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Old 12-23-2012, 12:25 PM   #2576
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Noticeable gains for sure, especially in torque. I'd say its definitely worth it, just be prepared to essentially give up alot of your warranty
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #2577
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Noticeable gains for sure, especially in torque. I'd say its definitely worth it, just be prepared to essentially give up alot of your warranty
Ya that's a bit of a concern I have just trying to weigh if it's worth it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #2578
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Ya that's a bit of a concern I have just trying to weigh if it's worth it.
If you're happy with the power and speed you have now, I would leave it alone for now and do aesthetic upgrades that you have in mind first. All the things that won't mess with warranty claims.

I wanted to have bragging rights over my friend and his 06 sti, so I went straight for an ap and turboback
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #2579
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Some would argue the engine is safer with a tune, I thought I'd wait till my warranty was up but I went stage 1 with 20k or so on the odo and I'm very glad I did. Should have done it right away
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:25 AM   #2580
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I'm glad I didn't wait to get the ap. Went stage 1 at around 6000 and stage 2 at around 12000. Would like to get a nice and safe protune on it now though. it's worth it IMO.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #2581
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If you're JUST doing the AP (Stage 1), you'll be fine as long as you unmarry before service.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #2582
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If you're JUST doing the AP (Stage 1), you'll be fine as long as you unmarry before service.
Ya that's what I've read there's just so many back and forth ideas on that I just can't decide who's right! I think I'll go stage one though sounds like its a noticeable difference.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:53 PM   #2583
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Has anyone here actually had engine problems and unmarried their AP and had their claim denied? Or is that just what everyone thinks will happen?
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #2584
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My conclusion with several months of research while waiting for the car was that Cobbs stage 1 tune is more safe(knock induced ringland failure) than the restrictive subaru tune used to meet CA emissions standards. Albeit I didn't go stage 1 till about 10k. (I can check my documents if you really need to know)
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #2585
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Has anyone here actually had engine problems and unmarried their AP and had their claim denied? Or is that just what everyone thinks will happen?
Well I'm not going to be a part of the raging "Cobb v. Warranty" debate, I'm just going to tell you my personal experience and research. First, the ONLY "performance" engine mod I have on my car is the AP. Read: no dp, stage 1 OTS 93. I did extensive research, then experimented with my own car with a old friend of mine who is a Subaru tech. I installed the AP, then uninstalled it and took it to my friend's dealership. He verified that my CIN/CVN still matched and that he could not tell that the AP had been installed. He also said that they usually look for other types of aftermarket installs/tampering to see if the car had been "abused" -- and since my car is otherwise stock, no signs there either.

Before someone says "don't trust somebody's friend over the Internet", I'll say that's true and use the AP at your own risk. I feel safe with it to get rid of the stock map issues based on my personal experience, but YMMV. Here's a link detailing my research with Christian @ COBB before I installed my AP:

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Old 12-24-2012, 03:22 PM   #2586
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Well I'm not going to be a part of the raging "Cobb v. Warranty" debate, I'm just going to tell you my personal experience and research. First, the ONLY "performance" engine mod I have on my car is the AP. Read: no dp, stage 1 OTS 93. I did extensive research, then experimented with my own car with a old friend of mine who is a Subaru tech. I installed the AP, then uninstalled it and took it to my friend's dealership. He verified that my CIN/CVN still matched and that he could not tell that the AP had been installed. He also said that they usually look for other types of aftermarket installs/tampering to see if the car had been "abused" -- and since my car is otherwise stock, no signs there either.

Before someone says "don't trust somebody's friend over the Internet", I'll say that's true and use the AP at your own risk. I feel safe with it to get rid of the stock map issues based on my personal experience, but YMMV. Here's a link detailing my research with Christian @ COBB before I installed my AP:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...3&postcount=11
Great info thanks I appreciate all the help.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:26 PM   #2587
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Anyone got links to info about swapping 04 sti brakes onto a 2011? Its gonna happen after I wrench them off my friends parts car and get them re-colored
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #2588
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Anyone know where to get the tail light overlays and costs? Or would you guys suggest painting?
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:08 PM   #2589
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Just google bluebat mobile and email him what you want.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #2590
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Ok great thanks.

What's everyone's input on down pipes? I know I want a catted version but who do you guys recommend I've been looking at either Cobb or invidia
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:28 PM   #2591
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I've got a heat wrapped Cobb and have no complaints
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #2592
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Ok great thanks.

What's everyone's input on down pipes? I know I want a catted version but who do you guys recommend I've been looking at either Cobb or invidia
Nameless performance has the best design I've ever seen.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #2593
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I like invidia myself. I think the divorced bellmouth and the fact that it doesn't taper to 2.5" makes it a better piece than the Cobb IMO.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #2594
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I like invidia myself. I think the divorced bellmouth and the fact that it doesn't taper to 2.5" makes it a better piece than the Cobb IMO.
I'll give you both those points, but the taper makes essentially no difference for bolt on power and I'm not looking to go ewg for a while, so neither bothers me. I just wanted something to run a simple its stage 2
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #2595
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I agree, being that they were the same price essentially, I felt like I was getting more for my money. Even though it's not a lot more! Lol
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #2596
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I picked up my Cobb used from a local for a really good deal, otherwise I probably would have done the same. Especially since my greddy is 3in
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #2597
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Didn't want to create a new post so throwing this in here -

Anyone receive a letter from SOA saying that you need to bring your car in for an ECU update? Something about new logic for monitoring the coolant temps or something?

I did get a letter, and I'm just curious how much it matters, especially if I plan on going stage 2 sometime this year. Would my stage 2 tune blow away this update you think? The letter says there's no cost to me for the update, but it'd still be a pain in the ass to drop it off/pick it up from the dealer.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #2598
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Thanks for the help on the downpipe. I'm in the same boat only looking to go stage 2. So I'll prob just pick up whichever I come across for a better price used.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #2599
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Anyone receive a letter from SOA saying that you need to bring your car in for an ECU update? Something about new logic for monitoring the coolant temps or something?

I did get a letter, and I'm just curious how much it matters, especially if I plan on going stage 2 sometime this year. Would my stage 2 tune blow away this update you think? The letter says there's no cost to me for the update, but it'd still be a pain in the ass to drop it off/pick it up from the dealer.
Are you on stock tune now? If so go get the update.
Shouldn't be drop off/pick up as you should only be there 30min tops
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What is the deal with the stock horn that so many people add an aftermarket one? Does it fail to warn even the least hard-of-hearing pedestrian that the light is green and its time for them to GTFO of the crosswalk? It seems loud enough to me.
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