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    Hello, 07 wrx tr owner needs advice

    Hi, i bought my wrx not too long ago (07 tr), 10k miles on it and im looking to put some work into it, mostly starting with air(exhaust, intake etc.) maybe an ECU, then working my way. I live in south florida so it tends to rain often so i dont know what to do with intake. I would really apreciate some advise on what would be a nice set up for a daily driver wanting to build up his wrx.
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    Welcome and congrats on the purchase.

    Yeah, you'll want to search here on the intake. It doesn't really give any power gains - mostly for sounds (and looks?).

    Anyways, enjoy your TR!
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    It all depends on what you want with it. Personally, I would invest about $2000-2500 into the car as follows:

    Tactrix Cable ($100)
    TurboXS Stealthback w/ high-flow cat ($700)
    XPT StageII map ($75)
    Protune ($400)
    F/R sway bars ($300)
    Springs ($300)
    Brake pads / SS brake lines / fluid ($300)

    The first 3 should be done all at once.

    This will improve your car on all 3 aspects of a performance car: power / suspension / braking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    Welcome

    It all depends on what you want with it. Personally, I would invest about $2000-2500 into the car as follows:

    Tactrix Cable ($100)
    TurboXS Stealthback w/ high-flow cat ($700)
    XPT StageII map ($75)
    Protune ($400)
    F/R sway bars ($300)
    Springs ($300)
    Brake pads / SS brake lines / fluid ($300)

    The first 3 should be done all at once.

    This will improve your car on all 3 aspects of a performance car: power / suspension / braking.
    Thats really helpful, but have a few questions.

    - Would it be alright to run all that on a stock turbo and everyday car?
    - Any particular map you would recommend?
    - Im planning on getting boost and EGT guages, any others you would recommend?
    - And would there be a point in getting a filter or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansname View Post
    Thats really helpful, but have a few questions.

    - Would it be alright to run all that on a stock turbo and everyday car?
    - Any particular map you would recommend?
    - Im planning on getting boost and EGT guages, any others you would recommend?
    - And would there be a point in getting a filter or no?

    Say bye bye to your warranty.
    Touching the catted downpipe, turbo, and electronics is instant death for your factory warranty. There is not a Subaru dealership in the US even the SPT shops that will cover anything after those mods, as great as they are, are done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansname View Post
    Thats really helpful, but have a few questions.

    - Would it be alright to run all that on a stock turbo and everyday car?
    - Any particular map you would recommend?
    - Im planning on getting boost and EGT guages, any others you would recommend?
    - And would there be a point in getting a filter or no?
    StageII is a modest upgrade to the power, and will be completely livable as your DD.

    I would recommend the XPT map, as it's pretty safe, and you can get it for cheaper than the Cobb AP.

    Boost/EGT are the two I'd recommend. If you want, go with wideband O2 or oil pressure. To save money, I'm probably only doing boost/EGT once the paychecks start coming in.

    A K&N filter and the silencer delete wouldn't be a bad idea. It will not give you gains, but it's nice-sounding mod to hold you off until you go StageII (basically, it's the sound of a BOV, without the negative effects). An SRI will give you the same effect, but at a higher cost.
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    alright so im thinking of doing

    -TurboXS Stealthback w/ high-flow cat (Ti)
    -SPT short throw kit
    -K&N Typhoon (SR)
    -XPT stage II map+tactrix cable

    Would that sound like a good investment for the first set of stuff to do to my car?

    And about the map, does it come with the map i would need or would i have to download it?

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    welcome...
    Another way you could go is to get a Cobb AP there are $695 but if you can easily reflash back to a stock map if you ever needed to go to the dealer. A protune would give you a map just for your car but i dont know to what extent you want to go.. I have a Ap and i love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansname
    alright so im thinking of doing

    -TurboXS Stealthback w/ high-flow cat (Ti)
    -SPT short throw kit
    -K&N Typhoon (SR)
    -XPT stage II map+tactrix cable

    Would that sound like a good investment for the first set of stuff to do to my car?

    And about the map, does it come with the map i would need or would i have to download it?
    StageII is the first step in improving your car's performance.

    Personally, I would go with the silencer-delete w/ K&N filter over the SRI. You'll save $100-150.

    Quote Originally Posted by adizzle02
    welcome...
    Another way you could go is to get a Cobb AP there are $695 but if you can easily reflash back to a stock map if you ever needed to go to the dealer.
    You can do the same with a tactrix, as far as I know.

    The Cobb AP is nice because it's plug-n-play, and doesn't require logging. If you don't mind pulling the logs and having someone look at them to give you advice for a little while, then I'd say go open-source.
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    [/QUOTE]You can do the same with a tactrix, as far as I know.

    The Cobb AP is nice because it's plug-n-play, and doesn't require logging. If you don't mind pulling the logs and having someone look at them to give you advice for a little while, then I'd say go open-source.[/QUOTE]

    Absolutely just depends on how computer savy you are. Im not that much and the AP was just right for me
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    so if i got the AP, would it come with maps in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryansname View Post
    so if i got the AP, would it come with maps in it?
    If it dose not you can get them for free from the cobb website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDB81
    If it dose not you can get them for free from the cobb website.
    http://www.accessecu.com/accessport/...07WRXMaps.html

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    Again - bye bye warranty.

    I have thought about the sway bars... I have read you get the best improvement from the rear. If you only put rear sway bars on, is it really "almost" as good?
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