Hello all. I have a stock 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan with 172k that I wanted to try to getting a little experimental with. For those of you experienced tuners out there, where would you start? I've heard of people going the stage one access port route to re-map, I've also seen people diving right into turbo upgrades (which I'm reluctant to do without upgrading engine internals). Still others have gone the other way and started with suspension upgrades.
The only upgrades I've done from stock has been a simple brake upgrade giving me ss lines and whatnot as well as a stock turbo replacement as my original turbo went south very recently. Nothing really to speak of. The application for me will be simply a weekend fun car and an occasional to and from when I need it. The budget for me for parts is going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $500 every other month so I have to make it count.