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 ...
That's without getting too specific about it.
A catback for example, does not need to be tuned for. Downpipe does.
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?
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.
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.
That's what I've read but idk if it's true enough.
There's logs to support it.
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.
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).
Why couldnt the dealer do an alignment when it was in there....?