ocie's 2003 WRX

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    Cross-post because...my thread.

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    As someone who has never had aftermarket suspension in my vehicle before, I certainly notice the stiffer feel, but I'm noticing it less and less in the short time I've had the suspension fully installed. I love how well my car handles with the Group N STI tops, AGX struts and RCE springs - it's much more engaging. Yellows would be the better way to go if you want more of a drop, but I'll keep the Regular Guy springs; they're great for a daily driver.
     
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    I had Jeff The Alignment Guy mount four new tires for me. I went from 215/45/17 on 17x7 wheels to 225/45/17. Pics to come, but they do a better job filling up the wheel gap than my previous setup.

    My suspension is now where I want it until I can find a set of 18s next summer, but man that got expensive and quick. Still need to get bodywork done too. :(
     
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    I scheduled a tune at JM Auto on June 30th. :)

    I'm excited to finally get my car off of the Cobb Stage 2 tune.

    Also, here's a picture to compare the summer setup vs. the winter setup:

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    Apologies for the pictures taken around dusk and not being on the same level/plane, but you get the idea.
     
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    No rust....vury noice!
     
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    Can you please report back on your results? I'm in the same boat and looking to do this in the very near future.

    My apologies if you get two quote notifications. I saw your post in the what did you do today thread before here. So basically just moved it here. Carry on!
     
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    Mad powahz...(that will be the report).:p
     
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    The first or second owner (I'm the fourth) cut the rubber that "connects" the rear quarter panel to the rear bumper. Pretty much spotless underneath too!

    Ha, no need to apologize! I double-post because I'm egotistical like that. I'll definitely report back here. I'm adding a GrimmSpeed EBCS to the setup as well, so keep that in mind. My current OTS tune is for the one with with the stock EBCS.

    Fingers crossed. :)
     
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    Devin will be able to get alot more flexibility with the GS BCS.

    What fuel pump/injectors are you running?
     
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    That's what I'm hoping! Both are stock.
     
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    Couple things. Can you elaborate on this rubber thing involving the rear quarters and how this affects the rust situation?

    Also, I re-read your previous posts. Do you have an aftermarket down pipe? Otherwise I think our cars are almost identical mod-wise. I've got an uppipe, full exhaust, GS ebcs, and stock fuel setup. Kinda would like to upgrade my fuel situation before scheduling a tune but I'm oddly excited to hear your feelings on yours. It's like I've put off the pro-tune too long...
     
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    I would strogly recommend adding a Walboro 255L pump or the equivalent!
     
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    That rubber thing. From factory, it keeps going down the bumper and harbors moisture. Keeping it as-is from factory will likely produce rust up in these parts.

    Yup, I have an Invidia downpipe with a cat and divorced wastegate that came with the car. Besides the EBCS from GrimmSpeed, we're pretty much identical for go-fast bits.

    I may add the 255, it's not that expensive. I need to see what the install is like too.

    What are the downsides of keeping my stock one?
     
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    Less fuel of course! Ideally a set of modded stock injectors and a Walboro 255 would be my official suggestion, but the Walboro is pretty much a must have at $80 and a little elbow grease. JMA can do installs too if you ask them to schedule it before the tune. ;)
     

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