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pic from cobb tuning

this is a pic cobb tuning sent me. He asked if my turbo had the adjustable wastegate actuator arm like in the pic he sent. My turbo does not have that at all.
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None of those picture really help need a front pic of the cold side


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went to a shop around the corner and borrowed his camera. those ones on a cable. my point. I managed to find two part numbers
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1d04l08
that was all I could see. does this help? I know two of you clearly said from my pics you could tell it was in fact a smaller turbo.
do these part numbers give a difinative answer? I am not trying to second guess anyone here. I just need to be 100% sure I do have a 2008 usdm like the ap port wants me to confirm it to install.
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Ok. So, the TD04 turbo is the turbo that came on the 08 WRX. So, the Accessport is correct in identifying your vehicle. Your vehicle does not have the 2009 MY WRX Turbo. That turbo is a VF52. So you will be fine installing the Accessport on your vehicle. It sounds like you have one of the rare few 2008 MY vehicles sold as a 2009 MY in Canada.

that is a email I just recieved from cobb tuning support. I sent them the pics I have and the part numbers. so that from the horses mouth. I am let down. very weird how I really coukd not feel the difference yesterday when I test drove a legit 2009 wrx with 265 hp. as I stated mine felt a tad quicker. so I can now look for the upgraded turbo and a dp and go for my stage two. than to all who helped and replied with info.
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Stage two is only a dp. Upgraded turbo you're looking at a protune, not an ots Cobb tune.

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I just installed the AP. put stage 1 91 oct map. they only have 91 oct in this hick town. i am tempted to put a can of octane boost in with my full tank of 91 and put on the 93 oct map. Is that a bad idea. anyone think its safe to do.
I did a few good pulls to see any changes. No redline clutch drops for me. Yes I noticed the power change. it doesnt run out of power at 4000-4500 like before. It pulls good up to 6000. I usually dont go much higher than 6000 rpm. I can hear the turbo a little better too, seems a little louder. But boost topped out at 13.1 psi. i would have though it would have pushed a bit more boost than that. Anyways. Just wanna thank all who helped me on this thread. I still am frustrated that I over paid for a 2008 WRX thats labeled a 2009 wrx. i could have saved myself at least 2500-3000 if not more on a 2008.
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I would recommend just staying with the 91 octane. I doubt the octane booster will bring your octane up to the point where the 93 map would be good to switch to. Don't cause yourself headaches for that little bit of possible gain out of the car. Just my .02 cents. If you want more on 91 get a dp, go stage 2, and get a protune to maximize your power to where you will notice it and be safe.

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Ok, so you can go to stage 2 on a dp with an OTS, and get a protune? wouldn't the protune cancel out the OTS?

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yes... that's what you want anyways

You will just have the extra map on your AP

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for the price of the AP i could have bought a dp and got a pro tune. This how situation of the smaller tuebo etc has just blown my hype for my car. I was very pumped to put the stage 1 map on. now I am jsu thinking i just wasted 720 bucks more on a 2008. Its amazing how the knowledge of missing 40 HP and 22 lbs of torque can deflate your mood.
I did try out the dynometer. Are those accurate. When I did my pull in third like it asked for it said I had over 235 HP with 243 of TQ.
But i wont be doing what i was thinking. no 93 map till i can find some better gas.
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I could sell my ride for at least 17000. Buy this. And use some of left over 10000 to fix it. And I would be ripping around. what to do guys.
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This is what I will be getting when I start a project car

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Octane booster doesn't actually raise the octane that much at all...its like a fraction of a point. The AP Dynometer isn't that accurate. If you skew your own results then the numbers come out skewed.
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On the Speeds the VD is withing 5-6% of a true Mustang Dyno all wheel roller. Can't see it being much farther off than those.

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