Hey guys, I am new to the subaru forums as I just got my 14' WRX in February. I had a daily driver of a pontiac grand prix that i took great care of. I certainly didn't need to sell it, but I had the car for 8 years and got bored of it....wanted something different. I was in my friend's 12' WRX hatchback and I was extremely impressed with all the amenities it had with functional body panels and such.
Over the winter I was just thinking over and over about a wrx. time came and I test drove a wagon and the sedan model right after each other to get a feel for what I liked better. I drove the sedan model first that actually came with the short throw shifter. I am going down the streets, giving it a spirited drive and i instantly fell in love with it. I loved how it handled, accelerated, etc. I then drove the wagon model after and I equally loved it, however for work I need to have more trunk space and I think for me it's more my style to be in a car.
I have had the car a few months and I wanted to buy some things to make it perform better, but i am worried of throwing a check engine light as i am driving. My main focus for when i got the car was to treat it as a daily driver with little mods to not void my 7 year warranty or have internal/electrical code problems with the car. My plan is to change out the head unit to the Pioneer NEX 6000 touch screen with satellite radio next month for my birthday and hopefully throw some performance mods on the car to make a little more power.
I am not looking for anything crazy that makes a major increase in HP, but to give it more power and be a little more faster.
I was hoping some people can answer some questions that I have for the parts I am looking to buy.
Parts from RSD:
1 - Perrin Top Mount Intercooler - If I install this piece alone will it throw an engine code? Is there a better top mount intercooler that people can attest to than a Perrin one?
2 - AEM Cold Air Intake - From what I can read about this won't throw a code, but if I want to get my bang for my buck I can get a tune to get better mpg/performance.
3 - Up pipe / Downpipe - I seen some connector piping that increases the air flow and eliminates the flex piece.
4 - Full Exhaust system - just a little more throaty but nothing crazy.
any feedback for what I am looking to do is appreciated!
Glad to be part of the subaru community!