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    Hi guys, Need a little help...

    Sup guys!
    I currently drive a modded Volvo S70 Glt (swedish meatball i know lol) which i have done as many mods as phisically possible. lol But on friday i am selling it and plan to buy a WRX. Not quite in the financial position to get the might STi but i was just wondering if someone could explain the main differences between the two. So far the only thing i don think i could eventually get in my wrx that the Sti has id DCCD. Anything else? is the STI just a WRX with a bigger turbo?
    Thanks so much guys any help would be apreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvohuntinWRX
    Sup guys!
    I currently drive a modded Volvo S70 Glt (swedish meatball i know lol) which i have done as many mods as phisically possible. lol But on friday i am selling it and plan to buy a WRX. Not quite in the financial position to get the might STi but i was just wondering if someone could explain the main differences between the two. So far the only thing i don think i could eventually get in my wrx that the Sti has id DCCD. Anything else? is the STI just a WRX with a bigger turbo?
    Thanks so much guys any help would be apreciated!
    Michael V
    Everything on the STi can be swaped into the WRX, including the engine, transmission, dccd, etc.

    They are different in turbo, engine sizes (besides 2006), injectors, tune, suspension, etc.
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    oh ok....cause i am gettin a 06 and i think they all teh same 2.5liter DOHC boxer inchine how would DCCD be swapped? like a ecu thing? or....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvohuntinWRX
    oh ok....cause i am gettin a 06 and i think they all teh same 2.5liter DOHC boxer inchine how would DCCD be swapped? like a ecu thing? or....?
    Well the engines are the same liters but there are differences. If you search DCCD swap you will find threads giving you technical information. I am not familiar with it.
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    hmmmm so even wit the 06 engine similarity its possible to basically create an STi correct. And do you know if its possible or where i could buy the second roof spoiler from teh 06 STI's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvohuntinWRX
    hmmmm so even wit the 06 engine similarity its possible to basically create an STi correct. And do you know if its possible or where i could buy the second roof spoiler from teh 06 STI's?
    Yes. I have the 2.0L and I have more HP/TQ than a stock STi with about $2000 invested or less. You can do it for even cheaper with the 2.5L

    www.subarugenuineparts.com sells the 06 roof vane.
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    have you upgraded your turbo at all? and is your car 5 speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvohuntinWRX
    have you upgraded your turbo at all? and is your car 5 speed?
    I have an IHI VF34 turbo. it is from the Japanese STi Type RA. It is bigger than the USDM STi turbo, but not by too much (my car with a VF39 (stock STi turbo) would put around 250whp, i have 276 whp).

    I have a WRX 5MT, the STi doesnt come in red besides the $52,000 ESX model.
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    ESX what year was that? and what did it have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvohuntinWRX
    ESX what year was that? and what did it have?
    There is an 05 and 06 version, the 06 is white tho. It has 425 HP (not to the wheels) by using a 18G turbo i think.

    easy street motorsport, just google that or ESX and you will find the website.
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    wow man, those ESX ones are sick, And how is the WRX stock do you remember how it was? lol is it pretty quick stock?

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    also i was readin a review obviously the STi suspension is tighter right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvohuntinWRX
    wow man, those ESX ones are sick, And how is the WRX stock do you remember how it was? lol is it pretty quick stock?
    I drove an 02 RSX 5MT (160hp) before i owned the WRX. When I got the stock WRX i got whiplash (ok not really but it felt fast) lol. They feel so quick stock when you are used to normal cars.

    If you want to keep it stock you will be very happy. If you mod her you will even happier.

    Quote Originally Posted by EvohuntinWRX
    also i was readin a review obviously the STi suspension is tighter right?
    yes but with springs, rear swaybar, wider rims/tires, and some steering rack bushings you will be handling just as well.


    aight im goin to bed. good luck w/ the research. you can find the answer to every question if you search for it on the boards. have fun!
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    Post pics of your volvo, i've seen some nasty modded volvo's.

    Oh and with all the things you want to do, just buy a STI... its worth the extra money.

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    +1 for pics.

    Take easy way out by buying STi.
    It will save your time and might save some money as well.
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