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Old 03-01-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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Hey whats up guys i have a 2006 sti and i was doing a first gear launch and i bent the rear axxles.. now the car has coilovers and the dealer says that since its to low that i voided the warrenty and i dont know what to do cause he told me it would cost around $1550 and i dont have that and i am ****ed please help me out guys?
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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don't they have to PROVE your mod caused or contributed to the damage?
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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But if the explanation is racing it broke the axles, it won't be warranty either. Hate to say it, but it sounds like an expensive lesson.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:49 PM   #4
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7K clutch dump???
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:52 PM   #5
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I'm gonna have to agree w/cpasti.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:53 PM   #6
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^+1 damn but what did you launch at?!
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:11 PM   #7
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should have replaced the aftermarket parts before going to the dealer.

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Old 03-01-2007, 11:29 PM   #8
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Looks like you get to buy some driveshaft shop axels, time for a nice upgrade!! You wont have to worry about breaking those from what i've heard
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:36 PM   #9
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well it depends on how you explain to them. the coilover cant possibly cause the axle to bent.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:53 PM   #10
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well it depends on how you explain to them. the coilover cant possibly cause the axle to bent.
Simple answer:

The aftermarket suspension caused undue stress during a hard launch of the car. (which they will already deny warranty for)
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:16 AM   #11
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They can also tell by the damage that it was not a normal warranty issue. Rear axles don't just bend by themselves, it requires an outside influence, which is not a matter for warranty.

Looks like the OP will be paying for the axles. The modifications have nothing to do with it.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:46 AM   #12
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Your warranty isn't completely voided...just that part can not be claimed. The dealership knows that your claim will be denied, I am sure they would like to help you out, but due to the information they already have it will not follow through. Keep in mind that Subaru has a bulletin in regards to people abusing their cars normally and as well as with aftermarket parts. In the Racing/Abusive Driving portion of it they inform on axle shaft damage.
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:15 PM   #13
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should have replaced the aftermarket parts before going to the dealer.

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uh, that would have been pretty obvious to the dealership and they would know your trying to commit fraud. You'd really be SOL at that point.

Coil overs and 1st gear launch resulting in rear axle damage. Um... why even try and submit this to SOA? I'd be surprised if they covered your abuse and the fact your car has different suspension from stock. Pay the price for your mistake and move on with a lesson learned.
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Old 03-02-2007, 12:31 PM   #14
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OP will have to pay.
you live, your learn
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:56 PM   #15
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If you can't afford to break stuff with what you're doing, you probably shouldn't be doing that. Also, do your parents know you broke the STi they bought you?
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Old 03-02-2007, 03:12 PM   #16
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.....what exactly do you want help with? The factory warranty covers defective components (not breakage due to abuse). .....man up.
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:35 PM   #17
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call around town and find out if there is a shop that rebuilds axels.... it will be way cheaper that way. Or get out the credit card and order some driveshaft shop parts.... good luck
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:02 PM   #18
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.....what exactly do you want help with? The factory warranty covers defective components (not breakage due to abuse). .....man up.
Exactly.

Also, if it's just the axles, find a used set and do it yourself or pay a mechanic. It's not that big of a deal.
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:14 AM   #19
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uh, that would have been pretty obvious to the dealership and they would know your trying to commit fraud. You'd really be SOL at that point.

Coil overs and 1st gear launch resulting in rear axle damage. Um... why even try and submit this to SOA? I'd be surprised if they covered your abuse and the fact your car has different suspension from stock. Pay the price for your mistake and move on with a lesson learned.
It's that or get laughed at by the service tech.

I'd rather take a shot.
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:32 AM   #20
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You bought a $34,000 car and don't have $1550 ? What do you plan on doing when the brakes wear out or you need new tires ? Don't buy what you can't afford to maintain and then go do more stupid **** like launching it and breaking even more parts that you don't have money for...live and learn!!!

Should have bought a car you can afford, just cause you can make the monthly payment doesn't mean you can afford the car.
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:09 AM   #21
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The general concensus seems to be pay to play alright. Nevertheless, I agree that in this situation (for the OP anyways) it's lose-lose. Time to bite the bullet.
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