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This is a discussion on New to Subarus within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Ok so I will be ordering my 2013 wrx sedan in November and just wanted to gather a little information ...

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    Ok so I will be ordering my 2013 wrx sedan in November and just wanted to gather a little information while I wait. I have been looking around and it looks like you shouldn't get aftermarket parts without a tune. So my question is, would I be able to get my intake and turbo back exhaust then wait to get it tuned for once I have the money, or wait to install all the parts for when I am ready to pay for a tune. Thank you for all your help in advance. I can't wait to be part of the Subaru community

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    Wait to install until you can get it tuned.
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    And what kind of tune am I looking for? A dyno tune?

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    You can do a couple things for tuning.

    The most popular and "easiest" way is through a Cobb AccessPort. It comes with off the shelf maps for certain intake and downpipe combos

    You can try to find a local tuner who will do a "Pro-Tune". This is a much more personal tune for your specific car and mods done on a dyno.

    A nice middle ground would be to get a Tactix cable, RomRaider software and a laptop. Then get in touch with Tourqed Performance. He will do a "custom" tune through email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    You can do a couple things for tuning.

    The most popular and "easiest" way is through a Cobb AccessPort. It comes with off the shelf maps for certain intake and downpipe combos

    You can try to find a local tuner who will do a "Pro-Tune". This is a much more personal tune for your specific car and mods done on a dyno.

    A nice middle ground would be to get a Tactix cable, RomRaider software and a laptop. Then get in touch with Tourqed Performance. He will do a "custom" tune through email.
    See, but I don't have faith in myself to not mess something else if I were to do it myself so I much rather just get it done by someone who knows what the heck they are doing, you know what I mean?

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    Then the 3rd option isn't for you lol

    The Cobb AP is pretty much plug and play, simple to follow instructions and no "tuning" required.

    Tell us where you're located and someone in your area might be able to recommend a reputable tuner. They would do everything for you, some might not install the parts though.
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    I know there are people that tune around me somewhere lol I just didn't know if I could put the parts on the car then wait to get it tuned.. Would it hurt the car? Or just not really do anything?

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    It will only hurt the car if you drive it hard for prolonged amounts of time.

    A lot of the time you can install your parts the day before your tune and and get a "limp map" from your tuner that will keep the car out of boost.
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    Wow.. Its a lot more difficult than a non turboed car haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    I've heard good things about WTF Tuning
    Well, yeah WTF tuning is a great option but, I hear you have to do something with peanut butter.....

    Quote Originally Posted by DevonDisaster View Post
    Wow.. Its a lot more difficult than a non turboed car haha

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    Lol well yeah. It's worth it though, a good ProTune with intake and a full turbo back exhaust is like night and day to a stock WRX.
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    Lol well yeah. It's worth it though, a good ProTune with intake and a full turbo back exhaust is like night and day to a stock WRX.[/QUOTE]

    Then I guess I will just save up till I can just get it all done at once I guess haha

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