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swartzsubaru 11-27-2012 10:53 AM

stock 05 wrx. looking biggest hp bang for the least amount of money to started
 
New to modding under the hood of any kind. Want to know the best places to start getting a decent balance between lower price options and best results. I know, you get what you pay for. I mean lower end cost mods that will boost HP and performance strictly under the hood.

man show 11-27-2012 11:17 AM

If your car is completely stock, the best bang for your buck when it comes to increasing power is an aftermarket downpipe with some type of "Stage 2" ecu reflash. There are a number of ways to do that, so search here: [url=http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787]Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC[/url]

It's debatable whether or not you need to upgrade your cat back at this point, but it's usually a good idea while you're there. Cat backs are mostly for looks and sound, but some gains can be had by upgrading to a larger, better flowing exhaust. Finally, you'll want to upgrade your stock up pipe to a catless version since the up pipes in 02-05 WRXs come with catalytic converters which tend to wear out and break down over time, sending bits of metal into your turbo and engine, causing potentially catastrophic failure. There's a little power to be gained in terms of a quicker spooling turbo, but it's mostly a safety mod.

swartzsubaru 11-27-2012 12:26 PM

Awesome link and ideas. Thanks

psinuse 11-27-2012 05:12 PM

Tires...

pzr2874 11-28-2012 05:49 AM

Rear sway and rear endlinks.

swartzsubaru 11-28-2012 03:42 PM

I have direzza star spec street tires on enkie edr9 18s and Hakka r snow tires on the stock 16s. Both do a phenomonal job. But I asked about power.

psinuse 11-28-2012 04:22 PM

[quote=swartzsubaru;288164]I have direzza star spec street tires on enkie edr9 18s and Hakka r snow tires on the stock 16s. Both do a phenomonal job. But I asked about power.[/quote]

Well I was simply suggesting getting better tires before bumping up power levels. Get a tune and full turbo back exhaust.


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