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Old 10-27-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default What to do now? 02 4EAT RS

Hello guys! I'm finally raking up some money and I am wondering what to do. I've been searching, but haven't quite found some general answers. Right now, I am looking for any performance increase I can basically. Being a 4EAT, of course I'm slightly limited. But right now I have borla headers, exhaust, intake, rim and tires. Woo woo. Where would be the next performance step? I was thinking a new ECU? Possibly new cams? And what about high performance torque converters? Turboing it would obviously be a little silly, in which case I'd just buy a WRX. Where would my next step be in hp increase? I'd appreciate any comments or links to companies or specific parts! Thanks guys!
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:48 PM   #2
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No suspension work? If not, get some new struts, springs and sway bars. Or some brake work - new pads, good brake fluid and steel brake lines.
Or were you just looking for an increase in power?
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Old 10-27-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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No suspension work? If not, get some new struts, springs and sway bars. Or some brake work - new pads, good brake fluid and steel brake lines.
Or were you just looking for an increase in power?
Right now I'm looking specifically for some increase in power. Suspension is second in line right now
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Old 10-28-2004, 12:40 AM   #4
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We have the same care and I was wondering the same thing... Go Perrin or other lightweight crank pulley (cheap part and install). Maybe TWE STAge 2's or Cobb spicy cams. Replace those Borla headers with a set of Brullens
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Old 10-28-2004, 12:40 AM   #5
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That's car not care lol
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:33 PM   #6
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not that much more you can do.

Start working on Suspension. You have more "performance" in the turns
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Old 10-28-2004, 01:43 PM   #7
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high flow cat, check out the proecm at www.imprezars.com im not sure if it works the same with an auto, and as silent rob said, suspension is a must! im sure theres more power mods for ya somewhere i just dont know where :P
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:22 PM   #8
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http://www.xcceleration.com/engine-packages.html

This is what I think. For a Stage 2 build-up which is $3000 plus the core charge, you can get a WRX engine and maybe have to pay a bit more for labor.

Then with the WRX engine, you can have always add more power because of how tuners are working with it more. The RS engine is pretty good, but not for big power numbers.

That is why I am saying, start with the suspenion. Coilovers, sti setup, whatever your heart desires and wallet can afford
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Old 10-29-2004, 12:26 PM   #9
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Torque convertor from Protorque.com
( puts rpms in power band )
Transmission Valve body work for quicker shifting
kits sold by levelten.com and transgo.com
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Old 10-29-2004, 04:25 PM   #10
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Do you know how much those things cost around G?
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Old 10-29-2004, 05:22 PM   #11
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The Transgo Kit costs $50 + 4 hours labor
The equivalent Level 10 is $700 + $500 labor
This is for valve body which affects shifting speed and accelaration

Protorque.com and Level10 both sell torque convertor mods for $500. You first have to ship them your old torque convertor and they will rebuild it

Labor to de-install and re-install torque convertor is about 6 hours
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Apparently the torque convertor shaves off 1 sec in the 1/4 mile
and about 1 sec in the 0-60 mph

Visit the transmission forum for more details
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Old 10-29-2004, 05:44 PM   #12
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thanks

I've passed by level10 a few time and was always interested in their products.
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