How many of you are Stage 1 and have:
1. Blown a ringland
3. Been DENIED warranty coverage because of ACCESSPORT(not void warranty)
Denied not because of Accessport, but because I had aftermarket wheels. SOA used that as evidence stating that I was racing/abusing/tracking the STI which caused the #4 Cylinder Ringland to fail (Complete BS of course as I got wheels for cosmetic reasons. If I were tracking the car I would have gotten Tires instead....). They could not find any evidence of the Accessports OTS Map that was loaded on there. They replaced it anyway as a one-time customer loyalty thing. I had to sign agreeing to the fact that if it fails again they won't cover it.
I wouldn't have cared if I had to pay or not. Stock or not I bought the STI used and was waiting for the failure. If I had to pay I would have just had the dealer Machine and drop in Forged Pistons for me that I'd pay for. The Labor cost they quoted me wasn't bad.