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    Whats up guys, my names Mitch. I'm 16 years old, and I just recently got my white 2003 wrx for my first car, completely stock. I love it, and have been in love with WRX's for a long time, ever since my brother got his 2002 a while back.

    Anyway, my car is completely stock. Im going to start getting things on it soon. The first thing I want is an exhaust, but im trying to decide between the HKS hi power exhaust or the APEXi n1. My only worry is if they are too loud.

    If you have any ideas for mods I can put on there or suggestions for an exhaust, feel free to post here! Cant wait to get to know more of you!

    P.S. Ill post more pictures soon

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    beautiful car!

    Definitely do an uppipe before you do anything else.

    For exhausts: consider something like a borla hush or maddad whisper if you want good sound but not too loud (still louder than stock).

    Beyond that, just research, and tune when you can.

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    Cool. Thanks!

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    The things im looking to do in the near future are:
    Exhaust
    Black wheels
    I want to put an STI wing on it, but I dont want to be a poser.
    25% tint
    Cold air intake
    Boost gauge

    If you guys know any good deals or places to get this stuff, please share

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    I'd avoid the CAI - not much gain, but a lot of potential problems. If you do really want a CAI, get COBB or Perrin or preferably SPT. You'll still need a tune no matter which you do.

    For the same amount of money, you can get safer, bigger gains elsewhere (think stage2).
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    Whatever you do, read ALL the mod stickies here and on nasioc.. you'll find MOUNTAINS of info and most of it good.

    Also.. its a sweet car, keep it that way. Would probably be a good Idea to get used to it in factory trim for a few months before you start making it faster. A lil fyi.. making it handle better and improving your skills as a driver (maybe get into some autox when it warms up or save the dough and do a performance driving school) will make a much bigger improvement in the enjoyability of the car vs just adding power.
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    Yeah, i mostly just want to make it look a bit better (tint, wheels, muffler, ?wing?) before i do any major performance things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    improving your skills as a driver (maybe get into some autox when it warms up or save the dough and do a performance driving school)
    This. Please don't take offense, but you are young and have almost no driving experience. A performance driving class would be greatly beneficial to you in many ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    This. Please don't take offense, but you are young and have almost no driving experience. A performance driving class would be greatly beneficial to you in many ways.
    ^ this..


    think about it, this car can kill you 224 ways quicker than a honda could..... respect the beast and it will be good to you. Disrespect it and it may not give you a second chance. They're safe cars, but with traction and good power you can get far beyond your skill set in very short order. We all think we're better drivers than we are, so ego aside.. get the schooling and enjoy the new ride properly

    and no street racing, I know that one will be tough.. but getting caught sucks butt and pretty much works like a thermonuclear device planted in your wallet. :/
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    Good luck with your car, happy modding, and be safe. have fun, but know when the appropriate time is to do so.
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    Welcome to the forums and congrats on your new WRX purchase... wish I'd have gotten a WRX as my first car. Anywho, work on modding the suspension / brakes / tires before worrying about the power.
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    No offense taken, Thanks for the advice guys

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    Welcome! Just do your research! Lots of good info. As much as you may like the sti huge wing...check out the sti limited lip that I put on mine...just click on my link in my signature!
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    I'd also suggest learning how to drive it before you start going crazy with mods. A stock WRX is too fast a car for a 16 year old first-time driver, never mind one that's modded. I just have a bad feeling we'll be getting a post in not too long about the curb monsters getting you.

    What kind of tires are on it? Looks like you're located somewhere with snow. The first thing I'd buy is a good set of snow tires.

    Congrats on the new car.
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