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Old 01-23-2005, 08:25 AM   #1
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2004 WRX Wagon

Default COBB Stage 1 vs Stage 2

My newbie question is that I am currently running stock 04 with Cobb Stage 1. Will I see/feel a significant difference if I get a downpipe (thinking Helix) and get reflashed to Stage 2?

and any opportunity i get to use the dancing banana i take it..so here it is
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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Yes!! And the more upgraded exhaust pipe you add, (including UP), the more your banana will dance.

Just do it!

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Old 01-24-2005, 12:48 PM   #3
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Black Pearl Cobb Stage 2

Default Stage 2

Stage 2 is definitely worth installing, I've had it for about a month now and my car pulls so much harder under acceleration. I had only an Invidia TBE and GFB BOV (not like it adds any power, just sounds cool) before the stage 2 installation and my car was more responsive than stock (probably making HP equal to stage 1) but not quite quick enough for my liking. Stage 2 makes the WRX as quick or maybe a tad quicker than the STi, so it's definitely worth the money IMO.
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Old 01-24-2005, 02:37 PM   #4
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2006 Lotus Elise


I used stage 1 for about a year, and then I ordered a Cobb downpipe, which was backordered for quite some time. I installed the downpipe, reflashed the car to stage 2 and it is a whole different beast. I did not think going to a stage 2 would be that much different, but not only is it more horsepower, the torque curve is much smoother and greater. The car pulls much better than I had anticipated. Just be sure to let it learn. It took a few days for mine to learn, everyday just got better and better.
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