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#1 Old 02-02-2008, 11:28 AM
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I want some upgrades!!

Jeez, I cant find decent parts at a price that wont force me to take out a loan to get for my fricken sedan. Sure is fustrating seen as how I got my freakin tax return with nothing to spend it on. Most of what I find is for a hatchback. However there is part slowly and I mean slowly coming out. Perrins got some stuff like a BOV and up-pipe that just came out. Any of you older model wrx'ers know where I should start? Got about 3800 to spend.
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Just wait and be patient. I wouldn't go buying the first part you come across just because you want to spend your money. I'd say the first thing you should get is a cobb a/p and go stage I. After that get a turbo back exhuast and flash to stage 2. You should be able to do this for half of the money you have, gain probably 40hp, and feel a huge difference in your car. Thing is you just have to be patient

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pick up a cobb intake for the 08 if they make it yet as well. Your intake is crap in comparison with the 02-07 WRXs. There's good gains there as well.

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1) Cobb AP $695
2) Invidia Downpipe $300
3) Invidia Uppipe $134 or Perrin $190
4) Borla Catback $1160
5) K&N Drop-in Filter $42

$2331 or $2387 + Shipping (probably $50 or less). JSC Speed: Performance Parts Warehouse and they are all parts for a '08.

So you got about $1400 left to play with. Unless you need to pay for install.
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How about don't spend it all and invest some? Invest that 1400 left over coolwrxs plan and make your money work for you? I dont think you will need an uppipe unless subaru went back to putting cats in the uppipe but I kinda doubt it.

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drop in won't do for the 08's intake. It's apparently limiting at stock and it ain't from the damn filter.

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drop in won't do for the 08's intake. It's apparently limiting at stock and it ain't from the damn filter.
IC. But, I don't think Cobb has released its intake yet...at least it is not listed on there website.
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do a cobb intake since the 08 intakes are no where near as good as the 03- 07s then save some of your money you dont have to blow it all
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are you worried about your waranty at all?
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1) Cobb AP $695
2) Invidia Downpipe $300
3) Invidia Uppipe $134 or Perrin $190
4) Borla Catback $1160
5) K&N Drop-in Filter $42


Good lord that a lot of money for a catback!!!!
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no it's not... the 08 cat back is much more complex than the 02-07s...

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Knock the UP off, don't need it.....UNLESS they really screwed the 08's up. Everyone is right about the AP.

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just picked up the Cobb A/P and WOW! That would certainly be the first thing to do, even with the stock engine, the increase in performance is amazing!
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Well guys, my salesman at the dealership gave me a call and said they got a 07sti in and wanted to know if I would be intrested...hell ya. So now...same questions as before but different car. The cars completely stock and has about 18k miles on it. Let me know where I should start.

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The STi upgrade path is very similar to the WRX. It's basically the same car, except the STi comes from the factory with better tires, better brakes, a better transmission, a slightly better tune, and a few other things which you probably already know about. The first mods you should look into are still going to be engine management and a downpipe.

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