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Aps??

Is the APS exhaust a good exhaust, and does it have good results and good sound?
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yea my brother had it on his car. Its top quality and the sound is great.
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APS products are all around top quality...just a little pricey

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What they ^^^ said, good stuff

My turbo's fixed and a lot better =)
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I'm running a full 3" APS turbo back and their up-pipe, with a cobb stage 2/93 base map, I ran 13.54 @99.5 wednesday night...the exhaust is very nice...well worth the coin in my opinion.

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i have never heard any bad about APS besides price.. but sometimes you get what you pay for so you cant really go wrong spending more on the APS

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Hey Trey

I am looking at the APS 3" turbo back for my 2004 WRX. I have 2 concerns: Emissions testing and O2/EGT sensors.

I intend to run without a catalytic converter on track. I assume the high flow catalytic converter will get me past emissions on the street. Is that a safe assumption or am I making an ass out of u and me?

Which of the stock sensors can interface with the APS UP & turboback? Did you connect temperature and O2 sensors to interact with the stock ECU or did you have to modify it somehow?

Any info would be welcomed

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I really can't give you a good answer about the emisions quiestion, they don't check around here, so I went catless w/o concern. As far as the sensors go, you'll be able to reinstall all of them just like stock. Are you going with any type of engine management? I'm running the Cobb AP, and it takes care of any exhaust codes that would other wise show up running catless w/o the AP. I'm not sure if expense is of any concern to you, but for the price, the AP is well worth it, not only eliminating the need for any mechanical or electrical fixes for exhaust codes, but for the performance gain as well.

Hope this helps a little, feel free to ask any quiestions, I'll be glad to offer what I can.

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Thanks for the info. Its good to hear that I can avoid mechanical and electrical fixes.

Regarding engine management: I was gonna go with Ecutek. The tuner in our town (MZM Performance) highly recommends it. While I can't reflash the ECU myself (like the AccessPort), I don't intend to mess with it too often. How often do you reflash your ECU?

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I've only flashed the ecu 2 times, each with a base map. Once when I went to stage 1/93, then after the tbe and uppipe install, and I went to stage 2/93.

Since I plane on leaving things as they are for a while, the only other time I think I'll need another flash is if I can find someone reasonably close, in a neighboring state maybe that can dyno the car and do a pro tune for me.

Good luck, as far as the Ecutek, my only quiestion about it would be if it can widen up the paramiters like the AP for the exhaust codes. Other than that, I think that any form of engine management will net close results, even if some are a bit better than others. My choice was made solely on price, the guy who tunes for the local Subaru dealer had an AP he unmarried from a trade in car, so for $300 I got it for quite a deal. Even with just the base maps, I've been very happy with it.

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