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    STI 02 INVIDIA CATBACK ? first MOD!

    I want more power and sound out of my STI - not a ridiculous amount, but more

    My mechanic said invidia catback N1 is a good pipe to put in - but i don't like the N1 look (too much like a cannon) - so I asked to weld my current stock STI tip to the invidia instead and he said that is fine and should not reduce the power or sound from the invidia.

    Is this true? and is this a good way to go for a bit more power and sound? I will be doing this on the 1/6/2013! First MOD!
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    UNLESS of course someone can re-direct me to a better idea! (straight pipe i was thinking also...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorecki-STI View Post
    is this a good way to go for a bit more power and sound?
    a catback will give you sound but definitely not power. you MIGHT see 1-3HP gain on a good day (unless you get a stage 1 tune)

    Quote Originally Posted by gorecki-STI View Post
    I will be doing this on the 1/6/2013! First MOD!
    you're going back in time to do this? sounds awesome!

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    that's no good, would you recommend anything with more power? I don't care as long as its under 1300 and doesn't have a canon look.
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    and nah man i live in Australia, we set our dates differently
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorecki-STI View Post
    and nah man i live in Australia, we set our dates differently
    gotcha! to see power, you want to get a downpipe & some sort of tune/engine management. you can either get just the downpipe and leave your catback stock or you can get a turboback exhaust (which is essentially a downpipe & catback together)

    i myself have an invidia n1 turboback and it honestly isnt as obnoxious as you may think:


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    are u female? because that's scary but cute at the same time but yeah I rate that...
    so downpipe sounds good, but im a noob - what's a downpipe? and do I need to tune my care for a downpipe? Which I may aswel do if I wanto see power yeah
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorecki-STI View Post
    are u female? because that's scary but cute at the same time but yeah I rate that...
    so downpipe sounds good, but im a noob - what's a downpipe? and do I need to tune my care for a downpipe? Which I may aswel do if I wanto see power yeah
    yes i am! lol

    here is a good diagram which will show you what a downpipe is [the pipe coming off the turbo]



    as to whether or not you need a tune, i'm not sure since i'm not familiar with AUS models. here in the USA any 04+ wrx & sti both require tuning any time you get an aftermarket downpipe. 02-03 wrx's could run an aftermarket downpipe WITHOUT a tune. we dont have 02 sti's here though so i'm really not sure. i would probably lean towards not needing a tune, but i would still get one to be safe. it'll run better anyway and get the most power out of the modifications.

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    also, where should I go to get this downpipe/tune fitted? im KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN haha
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    ow I see, so literally a pipe bending downwards hey? doesn't mine already have one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorecki-STI View Post
    ow I see, so literally a pipe bending downwards hey? doesn't mine already have one?
    Yup. You already have one but an aftermarket one is where your power will come from.

    I'm not sure where you can go in AUS for tuning. Maybe try finding a local subie club/forum

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    Nice car Dez! Gorecki, this link is from Calvinball's signature, I don't know if the uppipe issue applies to your car (Dez might know though)
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    Flash Tuning (Forester XT) - YouTube

    Its kind of a strange link but it shows swapping an exhaust and a couple different tuning companies in Australia. Not knowing anything about Australia its as much of a help as i can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremydingeman View Post
    Flash Tuning (Forester XT) - YouTube

    Its kind of a strange link but it shows swapping an exhaust and a couple different tuning companies in Australia. Not knowing anything about Australia its as much of a help as i can be.
    thanks brotha gona check it now
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