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    Upgrades? Am I doing it right so far?

    Hello to everyone that reads this.

    I have a 03 2.0 wrx , so far I have put a raceland suspension ultimos , Godspeed down pipe (eliminates cat) , cat back exhaust , cold air intake , short shifter , manual boost and gauge and cobb tuner.

    Is this good? What else should I do?

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    No. Take half of those parts off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    No. Take half of those parts off.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    Why?
    Well your suspension and downpipe suck for starters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    raceland suspension ultimos
    crap suspension


    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    Godspeed down pipe (eliminates cat)
    horrible company, horrible build quality


    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    cat back exhaust
    nothing but a noise maker, but if you like how it sounds then alright


    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    cold air intake
    not needed, and needs to be specifically tuned for.. if not you are reducing performance and potentially causing irreversible damage to your engine


    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    short shifter
    Okay.. depending on which one, I have seen cheap ones break, and I do not like to support companies that make only knock off parts. Judging by the rest of your stuff, you probably picked a really ****ty one.


    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    manual boost
    no.. just, no. You need to have a custom tune to be able to run a MBC safely, and even then it eliminates many of the failsafes in the boost control system that are there to keep you from blowing your car up.


    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    Is this good? What else should I do?
    No, not at all. You should start over, either with different parts, or put the stock parts back on.




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    You're kidding, right?

    Racelands are some of the worst coilovers made, period. Prepare for a harsh ride and to have to rebuild or replace them in 5k miles.

    Godspeed is a world of crap...POS company that uses inferior quality materials and production techniques, and worst of all, steals all of their designs from known quality companies. They don't do their own R&D. They let the other good companies do it for them, then steal their designs.

    On top of that, did you read the map notes for the Accessport? Unless you are protuned, you have no need for an MBC.

    What you should do...is research before you destroy your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    ..research before you destroy your car.

    May be too late for this one.. only other post was about HIDs he stuck in and thankfully they didn't work right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    May be too late for this one.. only other post was about HIDs he stuck in and thankfully they didn't work right.
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    Thanks for the feedback, well I should just leave it stockthen

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    Quote Originally Posted by najarcitox View Post
    Thanks for the feedback, well I should just leave it stockthen

    If you still have the stock parts, then by all means. There's nothing wrong with going stage two on the AP, but the map clearly states it is designed for cars with downpipe (or TBE) and otherwise stock. That means you cannot use things like the CAI or MBC with the map that is on your AP.. or the stock map.

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    Put a catless uppipe in there. Sell all your parts other than the AP and buy a quality turboback exhaust with the funds. Flash to stage two and enjoy.

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    raceland coilovers?!

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