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This is a discussion on Total Newbie Here within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Hey everyone, First off please bear with me! I am 23 and just graduated college, and wanted to reward myself ...

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    Total Newbie Here

    Hey everyone, First off please bear with me! I am 23 and just graduated college, and wanted to reward myself with a new car, so I got me a 05 WRX! I started reading everyones posts about mods and upgrades, and got me intrested on working on my car. Now here is where I go braindead. I have no clue what to do, or what to get for my car. I want to start small and go from there, but i defenatly want to notice a diffrence. So if someone could help me out, by giving me some advice and what that upgrade would do to the preformance of my car would be so great! Thank you very much.

    Steve

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    I am relatively new to the WRX myself. I have removed the air silencer in the fender and installed a k&n drop in. Not much perf. diference but the sound of the turbo and blow off was worth it. I also went with a boost gauge to help me set the Turbo Smart Boost controller I am ordering next. Then will be a down pipe and some exhaust.

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    open her up....get a up and down pipe.


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    most definitely on the uppipe, downpipe, and exhaust. Good stuff!

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    Welcome to the club! Turbo back exhaust is my vote. Where'd you graduate from/with?

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    Thanks guys keep the info coming, I graduated North Central College, with a BA in History

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    ah, nice. My gf goes there. Congrats! going into teaching?

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    Yeah I am finishing up my classes for that in the next few terms

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    open up the exhaust with a u/p and TBE....dont forget engine mgmt
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    Welcome..

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    Welcome to the club!

    Regarding mods check out these two very helpful threads.

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

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