Originally Posted by luan87us
Why don't you just run stock til 3 years/36,000 miles close to running out then use a better aftermarket tune? It's kind of stupid how Subaru can blame you for abusing the car. The wrx/sti were built to be fast so it isn't really abusive if you're driving the car the way it's supposed to be driven.
I considered that, but that would mean for the first and most crucial 36,000 miles of the motor's life, I am running a notoriously lean map causing possible damage to my car. It may not matter later that I put a safe map on it. The damage will likely already have been done. If I was only keeping it for 3 years, fine. Since I'm not, I'll gladly take my chances.