Originally Posted by Tahsey
Just purchased my first Subaru last month and decided I would pick up a new hobby and turn it into a project. (I'm a girl with no experience in cars, bare with me.) Haven't decided much yet except that I will be tinting it, getting new suspension, and give it that "Subie Rumble." I eventually want new wheels, but that's out of the budget right now.
Not looking to spend a fortune, but just curious with the difference in types of suspension and performance/pros and cons with each type or brand.
As for the rumble, a friend suggested a downpipe and exhaust. I actually like the looks of my exhaust right now. Any suggestions?
Go ahead and get the windows tinted once it warms up a bit, but my suggestion is do nothing mechanical for now, and just educate yourself about the car .. especially if you have little to no experience with cars.
For suspension, start your research with upgraded sway bars and endlinks. They are fairly cheap (as far as mods go), and provide a very noticeable upgrade.
For exhaust, if you like the look and sound right now .. just leave it. The downpipe will require a tune, and this is the part of the car you will not want to mess around with until you educate yourself some. As far as the rest of the exhaust, do you have a hatchback or sedan? If you have a hatch, then avoid Invidia exhausts unless you like drone. Best thing to do with exhaust is go to a few local car meets and listen to other people with different systems ... find what you like the sound of.
Oh, and prepare yourself for the leg humpers who will be in this thread soon since they know your female.