Advice from WRX owners?

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  1. logikbomb

    logikbomb Who's there? Cuz you're gonna get nothin but holes

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    Hey WRX owners -

    I'm new to the modding deal, but I'd like to start. I'm not really interested in lowering or bodykits or any of that. I think in a couple weeks i'm going to be buying a catback exhaust. Any suggestions on which? I want something that gives the car a bit more power but at the same time it can't be that loud. Also any other suggestions on other parts? I was thinking after this maybe a CAI or short throw shifter?

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  2. mikdavi84

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    Try some of the WRX forums. They have a plethora of info for you to use. Basically, decide what you ultimately want to do with the car, and begin to work towards that goal.
     
  3. logikbomb

    logikbomb Who's there? Cuz you're gonna get nothin but holes

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    Alright cool. Know of any good ones?
     
  4. Nacho

    Nacho Fancy words here.

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    My old roommate who owned a WRX used to say teh stock piece was good to about 250-275 crank HP, so they're kinda useless as a first mod.
     
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    I don't own a WRX, so I don't go to many WRX forums. But a simple search on yahoo should get you what you need to know. Just make sure you talk to the mature people, not the ricers...
     
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    Stay away from a CAI for now, get a short throw (Kartboy or I love my STi) and there are a zillion cat-backs you can choose from. I'm about to order a Blitz Nur-Spec Touring catback, which is pretty quiet.

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    I second that. I am over there too under the same name.
     
  9. WRXrage

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    Turbo XS parts are well worth it. I have the TXS stg4 on my WRX and that thing is a beast. I run about 20lbs of boost in the none-winter months. But there are tons of parts out there for them at the moment. If I could afford the STi I would have bought one, but now I have the next best thing, which is actually faster, but doesn't handle as well.
     
  10. NiNe7-Gxe

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    a friend of mines have a WRX, he usually consults me when he mods though...
    i would recommend up-pipe, down-pipe and a reflashed ecu, and a boost controller, that should keep things pretty quiet. short throw shifter is good too, i also agree to stay away from the cai, and catback will make it alot louder...
     
  11. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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    First thing I did to my wrx was get new rims put on. Next would be cat-back. Look into some stage kits from different companies like Vishnu, TurboXS, Cobb Tuning, etc.
     
  12. psalm

    psalm Thanks niquesuave06 for the AV

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    Cobb/TurboXS are my favorite tuning companies.

    I went straight to a Turboback so I'm not sure on the whole catback thing..
     
  13. Nacho

    Nacho Fancy words here.

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    Now that i actually read your post, i'll say this:

    Best first mod: Computer chip. Fixes alot of problems and a good tune is always nive to have, and this make this possible. Vishnu is what's on most of my friend's WRXs, and my old roommate had a Unichip (since replaced on the market by the Utech, IIRC)

    Worst mod, overall: AEM intake. Loses power because the intake sensr doesn't function proerly w/ the increased width of the tube. Alot of people I know who did have them took them off later and reported gains and an overall better running car.

    After the chip, get a downpipe or header as the next big purchase. Some Samco hoses or the like are good too. DYI watersprayer for the IC is popular too. You can always look into supsnesion shit also.
     
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    well, i have a wrx wagon... i'm swapping out the wheels and tires (getting SSR competitions anthracite w/ machined lip). the tires and the brakes are not so hot on a wrx. i think that's what i'll start with.

    i've heard that the cobb tuning EDU upgrade is a really good upgrade. http://cobbtuning.com/wrx/accessecu.html

    i think i'd check out an exhaust upgrade too only because i think the WRX can stand to have more of a growl.
     
  15. Dru-Si

    Dru-Si Go Flames Go!!!

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    I have a wagon too!

    BPM up-pipe w/flex joint
    HKS downpipe
    Tanabe Hyper Medallion exhaust

    Next up is the Cobb AccessECU Stage2 reflash. That should be adequate(sp) if you don't plan on doing anything hardcore, like myself.
     
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    holy money :bigthumb: my man!=SSR
    that is what i want but all i can get are set of ROTAs which are still good for the money. i want to do suspensions first then power mod. i just got a set of new tires and i am loving it!!! :wavey:
     
  17. psalm

    psalm Thanks niquesuave06 for the AV

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    I just finished installing some KYB AGX adjustable struts and Tein springs on my sedan and all I can say is ... I wish I had done it sooner!
     

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