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Old 04-03-2013, 09:18 AM   #7
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Join Date: Sep 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Ermergerd New Erngrend
2008 Mazda Miata GT
2003 GMC Sonoma Crew Cab


4 posts... not a single one discusses BrenTuning...

I'm out of the Subaru game, in fact, I never had a turbo Subaru. I did, however, own a 2005 Saab 92x, which is basically the same thing as the WRX wagon, but - in my opinion - much nicer to look at.

I ended up selling the car last year (to a NESIC member). Here's what she looked like in her final iteration:

I actually bought the car from a member back in 2009. He had done mild mods to it:
STI Up-Pipe
A generic 3" TBE with a Magnaflow muffler
Cobb AP

For whatever reason, that exhaust always got a lot of compliments - On more than one occasion, members here that I'd meet up with (to buy stuff) would ask me to let them know if I ever considered selling the exhaust, but I digress.

Shortly after I purchased, I was in contact with Bren. At that point, the operation he had going was much different from what he has going now. In fact, it's great to see how far BrenTuning has progressed.

I knew that a custom tune would be greatly beneficial over a stock OTS Map any day, and BrenTuning helped me sort things out. I think that's what's important. My car was a DD, and I wasn't looking to reduce reliability [too much, since you always run that risk whenever you mod] or build a track machine. Bren's easy to talk to, and at the time (and probably still) I was much a 'noob.'

It wasn't long before I was meeting with Bren and he helped sort my car out. Turned out, my stock EBCS was wonky and so we replaced it with a Forge MBC (that I purchased through BrenTuning). The car ran much better, and had excellent power for a DD. Through my years of ownership, I played around with an intake -- I was able to bring it back to Bren to have values tweaked and adjusted.

I had zero issues with the vehicle (aside from routine maintenance stuff) and tune. Satisfied customer here.

I would certainly suggest that anyone looking for a tune (not limited to Subarus), get in touch with BrenTuning. Besides, he's got great taste in cars and motorcycles... and has a badass (or is that fat ass?) rabbit named Yoshi.

- HP

PS: Since you asked, but I'm sure no one really cares, list of all specs:

2005 Saab 92x w/ Cold Weather Package
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Color: Black/Tan Leather

Stock Features:
Two-Tone Leather Seats
Winter Package (Heated Seats, Mirrors and Windshield)

Debadged hood
Headlight Armor (Light smoke headlight, Yellow fogs)
Rho Plate
35% Tint All Around
Trailer Hitch
Kartboy extended hangers
Ebay Hood Struts

Dual Guage Pod with Prosport Clock and Autometer Boost gauge
Kartboy Short shifter and Killer B Delrin Shift knob
Plastidipped Console
Weather Tech Mats

OEM Subwoofer
One-Touch Unlock Mod
Wired for Escort (or Beltronics) Radar Detector

Tuned by BrenTuning
STI up-pipe, 3" SS Autochrome Turbo Back exhaust with Magnaflow muffler
Forge Manual Boost Controller
Grimmspeed Air-Oil Separator
Silicone Y-pipe

Tokico D-Specs
Crucial Racing Springs
Paranoid Fabrication Saggy Butt Spacers
3-Way adjustable rear sway bar
Kartboy endlinks
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