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Old 04 Feb 2009, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good Morning all, bit of a night owl......
New to the site and just been checking out various threads... as you do...
i've got a 93 WRX which i think is a top motor
one previous owner in the uk since 1999
previous owner done a couple of Mods
Blitz Exhaust nd HKS filter
but just thought i'd ask people in the know, what do you recommend next?
was thinking bout changing fuel pump, changing engine pulleys, getting a boost controller
getting her MOT'd early next week then mods to follow....

Any views would be of great help..........
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Old 04 Feb 2009, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Engine pulleys wont make a significant difference(lightweight flywheel does-though if im honest youre best changing for one when youre ready for a new clutch)

Brakes and suspension/wheels/tyres is where i`d start if im honest suspension/brakes were poor on mine when i got it.(even the difference in pads alone on classics with 4pots is vast)


Car can be as fast as you like but if it dont handle/stop theres gonna come a point where youre gonna come unstuck in a big way lol.
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fair play UK Dave, been checking various sites for parts, AST coilovers seem to get a good write up for the scoobies.....
Also my m8 has a EVO (how very dare you) ooops......
he seems to reckon the Teins are v.good also KW's?

As stated in other threads got plenty of plans this year for mi car, will hopefully work permitting ,
get most of the things you have suggested done.


got 16" speedlines and bridgestones on her already, but will up these to 17" when i get the brakes sorted.
have you got AP's or subaru four pots?
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there is also k-sport there stuff is at a good price and works well if thats the way you are going

i also think a boost controller may be a good way to go but also think about the mapping side of this too
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 08:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if you are planning on bigger wheels then get them before the brakes, you could then get larger discs. the 'godspeed' 335mm 4 pot front brake conversion is supposedly very good for not a vast amount of money. i wish i had it but alas, have stayed with the 16inch wheels.
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theres a sticky tuning guide i wrote a while back, worth a read
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Fair play UK Dave, been checking various sites for parts, AST coilovers seem to get a good write up for the scoobies.....
Also my m8 has a EVO (how very dare you) ooops......
he seems to reckon the Teins are v.good also KW's?

As stated in other threads got plenty of plans this year for mi car, will hopefully work permitting ,
get most of the things you have suggested done.


got 16" speedlines and bridgestones on her already, but will up these to 17" when i get the brakes sorted.
have you got AP's or subaru four pots?
Subaru 4pots that i were losing the will to live with(theyre not all theyre cracked up to be if anyone readings got a classic without them) untill i put mintex 1155 pads on-seem ok now.Previously had caliper seal kits/obviously new fluid an bled still werent much better-definately best they`ve been now.


Its about confidence with your car, get the handling and brakes right an you`ll be suprised how much more ya can get out of it,then i`d be tempted to move onto other stuff.
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 10:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cheers all for the great advice.
haven't checked out the godspeed and k-sport sites but will do tonight, ta v.mucho
valuable point in getting new wheels first then upgrading da brakes.
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Do like the original six spoke speedlines or something similiar in style.

Brumbrum mi m8 said the other day i'll be better off keeping the 16" and getting brakes to fit, he reckons subarus handle and drive better with them?
instead of going up to 17" or 18"
Each to there own i reckon everyone has different views!

Tidgy thanks for the help, will check that out.
i think you have just read my mind
Greatly appreciated

Uk Dave, cheers again.
just goes to show you what can be learn't from others.
don't suppose anyone has used ferrodo DS pads at all, i've heard they are v.good? can you get them for the relevant big brake kits out there.
(sorry peeps got so many Q's)
trying to get the overtime early on in the year, and hav a great summer. hoping to do a few trackdays etc
Reckon the missus will have earache by monday and looking fwd to getting back to work by the time i've said me piece

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Old 06 Feb 2009, 10:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Quick question PERRIN or WHITELINE suspension components?
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whitline is my personal choice, but i think there so little in it get best price
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if u only done exhaust and airfilter would change theturbo up pipe the standard have a restrictor,also would upgrade the injectors and turbo also a fmic is a good idea of course u will need a an uprated fuel pump possibly a boost controller, and defiently a remap.
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 11:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Cheers all, got mi shopping list ready for tomorrow, getting a few parts ordered don't tell the wife
MOT booked for tuesday midday so hopefully by wednesday get a few items in the post and by the weekend after a few cold nights in da garage, getting the tools out mi other lover will be a bit better off with a few whiteline goodies and
Cusco front and rear strut braces

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a few whiteline goodies and
Cusco front and rear strut braces
V nice bet it will handle that bit better again
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just be carefull what you do to the engine performance wise, some mods you can get away without being mapped for them, some you can't.
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Cheers for the advice, just planning to get suspension, driveline and brakes sorted first, would love a roll cage and a change of seats, but theres plenty of time for that.
engine wise, she gets regular oil and spark plug changes and wants for nothing. she runs like a dream and was well looked after by previous owner.
so got no immediate plans now to start messing with the engine, maybe a couple of things might change flywheel on a clutch change, samco hoses etc but nowt to serious at the mo.
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