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    Question I'm New, Hello Everyone! Also, Tuning Questions

    Hi everybody!

    I Just purchased my first WRX, and I am pretty excited! It is a silver 2010 base sedan that I just picked up used with 25k on it. I must admit, with this being my first WRX and even Subaru, I have a lot to learn. I have mainly been a European car enthusiast, with most of my cars being e36 (92-99) BMW 3 series, but I believe that is all about to change! I have a lot of experience with tuning and working on those cars. I have a 1996 328i with a considerable amount of work done to it. I Just traded in my 2004 BMW X3 for my new baby, and I am absolutely LOVING her so far! I took her home for 2 day extended test drive from the car dealer that I work at and all it took was one afternoon of driving; I'm hooked!

    I have had her for a few weeks, and I am starting to look at basic aftermarket mods. I've already purchased a Perrin cat back system, which is on its way. Im looking to pick up an intake system as well, and thought I would open it up to suggestions as you all are the ones to ask! I am also looking at other options for power gains that aren't too drastic. I have hear about the cobb access port, so I was wondering what you all could tell me about that. I am still new to the car and the WRX tuning world as well, so the more info, the better!

    I look forward to learning as much as I can about my car and meeting everyone here! Thanks in advance!

    Edit: hmm, forum won't let me add pictures. Perhaps because this is my first post? Obviously I'm new, and haven't had much of a chance to look around.
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    gratz man, post some pics when u can

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    An accessport is a device that has pre-set programming that you can use to change your computers programming to gain some more power depending on other modifications.

    If you want one, let me know, we sell them.

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    I am new as well so welcome! Luckily, my car came with an Accessport, they are absolutely phenomenal to use. Cobb tuning does quite a bit of work for the accessports including rendering premade maps to different mods you do to your vehicle to help it out. My car currently has a Tsudo downpipe catback system, a blow off valve and am going to be getting a cold air intake system from Perrin soon. I have heard great things about Perrin from the community as well. Another thing you could do at some point in time is get an aftermarket boost gauge, I would recommend a Defi as that is what I am currently looking at. Enjoy your awesome new vehicle and from a new user to another, it's a thrill isn't it?

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    Welcome! As others have said the AP has set maps preloaded that match certain mods you have on your car and a fuel octane level. There are many helpful tools within the AP and kinda comes as an all-in-one tuning assistant. One of the bigger downsides you may hear about the AP is that the tune is very tame.

    Another route is getting a Tactix Cable and downloading RomRaider and finding a map online, such as TorquedPerformance, and tuning the car yourself that way. Talk on here trends that the TP map is a bit less tame than the AP ones which is good and another plus is that the guy from TP, I think his name is Eric, will actually review your logs and help to 'customize' the map towards your car. Not as much as a protune would customize it completely, but its a middle ground between the AP and a Protune.

    The other option would be getting a protune.

    The AP will run you $500-600 I believe, as will a protune (if not more). The Tactix cable/TP map will be able $200/250.

    The choice is yours!
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    I bought an AP and sold it afterwards and went OS since its cheaper. I wouldn't waste my time on an intake as your first mod especially if you plan on getting an AP. Get a down pipe and go stage 2.

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