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    picking up a 05 wrx soon

    hey everyone, for the past two years i have driven a 91 toyota mr2, and now i am going to lease a wrx, it will be my first turbocharged car, as my mr2 was a NA, (but i am fairly knowledgeable about forced induction) any way, does anyone here lease a wrx, i know everyone is telling me not to, but for financial reasons, this is the only way i can affford a new car. im not really interested in "modding" the car, but one question is can i just do basic bolt-ons, like a downpipe. another question is, at the dealership i was reading the options list, and it said they had a "performance cat-back" from the factory, does anyone have this, and how does it sound, i want the car to sound more sporty, but not really loud.

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    It will be hard not to want to mod more and more. The cat-back sold by subaru is a bosal, and can be found much cheaper elsewhere. It is a nice, deep sound.
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    i lease my 03 wrx wagon and i am very modded..i am lucky to have a very mod friendly dealership

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    [QUOTE=simple_mr2]hey everyone, for the past two years i have driven a 91 toyota mr2, and now i am going to lease a wrx, it will be my first turbocharged car, as my mr2 was a NA, (but i am fairly knowledgeable about forced induction) any way, does anyone here lease a wrx, i know everyone is telling me not to, but for financial reasons, this is the only way i can affford a new car. im not really interested in "modding" the car, but one question is can i just do basic bolt-ons, like a downpipe. another question is, at the dealership i was reading the options list, and it said they had a "performance cat-back" from the factory, does anyone have this, and how does it sound, i want the car to sound more sporty, but not really loud.

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    Subaru dealerships tend to be mod friendly. The ones around here are atleast
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    hey everyone, for the past two years i have driven a 91 toyota mr2, and now i am going to lease a wrx, it will be my first turbocharged car, as my mr2 was a NA, (but i am fairly knowledgeable about forced induction) any way, does anyone here lease a wrx, i know everyone is telling me not to, but for financial reasons, this is the only way i can affford a new car. im not really interested in "modding" the car, but one question is can i just do basic bolt-ons, like a downpipe. another question is, at the dealership i was reading the options list, and it said they had a "performance cat-back" from the factory, does anyone have this, and how does it sound, i want the car to sound more sporty, but not really loud.

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    where abouts do you live?

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    If you plan on doing simple mods (like making it breath better) such as TBE and intake, then as long as you are prepared to place the stock pieces back on at the end of the lease, shouldn't be a problem. With the exeption of going to an upgraded turbo, or something that causes a permanent change to the mounts or body, there shouldn't be an issue. I would say going to stage 2 (Cobb) is easily convertable back to stock (with exception of up-pipe...yuck!). Good luck.
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    Good thing Cobb Stage 2 doesn't require the up pipe!

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    an intake does not really do much for a wrx with just simple bolt ons. its mostly for bling under the hood and for the sound. i think cobb recommends no intake.
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    i leased my 05 wrx. My dealer doesnt seem to be very mod friendly, but the dealership is over an hour away. I am planning on doing a cobb stage two w/ an uppipe, then at the end of my lease I am going to put everything back to stock. I am going to godspeed for everything so im sure they can make it just like it was before i put the exhaust on. In the end, if the dealership fines me for what i did i will pay, but i dont think they will notice.

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    Are you leasing because of the cost? If not, I'd recommend not leasing. Overage miles will cost you your first-born and modding can anger dealers. Especially if something goes wrong and you blow a tranny or worse. Anyway I just wanted to pipe in because I have an 04 WRX - the 05 interiors are much nicer - and I guarantee you'll like it. I too had an MR2 - a fully modded 93 turbo - before I got my WRX. I'm happy with it, especially in the winter. I do miss the MR2 though.

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    thanks for the info guys, i am from NE ohio, so as long as i replace all the aftermarket parts upon turn in, ill be ok? i didnt know the COBB was that easy to take in and out, i thought that it was more of a "once its in, its in type deal"


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    The WRX is a very bolt-on friendly car. Pretty easy to put on and take off all parts.

    I would also suggest that you don't go with the factory aftermarket parts. Way too pricey.

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