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    just got my 05 wrx 2 weeks ago(houston tx)

    I have about 1500 to start for mods, any recomends? maybe some easy bolt on stuff, I have basic tools and access to a shop, thanx

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    look into an up-pipe and down pipe and engine management. Good starting mods, will help your turbo spool faster and give you some hp. Should not be more then 1500 dollars. Good Luck!
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    welcome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle lewie wrx
    look into an up-pipe and down pipe and engine management. Good starting mods, will help your turbo spool faster and give you some hp. Should not be more then 1500 dollars. Good Luck!
    uncle lewie
    Ditto.

    This would be a great start. Check out the good first mods thread that is stickied above. You can also look at getting new wheels and tires. That will drastically change the handling and look of your car.
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    Welcome to the club, enjoy your suby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle lewie wrx
    look into an up-pipe and down pipe and engine management. Good starting mods, will help your turbo spool faster and give you some hp. Should not be more then 1500 dollars. Good Luck!
    uncle lewie
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    up/down pipe for sure. engine management is a good idea also. I paid 800 for a brand new utec...i'm sure you can get one used for less. Good luck and enjoy your car!
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    what wheel/tire package are your running?

    i would say $400-$600 on new tires is a "must-do" first mod if you have the stock 16's. Since you live in Texas you can probably run nice summer tires right?
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    For 1500 dollars, I would do this:
    - Turboback exhaust, or any downpipe/catback combo= $750-900
    - Cobb Accessport (stage 2 ) - $625 www.Cobbtuning.com
    - Gut your uppipe - Free

    Do all the installation yourself so you can learn about your car in ways you wouldnt normally learn, have another local suby person help if needed. Then you have 285 at the crank for roughly $1,375-1,525 with an immensely better power curve.

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    thax for the help guys, I went ahead and went with the rim and tire package. Quantum tek s02 on nitto 225/40zr18 93w, looks sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio
    thax for the help guys, I went ahead and went with the rim and tire package. Quantum tek s02 on nitto 225/40zr18 93w, looks sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
    Post up some pics now.
    -Brian

    Twisty Monster - 335 ft/lb of torque @ 3600 rpm on a stock turbo. Is that possible? Yes it is.

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