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#1 Old 05-02-2013, 02:53 PM
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New '06 STi owner. Ready to get started

I just purchased a 2006 STi. It has almost 81,000 miles on it so I'm not sure what kind of modifications it can handle. It appears to be stock, except for aftermarket wheels. This is going to be my DD and I won't be racing it, but I still want to enjoy it to the fullest.

That being said, here are the modifications I was considering to get started. Any feedback would be great to have.

-silencer delete
-AP
-blow-off/recirculate valve (although I've read about issues this causes with the MAV)
-Borla Touring CBE

I'd also like to find a trunk lid from a white wrx so that I can replace the wing.

I've only really owned and worked on trucks in the past and done OTHV modifications, so I am completely open to some seasoned opinions. This STi is my dream car and I want it to last as long as possible..... plus I really can't afford a new one anytime soon anyway.
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#2 Old 05-02-2013, 03:59 PM
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whats going on? welcome to the forums.

Id say go AP down pipe and CBE and your golden well in my eyes if you not gonna race go for a lil power n sound. post up pics when you can I love white 06 STI's if I could id get one but id keep the big wing and the one on the rear windshield too ahah.

last note make sure to wave to other subies and ask any on these forums people are very nice and knowledgeable.
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Great choice with the hawkeye but, Im bias. All those mods sound like a good start. I wouldnt worry about the bpv right now.I would reccomend Ap first! That way you can go straight to stage 1 and have a platform to tune for future mods with. Welcome to the fam!!!

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I agree with the above. Skip the BOV... BPVs are the way to go.

Here's a nice resource if you haven't already seen it since you're interested in modding: Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC

Also, keep up on maintenance and it should last well over 100k. Your 90k and 105k are approaching, so if you're anything like me, then you should probably start planning: Subaru maintenance schedules and new car break-in period- 2000 through 2009, links for 2010, 2011...

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Thanks for the feedback. I did the silencer delete this past weekend and I can definately hear the turbo spooling up now. I've been digging through the Unabomber's Manifesto and after reading up on everything. It definately seems like you're right and the BOV is far more trouble than it's worth. BPV sounds like the far better option.
Does anyone have any good estimate on how many miles I can hope for out of the car as long as I keep up on the maintenance?
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Man Show, Thanks for the maintenance schedule! I was already planning on some of the inspections and replacements, but there were others in there that I hadnt thought of.

Also, thanks to everyone for the welcome! Good to be here.
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All depends how you drive it. What mods you do etc. how many miles to expect is a loaded question


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Man Show, Thanks for the maintenance schedule!
No prob! I have that thing in my Favorites and I reference it all the time

Also, since you're fairly local, if you're not too busy on May 26th, you should swing by Walkersville, MD... a neighbor of mine is organizing a BBQ/car meet of sorts. There's a thread somewhere on this forum with all the details if you're interested.

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