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Old 05-04-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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alright so hears the deal, i had an 02 wrx wagon and absolutely loved it, very reliable, strong running and just an all around amazing car! well i wrecked it right before i was going to slap a vf39 on it, so i was like meh why not, lets switch to the dark side and i took the jump on an 08 EVO x GSR with 55k on it, well after owning it for 2 months ive put less than 2k miles on it and over $5k in to it just to keep it running, it had an oil leak, coolant leak, than the clutch went out, and the list keeps going. well im sick of it, im getting rid of it! im going back to a subaru! im debating between a 2013 wrx and a 2013 sti... the only thing that scares me about the sti is the ringland in cyll 4... is it reliable...... thats the question...
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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Just out of curiosity if you loved the bugeye so much why wouldn't you go back to that?

Plus everyone knows the bugeye is the best of the WRXs.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:58 AM   #4
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Just out of curiosity if you loved the bugeye so much why wouldn't you go back to that?

Plus everyone knows the bugeye is the best of the WRXs.
Well I wanted to upgrade to be honest and that was the chance haha, I definitely regret that decision
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:48 AM   #5
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Just read the latest thread almost identical to this issue, still on the first page. Or do a search for this topic, which really has been talked to death.

Synopsis of 20948098 pages?

It's all about the tune. Well a good tune + Good gas (Chevron)+not driving like an asshat and banging the rev limiter and launching it over and over + Letting it warm up before punching it + don't lug the car in 5th gear, floor it going 20 miles an hour to get up to highway speed + Researching your mods before you buy them + getting a quality tune from a reputable tuner for said parts + proper routine maintenance at scheduled intervals = bulletproof Subaru.

Go enjoy your 2013. Just print this out and stick it to the visor so you can remember everything.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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AS said above - dont floor it in 4th gear below 2500RPM and 5th gear below 3500RPM - and buy an accessport to get a safe and better performance tune.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #7
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AS said above - dont floor it in 4th gear below 2500RPM and 5th gear below 3500RPM - and buy an accessport to get a safe and better performance tune.
i hate to say it but you are wrong about the accessport, the ots maps advance the timing way to much, most people who have the cyll 4 ringland issue are on an ots map lol i know that for sure.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #8
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i hate to say it but you are wrong about the accessport, the ots maps advance the timing way to much, most people who have the cyll 4 ringland issue are on an ots map lol i know that for sure.
LOL you are wrong LOLOLOLOL
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #9
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i hate to say it but you are wrong about the accessport, the ots maps advance the timing way to much, most people who have the cyll 4 ringland issue are on an ots map lol i know that for sure.
lol

Just leave it stock. It should be reliable enough and if it breaks Subaru can fix it.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:37 PM   #10
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Hmmmm... I wonder if by page 3 what will be the more dominant topic:

WRX vs STi

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Reliability

(-_-!)

I can guarantee if it makes it to page 10 nothing will be resolved.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #11
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Teh STi sucks and will blow 3 motors by 100k. Buy the WRX since it is faster.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #12
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Teh STi sucks and will blow 3 motors by 100k. Buy the WRX since it is faster.
No way bro!
Brembos , suspension, tranny can hold like 1300 tq.

Wrxs are teh suck.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #13
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Just read the latest thread almost identical to this issue, still on the first page. Or do a search for this topic, which really has been talked to death.

Synopsis of 20948098 pages?

It's all about the tune. Well a good tune + Good gas (Chevron)+not driving like an asshat and banging the rev limiter and launching it over and over + Letting it warm up before punching it + don't lug the car in 5th gear, floor it going 20 miles an hour to get up to highway speed + Researching your mods before you buy them + getting a quality tune from a reputable tuner for said parts + proper routine maintenance at scheduled intervals = bulletproof Subaru.

Go enjoy your 2013. Just print this out and stick it to the visor so you can remember everything.
So your saying all chevron stations provide high quality fuel? When I used to run an OTS map I would be knock free filling up at the mobil station down the street from my house. If I filled up at the mobil station near where I work I would see knock values in my datalogs. Get protuned on the fuel from the station you fill up at most of the time.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:08 PM   #14
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i hate to say it but you are wrong about the accessport, the ots maps advance the timing way to much, most people who have the cyll 4 ringland issue are on an ots map lol i know that for sure.
All he said was a safe performance map, didn't specifically say an OTS map...
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:10 PM   #15
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:38 PM   #16
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Torqued performance is great. Just get an etune or protune and you'll be fine
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:55 AM   #17
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from what i have gathered, the sti will blow piston rings easier then the wrx, almost all my friends with the sti have had to replace pistons (all 2011-2013 cars)... that being said, after you replace the pistons, your pretty much worry free... unlike the wrx, because of the ****ty transmission...
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:33 AM   #18
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from what i have gathered, the sti will blow piston rings easier then the wrx, almost all my friends with the sti have had to replace pistons (all 2011-2013 cars)... that being said, after you replace the pistons, your pretty much worry free... unlike the wrx, because of the ****ty transmission...
This^^^^^Forged pistons all the way, keeps the mechanic at bay.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:24 AM   #19
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2013 sti reliable?
Most have zero issues from the factory to the dealerships. After that, it's a crapshoot.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:33 AM   #20
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I love hearing that "STI's blow ringlands more fastorrrrrrrr." If it has a 2.5L it can blow. I blew my 06. Suck it statistics.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:01 AM   #21
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So your saying all chevron stations provide high quality fuel? When I used to run an OTS map I would be knock free filling up at the mobil station down the street from my house. If I filled up at the mobil station near where I work I would see knock values in my datalogs. Get protuned on the fuel from the station you fill up at most of the time.
That really sucks, I mean if you have to be that anal retentive about something as simple as gas why bother. I don't know about chevron gas though. I've had luck with shell but its always the priciest gas. I think if you stay with main brand gas stations I.e Mobil, shell, Sunoco which have additives to gas and avoid joe shmoes station which generally don't have extra protective additives. And you don't fill up when there is a refill tanker there, you should be okay.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:03 AM   #22
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:20 AM   #23
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Bump interested in hearing answer
I hear the answer will be quite shocking when it is posted up in hear. Hear's the thing though, when we do finally hear it, should it just be kept in hear or should we make this a sticky for all to see?
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:23 AM   #24
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^ Here and hear....cough cough
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #25
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Guess I should return my sti lol
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