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Old 12-29-2011, 11:36 AM   #676
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OK cool. I just wanted to make sure I was getting that correctly. It was late and usually I have no problems understanding you, Louie. You usually bring a lot of experience to the table!
I've wasted thousands learning by fire.
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:40 AM   #677
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I've wasted thousands learning by fire.
This is one if the many reasons why most if your input isn't taken with a grain of salt from myself, and many others around here. You don't speak to something without having firsthand experience!
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:05 PM   #678
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I never talked down to you? All I was saying is that's the route I took, because it mattered to me. No need to get hostile. I've installed a few perrins and seen an FMS on an older model. I don't need to prove anything to you. Because you still couldn't understand the analogy. Glad my small opinion blew up into me being stupid and attacking people. If you see something you don't like, dont try and teach them a lesson. Get over it...
Don't mind Bully, he's a honey badger.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:06 PM   #679
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This is one if the many reasons why most if your input isn't taken with a grain of salt from myself, and many others around here. You don't speak to something without having firsthand experience!
I only listen to Louie because he's Italian (hopefully not Sicilian).
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:20 PM   #680
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Don't mind Bully, he's a honey badger.
Hatorrrrzzzz!
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:21 PM   #681
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I only listen to Louie because he's Italian (hopefully not Sicilian).
If he were Sicilian, you should like him more! He'd be Blaxalian! Or so they say!
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:35 PM   #682
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If he were Sicilian, you should like him more! He'd be Blaxalian! Or so they say!
Unfortunately I'm racist to my own kind... Kinda like Chris Rock.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #683
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I'm thinking of picking up a local sale on the Nameless axleback exhaust. Whatchu think? I heard it on a 2011 STI and it sounded gooooood.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #684
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I'm thinking of picking up a local sale on the Nameless axleback exhaust. Whatchu think? I heard it on a 2011 STI and it sounded gooooood.
Yo foo! My wife got me one for Xmas and I put that thing on right away! I love it! She likes it too, and said it sounds a lot more aggressive and proper for a "performance" car! Lol. That's coming from a 50yo corporate executive!
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #685
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Hey everyone this is my first time useing this forums im a brand new owner of a subaru impreza wrx 2012 an i want to start adding part to it as soon as possible and i have 2 questions one is how many miles should i put on the car before i start adding parts and voiding the warranty. My second question is what would you guys recommend for a first part to help performance, money is not an issue. Thank you and please message me if u can with the answer or on here.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:25 PM   #686
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Hey everyone this is my first time useing this forums im a brand new owner of a subaru impreza wrx 2012 an i want to start adding part to it as soon as possible and i have 2 questions one is how many miles should i put on the car before i start adding parts and voiding the warranty. My second question is what would you guys recommend for a first part to help performance, money is not an issue. Thank you and please message me if u can with the answer or on here.
If you don't care about your warranty, then jump right in! As for mods, I'd start with a catted DP and a stage 2 tune from either PhattBotti or Eric at Torqued Performance. I am wholly against the COBB AccessPort, others will disagree on that though.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #687
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First off id like to thank you for getting back to me so fast.

So its okay if i dont put a few thousand miles on it to break in the new motor and just start adding parts?

I will look into all of the mods you listed thanks! What do you think about a new exhaust? I was thinking about getting a hks exhaust i heard thats the best company for exhausts.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:54 PM   #688
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Break in has nothing to do with mods..just dont beat on it if you believe in all that nonsense..lol. I agredagree with bully, AP is a waste of money if you own a laptop
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:32 AM   #689
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Yo foo! My wife got me one for Xmas and I put that thing on right away! I love it! She likes it too, and said it sounds a lot more aggressive and proper for a "performance" car! Lol. That's coming from a 50yo corporate executive!
Aren't you like 40? Your wife is a cradle robber, that's hot. Reminds me of when I dated a woman that was 14 years older than me when I was 20.

Yeah, it makes the car sound proper from what I recall, and that seems to be the general consensus.

austinwrx: It boils down to either driving the car to 36k as quickly as possible or doing the mods right the first time. I have a local tuner that I trust and that works for me.

Also, these cars don't really need to be "broken" in. It's 2012, the future is NOW! Just stick with the regular maintenance schedules and you'll be fine.

RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH every mod. Figure out what is being sacrificed and what is being affected with every upgrade.

Honestly, with these cars I would go with a catback exhaust or aftermarket downpipe and a tune, then work on suspension mods like sway bars, strut bars, etc.

I'm in Alaska, so I have no desire to see my car go any lower than the stock height, but I would love to eventually get sway bars and strut bars. You'll see that I mentioned my desire for a Process West TMIC in this thread. That's because our stock intercoolers are so small and I desire to have the most optimal flow for my car. If it's being restricted in any way and power is being withheld from me, I want to know.

Figure out whether you want more speed up top or at the low end. I prefer pushing people back in their seats, so I'm aiming for low end power, straight up acceleration.

My two cents.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:50 AM   #690
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If you don't care about your warranty, then jump right in! As for mods, I'd start with a catted DP and a stage 2 tune from either PhattBotti or Eric at Torqued Performance. I am wholly against the COBB AccessPort, others will disagree on that though.
I'm sure I could find a hundred variations of the argument if I wanted, but aside from money why don't you like the cobb AP?

And I'm with Chano about having low end, just for spirited DDing since I don't even have access to a track. But from what I've gathered I didn't think there was any advantage to an aftermarket intercooler before some serious additional power mods.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:22 AM   #691
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Aren't you like 40? Your wife is a cradle robber, that's hot. Reminds me of when I dated a woman that was 14 years older than me when I was 20.

Yeah, it makes the car sound proper from what I recall, and that seems to be the general consensus.

My two cents.
Lol I met her when I was 20! That's too funny!

Proper is the best way to describe it!

That was more like $3.50!
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:35 AM   #692
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I'm sure I could find a hundred variations of the argument if I wanted, but aside from money why don't you like the cobb AP?

And I'm with Chano about having low end, just for spirited DDing since I don't even have access to a track. But from what I've gathered I didn't think there was any advantage to an aftermarket intercooler before some serious additional power mods.
It mostly boils down to cash! I'd rather spend about $250 for someone like STi Mikey to road tune my car optimally for my car than $800 to buy an AP and then pay a tuner to tune my car. It's kinda like why I won't ever own an Apple product. Yeah they're better than what I had, but not as good as they could be for the pricetag! Also, I don't need to buy Cobb's software to tune it myself with OpenSource, should u choose to learn how.

Our endtanks suck from the factory! Anytime you add more boost (Stg 1,2,etc.) You've decreased the amount of time you have before they blow off! Also, cooler air means less chance of detonation! That's good in my book! An upgraded TMIC isn't necessary, but I highly recommend one for a tuned, stock turbo car. FMIC isn't necessary until you've gone with a bigger turbo and you've reached the 400hp+ mark, IMO.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:47 AM   #693
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So then theoretically a better TMIC could allow lower octane fuel to be more efficient?
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So then theoretically a better TMIC could allow lower octane fuel to be more efficient?
In theory, yes, I believe. The problem lies with undoing what you just spent money to do! If you just spent $6-800 on a TMIC, why would you eliminate part of it's effects (provided your tuner hasn't retuned you for more boost and less timing) to save a buck it 2 a week? That'll take you 6-8 years to recoup the money spent! Plus, I think the ECU won't like it very much!
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In theory, yes, I believe. The problem lies with undoing what you just spent money to do! If you just spent $6-800 on a TMIC, why would you eliminate part of it's effects (provided your tuner hasn't retuned you for more boost and less timing) to save a buck it 2 a week? That'll take you 6-8 years to recoup the money spent! Plus, I think the ECU won't like it very much!
I know, lol. I was thinking more about the fact that the minimum octane rating for us is 91 and Chano and myself only have access to 90, which is expensive at that.
What would more boost and less timing do?
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Lol I met her when I was 20! That's too funny!

Proper is the best way to describe it!

That was more like $3.50!
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I know, lol. I was thinking more about the fact that the minimum octane rating for us is 91 and Chano and myself only have access to 90, which is expensive at that.
What would more boost and less timing do?
+1 on this.

There doesn't seem to be any negative repercussions for getting a larger TMIC if it's properly tuned for.
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It mostly boils down to cash! I'd rather spend about $250 for someone like STi Mikey to road tune my car optimally for my car than $800 to buy an AP and then pay a tuner to tune my car. It's kinda like why I won't ever own an Apple product. Yeah they're better than what I had, but not as good as they could be for the pricetag! Also, I don't need to buy Cobb's software to tune it myself with OpenSource, should u choose to learn how.

Our endtanks suck from the factory! Anytime you add more boost (Stg 1,2,etc.) You've decreased the amount of time you have before they blow off! Also, cooler air means less chance of detonation! That's good in my book! An upgraded TMIC isn't necessary, but I highly recommend one for a tuned, stock turbo car. FMIC isn't necessary until you've gone with a bigger turbo and you've reached the 400hp+ mark, IMO.
AP is $600, not $800. I haven't made up my mind on the iphone, my fiancee has one and I have a droid R2D2(droid 2 basically). The iphone is certainly more polished and has a nicer display and camera, but it was twice the price and you can't customize it as much...not sure how much I care though, I'll probably just get an iphone next time. AP seems like a waste of money though.
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AP is $600, not $800. I haven't made up my mind on the iphone, my fiancee has one and I have a droid R2D2(droid 2 basically). The iphone is certainly more polished and has a nicer display and camera, but it was twice the price and you can't customize it as much...not sure how much I care though, I'll probably just get an iphone next time. AP seems like a waste of money though.
AP + protune is easily $800! This would get u the same results as an OS tune alone.
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AP + protune is easily $800! This would get u the same results as an OS tune alone.
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I don't really see the need for a protune until you go beyond basic staged bolt ons. Maybe if I was drag racing people or something and I wanted to cut off a few tenths but for daily driving I love my torqued performance OTS. So much better than stock. My only complaint is you have to be careful when accelerating at low rpms in 5th, you can get an unsettling vibration if you load it up too much..not so sure you can even tune that out though..may just be a side effect of the added boost, but on the stock tune its easier to just do a lazy 5th gear highway pass without having to worry about whatever the hell the vibration is.

Its weird someone said they had the problem with cobb and then TP eliminated it. XPT warns not to go WOT below 2800 rpms in 4th or 5th with their stage 2.
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OS is not the same as OTS! OpenSource is OS, OTS is off the shelf. An OS stg1 protune is better than a COBB OTS tune any day of the week.
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