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After multiple headaches I am finally stage 2. When i purchased the car something must have been wrong with the turbo. I went stage 2 and 2 days later started pouring blue smoke out my exhaust. figured blown pistons and would have to go through plenty of compression/leakdown etc through subaru. got stage 2 off.... was not happy after a tease like that. Drove stock for about a week and of course the blue exhaust stopped. Finally got an appointment and subaru said it was the turbo. Car was in the shop for a few days and then finally got it back. drove home and had a bunch of steam coming out of my hood. awesome right? smelled like coolant, took it back... mechanic didnt put a clamp on.....idiot...made an appointment with my tuner and had to wait a few days for him to have an opening and finally got everything back on! car drives even better than my first round with the tune. now that im done ranting i have some questions.

My exhaust smells different. I assume its normal because of the changes done with air/fuel etc... just want to make sure. also heres a picture of my numbers. how does it look in comparison. all i have done is full exhaust. Whats the next mod i should do? i think im going with wheels because i care about looks a lot. i need some opinions on which to get. I am looking for something wider than stock for a good price. Any help would be great guys.

GOD ****ING BLESS YOU ALL.

 

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Red: Stock / Blue: StageII?
 

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i really want rims. i really do care about looks, and my car is fast enough with just stage 2. i have already gotten pulled over twice since i got it on within a 4 day period. No tickets though, maybe the cops just dig my ride!
 

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are da rimz big...
13x6. they are STI pink with blue writing. They came off a honda and i only have to pay $600.





well i have two options. some motegi 17x8 +45 for 450 or 18x9 i think +25 and those are 800. they are much better looking but id rather save 350 dollas YA FEEL ME.
 

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I hope so lol

For mods i would say suspension next if you haven't already. And/or rims. Unless you want moar powa.
other way around. i lost hp with stg 2. so worth it. car was too fast before. i made my mother pee her pants from over boostin that ****, and now my car smells of urine and cat hair.

i havent done suspension yet. i have heard good and bad about it.... lost aerodynamics or something..... i think lowering looks good but too low looks stupid. i dont really know what i would be looking for.... coilovers or springs?? and i live in tahoe so wouldnt deep snow be a problem? Plus i checked some stuff out and its pretty damn expensive. but at the same time i dont want to be buying cheap parts... buyers remorse is the worst feeling.
 

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ill check them out. i would like to get rid of a little space... but does anyone know if exhaust usually smells different when the car is tuned.
 

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Are you catted or catless?
 

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impretzel said:
I hope so lol
Red could be StageI.

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ill check them out. i would like to get rid of a little space... but does anyone know if exhaust usually smells different when the car is tuned.
You'll smell the gas a bit more than with the OE downpipe on the car.
 

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Red could be StageI.



You'll smell the gas a bit more than with the OE downpipe on the car.

yeah red is stock. i just wasnt sure. its like a weird smell. worries me but ive smelled it off other tuned cars before so im just making a big deal of nothing.
 

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buddy had a leak between his DP and his catback plus the plug from the extra bung from his DP came off and boy did that bad boy smell like exhaust in his car! Going full catless will do that to ya.
 

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buddy had a leak between his DP and his catback plus the plug from the extra bung from his DP came off and boy did that bad boy smell like exhaust in his car! Going full catless will do that to ya.
its all good. now i use gas to get places and get high at every stoplight. killin two birds with one stone.
 

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I think the smell is because you went Catless. I'm thinking of going with a catted dp, intercooler, and BPV with a protune.
 

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full catless.
That would definitely lend to a harsher smell of exhaust gasses. I personally love the smell. Smells faster :)
 
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