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Old 25 May 2009, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Advice please on my first Impreza

Hi all!

I'm hopefully taking delivery of my first Impreza this week, its an 04-05 wrx. After test driving it I really couldn't say no! As its my first I wonder if I could get some advice on things.

Is there anything I should watch out for other than the usual, oil, water etc..

Also how tune-able are the wrx's? I realize its no sti but would like to eventually boost the power output without ruining the handling off course!

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Old 25 May 2009, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Advice please on my first Impreza

Hello and welcome..

the 04/05 WRX can get some good results,one chap localish to me had a 53 plate blobeye,and managed iirc 360 bhp on the stock componants,was his daily driver too,only things he changed iirc was,brakes to K-spots,originally had a PPP on it so the zorst was a 3" system,free flowing headers were added and i think a front mount intercooler and a set of lowering springs of some sort...

nothing to really worry about on them apart from the usual checks you'd make on any new car your looking to buy
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Old 25 May 2009, 08:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Out of interest what dose the PPP get you in terms of extra bhp? I think the only exterior thing I want to change will be the rear spoiler from stock to an sti type or similar, thats if the mountings are the same?
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the PPP will give rex somewhere iro240ish,think the stock power is about 215 ish..
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Old 25 May 2009, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah I believe this wrx has 220 bhp, well according to the dealer that is... Still I'll check out PPP
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I think the only exterior thing I want to change will be the rear spoiler from stock to an sti type or similar, thats if the mountings are the same?
Hi,

Mountings are not the same on a "genuine" STi spoiler.

A genuine STi spoiler are held on by 12 bolts and a WRX spoiler are held on by 4 bolts.
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Old 26 May 2009, 09:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What are the options for fitting a different spoiler in that case? Re-drilling?
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What are the options for fitting a different spoiler in that case? Re-drilling?
Aftermarket STi copies only require 4 fixings for the WRX.
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Old 26 May 2009, 05:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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cheers for that pete, anywhere in particular I should be looking or are they readily available?
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