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Old 05-26-2008, 01:19 AM   #176
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I tried to get a Protune with A SPT intake and I was told it just can't be done. I have an 08 Outback XT. I had to put my stock box back on.
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:27 PM   #177
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I tried to get a Protune with A SPT intake and I was told it just can't be done. I have an 08 Outback XT. I had to put my stock box back on.
We will be offering maps for the car with the PERRIN intake systems, I have heard there are issues with the SPT maf metering and thus the reason the protune was likely poo pooed with it on.

Also, more info is on our website on the map program.

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Old 05-27-2008, 10:09 PM   #178
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Anyone interested in buying a used SPT catback for an 08 hatchback. I can't post it in the classifieds yet because I haven't posted 3 times yet. I'm looking to get $275 plus shipping. I know it's not much off what they were from the dealership but from what I've heard everyone is now selling them for full MSRP. I'm in NH and willing to trade aswell, the SPT just isn't loud enough for me. Other than that its still a great exhaust, I'd love to do local pick-up or am willing to meet someone within reason. If your interested just PM me or email me at ccity44565@yahoo.com Thanks
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:39 PM   #179
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Congrats on your new car and welcome to the forums!

Now before you start posting, please keep the following in mind:

1. Your car is brand new. Yes, it's just a new year, but for all intents and purposes, it might as well be a Jeep Cherokee as pretty much 100% of the car is new.
2. Will XXX fit my car? Probably not. The turbo is different, the intercooler is different, the exhaust is different, etc.
3. When will manufacturers start making XXX parts? We don't know, please bug the manufacturers.
4. I found XXX parts that will fit, can I bolt them up? Your best bet is to wait for engine management before you start bolting up things. Each car has something called open/closed loop fueling issues mandated by the EPA that can negatively affect vehicle modifications. The wise/safe course of action is to wait for engine management then modify. Yes, you can probably safely get away with simple mods, but the smart thing to do is engine management first, then parts.
5. But I found out that XXXX from an older Subaru will fit on my 2008. Well post that crap here and we'll update this for all to see.

If anyone sees anything to add, please post. The genesis behind this post is to prevent 9000 posts of will XXX fit my 2008. This is an annual annoyance and I'm hoping this may stem some of that.

Old parts that WONT fit:

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Old parts that MAY fit:

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Old pars that WILL fit:

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Well.....perhaps too many hard launches at the track, perhaps letting my fiancee drive the car? In any event my brand new 08 WRX's clutch is gone! I was informed by my friendly Subaru service dept. that parts and labor would exceed 1700 dollars. I have an exedy stage 1 ready to go in, but no clue where to have it installed. I have a 4 yr. old daughter and thus limited funds. Anyone in the sw houston area help me out with finding a place to install. PLEASE!
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:43 PM   #180
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Well.....perhaps too many hard launches at the track, perhaps letting my fiancee drive the car? In any event my brand new 08 WRX's clutch is gone! I was informed by my friendly Subaru service dept. that parts and labor would exceed 1700 dollars. I have an exedy stage 1 ready to go in, but no clue where to have it installed. I have a 4 yr. old daughter and thus limited funds. Anyone in the sw houston area help me out with finding a place to install. PLEASE!
How many miles on your car? Why won't this be covered under your warranty?
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:34 PM   #181
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How many miles on your car? Why won't this be covered under your warranty?
A clutch is considered a wear item and is normally not covered, but I'd think if the mileage was low enough, Subaru might be willing to cover the part as possibly defective.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:36 AM   #182
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A clutch is considered a wear item and is normally not covered, but I'd think if the mileage was low enough, Subaru might be willing to cover the part as possibly defective.
i am ready to purchase my 08 wrx and me and my dealer covered some info on the warrenty there is a 3/36k on some items.. clutch, brake pads, wiper blades, headlights and some other things.. its also in the back of the broshure.. it actually says clutch lining but i asked he said clutch... so try this out...

anyway im pretty excited to get into the wrx and getting out of my saturn ion redline, i love my saturn but i need awd lol
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:19 PM   #183
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How many miles on your car? Why won't this be covered under your warranty?
Well, being new to the Subaru family, I was unaware of the strict warranty criteria. When I went in for my first oil change the service manager noticed my aftermarket downpipe.....he then proceeded to have my warranty voided. SOOO, I'm left in quite a dilemma.

My new clutch is being shipped right now, I'm pretty sure this one will stand up to what I'm going to throw at it. After the clutch install, I'll be ordering an Access Port and then Protuning it. Beyond that I think I will address the suspenision wheels and tires. Then I should be satisfied. Lol.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 06-04-2008, 12:09 AM   #184
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Well, being new to the Subaru family, I was unaware of the strict warranty criteria. When I went in for my first oil change the service manager noticed my aftermarket downpipe.....he then proceeded to have my warranty voided. SOOO, I'm left in quite a dilemma.

My new clutch is being shipped right now, I'm pretty sure this one will stand up to what I'm going to throw at it. After the clutch install, I'll be ordering an Access Port and then Protuning it. Beyond that I think I will address the suspenision wheels and tires. Then I should be satisfied. Lol.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
they can't just void your whole warranty for putting an aftermarket part on the car. your warranty claim has to relate to an aftermarket part you put on the car. if he told you your whole warranty was void over a downpipe I would probably contact SOA.

"strict warranty criteria" really just depends on the dealer you take it to. it's not a subaru-wide thing in my experience.

also, i'd probably tell the service manager you'll be buying your next car from a different dealer, and not bringing this one in for service anymore. i don't really get why dealers don't understand how easy it is to take your business elsewhere.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:12 AM   #185
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A clutch is considered a wear item and is normally not covered, but I'd think if the mileage was low enough, Subaru might be willing to cover the part as possibly defective.
covered up to 32k... at least mine was on my '02.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:27 AM   #186
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Yeah mine is up to 36k (08) As for your 'warranty being voided' I beleive they only void one part of your warranty when you make the claim. So if you have a dp and your engine fails, they will void the warranty on the engine. But if you have a dp and your having some rust on some outside trim, that would still be covered under warranty. Having a dp wont affect your paint.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:57 AM   #187
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Yeah mine is up to 36k (08) As for your 'warranty being voided' I beleive they only void one part of your warranty when you make the claim. So if you have a dp and your engine fails, they will void the warranty on the engine. But if you have a dp and your having some rust on some outside trim, that would still be covered under warranty. Having a dp wont affect your paint.
You obviously have no idea of the power of a downpipe then...

I brought a downpipe home, and now my daughter is pregnant!
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:00 AM   #188
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You obviously have no idea of the power of a downpipe then...

I brought a downpipe home, and now my daughter is pregnant!
WHOAH! I had no idea they were that potent! Best of luck to your daughter. Passing a downpipe/human hybrid is no easy task!

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Old 06-05-2008, 09:23 PM   #189
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LOL! Yeah, i was cosidering going to a different dealership. It honestly made no sense to me how they could void a drivetrain warranty when the drivetrain was never modded.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:39 PM   #190
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Well, they could say by putting the downpipe on, you are getting more power...and driving harder.... so you are putting more stress on the clutch than stock. Weak, but I bet that would be their logic.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:24 PM   #191
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I'm still wondering when the SPT exhausts for the sedan are going to start shipping out...
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:01 PM   #192
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I'm still wondering when the SPT exhausts for the sedan are going to start shipping out...
FYI... SPT has pushed back the release date to late July/Early August
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:59 AM   #193
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FYI... SPT has pushed back the release date to late July/Early August
All the better for us at PERRIN then! H/B WRX and STi in stock now!

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Old 06-19-2008, 09:45 AM   #194
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Yours is $700, SPT is less than $300. I think I'll wait it out
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:16 AM   #195
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All the better for us at PERRIN then! H/B WRX and STi in stock now!

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Any news on the soundclip Adam?

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Yeah, but the SPT is 2.5 inches and sounds only minimally better than stock. The systems offerec by Perrin and Cobb are a full 3"....but their sound is still to be determined!
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #196
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Yours is $700, SPT is less than $300. I think I'll wait it out
I also can't tell for sure, but isn't the SPT JUST a rear muffler section hence the price?

Also, the 3" vs. the 2.5" is also important to note as well.

Thanks for the reply!

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Old 06-19-2008, 11:42 AM   #197
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Any news on the soundclip Adam?



Yeah, but the SPT is 2.5 inches and sounds only minimally better than stock. The systems offerec by Perrin and Cobb are a full 3"....but their sound is still to be determined!
Check our website in a day or so. John should have em posted there. I believe they are already on YouTube just not linked to our website.

Chat soon!

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:36 PM   #198
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I also can't tell for sure, but isn't the SPT JUST a rear muffler section hence the price?
No, the SPT is full catback. On the h/b version, it is 2.5" mandrel-bent into a 3" rear section.

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Also, the 3" vs. the 2.5" is also important to note as well.
But is it really that important? Considering everything I heard about these turbos needing a little backpressure (ie overboost issues with non-catted 3" DP's), I don't think a 2.5" mid-section would affect performance that much (at least enough to warrant an extra $400 over the SPT catback). If anything, it should allow running a catless DP with no overboost concerns but I don't even know the 2.5" would even restrict enough for that. I think a lot of people assume bigger must mean better, but I'd be interested to see side-by-side dynos with SPT vs a similar 3" setup.

Also note, the 2.5" section is relatively a straight shot....the bends are 3".

Not knocking your product at all Adam...I'm sure it is top knotch. Just thought I'd start a discussion on the facts behind why the 2.5" mid-section of the SPT would produce significantly less HP than if it had a 3" mid-section. Personally, I don't think I'd see much gain at all but I can't back that up until I get a dyno in my garage
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you are a little correct in that a smaller exhaust may not make a huge difference in HP at redline, but for sure at low RPM where the turbo is trying to spool a bigger ehxaust is better.

How about this. Our Exhaust for the HB are starting to ship, and we are throwing our car on the dyno today to do some STage 2 and CAtback exhaust tests. I will compare these to a customer who we tuned at our open house a few weeks back. This customer had that SPT exhaust. I will load his map on the car and run them back to back. While this will not be a perfect back to back test of the SPT exhaust, if there is a difference in power, we will let you know!
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you are a little correct in that a smaller exhaust may not make a huge difference in HP at redline, but for sure at low RPM where the turbo is trying to spool a bigger ehxaust is better.

How about this. Our Exhaust for the HB are starting to ship, and we are throwing our car on the dyno today to do some STage 2 and CAtback exhaust tests. I will compare these to a customer who we tuned at our open house a few weeks back. This customer had that SPT exhaust. I will load his map on the car and run them back to back. While this will not be a perfect back to back test of the SPT exhaust, if there is a difference in power, we will let you know!
I totally respect that Jeff, you guys run a classy business and make a great product. Looking forward to the dyno results.

I checked youtube and couldn't find any clips.
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