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.
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.
Andy - 12 WRB WRX
Tuned by Innovative Tuning
294 AWHP / 311 TQ
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.
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.
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 !!!