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Old 08-03-2007, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Im getting a tune next week!

I have a couple of questions. Ok i have done the basics, the car was recently oil changed, its clean inside and out, i got a new intake so filter is clean, uhh, i think thats bout it. The only thing is the plugs, they told me it would help them out more but i dont want to pay 100 bucks for them to put in new plugs. So i think im ok on plugs, now the next thing is that right now i have an AP bov right now and i know that is a bad bov but i lost the stock one, so my question is should i keep that one for my tune or should i get a better one? Right now my mods are
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so should i get the aps fmic bov or something else? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:51 PM   #2
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i asked my tunner what could have helped him to get better numbers with out me doing mayor changes and he told me:
  • Replace my helyx catted DP with a caless bellmouth DP.
  • Replace my stock boost solenoid with the prodrive boost solenoid.
  • 1 step colder spark plugs.
  • Ignition.
he also replaced my stock intake box and trueflow air filter for a cob intake, he told me that the good think about cobb is that it is plastic so does not soak heat and it also has some 'fins' inside to prevent turbulence.

I will be doing thos chances with in a year and also get pulley and heathers before getting a re-tune.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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well i am gettin the boost solenoid as well and i already have catless dp but i dont want to do the plugs cuz i dont want to spend anymore money.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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well i am gettin the boost solenoid as well and i already have catless dp but i dont want to do the plugs cuz i dont want to spend anymore money.
how about some MAF cleaner (hi quality)?
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:44 PM   #5
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well i am gettin the boost solenoid as well and i already have catless dp but i dont want to do the plugs because i dont want to spend anymore money.

Buy the plugs for 50 and install them yourself!...First time it takes a while...
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:24 PM   #6
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you don't need to upgrade your stock boost solenoid for your tune. you have the same car as I do and my tuner even told me that it was not needed. If the tuner is good he shouldn't need an upgraded one with our cars...

now a wrx is a different story.

look at my numbers I put down and that should put ur mind at ease as far as upgrading the boost solenoid

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Old 08-03-2007, 09:02 PM   #7
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well they said it holds boost longer, as for the plugs like rexman 2002 said first time it takes a while and i really dont want to try to install those and have something go wrong. My tuner told me the plugs were not needed just recommended and the solenoid he told me it was a popular choice and it does not hurt so why not.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:09 PM   #8
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how about the MAF hose ? perring MAF hose is like $40 and it will impact your tune. you can save the rest and send a beer to me
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:22 PM   #9
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I got the 1 step colder ngk iridium plugs for $27 at advance auto, took me about an hour to install.
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:14 AM   #10
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u got a wrx, im pretty sure the install is a bit different for me! lol.
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