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Old 01-31-2013, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default 2013 wrx recommended mods.

Any ideas on mods for the 2013 wrx wanna stay conservative bit have over 300 whp. Just curious if its possible kinda new to the whole AWD and turbo vehicles.
So far I like them a lot and I am pleased with the performance..... Especially during the rain.
Anyways just interested in where I should start, I had a few ideas but like to hear from other Subaru owners. Thanks.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
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Stop posting and start reading. Is that rude?
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...16351&page=223
some of the best tunes for your car.. dealing with Clark will give you most reliable results. You'll make around 270whp totally stock and have better than stock reliability.

If you're looking for even more power, there's alot of misled info on the forums. I would do mods which increase performance without creating additional stress on the engine
I believe that would be:
1). Intercooler (and an sti metal dv, or a properly setup aftermarket diverter valve)
2). Equal lenght race header
3). Highflow catted downpipe ( full 3") and yes its appropriate to use the stock catback. aftermarket catback is needed either for sound/looks or for gains in spool (when its beneficial to lower the boost threshold with a larger turbo)
4). A recap of results from the above mods. Your tuner will tell you if you need more fuel or a de-restricted intake. An aftermarket fuel pump together with a FRP supports up to 370whp on the stock injectors. I bet you're not looking for more.
5). The TUNE will always be THE SOLE AND MOST IMPORTANT aspect. It always has to be up to date (per your mods, absense of boost leaks and the fuel type you're using).

Now here what i think. Its best to use a proper aftermarket top mount intercooler, which gives best weight distribustion, best aerodynamics, best throttle response and doesnt require you to make your oem hood useless, or even worse having to replace for looks. That said the process west TMIC costs around 900$. Frankly said, for 1300 you get much more quality and quantity getting a AMS FMIC kit. You heard the tradeoffs, its up to you.
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Proc...-WRX-2008-2011
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/AMS-...-STI-2008-2011

For exhaust manifold in oem configuration I only see two appropriate parts. Killerbee's or Invidia race (the one with the uppipe). If you'll be using EWG for performance reasons, or for sound you can get a set of HKS and Invidia w/o uppipe or a ETS.
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Kill...-1-Holy-Header
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Invi...haust-Manifold

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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And next time please, make your topic in the right sub-forum because its all gonna go to waste once its moved or deleted
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:45 AM   #5
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Stop posting and start reading. Is that rude?
Yep.. Not rude at all
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:57 AM   #6
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Any ideas on mods for the 2013 wrx wanna stay conservative bit have over 300 whp. Just curious if its possible kinda new to the whole AWD and turbo vehicles.
So far I like them a lot and I am pleased with the performance..... Especially during the rain.
Anyways just interested in where I should start, I had a few ideas but like to hear from other Subaru owners. Thanks.

P.S if you got something lame(i.e rude)to say, kindly take it elsewhere.
I sent you a PM
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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1. Review e-tuner/protuner threads. Speak to selected tuner about goals and go from there.

OR - throw parts at car:

1. Purchase accessport or tactrix cable
2. Purchase downpipe
3. Purchase intercooler
4. Purchase IC>TB hose and new BPV (note: not BOV)
4.5. (optional) Purchase intake for whoosh whoosh sounds (most will say gains are marginal)
5. Purchase fuel pump + injectors
6. Purchase EBCS
7. Evaluate e-tuner review threads
8/9 Purchase e-tune + install parts or go straight to install parts + protune
10. slap hands for 300ish awhp/awtq
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #8
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Turbo back exhaust, tune, larger TMIC, and maybe an intake will get you just over 300awhp. I would recommend an aftermarket EBCS as well. If you want a bit more power and stay with stock turbo you can add a header but you may need a fuel pump and injectors at that point.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:36 PM   #9
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1wrxtra you simply reworded me and better yet you're implying that the 2013 will need injectors? Personally on the stock turbo I would never agree with you. The OEM injectors ARE the performance benchmark, I believe there is nothing better. When you're flowing more air than they can support even with a proper fuel system, then you upgrade to aftermarket and still take the hit that the disadvantages bring. You can sure iron them out with a proper tune (which are often questionable, we all know how that goes), but many tuners have stated that its not worth it on this particular setup. You'll gain minimum because the stock turbo already ran out of juice.

*e85 discussion does not yet belong here*
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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It's funny that folks are diving it to try and help someone who posted a question like this in completely the wrong section of the forum... Encourages people to post wherever they please by showing them it doesn't matter!


To the OP:

Read read read. 95% of the questions on any car forum have already been answered hundreds of times before.

Besides which, what an open ended question...

It's like asking someone "what am I hungry for?" how should we know what you'd like, or what you can afford? Recommendations have to be based on some type of input from the party asking the question.

"I'm feeling Italian, and I've got $10, any recommendations?" is a question that would get you a lot further for example. Tell people what you want to use the car for, what you want it to be capable of doing, and what kind of money you'd like to spend.

Otherwise I'd suggest a dual fuel pump set up with a full cosworth long block and a gt40 twin scroll kit with dual EWGs, plus TEIN super racing suspension, Brembos on all 4 corners and 18x10 Volks front and back wrapped in RE11s. Did I mentioned an upgraded LSD or stand alone fuel system? JK / JK
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:53 PM   #11
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Stop posting and start reading. Is that rude?
Nah It's not , I have been just want to see what others have done.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:01 PM   #12
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It's is intended to be an open question.

Not really worried if I posted this in the wrong or right area, just Needed some advice and appreciate those who have it and didn't worry about the other crap.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:21 PM   #13
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Nah It's not , I have been just want to see what others have done.
Then search??
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:23 PM   #14
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1wrxtra you simply reworded me and better yet you're implying that the 2013 will need injectors? Personally on the stock turbo I would never agree with you. The OEM injectors ARE the performance benchmark, I believe there is nothing better. When you're flowing more air than they can support even with a proper fuel system, then you upgrade to aftermarket and still take the hit that the disadvantages bring. You can sure iron them out with a proper tune (which are often questionable, we all know how that goes), but many tuners have stated that its not worth it on this particular setup. You'll gain minimum because the stock turbo already ran out of juice.

*e85 discussion does not yet belong here*
I didn't really re-word what you said as I had some different suggestions. The gist of what we said was similar but I included some things you did not, and you included things I did not.

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1. Review e-tuner/protuner threads. Speak to selected tuner about goals and go from there.

OR - throw parts at car:

1. Purchase accessport or tactrix cable
2. Purchase downpipe
3. Purchase intercooler
4. Purchase IC>TB hose and new BPV (note: not BOV)
4.5. (optional) Purchase intake for whoosh whoosh sounds (most will say gains are marginal)
5. Purchase fuel pump + injectors
6. Purchase EBCS
7. Evaluate e-tuner review threads
8/9 Purchase e-tune + install parts or go straight to install parts + protune
10. slap hands for 300ish awhp/awtq
You said (paraphrasing wall of text):

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I would do mods which increase performance without creating additional stress on the engine


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I believe that would be:
1). Intercooler + BPV
2). Equal lenght race header
3). Highflow catted downpipe
4). An aftermarket fuel pump together with a FPR supports up to 370whp on the stock injectors.
5). Tune.
And yes, I know on a 2012 stage 2 is nearing and sometimes surpassing 90 - 95% idc. Maybe 2013 is different but I don't think it is. Stage 2+ should have injectors. Maybe they are not needed, but it would be better (read: "safer") to have them upgraded.

That being said, we are pretty much on the same page. No need to take offense (read: get all butthurt) from someone echoing much of what you've said.

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Turbo back exhaust, tune, larger TMIC, and maybe an intake will get you just over 300awhp. I would recommend an aftermarket EBCS as well. If you want a bit more power and stay with stock turbo you can add a header but you may need a fuel pump and injectors at that point.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:39 PM   #15
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Then search??
I don't think your getting what I'm trying to accomplish here, I have searched and I'm pretty set on what I think in Gonna do, I just like to hear what other enthusiast have to say or offer as far as advice. Yea it's posted in the wrong place big whoop, I just wanna see how others are building there wrx and maybe blend good proven hardware to my wrx. That is all.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:39 PM   #16
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So sick of seeing these threads. There is SOOOO much information on this forum for any I want xxx HP. The search function is your friend, use it!

Not being an ass, but there's to many repetitive threads.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:42 PM   #17
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That's why it's a forum sir. People post things, buts can see how this would get annoying but why get flustered over it?? It's not the first and probably won't be the last. Just saying.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #18
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Just curious does anyone on here have a 2013 wrx/Sti ???
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:47 PM   #19
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I'm not flustered, but there are more then enough threads that have very close to identical information. I'm not going to have a ****ty day because of you posting this thread, but that's why your going to get flamed. That's all.

Just watch these newer wrx's, they make gobs of torque which isn't to friendly on the 5spd!
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Just curious does anyone on here have a 2013 wrx/Sti ???
And yes, I own a 13'
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:33 PM   #21
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Start by filling out your profile. car + location are useful for people recommending advice/shops. Yes you did post that you have a 2013 WRX but if you ask other questions elsewhere and forget to mention it, they may give you incorrect advice
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:34 PM   #22
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Start by filling out your profile. car + location are useful for people recommending advice/shops. Yes you did post that you have a 2013 WRX but if you ask other questions elsewhere and forget to mention it, they may give you incorrect advice
Word I live in port hueneme ca and I have a 2013 wrx with a spt CBE and a short throw shifter. Other than that it's stock.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:22 AM   #23
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Yea there ain't **** out here anyways. Lol
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:54 AM   #24
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I have a '13 wrx with 307/320 on 91. There was a few issues i ran into on the way. The stock tmic and throttle body coupler would be a weak link too. Stock bpv is questionable at stage two as well. My stock tmic started to separate at 18psi. Many people have experienced the coupler issue on stock boost.

Easiest route would be Cobb ap with their down pipe and ots map.
At that point you'll want to remove the endcaps on the tb to tmic coupler. Then get the bulletproof mod.

If you want you can also get an intake and protune to squeeze out more hp.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:57 AM   #25
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Yea there ain't **** out here anyways. Lol
I'm in Oxnard and the closest shops i have heard that are reputable are yimi sport and Cobb SoCal. I personally got mine tuned by Mitch at Cobb SoCal.
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