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Old 06-17-2003, 12:27 PM   #1
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Question MN Mod friendly dealers?

Anybody know of any in the Twin Cities area?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Any update on this?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Well the original post was 9 years ago .... but I'll chime in.

I have no personal experience with them yet, but I hear the Morrie's dealerships are pretty good to you and mod friendly ... meaning they won't glare at you, or screw with you if your modded.

Minnetonka Subaru for example has Subaru Club meets and such on site now and then. They also have some guys in their service dept with modded Subarus. However, I'm sure they won't just blindly cover stuff under warranty.

The bottom line is that no matter how "mod friendly" a dealership is, if something you did broke your car it's your responsibility to pay to repair it .. not theirs. Keep in mind that the warranty is there basically for manufacturer defects, not a "get out of jail free card" for tuners.

Heck, I'm a very mod friendly guy .. but if I ran a Subaru service dept and you came in with blown ringlands, and I pop your hood and see a downpipe, aftermarket intercooler, and huge turbo, your chances of convincing me to fix it for free are about zero.

TLDR version: If your very lightly modded (like stage 1), maybe give Morrie's a try. If modded beyond that give it a shot, but plan to pay and cross your fingers.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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I was hoping someone knew the answer after 9 years.

I'm planning on doing stage 1, short throw bushings, and rally armor; so nothing too drastic.

I've heard of some dealers being very against any mods, which I would like to stay away from, so this is good to know.

I'm glad the Wayzata location is suggested because it's the one I've been thinking of going to. Nice central location no matter where I'm working.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:57 AM   #5
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I was hoping someone knew the answer after 9 years.

I'm planning on doing stage 1, short throw bushings, and rally armor; so nothing too drastic.

I've heard of some dealers being very against any mods, which I would like to stay away from, so this is good to know.

I'm glad the Wayzata location is suggested because it's the one I've been thinking of going to. Nice central location no matter where I'm working.
Hahah, all good bro .. just had to laugh when I saw the date of the original post.

With the appearance mods and bushings you'll have no issues with warranty at any dealership.

The tune is a bit more hairy. Just going stage 1 though you'll still be stock for the most part, so that if you have issues you can just reflash it and bring it in.

Just keep in mind what I told you is hearsay .. I have never brought a modded car into them for warranty work, I just know a few local Subaru club guys work there, and they are rumored to be pretty cool about this stuff. If your real nervous about it, drop in and talk to them about it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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Hahah, all good bro .. just had to laugh when I saw the date of the original post.

With the appearance mods and bushings you'll have no issues with warranty at any dealership.

The tune is a bit more hairy. Just going stage 1 though you'll still be stock for the most part, so that if you have issues you can just reflash it and bring it in.

Just keep in mind what I told you is hearsay .. I have never brought a modded car into them for warranty work, I just know a few local Subaru club guys work there, and they are rumored to be pretty cool about this stuff. If your real nervous about it, drop in and talk to them about it.
From what I understand, the car has more of a chance of something breaking with the stock tune because it's so bad. So, that part I'm not too worried about. I think it's worth the "risk" of stage 1, if you can call it a risk.

I would think if they mod their own cars there, they will be better at determining if the mod caused the issue or not too. Meaning, they're not going to blindly say it's the mod's fault just because there is a mod. Less potential of having to fight unrelated issues, just because the car has a mod somewhere.

I'll stop in there an talk to them some time.

And I meant Minnetonka, not Wayzata. Not sure why I keep saying Wayzata.
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