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Old 05-04-2006, 09:39 PM   #26
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:31 PM   #27
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:26 AM   #28
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great write up...i cant stress enough about buying used exhaust parts. I saved sooo much money buying used parts. for people wondering how much you can actually save...this is what i spent on some parts.

HKS downpipe: $75.00 w/ less than 10,000 miles
Kingpin U/p: $60.00 and free port thanks to chandy69
Samco I/C hoses: $30.00
GP moto MAF hose: $10.00 (arguable mod, but i really like it)
Cobb Acessport: $475.00

Add that all up and its A LOT less than if I bought new. I have a greddy evo2 catback which i bought new because I simply didnt want to wait for one in the classifides. I love the exhaust and would recommend to anyone.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:59 PM   #29
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Old 05-14-2007, 02:20 AM   #30
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great write up...i cant stress enough about buying used exhaust parts. I saved sooo much money buying used parts. for people wondering how much you can actually save...this is what i spent on some parts.

HKS downpipe: $75.00 w/ less than 10,000 miles
Kingpin U/p: $60.00 and free port thanks to chandy69
Samco I/C hoses: $30.00
GP moto MAF hose: $10.00 (arguable mod, but i really like it)
Cobb Acessport: $475.00

Add that all up and its A LOT less than if I bought new. I have a greddy evo2 catback which i bought new because I simply didnt want to wait for one in the classifides. I love the exhaust and would recommend to anyone.
Great job as always Unabomber!

This is the one point I might contend. Some of us are better off just buying new because of potential headaches involved in buying used. If the time spent shopping for used parts and the chance of headaches exceeds the cost savings of buying used, getting the peace-of-mind from buying new is worth it.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:42 AM   #31
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Unabomber- helping to keep our heads out of our asses for five years now.
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:04 PM   #32
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Now, if only people would read it prior to posting "What should be my first Mod" sigh!
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:09 PM   #33
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the first mod part is easy its the "rest of them after" mods that get confusing. After u upgrade all your basics then what? I know its all personal reference but just knowing a "path" would help.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:11 PM   #34
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Hey man you are like somewhat of a bible scribe or something in the SUBARU world. Thanks for all the writeups they really are verryy helpful. 3 thumbs up :P
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:05 PM   #35
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This is as good a resource as any newbie could hope to find. Thank you very much!

The one point I didn't find clear, when you use a Cobb device with a stage 1 or stage 2 map... Does the re-tuned map utilize additional boost? I believe 13.5 is stock. If it does, approximately what PSI does it run? Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:54 AM   #36
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:25 AM   #37
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A couple of points to a very good concept.

Zero drawbacks? No such thing. First, they bring on boost faster which is a big problem in 04+ WRXs with no engine management. Can't say that enough... Second is clamps. Some of them have a tendency to split if clamped too tight, and blow off if clamped too loose. Not a big deal, but something to watch for.


Thinking of doing this as a first mod on my 07, well besides springs... What brands are the better ones? What do I really have to look out for as far as engine management?
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:10 PM   #38
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Thinking of doing this as a first mod on my 07, well besides springs... What brands are the better ones? What do I really have to look out for as far as engine management?
Check out this: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=449190

It's a FAQ about intercooler hoses.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:58 PM   #39
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Thanks! Still learning my way around the site.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:03 PM   #40
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Thanks! Still learning my way around the site.

No problem. I am too. In fact, I was reading that article right before checking back in on this thread.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:35 PM   #41
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Unabomber writes some informative stuff. FAQ king awesome.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:58 PM   #42
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First, I'm still wondering if Cobb stage 1 and/or stage 2 maps increase boost levels within the tune???

Also, the EM FAQ pages talk about 500 RPM quicker spooling times. Is that including mods such as intercooler hoses and a catless up pipe or can the spooling time be further reduced with these items?

Last, who is a reputable company to use for P&P on the stock turbo and how much does that service typically run.

Thanks in advance. These are just a few questions I had after reading through all the FAQ and manifesto pages.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:18 PM   #43
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Guys, I think I have done all I can as a newbie to read the FAQ and search the topics yet I still have these couple of questions previously posted. Any additional info on those topics would definitely be appreciated!

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Old 05-16-2007, 10:33 PM   #44
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You might consider stainless braided brake lines, inexpensive upgrade with immediate gratifying feed back.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:41 PM   #45
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another nice post ... Education one thread at a time ... Thanks
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:28 AM   #46
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This being my 1st Import, this write up an the others are awsome. Im hopin to be well educated before I start modding.


Anything around that can help you out with what WONT void your warentee? I kinda like mine, an would like to keep it lol.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:42 PM   #47
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This being my 1st Import, this write up an the others are awsome. Im hopin to be well educated before I start modding.


Anything around that can help you out with what WONT void your warentee? I kinda like mine, an would like to keep it lol.
A catback and that's pretty much it (as far as real power mods go). You can do suspension mods, but you'll be voiding the warrantee on that part of the suspension. And I don't think putting stiffer bushings in the drivetrain will void anything and can vastly improve the feel of the car.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:20 PM   #48
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Go to the warranty forum and read the stickys. NO PART will void your warranty except a cluster swap as it futzes with the odometer reading.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:58 AM   #49
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awesome post! read every word.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:41 AM   #50
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Wow, awesome write up! Thank you so much!
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