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Old 08-14-2003, 09:08 AM   #251
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It was a pretty painless process. The dealer didn't need to drive the car to test for pinging. 2 day turn around. And now no more pinging for me. Can't tell if power was affected as I had 2 people in the car with me.
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Congrats! Where did you get yours done? I am looking for a "painless" place. THanks!
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Old 08-14-2003, 10:22 AM   #252
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Hey guys, my STi has been reflashed! 6 days later and still havent heard any pinging. As far as effects, it seems like there's less of a sudden strong pull at 4k, but the car pulls a bit stronger all the way through instead. No complaints so far. I'm happy that Subaru came out with a fix. I asked my customer service rep what was changed in the reflash, but she said that we may never know..... mysterious. Hopefully we'll find out someday soon

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Old 08-14-2003, 12:36 PM   #253
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You can reflash your governor on october 7th
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Old 08-14-2003, 04:22 PM   #254
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Congrats! Where did you get yours done? I am looking for a "painless" place. THanks!
Irvine Subaru. Unfortunately it's kind of far from you..
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:06 PM   #255
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Did irvine subaru provide you with a free loaner?


otherwise it's kinda far for me too
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:14 PM   #256
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You can reflash your governor on october 7th
lol we will see what going to happen.
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:18 PM   #257
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does california have a reflash? has anybody got theres is cali yet?
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Old 08-14-2003, 07:50 PM   #258
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does california have a reflash? has anybody got theres is cali yet?
dejesus got his at Irvine Subaru. I am looking for someone in North Cali, around the Sac area...
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:12 AM   #259
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Myself, I bought the car specifically because it has all of 300 hp.



Move to a state where you can get sunoco 94 at the pump or fill up with a mixture of 100oct at the pump or run a mixture of toluene, as stated many times in this very thread.

You want 300hp? You run the required octane to give you the detonation protection that you need for 300hp. Its that simple.

Am I the only one that gives props to subaru for putting out an aggressive ecu in the usdm STi? Would you all be bitching MORE if it was the other way around? Yup!
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:12 AM   #260
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Did irvine subaru provide you with a free loaner?


otherwise it's kinda far for me too
Yup. I got a Neon that goes from 0 to 60 in 3 days.
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Old 08-15-2003, 09:18 AM   #261
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Am I the only one that gives props to subaru for putting out an aggressive ecu in the usdm STi? Would you all be bitching MORE if it was the other way around? Yup!
I agree fully with you with the exception of one thing. I like the fact they gave us an aggressive ECU, but honestly I think they could get 300+hp with a little different tuning ie more boost and a tad less aggressive timing.

Don't get me wrong I am not complaining but it seems that I knew of quite a few tuners/people who could get 300hp out of their 2.0L WRX with the same components that the STi has [shrug].
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:53 AM   #262
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Move to a state where you can get sunoco 94 at the pump or fill up with a mixture of 100oct at the pump or run a mixture of toluene, as stated many times in this very thread.

You want 300hp? You run the required octane to give you the detonation protection that you need for 300hp. Its that simple.
Wake up mlambert. Every merchant in the US is required advertise accurately. If they're selling a car in CA and stating that it has 300 hp, then it goes without saying that it has to run on the available fuel in CA. Unless there's a blurb and an asterick in their specs that state CA cars are making less than 300 hp, then it's misrepresenation.
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:09 PM   #263
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Unhappy Sac people?

Anyone around the Sacramento area doing/done a reflash? BTW, I am bringing my car into Maita for a reflash on 9/9, as I will be out of town for the next 2 weeks.
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:31 PM   #264
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Every merchant in the US is required advertise accurately. If they're selling a car in CA and stating that it has 300 hp, then it goes without saying that it has to run on the available fuel in CA. Unless there's a blurb and an asterick in their specs that state CA cars are making less than 300 hp, then it's misrepresenation.
Look in the owners manual, it says 93 is required. There is no misrepresentation if 91 doesn't produce 300hp. ...my$0.02 anyway.

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Old 08-15-2003, 12:43 PM   #265
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Yup. I got a Neon that goes from 0 to 60 in 3 days.
oh crap

i thought they at least will give you a WRX
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Old 08-15-2003, 12:46 PM   #266
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Look in the owners manual, it says 93 is required. There is no misrepresentation if 91 doesn't produce 300hp. ...my$0.02 anyway.

Christian
but you don't get the manual untill you buy the car.

on their advertisement, they dont' tell you it's 93 AKI required

plus in Cali we don't get that.. it's same as saying. this baby makes 400 hp.. only running 110 octane.
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Old 08-15-2003, 01:29 PM   #267
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"caveat emptor" let the buyer beware.

Or my own favorite, "ignorance is not an excuse"

you're the consumer, it's your job to do your research before you buy.
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Old 08-15-2003, 01:44 PM   #268
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but you don't get the manual untill you buy the car.

on their advertisement, they dont' tell you it's 93 AKI required

plus in Cali we don't get that.. it's same as saying. this baby makes 400 hp.. only running 110 octane.
Exactly...I almost used the same example. Let's not get into some lame argument as to whether or not it should produce 300 or hp or not. Plain and simple, SOA PROMOTES and SELLS a car IN CALIFORNIA that makes 300 hp. Period.
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Old 08-15-2003, 01:48 PM   #269
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Am I the only one here that doesn't want to do the reflash until the dyno results are out? Has anyone taken their reflashed STi to the dyno!?! If there is any dyno links, please let me know.

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Old 08-15-2003, 02:05 PM   #270
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Am I the only one here that doesn't want to do the reflash until the dyno results are out? Has anyone taken their reflashed STi to the dyno!?! If there is any dyno links, please let me know.

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No you are not. Mine pinged on 91. I'm now running a 94 mix and have no pinging. I'm happy to continue mixing up 94 if we learn that the reflash show negative results.
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Old 08-15-2003, 02:20 PM   #271
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What if the car makes 300-300 on 91 after reflash? This will probably get you a bit more HP and torque on 94 Are you CA guys still gonna whine to get the 305-305 like other states then? OMG my car makes 299
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"caveat emptor" let the buyer beware.

Or my own favorite, "ignorance is not an excuse"

you're the consumer, it's your job to do your research before you buy.

its the seller's responsibility to back up waht they claim.

do you know this car would detonate before you buy it?

what if you are the FIRST STi owner in the US?

there is no way you can tell.

we are the consumer, it's our job to let them know they can't lie and get away with it
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:15 PM   #273
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What if the car makes 300-300 on 91 after reflash? This will probably get you a bit more HP and torque on 94 Are you CA guys still gonna whine to get the 305-305 like other states then? OMG my car makes 299
no one is whining.

just that 30 hp loose after reflash is ridiculous.
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:55 PM   #274
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no one is whining.

just that 30 hp loose after reflash is ridiculous.
There is no 30 hp lost. Everybody that got the reflash have said that they feel the same power. Can we wait for dyno comparos before using baseless random numbers.
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Old 08-15-2003, 04:54 PM   #275
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"caveat emptor" let the buyer beware.

Or my own favorite, "ignorance is not an excuse"

you're the consumer, it's your job to do your research before you buy.
Dude, how lame are you? What a stupid comment. No flames intended. Are you in sales? If so, you sound like a crook.

Yeah your right, next time I go to buy a car, I'm going to take and dyno it during the test drive, thereby trashing an unbroken-in motor.
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