Hi to everyone!
I just got my wrx, a week ago. While I have old experience, now I'm all full of Q's.
A bit of my history: 20 yrs ago I was into Rally Escorts, back in Germany. While it was fun, there was never a turbo in sight at all. Had to abandon this playground due to external circumstances. For many years now I've been driving the "normal" stuff: Aerostar, U.S.Escort, Jeep GC V8, Suzuki Sidekick, Ram 1500 Hemi, BMW1100RT. OK, that last one is not quite the everyday but usability is very restricted. Living in Colorado, I need to have 4WD or AWD, since I have to be able to get to work in the worst of conditions. So finally I wore down the wife and got to buy a WRX. (BTW, she likes it after all and is considering buying one for herself, toward the end of the year.) It's an 09, 32KMls on the clock. It is modified, but I don't know what I'm looking at. There's a front mounted intercooler, under the bumper. There's modded suspension. There's larger than stock calipers and slotted front disks. Short shifter. Some body moulding...
So here I am, trying to find out more and see how things go. First I'd like to show what I am dealing with and try to find out more about it. I'm trying to attach Pics, not sure how that's going to work out. Take a look at the attached pics and let me know what you guys (and girls) think. What is what and what does it do.
Then the first mod I'm contemplating (probly next year, have to get winter wheels first ;-)): with that intercooler, do I still need the hood scoop? I'l like to replace with regular hood, no scoop. Make it look less intimidating. But still have all the go... Now what I mean?!
Also, I seem to have trouble with the TPMS, it keeps showing me the light, even though I have the recommended 32-33 psi cold. Maybe not cold enough? Right now I've stepped it up almost 1psi...
Thanks in advance for any responses, infos.