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    rookie here with some questions on free mods

    im new to the board...so hello everyone...got my wrx today...what are some free mods i can do to this thing...so i can hop it up a bit...thanx in advance guys

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    You can gut your uppipe. Maybe your downpipe but I would just buy an aftermarket downpipe.
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    Ive heard that if u disconnect and recconect a few vacum hoses from the turbo to the right spot that youll gain another 3psi and 25-40 hp i believe. ill try and get detailed directions for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airsofter69
    Ive heard that if u disconnect and recconect a few vacum hoses from the turbo to the right spot that youll gain another 3psi and 25-40 hp i believe. ill try and get detailed directions for ya.

    There are no "free" mods that are safe for your engine. You can gut the cat out of your uppipe, but you should buy new gaskets so its not technically free. You can remove the silencer on the intake duct, but it doesn't give you any more HP, just more noise.

    Don't listen to anyone that tells you to disconnect any lines from the turbo, or replace any of them with larger lines. This will lead to boost spiking or a complete failure of the boost control system.
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    ^^ Id take his advice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX
    ^^ Id take his advice....
    +1 rather mod the right way then to take risks with the engine.
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    You can do the silencer ahck and hear the turbo spool and a little BOV sound. That's free.
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    My favorite mod that I've done to my car is pretty much free. That is clearing out my headlights. I did however spend 5 bucks on some black engine enamel spray paint, so i guess it's not technically free, but close enough. Look at my avatar if you don't know what I'm talking about.

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    There are no free mods. If you just bought a 24,000 dollar car......why would you want to "rehook" some hoses and risk killing it when for 500-700 you can get an UP and a AP??
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    +1 for the headlight clearing. Even without the black paint it looks good!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyWRX
    My favorite mod that I've done to my car is pretty much free. That is clearing out my headlights. I did however spend 5 bucks on some black engine enamel spray paint, so i guess it's not technically free, but close enough. Look at my avatar if you don't know what I'm talking about.

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    Noob here - sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere, but what do you mean by "clearing out" your headlights? the headlights in your avatar look a little different, but I cant tell what was done.

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    Removing the orange dome over the turn signal light.

    You could also debadge, that's free too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brents
    +1 for the headlight clearing. Even without the black paint it looks good!!!
    +2

    He's got an 05, so I think the housings are already black-ish.

    Free easy mod that drastically improves the looks of the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TesticleTuesday
    Noob here - sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere, but what do you mean by "clearing out" your headlights? the headlights in your avatar look a little different, but I cant tell what was done.

    Here are the directions for clearing '04/'05 headlights
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384488

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue EJ20 WRX
    Here are the directions for clearing '04/'05 headlights
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384488
    awesome; thanks for the help! you guys on this forum rock; glad to be a new member (and WRX owner!)

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