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    I just purchased a 2011 wrx and am in heaven. I know there is alot to learn but if anyone has any pointers or insight that would be helpful. Thank you guys!

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    Re: New with lots to learn

    Congrats and welcome...pics

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    welcome indeed... now pics!

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    This is all I have for now, but ill be posting more soon! Thank you guys! At this point i'm so overwhelmed trying to figure everything out and what does what that its hard to say what I need/want to know first. (it doenst help that I am deep into class and clinical's at the hospital and wanting to devote time to the subi)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgrewcasey View Post
    I just purchased a 2011 wrx and am in heaven. I know there is alot to learn but if anyone has any pointers or insight that would be helpful. Thank you guys!
    Welcome.


    Here are some lessons I learned with my '11 WRX trying to navigate the abundant information, misinformation and outdated threads of the interwebs...

    Pointers:
    - You don't "need" an aftermarket uppipe.
    - Your transmission isn't made of glass, but be nice to it.
    - Don't get a blow off valve (BOV) unless you want your car to run like doodoo.
    - Don't buy an exhaust until you've heard it in person.
    - Modding can't "void" your warranty...but it can cause it to not be honored if your mod is deemed to be related to an issue. Every dealer is different.
    - Be very judicious with suspension mod decisions if you care at all about ride comfort.
    - "Stage 2" consists of a downpipe and a tune, and should be your first step in performance mods should you decide to go down that road.
    - If you plan to make any performance mods, read this: Public Service Announcement. "I want 400whp!" Are you sure?
    - An Accessport is easy and convenient for tuning your car, but there are cheaper methods so do your research and decide what's best for you.
    - Always use new gaskets when changing anything.
    - There are several mods that don't require a retune, but to get the power out of it and avoid potential issues, a retune is always best.
    - You don't need an intake, but it does sound cool. <--- Requires tune.
    - Tune ≠ tune-up.
    - A kartboy shifter and some good shifter bushings is a great mod for the money.
    - Read the stickies.
    - Enjoy the new ride!

    I could go on, but that should get you started.

    Congrats on the new car and welcome.

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    This is all I have for now, but ill be posting more soon! Thank you guys! At this point i'm so overwhelmed trying to figure everything out and what does what that its hard to say what I need/want to know first. (it doenst help that I am deep into class and clinical's at the hospital and wanting to devote time to the subi)
    I'm digging the mudflaps. Just installed mine this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrock171 View Post
    Welcome.


    Here are some lessons I learned with my '11 WRX trying to navigate the abundant information, misinformation and outdated threads of the interwebs...

    Pointers:
    - You don't "need" an aftermarket uppipe.
    - Your transmission isn't made of glass, but be nice to it.
    - Don't get a blow off valve (BOV) unless you want your car to run like doodoo.
    - Don't buy an exhaust until you've heard it in person.
    - Modding can't "void" your warranty...but it can cause it to not be honored if your mod is deemed to be related to an issue. Every dealer is different.
    - Be very judicious with suspension mod decisions if you care at all about ride comfort.
    - "Stage 2" consists of a downpipe and a tune, and should be your first step in performance mods should you decide to go down that road.
    - If you plan to make any performance mods, read this: Public Service Announcement. "I want 400whp!" Are you sure?
    - An Accessport is easy and convenient for tuning your car, but there are cheaper methods so do your research and decide what's best for you.
    - Always use new gaskets when changing anything.
    - There are several mods that don't require a retune, but to get the power out of it and avoid potential issues, a retune is always best.
    - You don't need an intake, but it does sound cool. <--- Requires tune.
    - Tune ≠ tune-up.
    - A kartboy shifter and some good shifter bushings is a great mod for the money.
    - Read the stickies.
    - Enjoy the new ride!

    I could go on, but that should get you started.

    Congrats on the new car and welcome.
    pretty much everything in a nutshell. good job! lol

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    That is a great write up and extremely helpful! Thank you very much.

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