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Old 11-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #50
SWP n Gold
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Location: Stamford, CT
2010 WRX
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Originally Posted by gsrcrxsi View Post
just my .02

2010 WRX, stock motor/tune
78,000+ mi and counting
all oil changes performed by the dealer every 3000-3500 mi.
30k and 60k services performed by IAG Performance with K&N air filter.

never a single problem. i do NOT baby my car either. i think if there was a problem with the tune, it probably would have happened to a lot more people. i thnk most of the failures are more probably a result of a defect in the engine, not the tune.

soon i will have a Speaco TMIC + DP + "stage 2" protune with COBB AP, though. so itll be a bit moot after that.
I don't think it's the tune alone. I think failures occur when you have a fragile tune and owners who:

-don't warm up their car properly before driving "spiritedly"
-use less than optimal gas
-don't follow the maintenance schedule

etc. All of these things together could explain the failures. But there's no denying that these tunes are absurdly lean by aftermarket standards.
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