On Dec 24th. I picked up an elusive 2003 WRX 5 speed wagon after months of searching. Still learning about the car as it is my first Subaru. I had a custom turboed 97 A32 Nissan that was really fun to drive, it had a t3/t4 turbo with a water injection kit. I bought it in 01' and boosted it in 08'. One day it didn't want to start so it had to be replaced. After being in that car I realized I could not get used to driving something normally aspirated no matter how big the engine, boosting is just too much fun. Got this car because it has potential and a larger aftermarket support platform, plus awd in areas that get a bit of snow is a plus too.
My ulimate goal for this car is to be around 400whp so I've been researching the supporting mods for such. As far as I can tell the car is stock and has not been modified. It does look like there was possible evidence of a triple gauge pod where the clock sits but it might have been something else (tape residue there).
Having modified my Nissan quite a bit I plan on avoiding certain mods, namely suspension lowering, I'll deal with the monster truck look for now. Roads are not friendly here. Maybe better to keep stock look and retain sleeper status..
Mods I'm unsure about:
1000cc injectors, maybe I'll go 750cc?
TGV deletes, I'm unsure of the amount of work required.
Intake due to no restriction at power goal
Intercooler?, I have water injection.
Mods I plan to do in order:
Install wideband kit
Ebay catback/turbo back if I can't find a spot for my wideband.
Fuel pump and injectors
Oakos is fairly local to me so they can do some of the work I am unwilling to do.
Thanks for any advise.