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I'm planning on getting a 2006 or 2007 WRX wagon but I need some help. First off, should I get the 06 or the 07? Price is not the problem here so I am looking for performance differences. Next I plan on spending about $5000 dollars on mods for it and I need some help on what to get. I was thinking a new chip, full new exhaust, BOV, intake, maybe some suspension work, new pully system, and who knows what else. Will all of these mods be helpful? And are there better mods out there that I should get? Also by getting these mods and thus raising the HP of the car will I need any other changes to compensate like transmission or engine work? I'm really new to this and I need as much help as I can get. Thank you.
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There really isnt tht muh of difference between the 06-07 that I know. But if you are new to this, start by readin on the forums. There is alot that has already been answered cause people have already been tuning them.Start off with learning about EM (engine management) first, its a must for the car. Then read the stickies on here about BOV and intakes, you should see that they are really not a good thing to add to the car. Get some EM and new tires (if not new rims also) and go from there.

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Thank you for the help. I think I will scratch the BOV and the intake, does anyone else have any suggestions?
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Not a problem, wasnt trying to be a dick or anything. I just started new also when I got mine. Just about everything I know or have learned was from people on here or past posts that I searched and read. Good luck with your purchase.

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I have an intake and BOV, and i love both of them........


I got tuned with BOV and intake and i put down 292 with the stock TD04......

Dont believe everything you read, call a professional tuner and ask him they will tell you what the best set up is.

just doing a BOV isnt going to work, you have to have all the stuff that involes making that BOV worth it.

First thing i would do is get a COBB AP, then DP Then TBE then intake and bov.

Pushing 19psi on race map a BOV doesnt sound like such a bad idea.....


o and do a trade for an STI trunk cause the wing is saxy.

Like i said just call someone who actually works on subarus for a living, tim bailey can be found on the Nasioc forums and he will tell you straight up if your ideas are worth the money.
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New, I definitely didn't take your comment negatively, it was helpful. Phaze, I see that you are from Southern California, so do you know any shops or people who deal specifically with tuning Subarus in and around the LA area?
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o and do a trade for an STI trunk cause the wing is saxy.
He's getting a wagon, maybe just throw that spoiler on top of the wagon?

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New, I definitely didn't take your comment negatively, it was helpful. Phaze, I see that you are from Southern California, so do you know any shops or people who deal specifically with tuning Subarus in and around the LA area?
umm not sure around the LA area, there is a place in carson i cant think of the name but they are SUPER good. Other than that, Harman Motive,and Markvik Motorsports are good.
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I just read in DSport about their subaru winning in some time attack that just took place, and have read about a car or two that have also come from that shop.

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Wait, are you talking about Harman or Markvik?
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If that questions is directed towards me it was the Harman one.

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Ya, it was. Thank you.
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Ok, cool, not a problem. That issue also has a dyncomp STI in it. Rather nice looking for anyone that cares.

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just doing a BOV isnt going to work, you have to have all the stuff that involes making that BOV worth it.
You're right, you can always incorporate SD fueling and eliminate some of the downsides of having a bov, but in terms of bang per buck, it's a horrible purchase. Same thing with an intake. They can be tuned with, but with the money you spend on both of those things, you could get a used vf39.

This is what I would recommend (in this order): Engine management (tactrix cable), turboback exhaust, intercooler, bigger turbo (18 or 20g) w/ supporting mods. After all that, you should be at $2000-2500.

For suspensioin, I'd recommend new tires (with or without new rims), swaybars, endlinks, stiffer springs, and struts. You should spend about $2k for that.

Btw, I've done the whole lightweight pulley thing and it's not worth it imo unless it's $80 or less.
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