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#1 scoobynuts


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Posted 26 August 2003 - 03:07 PM

Just joined the forum and have a rather basic question to ask. I will be taking delivery of an '04 WRX wagon here in a couple of weeks. It obviously will not remain stock for long, but what mods should I do first? :confused:

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 03:52 PM

How about a K&N airfilter. Good place to start I think.

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 12:21 PM

K&N is a good suggestion...

I'd also recommend:
"better" suspension
make the car handle better before making it faster :)


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Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:20 PM

Talking about handling, how big are your wheels? The bigger the diameter the better the handling (to a certain point). When I upgraded my 14" alloys to 16", the change in handling was huge! No more rolling and bouncing in curves and better response and feel.

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 03:09 PM

a lightweight pulley is a good mod that does not put extra wear and tear on things it also can give you better gas mileage when you don't drive hard with it. here is a spot to get one.

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 04:38 PM

When you went to 16"s what size tire did you go with?

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 06:30 PM

Just don't forget to not to do something to void a warranty (if its important to you). I'm surprised there are no head gasket issues with the WRX yet, considering there is more chance for detonation and the extra heat in the engine compartment.

Go nuts on the mods AFTER your warranty is up, otherwise when a problem arises.....you are up ****e's Creek without a paddle.:slobber:

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 06:24 AM

I got some impressa six spoke alloys (gold:D) from a junkyard (cheap) and put on 205/50 16. They fit perfectly, no rubbing at all and speedo is only 0.5% off.

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