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    Quote Originally Posted by wh1te0nr1ce View Post
    thanks all for the info! i will be picking the car up within the next 2 weeks. as soon as i can get a day off work! haha! btw! i have a safc-ii laying around. would it be worth it to put on the wrx? or should i look into something else?
    the SAFC-II is a piss poor solution compared to reflashing the stock ECU. Either spend the money on a Cobb AP or do some reading and purchase a Tactrix Cable for use with RomRaider

    RomRaider - Open Source ECU Tools | RomRaider / Rom Raider

    Piggybacks are crude, but effective in cases where the factory ECU cannot or has not been decoded(like the EEC-V ECU used in Mazda Protege's) - but the ECU's on our cars are quite open and easy to flash.
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    oh alright thanks. i was going to originally put it on my sentra but decided not to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wh1te0nr1ce View Post
    oh alright thanks. i was going to originally put it on my sentra but decided not to.
    The SAFC-II might not be a bad idea for the Sentra. My younger brother has a Sentra SE-R Spec-V that was tuned with that for a while. He had the balance removal kit, cams, catless exhaust, header, and I think that was it. It was pretty quick, though I think he started putting it back to stock now as he's currently building up a 1st gen AWD Plymouth Laser. He still has the car, and it hasn't blown up. I believe he's currently using a SAFC on that Laser too right now, but plans to use DSMlink soon.

    Nothing wrong with piggybacks if they are your only option, but if you can flash the stock ECU then that's probably the better option.
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    Black 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 6-speed 94k mi. my mod list
    10/08/2006 - 14.089@103.01 (5-speed with well worn clutch, no launch)
    "Six stars gleaming, five speeds breaking, four tires chirping, three differentials working, two liters screaming, one turbo boosting... it's what makes a Subaru all-wheel-drive, all we'll drive."
    for Bugeye owners my BOV thread Service Manuals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pactin View Post
    Welcome, what kind of Nissan you coming from?

    avoid 3 wrx "sins" - turbo timer, cold air intake and blow off valves

    good luck on the purchase
    They make intake systems that increase flow/power but do not hinder the stock ecu's tune for air flow etc. Intake FAQ: Read if you are thinking of buying one! - NASIOC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pactin View Post
    Welcome, what kind of Nissan you coming from?

    avoid 3 wrx "sins" - turbo timer, cold air intake and blow off valves

    good luck on the purchase
    i've had a wrx for a while but am not into modding my car cuz im broke so i havent... but why are these sins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liljon3501
    but why are these sins?
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