I am new the the Subaru world and self ECU tuning. I recently sold my Mustang Cobra and purchased a 2014 WRX. So far I love the car, and enjoy reading these forums.
I am still breaking in the motor, but I am interesting in getting an AccessPort and a Invidia Q300 catback in the near future. I have a few questions, and I have surfed the forums and have not found anything quite on point.
1) How good are the OTS maps from Cobb?
2) Will brand of exhaust or CAI make a difference when it comes to choosing a tune? (If I get an Invidia exhaust and a non-Cobb CAI, would it affect the way the OTS map performs)
3) How frequently do people brick their ECUs using an AccessPort? And is it something that can be fixed by the user (similar to an iPhone where you just reflash again for lack of a better analogy, or would the ECU need to be sent out?
4) I see that there are a number of maps from Stage 1 to Non-Performance. Is it dangerous to frequently change maps? (Say you're running a Stage 1 map, and then when you get somewhere, is it safe to put the anti-theft map or valet map on, then when you get back to the car to put the Stage 1 back on.)
Also, I apologize if this is not posted in exactly the right category.
Thank you in advance, and I would really appreciate any information that could be provided!