mechanically challenged sub noob in need of assistance
Thanks everyone who takes the time to post the FAQ's and advice. To be honest I had no idea, but am not surprised, how much goes into modding a car (especially a Sub!) before researching this and other sites. I have researched the FAQ's and think I can kinda guess the answers to my questions but would like to hear from the pros =) so sorry if I am being redundant or missed the answer already.
I have had my bone stock 2007 WRX wagon about a year and love it but think I would like a little more umf! Basically, I would like to get as much power and growl from the car that I can without changing any of the stock trans, susp, brakes and tires (while not voiding the warranty and keeping it street legal and safe for me and the car in CA).
First, here is what I want, followed by what I want to avoid...
1) more speed and power
2) more growl to the engine and/or exhaust
Would like to avoid:
1) engine damage or strain, upgrading too many stock parts (i.e. headers, turbo...)
2) I despise the sound of exhaust on pretty much anything smaller than a V8 and most seem to rattle so much that you hear that over the actual exhaust sound. That being said, I heard a guys WRX the other day that sounded really clean and mean but it had one of those big canon sized pipes coming out the back. Is there a little more inconspicuous exhaust and tail pipe that I can get that will sound throaty without the big blingy tail pipe (I'm an old fart and am not really in to wings ground effects and gigantic tail pipes)? The 05 Tiby that I had before had more engine and exhaust growl than my Sub even though it was a snail in comparison...
Thanks ahead of time and love the site!!!