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    Hello everyone! Im new at this forum let alone new all around to any forum and I wanted to introduce myself. I just moved to Visalia, Ca for a new job. Im making more money now so time for some mods~

    I drive a 2002 Silver WRX Wagon. When I bought it it already had a 3" turbo back exhaust system. I dont know the brand but Ive been told its a nice system. It has a nice deep rumble.

    My car has 120k/mi. I want to get a Cobb Access Port but have some reservations due to the mileage. Should I be worrying about putting more power in a motor with that mileage or just go for it?

    Nice to meet everyone! Thanks for your input!

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    welcome! As for the accessport, get a compression and leak down test and see where you stand. If its good, go for it. If not weigh your options. I always pay to play so if it blows it blows I fix it. My philosophy.


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    Before adding something like the AP, you need to ensure it is not still running the OEM uppipe:
    Attn '02-'05 WRX Owners: The Importance of the Uppipe Mod

    Other than that, if you're worried about the healthiness of the motor, compression and leakdown tests can give you some insight, as LPPTundWRX suggested.
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    Cool! Thank you! I'll try and get the tests done tomorrow! Thank you for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    welcome! As for the accessport, get a compression and leak down test and see where you stand. If its good, go for it. If not weigh your options. I always pay to play so if it blows it blows I fix it. My philosophy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark WRX
    EJ - Epic Avatar switch. Is that your mut?
    Nope. I just felt it fit my user title

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