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Ok so I figure I've had the car for a month now I might as well throw up a right thread. Traded in my 07 GS with 73k on it for $6k and talked the wrx down to $21,799. Unfortunately my RRE pulley, DC CAI, MagnaFlo Cat-back and RRE headers all went with the car. (too cold for me to unhook everything) Overall I have no regrets and am very pleased with my purchase.

Car came with an Injen CAI so that was $300ish saved. It has 30% on the front windows and I believe 15 or 20% on the rear windows. The first purchase after buying the car was weather-tech mats. They are amazing they cover the entire floor so it keeps the carpet looking new. I just bought myself a Yakima roof rack, I snowboard in the winter and in the next few weeks I'll be buying a kayak so I am all set for the seasons. As of right now I have no plans of lowering my car as I work at a ski resort and there are pot holes everywhere.

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Love the 2011+ Wrx. Idk why they even produce the STi. Sure you loose out on a sixth gear, but everything else can be easily upgraded. COBBs stage 2 set up isnt too shabby either =]
 

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Love the 2011+ Wrx. Idk why they even produce the STi. Sure you loose out on a sixth gear, but everything else can be easily upgraded. COBBs stage 2 set up isnt too shabby either =]
yea haha thats what I've heard. Apparently intake, downpipe, exhaust and tune has you at 300+ to the wheels. I don't know if I want to get a louder exhaust though. I like it being quieter haha.
 

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I heard the ecu on the wrx is easier to tune than the sti . Not sure if it's true though
Yea I don't know about that. I mean I'd imagine they would make both fairly easy to tune since that is a huge draw for them. But yea the Cobb Accessport v3 is deff in my future. It's ridiculous how much easier it is to tune that the fricken Eclipse.
 

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Alls I know for subies by reading up is that every mod you put in the engine it needs a tune, even just an intake because they run super lean factory.
 

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But they are awesome cars, i want an sti hatch though. I like the idea of a hatch.
 

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Alls I know for subies by reading up is that every mod you put in the engine it needs a tune, even just an intake because they run super lean factory.
yea I plan on getting the accessport v3 before I add anything else. The hatch grew on me cause I absolutely used to hate it but I still like the look of a sedan better. I did really like the eclipse's hatch other than the shocks, if those things get cold you'd whack your head every time.
 

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yea I plan on getting the accessport v3 before I add anything else. The hatch grew on me cause I absolutely used to hate it but I still like the look of a sedan better. I did really like the eclipse's hatch other than the shocks, if those things get cold you'd whack your head every time.
Yeah. Do you know if it's tuned right now with that air intake? If
It isn't I've heard that's dangerous because the ar's get way to lean
 

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Yeah. Do you know if it's tuned right now with that air intake? If
It isn't I've heard that's dangerous because the ar's get way to lean
Yea I'm trying to figure that out. I have the stock intake as well so I can swap it on but it hasn't had a rough idle or anything like that.
 

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Awesome upgrade man, you can never go wrong with a wrb wrx.

Ya you definitely need a tune for an intake. The bad thing about the Injen intake is that COBB doesn't make an OTS tune for it. But who knows, it could have been tuned via OpenSource.

I do love the wrx sedans, they are very sexy. 2011 is the best year because they still have the black headlights and have the new front bumper.
 

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Awesome upgrade man, you can never go wrong with a wrb wrx.

Ya you definitely need a tune for an intake. The bad thing about the Injen intake is that COBB doesn't make an OTS tune for it. But who knows, it could have been tuned via OpenSource.

I do love the wrx sedans, they are very sexy. 2011 is the best year because they still have the black headlights and have the new front bumper.
yea and the bumped up HP haha :biggrin: Yea I was reading that the COBB doesn't tune for intakes, is that true? or is it just Injen cause then I'll just sell mine and buy one it tunes for haha
 

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yea and the bumped up HP haha :biggrin: Yea I was reading that the COBB doesn't tune for intakes, is that true? or is it just Injen cause then I'll just sell mine and buy one it tunes for haha
i was reading up and it looks like they have one for the perrin intake i think. is your injen intake a cai? and if so how far down does it go behind the headlight and do you have to worry about puddles?
 

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COBB does have tunes for the COBB intake as well as the AEM intake, but no others last I checked. You can verify it on their site when you look at the maps section.

Edit: Some vendors, like Perrin, make their own maps that will work with their intake. But I have no experience with those
 

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i was reading up and it looks like they have one for the perrin intake i think. is your injen intake a cai? and if so how far down does it go behind the headlight and do you have to worry about puddles?
Mines the injen one. It goes just below the headlight, nothing like the CAI for the eclipse that went down to the fog light.

COBB does have tunes for the COBB intake as well as the AEM intake, but no others last I checked. You can verify it on their site when you look at the maps section.

Edit: Some vendors, like Perrin, make their own maps that will work with their intake. But I have no experience with those
Yea I've been reading up on the accessport and I think ill just buy the COBB intake so it's easy to tune for. I already went back to stock as suggested so what I'm thinking for now is sell the injen one or trade it for a double din kit so I can wire up my headunit I used to have in my eclipse.
 
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