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Old 02-20-2001, 12:18 AM   #1
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Question What do you have planned for your WRX?

My mods for my 2002 wrx.

Sti 4 pot brake upgrade with stainless steel lines. Apex 3" downpipe, Apex 3" N1 exhaust, Tein Coilover with pillow mounts, cusco and/or sti bars (sway and strut). Trying to get hands on 22b rims from japan, 215/40 Yokohama Parada's. STI airfilter element, paintmatched sideskirts, Japanese eyelids (paintmatched). Either Greddy, Apex or autometer (pro comp ultralights) EGT, Boost, Oil pressure 3 gauge pillar mount holder. Possibly a ECU reprogram after all these mods by a top secret guy i know.

I think i should be okay for a while, until i see what role the emissions control play on CA WRX.

Simple.Clean.Hard....JDM STYLING www.zteamyossi.com

I dont know how comfortable i am buying USDM parts that are made here. I would rather have the Japanese stuff, I mean the exclusive US Subura tuners are expen$ive anyways.

Be on the lookout for EJ20WRX CA license plate, thats mine, haha!

What do you guys have in mind?

BTW I am converting from the Honda Camp. I always liked the Subarus, but didnt like there underpowered engines. The wait is over!! VTEC is still pretty amazing.
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Old 02-20-2001, 01:13 AM   #2
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I plan on getting sponsored(positive thinking, believe and you shall achieve(knowing the right people doesn't hurt either)) and getting free goodies
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Old 02-20-2001, 04:26 AM   #3
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I plan on driving mine.
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Old 02-20-2001, 04:47 AM   #4
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I've been enjoying mine since October..and I don't have the need for any mods yet.. After I sell my Civic, I'm going to buy a house.. so..mods will be put back for a while.. I'm happy the way it is at the moment..

I might get an exhaust and BOV before the house though...lol
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Old 02-20-2001, 08:47 AM   #5
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up and down pipes, BOV, new turbo, piggy back ECU, exhaust, Springs, struts, sway bars, full cage and gold rims.
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Old 02-20-2001, 08:59 AM   #6
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A lot of driving.

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Old 02-20-2001, 09:46 AM   #7
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Old 02-20-2001, 10:52 AM   #8
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Hmm, not much at first. 4 pistons calipers and some 2 pistons in the rear with 2 piece front rotors. Some volk TE37's, install my Blitz BOV and maybe my AVCR. I'd like to go front mount IC and a Power FC but depends on my budget. Need to buy a new house too you know.

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Old 02-20-2001, 11:00 AM   #9
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FYI, the real 22B rim (a BBS Electra-L) is 17x8.5" and I wouldn't automatically assume they will clear the WRX sedan's bulging fenders. If you could mount them, I suspect you would want at least a 235mm tire.
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Old 02-20-2001, 03:53 PM   #10
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My first few mods:
17 TE37s
Cusco/Tein Coilovers
Cusco Catch can
MRT Anti lift kit
Cusco front adjustable camber plates
STI rear strut tower mounts
Blitz Dual turbo timer

Edit-I also have an ALum Flywheel, but nothing is going on at all for a few months.

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Old 02-20-2001, 05:19 PM   #11
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Upgrade Turbo
Upgrade intercooler
Motec ECU with programmer
Whiteline Fulcrum Coil overs
3" downpipe
Equal length headers
Blue I-Badge for grille
Fog light covers
Clear corners
Water Spray kit
Alloy UD pulley set
Brembo monster brake upgrade
Front Camber kit
Rear Camber kit
Front & Rear strut tower braces
Short shifter
Front lip spoiler
OZ Prodrive 18" wheels
Bridgestone S-02 PP's
Magnaflow dual tip muffler
Rally Gauge Pack

And I will be running it in the Beech Mountain Hillclimb in May.

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Old 02-20-2001, 05:27 PM   #12
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Toyo RA1's on Speedlines, EBC Reds, and lots of track time. That's it!
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Old 02-20-2001, 05:59 PM   #13
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Prodrive Cell phone mount
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WR Blue Windshield Wipers
WR Blue Underbody Neon Lighting
Auto-Flip Visors
Dual Rear Carbon Fiber Cup Holder (large enough for Big Gulps)
Voice activated tray for Clif Bars (above stereo)
Center Console Popcorn Popper (for the Drive-In)
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Old 02-20-2001, 06:10 PM   #14
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Hey deadbolt sounds good. Full 3" exhaust
increase boost, intercooler sprayer, front and rear strut braces, upgrade ecu (piggyback? APS?), short throw shifter. ud pulley set, and defi gauges and pod. For starters.
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Old 02-21-2001, 06:38 AM   #15
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deadbolt,

Have you EVER modified a turbocharged car before ?

You forgot :
BIGGER injectors
BIGGER fuel pump
Super AFC (or other Fuel Controller)
HiPO Blow Off Valve
Intercooler PIPES (not hoses)
Intake (you gonna feed your BIG turbo with a stock intake ?)

If I was you I would start with fuel delivery/management before adding other engine components so you don;t blow that crap outta your shiny new engine (AND warranty)
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Old 02-21-2001, 06:46 AM   #16
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BossGVR4- wow, you seem really knowledgeable. Could you share with us what the limits of the stock injectors and fuel pump are? Also, what are the limits of the stock intake? And the stock blowoff valve?

Also, what would be the point of a Super AFC if he is going to a Motec ECU? Little confused.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 02-21-2001, 06:53 AM   #17
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i kinda look at it like this.. an engine is like a person.. it needs to eat.. breath.. and get rid of waste..

so ECU - Intake mods (prolly a pod) and exhaust for starters.. thats all i did to my Legacy Turbo and it went from ~195hp to ~245hp.. and it was an early EJ20. Same engine as the 94 WRX.

Then from there will be a prfessionally done 'kit'.. the first stuff is to get me around for 6-12 months while people tinker with their WRX's and shops come up with kits..

after that will be some handling mods.. brakes.. bars.. suspension..

lastly will be body/aero and wheels.

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Old 02-21-2001, 11:28 AM   #18
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First thing...Boost gauge. The first"big" thing is 17" wheels then some big brake kit.
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Old 02-21-2001, 11:45 AM   #19
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first mods:

1. damn good security system.
2. two 12" JL audio subs + 600watts of power
3. 17" wheels
4. window tint

hmm... then maybe a few bolt-ons. This is going to be my street cruiser. Im not going to go nuts with this car like I did with my neon. well, not for a while anyway

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Old 02-21-2001, 01:06 PM   #20
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micah,

All my turbo know-how is from running this Galant VR4.

You would probably have to ask the UK / NZ / Australia i-club members what limits they have reached. I know from DSMs that when you go with a larger turbo it doesn;t mean squat unless you have the fuel system to feed it. Also the older DSM's (90-93) have a big limitation when it comes to the MAS (Mass Airflow Sensor).

A Super AFC is tuneable whereas the Motec ECU is a set program (please correct me if I am wrong as I don't know the features of this ECU). I know that I can set my AFC trims differently based on changing conditions ... ambient temp, altitude, humidity etc. I can monitor how it affects the car through all the gauges I have boost/ air:fuel ... I'll be able to watch things even MORE closely when I get the datalogger (www.pocketlogger.com) to allow my Palm to record what my ECU is seeing.

I still ahve A LOT to learn about this new US-WRX platform.

Fuel FIRST !

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Old 02-21-2001, 01:29 PM   #21
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The SAFC is like a .22 compared to a Motec which is a Thermo Nuclear divice.

The motec can control every thing, ingition, fuel, boost, datalogging, and more.

The SAC-Limited fule adjustments.
I would love a Motec, I'd pay $2K for it, if they had a plug in for the new car. They may soon though, keep an eye out.

Oh,you are right, bolt on all the turbos you want, with out the proper fuel/ignition control you would be in a lot of trouble.

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Old 02-21-2001, 04:21 PM   #22
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Nobody had their irony sensors on when reading my post... I was just trying to make the point that depending on what you are trying to accomplish & the vehicle, you might not need to improve the fuel system. Some vehicles come from the factory with fuel systems that are ready to support great increases in horsepower. (Some don't, they say the SVX injectors are only good for 250 hp vs 230 stock). So it wasn't necessarily wrong for deadbolt to list the turbo upgrade without listing fuel upgrades. Or who knows, maybe he never thought of it.

As far as the Motec, yeah the SAFC is like a bandaid to a stock computer where the Motec is a whole new computer.

cheers
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Old 02-22-2001, 02:16 AM   #23
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Thanks for the info on the Motec. I didn't realize it was a standalone system. I the DSM world the equivalent is a Haltech or PMS and I think they cost $1500 or less. This gets rid of the Airflow system in favor of the Absolute Pressure system which allows you to toss the nasty restrictive (often inaccurate) airflow meter for two smaller sensors.

For the stoplight or weekend racer the AFC may be a .22 cal band-aid but you can get them for $350 or less. Much easier to swallow than a $2000 ECU.


You guys are right it all depends on what end-result you want to achieve.
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Old 02-22-2001, 06:48 AM   #24
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Umm,
Tires
Defi Gauge pack
STi louvered grill plates
2 more driving lights in the lower bumper opening
Coilover suspension (DMS??)
Uprated ECU, probably Unichip or Motec
Free flow manifold & 3" full exhaust, 1 high flow cat
Possible intake, pending tests on stock intake
Oil cooler
Upgraded turbo, possibly VF22
Upgraded intercooler
Upgraded cams, valvetrain
MRT or BPM gearset, half dog
Possible uprated conrods & crank, then diffs
Water injection?

All of this is pending available $$$.



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Old 02-22-2001, 08:07 AM   #25
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Clear bra is the first mod. It'll look like I "dipped" the whole front of the car in clear bra, hehe. I'm sick of these Colorado roads making a new car look 2 years old.
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