Before I start, let me just say that I have searched through all the threads here and read as much as I can, but the information is scattered so I still do not feel like I have a good grasp on my options.
I have a 2009 lgt 5eat with the only current modifications being stage 1 with an AP. I picked up a Cobb catted DP here on the classifieds and am considering installing it, until I started reading about the transmission mods here. I am concerned about my transmission and this car is my DD so I do not want to put it at significant risk for a few more HP. I am trying to understand all my options to proceed from here.
1. ClimberD VB modification for $500, the problem is, I do not think this is available yet for the 2009 lgt, correct? So really this is not a viable option.
2. IPT VB mod. I do not really like the idea of paying $700 for one spring to be added and couple filters removed.
3. Do not go stage 2. This is obviously the safest choice, but not as fun.
4. Go stage 2 and cross my fingers. This is not ideal because the car is my DD.
Am I missing anything? None of those options seem very good to me. Is anyone here running stage 2 on a 2009 that can comment on it? Most of the searching I did were people with 05-07s.