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    what have you done with your double Ds

    ive done searches trying to figure out what people have done as their 1st mods after buying a wrx.. a good number of people say to get an up pipe and down pipe, some say to upgrade the turbo, some say to upgrade the brakes first because their is no point in going faster if you can't stop, some say springs, and so on..

    my question is, are any of these mods worth it if this car's sole purpose for now is to be a DAILY DRIVER.. i live in philly and its tough to even get her out of second gear between stop signs sometime.. is it worth it to do any mods that will add more hp and possibly require an EMS, or should i stick to brakes and suspension for now since the only time i get to really feel the power of the car is my occasional late night highway rides??
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    Driveline modifications are relatively cheap, pretty easy to install, and bang-for-the-buck, they're some of the best mods I've done so far.

    Maybe a set of swaybars/endlinks after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragz-REX View Post
    i a good number of people say to get an up pipe and down pipe
    i know this was just an example but keep in mind 06+ wrx's & all sti's come with a catless uppipe from the factory, so an aftermarket one isnt necessary.

    as far as first mods- if you have the money i'd just start with a turboback & a tune. cant really go wrong with it. even for a daily driver, i think you'd be happy w/ that. also- once i went stage 2 my gas mileage increased! yayy. another good reason to do it

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    Hey man, love to hear philly guys on here. Turbo back, tune is a great start. Earlier (05 and earlier) should swap the upipe to get rid of the danger of cat breaking and going into the turbo. Brakes are great on our cars and most of us dont even use them to half their capabilities, they are expensive and not needed till more drive train mods are applied. Sways and end links are good but again for a daily driver you will notice no diff with them. They are great when you start tracking your car though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motherboyxx
    Brakes are great on our cars and most of us dont even use them to half their capabilities, they are expensive and not needed till more drive train mods are applied.
    A decent set of pads, SS lines, and good fluid can run you < $300 and will make a difference. They may not be needed, but they're definitely a functional modification.

    Quote Originally Posted by motherboyxx
    Sways and end links are good but again for a daily driver you will notice no diff with them.
    Even a moderate upgrade like 24mm F / 22mm R sways will be noticeable.
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    I have done many things with my double D's...

    With my wrx the first thing I did was get Rally Armor mudflaps. I got them before anything else because where I live there are a lot of farms. There is always a lot of dirt and mud tracked onto the road. Call it investing in my investment.

    Next up I want to get a tactrix cable, because you have to have to have some kind of engine management before you get any more real power. I've heard that stage 2 is perfect for a fast DD.

    Where you are in Pennsylvania are there those nasty concrete roads? The ones that go THU-THUNK, THU-THUNK, THU-THUNK? If so I'd stay away from anything tightening up your suspension too much. I drove my Prelude up there on coil-overs and literally had to stop every once in a while to get some rest from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    once i went stage 2 my gas mileage increased! yayy. another good reason to do it
    + 1 for the gas improvement on stage 2. I always thought it would sink once I went stage 2 but darn, it's not bad. Last time using AP average gas mileage and not really driving like a granny, I was at a cool 27 highway

    A K&N drop-in is a good investment as well. As well as intake silencer delete.
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    if you can rarely get out of second gear like you say, then honestly whats the point of mods at all unless you plan on going to the track..if i was you i would just save my money and enjoy the car for what its got..just my 2cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2w0r0x9 View Post
    if you can rarely get out of second gear like you say, then honestly whats the point of mods at all unless you plan on going to the track..if i was you i would just save my money and enjoy the car for what its got..just my 2cents
    well, i exaggerated a little bit on the 2nd gear thing, but mostly i only get to 3rd and an occasional 4th right around where i live.. but on my way to work i have a stretch of highway about 9 miles long that i get to open her up on everyday..

    thanks for all the suggestions and idea..

    ps, guero, the first thing i did was get rally armor mud flaps too, less for functionality and more for the bad ass look..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragz-REX View Post
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    how many views do you think this thread will get just because of the name? i think that envelope will be on fire by tonight..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragz-REX View Post
    how many views do you think this thread will get just because of the name? i think that envelope will be on fire by tonight..
    The title was a clever trick on your part! I was really expecting something not-safe-for-work

    But sadly everyone, including me, is a total car geek for missing the title and getting all uppipe/downpipe/snorkel/swaybar technical
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    A decent set of pads, SS lines, and good fluid can run you < $300 and will make a difference. They may not be needed, but they're definitely a functional modification.



    Even a moderate upgrade like 24mm F / 22mm R sways will be noticeable.
    Yeah i guess i just drive like a pansy, I didnt really notice a diff till I went to the track. Also depends on the environment that "everyday" driving takes place in.

    Def agree about the ss lines and pads...i mean i got stop tech rotors soon after I bought the car. I just think they are not needed right away, my opinion though.

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