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Old 10-21-2019, 05:59 PM   #5381
Dr Moreau
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Member#: 32106
Join Date: Jan 2003
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Waco, Texas
2002 WRX 2006STI eng


I have owned two of the bug eyes (2002 first year for the WRX in the US). My bible for tuning was "Training WRX" by the Australian author Nick Warne. The Aussies had WRXs before we got them. I tried quite a few things, but the simplest action was an easy modification for the boost setting that fixed the annoying turbo lag. I also added a boost gage so that I could map boost at various RPMs. All in, I probably spent less than $100 (including the book). Later I did some mods to the exhaust system that were quite effective as well - second-hand parts from TurboXS ran less than $500. My current 2002 has a built STi engine and is annoying to drive in town because it has so much power. I traded it from a friend who was going to lose his license from all his speeding tickets!
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