I am stage 2, from tp. catless dp, aem cai, hybrid bpv.. Besides turbos and meth injections, different topic but e85 is beast!. Throw some ideas my way.
You want to spend $5K but keep your existing turbo? Is that what "besides turbos" means?
Wrong. Most TMICs if good quality can be just as efficient as an FMIC without being laggyohh and top mounts in my opinion are pretty much a waste of time, if you're going to spend money on an intercooler do a front mount, right where you know its gonna stay coolest..
Wrong. Most cars after 2009 are maxed out on injectors with only a stage 2. Upgrading the fuel system as well as the TMIC would result in a good power increase over stage 2 numbers.well i would say get a diffrent turbo and change injectors, feul pump, rails and a tune on top of your mods but you dont want to change the turbo, so theres no point doing anything to the feul system as its effecient enough for the stock turbo i would say bigger top mount ( not sure it the bubbleback shape wrx if you can) if you cant front mount is the other option
tbe 3" decat upipe catless dp
snorkal removal drop in k&n
17 psi boost with mbc
on stage 2 xpt tune
oil catch can
what i would do if i had 5k to spend ontop of my 02 wrx:
550cc injectors or pink sti
walbro feul pump
top secret top mount (quicker spool than front mount)
and a tune for it
why i wrote this is to give you an idea of how much better a car will run just by changing a few things that you dont want
There is nothing contrary about your insurance policy and removing your bumper beam. I dont need a beer, I am a father, he is constantly watching and that isnt something I want him seeing. I dont have an omniscient tone as I am not speaking, I am typing. There are many reasons why I am still around after 8 years of service to this forum and nearly 24,000 posts.there's nothing to call out when someone specifies its their opinion you must be bored grab a beer and relax a bit, you could've stated all you just said without the omniscient tone. and you are correct there are tons of material out there that agrees with you but there's tons to the contrary as well
That is one of the worst recommendations I've ever heard on this forum.change your pistons they are the weakest part of your motor as as far as i know then do some cams exhaust manifold injectors,fuel pump, arp head studs. if you're not going to change your turbo that will basically be all for naut because your power lever will be limited but it will more responsive especially if you go with a higher compression and that would be a decent combo with the stock turbo. wont be the most powerful but depending on how you do it and your tuner it'll be real quick
Absolutely not. It may be you're opinion, but remember those are like *******s, everyone has one and they all stink. Opinion shouldn't really have anything to do with the modding process. TMIC's perform better in some aspects than do FMIC's, and in certain conditions are quite preferable to FMIC's. Regular daily driving for instance.ohh and top mounts in my opinion are pretty much a waste of time, if you're going to spend money on an intercooler do a front mount, right where you know its gonna stay coolest..
You told me to drink a beer, I told you no and gave you the reason.. Was I unclear on this?? I dont find that weird at all.1st unclench, 2nd what are you talking about your child or children for how did "he" get in this discussion?? how weird is that. listen your right i'm wrong and thank you for you years of service to this forum and i'm sorry that you didnt know tone can be gathered from reading text and if your paying attention you'd realize that i'm being sarcastic past the weirdness of your son being pulled in comment. for the gentleman that started this thread my apologies for the back and forth. take your time do your research on everything put in front of you and make a decision that suits you. he may have something with the bumper thing but i would think there may be a solution to that issue.