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    Can't decide the mod I want.

    I either want a strut bar, a crank pully or a short shifter. I just don't know which one I would want first.

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    Well what mods does the car have already and what year is the car.
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    a short throw shifter is always a good choice IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    Well what mods does the car have already and what year is the car.
    It's a 09 WRX. The only mods are cold air intake, installed a boost gauge, cat-back straight piped, shifter bushings and subframe lockdown bushings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    Well what mods does the car have already and what year is the car.
    It's a 09 WRX. The only mods are cold air intake, installed a boost gauge, cat-back straight piped, shifter bushings and subframe lockdown bushings.

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    Any engine management?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    Any engine management?
    No. I want to get a Cobb tuning device but they are expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelivingdead89 View Post
    No. I want to get a Cobb tuning device but they are expensive.
    Take the intake off and put the stock one back on. That needs to be tuned for.
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    Was the car tuned for the cold air? If you dont have anyone or anything to tune your car go with some other upgrades such as suspension or save for an accessport
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelivingdead89 View Post
    No. I want to get a Cobb tuning device but they are expensive.
    With a CAI and no engine management, you're not doing your engine any favors. If you're new to Subaru's, it would be wise to re-install your OEM air box at your earliest convenience until you have some sort of EM . In the meantime, start reading up on alternative EM options other than the COBB AP if you think it's too expensive. There are cheaper ways that only require a laptop and a tactrix cable (cheaper assuming you currently own a laptop).

    After taking care re-installing the OEM air box first, based on the mods you suggested, a short shifter is the way to go seeing as how you already have the bushings. There are many better suspension mods than a strut tower bar...front and rear swaybars and endlinks for example. And, as already mentioned, the crank pulley is a useless mod and waste of money.
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    I bought it with the CAI on it already. Got it from a dealer and they said everything was tuned how it was supposed to be. So I'm guessing it already had been tuned beforehand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelivingdead89 View Post
    I bought it with the CAI on it already. Got it from a dealer and they said everything was tuned how it was supposed to be. So I'm guessing it already had been tuned beforehand.
    Highly doubtful. It's more likely running fairly lean, adding/cutting large fuel trims to compensate, and then messing up fueling under wide open throttle.

    I'd save some cash for a form of engine management or pick up a stock intake. What brand intake is it?
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    I agree with what everyone is saying (take the CAI off). Or order a Cobb AccessPORT. I would be happy to help you out on what ever mod you do decide you want to do.
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