So after all these years, I've decided to possibly come back to an STI. I know about these cars, I've had a wrx, then an sti (that had ringland). Anything new in the 2018 sti??
The ej has been known to grenade at stock power.The FAs make more power dollar for dollar.
That being said, they are more limited on total power contraints with the stock block and fueling system.
The stock block has been known to grenade around 400hp due to the rods. Additionally I think anybody making over 450hp has either bought the p&l injector add on system which is several thousand $ or is using something like methanol as the secondary fuel source. The DI system cannot be increased flow wise past it's maximum without these
I'm legitimately curious how you arrived at this conclusion. In fact, this goes a bit against logical deduction.The FAs make more power dollar for dollar.
This is basically what I was getting at. Because you don't need to do the same level of fueling upgrades on an FA as you would an EJ say when adding a downpipe and intake, and because the components are of newer tech; its generally a bit cheaper to make more power.I had a "think" on this and I believe I can see your perspective. By using a much more modern design, it's a quicker mod tree to get into the big power adders like turbos. Up to a point, clearly.
AOS?yeah who knows. To me honestly, my perception that Rod failure is much more common then ringland failure. Ringland seems to be caused by lack of supporting mods like an AOS.
Rod failure seems to be caused by lack of proper oiling in the bottom end and might happen because your stock..might happen because your heavily modded..it seems random.