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Old 03-24-2006, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default experience w/ 02-03 accessport

thinking about getting one i'd like to hear the pros and cons from past and present owners.dyno charts would be nice thanks in advance
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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You should be able to find several dozen posts on this...

basically, everybody gets them and loves them...

if they start with just the AP...they learn to love the power and then step up to stage 2.

Stage 2 folks go silly with the power they now have and then try to figure out what they can do to get more...

both folks say that they should have bought it sooner.

Like me, I just finally got my AP installed last night...and it feels great...
no, it's not a rocket ship...just feels like it's got more spunk and I'm looking forward to stage 2 already. DP is on order.
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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Stage 1 is much improved over stock, not just in power but in how smooth the car is. Pulls hard to redline instead of dying after 6k. Low end power is improved also.

But like bowenx said, you will want more. I ran Stage 1 for 2 years. Not by choice. After a few months I was ready for Stage 2, but Cobbs downpipe was not on the market yet. Then it finally was, but I was trying to buy a house. Now I have the house (with a garage) and went straight to Stage 2.5. I love it, but can't wait for Cobbs intercooler to hit the market.
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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awesome tool....stg 2 is fun. lots more power. when you first flash dont get frustrated if its not what you expected. give it some miles and the power will really come on. that was my experience.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:31 PM   #5
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Good to hear. I've got my AP comming next week. I've already got a UP/DP combo with a Borla Hush catback. No tune yet so this will be one shot straight to stage 2. I'm not expecting miracles, just an extra kick in the butt when pushing it.

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Old 03-24-2006, 07:01 PM   #6
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Nothing but +'s for the AP as far as i'm concerened. It does everything for my car that Cobb advertises.
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:00 AM   #7
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Good to hear. I've got my AP comming next week. I've already got a UP/DP combo with a Borla Hush catback. No tune yet so this will be one shot straight to stage 2. I'm not expecting miracles, just an extra kick in the butt when pushing it.

Bill
Can you just jump from stock to stage2 if you already have TBE?
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:38 AM   #8
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Can you just jump from stock to stage2 if you already have TBE?
Ayup...

go check out their site to see what maps work with what mods...
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:41 AM   #9
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Can you just jump from stock to stage2 if you already have TBE?


yep45 thats what i did.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:54 PM   #10
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Can you just jump from stock to stage2 if you already have TBE?
Yup. Just did. And I must ask, why the heck did I wait this long to do this? Well worth the money. Too bad it's raining outside right now or I would be driving it some more. All I was doing earlier was sliding the car around. You'll love it.

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Old 03-28-2006, 10:36 PM   #11
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go straight to stage 2. its like having a new car. wonderful little gadget.
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:39 PM   #12
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ohhhhhhhhhhh i cant wait to get one!
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:42 AM   #13
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are there any issues buying a used AP?
If it came from the same model/year car?
Is there any "registration" issues?

Thanks
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