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Question Cat back and down pipe VS. Turbo Back

Hey, I need some input as to what would be a better option for my car. I have an 04 WRX that is basically stock except for the CAI that was installed before I purchased the car. MY first mod is going to be my exhaust, I was wondering would it be better to install a cat back and a down pipe or a full turbo back exhaust? Any thoughts?
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They are the same thing, unless you are asking if a catback from one brand and the downpipe from another is a better idea?? THAT would all depend on what gains/sound you are looking for. I went w/a COBB DP.
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Well, I wanted to increase my hp and also have a system that will support a bigger turbo, sound isn't really important to me.....don't get me wrong I love the rumble, but it's not my main goal. I was looking at cobb 3" turbo back 304 stainless, it's a little pricier than the turboxs I was looking at, but I've heard good things about cobb, is it worth the extra $ ?
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not really if u ask me. i would go with invidia TBE check this out CVR Motorsports - Subaru :: WRX :: 2002-2003 :: Power Packages :: Stage 2 Power Package

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Thanks, that looks enticing!!!!! Not a bad price, but I'm fairly new to the game and I'm not real sure what the acess port is for, could you give me an idea?
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and Acess port is used as a engine management system, what it does it allows you to reflash your ECU for what mods you have on your car and able to make more power, just to let you know Cobb does run a bit rich, to make the most out of your car you need to take it to get a professional tune for your car on a dyno.
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What does that run typically ?
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How many hours does it take?

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stage 2 i would say with a good tuner about an hour. once you upgrade the turbo and what not thats when it starts taking longer.

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Depending on what CAI and BOV you have it could take longer.Those two mods plus a car that is in a rough state of tune can cause major problems for tuners.Might not be a bad idea to put in a fresh set of plugs plus a MAF and intake track cleaning.

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I don't think any of COBB's OTS maps run rich. They are mild tunes.
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I don't think any of COBB's OTS maps run rich. They are mild tunes.
They do run rich. COBB adds extra fuel so ensure you do NOT run lean and cause some major damage. They have to do that to cover themselves, especially when they charge what they do for the AP. Everyone needs to understand these are BASE maps, and they should be altered by a pro or yourself if capable. The fuel added will be leaned out through a protune.

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Ok, so you're saying the 5-9% more fuel that they add is considered enough to utilize the word "rich" ?
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Ok, so you're saying the 5-9% more fuel that they add is considered enough to utilize the word "rich" ?
I guess so? Now your arguing semantics.....I don't know dude, I'm just saying they add more fuel for the reasons I stated above.

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