May the car gods bless you with many car sales this year. Thanks for your response. Clayton could you make sure when you get my car that you do not put those dealership advertising stickies on the back. It's a big pet peeve of mine. ThanksI hear ya man, it is a little silly that they build and advertise the cars as track ready, even going so far as to put summer performance tires on the newer models to get better grip on the skidpad in magazine tests, and then they tell you not to put it on the track at all or mod it. I wish I had a solid answer for you on this, but its kind of a gray area in my experience... I mean I can totally understand why people are scared to mod their car, and officially on paper you aren't allowed to, but I really don't see dealers giving people a hard time in the real world as long as were talking about some light bolt ons and a cobb tune, basically up to stage 2... At the end of the day the dealer gets paid to do the work, so we want to honor everyone's warranty that we can. Of course there is a fine line of what your going to get away with vs what you won't, but I've really never heard of a dealer actually interrogating a customer about if they have ever done an autocross with the car or anything like that. Of course I'm sure we can all understand why SOA doesn't want you monkeying around under the hood not knowing what you're doing and then coming for warranty work after your ebay turbo goes bad. We can all understand why they don't want you on the racetrack pushing the limits with your car on sunday and at the dealer for resulting repairs on monday, abuse is abuse. Anyone who has ever raced knows that it's just a matter of time before you break something. But spirited driving/ autocross is different, the car is made for that if you ask me... Cobb tunes are different, they improve the car and are pretty much foolproof to install correctly. I think they should allow autocross personally since you could reach those speeds on public roads anyway and runs are short. I also think they should allow stage 2 mods by certain reputable companies like cobb and perrin. Unfortunately that's not going to happen anytime soon and I doubt subaru is interested in partnering with cobb or perrin etc considering that they already sell their own SPT stuff. At the end of the day this has a good deal to do with the mentality of the service manager at the dealership in question. At my dealership for instance more than half the employees drive modded cars, and the manager is a 'vette freak who loves hot rods, modded muscle cars, etc. so we are pretty cool about this stuff, but at some other places they might be the stick in the mud types. All I can say is unless your car is heavily modded or you're acting like a **** to the service staff, your chances of having an issue with warranty are slim to none. It will certainly help if you are a loyal customer to that service dept and have a good relationship with them, that is one thing I must stress. Anyway even if you do get declined by that one rare dealer who is a hard ass, there are always more subaru dealers and someone is most likely gonna squeak you through. If all else fails call me up and I'll see if I can help you.