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Old 02-15-2003, 01:06 AM   #1
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I can't wait for my WRB STI to arrive. Being the previous owner of a Supra Twin Turbo, the STI has a lot to live up to, but I am sure it will do it. I was wondering what companies are best when it comes to Subaru performance. HKS GReddy etc. etc.?
How should we go about accessing more good old bhp?

Your thoughts would be highly appreciated
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Old 02-15-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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Well.... I assume it's just like any other car, or Impreza in this case. You can go through the same channels the rest of us do, only you'll have a heck of a starting platform.

Bigger turbo/intercooler is a popular choice. Maybe a higher-flow exhaust system (ScoobySport or Prodrive, or a plethora of others). A higher-performance, coilover suspension system from Prodrive, Ground Control, Tein, DMS or Leda has always been big from the crowd, here...

Had I the cash for the STi, personally the first thing I'd do would be to add Kartboy solid rear droplinks, Rev-Lab front ones and an STi Group N bushing kit (the full set, including engine and transmission mounts). Then I'd get a front skidplate from webkris in NESIC, just because I bought one from him for my RS and I love it. Next up, either a ScoobySport or STi front strut tower brace, and an STi rear one. (I don't think the car comes with them...)

After that it'd take some serious thought, because I'd be happy as hell with a car that powerful from the factory!!!

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Old 02-15-2003, 11:01 AM   #3
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The STi is an insane sportscar right out of the factory! If I ever did buy one, id be conservative about mod's, id pick up an extra set of wheels and tires, a UTEC (if TXS ever comes out with one for the STi), a turbo back exhaust, and some exterior items (morette headlamps when they come out, front and rear lip, etc..)
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Old 02-15-2003, 11:15 AM   #4
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I can't wait for my WRB STI to arrive. Being the previous owner of a Supra Twin Turbo, the STI has a lot to live up to, but I am sure it will do it. I was wondering what companies are best when it comes to Subaru performance. HKS GReddy etc. etc.?
How should we go about accessing more good old bhp?

Your thoughts would be highly appreciated
The Vendor review forums might be a better place to look...

In my opinion, Vishnu Performance (http://www.vishnutuning.com/welcome.htm) is the best tuner and craftsman.

There is a ton of information in the Factory Forced Induction forum also.

As far as upgrading the STi, your upgrades will only allow you to go as far as the turbo (VF34) will go. Most people's first upgrade is a chip and exhaust. Past that you are looking at a change over to a bigger turbo/injectors/fuel pump.

The STi has enough power for me in stock form. That being said, I'd probably buy an exhaust and a tuned chip for power. That's the most I would plan to do power wise, get it around 340 HP or so.
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Old 02-19-2003, 02:27 PM   #5
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For a car with limited production, and no aftermarket support in Japan, I can imagine the aftermarket for this car will be pretty expensivie, a la MR-2s and 3000GT's now...just a thought..

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Old 02-19-2003, 05:29 PM   #6
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has Vishnu orrrr anyone else said anything about planning a line of Mods for the new STi?



but would it even be worth swapping a stock STi exhaust for a Vishnu sig, etc etc.. whatever is onthe STi should be top notch already
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Old 02-19-2003, 05:40 PM   #7
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Yup! I agree. I think there's a reason why Japan's STi will still be the 2.0. It's kind of the same situation with other cars. VW's VR6 comes out of the box with more power and it's bigger, but the 1.8T is the tuner's choice. Honda's VTEC motors passed up for non-VTEC, turbo applications. The list goes on and on. Fully modded vs. modded, I'm guessing that the EJ20/22 and 22B are the superior baselines. I'm curious to see as to what Rigoli does with the new 2.5L.

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has Vishnu orrrr anyone else said anything about planning a line of Mods for the new STi?



but would it even be worth swapping a stock STi exhaust for a Vishnu sig, etc etc.. whatever is onthe STi should be top notch already
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