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02 wrx mods help. turbo, up and down pipe, injector, fuel pump

So i have a 2002 WRX. My stock up pipe cat broke apart and damage my turbo, Know i have to replace the turbo so i decided to go all out and do lots of upgrades. i have about $2500 to use. was hoping for about 350awhp. Also is it better for me to get the accesport or just git it pro tuned? I plain on doing a sti 6sp and better shocks latter down the road

thse are the parts i was thinking about.

Up pipe-------------Cobb
Down pipe----------Cobb
Exhaust-------------Cobb
Turbo---------------Blouch Evo 3 16g
Injectors 650cc----not sure
Fuel pump 250lph-not sure
Accesport ----------Cobb


anything i am missing or should swap out for bigger or better part?
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What engine and transmission will you be running?

An EVO3 will barely even get you 300 whp, if that. There are a bunch of parts you're missing as well. Unfortunately, you're gonna need to multiply your budget several fold to get where you want.
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I'd get a custom tune... $2500 may be cutting it REAL close. Try to look around for used parts (DP, UP from a 04-07 STi or 06-07 WRX, Catback) and you should be good. Add a 3 port BCS to that list.

If you buy new, you $ restriction will be exceeded by quite a bit. You doing the work ? Many will reply, I'm sure

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Will need a bigger top mount as well.

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$2500 is what i have right know to spend. the biggest thing is to get the car back on the road. i will be doing all the work my self other then the tune. the eng is the stock 2.0,transmission will come out of what ever 04-07 sti i can get my hands on . do you guys think 350awhp is out of the question?
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I would look into the area of 300-315whp with that evo3.

Kevin mentioned a new/used larger TMIC.. Don't forget about that. It doesn't need to be HUGE.

Here's what I've seen:

UP- $60-$75
DP- $350-$450
CatBack-$200-????
Charger-$600-$1100
Injectors-$250-$350
FP-$100
AP-$300-$400
STi TMIC-$250-$350
3port-$65-$110

Low-$2175
High-????

You might get lucky and get them for less used but I doubt it and it may take time you don't have.

These guys will also point out scheduled maint ($$) prior to your tune. You could also pass on the catback at first as well as the 3port and TMIC until you get a bit more cash and get a retune.

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$2500 is what i have right know to spend. the biggest thing is to get the car back on the road. i will be doing all the work my self other then the tune. the eng is the stock 2.0,transmission will come out of what ever 04-07 sti i can get my hands on . do you guys think 350awhp is out of the question?
350 is possible down the line. Your stock engine will not hold that though, and your transmission will likely give out as well. The budget above is on the low end and is still not a complete list. $2,500 is a good starter budget for a simple stage 2 setup if you're doing the labor yourself. Exhaust, tune, and suspension mods.
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I bought all new parts for my car, with a bigger (more expensive turbo) and parts alone cost me around $7k. Like mentioned above looked for used parts and get the car running before getting bigger turbo and stuff for the car, or you might be awhile before its up again.

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How many miles are on the car? Out of curiosity.

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Ya, any turbo upgrade period is out of the question if you're on the original motor and limited on budget. There is a lot of tired and worn stuff that needs to be replaced on a car with that many miles, regardless of what mods you're wanting to do.
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Yeah man I agree. I mean you can do it if you want but it won't see 190000. Maybe even less. You should take that money and do a rebuild, to freshen it up. Look at modding after you can start fresh. My car just rolled to 170000 last year and I'm already worrying about mine just being stage 2. These older motors are tired. Not to mention all the bushings that need to be replaced and suspension that needs attention first. To Put that number into perspective, that's a good portion of the distance of the moon from earth ha ha.

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i would rather spend 800 to 1,ooo on a new turbo then spending 300 to 400 on a used stock turbo. i personalty feel that would be the better way to go. is it or should i just get a used one and hope it does not have problems?
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one more thing would i be better off buying a jdm sti motor with about 30,000-50,000 miles on it for about 4k
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i would rather spend 800 to 1,ooo on a new turbo then spending 300 to 400 on a used stock turbo. i personalty feel that would be the better way to go. is it or should i just get a used one and hope it does not have problems?
Anyone asking $300-400 for a stock turbo is trying to rip you off. $100 all day long. And keep in mind all the other stuff you are having to buy as well. In reality it's $100 for a used stock or a few grand for an upgraded. You're also looking at a sooner rather than later when it comes to modifying a super high mileage car so those potential costs need to be factored in as well. Like I said, there are lot of worn parts on your car that you need to be concerned about. Every single piece of rubber in your suspension. Your struts (you should be into your 3rd set by now, but unfortunately most cars go to the grave yard on their original factory ones). Your motor. Your transmission (people forget wear is accumulative). Etc. If you can justify the costs then all is good. To me it's just one of the pitfalls of a higher mileage car and why I've always been so adamant about not modding higher mileage cars, esp when I hear the word "budget". Call it the pessimist in me, but while NA Subarus last forever the turbo models rarely make it alive to 200k stock, much less modded.

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one more thing would i be better off buying a jdm sti motor with about 30,000-50,000 miles on it for about 4k
JDM motors are not plug and play. There will be additional costs. There always are in project builds.
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