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    New Member and 06 WRX ?s

    Hello everyone, I picked up an 06 WRX over the weekend and I'm new to the Subaru family. I used to own a 01 celica. Just wondering what are good first mods? I read the FAQs, but I guess some parts are different from pre 06 models. Any help is appreciated.

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    Welcome to the club. About the only thing that really changes (that I'm aware of) is that you don't need a catless uppipe. The rest of the standard "first-mod" stuff (downpipe, engine management, sway bars, etc.) should be applicable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone
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    Thanks for the input guys. Now a Down Pipe and Engine Management should the first mods to get? I have been looking at the Helix and Cobb App. Any other brands to consider?

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    Congrats on the car. I love mine.

    And there are lots and lots and lots of brands to consider.

    The COBB AP seems to be the most popular EM option because it is easy, flexible, reliable, and doesn't require a custom tune to start with, but other companies that make EM are Vishnu, TurboXS, and I am sure others. I am personally going to go with COBB when I get EM.

    There are alot of good DP on the market and the major questions you should look at are do you want to keep a cat and how do you want it to meet up with the catback section (2.5" donut vs 3" flange). I believe the helix is a 3" flange so it won't mate up with the stock exhaust. I liked both the MadDad and COBB since they can bolt directly to the stock exhaust. The MadDad is a 2 piece and you can switch out a section to match it up to a 3" flange later if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCJ99 View Post
    205 whp on a STOCK wrx??? I find that to be a bit hard to believe. My 2006 WRX ran 188 whp with Injen CAI, HKS BOV, HKS Downpipe and HKS carbon ti exhaust... How can a STOCK WRX run 205 whp??? I'd like to see dyno sheets to back that one up...

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