Hey everyone, just a got a brand new 08 wrx (i know I should have waited for the 09's) but didn't figure that out til I started reading threads here!!! Because of that I figure this is a great place to start getting educated about my brand new car.
I had a fairly modded turbo'd 2000 civic si (used to be an avid clubsi poster) but I can tell you right now I don't miss that car at all with my new wrx. Already started thinking about some mods but had some questions. I was fortunate enough to find a new 08 wrx with an stp exhaust already installed!! After reading the sticky and seeing that it increased the car 19whp I couldn't believe it! I think it's great that we can add these mods and NOT void the warranty. My question is what else can we do WITHOUT voiding the warranty? Are all spt and sti performance parts found at subarugenuineparts.com fair game?
Was looking at the sti springs and the front tower strut brace in particular. Also if someone could maybe shoot me a link on reflashing my ecu I would love to read more up on this. Turboing and tuning my honda was so detailed I want to be as knowledgeable with suby's as much as honda's. I went threw such a headache trying to get threw emissions with my turbo civic I don't want to have to go through that again. I've read good things about the cobb so far, and I really like their features i.e. being able to run economy mode in realtime, preset maps, etc... I'm sure everyone has their own opinions on the matter, but what's the best way to reach around 250whp? That's what stock sti's are putting down correct? Is there something out there that works like the cobb that can put me there without needing a pro tune? But I'm guessing I would need someone to tune me up to that point. Can anyone recommend a good tuner in MD?
Sorry for the long thread and the ton of questions, but I'm real excited about this car.