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Installed Mountune full induction and short shifter today...

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Finally got around to installing the Mountune short shifter and full induction kit... I was expecting anything from the intake kit, but WOW, was I surprised when I took it out for a drive! My butt dyno said HELL YEAH!!! much improved throttle response and the turbo just comes in earlier and harder than ever. I also noticed a huge improvement in intake air temps. The hose that runs into the fender really helps keep the temps no higher than 10 degrees above ambient. Most of the time it was with 3 degrees which meant for the first time I saw charge air temps lower than ambient! This car just continues to amaze me!

I also installed the hydraulic hood strut from sico developments out of the UK. Great little kit that was easy to install.
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Just want to add that the short shifter really does work very well. Nothing extraordinary, just a positive, consistent, easy to feel shift from gear to gear. A definite improvement for my enjoyment as a daily driver. My mechanic did say "it feels the way it should been from the factory." Add the Cobb RMM, and you're all set.
Certainly no need for the Cobb RMM; my experience is that it just feels tighter all-around, which, in a light agile car, would seem to be a plus. And as a firm believer in the "smoothness is 7/8s of speed" school of driving, I'm not beating anything out of the car whenever.

I doubt that Randy was referring to Cobb, and I no of no reports of a Cobb RMM causing any issues with a knock sensor.

I suppose I could say that "I don't see the need for a short shifter on a daily driver unless you're really beating ... it off the line all the time," but that would be unnecessarily judgmental.

I do know that many ST owners have installed the Cobb RMM and find it adds to a more refined driving experience.
So is Mountune USA stating that the Cobb RMM can be "problematic?" It's hard to tell from Randy's quote.

(I edited this as, after reading Randy's quote several times, I can't really tell what he is saying. Cobb and Moutune are both well-respected and have great track records with their products. Mountune uses the AP for its MP215. It probably would be better for all if they sort out any differences behind the scenes.)
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