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This is a discussion on I'm new, eh?! within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by jeremy96gase To expand on what brfatal said about the economy maps. They are just normal maps, except ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    To expand on what brfatal said about the economy maps. They are just normal maps, except the waste gate is set to open at 7psi instead of 14+psi.

    A professional tune (street or dyno) will yield better results on the whole.


    If daily fuel economy is something you watch, I'd suggest going with 7-7.5" rims with 225mm wide rubber. The fatter the rubber, and heavier the rims the more fuel your engine will consume pulling them around. Also at that size you wouldn't need to roll the fenders at all
    Agreed on all here.

    I had a Cobb AP v1 and found the economy map to be ... stupid. The vertical pedal on the right is much better at economizing.

    Assume you are running an economy map - there will be instances where you temporarily will want / need full boost (merging and such). If you are stuck in economy mode that will not be an option ... this could be a safety issue depending on the circumstances.

    I'm on 17" x 8" rims with 225/45/17 tires and they are plenty grippy. I think people put too much emphasis on bigger is better when it comes to tires and rims.

    Lighter wheels and tires will not only perform better but will use less fuel then their 18" 245-ish tires. Less rotational mass is better than stance or looks.
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    Tires play a huge difference in gas mileage. More rolling resistance (by size, design, and level of inflation) means more gas used. That was about the only thing great about the RE-92 tires that came on the car, they are low resistance tires and were great for fuel economy.

    Sorry for changing the direction of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Tires play a huge difference in gas mileage. More rolling resistance (by size, design, and level of inflation) means more gas used. That was about the only thing great about the RE-92 tires that came on the car, they are low resistance tires and were great for fuel economy.

    Sorry for changing the direction of the thread.
    We were on tires and wheel size on post #9. That seems on topic enough.

    Yes / no?

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    Eventually I'm going to get some 18x9 wheels like this that have a different offset and have them painted again. They will be for daily driving, while the ones currently on there will be for track use since they are 17s and lighter. I think stance is everything and I want my wheels flush with the fender
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    I see where you're coming from.
    I might have to consider keeping the open source and then going to stage 2 after I complete my exhaust system.
    I have a friend that owns a shop that can tune the car, I just need to wait and get a few more mods before that.

    One reason as to why I'd want cobb is so I could take it off and put it back on and everything remain the same. If I lost touch with my friend that put the stage 1 on my car, I wouldn't know what to do.

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    On another note,

    anyone have any information or advice on baking headlights and painting them?

    What kind of paint and whatnot.
    I'm nervous about this, I've seen it done before and been around it but when it comes to my headlights with the projectors it makes me nervous?

    I want to take the orange reflector out the headlights and replace my bulbs with some chrome ones I have too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falseidolsfall View Post
    On another note,

    anyone have any information or advice on baking headlights and painting them?

    What kind of paint and whatnot.
    I'm nervous about this, I've seen it done before and been around it but when it comes to my headlights with the projectors it makes me nervous?

    I want to take the orange reflector out the headlights and replace my bulbs with some chrome ones I have too.
    There are some great write-ups on that subject to be found here.
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    It's an easy process. Search "koji" headlights and there are great walkthroughs. The key is patience.

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    nice 4banger and also that you have it how you want it! love the wheel color!

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    Thanks guys for the links and whatnot on the headlights.



    And thanks for the comments on my ride everyone!
    Every chance I get, I'm buying parts.
    Well it's between that and shopping...typical girl aha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falseidolsfall View Post
    One reason as to why I'd want cobb is so I could take it off and put it back on and everything remain the same. If I lost touch with my friend that put the stage 1 on my car, I wouldn't know what to do.
    Have him give you a copy of your map(s). There are plenty of people who can flash your ECU, but only a few people who you should trust to tune it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Have him give you a copy of your map(s). There are plenty of people who can flash your ECU, but only a few people who you should trust to tune it.


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    sick rims!! R they painted VOLKS? That's an ill purple. I am new to clubwrx too. Hope to see some more pics of ur REX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRONMANG View Post
    sick rims!! R they painted VOLKS? That's an ill purple. I am new to clubwrx too. Hope to see some more pics of ur REX.
    Thanks! No they are Rota Grids, they get the job done. lol.
    And thank you, i need more photos I just haven't had time lately because of work and other things.

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