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    Help me spend some upgrade $!!

    Hi everyone. Just bought a 2013 5mt limited wrx hatch. Read the first upgrade faqs and will definitely be avoiding bov and exhaust. About $1,200 to spend freely for now and as it is brand new I would like to be sensitive to that fact as well. Thinking inter cooler hoses, heat wrap, shorter throw shifter, any other ideas? Something that does not require a tune and is garage doable (I have a full tool set and am decent around a car...brakes, the like) but not too crazy

    Have put 350 miles on in 5 days. Loving this car!!!!

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.... Thanks'!!

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    You have 350 miles of seat time. Wait until you have 35K miles...
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    With 350 miles on it, and being brand new... I'd just enjoy having a brand new car lol
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    Short throw shifter, boost gauge, and e-brake & shift boot with red stitching to match the rest of the car.

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    Ap and dp

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    Definitely drive the car as a priority so YOU can decide what areas are lacking. 1200 can get you a few big things or a lot of little ones. I prefer the latter. Short throw shifter, shifter bushings, subframe bushing inserts, rear differential bushing inserts, mudflaps (if that's your thing), nicer floormats, shifter boot, e-brake boot, stuff like that.

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    I would buy an accessport and flash the stg 1 map. It's $500 well spent

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaLeCal View Post
    Something that does not require a tune
    I think some people missed this...?

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    Had an 05 Wrx pretty upgraded back in the day. Not my first turbo or first Wrx. I just would like to go about this the right way. The stage 1 seems awesome- just don't think I have the time to deal with problems or logs, etc. Anyone do the intercollegiate hoses. Red stitching quality leather seems a great idea. Suspension stuff is always fun too. No I don't really want to tune. Would love stage 1 DP and exhaust. Think that'd b great bit does take some attention to detail...anyone done the rear diffuser upgrade to make the exhaust look more surrounded?

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    If you are using it as a daily driver than I am sure you will find that it is "lacking" in the same categories that most people do (shifter too sloppy, brakes needing to be a little better, body roll, and not enough power LOL). With $1200 and being handy, you could do sways with endlinks, short throw shifter (and bushings), and maybe upgraded brake lines (braided stainless steel) and brake fluid.

    Or if you are in need, a set of winter tires are always a good first upgrade

    ...Oh yeah. Welcome

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    Boost gauge first and foremost if you don't want to tune. I can't handle non-tinted windows so I'd do that. Usually ppl are dying to do performance upgrades so I'm at a loss haha
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    enjoy it as it is brand new


    but if you want to upgrade...start with F/R sways, endlinks and STS

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    I agree, sways and end links. I wish I would have did that first.

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    This thread hurts my brain... some pretty bad suggestions in here.

    Seriously, it's a brand new car. Wait until you have some actual seat time, then decide where it's lacking.

    That or put the money to actual good use and pay down the note on the car if you didn't buy it outright.
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    Actually Anubis - I'm gonna do the financially responsible thing. Trade it in for a Prius and put the money in some bonds, with the capital gains flowing directly into my 401k.

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