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Old 04-21-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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Chapter/Region: South East
Location: FL
1997 OBS V8 Ej207
Stimikey tuned


Originally Posted by dscoobydoo View Post
Second this. As your car is a 99, you want to do at least a ver 5/6.

Sadly so many people just grab something cheap because it is all they can afford and it turns out to be NOT what they wanted.

SAVE UP and do it right the first time.
You might be better off finding a wrecked USDM STI or WRX and using that as your starting point, as the tuning options are a lot better than the JDM cars ( as least for us in the US) That and you can sometimes re-coup some of the funds by selling parts off the car.
I picked up a wrecked 02 wrx for 2800, and used the drivetrain, interior(dash) and all the wiring in my 1997 OBS. Sold what I didnt use(engine, seats, doors etc) for 4200$. Then bought a V8 ej207, and cant be happier.
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