there are too many inherrant problems with doubling or tripling the HP of an Element. Broken motor mounts, Horrible torque steer, the list goes on and on. It was fun while it lasted but it was starting to become a PITA
Well if I'm out of warranty and the stock turbo goes bad, it wouldn't make sense to buy another stock one. At that point it would be cheaper to go aftermarket. And that's how I'll explain it to my wife
Looks good and nice color. I personally like the hatchback. I just saw on Autoweek that they're releasing a Sedan version of the STI again because of the negative feedback of the hatch only option. It has the giant rediculous wing again.
Sorry to see you go Rollertoaster. You had the baddest turbo Element out there for a while. But if you had to leave, the WRX is a sweet choice - once a turbo, always a turbo. I've contemplated that one myself. Its fast enough stock that you should be satisfied - for a while.
well it has begun. 450 mile of breakin left and I've already ordered:
4300k Hid kit
Perrin shifter bushing kit
Tactrix reflash cable
Sti swaybars (i'm not terribly happy with the amount of understeer it currently has)
I've got my eyes on a few more goodies that'll be on order soon.....
dsm flange for my synapse BOV
Perrin drop in filter
3 port boost solenoid
Heavier shifter knob
Perrin or Whiteline swaybar endlinks
Apparently a 3" turboback and an intake with a good tune will put me at about 290whp 310tq!!! Not bad for $1000!