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    About to sell my prelude... looking at WRX's

    My car is a 96 SI and is giving me some hard times lately. Its got about 103K on the odometer and I am just getting tired of it. Ive been dying to drive a turbo car since I got my liscense in 97, but I still have never had the opportunity too.

    I think the WRX will be a great pick for me, I always admire them when I see them on the road. My main concern (not putting a ton of effort yet into my search) is whether or not I am going to be able to mod this car and make it much faster than it is in stock form. I've been driving my lude for 4 years, and don't get me wrong, I think it is a great car... but I feel like with all I have put into it I still havent seen that much of an improvement. Nitrous, cams, milled head, intake, exhaust, clutch... and I think I am only running about a 14.1-14.3 from a 15.4.

    Will I be disappointed with a wrx and its responsiveness? I would really like to be able to make it easily compete with a stock STi... is that too much to ask? How much do you think I would end up having to pay for a newer body style wrx?

    Sorry for the run on... and thanks in advance for all the help!
    Patrick
    2004 Java Black STi
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    Invidia G200 Exhaust
    Helix Catted downpipe
    K+N Typhoon Intake
    Tanabe GF210 Springs

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    man, leaving honda/acura tio the WRX is a big step. and you totally feel the power. i solg my GSR to get my WRX. man, my car is all stock. the low end is amzing, pulls like a mother, but the top end isn't that much great. i think wit a Cobb Stage 1 or 2, you should be able to keep up with a stock STi. if i'm wrong, i think plenty of people would corrrect me on that tho, lol. so basically, yes it's worth it. yes, you'll feel the response. i'd say, get it man.
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    My Stage IV WRX was totalled by a drunk driver. Fcuk him!

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    thanks for the response... I am expecting it to be a big step up.

    did they new headlights come in 03 or 04?
    Patrick
    2004 Java Black STi
    COBB Stage II
    Invidia G200 Exhaust
    Helix Catted downpipe
    K+N Typhoon Intake
    Tanabe GF210 Springs

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    My Stage IV WRX was totalled by a drunk driver. Fcuk him!

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    Welcome,

    Headlights Bugeye look 02-03 changed in 04. Which you like is a matter of taste, but both styles look MUCH better cleared.

    STi power: With cobb stage 2 (stock TD04) you won't make it. You can pull on an STi, but you'll hit the wall with the smaller turbo. You'll need a bigger turbo to play. Cobb stage 2.5 vf30 or 34), puts down 250-280 to the wheels depending on the mods, the car and the dyno. Some of the quickness of the TD04 dissapears though. Everything has a cost.

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    wrx's respond easily to mods. Just lay off the typical CAI as one of your first mods.

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