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Old 07-17-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default Ordered Cobb AP Stg.1, couple questions...

Car: 2011 WRX Sedan

Mods: Namless Muffler delete axle back

Just ordered my AP. I'm going to be running the OTS Stage 1 map.
My questions are as follows:

I'm at about 6k miles, and don't plan on doing any other power mods until my warranty is up. Would a Protune be worth it? After doing research the only consistent answer I could find was "No because you're gonna go stage 2 so soon anyways, etc" but personally, I'm not.

Second: Will the OTS map be ok in Michigan winters? I guess if not I should just get a protune in the winter time.

Thanks for the help, and I did a lot of searching first.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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You can consider your warranty void as soon as you flash stage 1. Dealerships can tell if the ecu has been flashed and can deny warranty coverage because of it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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You can consider your warranty void as soon as you flash stage 1. Dealerships can tell if the ecu has been flashed and can deny warranty coverage because of it.
Thanks for the information. I've read way too many threads and posts on this subject and will take my risks with just an ecu flash. I don't want this to turn into another "Void vs denied" warranty thread.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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Car: 2011 WRX Sedan

Mods: Namless Muffler delete axle back

Just ordered my AP. I'm going to be running the OTS Stage 1 map.
My questions are as follows:

I'm at about 6k miles, and don't plan on doing any other power mods until my warranty is up. Would a Protune be worth it? After doing research the only consistent answer I could find was "No because you're gonna go stage 2 so soon anyways, etc" but personally, I'm not.

Second: Will the OTS map be ok in Michigan winters? I guess if not I should just get a protune in the winter time.

Thanks for the help, and I did a lot of searching first.
Hi there. You can certainly find gains with a stage 1 protune - really just depends on your goals and how your car responds. However, if you get a stage 1 protune and then go stage 2, you will still have to get a re-tune if you also want a protune on stage 2.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the information Bill.

Can you, or anyone in a cold climate speak to how the Cobb OTS map does in winter time?
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for the information Bill.

Can you, or anyone in a cold climate speak to how the Cobb OTS map does in winter time?
Sorry - I missed that in your original post. The OTS maps will not generally have any problems with cold vs. hot weather. Occasionally, some cars will see more boost (or overboost) during cold weather, but this is usually those who are running a catless exhaust. You can certainly get a data log now and when the temps drop to check your boost levels (check out our data logging video below). We do have low wastegate maps you can use if you find that your particular car is overboosting.


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Old 07-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #7
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Sorry - I missed that in your original post. The OTS maps will not generally have any problems with cold vs. hot weather. Occasionally, some cars will see more boost (or overboost) during cold weather, but this is usually those who are running a catless exhaust. You can certainly get a data log now and when the temps drop to check your boost levels (check out our data logging video below). We do have low wastegate maps you can use if you find that your particular car is overboosting.

AskCOBB - Subaru Data Logging - YouTube

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Awesome, thanks for the quick responses. It's nice to buy a product and recieve customer support for a change! I see why Cobb gets so much repeat business now.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #8
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Awesome, thanks for the quick responses. It's nice to buy a product and recieve customer support for a change! I see why Cobb gets so much repeat business now.
No problem - glad to help!

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