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    Protune question

    I have a 2005 wrx with a turboback and aftermarket up pipe and I was thinking about getting it tuned. I already have an accessport. Is it worth getting it tuned with these mods?



    Also, I was thinking about doing it at "Garage Tuning" in Orange (any comments?). Did anyone get there wrx tuned somewhere else in SoCal?

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    Is it worth it?

    Are you satisfied w/ Cobb Stage 2? If not, then yes.


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    Post that question in the South Western Forum.
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    A pro-tune would be worth it if indeed you were not planning on any major mods(turbo upgrade) in the near future. A mod like that will require a new pro-tune for the new turbo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tayhadar1 View Post
    A pro-tune would be worth it if indeed you were not planning on any major mods(turbo upgrade) in the near future. A mod like that will require a new pro-tune for the new turbo.
    i was kinda wondering the same question, Turbo back and spt intake with cobb AP...thats supposed to be what?? 50 BHP (flywheel) addition on a STI? what would a protune add to that? and whats involved with a protune?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Skellington View Post
    i was kinda wondering the same question, Turbo back and spt intake with cobb AP...thats supposed to be what?? 50 BHP (flywheel) addition on a STI? what would a protune add to that? and whats involved with a protune?
    Well a protune should add significant power, but I don't know how much the intake would add or subtract from that. What is involved in a pro-tune is usually multiple dyno pulls, where a tuner dials in the timing, boost, and other factors to get the most out of your car. The reason that more power can be achieved is because cobb ots maps are somewhat more conservative and designed to work for most everybody. Basically all that is being done is a computer reprogram
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    Quote Originally Posted by tayhadar1 View Post
    Well a protune should add significant power, but I don't know how much the intake would add or subtract from that. What is involved in a pro-tune is usually multiple dyno pulls, where a tuner dials in the timing, boost, and other factors to get the most out of your car. The reason that more power can be achieved is because cobb ots maps are somewhat more conservative and designed to work for most everybody. Basically all that is being done is a computer reprogram
    ohh cool...thanks! very helpful
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    Very happy with my pro tune. Only bad thing is I want more HP and TQ. Check out my dyno results that I posted last week.

    My base line was with my Cobb A.P 2.0 Stage 2 3" TBE/UPPIE,K&N Panel Filter

    Cobb Stage 2 91 ACN LWG Max Power 274.10 Max Torque 298.32

    Harman Pump Gas Map 91ACN Max Power 298.71 Max Torque 315.85

    Harman Race Gas Map 100 Octane Max Power 315.87 Max Torque 345.2
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    the ap to me kinda plays it safe with fuel. if you get pro tuned you might see better gas mileage and also some more power

    i think its worth it

    b4 u get protuned get a walbro 255lph fuel pump as this will help alittle
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb181 View Post
    Very happy with my pro tune. Only bad thing is I want more HP and TQ. Check out my dyno results that I posted last week.

    My base line was with my Cobb A.P 2.0 Stage 2 3" TBE/UPPIE,K&N Panel Filter

    Cobb Stage 2 91 ACN LWG Max Power 274.10 Max Torque 298.32

    Harman Pump Gas Map 91ACN Max Power 298.71 Max Torque 315.85

    Harman Race Gas Map 100 Octane Max Power 315.87 Max Torque 345.2
    Is this at the wheels? what dyno, those are great numbers...Wow time to get a c16 race gas tune for me, if you can pull numbers like that on 100oct. On 93oct tuned best I made was 292.1 awftlb/tq and 242 awhp on a Dynapack chassis dynamometer...With just dp and exhaust...

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    That is to the wheels on a dyno-jet. Was told C16 makes a big difference in power. Was really impressed with the A.P 2 numbers on the first pull not bad numbers for under $1000 for A.P 2 and exhaust

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    makes more sense now...I just realized you have an STI, and not a wrx...I have an 06 WRX...I knew my numbers where good as I have walked some ots stg 2 STI's up until highway speeds...damn td04

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    Still very good numbers. Saving for my next upgrade now. FMIC, Water injection 20g turbo setup should put down 380 to 400 to the the wheels on pump gas.

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