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    what else can i do to my engine??? 2005 WRX

    Here is a list of evry mod I have... I'm looking more for engine mods and ideas along that line... all ideas help...
    - Limited options include heated windshield, heated side mirrors, heated seats, and sunroof
    - Turbo XS front mount intercooler and piping – painted flat black
    - Cobb short ram intake
    - Turbo XS RFL blow off valve
    - Polyurethane front lip - from MachV Motorsports
    - BC coilovers - Camber plates and bolts
    - Cobb Access Port V2 currently on a stage 2 tune
    - Kartboy short shifter and bushings - Kartboy shift knob
    - HKS catless downpipe
    - Cobb lightweight main pulley
    - Turbo XS catback exhaust
    - Defi center gauge pod - Prosport gauges - boost, oil pressure, and fuel pressure
    - NGK platinum spark plugs
    - Subaru Deck Lid
    - STi front bumper and splitters - Evo IX Front License Plate Holder
    - Hella supertone horns
    - Rallyarmor mud flaps
    - STi foglight covers
    -HID high beam bulbs -STi rear bumper
    -OEM clutch and pressure plate installed by myself at 95,000 miles
    -OEM Subaru wingless trunk lid
    -“JDM taillight mod” – look it up
    -Greddy turbo timer
    -Touchscreen dvd head unit with ipod hookup

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    well you didnt list the single biggest power gain which is removing the catalytic converter in your up pipe for a catless version.

    The other is that the HKS Downpipe is a piece of junk unless your running the newest version. Get an up pipe and down pipe.

    Since your only stage 2 and your going to change those pipes I suggest a blouch turbo charger, larger injectors, turbo inlet and a bigger fuel pump.


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    Ok being that I'm on a limited college budget I got like 1500 to start with right now.... what first of what you listed?

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    up pipe
    down pipe
    injectors
    fuel pump
    pro tune
    all can be done with 1500


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    Awesome thanks again... how much estimated h.p. you think that's looking at?

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    if your running the stock turbo on a fmic meh.. I couldnt tell you.. But the injectors and fuel pump should let you run max out of that little td04


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    Ok and I was doing the research on shops and the one closests to me does not do a cobb accessport pro tune... so should I jus get rid of it and go with their pro tune at all aspects or go with a shop about 4 hours away that uses cobb tuning??

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    I would be surprised if they were a shop that doesnt do a cobb accessport pro tune.. Honestly from that comment alone Id find a different shop and I seriously dislike cobb.


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    Yea I know the thing is they are actually pretty reputable subar u shop... they do every single tune except the cobb pro tune... what reason u have against the cobb tune?

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    what shop is this? Are you sure they dont? They may not sell it but they would still use it to tune your car.


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    "Unfortunately we don’t custom tune Accessports here, do you already have the stage 2 off the shelf map loaded?"

    Was what I received. Through email after I told them I have a cobb accessport

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    You need an uppipe, if you don't already have one. If the HKS is the flat-plate version, you need a bellmouth/divorced downpipe.

    With a budget of $1500 (assuming compression/leakdown tests both pass), I'd do the following:
    Grimmspeed uppipe - $150
    Invidia downpipe (used) - $150 (sell your HKS to recoup some of the money)
    Blouch 16G - $800
    DW650cc injectors - $350
    Walbro 255lph fuel pump - $100
    OpenECU reflash - Cobb AP sale should cover this
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    Ok thanks for the help.. Just talked to a guy at all aspects he is saying to do my uppipe first to basically save my turbo... ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ_WRX_77
    Ok thanks for the help.. Just talked to a guy at all aspects he is saying to do my uppipe first to basically save my turbo... ideas?
    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257
    Grimmspeed uppipe - $150
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    thanks.. when i get my down pipe and uppipe do i need to get it tuned after i get the pipes put on or can it wait till after i get my fuel injectors?

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