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    They can't unilaterally void "the warranty." If your blinkers quit working the week after going Stage 3, they've got to fix it. If the radiator starts leaking, they've got to replace it.

    What they can do is deny engine damage and some drivetrain damage like a snapped CV axle or broken tranny.

    Some areas are more vague. If you have a syncro problem, it can't really be blamed on any change in the engine's output so it should still be warrantied but you can bet it won't be without a fight.

    Dealerships love to treat "the warranty" as if it's a single yes-or-no item. Federal law is on your side while funding is on the dealer/manufacturer's side. Are you willing to sue when they don't cover your power locks because you installed an intake? Coverage that you should be eligible for still boils down to your willingness to fight for it.

    Having said all that, I said "screw it" to my warranty 3-4 months after buying the car. At that point I knew anything that broke would be my fault and I'd take care of it. To date that's been two stock turbos which is why I now have a FP Green, FMIC, and the supporting mods to begin installing when I have the time.
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    I was racing a friends SRT4 when my 5-speed broke. With the vf34 at 20psi I'd pull a couple lengths on him from 20-50. I believe his car was "stage 1" then.

    The next time we gave it a go, he was pulled over. Since then he and I have agreed it's bad luck for us to race.

    SRT4, EVO, WRX/STI, MS3, and Cobalt SS are all budget tuner vehicles. Calling an SRT4 a "Neon" as a derogatory term......eh..... people who live in glass houses..... pot.... kettle... black.

    I do think it's odd that SRT4 have power windows in the front, and hand cranked windows in the rear. When I find myself next to one in traffic I'll sometimes look over and grin while lowering and raising my rear windows.
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    When I find myself next to one in traffic I'll sometimes look over and grin while lowering and raising my rear windows.[/QUOTE]

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    see, thats what ive been telling you guys. mine was retarded fast. unstoppable by most anything in colorado fast. it doesnt perform time attacks and autocross and rallycross and so on as well as my sti though. i walked on all kinds of evos, stis, vettes, vipers, you name it. and i didnt even go td05, i was gt3071r and supporting mods. 480 to the wheels, the front TWO.

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    the can be quite mean with upgrades, I was 0 for ? against em in my wrx and maxima, Im 1 for 1 against em in the cobalt (but the one i ran was still on stock turbo)

    some of them would crush any cobalt ss, the most any LNF balt has made is like 380whp but things are very early
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    I beat the living tar out of a cobalt ss.

    Blatant street racing. It's bad, I get it yeah, but this guy was a d-bag and deserved it.

    I was pulling into mcdonalds when he cut me off (nearly clipping a mini van as he did) to get ahead of me in the drive through line. I of course get out of my car and as him what the fhk was that was about.

    He goes on a rant about how my "weak a$$ rich white boy ride" didn't deserve to be on the road. And how he's gonna smoke me with a full 3" exhaust and something about head gaskets.

    Of course I tell him to be silent and talk with his car. We go to a path less traveled (Route 17, nice open highway, low traffic, but still a little). We pull up at the last light, and he starts revving it up, light goes green, I dig and that's it. We run till about 120 and he quits as hes 6 car lengths or so behind.

    I'm really proud of my WRX. 08 WRB Sedan running a "Custom" perrin stage one flash map at 17 lb's of boost.


    Don't street race kids, it's bad joo joo. Unless of course they try to tell you your car should be in a junk yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXretrarded
    I beat the living tar out of a cobalt ss.
    What year?
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    It looked to be pretty new. I'd say at least 07. But I can't be certain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXretrarded View Post
    It's bad, I get it yeah, but this guy was a d-bag and deserved it.

    You'll have to explain this logic to me. So because he was being a douchebag, that means you have to lower yourself to his level(which other drives will notice...now you're a douche also in their eyes), just to prove........what?

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    the story sounded like justice to me

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    I love these SRT-4 vs. WRX threads.

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    Please do not make your name represent you in posts.

    By passing the cuss words being blocked and aggresive natured posts wont be tolerated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXretrarded View Post
    Your gonna call me a spoiled 17 year old kid, because I am (at least I'm honest, parents paid for half, I have zero shame admitting that).

    To quote Gran Torino, "You ever get that feeling that you just f_ck_d with the wrong guy? Well I'm that guy".

    I'm not gonna sit there and let someone speak poorly of my baby, after having nearly hit it. It was time to let all four roar, and so I did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXretrarded View Post
    I beat the living tar out of a cobalt ss.

    Blatant street racing. It's bad, I get it yeah, but this guy was a d-bag and deserved it.

    I was pulling into mcdonalds when he cut me off (nearly clipping a mini van as he did) to get ahead of me in the drive through line. I of course get out of my car and as him what the fhk was that was about.

    He goes on a rant about how my "weak a$$ rich white boy ride" didn't deserve to be on the road. And how he's gonna smoke me with a full 3" exhaust and something about head gaskets.

    Of course I tell him to be silent and talk with his car. We go to a path less traveled (Route 17, nice open highway, low traffic, but still a little). We pull up at the last light, and he starts revving it up, light goes green, I dig and that's it. We run till about 120 and he quits as hes 6 car lengths or so behind.

    I'm really proud of my WRX. 08 WRB Sedan running a "Custom" perrin stage one flash map at 17 lb's of boost.


    Don't street race kids, it's bad joo joo. Unless of course they try to tell you your car should be in a junk yard.

    Cheers.
    Nice story my buddy has a story like that. He cut some guy off a McD's and dude got out of his car and started yelling. Long story short dude went back to his car grabbed a 2x4 or somthin and hit my buddy in the face knocking 2 teeth out. My buudy isn't to pissed anymore since he found out the dude works at a bank and now he's gettin a monster settlement.

    Back to SRT-4's tho im 1-0 against them. I always saw a SRT-4 around my town reving his engine up whenever I passed him. Then one day we got on the same road and went from a roll around 20 and I smoked him by about 6-8 car lengths. When all was said and done he pulled up next to me and told me I had him, I laughed and asked him if he thought he was fast as i drove away. He still revs his engine when I pass by him I just laugh and wait for our next meeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXretrarded View Post
    To quote Gran Torino, "You ever get that feeling that you just f_ck_d with the wrong guy? Well I'm that guy". [/QUOTE[

    are you quoting that towards me? Regardless, it makes me

    [QUOTEO]I'm not gonna sit there and let someone speak poorly of my baby, after having nearly hit it. It was time to let all four roar, and so I did.
    it's just a car...who cares if someone talks bad about it? If you like it, that's all that matters. But you're 17 years old, and obviously dont know any better, or are any more mature than that guy. Why would you want to be the typical 17 year old irresponsible driver?

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