Ok, So I have already received some advice from people in the chat and if you're reading this please feel free to tune in. Anyhow like the title says I wish to go "stage 2" soon. My problem is deciding on the tune itself. I really want a protune, I like the idea of it better. Personalized to my car is obviously going to be better than a universal MAP from COBB with the AP. Not to say that those aren't bad.
So here are my options: The tuner I am going to prefers to have a Cobb AP for obvious reasons, in short it makes it easier on him to tune. The downside to this option is that not only do I have to pay for the tune but I have to buy an AP. My other option is to have him do an open source tune. This way I would not have to pay for an AP. The only downside, on my side of the field, is that I would not be able to do data logs as easily as I would with the AP. It is my understanding that if i buy a tactrix cable I will be able to data log from a laptop. Those of you with experience with open sources, how easy is it to do data logs through a laptop?
Finally the parts, I'm not doing any heavy modding past the following parts. Since this is my DD, not much is going on other than a few bolt ons. Such as: Cobb RAM Intake, Invidia Catted Downpipe, a CBE, a GrimmSpeed 3 port EBCS, a Wideband A/F ratio gauge and a boost gauge. The tuner told me that if I wanted the EBCS then I would pretty much need to do a protune.
Finally I don't plan to be constantly reflashing MAP's and adding parts or taking off parts. It will all be going on at once and not coming off again.
So with all of that, what are your thoughts on this situation? Input? Advice? As of now I am still leaning towards an open source, although the tuner doesn't seem to be too enthusiastic about it. He will still do it.