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    interested in opinion... have magical 98 WRX complete stock, what to do...

    G'day all ... have just bought my first WRX, 98 , completely stock - just ticked over 100,000km..

    as i haven't seen many completely unmodified 98's around i'm torn between 'keeping it stock' - 'upgrading with STi mod's only' - ' or taking it to a performance centre and through some money at them...

    Really keen to hear your views..

    i've had V8's for past 15 years - so i'm a bit green in this field..

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margs River View Post
    G'day all ... have just bought my first WRX, 98 , completely stock - just ticked over 100,000km..

    as i haven't seen many completely unmodified 98's around i'm torn between 'keeping it stock' - 'upgrading with STi mod's only' - ' or taking it to a performance centre and through some money at them...

    Really keen to hear your views..

    i've had V8's for past 15 years - so i'm a bit green in this field..

    Cheers

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    Well you could do a little bit of each! Pro tune, sti tranny swap and some motor work with bolt ons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anpato View Post
    Well you could do a little bit of each! Pro tune, sti tranny swap and some motor work with bolt ons.
    Not sure the tranny swap would be easy nor necessary for him, bud. The 1998 WRX is the RA gearset with the 4.44 F/D. The 4.44 F/D can take considerably more abuse than the USDM 3.9:1 5MT.

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    I would not touch it. It's a survivor, let it be. Keep it maintained with authentic parts. It's a shame to bother a car like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I would not touch it. It's a survivor, let it be. Keep it maintained with authentic parts. It's a shame to bother a car like that.
    +1
    Keep it like it is.

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    Keep it as is. Like you said, its magical.

    And if you do decide to make changes, at least keep all the parts.
    Not as many parts left over this time... what am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Not sure the tranny swap would be easy nor necessary for him, bud. The 1998 WRX is the RA gearset with the 4.44 F/D. The 4.44 F/D can take considerably more abuse than the USDM 3.9:1 5MT.

    OP: this forum doesn't cater as much to WRXs outside the USDM, but we will help as much as we can. What are your goals with the car?
    Well that much i Didnt know, maybe I should try to get my hands on one of these instead :P
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    thanks heaps guys for your comments... i thought keeping it untouched would be the in feedback...

    Cheers

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