The Road to 315WHP (or at least a good run at it)
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This is a discussion on The Road to 315WHP (or at least a good run at it) within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So after posting the other night looking for advice on getting my 2013 WRX wagon to 315WHP, I got a ...

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    The Road to 315WHP (or at least a good run at it)

    So after posting the other night looking for advice on getting my 2013 WRX wagon to 315WHP, I got a lot of great advice and was told I should start a build thread so here we go. Please be patient as it will probably take me a bit to get where I want to go, but I will always be doing something between parts shipments. So lets start with the night I brought her home, I had always loved the look of the wagons, but had never driven one. Needless to say that once I did, it was all over for me.

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    I brought it home with 9200 miles equipped as follows

    Exterior:
    Rally Armor Flaps

    Interior:
    Red Footwell Illumination

    Mods:
    Invidia Q300 Exhaust

    The first thing to happen was getting the windows done, I had them tinted to 15% all the way around

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    Then we had a little fun with Plasti Dip since I hate rock chips and spend a lot of time going over the mountain passes to Central Oregon in the winter

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    So that's where it is so far, I just pulled the trigger on some new speakers and some LED lighting for a few exterior upgrades, so I will post pics as I go. Thanks for looking!!!
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    I see you took my advise on making a build thread. lol Looks like you are on the right road to your goal. Just remember to do alot of research before you start modding, or jump on here and ask a question, i know that myself and many others are here to help! And good choice on the Q300 catback, I have it as well. Since E-85 is available to you, a good protune with stage 2 upgrades and upgraded fuel components should def get you to your 315whp goal. Keep us posted!
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    I definitely will and thanks so much for all the helpful insight!!!

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    Beware of leaving the plasti-dip on the paint for long periods, users have reported it pealing their paint off when it comes off. And it will not provide you any protection against rock chips man, tried that on my jeep and the chips went right through into the paint. Invest in a quality clear bra

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    I have actually been back forth over the passes several times and its held up really well, I had a few pits in the dip, but nothing that went through to the paint. I'll have to do so research on the paint peeling issue as I have a few friends that have done their entire car for a year or more and haven't had any problems, but certainly something to look into.

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    Well, I decided that it was time to try and do a little up grade to the stereo, so in browsing around on the Crutchfield site I found some really nice Polk coaxial speakers for a steal and thought why not, so I ordered them.Click image for larger version. 

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    So I went ahead and installed them and low and behold they sounded TERRIBLE!!!!! So after a night of pondering, I decided to scrap everything and start from scratch. So insert a Kenwood DDX470, (2) sets of Polk audio 525Dxi Speakers and (1) Rockford Fosgate powered 10" Subwoofer and NOW it sounds like a stereo!!!
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    So with this out of the way, there should be nothing be a distraction from my parts purchases

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