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    new guy to the subies

    yea i just got a 05 wrx and it already had the accessport and turbo back exhaust, i just added an intake and manual boost controller, im just wondering what would be my next best upgrade for the car. im not to familiar to subies, im a former honda guy. i love the car just would like some advice.

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    What are your goals and how much are you willing to spend?

    I would go with suspension/brakes.
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    Nice looking wrx. Are there any susp., brake upgrades behind those rims?
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    well it has suspension and im working on the brake upgrade but performance is what im lacking knowledge of. i could use some leads on some good deals on brake pads and rotors.

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    Have you experienced brake fade? With my 04 san rmo wrx, brake fade would occur after about 4 minutes of hard driving. The STI i've got now does fine, but I've never track raced it. Stopping is important, and I was shocked at how fast the stock wrx brakes failed. Sorry, but no links or anything in this reply.
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    it sjust really feels like after a while of driving, the response isnt the same and defianantly at high speeds it feels like a little shaky. if that makes sense to you. i mean it stops but it just feels like the car could do a lot better with some better pads and rotors. and just curious do you know anything about manual boost controllers?

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    What are your goals for power, and how much money can you throw at your car?

    Quote Originally Posted by 05subiewrx
    and just curious do you know anything about manual boost controllers?
    Like you were advised in your other thread - sell it.
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    i would like to upgrade the turbo but i think that will be down the road ill have around a 1,000 in a couple of months so just really looking for the next step for power. im looking to get a uppipe and some headers. but other than that, i dont really know what else there is to do besides fuels and getting into the motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05subiewrx
    well it has suspension and im working on the brake upgrade but performance is what im lacking knowledge of. i could use some leads on some good deals on brake pads and rotors.
    http://www.jscspeed.com/wrx/brakes/0304pads.htm
    http://www.jscspeed.com/wrx/brakes/wrxsti_sslines.htm
    http://www.jscspeed.com/universal/fl...otul_fluid.htm

    UP + Protune

    That'll set you about $800, and give you an extra $200 for gas money to enjoy your mods
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05subiewrx View Post
    i would like to upgrade the turbo but i think that will be down the road ill have around a 1,000 in a couple of months so just really looking for the next step for power. im looking to get a uppipe and some headers. but other than that, i dont really know what else there is to do besides fuels and getting into the motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    UP + Protune

    That'll set you about $800, and give you an extra $200 for gas money to enjoy your mods
    thanks for the links

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