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Old 11-30-2005, 03:58 PM   #1
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Ok i have an 06 sti just bought it. I have some qustion about it.

Mods.

What are some of the first mods i should do.. What are good ways to bost my psi with out a bigger turbo. I been told its a bad idea to buy a bov off the bat cuz im not using 20+ psi. Is there anything else i should no about my ride.

Sorry if the gramer isnt right cuz right now im in a hurry..

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Old 11-30-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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first mod:
return your car while you still can.
next mod:
do some research on a car that you plan on buying before you buy it.
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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^^^Ouch, Welcome to the family Foofy...
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:04 PM   #4
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well that would have been good, but he has it so help him out with it.

To the OP, read the forum stickies and faqs. Do not go with a BOV or even an intake.

For a nice power boost get some EM and a TBE and have your car tuned....look around here for suggetions on tuners. read, read, and read more. good luck
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:20 PM   #5
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Quote:
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What are good ways to bost my psi with out a bigger turbo. I been told its a bad idea to buy a bov off the bat cuz im not using 20+ psi.
even with a bigger turbo you're not going to run higher PSI automatically. get an exhaust and em for your first mods. but please, do some research. i've been reading these boards for over a year now and i still know next to nothing.

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Is there anything else i should no about my ride
yes. there is an infinite amount of knowledge you should know about your 'ride'. some of this you should have done before buying it.. but i guess we cant help that.

to prevent getting jerks like me commenting in the future, search for your questions first. many topics have been beaten to death over and over and over (like the BOV arguement).

sorry i flew off the handle in my first reply (old user name) but i like subarus as much as i do because most of the owners are really down to earth and knowledgeable. seeing threads like this just makes me sick because i can't help but realize that subarus are the next honda or mustang. i dont even get waves back anymore!
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:13 PM   #6
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1. Welcome .
2. Read the first 2 pages of every post in every forum before asking any questions, I promise that it'll be time well spent.
3. People on NASIOC can be kinda' mean, just keep that in mind.
4. NASIOC is worse than a High-School Clique.
5. Forget about BOV's and Boost Controllers.

Here are the most popular mods for the STi...

Lowering Springs: Tanabe GF210's
Down-pipe: Helix (catted or catless) bellmouth
Engine Management: Cobb Tuning AccessPort
Intake: K&N Typhoon
Sway bars: Cobb Tuning

No, you can't use the OEM Bridgestone RE070's in snow, get some Pirelli PZero Nero M+S's if you don't get a lot of snow, and some Blizzaks if you do.

Make sure to get to know your car before you mod it, the car is plenty fast from the factory, and please be safe .

Oh yeah, almost forgot, don't bother chasing down squeaks and rattles, the moment you cure one 5 more will pop up in its place .
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Old 11-30-2005, 05:37 PM   #7
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get some EM, turboback, and coilovers don't get a turbo upgrade first... learn how to drive your car for at least a year before thinking about turbo upgrade
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:20 PM   #8
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This is the Newbies forum; lets give this guy a break. With that said, spend the first year getting to know the limits of your car before modding. Finding yourself in the wrong gear while coming out of a tight corner in a fast TSD (or track day), will make you appreciate how quickly and easily this small turbo spools. Long trips and time on gravel, will make you appreciate how "reasonably" soft the suspension is. Driving by cops that are just begging you to do something wrong with the stock exhaust, will make you appreciate how subtle your exhaust note is. Winter tires are important.

Good luck,

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Old 11-30-2005, 09:26 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by T_Rex
first mod:
return your car while you still can.
next mod:
do some research on a car that you plan on buying before you buy it.
the problem with posting in the n00b thread is that you get well...n00b answers
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:51 PM   #10
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Quote:
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first mod:
return your car while you still can.
next mod:
do some research on a car that you plan on buying before you buy it.

This is the typical douche answer that you will get from some assclowns around here.

Best thing to do is to search the forums for all the information that you can. I would be hard pressed to think that you would find a question that hasn't been addressed yet.

Oh, and take a look here

www.cobbtuning.com

Don't let these guys get to you. Everyone flexes there e-muscles on the board.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:05 PM   #11
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+1 for Cobb AccessPORT.
Had Stage 1 for 2 weeks, very nice!
Installed downpipe, now Stage 2 is absolutely amazing!
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:42 AM   #12
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Ok thank you for all the people that didnt give a smart ass answer. I will search the forums from now on to get info that i need and to learn about my car. I spent most of the time working on american cars, such as the mustang i could tell you all you need to know about them. Sorry if i pissed you guys off in anyway im just trying to get some info about my new car.

Penut butter jelly time
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Old 12-01-2005, 11:40 AM   #13
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ahh yes, the friendly face of Nabisco...
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:07 PM   #14
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Hey welcome to the family and post pics in the members gallery of the new car.
I'd personally say get a exhaust first. From there look at engine management. Also look at springs, your stock suspension is pretty damn good but if it's not enough for you. Look at sway bars and strut braces.

I'd skip on intakes because your stock intake is pretty damn good if you really take a look at it.

Also I highly recommend looking in your area of the state boards and look for meets in your area, this is a great way to meet the subbys around you and get real time answers to your questions, without being bashed on nasioc for not searching. You can also see what others have done to their cars to get a idea of what you want. Like if theres a exhaust you like but not sure how it sounds, or if you want a idea of which springs sit the way you'd like your car to sit.
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:10 PM   #15
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Welcome, Dan!
Plenty of worth-while mods are available at reasonable prices.
I would get to know the car a bit better before you change anything. That way, you'll be able to change the parts that you personally think need improvement.
Oh, and congrats on the new car!
Ross
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:28 PM   #16
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IMO there are a bunch of things needed to be upgraded out of the factory. I would get a invidia tbe, pde uppipe, boost gauge, short shifter, sway bars, strut bars, K&N drop in filter, walbro fuel pump, and a ecutek tune to cap things off. Oh and welcome to NASIOC!
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:44 PM   #17
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haha i saw that episode. peanut butter jelly time haha. welcome to the forums.
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:17 PM   #18
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my suggestion is to drive the car for a while to get a feel for it in stock form first (i went ~10k miles before modding). then decide what you want to change. most people go for power first. if this is what you want more of, do what others have already suggested: em, tbe, custom tune. that alone will get you about 300 awhp. if you're not satisfied, then the next mods will likely need to be: turbo upgrade, new injectors, new fuel pump, fmic, etc. my suggestion, however, would be to do suspension first. springs (i.e. jdm pinks, prodrive) and hardened top hats would be a good start. front and rear swaybars and an alk would be good too. i also suggest the tic super shifter kit. eliminates the slop in the oem shifter. in the end though, you paid for the car, so do what you want to it. the most important thing is to enjoy it!

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Old 12-01-2005, 05:57 PM   #19
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congrats on the sti.

engine management is a good first step, but i'll be honest...i'd give it about a year. learn the current limits, then start modifying. cobb accessport is good. its easy to update when you add additional mods.

the suspension is pretty dope in the sti, but a larger rear sway bar is a nice cheap first upgrade.

good luck.
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:53 PM   #20
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welcome. for me the car is already fast enough, just need better handling so i would highly recomend STi pinks & Group-N top mounts
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:28 PM   #21
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I second the read, read, read, and then read somemore comment.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:43 AM   #22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Foofy's STI
Ok thank you for all the people that didnt give a smart ass answer. I will search the forums from now on to get info that i need and to learn about my car. I spent most of the time working on american cars, such as the mustang i could tell you all you need to know about them. Sorry if i pissed you guys off in anyway im just trying to get some info about my new car.

Penut butter jelly time
nope no one is pissed here... i got the same answers when I first joined nasioc so its almost like the NOOB WELCOMING PARTY!!! LOL
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:14 AM   #23
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if you have some money to spend, get a turboback exhaust and accessport for stage 2. and buy a new catless uppipe. AND/OR get new suspension, strut and sway bars, and new tires!

no money means you can take out the intake resonator and hear the spool!
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:30 PM   #24
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first mod, bov for sure! J/K ((((chuckles))))
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