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New WRX owner!

hey guys, im from Melbourne, Australia. just bought my first wrx! its an 06 in black!

completely stock, but i have a list of mods that i wanna do to the car....

- TurboXS 3' turboback exhaust with hi-flo cat and titanium tip muffler
- Delphi or RC 750cc injectors
- Walbro 255 fuel pump
- Monsta TMIC 510x195x110mm
- GFB stealth fx BOV
- Apexi power fc with handheld controller
- boost to about 15psi

still dont know what to do for intake?

i've herd of people just putting a aftermarket flat panel air filter and removing the resonator, or getting rid of the airbox all together and installing a cold air intake pipe

ill be expecting about 250hp atw, and run a low 13 second 1/4 mile

what do you think? and whats the best i can do for intake?
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Have you looked into EM? You can pull some good numbers real quick with just a tune and a turbo back. (cough) COBB (cough) Sick ride by the way! Congrats!

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what do you mean by EM? engine management? i have the apexi power fc listed there, theres prob better ecu's out there for a wrx, ive herd of ECUTEK (i think thats is) and COBB...

but the guy i take my car to really knows the apexi well, he uses it for most cars and does a damn good job!

cheers buddy!
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what do you mean by EM? engine management? i have the apexi power fc listed there, theres prob better ecu's out there for a wrx, ive herd of ECUTEK (i think thats is) and COBB...

but the guy i take my car to really knows the apexi well, he uses it for most cars and does a damn good job!

cheers buddy!
As with my Audi I found all the ECU programming pretty much gets you to the same place. Some may be a bit more choppy and agressive then others, but same stuff. I will have to read up on that Apexi. Nice to have a tuning guru local. You have to post some sound clips when your done! Cheers!

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An excellent purchase my friend. Welcome to the club!
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Welcome, nice to have you! My sis is in Aus for school this term, but I have no clue exactly where. Anyways, I don't believe anyone answered your intake question so I will. The stock intake system is good for up to around 300 whp. Save your money and throw a higher performance Drop in Filter. Until you upgrade the turbo (depending on how powerful), there really isn't any need to change out the intake. Great ride by the way.

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Welcome to the the club. +1 to what Longshot said. If you absolutely want an intake check out ether Cobbs or the SPT by subaru.

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cool, what do you think of the other mods? have i left anything important out? haha
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another thing... this is a bit of a noob question....

i thought i had a VF23 in my car, till i read this...

'Mitsubishi TD04L-13T
(390cfm at 14.7psi, 200-275whp, Bolt-On)
This is the standard equipment turbocharger used on the USDM Subaru Impreza WRX. It can be found on all the current model years from 2002-2007.'

not sure if USDM and AUDM are the same or not... anyone know?
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I thought that you guys got something closer to the JDM or Eurpean version. But I could (probably am) wrong.

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welcome to the club...i think that you'll find you made a great purchase

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so what turbo does the jdm use?
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I cant answer you that, Im sorry, but google it or look on wikipedia and you might be able to.

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ull find that there is nothing like drivin a subie, best rides of my life have been in my subie im sure ull have as much fun.
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