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Old 06-21-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default CA residents: is the cobb stage 2 CAL worth it?

What i am asking is, with the cobb AP, you can either go with the stage 2 91/93 oct, or you can go with stage 2 CAL, which is referring to the fact that it makes up for cali's crappy gas, so is it worth it in california? or will you get more performance from the normal stage 2 map.



ALSO, how do you know if you 'should' be running the HWG, or LWG stage 2??

not really sure and i just got my AP yesterday...

thanks for any suggestions
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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I see that your from the Northbay, I would get a Protune!
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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where? and whats the cost?
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:12 PM   #5
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where? and whats the cost?

Gruppe-s.com / $185 1hr and it usually only takes 1 hr for 1 map
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:00 PM   #6
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I see that your from the Northbay, I would get a Protune!
Is it really neccessary for protune? I know its better but another $200?
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:07 PM   #7
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Is it really neccessary for protune? I know its better but another $200?
a custom tune is always better than an OTS (off the shelf) map. is it necessary? no. if you plan to add more modes. i'd say. yes.
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Old 06-21-2006, 08:11 PM   #8
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the reason i asked, is because i just got the AP yesterday, but i had been running a TBE for a few weeks now on the stock ECU. now that i reflashed(stage2 CAL), it doesnt seem like there is ANY boost in performance...in fact it seems to pull with alot less force...so i dont know, maybe ill try the normal stage 2 real time map, and see if thats any better. btw, what is the HWG and LWG stage 2 maps? and how do you know hwen you should use them?
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why did you flash the CAL map? the CAL map and hwg map should only be used if you're havin issues. be it knock or boost. also give the ecu some time to learn. usually takes 300 or so miles.
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the reason i asked, is because i just got the AP yesterday, but i had been running a TBE for a few weeks now on the stock ECU. now that i reflashed(stage2 CAL), it doesnt seem like there is ANY boost in performance...in fact it seems to pull with alot less force...so i dont know, maybe ill try the normal stage 2 real time map, and see if thats any better. btw, what is the HWG and LWG stage 2 maps? and how do you know hwen you should use them?

It's possible that you are used to the slam in the seat effect of a stock car. Where a good tune is a more smoother acceleration, with higher torque/HP over stock.
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So if I get my AP and use stage 2, which map should I be using (up pipe/dp/sti cat-back)?
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So if I get my AP and use stage 2, which map should I be using (up pipe/dp/sti cat-back)?
try the 91 oct. map first.
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Old 06-22-2006, 12:52 PM   #13
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try the 91 oct. map first.
What should I be looking/listening/feeling for? How would I know if 91 oct is right for my setup/car? I know I should drive it for around 500 miles for the ecu to learn the setting. Thanks
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What should I be looking/listening/feeling for? How would I know if 91 oct is right for my setup/car? I know I should drive it for around 500 miles for the ecu to learn the setting. Thanks
what year is your wrx?
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what year is your wrx?
04 WRX 5-spd
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you should be fine w/the 1.30 91 oct. map. IF you do run into any issues. we have an accessport forum here on nasioc or you can always head over to the cobb forum.
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Thanks J*Bishop
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