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runningonfumes 01-31-2013 11:10 AM

wondering where to go first...
Just bought a 2013 wrx sedan yesterday and I was just wondering which direction I should start when it comes to modding the car. I've read a lot of different forums on this but I was wondering if I could get some good advice from anyone willing to help. Don't have a huge budget but will be able to afford some decent mods within the year. I've read a lot of people saying that going with the Cobb AP was a good first mod. Looking for a little power upgrade as well as getting exhaust and things of that nature to set up the look and sound before I go to deep into the engine. Anything will help. Thanks

man show 01-31-2013 12:24 PM

Welcome! Although debatable, the general modding path is as follows:

#1) Start with a cat back exhaust. No significant power gains to be had here, mostly for looks and sound. Buy whatever you like and bolt it on any time - no tune required. Use new gaskets.

#2) Next, buy a Cobb AP V2. Flash to a Stage 1 map any time and enjoy smoother power delivery.

#3) After that, buy/install a downpipe and flash to a Stage 2 map right away. Enjoy a nice bump in power and a louder symphony under your hood. Again, use new gaskets.

#4) Now prepare for a turbo upgrade and supporting mods. This one takes some careful planning and the sky is the limit.

Here's a helpful link: [url=]Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC[/url]

runningonfumes 01-31-2013 02:22 PM

That sounds pretty close to the path I was thinking about taking. What brands would you recommend when it comes to the downpipe?

the RIOT act 01-31-2013 02:30 PM

wondering where to go first...
I'm a 2013 owner too and just did the following. Invidia Catted DP, Forge Recic BPV, Injen CAI, and now waiting on my dyno protune. An access port isn't a bad idea either though. I've read and heard from a couple different tune shops the catbacks and uppipes are good to stay on the 3G's, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with a nice Invidia q300 sticking outta the back of your ride either lol!

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pzr2874 02-01-2013 05:44 AM

[quote=runningonfumes;290272]That sounds pretty close to the path I was thinking about taking. What brands would you recommend when it comes to the downpipe?[/quote]

COBB, Invidia, but don't forget to look for used. NASIOC has the largest classifieds you will ever see for Subies.

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