Hey guys i'm new here and this is my first post here and I hope this is a good place to put that. Long story short I got my first car back today my 04 WRX STI and it's in pretty rough shape. From what I know so far it has a hole in the block from a thrown rod as well as some body damage(front bumper, Driver side door) As well as interior issues.(Seats carpet etc)
For the motor I have a goal of eventually making about 650 WHP or so. I want it to outrun my current car - 14 GTR. I want to know some good power making options that aren't going to run me a fortune. I also want to know what the cheapest/most reliable method of either rebuilding or replacing the engine.
Interior/Exterior I want it to look clean and show quality. Was wanting to go OEM but I've been considering some aftermarket body kits. I haven't seen any that really spark my interest though.
I want this to be a DIY summer project so keep that in mind. I really don't want to give it to any shops seeing as every shop in town that ever worked on it ****ed it up worse than it ever was.
Basically I want to know what options I have as far as making my goals and what the best place to find said parts will be.
If any more info is needed let me know! Thanks for looking guys!!