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post #1 of 9 Old 07-22-2007, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Anything else I need to go with these upgrades??

Just purchased a 2006 WRX Wagon Limited and have ordered these upgrades. Just making sure I have all of my avenues covered. Anything else I'm going to need will be appreciatively accepted. Thanks guys/gals.

- Cobb Access Port ( New Version 2.5 Liter )
- Turbo Back Exhaust ( Ebay cheapo but gonna try it )
- Samco Intercooler Hoses
- Agency Power Lightweight Crank Pulley
- Kartboy Short Shifter w/ Bushings
- Skunk2 Lowering Springs ( mostly for looks )
- SPT Short Ram intake ( already installed )

Is this enough for some Stage 2 performance? Any suggestions. Trust me I will take heed.
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You know I don't know how strong the stock struts are for the wrx but I had skunk 2 lowering springs for my 01 eclipse and it blew out my KYB Gr2's. I would recommend something better since skunk2 mostly specialize in Hondas. some people say Eibach in here or I have heard good success with Tein s-techs.

I think some went with ebay exhausts some had fittment issue some didnt so i guess search and maybe see which ebay companies they bought from that way you don't run into problems.

you dont need the bushings, hoses, or pulley for a stage 2 setup but They would defianelty be a great improvement.
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Thanks for the response. How do I know if the springs are hurting my shocks or struts? Anything I can look out for before the break? I've read alot about small things for improvements that add up I guess we are all looking for the best bang for the buck at whatever point of upgrading that we are at.
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Any lowering spring will put premature wear on your stock shocks. The less they lower, the less wear. If you want to avoid "hurting" your shocks completely, consider koni inserts or tokico d specs.
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Tires would be a goood improvment

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the skunks 2's are super low and hella bouncy , so i wold hold off on those, or sell them when you get them. I would use that money to buy a rear sway bar, and it will handle much better.

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Thanks for all the imput guys. Im going to cancel with the skunk2's is $240 too high for tein h techs? Ill get into sway bars also....
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no pretty normal price
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i would also do what they said previously get koni inserts or new stronger shocks like KYB AGX's it would be worth it.
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