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This is a discussion on 03 Subaru WRX new stuff plus TMIC questions within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; whatsup guys, i've finally got to a point where i have lots of free time to work on my soobie. ...

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    03 Subaru WRX new stuff plus TMIC questions

    whatsup guys, i've finally got to a point where i have lots of free time to work on my soobie. i currently have an 03 wrx (looks like 04 wrx cuz of front end conversion) I have a full TB exhaust, uppipe, cobb short ram intake, lowered 2" in front and 1/2" in back on tein sprigs,after market wheels, front and rear strut bars, front mount intercooler, STI wing and carbon fiber hood. the guy before me did all the exhaust parts and front mount intercooler, pretty sure both are Ebay.. not sure if it matters even, (sounds and performs good). but would getting a better brand benefit a lot? I also have a cobb v3 access port running the stage 2 map. pretty sure the tune isn't meant for that front mount intercooler so i need a specific tune on my access port for the front mount orrrr, i heard i would be a little faster and perform better with a top mount. i have a shop near me that can give me a custom tune on the AP for an STI tmic if i got that. (just because they're probably much better than oem wrx tmic). other than those 2 things what else would benefit my soobie a lot? (performance,looks on exterior and interior, go faster parts)? just comment me your guys's opinions! thanks!

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    The STi intercooler is better than the WRX version but I don't know how appreciably better it really will be in your situation. I also agree that your current map almost certainly doesn't account for the FMIC. Run some math and see what it'd cost you to either get a map for your current parts or switch parts and run an off the shelf map (less performance likely) or a custom map (likely better) for the new parts (i.e. the TMIC if you can't map the FMIC yo uhave now).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post


    I already replied to the other post.

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