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#1 Old 05-27-2012, 09:37 PM
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Stage 1, Cobb Intake question

I'm rather new to modifying cars so bear with me if I lack the correct vocab. I have an '11 WRX and just installed the Cobb Intake and flashed the ECU for Stage 1+93. I drove it a decent amount today to test out the feel and the acceleration seems slower. Anyone else experience this? It may just be me overanalyzing everything but it just seems like the car rides "heavy" when accelerating.

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Give it a few days worth of driving. The ecu is probably still learning what's what.

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Yes as said, give it time, the ecu is pretty much learning the car again to deal with the new modification. How do you like the added intake noise?
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Yeah mine did the same thing. Took a week or so of driving back and forth to work(20miles one way) then it was back, plus a little bit on the butt dyno

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So After I get my Cobb AP it will take about a week or 200miles
for the ECU to learn the new map and all that?
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Probably not that long, a day or so. You will feel a difference right of the bat.

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Right. It's gonna vary a bit from car to car. I only say that long because I wasn't checking the dynamic advance multiplier every single day. And when I did it was about 5 days after and everything was as it should be. If you wanna make sure everything is normal, just go into the live data on the ap, and look under the dam, I believe it should be sitting at 1. If so the ecu is probably "happy" with how everything is working.

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So witht he AP, if I drive the car normal with here and there hard driving
the car should be fine, right?
Its not like its gonna brake or something
Someone on the forum said it will help the car with the tune, much better then stock
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Correct... But you will still want to get your car a specific tune. The OTS maps are just a generic map.

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Yeah,
Im talkin with a tune shop here and see what we can do

tyvm
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1 more question

How long can I drive with the new map before going to the shop
for a proper tweaking?
Will it hurt the car if I don't go at all?
Just upload the map and call it a day
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I ran my car at stg1 and stg2 for over a year before a protune with no ill affects. I know some people have gone longer. The car will still be rich, but how harmful that is, probably not that bad.

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I use the ots map and its ok but it has been said by many that the ots maps aren't end all be all. A custom map will be better long term. These ots maps are very generic, you will get more power, a better fuel curve and better drivability, with a custom map. I have been very surprised with this map for my car, and honestly the only reason I haven't gotten a protune is because the closest real tuner to me is in plano tx. Quite a drive for me and that shop is by no means a cheap one.

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sweet that answers my questions

tyvm guys

I'll hit up again after I get my AP
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maybe they didnt disable the stability control override. does the traction warning come on when you jump on it?
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