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Old 12-15-2017, 05:31 PM   #1
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So I've recently bought a new STI and while it's fast, handles like a dream, and looks beautiful, I'm already interested in what I can do to it. I've been looking around and doing research on putting a Cobb Stage 2 kit into it first but I was wondering what people's experience with this is? Is it a good place to start? And how hard is it to do it yourself?
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Old 12-16-2017, 03:40 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:50 PM   #3
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OP, are you: mechanically inclined; have the proper tools (hand-tools; jack; jack-stands; etc); have the time; and so-forth?

If yes, a full turbo-back exhaust-system with an AP would be a nice addition to the car as installed by you.
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:54 PM   #4
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get an AP. Even a conservative tune with no mechanical parts makes a very noticeable difference.
If you're interested in doing mechanical part swaps there's no limit other than sacrificing reliability
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:17 PM   #5
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AP should be your first mod, but just be careful because if you have engine problems down the road, and you need warranty work done the dealer might deny your claim if they see your ECU has been flashed.
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:38 PM   #6
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I don't even have it yet, but I'm already debating what to do with my 18 STI when it gets here in a couple months. Like the OP, I'm strongly considering a Cobb TBE with an AP and Stage 2 tune, though the thought of a Cobb SF intake, AP with a Stage 1 tune and a CBE for about the same price isn't out of the question either.
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Old 12-19-2017, 04:27 PM   #7
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I don't even have it yet, but I'm already debating what to do with my 18 STI when it gets here in a couple months. Like the OP, I'm strongly considering a Cobb TBE with an AP and Stage 2 tune, though the thought of a Cobb SF intake, AP with a Stage 1 tune and a CBE for about the same price isn't out of the question either.
keep in mind power is like money, or woman, or drugs for some people, once you get some you get used to it and you just want more.
Your killing your own buzz by jumping right out of the gate to stage 2.
Drive it stock for a while, it will still be awesome.
then go stage 1 tune, that will seem awesomer.
then maybe some mods and more aggressive stage 1
then 2, and so on.
Each time you'll get used to the power and want more, so give yourself some room
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:35 AM   #8
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keep in mind power is like money, or woman, or drugs for some people, once you get some you get used to it and you just want more.
Your killing your own buzz by jumping right out of the gate to stage 2.
Drive it stock for a while, it will still be awesome.
then go stage 1 tune, that will seem awesomer.
then maybe some mods and more aggressive stage 1
then 2, and so on.
Each time you'll get used to the power and want more, so give yourself some room
I completely get that, just want to get a little more oomph out of the car ASAP after coming from a pretty well modded 2013 Audi S4 (intake, downpipe back exhaust, tune, suspension and brakes).
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I completely get that, just want to get a little more oomph out of the car ASAP after coming from a pretty well modded 2013 Audi S4 (intake, downpipe back exhaust, tune, suspension and brakes).
oh boy, coming from a modded S4.

so you already have that taste
your in trouble.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:14 AM   #11
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oh boy, coming from a modded S4.

so you already have that taste
your in trouble.
My thoughts exactly...and I can Stage 2 a STI for about the cost of the downpipe back exhaust and install on my S4.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:23 AM   #12
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My thoughts exactly...and I can Stage 2 a STI for about the cost of the downpipe back exhaust and install on my S4.
mine's plain old stage 1 OTS 91 octane tune and nothing more and it's as quick as my friends bran new 340, so I'm sure the S4 is no different
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:58 PM   #13
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mine's plain old stage 1 OTS 91 octane tune and nothing more and it's as quick as my friends bran new 340, so I'm sure the S4 is no different
Interesting. I shall take that under advisement
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