Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday April 16, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Engine Management & Tuning > AccessPort

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
brent_chastang
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 200670
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
02 wrx wagon
silver

Default Safety of running an accessport

So my 02 wrx has about 125k miles on it and I'm thinking about picking up an accessport. From a professional standpoint or just from experience, is it worth it? I would just hate to reflash my car and then have it break a couple months later. Thanks in advance for looking and insight!
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
brent_chastang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
big22
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 57614
Join Date: Mar 2004
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Corpus Christi
Vehicle:
07 wrx

Default

Do a compression test on the car, if its healthy I would have no problem with the millage.
big22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
brent_chastang
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 200670
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
02 wrx wagon
silver

Default

alrighty will do. thanks!
brent_chastang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
Cefaln452
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 255736
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Cincinnati
Vehicle:
2004 STi
JavaBlackPearl

Default

same.
Cefaln452 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 05:52 PM   #5
ArSoN9
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 285777
Join Date: Jun 2011
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vehicle:
2004 STi-

Default

I think that getting an AP is a good investment for the fact it is a great monitoring device for the engine. Even if you dont flash it past stage 1 and only remove the restrictive stock tune. The AP provides alot of helpful feedback so you can watch the cars performance in realtime.
ArSoN9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 08:02 PM   #6
Cobb Tuning
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 4803
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Austin, DFW, Portland, SOCAL
Default

In addition to a compression and leakdown test, I would also do an oil analysis. Call up Blackstone and get one of their kits. Basically when you change the oil, you send in a sample and they test to see if there is excessive bearing material in the oil etc. It will give you an idea of the general health of the bottom end.

That said, running a stage1 or stage2 map with the proper parts for the calibration is a great way to safely increase performance. The maps are pretty solid and conservative but give a good bump in power. As has been noted, it also allows you to monitor your engine with both live data and datalogging capabilities!

Check out the AccessPORT on our website or call us at 1-866-922-3059 if you have any questions!
Cobb Tuning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 01:06 PM   #7
brent_chastang
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 200670
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
02 wrx wagon
silver

Default

Thanks for all of the feedback guys, I actually already ordered it and installed it. All I have I a Cobb cbe so I'm running just the stage 1 map but I can barely feel a difference in power. I wasn't expecting much from the stage 1 reflash but hoping for a little bit more I guess. Any input on this or am I just crazy?
brent_chastang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 06:17 PM   #8
WRXSD
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 136539
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego
Vehicle:
2005 WRX Wagon
CGM Stg. 2

Default

Give it some time to learn. I felt the same when I flashed, but the longer I drove Stg 1, the more I noticed the power increase and how much more drivable the car was from lower revs. Didn't take me long to want more though. Plus, you get the same or better mileage at Stg 1. Stg 2, not so much. But it makes it so you WANT to get on it all the time.
WRXSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 03:49 PM   #9
brent_chastang
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 200670
Join Date: Jan 2009
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Vehicle:
02 wrx wagon
silver

Default

Yeah I already wanna go stage 2. Haha but thanks, I'm glad I'm not the only one that felt like that.
brent_chastang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Safety of buying an indash fastfive09 Car Audio, Video & Security 4 03-06-2008 09:10 PM
Any of you old skoolers running an ITC? Matt Monson Normally Aspirated Powertrain 22 03-02-2006 08:33 PM
whos running an up-pipe off of an rs header? rst4me Normally Aspirated with bolt-on Forced Induction Powertrain 23 03-01-2006 08:53 AM
Downsides of running 03 WRX ECUtek on an 04 ?? PinnacleChronos Engine Management & Tuning 2 08-04-2005 04:53 PM
Any STi's in Texas Running an AccessPort? doNOTtell Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 30 06-24-2004 01:23 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.