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Old 11-15-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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hey everyone im new to nasioc. i have a 2003 wrx with a cobb short ram. and a cobb 3"TBE do i need a tune? will i hurt anything. im currently looking for a accessport.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:32 AM   #2
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When did you install the full exhaust? Have you since thrown a check engine light? It's Normal to need a tune after increasing your exhaust diameter and air intake from what was once stock.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:34 AM   #3
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i purchased the car with it. no check engine light though. the owner said that he never had a tune.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:18 AM   #4
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Yes, you need a tune.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:42 AM   #5
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get a stock airbox and a tune
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:41 AM   #6
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02-03's can get away without having a tune, but for the sake of being safe and keeping your invesment running, GET A TUNE.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:50 AM   #7
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Hinshaw, you were doing so well...the intake...it needs to be tuned for.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #8
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yes you need a tune /thread
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #9
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Get a tune to be on the safe side.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #10
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I bought a 03 wrx with Cobb intake and APS turboback. pretty similar situation that your in. it wasn't tuned so I bought AP and been driving around stage 2 for a couple of months with no issues. I love my AP. I would suggest you do the same. the added power is awesome!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:59 PM   #11
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02-03's can get away without having a tune, but for the sake of being safe and keeping your invesment running, GET A TUNE.

Not really trying to pick on you, but I hear people say this "protect your investment" when talking about your car. a car especially anything more than what gets you from point a to point b is the exact opposite of an investment. maybe we should change the terminology and use words like "money hole" or "reverse investment" or "depreciation bond" when talking about our cars.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #12
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It's an investment because you are still paying thousands of dollars to own it. If you own the right car long enough you can/will make money off of it. But the trend with cars is to own one 3 years or just half of your loan term, then trade for a newer model.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #13
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I bought a 03 wrx with Cobb intake and APS turboback. pretty similar situation that your in. it wasn't tuned so I bought AP and been driving around stage 2 for a couple of months with no issues. I love my AP. I would suggest you do the same. the added power is awesome!
you still need to tune for the intake.......if you are running an OTS map, you need to fix that ASAP.

02-03's can get away without a tune with a DOWNPIPE, but an intake still requires the tune!
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #14
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Not really trying to pick on you, but I hear people say this "protect your investment" when talking about your car. a car especially anything more than what gets you from point a to point b is the exact opposite of an investment. maybe we should change the terminology and use words like "money hole" or "reverse investment" or "depreciation bond" when talking about our cars.
It's not an investment in that you will get your money back or make it back. It's an investment in that you pay $xx,000 for a car, and you are doing so because you want the return of reliable transportation.

C'mon, you know what he meant.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #15
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OP, if you already have the Cobb SRI and are intent on keeping it, look into getting the box as well. As well as a tune for it, of course.

If you are getting an AP, I'm fairly certain Cobb has a tune on there for stage 2 + their SF intake. But you should double check.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:35 AM   #16
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if i run cobbs stage 2 map on a accessport will that be a good enough?
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:40 AM   #17
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You'll need to download the Stage 2+ Cobb SF Intake map from their site and flash it to be "good enough."
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #18
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you still need to tune for the intake.......if you are running an OTS map, you need to fix that ASAP.

02-03's can get away without a tune with a DOWNPIPE, but an intake still requires the tune!
there's a stage 2 OTS map for the Cobb SF intake. that is the map I'm running.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:09 PM   #19
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yeah I would think so as well
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:43 AM   #20
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You'll need to download the Stage 2+ Cobb SF Intake map from their site and flash it to be "good enough."
only that.
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