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This is a discussion on Sophia the 2009 WRX. Heavily Modified Dark Monster within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Sphinx66 Nope, UEL. But yeah I agree. I have a decent plan to shed some weight with ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphinx66 View Post
    Nope, UEL. But yeah I agree. I have a decent plan to shed some weight with a carbon hood, new wheels, new brakes and I was debating a protune. What do you think the real benefit from a protune would be in comparison to the Cobb Stage 2?
    Protune is night and day over a Cobb OTS tune. OTS tunes are still relatively conservative because they have to take into account that they can be used with *all* cars regardless of environment, climate, elevation, etc. A protune for your car can bump the boost even a bit more, safely enhance timing, and shift power bands better for your specific car. 100% worth it for the improved driveability alone.
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    You already have an aluminum hood, so a CF one will not be worth much weight savings. You'd be better off looking to remove weight elsewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    You already have an aluminum hood, so a CF one will not be worth much weight savings. You'd be better off looking to remove weight elsewhere...
    GR hoods aren't aluminum like the GDs were...the GR hoods are heavy as ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13
    GR hoods aren't aluminum like the GDs were...the GR hoods are heavy as ****.
    The hood struts are deceiving, then...I still wouldn't bother with a CF hood.
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    Hmm well at the very least the wheels are coming off in the spring and I will be getting a new bumper. Some different designs I've been looking at. Nothing too tacky or crazy though. I will certainly consider a pro tune. I'll be moving to VA this summer so I'll scope out some places in that area.

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