I will be showing the wrx some love pretty soon and am on a $700-$800 budget. I want to keep my mods to the engine for now. My current mods are cobb ap with pdx e-tune, 3 inch catless tbe, k&n panel filter, walbro 255, and grimmspeed lightened crank pulley. I am trying to decide between either a grimmspeed ewg uppipe with tial 38mm wastegate and a 3 port ebcs or used vf43 turbo and sti intercooler. If I go the turbo route I will be porting the turbo and wastegate and possibly rebuilding it. A tune will be added to either of these routes. Which one do you guys think would be best? What if any are the hidden cost I may be overlooking on either? My car has a tendancy to boost spike being catless. Thats why I'm considering the ewg setup. No matter what I decide a ported and polished sti intake manifold and set of tgv deletes will be going on along with it since I have them just collecting dust. I'm also open to opinions on other routes I could go in that price range. Thanks in advance!
Last edited by boo-key bear; 02-20-2013 at 07:35 PM.
^ I kinda did too. I do have upgraded pads/lines/fluid and will do rotors as well whenever my next brake job is due but no suspension mods yet except for rear subframe lockdown bolts. I know some people may not agree but I would like a little more power before I start on suspension. I do understand it is needed though when power levels are increased.
It's on the account of 2 things:
- The stock WRX suspension blows. Inexpensive suspension components are bigger bang for the buck than most power mods.
- No point in increasing how fast you can go if you can't stop or turn, and the later 2 are more important.
no, I'm just gonna vent to atmosphere. I donth think the extra noise will bother me. Heck, its probably going to put a big smile on my face everytime I hear it. It should be here wednesday. May be a few weeks before I can have time to install and tune it though. Dont you have the same ewg John? How do you like it if so? Is fitment really tight? I dont want it getting hot and damaging anything like a axle booot. Ive heard of some melting them but, havent heard anything bad about the grimmspeed yet.
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