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    hey guys picking up a new wrx hatch in a few days. either white or dark grey. cant wait to mod it. future list is

    turbo xs turboback
    turbo xs hybrid blow off valve
    kartboy short throw shifter
    k&n filter
    new tune
    deciding on wheels yet

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    thanks guys

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    Mod list doesn't look too bad. I'd be careful with the BOV though.

    Check out these two links, they might be the same ones in SD's sig, not sure:

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787

    http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/2135638-post2.html

    Should be good references for ya.

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    yea. you know i was up in the air about the bov. do i actually need one with the mods i want to do? i know all of the older subaru's have them and i do like the sound of the more quite ones, but if i will have problems down the road... thanks

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    Welcome.

    I'd skip the K&N filter if I were you. Also, check out the links provided above regarding the BOV. I think the general consensus is you don't need one unless you're doing a lot more than a turboback and tune (disclaimer: this is just what I read and I'm not a tuner).

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    I'm under the impression you don't need a BOV until you start running into the area where you need an EWG. You'd probably do either of these with a turbo swap.

    Unabomber says its needed past 20psi of boost...
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468038

    ...I'd bag the K&N too.

    I'd wait to get some more opinions though, I have no first hand experience.
    Last edited by Heide264; 06-10-2010 at 10:30 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
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    ok thanks for the replies. should i run a cold air intake in stead?

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    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477393

    Most of the info about specific mods can be found on unabombers stuff.

    I honestly would just save the cash and spend it other places. It's not really going to help too much until a bit down the line. If you are getting it along with the tbe and a tune, it shouldn't hurt. If you put it on without a tune, its been known to cause issues. Your car though. Maybe wait for some more opinions on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
    He was throwing balloons filled with sulfuric acid and shrapnel at the swat team. They finally had to take him down with rubber bullets.
    2011 STi Build Log
    -Part 1 - Reading, Data Logging, and Analyzing Data
    -Part 2 - Turbocharger 101 & Basic Boost Control
    -Part 3 - EcuFlash, Experimental Defintions, and a Drive By Wire Intro

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    ok thanks alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477393

    Most of the info about specific mods can be found on unabombers stuff.

    I honestly would just save the cash and spend it other places. It's not really going to help too much until a bit down the line. If you are getting it along with the tbe and a tune, it shouldn't hurt. If you put it on without a tune, its been known to cause issues. Your car though. Maybe wait for some more opinions on it.
    I think some are fine and some aren't. I read over on the Cobb forums that there are a couple brands (can't remember exactly which ones) that even Cobb's tuners can't get them to work perfectly. I actually have a CAI and with a stage 1 OTS tune to work with it. Absolutely no difference in power so I'd bet even with a TBE you can find better mods elsewhere for the money.

    Also, don't neglect the suspension.

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    yea i was thinking of doing them when i did the wheels. what would you recommend?

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