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    Which Cobb Stage is this?

    Cobb AccessPort
    Axle back exhaust
    Perrin Performance drop in air filter

    Would I go with a Stage One from Cobb or use the Stage 2 mapping?

    I'm saving all my pennies right now for an AccessPort but I've already got the Perrin filter on the way (bought it before I did any research). I've also found an axle back exhaust (from fastwrx.com) on sale for $225.00. I'd really like to improve the sound of the stock exhaust.

    If I use the Stage One mapping, will it be the right one for this setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrustyTC
    Cobb AccessPort
    Axle back exhaust
    Perrin Performance drop in air filter

    Would I go with a Stage One from Cobb or use the Stage 2 mapping?

    I'm saving all my pennies right now for an AccessPort but I've already got the Perrin filter on the way (bought it before I did any research). I've also found an axle back exhaust (from fastwrx.com) on sale for $225.00. I'd really like to improve the sound of the stock exhaust.

    If I use the Stage One mapping, will it be the right one for this setup?

    thanks,
    KrustyTC
    You'd be running stage one, and your first mod should be an uppipe.

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    youll need a downpipe to be at stage 2

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    putting a drop in filter is a good thing specically from Perrrin, Its when u remove ur stock aribox.

    for stage 2 u need turbo back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah
    You'd be running stage one, and your first mod should be an uppipe.

    Just my $0.02
    So skip the axle back exhaust and spend that money on an up-pipe. Sounds good to me. So, here's the order it should go in then:

    up-pipe
    Cobb AccessPort (Stage1)
    down pipe
    turbo back exhaust (Cobb Stage 2)

    Now that I have a direction that will help a lot in my decisions.

    thanks all for the information,
    KrustyTC

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrustyTC
    So skip the axle back exhaust and spend that money on an up-pipe. Sounds good to me. So, here's the order it should go in then:

    up-pipe
    Cobb AccessPort (Stage1)
    down pipe
    turbo back exhaust (Cobb Stage 2)

    Now that I have a direction that will help a lot in my decisions.

    thanks all for the information,
    KrustyTC
    I would switch that order around, personally:

    AP
    DP
    UP
    Cat-Back.

    The up-pipe can be a real pita. You'll enjoy the AP more as a first mod, and it does improve boost response/spool, which is really all you're getting form a catless UP.
    The DP can be had for cheap, and voila, Stg2. You'll be grinning from ear to ear.
    Just my .02-

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruStamford
    I would switch that order around, personally:

    AP
    DP
    UP
    Cat-Back.

    The up-pipe can be a real pita. You'll enjoy the AP more as a first mod, and it does improve boost response/spool, which is really all you're getting form a catless UP.
    The DP can be had for cheap, and voila, Stg2. You'll be grinning from ear to ear.
    Just my .02-

    -Sam

    Cool. Once again, I appreciate the info. It sounds to me like that is exactly the way to go.

    As you said, I'm looking to get the turbo to spool up sooner and for the throttle responce to be smoother. Cobb looks like the way to go to get more driveablity out of the car with the least amount of work. Too bad it's so expensive. But hey, you've got to pay if you want to play right!

    thanks again,
    KrustyTC

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    If it is a 2006, you don't need a new up-pipe. They are now catless.

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    very true, but he drives a 02 so it is something that he will have to buy at some point in time
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    Quote Originally Posted by UofAWRX
    very true, but he drives a 02 so it is something that he will have to buy at some point in time
    Oops! I guess I should have looked first.

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