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first 3 mods???

What should be the first 3 mods done to a car????
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idk, i'd recomend a Bellmouth DownPipe, (Invidia my personal choice) a Cat-back-Exhaust, and the COBB AccessPort. Definately NOT an intake and BOV i'd say that those 3 mods should be a nice start at first, from tehre you can go upgrade Intercoolers, injectors, turbo, etc.

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1 - Tires
2 - Downpipe
3 - EM (a pro-tune would be ideal)

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Depends what your goals are, but generally:

1. turbo back exhaust (downpipe + cat back)
2. some form of engine management or a protune
3. nice beefy swaybars (particularly the rear) and upgraded end links

Better tires would have made the list, but you probably already have really nice tires that came stock on your STi. A catless up pipe would have also been on the list, but WRXs and STis started coming from the factory with catless up pipes in 06, so you don't really need that either.

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any list that does not have tires on it sucks ass. That's my unbiased opinion. RE92s suck so ####ing bad

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I thought the stock STi tires were fairly decent? I know the tires on my WRX suck for sure. Ok, here's my newly updated list:

1 - Tires
2 - Downpipe
3 - EM (a pro-tune would be ideal)

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wait, he has an STi?!?!? Totally missed that!!!

Uh, yeah, then I'm going with man show's answer. dp, em, rear sway

Oh, and the factory tune on the 07 STi is legendarily bad. Really it is. Get that thing tuned before it breaks itself. Major Subaru screw up

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the tires i have are awesome, Bridgestone Potenza. I think i will go with a catback first then, downpipe and ECU Managment System. what about silencer remover on the intake?
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I win! I win! I win!!!! Heh, it's alright mosc, I'll let that one slide.. you're right 99% of the time, and besides, I probably came up with my list because of your posts that I read. And Jim, that sounds like a pretty good plan. I removed my intake silencer and my thoughts are: it's a fun little project for a weekend if you don't really have anything else to do, but it doesn't really do much of anything. I guess you can hear the bpv a little better, but I think it's one of those things that you do just to say you did it. I felt a little sense of accomplishment after doing it, but there's really no drastic change in sound. And I probably wasted 40 bucks on that intake elbow. Oh well, I'm still happy I did it.

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Stock 2007 STi tires = Bridgestone Potenza RE070 225/45ZR17 = Good
Stock 2007 WRX tires = Bridgestone Potenza RE92 215/45ZR17 = Bad

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lol, a little excited? you know, I think I aught to mess up on purpose then if it makes ppl so happy.

Yeah, RE070s aren't bad at all. There are better, but they're pretty good for stock tires. RE92s are a whole nother world of craptacular.

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lol, a little excited? you know, I think I aught to mess up on purpose then if it makes ppl so happy.

Yeah, RE070s aren't bad at all. There are better, but they're pretty good for stock tires. RE92s are a whole nother world of craptacular.
the tires on my wrx are already horrible and i have had the car a little under a year, but then again i get a little e- brake happy sometimes
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idk, i'd recomend a Bellmouth DownPipe, (Invidia my personal choice) a Cat-back-Exhaust, and the COBB AccessPort. Definately NOT an intake and BOV i'd say that those 3 mods should be a nice start at first, from tehre you can go upgrade Intercoolers, injectors, turbo, etc.

Why not the intake? I'm running the SPT one on mine and love it.
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the tires on my wrx are already horrible and i have had the car a little under a year, but then again i get a little e- brake happy sometimes
lets be honest here. They were always horrible, they've just gotten worse.

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Why not the intake? I'm running the SPT one on mine and love it.
Becuase that "mod" is for noise. It has been proven that the stock air box can support over 300 AWHP. So not a needed part anytime soon for most people.

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Becuase that "mod" is for noise. It has been proven that the stock air box can support over 300 AWHP. So not a needed part anytime soon for most people.
If you say so--it does increase the sound, but it also allows a little more power up top--as much as 8hp (according to flatirons tuning). It definitely make the engine feel a bit livelier, too.
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