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Old 01-20-2015, 04:57 PM   #26
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your 3 port might have had more to do with it. is it the same as all the other models? just a mac valve still right?

yeah they did tests with GFB and it actually has benefit/improvements over stock without any harm when running full recirc, but that wasn't on the WRX though, case and point though, if it used the JDM LGT one, then it will be an improvement in general

Correct. Just a Mac valve. I went with a Perrin unit though, as it was nice, small, and plugged right up.

Agreed, fully recirculating or bust.

I can't say it was one or the other, as I did them both at the same time, but the leaking of the stock unit in my hand was enough to convince me.


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Old 01-21-2015, 07:51 PM   #27
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Question - DOODZ THE RADIO SUUUCKS
Answer - there are a few ways to change how your radio sounds. You can do the "hidden menu" mod to access some different settings.
So how do I do the hidden menu mod? Cuz, the radio does suck.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:54 PM   #28
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So how do I do the hidden menu mod? Cuz, the radio does suck.
Never mind found it

How To - Access Secret Head Unit Menu (base unit only), Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnYFs6OpGGs
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:12 PM   #29
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Never mind found it

How To - Access Secret Head Unit Menu (base unit only), Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnYFs6OpGGs
The video is for a 2012 STI but this worked great for my 2015 WRX!!

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Old 01-21-2015, 08:15 PM   #30
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:49 PM   #31
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Secret menu works great on my 15wrx. Only took about a minute to set up


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Old 02-01-2015, 01:59 PM   #32
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Alright n00b checking in regarding aftermarket wheels:

1. 18" x 9.5" with an offset of +38 will fit a base WRX with zero modifications to the suspension, fenders etc, correct?

2. Just what are the acceptable ranges of wheel size/width on the 2015?
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:46 AM   #33
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1. Depends on the tire you run. But the wheel alone will fit.

2. So you need to be more specific. Do you care if it pokes, do you want to be hella flush, are you going to roll your fenders? But the wheel size you gave is about as large as you can go and basically be flush, if you want a big brake kit (up front) with that offset you need a spacer of 5 mm apparently.


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Old 02-02-2015, 06:31 PM   #34
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1. Depends on the tire you run. But the wheel alone will fit.

2. So you need to be more specific. Do you care if it pokes, do you want to be hella flush, are you going to roll your fenders? But the wheel size you gave is about as large as you can go and basically be flush, if you want a big brake kit (up front) with that offset you need a spacer of 5 mm apparently.


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Great reply, thanks. These are the rims I'm looking at.

I'd like the tires to be slightly stretched; however, I'm really new to this so I'm still slightly unsure what size to go with. What size do you recommend?

Also, want proper summer tires, what brands are best recommended for wet/dry conditions?

Here are the rims I'm leaning towards: http://www.workwheelsusa.com/product...=27&wheel=1017
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:38 PM   #35
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Anjuna, which shroud did you go with when you installed the D2S on your 2015?

Does the D2S fit better than the H1?

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Old 02-05-2015, 05:23 PM   #36
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Anjuna, which shroud did you go with when you installed the D2S on your 2015?

Does the D2S fit better than the H1?
No need for an aftermarket shroud. I kept the original subaru shroud.

I can't speak to how well the H1 fits, but the D2S fits like a glove.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:40 PM   #37
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No need for an aftermarket shroud. I kept the original subaru shroud.

I can't speak to how well the H1 fits, but the D2S fits like a glove.

Thanks, it seemed like their website made me choose a shroud. So the D2S fits with no trimming, or minimal? That's great news either way. Are there any threads documenting this?

The H1 as I understand is just smaller so it probably isn't necessary.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:29 AM   #38
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I've said this many times to get heckled by people claiming my t00n just sucked, car was broken, and I'm an amateur. I won't say who, but it's a fairly reputable tuner on this forum who works in combination with a certain company.

After I went BPV and 3 port, my boost is so rock solid it's not even funny.

Additionally, I can blow through my stock BPV now that it's out of the car. Talk about leaky!!!!

I definitely suggest GFB.


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Does a BPV and 3 port require a retune?
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Old 02-11-2015, 03:49 PM   #39
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A 3 port will require a tune.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:51 PM   #40
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A 3 port will require a tune.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:15 PM   #41
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Hello all,

I have been reading the discussions on the forums about tuning being required for almost every mod on a 2015 WRX. I am coming from a 2013 Ford Focus ST with a Big Turbo build (pushing almost 500whp). Car was totaled last Friday due to being rear ended and forced into an intersection then being hit by 2 other cars. Anyways I pick up my WRX within a week or so (waiting on insurance to cut a check) and wanted to immediately put in an intake and exhaust (catback not turboback). I wanted to know if this would require a specified tune thus making it mandatory for me to buy the COBB AccessPort right off the bat.

I am new to the FA series platform so I am doing my research before I pick up my WRX from the dealer. I want a clean build and avoid any potential damage internally to the platform.

As a side note I also plan on immediately putting on new wheels/tires and springs for looks
Wheels: Enkei T6S Black 18x8.5 5x114 with 15mm spacers
Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sports
Springs: H&R .8" drop

Thanks for reading my post and I look forward to hearing back your feedback!! Cheers all!
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:18 PM   #42
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Hello all,

I have been reading the discussions on the forums about tuning being required for almost every mod on a 2015 WRX. I am coming from a 2013 Ford Focus ST with a Big Turbo build (pushing almost 500whp). Car was totaled last Friday due to being rear ended and forced into an intersection then being hit by 2 other cars. Anyways I pick up my WRX within a week or so (waiting on insurance to cut a check) and wanted to immediately put in an intake and exhaust (catback not turboback). I wanted to know if this would require a specified tune thus making it mandatory for me to buy the COBB AccessPort right off the bat.

I am new to the FA series platform so I am doing my research before I pick up my WRX from the dealer. I want a clean build and avoid any potential damage internally to the platform.

As a side note I also plan on immediately putting on new wheels/tires and springs for looks
Wheels: Enkei T6S Black 18x8.5 5x114 with 15mm spacers
Tires: Michelin Pilot Super Sports
Springs: H&R .8" drop

Thanks for reading my post and I look forward to hearing back your feedback!! Cheers all!

Glad you're ok.

To answer your question, the intake would need a tune, but from what most vendors that make exhaust systems say, you do not need a tune just for a cat back.

So if you want both, get the Accessport and spend the money on a good protune or etune as opposed to using cobb's ots maps.

Also a good rule of thumb would be to check your oil levels after the break in period as well as every other gas fill up after that. I guess these engines have been messed up due to low oil. Never hurts to check and have a spare quart of oil in the trunk

One more thing, how the heck did your Ford focus not spin the front wheels constantly with 500whp?!
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Can you answer and add how to properly check your oil level to this faq? I've been seeing conflicting methods, such as checking it in the morning to checking it when the engine is warm.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:37 AM   #44
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One more thing, how the heck did your Ford focus not spin the front wheels constantly with 500whp?!
Lots of suspension work my friend!!!! No but seriously 1st and 2nd gear are useless in a FWD car with that much power. I would even break loose momentarily in 3rd. 4th gear rolls where my bread and butter. It was strictly a roll car and a dyno king. Could not launch it to save my life!!!

Thanks for the info though and the heads up on the oil. I'll be sure to check it often. That being said break in period is generally 1k miles correct?
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:39 AM   #45
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Oh another quick question, Oil Catch cans worth it on this platform? On the ST we used 2 Oil Catch cans, one before the PCV and one before the turbo. Does the FA platform require or recommend this type of setup?
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:59 AM   #46
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Welcome, glad you're okay. Please read all of the stickies.

An intake will require a tune. The general rule of thumb here is that any time you alter anything that is between a sensor and the motor, or between the motor and a sensor you will have a problem. The ETS intake is supposed to have similar MAF scaling to stock, and therefore supposedly works without a tune, but I wouldn't do it personally as these motors are very sensitive. A cat back will never require a tune.

Yes we have a PCV and CCV system that will require a catch can or AOS, I recommend Crawford's, once you start blowing more boost, or can be used preventatively.

Check your oil every fill up over the break in period, and again once out to get a feel for how much oil the car uses. After that check it every other fill or less depending on how confident you are. I check mine damn nearly every fill up.

It is best to let it sit before checking, use the lowest level in the dipstick for your reference point.


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Old 03-25-2015, 08:23 AM   #47
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Lots of suspension work my friend!!!! No but seriously 1st and 2nd gear are useless in a FWD car with that much power. I would even break loose momentarily in 3rd. 4th gear rolls where my bread and butter. It was strictly a roll car and a dyno king. Could not launch it to save my life!!!

Thanks for the info though and the heads up on the oil. I'll be sure to check it often. That being said break in period is generally 1k miles correct?
My buddy had a Mazdaspeed 3 that he did a lot to, would also never keep traction. This is when I had my 08 wrx and it would smoke him because he could never get going. You are going to like awd. And for the oil can question, most run one of the two, Crawford or mishimoto. Going to need a dual setup though because of how the pcv and ccv work. Also on the 15 wrx intake is more just sound. Look around for the intake mod/milk jug removal. That will save you some money. An intake is not needed until you are pushing some big power. For the catback many guys like the Q300 and the nameless systems. Tsudo (cheapest of the bunch) has also had some great reviews.
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:14 AM   #48
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There are so many things in this world that are free. and this one is. Does anyone have a WRX 2015 milk jug removal kit? any sound clips?
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:30 AM   #49
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There are so many things in this world that are free. and this one is. Does anyone have a WRX 2015 milk jug removal kit? any sound clips?

The sound difference is minimal and in order to take it out, you need to remove the top airbox. A couple of bolts to remove and then pull the whole assembly off. You will need to do some cutting in order to take the jug off though.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:46 AM   #50
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Is there any new factory tunes that I can get for my 2015 WRX from the Subaru dealer? I've been seeing things about that but I'm not 100% sure. I bought my car last year so if you guys can give me some extra info that would be great.
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