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Old 01-03-2017, 12:15 AM   #1851
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I am a little lost at what years are compatible with what years when I am performing some forum research. Since the current generation of WRXs/STIs are 2015+, does that mean anything rated for a 2015 model will also work on a 2017? Is this thread applicable to my 2017 WRX?
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:20 PM   #1852
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Default is there one being compiled for the 2017 WRX

is there a ;ist being compiled for the 2017 WRX/STI
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:33 PM   #1853
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What makes the 2017 so special?
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:24 AM   #1854
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What makes the 2017 so special?
Because it's a different year and we're asking if what has been suggested for 2015 models is applicable to the 2017 models (since this thread is labeled 2015 and a lot of products on the market show 2015-2017). If so, awesome; if not, what are those differences I should make note of?
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:08 PM   #1855
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I think the main differences are...

- Different SatNav\Infotainment. The unit in my 15 STi isn't even what the update software has listed for the 15 STi. Its a unit listed for the "Impreza Turbo".
- 15's don't blindsport\rear cross traffic alert
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:24 AM   #1856
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:11 PM   #1857
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Stereo / Speakers:
PRO TIP: You can toggle the mute/unmute function by holding the "MODE" button on your steering wheel control. This is confirmed to work on both the base/navi factory head units. (Thanks to djjrok & noTe for this info!)
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Can anyone explain this a little more? I have a 2016 WRX with the base head unit and google maps + pandora don't play well together. My steering wheel has a "Source" button but I don't think holding it down is doing anything.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:11 AM   #1858
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What's up subie fam. I haven't really post since I bought my 16 STI close to a year ago. Love her. I'm still getting used to this forum so if not the right place to ask I apologize ahead of time

Recently bought stage 2 mods for the STI off my buddy.
Cobb AP
Invidia q300
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Only installed the AP for now so running stage 1 on 93 oct. I was gonna buy an intake but from what I was reading here it's not beneficial and even potentially damaging when running a stage 2 map?

Also the sound system in this thing is a joke but w.e. I heard changing the head unit alone would make hella difference.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:32 AM   #1859
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OEM Intake is OK for the basic mods that you listed, IMO

Don't be surprised if you hear otherwise from others as this is a common "on the fence" topic regarding the OEM intake.

Again, for the mods you listed you should be fine with a good Pro Tune since you have an AP already.

If running OTS map Stage 2, you will also hear Yay or Nay regarding adding an intake or not. Cobb seems to be Yay (it is their Map) but I have seen threads in the past of actual real world complaints that not much is gained and may cause issues. Read up and safe modding.

As always, pick a good tuner and head his advise when modding.


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What's up subie fam. I haven't really post since I bought my 16 STI close to a year ago. Love her. I'm still getting used to this forum so if not the right place to ask I apologize ahead of time

Recently bought stage 2 mods for the STI off my buddy.
Cobb AP
Invidia q300
Cobb DP
Only installed the AP for now so running stage 1 on 93 oct. I was gonna buy an intake but from what I was reading here it's not beneficial and even potentially damaging when running a stage 2 map?

Also the sound system in this thing is a joke but w.e. I heard changing the head unit alone would make hella difference.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:46 AM   #1860
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OEM Intake is OK for the basic mods that you listed, IMO

Don't be surprised if you hear otherwise from others as this is a common "on the fence" topic regarding the OEM intake.

Again, for the mods you listed you should be fine with a good Pro Tune since you have an AP already.

If running OTS map Stage 2, you will also hear Yay or Nay regarding adding an intake or not. Cobb seems to be Yay (it is their Map) but I have seen threads in the past of actual real world complaints that not much is gained and may cause issues. Read up and safe modding.

As always, pick a good tuner and head his advise when modding.
Thanks for the reply bro. Yea I plan on getting a pro tune closer to spring maybe. I'll probably just stay with the oem box to be safe and see what a tuner says. Closest tuning shop I've heard by me in central NJ is precision tuning
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:50 AM   #1861
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Thanks for the reply bro. Yea I plan on getting a pro tune closer to spring maybe. I'll probably just stay with the oem box to be safe and see what a tuner says. Closest tuning shop I've heard by me in central NJ is precision tuning
Central NJ is not that far from Norther NJ - my shop is Prime Motoring.

Worth the trip is you ask me (says the guy who travels from NC to NJ for his shop)

But I have heard good things from the guys in Precision as well. Still a good shop.

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Old 02-14-2017, 12:26 PM   #1862
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Can anyone explain this a little more? I have a 2016 WRX with the base head unit and google maps + pandora don't play well together. My steering wheel has a "Source" button but I don't think holding it down is doing anything.

Thanks for the help!
They changed the head unit in 2016 so I'm fairly sure this secret menu only works on 2015's without nav only (a clarion-built unit).
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:29 PM   #1863
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What's up subie fam. I haven't really post since I bought my 16 STI close to a year ago. Love her. I'm still getting used to this forum so if not the right place to ask I apologize ahead of time

Recently bought stage 2 mods for the STI off my buddy.
Cobb AP
Invidia q300
Cobb DP
Only installed the AP for now so running stage 1 on 93 oct. I was gonna buy an intake but from what I was reading here it's not beneficial and even potentially damaging when running a stage 2 map?

Also the sound system in this thing is a joke but w.e. I heard changing the head unit alone would make hella difference.
I wouldn't do an intake on an STI without the proper tune. On the FA20 you can get away with it but it doesn't do anything for power, its more for the sweet whooshy sound.

And YES replace the head unit asap, it makes a big diff in sound since the amp on an aftermarket unit sounds much cleaner. I have a Pioneer 4200-NEX on mine and the stock speakers sound good enough for me. The factory unit is just hilariously bad.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:36 PM   #1864
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I wouldn't do an intake on an STI without the proper tune. On the FA20 you can get away with it but it doesn't do anything for power, its more for the sweet whooshy sound.

And YES replace the head unit asap, it makes a big diff in sound since the amp on an aftermarket unit sounds much cleaner. I have a Pioneer 4200-NEX on mine and the stock speakers sound good enough for me. The factory unit is just hilariously bad.
That's one of the head units I'm looking at. It's honestly crazy how bad it is, along with the cars paint quality and stock ecu map. But hey you win some you lose some. Also yea I'm more looking for power vs sound even though sound would be nice. Reason why I would love a BOV but from what I read, completely unnecessary unless you are running a bigger turbo setup which I won't touch for years lol
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:50 PM   #1865
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:52 PM   #1866
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I am a little lost at what years are compatible with what years when I am performing some forum research. Since the current generation of WRXs/STIs are 2015+, does that mean anything rated for a 2015 model will also work on a 2017? Is this thread applicable to my 2017 WRX?
Many things interchange between the 2015, 2016 and 2017 model years. But, not everything. A manufacturer is always improving or trying to save money without making a worse product. If it was easy, then I'd be an expert, heaven knows I've spent many hours learning about these cars. Visit the forum often and look at it as a learning experience and you will learn what you can do and what you'll have to pay someone else to do for you. You'll probably have a better idea of how long it should take them to do the work as well. Best wishes.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:41 AM   #1867
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Does anyone know if it's possible to mod the small screen on the 15+? Maybe with one of the phone apps that read the obd2 data?
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:47 PM   #1868
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Does anyone have the specification on the 2016/2017 WRX Premium and Limited wheels? Subaru's website lists them as 18x8.5, but doesn't list offset. I am wondering if they have the same ET55 as the STI wheel upgrade?
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:07 PM   #1869
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Does anyone have the specification on the 2016/2017 WRX Premium and Limited wheels? Subaru's website lists them as 18x8.5, but doesn't list offset. I am wondering if they have the same ET55 as the STI wheel upgrade?
It's same, +55.
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:51 PM   #1870
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It's same, +55.
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:17 PM   #1871
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Hey Subie fam,

I finally got a chance to take my STi to the track yesterday. After about 3 to 4 laps, at WOT in 4th I started to get fuel cut off. I checked my AP and the stock boost gauge and noticed overboost with the stock boost gauge reading 24psi. Target boost pressures on the tune were 19.5psi in S#.

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Protuned on e85

I did data log the runs I just need to upload them to see what's going on. Can anybody help point me in the right direction about what could be failing? I was thinking maybe having to change my turbo inlet piping and intercooler piping so that I'm not running crazy A/F ratios.

Any other ideas would be a ton of help!
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Old 06-25-2017, 12:22 PM   #1872
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Hey Subie fam,

I finally got a chance to take my STi to the track yesterday. After about 3 to 4 laps, at WOT in 4th I started to get fuel cut off. I checked my AP and the stock boost gauge and noticed overboost with the stock boost gauge reading 24psi. Target boost pressures on the tune were 19.5psi in S#.

2016 STi
Engine mods are as follows:
Cobb AP
Cobb SF Intake and Box
Nameless Performance Turboback exhaust - thermal wrapped
Grimmspeed EBCS
NGK Iridium One Step Colder Spark Plugs
Cobb Flex Fuel Kit
1100cc FIC Injectors
AEM Fuel Pump
IAG AOS
Protuned on e85

I did data log the runs I just need to upload them to see what's going on. Can anybody help point me in the right direction about what could be failing? I was thinking maybe having to change my turbo inlet piping and intercooler piping so that I'm not running crazy A/F ratios.

Any other ideas would be a ton of help!
Talk to your protuner... he knows your car better than anyone here.
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:52 PM   #1873
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I have a question. I know that you can't run staggered wheels on awd, but would it be bad say if I was running 18x8 and 18x9 both +35 (on a 2001 Forester L) and use 225/40 r18? The amount of tire that would contact the ground the same but I just want to get some insight.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:11 AM   #1874
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I have a question. I know that you can't run staggered wheels on awd, but would it be bad say if I was running 18x8 and 18x9 both +35 (on a 2001 Forester L) and use 225/40 r18? The amount of tire that would contact the ground the same but I just want to get some insight.
dont stretch a 225 tire on to a 9in wide wheel.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:59 PM   #1875
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I know this is a 2015 WRX/STI thread, but I have a question regarding 2011-2014. I looked and searched for a general questions thread but I couldn't find one so I'm sorry if this is the wrong place for this question.

I'm looking to get a 2011-2014 WRX or STI sedan in the next month. Does anyone know of any thread, article, or video that explains the driveability differences between WRX and STI?

Thanks in advance!
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