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    Going from Srt-4 to Wrx. Advice, questions in thread

    Hey fellas I currently own an 0'4 SRT4 STG2. I'll start out by saying I love these cars to death but its time to move on. I'm in college at a state University and its costing too much to keep up wit this modded car as a good daily driver. I am fairly sure my replacement vehicle will be an 0'4 WRX wagon, stock. I know pretty much everything will be an upgrade with the wrx but I know the one thing I will miss about my srt is the speed. Got a few questions, anyone on here come from owning a skittle to a wrx? If so do you enjoy your wrx more or miss your srt? Is there anyway to make the WRX as fast as my srt-4 with the stock turbo? And how hard would it be to do what I call a "replica" stage 2, to be more clear you could do this with a srt by pretty much using a diablo tune and some basic bolt ons and you saw numbers right around and even higher than factory stg 2, and if so is this "replica" stg 2 for wrx's just cobb ap and up and down pipe and exhaust? Thats what I keep hearing. I would love it if I could get an AWD drive vehicle that was about as fast as my srt-4 not named S4, STi, or Evo. Thanks guys

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    Replica stage 2? What on earth are you talking about?

    There was no "factory stage 2 option" for the WRX. The WRX will be much slower in a straight line than your SRT4, plain and simple. Mod for mod, the SRT4 will make more power throughout the powerband compared to a 2L WRX. This is in part due to the larger stock turbo of the SRT4, the longer stroke of the A853 compared to the EJ205, and the 20% larger displacement. If you lust for straight-line speed, I'd look at something like a 2005-2006 Pontiac GTO, which can be had for $7-8k and will make considerably more power easier. I'm confused as to your logic: you love your car, but it's costing you money (being modified). So you wish to sell your car and get a WRX, that you wish to modify. Are you not trading a headache for a headache?
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    [QUOTE=zax;3014290]Replica stage 2? What on earth are you talking about?
    The SRT-4 came with a factory stage 2 (My bad thought WRX's had them too) but instead of spending $2k for dodge to do the factory stage 2, all you really needed was a Diablo Tune and a couple of bolt ons to see around the same numbers as stage 2 , sometimes even more and saves alot of $$

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    im also confused. your srt4 is 9 years old. so im assuming its paid off. why not just keep it? your in college, you need to be paying for college stuff not car stuff.

    seems to me that your trying to justify trading your car using "maintainance costs" as a reason to get a car you want. I dont think trading your 9 year old car that you know everything about(as far as problems maintainance records etc) for a 9 year old car that you know nothing about is a good idea for a college kid

    just my opinion only you know your actual situation and should make it based of your personal financial situation
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessSea View Post
    im also confused. your srt4 is 9 years old. so im assuming its paid off. why not just keep it? your in college, you need to be paying for college stuff not car stuff.

    seems to me that your trying to justify trading your car using "maintainance costs" as a reason to get a car you want. I dont think trading your 9 year old car that you know everything about(as far as problems maintainance records etc) for a 9 year old car that you know nothing about is a good idea for a college kid

    just my opinion only you know your actual situation and should make it based of your personal financial situation
    I think this is great advice. It just makes the most sense.
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