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Old 08-11-2012, 04:20 AM   #2101
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Well, honestly, the REAL point of the STI is supposed to be endurance at a track all day, staying consistent. The WRX seems to give up after a while, from what I've been reading.

The WRX is like a person that does a sucker punch and runs. It's not down to brawl like the STI.

That's how I've interpreted reviews anyways.

I'm looking at possibly buying out-of-state again like I did with the STI and Forester. Autotrader.com is proving to be VERY useful.

If everything works out I'd be willing to roadtrip back up to Alaska from any place that gives me a good deal. When I'm ready to commit I'll let you guys point me someplace closer to ya'll so I can meet some of you guys and see how things work down there. Would be fun! I would like to end up in Seattle where my job's headquarters are and travel to Alaska, but would be willing to go as far back as the East Coast to start the journey.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:26 AM   #2102
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do you do a lot of track driving?

idk I have been wishing I could beat on my tranny harder(that's what he/she said)

if a certified preowned sti showed up anywhere near me, I might consider it..lol
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #2103
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Lol.

Unfortunately we don't have a track. >
It's not like there isn't enough space...
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:48 AM   #2104
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lolTrack. And now you see my dilemma. It all boils down to my just wanting the STI's transmission. I did not use my STI at all except to look pretty, but I LOVED that I completely trusted the car. I haven't felt that in years since, at least not until I drove the BRZ.

Maintaining a track would be expensive unless cost was divvied up to accommodate for other uses. It would need to have underground warmers to help prevent frost-heaving.

The dirt at the Alaska State Fair Grounds is PERFECT for rallying. When I went with my STI it felt right at home drifting in the dirt on the way out of the parking lot.

Anyways, Cel, thanks for your input. Right now I'm taking everything day by day. Tomorrow determines my future since the transmission goes under the knife at 9AM Alaska time.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:01 AM   #2105
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Chano, what did you mean "Alaska is hell on transmissions."?
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #2106
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It was kind of meant as an all-encompassing term with no real science to back it up, but having lived all my life in Anchorage and after driving for over 10 years now, the following factors theoretically work against keeping a car in good, working order for an extended period of time:

- Poorly maintained, uneven highways
- Road salt around Palmer/Wasilla and sea salt in Homer or Kodiak that eats away at the undercarriage
- Random road debris banging the undercarriage, usually from all of the giant trucks that haul stuff around (my mom ran over a huge car part recently that just barely missed vital parts, but did cause a fluid leak)
- Poorly maintained parking lots during the winter (be running over unseen crap)
- Retardly tall speed humps (I bottomed-out the 2012 Impreza loaner in my neighborhood)

So, basically, I'm full of crap. I don't think there's any one thing that solely contributes. These are things that obviously aren't exclusive to Alaska. And I don't think my current woes have been because of these things since I believe it's a build issue. Hopefully I'll know for sure in a couple of hours.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:12 PM   #2107
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Lol,I would think cold start/driving would contribute more damage than any of those things.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:18 PM   #2108
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Hmmm... Good point. I also blame attempts to maneuver around terrible drivers and drunks. Downshift! Downshift!
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #2109
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lol why would down shifting break your tranny unless you are doing it wrong?
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:11 PM   #2110
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I was just kidding. Why so much for celery 'round hurr?

Last edited by chanomatik; 08-11-2012 at 04:29 PM. Reason: Cereal is more dignified and shouldn't be used in any slanderous manner.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #2111
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You mean why so much celery.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #2112
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I said lol, lol

time to kick it old school

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #2113
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Lol

CLRY?
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #2114
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Yarly
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:36 AM   #2115
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I just read all 141 pages of this debate while driving through middle of nowhere Nevada. Have to say it kept me entertained though!
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:58 AM   #2116
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That sounds incredibly dangerous.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:01 AM   #2117
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That sounds incredibly dangerous.
I'm extreme like that!

Jk I was a passenger for the last 8 hours, haven't driven my subie in two weeks having boost withdrawal
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #2118
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That sounds incredibly dangerous.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #2119
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Got a CEL on the way home today. It's been a couple days and 50 miles since I went Stage 2. I pulled over and reset the ECU. I then checked the map and it was back to Stage 1 map. ODD! Normal?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:28 PM   #2120
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I don't know what ODD means. The CEL was almost certainly because the engine apparently wasn't tuned for the modifications. Are you sure you reflashed the ecu and not just changed the map with the realtime option?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:29 PM   #2121
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I don't know what ODD means. The CEL was almost certainly because the engine apparently wasn't tuned for the modifications. Are you sure you reflashed the ecu and not just changed the map with the realtime option?
You beat me to it
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:39 PM   #2122
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Odd. It not an acronym.Haha

Yea. I went back 1 screen and reset the ECU. I then checked the map. This was the first time a CEL and a coupe of dash lights popped up.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #2123
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I was thinking that the exclamation after the word "odd" was a dead giveaway.

SMH

You should be good after that ECU reset, sir.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:39 PM   #2124
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So im stage 2 with full invidia TBE, and thinking about getting the COBB sf intake and/or perrin turbo inlet.. I just want to know what the general feeling is towards these two products? Some people say the intake hardly does anything... But id like some other opinions
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #2125
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I ran the Cobb SF + box intake over the winter in my 12'. It's a nice unit. The only thing you get out of it is noise and eye candy. It sounds cool if your always in the mood to hear your turbo spool and swoosh. If not it could be annoying. Performance wise, your not going to gain much if at all. The reason I took mine out is because of inconstant maf reading. Especially going from warm to cool or vice versa. So be prepared to log often to verify your tune is within spec.
Performance wise the stock intake can handle over 350hp, I believe maybe even 400, and be a thousand times more consistent. IMHO the money should be better spent elsewhere.
As far as the inlet, on a stock turbo, the stock inlet flows fine, unless it rips or tears.

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