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    Break in normal or tuned?

    I am going to be getting a Cobb AP along with a new WRX. My question is if I would be better off breaking in the car normally, or pull over when I pick in up to install and load the ots map for break in? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I break in cars according to the maker's instructions.
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    Follow the owners manual for break in procedure. Nobody here is smarter than the engineers who designed this car and wrote the manual.

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    Follow the owners manual for break in procedure. Nobody here is smarter than the engineers who designed this car and wrote the manual.
    Talk about assuming things. For all you know one of those engineers could be a member of the forum lol. I would still be following Subaru's break in procedures according to the manual. It would just be getting broke in under a cobb map rather then the stock map. Sorry if this is beating a dead horse. I am just looking for a more clear answer. Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimChaos View Post
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    Talk about assuming things. For all you know one of those engineers could be a member of the forum lol. I would still be following Subaru's break in procedures according to the manual. It would just be getting broke in under a cobb map rather then the stock map. Sorry if this is beating a dead horse. I am just looking for a more clear answer. Thanks again
    Opinions vary, but common sense dictates clearing the break in period with the stock map before flashing. What COBB will say is that you can do it anytime, but if you decide to flash now, it's imperative you follow the break-in procedure to the tee. That means no heavy throttle, and keeping it under 4K for the duration of the break-in period.

    But hey, it's your car, your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrimChaos View Post
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    Talk about assuming things. For all you know one of those engineers could be a member of the forum lol. I would still be following Subaru's break in procedures according to the manual. It would just be getting broke in under a cobb map rather then the stock map. Sorry if this is beating a dead horse. I am just looking for a more clear answer. Thanks again
    I, as in myself, would not install an AP during the break in period. To me that's just asking for something to go wrong and it not be covered under warranty. And if you load an OTS map with a Cobb AP during the breaking period then you are not following the manuals guidelines for breaking in the car properly because you are not using the stock map, contrary to your belief.
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