First of all, don't smoke the forum hype. Upipe failure is WAY overstated and with an oem turbo and reasonable EGT's will not be an issue during its intended life. Its part of your SMOG system. Its federally mandated to last 120k/10yrs. Don't f**k with it unless you are upgrading your turbo or have a ton of miles.
Ive got a LGT with basically everything you can put on one and a OBXT with nothing but what makes the biggest bang for buck performance wise and maintenance/longevity wise.
Front and Rear Swaybars
Kartboy Rear Swaybar Mount (OEM front or Moog is okay)
AVO Rear Swaybar Bracket
Infamous Stage1 Tune
LegacyGT Calipers/Brake Pads/Rotors (OBXT has 2.5i brakes)
KillerB Oil Pickup (oem can break and take out your motor, my LGTs was cracked at 60k)
IPT turbo oil line (totally optional, I have it to keep the turbo filtered. its a big filter, is easier to check than a banjo and would be very hard to clog.)
everything else is extra... (Magnaflow exhaust, short shifter, sti pedals, led interior kit, turbo heatshield, tires, etc, etc)
Originally Posted by WaspGT
I chose a GrimmSpeed because i wanted new, but that'll run you over a $150. I know that a lot of guys on here go with the STI up pipe cause u can get them cheap, they're reliable, and they get the job done.
After you bought the wrong one on ebay by not following others advice or checking in. You don't have enough experience to be making any suggestions. You aren't being helpful and are not yet an example of how to go about modding a LGT. Predictable response in 3...2...1...