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Old 05-17-2003, 12:26 AM   #1
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i hanve a 2003 2.5 ts and i was wondering if it would be better to get a turbo or trade in my car for a wrx. my biggest worry is price. would it cost less to bring my car's power to that of a wrx or would trading it in cost less? and would the quality be better aftermarket or not?
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:37 AM   #2
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The majority of people are going to tell you to trade it in. Although, a trick to pay cheaper rates might be to contact ispeed or another good known tuner and do a wrx motor swap with ecu. Then you will just need to upgrade your brakes and you have a fast car, that should be fairly reliable and pay the insurance rates of a nonturbo subaru.

While you do loose your factory warrenty (I can't spell :/ ), it might not be worth that much if you start to mod the heck out of "your wrx". So if you do plan on going the route of modding your car and understand it is kinda a money pit, it might be worth it to look into the swap.

None the less, bang for the buck... the wrx is a very nice car.
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Old 05-17-2003, 06:39 PM   #3
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Originally posted by DoctorNick Then you will just need to upgrade your brakes and you have a fast car

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Old 05-17-2003, 07:55 PM   #4
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Originally posted by DoctorNick Then you will just need to upgrade your brakes and you have a fast car

wrx power with rs brakes will not make a scooby stay in one piece for a long time.

You should be able to stop as well as you start. When I started to go down the path of AFI, the first thing I installed after gauges was 4 pot fronts with dba rotors.
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Old 05-17-2003, 09:33 PM   #5
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so an engine swap seems like the best idea from what i've heard all id have to do is change the brakes or am i mistaken?
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Trade it in... It'll be cheaper in the long run
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