Picking up my Satin 2010 WRX standard in 7 weeks. Wedding present from my parents, so to ease their purchasing minds, I chose the more cost-conscious standard package. I milked them a bit by adding on some interior peices I would normally have forgone if I were buying it. Sport grill, molding, cup-holders, luggage nets. However, since WRX's are known for modding, I figured I'd be able to bump that 265hp up a bit as soon as I got it with some personal funds. I have about $1000 I can spend. I have a couple of questions for anyone that knows.
1 - Thought about sway bars. Couldn't get a definitive answer on this from the web, but does this car come standard with any strut bars.....what about sway bars? If so, should I think about replacing the factory? Will this void the warranty?
2 - Are there any dealer authorized power mods for around $600 or so that are easy to install for a beginner? I'm not a beginner to the automotive world, after taking care of and building up a '93 eagle talon tsi awd for about 10 years. I'm just new to the boxer-engine set-up
3 - What are these "stages" all about? Is there a Stage 1 kit I could put on, what does it cost, what does it entail? Should I wait until I'm able to put a whole stage 1 kit on?
3 - Are there any groups in NC that like to go curve-riding? I'm a member of a bike group that goes out on weekends to tear some kneepads up....do you guys go tear tires up regularly? I love gettin' side-ways every now and again.
Alright that's it for now. I know I'm such a newbie, but... I'm so pumped...not sure how i'm going to wait 7 weeks.
Let me have it!