After years of drooling over them, I finally got myself a 2009 WRX with 34k miles on it. Im absolutely in love with the car and don't even want to get out of it.
The previous owner installed a couple aftermarket goodies including a full Perrin exhaust, Perrin CAI, as well as a Perrin BOV (looks to be recirculating to me so I guess technically not a blow of valve??), also feels like an aftermarket clutch, and this weird Gforce Chip thing (see pic below). I bought the car from a dealership so unfrotunatley I was not able to talk to the previous owner to figure out exactly whats been done the the car.
The car sounds and runs amazing. From the little bit of research I've done, it seems that these cars hate BOVs and an aftermarket CAI requires tuning?? This is my daily driver and I want it to be as reliable as possible. Should I remove the aftermarket BOV and replace it with a factory one? Also should I remove this Gforce chip thing? There is a wire coming from it that runs to the CAI. Im not very mechanically inclined so please give me some tips before I break something.
Some Mandatory pics