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    Which gauge pod its that to the right of the shifter? I may do the same with my IC water temp gauges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckaRun View Post
    Over the past couple nights, I have read your entire post. It seems like you are a wealth of information.
    x2

    Sent this thread to a friend of mine, rocking read and super encouraging

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crb03 View Post
    Which gauge pod its that to the right of the shifter? I may do the same with my IC water temp gauges.
    Just a generic dual gauge pod I found on eBay.... still better quality than glowshift - LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeee View Post
    x2

    Sent this thread to a friend of mine, rocking read and super encouraging
    Thanks!!!!

    Went to my first SCCA sanctioned AutoX a little over a week ago.

    Had the best "newb" time out there, out of 106 cars!!

    But I still got my ass handed to me by most of the others in the Street modified class - LOL

    So...... sorry..... but that just can't happen.

    I'm taking the "coilover" plunge. I didn't want to.... but that AutoX was a definite learning experience.... and I learned I need coilovers
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    So, even though we have never met, I feel like you are my resident Scoob expert. I have dilemna. I have to choose between a 05 STI with 51,000 miles for 17000. the other is a 07 WRX tr with 32000 for 16000. BOTH BONE STOCK. Any advice? Sorry about hi-jacking you.

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    ^^^ Hardly a resident Subie expert - LOL But..........

    I would expect to pay $17,800 for the STI

    I would expect to pay $15,200 for the WRX.

    (Both of those prices are as per Edmunds TMV private party value, blue in color (because I don't know, and that is the most common), in outstanding condition (Again, I don't know) with no additional options added.

    The STI is a MUCH better buy.

    Keep in mind though.... the STI is out of warrantee.. the WRX is not

    Also.. the STI will be quite a bit more in insurance as well.

    And, I would be EXCEPTIONALLY nervous about a supposedly stock STI that old, with that many miles though... especially at that low of a price. Something sounds fishy.

    Bring an expert with you... if it is legit... buy the STI, hands down a better choice between the two. Pay special attention to clues that the car was once modified, and returned to stock to sell (missing turbo heatshield, aftermarket exhaust hangers, manual boost controllers, aftermarket springs, etc)

    No worries about hijacking.. its cool
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    I got the STI this morning. Thank you for the help. I got it for 16,500. Pics coming.

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    Wow its nice to see the car is comming along
    I havent been on in awhile manily due to getting ready for paramedic school.
    did you ever do the 20g on your car ???
    I did pretty much the same set up as your car
    few diffrences
    i have
    aps 65mm CAI,
    sti intercooler and bellow
    vf43 turbo
    CP forge pistons
    apr engine studs
    2.5inch catless exhaust
    walbro 255 fuel pump
    when i retuned made 288 whp and 312 torque to the wheel on a conseritive tune
    i have a aps hard turbo inlet and going to do the TGV deletes soon and suspension is sitting in the garage waiting to go on went a bit over board on that too lol


    What hp you at now?
    also what gauges you running? im going to pick up prosport gauges latter this week
    i noticed your mount in the consul is that custom or where did you buy it from
    good to see you still have the car
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    Nope... haven't done much with the motor.... haven't needed to. The Cobb OTS VF39 map is more than enough power.

    I don't streetrace, I don't drag race, and I pretty much drive like a grandma daily.

    I keep finding more room for improvement on the track, and more "hp" won't do a thing for me. So when I can find the $$, I generally do suspension/tires/brakes. Plus, with all the recent work I've done to the Brat, haven't had much leftover for the WRX. Good thing is... the Brat is done, minus passing inspections.

    Currently saving for coilovers... but once those are in.... there isn't much left I can do to the suspension - I'll start focusing on more straight-line performance then. Gotta keep it on the track better first.
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    I here you with that. I found too with the VF43 turbo and a dyno tune it really is enough fun power to work with. I was thinking coil overs on my car and selling my pink springs but the subaru gods shined apon me i got a set of brand new koni sport struts for 500 from a kid going to an STI set up
    i picked up a set of whiteline steer rack bushings
    im going to do perrin sway kit f+r 22mm with endlinks
    perrin anti lift kit
    and the front strut tower brace

    im looking into down the road doing the rear trailing arms and latteral endlinks and the STI control arms up front. but i wanna see how it drives first before dumping tons into the suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    Nope... haven't done much with the motor.... haven't needed to. The Cobb OTS VF39 map is more than enough power.

    I don't streetrace, I don't drag race, and I pretty much drive like a grandma daily.

    I keep finding more room for improvement on the track, and more "hp" won't do a thing for me. So when I can find the $$, I generally do suspension/tires/brakes. Plus, with all the recent work I've done to the Brat, haven't had much leftover for the WRX. Good thing is... the Brat is done, minus passing inspections.

    Currently saving for coilovers... but once those are in.... there isn't much left I can do to the suspension - I'll start focusing on more straight-line performance then. Gotta keep it on the track better first.
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    ^^^ You won't know until you track it.

    I've considered an ALK, but I talked to a track buddy that has problems with his wide-offset wheels and tires rubbing the inner front fenderwells after the install... so I'm kinda shying away from it, especially with my track tires.

    In fact, I chewed up one of my hoosiers a little bit at my most recent AutoX (not bad, but enough to pay attention).... so my rear fenders are getting rolled Thursday.

    Konis are a nice DD setup... I really need something that is going to improve my performance at the track though... significantly. Still researching a GOOD set of coilovers that isn't priced rediculously. The best I've found so far are the H&R street performance coilovers - Progressive springs, monotube, awesome reviews, and they aren't a "new" company at all...... which I like. They are "about" $1300... which is priced extremely well for what you get.

    I'll need to buy camber plates because they don't come with tophats, but it sure beats buying some "disposable" garbage BC Racing coilovers, or some other $499 eBay special, you know?

    http://www.hrsprings.com/products/coil-overs/
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    Yeah im still on the fence but perrin doesnt call it ALK they call it PSR or something like that.
    Thats actually a nice price on coilovers ive seen people buy really cheap ones then pea blood every time they park there car because there extremely extremely stiff.
    Word of advice when you get your chamber plates for your coilovers get a set of really good dust covers it will prevent the dirt from working its way in and causing premature failures of your set up. From what im told is an over looked spot on the suspension upgrades that can cause issues.
    I think im gonna really enjoy the konis only bummer is if i wanna stiffen my rear struts i need to remove the back seat they dont sell a set of extenders like tokico does

    Quote Originally Posted by ninefourteener View Post
    ^^^ You won't know until you track it.

    I've considered an ALK, but I talked to a track buddy that has problems with his wide-offset wheels and tires rubbing the inner front fenderwells after the install... so I'm kinda shying away from it, especially with my track tires.

    In fact, I chewed up one of my hoosiers a little bit at my most recent AutoX (not bad, but enough to pay attention).... so my rear fenders are getting rolled Thursday.

    Konis are a nice DD setup... I really need something that is going to improve my performance at the track though... significantly. Still researching a GOOD set of coilovers that isn't priced rediculously. The best I've found so far are the H&R street performance coilovers - Progressive springs, monotube, awesome reviews, and they aren't a "new" company at all...... which I like. They are "about" $1300... which is priced extremely well for what you get.

    I'll need to buy camber plates because they don't come with tophats, but it sure beats buying some "disposable" garbage BC Racing coilovers, or some other $499 eBay special, you know?

    http://www.hrsprings.com/products/coil-overs/
    i live my life a 1/4 mile at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emsbuff124 View Post
    Wow its nice to see the car is comming along
    I havent been on in awhile manily due to getting ready for paramedic school.
    did you ever do the 20g on your car ???
    I did pretty much the same set up as your car
    few diffrences
    i have
    aps 65mm CAI,
    sti intercooler and bellow
    vf43 turbo
    CP forge pistons
    apr engine studs
    2.5inch catless exhaust
    walbro 255 fuel pump
    when i retuned made 288 whp and 312 torque to the wheel on a conseritive tune
    i have a aps hard turbo inlet and going to do the TGV deletes soon and suspension is sitting in the garage waiting to go on went a bit over board on that too lol
    Just wondering why you went with a 2.5in exhaust...3in. and you might have gotten even better numbers, especially top end. Great numbers as is though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Just wondering why you went with a 2.5in exhaust...3in. and you might have gotten even better numbers, especially top end. Great numbers as is though
    It was really my first full exhaust on a car that i ever brought so i didnt know how loud it really was going to be also i was trying not to stick out.
    The county i live in is notorious for fart can honda running around and at the time i couldnt find a nice 3inch that didnt look like a melon shooter. I was also concerned i producing to much torque to have the tranny grenade itself.
    I have a 3inch belmouth catless dp in the back of my garage when i decided to upgrade.
    Thanks for the props i was really pleased to with the #s myself and it was on a conservitive tune, my oringal motor hand a ring-land failure on the pistons so i had a new block forge pistons and apr engine studs put in with the vf43 turbo and the fuel pump and CAI with exhaust when she was tuned we keeped the stock boost controler in so it never boosted over 20psi so im pretty much safe on the motor from failure
    the tuned esimated over 300whp with my setup if it was an agressive tune.
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    Ahh makes sense now...

    You can keep it relatively quiet with a 3inch exhaust, all depending on your axleback portion really. I have a TurboXS standard axleback right now, it's 3inchs (only the axleback though, the rest is stock). But it just has a nice rumble to it, not too loud. Cruising it has no drone and it looks relatively close to stock...so there are the options out there for whenever you are ready!

    Your build is nice and conservative. It is really all you need. My old STI was protuned to 310whp and 330wtq on the stock VF43 and it was perfect for daily driving and the occasional quarter mile track run.

    You are right around the good place for the tranny. Its not so much an issue, as long as you know how to drive it without banging around gears and launching and so on, especially with 06-07 trannies. They are a *little* more stout than previous years because the 2.5L engines do produce a bit more torque.
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