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post #1 of 22 Old 10-06-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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new car plus money to spend

got a 2011 wrx premium sedan and im currently in afganistan. ive been going back and forth from spending money on suspension (rce race bisteins combo) or all on power. i do plan to do an open sorce tune so its not that pricey. or i can do alittle of both power and handeling. i like a neutral feeling car that can corner. i have about 1500 that i want to spend. trying to stay to that budget.

several options i can think of.

rce springs plus shocks plus rear 22 adj sway bar around 1500 and stg 1 tp tune

or rce blacks stock shocks plus brake bracket and other odds and ends and stg 1 tp tune or

cobb intake, downpipe sway bar in rear, some bushings or rce black springs and stg 2 tp tune.

im already working on replacinf shifter with kartboy and bushings and open sourse tune. but have 1500 more to spend, what are your inputs and ideas. what would you do.
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If you have $1,500 to spend I would do a downpipe and tune ($450+), then sways and endlinks ($500ish), and then a good set of summer tires to swap out the oem tires with ($600+)... You can sell the OEM tires and even wheels if you want to save some budget (-a few hundred for tires, several for tires and wheels).

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been looking at tires and am lost . so many options. i have had hankook v12s on a 2011 mustang before, they didnt seem to bad. and are cheap for these cars.
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V12's will be fine if you don't auto-x it. They tend to roll easily

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okay what has a better sideway
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225/45/17 I assume?

BS RE11's
BS 970 PP
BFG KDW
Michellin Pilot SS

Here's a start

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BFG KDW or, if your like me and did the full on retard mode, a set of Goodyear Eagle F1's will do wonders, but mind you those aren't cheap.

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i had gy eagle f1 supercars on a car before, they wernt that bad really, great tire but pricey.
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i wonder if i only wanted to change either sways or tires, one or the other, what route would you take if you had to choose one way
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i had gy eagle f1 supercars on a car before, they wernt that bad really, great tire but pricey.
Great tire in the dry and rain, but we get snow up here and I think they got a -1 star rating on that....

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TN gets snow? Am I the only one on here that doesn't get yellow sno-cones?

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TN gets snow? Am I the only one on here that doesn't get yellow sno-cones?
I live in Ohio cupcake sugar pie....lol Eat the yellow snow it won't hurt...Go on everyone else is doing it...

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also the cobb intake, i know it does little even if its tuned, but want more intake noise. does a stage 2 tune with downpipe increase turbo spool noise with the added psi from the tune? without the intake. i know there are no silensors on the 11's
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snow/too much rain = no bueno for a CAI....

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