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Old 03-13-2005, 10:10 PM   #1
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Hi all, well I have a few questions. (Sub 2.5 RS 2001)

1st - Spark Plugs - i bought the Magnecor cable set, and wanted to upgrade the SP to iridium. Now, I found the Denso and the NGK...which one would be better...

2nd - Super Ground Kit - is it worth it? The Apexi is $215, read a lot on this, and it seems a must, specially if you do and upgrade on the battery too, ir optima...

3rd - Brake Pads - I see many people doing major engine upgrades and all, but not many upgrade their brake performance. I was looking everywhere on brake pads, and I see that Carbotech and EBC are one of the best out there. Which one would you go for?


Well, hope you can help. Thanx
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:31 PM   #2
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Hi all, well I have a few questions. (Sub 2.5 RS 2001)

1st - Spark Plugs - i bought the Magnecor cable set, and wanted to upgrade the SP to iridium. Now, I found the Denso and the NGK...which one would be better...

2nd - Super Ground Kit - is it worth it? The Apexi is $215, read a lot on this, and it seems a must, specially if you do and upgrade on the battery too, ir optima...

3rd - Brake Pads - I see many people doing major engine upgrades and all, but not many upgrade their brake performance. I was looking everywhere on brake pads, and I see that Carbotech and EBC are one of the best out there. Which one would you go for?


Well, hope you can help. Thanx
Good luck,
I have the magnacor cable ste too, and really enjoy them... they make the car run a little rough though, i would go with the NGK sparkplugs are what i am running and with the magnacore cable set, they are a great match.

for the grounging kit, i have heard great things about the apexi one, but if you have a pair of plyers, why dont you just make your own... i am sure you a able to, not very hard, just consists of measureing lengths of a wire, cutting them, putting connectors on the end, and installing them... or you can the 200 some odd dollars.

For brakepads i have the carbotechs... they are nice, i also have vented roters too which i also like, next i am going to get the wrx front brake clips and rotors so i can have better stopping...

hope my opinion helps you out,
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:39 PM   #3
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People recommend NGK v-powers. They are copper plugs. You will hear most people recommend copper over anything for our engines. There is a thread that is in the first page of the N/A forum. Here is the link: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157156 Just goto the last few posts (posts made in 2005, not 2002)

Do NOT spend 200 bucks on a grounding mod. You can spend that money in much better mods. It is made from wire that you can buy for 50 cents a foot, and the connectors can be found cheap too.
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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for 200 bucks the grounding mod is a little expensived if you don't have a bunch of power.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:58 AM   #5
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Hey thanx all for the help. How do you run the cables...I would do this myself, does anyone have some pics? What gauge wire is used?
I will go for the NGK SP.
Thank you for all.
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:21 PM   #6
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Just thought I'd mention the stock brakes aren't something to be ashamed of. Not worth the investment until youre getting into some serious mods (also decided this is your car of choice for years to come). Unless youre the type who rides 5 feet behind the car infront while doing 70 mph down the highway. Or if you're the type who enjoys Auto-x you might then consider it.
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:09 PM   #7
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Just thought I'd mention the stock brakes aren't something to be ashamed of. Not worth the investment until youre getting into some serious mods (also decided this is your car of choice for years to come). Unless youre the type who rides 5 feet behind the car infront while doing 70 mph down the highway. Or if you're the type who enjoys Auto-x you might then consider it.
Well, I just wanted to upgrade the pads, my rotors are almost new, and the brake calipers work great. The only thing is that I need some stoping power, just because some times i like to go test driving in through the winding roads where i live...middle of the woods. Also i have some fade brake when I am driving normally too.
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Old 03-14-2005, 10:48 PM   #8
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DIY grounding from scoobymods.com
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...ight=grounding
Cost: $30 (and that's in Canadian dollars!)
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2-3 beers (of course...Canadian!)
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:52 AM   #9
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thanx a million, would heineken's be ok??
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...Also i have some fade brake when I am driving normally too.
fade in normal driving?? you may want to flush your system too.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:11 AM   #11
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fade in normal driving?? you may want to flush your system too.
Had that done yesterday with the oil change too. What a difference in only changing the brake fluid.
Do the steel brake lines worth it?
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Also found this on Ground Systems....

http://www.tprmag.com/issue/8/8_elec_stab.shtml
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