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    Greetings

    I'll be visiting this site a lot as I learn a new car. Here's where I'm coming from:


    Installing a fully built prelude motor in my completely stock appearing accord (except for the carbon hood, which blended with the dark paint.



    Direct port nitrous, last a 75 shot, for additional surprize factor.

    And here's where I'm going.



    Taking delivery 1/30/06. Unfortunately my honda was stolen from my driveway 12/20/05, which actually broke my damn heart. But as we learn from experience, one of the best ways to get over a broken heart is to move on to a new love.

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    and welcome to The Club!!!!

    Sorry to hear about your Honda. Always sucks to lose a loved one.

    BUT you'll love the WRX, there's no turning back...and you'll be modding in no time!!!

    Here are some links I suggest you check out or keep for your reference:
    The "Good first mods" sticky
    And here's great coverage of FAQs from NASIOC.
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    Welcome to the club!
    Sorry that happend to your Honda, better luck with the rex!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedette
    [Here are some links I suggest you check out or keep for your reference:
    The "Good first mods" sticky
    And here's great coverage of FAQs from NASIOC.
    Thanks for the tips. Now I have my reading material for the weekend. I still have 20k miles on the driveline warranty so I'm planning on taking my time and getting to know the car. On the other hand, I did look up this thing called a cobb tuning accessport . . . .

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    The AP is a great place to start moding. Cobb' web site has tons of info too.
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    Welcome to the club... good luck with the wagon.
    ...If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first.

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    Welcome...you will enjoy the WRX
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    Sorry to read of the Honda. I had a 2000 Prelude. Nice engine, but mine had quite an appetite for oil. How did yours do?
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    nice choice with the wagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX
    Welcome!

    Sorry to read of the Honda. I had a 2000 Prelude. Nice engine, but mine had quite an appetite for oil. How did yours do?
    It was very good as far as not burning oil but it seeped on all sides. After the initial swap I replaced the rear main seal, the oil pan gasket (2x) the oil pan, the cam seals, the balance shaft seals and, to top it off, after the motor build the shop failed to correctly torque the head so that seeped too. They had just put on a new gasket and properly torqued the head studs a month before the theft. But now, on to the good stuff.

    I've started reading and searching (oh, the glory of it all ) and this is what I've got so far

    Near future
    Shop manual? (Need to know where to get.)
    Remove the silencer in the fenderwell, and add k&n panel filter #33-2031-2 - $40.00
    AccessPORT - $600.00
    Wideband datalog? (What are people using? I had Zeitronix before.)
    Boost gauge (steering column mount?)
    Ate Super Blue Brake Fluid - $10.00
    AXXIS Ultimate brake pads - $56.00 front, $42.00 rear

    Wish list
    StreetTunner upgrade - $400.00
    Street Turboback (with high flow cat - $1,175.00
    Cobb 304ss UP (w/ egt bung) - $235.00
    Egt and a/f gauges (somewhere I saw a nice dash mount, three pod but I donít know the name. Is Summit a good place to get reasonably priced gauges, where else?)

    Also, and this oneís important, is it Scuby, Scooby, Suby, Sooby . . . ?

    Thanks for the greets you all. I like this place already. Now, off to the diy section so I can see why the UP is a biotch to replace.

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    Good to see that you were reading (and there's no BOV or CAI on the list!) Looks like you have a nice plan ahead of you! One question....why upgrade the brake pads? Are you going to upgrade the rotors to? Because IMO, the only way you'll really benefit from performance brake pads is if you upgrade the rotors as well. Just curious...

    Oh, and it's scubie, scooby, rex, rexy, suby, subie, cutie (from the girls), and sh1tbox (when it's not working right).
    Really people call it all those, so it's just a personal choice.
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    sucks to hear about your car being stolen

    Congrats on the new car and welcome to the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedette
    One question....why upgrade the brake pads? Are you going to upgrade the rotors to? Because IMO, the only way you'll really benefit from performance brake pads is if you upgrade the rotors as well. Just curious...
    Well, the dealer's going to be resurfacing (facing?) the rotors and putting in new pads so I figured a higher performance compound would be nice. I don't want to make the expenditure for rotors now and don't even know if aftermarket would work with my wheels, which are 16s. There is a performace impact with a more agressive pad compound, just not as great with going with a big brake kit. Downside is the pad and rotors wear faster.

    Do you know if any particular company makes a shop manual or does it have to be ordered from the manufacturer for a gazilion dollars.

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