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    Need Some Tips for Stage 1

    Hey guys, Im from Orange County, CA and I have a 2013 WRX Premium Wagon that I just bought. I am looking to move to stage 1 on my car, but I need some help from the experts out there. I know very little about cars compared to others, but plan on changing that. I want to upgrade to stage 1, but I need some of you guys to help me with what I should do so I don' t screw my car up. I think I know what I need to do for the most part, but PLEASE help me out.

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    Need Some Tips For Stage 1

    I've got a 2013 wrx hathback and looking to move it to a stage 1. What do I need to do in order to stage 1 my wrx?

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    PLEASE, break the car in first. You should put at least a 1,000 miles on the car, without going over 3500rpms. This is the proper way to break in these cars.

    Stage 1 is a night and day experience, however you don't need any aftermarket parts for a Stage 1 tune. Some people get an intake and/or catback exhaust. I would recommend using Torqued Performance Stage 1 tune, I have it on my car for about 4 months now and I love it. At first you will be amazed of how much more balls the car has, but then a couple weeks pass and your car has adapted to the tune and it feels natural now.

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    ^those responses.

    for my car stage 1 felt a little torquier but then smoother powerband. Wasnt a huge upgrade but it was there. If youre going opensource tuning and an etune make sure you know how everything works first with the Romraider, Learning View, EcuFlash, etc. setup. You can brick your ECU in one bad flash and there goes your ride to work in the morning lol. Links to info on that in my signature. Also i would reccomend that your car is broken in properly and hopefully you realize this can cause warranty problems. Also there are other E-tuners out there and you can also get a protune. The Cobb AP can also have a protune saved to it and then you can also use the AP to log and monitor.
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    If you're only looking to move to stage 1 right now, the only requirement would be a Cobb AP.. or a tactrix cable and opensource tune. If you're not happy with the gains from the Cobb stage 1 map, you can always purchase an e-tune from a company like Torqued Performance --> Torqued Performance

    Make sure to see what additional mods are supported by a generic OTS map before adding them to your car. Some parts like an intake, downpipe, or ebcs require specific/custom maps to function safely. Others like a lightweight crank pulley, or air/oil separator do not. Plan ahead, ask questions, and search through this forum as there are many knowledgeable people here.

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    If you going stage 1 it is very simple. Make sure your car i spast the break in period first. Buy a Cobb Access Port like stated above. Their basic Off The Shelf (OTS) maps are a very nice difference compared to stock.

    Like Liquid said if your not happy with them which you might be for a week. Buy Eric Torqued performance maps. For stage 1/2 package it is $145 I think and his Tune for the Access port is night and day compared to Cobb's.

    Stage 1 is very simple, so is stage 2 if you know how to install the DP.

    Have fun.
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    Stage 1 is a tune. Can be used in conjunction with a catback or an intake, but those are not required.

    If you DO get an intake, a tune WILL be required though. CBE doesn't require any tune.
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