This is a discussion on WRX vs. WRX STi within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX Hush! I'm learning some new stuff, here. did you know the 2.0 is justasfast as the ...
If I put a BOV on my Stage 2 WRX, would it help? I did a search and couldn't find anything.
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I also never said the JDM STi 2.0 is the same as the USDM WRX 2.0. He just said that the WRX has a 2.0 and the STi has a 2.5, which makes the STi faster. My comment was only meant to say that having a 2.5 does not automatically make the STi faster, because the JDM STi runs a 2.0 engine, and it certainly isn't slower than the USDM model.
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Cobb Stage 2
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2006 Crystal Gray Metallic WRX- Stage 2
Mods: Invidia Turboback (w/ cat and resonator), Kartboy short-throw shifter, Prodrive Lowering Springs, STi Limited Front Lip, Cusco Rear Swaybar (adj.), Greddy Front/Rear Strut bars, 8k H.I.D.'s, and Cobb AP!
Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
'13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
'04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
'77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading
I think the WRX is a better platform to start modding with because it has a weaker motor, therefore when you blow it up, you won't have wasted as much money on gas in the short period of time you have owned it, and since the car will be younger when it dies it will have depreciated less and you can get a better resale value for it. My logics are flawless.
Is it just me or are the 2008 WRX's just plain ugly? I've never heard it discussed on any forum...
06 GTO M6 Quicksilver, SLP 455 Bobcat, LS7 Clutch w/ SS line (RPM tune:373rwhp/373rwtq)
07 WRX TR M5 Garnet Red Pearl w/ Straight PPGs and Cusco front LSD (Agile tune:307whp/343wtq)
I've seen 3 times as many Smart 4-2s than I have 08 Imprezas/wrxs/stis/outbacks.
Hell to this day I've only seen 1 wrx sedan 08 model
vf39 or vf43 turbo (new) will run you around 1300 bucks
STI top mount intercooler (new) will cost you around 640 bucks
an AP will run you around 700 (new) so you can get to a tuner
a pro tune will cost you 300 bucks. and a TBE exhast can run anywhere between 600 bucks to 1400 bucks
so grand total is 3340-4040 bucks if my math is right.
you will be running with a stage2 STI.
this is just the engine, and its if you do all the labor yourself and you can buy the parts used and go open source tuning to bring that final number down.
will your 5MT survive? only time and driving style will tell.
Last edited by abhiwan; 07-14-2008 at 07:08 AM.
2012 VW GLI
2012 Toyota Sienna LE AWD (thats right...swagger wagon)
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the sti has a knob that goes to 11.
0-60 faster then your first sexual experience.
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