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Old 02-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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I've recently bought an '09 WRX and so far could not be happier with my decision.. I will now be a Subie owner for life. Just throwing it out there as to what upgrades the NASIOC world suggests first? It currently has 80km (48 miles give or take) on it and is as near as makes no difference in mint shape. I don't know much about Subaru as this is my first, of many hopefully.

Any help, tips, tricks or suggestions you may have I will welcome with open arms!

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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1. Only upgrade things that you will actually need and use. Examples of dumb: Buying $1200 worth of suspension upgrades when you don't autocross or are the type of person that uses their suspension to the point where they know the terms understeer and oversteer. Buying the latest blingy Whiteline hollow adjustable yellow swaybars just to tell your buddies you can adjust your swaybars in 19 different configurations is dumb.
2. Research. Do not rely on the words and advice of one person unless you REALLY know that person knows their stuff. If you don't have the time to research, then dont upgrade anything.
3. Perform line item number 2 a second time.
4. Develop RELATIONSHIPS with quality vendors who dispense SERVICE and ADVICE and know that while you can buy XXX parts from YYY vendor for -$XX or -$XXX less, they likely dont know how and where to install camber bolts when you call from your cell phone in an unheated and snowy garage at 11am when you are on your back with rust and dirt particles falling into your eyes.
5. Know your limitations as to what work you can do and what you should farm out.
6. Talk to locals in your local forum as local advice is usually better than internet advice....heck you may be 4 miles from the best Subaru vendor/shop and you just don't know it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Thanks again, I see you replied to my other post as well. I have some knowledge of mechanics from working on previous vehicles. So far I think I've decided on a Cobb AP, Intake and CBE.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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Do the DP. (That's what she said.)
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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Do the DP. (That's what she said.)
I don't think I'll be doing the DP, new emissions tests in Ontario have become a lot more strict and don't want to screw with anything that might throw off the E-Test.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
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A good tune should leave you pretty clean, assuming it's catted.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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Unabomber nailed it
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #8
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A good tune should leave you pretty clean, assuming it's catted.
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