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    So how would I go about getting more performance out of my 2.5 rs I'm planning on doing a swap to an ej20 here pretty soon but I just something more for the time being

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    What part of the car is lacking? Power? Handling?
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    I would not swap a 2,5RS if the corresponding WRX exists. I'd sell the car I don't want to buy the car I do. This is not necessarily the most popular opinion but life is short, if robots on assembly lines make the car I want I see no reason to do it myself.

    If you insist, I'd mod the 2,5 starting from the wheels and moving inward. I would leave the motor and gearbox alone. If you respond to the question above more info can be given.

    If you have an older RS I'd still say sell and buy a new age factory turbo car - stock, with a complete service history.
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    Well when I got it it was good and fun but now I've had it for a long while I just need something more it's just the non turbo 2.5rs and I have a k&n and kyb struts but like I said its not enough

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    I vote for trading it in for a WRX.. if you want more power it doesn't make financial sense to stay with the RS.

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    Is it a GC? if so, i'd keep it the way it is and get a WRX. If it's a GD, sell it or trade it in for a WRX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arich1227 View Post
    Well when I got it it was good and fun but now I've had it for a long while I just need something more it's just the non turbo 2.5rs and I have a k&n and kyb struts but like I said its not enough
    You've not defined what "enough" is or to what it relates. Even so I find it unlikely your existing car will be enough. If you like it, keep it. If not, don't. Throwing money at it isn't the answer in my view.
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    I love my car and I love driving it but I feel like I owe it to myself and the car to reach both mine and the cars full potential and I also think I can better myself with more horse power and it will help sharpen my driving

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    I also think I can better myself with more horse power and it will help sharpen my driving
    A very misguided statement. On the Road, more horsepower will undoubtedly only endanger. On the track, I would argue the inverse: racing with a deficit in horsepower would seem to lend itself to driver enhancement. The driver that remains competitive despite the deficit in horsepower is truly skilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    A very misguided statement. On the Road, more horsepower will undoubtedly only endanger. On the track, I would argue the inverse: racing with a deficit in horsepower would seem to lend itself to driver enhancement. The driver that remains competitive despite the deficit in horsepower is truly skilled.
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    Ya but not having enough hp to recover out of my conors and lines are really starting to make me question myself idk maybe your right maybe it's just me but Idk

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    what?
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    If you really want to mod it I would go with a good intake, headers, and a tune.. but I still think your money would be better spent (or saved) on a turbo car.

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    jk...just enjoy your car man! if it's a GC (pre 2002) then you have a nice ride man. Throw some suspension mods, nice set of wheels, tires, brakes and call it a day!
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