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Old 01-02-2013, 04:15 AM   #2626
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I'm running naked myself, but I'm going to get a ptp blanket blanket and a coated grimmspeed shield when I put my new AVO tmic on.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #2627
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The stock is better than the aftermarket ones from what I've heard due to the thickness of the metal and the way it is shaped. Probably not much of a difference though. The stock is very very easy to modify. Benefit to going aftermarket is that you can return to stock without it looking like you were stage 2 as much. Be careful running nothing at all, my friends paint is coming off right by his hood scoop directly above the turbo from doing this.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:37 AM   #2628
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Stock+aftermarket is even better!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #2629
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The stock is better than the aftermarket ones from what I've heard due to the thickness of the metal and the way it is shaped. Probably not much of a difference though. The stock is very very easy to modify. Benefit to going aftermarket is that you can return to stock without it looking like you were stage 2 as much. Be careful running nothing at all, my friends paint is coming off right by his hood scoop directly above the turbo from doing this.
What did you use?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #2630
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Well I live in Alaska so the ambient temperatures are so low it's not really an issue. Besides it's winter right now and I'm not usually on it very hard anyway.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:36 PM   #2631
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What did you use?
I cut the stock one with tin snips and filed the edges, literally takes 10 minutes if that. Saves you about $50
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #2632
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I cut the stock one with tin snips and filed the edges, literally takes 10 minutes if that. Saves you about $50
Awesome thanks for the info!!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #2633
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On my last car I cut the stock heat shield with a dremel. Worked like a charm.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #2634
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So I went and got the coolant ECU recall done and gave COBB the rom here: https://forums.cobbtuning.com/forums...Program-WQC-39. A '12 STI owner posted a stock rom with the recall update there too. Hopefully they can use the data to update their maps.

Sidenote, since this issue only affects 2011+ cars, I'm really glad we have a 2011+ discussion thread.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #2635
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Ok so I just bought a used cobb downpipe. The guy only had it on the car for 1000 miles. My question I have a spt exhaust on my 12 wrx with 8000 miles, do I need new gaskets for it? When you buy a downpipe new does it come with gaskets?
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #2636
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you can probably get away with using the stock gasket for the bottom, its a good idea to get a new gasket where it mates to the turbo since that one is much harder to change if its leaking
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:53 PM   #2637
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Yeah, get a new one for the turbo and you should be able to reuse the doughnut gasket.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:05 PM   #2638
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hi guys new to nosiac looking to get some advice. im looking to swap out my 5 spd for a 6 spd. does anybody know which tranny would fit my 2011 wrx. i have major upgrades and need a 6 spd. any advice would be helpful.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #2639
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you pretty much need to do the full 5x114.3 conversion with all the axles and such to make it work from what I've heard
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #2640
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Yeah, get a new one for the turbo and you should be able to reuse the doughnut gasket.
Where would I get the gasket? Direct from cobb?
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #2641
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Where would I get the gasket? Direct from cobb?
Subaru dealership, same gaskets for the stock downpipe.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #2642
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Subaru dealership, same gaskets for the stock downpipe.
Great thanks
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #2643
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So I went and got the coolant ECU recall done and gave COBB the rom here: https://forums.cobbtuning.com/forums...Program-WQC-39. A '12 STI owner posted a stock rom with the recall update there too. Hopefully they can use the data to update their maps.

Sidenote, since this issue only affects 2011+ cars, I'm really glad we have a 2011+ discussion thread.
I appreciate you guys taking the time to do that, considering you didn't have to seeing how you received the update. I haven't seen the letter from Subaru but I might have just overlooked it. Hope Cobb can do something with that info. Thanks again
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:24 PM   #2644
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I appreciate you guys taking the time to do that, considering you didn't have to seeing how you received the update. I haven't seen the letter from Subaru but I might have just overlooked it. Hope Cobb can do something with that info. Thanks again
No problem man, it's all about helping the community! I figured it was safer for me to collect the update for COBB since my car is otherwise stock rather than having a Stage 2 risk it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:15 PM   #2645
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hi guys new to nosiac looking to get some advice. im looking to swap out my 5 spd for a 6 spd. does anybody know which tranny would fit my 2011 wrx. i have major upgrades and need a 6 spd. any advice would be helpful.
I'm also curious about solid info on this. Its something I'll be looking into in the future
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:21 AM   #2646
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Anyone else feel like the gear ratio for 4th and 5th gear in the 2011 WRX is odd? I feel like the 4th gear pulls much harder and longer than 5th? I feel like a fool for asking this and don't know if I'm describing it correctly but maybe someone will understand what I'm talking about.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:30 AM   #2647
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5th is the final gear, you shouldn't be pulling in it unless you're already going like 120.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:32 AM   #2648
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generally the lower gears will pull harder than higher ones...otherwise it would be hard to do things like, for example, moving
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #2649
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I appreciate you guys taking the time to do that, considering you didn't have to seeing how you received the update. I haven't seen the letter from Subaru but I might have just overlooked it. Hope Cobb can do something with that info. Thanks again
I never received one either. What exactly was recalled or was it tsb? The only recall I've heard of from subaru is the one that they just announced about the puddle lights on the foresters and legacy's.
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No problem man, it's all about helping the community! I figured it was safer for me to collect the update for COBB since my car is otherwise stock rather than having a Stage 2 risk it.
So what's the difference?
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I'm also curious about solid info on this. Its something I'll be looking into in the future
I don't know if its applicable for the gr's, the legacy 6 speed is usually much cheaper than the Sti 6 speed and the gears are more usable... We all know the Sti is geared for towing boats out of the water.
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I think newer wrx gears are already about the same as legacy gears
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