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    Hello!

    Yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life. I brought home a 2005 WRX Wagon with only 65,000 miles on it. Girlfriend needs a little work on the body--minor dents and scrapes. I have a feeling she was rode hard and put up wet, since her idle is a little rough, too.

    She's completely stock, so after I get her detailed (wet sanding, wet sanding, clay and wet sanding), I'll be working on the tune and exhaust. I've been reading the boards, so I've got an idea of which way to go.

    She's a switch from my hubby's SVT Focus, that's for sure! While his car has a certain amount of character, and some real stiffness in the curves, I can't believe how much more responsive the WRX feels. Anyway, we now have a family filled with variety. Which is nice.



    Glad to be here, and looking forward to using the collaborative knowledge.
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    congrats on the new car.
    just make sure to get a catless uppipe asap then you can move on to the exhaust/tune. I'm sure you'll love her even more than you do now

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    welcome and congrats on the purchase
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    Congrats on the purchase and welcome...
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    Welcome! And yeah you will fall in love with your car over and over everytime you do some thing to it =)
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    haha WRX is one amazing car thats for sure :] congrats <333

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    Awww, thanks, all, for the warm welcome. Yup, the cat less/upipe is coming in September, along with a tune. Don't want my turbo f'ed with. Today, I went ahead and got HID lights and fog lights. Blue. You know. To match.

    Where should I get my pipe from, and do I have to tune simultaneously, or can I wait on the tune until I'm ready for full exhaust? Please advise, pros!

    Thanks again!

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    A tune will help your car realize its potential under any circumstance. Invest in some form of engine management, whether it be a Cobb Accessport or Romraider + tactrix cable. You'll want to be able to manage your tuning maps in the long run.

    As for the uppipe, I would recommend Grimmspeed, but there are many high-quality uppipes on the market, all of which are relatively inexpensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    As for the uppipe, I would recommend Grimmspeed, but there are many high-quality uppipes on the market, all of which are relatively inexpensive.
    well i don't really know if you want to go with cheep Up, Down, and Mid Pipes, but catted ones are definitely dangerous for your turbo. Also Cobb Access-port is definitely a good engine management :] well worth the 3-500$ look trough Craigslist :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinceN View Post
    well i don't really know if you want to go with cheep Up, Down, and Mid Pipes
    grimmspeed is far from "cheap"
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    i didn't mean in that manner, i was just trying to say that its a bad idea slapping sheep piping on your ride.

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    Yeah, I'm gonna do the whole exhaust at once, I've decided. I mean, obviously I'm made of money. Obviously.

    I just know that if I start piecing the pipes, I'm gonna screw something up.

    Going to check threads and stickies re: exhaust system. Based on tuners around the Detroit area, Cobb is the best way to go for me. I'm going stage 2.

    Just something subtle. You know. For the hard driving conditions in Michigan. It's really all about being safe.

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