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#1 Old 11-15-2010, 01:23 AM
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When do I need a tune?

I have been looking for a solid answer for about 2 hours now on every subaru forum site and cant find my answer.
My question is,

Two days ago I put a Megan downpipe on my 2002 wrx and I planned on going to a local muffler shop and having them weld on a 3in straight pipe.
I want my car to sound good and have a nice rumble to it which if I went with the above option ^ my car would sounds nice, and I could care less if I get 40 more hp out of a 400 tune.
So can I get the Megan downpipe on my car and a 3in straight pipe without a tune? Is this okay for my car? Like I said I dont care about getting more HP. I just want the car to sound nice.
Thanks for all everyones help, Im not that great with cars.


Btw. I posted this same question on nasioc... I got sh** answers from them.h
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Yes, you will need a tune right away with that downpipe. No, it's not OK without one. Easy solution is the Cobb Accessport, but there are many other options. You gotta pay to play !

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Like I said I dont care about getting more HP. I just want the car to sound nice.
Following your logic, consider this: A tuned car will sound "nicer" than an untuned car.


...and more importantly, a "$400 tune" is a fraction of what you might have to pay to fix things in the future if you decided against it.


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Yes, you will need a tune right away with that downpipe. No, it's not OK without one. Easy solution is the Cobb Accessport, but there are many other options. You gotta pay to play !

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Er....he doesn't need a tune for a downpipe. He has an '02 WRX.

That being said, you will/should want one.
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If you want JUST noise, get a CBE (cat back exhaust) no tune required, and it will/can give you the rumble you are looking for.

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