wowowowowowowowowowowowow slow down with all this info.
First off get a cobb ap, that crap wont void your warranty, not if you dont tell what you did to the service guys. Why? let me tell you why
Your ecu have a thing call the CID or CEV or whatever the hell its called. It is there so that if you ever mess with the ECU, they can tell if you have mess with it. because you have mess with it, the series of numbers will change, thus they know, because all cas that are build are assigned to a specific number, just like your vin.
Now, here is the deal, argue with me all you want but its the truth, ive seen it, with my own eyes. When they read your ecu that number should have numeric and alphabet in there. ie 4d99eff94 as such. Since you are using open source, when you flash that with an open source and tatix cable and computer, you will void your warranty because it will show up to the tech guy as ########, which means its been eff with by open source.
Now the cobb ap. The reason why it cost 600 hamburgers is because they spend a lot of time reverse engineer that crap so you may use it and wont mess up your CIV or CED or whatever they call the series of number that is assigned to your ECU. With that said, when you install your cobb ap, it said saving data. that means its saving your CIV and you can revert to that later when you hit uninstall. Now, you can back up all your data that has been save on that cobb ap via computer. So when you install it, it will assigned a new CIV to your ECU but still save your old stock OEM CIV to the Cobb AP. So when you uninstall, the cobb will flash black your stock map.
Open source - denial of warranty because you flash a different map and it will show ECU CIV as ########
Cobb AP - save your OEM map and CIV so you may unistall and AP will reinstall your orginal CIV on your ECU
Big difference between 85 bucks cable, vs a 600 bucks reverse engineer AP
As far that the OP who said oh the head technitian told me so.... lol why do you think he told you that? so you wouldnt go home and flash that Cobb ap you just bought. He is a senoir tech because he love his job and he doesnt want to work harder trying to figure out if you flash cobb or not. If i was him, i would tell you the same thing, even though i know its wrong.
Oh, and where do i get my source? the subaru dealership tech, the same friend who ive been effing around with since we were in grade school ....
So trust me, because i trust brent, my good old bromance friend. NO homo, plus he is married so