After Market Up-pipes
I recently bought my 2005 wrx around 6 months ago and am loving it. When I first got it I took it to my subaru dealership to get all the maintenance and stuff out of the way. Now for my first mod I am looking to change my Up pipe, because I'd rather not have the stock one on there. I bought the car completely stock except for a perrin downpipe. Now I am a bit of a noob with cars, but learning, and I know the down pipe and up pipe attach on different sides of the turbo, so would my down pipe play a role on what up pipe would fit? I have had someone tell me yes and another person tell me no. If it does matter, how do I go about figuring which up pipe would fit.
Also, does anyone have any good recommendations on up pipes? I was thinking about getting a perrin. I know i need to purchase the gaskets separately and a resistor for the check engine light. Is there anything else I am missing?
And finally, I heard installation is annoying but not too hard, but I'd like some more opinions on that and installing the resistor as well.
thanks for all the help guys!