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    2013 wrx sedan build thread

    Figured i mine as well start a build thread. It will be slow, but its starting too pick up a little now..

    As of right now:

    Engine:
    q300 catback
    invidia catted dp
    cobb sf intake
    Torqued Performance stage 2

    Interior:
    Cobb Short throw
    Plasti dipped around shifter (red)

    Audio:
    Pioneer 2500 double din
    12 inch FI SSD 1000 RMS sub
    4000 watt autotek amp.. (crappy i know, works for now though)

    Exterior:
    Plasti dipped fog light covers and side vents (black)
    Plasti dipped side badges (black)
    Rally Armour Mud Flaps
    5% Tint all the way around

    If you guys would chime in and tell me where to go from here that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    Congrats on beginning the thread

    I noticed you didn't list the shifter bushings on your short throw. If you haven't done that I would consider it a must do. While you are at the bushings, there are a ton that vastly improve drive feel. They are a good bang for your buck too!

    BTW I like build threads that have at least one photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Congrats on beginning the thread

    I noticed you didn't list the shifter bushings on your short throw. If you haven't done that I would consider it a must do. While you are at the bushings, there are a ton that vastly improve drive feel. They are a good bang for your buck too!

    BTW I like build threads that have at least one photo
    there we go

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    When does an intake become "beneficial"? If anyone can give me some info. that would be awesome.

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    Pulled from Unabomber's Manifesto - Intake FAQ - MySubie.com

    Is the stock WRX/STi system adequate? Yes. The majority of major Subaru tuners agree that the stock intake is adequate to power levels in the 400HP range. It also has the following advantages:
    1. The standard air scoop is mounted high in the engine bay. This makes it resistant to ingress of water. The design of the fender snorkel helps to remove any water that is drawn in by this scoop.
    2. Air drawn in is cool, since the air comes from the edge of the engine bay, and at speed, all air will be drawn from outside.

    Any intake as long as properly tuned will usually provide some gain.

    If you ever want to go FMIC then you would need a new intake since the stock one is in the way of where you would route the IC piping.
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    thanks man. was just curious because i have seen people say at stage 2 levels an aftermarket intake becomes more beneficial than stock.

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    I would like to think that aftermarket filters are better due to better air flow or even air filter placement (cold air) Though this is not always true with some products. You though have installed some that are well known and have a good reputation so i wouldn't worry. If you have specific power goals then maybe you can be a little more picky with parts.
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    Im just going with the flow.. No specific build plan for now, thats why i asked for suggestions lol.

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    Lowering springs, yay or nay..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brennermoore View Post
    Lowering springs, yay or nay..?
    Depends on your goals. If the intent is form, go for it. If the intent is performance, wait until you can invest in springs, struts, and sways as a complete package.
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    Intent is definitely form over performance. Any advice on certain brands that are more reliable than others?

    Also, how much wear and tear am i going to put on my stock struts from them? Thanks for input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brennermoore View Post
    Intent is definitely form over performance. Any advice on certain brands that are more reliable than others?
    Unfortunately my recommendations tend to focus on performance over form, so I have no input.

    Quote Originally Posted by brennermoore View Post
    Also, how much wear and tear am i going to put on my stock struts from them? Thanks for input!
    All I can say with certainty: More than the stock springs.
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    Alright thanks a lot. I will look into the brands and try my luck.

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    Plasti dipped white, opinions?

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