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Old 08-11-2003, 02:07 AM   #1
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Question $1,000 To spend on mods.... what to get..

What do you guys suggest i get for the STi when it arrives?
$1,000 to spend on mods. Also i prefer street legal mods, here in Cali (esp. in SoCal) they be poppin hoods left and right.
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Old 08-11-2003, 02:19 AM   #2
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A nice helmet and driving schools at Buttonwillow/Willow Springs.

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Old 08-11-2003, 02:49 AM   #3
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What do I suggest you get the STi when it arrives? Easy..GET in it! No but seriously, being that I am waiting for mine to come in as well, probably the first thing I'll end up getting are guages(boost, egt..etc..) so that way I could baseline the STi and compare my stock readings(especially boost) with ones that will come after the turbo back is installed. And if you're wondering, I'm probably going to purchase the Defi guage pod w/ all three Defi BF guages. With the Defi pod and 3 Defi BF guages, that'll probably run you a little over $800. Guess that leaves you with about $200...which you could bank to help you get started on funds for future mods. But then again, a couple of those underbody neons and lighted winshield sprayers from Autozone motorsports don't sound to bad either

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Old 08-11-2003, 04:42 AM   #4
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A nice helmet and driving schools at Buttonwillow/Willow Springs.

-Mike-
second this...

mod that follows you for life...
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Old 08-11-2003, 05:17 AM   #5
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Catless downpipe, exhaust and intake.
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Old 08-11-2003, 07:53 AM   #6
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Driver upgrade is definately a very good first mod.
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:02 AM   #7
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a turbo back
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:07 AM   #8
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Unless you're gonna install a catless downpipe (which certainly won't be legal unless you're gonna take it out for every emissions test etc.) I'm not sure how worthwhile a turbo-back exhaust will be performance-wise relative to stock ??
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:24 AM   #9
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I second the driver school....and if you dont like that, make 3 extra payments!
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:35 AM   #10
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Valentine 1 - It'll pay for itself over and over again...
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:47 AM   #11
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Better spend the $1k on a new set of tires, as you will need them in a matter of months!

Honestly, depending on what your overall goal is for the car, that should point you in the direction of which mod to do first.

Best advice I could give you is, make a plan, it will be cheaper in the long run!
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Old 08-11-2003, 12:48 PM   #12
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I think ill go with the Valentine 1 first. My brother has it and it the best one out there. As for the catless turbo back, that would be illegal here. For the driving classes, that will come later when i have enough for tires. That sounds very fun tho. I saw a vid of a couple of evos goin around that Willows Track. And i believe that Car and Driver tested the Evo and the STi there.
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Old 08-11-2003, 06:01 PM   #13
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get a good audio system in there
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Old 08-11-2003, 06:07 PM   #14
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I agree you'll be wanting some tunes about a week into it.
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