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    Smile New member - 08 WRX

    Hello everyone, im new to the forum and am looking forward to learning alot about my car and what i can do to it.

    Basically i have a dead stock 08 WRX Hatchback, i know very little about it and basically bought it so i can have a very versatile
    vehicle without compromising power. I really want to mod this car to get more out of it. Im definitely going to need some help though!

    I want to install a couple things to start off with before i get into anything advanced and had some questions in particular on one of these items..

    Downpipes.. I want to install a downpipe as i hear it is worth the money and adds additional power..

    My questions-

    Who should i go with? I thought of Perrin off the bat but others say Cobb is better...

    How hard is the install on a 08 WRX? I know the basics but never had the privilege to install one, i know PB blaster is a must...

    Considering i have never installed one should i even try? I want to become experienced with my vehicle and decided to try and do everything myself
    but there will be limitations, is this one of them?

    Thank you!
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    Anyone? The mechanics at the muffler shop were like dont F with your downpipes lol

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    Simply installing a downpipe will not do your car any good.You would need a stage 2 tune to go with it.

    Installing the downpipe is relatively simple.

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    I did read about the tune, and did plan on tuning it. I just wanted to know if i should do the installation myself, i knew it was pretty easy
    but as i am new to this i was very skeptical.

    Thank you for the instructions they were pretty helpful.

    Also what exactly IS a stage 2 tune? (explain simply, im a newb)

    Thank you guys

    Also, are these legal ones with a cat? I still want to pass smog, i have read and they say they do have a highflow cat, just making sure.
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    Stage 2 Tune is a particular MAP that COBB Tuning offers for WRX/STIs that have at least a downpipe. You do this with an Accessport. You simply plug it into your computer and flash your computer with the Accessport device.
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    I see that makes sense, i feel much more comfortable changing it out now.

    I recently went and got a catback exhaust system on it, it sounds great! It used to sound like a Prius, lol..

    Thank you guys for the assistance, i appreciate it.

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    welcome, read the stickies


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    Thanks will do!

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