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Old 08-29-2005, 11:51 PM   #1
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i have a 2002 2.5rs and i collected about 200 bucks for my 19th birthday. i want to get something for my car, and already have a cobb CAI, and stromung catback. i was looking at a few things...lightweight crankshaft pulley? or should i wait and later on get a light flywheel? ive read bad things about lightening everything up too much and i would rather have a flywheel than a pulley down the road. i could also go suspension...if i got an adjustable rear sway bar i would have enough left over to get front and rear strut tower braces off ebay shipped to my door. or i could put the money aside and add to it until i get 450 and get a perfect power 6 chip. any suggestions? saving is not an option! i want stuff for my car!
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Old 08-30-2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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get a rear sway bar and then a mr. Josh pulley. Most people seem to feel that the RSB is the best, first suspension mod. Though it seems that many wouldn't bother with the strut tower braces until you have done more suspension work, like springs/struts/wheels.

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Old 08-30-2005, 12:41 AM   #3
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i guess i should add that i have a set of kyb gr2 struts, and will be getting tein stechs after i sell the eibachs from my old car.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:40 AM   #4
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:43 AM   #5
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rear swaybar
steering rack bushings
kartboy short shifter

also, if you're looking for performance, tein s-techs aren't your best bet...better off going for prodrive
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:48 AM   #6
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rear swaybar
steering rack bushings
kartboy short shifter

also, if you're looking for performance, tein s-techs aren't your best bet...better off going for prodrive
Pretty good advice here. RSB + Steering Rack Bushings will make a HUGE difference in suspension feel.

If you want to go the power route, you might want to save up a bit more and wait until I-Speed comes out with a reflash for MY02. That would be more cost effective than any other mod for the money, IMO, and you wouldn't have the headache of installing and tuning the PP.
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:44 AM   #7
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I also got the cobb cai and stromung catback. My next upgrade was the rear sway bar. I put on a 17mm ($30) in place of my stock 13mm. The sway bar was the best upgrade I did so far (cost vs. results).
After that I did the borla headers ($200 used) - only a sound upgrade (and I love it).
Then kartboy short shifter and front and rear shifter bushings ($150).
Finally, I'm waiting on the Mr. Josh pulley to come in.
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:31 AM   #8
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I'm waiting on the Mr. Josh pulley to come in.
So is it more appealling that this is NOT and underdrive pulley? I'm just trying to learn something new here. What is better about this one then say another name brand?
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:34 AM   #9
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So is it more appealling that this is NOT and underdrive pulley? I'm just trying to learn something new here. What is better about this one then say another name brand?
I'm not sure that it is necessarily "better" as far as performance goes, but it is the least expensive and has the same weight savings as the more expensive brands, like Perrin. I would rather save my money than pay more and have a fancier name under the hood.

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Old 08-30-2005, 11:37 AM   #10
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Ok, I gotcha'. Does anyone have this? Has anyone heard good/bad things about the Mr. Josh Pulley? I'll do a search, but I just wanted to see if anyone here has any experience with them.
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:48 PM   #11
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Pretty good advice here. RSB + Steering Rack Bushings will make a HUGE difference in suspension feel.

If you want to go the power route, you might want to save up a bit more and wait until I-Speed comes out with a reflash for MY02. That would be more cost effective than any other mod for the money, IMO, and you wouldn't have the headache of installing and tuning the PP.
could someone link where i can buy steering rack bushings, and how hard is it to install these? also i have never heard of the i-speed before. is it tunable? being an automotive major in college i love working on cars and want to get into tuning them, half of my fun comes from installing parts
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:58 PM   #12
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The only bad thing I've heard about the Mr. Josh Pulley is that the guy takes forever to ship. Heard one guy complaining that it took 3 weeks before the guy got it out. Don't know if that's more the exception than the rule, but that's what I've heard. I just ordered a Perrin. I usually go the budget route, but I found it for only $26 more after shipping (ebay). So, I figured I'd go with the more reputable company (not to mention I'll have it a whole lot quicker).
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:58 PM   #13
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Whiteline makes them I believe. Click HERE
Also, do a search for Noltec steering rack bushings. I Hope that helps.
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:00 PM   #14
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The only bad thing I've heard about the Mr. Josh Pulley is that the guy takes forever to ship. Heard one guy complaining that it took 3 weeks before the guy got it out. Don't know if that's more the exception than the rule, but that's what I've heard. I just ordered a Perrin. I usually go the budget route, but I found it for only $26 more after shipping (ebay). So, I figured I'd go with the more reputable company (not to mention I'll have it a whole lot quicker).
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:05 PM   #15
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thank you lethargic. the only problem i have with getting a pulley is that i dont want a light pulley and flywheel together, that is too light on the drivetrain IMO, and i would rather have the flywheel bc it has greater power gains. also, how are prodrive springs compared to eibach pro kits? prodrive sounds nice but they are soooo expensive. im a seafood clerk at stop and shop , so my pockets arent bottomless
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:10 PM   #16
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Well, a lot of board members have eibach and love them so I don't think you can really go wrong with that. I've never really heard anyone complain about them. I'm a poor ass college student. To me, a performance mod is filling up my gas tank all the way so I can rev my tach a little harder. Definitely do a search around here. I'm sure there is a debate on which is better.
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:22 PM   #17
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i-speed has their rs reflash out! $350 iirc and is programable (at least by i-speed).

gains of 10hp/10tq on a totally stock impreza.
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:24 PM   #18
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4 tanks of gas
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:36 PM   #19
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4 tanks of gas
Pretty much

But seriously go suspension. Especially if you only have 200 to spend. I say find a used 20mm bar for around 20 bucks, some bushings (steering rack, rear subframe, rear diff) for about 30 per set. I guess then find something else to spend the rest of you have? Gas like said above? hehe

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Old 08-30-2005, 08:07 PM   #20
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$200 = 55 scca membership + about 5 autocrosses. This looks like it'd be you:

http://neweng.dsm.org/events.html

Do that, and get some ride alongs with anybody who will let you. If you have to get some kind of part for your car, get a used swaybar around 19mm from the forums, then put it on and go to the autocross. Or Rally cross. Or both. You'll friggin love it.
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Old 09-06-2005, 07:29 PM   #21
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anyone interested in purchasing a MR. Josh lightened pulley ?


http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841116
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:55 PM   #22
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I've got a stock '02 WRX sedan rear sway bar for sale cheap
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:37 PM   #23
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dude...regarding the stechs....dont do it...ive heard bad things....you will not only ruin those kygs..but also your ride will handle worst...ive sat in a friends car with the stechs..its looks awesome..i personally prefer the slammed loook but handling was bad...stick with the eibachs...or get some prodrives.. but rsb is the first thing i would do...if you are planning to get one...get a adjustable one...i got a 20mm and i dont think its enough!!
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:20 AM   #24
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run both light fly and light pulley. why not. it runs just fine on all sortsa things.
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