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    Hi guys, so I have a 2013 wrx and I am looking to get some extra power out of it. Besides buying an accessport, or going with an opensource tune or pro tune, what can I do to get the most power out of my car? Right now its completely stock, and my tuning budget to less than a grand at the moment. What do you all suggest I do for an optimum increase in output with my restricted budget? Intake, exhaust, etc? Thanks for the help!

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    access port is less than $1000

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    you cant really get power or add power modifications without a tune.. i know you said "besides an AP, opensource, etc" but thats not really an option. so in that case:

    accessport and a used downpipe or full turboback exhaust should be under $1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post

    accessport and a used downpipe or full turboback exhaust should be under $1000
    ^^^That. Stage 2 (downpipe and a tune) would yield you the most bang for your buck. If you go used DP and opensource tune you could do that for way less than $1,000. If you get the AP it will be a little more expensive, but still under a grand. Anything much higher than stage 2 tune begins to get up over your budget for significant gains. The intake won't do you much good at this point other than make your engine have that "whooshing" sound. These have to be tuned for as well. Not cheap for not much more power (at stock stage anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    you cant really get power or add power modifications without a tune.. i know you said "besides an AP, opensource, etc" but thats not really an option. so in that case:

    accessport and a used downpipe or full turboback exhaust should be under $1000
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    So would it harm the car if I got the intake and no tune?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonDisaster View Post
    So would it harm the car if I got the intake and no tune?

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    That is not a recommended action. A lot of intakes are advertised as being able to be bolted on with no tune, but that is not the safest thing to do. You won't have any way of monitoring what is going on and if it is running safely or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonDisaster View Post
    So would it harm the car if I got the intake and no tune?


    Most likely..


    You said no AP or OS tune.. what about ECUTek? Like other's said, you can't get any power without tuning. Just a tune by itself would provide a significant increase in power and drivability. You can't increase power without a tune, but you can improve acceleration and handling at the same time be doing weight reduction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonDisaster View Post
    So would it harm the car if I got the intake and no tune?

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    Maybe, maybe not. But without engine management you won't know. Furthermore, what would be the point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    Most likely..


    You said no AP or OS tune.. what about ECUTek? Like other's said, you can't get any power without tuning. Just a tune by itself would provide a significant increase in power and drivability. You can't increase power without a tune, but you can improve acceleration and handling at the same time be doing weight reduction.
    I did the weight reduction on my current miata and it kinda made it uncomfortable to drive :/ so would I be able to wait once I have my turbo back exhaust and the intake than get the tune? Or should I just get the parts and wait to put them on till I have money for the tune?

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    Devon, please create a separate thread with your questions. We don't want to derail from the OP

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    CNT racing downpipe(catless)- $200
    Tactrix cable
    Torquedperformance stage 2 tune

    Right around $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    Devon, please create a separate thread with your questions. We don't want to derail from the OP
    You're right, I'm sorry

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    So I need a tune above everything else to get started right? Awesome, its just that I was trying not to buy an AP cuz i felt i could buy so much more with the money I save from not buying one. I am not too interested in opensource because I am not too computer savvy and I don't wanna end up with an expensive fix. So I guess I need an AP. Thanks for the help folks really cleared things up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrx>> View Post
    So I need a tune above everything else to get started right? Awesome, its just that I was trying not to buy an AP cuz i felt i could buy so much more with the money I save from not buying one. I am not too interested in opensource because I am not too computer savvy and I don't wanna end up with an expensive fix. So I guess I need an AP. Thanks for the help folks really cleared things up!
    I think u need more then just an ap though. I think u need to pair that ap with intake or dp

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