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    The Offical Washington Thread?

    Why is it that there is no Official WA State thread?
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    Also I'm new to the forum. I just bought a 2002 Aspen White WRX today, and I'm from the Bremerton area.

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    congrats man!! i'm in everett ish... i have all black VERY soon to be stage 2 02 wrx
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    Wecome and congrats! I'm up in Bellingham with a 2005 stage 2 WRX.

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    Very nice, and thanks you guys.

    Here is my noob question for the day, what do you guys mean by
    "stage 2 wrx"?

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    I believe it just means its in the 2nd stage of the upgrading/mod'ing of the engine... stg 1 is like stock, 2 is catless and tuned and so on...

    i may be wrong though... so dont quote me =)
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    Stock is stock. That's like stage zero

    Stage one is ECU reflash. It smooths out the entire powerband, plus gives you a modest power increase across the board.

    Stage 2 is ECU reflash plus downpipe. Most of the time (02-05 WRX) the uppipe is also replaced. Also, I did my full exhaust at this time. Some say you only need the downpipe done though.

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    learn new stuff every day =)
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    Hi everyone!

    I'm from Seattle'ish too

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    Seriously, if you have a 02-05 WRX, if it still has the OEM uppipe, you should replace it asap. Those years have a catalytic converter inside. If that breaks apart, it'll send that material into your turbo, destroying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skreekin View Post
    Seriously, if you have a 02-05 WRX, if it still has the OEM uppipe, you should replace it asap. Those years have a catalytic converter inside. If that breaks apart, it'll send that material into your turbo, destroying it.
    Totally! Here's the thread that every new owner should read
    First Modifications - what to do and not to do

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    Mine came with a 3in catless pip, Thank you for the link.

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    All these people.. i think we should do a meet sometime =)
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    Hella!

    I think it would also be awesome If we could get the title of the thread tweaked slightly and sticky. Mods please that would rock.

    Also we should start Post pics up. I'll be taking some tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skreekin View Post
    Stock is stock. That's like stage zero

    Stage one is ECU reflash. It smooths out the entire powerband, plus gives you a modest power increase across the board.

    Stage 2 is ECU reflash plus downpipe. Most of the time (02-05 WRX) the uppipe is also replaced. Also, I did my full exhaust at this time. Some say you only need the downpipe done though.
    Interesting, thank you for the info

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