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post #1 of 18 Old 12-05-2007, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Stage 1 Question

I have a bone-stock 2006 WRX and am considering buying the COBB AP and taking my car to stage 1. A couple of questions, is it worth the $700, does it really make that much difference? Being my first modification, is that what makes the most sense?

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My first mod was rims and tires. After that I got he AP and to me it was worth every penny. Smoother more usable power. Quicker and higher boost, and even got a few extra MPGs all off the Stage 1 91OCT map. Plus all the little extras on the AP are cool.

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EM will set you up for the next couple of steps in your modding future. It is not a bad move at all. There are cheaper options, but with the Cobb AP you are paying for a super easy user interface and convenience.
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Exactly what awd4life said. Especially on the 06-07s. Its a must for a TBE, and then its there for future mods after that also.

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That's exactly what I wanted to know!!! Thanks everyone! It looks like I'll be at Stage 1 by this weekend... Thanks again.
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good luck to ya enjoy the new smoothness and when you go stage 2 then it time for the real fun

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Let us no what your impressions are!

Lets hope that this will answer some of the questions the new guys have about Stage 1. Well the guys that are actually searching before they post the same question that has been answered 127 times. haha
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I guess when you're right, you're right. And you guys were right! I finally went to Stage 1 last night and it is AWESOME! It really is smoother, quicker, and even a couple of pounds more boost! Well worth the $700. Now I guess I gotta' get to TBE shopping... Thanks again for your advise.
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Awesome and congratulations. So glad that you are pleased with the purchase and the new found power. I was so stoked when I installed my AP also. Isnt the difference nite and day? Well anyways congrats again.

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Congrats man!!! Now the expensive stuff is next! HAHA! For the next couple of days your ECU will get better and better as the ECU "learns" its new settings.
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I remember the first night i installed my turboxs Delta...
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Actually, I have a question that pertains to this. I am about to order the ap myself, and was wondering. I bought a 06 rex last sat and it has 4,500 miles on it. Now people say that you need to unhook the battery for like 30 minutes, because if the previous owner ran anything, but 93 octane the ecu will be in limp mode, until the ecu is reset. Now in NC 93 octane is about everywhere around here. Thats all I use and was as well with my old car. Should I disconnect the battery before hand? That way if the car for some odd reason had like 89 or so in it, when I plug the battery back in and use the cobb ap everything will be learned again? Long post I know any suggestions?
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I have never heard of that before. But might not be a bad idea. Did the car have ANYTHING at all done to it when you bought it? If the previous owner was using 89, they were retarded and the car probably wouldnt be running right, but Im sure we all know that. If there is/was nothing done to the car and its still stock, you shouldnt have to worry about anything though.

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na, the car was completely stock thank god
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I won't waste my time unhooking the battery, once you plug in the AP and reflash the ECU gets reset anyway, and beside the ECUs in these cars have a remarkable ability to learn .

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