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    Good next mod?

    Simple what's a good next mod? I currently have a '12 wrx with a catless turboback and a protune. I was thinking a PW TMIC or running E85. What do y'all suggest?
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    Yea I plan on doing that after the summer is over.
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    Winter tires. Depending on where you live. Gotta be safe

    Yeah winter is almost over but it would be a nice early start IMO, so you're ready to go when temperatures drop.
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    Winter almost over haha but we don't get much snow in md where I live. Plus it's not my dd
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    Winter almost over haha but we don't get much snow in md where I live. Plus it's not my dd
    It doesn't matter. Winter tires are for more than just snow... temperature also plays a huge factor in tire choice. I live right down the road from you and I have dedicated winter/summer sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Suspension and brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kprugbyplaya View Post
    Winter tires. Depending on where you live. Gotta be safe

    Yeah winter is almost over but it would be a nice early start IMO, so you're ready to go when temperatures drop.
    aint nobody got time for that! summers all year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    brakes.
    +1^

    And you don't even have to get too crazy on this. SS lines and new fluid make a big difference. Brake pads too if you need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubiEj255 View Post
    Yea I plan on doing that after the summer is over.
    I'd do it before the summer starts...simply so you can enjoy the handling and braking aspect of the car in good weather before you put it away.
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    brakes saved me from smashing into a trash truck that decided to cut me off today. if my ABS had been on i wouldve hit him, or if i had my stock warped rotors and pads i wouldve hit him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    brakes saved me from smashing into a trash truck that decided to cut me off today. if my ABS had been on i wouldve hit him, or if i had my stock warped rotors and pads i wouldve hit him.
    Good brakes saved me from hitting a deer (too hard anyway) coming around a sharp corner on the kanc a while back!

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    just even pads are a great upgrade, easy install, inexpensive.
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    Brakes as in a big brake kit? Or just pads & rotors?
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    E85 is going to be a BIG change for not a ton of cash. 15-20% increase in HP/TQ. I've been reading up on this myself but not sure about the mileage/$$ since I commute mucho miles. Also a little worried about the water absorption properties of ethanol and the longevity of my engine. Undecided still.

    New pads, SS lines, and new fluid.

    Easy and very enjoyable mods like sways and/or new struts/springs are rad. Lots of easily installed and inexpensive bushings too. They make nice differences...fun to DIY the installs as well.

    Sorry didn't check your current mods ( on my phone) but, this is a great $200-$300 weekend or two of DIY installs right below. All you need is a breaker bar, some sockets, a way to get your rig off the ground, and some beer.

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    Hopefully I didn't just waste your time here!

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