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    Hi,

    I purchased a 09' WRX and will be receiving it next wk, I used to drive a 99' Integra.

    Dealership is offering me their rust proofing package, should I reject it and go with a third party rust proofer?

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    It depends. Dealerships mark it up and usually you can find it cheaper with 3rd party however the stealership can add it to your monthly payment which is kinda nice. Welcome and congrats on your new purchase!
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    Welcome to the club!
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    Welcome.
    One thing, I see on NASIOC that they have a list compiled of '09 WRX that have been coming down with some engine failures. Hope that is not the case with yours, enjoy the car!
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    I hope that is not the case... *fingers crossed*

    What alarm do you guys have?
    I heard that I need one with a turbo timer??? and also i need a bypass module because the car is chipped??

    Is that all true???

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    Don't get a turbo timer. It's a waste of good money.

    Turbo Timer FAQ: Read if you are thinking of buying one! - NASIOC

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    I use the stock alarm with the upgraded "Shock Sensor" It's delayed 30 seconds before it activates, but the dealer can change that.
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    Thanks Sinister, but what does "bypass module because the car is chipped??" mean.
    this is the response I received from the alarm company that I planned to use for my Compustar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jungler72 View Post
    Thanks Sinister, but what does "bypass module because the car is chipped??" mean.
    this is the response I received from the alarm company that I planned to use for my Compustar.
    I'm not going to go into detail, but I'll give you an idea.

    The key has a RF chip in it. When you plug your key in, the computer bounces a signal off of the chip in the key, there is a "reflection" that the computer picks up to identify if that's your key or not. This reflection is called an RFID (Radio Frequency ID). So I'm guessing that the security system you're looking at has remote start. If that's the case, it needs to bypass the RFID system.
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    Thanks alot,
    that cleared it up for me.

    The alarm that was recommended to me is alarm/starter reason being is that they said I needed the 2 because I have an turbo engine.

    I've never owned a turbo car so I have alot of questions...lol..

    Thanks for the help..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jungler72 View Post
    Thanks alot,
    that cleared it up for me.

    The alarm that was recommended to me is alarm/starter reason being is that they said I needed the 2 because I have an turbo engine.

    I've never owned a turbo car so I have alot of questions...lol..

    Thanks for the help..
    We have a different kind of turbo engine. It's water-cooled, so we don't need any of that jazz. Just get a normal car alarm with remote keyless entry. No remote start, or turbo timer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    We have a different kind of turbo engine. It's water-cooled.
    I thought it was oil and water cooled
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB007 View Post
    I thought it was oil and water cooled
    smart-ass. Yes it's oil lubricated and water cooled. I wasn't going to go into the specifics because I already linked him to where he can find out why he doesn't need a turbo timer.

    Do you really want me to describe how the heat from the turbo vaporizes the water, and the rising vapor causes fresh coolant to follow, and continue the cycle, thereby preventing the oil from cooking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    smart-ass. Yes it's oil lubricated and water cooled. I wasn't going to go into the specifics because I already linked him to where he can find out why he doesn't need a turbo timer.

    Do you really want me to describe how the heat from the turbo vaporizes the water, and the rising vapor causes fresh coolant to follow, and continue the cycle, thereby preventing the oil from cooking?
    No thanks, just making sure I had my facts correct.
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