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post #1 of 19 Old 06-06-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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New WRX Looking to Upgrade...

I just got a brand new 2013 5 door wrx. I am looking to upgrade from stock, but I am not car savvy at all and would love to get some ideas of what I can do to it. Right now any ideas would be great. Thanks.

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What do you want to spend and what do you want out of it?
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Did you pay for an extended warranty?

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What do you want to spend and what do you want out of it?

Not trying to spend a ridiculous amount, but I just want to add enough so it doesn't look/feel so plain. I don't need to make it like crazy fast or anything. Just some basic stuff I guess.
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Did you pay for an extended warranty?
Yea I think so, I need to double check though
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Yea I think so, I need to double check though
Check because if you did, get your $ back if you plan to mod your car.
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Check because if you did, get your $ back if you plan to mod your car.
Actually I didn't get the extended warranty, so I guess thats a good thing
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Awesome....

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Not trying to spend a ridiculous amount, but I just want to add enough so it doesn't look/feel so plain. I don't need to make it like crazy fast or anything. Just some basic stuff I guess.
If you're just after looks and sound (feel), look for a nice catback. It won't add anything you will notice, but it will give you the sense that it's faster because the car will be louder.
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Cobb ap and a nice catback (not a q300)


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Cobb ap to get rid of the lethal stock tune


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If you're just after looks and sound (feel), look for a nice catback. It won't add anything you will notice, but it will give you the sense that it's faster because the car will be louder.
Awesome thank you so much for your help, the article was a huge help as well.
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The easiest first mods to install are usually an intake or Cat-back exhaust system. But these cars run WAY BETTER with a good tune.

The COBB accessport is really user friendly and a great part to get right away.

We are actually having a really big sale on Cobb Accessports right now. You can check out our thread for more details: MEGA Sale on COBB Accessport for WRX and STI!


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Intake and cat-back are feel-good mods. I'd go with a downpipe (catback necessary at this point) and a tune. Depending what route you take when it comes to engine management, Cobb AP is very popular.

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Lets just cut to the chase, bigger turbo, exhaust, injectors, fuel pump and a pro tune. The stock intake is good until you start making upwards to 400-500 horsies and dont get a cheap exhaust. The AP is not only great for OTS maps but you can also diagnose / clear codes and watch your ratios, temps and etc. also do your 1/4 times along with a "dyno" meter. Good luck!
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