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    "Boxer wobble"

    Anyone hear of this term?
    I recently purchased a brand new 14 hatch. My first subaru. My first flat engine. My first turbine. Is it normal that the idle feels shakey? What causes this if normal?
    What are some ways to maintain this if not...

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    It makes you feel like you're in a "MILDLY" cammed muscle car
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    Quote Originally Posted by blknylw View Post
    It makes you feel like you're in a "MILDLY" cammed muscle car
    Until you hit the accelerator
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    Yes, I know...unfortunately that is one of the things I miss the most about my last car...the sound of the big blown V8, Stage 3 Cam and fully catless Borla exhaust...music to my ears and it makes me want another one everytime I hear one!

    Here is my car...well before I sold it.

    Open cutouts...stock mufflers

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    Switched to Borla Catback...

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    Good god that sounds absolutely amazing.
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    I listen to the vids a few times a week because I can't get enough of the sound...I waited my whole life for a car of that caliber only for my wife to say "the cars gotta go" at 8 months pregnant! I was depressed for a while after I just dropped 10 grand into it and it was perfect pushing just over 600RWHP and it was a 6 spd manual...so it was a very rare breed for sure. It's home is now in Houston, TX where it seems that every other modded CTS-V resides!

    Now that had some wobble for sure! You could physically see the car shaking...pretty hard to DD it, but I did.
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    My wife ain't gonna say **** about a car having to go. Cars are a passion of mine, if you can't understand that, then you shouldn't marry me.

    Luckily she understands that...and wants a nice car of her own
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    My wife ain't gonna say **** about a car having to go. Cars are a passion of mine, if you can't understand that, then you shouldn't marry me.

    Luckily she understands that...and wants a nice car of her own
    Luckily for you, you're not married yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    My wife ain't gonna say **** about a car having to go. Cars are a passion of mine, if you can't understand that, then you shouldn't marry me.

    Luckily she understands that...and wants a nice car of her own

    Trust me...I said the same exact thing...and it still happened! My wife let me buy whatever I wanted and do whatever I wanted, but then when my son was about to be born I realized that getting rid of the car so that my wife could stay home and raise my son was much more important than keeping the car. When the time comes, you'll realize that little person about to completely turn your life upside down will be your #1 priority no matter how passionate you are about cars.

    I'll have something else in the works within the next few years though
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