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    Quick quiestion about my wrx

    Okay, so i just bought a 05 wrx with 60k, completely stock. I looked all over the internet to see what the first thing i should do to my car seeing as how im inexperienced with subaru and everything. And i came to the conclusion that i should get the cobb stage 2 power pack which includes the accessport, turbo back exhaust and the downpipe. Now, with that being purchased would i need to buy anything else to make it all come together nicely or would that be it? Because people talk about up pipes all the time and im not sure if i'd still need one after buying the stage 2 kit. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    If I were you I would start with stage 2 and see how you like it. You will be surprised with how much of a difference it makes.


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    The first thing you ought to do is the full listed 60K service, preferring authentic parts. Then look over the car to make sure everything is right and nothing needs repair. Then you could consider a stage 2 mod list but I'd do the up pipe first, and I may consider staying with simply an up pipe and a resistor to fix the CEL.
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    Okay so if i bought the stage 2 cobb power pack i could do an up pipe too? Or is that not necessarry

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    For an 05, the up pipe should most definitely be replaced

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    If you plan to mod your car and drift away from stock in any shape or form you most definitely need to replace the up pipe. That should be your first priority the 02-05 WRX came with a catted up pipe which if not replaced can be headache inducing. It can either destroy your turbo or even worse your engine in severe cases. Even at stock levels you should get a catless up pipe to prevent this from happening. It's less likely to happen at stock levels but still can. After you do the up pipe you can mod away

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    Not to mention getting rid of the catted up pipe with be less restrictive and increase spool up thus giving you more boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenziedcage View Post
    Not to mention getting rid of the catted up pipe with be less restrictive and increase spool up thus giving you more boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenziedcage View Post
    Not to mention getting rid of the catted up pipe with be less restrictive and increase spool up thus giving you more boost.
    Not more boost. Your boost targets will be the same.
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    As everyone has stated, if I were you I wouldn't modify anything until I got that up pipe swapped out for a catless one. Since you've already bought everything to go stage 2 though, I don't see any harm in going stage 2 and getting that new up pipe at the same time.
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