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    Greeting fellow suby fans,

    Today i took delivery of a 07 WRX wagon, manual, pearl white. car is 100%stock w/ 10k on the od.

    This is my second WRX, (first one left with my x-wife)

    I have a couple basic questions:

    Can i run 89 octane or must i use the spendy stuff? Will a cold air intake really add much to torque and hp, or just sound cool?

    I have big plans for this car, nothing huge and expensive: cold air induction, exhaust & springs for now. Anything i should be aware of?

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    No you can't use 89 octane. Yes you must get the expensive stuff.

    No CAI (cold air intake) will not net you very much hp and the money would probably be better spent elsewhere.

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    funny thing is i justified spending the $$ by telling myself this 2.5 will get better mileage then my v6 nissan frontier did, i traded in. Now i have to spend almost 4 bucks a gallon on 92 ( at least in the nw corner of washignton ) no worries, i want to treat this thing right, 92 it is.

    i will spend some time snooping around this place, hopefully awnser some of my own questions.. Thanks

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    Welcome! I fell your pain as far as premium fuel is concerned. I'm near Vail, CO and premium is $3.49/gal. It hurts. But I switched from a 4wd Ranger that got 16 miles to the gallon. I'm getting 25-29 mpg with primarily highway driving. That makes life a little better. Plus, they're so much more fun to drive than the Ranger!!

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