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Old 12-03-2005, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default AP response from 2k - 3k rpm ?

I've read all about Stage 1 smoothing out the power band giving and giving power all through the turbo range rather than the sudden pull you start getting. But what about improved response if I'm just cruising at 35 mph in 4th at 2Krpm, then just put the pedal down from, say 2K-3K rpm.

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Old 12-03-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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I've read all about Stage 1 smoothing out the power band giving and giving power all through the turbo range rather than the sudden pull you start getting. But what about improved response if I'm just cruising at 35 mph in 4th at 2Krpm, then just put the pedal down from, say 2K-3K rpm.

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If you're at 2000 rpm in fourth in a 2.0L WRX, the better choice is probably a downshift to second or third. I've been running Stage I for a while, and I'd say the engine pulls slightly better from low rpm, but it's not a huge change. It's just the nature of a relatively small forced-induction engine... it's off-boost, so there's not too much that can change.
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:49 PM   #3
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if you think you have a problem with 40mph in 4th gear at 2krpms

try it with an untuned VF30 map.

if you feel that you won't be upgrading anytime soon, and if you have cash get a custom tune
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Old 12-03-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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I found stage 1 to be smoother, yes, but it didn't gain a whole lot below 2500RPM. A bit, yes. The throttle response is better, but it's not really 'faster' until 2800.

Stage 2 with gutted UP/catted DP has a very noticeable increase in response and acceleration down in the 2k-3k RPM range.
It's still about tipping in to the throttle the right way. In 4th at 2100 if you just nudge the throttle until you hear the turbo a bit, and then roll smoothly on to the rest of the throttle, it really has lots of kick. If you just give it 1/2 throttle or more right away, it will not respond nearly as well.
It's one of the joys/challenges of driving a turbo car.

AP - Highly recommended. Stage 1 IS way better than stock.
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Old 12-04-2005, 04:12 PM   #5
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Yeah that is where the AP tuning really wakes the car up. There is tons of pull at those lower RPMs...
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Old 12-05-2005, 02:56 AM   #6
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installed AP stage 1 on a stock car today.. its great!
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:23 PM   #7
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UPS man has mine in his truck, definetly not being driven by Dale Jarrett or it'd already be here.

Hopefully I can get it installed tonight.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:26 AM   #8
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Holy crap, it's like night and day. It's smooth as silk. Damnit, I wasn't gonna mod this car at all, now I'm thinking stage 2. Son of a b****
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:10 PM   #9
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^^^ Amazing how fast that happens.
"Stage 1 is awesome! Can't wait for stage 2!"

Let the games begin.
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:29 PM   #10
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yeah the most I noticed was how the power band was shifted to something more useful. With my STI, even in 5th and 6th the pull was much harder. Now remember I had a pro tune so I get more advantage than just stock maps, but I still say it is the best money we ever spent....
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:22 PM   #11
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yes, my 04 was a bit choppy through the power band when I bought it...especially at WOT. Then I installed the AP and was very excited to feel the smooth power and no hicups!!!
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