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I've hit Cobb's stage 2 and I have to figure out were I wanna go from here. Handling is probably my next project. Sway bars and endlinks. Pretty cut and dry. But what next? I know what you guys are going to say. "It all depends on what type of driving you're doing." Well i'm not sure, but i want a good all around vehicle. Mostly for autocross. But when I'm feeling froggy i can take to the gravel. What do you guys think?

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A bigger TMIC, 3 port BCS and a protune could bump up you power decently and that would probably put a bigger smile on your face. If you are looking for more power that is, before a bigger turbo.

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My next little project I think is going to be wrapping some pipes and my turbo.

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A bigger TMIC, 3 port BCS and a protune could bump up you power decently and that would probably put a bigger smile on your face. If you are looking for more power that is, before a bigger turbo.
I was definately looking into a bigger TMIC. I was looking at CSS. Cheap but also a good product, i've heard. The only problem is that i have no tuner around here. And i dont wanna get one online. I like my Cobb AP. Is there anyway to tune for a bigger TMIC without getting a protune or flashing on cobb as a STi.

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I was definately looking into a bigger TMIC. I was looking at CSS. Cheap but also a good product, i've heard. The only problem is that i have no tuner around here. And i dont wanna get one online. I like my Cobb AP. Is there anyway to tune for a bigger TMIC without getting a protune or flashing on cobb as a STi.
There are ways to do internet tunes, but they aren't AP friendly because you can't datalog with the AP. You can get a tactrix cable just for logging. IIRC pdxtuning does online maps for the AP.

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There are ways to do internet tunes, but they aren't AP friendly because you can't datalog with the AP. You can get a tactrix cable just for logging. IIRC pdxtuning does online maps for the AP.
I see. So I have to get tactrix to get an interent tune.


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I see. So I have to get tactrix to get an interent tune.

Yeah basically you need the ability to log so they can alter the map in how your car responds to the previous tweaks. This was one of the reason I decided to go in route of opensource for EM. They aren't that expensive, but you could also go in route of a protune in person. I don't know what is around your area ~ I've been to the Jack Daniels Distillery in TN, which is in Lynchburg AKA the middle of nowhere....but anyways that may be something to also consider. Once I upgrade to a bigger turbo that's when I'll get dyno tuned.

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Yeah basically you need the ability to log so they can alter the map in how your car responds to the previous tweaks. This was one of the reason I decided to go in route of opensource for EM. They aren't that expensive, but you could also go in route of a protune in person. I don't know what is around your area ~ I've been to the Jack Daniels Distillery in TN, which is in Lynchburg AKA the middle of nowhere....but anyways that may be something to also consider. Once I upgrade to a bigger turbo that's when I'll get dyno tuned.
Ok. It's something i'll consider. Thanks for the info mike.

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Another option is the Street Tuner from Cobb, I have it and tune with it. It will data log and let change just about everything. I would suggest that you find a good tuner, it is worth a days drive.
For the handling, swaybars, good rubber and a good alignment will make a huge difference. I would also get a rear strut tie bar, this will help wagons a waste on money for sedans. After that you can start to upgrade soft rubber bushings.
For an idea here are my mods:
HKS coilovers
Hotchkis swaybars
Poltec end links
GT Spec front and rear strut bars
GT Spec fender brace
Gt Spec H Ladder brace
Gt Spec rear T brace
Whiteline ALK
Many bushings have been upgraded
I run 17x7.5 wheels with 225x45x17 615s
I run -1.5 camber front and -1 on the rear toe set to 0 for the street, on the track I run -4 up front.
I will have to say that my car rides bad and makes lots of nosies, but it's great fun.
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Another option is the Street Tuner from Cobb, I have it and tune with it. It will data log and let change just about everything. I would suggest that you find a good tuner, it is worth a days drive.

The only reason I didn't suggest that is because a tactrix cable is a lot cheaper and if he has a laptop that's the way to go.

Edit - you're quite welcome Tom.

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