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    Newbie with a question

    Hello everyone, picked up my 2013 satin pearl white hatch last Tuesday. Its My first Subaru & well, I've really been missing out on some fun driving! Anyway dealer delivered car with a few chips in hood and one on the headlight, as well as two decent dings on the intercooler (I think they drove it up a parkway that was being resurfaced so the car in front kicked up rocks etc) dealer was willing to repaint for me and replace headlight, he also said "changing the intercooler could break factory seals and it may cause problems later on" which I know is a crock.. Anyway I gave it some thought and counter offered him (because in all honesty chips aren't all that bad & it's gonna happen anyway eventually) to throw in dealer short shifter & tint windows. But I've read on here dealer short shifter isn't that good. Now I'm torn, suggestions & comments from the community would be great with my dilemma & would be helpful for me to decide. Thanks

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    Sammich Makin' Pwincess wrxtreme06's Avatar
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    hi. welcome. if they are throwing in the tint & short shifter for free, get it. you can always sell the short shifter later on and get an aftermarket one such as kartboy or cobb (most people like those brands better than the factory short shifter option)

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    You are correct, in that the reduction in throw of the OEM short shifter is a joke. I would definitely go aftermarket for that - Kartboy or Cobb. I also wouldn't let just anybody tint my car. Have you seen their tint jobs? If they are quality, then maybe.

    Personally, I would take them up on the offer to lay another coat of Subaru buttery paint.


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