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Old 11-29-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Christmas mod bug- dd upgrade

I have an 06 wrx tr with the following mods:
Vf39
Sti top mount
Gm boost solenoid
Turbo back
Megan racing coil overs
Rota torque r with 245/45 re01r
New deck and small sub

I'm getting the mod bug again and am just looking for something to improve daily driving enjoyment. Kinda worried about the tranny so i was thinking lighter wheels/tires but that's pretty speedy for light/wide wheels. Lets hear what you would suggest!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Sways?
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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Sways?
Do you notice the improvement in every day driving? I drive "spirited" sometimes haha but don't track or autox
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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Sways?
This times fortylevenbillion

Anything you can so the the suspension on these cars is an upgrade.

Sways, end links, hard mounts, fender braces, strut bars, chassis bracing, and bushings are all good places to start, and you will notice the difference immediately.

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Old 11-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #5
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At least a rear swaybar. It's a MUST for any Subaru... especially daily driver. I advocate strut bars too, mainly for the engine bay bling, but the rear does actually help.. more-so in wagon. Only get Ebay ones IMO. You don't see a big difference between name brands and those... people will tell you otherwise.

What about brakes.. even just pads and rotors?
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #6
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At least a rear swaybar. It's a MUST for any Subaru... especially daily driver. I advocate strut bars too, mainly for the engine bay bling, but the rear does actually help.. more-so in wagon. Only get Ebay ones IMO. You don't see a big difference between name brands and those... people will tell you otherwise.

What about brakes.. even just pads and rotors?
Yeah I was thinking brakes too possibly. Would lightweight rotors be worthwhile? Also would a rear sway reduce understeer a bit? Like the suggestions keep them coming!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
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Kartboy short shifter w/ bushings and a nice shift knob. Easily the best daily upgrade EVER. I promise you, it will be one of, if not the best investment(s) you'll make with your car.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #8
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Kartboy short shifter w/ bushings and a nice shift knob. Easily the best daily upgrade EVER. I promise you, it will be one of, if not the best investment(s) you'll make with your car.
I noticed my shifter is pretty sloppy, this will probably be my next mod. And if you skip the shifter it's only like 50$ for the bushings. I've never had knob I liked better than factory though. They're all kinda cheap and universal and made out of things like cold metal or cheap feeling plastic, factory knobs are usually wrapped in leather and have the gears printed on them.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:18 PM   #9
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Shifter trunion bushings will get rid of the side to side slop. TIC sells those for like 20-30
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #10
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I guess the knob is personal preference. I use this:

http://lathewerks.com/shop/product_i...roducts_id=167

Both feel awesome. No burning your hand off when it's hot out.

As far as the shifter goes... seriously. Just do it all at once and be done with it. I couldn't go back to a stock shifter if I wanted to. The throws are so much shorter and they feel literally 100% better than stock. Best $150 that I've spent so far.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #11
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Christmas mod (not mine)

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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Haha awesome. Would a short shifter add wear and tear to the tranny? I'm worried about it at these power levels as it is.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:38 PM   #13
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three letters, that are technically three words. EWG
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:01 PM   #14
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three letters, that are technically three words. EWG
I agree i picked up a bunch of tq from that mod on my 11 wrx
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:30 PM   #15
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Speak of sways -- I have a set of perrins for my 04STi (just recently acquired, used to belong to a friend) and remember we could only get the back one on w/o having the motor out -- is that true? Haven't looked at it since I became the owner of the car, but the front one is still sitting in my garage and I just had to rebuild the motor and just dropped it in, so I'll be really mad if it did need to be done while it was already out :P
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:31 AM   #16
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Speak of sways -- I have a set of perrins for my 04STi (just recently acquired, used to belong to a friend) and remember we could only get the back one on w/o having the motor out -- is that true? Haven't looked at it since I became the owner of the car, but the front one is still sitting in my garage and I just had to rebuild the motor and just dropped it in, so I'll be really mad if it did need to be done while it was already out :P
Swaybars are probably one of the easiest mods to do. You absolutely do not need to pull the engine
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:49 AM   #17
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Christmas mod (not mine)

That's interesting, but kewl...
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #18
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Haha awesome. Would a short shifter add wear and tear to the tranny? I'm worried about it at these power levels as it is.
No, not at all... As long as its installed and aligned correctly. All its going to do is give you shorter throws and more confident shifts. The stock shifter is so sloppy, I dont know how anyone can drive around with it. SS definitely gets my vote, though EWGs are awesome too. Just be prepared for loud.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:25 AM   #19
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Rear sway bar/endlinks and a short shift...you'll fall in love with driving again. Pretty easy, and a cool $450.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #20
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Fender cowl braces. If you know a welder, make some of your own. It's amazing.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:44 PM   #21
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FMIC AND TUNE

Am I the only one that is shocked nobody mentioned FMIC WITH a professional tune? You should see some decent improvement with the exhaust
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:48 PM   #22
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Fender cowl braces. If you know a welder, make some of your own. It's amazing.
This. My favorite mod. Incredible.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:01 PM   #23
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FMIC AND TUNE

Am I the only one that is shocked nobody mentioned FMIC WITH a professional tune? You should see some decent improvement with the exhaust
He has a stock turbo. Holy lag batman, and not needed.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:09 PM   #24
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+1 for tune!
makes more power and saves more gas for daily driving
Note: result may vary depending on tuner skill
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