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    PPP question - making a mod list

    I have a 05 wrx with the prodrive upgrade which brings it to roughly 265bhp with the map or different ecu.

    Can I fit something like a cobb intake with airbox without a retune? Or would it be a waste of money. Thinking of removing the hks bov and changing to the intake instead.

    Just putting a list together of mods to try do over the next year.

    Any info or advise / recommendations would be appreciated.

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    welcome, follow the link in my signature for info on first mods
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    Great thanks i will start looking through the info.
    i also did a silencer delete which adds more sound, alot more than i thought it would.

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    I good start would be selling the HKS BOV and buying either a used or new stock BPV. Could go with the larger Cobb BPV as it adds more sound than stock but is still safe to run, unlike BOVs. Check out the link in Ruh Roh's signature! It explains everything.
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    Yea, you're gonna catch a lot of sh*t for having a bov but do what you want. To each their own. And don't put your intake in until you can either get a tune or re-flash the ecu with an AP. I just went through this problem when I put my Cobb intake on and the car ran weird. It would hesitate at certain rpm. I got the AP and re-flashed the car... Runs perfect now. You should plan on tuning or re-flashing the car every time you throw a mod on that changes the airflow. Hope that helps


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    but with the AP wont i lose my prodrive map? as the car is at 265bhp ish now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoFloRex View Post
    Yea, you're gonna catch a lot of sh*t for having a bov but do what you want. To each their own. And don't put your intake in until you can either get a tune or re-flash the ecu with an AP. I just went through this problem when I put my Cobb intake on and the car ran weird. It would hesitate at certain rpm. I got the AP and re-flashed the car... Runs perfect now. You should plan on tuning or re-flashing the car every time you throw a mod on that changes the airflow. Hope that helps


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    An 05 WRX doesn't require a reflash for something as simple as a Cobb intake like the 3rd gens do. But you won't really see any gains from it either since the stock airbox isn't too restrictive.

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    but with the AP wont i lose my prodrive map? as the car is at 265bhp ish now.
    You don't necessarily need an AP due to what I said above. So you have a Prodrive edition WRX? You need to figure out what all that entails. If it is just a reflash, then it's more than likely just more aggressive.

    You should figure out what you want out of the car first, and base the mod path off of that.
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    AP only works on USDM cars anyways. It's hard to advise for mods when we don't know what you are looking for or already have. I personally would go for upgraded sways bars with a custom alignment along with a performance brake rotor and pad kit with stainless steel braided lines.
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    Thanks for all the info.

    Now have a few things to aim for, hope to do the brakes over summer.

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