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Old 01-06-2015, 07:13 PM   #1
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I have seen a TON of repeated questions on this forum, so I am going to try and sum up all the information in one place just for some sanity.

First - LIKZ OMG WHERE IS TEH BOOST?
Answer: It's cold. You run less boost. Nothing is wrong. Let's have this conversation again when it's summer.
Taken from the Cobb Tuning Guide...
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Wastegate Duty Cycle Air Temp. Compensation (Low) & (High)
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Table Description
– This table represents the amount of compensation, or correction, made to the Wastegate Duty Cycle value based on current Intake Air Temperature, and applies to either the Wastegate Duty Cycles (Low) or (High) table. The table is referenced by Intake Air Temperature on the x-axis, and applies to the Wastegate Duty Cycles (High) table. Table values are the percentage change made to the Wastegate Duty Cycle value. A negative value (LESS THAN zero) will reduce the Wastegate Duty Cycle value. A positive value (GREATER THAN zero) will increase the Wastegate Duty Cycle value.

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Throttle Requested Torque (A, B, & C)
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Table Description
– This is a table that defines requested torque in newton meters as a function of throttle position and engine speed.
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– The shape of this table determines the responsiveness of the throttle as it determines BOTH throttle duty cycle AND desired boost


Second – BUT BRO, BROTELLA T6 IS TEH BEST I RUN IT IN MY EJ. Or 0W40 FTW BRO!
Answer – Yep. We all get that there has been tons of success in running the EJ with T6. Don’t do it to the FA20. Run conforming 5w30 oil, as called out in the manual. There’s no need to get fancy at this time. There have been only a few reported incidents of spun bearings and T6 was linked to each story. Additionally, I had personal experience with T6 making my AVCS go crazy. This information will change as we gather more information about the little infant engines. If you’d like, there is an oil analysis thread over in service and maintenance just for 2015s. For the love of all things good in this world, please don't make another oil debate thread. Just don't. It's already been discussed on several subforums. Go there. No, your particular type of oil, weather, or driver doesn't make you exempt to searching and participating in threads already created.

Third – YEAH BUT BRO INTAKES ARE AWESOME AND MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WHOOOOOSHHHH.
Answer – Yeah, they sure do sound different. However the concensus is and has been that unless you’re pushing 400+whp, there is no need for an intake. Additionally, if the intake changes the MAF housing design, MAF scaling will NEED to take place to correctly meter air. This can only be accomplished with a tune either designed for the intake (Cobb has a Mishi OTS map) or a protune.

Fourth – SOMETIMES I GET 22.X PSI PEAK BOOST SHOW UP? IS IT BROKEN?
Answer – No, the OEM tune has an infinitely debatable boost control system. Most people say that this is a built in “feature” and others say it’s not a big issue. Some cry hose clamps (there’s even a sticky at the top of this subforum). Most tuners can tune it out, but it was still pretty much always there for me through my journeys. After changing to a 3-port interrupt style EBCS, I have rock solid boost that NEVER exceeds my target boost at peak torque. Again, this is infinitely debatable.

Fifth – YEAH BRO I CAN JUST STICK HIDs IN MY STOCK HALOGEN HOUSINGS.
Answer – Stop right there bromethius, unless you enjoy pissing off the world, having a worse beam pattern, and just generally screwing up your night vision. A true retrofit is the way to go. There have been a few people who have done TRS Mini-d2s projector retrofits with ZERO retrofit experience – myself included. We are always happy to answer your questions.

Sixth – OH NO. I DON’T WANT MY WARRANTY VOIDED!
Answer - Your warranty can never be void. You can have a claim denied though. Don’t participate in warranty fraud.

Zillionth - BROFITEROLES, WILL A COBB AP VOID MY WARRANTY?
Answer - Read above question. Your warranty can never be void. However if you have some sort of catastrophic engine failure, do not attempt warranty fraud. Not only is it illegal, but there is currently no way to tell with absolute certainty that the dealer will and/or will not be able to tell if it's been tuned. Own up to your own mistakes because you have to pay to play. There is no post from Cobb or Ecutek that states with absolute certainty that their tuning modification is untraceable. There is also no direct evidence that a dealer will be able to tell sans ECU reset before service. Use your best judgement here. Don't ask this question.

Eighth - HEHE NOOB A BOV WILL BLOW YOUR ENGINE UP!
Answer - No, a BOV/BPV will not blow your engine up. If you run a 100% recirculating BOV/BPV you will have ZERO issues. I personally do this. Adds some PSH without any flash. There have been many others who run 100% atmosphere as well.

Question - DOODZ THE RADIO SUUUCKS
Answer - there are a few ways to change how your radio sounds. You can do the "hidden menu" mod to access some different settings.

BEWARE OF THOSE TRYING TO TELL YOU THINGS THAT ALMOST MAKE SENSE
"Yeah, a lightweight pulley helps rev hang because less weight" WUT??? How does removing weight from a rotating assembly make the throttle plate close faster? This is a PROGRAMMING issue and no amount of weight removal will ever fix that.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:59 PM   #2
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Good writeup. I like how you identify topics as infinitely debatable.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:28 PM   #3
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Can you post this on the Facebook page too please?


Christ this is literally what I am thinking when I read every thread. How did you read my mind???
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:54 AM   #4
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+1 man, good write up.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:00 AM   #5
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Yes but how do I get new WRX?
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:38 PM   #6
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Its because he has "SUPERPOWERS"..... He is just that freaking good......

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Christ this is literally what I am thinking when I read every thread. How did you read my mind???
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:50 PM   #7
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Great write up. Glad to see it all in one place.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:49 PM   #8
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But brocules, do i need winter tires? Brocrates?
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:04 PM   #9
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+1 to you man
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:57 PM   #10
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But brocules, do i need winter tires? Brocrates?
If you have to ask, you'll never know.

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Good writeup. I like how you identify topics as infinitely debatable.
Seems that way at least.

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Can you post this on the Facebook page too please?


Christ this is literally what I am thinking when I read every thread. How did you read my mind???
Yeah, well, I actually enjoy being on NASIOC for the cool projects people do, seeing people do the right things, and enjoying doing things well thought out.

This is why I don't have a facebook.

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Old 01-07-2015, 06:41 PM   #11
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Sticky this.


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Old 01-07-2015, 09:06 PM   #12
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Sticky this.

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Second this.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:49 AM   #13
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I concur! Sticky is in order! Good post
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+1 on excellent write up/sticky-worthy

...Even though the kind of people who are regurgitating the dribble in multiple threads don't read the stickies anyway...
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+1 on excellent write up/sticky-worthy

...Even though the kind of people who are regurgitating the dribble in multiple threads don't read the stickies anyway...
that applies to 99% of people on nasioc....

big ass huge BOV sticky thread...still makes post about BOV...
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This needs to be stickied ASAP. It just blends in with the rest of the post, and we are getting the same questions.
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there are like 3 boost questions right now lol
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:17 PM   #18
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there are like 3 boost questions right now lol

And 497 oil threads


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Old 01-09-2015, 02:02 PM   #19
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Maybe add this to the section regarding the stock halogens.

Modifying H9 bulbs to fit in the stock H11 socket.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2083911

The general consensus is that this will not blind oncoming traffic like improper HIDs will.
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Maybe add this to the section regarding the stock halogens.

Modifying H9 bulbs to fit in the stock H11 socket.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2083911

The general consensus is that this will not blind oncoming traffic like improper HIDs will.
Heck, if you're going to add that, you should add a section about replacing the 9005 high beam bulbs with 9011 HIR bulbs.

http://store.candlepower.com/mohirbuba.html

Same idea, as the low beam with a noticeable difference in output. It works well with my RX350 HID bi-xenon retrofit.

Of course, if you start adding all of that, you'll probably just end up with another Epic Thread of Knowledge. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2623235
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Great post, most all my questions answered lol


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Heck, if you're going to add that, you should add a section about replacing the 9005 high beam bulbs with 9011 HIR bulbs.

http://store.candlepower.com/mohirbuba.html

Same idea, as the low beam with a noticeable difference in output. It works well with my RX350 HID bi-xenon retrofit.

Of course, if you start adding all of that, you'll probably just end up with another Epic Thread of Knowledge. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2623235


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Maybe add this to the section regarding the stock halogens.



Modifying H9 bulbs to fit in the stock H11 socket.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2083911



The general consensus is that this will not blind oncoming traffic like improper HIDs will.

Thanks for the suggestions, although this is in the FA engine subforum as opposed to the 2015 WRX forum. (Personally I would have set up the subforums to go by generation, but alas that would make too much sense)...

I'll admit, the HID projector retrofit comment was more of a personal nitpick, but as stated, the epic thread of knowledge is a great resource as well that I will add to the top of the post, when I'm not mobile

If anyone has any FA20 related info to add, I'm open to suggestions - PM me. I'll keep updating this as more information is available.


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apparently, an aftermarket BPV/BOV (full recirc) will actually do this car good, there are reports that the BPV in our WRX is the same as the JDM LGT, and it has trouble holding stock boost. nice excuse to get a GFB
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apparently, an aftermarket BPV/BOV (full recirc) will actually do this car good, there are reports that the BPV in our WRX is the same as the JDM LGT, and it has trouble holding stock boost. nice excuse to get a GFB

I've said this many times to get heckled by people claiming my t00n just sucked, car was broken, and I'm an amateur. I won't say who, but it's a fairly reputable tuner on this forum who works in combination with a certain company.

After I went BPV and 3 port, my boost is so rock solid it's not even funny.

Additionally, I can blow through my stock BPV now that it's out of the car. Talk about leaky!!!!

I definitely suggest GFB.


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I've said this many times to get heckled by people claiming my t00n just sucked, car was broken, and I'm an amateur. I won't say who, but it's a fairly reputable tuner on this forum who works in combination with a certain company.

After I went BPV and 3 port, my boost is so rock solid it's not even funny.

Additionally, I can blow through my stock BPV now that it's out of the car. Talk about leaky!!!!

I definitely suggest GFB.


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your 3 port might have had more to do with it. is it the same as all the other models? just a mac valve still right?

yeah they did tests with GFB and it actually has benefit/improvements over stock without any harm when running full recirc, but that wasn't on the WRX though, case and point though, if it used the JDM LGT one, then it will be an improvement in general
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