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    2012 wrx stock tune need help

    I have a 2012 wrx completely stock. Wondering If tuning it would help and or Smooth out the turbo boost. thanks

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    These cars have to be tuned up at regular intervals.
    I do mine every 3 years regardless of miles.
    How many miles are on the car?
    And so far have you been following the maintenance schedule?
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    Ya maintenence is all good and 2012 22k

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    It's a little early but I would do tune up now.
    It can't hurt, and you'll get better gas mileage. Plus the car will run like its new.
    I would recommend that you use Amsoil Signature series 5W-30, and wix or Subaru oil filters.
    Also get a K&N high flow filter for your stock airbox, they work well. Don't beat on the car and keep up with the services, it will go at least 150,000 miles. Any mod plans for the future?
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    Nope just want to keep it stock and I want a little bit more boost I can stage 1 with out mods right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TownLine500 View Post
    It's a little early but I would do tune up now.
    It can't hurt, and you'll get better gas mileage. Plus the car will run like its new.
    I would recommend that you use Amsoil Signature series 5W-30, and wix or Subaru oil filters.
    Also get a K&N high flow filter for your stock airbox, they work well. Don't beat on the car and keep up with the services, it will go at least 150,000 miles. Any mod plans for the future?
    You are using a different definition of "tune" than the OP. He is referring to changing the ecu mapping, you are referring to general maintenance.

    I wouldn't use a k&n filter either.

    Quote Originally Posted by dbelsito1012 View Post
    Nope just want to keep it stock and I want a little bit more boost I can stage 1 with out mods right ?
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    Yes.
    All you need is a Cobb tuner, stage 1 is just a engine map change. It does add some power, plus it has several nice features. I have had them on 2 WRXs I like them much more then open source. Plus if you get your car protuned, they can build you a custom map for tuner.
    It's also easy to switch back to stock, I did that when I sold my 2004 WRX.
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    I don't want to tune It my self I'd rather bring it to a tune shop I suck at that **** I'm new to the subie game

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbelsito1012 View Post
    I don't want to tune It my self I'd rather bring it to a tune shop I suck at that **** I'm new to the subie game
    The Cobb has premade maps, all you have to do is plug it in and spend a couple minutes following the instructions to flash.


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    Will this boost my horse power at all

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    Some not a whole lot, enough to know the difference. Exact numbers can vary.
    A Cobb AP is a great place to start. You get a bump in performance and it allows for stage2 upgrades down the road if you decide to go that route. I started on my 13 WRX with the tuner, and just added one part at a time. You have the ability to change the tune as you upgrade, Cobb is generally safe and and dependable for every day use. And you can have custom tuned maps, from your local tuner to suit your car specifically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbelsito1012 View Post
    Will this boost my horse power at all

    Stage 1 Peak Gains:
    +6.5% hp
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    Maximum Gains:
    +12.3% hp
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    I went stg1, no mods on my 12 WRX with the Cobb ap3, it did smooth out the acceleration, no more hesitation, but watching that damn ap drove me crazy, you will need to run some logs to make sure the engine likes the tune, I did have to run the HWG map, I was underboosting, ended up selling the AP, the power gains are just not enough for me to throw my warranty out the window...the car is fast enough for now, maybe later I will mod. Be ready for warranty denial if you install the AP....Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by heinskits Velvet View Post
    I went stg1, no mods on my 12 WRX with the Cobb ap3, it did smooth out the acceleration, no more hesitation, but watching that damn ap drove me crazy, you will need to run some logs to make sure the engine likes the tune, I did have to run the HWG map, I was underboosting, ended up selling the AP, the power gains are just not enough for me to throw my warranty out the window...the car is fast enough for now, maybe later I will mod. Be ready for warranty denial if you install the AP....Good luck
    It doesn't matter if you uninstall the AP before or after a problem - if Subaru decide to turn down a warranty claim (YMMV), it's going to be because you reflashed the car at some point in its history.

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