so, the other day I'm walking to school, thinking about my plans to modify my Honda soon, when I here a noise. It started out as a low thrum, then quickly morphed into a crescendo that sounded remarkably like a Ducati V-Twin or maybe an airplane radial. I can't describe te sound terribly accurately because the thing defies a proper description so far as my vocabulary is concerned. Honda? Nope. Nissan? Wrong again. It was a silver 2006 WRX, with an exhaust, and it was incredible. All thoughts of VTEC and prelude engines forgotten, I dove back into my books to glean what I could from them about the WRX and variants thereof. I have since decided, upon enlistment into the United States Air Force, I'm gonna do my damnedest to pick up a rally blue, 2002-2004 model, and go to town on it. But through all my research I do still have some questions.
What kind of power will the stock turbo be able to take without tearing the thing up prematurely?
How stout is the gearbox (what's the hardest you can launch the thing without turning your gearbox into shrapnel?
I keep hearing about understeer being a predominant trait in the car's handling when stock. What is the best way to correct this issue?
What are the top ten mods in terms of value?
Is the stock stereo worth a hoot?
How much lag is there when stock?
Which year is the best?
Thanks for your time