A: You could get an entire package from one of the companies below, or build in stages. It depends on how fast you want to go and how much you want to spend. I would recommend an uppipe first.
Q: What’s the difference between the 05 subaru wrx and the 05 sti?
What are the differences between the two? And what needs to be done to the body of the wrx to make it look as good as the sti?
This will be my first car so I want it to look great and have average power, so I know it would be a little ricer like but I dont need any more power I just want it to look better. And I can’t afford the sti..
A: STI has 300hp/tq, where the WRX has around 227hp/217lb-ft tq for that year. The STI is also completely loaded up in the handling and stopping section, with its stiffer suspension, and huge brembo brake kit. The STI is just a lot more track ready version of the WRX. Theirs endless possibilities to make an 05 WRX look just as good or better then an 05 STI. you just have to search on websites, and find exterior mods that suit your needs. Lowering springs or coilovers would be my first exterior mod though, followed by a nice set of wheels. Also, if you can find an 06 WRX around the same price, I would think about getting that. The 06 is were they introduced the 2.5l to the WRX, which in turn increased hp to 230 and tq to 235. The 2.5 will also come in handy if you plan on upgrading your turbo, as it will give you a wider range of turbos to choose from without having to do an engine swap.
Q: Where is the petrol light on a 1997 subaru wrx?
Where abouts is the petrol light on a 1997 wrx?
A: on the dashboard I would imagine.
Q: What should I look for when purchasing a Subaru WRX from a private seller?
I test drove a wrx the other night and he told me that the o2 sensor was misreading the info because he had turbo catback exhaust. The check engine light was on so I asked and he said becasue the resonator and something else was taken out. I really loved the car, but I am not to sure about that part.
A: Sounds like he took out the catalytic converters and that is why the engine light is out. If you live in a state where you need to pass emissions test when you register the car under your name then don’t buy the car. The WRX comes with about 6 catalytic converters and they will be expensive to buy when you have to pass the smog test cause it will not pass without them.
If you drove the car and the axles did not clunk or make noise the car should be ok, since those have a tendency of breaking when raced.
Q: What cars can compete with the Lancer Evo and the Subaru WRX?
What cars are awd and compete with the evo and wrx? I like the audi a4 can that beat one of those cars?
A: If they were all STOCK, the A4 would come in last. The EVO would probably beat the WRX, but if it was a WRX STi, it would be a very close race. It would come down to the better driver.
Once you start modding though, things definitely change…
…the A4 would still be last regardless
Q: How much will be reasonable for a Salvaged Subaru 02 wrx?
How much will be reasonable for a Salvaged 02 Subaru impreza wrx, it had a side gash, not too bad, but still very repairable…and plus some little bruises around
Q: What type of TURBO is best to buy to put into a 2003 Subaru WRX sports wagon?
I would like to know what type of TURBO i should buy to add some more HP to my subaru, and where i can buy one? How much do they cost, and are they bolt in add ons?
A: You should take your WRX down to your local Performance and Tuning Shop and tell them what you want, they should be able to help you out. Its their job…
I would imagine that it would be pretty much a bolt on mod seen as thought WRX’s are already turbocharged
Hope this helped
Q: What is the diffrence between a 2002 Subaru WRX and a WRX STI?
Im curious about actual mechanical diffrences between the two? What makes the WRX a STI?
2002 for both (WRX AND STI)
A: what year sti? but the major diferences are the engine sizes wrx-2.0 sti-2.5 also suspension, wheels, wrx-5 spd or automatic sti 6spd only,spoilers, front bumpers,along with other small things.
i my self have a 2004 wrx and love it !
Q: Can you get a 2009 subaru wrx in an automatic?
I want to get a wrx but the car will be use by both myself and my wife, and she really doesn’t want a standard vehicle and I really want a wrx. The 2008’s have a automatic, but the 2009’s have a lot more horse power. Any info is good. thanks
Has anyone seen a 2009 wrx with an automatic transmission? if so where?
A: According to their website, no. Must not have been much demand. You can get an Impreza GT with an automatic or step up to a Legacy GT. You could always teach the wife to drive a stick.
Q: What is a good year Subaru WRX too Rally or Drift in?
I’m looking to trade my car for a WRX since I’m limited to what I can do with my current car. I would like to eventually do rally or drifting down the road. What is your opinions?
A: If you want to rally, buy a car that is already fitted for rallying, it costs way too much money to modify a car to rally specs when you can buy a car someone already converted for a really good price (btwn $3200 and $15000) and has proven itself to be a good car. But if you really have your heart set on modifying a subaru then 1998 – 2001 years are popular for rallying. The bodies are sturdy and the rally parts are cheap and available. Of course you would have to upgrade to a turbo engine but these model years are very simple in design and will not be ragged out like the newer models. The 2005 – 2006 models are decent but are drive by wire. The throttle is computer controlled and you have to modify the ecm and disable some features to be able to rally race the car (if the ecm detects wheel spin it will close the throttle). 2002 – 2004 models are decent as well, they are more likely to be on the brink of mechanical failure because of how they were driven before. You are almost certain to buy a lemon if you buy a 2002 – 2004 model so keep that in mind. If you want to go drifting, then good luck with that because you will just end up breaking stuff on your car and WRX’s are super expensive to fix. The transmission parts have numerous updates and they (gearsets) are non interchangeable between years. Alot to upgrade to be able to drift in these cars – trust me, all I do is fix broken STI and WRX drivelines from street drifting, hard launches and poor driving habits. My rally customers have far fewer problems with their cars. If you do decide to drift, upgrade the front and center differentials to fully mechanical lsd’s and try to set the bias to like 70% rear 30% front (street ratio) to make the wrx understeer less. Stay away from the dccd types – they are only viscous couplings that overheat and lock up eventually plus the dccd system was intended for snow, mud, dirt etc. You can have fun with it but it is not a heavy duty part and it will fail so you have to upgrade it.
Q: How does the subaru WRX compare to other cars in the same class?
Does the WRX out perform all the other cars in its class? like, GTI VR6, AUDI S4, BMW, Mitsubishi, etc.. Which car would you purchase and why?
A: I’ve owned both the WRX and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. The WRX is a great balance between comfort and performance, particularly for the price. For 1/2 the price of an Audi S4, you have similar performance, though obviously not similar luxury or cachet. The Mitsubishi is by far the most aggressively sporty of the group you mentioned, but it may be too much for you to want to deal with daily. For instance, it has great interior space and trunk space, but the car is loud and the ride is stiff, there isn’t even a cruise control. I like it, but it makes no excuses for what it is, a sports car. If you don’t take your car to the racetrack, you’re missing out on the Evo experience.
For 2006, the WRX got many improvements over the older models. 17 inch wheels, much bigger brakes, a new torquier engine, and different styling are the big changes. You can even get leather and a sunroof now, which wasn’t available before. It’s still a light, sporty car, but easier to live with than the evo. It also has luxuries like auto climate control and a cd changer that you can’t get with the evo.
The GTI VR6 is an old model and has been superseded by the GTI 2.0 FSI. That car is nice too, but I wouldn’t pay that much for a front wheel drive car. The Audi S4 is good but expensive and heavy. The older 2000-2001.5 S4 is a nice car but can be expensive to maintain since many previous owners abused the twin turbo engine. The BMW is what it is, a great car but not the best for everyone all the time. Test drive them all and see what you like.
*I drive an Evo now and love it. But I don’t think it’s for everyone.
Q: How do I get rid of the turbo lag on my 02 Subaru WRX?
I have an ‘02 WRX which I love, coming from a 95 Civic Si. I’m wondering the best modifications to get better throttle response, less turbo lag. Any thoughts/suggestions?
A: Ok, all of the previous answers are inaccurate, and probably none of those people own WRXs. It is well known which modifications on the WRX improve spool up (decrease spool time) and which increase spool time.
- Do not install an aftermarket atmospheric blowoff valve (loss of pressure resulting in worse spool)
- Do not install a header (this worsens spool by 300-500 rpm)
- Do not install a CAI (shifts powerband to the right. this is detrimental to spool).
What you *should* do:
1. Single most important thing, get an aftermarket uppipe. Spool time faster by approximately 200-300 rpm, and much better throttle response.
2. Turbo back exhaust. Another 200 rpm spool improvement.
3. Ported turbo. For example the Monster Ported service on the TD04 from Deadbolt Enterprises (www.boostplanet.com) will shift the entire powerband to the left and get you into your peak torque much sooner. 300-400 rpm spool improvement.
4. Remapped ECU or custom dyno tuning. Spool improvement, and ties together previous modifications.
After these modifications you will have full boost before 3000 rpm, and plenty of boost by 2000. 5th gear suddenly becomes a passing gear, and 3rd has more power than 2nd used to have. Read the forums at nasioc.com for more information.
Q: What tires to get for my subaru wrx?
I am looking to get some new tires soon. i have a 2007 subaru wrx and i am looking at a set of Cooper zeon sports and Goodyear eagle GTs. Has any one owned a set of either of these two tire’s? if so If so i would appreciate your opinion on them. the ride? road Noise? handling? exc…
A: Steer clear of the Coopers (sorry Cooper and Cooper fans). Just not that good a a tire even at the cheap price, imho. Based on ther Cooper and Eagle questions, I’m guessing you are looking for a high/ultra-high performance all season tire. Don’t know how much snow or how cold it gets where you are, but that can make a big difference. Even good “all-season” tires can lose a lot when it gets really cold (the rubber is no longer “sticky”), or they can’t bite deep snow. The Yoko Advans on my 996 will not even hook at all in sub 30F… even with no snow… just the cold… I switch to conti – contacts on that car in the mild Virginia winters.
That said – on my 2000 RS 2.5 coupe – I have been running Kumho Ecsta ASX through several purchases now. Good grip year round and in the wet. They wear nicely. Not too loud. The only of many tires I’ve had in the 10 years I owned the car I liked more are BFGoodrich g-Force KDWS – and they did not last me very long and cost a bit more. The Kumho Ecsta ASX low price should not fool you into thinking it is not a great tire. It is the bargain out there, imho.
I’ve had the Eagle GT’s on other cars, and they are good, too.
We also have Michlon Pilot Sports on my wife’s 2004 Forester XT. They rock, but I’m not sure the price premium over the Kumho is worth it for my Scooby. But her and the kids… Pilot Sport is good at any price…
Q: Looking to purchase a Subaru Impreza WRX?
Well within the next year or so I am hoping to buy a Subaru WRX. My price range is around 10-16,000. I would like the car to have less than 40,000 miles. I am wondering if this is a obtainable goal or if I should be looking to spend a little bit more to expect the car to have low miles. Also can not have a reconstructed title or anything that would keep me from getting a loan. Idk if this helps but I live in Oregon.
A: You should also consider that such a car may be expensive to insure. Check your insurance rates before buying one, for example here – carinsurance.yoll.net
Q: Has any factory subaru wrx model come out running more than 8 psi stock?
Same as above. Do any turbos on any wrx come with more than 8 psi stock.
A: yes…all WRX impreza runs avg 12psi stock
STi is about 13~14psi