Thread: 2013 WRX Plan
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by nate_fisher View Post
Skip the inlet get a downpipe and a etune for the best bang for your buck.

Originally Posted by the suicidal eggroll View Post
1) Seems fine
2) Skip the turbo inlet
3) Very likely

Does your $2k budget include regular maintenance, or just mods? Depending on how much and how hard you drive, 2 years could mean 6 oil changes, a new set of tires, and a new set of brakes...and there goes the majority of your $2k budget.
Thanks. This is a 2k for improvement budget, not $2k available in total for the car. I'll be spending money on oil changes, air filters, possibly brakes, winter tires, etc.

Originally Posted by bacalhau16 View Post
Your goals seems pretty legitimate. You have the right idea with getting a tune. It should be one of the first things you do. Adding the Downpipe will void your warranty, so Thats up to u. I've been stage 2 on my 2011 for about 14k miles now with no issues. Take care of your car and it will take care of you.

Originally Posted by MaddMax View Post
$80 Turbo blanket. Reduce heat soak, improve throttle response, reduce turbo lag

$120 for a more aggressive alignment. Crank in the camber, especially up front.

$80 for Stoptech pads. Better bite.

$90 STI 19mm sway bar.
I figured that I'd try the do-it-yourself turbo wrap. At <$40 I considered that in the noise as far as costs go, but thanks for reminding me.

Thanks for the brake pad advice. I've never installed my own but I would like to this time. My last car I traded in @ 45k miles and the pads were still solid, but maybe these ones won't last as long...

Man I forgot about the sway bar. That's a must have for me actually. The body roll seems to be better than on my old Impreza.

Thanks guys
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