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Old 28 Nov 2009, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

Would you mod a WR1 or leave it standard ???

I've narrowed down my search to an 05 sti and a WR1

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Old 28 Nov 2009, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WR1....only thing i'd do is map it and keep it clean n sweet.not really a car that should be messed with imo...
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Have to agree, it's a wonderful car and should be kept standard ! Go for the map
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Old 28 Nov 2009, 07:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's what I was thinking....320bhp is going to be enough I think..

Don't think I've seen one that's been modded...

How much extra power from a remap then...???
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Old 28 Nov 2009, 10:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i know of a few tweeked WR1's,one is a total lunacy motor,big power figures and no interior!!....

power from a remap is hard to say,not really possible to give a ball park figure,all depends on the da, what the mapper can dial out of the ECU...
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Old 29 Nov 2009, 01:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Wouldn't touch the engine but I would definitely sort the suspension and handling of the car.

If the '05 is a Hawke eye then would personally go for that. Just think they look better, and you can mod without fear. And you know the WR1 colour was also offered on JDM non-turbo Imprezas.
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Old 29 Nov 2009, 11:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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But the WR1 standard is 320bhp the sti isn't
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Old 29 Nov 2009, 11:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Mind you I've seen a P1 with a recent engine rebuilt...!!!!! BEAUTIFUL


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Old 29 Nov 2009, 12:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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P1's are prone to engine failure. I never realised until recently that they were mapped for Jap fuel even though they were a UK car.

WR1 turbo(vf35) only good for 340-350bhp anyway so only a small amount of scope for imporovement with mild modding. i believe the suspension is the weak link in the chain. - Body roll

Depends what you are after Gary.
P1 - pay a big premium for a ten year old car. great looks, but there do seem to be a lot of rebuilt engines about - which makes me warey.
WR1 are not holding their price brilliantly and in my eyes they are a bit over hyped. you either love or hate the 'baby blue'. - Put a PPP on a UK Sti and probably have similar power.

Do you definatley want a UK car?
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P1's are prone to engine failure. I never realised until recently that they were mapped for Jap fuel even though they were a UK car.

WR1 turbo(vf35) only good for 340-350bhp anyway so only a small amount of scope for imporovement with mild modding. i believe the suspension is the weak link in the chain. - Body roll

Depends what you are after Gary.
P1 - pay a big premium for a ten year old car. great looks, but there do seem to be a lot of rebuilt engines about - which makes me warey.
WR1 are not holding their price brilliantly and in my eyes they are a bit over hyped. you either love or hate the 'baby blue'. - Put a PPP on a UK Sti and probably have similar power.

Do you definatley want a UK car?
Yeah I've been doing research into the P1 and people are saying when you buy one get it remapped sraight away...And engines go between 40k and 60k the guys were saying on the P1 website....

I want something with that " limited edition " as in not many built....P1 WR1 etc I've been on the P1 website and the guys are saying they've had other Imprezas before they owned P1's and reckon they're the best Imprezas they have driven...And to throw a spanner in the works I test drove an Escort Cosworth ( another one of my dream cars ) last week and it was awesome...
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I want something with that " limited edition " as in not many built....
Then get a Spec C or S202/3/4. All those cars will put the WR1 to shame in terms of overall performance, and all are very rare on British roads (and Japanese roads for that matter). Out of the box they are simply fantastic cars, as Andrew will attest as he has a fantastic example of a Spec C.

Oh, and they will absolutely destroy an Escort Cossie.
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Then get a Spec C or S202/3/4. All those cars will put the WR1 to shame in terms of overall performance, and all are very rare on British roads (and Japanese roads for that matter). Out of the box they are simply fantastic cars, as Andrew will attest as he has a fantastic example of a Spec C.

Oh, and they will absolutely destroy an Escort Cossie.
Right then abit more research is in order on the Spec C and S202/3/4
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If you are after all out performance then (i am biased though) a JDM STI of some type is your best option. If you want a bit of comfort and not so edgy then buy a UK car i.e WR1 or P1.
like Wayne has said, i have a 2003 'Spec C Limited'. A spec C is basically a lightened japanese STI with a few beefed up and enhanced parts to help all round performance n handling. You do sacrifice some creature comforts, although my limited edition has got electric windows and a small air con unit (unlike normal Spec C's). The Spec C is the base model used for european group N rally homolagation.
It sounds like you must have 10-12k to spend, you could get a 2003 -4 Spec C for that kind of money.
I've never driven a P1 but they are meant to be great on british roads. But remember also that newer STI's have 6 speed close ratio gear boxes which i think are awesome! But please note the JDM STI 2003 onwards including Spec C do not have the famous impreza burble due to equal length exhaust manifolds for better turbo response.
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If you are after all out performance then (i am biased though) a JDM STI of some type is your best option. If you want a bit of comfort and not so edgy then buy a UK car i.e WR1 or P1.
like Wayne has said, i have a 2003 'Spec C Limited'. A spec C is basically a lightened japanese STI with a few beefed up and enhanced parts to help all round performance n handling. You do sacrifice some creature comforts, although my limited edition has got electric windows and a small air con unit (unlike normal Spec C's). The Spec C is the base model used for european group N rally homolagation.
It sounds like you must have 10-12k to spend, you could get a 2003 -4 Spec C for that kind of money.
I've never driven a P1 but they are meant to be great on british roads. But remember also that newer STI's have 6 speed close ratio gear boxes which i think are awesome! But please note the JDM STI 2003 onwards including Spec C do not have the famous impreza burble due to equal length exhaust manifolds for better turbo response.
Right...It's got to have the burble..And I'm going from an A3 3.2 with climate control etc

Got to have air-con and the burble minimum

My budget is 15k but that's gonna also include to pay for the years ins in a oner and a yrs tax if it hasn't got it...
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Sounds like a WR1 maybe the way forward
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