Before I purchased my WRX, I was on here for a few months gathering info and knowledge about tuning and modifications. I still have much to learn, but I believe I've built a good list of things to do over time and an average knowledge base as to what essentials are needed. This will be a bit of an unorthodox build thread as this won't be a built WRX for some time. Let's call this more of a journal. Here you will find any modifications done, as you would a normal build thread. However, I will be logging all routine maintenance, miles at the time of maintenance, problems/fixes, and anything else in the day-to-day of owning a WRX. Hopefully, this will help anyone in the future looking for answers about daily driving or how this particular car behaves on a day-to-day basis. I'm always available to answer any questions so feel free to PM me.
My car was purchased from Ramsey Subaru in Ramsey, NJ on 9/9/13. I had originally placed the order on 5/28, but missed the cut off for '13 orders. Therefore, my model is a 2014 which was processed on 8/1/13. Clayton was my salesman and is a member on this forum. I highly recommend going through him if you are to purchase as he made the process smooth, easy, and gave me an excellent price.
The WRX I ordered was a 2014 dark grey metallic (DGM) limited hatchback with the following options: short-throw-shifter (STS), armrest extender, cross bar kit, ski clips & carrier, auto dim mirror with homelink, and sat nav. I will be receiving all weather mats when I pick up my plates.
Below is a list of current purchased/installed mods along with a wish list of future mods:
WC Lathe Werks shift knob - WRX Hybrid Piston
Winter wheels and tires – 04 WRX stock wheels with Dunlop wintersport 3D or 4D tires.
Bayson R or CS style poly front lip - this will be the one I use first and in the winter. CF lip will be a ways down the road.
Sway bars and Endlinks - Whiteline & Kartboy
Down Pipe - open to any an all suggestions
Nameless Magnaflow Exhaust - only because Anthony has it, says is sounds great, and does not drone on the hatch. Again, open to any and all suggestions.
Carbon fiber front lip – CF Lip from Force Werkz
Turbo Heat shield
Clear bra front bumper, full hood, rear view mirrors
Dynamat (only if audio upgrade)
Thule roof storage
Mountain bike rack
I have changed my mind and definitely do want to tweak on this car, eventually. Any work that will be done to the engine/handling of the car will be done well after owning for a year or two. Further bulletins as events warrant. As for now, enjoy the pictures from the day of delivery.