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Anyways, just got my hands on my friends Impreza WRX Wagon.

He gave it to me to mod, and I can do anything for him

I was wondering what would you guys do?

I drive an AMG and modding is completely different as the platforms are different,

I was thinking Exhaust, Headers, and BoV

What are some great reputable companies you would go with?

Also good deals are important!

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CobbTuning.com - COBB Tuning Home Page <-- Exhaust and Engine Management
Perrin Performance - Welcome <--Exhaust and suspension
- Turn in Concepts <--Misc stuff
Kartboy dot com <--Suspension and shift goodies

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Your best bet is to avoid aftermarket bovs for a while until you can tune for one and until you actually need it. The stock unit is fine for now. Headers can also wait for a while, but the cat back and downpipe can certainly be upgraded right away (with a proper tune when you upgrade the downpipe, of course).

Here's some great detailed info on modding: Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC

Cobb is a great company - I have their catted downpipe, AccessPORT V2 w/ Stage 2 generic tune, and turbo heat shield. Also check out Whiteline for sway bars, Kartboy for shifters/bushings/misc stuff, RallySportDirect.com, Oakos.com, JSCSpeed.com, SubaruGenuineParts.com, GrimmSpeed.com

Surprisingly, if you know the exact parts you want, Amazon.com sometimes has the best deals.

If you have the tools and ability, doing your own work is the best deal - can't beat free labor!

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CobbTuning.com - COBB Tuning Home Page <-- Exhaust and Engine Management
Perrin Performance - Welcome <--Exhaust and suspension
- Turn in Concepts <--Misc stuff
Kartboy dot com <--Suspension and shift goodies
You told him to go to Perrin for suspension and then linked Turn in Concepts just below that?

Suspension:
http://turninconcepts.com/
http://www.racecompengineering.com/
http://www.whiteline.com.au/

Tuning:
http://www.tactrix.com/
http://www.romraider.com/

Misc:
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/
http://www.oakos.com/
http://www.gruppe-s.com/
http://www.maperformance.com/
http://www2.kartboy.com/x4/

Personally skip the header. Most of them have reputations for being unreliable parts. Those that don't aren't very cost efficient. Also, be careful what you buy. The WRX market is flooded with crappy parts and it can be overwhelming to someone just getting into it. Research heavily before you start buying stuff.
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You Perrin hater... hahahahaha

You tell him to do ALOT of homework before buying yet you link RomRaider and Tactrix ??

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Thanks for the quick reply guys, it seems like the WRX market has tons of aftermarket support rather than the Mercedes side of modding.

Why is a tune needed even for just an exhaust, are you saying this because the tune will bring out the most potential from the catback and deliver more power? Or is the tune needed because of errors?

Because in my mercedes, my Exhaust was first for many months then I got the tune for the power but perhaps its different in the WRX world? It seems like you guys emphasize on the tune a lot and thats what I was wondering.

My friend wants an exhaust mainly for the sound but the power is a plus!

Which affordable exhaust would you recommend

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Thanks for the quick reply guys, it seems like the WRX market has tons of aftermarket support rather than the Mercedes side of modding.

It definitely does.

Why is a tune needed even for just an exhaust, are you saying this because the tune will bring out the most potential from the catback and deliver more power? Or is the tune needed because of errors?

No tune is needed for just an aftermarket cat back - those are mainly for looks/sound. The tune comes into play when you upgrade the stock downpipe. Aftermarket downpipes allow much more air to flow immediately after the turbo and without a proper tune, your ecu won't be able to cope with all the extra air flow and your car will likely throw a check engine light and engine damage can occur because of boost spiking. This is more likely to happen with the 2.5 L engines than the 2.0 L engines, but either way, tunes are always highly recommended.

Because in my mercedes, my Exhaust was first for many months then I got the tune for the power but perhaps its different in the WRX world? It seems like you guys emphasize on the tune a lot and thats what I was wondering.

Yep it's different. Tunes are important to keep these complicated beasts running correctly.

My friend wants an exhaust mainly for the sound but the power is a plus!

Good, then he'll be really happy with a turbo-back exhaust and a Stage 2 tune.

Which affordable exhaust would you recommend

Invidia

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You're welcome

Thanks! the reply's were great and I learned a lot more already

I can't seem to find a Invidia WRX Exhaust or the right one at least anyone know who I should get it off?

Also, know where I can get a link to the Stage 2 tune as well?



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You Perrin hater... hahahahaha

You tell him to do ALOT of homework before buying yet you link RomRaider and Tactrix ??
Not necessarily for him to use it, but for him to get a basic idea of what it is. He can get someone else to tune his car.
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