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    Hey guys how's it going. I'm new to the wrx world and this forum so I wanted to say hi. I'm buying an unmodified stock 06 wrx. I'm looking to get around 350 hp. I know off the bat I'm grabbing a Cobb access port exhaust an intake and bigger tmic. I'm thinking of a new GFB Bov. Any other ideas would be helpful. Thanks guys and nice to meet everyone.

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    A new TMIC will do little for you without custom tuning, and can even cause issues, if it puts you into untuned load sites. There's a reason there are map notes which explain what mods can be used with Cobbs base maps.
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    take a look through those. you must follow the map notes if you are using a cobb map. ie: no TMIC, no BOV, only certain intakes, etc.

    unfortunately, you will not get 350 HP with just simple modifications. you would need to move in to upgraded turbo territory + supporting mods.

    my suggestion: wait until you get the car and drive it around for a while before you start modding. number goals are always silly IMO. you should mod based on how the car feels/drives/responds/etc not on a number since they will vary drastically depending on the dyno

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    I agree with most of what's been said. Except that "number goals are silly" I don't agree with that and I think that statement is silly. Without some sort of "number goal" how do you know what mods to get. If you walk into a tuner and say. Hey my car just doesn't "feel" fast enough. The first thing he's gonna ask is what do you do with it and how much horsepower are you looking for. Or he will recommend a certain turbo based on your goals. If you say, i want 350 hp for example. he will counter with, well such and such turbo+supporting mods x y z will get you there. but if you just say. Well idk I just know I want it to feel faster... lol well that's on you

    On a side note I feel your frustration as every new wrx owner seems to immediately jump to the. I must have xxx amount of hp. And they don't even own the car yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessSea View Post

    On a side note I feel your frustration as every new wrx owner seems to immediately jump to the. I must have xxx amount of hp. And they don't even own the car yet
    Yes! Own and drive the car as is for a bit, then start looking at possible modifications. Get to know the baseline of the car before deciding what to upgrade/change. My $0.02.

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    I know to drive it and get used to the car first. I was just curious what mods to do first. Like I know I will get the AP. should I get the cobb SF intake and down pipe and exhaust. I did a lot or research but everyone has many diffrent opinions on what is good and what is bad. Some say down pipes are terrible some say they at amazing of corse alot of mods need to be tuned and isn't that the point of the AP? Like if I add the SF intake and a tmic doesn't the AP support the mods with tuning or is it all preloaded with out being able to fine tune?

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