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    Soon-to-be WRX Owner in Boston. Hello!

    I've been lurking around the forums for a few weeks trying to pick up some info and decided I'd introduce myself now as I'm starting to have some questions.

    I'm from the Boston area, but I also spend a lot of time all over NY. I've seen plenty of members here from the northeast...I wonder why? (/s)

    I'm very set on getting a new WRX in the next few months after nearly a year of trying to pick my next car. I've got a 96 Maxima SE right now that lasted me nicely through college, but it's high time to have a REAL car now that those days are long gone. I'm planning on an 09 WRX hatch, or possibly an 08 STi. For me it will come down to price/performance and all of that good stuff. I've been offered an 09 WRX for below dealer invoice price, and it will be a standing deal until I am ready to buy.

    I'll be planning most of my modifications in advance with a lot of the forums information and hopefully with some new advice.

    Nice to meet you all and I hope to be a happy new club WRX member!

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    DENT Sport Garage

    They will be your friend when you finally make your purchase
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    DENT Sport Garage

    They will be your friend when you finally make your purchase
    Nice! I was hoping someone would recommend a good tuner near Boston. If you trust that place I'll be there for dyno/engine tuning for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorterthanrich
    Nice! I was hoping someone would recommend a good tuner near Boston. If you trust that place I'll be there for dyno/engine tuning for sure.
    I actually don't have any experience with them, but a friend made 335whp with his 18G bugeye
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    I actually don't have any experience with them, but a friend made 335whp with his 18G bugeye
    Nice.

    I'm actually in Albany right now. You know any good places around here?

    Also, where is a good place to start understanding what goes into a stage 1 and stage 2 tune? When I search I just find a lot of references to people having done it. I'm also trying to find Halo headlights for the 09

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    Oh word!

    Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC

    That will answer many of your questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    Oh word!

    Unabomber's Manifesto - NASIOC

    That will answer many of your questions
    I will definitely read that. I actually had already started. I still have not found a clear description of what goes into a stage 1 or 2, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorterthanrich
    I will definitely read that. I actually had already started. I still have not found a clear description of what goes into a stage 1 or 2, etc.
    General rule of thumb:
    StageI = ECU flash
    StageII = Turboback exhaust (UP also with '02-'05) + ECU flash
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