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Old 10-28-2006, 04:54 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I am new to the Subaru world, kinda. anyways I just recently purchased a 05 STi , very nice car must I say. So I figured I would introduce myself to you fellow Subaru owners. I have never owned a AWD car before definately a big gap from FWD and RWD. My STi is currently stock, and I am wanting to upgrade couple of thing such as turbo back exhaust, intake...But I am not to familiar with the hoziontally opposed engines. my conflict of interest at the moment is to Mod the STi, or keep on keepin on with my 240sx. Anyways just saying Hello.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:09 AM   #2
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plz delete me.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:10 AM   #3
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dont mess with the intake... its perfectly fine stock.
as for the tbe exhaust, it depends on if you want loud, quiet, or inbetween and then how much you wanna pay. cobb, helix,aps,invidia.... they all make decent to high quality parts...

the best bang for you buck though will probably be an Accessport * www.cobbtuning.com * you can get it locally through conti or underground (they will have to order it though, they dont keep any on hand). with the tbe you can run stage 2 which i believe nets you about 350hp if i remember correctly.

btw - this is my wifes account, im Scott, or 03bluwrx, welcome aboard, enjoy the ride (which you will). lots of very cool, very subie intelligent ppl on akic
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:19 AM   #4
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with the tbe you can run stage 2 which i believe nets you about 350hp if i remember correctly.
yeah thats what cobb says with a stage 2 and THEIR turboback exhaust. not sure how it would do with something they havent tested on.

new to suby or new to alaska? thats the question we should ask first lol
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:22 AM   #5
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Welcome to AKIC

Enjoy your STi the best you can and take of it . Mind me asking what color and where did you buy your new car?

Anyways Scott is right, intake is not entirely nessesary. You can get a protuned map for one later on but for subies it's more of a noise factor. Majority here just use the stock air box with a K&N drop in filter. Their are many experienced subie people here. If you ever need to make an appointment with Subaru be sure to contact Phil aka Mavrik. He'll set you up with anything you need.

Welcome to the board and be sure to wave to every Subie you see
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:33 AM   #6
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I am fairly new to Subies, I had a friend who had one, he had a bad rep on here for for rallyin his white and gold STi few years back. since then I fell inlove with STi's
As far as exhaust I am looking at the HKS Ti-Carbon Hi power, or just the Hi-power. Intake is another thing as I like the sound of the turbo spooling. and BOV, well...you know.
as far as the Cobb, I have no clue about. Im not quite sure if I want to get that deep so soon, just basic bolt-ons
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:36 AM   #7
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I am fairly new to Subies, I had a friend who had one, he had a bad rep on here for for rallyin his white and gold STi few years back. since then I fell inlove with STi's
As far as exhaust I am looking at the HKS Ti-Carbon Hi power, or just the Hi-power. Intake is another thing as I like the sound of the turbo spooling. and BOV, well...you know.
as far as the Cobb, I have no clue about. Im not quite sure if I want to get that deep so soon, just basic bolt-ons
The accessport is a basic bolt on once you grasp the whole concept.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:37 AM   #8
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I am fairly new to Subies, I had a friend who had one, he had a bad rep on here for for rallyin his white and gold STi few years back. since then I fell inlove with STi's
As far as exhaust I am looking at the HKS Ti-Carbon Hi power, or just the Hi-power. Intake is another thing as I like the sound of the turbo spooling. and BOV, well...you know.
as far as the Cobb, I have no clue about. Im not quite sure if I want to get that deep so soon, just basic bolt-ons
wait... after your pm you sent me...Scott? Is that you?
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:38 AM   #9
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The accessport is a basic bolt on once you grasp the whole concept.
I was looking on the website cobbtuning.com, and i dont see anything about a accessport
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:40 AM   #10
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I was looking on the website cobbtuning.com, and i dont see anything about a accessport
Because Cobb is currently working on bringing their new Accessport out (engine management). Should be out in a few months or less.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:44 AM   #11
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So if i were you I would get the new version two as a jumping off point into the world of modding. You shurely wont have any regrets about it. Well that and a turbo back exhaust.

If you can use a microwave you can use an Accessport. Plus its just as safe.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:45 AM   #12
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wait... after your pm you sent me...Scott? Is that you?
Ding Ding
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:46 AM   #13
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would it be best to start with a exhaust system first? cause I want to hear the boxer engine...hehe
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:47 AM   #14
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would it be best to start with a exhaust system first? cause I want to hear the boxer engine...hehe

Get a turbo back exhaust. Get some engine managment when cobb finally releases the new model.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:48 AM   #15
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would it be best to start with a exhaust system first? cause I want to hear the boxer engine...hehe
Id plan on doing the exhaust at the same time or right before the AP.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:49 AM   #16
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how much does the AP run for and how hard is it to install and tune?
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:53 AM   #17
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how much does the AP run for and how hard is it to install and tune?
New is about $600. It's pretty much plug and play with maps set on it. If you want more performance you can get Pro. companies like PDX in oregon to send protuned maps for more preformance which you download on the Ap than load on your car. If you want to do your own tuning than get UTEC which brand new runs abotu $1k however many members sell it for about $500 or less for a used one.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:55 AM   #18
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how much does the AP run for and how hard is it to install and tune?
It is stupid easy to use and you dont have to do any tuning as It comes with a variety of "maps" for your stock ecu.

Thou custom prepared maps are available via email from a few tuners. (but that further on after you get a feel for the pre packaged ones.) My PDX maps have treated my quite well.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:56 AM   #19
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So this is a application that plugs into your ECU, and changes it off the bat? plug n play? no nessicary tuning after you plug it in Sorry I probably could search for more info but you guy seem to know
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:58 AM   #20
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So this is a application that plugs into your ECU, and changes it off the bat? plug n play? no nessicary tuning after you plug it in Sorry I probably could search for more info but you guy seem to know
Yup exactly. Plug and play. Pretty much the most user friendly engine managment out for the Subies
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:01 AM   #21
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Yup exactly. Plug and play. Pretty much the most user friendly engine managment out for the Subies
Also the revised version is supposed to be alot more universal with added built in features. Probably even simpler/ more integral to othe mods you will likely do.

CN: It's pretty much a shure thing that a new car enthusiast can pick up and get hooked on. (which is what it was designed to do)
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:02 AM   #22
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nice thank you all fro your help. BTW anyone ahve any parts for sell? DP, cat backs? anyone wanna trade a Silver STi for a Silver no wing trunk?
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:04 AM   #23
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nice thank you all fro your help. BTW anyone ahve any parts for sell? DP, cat backs? anyone wanna trade a Silver STi for a Silver no wing trunk?
Check the for Sale thread we have for our region. Always alot of goodies for sale
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:09 AM   #24
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welcome!

the horse is dead, but i'll say it too. DONT install an intake. some of them cost upwards of 6,000 in the long run....

ask around i've installed two new engines that were blown up from intakes...
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:12 AM   #25
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o yeah, conti will get you better then internet pricing on the cobb stuff too.

as for the cobb ap making the same power with a non-cobb exhaust, it's true. the cobb exhaust uses the stock 2.25" donut gasket so it's quite a bit more restrictive then any true 3" system like the aformentioned ones, they will all make more power then the cobb. what's the point of buying an exhaust that retains the biggest bottleneck??

even the affordable spt (subaru) one is true 3"
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