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Old 08-23-2004, 04:25 AM   #1
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so how good is it? i have a cobb turbo back system and a gutted stock uppipe and i've been leaning towards the stg2 reflash, but then heard of a local (for me) vendor who does ecutek work. so can anyone convince me how good COBB is?
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:55 AM   #2
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well, i'm not going to lie. cobb is just awesome, especially the stage 2. now, if that's what you're going to be satisfied with for a little while, i'd say get the accessport then purchase the street tuner (release date is backed up). it's just awesomed! now, if you're one of those power hungry fools like me, then you might want to get the ecutek and have it compatible with delta dash tuning, or you can just get a dyno tune from your local dealer. it's really up to you. if you want, you can actually go with a cobb stage 2.5, which is pretty damn good if you want to use a little bigger turbo.

i had the stage 2 for a while, then switched to the stage 2.5 and power is just awesome. i'm not really craving any more power for the time being. so for now, it's just perfect.
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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I also had stage 2 and just recently switched to 2.5 .... I liked stage 2 a lot .... so I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good amount of power for very little modification (TBE and Reflash). Cobb says it makes 285 crank HP on 93 oct. I think. The way the car felt is what impressed me ..... Smooth all the way.


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Old 08-24-2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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Watsonville huh? Brings back some memories of my numerous travels to SC...

I have finally broken down, and I purchased my AP yesterday. It was long deliberated on due to the shoddy gasoline quality here in Cali, but with the introduction of the new Cali maps (THANK YOU COBB!!!), I have jumped aboard the COBB-train. Seriously, it needs to be done! Also, when I spoke to Justin@cobb yesterday, he said that he thinks that they may be able to have it to me in a month!!

I am expecting it around Christmas!!!

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Old 08-24-2004, 05:46 PM   #5
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Question for you guys? I recently upgraded to the Access ecu also. I guess it is the stage 3? It is the map for vf30, sti injectors, turbo back exhuast, etc. The map says stock intake and intercooler. Here is my question:
I want to install my jdm STi v7 intercooler with all of the STi hoses. Should I get my car custom tuned by Cobb when I do this or do you think it will be fine? They seem to think my car will run leaner when I install the larger intercooler. Essentially the same amount of air flow though, it is just cooler.

What do you guys think. I have been very happy with my reflash so far but it's hard to say if they are just trying to get more $ out of me for a tune or if I really should have it dyno tuned.

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Old 08-24-2004, 06:01 PM   #6
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Question for you guys? I recently upgraded to the Access ecu also. I guess it is the stage 3? It is the map for vf30, sti injectors, turbo back exhuast, etc. The map says stock intake and intercooler. Here is my question:
I want to install my jdm STi v7 intercooler with all of the STi hoses. Should I get my car custom tuned by Cobb when I do this or do you think it will be fine? They seem to think my car will run leaner when I install the larger intercooler. Essentially the same amount of air flow though, it is just cooler.

What do you guys think. I have been very happy with my reflash so far but it's hard to say if they are just trying to get more $ out of me for a tune or if I really should have it dyno tuned.

Thank in advance!
if you want the best results for your mods and the safest power on tap, then you should get a tune. don't worry, to me and from what i've seen from talking to them, they aren't a company that would tell you something just because they want your money. if that were the case, then the accesstuner would've been out already and they would just be collecting money with a half-finished product. the reason why they're taking long is because they want their products to be proven and trustworthy, just like the name they carry on their company.

the map you have is the stage 2.5, which utilizes the stock intercooler. you may be fine without a tune, but don't take my word for it. the ECU is still regulating fuel control. however, the stage 2.5 is a very conservative map, which basically means that it runs a bit rich from cobb's tune. so i think cooling the charged air a bit more would help a bit in terms of power. do you have an EGT gauge. if so, just try it out and if your EGT temps get too hot, then swap the stock intercooler back and go get a tune. that's the best thing i can think of.
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Old 08-24-2004, 06:47 PM   #7
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I know Cobb has an excellent reputation and didn't think they were like that. I don't have an egt gauge. Is that a good way to see hwo your car is running ie. rich/lean etc? Actually my stock egt sensor went bad and caused a cel so cobb is going to fix that if I get the tune.
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:19 PM   #8
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I have a 2003 wrx with helix TBE and some mods to make stage2 possible, and I and very satisfied. The power delivery is smooth and quick, I had a friend ready live boost from the accessport and here are the # I got 1st 13.6psi 2,3 16.0 falling to 15.5 to redline,4,5 held close to 16.0 to redline,It is a lot more power from stock, I do however live in TX where the super is 93oct but it is hot as balls, I have only run the stage2 93 map as a base and no realtime maps,Is there benefit to running a real time map???
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:23 PM   #9
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Also for those that want a accessport check out Subaru of Dallas on line, I had an order in with cobb for 3 weeks with no word.I looked around and found accessports at SOD for the same price and they shipped it out the same day, I called Cobb and they canceled the order no problems,very cool
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