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#1 twinturbosubaru

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:07 PM

Well I decided that I didn't have enough shit around my place so just bought myself a 2001 Bugeye WRX to play around with.

I am going to set it up for track and motorkhana and spend as little as possible on it, but hopefully have some fun with my kids with it.

 

From what I can gather it has had a chequered past and needs some love, I can organise that.

 

What are some low cost good bang for buck mods to do on it ?

I would love to convert it to a later model front end but I'm thinking it won't be cheap, but honestly as long as it goes OK, stops and steers OK I'm happy.

 

Looking forward to HVC20.....some teasing perhaps.....

 

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:31 PM

Well I decided that I didn't have enough shit around my place. 

 

 

What are some low cost good bang for buck mods to do on it ?

 

 

Looking forward to HVC20.....some teasing perhaps.....

 

Strange my wife says the same thing.

Maybe a bigger turbo/ Dump pipe and exhaust then a tune.

HVC20 needs to happen, somehow.



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:38 PM

Track and motorkhana you say?

Strip the carpet and sound deadening out of it. Replace all the mounts with something harder. Bigger sway bar on the rear. Decent front seats. Quick rack.

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:45 PM

Strip the carpet and sound deadening out of it.

Depends what club you are tracking with, I don't think the WRX club will let you run in street class with a stripped out interior. 



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:25 PM

Depends what club you are tracking with, I don't think the WRX club will let you run in street class with a stripped out interior. 

Good point that, I might have to check up on that, thanks for the heads up


Track and motorkhana you say?

Strip the carpet and sound deadening out of it. Replace all the mounts with something harder. Bigger sway bar on the rear. Decent front seats. Quick rack.

Great advice, thinking of all suspension bushes to urethane as well.


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:30 PM

Strange my wife says the same thing.

Maybe a bigger turbo/ Dump pipe and exhaust then a tune.

HVC20 needs to happen, somehow.

It's got a split dump on it, not sure what turbo but will need to work that out once I can get a good look at it.

Are those ECU's tunable on that model ?


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:22 PM

What I know about it so far is it has an exhaust, not sure what or how big, but has split dump pipe.

Not sure if turbo is stock or not yet, has STi rear wing and that's about it, oh and it leaks eater in the boot LOL, so plenty to do.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 08:42 AM

It's got a split dump on it, not sure what turbo but will need to work that out once I can get a good look at it.

Are those ECU's tunable on that model ?

Bugeye onwards ecu are fully tunable.

If its stockish itll be a TD04. For motorkhana one of the smaller VFs would be good. VF24/28/29/35

Set of STi pinks, STI turbo and intercooler with the exhaust and a tune would be some healthy gains. Being an 01 it probably has the rubbish 3.54 ratio box and a 4.44 setup makes them way better


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