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Old 06-30-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Cobb Stg 2 w/DP only

Hey,
I have a stock 2002 wagon and am about to install a catless downpipe. I wanted to see who was running cobb stage two with no modifications other than an aftermarket DP. I have searched and found that most seem to think it's ok to do this but I was looking for any other input and wanted to see if anyone else had done this for an extended period. Thanks for your time!
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Old 06-30-2006, 01:40 PM   #2
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You will like it. I ran stage 2 for a little while with only a shorty DP and had no problems.

I would recommend doing the uppipe at the same time though. No sense in taking the DP off twice.
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Old 06-30-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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thats what i plan on doing also. and i agree with johsti, do the uppipe while your at it...it'll make your life so much easier
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Old 06-30-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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I ran like that for a year when i first got my wrx. No problems at all.
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Old 06-30-2006, 03:23 PM   #5
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Alright thanks guys, I'm gonna go for it. Just got the heatshield off and am soaking the studs in PB blaster...should be fun!
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:43 PM   #6
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I've run my Cobb Stage 2 without an uppipe for 37,000 mi and had zero problems.
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:56 PM   #7
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I ran it this way a long time ago...the DP makes the biggest difference of all the pieces in the TBE, so it's a nice change and you'll like it. Just realize it's the first step toward mod addiction...you will want more
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:12 PM   #8
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You really should look at getting that uppipe out though.
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:34 PM   #9
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i been running cobb stage 2 with just a downpipe about 10k miles now w/ no problems. gonna go get a uppipe soon tho
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Old 06-30-2006, 11:30 PM   #10
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Oh man, I got the downpipe on without much drama - thank you PB blaster. I flashed the stage 2 93 map and oh man what a difference! I'm lovin it! You guys are right, I think I'm screwed, this mod crap is gonna eat up all my money! Thanks again!
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:16 AM   #11
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Oh man, I got the downpipe on without much drama - thank you PB blaster. I flashed the stage 2 93 map and oh man what a difference! I'm lovin it! You guys are right, I think I'm screwed, this mod crap is gonna eat up all my money! Thanks again!
soon, ur gonna want an aftermarket catback, uppipe...then lower your car...rims...etc. IT NEVER STOPS!!! YOUR SCREWED! JUST LIKE THE REST OF US HAHA
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:04 AM   #12
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Get rid of the uppipe before the stuff in it breaks apart and damages the insides of your turbo.
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:45 AM   #13
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I am at Stage 2 with just a Helix DP. No problems so far. I am waiting to do the up pipe when I upgrade the turbo hopefully early next year. Gruppe-S has a sweet VF 34 kit with the pinks, and fuel pump for $1299. Oh yes, she will be mine. I just installed the Cusco heat shield last night. It fits great, and looks cool too. Gruppe-S has them on back order. Got mine from JSC Speed.
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:47 AM   #14
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I've run my Cobb Stage 2 without an uppipe for 37,000 mi and had zero problems.
Cool.

When that UP cat pukes into your turbo, you're gonna go from "zero problems" to "OMFG, MY TURBO IS DEAD!!!!!!" in about 4 seconds.

That's the nature of the problem you've avoided thus far.
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:49 AM   #15
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but dead oem turbo gives you great reason to upgrade to a vf39 off a local sti guy and just run that "vf39" mapping with the accessport.

when oem dead turbo is removed, time for uppipe install too
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