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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCrusher View Post
    ...don't do anything. Seriously. No one seems to know how to tune the 09's just yet, So I'm sticking to S.P.T cat-back, shifter and various other parts that don't compromise my warranty.



    What makes you say no one knows how to tune the 09's? They have the exact same engine as the 06+ and the same engine configuration as the 08... the only difference in the engine bay is the turbo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post



    What makes you say no one knows how to tune the 09's? They have the exact same engine as the 06+ and the same engine configuration as the 08... the only difference in the engine bay is the turbo.


    I'd say the turbo charger is a pretty big part to change. And if it's identical, why hasn't Subaru Performance Tuning released an induction kit for 08 and 09? Are the 06's reporting problems with throwing rods and compromised ring lands? Too many variables on a brand new car. I'm going to let someone else experiment on their shop WRX first. Stick with the SPT parts, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCrusher View Post


    I'd say the turbo charger is a pretty big part to change. And if it's identical, why hasn't Subaru Performance Tuning released an induction kit for 08 and 09? Are the 06's reporting problems with throwing rods and compromised ring lands? Too many variables on a brand new car. I'm going to let someone else experiment on their shop WRX first. Stick with the SPT parts, just in case.
    The difference was the bearings that they changed, that has absolutely nothing to do with the aftermarket industry.

    Subaru changed the intake tract on the 08/09 as well. It's along the lines of the Legacy GT's 2.5T, but since they've been well modded for years, the support is out there.

    Subaru has publicly said that the SPT line is going downhill because they don't support modifying vehicles. All they are releasing for the 08+ is a SPT Catback. They have no plans to add to this. But there is rumor that Blitz is working with them on power parts, but this is purely rumor. We'll see...
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    That was a really weird vending post... Pretty comical.
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    Thanks for the input everyone, for now I'm just going to get the short shifter. Stock shifter is funky loose. Seems I have a lot of research to do, going from a naturally aspirated 6 to a turbo 4 and throw in the awd. lots to get use to while I find out exactly what I can and can't do in the car. Also not sure if the snow tires I have now are going to work on the subbie, so i might be saving up for a whole new tire and rim winter package. really gald I found this site and looking forward to getting to know some cool subaru people.

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    I have used 3 different dealerships for warranty issues. None has cared about the AccessPORT, and 2 of them had to deal with the ECU on the warranty claims.

    One thing you must understand about a dealership... They don't want to deny warranty claims. They get paid for them. It's Subaru of America that pays them, and SOA is the one losing money. The dealership makes money whether it's in or out of warranty. The serious things they are required to have SOA look over.. basically anything major in the drivetrain, etc. The stuff that's going to give SOA a big hole in their pocket At that point.. that's when you're going to have warranty issues.

    Having an AccessPORT is only going to get warranty service denied by the biggest of ass hole service managers.
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    intake

    I have a 2009 wrx sedan and I recently tried an aem intake and felt like something was wrong with the air/fuel mixture i took it off today and it definetily runs better without the intake. I have not found out much about 2009's it is too early to find anything online!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister
    Having an AccessPORT is only going to get warranty service denied by the biggest of ass hole service managers.
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    suspension!

    do some suspension work first! you just bought the carget used to its power capabilites and yes technically you shouldnt be beating on the motor just quite yet anyways. rex's handle like they are on rails but as soon as you stiffen up yr suspension you can take almost any turn at almost anyspend with some stiff sway bars and nice firm spring strut combo plus you'll be looking alot sicker than stock.

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    also...

    idk if this is true for newer rex's but subies don't have the nicest brakes. aka they fade quick so rotors and pads and such a good investment as well.

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    I'd recommend 09 owners interested in sport seriously read this thread very closely:
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    Like our local one
    Are you kidding me? That's ridiculous.
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