XJman· A dashingly handsome oversized Guinea Pig
Simple modifications and tuning typically will not cause a failure that wouldn't have happened stock. It's when you slap on tons of bolt ons, don't tune, or start shooting for big power that it goes south fast.For the guys/girls that are performance modding their 15+ WRX. Are ya'll doing anything to prevent the rod failures or clutch slipping? I personally feel that I purchased my WRX with the wrong idea in mind. I purchased the car with the intent to upgrade it a bit to have a bit more power, but after reading various posts regarding engine failures I have decided that modding is not such a great idea.
Do not get me wrong I am perfectly contempt with the car and I actually have no application that the extra power is necessary I guess it was just a I wanna go fast thing. Which leads me to my next point. I wish the WRX were built with modding in mind like the STI. Over built motor over built transmission and clutch overbuilt suspension and tuning. Guess the point is I should have bought a STI. Will be looking at the 2020 STI when it comes out. Of course waiting a few years to work the kinks out first. Probably going to get roasted over this
The STI is not made with modding in mind, At all, even in the furthest stretch. It costs a massive amount of money to have even a remotely "reliable" build making any substantial power.