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Old 08-10-2019, 11:19 PM   #1
bsullivan18
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Default Upgrades Can Be A Slippery Slope My Friend

New to this site and this is my first post. I am writing this to share my experience with other "newbies".

After 3 years of saving and extensive research, I recently just got a second hand 2017 WRX about 4 months ago and it is amazing. I have only driven trucks all my life, so it a huge step up. I honestly didn't get it for the power. (Yes, is can be and it is powerful to an extent). I chose this car because I love semi-adorable tune-able sports cars. Although raw power is very appealing to me I didn't necessarily want a car with a ton of power. I wanted a reliable, sporty, responsive, decently quick car.

Over the past 4 months, I feel that the WRX has exceeded my expectations for a fordable fun car. What has surprised me the most is the power. Before you laugh, I actual am happy with stock power numbers never really saw the point in reaching insane power numbers for my daily driver.

Don't get me wrong I love power, and sometimes the stock hp numbers aren't necessarily ideal. I feel that it is super easy to get wrapped up in "mo POWA".

Before I start this next paragraph I'd like to point out that I have been working on cars for a while now and long story short that car had a little fender bender so it was super cheep, nothing mechanically wrong, cant even notice it (honestly a steal). The funny thing is, I had a little money left over, and I went ahead and got an accessport and went sage 1. It is great, the power is noticeably better. I know hold your comments , I probably have like 260 whp. But I love it, and its enough... for now.

Once I went sage 1 with a cold air intake I feel like I have been transfixed on the idea that more power equals better car. This is idea of wanting more power is not necessarily a bad thing (just gonna hurt the wallet). I work on cars all the time so I can do all the installs on my own. So I've spent countless hours looking for good inexpensive parts. But now, I really want to go "stage 2". Just a month ago I said that "there is no reason for me to get and access port to gain power", but alas... I ordered a down pipe last week.

I think that the fact that power is expandable on tuner cars makes you want to gain more power. Now I'm sitting here with a car that is much faster and responsive that I would ever need, and you know what I think I really like it. WhAt dO I NeEd tO Do TO gO sTaGe 3. jk

I decided to write this because I thought that is would be a funny story to tell. Super happy with all the decisions that I have made with the car. If you want to judge me on how I went way too fast on the upgrades, be my guest (your not wrong). If anyone has any "how did I get here" modding stories I'd love to hear them. Thanks
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