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Old 05-05-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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Ok, so over the summer I have a job thats worth about $2500 or so. I want to put about that much into my car. My goal is 200Hp, its a 98 RS 2.5L. What would you do with that money?
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:07 PM   #2
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trubo turbo turbo
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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trubo turbo turbo
Not for 2K, unless you want to blow your motor.

I would suggest I/H/E, suspension then wheels and tires. However since you have the Phase I engine an intake could be hard to find.
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:12 PM   #4
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well he said his goal is 200hp, for 2k u can get a small-mid range trubo + engine management.
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:22 PM   #5
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If your goal is 200HP I think cams should be your first mod. Then intake (Injen CAI is the best IMO), exhaust (at least catback, headers and high flow cat would help too). Then if you thrown in an S-AFC, a short throw shifter, an exedy clutch and an UD pulley you'll have what I have Minust the cams; I'm getting those installed this summer
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:22 PM   #6
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my suggestion is exaustt , header and cams
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:48 PM   #7
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Help yourself out can trying to make your engine fast. Go buy yourself a cusco zero 2 suspention, $1800, and some So3's ,5-600. You will love your car even better. Then with the money left over buy an intake. If you can save just a little more then get a cat back and you'll be quick enough and you'll handle better then an sti. If you really don't care about handling then I'd at least recomend the S03's then get a full exhaust with an intake and cams.
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Old 05-05-2004, 07:09 PM   #8
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well 2000 can do a lot actually but u have to start from the begining can't really just jump to the HP right away. I said turbo cuz you said u want the power and I think add a turbo is the fastest and easiet way to gain noticeable power on your car. If you add a turbo, then u'll need injector, pump and management.. an 2k can barely cut it depends on what setup u go with. Personaly I would think about handling first and worry about power later.
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Old 05-05-2004, 08:37 PM   #9
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Put it in your savings account so that when your head gaskets go you can pay for it.
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Old 05-05-2004, 09:11 PM   #10
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I like cams idea. who makes cams for my car? I know cobb has a set but other than that i am not sure. I already have a SS from them which i highly recomend.
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:45 PM   #11
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-brullen header back - $1600 (21hp)
-cobb cams - $500 + install (14-19hp)

May not get you to 200, but you'll be close and a heckuva lot faster than you are now. if you have anything left over, get a ganzflow CAI.

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Old 05-05-2004, 11:49 PM   #12
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as an added note, we should make a list of all the different parts, their prices, and hp/torque gains and make it a sticky.
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:51 PM   #13
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Ok, so over the summer I have a job thats worth about $2500 or so. I want to put about that much into my car.
What you are saying is that you only will get $2500 all summer. Are you going to eat at all?
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:17 AM   #14
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don't spend it on the car, get your friends together and take a roadtrip, go nuts, have a blast, you'll never forget it

but if its going to the car, brullen, cobb or twe headerback, intake, cams, and maybe pulleys if you still have the cash
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:58 AM   #15
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Put it in your savings account so that when your head gaskets go you can pay for it.
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Old 05-06-2004, 02:05 AM   #16
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Handling is overated, buy a Ludespeed Stage 2 and then buy some 17s, Coilovers or struts and springs, and other stuff.. Cornering is a blast, but unless every road you travel is 45-90 degrees, you'll be dissapointed.. Thats why Im modding my suspension on my Suby, and bought a RX-7 instead of turboing my car. Sad thing is, the 7 corners 100X better on stock suspension, but is nowhere near as fun in corners..
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Old 05-06-2004, 02:17 AM   #17
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Handling is overated
No its not.
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Old 05-06-2004, 02:19 AM   #18
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Handling is overated, so that is why you are modding you suspention on your Suby....

Put your hands in the air, and slowly back away from the pipe.
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Old 05-06-2004, 02:32 AM   #19
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It was a figure of speech.. I adore handling, but the 90% of the time when you're trying to pass a Turbo Diesel truck and cant, really suck. Or the time's when ITR's beat you, also suck, perhaps twice as bad.. If I didn't have to pay 2.19 a gallon for gas, and get 10 miles per gallon in town, I wouldnt be modding my Subaru anymore
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I have fun beating ITR's in corners, and pretty much everyone else.

Nobody ever wants to ride in my car cause it doesnt have any power... But anyone who does managed to ride along, goes "OMG" and pisses in their pants, and not because I can do a 13 second quarter, but because I put their face into the passanger side window
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Old 05-06-2004, 05:11 AM   #21
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2.5RS's are fun in corners, but when you come out of the corner the fun is gone. On a local road in CO, i managed a top speed of 75 in a corner in my RS. In my 7, I managed to take it at 110MPH. Was it as fun? Not by far.. But was it faster? Hell yeah! And when I launched from a light, the girl I was with nearly **** herself. This is where boost comes in. if you regularly have 2K to spend, work your suspension first. If not, Buy a Ludespeed Stage III kit, do suspension mods, and then buy a Link or Haltech.
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:37 AM   #22
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Cobb Stage 2 Power Package and new tires. Maybe Stage 1 suspension too.
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:48 AM   #23
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but because I put their face into the passanger side window
ha ha! i have to constantly remind my friend Janet to support her neck so that this doesnt happen!

if you really want to spend that much money, get cams, intake and exhaust for power. Otherwise put it towards some springs, rear swaybar and exhaust.
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:57 AM   #24
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.... but unless every road you travel is 45-90 degrees, you'll be dissapointed..
they're called corners

I can pull 1 lateral G in my car, it's not about speed it's about holding the road, if you can do that then you will be the fastest car, because you can't go fast if your in a wall

would you take your RX7 out in the rain?





if you want 200hp to the wheels then it's not going to happen with $2500, if you want to go from 176hp to 200hp then get cams, port&polish, and a stroker crank (I don't know how much those costs but provide the most HP gains for the money)
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Old 05-06-2004, 12:36 PM   #25
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Dont forget the flywheel, great hp and torque gains
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