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Old 04-23-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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Question Accessport and reliability...

I am going to be purchasing the Cobb AP SGT2 very soon and I just wanted to see what the verdict was on the long term reliability of the automobile.

My Mods include...

Gutted Airbox
SAMCO MAF Hose
K&N AF
SAMCO I/C Hoses
STi Uppipe
Bosla DP
Prodrive muffler

My car is an '02 and has 58+ Kmiles on it and the warranty will be gone soon, (probably gone already with my mods), but this car will need to last me a little longer.

Thanks for your input.

-Jason
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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careful with the aftermarket MAF hoses, may be a problem with turbulence and the AP doesnt like that , could be a prob, or not at all , car to car is different. but the hack + the hoses = different intake for the ecu and AP , could be risky.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:40 PM   #3
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I have silicone I/C hoses, and Hyperflow TMIC, and Trey said that was not a problem. I would be concerned about the chopped intake. That is best left alone.
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Old 04-23-2005, 08:30 PM   #4
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Thanks I will keep an eye on that. I just ordered it this afternoon. I have the stock MAF hose if there are any problems. I just took out the silencer in the fender. The airbox itself is still unmodified.

I can't wait!!

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Old 04-25-2005, 09:52 AM   #5
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Bump....


No one has opinions on car reliability with AP?

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Old 04-25-2005, 10:27 AM   #6
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1-YR 3-Months no problems

Hopefully that helps
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:54 AM   #7
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I wouldn't use stage 2 mapping with the Bosal downpipe and prodrive muffler. Their maps were created with a 3" turboback system, you still have a stock cat and 2.5" piping in place. You should use a 3" turboback setup.

I had the stage 2 AccessECU(pre AP) in my 02 sedan for 2 years, that ECU now lives in my 02 wagon and has been in that for 3 months, no issues. I've been running AP stage 2 on my STI for a month now, no issues with that either.
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:07 AM   #8
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Thanks for the input. I am going to call Cobb and see what they say.

-Jason
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:34 AM   #9
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I wouldn't use stage 2 mapping with the Bosal downpipe and prodrive muffler. Their maps were created with a 3" turboback system, you still have a stock cat and 2.5" piping in place. You should use a 3" turboback setup.

I had the stage 2 AccessECU(pre AP) in my 02 sedan for 2 years, that ECU now lives in my 02 wagon and has been in that for 3 months, no issues. I've been running AP stage 2 on my STI for a month now, no issues with that either.
Cobb specifically says that all that is needed to be stage 2 compliant is a DP with no cat. I ran stage 2 on my wrx with only a 2.5" shorty DP for quite some time with no problems. Performance was better once I finished off the exhaust, but there are not problems with using stage 2 like that.
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Old 04-25-2005, 01:35 PM   #10
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Sweet!! My AP ships this week!!

I'll let you know.

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Old 04-25-2005, 03:59 PM   #11
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Cobb specifically says that all that is needed to be stage 2 compliant is a DP with no cat...
It should be fine for DP with high-flow cat to replace the 3rd cat (while deleting 2nd cat). Otherwise Cobb's catted DP is only good for Stg1 maps
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Old 04-25-2005, 04:43 PM   #12
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Make sure you reflash with the most current base map. My AP shipped with V121 map and the most current is 122.

also, read the instructions...you'd be amazed at how many ppl screw things up with the AP cuz they were too lazy to read the directions.

Have fun and good luck on your reflash...its a scary 15 mintues =)
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:39 PM   #13
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Have fun and good luck on your reflash...its a scary 15 mintues =)
Very true! I was going over everything twice, making sure nothing was on that would run off the battery, making sure that cable was firmly planted in the diagnostic port... But I'm feeling MUCH better now!
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Cobb specifically says that all that is needed to be stage 2 compliant is a DP with no cat. I ran stage 2 on my wrx with only a 2.5" shorty DP for quite some time with no problems. Performance was better once I finished off the exhaust, but there are not problems with using stage 2 like that.
Understood.

I'll never understand why you would only want a 2.5" setup though.... 3" and as straight as possible allows for much quicker spoolup then 2.5" and a stock cat.
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