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Old 02-05-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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So I went in for an oil change at the dealer where I bought my 2012 WRX. I noticed a display case in the service department that had some accessories for the WRX/STI. One of the accessories was a Cobb AP for $595, I asked the service guy about using the AP and my warranty. He said I could go stage 1 and they would honor the warranty but as soon as I mod the engine/exhaust ie DP, stage 2, the warranty goes bye bye...He said they would even do the flash for me if I bought the AP. I thought it was funny that a Subaru dealer was selling the Cobb AP but I guess you can run some maps and it will not affect your warranty, atleast at my dealer......what`s your thoughts about going to a stage 1 with the AP, I want to keep my warranty......
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:44 PM   #2
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Get it in writing, and then go for it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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Do it. The stock tune is poo and stage 1 is nice for a quick bump in power. Wish my dealership was mod friendly
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #4
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The dealer is selling the AP for the same price as Cobb, I would buy the AP from the dealer and yes, I would get them to put it in writing first.....by the way, it`s Dyer Subaru in Vero Beach if anyone cares....
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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Get it in writing, and then go for it.
This! I would be all over it
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #6
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So I went in for an oil change at the dealer where I bought my 2012 WRX. I noticed a display case in the service department that had some accessories for the WRX/STI. One of the accessories was a Cobb AP for $595, I asked the service guy about using the AP and my warranty. He said I could go stage 1 and they would honor the warranty but as soon as I mod the engine/exhaust ie DP, stage 2, the warranty goes bye bye...He said they would even do the flash for me if I bought the AP. I thought it was funny that a Subaru dealer was selling the Cobb AP but I guess you can run some maps and it will not affect your warranty, atleast at my dealer......what`s your thoughts about going to a stage 1 with the AP, I want to keep my warranty......
Our dealer here is the same way with the AP. Ours (as is yours) is an authorized Cobb distributor. Ours even has the Cobb downpipes to put on. The main thing I was told was "signs of abuse", which is vauge and could be anything, so develop a relationship with the service guy so if your motor grenades they will know that you are not just some d-bag kid ragging out the car.

That is if indeed you are not an unknowledgeable kid....they can smell the "stupid kid" smell from a mile away, so watch it.

But yes, get it in writing. However, that does not mean much when defining the term "abuse".....In that case a factory tune will get warranty work denied as well.

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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I would think that a receipt from an authorized Subaru dealer showing the sale of an AP would be sufficient for documentation.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:05 PM   #8
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Oh - and if you are interested, this dealer is selling much more than that and giving you 25% off some of the parts:

http://heubergersubaruparts.com/part...&siteid=215892
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:20 PM   #9
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Our dealer here is the same way with the AP. Ours (as is yours) is an authorized Cobb distributor. Ours even has the Cobb downpipes to put on. The main thing I was told was "signs of abuse", which is vauge and could be anything, so develop a relationship with the service guy so if your motor grenades they will know that you are not just some d-bag kid ragging out the car.

That is if indeed you are not an unknowledgeable kid....they can smell the "stupid kid" smell from a mile away, so watch it.

But yes, get it in writing. However, that does not mean much when defining the term "abuse".....In that case a factory tune will get warranty work denied as well.

Thanks, that`s some good info...This is my second WRX, first was an 07 WRX that I traded for the 12 WRX....I kept the 07 stock but it came with 3" CBE and CAI from the factory, car looked new and I got 14,500 in trade with 80,000 miles, it still had the factory clutch that was still tight. The service guy seems pretty cool, and I am somewhat knowledgeable about Subies, stage 1 might be fun...
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #10
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Hello,

To be honest, You need to get it in writing prior to buying it/installing it.
Call a few dealerships other then your dealership in your town and say "hey, if I buy this cobb AP and do a stage 1 flash, will it effect my warranty?" see what they say.. Call a few of them.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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I'd say go for it, if something happens just flash it back to stock... Don't buy it from the dealer tho, the less they know the better. My friend had a cobalt ss that we made stage 3 and sprayed nitrous, needless to say it blew the oil rings 2 times, just threw the motor back to stock and the dealer was non the wiser...
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #12
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Thanks, that`s some good info...This is my second WRX, first was an 07 WRX that I traded for the 12 WRX....I kept the 07 stock but it came with 3" CBE and CAI from the factory, car looked new and I got 14,500 in trade with 80,000 miles, it still had the factory clutch that was still tight. The service guy seems pretty cool, and I am somewhat knowledgeable about Subies, stage 1 might be fun...
If you are known up there and have a good reputation then you should be golden. STAGE 1 - Make it so!
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:20 PM   #13
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I'd say go for it, if something happens just flash it back to stock... Don't buy it from the dealer tho, the less they know the better. My friend had a cobalt ss that we made stage 3 and sprayed nitrous, needless to say it blew the oil rings 2 times, just threw the motor back to stock and the dealer was non the wiser...
You and your buddies are real stand up guys I see!

Please stick to Chevy's d-bag!

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #14
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Thanks, that`s some good info...This is my second WRX, first was an 07 WRX that I traded for the 12 WRX....I kept the 07 stock but it came with 3" CBE and CAI from the factory, car looked new and I got 14,500 in trade with 80,000 miles, it still had the factory clutch that was still tight. The service guy seems pretty cool, and I am somewhat knowledgeable about Subies, stage 1 might be fun...

How did your 07 come stock with a 3" CBE and CAI....

Makes me want to trade in my 07 WRX with 71,000 miles..
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:30 PM   #15
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You and your buddies are real stand up guys I see!

Please stick to Chevy's d-bag!
I agree.....I just want a little more pep....I see your from K-town, that`s where I bought my 07, Subaru dealer on Kingston Pike. I lived in Sevierville for a few years. I miss driving on those winding rodes....
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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How did your 07 come stock with a 3" CBE and CAI....

Makes me want to trade in my 07 WRX with 71,000 miles..
Those options were added at the dealer before it hit the lot...If you go and drive the new WRX, you will feel like your in a STI, it`s quite a bit faster than the 07 was by about 25 hp......
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Those options were added at the dealer before it hit the lot...If you go and drive the new WRX, you will feel like your in a STI, it`s quite a bit faster than the 07 was by about 25 hp......
Guessing that's the SPT stuff.
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I would buy the AP from the dealer and yes, I would get them to put it in writing first.....by the way, it`s Dyer Subaru in Vero Beach if anyone cares....

Scan and post that they have put this in writing. I will paypal you $10 when you do. Just post it and PM me with your paypal address. I'm waiting......
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #19
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Guessing that's the SPT stuff.
Yup....SPT
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:49 PM   #20
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Scan and post that they have put this in writing. I will paypal you $10 when you do. Just post it and PM me with your paypal address. I'm waiting......
I`m thinking the same thing, no dealer is going to put themselves in a position like that....But I swear he did say they would honor the warranty with a stage 1 w/the Cobb AP that he was selling, getting him to put it in writing is another thing...
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:30 PM   #21
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You can tell people don't bother searching, when they think their dealer has any say with Subarus warranty process.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:44 PM   #22
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You can tell people don't bother searching, when they think their dealer has any say with Subarus warranty process.
All these posts and finally someone says the truth.

Take a read through here OP

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...240471&page=92

A few people have said there dealer would cover ****, but when it's time to nut up, the deal has to go through Subaru of America (SOA) to be reimbursed for warranty work. Guess who of the two DOESN'T honor a warranty with a stage 1 tune. The only one that matters.

Just a warning.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:15 AM   #23
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My dealership sells a slew of performance upgrades, but i would be hesitant to think that the subaru warranty would be honored even if they install the part themselves. if you had the warranty agreement from the dealership in writing wouldnt that be some sort of contract and the dealership would have to eat some of the costs?
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Scan and post that they have put this in writing. I will paypal you $10 when you do. Just post it and PM me with your paypal address. I'm waiting......

Hell, I'll chip in $10 also
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:33 AM   #25
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You and your buddies are real stand up guys I see!

Please stick to Chevy's d-bag!
He said he wasted to make it fast... So we did. Chevys are junk tho
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