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This is a discussion on Picked up the new WRX tonight within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Marioshi 99% of the time they are stock and driven by non-enthusiasts and therefore unimportant and boring ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marioshi View Post
    99% of the time they are stock and driven by non-enthusiasts and therefore unimportant and boring just like most cars on the road. There is a special place in hell for the disgraceful modification of any car but I wont get into that...
    True...I was more referring to the Accords and Civics with cheap exhausts that they feel the need to rev everywhere. There is a lot of that around here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsutton1223 View Post
    I talked to the guys at TopSpeed and the tune is actually a safer one than stock. It will push the HP up about 20 or so and the torque up 70 (guesses...don't really know until its on the dyno), but more important than the numbers is the tune. It also creates a better curve. Should affect warranty at all as you can just reflash if you had to.
    Not quite. The tune isn't necessarily "safer" but it is tailored to suit the specific car. Either way, to dyno tune the car, it must be run very hard... in fact, a FEW pulls to redline are necessary. Considering the break-in suggests that RPMs should be kept under 4K for the first 1000 miles, I'd urge you to reconsider. 1-3 hard hours on a dyno might do more damage than you'd suspect.

    No one has been able to prove/disprove the rumor that Subaru is capable of detecting if the ECU has been reflashed... perhaps that's a good sign?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Not quite. The tune isn't necessarily "safer" but it is tailored to suit the specific car. Either way, to dyno tune the car, it must be run very hard... in fact, a FEW pulls to redline are necessary. Considering the break-in suggests that RPMs should be kept under 4K for the first 1000 miles, I'd urge you to reconsider. 1-3 hard hours on a dyno might do more damage than you'd suspect.

    No one has been able to prove/disprove the rumor that Subaru is capable of detecting if the ECU has been reflashed... perhaps that's a good sign?
    Appointment is on the 9th and it will be above 1k by then anyway thanks to a trip I have to take next week. There is a way to break the car in on the dyno for several hours before tuning as well. That is actually the best way to do it...but since it can't get in before then...highway miles and some mountains will have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsutton1223 View Post
    Appointment is on the 9th and it will be above 1k by then anyway thanks to a trip I have to take next week. There is a way to break the car in on the dyno for several hours before tuning as well. That is actually the best way to do it...but since it can't get in before then...highway miles and some mountains will have to do.
    Well hey! You've got a plan!

    That' relatively refreshing to hear around these parts... amongst all those slapping FMIC on stock cars and the like
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    Yeah I have a swp 5dr limited with spt exhaust and kartboy Sts with bushings. Sts is a nice mod. Welcome to the club you will love your subie. I switched from a gti and couldn't be happier..... Really Enjoy driving it every day. The breakin period sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkWRX11 View Post
    Yeah I have a swp 5dr limited with spt exhaust and kartboy Sts with bushings. Sts is a nice mod. Welcome to the club you will love your subie. I switched from a gti and couldn't be happier..... Really Enjoy driving it every day. The breakin period sucks
    Was it pretty easy to install? I really would like a shorter throw and more positive feedback out of the shifter.

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    It's quite easy to install.You can get the entire kit at TiC 08 Impreza Super Shifter Set These are the instructions for installing the bushings

    http://www.scoobymods.com/kartboy-shifter-and-bushings-wrx-t205.html?s=&threadid=205

    http://www.scoobymods.com/kartboy-re...49.html?t=5049

    TiC STi Shift Linkage Bushing Install

    & this is a video on how to install the shifter

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Not quite. The tune isn't necessarily "safer" but it is tailored to suit the specific car.
    meh.. have you seen the a/f tables for the 09+ cars? .. they're scary Zack.. anything a little more rich in the midrange probably would be safer. I can feel mine yanking timing just about all the time because the factory tune is so lean.

    Is really nice to see someone with a plan laid out though.. refreshing!
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    Welcome and congrats on your new ride!

    Your not going to recognize your car after the tune, it really is night and day. Add a DP and a stage 2 tune and the torque curve flattens out nicely, not a big jump in numbers but the car pulls a lot stronger on the lower end.
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    Yeah my cousin has a 2011 sedan we ordered the kit in a group buy for $145 each. Normally it runs $200. He installed his first then we did mine on the weekend. Everything went very fast but getting that additonal bolt on the bushing took about an hr. Everything else took about 30min max. Its very tricky to get on both since you are crammed with minimal space. All together took about 1hr to hr1/2. The center console to get to the shifter comes off and on quite easily. I really enjoy the short throw. Its a lot nicer to shift now. THe stock one seemed to be very long. If you just do the short throw and not the bushings like the above video its very fast and easy to do.
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    ^^^sounds like we had a similar experience.I could not get that 2nd bolt on the rear bushing to thread correctly,took me about an hour too.
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