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    New bugeye owner here :).

    Hey guys, been a long time reader, just started posting recently because i've finally gotten into a WRX. Always wanted one, now that i'm 20, less then a month from 21 ( +1 for insurance drops lol ) and did plenty of looking for 8 months or so, i found a 2003 wrb wrx at a dealership sort of close to my house. I've been through about 3 other vehicles before this one, and this is by far, the most fun i've ever had with a vehicle, i think subaru has found a new life long sooby owner! I'm so happy with my purchase.
    It came with a few mods done to it, some i'm happy with, some i would like some input. STI Genome struts on tiens, painted sideskirts, C-west front grille, APS Bov ( ) and a CAI ( if i had the stock bov and intake, i'd put them on, but i dont notice anything bad, but then again last time drove a stock wrx was about 3 years ago ) and the one part im unsure about is, it has a one peice 3" TBE on it. Obviously made by a local muffler shop, its tucked up rather high/close to the bottom/underneath of the car, and has a exhaust that looks like the tenzo ( Carbon can, titanium looking tip, but doesnt have any name on it ) muffler welded onto the end, also the positioning on it isnt that great, doesnt tilt up, almost tilts downwards and very close to the rear bumper. Its pretty loud, but my question is, should i ditch this homemade setup, and go for a UP/DP, cat-back setup, something like HKS or Helix, also with a AP, to get the most out of this engine? Or stick with the no namer, who knows the level of performance, and try and put a AP on it, and hope all goes well?
    I've got a little bit of money burning my pocket , but i'm undecided if i want to kinda start over with a exhaust setup, accessport and such, or stick with what i have, upgrade to a AP and go with like a OEM rear and front lip. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Take it easy on me too, i'm a noob, and is it just me, or with my little post count, and being a noob i still know speedette will chime in very soon to give me a warm welcome? haha. Thanks guys! The site is great!
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    21 posts already and this is your introduction post?! Well, and welcome to The Club!!!!

    Post up pics of the WRX, asap!


    Also, if I were you I'd ditch the CAI and BOV. Just do a search and you'll see why [this has been covered 100 million bajillion googillian (--that's alot) of times.]

    In fact, here's some information to get you started:
    The "Good first mods" sticky
    And here's great coverage of FAQs from NASIOC. (Pay particular attention to the Intake and BOV FAQs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedette

    Also, if I were you I'd ditch the CAI and BOV. Just do a search and you'll see why [this has been covered 100 million bajillion googillian (--that's alot) of times.
    1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000 to be exact

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralGeeWhiz
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOFAST88
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    im not sure but i dont think it was very nice.


    welcome! and yes. break out your digital camera ( or steal someone elses ) and show us the goodies!

    and - this is just my biased 2 worth of info. i would get rid of the exhaust setup that is on it. ive never been a big fan of loud exhausts and you dont want to sound like youve got some jimmy-rigged fart can comin out of your cars butt.

    if you can afford it then pick up something else, theres an enormous wealth of information on these forums and youll be able to find the right one. IMO the borla hush system gives a nice medium tone. but thats just me and my taste
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    Well thanks for all the warm welcomes! I've already got pics, but they need to be re-sized, will definately give ya the pics when i get off of work. As for the CAI and BOV, wheres the best place/cheapest place to order stock parts? For a new exhaust setup, i'm thinking, helix up/dp, a greddy evo2, and a accessport, with a set of gauges for some engine monitoring . Can't wait.

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    your APS bov is recirculating right? i've heard APS is pretty high quality, who knows maybe you won't need to replace it
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    This last pic, im unsure of, there is a plug thats not plugged into anything, not sure what it goes to, does anyone know what it is? Thanks.
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    ^^^THIS BUDS FOR YOU , haha heres to you guys, and me washing vehicles in 30 and lower degree weather.
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    The Bugeye looks to be in great shape!
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    Bump, anyone know where that plug goes?

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    nice wrx, man!
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    what's up with the grille?!?!?
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