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Old 09-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Well finally made my way to the car I have wanted for some time now. I picked up my 2013 WRB 5-door WRX on Thursday. I am completely new to Subaru's and AWD, I have always been a RWD kind of person. So far I love the car. It is scads better than my 2010 Genesis Coupe 2.0T. The quality is milestones ahead of the GenCoupe in every aspect.

Now onto some questions.

1) I plan on doing a Torqued Performance stage 1 with a Cobb SF intake and Nameless Cat-back. My hardest decision is getting the AccessPort first or the catback first.

2) I want to run a turbo blanket but not 100% sure if the PTP will work on my VF-52 with say a Cobb heatshield.

3) Is there any options for a gauge pod other than ATI? I only need two spaces(Boost and Wideband) but I can live with 3 and add oil pressure.

4) Is whiteline suspension good stuff compared to say Cusco? I know from having a few RX-7s Cusco is/was good stuff.

5) I want to stock up on oil change items. Fumoto valve has already been ordered for the first oil change. I was planning to use Amsoil because I can get cases at wholesale through my work. Anything better out there for these cars and what filter does everyone prefer?
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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Congrats on your purchase!!

1) I plan on doing a Torqued Performance stage 1 with a Cobb SF intake and Nameless Cat-back. My hardest decision is getting the AccessPort first or the catback first. Break the car in first and get whichever you want. Accessport = smoother power and increased fuel mileage plus tons of info. Nameless = noise.

2) I want to run a turbo blanket but not 100% sure if the PTP will work on my VF-52 with say a Cobb heatshield. Turbo Blanket > Heatshield. Both would be ideal (?)

3) Is there any options for a gauge pod other than ATI? I only need two spaces(Boost and Wideband) but I can live with 3 and add oil pressure. No clue

4) Is whiteline suspension good stuff compared to say Cusco? I know from having a few RX-7s Cusco is/was good stuff. Whiteline is awesome stuff.

5) I want to stock up on oil change items. Fumoto valve has already been ordered for the first oil change. I was planning to use Amsoil because I can get cases at wholesale through my work. Anything better out there for these cars and what filter does everyone prefer? OEM Subaru filters and OEM Subaru Synthetic oil. Proven on my '11 by www.blackstone-labs.com.

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #3
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Torqued performance OPEN Source and buy the nameless cat back.


Oh wait what do you know i have both of those for sale.

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:14 AM   #4
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get the accessport first. catbacks and intakes do not make much power, just noise. im pretty sure the turbo blankets work with aftermarket heatshields. i am running whiteline sways 24f/22r with kartboy endlinks. good quality stuff. lots of fans of rotella t6 oil here. many run the oem filter, i run the wix, it has the proper bypass
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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Well finally made my way to the car I have wanted for some time now. I picked up my 2013 WRB 5-door WRX on Thursday.
Congratulations! That's the same car I have ordered. Did you order it, or was it in stock? If you ordered it, when did you place your order?
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:07 PM   #6
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OEM Subaru filters and OEM Subaru Synthetic oil. Proven on my '11 by www.blackstone-labs.com.
This is the route I will be going. Very reasonbly priced as well.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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3) Is there any options for a gauge pod other than ATI? I only need two spaces(Boost and Wideband) but I can live with 3 and add oil pressure.?
SMY Dual Gauge pod.

Not in stock there, but maybe you can find it elsewhere?

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/SMY-...Gauge-Pod-52mm
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
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Break in is almost complete I am at 850 miles. AccessPort will come first then, especially now that i see the catback configuration I want is out of stock and fuel mileage is always good..

Friday I plan to order the accessport, TiC super shifter setup, and some rally armor mudflaps.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #9
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I ordered it through my dealer on 7-12-12 didnt expect it until November. They called 8-24-12 and said it was read for pickup on Monday
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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1) I plan on doing a Torqued Performance stage 1 with a Cobb SF intake and Nameless Cat-back. My hardest decision is getting the AccessPort first or the catback first.

2) I want to run a turbo blanket but not 100% sure if the PTP will work on my VF-52 with say a Cobb heatshield.

3) Is there any options for a gauge pod other than ATI? I only need two spaces(Boost and Wideband) but I can live with 3 and add oil pressure.

4) Is whiteline suspension good stuff compared to say Cusco? I know from having a few RX-7s Cusco is/was good stuff.

5) I want to stock up on oil change items. Fumoto valve has already been ordered for the first oil change. I was planning to use Amsoil because I can get cases at wholesale through my work. Anything better out there for these cars and what filter does everyone prefer?
1. Check on engine management FIRST. You have a BRAND NEW car and you must be sure that whatever engine management you choose supports your 2013. Sometimes the engine management from earlier years will work, sometimes not. Don't be an idiot and buy first and ask questions later. Call FIRST and verify it will work.

2. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2298336

3. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1193843

4. You don't even own the car yet, so talking about suspension is dumb. You drive the car, highlight weaknesses based on your driving needs and uses, then take careful notes. You then call (513) 860-3508 (Turn in Concepts) and state your car, its use(s), the weaknesses you highlighted, and your budget. They will give you several options to choose from and you buy exactly what they say. These guys do NOT mess around, do EXACTLY what they say and you will be 400% happy. If you aren't, send me a PM and I'll send you $20 via paypal. Some people piss around with their advice, I don't. I back up my **** with money. I break noses.

5. Don't use Amsoil as unless you can STEAL it from work it is a huge waste of money. Same thing with filters. Buy the cheapest synthetic oil on the planet (Walmart SuperTech) and whatever filter you can find that is cheap and keep on rockin' in the free world. If you really cared (which you don't), you'd get an oil bypass unit for oil filtration which runs $200. Since you really don't care, then don't care. I'm rockin' Supertech and the ghetto Purolator filter right now and have been for eons....I'm now double stock HP and have 160,000 miles on the odometer.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #11
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Oil is not oil, brands do matter. Mobil 1 does not equal Amsoil.

I've run Amsoil in all my cars since 2005. I have had my oil tested and I have personally noticed differences when using other brand oils that were inferior.

Amsoil or Subaru is what I would stick with. German Castrol used to be great stuff also.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:15 PM   #12
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:42 AM   #13
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Oil is not oil, brands do matter. Mobil 1 does not equal Amsoil.

I've run Amsoil in all my cars since 2005. I have had my oil tested and I have personally noticed differences when using other brand oils that were inferior.

Amsoil or Subaru is what I would stick with. German Castrol used to be great stuff also.
I would strongly suggest not debating oil with him. You'll end up having to call your mom for an ego boost.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:07 AM   #14
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #15
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beautiful car. i love the WRB.


enjoy!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #16
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List of Items Already Ordered:
Tint Appointment
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:50 PM   #17
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Jake, that car is exactly what I'm looking forward to being parked in my driveway.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #18
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hey jake what options did you get. WRB looks nice. i cant to wait to see mine in black.

update your Profile also so we know what you drive and state ya live in!
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #19
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I didn't opt for any options. Only factory option I did want was fogs n sti lip but I will pick them up in time.

I will get my profile updated today as well.
Also just spoke with Cobb and the 2012 accessport won't work for my 2013. Look like I gotta wait
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:07 PM   #20
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yeah same here. but like cup holders and some other stuff i added in because i think id be a pain to add those later especially interior work

that sucks. are you doing any suspension work?
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #21
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I just picked up a 2013 wrb wrx 5door as well! Originally i was going to order one with no options, but the dealer just got this one in stock a day or two prior and i took it for the same price but it had wheel locks and some bumper protection thing. Wheel locks are fine because i live in an iffy area but this bumper thing looks a bit weird. I didnt really want it but i have it and will get used to it unless i can remove it and it has no markings left behind.


Nice car by the way i love mine!
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #22
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Cup holders? I have two behind the shifter n one in each door.

I do plan on doing sways before winter as well as some whiteline bushings n such
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:45 PM   #23
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Ordered the SMY cluster pod. Now just to decide what other gauge than boost I want. Been thinking egt.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #24
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #25
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Car looks good.
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