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post #1 of 4 Old 05-13-2016, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2016 WRX /CVT and would like to use Ecutek reflash. Any thoughts on effects on CVT reliability appreciated.
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The brand of the tune shouldn't have any effect on the reliability of the CVT. Rumors have been stirring around that Cobb doesn't offer a Stage 2 power package for the 15-16 WRX with CVT because the trans cant handle the additional strain of an extra 30-40 WHP.

I have 2 fiends who are currently on the Cobb stage 1 on 2015 WRXs and the CVTs seem to be handling the additional strain just fine. They don't have trouble shifting with their paddles and leaving the ECU to handle the shift points seems to be fine as well.

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What he said. The CVT transmission is not very strong and doesn't handle much more power than stock. That is the reason that Cobb won't put out an OTS map for stage 2 for CVT cars by their own admission.
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Thanks. I have just completed a 1500km road trip around South Island of NZ, and am impressed with CVT, but it needs to be driven differently than a DCT, that I had in my GTR. Once you get the feel of it it's really rewarding.
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