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    Finally got my own.. Any advice?

    Hey guys I'm really new, just bought a 2002 wrx a week ago. Been reading this forum for some time now, just hoping to get answers and advice when working on my car. Also have to say there's a ton of subaru love in WI it's awesome. I'm coming from an old honda civic so it's a huge step up.
    If you have any advice for me on where to start modification wise, let me know. Not looking to do a ton, maybe some more horse power otherwise looking for some springs and struts. My friend's always use coilovers and i'm wondering if that's a bad idea for this car? Sorry if I'm asking stupid stuff, im just the new kid.
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    depends on what you want in the end. If your going to track your car a high end coilover would be good. If not a good spring strut combo is going to give you great results even for auto x


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    Since your car is in an area that gets severe winter, I'd see coilovers as a hassle because they are not maintenance-free even in SoCal, and they can be quite harsh. I see no advantage to lifting/lowering the car since I'd have to align it all over, and would rather have something as comfortable as possible. Just IMO.
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    Grats on the purchase and welcome!
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    Welcome, congrats on the car. yeah if you track the car, i heard coilovers are worth it but if not then springs and struts. Im looking to get lowering springs and struts for mine.
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    Start with a catless uppipe, you can either go after market or use the 05-07 sti uppipe. And then go to an after market catted downpipe. You can find both new or used just depends on your price range and they'll give you +10-15 hp each.

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    Alright thanks, I definitely wont track the car. I was planning on putting it really low but now im not sure since i dont wanna destroy anything. That's why I'd be looking at coils. towards the horsepower side i was thinking an exhaust but im not quite sure what else i'd want to do. i definitely have some ideas but honestly im just excited how the car is right now. What kind of mods would be a bad idea?
    and feel free to correct me im trying to learn everything i can about these and in some areas im clueless

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    First off don't drop it more than an ~1.5", less is better. It will handle like crap because of the change in suspension geometry.

    Here is a quick primer on how to do power mods. that are suitable for your specific car.
    First Modifications - what to do and not to do
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    well i was just coming here to say hey nevermind, i just found that link haha. anyways, the only reason i want to go really low is because my friends and i are into stance sort of stuff. but like i said im happy as is so im gonna wait. thanks for the help

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    Yeah, that is a personal decision. Just keep in mind that educated people outside of your scene will recognize that your car's safety, performance, handling (and reliability if you go with crazy offset wheels) are compromised for the sake of appearance and will make snide comments behind your back.
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