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Old 07-27-2021, 01:19 PM   #1
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Long time lurker first time poster here. After much searching nationwide for a clean, few owner, stock 02-07 WRX I managed to find a really clean one about a 3 hour drive away. Iím the proud owner of a 2 owner, 151k, super clean, bone stock 2005 Blobeye WRX! After reading tons of threads over time in here including Unabombers manifesto I decided performance wise Iím going to do a Cobb Accessport and a Cobb full turboback exhaust and of course tune! This is my first MT car and Iím really happy to finally be a part of the community!

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Old 07-27-2021, 01:48 PM   #2
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Might I suggest a 3 port EBCS and a custom protune along with that turboback.
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Old 07-27-2021, 02:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion! I also plan on doing some reliability mods including the Cobb EBCS and an aluminum radiator. I'm thinking mishimoto but haven't done enough research yet. I'm open to hear other recommendations for brands or mods. As far as protune I'm thinking that if I go with Cobb TBE and no other performance mods I should be good to go with their OTS on the Accessport for stage 2. I know it won't be as powerful as a custom tune since it's on the conservative side but I don't see it being harmful since I'd be running their exact spec for it. Correct me if I'm wrong!
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Old 07-27-2021, 03:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestion! I also plan on doing some reliability mods including the Cobb EBCS and an aluminum radiator. I'm thinking mishimoto but haven't done enough research yet. I'm open to hear other recommendations for brands or mods. As far as protune I'm thinking that if I go with Cobb TBE and no other performance mods I should be good to go with their OTS on the Accessport for stage 2. I know it won't be as powerful as a custom tune since it's on the conservative side but I don't see it being harmful since I'd be running their exact spec for it. Correct me if I'm wrong!
I'm not a fan of OTS tunes. They're calibrations are usually better than stock, but you will feel the difference between a pro tune and an off the shelf. Doing it custom will allow you to dial in the car perfectly on the dyno or via logs for E tuning.

And go for Koyo or CSF over Mishomoto.
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Old 07-27-2021, 04:10 PM   #5
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Old 07-27-2021, 04:50 PM   #6
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Koyo or CSF over Mishomoto.
I'm glad someone else thinks this too.
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Old 07-27-2021, 05:03 PM   #7
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I'm not a fan of OTS tunes. They're calibrations are usually better than stock, but you will feel the difference between a pro tune and an off the shelf. Doing it custom will allow you to dial in the car perfectly on the dyno or via logs for E tuning.

And go for Koyo or CSF over Mishomoto.
Fair point. Iíve got to look more into tuners to see whoís in my area. Thanks for your input! Why do you say Koyo over mishimoto? Tbh I havenít looked into all of my options for the radiator yet just checked out the one I saw in mishimotos site and it looked pretty solid.
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Old 07-27-2021, 05:03 PM   #8
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Old 07-27-2021, 05:42 PM   #9
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Fair point. Iíve got to look more into tuners to see whoís in my area. Thanks for your input! Why do you say Koyo over mishimoto? Tbh I havenít looked into all of my options for the radiator yet just checked out the one I saw in mishimotos site and it looked pretty solid.


I had a Mishimoto. Will not buy one again. Everything looks good on the outside but when you look at the welds inside you can see there's a lot of welding slag and drips that distrust the coolant flow through the core. If I still had it I'd post a pic, but it was bad. I now have a CSF and the quality of the welds is night and day better. The fins are also more sturdy.
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Old 07-27-2021, 05:57 PM   #10
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I had a Mishimoto. Will not buy one again. Everything looks good on the outside but when you look at the welds inside you can see there's a lot of welding slag and drips that distrust the coolant flow through the core. If I still had it I'd post a pic, but it was bad. I now have a CSF and the quality of the welds is night and day better. The fins are also more sturdy.
I say what I said as someone currently running mishimoto lol

I doubt the drips really impact flow too much but they have to offer lifetime warranty because the things crack

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Old 07-27-2021, 05:59 PM   #11
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Old 07-27-2021, 06:29 PM   #12
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I say what I said as someone currently running mishimoto lol

I doubt the drips really impact blow too much but they have to offer lifetime warranty because the things crack


Maybe but anything that can create turbulence at higher RPM isn't something I'm going to trust. Some of the drips on mine were over an inch long. Imagine what might happen should one of those break off and get pulled into the engine or better yet into the turbo
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