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post #1 of 17 Old 01-05-2008, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Best "bang"(power) for my buck????

I have the basics right now and looking for the best "bang" (power) for my buck. All I have is short ram intake and greddy Ti-C cataback. What is the best next thing to upgrade for most cost effective?? Header & down/up-pipe,,,,,,cobb accessaport???? Both are required..... Is cobb the best for re-mapping??Thanks for any thoughts..
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Beat bet is to get the COBB AP2 to start with, because you aren't getting much out of your catback. Get a downpipe as well. Along with some next step colder plugs and a intercooler sprayer. That should start you off well.

COBB is the safest and IMO the most durable.

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I would go with a downpipe and a tactrix cable for opensource ecu tuning . Stg 2 FTW . Thats the cheapest way I think .

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Id do a manual boost controller, downpipe and tune for best bang for real cheap. some tuners can tune stock ecu so you dont need em.
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Have you replaced your stock up pipe? That's gonna be the next cheapest thing to replace on your car and is worth about 10 hp (?) from what I've heard. After that you're gonna wanna look into the remaining parts of a turbo back exhaust (downpipe) and your engine management. I've heard good things about the ecutec and COBB systems.
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An up pipe isnt needed on the 06 and newer, its a safety mod for the older cars, maybe a little faster spool also. First step should be look into some type of EM, decide on which one, and if money permits after purchasing EM look for a downpipe and go to stage 2.

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I got the COBB Ap and it does the job very well. It's always best when you can reflash to fuel econemy, st. 1 tuning, stg 2 tuning, and various others whenever you feel like it.

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DO NOT GET A Manual Boost Controller. not a good idea we have a stock boost controller system. get cobb Access port to controll boost and other things. with that get Downpipe that is all that is required to go stage 2. very fun power.
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If you want a better boost control stick with the AP and get a 3 port solonoid.

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Ok, so I have been looking for this answer on replacing the stock UP on 06-07 WRX's. I know replacing it isn't necessary because they aren't catted but aren't they a little bigger in diameter.... Wouldn't that benefit us 06-07'ers ?
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catless dp to go with your cbe, cobb ap... done deal if you wanna go cheap.
spend a little extra$ get a bigger tmic and a solid protune
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Ok, so I have been looking for this answer on replacing the stock UP on 06-07 WRX's. I know replacing it isn't necessary because they aren't catted but aren't they a little bigger in diameter.... Wouldn't that benefit us 06-07'ers ?
They are a little bit bigger in diameter, but honestly not worth it at all for you 06-07 guys. I'd heavily consider putting the money elsewhere. The benefits will be so minimal I'd bet you wouldn't notice a thing.

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Cobb AP V2 & Cobb catted downpipe since you have the bigger 2.5 L motor... you'd only get an extra 1-3 hp by going catless, if that. Zero fitment issues. This combo works great for me. You can probably find a pretty good deal if you purchase both items together too.

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what about new pullys? im gettin my greddy ti-c and my cobb ap this next week dp is gonna be soon just gonna save a little military dont pay much lol
other than that any thing else gets complicated?
whats the hp gain on the catback with ap? then adding the dp.
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The catback will give you almost no gain at all. The DP will be the only one that your butt dyno will notice. The DP with EM will bump you up a 25-40 hp to the wheels, aside from a new turbo they're the most effective two mods performance wise.

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