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    very nice! you will LOVE it. usually not a fan of silver but that looks really nice plus its a breeze to keep clean! (damn you black paint)
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    The stock wheels on this car are attention grabbers...especially on the lighter silver. I don't see any need to replace them.

    Dyno/tune appointment is set with TopSpeed for the 9th of next month. I am really looking forward to that one.

    Today was filled with clay baring and waxing. I'll end up taking some parking deck shots Saturday evening. Hopefully...next week I'll have the bi-xenon retrofit assemblies in.

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    Congrats on the purchase.Wow,from an Avalanche to a WRX! Did the change make you claustrophobic?I ask because my father-in-law has a Ridgeline & he can't stand my car!
    I was getting tired of it. I had a Tahoe before too and while it does have its benefits (all of that room), it can be a PITA at times. I was ready for something different and I haven't had a fast car in awhile. This will be my baby transport rocket ship.

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    This car would be perfect if it got me better than 22MPG. My old V8 2001 540i/6 got better MPG than this at 23/24. It was a tad slower though, and I wasn't as heavy footed with it.

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    Nice Congrats How you liking the spt exhaust thats what I have but my WRX. Looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsutton1223 View Post
    The stock wheels on this car are attention grabbers...especially on the lighter silver. I don't see any need to replace them.
    +1. I feel like a new thread pops up every week with people looking to replace their '11 rims? I dont get it, the look great and are new for 2011! Oh well, some lucky people are going to get new WRX wheels for cheap!

    Congratz on the purchase. 5-doors are dead sexy. Silver looks good a lot longer after washes then the other colors for sure. Enjoy it!

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    Yeah, that's why I'm having mixed feelings on what I'm gonna do this winter when I pick up a set of Continental DWS tires. Mount them on the stockers or get a new set of Rotas. It would be easier to sell the stockers with the summer tires on them than just the summer tires by themselves?

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    You might consider waiting until the break-in period has expired before getting your car tuned. Just a thought... Furthermore, pro-tuning may void the warranty. If you're going to get the car tuned anyhow, it would be a waste to do so without first replacing your downpipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkWRX11 View Post
    Nice Congrats How you liking the spt exhaust thats what I have but my WRX. Looks good
    I like it so far. Not too loud and it gives the already throaty Boxer engine a little bit deeper note. Makes all of the Honda rice burners jealous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Welcome!

    You might consider waiting until the break-in period has expired before getting your car tuned. Just a thought... Furthermore, pro-tuning may void the warranty. If you're going to get the car tuned anyhow, it would be a waste to do so without first replacing your downpipe.
    I talked to the guys at TopSpeed and the tune is actually a safer one than stock. It will push the HP up about 20 or so and the torque up 70 (guesses...don't really know until its on the dyno), but more important than the numbers is the tune. It also creates a better curve. Should affect warranty at all as you can just reflash if you had to.

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    But they have VTEC, LOL, and yes it's about 20hp/70tq for stage 1. Post the dyno results (before and after) after you go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Welcome!

    You might consider waiting until the break-in period has expired before getting your car tuned. Just a thought... Furthermore, pro-tuning may void the warranty. If you're going to get the car tuned anyhow, it would be a waste to do so without first replacing your downpipe.
    Not necessarily, the newer models really respond well to a "stage 1" tune, more so than previous models. The jump from "stage 1" to "stage 2" is significant though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsutton1223 View Post
    I like it so far. Not too loud and it gives the already throaty Boxer engine a little bit deeper note. Makes all of the Honda rice burners jealous...
    YEAH, HONDAS SUCK MAN! YOU SHOW EM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marioshi View Post
    YEAH, HONDAS SUCK MAN! YOU SHOW EM!
    I have a friend that is in a Honda S2000 that won auto-x in a WRX. I can't say that too loud around him...he'll completely drop me. Honda's are great when they are done right...unfortunately 99% of the time...they aren't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsutton1223 View Post
    I have a friend that is in a Honda S2000 that won auto-x in a WRX. I can't say that too loud around him...he'll completely drop me. Honda's are great when they are done right...unfortunately 99% of the time...they aren't...
    99% of the time they are stock and driven by non-enthusiasts and therefore unimportant and boring just like most cars on the road. There is a special place in hell for the disgraceful modification of any car but I wont get into that...

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    Welcome WRX's are good cars.

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