How's it going all! Proud new owner of an 02 wrx here. After a lengthy search I finally decided on one about a month ago. 124000km (yes I'm Canadian), little to no rust and completely stock apart from a short throw.
I've been creeping this forum as well as NASIOC since I got the car. Seems the more I look the more I'm confused with which route to take with modifying. I THINK I've got it narrowed down now....but am looking for opions before I go ahead with anything. if you plan on posting a "welcome" and have some extra time, i'd love to hear your opinion but by no means want to start a debate of any kind.
Anyways, like I said I'm from canada and this wrx will be seeing snow (and has for the last 8 years) so I don't need anything TOO fast or flashy. I was thinking...as I have little knowledge with cars, that the cobb accessport might be the way to go. Maybe run it stage 1 for a bit then get the cobb intake and tbe and go stage 2. I just think the cobb exhaust sounds nice/not to loud...not because cobb says to pair them with the ap. Then maybe (much) later on get a different turbo and protune? For the time being I would like to make it a little faster and actually have that boxer sound...safely.
Also I have a set of 04 sti brembos (calipers, pads and rotors) in my closet...due to having 16" rims and no adapter kit or over sized e-brake shoes. And I also have the chance to get an sti intercooler for 100$, but heard it's a waste with stock turbo...
SO! am I on the right track? close even? different brands? sell the brakes? buy the IC? etc.
Sorry for the mad long annoying...1st post. But summer is here, and I don't think i'll be figuring out a good route on my own any time soon. Would be a major help, plus it would be nice to get some opinions from people who don't stand to make any money off me.