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Old 01-04-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default sti heads vs wrx heads

ok so i have a 2.5 block and im trying to decide which heads to go with. what are the differences between the wrx heads, STI heads, and JDM V7 sti heads. i know the AVCS difference but what else? and could i use the stock wrx ecu with either of them besides the wrx heads?

thanks in advance for the info
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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Better breathing and sensors. You can make anything work with the wrx ecu but will need some adapters for the cam sensors at the very least...
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:02 PM   #3
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Here's a fun little chart to use. I copied it from another thread, very usefull. Look at the head volume.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:53 AM   #4
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In factory form the USDM STi heads will flow a tiny bit better at lower lifts because of the bigger combustion chamber around the valves. The AVCS also allows the cams to open earlier and the cams themselves have HIGHER lift than the WRX, but are the same duration.

Overall FLOW of the USDM heads, not so much difference at all. The Ver.7 would have to be the Spec C / Type RA head to have a bigger INTAKE port. All Ver.8 heads will have large ports being GD specific.

For me I just like to keep it simple with ported WRX heads and big cams.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:45 AM   #5
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my advice is to match the heads to the bore/block.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:16 PM   #6
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Default 07 wrx needs heads. Options 07 sti or 08 sti

Just wondering if one of these choices is better. The big difference, from what I can tell, is the single and dual avcs. Not sure but don't think I can get the dual avcs feature to work on my car without a wiring harness from an 08, which I am not going to do. other than that the 08 will be the same as the 07, right?

The reason I am asking is because my cam journals are scored from loosing a rod bearing and I need new heads. Both these head are available for the same price.
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Just wondering if one of these choices is better. The big difference, from what I can tell, is the single and dual avcs. Not sure but don't think I can get the dual avcs feature to work on my car without a wiring harness from an 08, which I am not going to do. other than that the 08 will be the same as the 07, right?

The reason I am asking is because my cam journals are scored from loosing a rod bearing and I need new heads. Both these head are available for the same price.
Do the least amount of work, it is more likely you will get the car running and enjoy it.
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V7 JDM has the big ports too, Spec C had a little bit of porting done. V8 and V9 they didn't do any porting work on.
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