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    Just picked up a 05 WRX. Advice please

    I found an 05 WRX w/ 79xxx miles for a great deal about 1 week ago. Im trying to figure out what has been done to the car as far as mods. I know it has a Blitz Nurspec cat back but Im not sure if the downpipe or uppipe is stock or not. I also know it has a GReddy RS BOV but it looks like its missing the adjustment screw and nut. Can anyone pinpoint anything they see in the pics? Are the headlights stock, is the hood scoop stock?

    And what type of things should I look for or change at 80k miles? belts, turbo, tranny....











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    car looks sexy bro. welcome to the club. the headlights have had the orange reflectors taken out already, the exhaust looks pretty new, the bov looks to me like its missing the adjustment screw, the hoodscoop is the stock wrx scoop, from the pics there seems to be no fluid leaks apparent so all in all it looks like a great buy. unless the oil has already been changed ide do that now so u know its been done

    edit: you have the same plate brackets i do
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    Congrats man. I recently got an '04 myself and I'm having a blast with it. Enjoy the Rex....

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    That's definitely an aftermarket downpipe. It's easy to tell because of the shape where it attaches to the turbo. The stock pipe is the same diameter the entire length from where it attaches to the turbo all the way down to the cat. The car needs to have a tune to run safely with that setup. Do you know if it has a tune? Do you have an OBDII scanner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    That's definitely an aftermarket downpipe. It's easy to tell because of the shape where it attaches to the turbo. The stock pipe is the same diameter the entire length from where it attaches to the turbo all the way down to the cat. The car needs to have a tune to run safely with that setup. Do you know if it has a tune? Do you have an OBDII scanner?
    I dont know if it has a tune. I have a friend that can scan for me. It does have a CEL on since I bought it though.
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    1) remove BOV
    2) get a stock BPV
    3) get an catless uppipe or gut the stock one (if its still on there)
    4) get a tune ASAP
    5) enjoy your happy, healthy car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    1) remove BOV
    2) get a stock BPV
    3) get an catless uppipe or gut the stock one (if its still on there)
    4) get a tune ASAP
    5) enjoy your happy, healthy car.
    Tune=Cobb Accessport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupfreak View Post
    Tune=Cobb Accessport?
    yes. or opensource with a tatrix cable/laptop

    orrrrr protuned by a tuner in your area

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06
    1) remove BOV
    2) get a stock BPV
    Type-RS can recirculate or vent
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    get an aftermarket up pipe
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrock View Post
    get an aftermarket up pipe
    Saw some deals on a HKS uppipe. How are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupfreak View Post
    Saw some deals on a HKS uppipe. How are those?
    i had a hks up-pipe, it worked well, it fit great, no complaints!

    nice car, goodluck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiLaB21 View Post
    i had a hks up-pipe, it worked well, it fit great, no complaints!

    nice car, goodluck!
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