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    Cool Another newbie, thought I'd introduce myself...

    Hey what's up everyone. I'm a newbie to Subaru's I picked up an 09 WRX two days ago and I must say, I like it so far. I'm new to Subaru's but not to cars. I've been into the scene for years now and I only ever owned, built and worked on Toyotas, Hondas and Acuras (same thing). I liked what I read about the new WRX and decided to give it a spin. I'm pretty sure that I'll learn more about them as I go along but I thought I'd ask you experts if there was anything in specific in regards to WRX's, especially this model that I should be aware of. I'm not planning on modifying too much. As far as performance goes, I'm going with the SPT exhaust, K&N drop in filter, and the Cobb Accessport reflash in the near future. Maybe a Cobb downpipe later on down the line. Any recommendations or words of advice? Thanks in advance and I look forward to being an active member of this community!

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    Man it seems like everyone is buying 09 wrxs lately, thats not a bad thing they are badarse cars
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    welcome and conradulations! ^i thnk more people might be buying 09s because of their performance and less "edgy" look as oppose to the earlier models
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    Quote Originally Posted by falkonsti View Post
    ^i thnk more people might be buying 09s because of their performance and less "edgy" look as oppose to the earlier models
    The performance is awesome, but, I love the "edgy" look of the older models
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    Yeah, I'm a big fan of the older models' looks, especially the 04-05 Sti and the 06-07 Sti. I actually test drove an 07 Sti that had an exhaust and I was impressed, what a beast. The dealership was asking a reasonable price but the car had body work done to it and the guys was telling me that it was original paint. Like I said, I'm not new to cars and it needed brake pads. He wasn't willing to negotiate so I lost trust in the dealership and went with the new WRX, which was less than that 07 Sti. I'll post some pics up as soon as I get familiar with the website and learn how! lol...any advice on the mods?

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    Good choice of mods, or enjoy it stock for a while.

    Suspension mods are good because they will not care as much if you need warranty work. What kind of tires do they give out these days?
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    welcome! now, let's see some pics.

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    Congrats on the WRX, and welcome aboard!
    Also nice mod-list also I would love to see some pics of your ride.
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    You may need a custom tune on the AccessPort.

    According to Car & Driver, who's using the 09WRX in their 'gear' section, Cobb didn't have a map for a WRX with an intake and exhaust, as there were far too many combinations to account for.

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    Yeah, I like the sedan a little more than the hatch. I remember D Sport Magazine did a test and tune session with the 09 WRX and got some good results. They used the K&N drop in filter, Cobb downpipe and Stage 1 Cobb AccessPORT reflash. It was the March 2009 issue to be exact. The baseline dyno run netted 226.8 whp and 230.4 lb-ft tq. After these three mods, it jumped to 245 whp and 274.6 lb-ft tq. Think a cat-back or turbo back exhaust will increase or throw these numbers off? Maybe with the exhaust the Cobb level 2 map can be used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyturbo13 View Post
    Yeah, I like the sedan a little more than the hatch. I remember D Sport Magazine did a test and tune session with the 09 WRX and got some good results. They used the K&N drop in filter, Cobb downpipe and Stage 1 Cobb AccessPORT reflash. It was the March 2009 issue to be exact. The baseline dyno run netted 226.8 whp and 230.4 lb-ft tq. After these three mods, it jumped to 245 whp and 274.6 lb-ft tq. Think a cat-back or turbo back exhaust will increase or throw these numbers off? Maybe with the exhaust the Cobb level 2 map can be used?
    well the stage2 map is supposed to be used when there is an aftermarket downpipe. so those numbers may be when using the stage 2 map like its supposed to, or maybe they accidentally didnt flash the stage 2 map and used the stage 1
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