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#1 Old 09-03-2010, 09:13 PM
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What would you personally do next?

just wondering what everyone would do if you were me.

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Turbo XS FMIC
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SPT exhaust, no cats
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Just wondering what everyone would say there next step would be/ whether it be styling, performance, suspension, just getting a feel for what i should do next.

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Rims, tires, sway bars/endlinks, maybe some brake lines, pads, possibly rotors (but really wouldnt do that until they needed replaced), maybe springs/struts. Or you can always get into more power, headers, turbo, crossover pipe, then a tune. Are you looking for anything more particular out of the car?

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Rims, tires, sway bars/endlinks, maybe some brake lines, pads, possibly rotors (but really wouldnt do that until they needed replaced), maybe springs/struts. Or you can always get into more power, headers, turbo, crossover pipe, then a tune. Are you looking for anything more particular out of the car?
im more about straight line power i guess you'd say. ill probably never auto cross it or anything. Maybe take it to the track. i know i would like bigger brake package because slowing down at high speeds makes the car wobble something awful. i would like more power but im trying to find a happy median between high power and not having to build the block yet. im deploying to Iraq in June and have every intention of building the bottom end and possibly head work but i wanna wait till i return.


i was thinking about doing clutch, injectors, e85 and turbo next. maybe shoot for 360-375whp range

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I think you're definitely about ready for a bigger turbo.

How much are you looking to spend? That's the big question.

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Definitely a short shifter/shifter bushings, and sway bars/endlinks. Possibly an anti lift kit. All that will help you control your straight line power.

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Brake mods do wonders both on the track and on the street, same goes for sway bars. A better suspension setup and chassis mods would also help on the 1/4 mile. An ALK, stiffer engine/tranny mounts/bushings and a solid metal pitch stopper will also be beneficial. Then I'd put her on a diet, these cars come with a lot of crap that you can ditch and save weight. There are always carbon stuff that you can get...
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You haven't maxed the stock turbo out yet so you still have room to go if you wanted. I just got retuned a few weeks back, at 95* and shitty 91oct I made 321/344 but I'm running injectors, EL GT Spec headers/uppipe, different intake, bov etc...

If you don't mind losing the subie stumble, go with a set of equal length headers and matching uppipe. After seeing the quality of the Perrins vs my GT Spec, I would go GT Spec hands down. The headers will basically spool sooner and move your dyno graph to the left...definitely a great mod IF you don't mind changing the way your car sounds. Otherwise a port job on the stock manifolds and bigger crossflow pipe would work also. Injectors will be a must once you go bigger turbo so you could obviously throw those in now, not sure what your IDC is at now.

I'll pm you a price for a set of BC's coilovers shipped to your door....you wont find a better one. If you don't mind going coilovers for the DD, I would highly recommend it. It will be the first mod on my next car for sure. The adjustability is great, the ride characteristics of your car will definitely change and the handling will be much better. I would personally do coilovers before swaybars, depending on "what you want" out of the car will determine if you really need to upgrade your stockers.
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im more about straight line power i guess you'd say....

i was thinking about doing clutch, injectors, e85 and turbo next. maybe shoot for 360-375whp range
Definitely add some new gears to that list

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Definitely add some new gears to that list
yea i know. i need them but dont wanna pay for them haha. my overall goal is 400whp so i know ima need them. i see everyone talking about ppg gears so im guessing ima look into those

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Definitely a short shifter/shifter bushings, and sway bars/endlinks. Possibly an anti lift kit. All that will help you control your straight line power.
anti lift kit? is that like lowering it because i have no idea what anti lift kit is

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I think you're definitely about ready for a bigger turbo.

How much are you looking to spend? That's the big question.
yea i think im looking into a 20g (what tuner recommended) no real budget, ima make the car what i want, just may take me a while to get there

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An anti lift kit or ALK, technically called a transverse link brushing, is a suspension component designed to prevent the front end from diving under braking and raising under acceleration. It's basically a part that changes the control arm's angle for more rigidity and caster.

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You haven't maxed the stock turbo out yet so you still have room to go if you wanted. I just got retuned a few weeks back, at 95* and shitty 91oct I made 321/344 but I'm running injectors, EL GT Spec headers/uppipe, different intake, bov etc...
plus 1. still have more to do on the stock turbo. EL headers for sure, EWG up pipe combo, 1 step colder plugs, 3" CBE-the 2.5" spt is holding you back, injectors, E85, AEM MAP sensor and 22-24psi boost should do it.

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Don't waste your time or money on gears. Drive it until the stocker blows, our trans has seen over 400whp multiple times. We don't have the same "glass box" trans that the older wrx's have, we have the JDM sti 5 speed. The problem with it is the internals still move around to much, if you want to upgrade do it right and look into doing a 6 speed sti swap.

Also your exhaust "may" be hindering your power by 5-10whp if that. My buddy was making 390whp with his spt so if you don't mind the sound, don't waste your money on a new exhaust.
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wait...someones proved its the JDM 5-speed in the newer car?

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Yes, our transmissions are the same as seen in previous gen 5-spd Legacy GT's and 5-spd non-RA STIs in Japan.
You can pm Vim (boost addict) and he can give you all the details.

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You haven't maxed the stock turbo out yet so you still have room to go if you wanted. I just got retuned a few weeks back, at 95* and shitty 91oct I made 321/344 but I'm running injectors, EL GT Spec headers/uppipe, different intake, bov etc...

If you don't mind losing the subie stumble, go with a set of equal length headers and matching uppipe. After seeing the quality of the Perrins vs my GT Spec, I would go GT Spec hands down. The headers will basically spool sooner and move your dyno graph to the left...definitely a great mod IF you don't mind changing the way your car sounds.
how much/bad do the headers change the sound, and can you give me a comparison or a sound clip. trying to find a sound on youtube and cant find a good one

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