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LW_Black4 03-31-2013 11:06 AM

Engine Rebuild Required for a COBB Stage 2 on an '04 WRX
 
Just purchased a blue '04 WRX with 208,000 km, as my daily driver and occasional track toy (autocross, nav rally and track lapping days).

I also am moving to it from a stock '09 STi 5-door lease, so I've got a feel for the other side as well.

I'll run it essentially stock with just a Cat-less turbo up-pipe for now, but if I eventually decide that it's time for something more, I like the COBB Stage 2 performance package.

[B]Does it make more sense to have the engine and tranny rebuilt before this kind of mod?[/B]

Also, is this a level of tune that is suitable for day-to-day use? I know it makes it faster, but did it use more fuel, require more maintenance or be more tempermental to operate and live with?

n8mcd 03-31-2013 02:40 PM

My opinion, go stage 2, drive it until something breaks. No point in putting all that money into rebuilding things unless your going to go all out and build a stroker of something. Stage 2 is good for daily driving

Derek 03-31-2013 03:00 PM

Hey right on. nice purchase. The STG 2 drive daily all day long. Yeah drive her till she goes.


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