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This is a discussion on Reliable but powerful 2012 WRX mods within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; im thinking about getting the Invidia Q300 Exhaust System with quad burnt tips for it, is that a good exhaust? ...

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    im thinking about getting the Invidia Q300 Exhaust System with quad burnt tips for it, is that a good exhaust? ive heard good things...

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    the exhaust kit doesnt come with a downpipe does it?

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    im planning on this,
    eibach swaybar kit
    invidia q300 full exhaust
    invidia downpipe
    tune

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdeitrich View Post
    an estimate hp for the future
    All depends on what dyno you are tuned on.

    Quote Originally Posted by kdeitrich View Post
    the exhaust kit doesnt come with a downpipe does it?
    If it says catback, then no. If it says turboback, then yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    All depends on what dyno you are tuned on.

    If it says catback, then no. If it says turboback, then yes.

    true, thats what i thought but wasnt sure

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    Try not to think of it as a numbers game. If you're looking for a quick 12 second daily driver, stage 2 is what you're looking for. Stage 2 should suit your fancy. (cobb AP/custom tune, down pipe, and exhaust)

    Reliability with those mods will depend on you as the driver. Take it easy on the transmission and don't do AWD launches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdeitrich View Post
    but does anybody know of good tuners in NJ?!
    Off the top of my head...

    Precision Tuning in Brick
    Akuma in New Brunswick/Woodbridgish area?
    and even make a trek over to PA and hit up R/T Tuning.

    All are very well known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProZach626 View Post
    Try not to think of it as a numbers game. If you're looking for a quick 12 second daily driver, stage 2 is what you're looking for. Stage 2 should suit your fancy. (cobb AP/custom tune, down pipe, and exhaust)

    Reliability with those mods will depend on you as the driver. Take it easy on the transmission and don't do AWD launches.
    Good advice all around.

    You won't notice a difference between 325hp...and 310hp...especially considering every dyno is calibrated differently. What matters most is what the area under the curve looks like on the dyno plot.
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    true, thanks for the replies. i may try precision tuning.. i have to get my money together for the mods

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    how is an awd launch bad too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdeitrich View Post
    how is an awd launch bad too?
    Well, with a FWD or RWD car, if there is excess energy it is translated into wheel spin. With AWD, traction is much much better, so the energy goes into components other than the tires. If you dump the clutch, that means the differentials (very expensive to fix). If you slip the clutch, that means the clutch (less expensive, but how often do you want to replace a clutch??).
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    i am in same boat
    i talk to very good tuner and he is one of the top 10s
    i am cobb stage 2
    he is gonna tune my car 93 and E85

    check if u have E85 close by
    whp/tq around 350

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajalucy View Post
    i am in same boat
    i talk to very good tuner and he is one of the top 10s
    i am cobb stage 2
    he is gonna tune my car 93 and E85

    check if u have E85 close by
    whp/tq around 350
    thats awesome i want 350 whp although that sounds real hard with these mods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    Well, with a FWD or RWD car, if there is excess energy it is translated into wheel spin. With AWD, traction is much much better, so the energy goes into components other than the tires. If you dump the clutch, that means the differentials (very expensive to fix). If you slip the clutch, that means the clutch (less expensive, but how often do you want to replace a clutch??).
    true, i didnt think about that. good to know

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    i wanna be able to beat my bros 40th anniversary 370z easily... i believe it has 326 hp stock and more tq

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