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#1 Old 08-03-2012, 02:06 AM
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first mods for 02 wrx

Hey guys, I'm new to the Subaru modification world, I plan on buy a stock 02 wrx, what mods should i start with, I don't really plan on upgrading a turbo anytime soon, and want it to be my reliable dd.
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Get ALL your maintainence up to date and then look into mods. My 2¢ as it's going to need it.

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ensure maint is up to date, check brakes, and then drive it for 1000 miles to make sure there are not kinks to be found.

after that i would suggest...
1- down pipe + exhaust
2- up pipe
3- and top it off with a tune

DO NOT go and buy a cold air intake and blow off valve.

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DO NOT go and buy a cold air intake and blow off valve.
Quoted for truth, at least for a while.

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ok thanks guys! I didn't plan on getting a cai, I've seen that they can do more harm than good when stock, but why not a bov?I know the stock one is good for now, but just wondering
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ok thanks guys! I didn't plan on getting a cai, I've seen that they can do more harm than good when stock, but why not a bov?I know the stock one is good for now, but just wondering
main reason is a BPV differs from a BOV. stock BPV recirc air back into the motor, while BOV vents out. your cars ecu relies on this air to be put back into the scheme of things, not vented in a ppppssssttt fashion under the hood.

that being said the stock BPV is typically good for most minor turbo upgrades. once you start getting into higher boost, you will likely need to go aftermarket BOV. At which point your tuner can/will adjust accordingly.

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If you really can't live without the sound the grab one of thoes fake electronic ones that all the ricers put on their NA hondas. Basically just a speaker under the hood that makes the pffftt sound, all the cop grabbing attention with none of the draw backs.

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If you really can't live without the sound the grab one of thoes fake electronic ones that all the ricers put on their NA hondas. Basically just a speaker under the hood that makes the pffftt sound, all the cop grabbing attention with none of the draw backs.
haha, I don't care much for the sound, was just wondering why not to get one, for the future
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ensure maint is up to date, check brakes, and then drive it for 1000 miles to make sure there are not kinks to be found.

after that i would suggest...
1- down pipe + exhaust
2- up pipe
3- and top it off with a tune

DO NOT go and buy a cold air intake and blow off valve.
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that being said the stock BPV is typically good for most minor turbo upgrades. once you start getting into higher boost, you will likely need to go aftermarket BOV. At which point your TUNER CAN/WILL ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.
Don't take this the wrong way but I am getting sick and tired of people saying the rich condition caused by running a BOV on the stock maf setup can be tuned for. Let me assure you it can not be. The only way it can be properly ran is by running a blow thru set up so as not to lose metered air..

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He didn't say to run it VTA.

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He didn't say to run it VTA.
Then why would he mention tuning? (Which I agree, can't be tuned for) There's no tuning for a BOV, whether VTA or recirc.

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^ my thoughts exactly. When I saw BOV and getting tuned for it I just assumed he was talking VTA. In my opinion unless it is VTA then it is still a BPV not a BOV. My apologies if my assumption is incorrect.

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