1st) I realize the question has probably been asked. I have searched this and other forums. Searching for STI AP, or STI engine management, or STI upgrades kicks back every posting on the forum as these are common topics.
2nd) the depth on knowledge of some of you on this site is fantastic and I would like a shot at pulling from that knowledge.
I recently bought an 04 STI with 48k miles. I want to do small upgrades now with some power gain, but maintain reliability as a daily driver for at least a few more years. Here's what I'm thinking of doing:
TBE, engine management or tune of some kind, snorkus delete or similar, intercooler tilt (phoenix heat), and aftermarket autozone windshield wipers for added HP
(that part is a joke).
I have read theads that talk about regular WRX's requiring engine management with TBE, and I'm assuming that it would also be smart on an STI... Is this true? I can't find many good STI modification guides, every once and a while I find a thread that mentions STI in a few places.
Can you guys recommend a good TBE setup for an STI (sound is not important to me). Also please mention your recommendations for engine management and keep in mind reliability is key to me. I don't want to go crazy with mods at this time because I love my car as is, and want a 2nd daily driver before I go nuts. I want to have extremely tasteful mods and will save up and spend the $ where necessary.
Thanks for your time, you guys rock!