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    Opinions on manual and electronic boost controllers

    Got a 2012 WRX sedan daily driver with a stage 2 tune. When it comes to boost controllers, what kind seems to be the most user friendly and effective, electronic or manual? Grimmspeed makes both and have heard mixed reviews about both so what makes you guys happy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSonic12 View Post
    Got a 2012 WRX sedan daily driver with a stage 2 tune. When it comes to boost controllers, what kind seems to be the most user friendly and effective, electronic or manual? Grimmspeed makes both and have heard mixed reviews about both so what makes you guys happy?
    Hybrid boost control set-up is pretty much the best around. Used a 3-port solenoid with a MBC in parallel. Reuires a retune.
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    I was actually reading alittle about that in the WTF Tuning threads, I like the idea of having the advantages of both and that one will still work if the other one will fail, as long as it's safe for what i'm trying to accomplish and won't mess up anything in the engine...and I was thinking for the MBC to get the Hallman evo RX so I can make adjustments inside the car. I just got the Accessport V3 so that should work for the tuning right??
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    None of Cobb's maps are set up for those mods. You will need a custom tune


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    ohh ok, so i'll have to find a honorable tune shop before going that route then, which I wanted to do anyway to get accurate readings on what my car is doing after the short ram intake and turbo back exhaust is put on. thanks donkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSonic12 View Post
    ohh ok, so i'll have to find a honorable tune shop before going that route then, which I wanted to do anyway to get accurate readings on what my car is doing after the short ram intake and turbo back exhaust is put on. thanks donkey.
    You don't need a professional tuner to just get some log files. You mentioned you have the Accessport V3, so you can use that to take a few logging runs after you install the parts and upload the appropriate Cobb map. As long as you follow their map requirements to the letter, you should be fine. In rare instances, the car just won't play nice with Cobb's tune, in which case you can work with them to resolve the issue.

    All of that said, a professional tune via a reputable tuner is more beneficial over Cobb's off the shelf tunes, but you don't need a pro's services for just a few logging runs.
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