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#1 Old 04-20-2014, 05:08 PM
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First dip into tuning

Hello all, Ive had my 2013 wrx Limited 5 door for about a year now. Haven't done anything but cosmetic mods up to this point but I finally decided to sell back my warranty and start this process.
so at 22,xxx miles
ordered Cobb AP v3 + sf intake
short trow shifter
invidia downpipe ( wanting to get the q300 catback when I get the cash)
heat wrap and turbo blanket.

just thought id share, but I do have a question about the tune.
would I be safe just running the maps on the v3? I live in north Carolina pretty close to sea level.

I think this is my first post I have been a lurker for a little bit.
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Load them up, send a log to Cobb or a trusted tuner and they will be able to tell you if everything looks safe. Soon as money permits you should really get a pro tune though. Nice car!

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Thanks, I'm trying to take it slow with her and not spend any unneeded money by getting it right the first time.

So far shes on the stage one Cobb tune and everything looks clean.

any suggestions are appreciated!
sway bars and struts are probably going to be my next research project.
As well as rims an tires I'm found of the RPF1s but not completely sold on them yet.


spent today cleaning her up so heres another pic

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Hey man! im in NC too! out by the coast. I would get s custom tune if I was you. I drove around for about 4 months on a ots tune but found much better performance and stability on a custom or protune. Torqued performance is who I used. Eric gets back to you very quickly and knows his stuff!
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Heck yah man
I uploaded the stage 1 93 octane+SF tune. Definitely feels a lot smother and the no lift shift is amazing. Ill look into FP I've seen a lot of good things from them. Just want to have all my upgrades on before I drop more money into her.

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I don't know if I have read any negative reviews on torqued performance. I just ordered an AEM intake and will soon order the V3 to go with it.

I was going back and forth between open source and an accessport so I figured might as well have the intake on hand when I decide what to do. Of course it won't be going on until I get the tune. My plan is to get the map from Eric and then that will be the first flash.
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Skip e-tuning (Torque Performance). There are several tuners in the states around you. Go get tuned.
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Skip e-tuning (Torque Performance). There are several tuners in the states around you. Go get tuned.
Was this meant for me or the OP? There was a good one in Colorado about 5 hours from me, but I'm worried about the altitude change and don't want to drive all the way there just to have to make more revisions remotely when i get home. Cobb in Texas is around 7 hours or so from me. There is a PDX tuning that I don't know much about but they are also 5 hours from me.
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There is a PDX tuning that I don't know much about but they are also 5 hours from me.[/QUOTE]



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DO NOT....I REPEAT....DO NOT GO TO PDX TUNING. Trust me, I know from experience.

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Was this meant for me or the OP? There was a good one in Colorado about 5 hours from me, but I'm worried about the altitude change and don't want to drive all the way there just to have to make more revisions remotely when i get home. Cobb in Texas is around 7 hours or so from me. There is a PDX tuning that I don't know much about but they are also 5 hours from me.
No, meant for Nathan.

And Cobb in Plano, TX is a scammer shop. They took me for $4,000 I'll never get back.
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No, meant for Nathan.

And Cobb in Plano, TX is a scammer shop. They took me for $4,000 I'll never get back.
damn yah that doesn't sound like a pleasant experience. I live close to Concord and Charlotte so i know there are plenty of race and tuner shops around .... my budy took his talon to 3sx(they mainly work on 3000gts)... got it to 450awhp for 4,000 ....seemed steep for a dsm, but they might dyno an tune for pretty decent rates.

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You have Motion Lab in Charlotte.

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