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This is a discussion on Stage II power upgrade within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Is a COBB Stage II the best way to go? Ive done some research and think this might be my ...

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    Stage II power upgrade

    Is a COBB Stage II the best way to go? Ive done some research and think this might be my first step in upgrades.

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    Stage 2 is a very nice step up from stock, without compromising longevity or reliability. It is a very common mod path.
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    I put 101k miles on my 02 with a Cobb stage 2. No problems at all. Sure there are faster WRX's out there...but how many of them cruise by 100k miles on the original motor with no signs of slowing down?
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    I've been Stage 2 for 50K miles now and I love it. I dynoed 234awhp and 244awtq with the off the shelf map. Sure, you can make the WRX faster, but like toofast and blarg have said, Stage 2 gives you reliable and safe power.
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    Is there a stage 3?

    If not, I guess i'll do the stage II. Will this affect an auto transmission?

    Why does COBB seem like the better way to go? What do they have over the others?

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    Cobb is a quality company that specializes in only Subaru parts. The AccessPORT is probably the easiest engine management to use. You just plug it in and let it do it's thing. Also, if you ever want to stray from the base maps that Cobb has, you can get the StreetTUNER software or go to a shop and get a custom ProTUNE.
    As for Stage 3, Cobb has never and probably will never come out with a Stage 3 map. There is Stage 2.5 which is for the VF30 or VF34 turbo and STi pink injectors.
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    Stage 2 is definitely worth it. I just got my Stage 2 Protune done last Monday and ended up with 241awhp and 290awtq on my '06 WRX TR. That's just about stock STi territory. It's like night and day difference from stock and I can't be happier. Not sure about reliability since I only have 10k on the car but if I don't beat up on it too much it should hold up fine. My .02 cents on the matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus1975
    Is a COBB Stage II the best way to go? Ive done some research and think this might be my first step in upgrades.
    that all depends on what you're looking for, if you want 400 hp, then no. I

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    Smartass!


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    wasn't trying to be. . .

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    I just dont know too much about car tuning.....

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    Go for it. The gains are awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus1975
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    Quote Originally Posted by orvtech
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