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Plus, he'll need a high reading dyno to hit that on gas. I'd be more worried about what Justin just asked. What transmission is he going to run?

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Plus, he'll need a high reading dyno to hit that on gas. I'd be more worried about what Justin just asked. What transmission is he going to run?

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He is going to need a lot more unless the meth or E85 gets him there. Because I know my tuner doesn't tune/work with meth or E85.
Updated my post to make you happy...

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Right now I still have the stock Transmission in it. What would you suggest I do with my Transmission?
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All, I have done to my car so far is : Cold air intake, Full exhaust with header, Aftermarket 4" Sti hood
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All, I have done to my car so far is : Cold air intake, Full exhaust with header, Aftermarket 4" Sti hood
Well again the minimum you'll need is what I listed, oh and a larger MAF housing...poop I forgot all about that...sorry my brain is tired from working. If you have a front mount intercooler why did you get the STi hood scoop? Was it on the car when you bought it?

Oh one other question and I mean this in a nice way, but have you ever driven a 400whp car before? I am asking because it's a huge step from pretty much anything on the street that most people have driven and if your not careful it can kill you quickly.

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Its good to experience the jumps in hp to get used to it in. All at once might be a lot for the average person.

More than likely though. You'd need to upgrade the gears in your 5 spd or go 6 spd. A lot of guys will tell you to just upgrade the gears though. Unless you're Keith his gears are holding together with little bits of hopes, dreams, blood, sweat, tears, and faith. His time might be coming this friday for new gears.

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Its good to experience the jumps in hp to get used to it in. All at once might be a lot for the average person.

More than likely though. You'd need to upgrade the gears in your 5 spd or go 6 spd. A lot of guys will tell you to just upgrade the gears though. Unless you're Keith his gears are holding together with little bits of hopes, dreams, blood, sweat, tears, and faith. His time might be coming this friday for new gears.

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Psinus, No I got the Hood scoop before the front mount intercooler. The Only car that I have ever had that had 400hp was my 93' Camaro Z28. It had close to 400Hp
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I'd like to suggest "DONT DO IT".. I've spent more on my 2002 wrx then I have on my house and I still can't keep in on the street.. I've done it all and done it right but reliability is yearly to a build.. Simply put, "Its fun when it runs, but it hardly does".. To do it right...

2.5L block
Forged Pistons and Rods
STI crank will work.
Good bearings
Arp fasteners to hold it all tight.
2.0L worked over heads (for a hybrid) or 2.5L heads
A nice set of good cams, I run Kelford
Big Valves, strong springs..
1000cc injectors or bigger for E85
Upgraded fuel delivery setup
oil cooler will not hurt one bit
upgrade radiator, I run a Koyo.
Upgraded brakes to slow it all back down.

serious set of gears and diffs.. The stock wrx will not last, RAs will not last.. An sti 6 speed will last or a setup like my PPGs.. Just keep in mind I spent 10,000 on the trans and diffs..

I'm sure there is more but this is just a taste of the money you will spend to do it right.. Sure you can just slap on a 20g and run boost through the roof but will it last and hold up.. Nope, your not even sure a strong build will last, just look at mine.. Shoot for a nice stout build and around 350ish to the wheels.. more then enought and still fun to drive.. Even just and 18g on stock motor with decent tune..

A solid tune..

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Thanks, for the advice! I will remember this when Im really ready and when I have the money to do it. And, After thinking about it and really checking into the cost of what I wanted to do; I decided to just do the rebuild and a 16 or 20g turbo to wake it up some. I just wanna get it back on the road for now, but in the mean time Im gonna get an STI block and build it up as I get the money.
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Thanks Kirt.. good idea Rick... wait till you have plenty of disposeable income to throw into it before you do a big build.. it costs a lot to build and rebuild... do what you said with the 20g and enjoy it. Will still be super fun to drive.

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Listen to Shoaf. And really look into your turbo options. There is a HUGE difference between a 16G and a 20G, with of course an 18G being somewhere in the middle.

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