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    new on here with a bug eye

    Have had my 2003 wrx for about 7 months now. Just found this site and signed up. I am wanting to mod it and get more hp out of it. But some does and donts could help me a lot. Anything could help thanks.

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    read this ----> First Modifications - what to do and not to do

    Another good link if you want to get some good night time reading ---> http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787

    You will want to do a catless uppipe first off if it hasn't been done. And make sure you are up to date on your maintenance.

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    Welcome, love me some bugeye!

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    ^^maintenance

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    Thanks. I have done a lot of reading on them. So far that I can twll the person that had it before me was or did set it up for track racing and tryed to clone Into a sti.

    What I can tell on it.
    1. Full exhaust all the way back and cat less
    2. Up pipe
    3. Down pipe
    4. Cool air intake
    5. Sti tmic with after market bov
    6. Front and back sway bar
    7. Big brake kit on front with brembo all around

    Also havs some body mods.

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    I changed all the oile tranny and rear end. When I got it. I just got to 101000 mil.

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    So you have timing belt coming up. Is it tuned at all? The earlier years aren't as finicky, but still worth it to get the most out of your mods...oh yeah...post some pics! Exterior...engine bay...bewbs...

    Also, if that is a vent to atmosphere BOV you will want to turn it to recirc or get a fully recirculation BPV on there.

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    It had to get tuned when I got it. It was running lean from the dealer so I had a local shop do it. I am at 227-228 at the wheels.

    Ya any recommendations on a timing belt kit. Is it worth it to get the racing kit? from like rally sport?

    I will put some pics on here soon of it.

    Also thanks for all the help.

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    No I didn't spray it red it was like that when I got it. I still need to clean up under the hood.

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    Will put more up later

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    That sure is different looking! Welcome.
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    Ya it is a little odd but it pulled me in lol.

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    Ya the guy before really did. I would have to say I wish it was a year newer and a sti. I feel like I am paying for a sti but all I have is a wrx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donniehenry View Post
    Ya any recommendations on a timing belt kit.
    Gates Timing Belt kit. You honestly don't need the "racing belt"

    I love how that manifold was sprayed while it was still on the motor
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