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    Hey how you guys doin..I just bought a
    2008 WRX last Saturday and Im hella loving it.
    It was always my dream to own a WRX. Before I
    Had the WRX I drove an 04 G35 coupe loved it too
    But in my part of the US it snows a lot so I
    Would stash it in the winter for like 2 and half
    Months, which sucked. What I'm trying to get at is that
    I notice that the G35 had a way sharper response
    When it came to turning the wheel..I feel like the WRX
    Sways a lot..my big question is what can I do to have a
    Shaper suspension a really responsive suspension? Thanks
    For your time guys.

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    Welcome!

    Swaybars will help you out quite a bit. Get better endlinks too if you get the sways, as the stock endlinks are not very strong. See how that works, and if you are looking for even more of a stiff ride then you could look into springs/strut replacement.

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    welcome and this^ but sways will be more effective with different springs/struts
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    Congrats and welcome! One thing for the snow, definitely get snow tires if you haven't already. But I probably didn't have to tell you that

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    Thanks for the helpful info but since I'm new I don't know what
    End links are and what they do I know what sway bars are tho..also I was
    Wondering how much this mod would run me in my
    Pocket??
    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Welcome!

    Swaybars will help you out quite a bit. Get better endlinks too if you get the sways, as the stock endlinks are not very strong. See how that works, and if you are looking for even more of a stiff ride then you could look into springs/strut replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian687 View Post
    Thanks for the helpful info but since I'm new I don't know what
    End links are and what they do I know what sway bars are tho..also I was
    Wondering how much this mod would run me in my
    Pocket??
    Endlinks are what serves as the connection between your swaybar and chassis. The OEM ones are pretty flimsy and can fail if a larger swaybar is installed. The whole set up will vary $$$ wise depending on what brand and what type of endlink you get, but you could probably do the whole think new for $500-600, or less for used. There are vendors on this site you can contact though, and they can get you really good deals. Keep in mind that there are adjustable and non adjustable set ups.

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    Thanks man greatly appreciated..time to save money then..haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian687 View Post
    Thanks man greatly appreciated..time to save money then..haha
    You can also do the front sway without doing a rear sway. Won't be as effective, but if you don't have the funds you don't have to do them both at once.

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    Cool thanks man. You'll be hearing back
    From me I'm pretty sure soon

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    What about getting a few more HP?
    Everyone says K&N cool air intakes are the best to
    Get a few more HP..I plan on doing that but what else can I go that
    Doesn't require me putting out more than 2 grand? The car has a good exhaust system
    That drops from turbo how much HP am I getting there with the exhaust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian687 View Post
    What about getting a few more HP?
    Everyone says K&N cool air intakes are the best to
    Get a few more HP..I plan on doing that but what else can I go that
    Doesn't require me putting out more than 2 grand? The car has a good exhaust system
    That drops from turbo how much HP am I getting there with the exhaust?
    You want to look into some kind of tuning method. Either opensource or accessport (off the the shelf). If you go for an intake, I would recommend going with one that is supported with an off the shelf map (Perrin, Cobb (very popular), AEM (also very popular)). If you get the Perrin, they design maps for their intake, and COBB designs maps for their intake as well as the AEM. This and a tune would be stage 1.

    Are you saying that you have a full turbo back exhaust on your car? If so, you will want to tune for that. If you have a downpipe you want to be running a stage 2 tune.

    Check out this thread Cobb AP vs OpenECU (Tactrix/Romraider/ECUFlash)

    and this one First Modifications - what to do and not to do

    opensource is much cheaper, accessport is around $600 brand new, but is also a handy stand alone data logger. If you get the tactrix cable (for opensource) you can log data using your laptop.
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    Will the tuning take a toll on the rest of the engine? Cuz tuning
    It basically means that your unlocking stuff that Subaru has locked up right?
    Will it put more unnecessary stress on my turbo if I open it up
    More with the tuning? And K&N intakes don't have maps for my car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian687
    Will the tuning take a toll on the rest of the engine? Cuz tuning
    It basically means that your unlocking stuff that Subaru has locked up right?
    Will it put more unnecessary stress on my turbo if I open it up
    More with the tuning? And K&N intakes don't have maps for my car?
    Depends on the tune. In general, a StageII setup (TBE+tune) shouldn't hurt the car, assuming the map is good.

    K&N offers nothing in terms of the ability to map the ECU to account for the changes in MAF scaling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian687 View Post
    Will the tuning take a toll on the rest of the engine? Cuz tuning
    It basically means that your unlocking stuff that Subaru has locked up right?
    Will it put more unnecessary stress on my turbo if I open it up
    More with the tuning? And K&N intakes don't have maps for my car?
    Welcome! You ought to read the stickies posted for exactly these types of questions:

    First Modifications - what to do and not to do

    Yes, you need an EM for engine mods

    and lots more...
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