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    Question: Switching AP between ECON Mode and Stage 1 weekly

    Hey guys,
    I drive a 2011 WRX sedan and I'm new to using an Accessport. I was wondering how it works to be able to switch my maps in real time and permanent flashing.
    I get up early to drive to work most days and don't really need a bunch of power at 4:30am when I'm half asleep and was thinking it would be useful to run an econ map during the week and then switch to the Stage 1 map on the weekend. My car has no mods other than the factory SPT short throw shifter and catback exhaust.
    Is this as simple as changing the realtime map and leaving the AP plugged in, or should I perform a reflash every week?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Use your right foot as your method of saving gas, not the econ map. I'd leave it on the stage 1 map.

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    You'll still get good mileage with a stahe 1. Just depends on how you drive
    From what I've heard all the econ map does is restrict the throttle response anyway
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    Cool, thanks. I have heard that just the standard Stage 1 map will increase the overall efficiency of the WRX and will run more smoothly. I'll try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSaiyanJT View Post
    Cool, thanks. I have heard that just the standard Stage 1 map will increase the overall efficiency of the WRX and will run more smoothly. I'll try that.
    It does. The power band is so much smoother and quicker
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    You could flash stage one, and use the economy map real-time.. but I don't really see the point, you would be better off using the stage one map the whole time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi
    Use your right foot as your method of saving gas, not the econ map. I'd leave it on the stage 1 map.
    This.

    There are times where hp can get you out of a bad situation. As a result, you could find yourself in a situation where the economy map puts you in the position of receiving surprise car buttsex...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    This.

    There are times where hp can get you out of a bad situation. As a result, you could find yourself in a situation where the economy map puts you in the position of receiving surprise car buttsex...
    +1. i would never ever use the economy map for this very reason

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