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Old 03-24-2018, 05:41 PM   #51
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I've been running a full tbe, tgv,egr,intake, ebcs and protune for about 10k miles now with no issues. Next will be a new tmic, chargepipe and new motor mounts, trans mounts etc. A protune will really benefit you vs the ots map.
what’s your hp?
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:33 PM   #52
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all the bolt ons for 10k and added flex for over a year now so about 20k miles total. been on flex for the past year. I can't go back to 91 after ethanol.
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:46 PM   #53
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Been stage 2 for 52k, just do your regular maintenance every 3k, and don't beat on it until it's fully warmed up. I run my highest boost setting and drive it spiritedly everyday, just be smart about it.

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Old 03-25-2018, 10:25 PM   #54
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How do you like the Fluidampr Pulley? Noticeable difference? I've had my eye on one for a little while now.
Damn just saw this as the posy got resurrected. . So 2018 now.. lol yeah Fluidampr pulley cut down on my interior noise, but other than that I can't say it does much.. for having a chattering stage 3 Endurance clutch on a STI drivetrain on poly mounts, and suspension.. this did cut the noise by about half.. my 2 cents.. for me Hella worth it... :-).. good luck
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:54 AM   #55
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Damn just saw this as the posy got resurrected. . So 2018 now.. lol yeah Fluidampr pulley cut down on my interior noise, but other than that I can't say it does much.. for having a chattering stage 3 Endurance clutch on a STI drivetrain on poly mounts, and suspension.. this did cut the noise by about half.. my 2 cents.. for me Hella worth it... :-).. good luck
In half? Damn, I'll have to try one.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:39 AM   #56
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Glad to see some long term stage 2 cars. I just installed my cobb jpipe on Saturday. Just running the stage 2 93 OTS map for the ETS intake for now. so far everything looks good. running a little rich but that's what I expect from the Cob OTS maps. Plan to get an e-tune this summer.
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:32 PM   #57
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24K with the following mods:

Protune @ 292/322 on 91octane
Grimmspeed EBCS
TGV/EGR Deletes
Grimmspeed TMIC
Grimmspeed Charge Pipe
Invidia Catless Jpipe
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Ran Motul 5W-30 oil then switched to 5W-40 for the past 9K miles
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:23 PM   #58
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Coming up on 57,000 miles. Running strong.

GS intake
GS EBCS
TGVD
EGRD
Catless Jpipe
Catback
Mishi FMIC

All mods but FMIC done around 10,000-18,000 miles. FMIC added at about 45,000 miles.

OCI of about 4,000-5,000 miles. Motul 300v 5w40 since 18k.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:35 PM   #59
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24K with the following mods:

Protune @ 292/322 on 91octane
Grimmspeed EBCS
TGV/EGR Deletes
Grimmspeed TMIC
Grimmspeed Charge Pipe
Invidia Catless Jpipe
Ark Grip Catback

Ran Motul 5W-30 oil then switched to 5W-40 for the past 9K miles
Could i ask, who did your protune?
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:40 PM   #60
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Could i ask, who did your protune?
BrenTuning. Etuned with just downpipe at 10k. Protune with the rest (minus FMIC) at 18k. More or less the same tune since than. Sent logs with FMIC, no adjustments needed to keep safe. No power gains from the FMIC yet, but keeps things cooler and looks good. I'll look to retune with him if I add WMI or FF down the line.
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:00 PM   #61
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Could i ask, who did your protune?
Travis from Snail Performance @ M45 Automotive(Sacramento)
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:23 PM   #62
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Hell yes!

Thanks for all the replies. Now that I am almost out of warranty I was planning to finally go stage 2 later this year. Not sure entirely what that means though...

I do not put an intake on my car, So I was hoping to accomplish it by just tuning for a kit like this perhaps?

https://www.cobbtuning.com/products/...6mt-2015-2018/

Thoughts?
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:57 PM   #63
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Driving mine for about 1.5 years now with a Bren pro-tune. Have every bolt on you can buy except a header. 93 octane tune 334whp and 344wtrq. I have had some issues along the way.

1) Save $$ for a clutch, I had to replace mine at 15k.

2) Got CEL for faulty knock sensor 1 & 2. Had to replace both.

3) When I added the group n sti tranny mount my J pipe would make a terrible grinding noise hitting the mount. With some adjustment mostly resolved.

4) Had egr unplugged, after a year the egr gasket failed causing a boost/vacuum leak. Deleted the egr as a resolution.

5) Drivers side front foglight fills with condensation/moisture pretty early on.

6) Need to replace the spark plugs more often than when it was stock.

7) Motul 5W40 oil every 3k. This is more $$$ than stock but certainly necessary. Also, Motul Gear 300 in tranny & rear diff.

8) Walnut blasting every 30k keeps your power levels stable. $$$$$ damn DIT.

9) OEM brakes will not hold up to stage 2 or higher power levels. They are trash, save $$ for better brakes.

10) Be careful with the pitch mount on the fire wall. Stiffer tranny and engine mounts help. When you do your 30k walnut blasting do yourself a favor and grab the Perrin Pitch Stop Brace.

11) Buy an AOS and the perrin turbo sump restrictor asap. This will help prevent a lot of possible issues too.

In conclusion, i love my WRX and wish I could make even more power reliably. Without building the block I have plateaued
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:34 AM   #64
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350/350 is childs play.

Just don't drive like a jackass, listen to your tuner, and don't shoot for 98439058485943 awhp on a daily. You'll be fine with "stage 2" or whatever you kids call it these days.

more boost and less timing
OR
more timing and less boost.

I chose the former and put 35k on my car making 375+
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:50 AM   #65
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32k on motor, 2k on mods

Protune - 383/350 on 93
Grimmspeed EBCS
TGV/EGR Deletes
ETS everything
TurboXS BOV
Crawford AOS
DW-300C
Motul 5W-30

Car pulls great. I try not to beat it too much with being a stock clutch and all that scary stuff. Preliminary talks with wifey for IAG block (well see ).
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:43 AM   #66
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32k on motor, 2k on mods

Protune - 383/350 on 93
Grimmspeed EBCS
TGV/EGR Deletes
ETS everything
TurboXS BOV
Crawford AOS
DW-300C
Motul 5W-30

Car pulls great. I try not to beat it too much with being a stock clutch and all that scary stuff. Preliminary talks with wifey for IAG block (well see ).
Does ETS everything mean their turbo kit or their FMIC? Only ask because that seems like a lot of power for 93. Would you mind posting a log and who tuned your car?
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:33 PM   #67
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Does ETS everything mean their turbo kit or their FMIC? Only ask because that seems like a lot of power for 93. Would you mind posting a log and who tuned your car?

ETS Turbo Kit
ETS Turbo back
ETS FMIC

Hill @ Agile did the tune. Can post a log later (not on my laptop).
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:58 PM   #68
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ETS Turbo Kit
ETS Turbo back
ETS FMIC

Hill @ Agile did the tune. Can post a log later (not on my laptop).
The turbo kit and FMIC add up to the big power you're making. That was the part missing in the equation. Thanks for clarifying.
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:01 PM   #69
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So if I put just the j pipe kit on my car and nothing else (aside from mufflers) is that still stage 2?

Hoping to find the Cobb ots map for that if so

Also I am wondering how much louder the non resonated version is...since I already have nameless 4 inch mufflers with 4 inch tips. (Aka a bit louder than stock but nothing crazy)

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Old 04-24-2018, 04:14 PM   #70
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So if I put just the j pipe kit on my car and nothing else (aside from mufflers) is that still stage 2?

Hoping to find the Cobb ots map for that if so

Also I am wondering how much louder the non resonated version is...since I already have nameless 4 inch mufflers with 4 inch tips. (Aka a bit louder than stock but nothing crazy)
You can look at the map notes from Cobb to see what they require for each map.
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:59 PM   #71
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Hi guys 1 week ago i got instal invidia catless j pipe AEM intake and Perrin sump...im waiting for a street tune now...my tuner says that it safe for now until the tune to run the Cobb stage 2+ map (i know its for catted)but the car dont run great at 4K rpm and + he feel like bocking ,the boost is ok,dam is ok,maf is ok ,knock is ok .since the instal i have choose to dont use it until the tune because he dont run good and i dont want to make any issue. The tune will correct this right?its just because im catless ?
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:33 AM   #72
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8) Walnut blasting every 30k keeps your power levels stable. $$$$$ damn DIT.

9) OEM brakes will not hold up to stage 2 or higher power levels. They are trash, save $$ for better brakes.
8) Walnut blasting I dont think is necessary, yes you can loose up to 10hp over time but it doesnt seem to get any worse after that.

9) The factory pads are designed for long life not for bite, how have people found the OEM brakes just with better pads? Thats all I will be doing when my pads wear out.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:15 PM   #73
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8) Walnut blasting I dont think is necessary, yes you can loose up to 10hp over time but it doesnt seem to get any worse after that.

9) The factory pads are designed for long life not for bite, how have people found the OEM brakes just with better pads? Thats all I will be doing when my pads wear out.
The oem brakes will panic stop the car better than anything aftermarket. Aftermarket “performance” pads can handle higher temps without fade, but they will not stop better on the street.
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:53 PM   #74
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8) Walnut blasting I dont think is necessary, yes you can loose up to 10hp over time but it doesnt seem to get any worse after that.

9) The factory pads are designed for long life not for bite, how have people found the OEM brakes just with better pads? Thats all I will be doing when my pads wear out.
I can cook the OEM pads without too much effort on the streets and I'm on stg 2 E50. This is doing a couple high speed braking, not street daily driving. I've since swapped to Carbotech AX6 pads and haven't noticed any fading, but I also haven't tracked the car on them yet either.

For daily driving, the OEM pads are fine. Once you start driving "semi aggressively", I'd switch to slightly higher temp pads.
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The oem brakes will panic stop the car better than anything aftermarket. Aftermarket “performance” pads can handle higher temps without fade, but they will not stop better on the street.
OEM pads can lock up the tires. If you want max stopping power, upgrade to stickier tires.
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