Guide on Upgrading Car for Daily Driver(17' WRX)
Bought this lovely car over 3 months ago and I absolutely love it.
Unfortunately(fortunately?) I travel about 40~ miles total a day to and from work. About 40% of it is stop and go. For a better idea, it's from NJ to NY.
I've been doing a fair bit of research, and talked with my Subaru tech about his mods, and what he recommends. On top of that, this Subaru Service Center REALLY looks out for you; one guy came in with TGV/EGR deletes, EBCS, turboback, all of that, and the service center kept him under warranty. So I'm not afraid of doing a bit more on my car.
I have the ETS CB, Cobb Intake, and an AP.
I currently don't have any plans to race, nor take it to any races, so I'm looking for a more conservative build focused on reliability.
Also, take in mind my car-finesse isn't that great. I can do basics. My current setup to lift my car is two ramps, and two small backup jacks.
What I have in mind doing:
-All season tires/rims for 17' winter(wont be until later this year)
-TGV/EGR Deletes(Heard this was the biggest boost to HP relative to how much it costs)
-E-tune(Cobb Stage 1 93 tune runs too rich, I've gotten a few CEL codes from it, going to get it done ASAP)
So at this point, I'm hoping on getting the TGV/EGR done soon, so I can get an E-tune done. Protune will be down the road.
SO, with this, how conservative is this build LOL?
Take into consideration, there's also the:
-TMIC or FMIC
...The list goes on
My thinking is:
TGV/EGR Deletes > E-Tune -----(Wheels/Rims)----J-Pipe, Charge Pipe, TMIC, EBCS, AOS, and Protune.
I just want to know if my general direction is any good, or if it needs changing up. Maybe swap out the TMIC for an FMIC since I have the AOS bundled in?
I mean, I know if I want reliability I should just make my car full turboback and get a pro-tune and be done.