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Arrow Brief Layout of Some Upgrades

I spent some time this past weekend doing a good bit of research about several mods I planned on getting. I have a 08 WR Mica WRX sedan. I would be pleased to hear any suggestions about brands or additions or whatever.

Cat Back Exhaust
Agency Power 08+ Subaru WRX Sedan SS Catback Exhaust
Down Pipe - still need to do some work to see what all is legal here
Agency Power Subaru WRX / STi Racing Downpipe
Cold Air Intake
69-8004TTK - K&N 69 Series Typhoon Kits, Performance Intake Kit or AEM - Cold Air Induction System
Shifter Bushings
RallySportDirect.com - Cobb 5-Speed Shifter Bushings

Also, I will most likely end up buying the Subaru Ipod interface as well as a turbo boost gauge. Maybe even fog lights...
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You need tuning. Changing parts without changing the tune on your ECU is a bad idea.

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I'm going to echo the above suggestions... but this should help. I'm surprised nobody has stickied it yet...

*Turbocharged Motors* - Understanding the Components, Processes and Modifications
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+1 on planning out everything!
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Look.............. U Need To Research......

If U Buy A Downpipe Go Ahead And Get The Full Cbe And Then Buy The Ap And U Will Get A Free Map From Perrin For The Stage1 Wih Dp And Cbe

If You Buy A Header Upipe Dp Cbe And Intercooler And An Ap They Will Send U A Map For Exactly What U Need If U Wanna Protune ## Car Buy Everything U Want And Get A Tune

Dont Spend Money And Mindlessly Drive Around Expecting The Best U Will Probably Do More Damage Than Anything Tuning Is ((((((very Important On Newer Cars))))) They Arent Made Like They Used To Be.... If You Get Tune Or Buy An Ap U Will Save Stress On Damage And Have Something Worth The Money To Sit U Back In Your Seat

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Look.............. U Need To Research......

If U Buy A Downpipe Go Ahead And Get The Full Cbe And Then Buy The Ap And U Will Get A Free Map From Perrin For The Stage1 Wih Dp And Cbe

If You Buy A Header Upipe Dp Cbe And Intercooler And An Ap They Will Send U A Map For Exactly What U Need If U Wanna Protune ## Car Buy Everything U Want And Get A Tune

Dont Spend Money And Mindlessly Drive Around Expecting The Best U Will Probably Do More Damage Than Anything Tuning Is ((((((very Important On Newer Cars))))) They Arent Made Like They Used To Be.... If You Get Tune Or Buy An Ap U Will Save Stress On Damage And Have Something Worth The Money To Sit U Back In Your Seat
Please learn to type properly. Reading that gives me a headache.

Sorry for the off topic post had to say it.
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I was at the Dyno this past weekend and a guy came in with an 08 STI. That thing was unsafly lean STOCK on the OEM maps.. I am not sure about the WRX but I would definitly get a TUNE to be safe..

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sti does run lean that was a factory recall issue the wrx has not had the same reviews

(( sorry about the typing guys im doing this shorthand from my blackberry at work haha ))

ill try to full word the future post for those who are more worried about grammer and spelling than what this site is designed for

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What RPM was it running dangerously lean through?
The gramatical errors don't bother me near as much as the everyword capitalized. I always reply from my sidekick but still make an attempt to make it look nice.
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this is an excellent write up from crawford performance

Tech Report: 2008 STI Engine Control Module Reprogramming - IWSTI.com: Subaru WRX STI Forums

hope this helps

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well after that unhealthy thread-jacking. ill hop this back on topic. Got my SPT catback the other day from my dealership for the old price (greatest deal ever). sounds great. i'm halfway to TBE and ive only paid half of what i thought i would have to. Next thing im saving up for is DP and AP. The parts manager at my dealership has been a huge help with all my planning. he seems to know what he is doing and i trust him as he has modded legacy. He suggested i go with Cobb for down pipe even though i could get a pretty good deal from perrin. Perrin sells an AP with their one piece catted DP for around 900. Cobb catted DP is around 595. and i guess i could find an AP for 08wrx for decently cheap maybe around 500-550 on NASIOC or some other wrx classifieds site. Anyway, I think the way to go with this is to just save up that thousand dollars or 1300 or w/e it may end up being and just buy it all at once. Seeing as i would need the AP for the DP
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Thats a good idea. As far as DP goes, go for any that is bellmouth (catted or non depending on your state emissions) and a type of EM that is in your price range, then ENJOY.

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