A friend of mine just bought an 02' WRX and it came with a bunch of mods already on it. Because I'm such a car nut, he came to me to ask what I thought about all the mods. I told him I didn't know much about WRX's, but I would do some research and find out for him.
This is his list of mods right now:
Perrin Intake, APS Top Mount Intercooler, APS BOV, HKS Grounding System, Perrin Catch Can, Turbo Back exhaust(I think its Tanabe Racing Medalion) with the real wide opening right at the turbo, APEXi AVC Type-R, and GReddy Turbo Timer.
Now some questions. They are numbered so when responding please reference the question number. Thanks.
1. Are these good mods? It seems to me like they are, however I have read bad things about the BOV's and EBC's on WRX's.
2. What type of power do you think he's putting to the wheels right now at about 13.5-14 psi?
3. He is already thinking about getting the COBB Stage 1 programmer, but what else should he consider doing? The car seems to be in pretty good condition.
4. The clutch feels real heavy, so it may have an aftermarket clutch. However, first gear grinds almost everytime you put it in gear. Do the 02's usually have problems with transmissions?
Thanks for all the help you can give me guys. I really want to help him with this car so I have a friend that can actually keep up with me.