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This is a discussion on 2014 WRX Base Hatch PBP First Mods HELP!!!! within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by ZXNasty Yes you would absolutely need a tune. And you're not even past break in A simple ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZXNasty View Post
    Yes you would absolutely need a tune. And you're not even past break in


    A simple way of thinking, and not being too specific, if it changes the air flow get a tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZXNasty View Post
    Yes you would absolutely need a tune. And you're not even past break in
    So after the break-in I should be fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nineteen View Post


    A simple way of thinking, and not being too specific, if it changes the air flow get a tune.
    answered my question clearly lol thanks again

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    That's without getting too specific about it.

    A catback for example, does not need to be tuned for. Downpipe does.

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    What would be some reliability upgrades for the car, I don't care so much for the performance but just to make the life of the car a little better?

    Anyone got any ideas?

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    definitely invest in some SNOW tires. you can get by with all seasons by with all seasons if you drive slow enough. i ran the stock dunlops thru last winter, but got away with it since i had a choice to stay home when it snowed. I got caught a couple times in snow with the stock summers and it seriously felt like i was trying to drive a hockey puck. Snow tires are a must, especially if you plan on doing any driving on I70 west. if you dont have winter tires, you may find yourself 1000ft down on the wrong side of a guiderail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyd0101 View Post
    definitely invest in some SNOW tires. you can get by with all seasons by with all seasons if you drive slow enough. i ran the stock dunlops thru last winter, but got away with it since i had a choice to stay home when it snowed. I got caught a couple times in snow with the stock summers and it seriously felt like i was trying to drive a hockey puck. Snow tires are a must, especially if you plan on doing any driving on I70 west. if you dont have winter tires, you may find yourself 1000ft down on the wrong side of a guiderail.
    Good thing to know thank you but I was actually looking for something mechanical or for the engine to make it last longer if you know what I mean. I won't be necessarily driving the car at redline all the time. It will most likely be under 5000 RPM every time.

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    Correct oil, oil filters, and maintenance haha. What extends engine life is correct maintenance.

    I've *read* the stage 1 tunes help the car sort out the random lean spots that will occur with the stock tune.

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    That's what I've read but idk if it's true enough.

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    There's logs to support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nineteen View Post
    There's logs to support it.
    In that case I'll have to get an accessport v3!

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    Alright so I have a question and a story. At about 650 miles on the car I hit a curb while making a left turn. Scraped my wheels but my steering wheel maybe shifted just 1 degree if that at all. Took it to the dealer, they checked it out said it was driving "OK" and also said that I will need to do an alignment for them to diagnose further. I would like to know if you guys have any experience in such situations.

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    If it moved the steering wheel, I'd get the alignment checked. Or check it yourself with a measuring tape (not near as accurate as digital).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nineteen View Post
    If it moved the steering wheel, I'd get the alignment checked. Or check it yourself with a measuring tape (not near as accurate as digital).
    Right, that's what the dealer said. Should I take it to the dealer or a good mechanic with alignment equipment is good enough?

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    Why couldnt the dealer do an alignment when it was in there....?

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