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Old 06-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #455
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Houston, Texas
2007 STI Limited#382
07 WRB STI sold 9/28/12


I know that at Subaru, we run 3 different systems that don't cordinate/communicate with eachother. If you have a part number or a paint code, the code may be supercessed or different in our invoicing system. With a VIN, I can go into our parts program, pull up your paint code, match it with Subaru or America (to see if they haven't changed/updated numbers) then plug the most updated number into our invoicing system.

Thats one of the reasons that it may seem like we are taking an eternity to find a simple item. We are just trying to PREVENT a miscommunication/wrong part. With the correct last 8 characters of the VIN, its just one less variable that could cause a problem.

Nothing is guarnteed without the VIN.
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