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 Hogdweeb Why couldnt the dealer do an alignment when it was in there....? They could but it ...
Definitely get it aligned! ASAP! The cost is nothing compared to a complete set of tires! Mis-alignment will wear your tires in VERY short order. This is first, everything else is second. Remember, the Subi does NOT like tires with uneven wear, forcing you to buy a complete set! Or you ruin your diff's.
You can't have everything - where would you put it?
Yeah, I made the mistake of thinking a "not so bad" alignment was okay to run on a previous car.
I had to drop 300 for fronts a few months later. To answer your question, if the shop is reputable I don't see any issue of getting it done at the place near your work.
However it gets done, the sooner the better!
Alright so literally just a minute ago I hit 1,000 Miles. My question.... When can I open up the beast?
Go for it. I recommend a Cobb AP stage 1 OTS map. It will actually feel slower, and the peak HP is actually lower than stock. But the area under the power curve is larger. It will feel much much smoother. I would advise against an intake or cat-back exhaust. You only need a DP to go stage 2. Do not get a protune for just as intake, that would be absurd. If you want to plan for future upgrades, look at the downpipe, fuel system, intercooler, bpv and boost controller. keep in mind if you change any of these components (besides the fuel pump, DP or intercooler) you WILL need a protune. You are in Denver, so The Boost Creep is pretty close (Longmont). Thats where i tuned mine. Talk to Harvey, he's a great tuner and a great guy. he will also educate you and steer you in the proper direction in pursuit of your goals. google The Boost Creep LTD. GL with build!
as was mentioned feel the car out first. you havent even started getting into it yet according to your posts. learn it. I recommend the stage 1 AP tune because I feel it makes the car easier to drive, especially for those new to the WRX
Hell yeah man. That's what you bought it for
Don't sweat it man. The only way to learn is to make mistakes...our gen of wrx is very durable at stock settings. Plus you still have loads of factory warranty. Doesn't make sense to granny drive it while you are covered, it can take just about anything you can throw at it (again, at stock or stg 1 settings). only thing to avoid is hard launching. even with mine i only soft launch higher than 4k on the track. The stock clutch is pretty robust, but shocking the tranny is never a good thing. Definately eliminate this hesitation prior to doing ANY mods. I would recommend putting at least another 1-2k in mileage before even thinking of upgrades. now stop worrying and go have a blast! you paid for it!
No worries bro, always here for info. GLHF!