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    New WRX first mods

    Hey guys so after much debate and getting my dad to cosign I just bought my 06 wrx in steel gray, the sweetes color, i will be picking it up on Sunday since i added a fog light and spoiler to the TR and need to be installed by the dealer, quick questions i want to get mods right away what will be good first mods, i was thinking of full exhause system, ie UP, DP Catback, what would be good for all three, i don't mind price as long as it delivers sound and performance, I live for the exhaust sound Rex'es make it is sooo SEXY

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    06's don't need UP, as the stock one is catless, and you won't really see any gains.
    The 2.5L is pretty good stock, all-in-all, for a little while. The suspension might be a good place to direct attention to first, with maybe an adjustable rear sway(Whiteline, Cusco, Cobb), an H-brace(Cusco or eBay), better tires and/or rims. Use the power you have better before you add more. Enjoy it for a while, get use to the car, then do power mods so you can really feel/appreciate the changes.

    If you want more sound, do a catback or muffler now, and save up for the downpipe/full exhaust later down the line, with engine management. Check the "for sale" section on the board. You can pick up some great stuff at great prices.
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    since the up is now catless i would go for DP and exhaust, i don't want to go half assed with a muffler i do things all at once or nothing at all, thanxs for the info no I am looking for DP, Catback exhause and BOV, any suggestions on which ones, money is no matter, i heard that adding a BOV sometimes brings your boost down without a reflash is this true?

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    Skip the BOV. It does nothing. Get a TBE and some tuning. You're not going to see great gains, but you can at least use these parts when you upgrade your turbo. A turbo upgrade would be my first order of business on an '06.
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    Wheels and Tires! DP and a CB is good too. With a tune you should be in STi Territory too
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    I would first suggest getting a set of swaybars and rear endlinks as the first mod. This will increase in the handling which if you ask me is the cars weakpoint stock. Then I would look into getting a AP and downpipe. Helix, Cobb, and Invida are all name brands...from there tires.
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    If you want a BOV get a hybrid and run 50/50. I'm doing a Helix Turboback in May/June (Helix Downpipe and Helix 3" Cat-Back) its super throaty, how a WRX should sound .
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    i am going for performance first that is how i always do my cars, my previous ride RIP prelude had all motor built first, then suspension, then rims, then kit, CF hood, neon, interior and lastly sound i put a good 7G's into that one, don't plan on doing anything less than the rex, i was actually going to try to replicate the ultra sexy S204

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    and welcome to The Club!!!!

    Here are some links I suggest you check out!
    The "Good first mods" sticky
    And here's great coverage of FAQs from NASIOC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G4ORCE
    i am going for performance first that is how i always do my cars, my previous ride RIP prelude had all motor built first, then suspension, then rims, then kit, CF hood, neon, interior and lastly sound i put a good 7G's into that one, don't plan on doing anything less than the rex, i was actually going to try to replicate the ultra sexy S204
    Please don't put 'neon' lights on your WRX. Second, like wrxwagone said, skip the BOV, little improvement. Third, go TBE and stage two. Cobb AP
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