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    My introduction

    Hi everyone, I'm Drake. I live in Ohio, and I'm 17. I love cars, but I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to the newer ones

    I'm just here to learn as much as I can about the STi's as I can before I buy one. Which will take a fat minute because I've only saved around 1700$ so far

    I'm specifically after 04-05 STi's, with the ej25. I plan on eventually having around 400 awhp, no more than that with a lot of boost, I mean like 25 pounds, and I want the littlest bit of turbolag possible. What turbos should I look at? Also, what all will I have to do to the engine to put a big turbo on it? I know I need a new intercooler, and bigger injectors, but I don't have the slightest clue where to look. Any help is really appreciated.

    Also, I probably said some **** that made me look dumb as hell, but remember I don't know a whole lot, just the basics really.
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    You're 17 right? How are you going to swing insurance and payments on an STI? I don't want to sound like a douche or anything, but what do you drive currently? An STI is going to have way more than enough horse to start, so get the car drive it, learn it, be comfortable with it, and then upgrade it. You'll appreciate the car more, and in turn respect what is capable of so you don't destroy it.

    Anyway, that's just my $.02
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    I get what you're trying to say but I'm saving all of my money and buying it with one payment. At the moment I drive a 98 stratus, and yeah I get that I probably seem like a novice when it comes to driving with a lot of horses, but I've driven some monsters. I know how to drive, and I've been in some stuff you wouldn't believe. I figured I would drive it around stock (or however I bought it) for a while anyways, it's not like I want to just get the car and take it apart right there.

    I'll be able to take care of insurance, and the upgrades, and my best friend is a mechanic, so he can help me out when bolting things on.

    edit: before you ask, I want more than one opinion. That's why I don't ask my friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Follow the link in my signature for the answers to your various questions. All there.
    hey thanks man

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    yo i also want to say that I've rebuilt a car before, and had 550 rwhp, so I know what I'm getting myself into

    just figured I'd say that before I got some hate

    edit: not to say I know a lot, but that I can handle a mean ride
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    +1 for you bro.

    I've always been a car guy and looked forward to the next change in wheels, waaaaaaaaay before I could afford one. When I was in my early 20's with 2 kids, driving a rust bucket and replacing clutches, oil pumps, differentials, etc. to keep getting to work to make chump change, I kept the dream alive.

    You'll get there faster if you plan for it and save cash now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Durrake View Post
    I get what you're trying to say but I'm saving all of my money and buying it with one payment. At the moment I drive a 98 stratus, and yeah I get that I probably seem like a novice when it comes to driving with a lot of horses, but I've driven some monsters. I know how to drive, and I've been in some stuff you wouldn't believe. I figured I would drive it around stock (or however I bought it) for a while anyways, it's not like I want to just get the car and take it apart right there.

    I'll be able to take care of insurance, and the upgrades, and my best friend is a mechanic, so he can help me out when bolting things on.

    edit: before you ask, I want more than one opinion. That's why I don't ask my friend.
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    Thanks man that's just how I look at it, and I don't have any kids (hopefully), but I do know what it's like to keep the dream alive while facing hardship

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    Sorry, missunderstood. I figured you were just going out and grabbing one soon, if you know what you're doing more power to you man. Good luck with this endeavor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwrxp View Post
    Sorry, missunderstood. I figured you were just going out and grabbing one soon, if you know what you're doing more power to you man. Good luck with this endeavor.
    No worries, I understand that people my age aren't exactly the most.. well.. intelligent... I couldn't think of a better way to describe that, but you know what I mean.

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