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Old 09-25-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default PLEASE HELP! Bringing my car to stage 2 and putting in new clutch

Hi guys, I looked at a bunch of threads but cant find any straight forward answers to what I need to ask.

I have a 2008 wrx hatch at 107K, and have been wantint to get more out of it for a while.

First my clutch went a couple days ago ( I have no plans of bringing my car over 270-280) so I I am going to replace that with a exedy OEM replacement. Unless if there are any better suggestions to repace the stock clutch?????

Second I will be putting on a Cobb downpipe and invidia catback exhaust, along with possibly a Cobb uppipe. I will be buying a Cobb accessport or a Tactrix cable. Still pondering that but leaning towards Cobb because of my inexperience with tuning.

So my real question is will flashing my ECU to a stage 2 map take care of any P0420 problems that will be had from removing my rear 02 sensor when putting in my downpipe??????? (considring ive been had this problem without flashing and a turboback)

These are probably all the mods I will due plus a new intake, injectors, FP and rails later on down the road when I have the cash.

So with that being said could I sell the cobb accessport after setting up my stage 2 map and get the money back????? or even just return it after I use it for a week??? I dont feel like paying 500$ for something I will probably only use this one time over the next couple years.

Thank you for any and all responses to these questions, ive looked for a while trying to find these specific questions answered and im sorry if there redundant, Im a geologist not a tuner or a mechanic
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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You have a lot of research ahead of you. The stage 2 will yake care of the 420 code but will still throw the heater code for the rear o2. You can use access tuner to turn that code off. Some people suggest keeping the o2 though.
NO you CANNOT just flash and sell or return because it becomes married to your car and the only way for someone else to use it is if u remove the tune and unmarry the cobb. It is highly recommended to datalog your car which can be done with the cobb accessport so you will not be using it just one time and when you get your other tunes you will need to use the cobb ap if that is what you used prior.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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No need for the uppipe. It was a big gain for the early WRX's that had a cat in 'em.


Ask your tuner about which tuning method they prefer.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:39 PM   #4
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Thanks a bunch, i did forget about the upipe being unnecesary, my previous wrx was 05 so I had forgot about that change.

The exxedy OEM replacement clutch will be fine for what im trying to do right? I feel like there would be no need to get a performance clutch for only slight hp increase.

It makes sense to leave the 02 sensor in and turn off the heat code from the accesport along with the stage 2 map.

Will turning off the heat code and doing a stage 2 map take care of all sensor codes that woudl be tripped by the exhaust?????
this has been the thing I have been the most confused about. Thank You
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:42 AM   #5
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If you plan on doing any more performance mods than it would just be best to do it right away instead of doing it twice.
If you erase that code it should be fine with no check engine light.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #6
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I do agree, but I can do the intake, injectors, plugs, FP and so on myself.

I really just need my good mechanic friends help so I can use his lift to swap my clutch and exhaust.

And thanks for the help with the code problem. Ive worked on some older cars before. Just never newer than a 2002.

Thanks again I think what I needed answered is answered.

Except for if the Exedy OEM replacement is the best clutch for switching out the stock???? Thanks again everyone
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:01 PM   #7
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tuned in, as i just got word my clutch is on the way out. subscribed
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:35 AM   #8
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So I got the clutch, timing, plugs, accesport, and downpipe all put in about 6 months ago.

Now while the exedy cluth is a OEM replacement it does not feel the same and a little stiffer also clutch shifting positions changed. And I'd almost like to have a step up from this for when I do a couple other mods. Should have planned that better. Just a FYI for anyone looking to get the exedy
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