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    New Greek WRX owner wants to make it STI!

    hey guys. I just bought a 2002 subaru wrx! I want to ask some questions.

    Should i put LSD's from sti or maybe something aftermarker from qualife? 3 LSD will cost me around 3000 dollars?

    The horsepower for now is more than enough for me. I want to improve only handling. So i want LSD's and a new coilover(but what?)

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    Don't know where you're going here, but I will say don't waste your money turning your car into something it isn't. It's a WRX. Just make it a bad *** WRX.

    Obviously, I'm not into the the whole WRX-to-STi thing.

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    Our tarmac is both very slick and very bumpy so I would advise against coilovers unless they are of the highest quality and since Jap. parts are very costly due to import fees I would look at EU sources like KW. However you will spend several thousand euro and may not have enough compliance for anything except new motorways. You can't escape the patches, ruts, and pot holes as you know, no matter if you are in an urban area or the countryside.

    The differentials will also cost several thousand euro and you need to research whether you want 1.5 way etc to make sure you are OK with the effects under braking. Many of the parts discussed here are either not relevant due to availability or not sensible due to cost in Europe. In any case the parts you mentioned are reputable but costly, and you may be better off simply using Subaru parts instead if you can source a full front clip or a wrecked parts car, even if imported.

    Does your car have the global export gearbox with the very long fifth? Can you source a complete STI gearbox set up? It will run over 5.000 Euro and I strongly recommend professional installation by a specialist that understands the differences in output ratios, so they can fit a rear diff that matches if necessary. The STi gearbox will give you 6 speeds, and depending on the year the front diff will have varying configurations but in any case you will be able to control the centre diff and will end up better off than you are now -- again, at a substantial cost.

    By the way... Does "Toure7" mean Θύρα 7? Just wondering.
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    I would get front and rear sway bars with endlinks. Instead of coilovers, I would get some good aftermarket struts and pair them with a small drop spring, such as Prodrive. Match that with a good summer tire.

    Beyond you have two choices:

    1) Source an STI transmission and drivetrain and do a swap. This will get you the LSD in the front diff.

    2) Keep the stock tranny and add a PPG Front LSD. They run about $1800 US and are top quality. Since you have to tear apart the tranny, may as well get the PPG gears and a decent street clutch.

    It all depends on what you want to do with your car. On the track the even 4 wheel grip of an LSD is great, but for daily driving, the sometimes 3 wheel grip we get with our WRX is more than enough.
    06 GTO M6 Quicksilver, SLP 455 Bobcat, LS7 Clutch w/ SS line (RPM tune:373rwhp/373rwtq)
    07 WRX TR M5 Garnet Red Pearl w/ Straight PPGs and Cusco front LSD (Agile tune:307whp/343wtq)

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