My first purchase for my '13 WRX was the Cobb AccessPort. Going immediately to Stage 1 at 1001 miles on the odometer. Great upfront investment to get immediate power returns for the money. Once I decided to go to Stage 2 I went with the Torqued Performance map and recommended car upgrades for it. Took a few months to get all the parts I wanted for it, EBCS, Larger TMIC, downpipe, exhaust, and intake before I purchased my second Stage 2 map from Eric at TP. Feel the car is running stronger then ever and enjoy the extra power. I do wonder if e-mail maps and on the road data logging and tweaking the map is really as good as I think it is.
Decided to measure exactly how good my TP map is running. Going in for a ProTune (Dyno-Tune) on 7/22 where they will do a baseline of the current TP map. Ask that the ProTune be more torque favored over higher HP. I'm not racing my WRX on the track or interested in going 100+ mph on the street; that's what my motorcycles are for I want that push me back into my Sparco as hard as you can acceleration like a V8 does so well.
Will post back to this thread my results for those considering if a TP map or ProTune is the best choice for their money spent. I'm really pulling for the TP map to be 90% as good as the ProTune mapping; if so then the TP map will be the better dollar-to-performance choice.