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Offline jjenkins427

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Hello all!
« on: November 06, 2016, 08:46:19 PM »
Hello everyone,

I am John, and I have finally found and purchased a WRX like I've always wanted! I purchased a 2011 wrx and am loving it a great deal. Now I am looking forward to being involved in a Subaru community.

So, thanks in advance for all of my future silly/noobish questions!

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 04:00:52 PM »
Welcome! Noob away young grasshopper  :wink:
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 09:32:14 PM »
I am kind of curious as to what, if anything, I could/should do to improve my wrx's overall performance while maintaining a budget.

I have to say, one of my favorite things is getting into the highway lol

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 10:39:59 PM »
Welcome
What kind of cars are you coming from?
In my opinion, suspension mods are generally the place to start, especially if you're not used to more power than that thing's got.
Less risky than power mods, especially if you're worried about a budget

Better tires, sway bars, springs, etc, depending on your end goals

Then when you get bored with the power...more to come later ,it never ends lol
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 10:53:46 AM »
anything, I could/should do to improve my wrx's overall performance while maintaining a budget.

Welcome to the 'soc!  Great community here!

There are truly no limits to amount of shit you can do to a Subaru.

It is entirely possible to get carried away with mods and blow your budget and still not have a car your content with.  I did it, and many others here have as well.  It quickly goes from planned budgeted mods to full on personalization with buyers remorse and being 'car poor'  Boost is addicting!  Meets, shows, auto-x, track events are very very easy to get absorbed into the community and car culture

Is there something wrong with your wrx performance?  Are you not happy with the car?  What is your budget?

Advice

1. keep WRX stock and enjoy<---also enjoy the ease of resale of a non-molested WRX
2. mod wrx but stay in budget
3. sell and buy a car you don't have to fuck with






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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 03:19:26 PM »
Advice

1. keep WRX stock and enjoy<---also enjoy the ease of resale of a non-molested WRX
2. mod wrx but stay in budget
3. sell and buy a car you don't have to fuck with

+1

Stay in budget, and if you DO decide on power mods, make sure you tune the darn thing. Don't try to skirt around it. If you changed something under the hood.....tune it.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2016, 05:15:48 PM »
Welcome aboard !
I don't have a WRX, but I do enjoy the suspension mods on the Legacy.  That would be my suggestion if mods are your thing.  Get a budget you can live with, and have a target in mind to achieve with that budget.
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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 10:32:55 AM »
I am kind of curious as to what, if anything, I could/should do to improve my wrx's overall performance while maintaining a budget. I have to say, one of my favorite things is getting into the highway lol

Welcome!

I'd say the first step is figuring out what you're going to use it for.  Daily driver with a little more fun?  Occasional Autocross?  Track Day/hillclimb?  Drag Race (I wouldn't)?  Decide how much you are willing to mess with it...when you don't want to mess with it.  Everyone loves throwing a speed part on their car when they're excited about it.   But the more you do, the more likely you will have to work on it when you aren't excited to be working on it.  :wink:  Basically, figure out what you want do with the car, and you can figure out the what and the how of modding it.  Then, you can look for deals and pick up parts as budget allows, or make your parts a compromise of budget and goals.

Basic Maintenance Stuff will improve your quality of life later, even though it's less fun now.
-New brake fluid and new pads (subaru's pads are underwhelming)
-Snow tires for winter
-Other fluids as due: trans, rear diff, oil, coolant.

I'm a suspension-first guy myself.  Makes the car look better, ride better, and handle sharper. 

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2016, 02:13:33 AM »
Well, firstly...thank you for all the replies and welcomes! Seems pretty awesome here. Secondly, it is my daily driver and I do not come from many sport cars, however I do come from a few Subarus!

My budget is questionable, honestly. I would like to replace the brakes just because I want both functionality as well as aesthetic appeal of the nice red calipers with my silver car. Aside from that, I am happy with its performance, and I do have a couple small children so I won't be going too crazy. Perhaps brakes and something to make it have a bit of a better sound? I was thinking cold air intake until I read up in it, and then exhaust until I saw the prices haha

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2016, 07:40:54 AM »
Perhaps brakes and something to make it have a bit of a better sound? I was thinking cold air intake until I read up in it, and then exhaust until I saw the prices haha

Keep your eyes peeled for a deal on used cat-back exhausts.For brakes, subaru does have a few in-house calipers that probably match the looks you want.   Just got to make sure you aren't putting less powerful stuff on the car than you're taking off.  :mrgreen:

We're a pretty awesome and laid back group. 

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2016, 01:35:49 PM »
Sounds good. For used cat backs should I just use eBay? And I will contact my dealer to see what they can offer for calipers. Thanks! How often do you guys do meets? I'd love to go show her off

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Re: Hello all!
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2016, 09:19:41 PM »
Try nasioc.com, local classifieds.
The place doesn't have the charm of a small local forum like this one lol but a massive member base that always has parts for sale
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