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    Stage 3? Or go another way?

    Thinking of going stage 3 (TMIC, fuel pump, one step colder plugs, stage 3 TP tune)
    Who's gotten this from stage 2? How big of a difference is it? Worth the money?
    2013 WRX sedan - MODS = pretty much every bolt on besides a bigger turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elblanco1987 View Post
    Thinking of going stage 3 (TMIC, fuel pump, one step colder plugs, stage 3 TP tune)
    Who's gotten this from stage 2? How big of a difference is it? Worth the money?
    Not a bad way to go...but for even better results, and if you're spending the money on those upgrades anyway, why not go get a dyno protune? That will yield much better gains for you.
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    Unless you've got suspension and brake mods that you haven't listed, I'd work on that before adding more power.

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    Dyno is hard to come by, there isn't one anywhere around here so idhave to drive for hours without a tune. I'd get the download tune for now and get it dynoed later
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    My buddy who is on the forum is stage 3 with a tp map. He is actually about to switch from a PW ic to a fmic. (More of a looks thing for him). I don't know actually numbers to tell you but from stage 2 to stage 3 just being in the car both times you do feel more pull (power). If ur looking for a aftermarket tmic he will be selling his. For a stage 3 tp map your else going to need a ebcs.

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    Oh ya I forgot about that. Well if he's looking for someone to sell the tmic to I'm interested
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    Quote Originally Posted by elblanco1987 View Post
    Oh ya I forgot about that. Well if he's looking for someone to sell the tmic to I'm interested
    I will ask him what he wants for it. I was going to buy it but I prob would have to get a new wife if I did. And I'm not ready for that yet but i jus bought his cobb short ram because he had to buy a cai for his fmic.

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    He said 600$ shipped depending where u live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    Unless you've got suspension and brake mods that you haven't listed, I'd work on that before adding more power.


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    ^thats just a opinion.

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    I'll take it pending pics of condition
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    I jus texted him the link to this thread. So u guys can figure this out. He said he has around 6000-7000 miles on ic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrxPower View Post
    ^thats just a opinion.
    ^that's just an opinion as well.

    For your car to adequately handle the extra power you are adding, you need to have better suspension components to help put that power safely and reliably to the ground. And when you have substantial power added, you have to have a safe and reliable way to stop that power...ergo upgraded brakes and suspension aren't exactly an opinion. Stock components as is weren't exactly designed with the thought of "what if this guy decides to start adding 25-30% more power to the engine" when they were designed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    ^that's just an opinion as well.

    For your car to adequately handle the extra power you are adding, you need to have better suspension components to help put that power safely and reliably to the ground. And when you have substantial power added, you have to have a safe and reliable way to stop that power...ergo upgraded brakes and suspension aren't exactly an opinion. Stock components as is weren't exactly designed with the thought of "what if this guy decides to start adding 25-30% more power to the engine" when they were designed.
    I agree!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elblanco1987 View Post
    Dyno is hard to come by, there isn't one anywhere around here so idhave to drive for hours without a tune. I'd get the download tune for now and get it dynoed later
    What about contacting a shop and setting it up to bring the parts there and put them on/tune it all at once?

    Ps my vote is for some suspension/brake work as well, just a personal opinion but I enjoy improvement in those areas just as much as moar powah!
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