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Old 07-16-2020, 01:07 PM   #26
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:51 PM   #27
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Thx! Are you referring to aftermarket spark plugs or just more frequent OEM replacements?
Yes only oem ngk. I get mine from rockauto.
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:58 PM   #28
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What are your plans with the car?

AccessPort money is better spent on tires, brakes, and fluid in that order if you are tracking or auto crossing. I genuinely wish I didn't touch my engine and kept it stock and spent that money on tires and a big brake kit.

If money is tight, well you should work on reliability before power if you cant afford the higher maintenance requirements of power upgrades (namely spark plugs). An AOS install is around AccessPort money, and will serve you well from stock power up to whatever you end up making. The only downside of getting an AOS is that it is not exciting at all. You don't get more power, sound, or any other wow factor.

I personally wouldn't go the reliability route of the other poster who bought a TMIC and chargepipe but no tune. Those are power mods, and I would feel like I wasted money without getting at least an etune with those.

At the end of the day, I am a random guy on the internet. After 5 years of WRX ownership, I would personally not buy an AP as my first mod if I were to do it again. But my experiences differ, as my car is mainly becoming a car I am using for the track.
I completely agree with you. And it does matter what you use the car for. If it's only street driven, goals may differ.

My car pretty much only goes to the track. I go several times a year and run stickier tires and stop tech brakes on stock calipers with ate brake fluid. I've had no issues on track other than timing pulls and heat soak, hence I got a beefier tmic. Charge pipe a friend gave me.

That said, with the cobb ap and flash, drivability is much better. And such smooth pulls that my perception of speed is different from stock.
I now have a reason to put on my BBK that has been sitting in the garage for 3 years. Stock suspension is actually not bad on track either. But tires tires tires, #1 thing to do.
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:42 PM   #29
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You're going to get it eventually so might as well get it lol.
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:07 AM   #30
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I have a stock 2015 WRX and am curious if Cobb AP is worth it. I may mod later on but not rn due to financial situation
Please don't hesitate to squeeze the trigger on the Cobb AP. I purchased my WRX 2 months ago and that was the first thing I purchased. I could tell a difference in drivability and performance after the mapping found its groove. you are setup for success for any mods afterwards. Just installed my grimmspeed intake and it is turning into a different animal... go to have a solid foundation to even think about building a house bro! best of luck!
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:43 PM   #31
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Got the AP within a few months primarily to improve the drivability...that rev hang was killing me.
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:59 PM   #32
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If you can afford it do it. It makes the car a lot more fun to drive. For $75 you could get a MA performance ots tune thatís another notch above the Cobb ots tune.
Just buy the AP from MA Performance, same $675 bucks but comes with MA Performance tune at no extra charge. Just keep in mind if the car still has powertrain warranty and you have an issue that requires dealer service they can try to deny your claim if an AP was used on the ECU, even if you "unmarry" it before taking it in. For that reason alone we are waiting for the 5yr mark to get ours.
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:30 PM   #33
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Just buy the AP from MA Performance, same $675 bucks but comes with MA Performance tune at no extra charge. Just keep in mind if the car still has powertrain warranty and you have an issue that requires dealer service they can try to deny your claim if an AP was used on the ECU, even if you "unmarry" it before taking it in. For that reason alone we are waiting for the 5yr mark to get ours.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:46 PM   #34
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I have a stock 2015 WRX and am curious if Cobb AP is worth it. I may mod later on but not rn due to financial situation
I didn't care for the OTS tune but everyone's, gas, weather, etc is different. I got a etune from Bren ($200 and much better than the OTS map), and eventually a dyno tune when I got all my parts in. If you're tight on money I'd probably reconsider modifying the car.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:55 PM   #35
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:21 PM   #36
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I have a stock 2015 WRX and am curious if Cobb AP is worth it. I may mod later on but not rn due to financial situation
I think it depends where you live, if you are California, I wouldnt mess with any of that. Our smog laws are starting to catch people with modded ecus. I would get an aftermarket ecu like a link and keep the stock ecu un molested
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Old 08-22-2020, 07:14 PM   #37
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I got it a week ago. Definitely worth it. I didn't do it sooner because of warranty upto 60k km. The day it hit 61k km, i Cobb stage 1'd it.
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