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stuck686 10-08-2012 11:44 AM

educate me on stage 2
 
im looking at a car that is stage 2 tuned and has an uppipe and downpipe but not a full exhaust. is this an appropriate set up or a full exhaust needed? stock intake

f1anatic 10-08-2012 12:10 PM

Even stock cars have up- and down- pipes.
A tune and aftermarket pipes (understood to be without catalytic converters for the most part though high flows are available) is all that is needed to be Stage 2. I suggest you do look up the wiki threads to further your basic tubocharged Subaru knowledge.

whitetiger 10-08-2012 12:11 PM

what he said

LosAngelesLGT 10-08-2012 12:13 PM

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ons-48123.html

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...-gt-19037.html

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instanc...x/28012621.jpg

stuck686 10-08-2012 12:20 PM

thanks i guess those links cover it.

one of those says with stage 2 a full exhaust is recommended.. so with a catless pipe and stock exhaust is it restricting something?

whitetiger 10-08-2012 12:24 PM

recommended, but not needed. you can run stage 2 with a catless UP and HFC DP all day long. no issues.

dr_sharp 10-08-2012 12:33 PM

Stay stock or go stage 3. Stage 2 is just a placeholder while your wallet prepares for the inevitable.

stuck686 10-08-2012 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr_sharp (Post 4105661)
Stay stock or go stage 3. Stage 2 is just a placeholder while your wallet prepares for the inevitable.

turbo fail? how long does stage 2 take for that to happen. the car i am looking at has 48k miles and has been stage 2 since 34k

LosAngelesLGT 10-08-2012 12:39 PM

:munch:

stuck686 10-08-2012 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LosAngelesLGT (Post 4105675)
:munch:

http://www.freewebs.com/liun/austin/bertstare.jpg

Drift Motion 10-08-2012 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr_sharp (Post 4105661)
Stay stock or go stage 3. Stage 2 is just a placeholder while your wallet prepares for the inevitable.

lol...so true...

dr_sharp 10-08-2012 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stuck686 (Post 4105670)
turbo fail? how long does stage 2 take for that to happen. the car i am looking at has 48k miles and has been stage 2 since 34k

boredom :lol:

turbos can fail, yes. but not as often as people on this forum like you to think.

when a performance oriented car part fails; people tend to spread the word - and bad news travels fast. hence dozens and dozens (or more) of threads about failed turbos, but very few about "wow my turbo still works after 200k miles"

I ran 20psi on my stock vf46 for nearly 20k miles and it was fine other than a wastegate crack similar to what is typical of vf39s. Hammerdown has 200k on his stock turbo - many of the miles are stage1 miles.

stuck686 10-08-2012 01:35 PM

nice to hear that, i am getting a leakdown inspection on wed as well

i am new to turbos so buying a tuned car is a bit of a mystery to me but it felt very solid when i drove it.good pull turbo sounded healthy, didnt have any low rpm flutter like another stage 2 legacy i drove

LosAngelesLGT 10-08-2012 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by stuck686 (Post 4105694)

http://craigswarehouse.com/blog/wp-c...8/01/ernie.jpg

:p

LosAngelesLGT 10-08-2012 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stuck686 (Post 4105784)
i am new to turbos so buying a tuned car is a bit of a mystery to me but it felt very solid when i drove it.good pull turbo sounded healthy, didnt have any low rpm flutter like another stage 2 legacy i drove

A 30 second vac leak fix is the likely culprit on that car.


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