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Okay I know these type of threads seem to be frowned upon on most forums but I am stuck. I have been reading everything for a while now and I decided its time to make a account and ask some questions.

So where should I go from this point on ? What do you guys think would get me the most bang for my buck. I have a 06 wrx with Apexi TBE 3" Invidia down pipe a cobbshort ram intake. Thats what been done and it has been tunned. Now where should I go to get more from my car from any aspect that should be upgraded. Whats your thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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I have an 06 as well. Is your maintenance all up to date. T-belt, waterpump, plugs? After that I'd buy a used vf39 or vf43 with a Sti top mount and a 3 port. Then go for another dyno tune. Ill be picking up my turbo and top mount tommorow ill post my numbers after the dyno tune on the 1st


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I have an 06 as well. Is your maintenance all up to date. T-belt, waterpump, plugs? After that I'd buy a used vf39 or vf43 with a Sti top mount and a 3 port. Then go for another dyno tune. Ill be picking up my turbo and top mount tommorow ill post my numbers after the dyno tune on the 1st


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I plan on going getting all my service working done including timing belt next week I already have it booked. And what do you mean 3 port? Also where would I go to get that stuff.
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I plan on going getting all my service working done including timing belt next week I already have it booked. And what do you mean 3 port? Also where would I go to get that stuff.
Along with the 105k service id rec a compression test and leak down test. A 3 port will help you hold boost better. You can find the used parts at nasioc. For a decent price or on our classified section.
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Along with the 105k service id rec a compression test and leak down test. A 3 port will help you hold boost better. You can find the used parts at nasioc. For a decent price or on our classified section.
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Mines at 205k but I am getting everything done next week. Okay thanks do you think this would be the next most logical step for my car or is there something else I should do first?
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Mines at 205k but I am getting everything done next week. Okay thanks do you think this would be the next most logical step for my car or is there something else I should do first?
205k miles I'd make sure your motor is able to handle the extra boost you'll be putting thru it. A compression test and leak down test would be a must


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205k miles I'd make sure your motor is able to handle the extra boost you'll be putting thru it. A compression test and leak down test would be a must


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Do you think the extra boost is the next thing to do though?
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Well you have a tbe, intake and tune already. First I'd make sure your motor is able to handle more power. Which to do that leak down and compression test with your service. After that make the decision to go with Sti turbo and intercooler and 3 port. And another protune. Just my personal opinion tho. With 205k I'd stay with the stage 2 setup.


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Well you have a tbe, intake and tune already. First I'd make sure your motor is able to handle more power. Which to do that leak down and compression test with your service. After that make the decision to go with Sti turbo and intercooler and 3 port. And another protune. Just my personal opinion tho. With 205k I'd stay with the stage 2 setup.


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If the tests were good do you think I would be okay with a higher boost setup?? Also do you think it would be worth doing any suspension work? Would that be a smarter decision ?
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If the tests were good do you think I would be okay with a higher boost setup?? Also do you think it would be worth doing any suspension work? Would that be a smarter decision ?
They test could come back good but there's no saying it won't blow up on your first 3rd gear pull. Gotta pay to play it would be a risk. Struts, sway bars end links. Maybe some other things. Depends on how much money you wanna spend.


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They test could come back good but there's no saying it won't blow up on your first 3rd gear pull. Gotta pay to play it would be a risk. Struts, sway bars end links. Maybe some other things. Depends on how much money you wanna spend.


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Where would I take it for the test? I was thinking about sways and a strut bar because of the body roll these cars have
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Where would I take it for the test? I was thinking about sways and a strut bar because of the body roll these cars have
For the compression and leak down test? Subaru will be able to do that


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For the compression and leak down test? Subaru will be able to do that


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If i don't decide to go with a bigger turbo is it still worth getting those tests done ?
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If i don't decide to go with a bigger turbo is it still worth getting those tests done ?
Yeah I still would it would be peace of mind personally. Knowing your motor is still good.


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The motor is the big issue. With that many miles, I wouldn't put anymore anything into the motor without getting a new block. But that's just my 2¢
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