yeah i absolutely agree with what you are saying about the tune. as far as the intake goes i was referring to the cobb sf intake which is what the OTS maps are tuned for. Now i know the OTS maps for the AP are not perfect but they are a pretty safe tune for basic bolt ons that are required for stage 2.
The only additional part I have is a grimmspeed EBCS, which seems to be a good addition to help keep boost where it should be. Other than suspension/brake upgrades I'm not sure what else I can do for power/reliability, and I dont want to do too much since its my DD I have a swapped RS thats my toy.
This is just my first time using an AP and I am unfamiliar with the do's and dont's of them.