Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Jersey
Car Year: 2001
Car Model: Forester STi
Transmission: 6spd with MapDCCD
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
you could go the custom header/DP route.
Alternatively, i think with some patience, and good bargain hunting you can get yourself the following :
- Stock 03-05 FXT headers and uppipe
- Stock 03-05 FXT subframe
- Stock 03-05 FXT turbo (or any vf 39/43)
- Aftermarket (used) 02-07 wrx/sti/fxt Downpipe
- ANY 03-05 Forester XT catback or turbo back exhaust.
With this list, i believe you could do this in your spare time without having to goto a shop and get anything custom done. Everything ( i beleive) that i listed there would make it a direct bolt-on affair.
Take good notes on 2.5x's list there, he knows what he is talking about.
And as far as anyone debating whether or not a project like this is worth the money, let everyone do their own thing. If i had a quarter for everything someone debated the same thing with me (outside of this forum) about my swap, i could have probably gone with a Cosworth block. Any and every project where someone is passionate and willing to go the distance, is very much worth it.
On low boost, im sure the thing would be a very fun car.
2001FSTi: 450hp/400trq.... Procom Built. Self Tuned with Alky.