Stage 2 + Review of Various Parts
Hello all. I am a first time poster, but longtime lurker.
I recently went Stage 2 (Cobb AP OTS Map) on my '05 WRX about 2 weeks ago and just wanted to post reviews of the various parts installed.
Overall: Much more power in every range, and very linear delivery.
Perrin UPP, B&B Divorced Catless DP, Borla Hush: Sounds mean as hell, no pops or backfire at all, excellent fitment (new KB exhaust hangers made all the difference). Also, I used all new Remflex graphite gaskets, which claim "no re-torquing necessary" and heat wrapped the UPP and DP.
Whiteline ALK Comfort & Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings: WOW! I did not expect such an improvement. Steering response improved; definitely feel much more connected to the road. Great mod.
Group N STI engine and tranny mounts, TIC clunk killer kit: Almost no noticeable increase in NVH. Shifting is like silk now (previously I had KB f/r shifter & tranny crossmember bushings, TIC pivot bushings, & redline fluid). Also, the clunk/boom at high rpm shifting is gone.
Bridgestone RE-01Rs - 225/45/17: Best tires, I have ever owned period. Grip for days.
Last edited by c2bcoolwrx; 03-05-2008 at 08:17 PM.