intercooler.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:23 AM   #13
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What's your budget, and what type of driving do you plan on doing? This determines a lot
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:35 AM   #14
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What's your budget, and what type of driving do you plan on doing? This determines a lot

bah, for now my budget is growing no class so dedicating all my time to my work so im saving up to get the most decent parts i can instead of cheap under powered replacements lol but yeah still want GOOOOOOD deals hehe

a/w im just looking to get my car faster, if many of you relate to drag then id say a final product (since my goal isn't to make my car the fastest wrx in the world) is to make it run low 12's to 11's so im looking to up the hp, maintain good performance, best and most efficient mods on a 2.0... if possible, if not then tell me the cold ard truth do i need the 2.5 L or can a 2.0 reach that aswell, oh and im guessing ill have to work on the 5 speed tranny??

PS. It's also my daily driver, so I maintain it good
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:00 AM   #15
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Realistically speaking, making your car run 12's is not gonna be a great idea for a DD. It will break and you will be w/o a car for at least week at some point, this I can almost guarantee.

I know someone else is gonna come in tell me otherwise, they may be the exception.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:36 AM   #16
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Realistically speaking, making your car run 12's is not gonna be a great idea for a DD. It will break and you will be w/o a car for at least week at some point, this I can almost guarantee.

I know someone else is gonna come in tell me otherwise, they may be the exception.
I'm not going to tell you otherwise, but if you drive it around the city like an asshat, then any car will break down. A 12s car shouldn't be a big problem if you drive carefully around town, not drop clutching and launching at every stop light.

A 10 second DD car...now that's another story.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:31 PM   #17
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The most fun can be had with an 18g ported, ported exhaust manifold, 38mm EWG up pipe, 3" downpipe andexhaust, a good boost control solenoid, injectors, fuel pump, and a solid tune on 93 or E85.

TONS of fun with some good reliability still

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thanx bro, i added the uppipe to my list and im gonna look into those injectors... lol you killed me at the end, like i said i rlly want a 2.5 lol well good luck with the sti, btw which model are you looking at?

yeah but the 2.5 to the 2.0 has both there pro's and con's....and also i love the 04 sti and 05 .......but with millage and it being the first u.s. sti.....im mostly looking toward an 07 sti...they have had time from the 04 to look at some of the small mistakes and fix them in the newer sti.
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yeah but the 2.5 to the 2.0 has both there pro's and con's....and also i love the 04 sti and 05 .......but with millage and it being the first u.s. sti.....im mostly looking toward an 07 sti...they have had time from the 04 to look at some of the small mistakes and fix them in the newer sti.
Stay away from the 07, ECU problems.
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Stay away from the 07, ECU problems.
this is the first time i have ever heard of the 07 sti's having ecu problems...
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50k miles, never had a problem with mine.
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oh and im guessing ill have to work on the 5 speed tranny??
I will sell you a set of PPG Gears w/ less than 5k on them!
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:36 PM   #23
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wait did i misread or do you have a downpipe on there and tuned (stg2?) but no up pipe?
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:21 PM   #24
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wait did i misread or do you have a downpipe on there and tuned (stg2?) but no up pipe?
correct he has no uppipe
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hmm how much? I know my tranny is one of the most troublesome.
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