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Old 03-15-2006, 06:35 PM   #1
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I am thinking about going from stage 2 up to stage three and I was wondering whether there would be more of a likelyhood of the engine failing on me. By doing so am I more likely to increase the probability of blowing a piston or such? I have 35,000 miles on my 2004 wrx and the last thing I need right now is a blown engine. Let me know
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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Did Cobb come out with a Stage 3? I need to check their site cuz last I looked they had upto Stage 2.5 and then you need to move on to Street Tuner or get ProTuned.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
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any time you more horsepower on your car, reliability becomes compromised. think of it this way - it's a ticking time bomb, and it will go someday. it's just a matter of how well your car is tuned to get the most longetivity out of your engine. just be prepared to buy a new engine in the event your current one goes.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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stage 3 isn't out yet. cobb said they would have it out by middle of last year, but they are always late.
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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I am thinking about going from stage 2 up to stage three and I was wondering whether there would be more of a likelyhood of the engine failing on me. By doing so am I more likely to increase the probability of blowing a piston or such? I have 35,000 miles on my 2004 wrx and the last thing I need right now is a blown engine. Let me know

Common sense anyone?? hmmmm, if i add 60 hp more than stock to my car is there a better chance of something going wrong???

"If a blown engine is the last thing u need right now" then y would u think of spending money to go to stage 3?? And ***, is stage 3 supposed to be anyway??
stage 2.5 is VF34
Stage 3 is a GT35R??? HA HA HA
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:09 PM   #6
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Wow poor guy just asked a question. LOL STAGE 3 LOLOLO
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:36 PM   #7
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ok it is not a stage 3, stage 2.5, some of you have a little to much time on your hands, to rag on someone for number confusions
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Old 03-15-2006, 07:58 PM   #8
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ok it is not a stage 3, stage 2.5, some of you have a little to much time on your hands, to rag on someone for number confusions
yea, some of us did not have a great day at work and took it out on u.
That does not change the easy common sense that putting more power through ur car and running a bigger turbo then the factory put on the car makes sense that it may have an adverse affect.

I am sure u can find people that have had major troubles with a bone stock WRX after 12K miles and those that are pushing 300 whp at 120K miles with no problem.
Still makes sense that it probably is not the best thing for ur car...
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:42 PM   #9
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If you closely stick to COBB's recommendations for any real stage, the chance of you blowing your engine is not much higher than if it was stock under the same cirumstances. It still comes down to how you treat it. Same for your transmission with all that additional power.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:21 AM   #10
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Thanks redrex for the quality response unlike others. Thats all I wanted to know!!
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:29 AM   #11
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If you closely stick to COBB's recommendations for any real stage, the chance of you blowing your engine is not much higher than if it was stock under the same cirumstances. It still comes down to how you treat it. Same for your transmission with all that additional power.
Just remember the words not much higher
still comes down to common sense.....
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there is a big number difference when they are planning on coming out w/ stg 3...
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