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    Subaru Newbie

    Hi all,

    I recently purchased myself an Impreza MY04. I have never owned a turbo car or a Subaru before so I was just wanting to know if anyone has any useful learning resources or any do's and don'ts for a turbo car? I am looking to install mods to it later down the track but I'm not to much of a mechanic and have never really got my hands dirty tinkering with cars before. I would appreciate any info that anyone has about these cars as I have always wished for a Subaru, especially a turbo. Thanks again!

    Regards, Danny

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    Subaru Newbie

    Read the owner's manual cover to cover.

    Follow the maintenance schedule to the letter. Prefer authentic Subaru parts.

    The best mods are no mods. This is because the best Subarus are built by Subaru. However if you insist follow the link in my signature.

    For parts prefer a site vendor. Also you will likely need a reflash. Again prefer a site vendor.
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    Thanks for the info

    Thanks for the information I really appreciate it! I know mods are a no no. But for my own personal experience and learning I'd like to do someting with the car to gain a bit of knowledge and understanding of car parts and how it all works. I'm interested in all of it

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    Ok that's very popular. Shop around the site vendors and PM them for prices after you make a mod plan. Mapping will be crucial. Follow all links in the link shown below.
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    Is mapping essential before modding the car or? I'm the biggest rookie on cars. I wouldn't even know where to start with an ECU. Whether I buy one or get it done at a servicer or what?

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    If you are going to modify the exhaust (excluding cat backs) or the intake I'd say yes. Have a read below and consider either a reflash customized for specific parts or a Cobb device, but for the latter see their map notes and follow their parts lists specifically.
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