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    Reliability mods

    Whats up guys, I am planning on getting an STi, or and STi swapped wrx when I get back from my deployment, and I am wondering what are some good reliability mods that I can do? I have an 02 wrx that has had more problems than I care to mention, but lets say its currently a massive paperweight. I plan on gathering as much info as I can before I get back. Thanks in advance!

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    Do not buy a modified car.

    Do not modify the car.

    Consider an oil pickup tube, and catless up pipe if the car has a catted pipe.

    Consider a larger oil sump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Do not buy a modified car.

    Do not modify the car.

    Consider an oil pickup tube, and catless up pipe if the car has a catted pipe.

    Consider a larger oil sump.

    Do not use imitation parts. Imitation parts are unauthorized pats sold as "aftermarket,"


    ^this.. stock will be the most reliable. If anything, maybe consider a KillerB Ultimate Oil Pickup and a quality stage one tune. You could also install a harmonic balancer, but I dunno if that would really improve reliability on a stock car.

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    Ok. Im gonna look for one thats as near to stock as possible, but even then they are getting harder to find.

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    I would say a good reliability mod would be an extended warranty (and don't do anything to void it). And doing your regular maintenance.

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    very hard now to find an older unmolested wrx back here but i have seen a few, their pureness is reflected in the price tag.
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    Biggest reliability mod would be to search and search and search til you do find a stock unmolested one. Don't just jump at the first one you find that "might" be a good deal. Set expectations for yourself, and stick to them. It took me near 6 weeks to find the perfect unmolested STI when I was searching new. I bypassed many other modded ones in that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I would say a good reliability mod would be an extended warranty
    I'll just add that you gotta do your research with those. They are not all created equal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    I'll just add that you gotta do your research with those. They are not all created equal.
    +1. I certainly agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Biggest reliability mod would be to search and search and search til you do find a stock unmolested one. Don't just jump at the first one you find that "might" be a good deal. Set expectations for yourself, and stick to them. It took me near 6 weeks to find the perfect unmolested STI when I was searching new. I bypassed many other modded ones in that time.
    This is my plan. Thats where I went wrong last time.

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    Sorry to get off topic, but where are you deploying too and what service are you in?

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    Marines, and Im currently deployed to the "sandbox"

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    Thanks. I appreciate the support.

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