Hey guys! Let me start off by saying great community! It looks like there's a lot of experience running around this site. So... way to go!
Anyways... I can't actually be a "member" as of right now since I have no WRX!! In fact, I don't even own a Subaru. But! I'm here for some advise because I am the proud future owner of a lucky WRX out there somewhere.
I post because of this though: As I set here at my computer, contemplating this and that of the said WRX, I wonder "Can I save myself a few bucks by buying a WRX and upgrading it to an STi, or is it cheaper to just outright buy the STi?" Keep in mind I'm looking for an '05 or so, as to keep down on the cost and keep the college tuition coming. Now, I know that I'm going to be modifying the motor of this car a bit since I'm going to be aiming for the 340-360 whp mark, and I want to keep the look of the regular WRX (The STi wing just doesn't do it for me), but would it be worth effort upgrading to an STi platform before going all out with the motor works? And if upgrading to the STi is the route to the HP mark, are the WRX and WRX/STi parts interchangeable or do they require some modifications to be installed?