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This is a discussion on Quandary... within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I bought my '07 WRX tr like a week and a half ago.. got the tuner ready cuz the regular ...

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    I bought my '07 WRX tr like a week and a half ago.. got the tuner ready cuz the regular WRX was like 2g's more.. but im a smart guy and i figured i buy the tr save the money and .. well put that 2g into upgrades and tune it... my question is this..

    I'm still well below the break-in mileage ( sitting at like 400miles right now )..

    should i go and start upgrading small stuff now, or wait till i get to know my car, and what it can do before i jump into huge upgrades?

    I have 2grand to play with, what could i do that would be the most drastic change? espically in terms of torque. ( i like pull more than the top end speed)

    I'm a straight newbie when it comes to cars, engines and epically WRX's


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    Wait until you are done breaking the car in.

    Then wait some more as you have to get used to the car in stock form. I dont know what your previous cars are, but the WRX in stock for is very fast compared to most cars in this price range. So you might need to learn to respect and control it.

    After that, i think most wait till 10,000mi...but that could be a made up number that i followed.


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    • Cobb Access Port Ver 2 = $700 (this plus the turboback exhaust will give you a HP/TQ increase)
    • Lowering Springs = $225 (I like eibach or prodrive)
    • Rear Sway bar = $200 (22mm or bigger)
    • Short Shifter = $150

    That leaves you $25 to buy gas.
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    personally i would start with a turbo back and e/m. it will cost you just under 2g's
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_M View Post
    personally i would start with a turbo back and e/m. it will cost you just under 2g's
    That's a pretty pricey TB.
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    I would say first off, to go to your dealer and see how "mod friendly" they are.

    Then...judging by that, go by the other ideas of TBE and EM.

    You dont want to sink all of this money into your car and all of a sudden...wham...warranty gone, and you have to spend more money out of pocket.
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    I put my turbo back and cobb stage 2 sinced 900 miles and now already 5K.....running good bha
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