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Old 09-04-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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i have an 07 sti and i had some coilovers put on, they were installed wrong and the front left strut was blown out. i didnt have time to change this for a while and what i cant come up with the rediculous amount of bouncing the wheel was doing resulted in my bottom bolt on my caliper to be rattled lose and my caliper wedged it self between my rotor and my wheel. i now have damage to the inside of my wheel(groove that goes all the way around the inside) and damage on the bottom of the caliper. i was wondering if anyone could tell me if this will be covered under warranty? im not completely sure if the blown strut was what caused this but i want my car fixed hopefully not having to pay for it. does anyone have any info on this?

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Old 09-04-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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Incorrectly installed aftermarket suspension causing this.....Nope not Subaru's fault. Good luck though.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:23 PM   #3
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.....simply put, no. .....as for the reason, I would think that would be obvious.

What gives you the idea that SOA would be responsible for fixing (for free) resulting damage from aftermarket components? ......throw in improper installation/operator error and you have one hell of a case against you. ......I would start digging through the classifieds for replacement parts.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:35 PM   #4
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bf and Kean, he didn't say anything about *Subaru* paying (and of course they wouldn't). There's a good bet that the strut and maybe more should be covered under the warranty for the installation of the coilovers by the shop that did the install job.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:41 PM   #5
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CO company should warranty the CO but not the consequential damage since the car owner was aware of a problem but chose to continue driving until further damage occured.

As for the caliper bolt coming out, that has to be from an improper instal/torque situation and the installer may be on the hook for that and poss the wheel damage. I cant imagine that a properly torqued brake bolt would fall out on it's own due to vibration otherwise rally cars and motocross bikes would have brakes falling off all the time.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:17 AM   #6
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bf and Kean, he didn't say anything about *Subaru* paying (and of course they wouldn't). There's a good bet that the strut and maybe more should be covered under the warranty for the installation of the coilovers by the shop that did the install job.
Then why is it posted in this section?
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bf and Kean, he didn't say anything about *Subaru* paying (and of course they wouldn't). There's a good bet that the strut and maybe more should be covered under the warranty for the installation of the coilovers by the shop that did the install job.
......I was assuming he was inquiring about getting the caliper and wheel covered under the SOA warranty. As for any "warranty" that the shop may have provided for their work, there's only one way to find out. .......ask them. If they botched the job I would think they would step up to the plate and help the OP out. The bottom line (from the information provided) is that the liability lies with the installer(s) and the OP. .......this doesn't sound like a warranty issue with SOA or the manufacturer of the aftermarket equipment that was installed.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:08 AM   #8
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does anyone have any info on this?
Yes.

You ****ed up the car, now you have to pay for it. Sorry.
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