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Old 01-16-2020, 08:07 PM   #1
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Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Washington State
2004 WRX STi

Default Recommendation for Seattle AREA cobb stage II install

I've searched and didn't see any recommendations as of the last year. I would like to upgrade my 2016 sti stock -> cobb stage II.

Does anyone have a recommendation for good tuners in the Kitsap/Seattle area ?

For any of you who upgraded to stage II and paid a tuner -> about how much does this cost?

Thank you in advance
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:32 AM   #2
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Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle, WA
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Old 01-18-2020, 02:59 PM   #3
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2012 WRX Hatch

Default Tuners

Paul and Robert at Drive Autosports dyno tuned my GR last thanksgiving.
They answered a lot of questions and shared a lot of advice on my build before I even put a deposit down. I'm pretty happy with the tune and service.

I don't have a lot of experience in this area, so I landed on them through recommendations from friends.

As far as prices..

Shop rate is $130/hr I think (in line with everyone else in the area).
I did a flex fuel dyno tune, which was $775 + tax
Dyno tuning took a day, plus they provided me a free loaner.

PIA seems to be popular, but they were too far from me, so I didn't really pursue that option.
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:49 PM   #4
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Dom 1.5xtr JJ tuned


Recommend Drive if in the north end -- Infront if south.
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Old 02-01-2020, 10:28 PM   #5
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2020 STI Limited


I' am planning on Rob & Paul @ Drive Autosports in Everett to install all Cobb Stg II on my subbie in the spring. Rob gave me a full tour of their shop, answered my questions & explained to me what all they do & can get out of the dyno once install is complete. I felt very comfortable & confident after leaving that i found the right shop to take my soob too in the future & beyond.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:12 PM   #6
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I posted in the other Seattle area tuner thread, but here's another thumbs up for the guys at Drive in Everett. Also, they're affiliated with AWD Auto in Kirkland.
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Old 04-25-2020, 03:29 PM   #7
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Location: Portland, OR
02 WRX, 06 STi


Are you planning on getting a custom tune or just using the Cobb OTS tune?

If you are going to do the OTS tune, just install it at home if you have a 14mm wrench/socket. Its a very simple install. You could do it in probably 2 hours if you have any mechanical ability. Then flashing the ECU takes about 5-10 minutes.

For me personally, its not worth the money for a custom tune when you only have "stage 2" mods.
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