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    1st time subaru owner, 05 WRX wagon

    Hi this is my first time on this forum, I got my 05 Subaru WRX wagon in March of this year. I've been wanting to make some upgrades but i don't really know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    From what I've been reading, up pipe, down pipe and exhaust is a great place to start. Though I've only had my 02 for two days now, lol. I'd definitely change your up pipe if it has a catalytic converter, as it can deteriorate and send chunks of metal into your turbo and destroy it.

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    Re: 1st time subaru owner, 05 WRX wagon

    What are your overall plans?

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    Overall plans for the car in the long run will help a ton on deciding what mods to do now as you dont want to have to go back and re mod. Velislide is correct about your OEM Uppipe possibly shredding your turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMS View Post
    Overall plans for the car in the long run will help a ton on deciding what mods to do now as you dont want to have to go back and re mod. Velislide is correct about your OEM Uppipe possibly shredding your turbo.

    Anyways PM us if you guys need parts or advice. We would be more than willing to help on both.
    My overall plans are to make it have a little more power and to sound good too. I don't need the fastest car around haha

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    Re: 1st time subaru owner, 05 WRX wagon

    I do have one question for you guys, I smell something burning almost every time I drive my car, when I pop the hood, it smells like it is coming from the passenger side of the motor. What is that?? Every person i've asked has no clue what it is, though no one I know has a Subaru! Help please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05wrxgirl View Post
    My overall plans are to make it have a little more power and to sound good too. I don't need the fastest car around haha
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    That is a great link to check out.

    congrats on the new car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05wrxgirl View Post
    I do have one question for you guys, I smell something burning almost every time I drive my car, when I pop the hood, it smells like it is coming from the passenger side of the motor. What is that?? Every person i've asked has no clue what it is, though no one I know has a Subaru! Help please!
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    Re: 1st time subaru owner, 05 WRX wagon

    Thank you guys!! I'll check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05wrxgirl View Post
    I do have one question for you guys, I smell something burning almost every time I drive my car, when I pop the hood, it smells like it is coming from the passenger side of the motor. What is that?? Every person i've asked has no clue what it is, though no one I know has a Subaru! Help please!
    Is there any smoke when you smell this burning or when you open the hood?
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    Re: 1st time subaru owner, 05 WRX wagon

    i have never noticed any smoke! is that weird?

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    Re: 1st time subaru owner, 05 WRX wagon

    My fiance checked out my car (i have no clue whats under the hood lol, not really a car person - this forum has a lot of jibberish lingo) anyway my CV boot looks fine! any other suggestions?!

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