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Old 11-03-2009, 12:27 AM   #1
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I just got back from iraq and purchased a STI 05 .... Don't really know much about the vehicle ... Just looking for some support , Guidance more then anything so i dont make a mistake wit modifications on the car... I bought the car with , stage 2 maps . Intake and 3'5 inch exhuast... What should i do next ?
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:34 AM   #2
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learn how to drive your car.

You just got it, find out how it runs first before you go throwing stuff at it.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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^^ great advice
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:36 AM   #4
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learn how to drive your car.

You just got it, find out how it runs first before you go throwing stuff at it.
had it for like a solid month now... should i still wait? Been up and down anchorage... tryna learn it .. thats what the guy said to me when i bought it...
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:37 AM   #5
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Welcome to the site. AKIC is a great group to be a part of. these guys/gals know the soobs.


BTW, Cosmetics never hurt driveability
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:39 AM   #6
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wait until summer comes attand a few auto-x to really get a feel for the car and then decide what mods to do stage 2 is great hell thats all the power mods i have done to my car and im still happy with it.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:45 AM   #7
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lol i was happy with stage 2 for about 3 months. :-)
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:47 AM   #8
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so far , I love the car.. Car is great !!! Not sure if i will be here in alaska when the summer hits
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:21 AM   #9
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so far , I love the car.. Car is great !!! Not sure if i will be here in alaska when the summer hits
Then definitely wait to do mods, way cheaper to do them in the lower 48, no shipping and you can find pro tuners and awd dynos.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:34 AM   #10
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My rex's stage was Sti Stage 2 on TS pro tune. I had my car at stage 2 for wrx then upgraded to stage 2 for sti and got a TS pro tune. Had it on that tune for a good 6 to 7 months ie 17lbs of boost.

No stock sti or evo was keepin up with me. My tuner told me he wouldnt tune any more aggressive because with my kind of driving and stock 2.0 internals there was a nasty break waiting to happen and I wouldnt enjoy my car. Boy was he right LOL.

It was time for an upgrade due to pushin close to 300hp on that motor.


NOTE: Figure out what form of driving you plan to do with it then, once you are used to the car, modify accordingly. Live by my motto "Do it Once, Do it Right". NO SHORTCUTS OR HALFA$$ING
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:37 AM   #11
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LOL a "solid month?" It'd be nice if you could learn the limits of your car in a month. I'd wait until summer before you start throwing money at it, cosmetically and performance-wise. Once the snow hits, more power won't do you any good...and all the pretty cosmetic things you buy will get trashed by the snow, dirt, rocks, and all the other crap winter up here does to your car.


btw, is your username supposed to be "vendetta?"
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:39 AM   #12
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No, it is supposed to be vindedda.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:41 AM   #13
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No, it is supposed to be vindedda.
I hope that's his name...Vin Dedda.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:42 AM   #14
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lol is your name supposed to be QuickEVO? :-)
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:45 AM   #15
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lol is your name supposed to be QuickEVO? :-)
You fit that on a 7 character license plate, and get back to me.

Hence one of the reasons I won't have AK plates.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:46 AM   #16
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Welcome back and welcome to AKIC! You are still learning your car-have fun with it and enjoy it! Lotsa people on this forum who know their stuff so hang out and ask questions!
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:47 AM   #17
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I can get you a bumper sticker with that on it. lol. We jacked this guys' thread.


Just to stay on topic. Once you get used to the car stock, then go stage 2. It will put a smile on your face all over again.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:57 AM   #18
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I can get you a bumper sticker with that on it. lol. We jacked this guys' thread.


Just to stay on topic. Once you get used to the car stock, then go stage 2. It will put a smile on your face all over again.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:01 AM   #19
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I fail.....

OK then either go protune stage 2 instead of OTS stage 2 maps, or just upgrade turbo, injectors and fuel pump :-). (and turbo inlet and intercooler if you go a decent bit bigger)
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:08 AM   #20
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then after that buy engine internals...lol
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:27 AM   #21
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Welcome to the Forum...

As most of the people here have said, go to a couple of autox or rally cross events, get to know what you want out of your car and then buy parts to achieve your goal.

Most people start with Stage two as it opens up alot of power for little effort/cost. Once you start messing with injectors or go to a bigger turbo you are taking a large step, one that alot of members on here have regretted taking.

Go stage two, change your suspension depending on your application (street, autoX or drag) attend a couple of events and learn what you and your car can and can not do and then make the next step once you are informed. If you do it any other way more than likely you will buy parts that you don't need or want once you figure out what you want to do.

Also the search button is your friend, there is alot of info on Nasioc and about 5% of the people on the forums really know what they are talking about the rest are fanboys or are full of ****. The percentage is higher here in AKIC, there are alot of people that know alot about cars so do you best to filter through the BS.

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Old 11-03-2009, 03:22 AM   #22
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Next RallyCross is November 21st!!!!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:23 AM   #23
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Hopefully we have snow by then...WOOT
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:29 AM   #24
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I'm doing the snow dance every morning!
Vindetta, srrsly come out and see if you enjoy it, if not give autox and the strip a go in the spring!
then start to decide what to do with the car
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:25 AM   #25
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LOL a "solid month?" It'd be nice if you could learn the limits of your car in a month. I'd wait until summer before you start throwing money at it, cosmetically and performance-wise. Once the snow hits, more power won't do you any good...and all the pretty cosmetic things you buy will get trashed by the snow, dirt, rocks, and all the other crap winter up here does to your car.


btw, is your username supposed to be "vendetta?"

Not that it should matter !! but it is Vindedda .... Name given to me since junior high back in new york ... But I do appreciate all the feedback i been getting ...I guess waiting isnt so bad !!!
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