first off, hello this is my first post!!!
I have a 03 wrx that has had a blown engine for about a year now, and im finally gonna have enough engine to pay for a replacement. But i want more reliability and a little bit more power, so an STI longblock, or possibly sti shortblock with wrx heads, is what im looking to do.
Heres the problem, I regestered my car as a NON OP, but when i fix it i have to get it smogged to regester it for normal driving use. If i go with either STI longblock or STI shortblock with wrx heads, will i pass smog? i have the stock wrx exhaust components, stock turbo. stock intercooler. If i run all these parts with stock exhaust manifold as well, can i pass smog?
sorry if this is confusing. i will be going from 2.0 to 2.5 so i didnt know if my stock turbo would work on it.
Now , im only doing these "stock parts" for a short period of time for smog reasons, then im going to put a sti turbo and intercooler on just to bump up the power alittle, im only looking for 300+whp. thanks guys and i look forward to talkin with everyone here on this forum, it looks real imformative