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Old 02-04-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
jroberts
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Default Cobb Stage 2 reliability? Any issues?

I will be running Cobb stage 2 tomorrow with turbo back exhaust. No other power mods. 285 hp and ft/lbs at the flywheel. With only one moderate track weekend per year and spirited street driving with impecable maintenance, is this within a moderate increase in power for 80-100k and/4-5 years of use? Most of my miles will be on cruise control on the freeway.

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Old 02-04-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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No one has had a wrx for 4-5 years, so who knows what the long term effects are going to be. I'm guessing that stage 2 won't be too bad, but modding your car isn't the best way to have extended engine life. There was a thread maybe in another forum about engine life, and it seems like people have gone between 45k and 60k with no problems really. Don't know of anyone that's gone beyond that. I just got my reflash last week, and I'd say it's worth it...but I'm not counting on the car lasting 100k+ miles. If it does, BONUS, but if not, I'll just fix it when it dies
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Good point on longevity - no has had the WRX long enough to know.
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Old 02-04-2004, 01:18 PM   #4
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But there are people who have had it for like 3 years and it seems to be still running strong for them. I guess it also depends on your driving styles. Do you hit full boost all the time and keep it running at full boost? Do you launch your car? Frequent oil changes? I'm guessing there are just too many factors that contribute to wear and tear of our cars. But I am done w/ my power mods after stage 2. I am happy w/ where I'm at.
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