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    2011 WRX tuning help!!

    I just finished installing a Perrin up-pipe and a full 3" Perrin (bell mouth back). I also have the Cobb V3 access port coming in the mail. This is a daily driver and I like to get on it a little bit every once in a while. Which map should I set my ECU to and is 93 octane still safe? I didn't notice any lights come on in the dash after I started it up post-installation. I just let it run for 10 minutes and searched for leaks. Will engine lights light up once I get some mileage on the new upgrades? I read some other forum posts and they talked about blowing motors without flashing or mapping the ECU to safely install engine mods. AM I AT RISK OF BLOWING MY MOTOR IF I DRIVE BEFORE I UPDATE MY ECU???!!!

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    Do NOT start your car before you flash the map. Also, read the map notes! It really is that simple.
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    DO NOT run the car until it is flashed with the AP. Otherwise, yes, you do risk blowing it up.

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    Yes, you should have researched a little bit before you dropped a grand on exhaust.
    Do not run the car, or drive it.
    When you get the AP, flash to stage 2 93 oct map. And use 93 oct gas ONLY.
    Your downpipe is catted, right?

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    Yes my DP is catted. I haven't run the car more than 5 minutes and won't till it's tuned. Thanks all for the very helpful insight.

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