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    WRX vs. WRX STi

    what is it about an sti that makes it faster and more powerful than a plain wrx. im just not sure and am curious. Thanks

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    bigger injectors for one, and on the 05s and below the wrx's only have a 2.0 liter engine the sti's have 2.5, and lots of other stuff

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    like first poster said before 06, wrx was a 2.0L

    Wrx has a smaller turbo, different block, intercooler, exhaust, tune etc.

    STi also has a much better suspension, 6spd m/t and of course the brembos.

    IMO if you can do it spend the extra on the sti, its more than worth it
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    so about how much would it cost to bring a stock wrx up to sti standards in terms of the engine im just curious if it would be cheaper to buy a wrx over an sti and beef the engine up

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    if you can afford it, go for the sti, or you'll be doing more than "beefing up the engine"... the wrx tranny can only hold X amount of power. you'll more than likely have to upgrade that to an STi one anyway

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    ok that was my big question cause im going cobb on the suspension so eliminates getting an sti for that reason but if the engine is that different than it makes sense to spend the extra dime, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by azevedojoey View Post
    ok that was my big question cause im going cobb on the suspension so eliminates getting an sti for that reason but if the engine is that different than it makes sense to spend the extra dime, thanks
    first off, springs dont do much. sways yes that will help but to get a wrx to really hunker down you would want some koni yellows and springs along with them or tokico dspecs or something

    sti is a much better platform and yes the tranny and brembos alone are worth the extra it costs to get an sti let alone the ej25,vf39,tmic,interior,suspension,exterior etc etc

    get the sti
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    This question has been asked more times than the sun has set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azevedojoey View Post
    so about how much would it cost to bring a stock wrx up to sti standards in terms of the engine im just curious if it would be cheaper to buy a wrx over an sti and beef the engine up
    Fun to mod a WRX? YES!

    Cheaper? HELL NO!

    I am way past the price difference between an STi and a WRX. But, IMHO, my car is nicer than a stock STi in many ways.
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    if u buy a used wrx, u could definately save money getting it to sti specs over a brand new sti.

    Or u could just buy a used sti and put more stuff in it and be faster than the wrx either way

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnWRX View Post
    if u buy a used wrx, u could definately save money getting it to sti specs over a brand new sti.

    Or u could just buy a used sti and put more stuff in it and be faster than the wrx either way
    Everything depends on your needs and your pocket. You need fast WRX or to be close to STI (faster, same driving feelings, etc). WRX and STI is very different (engine, transmission, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by spark wrx View Post
    bigger injectors for one, and on the 05s and below the wrx's only have a 2.0 liter engine the sti's have 2.5, and lots of other stuff
    Having a 2.0L engine doesn't make it slower. The JDM STi has a 2.0L engine, and it's just as fast as the USDM STi, if not faster.
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