Good afternoon IAG!
I wanted to take a minute and post my thoughts, and get some feedback from my local tuner....
I bought my first WRX in november, purchased it used from a dealer, 2002 bugeye. One owner, It has 145k on it, runs good.
Since i purchased it, i removed the manual boost control and installed the stock solenoid, replaced both O2 sensors, removed/plugged EGT bung w/ transducer in harness, installed cobb AP v1 w/ 93 OTS map, replaced vacuum lines with OEM parts + restrictor pill, and replaced a torn, stock turbo inlet with a perrin.
The original owner has an Invidia 3" TB exhaust installed, catless up-pipe, invidia downpipe, HKS intake w/ maf, turbo timer, BOV, and some exterior mods as well, suspension, wheels, Diff guards ect.
I want to get more out of the motor, but with its mileage, i don't want to sacrifice the longevity. I plan on putting an additional 40k on the motor the next 2 years. Not sure what i can do to increase performance, AND extend the life of the vehicle.
I was thinking a snow performance meth/water injection kit, cobb AP v2, perrin electronic boost control, and have jorge tune the vehicle, keeping the meth progressive but strive for power & torque. Is that the best of both worlds? Getting more out of the motor while increasing longevity, or no?
In addition, i want to upgrade my pillar gauges. There are 3 different gauge styles currently installed, i want to keep the best looking one (autometer phantom vac/boost gauge) and get matching oil pressure gauge, and EGT gauge. Autometer sells colored replacement bulbs, so i plan to change the gauges to green so it matches the stock dash.
With that said, if you think i should leave it alone, cool. If you think my ideas are a good option, or you recommend a bigger turbo, FMIC and all, just let me know. I want to get the most out of this vehicle!
I appreciate your help!