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Old 03-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #201
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Went to look at the STi today....i have a hole in my piston....not the ringland...the piston. There is a 1/4" gap between the top of the piston and the cylinder wall, looks like it melted. Asked them what could have caused this, he said "timing", then i ask didn't y'all check this? he claims they come pre-timed and all they have to do is slap it in. And then he says that my new motor got in today and should have it together by next week since it comes set up. So then i ask if your not going to check this one also, wouldn't it be bound to blow my piston again? are you just going to keep replacing my motors till yall really figure out what is wrong? Then he looked really confused, "well i don't know what it could be then" then asks.... "you didn't tune it did you" .... was about to go off on him, you ****ing serious man? its a brand new ****ing motor, if i were going to tune my car, it would be after i broke it in. 500 miles isn't broken in. Told him to look at the motor you can tell i never touched it. "oh i thought you didn't mod it" bout to say why did you ****ing ask then.
They are correct. The ECM controls and changes the timing based on how it is tuned/programmed. All you have to do is pretty much make sure the timing belt is marked correctly but it comes from the factor that way anyways. This is not an old small block 350 w/ a distributor and all where you adjust the timing with a timing light.

Are you the original owner? If not, do you know if the previous owner has tuned the car by any chance?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:33 PM   #202
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They had a Sti on the lot when I was searching for my Sti they told me there was no wiggle room on the price and they looked on the computer telling me moore cadillac had no Sti's, i went to moore they had 4, and they took $2900 off the price which was already lower than Pence's I'll never deal with those liars.
So your issue is with Sales and not service. Have you ever used their service dept?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #203
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So your issue is with Sales and not service. Have you ever used their service dept?
I used the service dept for my 1st oil change, they didn't put covers over my floor mats and they had grease on them but thats no big deal they were rubber. I maintain my own car now the first oil change was free
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:06 PM   #204
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Ahhh I see. I always put them on all of them regardless if they have the all weather mats or not.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #205
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when is the next meet,id like to see some other Subaru's!
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #206
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They are correct. The ECM controls and changes the timing based on how it is tuned/programmed. All you have to do is pretty much make sure the timing belt is marked correctly but it comes from the factor that way anyways. This is not an old small block 350 w/ a distributor and all where you adjust the timing with a timing light.

Are you the original owner? If not, do you know if the previous owner has tuned the car by any chance?
I'm original, branddddd newwwww
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:07 PM   #207
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Ok scratch that idea.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #208
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when is the next meet,id like to see some other Subaru's!
I'm totally interested in meeting some subaru guys!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:50 AM   #209
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^ that's what she said
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #210
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I installed one of those $30 eBay H-Braces last night, the ones that are pink. It actually fit perfectly. And no joke, the car seems to handle better. For $30 bucks, its hard to beat....unless the welds snap in a week or two. After the install, if I try to jack up one side of the car, it lifts up the other side two....kinda freaked me out at first.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #211
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I installed one of those $30 eBay H-Braces last night, the ones that are pink. It actually fit perfectly. And no joke, the car seems to handle better. For $30 bucks, its hard to beat....unless the welds snap in a week or two. After the install, if I try to jack up one side of the car, it lifts up the other side two....kinda freaked me out at first.
I was debating on that, was wondering if it would help, was thinking about that and a V brace in the trunk, didn't think I would get the front strut bar though.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #212
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I've read the V-brace doesn't do anything. But, apparently the X-Brace helps out a lot...however, it is $450.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:35 AM   #213
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The x-brace will do more for a wagon than a sedan. The sedan is already pretty rigid because the body is more enclosed in the trunk area. However it couldn't hurt either way and I've heard it's a great product. I plan to put one in my sedan this summer.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:43 AM   #214
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Yeah I would really like to have the X-Brace, but damn its expensive. I've been talking to TiC and they say that firming up the chassis will help out the ride quality. So I just recently ordered the Fender Cowl braces, we'll see what kind of difference they make.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:46 AM   #215
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Funny the troll master n I talked about my ebay bars last night. I didn't realize the while jacking thing n after I swapped suspension I went to lower each side instead of from the center in case I was too low n that joint stayed up in the air all crazy like...freaked me out too.

Yo Mark, good looking out on that merchants. I made good friends w/the alignment guy, chris. Car is dialed n a lil lower than before but handles tiiight!

Oh and I hear nothing but crazy sweet reviews on the x-brace. Just too rich for my blood. My buddy in Raleigh has one n its beautiful n obviously solid. He swears its a total night n day difference.
But I still haven't slept so adios!!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #216
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I've got them on my car and they do seem to help. I've also got all the bushings and whileline add ons TIC sells so maybe it's just all in my head haha.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:02 AM   #217
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Yea I want to do suspension mods and get the handling a little better, but don't really want coilovers it springs, atleast not now
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #218
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I've got the RCE T2s and would not recommend DDing with any coilover around Richmond. Other than that they're great.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #219
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Coilovers do fine around the west end, just avoid downtown at all costs. I drove my car down that brick road in Shockoe Bottom, it was like being beaten with a baseball bat.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #220
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Coilovers do fine around the west end, just avoid downtown at all costs. I drove my car down that brick road in Shockoe Bottom, it was like being beaten with a baseball bat.
Yeah. I live in the fan and it's a beating. Fortunately it's not my my DD.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #221
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I have had all the eBay braces ( front, rear and lower) for over 12000 miles with absolutely no problems with cracking or anything.

IMHO they are a great product and totally worth the money
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #222
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Wooooo nasioc app fail
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:51 PM   #223
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Coilovers do fine around the west end, just avoid downtown at all costs. I drove my car down that brick road in Shockoe Bottom, it was like being beaten with a baseball bat.
Yea, I don't know my way around downtown well at all so I only go down there when a friend of mine is with me. And he tells me where to turn and what not and he will purposly lead me to that brick road. It sucks, im trying to remember where its at.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #224
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It's where all the bars are....but you wouldn't know that because you are a child
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #225
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Would you post the fleabay brace link?

Check post 1 for meet info. Reeeead.
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