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New to Subaru Community 09 XT

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How's it going fellow Subaru enthusiast. So as the subject title states I'm new to the World of Subaru. I'm a new owner of a 2009 Subaru OB XT. Its a 5spd manual and has 115k miles. The car is in great mechanical and cosmetic condition. With that being said I'd like to keep it that way. I want to do mods that would prolong the life of the turbo and engine. Not looking for a track car. Please forgive me if I sound nieve on here but like I said its my first subaru. Can you all share some recommended mods that would help with reliability and performance that wouldn't be an issue with emissions? I live in California.
Read about removing the Banjo bolt and tossing the filter. Things I've read about and possibly interested in is; oil/air separator, cat back exhaust, down pipe, up pipe, intercooler, waste gate, avcs oil line, digital boost solenoid, cold air intake. Which would you recommend doing or not doing and what manufactures for parts? Would like to avoid tuning if I could but if I had to who would you recommend? Want to do maybe a lift to add some beefier tires/rims and suspension...any recommendations?
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Thought I'd chip in here as I have an 08 OBXT 5MT and was originally looking for reliable power.

I have the following:
Grimmspeed TMIC (I could not trust the OEM one with nearly 20 PSI)
Cobb catted down-pipe
IAG Air / Oil Separator (Worth it in my opinion. The OEM PCV system just doesn't cut it)
Cobb Access Port (Pro tune for E85 and 93)
Southbend Stage 2 Endurance Clutch

Chose not to do anything to the cat-back or intake as stock was fine for what I wanted.

I also have a BCP x400 turbo, but I still consider my car to be "stage 2" and it puts down 320 whp on E85.

However, I would recommend replacing the OEM oil feed hard line for the turbo with something more reliable. I just wetn through replacing it myself. The IAG kit can work but it's a tight fit on some years. I ended up using part of it another some other parts, but definitely get rid of the filter in the banjo bolt asap.

I bought ine at 88k and ended up having to to rebuild at 100k, but besides that, assuming your turbo and engine are in better shape that mine was bought when I bought my car you should be good.
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