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    2017 ST Bolt-on upgrade suggestions?

    I just purchased a '17 ST and am looking for the basic bolt-on mods to get it to 400-450hp before considering the turbo upgrade with internals and a head. It has 252hp stock. I've looked into the downpipe, exhaust, intake, intercooler, upgraded injectors and fuel pump with a tune. Any suggestions about successful set-ups for this type of gain?
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    U won't get more than 300whp tops with full bolt ons, tune, e85, meth lol. U want that power you need a turbo and supporting mods. Welcome


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    400 on stock turbo.... might want to do a little research on the platform ... welcome

    FYI : stock HP is 252 and Torque: 270 lb-ft

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    Basic bolt ons just turn the car into a torque monster (and I'm fine with that!)

    The amount of horsepower you want is going to require big turbo, no getting around that

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    Quote Originally Posted by exia989 View Post
    Basic bolt ons just turn the car into a torque monster (and I'm fine with that!)

    The amount of horsepower you want is going to require big turbo, no getting around that

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    It will require more than just a big turbo lol, big turbo without any support won't even see 375hp.
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    Welcome! But what everyone said. If you did intake, turbo back exhaust, bigger front mount, and stage 3 map from a reputable vendor, you're not getting close to those numbers. You'd need a BIG turbo and related equipment. If you did full bolt ons to the RS maybe you could get 425whp, but 400whp requires a lot of work and more money than the price difference between an ST and RS

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    As somebody that has worked hard to avoid the "Me 2" bolt-on racket.

    Down pipe and water-injection are HIGHLY recommended.

    Water injection solves TWO problems with this car: High charge cooler temps and low octane pump gas. While the down pipe uncorks the biggest restriction in the exhaust besides the turbo itself.

    Remember nothing is new under the sun, I don't care how many times OE's change things the core challenges remain the same. Improve flow behind the turbo and gains of 20-30 hp are NOT unusual at all, in-fact when tuned for it, quite typical.

    You can upgrade the inter-cooler if you want, but it's not as efficient as other choices.
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    Thanks guys. I'm traditionally a muscle car guy so the small engine department is still new to me. I did a little more reading today and would definitely need the turbo upgrade, head and internals to reach my goal. Thanks for all your input!

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    Every bolt-on imaginable, running aux-fuel and straight E-85 got me to 300HP, 396 lb-ft.
    That much torque is too much for a FWD unless you upgrade the trans to LSD. It moves very well! The stock turbo torque curve is suited well for this car, especially at 396.


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    I mean a big motor would most likely require more than basic bolt ons to double its power output? Lol. But yes welcome


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