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This is a discussion on Rodney's 05 WRX within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I've wanted to start a build thread from the day I bought my car. At first I was hesitant because ...

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    Rodney's 05 WRX

    I've wanted to start a build thread from the day I bought my car. At first I was hesitant because I wasn't sure if I was going to like the car as much as my previous one, 2007 GT Mustang, but I was wrong. Within a week of getting my WRX, IT SNOWED. I had a blast. It was a great winter AND summer vehicle. Long story short I wanted to start this so I can document everything. I'll start off by putting up pictures of when I went and test drove it. Click image for larger version. 

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    After having the car for about a month, I wanted to add that Subaru RUMBLE!! So I got an ebay cat-back exhaust, 0 fitment issues, and was pleased. I also got a non-catted down pipe. Here is a video of what it sounded like at that time.. Subaru WRX SR*S Catback Exhaust - YouTube

    After that and some Rally Armor Mudflaps, nothing changed for awhile. I was happy with everything until the mod bug got me again. I wanted to car to sound louder/meaner and went ahead and ordered Agency Power Un-Equal Length Header/ Up-Pipe Combo. Install went smooth, took around 4-5 hours with a jack and jack stands.

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    Side by side pictures of the new and old exhaust.Click image for larger version. 

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    Unfortunately I don't have any sound clips of the new exhaust but it made a WORLD of a difference. I'm going to hopefully be getting it pro-tuned here soon. I also just added an Agency Power Short Ram Intake along with a Strut Tower Bar.
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    Some other small goodies I just got for my b-day were the STi hazard button, and a BLOX weighted shift knob.Click image for larger version. 

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    As of today 2/20/14 nothing else is done to the car. But on Friday 2/21/14, I'll be putting on BC Coilovers. I know this isn't a BUILT car, but I just wanted to start the thread so one day I can go back and take a look at what I've done. Will be posting pictures of before and after coilovers on Friday.

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    looks good, i also spy an aftermarket diverter valve.

    what type of engine management are you using to support those exhaust/intake mods?
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    Yeah it's a Greddy BoV. Was on the car when I bought it

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    I was also borrowing my buddies AP but just recently gave it back to him. So unfortunately currently nothing tuning wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalcaps824 View Post
    I was also borrowing my buddies AP but just recently gave it back to him. So unfortunately currently nothing tuning wise.
    Yeah that's not a good thing...
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    Yeah I know. I've driving it like my grandma would currently.

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    Just ordered a V3 Accessport for the car. Will be here and installed tomorrow afternoon

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    Looking good man. I am way behind getting mods done on mine. Need to get a few more potential issues fixed before any power mods. Would like to meet up sometime and meet and see mods in person.
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    Got BC Coilovers installed about a week ago..

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    Will be putting more pictures up soon!

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