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Old 09-14-2005, 12:45 AM   #1
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OK, i have an 05 rs, i need to know the upgrades that are available for my car, i also heard cat back and a cobb intake and cobb only wont void waranty....is that true? But i need power can any one help me
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:01 AM   #2
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Consult your delaer on that one. Some are more persnickety than others about warranty work on cars with mods. If you got the extended warranty, I would get a refund on it and spend the money on the modifications you want.
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:56 AM   #3
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Need power + Dont want to break warranty = WRX

If you wanted to mod, you should have bought an older used one if you were worried about the warranty...
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:14 AM   #4
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Yeah if you bought it for power... well it's an RS. You're better off getting a new rear sway bar. But I won't lecture...

So you can get the cat back and the intake and they cannot void your warranty. Only Subaru of America can void your warranty. If you do however have something break on your car and you take it into the dealship for service and they say that the problem was caused by the (your mod here) they can deny the claim.

If your door seals fail or the A/C knob falls off well obviously that wouldn't be due to the Cobb Cold air intake. So it's a gamble. Some dealerships can be a PITA and some are mod friendly. I bought a used RS and can mod the crap out of it and not worry because well whatever I still have to pay for it. But when I had and RS under warranty I stuck with the rules.

Speed costs money and you have to pay to play. Those are pretty much the rules.

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Old 09-14-2005, 02:20 AM   #5
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Just because you mod, it does not throw the entire warranty out the window. The mod has to cause or at least contribute to whatever fails. It really comes down to the dealer, some are cool, some are not.
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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ok, now forget about the waranty, should i go suspension or motor???

I hate how my car has that big hesitation or dogg when i stuff it, can i buy a certain part to get rid of that? or is it a combination or restrictive stock crap that makes the annoying hesitation?
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:49 PM   #7
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ok, now forget about the waranty, should i go suspension or motor???

I hate how my car has that big hesitation or dogg when i stuff it, can i buy a certain part to get rid of that? or is it a combination or restrictive stock crap that makes the annoying hesitation?
Its called buying a 2.5RS. There are no part or parts to buy so it won't "dogg when you stuff it." Its a great car, but not a rocket. You won't be able to mod it to make it significantly faster without a ton of money.
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:50 PM   #8
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By hesitation do you mean not much power until it kicks in at 4000 rpm? If so, well sorry buddy thats just the way the car was designed. Search around for headers, catbacks, pulleys, those will help you get there a lil quicker. My advice would be to wait out your warrenty before modding, unless a dealer will allow certain mods. But if you have to mod this very moment to get more power, I would sell your car, buy a used RS that has say a year left on the warrenty, long enough so you can make sure the car is in the condidition it should be and then just go to town on it. Plus an older car should allow a few extra bucks for modding. Or like someone said upgrade to a wrx.
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Old 09-14-2005, 05:37 PM   #9
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Yea, if you're really unsatisfied with the power you have now... welp, you just bought the entirely wrong car. It's a skippy car, but it's not going to be as much fun as forced-induction. Might wanna look for a WRX.

However, yes, consult your dealer. Most modifications will not void the warranty UNLESS that specific modified part caused a problem that needs to be fixed. Then they have all the right to deny your warranty. Check out the Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975.

Aka, if your window switch breaks, but you had a modified intake, they must service your window because the modified part did not cause a broken switch. Realize that many dealers will also be able to sway you by telling you that they simply won't service it, even if you have the legal right to the service. I've come across a few that will deny service. Just speak with them about it, and know your rights.

To be on the safe side, wait until your warranty is up to do any big mods. For now, any suspension would be a great mod. Rear sway, bushings, endlinks, shocks and springs, maybe new rims and some good rubber. Those are all great starters.

But you have a brand new car. Enjoy the warranty until it's up. If you feel your dealer is fair, then something like exhaust and suspension is no problem if you are comfortable with it. It's all up to you.
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like he said, and Ima say it again so everyone can read this and stop askin "if i do this will it void my warranty" IF YOU MOD YOUR CAR IT WILL NOT VOID YOUR WARRANTY it only means they wont replace what you modded, if you put on an exhaust and you do somethin to mess up the exhaust they wont replace it (unless you're sneaky and put the stock one back on and they cant tell but usually they can don't think you can cheat them, they know even if a bolt has been loosened), if they try to void your warranty or not fix a problem they have to prove what you modded on your car caused the problem (a common example: if you have a bubble in your paint they have to prove your intake caused your paint to bubble) or you know, ok now onto the moddin part, personally I'd go with suspension first (thats me tho I jus came from an Evo and I've had to get used to the handling of the 2.5rs) and if you do the suspension it can be a great handler cause it shares the chassis as the sti, if you want power, like everyone else sais simple bolt ons wont add much, it'll smooth out the powerband and help a lil bit tho it wont add much, dont expect to floor it and keep up with wrx's, there is the AVO turbo kit (which I'm actually savin up for) and that says they put you at 271 stock (without header, exhaust, etc) and if you put a header, cat back, cams, etc you can easily reach 300 and provide competition for anyone around cause the rs is lighter than the wrx and sti, if you have money in my oppinion I'd say avo turbo, header of your choice, exhaust of your choice (and the it'd be easier to choose an exhaust, jus get one for a wrx or sti cause now you're turboed), high flow cat if you wanna be legal or test pipe if you could care less, cams, port n polish the head, and you're gonna have some nice power, then matched with sways, strut bars, coilovers, underbody braces, wheels tires, you have a great performer thats fast and handles nice, it'll be costly tho
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Well, all I've done so far for speed are a grounding kit I made myself, and the K&N panel filter. Cleaned up the powerband and cut down on low-rpm bogging (smoother powerband) but probably didn't improve all-out performance much. I'm doing a Perrin crank pulley and custom exhaust yet, and leaving the engine be. It's all warranty safe so I'm not worried at all. After that some SPT springs and rear sway bar will round out the package, with enough room under the $1000 mark to put some real nice tires on, or get some all-out snow tires to handle the Canadian winter.
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Old 09-14-2005, 06:45 PM   #12
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when warrenty runs out, get TWE cams.
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you havn't told us what price range you're in, that also is a factor, at this point if you are unsure if you're stayin na or plannin turbo header can be used on both, if you get an exhaust for a na car it'll be 2.25in if you get a turbo exhaust it'll be 2.5 or 3inches, you should wait til you know if you're stayin na or plannin turbo before you choose exhaust, intake will be included in your turbo kit, basically header, cams, and high flow cat are the few mods you can choose from if you're unsure cause you can use them on either, also suspension mods you can choose whatever, if you have money and arne't plannin on turbo you can get some power mods and some suspension mods, bein sorta quicker and handle better, first suspension mod many people will say should be rear sway bar, if you aren't plannin on turbo go either injen or cobb intake, borla or twe or cobb header, and get a 2.25in midpipe and whatever axleback exhaust you want, you can get a high flow cat, cobb spicey cams are popular, tho if you go turbo and want basics, get the turbo kit, header, high flow cat, and a wrx exhaust, if you're hardcore serious there are more steps tho you hafta figure out your factors first, price range, na turbo, and yeah those are the main s two so before any of us can help you you hafta choose that stuff, otherwise we'd jus tell you what we'd do in what we want for parts choices
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:43 PM   #14
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Im a fan of the notion that a swap is a better way to go than turboing a stock RS. Its an instant 227 or 300 hp for about what a turbo kit costs(am I right there?) And even if the swap is more, Id feel the extra bucks went into the fact that the engine can handle the power safely and is actually a smooth street car, that smooth word is important there. Plus think of all the additional mods you could do, basically any other mod available to the wrx or sti. Plus I think six speeds are sexy.
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try downshifting before you stuff it and I think you'll have better results.

If you can wrench and have a dvom and a set of factory service manuals then the to heck with the warranty. Warranty shmarranty. My warranty netted me a new catalytic converter. I did all the rest of the fixins myself.

The thing is, for me my warranty was pretty much over in 2 years because of the miles I put on her. I've got a 00 rs with 144k miles.
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SO EVERYONE KNOWS I DONT REALLY WORRY ABOUT THE WARRANTY....MORE TALK ABOUT THE PROS/CONS OF PARTS.

but thanks for the input, i was thinking a grounding kit, cai and a cat back to start, but than i was thinking how nice front and rear sway bars would be.....and i just cant choose......and than man would some springs be nice too, but i havent found a set for my year...05. any thoughts on the cobb?
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Need power + Dont want to break warranty = WRX

If you wanted to mod, you should have bought an older used one if you were worried about the warranty...
ya if your lame and want to pay to much for somthing thats been beat on,o ya and get raped on insurance......ya this is an option i guess......
sit tight friend warrenty will be up in no time,do visual and suspension upgrades for now.
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Old 09-15-2005, 01:28 AM   #18
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FromEvoToRS37..... you didn't use a single period in that whole thing you wrote.



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Old 09-15-2005, 01:31 AM   #19
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SO EVERYONE KNOWS I DONT REALLY WORRY ABOUT THE WARRANTY....MORE TALK ABOUT THE PROS/CONS OF PARTS.

but thanks for the input, i was thinking a grounding kit, cai and a cat back to start, but than i was thinking how nice front and rear sway bars would be.....and i just cant choose......and than man would some springs be nice too, but i havent found a set for my year...05. any thoughts on the cobb?
Number 1... any springs and suspension components that will fit an 04-05 wrx WILL FIT YOUR CAR. This has come up a thousand times. Any sway that will fit a 04-05 WRX will fit your car. Same with bushings, sways, springs, shocks, endlinks, etc etc etc. They use the same chasis. Almost all parts are interchangeable suspension-wise.

A grounding kit, CAI and cat-back will be a great first start. However, realize that this will give you a bit more "oomp", but it's not going to be like night and day.

And I really don't want to be mean, but dear god... please do not ask us how much it'd cost to turbocharge your RS. The consensus is and always WILL be that even a reliable NA buildup for a turbo-charge application is simply NOT cost effective, and will not yield the results of a WRX/STI swap. Several people have done it, run low boost, and have had their car alright for years. However, I've heard even more stories of people simply running over the agreed upon nominal levels of boost of about 6-8 psi and killing their poor 2.5 block.

Most of your questions can be found by searching. There have been countless threads about everything you have asked. Go over to the suspension forum for ideas and comments on sways or springs. Or go to the Product Review part and check out NASIOC's reviews on specific items.

My opinion (and that's all it is), is to enjoy your RS, but realize it's power limitations. Too many first-time RS buyers think they can compete alongside WRX's. Unless you have great amounts of cash-flow, it won't work.

However, if you realize your car has a great platform, and is great when it comes to it's suspension abilities, go and mod and make yourself an easily-respectable, peepy car that still has tons of fun.

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^^^^^I disagree with 90% of what holycrikey has said,I dont know about you but im saving avarage of 600 dollars a month by owning an RS compared to a STI and about 400 compared to a wrx. The price of insurance on those cars are just stupid,and its because of those worthless turbo's that come on it from the factory.

True the 2.5l/ej251 compression is a lil high for lotz of boost.With proper intercooling,engine managment "w/ proper tune" and high octane gas this high compression = power. Dont be turned off by people saing things like should have bought a WRX,You can make the same power if not more than an STI with the right build. True the pistons and rings will take a beating,but thats the fine line, If you want mad power,your gonna break mad parts.

Boost Your ride!!!......Play it cool for a few,low boost......Build a short block that can handle mad boost for when you burn your stocky........Dont be jadded by N/A "haters", there just mad we have more money to dump in our rides then them. And for the N/A "lovers" they'll always try to talk us out of it, but in the end, Turbo is what will make us happy

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I say work on the suspension first, power after. AFter all, what good is a lot of power--in a car designed for handling--if it corners like crap? Then you have MORE power in a car that doesn't handle any better than stock. Not exactly fun (or safe), eh?

On the low end of the money scale would be KYB AGX (or GR2, even cheaper) struts, with your choice of springs. I usually recommend SPT/Eibach or something similar.

In the middle is something like STi Version 5/6 or Type RA struts, but those are $800/set now.
Get matching springs.

Higher up you get in to Prodrive WR (pre-WRX) suspensions, or a full Prodrive P1 set (not as good; uses Type RA struts and P1 springs). Or coilovers, which you can't get cheaper than $1K and rightfully so. Cheap coilovers will give you a headache for the rest of your life.


Definitely up the rear swaybar from OE 13mm to say 18mm while the suspension is stock, then to 20 or 22mm after you upgrade the springs. The front one is 19mm and pretty good as-is, unless you want to reduce roll or add understeer for some reason.
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^^^^^I disagree with 90% of what holycrikey has said,I dont know about you but im saving avarage of 600 dollars a month by owning an RS compared to a STI and about 400 compared to a wrx. The price of insurance on those cars are just stupid,and its because of those worthless turbo's that come on it from the factory.

True the 2.5l/ej251 compression is a lil high for lotz of boost.With proper intercooling,engine managment "w/ proper tune" and high octane gas this high compression = power. Dont be turned off by people saing things like should have bought a WRX,You can make the same power if not more than an STI with the right build. True the pistons and rings will take a beating,but thats the fine line, If you want mad power,your gonna break mad parts.

Boost Your ride!!!......Play it cool for a few,low boost......Build a short block that can handle mad boost for when you burn your stocky........Dont be jadded by N/A "haters", there just mad we have more money to dump in our rides then them. And for the N/A "lovers" they'll always try to talk us out of it, but in the end, Turbo is what will make us happy

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I simply cannnot believe that your advice to a first-time RS owner is to turbo it. That is absolutely ridiculous unless you have no problem ruining a brand new engine, and have plenty of money to correct your mistakes. I'm talking COST-EFFECTIVE-wise, a swap is simply more safe and a better idea if you desperately want more power and refuse to sell your RS. Yes, a turbo will make a lot of us happy. But 99% of us cannot afford the loss of an entire engine block.

If you already have the mindset that you'll blow your engine, then you have absolutely no respect for your car. And I have no idea what insurance you have, but I'm 20 (with no prior accidents or tickets), and could easily afford the insurance of a WRX compared to an RS. It's a bit more, but not staggering. When it compares to an STI is where I see the difference.

Worthless factory turbos? Man... You amaze me.

We'll have to agree to disagree obviously, but I feel your advice is a bit misguided for a guy who is completely new to the subaru world with his first RS.

I'll stand by the fact that if you want a long-lasting car, with a decent amount of power, keep the RS as-is with some modding. Once you understand the complexities of a turbo-application, go for it if you have the balls and a great deal of cash to keep it running smooth.

And again, I don't mean to highjack this thread or anything.

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Definitely on-board with what Crikey is saying. Turboing is a huge chunk of change to spend and is pretty hard on the relatively weak n/a bottom end. You bought the RS for a reason. Realize it's strengths are in the chassis and enhance them (springs/sways will give you a great start) and fill in the holes (power) with some well-thought-out additions. Grounding kit can be made by yourself for about $40. Lightened crank pulley ($95 Mr.Josh - $140 Perrin, with others in between) makes the engine a lot more responsive (and some claim real power gains, I'll let you know when mine goes on). For intake, I was very happy with just a K&N filter replacing the stock unit ($60) but the injen CAI is a high-demand item (~$260). Borla headers ($299) and exhaust (~$500, less if you get custom work). So there you've got $1000-$1200 worth of parts that might get you 30-40hp at the crank total. 200-hp is a nice number and will make you happy, especially if you have the suspension setup that you can really use that power to toss the car into the corners. Your car will be a hell of a lot of fun to drive.
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haha I'm too lazy to type with correct punctuation, also you say it's better for the money to do a swap, how much is a swap, for $4300 you can have a turbokit that will put ya at 271 without any other mods, there are still mods you can do to make more power, header, high flow cat, exhaust, cams, throttle body, intake manifold, port n polish head, tune ecu, thats all I can think off the top of my head I'm sure there are more, yeah pullys etc.... haha anyways you can say you're smokin sti's with a 2.5rs engine or without swap, that's more impressive, um I can't think of many springs I've seen specifically for the rs, on mysubaru.com or subarugenuineparts you can get the sti pink springs, or coilovers, yeah you can prolly swap with wrx and sti suspension stuff like any parts made for those cars, tho sedan to wagon doesn't seem to work, also ppl say more cost effective and safe for a swap, the avo turbo kit is safe and has proven to be a streetable kit that can romp on wrx's stock without any other mods, there is an article about it in subie sport, and of course no one wants to buy another engine, tho the turbo kit company warrantys the kit if it blows up your engine they pay for a new engine, you hafta be smart and not raise the boost thinkin it will be cool or whatever, keep it as they say, its true as everyones sayin, only turbo if you have money, the kit itself is expensive and upkeep, you'll be needin more tires sooner, synthetic oil changes, premium gas, yeah if you aren't rich turbo isn't a smart idea, you're prolly better stayin naturally aspirated (not sayin you aren't rich but chances are you bought an rs cause you couldn't afford a wrx like the rest of us), get springs and shocks or coilovers, front and rear sways, some ppl say stay away from strut bars, tho I've noticed improvement with them, you can get front and rear strut bars if you want more suspension feel, cusco makes underbody braces, wheels and tires make suspensions better cause whats a car that handles nice and cant keep its traction, and basic power Intake, Header, Exhaust, high flow cat, you'll notice more power and handling
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UMM....Im 26 an pay 130 bucks a month for insurance....witch is alot cheaper then you pay,i dont even have to ask to know that.WRX= 220 month STI 360 month,Do i really need to break down payment diffrences here? Its a huge price diffrence.

And yes worthless factory turbos "i said it" 90% of WRX/STI owners mod the crap out of there cars,this includes diffrent turbos,intercoolers,up/down pipes headers, beleive it or not theres acctully dumb STI owners that put diffrent brakes on??????You wana talk waste of money the WRX/STI is the biggest.You want a turbo subby and you have the slightest mecanical incline,Do it yourself

Im not here to talk him into turboing his RS, Im just giving my opinion on this. An engine swap cost thousands of dollars and hours upon hours of wiring, and your still dropping a factory spec block in with miles and countless other issues, And your still pulling the entire motor....With that said, A good machine shop can build you a short block capable of holding mad boost for in the 2g's range,swap that block in were the old one was "like lego's" and away you go....Boosted with confidence, Im not shooting down the N/A theroy, just defending aftermarket turbo kits and the RS as a whole. The RS 2.5l engine can be just as fast with less problems then a WRX/STI and you will be grinning all the way to the bank with the gobbs of cash you have saved.Im not saing turbo's are cheap and easy...they are not....But am saing if your gonna mod an RS.....RS-T is the way to go

P.S. I wasnt expecting this to hold much water in the N/A forum anyways
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