One of the worst possible things that could happen has happened. Unfortunately my baby (05 wrx) has a bad rod bearing at 55xxx miles. I am debating two different routes to take from here.
1. Complete rebuild with all oem parts. (new bearings, rod, turn the crank or possibly a new one depending on the condition)
2. Rebuild with performance in mind (forged pistons, acl race bearings, new rod, crank etc.)
Basically i just need some advice from anyone whos been in the same boat as me. Is it worth it to rebuild with better parts, or am i better off using oem internals. Is there anything else i should do while im in there? (oil pickup lines, timing belt waterpump etc). How much performance/safety can i get out of forged internals and better bearings? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.