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Old 02-11-2009, 12:01 PM   #301
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So i figure this is probably the best place for this post, seeing as im sure another exhaust thread doesn't need to be started.

Im starting to shop for an exhaust (still dont know if its gna be CBE or TBE) and im wondering which exhausts have more of that boxer rumble and which have that loud... semianoying tone. I want an exhaust that is nice and deep even at an idle, something that you hear and go... wtf. lol
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:48 PM   #302
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Just so everyone knows installing a boost guage on the 08/09 is a bitch! You have to take off the intercooler to hook up the damn thing.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:01 PM   #303
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^^ The intercooler is 5 bolts. It's not really a bitch.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:44 AM   #304
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True but its more work than needs to be for a boost gauge haha

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Old 02-12-2009, 10:08 AM   #305
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True but its more work than needs to be for a boost gauge haha
Yeah I guess I'm with ya there.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:17 PM   #306
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so has anyone used a tactrix or any OS tune on the 08' WRX yet?

edit: has anyone done straight pipe exhaust? saw a clip on youtube and it sounded pretty good... dont want to end up losing HP or anything though

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Old 02-17-2009, 02:52 PM   #307
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Just so everyone knows installing a boost guage on the 08/09 is a bitch! You have to take off the intercooler to hook up the damn thing.
No its not, you run the wires thorugh the wheel well and poke a hole in the rubber. Its very easy lol.
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:56 PM   #308
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Anyone know the size of the front anti-roll bar on the 2.5i Impreza? Couldnt locate any info after a number of searches. Also can the suspension parts (shocks, springs, anti-roll bars) from a '09 WRX be installed on a '09 Impreza 2.5i without issue?

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Old 03-01-2009, 05:43 PM   #309
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If your going to take wrx parts to a 2.5i u might as well grab the STi stuff while your at it. Suspensions shoudl swap clean though
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:17 PM   #310
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SPT pushed back their release of their 08-09 STI exhaust to may/june...Does anybody have an inside on when COBB will be releasing theirs?
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:30 PM   #311
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No its not, you run the wires thorugh the wheel well and poke a hole in the rubber. Its very easy lol.

Do you really have to remove the intercooler for the boost gauge?
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:57 PM   #312
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:27 PM   #313
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Do you really have to remove the intercooler for the boost gauge?
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:48 PM   #314
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Hi,
I have an 09 WRX. I am getting a new DP and a tune by Ed at EQ next weekend. While I didn't discuss it with Ed yet, I am thinking that I should probably upgrade to a larger TMIC. I am thinking a Perrin, because they seem reputable, and there aren't a whole lot of options out there...are there? Anyways, I have a concern with the scoop channel (splitter...or whatever the heck it is called). It channels the air into the footprint of the small stock TMIC. I may have to remove the thing completely to accomadate the larger IC. I am thinking that this isn't going to be effective. Anyone know if this should be a concern? I wonder if I should pick up a STI splitter as it obviously would be better suited to channel the air through the Perrin IC. Anyone have a knowledge about such things?

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #315
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I have an 09 WRX. I am getting a new DP and a tune by Ed at EQ next weekend. While I didn't discuss it with Ed yet, I am thinking that I should probably upgrade to a larger TMIC. I am thinking a Perrin, because they seem reputable, and there aren't a whole lot of options out there...are there? Anyways, I have a concern with the scoop channel (splitter...or whatever the heck it is called). It channels the air into the footprint of the small stock TMIC. I may have to remove the thing completely to accomadate the larger IC. I am thinking that this isn't going to be effective. Anyone know if this should be a concern? I wonder if I should pick up a STI splitter as it obviously would be better suited to channel the air through the Perrin IC. Anyone have a knowledge about such things?

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i was just looking at my splitter the same way the other day... looks like the splitter is wide enough for an STI TMIC if you take out the (diffusers?) that direct the air inside the splitter... idk if you can do that or not and then DIY air directors
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:59 AM   #316
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:06 AM   #317
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you guys don't need a new TMIC. you don't even need a new intake until you start going big. both the intake and TMIC have been proven to handle 400hp. a DP is WELL within the capacity.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:47 AM   #318
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you guys don't need a new TMIC. you don't even need a new intake until you start going big. both the intake and TMIC have been proven to handle 400hp. a DP is WELL within the capacity.
You can get same power with a less agressive tune with a larger TMIC as temps will be lower. I would suggest getting a larger TMIC, it will only help.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:21 AM   #319
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Do you really have to remove the intercooler for the boost gauge?
No. But, the instructions for the SPT boost gauge that is out now direct you to do so. So, if you want to follow those directions to the letter, then you do need to remove the TMIC in order to get to the pre-existing hole in the driver's side of the firewall.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:28 AM   #320
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Picking up my Lightening Red 09 WRX on the 23rd and I just ordered the Cobb AP, Invidia V3 DP, TurboXS Up-pipe, Invidia Q300 catback and drop filter. scheduling a Dyno day at EFI Logics for around the1st of May. Will post results after its all said and done....
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:15 AM   #321
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Picking up my Lightening Red 09 WRX on the 23rd and I just ordered the Cobb AP, Invidia V3 DP, TurboXS Up-pipe, Invidia Q300 catback and drop filter. scheduling a Dyno day at EFI Logics for around the1st of May. Will post results after its all said and done....
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:54 PM   #322
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Picking up my Lightening Red 09 WRX on the 23rd and I just ordered the Cobb AP, Invidia V3 DP, TurboXS Up-pipe, Invidia Q300 catback and drop filter. scheduling a Dyno day at EFI Logics for around the1st of May. Will post results after its all said and done....
I would be careful of all those parts right away. There is a good chane you'll spun bearing in your 2009 < 2000 miles. I would wait.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:37 AM   #323
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I would be careful of all those parts right away. There is a good chane you'll spun bearing in your 2009 < 2000 miles. I would wait.

I thought about putting that in my previous post, that just being a given to break in the motor for the first 3-5k or so. But yes the motor will be properly broke in BEFORE anything is done to it.
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Old 04-18-2009, 02:50 AM   #324
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I sure wish they would, by I have a hunch there won't be one. I just picked up the brand new SPT catalog last Saturday and there's not a single word about any upcoming SPT intakes. I'm guessing they did this to eliminate any liability for warranty costs associated with "potentially" leaned out A/F ratios.
From what I've been reading about to how the car is set up stock to retain the ULEV rating for the 2008 the A/F is already at a point where they aren't going to be able to release an Intake.

AEM seems to think theirs won't hurt the car, but then they don't have to warranty the car...
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:03 AM   #325
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Does anyone know how much torque a stock 08' clutch and transmission will hold? I have a premium 08' WRX premium and after smoking a few turbo civics I pulled into Sheetz and I could smell my clutch. The only thing I've done to my car is the SPT exhaust, which sounds nice btw but it isn't extremely loud. Also when I raced I launched from 2k rpms and let the clutch out fairly fast, which may have something to do with that, but I'm still curious.

Got that at about 19,000 miles letting the clutch out in second on a slight incline, probably 1500 to 2000 rpms. Was still smelling/slipping when I took it to the dealer. they did the late 15k service and swore up and down there was nothing wrong with the clutch, but no clutch smell/issue.

Also, not sure if you see this but going into 3rd is iffy unless the pedal is mashed all the way to the floor.

I guess I'll find out tomorrow, as it's going to it's first autocross. If it goes after that, I'm not going to feel right about calling them out on it regardless if there was something wrong it initially.

Guess I'll just put in a ACT at that point or something, because it's going to get AutoX'ed from here on out probably, and elevated from stock.

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