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    Newbie with a 2013 WRX

    Hey guys my name is Dan. I'm rather new to forums and in specific, car forums. I'm looking to do work to my car but I really know nothing about cars. I want to know if anyone can give me any idea for beginner tuning. My budget is around 2k. I'm looking foward to this project and I apologize if I sound like a newb when I speak. Thanks!

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    Well I'm trying to make the car faster than it is right now. Basically I want to get it as fast as I can for 2k. Unless of course there are other things I should think about

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    For 2k the cheapest route to start would be downpipe and tune

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    Anyone have any good experiences with certain brands (For downpipes)?

    Whats a popular setup regarding downpipes and tuning software? (Or isn't there?) I'm coming from a Honda/Acura background. I'm Dan's friend, helping him out.^

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    Cobb makes a handheld tuner (accesport) but their tunes are safely run with what they say it's tuned for as in their own catted downpipe and the aem intake or cobb intake. You'll then need to know what octane you're going to run.
    I know a guy that runs an invidia catless downpipe sagely with no boost creep or spike but other do get it.

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    2k can get you to stage 2. And stage 2 is a pretty significant gain in power. Invidia makes, in my opinion, the best downpipes for cars. You can also look into an intake when ever you go stage 2, as the newer generation wrx's benefit from an intake at stage 2+ levels. Also, know that you will need a tune. The most popular way to tune is the cobb accessport. However there are other methods, like pro-tune, tactric cable, and e-mail tuning from a tuner like Torqued Performance. I got the invidia catted downpipe, invidia q300 catback, perrin cai, and the accessport for arounf 2100 dollars.
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    You do not need to run everything COBB for the cobb stage 2. You can use any 3 inch turbo back exhaust that you want as long as the downpipe has a high flow cat on it. The only thing that really matters for their OTS maps is the intake. Cobb only supports their SF intake and the AEM cai with their OTS maps. However, many other companies, such as perrin, will supply you with the stage 2 map for the preferred octane for free when you purchase their intake.
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    Thank you so much guys

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    NP, thats what were here for. Always do your research before modding. And read up on all of the stickies here. Lots of good and valuable information to be had.
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    You can do a good amount for 2k for all new items and doing your own work.

    Accessport 625
    Tsudo DP 190, (perfect fit)
    Ptp turbo blanket 80
    DW 65c fuel pump 150
    NGK plugs 44
    Etuner tuning 140
    Perrin TMIC 700
    OR
    ELH tomei 711
    Grimmspeed ebcs 105.

    There's a budget stage 2+ build for you. Usually plenty for people.

    You need a tune before you do ANYTHING to these cars, do tons of research

    This is just for going faster for cheap. Many would recommend suspension and driveline upgrades too. Good luck and welcome

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