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    Considering Cobb tuner and Downpipe for '13 Wrx

    Just got back from the dealer who is mod friendly and asked him about going stage 2 on the wrx. Asked about exhausts, cai, and cobb upgrades. What he advised me to do since the stock airbox and exhausts on the '13 are farily good is too just get a downpipe and cobb tuner.

    Does this sound right to you all?

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    Sounds fine.

    The catback on 11+ is really just for noise. The stock airbox is perfectly fine.
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    You could benefit from having an intake on the car at stage 2, but not as much of a benefit as the downpipe and tune. If you do get an intake, just make sure you have a tune that is properly designed to handle that intake.

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    Cobb stuff is no good. You should look for Godspeed items.
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    You need a aftermarket intake and downpipe for stage 2 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell3123 View Post
    You need a tune and high flow downpipe for stage 2 .
    Fixed that for ya.

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    Sorry, got bad information from a different thread. Sucks for me, i bought the aem intake so i could go stage 2 in the next few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell3123 View Post
    Sorry, got bad information from a different thread. Sucks for me, i bought the aem intake so i could go stage 2 in the next few months.
    I mean it's not going to hurt to have it. Just make sure you get tuned correctly for it!

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    Im running the tp stage 1 for the aem intake. I ran a 13.3 at 103 with it . I should have did a pass with the stock air box to compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell3123 View Post
    Im running the tp stage 1 for the aem intake. I ran a 13.3 at 103 with it . I should have did a pass with the stock air box to compare.
    FWIW, drag times are a terrible way to compare mods. Way too many externalities to provide anything of substance, especially comparing intake systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post
    FWIW, drag times are a terrible way to compare mods. Way too many externalities to provide anything of substance, especially comparing intake systems.
    I completely agree but if i swapped it out on the same night with the same amount of cool down time between runs, it would give you a pretty good idea. Also same shift points and im very consistent with my 60ft times.

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    so if i just get a downpipe and a cobb tuner is there a tune just for the downpipe. sorry for all the noob questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfari View Post
    so if i just get a downpipe and a cobb tuner is there a tune just for the downpipe. sorry for all the noob questions.
    Nope, Mondays I lack reading comprehension. This is good for a TBE setup.
    Last edited by mcdbrendan; 09-16-2013 at 03:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfari View Post
    so if i just get a downpipe and a cobb tuner is there a tune just for the downpipe. sorry for all the noob questions.

    No.



    Quote Originally Posted by mcdbrendan View Post


    It clearly says in the link you just posted:

    Hardware Requirements: Stage2

    Otherwise stock vehicle with the following modifications*:
    Intake requirements: Stock airbox with stock air filter
    Exhaust requirements: Upgraded turboback exhaust**

    *The addition of any other hardware may make the vehicle perform poorly.

    **The Stage2 maps were developed using a COBB Tuning turboback exhaust system with a high flow catalytic converter. An equivalent turboback exhaust system could also be used. If a lesser flowing turboback exhaust system is used then boost targets may not be achievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfari View Post
    Just got back from the dealer who is mod friendly
    Mod friendly until your **** blows up and they try to deny your warranty claim.

    If you can avoid the first part of what I said, you're fine.

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