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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Next week I am picking up my first Subaru. We went with the 2014 Outback 2.5 Premium. Are there any mods that I can do right away to enhance the performance? I have heard that replacing the sway bar in the back is a good start. I am open to any and all suggestions.

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lighter-weight rims give you chance to reduce unsprung rotating mass AND personalize the look of it.

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How do you define "enhanced performance"?

What do you want to accomplish?
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The 13's and 14's come with stiffer rear sway bars than the original 2010-12's so the rear sway bar mod really isn't worth bothering with on your car.

Some fancy seat covers makes sense regarding personal mods. Maybe a hitch?

The non turbo 2.5's in the subarus are more or less a zero mod car / engine. Maybe black out the wheels might make the car look faster?
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Get a professional tune. Easy and effective. Wait until after the brake in.
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Rear sway is awesome.

If you are serious, get lighter rims, better tires. That should give you a good setup.

I'm planning on going 18x8 rims w/super sports for the summer, and snows on my stock rims. These continentals are no good except for basically highway. Mine are going to be toast in a year or so.


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