Hey guys (and girl from what Ive seen from reading :P), I have been browsing around for a few weeks now but I decided to finaly register today . I don't have a WRX yet, but I should be getting one in a few weeks - brand new 06. Anyway I really like the community here, I think it will definately help me when it comes to doing things to my soon to be baby.
A little bit about myself: Im 17 and currently a Jr. in high school. I live in the bay area (northern california), more specificly in the danville / san ramon area. Anyway, I love the wrx and I am so excited about getting one . I currently drive a ford expedition and MAN that thing is a TANK. Learned how to drive a stick in a BMW Z8 (hehe) and although one could say its nearly impossible to stall it, I like to say I learned how to drive a stick without stalling and was down shifting / matching revs in the first few miles or so. Haven't learned heel toe yet due to lack of time w/ a stick but...cmere wrx . I can say I stalled the wrx first time I test drove it though.
About the new wrx: Its going to be brand new, blue, and have black leather with blue stitching. I plan on breaking it in as fast as I can , I think I'll go nuts having to watch my foot on the gas pedal.
A few things about mods....
I was looking at the megan racing coilovers, but according to that thread from a little while back they are a bit bouncy and have far more bad reviews then good reviews soo...I might go with some teins or something. I plan on putting sway bars in, new endlinks, and probably replacing the tires.
Also plan on adding a boost gauge...maybe the factory optional one unless anyone has a good reason to say otherwise.
NO IM NOT GOING TO GET A BOV!!!!
After a while of driving on a stick I plan to get a short shifter if I feel its really necessary.
I dont know if any of you have heard of vishnu tuning, but it is a company near where I live and I plan on getting a new ecu / flash from them to start off, and then work my way up w/ a catback (dual tip), downpipe and high flow cat as well as a new flex up pipe. However...in a sticky I read that the new 06 wrx's don't really need a new up pipe, does that mean that now the up pipes are catless or something..? (sorry for being a nub)
About headers...A few people I know tell me that if you get your hood popped by a cop and they see headers they can write you a ticket or something. Is that truely the case? If so..why?
For those of you that read all the way through this, nice . Anyway, i look forward to chatting with all of you!