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Old 04-28-2003, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Ok, need some help on mod decisions...

Hey guys,

You all know me....I ask questions about stuff, then ask them again, and still i ask more questions before I spend my money....so I need some help from here...


I've been going back and forth about which route I should go with first....Here's my options:

UTEC - $1000 - +35whp

GTSpec V2 headers + uppipe, Perrin catless DP, JIC 505Ti catback - $1900 - ~+50whp

Any other suggestions?!?


My current mods are listed here:
Clear Signal Lights
HKS Type 1 Turbo Timer
Turbo Timer Harness
Ociari Wing painted/installed
Ociari 3rd Brake eliminator
STi Group N HD Tranny Mount
Kartboy Shifter Bushings
HKS SSQV BOV
Perrin Shortram Intake
STi Group N HD Engine Mounts
Sylvania SilverStar Headlight Bulbs
Hella YellowStar Fog Bulbs
Hella Supertone horns
Cusco Front Sway Bar
Cusco Rear Sway Bar
Cusco V2 Brace Bar
Defi Gauge Pod
LT A-Pillar
Defi BF Gauges (6)
Tint
Perrin Rear Endlinks
GFB Pulley Set
Whiteline Subframe Lock Kit
Sti Group N HD Pitch Mount
Kuhmo MX 225/50R16
Fenderwell Blocking Plate
Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar



Thanks guys!!

~sf~
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Old 04-28-2003, 07:07 PM   #2
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That's a tough one. Both suggestions are great.

I got my turboback first, then the UTEC. Either way both will complement each other, you could add the UTEC later and use stage2 after the exhaust.

The UTEC would be cheaper, easier to install and very stealthy.
You could also pull it out easily for "warantee related issues" that would not be the case with the other option.
It is also something that can adapt to any mod you do later on, stage 2, 3, 4.... 23, ect.

So, in short, I have no opinion, sorry for wasting your time.
Either way you can't loose.

Steve..
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Old 04-28-2003, 07:57 PM   #3
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Headers are a waste of money.

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Old 04-28-2003, 08:41 PM   #4
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MRT turbo-back + uppipe ~ $1350 (30hp)

Next,

AccessECU reflash ~ $400

This combo alone will net you about 300hp. Also there is an Access port coming late next month which will allow YOU to do the reflash. You can also tune the car with the reflash as you add other mods (just like a UTEC, but cheaper and stealthier)
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Old 04-28-2003, 08:55 PM   #5
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Quote:
MRT turbo-back + uppipe ~ $1350 (30hp)

Next,

AccessECU reflash ~ $400

This combo alone will net you about 300hp. Also there is an Access port coming late next month which will allow YOU to do the reflash. You can also tune the car with the reflash as you add other mods (just like a UTEC, but cheaper and stealthier)
Your a little high on your hp estimate.
Stock WRX = 165ish whp
Turboback = 25ish whp
uppipe = 10ish whp
AccessECU = 25ish whp
Total = 225 wheel HP
Total = 285 Crank HP

Of course this all depends on which dyno you use.
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Old 04-28-2003, 09:15 PM   #6
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To add up hp figures based on parts... It to count your chickens before they hatch.

Its a very good way to impress your friends tho.

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Old 04-28-2003, 10:46 PM   #7
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hmm, i'm actually looking to talk to the guys as massimo performance (thewrxstore.com), and seeing if I can get a stage 2 package price using one of their DP's and the JIC 505 Ti. Maybe a total package of like $2200, and have the UTEC come tuned for Stage 2. Then all I'd have to do would be to tweak the map for my intake and the pulleys, and I'd probably have some serious hp...
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Old 04-29-2003, 12:19 PM   #8
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anyone else got any suggestions?
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