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#1 Old 07-13-2013, 06:33 PM
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Start from scratch?

I've noticed that a guy could buy a 5 speed manual Impreza for really cheap...could you reasonably start a build from there?

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Depends on what your goals are and what you consider reasonable. What is your budget and what are you wanting to get out of it?

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I was thinking 10,000 for the car and 5 thousand for mods at firdt, then maybe just something I can keep building on over time. My main concerns are how much does it cost to add a turbo (and evrything that you need with it). Will the transmission hold well, and my goal is a daily driver that is awesome to drive and over 300 horsepower...and that's still kimd of open ended.

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Over 300 whp on the wrx trans is right on the edge of its limitations depending on how agressive you drive it. Wont hold up for sure with hard launches, hard shifts, and driving like a ass in general. The cost of a turbo and supporting mods depends on if your buying new or used (big difference there). You may be able to get around 300whp on a vf series turbo which can be had for 300-500 used or close to a grand or better brand new. Supporting mods needed would be downpipe (100-350), catback (200-500), injectors (?), intercooler (300-800), tuning platform (not sure how much for a open source cable and laptop or 595 I think for a accessport. Most tuner shops will have a cable to flash open source with), and a tune (250-500). At the least a good boost gauge would be good to have as well. You also need to factor in maintenance cost if the car is due. You dont want to go modifying and pushing a car that has been neglected of regular maintenance. You will probably want your suspension and brakes up to par with the added power as well. All these prices are just off the top of my head estimates from low to high end of the spectrum. Someone els can chime in if I have forgot something or am misinforming you. Fast, cheap, reliable....pick only two.

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If you're going to coax that much power out of the engine, then you will be disappointed with how the stock suspension handles it. $3k-$5k for suspension upgrades is not unreasonable if you include tires, spring/strut or coilover assemblies, sway bars, endlinks, bushings, and other reinforcement pieces.

an aluminum radiator should not be overlooked either

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Yeah I was thinking about the suspension. Really seems like startimg from scratch would be more expensive haha

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So what's the difference between the regular WRX and the track edition? I was looking at some 2007 wrx trs and found them with around 95k miles for like 12 grand

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Are you sure it wasn't just a 2007 wrx tr. tuner ready?


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Oh tr stands for tuner ready...well then

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So does it mean anything then?

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Just a stripped down version... not many "extras".

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I have an 06 tr. not many options power windows and power lock, power mirrors that's about it. I think it had a different interior then the regular wrx if I'm correct. Adair( boo-Kaybear) also has a tr I think.


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Or and mirrors arnt color matched,


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You sound like you want an over all wicked powerful car, just buy an STi and go from there...
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You sound like you want an over all wicked powerful car, just buy an STi and go from there...
Yeah that's what I was thinking. Just buy an sti and go from there. Better car all the way around that's why there more expensive


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