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#1 Old 03-19-2008, 08:55 PM
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So right now im running Cobb stage 2, and im planning on upgrading to a VF34 Cobb map soon. I talked to a tuner and he told me one he gets the protuner from Cobb he'd protune my car accordingly, or he could do it very soon usuing enginuity. What do you all think, should i wait for the protuner or do enginuity? Also, is it worth it to upgrade my TMIC and tune for it, or no?
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I'm not sure about the Cobb vs. Enginuity, but you'll see good benefits from a TMIC with a protune. Granted, a TMIC is good because aftermarket is less prone to heatsoak, but you have to protune to get the extra benefits of the lack of resistance.

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flashing with Enginuity and flashing with cobb are the exact same thing except doing an open source tune you dont have that little cobb computer hand held thing. i got a protune with Enginuity and its been great!
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flashing with Enginuity and flashing with cobb are the exact same thing except doing an open source tune you dont have that little cobb computer hand held thing. i got a protune with Enginuity and its been great!
Killer dude. Congrats. You get the new TMIC?

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the new tmic? no i just have the oem wrx tmic but yes i do have plans on upgrading to the sti tmic and the turbo to go with it my goal is 250whp
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Wrong dude. My bad.

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the new tmic? no i just have the oem wrx tmic but yes i do have plans on upgrading to the sti tmic and the turbo to go with it my goal is 250whp
u got the 2.5l try a used 16g or something anything is pretty much better than the vf39. not hating on it. but i think u would get tired of 250 whp quick. you will probably regret it after u get it.

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should i wait for the protuner or do enginuity? Also, is it worth it to upgrade my TMIC and tune for it, or no?
either or is fine. but definetely wait till u upgrade your tmic b/c u will have to tune after u get it anyways to run it to it's potential.

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ya i was going to ask about the 16g cause i dont want to get the vf39 and max it out trying to get 250 i would rather get the 16g and tune it to hit 250 and it would only have to work half as hard
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I would go at least with a 18g with a 2.5 imo!
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But you know, I was thinking the same thing. The 16G would spool pretty dang quick and give a decent bump in power without being too over the top. I guess it depends on what you are looking for. Sorry for getting alittle off topic.

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I used the evo16g on my GST, great turbo I made over 300 to the wheels in it with a side mount.
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Protune all the way. It will be for car and mods not an OTS map. I have seen Protune net 30-50 whp over OTS maps.
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Wow thats quite a bit of whp there.! Well the OTS map for the VF34 list it at 315 crank hp, so i figured i could get maybe around the 340-350 crank hp mark. Also, i know intakes create lean conditions on WRXs but if i get one and tune for it, then it would actually benefit me, right?
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The stock air box is the best, I would just remove the silencer to get the intake sound. Yes, if you get tuned for it you should be fine.
A good tuner should be able to max out the performance of your setup and still keep you safe. I would be careful of tune that puts you on the edge. I also like road tunes over dyno, dyno can be made to lie.
Just remeber that anything you add after the tune will have to retuned for.
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