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Old 12-11-2015, 01:41 PM   #1
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Boost, N/A or trade her in ?

I've been getting kinda bored with my FRS lately and have been contemplating why I even have the car. Don't get me wrong, I really like it. Only problem is that when I drive another car I don't really feel like getting back into it.

That said, I've put the money together and really don't know what to do with the car. I like the idea of going turbo and making 450whp but I'm yet to see any fast turbo FA20 FRS'. Going all out with the FA20 is relatively cheap, but the car could be much faster spending the 15k on a Honda/Toyota motor.

Trading the car in is a bit sticky because I feel like the 30-40k range of cars is horrible. Within the range the STI is my favorite, but that thing is a ticking time bomb.

So I'm pretty much here trying to find out what you turbo guys feel about your cars. You guys think it's worth it to spend 15-20k over the span of a year trying to make my FRS something I'm looking for, or should I just give up boost dreams ans build an N/A time attack car?


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Old 12-11-2015, 01:50 PM   #2
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get a ride in a boosted one and see if it floats your boat I'd say

personally I feel these things should have had 250bhp from the factory
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I've been heavily researching the FI side of our platform and have landed on the SBD kit. For the money, it seems like you're getting a lot and they are even throwing in a pre-tapped oil pan until Christmas so that is making my decision easier. Seems like you're looking for a little more power though and since the SBD has a smaller, quick spool turbo, you may want to look into FBM. Then you have to worry about tranny's and such. Lot of decisions to go into it but with headers, exhaust and tune I feel that it made the car a lot more enjoyable than stock. I'm ridiculously excited for spring to turbo it as I feel 280~whp is more than enough for what I'm looking for.
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I've been getting kinda bored with my FRS lately and have been contemplating why I even have the car. Don't get me wrong, I really like it. Only problem is that when I drive another car I don't really feel like getting back into it.

That said, I've put the money together and really don't know what to do with the car. I like the idea of going turbo and making 450whp but I'm yet to see any fast turbo FA20 FRS'. Going all out with the FA20 is relatively cheap, but the car could be much faster spending the 15k on a Honda/Toyota motor.

Trading the car in is a bit sticky because I feel like the 30-40k range of cars is horrible. Within the range the STI is my favorite, but that thing is a ticking time bomb.

So I'm pretty much here trying to find out what you turbo guys feel about your cars. You guys think it's worth it to spend 15-20k over the span of a year trying to make my FRS something I'm looking for, or should I just give up boost dreams ans build an N/A time attack car?


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You are all over the place. You don't even know what you want.

450hp isn't easy. And if you think a STI is a ticking time bomb, turbo not for you.

What cars have you driven that makes you not want to get back into the frs? You should just buy one of those. You don't seem like you "like" it.

15k-20k wont get you where you want to be. 8-10k++ on turbo kit and things to support it. 4k+ on big brake kit. 2-3k+ on good wheels and tires. Suspension another 2-3k++ You are already near or past 20k.

450hp is not easy. Buy a V8. Buy a Vette.
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^^ What they said. If you think an STI is a ticking bomb, the FRS with a turbo and not properly built can be too. TBH, I'd suggest finding something else.
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If you are worried about a ticking time bomb, get something else. New Camaro or Mustang V8s seem like great alternatives; too bad they weigh 1000lbs more!
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Reliable 450whp and cheap are not words that can be used in the same post.
FBM Stg 2 turbo kit. $7000 (you might be able to do it on the Stg 1 kit)
FBM Stg 2 heads. $3000 (you might be able to get away with out these)
FBM Built short block. $3000
FBM Connecting rods. $1500
Clutch. $500
That's just the motor. Then there's supporting mods and misc (Install/Tune/Cooling/Exhaust/Tires/Brakes)

Now you have invested close to 15k (or more) into a 25k car. A few of my friends have (or had) <500whp FA20's and I think their builds came to around 20k-25k CAD, and that was when our dollar was about par. To me that doesn't seem worth it. If your goal was say 250-300whp you could probably cut that cost in half.

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I vote for used 5.0mg. Bolt on tune 420whp ?
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You are all over the place. You don't even know what you want.

450hp isn't easy. And if you think a STI is a ticking time bomb, turbo not for you.

What cars have you driven that makes you not want to get back into the frs? You should just buy one of those. You don't seem like you "like" it.

15k-20k wont get you where you want to be. 8-10k++ on turbo kit and things to support it. 4k+ on big brake kit. 2-3k+ on good wheels and tires. Suspension another 2-3k++ You are already near or past 20k.

450hp is not easy. Buy a V8. Buy a Vette.
Every time I drive the S2k or Isf I basically forget that I have a FRS. Both cars are completely different, but make me feel the same in regards to the FRS.

I say the STI is a time bomb because they have ringland failures all the time.

You really think 450whp is that difficult to attain? I'm expecting it to be relatively simple with the proper turbo and fuel setup.
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A turbo really makes this car come alive in a way I have not seen in other low powered sports cars. It really makes the car better in all aspects which is rare.
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