I bought my 2013 Crystal Black Silica WRX Sedan (basic model w/subaru short shifter) on 9/21/2012!
Though I have read a lot it was not always clear on what mods would do what to the car's performance.
Very few folks seemed to have a stock dyno pull as an example. I hope these posts help others enjoy their WRX!
My updates will start slow but overtime my posts should really help document how various mods can really improve the cars performance.
Before I bought my car I had very little car modification experience.
I had done an oil change on a car before and some simple stereo stuff..but not much else...
After looking at various 2013 cars, I really could not think of not getting a Subaru WRX or STI.
My only real thought was should I get a WRX or STI???
I got a WRX for a few reasons...looking back it's funny and I was a bit lucky!
#3 0 to 60 faster than a stock STI and amazing for the price!
#4 Some car and driver article about an Intake, Exhaust and a tune (I had no idea what that was at the time) that would beat a stock STI and still be cheaper.
Five Steps to Making More Power in Your Subaru WRX – Feature – Car and Driver
Car on the Lot Photo!
Yes after some Mods, my car indeed flies
Stock 237 lbft@4070 and ~223 HP@5250
TP e85 Torque 404 lbft@4358 and ~348 HP@5250
Set Virtual Dyno to CF=1.0
50 to 100 MPH -> 6.247 seconds!
Here is a Romraider Log of the pull, note you can see how FFS keeps the boost up when I shift from 3rd to 4th gear. FFS seems to have saved about two tenths of a second if your curious about FFS vs normal shifting.
11/18/2012 Tall Guy Mirror Fix (posted on nasioc here is a picture, quite a range of responses go figure and yes the mirror is still fine)
02/15/2013 Boost/Air Intake Gauge (ScangaugeII) - now removed
07/10/2013 Torqued Performance Stage 1 Tune
08/20/2013 PLX DM-100 and SM-AFR Gauge (custom mount)
08/23/2013 K&N Cold Air Intake
08/23/2013 TSUDO Catless Downpipe (DEI Heat Wrapped)
08/24/2013 PTP Lava Turbo Blanket
08/24/2013 Grimmspeed heat shield
08/24/2013 Torqued Performance Stage 2 Tune
09/19/2013 TB hose clamps replaced and removed rubber gaskets due to boost leak
12/14/2013 DW65C Fuel Pump
01/04/2014 RacerX FMIC
01/04/2014 Grimmspeed EBCS
01/04/2014 Torqued Performance Stage 3 Tune
01/10/2014 Agency Power Equal Length Headers
01/10/2014 DEI Titanium Wrapped Headers
01/10/2014 Torqued Performance Stage 3+ELH Tune
02/16/2014 Plasti Dip Window Chrome Delete
04/26/2014 Launch Control/Flat Foot Shifting Patch from TinyWrex
05/25/2014 Kartboy Shifter Bushings
06/07/2014 Hood Scoop Delete and RacerX FMIC Duct Mod
06/24/2014 NKG One Step Colder Plugs
09/21/2012 Stock ~232 lbft@3936 and ~218 HP@5240
07/10/2013 TP Stage 1 ~274 lbft@3621 and ~245 HP@5240
08/27/2013 TP Stage 2 ~301 lbft@3586 and ~272 HP@5250
01/07/2014 TP Stage 3 ~320 lbft@3616 and ~287 HP@5250
01/15/2014 TP Stage 3+ELH ~359 lbft@3718 and ~306 HP@5250
07/21/2014 TP e85 Torque 404 lbft@4358 and ~348 HP@5250
I'll post later with a comparison of all the tunes if you want to compare.