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    is this with a tune or running stock ecu?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JbL View Post
    is this with a tune or running stock ecu?
    Stock or a safe tune if you want any long term mileage out of it =)

    Detonation is a pretty common killer for our engines.
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    Stock or a safe tune if you want any long term mileage out of it =)

    Detonation is a pretty common killer for our engines.
    Would cobb stage 1 be considered in your "safe" category?
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    Congrats!! I can only hope to keep mine going that long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JbL View Post
    Would cobb stage 1 be considered in your "safe" category?
    Opinions vary. I've never dealt with a Cobb map to be honest. You'd have to do some datalogging to check. Personally, I put Cobb on par with the stock tune in terms of being 'safe'. Both are off the shelf tunes - conservative - but still 'off the shelf'. Some members have posted seeing a decent amount of detonation on Cobb OTS maps - once again, no first hand experience there.

    I wouldn't worry in your shoes though. Cobb is pretty well looked upon =).
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    Bump for old times sake, and an update. Due to personal reasons, the bugeye was parked for some time. It is now nearing 275,000 miles. Unfortunately, it has also acquired a burnt valve since I originally posted this thread. I still drive her occasionally, but I am living much closer to my work now, so most of my time is spent on my CBR :-/

    Edit: The motor is still original, nothing except belts have been replaced. I have had to replace the transmission and radiator though.
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    Well done on the trip odo reading for that photo! Would never have even occurred to me.
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    How long did the stock transmission last? I'm only at 125,000 on my Bugeye so I figure I still have some time. Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aphrodisiac View Post
    200k is nothing on a subie... 1337 is the real picture. I want that license plate. 1337 WRX.

    You never changed your alternator?
    I think I'll have to have one of you explain this further? So once you pass 200,000 your odometer doesn't keep counting up or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRidesX View Post
    I think I'll have to have one of you explain this further? So once you pass 200,000 your odometer doesn't keep counting up or what?
    Look at the picture again, and take note of the Trip Odometer....

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobooe View Post
    How long did the stock transmission last? I'm only at 125,000 on my Bugeye so I figure I still have some time. Just curious.
    Thanks.
    It was probably 225,000 or so if I recall correctly. The thing about transmissions is that damage is cumulative. I hammered on this car quite a bit, and nothing ever broke. It was during a regular commute that I lost a gear. I believe it was first or second, I can't remember exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRidesX View Post
    I think I'll have to have one of you explain this further? So once you pass 200,000 your odometer doesn't keep counting up or what?

    Nah, I was just being a goof.
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    Holy crap, Dougie! Where you been, bud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Holy crap, Dougie! Where you been, bud?

    Hi Ray!! Lots of personal crap going on the last little while :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by timber View Post
    Hi Ray!! Lots of personal crap going on the last little while :-/
    Sorry to hear that it's :-/ . My ear is always hear if you want to talk.
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