So, I purchased my car back may of 2012, and everything is pretty much stock. When I first got it I wanted to spend money on maintenance oil, brakes, battery etc making sure all that stuff was good. Im finally done with all that. I had my rotors and pads checked out and all that is great. Money has started to come in a tiny bit more so soon ill have a 250$ to spend on an uppipe.
The car has approx. 98K miles on it and I bought it with 96K, the uppipe seems to be the stock catted one, i told my self once i have the cash to buy ANY type of parts the first thing is gonna be a NEW uppipe. My ultimate plan is to have my car running stage two, tuned. So far i have a cobb access port in mind for tuning.
I like to keep things uniform and I also have an affinity towards cobb so i planned on keeping everything cobb (up pipe, turboback exhaust, etc.).
Ive been reading up more and more on uppipes and decided it DIDNT have to be cobb so I am also looking at grimmspeed.
So the budget is 250, and these are the two pipes I had in mind:
COBB Tuning Uppipe Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2013 WRX / STI) at RallySportDirect.com
GrimmSpeed Uppipe Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2013 WRX / STI) at RallySportDirect.com
I just noticed this pipe and was considering it as well, ill be doing some more reading up on it after this post
GrimmSpeed Ceramic Coated Uppipe Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2013 WRX / STI) at RallySportDirect.com
Any thoughts or input would be greatly appreciated. The cobb uppipe or the grimmspeed / grimmspeed ceramic coated pipes are what I narrowed my choices down to.
2002 Black Bugeye, everything stock.
97800 Miles on the clock
This car is my Daily so Im not going too crazy with upgrades, stage 2 at least/most
Stage 2 w/ Cobb AP tune (map possibly from clark turner tuning)