Title says it all. I've been driving crappy practical cars for way too long. My wife's car died and we needed a vehicle that could be used in the winter for commuting and for going to the ski hill. Low and behold my local Subaru dealership gets this WRX with low kms (81k kms) and I pounce on it. I've always wanted a sports car, but they are, realistically, impractical. Subaru has found a genius workaround for this in the form of an all-wheel drive wagon. I'm a father of two great kids and damn I'm so happy with my new car.
That said, I also want to maximize its potential without going too overboard on things. I have read about turbo lag (and have noticed it first-hand).
I talked to the Subaru dealership regarding aftermarket installations. They said they could do it, and what I'm thinking is a Cobb Stage 2 kit. Is this a pretty good upgrade? Would I have to have any sort of body-kit added to increase the strength of the vehicle if I added this? I'm just trying to get a feel for what people have done and what works/doesn't work. Obviously people may not want to comment on what didn't work, but the transparency will be helpful for other owners of the vehicle. Opinions on what to do from stock would be much appreciated. Did I mention I'm sooo stoked about owning this vehicle? I'll post pics asap.