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Old 09-27-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default 2011 WRX Stage 2 question

Since day one I have always been on the fence about bringing my 2011 wrx to stage 2. My number one issue has always been throwing the warranty out the door, but after 20,000 miles of driving a stock wrx and having numerous friends with stage 2+ WRX's, I think I'm ready to mod my car. The only mods I've added to the car so far are the invidia Q300 CBE and Kartboy STS. The stage 2 tune I will receive will be an open source from a local subaru tuner. My question for you is what would you recommend doing?

My Ideas:
-I definitely plan on installing an invida catted DP.
-COBB SF Intake? I love the sound it adds to the car but I also dont believe its worth the money if it only brings very minor gains. Is it safe?
-Bigger injectors and a fuel pump?
-Open source tune

Any thoughts/ideas will be greatly appreciated!

edit: Any opinions on suspension mods as well? Swaybars and endlinks?

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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If you like paying 200 bucks for sound and a marginal gain, get the intake. Any intake is safe if it is tuned for.

You do not need bigger injectors nor a fuel pump for stage 2. Save your money.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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If your going to get an intake make it a true cold air intake with a larger diameter. That way you will have some head room if you decide to get wild down the road.

From personal experience I would recommend some stiffer bushings and a transmission mount. I installed a bunch of TIC and group N goodies over a weekend and the upgrade was well worth it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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get the downpipe and look up torquedperformance.com you can have an e-tune on your car for 85$, its what i use and eric (the owner) is very knowledgeable on these cars. Intake will make you have marginal gains. If you have questions message me.
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