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This is a discussion on New Member- from Cincinnati. WRX is my first quality car. What do I need to know? within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Or just DP and Tune. It'd be about 0 tune + 0 used downpipe. Not bad for 50-60 extra horses. ...

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    Or just DP and Tune. It'd be about $500 tune + $200 used downpipe. Not bad for 50-60 extra horses.

    I'd go with a pro-tune from a good shop, they could tailor you a more conservative tune for greater longevity. The 2.0L will run forever on stage 2 or less, provided it's maintained properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliber88 View Post
    Usually a downpipe, cat-back and tune(accessport)
    Stage 2 is downpipe and a tune.

    A lot of people use the accessport to flash a stage 2 tune (which requires an upgraded turboback exhaust as you mentioned). You can however do the tune in other ways (for example tactrix cable - opensource or E-tune).

    Edit - ^^WBM - didn't see your response

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    Okay. I may consider that at some point, haha. I have to fix the CV boot first though and thats around 300 dollars to have done... or I could do it myself but I've heard it's a pain. Thoughts?

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    Replace the axle. Last time I checked Subaru OEM refurbished was about $160 per axle, at least that's what I paid my dealership, great quality. Haven't found any aftermarket axles that will last more than a year and actually fit correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    Replace the axle. Last time I checked Subaru OEM refurbished was about $160 per axle, at least that's what I paid my dealership, great quality. Haven't found any aftermarket axles that will last more than a year and actually fit correctly.
    I haven't had any issues with the aftermarket axle that was put in our LGT and it's been in there for almost 2 years. That is not the course of action I recommend though. My advice, just have the dealership repack the CV axle. I paid 85 bucks to have it repacked.

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    That would work, except I bought my car from a private seller so there's no dealer to fix it and no warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    That would work, except I bought my car from a private seller so there's no dealer to fix it and no warranty.
    A quick Google search brings up 3 Subaru dealers in your area. I'm sure any one of them can handle repacking a CV joint.

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    Righto, then. Bear in mind that I'm 18 and new to the wonderful things associated with car ownership and my parents usually took care of service on my van, so I was unsure as to if a dealership would service a car they did not in fact deal, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbitrabbit View Post
    Righto, then. Bear in mind that I'm 18 and new to the wonderful things associated with car ownership and my parents usually took care of service on my van, so I was unsure as to if a dealership would service a car they did not in fact deal, haha.
    Big dealers make their money off service. Just tell them that you need your CV axle repacked and get a quote. I'd call before taking time out of my day to go there. If you can get a quote from all 3 see who is cheaper. A good dealer will go out of their way to make sure that you're happy in order to keep you coming back.

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    Solid, will do.

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