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    What can i get for 500 dollars?

    My friend is giving me 500 dollars and he wants me to use the money for mods for my car...And since he's a power guy i think i should get some power mods. Anybody have any suggestions on increasing power for 500 dollars (maybe a little over)

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    Re: What can i get for 500 dollars?

    If you can do all the labor and tuning:

    Catless dp

    OpenSource stage2 tune

    But, not recommended since your car is a 2008 - it might blow the engine

    I would just get swaybars

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsBLwrx View Post

    But, not recommended since your car is a 2008 - it might blow the engine
    i'm sorry, what? the 2009 wrx's had some issues with july build dates but why are you saying a 2008 would blow up?

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    Re: What can i get for 500 dollars?

    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    i'm sorry, what? the 2009 wrx's had some issues with july build dates but why are you saying a 2008 would blow up?

    I read 2008 more so then the 2009 model years with no specific build months to add...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsBLwrx View Post
    I read 2008 more so then the 2009 model years with no specific build months to add...
    The engine issue was restricted to certain build dates of the 2009 model, when they put the 2.5l in. The 2008 used the same 2.0 motor that was used in previous years.
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    Re: What can i get for 500 dollars?

    I stand corrected. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    The engine issue was restricted to certain build dates of the 2009 model, when they put the 2.5l in. The 2008 used the same 2.0 motor that was used in previous years.
    The 2,5L motor was introduced in 2006.

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    Re: What can i get for 500 dollars?

    I don't know folks.... I read and search from varying resources.... I guess i have to make conservative recommendations.... Any how good luck OP with your 500 dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    The engine issue was restricted to certain build dates of the 2009 model, when they put the 2.5l in. The 2008 used the same 2.0 motor that was used in previous years.


    Huh? Subaru hasn't made a 2L Impreza since 2005..

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    To the OP, I say it depends on what your future plans are with the car. If you don't plan on modding any further I would get a 3-port EBCS and a tune.. stage two would be better, but you'll need another $200 or so.

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    Well i already have sway bars and a catless DP layin around that i'm gonna put on soon...any other suggestions?

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    What type of engine management will you have for the downpipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    The 2,5L motor was introduced in 2006.

    I've lost the plot.
    There never was one when I'm the writer...

    My bad! 2009 is when they upped the powah, not the displacement. Believe it or not, I was in fact half awake at 730 last night.
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    but since you have the DP laying around id look for a used Acessport or you might even have enough for a protune at a local shop.

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