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    To Build a WRX Just Buy an STI

    I've decided its time to upgrade from my 92 civic and am going Subaru. Wanted to ask the experienced members a not so simple question. I'm tossing around the idea of getting a WRX and rebuilding and upgrading the engine and trans or just buying an STI. What do you guys think, fresh engine and trans vs STI with XXX,XXX miles? I'm going to be doing all the engine work myself and have a hook up for the tranny. Not going to be making my final decision on you guys but appreciate experience.

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    How about buy and build the sti?

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    I would buy a newer car given he option. If you do your homework and a good build you can make it exactly what you want and don't have to deal with someone elses mistakes.

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    I was in the same situation as yourself. Thought hard about what the future for modding would be. I ended up finding Clayton at Ramsey Subaru offers a deal for members. http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/vehicl...ubwrx-net.html

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    First of all, you need to understand the platform that you're building. After that, you need a goal. When you have those two things in your mind, we can help you determine what would be a better car for your desired result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    First of all, you need to understand the platform that you're building. After that, you need a goal. When you have those two things in your mind, we can help you determine what would be a better car for your desired result.
    Agree with ^

    You need to start with what your end goal is. Once you do that, you can research the more cost effective way to achieve that goal. Understanding the platforms and the limitations of some components is key also. If you don't, it's easy to build up a car and start running into failures of components one after the other. Better to upgrade what you'd need to in the first place and save a lot of hassle.
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    Build an RSTi

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    Also keep in mind that if you buy a WRX, you will never have an STI. It will cost thousands upon thousands to reach that point. Yes for a small fraction you can get similar performance to an STI, but it won't be one, and will still lack some things an STI would have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Also keep in mind that if you buy a WRX, you will never have an STI. It will cost thousands upon thousands to reach that point. Yes for a small fraction you can get similar performance to an STI, but it won't be one, and will still lack some things an STI would have.
    That's not true. Slap some sti badges on a wrx and BAM!! Instant Sti.
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    I don't have a power goal, no matter what it will be the most powerful car I've owned. as far as what I want to do with the car I want to do a bit of amateur rally, auto-x, and have a bit of fun on back roads. To be honest I've only driven a few WRX but not an STI. Going to make sure to do that before I make the final call.

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    I'd drive both for sure and if you don't get an STi, brace yourself for the "it's not an STi" comments.

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    I just bought a 2013 STi , had an 09 WRX before , always wanted the STi , just couldn't justify the additional
    cost , but now that I have it , it's a great car ! It's gets more looks and compliments than any car I've ever owned .

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    Go for an STI if you decide to build and then get sick of it, you can return to stock and get more $ back out of it because it is an STI at the end of the day.

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    If you buy a wrx be prepared for everyone to ask you if it's an sti and then seem upset that it's just a wrx...as they get in their civic or jetta...
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