This is a discussion on Went Stage 1 a week ago Cobb then Torqued Performance quick review within the Tuning: Electronic Engine Management forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by EJ257 Boost creep is a mechanical issue, so it has nothing to do with the tune. So ...
I had a stage 2 (then 3, then 3+) TP tune before I got my pro-tune at that level (3+). I enjoyed it at stage 2, and had absolutely no issues with it, and I felt it was much better than the cobb one (but also way more aggressive from my limited knowledge).
My pro-tune gained me about 10% max HP, and 15% max torque, so erics tune was very good for an e-tune if you don't want to spend the money on a pro-tune. The pro-tune is better, of course, but you have to decide if it's worth it.
If you have issues, and you think it's tune related (boost creep isn't), I'd email eric and see what he can do. He's very responsive and helpful.
2013 DGM WRX - Perrin CAI | PW TMIC | Forge BPV | Cobb DP | GS EBCS | DW 65C Pump | Perrin ELH & Uppipe | NGK One-Step Colder | Bren ProTune
Best Time (on 4.21.13): 12.26 sec @ 113 mph
What is Eric's email again?
Purchased 7/17/13: 2013 WRX Limited- satin pearl white: short throw shifter, Perrin cat-back, and some other stuff. ;-)
You clearly haven't searched very hard because the answers to all your questions is in the very first post..
Let me google that for you
Maybe you should reconsider blindly modifying your car without understanding how any of the modifications work.
Though, if you did any research prior, you would have already known that you run into boost spike/boost creep issues with catless downpipes before you bought one. Not to mention catless is terrible for the environment, won't pass emissions, and the gain in HP is negligible.
In retrospect, yes a pro-tune is always the best route to go in terms of tuning.
2013 WRX DGM
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Simple answer: both occur when the wastegate doesn't divert enough exhaust gas away from the turbine and you see higher-than-desired pressure levels, but one is cause by a mechanical fault (creep) and one is caused by the tune (overboost).Originally Posted by jsantos1082
He's not bashing because you're a noob. He's calling you out for asking for information without bothering to look for it yourself. There is such a large amount of information out already available, it saves everyone a ton of time if you search before posting. That's all.
Nothing wrong with being noobtastic regarding your car or otherwise. Just make an effort to learn/search for yourself.
I understand being new to forums though, getting the hang of learning how to search and how deep to go before posting to avoid flaming/abuse can be difficult. Just don't take it personally and learn to love the pursuit of knowledge.
Don't click that ---> http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/member...1-obp-sti.html