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#1 Old 11-13-2013, 09:46 AM
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'14 SWP Hatch

I guess an introduction is in order. My name is Eric, fairly new to the site, I picked up my Hatch a few weeks ago now, and I'm in love. I had a '00 SVT contour for 8+years, and was tired of the monotony of 250hp fwd. I am not sure of the mods I am wanting to do, yet. Probably just the big 3. Seeing how I live in Texas, Cobb is naturally my first go-to. Any other thoughts/suggestions? Oh, here's some pics.
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Welcome! Good looking car. Suggestion would be red overlays for your taillights for a simple inexpensive exterior mod. When you know what mods you want to do feel free to ask questions. And whatever you do, do not get a BOV. Only recirculating BPVs.
Second suggestion would be a Cobb accessport, V3 being one of your first major worth while investment.

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Just realized, this was not in new member intro. my fault. Obviously I'm a newbie.
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And, no BOV for me. I have read plenty.
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What's up Eric. Nice ride man!

Cobb v3 is certainly the way to go for your first mod if warranty isn't a concern for you. With that alone you can go to stage1 and get to OE tune off there as it should be. After that you'd get into a downpipe at least for a stage2 setup. Anything after that I'd recommend getting a Protune personally. We can get into more detail when you're ready for that though.

Keep us posted with advancements. Enjoy the new ride.


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welcome aboard. I had a buddy with a green SVT Contour, he had his supercharged and it would lay rubber for days. As for mods i'd suggest the Cobb AP first and foremost as engine management.
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And, no BOV for me. I have read plenty.
You're they only newb probably in the last year that's done this.

Welcome Eric, hope to keep you around.
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Beautiful auto, mate. Welcome.

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Thanks for the love, everyone. I really appreciate it. That's a big part of why I bought a Subaru, the camaraderie. It's awesome. You never really get that from any other car company. So I suppose Cobb is going to be a reliable source. Also, I watched a video on the red overlays, you're right, makes a huge difference. I think ill order them and put them on when I get the windows tinted. ill post pics after.
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Haha getting my windows tinted was my first move as well! Also getting half my sound system em! But yes Cobb is the way to go, I wish I had Cobb right off the bat, might have saved me an engine!!

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*Sigh. With much trepidation I have to say I got my first boo-boo the other day. I was turning around in a grass driveway and ran over a huge rock! It was overgrown and I forgot it was there. SMH.
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:eek: Ouch, that looks like it was painful for the car and you!

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I almost cried. I just sat there for a few minutes just in awe. I actually didn't see the bumper until the next day.

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Stitch that bad boy up with a bunch of multi-colored zip tie Xs - battle wounds are awesome!

Or perhaps a nice "ouch" or bandaid sticker?
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I did the same thing to my BMW in March, about 2 weeks after I bought it. Lost my thoughts for one second as i was approaching the parking curb, put a very unsightly crack and chipped the paint pretty badly. sucks.... If I do that to the new subie, i'll flip. At any rate, nice sled !!!
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