This is a discussion on What is ASS on my WRX? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by stallion2 sounds fishy to me. did anyone ever see that Southpark episode where they were making fun ...
Regardless as an owner of both... I'll already declare WRX>SRT4. If you want straight line, cheap unreliable speed, SRT4 is the car for you. If you want an all season car that's nicer looking, has much more stability, better reliability, better handling and better overall performance the WRX is it. I kept dead even with a 2007 BMW M5 in my SRT4 (Yes the 500 hp model), but it comes at a price. I made a lane change as normal.. and my car almost spun out because i was doing 80. I already took this WRX up to 70 plus on the mountains with no understeer or loss of control.
I'll take pics of my gray button for you guys..... i pushed it and nothing happened. Btw this guy before me was a bean aka ricer. He lowered it so low... i bottom out on the smallest bumps and actually lose handling performance. Now i need to find some stock STI springs to raise it a couple inches ; \.
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Btw I'm gathering from your forum guys, that Cobb chipping= first step you should do for any wrx? I've been reading that exhaust and intake do absolutely nothing for this car. Please do correct me if I'm wrong!
Stage 1: stage 1 ecu reflash, catless uppipe, no other mods
Stage 2: stage 2 ecu reflash, catless uppipe + turbo back exhaust
Intakes like SPT, COBB, and K&N Typhoon are okay as long as you get a protune or stage 2 COBB reflash but they do nothing but enhance the look and sound if your car is making less then some outrageous power (<400HP).
HP after installing a turboback & getting tuned roughly 230-240 WHP
a CATback exhaust is just a noisemaker though.. you'll see hardly any gains unless you get a tune with it.. but that IMO is a waste of money.. might as well wait til you get a full exhaust & then tune.
once again just to clarify for YOUR specific year, stage 2 would be a catback exhaust + a downpipe (aka: turboback exhaust) & a tune.
exhaust diagram for reference