I'm almost 3k miles into my 2014 WRX and loving it. It's daily driven but not recklessly, from time to time love to boost on the freeway or open spaces. I'm really close to working with Cobb down here in SoCal to go Stage 2 "stealth", which is AP/downpipe/tune. My issue is reading the endless amounts of issues with the ring lands and how Subaru won't even help you if the sniff performance mods. While I know it's not hard to re-flash back to stock and throw on the stock DP, my concern is the likeliness I'm going to experience a failure.
My other idea since my local dealer service department has no issues with CB exhausts, was going AP/CBE/stage1 tune to be safer...though it sounds like Stage 2 is what really livens up the car.
Am I being paranoid or should I be confident and gamble on stage2 that's nicely driven that will be fine for 2-3 years? Thanks