Upgrading your handling will put you on par with sports cars more expensive than yours without any power upgrades. You'll save money if you do TurboBackExhaust and headers all at once if you are not installing yourself. Be careful, you will lose the awesome boxer sound if you get equal length headers!.......RULE #1 Tune that bad boy!What is the best order in which to start upgrading my stock WRX? Springs/coilovers, then sway bars? exhaust then headers? downpipe then exhaust or all at once? Re-map then upgrade parts? power or handling first? any advice is greatly appreciated!! this is my first suby let alone sports car and i have no idea where to begin. i don't want to skimp on quality so i am ready to make this an investment with every intention of keeping it for a long long time. ???
Ha ha pretty good.If this is a MUST HAVE list, I would say the following with appropriate bias:
PERRIN Stage One (Tuning, AP, Antenna and Filter)
PERRIN Rear Sway Bar
Tires and or Wheels AND Tires
PERRIN Crank Pulley
The SHOULD HAVE:
PERRIN Cold Air (With Mapping)
PERRIN Stage Two (with Cat-Back)
PERRIN Short Shifter
Then the list gets more complicated in my opinion. But the above would make a HUGE difference in the day to day pleasure of driving the car.
Minimize the budget, and most can be done at home with hand tools, beer and a buddy. Increases the fun of the car hobby! Isn't that a huge part of what makes modding a car fun?
As always, thanks for letting me put in my $.02
tires make a huge difference. i have bridgestone potenza re11 tires right now for summers. they are incredible around turns. i got them with my wheels used. i would never spend this much on tires new! these cost like 270 each!what benefit did you see from ss lines and upgraded pads?
I feel like the stock pads can sufficiently lock the wheels pretty easily. I'm not quite sure how ss lines really do anything. Seems to me like the money I could spend on ss lines and pads would be far more worth while in some upgraded tires since those are the piece of the car that actually causes you to stop, thats just my opinion though