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Old 09-09-2019, 04:58 PM   #101
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Nope, everyone’s different and your situation makes perfect sense. Fingers crossed for you.
Thank you, I appreciate it man!

The way I see it is that 'if' I can make this happen, great, and if not then I've still got a brand new RA.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:35 PM   #102
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Repairs costs about $5k out of pocket, because SOA said my tune voided the warranty (I'm fighting this). Not sure if I'm selling it yet. I'll announce it here if so. $25k and it would hypothetically be yours. Hypothetically.
Sell sell! 25k is a lot of options for great cars.
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:50 AM   #103
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Repairs costs about $5k out of pocket, because SOA said my tune voided the warranty (I'm fighting this). Not sure if I'm selling it yet. I'll announce it here if so. $25k and it would hypothetically be yours. Hypothetically.
the details come in little by little

pissed as hell that he has an issue,
now all of a sudden it was tuned, but how dare a manufacturer not honor a warranty when somebody modifies their equipment
scammers!
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:18 AM   #104
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Repairs costs about $5k out of pocket, because SOA said my tune voided the warranty (I'm fighting this). Not sure if I'm selling it yet. I'll announce it here if so. $25k and it would hypothetically be yours. Hypothetically.
What's to fight? SOA treated you well by resolving issues you had with your used purchase by getting you into a new one? Then you do a tune on the new one and experience issues later?

As far as I can tell, this is all on you.

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the details come in little by little

pissed as hell that he has an issue,
now all of a sudden it was tuned, but how dare a manufacturer not honor a warranty when somebody modifies their equipment
scammers!
Agreed. I have no problem with people who want to do their own modifications, but own up to it when you do.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:51 AM   #105
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These imaginary owners and their rants aren't as enticing as they used to be say 10 years ago lol

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Old 09-10-2019, 09:52 AM   #106
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jesus christ you people are idiots. problem identified and resolved.

admin, please close this thread.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:03 AM   #107
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Nobody is going to close your thread because you got your feelings hurt. You modded your car, damaged it, took it in for warranty, posted a rant, got your warranty denied and everyone on here is an idiot?
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:30 AM   #108
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We all contributed to the thread derailing, but the lesson here is a valuable one for others to see.. "Pay to Play"
  • Owner buys a used STI that has problems and Subaru brands as a 'lemon'
  • Subaru replaces lemon with a brand new STI
  • Owner proceeds to modify his new & warrantied STI despite experiencing issues with his previous lemon
  • Owner has transmission issues with new STI after modifications
  • Subaru denies warranty claim as a result of the modifications (rightfully so, the powertrain was modified and is damaged)
I commend the owner for being honest about being modified and not attempting to commit warranty fraud.

Did your tune/modifications cause the transmission damage? Was it due to your driving habits or the car being abused? Maybe not.

But Subaru will gladly deny a warranty claim for any reason they can. This is common knowledge.. just look at the rod bearing settlement.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:33 AM   #109
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I ran Toyo R888Rs, daily, had little to no issues. So, no.

Mud flaps are just rice, period.
You are very wrong. if you go to the track or run sticky tires on street.
mud flaps can protect your car.
More importantly they protect others cars.
when in california my car group had a standing rule if you ran 200 tw or under tires you ran flaps. REASON???? so you dont throw rocks at the chase car.
this was of course for canyon and mountain runs/ aka Touge.

Maybe simi trucks shuld never run mud flaps... oh yah ITS THE Law for them!!!
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:36 AM   #110
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Oh damn... this might make some heads explode. It's my Type RA with mudflaps being driven in ****ty winter weather on sandy/salty roads! FTW!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YQ7LiA8eGruoqPcs9
more importantly why do you have a fridge in the garage with weather like that????
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:34 AM   #111
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more importantly why do you have a fridge in the garage with weather like that????
HA! Yeah... it probably only uses power for the light bulb in the winter months.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:05 PM   #112
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jesus christ you people are idiots. problem identified and resolved.

admin, please close this thread.
But... you haven't answered the most important question:
What color are your red mudflaps?
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:36 PM   #113
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What's to fight? SOA treated you well by resolving issues you had with your used purchase by getting you into a new one? Then you do a tune on the new one and experience issues later?

As far as I can tell, this is all on you.



Agreed. I have no problem with people who want to do their own modifications, but own up to it when you do.
exactly.

I blew my engine while under warranty, and my wife was like "well take it to Subaru to see if they will cover it" cause she didn't want to spend the money on it.

I told her no that it was not Subarus fault my car was tuned and had bolt ons. so i ate the cost of rebuild.


If you mod your ****, and it breaks. its not subaru's fault.

If its stock, and it breaks, and you're under warranty. Then 100% they should fix it.
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:01 PM   #114
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You are very wrong. if you go to the track or run sticky tires on street.
mud flaps can protect your car.
More importantly they protect others cars.
when in california my car group had a standing rule if you ran 200 tw or under tires you ran flaps. REASON???? so you dont throw rocks at the chase car.
this was of course for canyon and mountain runs/ aka Touge.

Maybe simi trucks shuld never run mud flaps... oh yah ITS THE Law for them!!!
A Subaru isn't a 'semi', please stop trying to use a semi as a valid comparison.

I know while you're out there attacking the local canyons, for your Touge runs, with your chase car, that you're not worried about breaking the law but your paint job instead - damn "simis".

Anyone else cringing at the fact you attempted to justify mud flaps with illegal street racing as being a valid reason for them?

I ran R888s/R888Rs for close to a decade, on the street; yes, I had some rock chips but mud flaps can't save you from rocks being kicked up by other cars - a clear bra (again) can though.

If you drive on the freeway then you're bound to get rock chips and guess what... your mudflaps won't save you from them.

Bottom line: mod your car as you see fit, it's your car, but please don't attempt to justify your poor taste in "mods" with street racing - it just makes you sound like a ricer.
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Old 09-10-2019, 04:13 PM   #115
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I'm still trying to figure out why he couldn't type the word "selling" in the thread title and had to use asterisks??????
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Old 09-10-2019, 05:40 PM   #116
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Dan drive bad

Classic. Hahaha.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:14 PM   #117
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Final update: SOA came through huge. They reviewed my case, and decided to cover all of the repairs. Hurray!
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:31 PM   #118
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## Lessons Learned ##
1) Be upfront and polite with your dealership on your mods (I think mine went to bat for me).
2) Call corporate and bitch when things don't go your way... but bitch politely.
3) Make an intelligible case. Mine was "Stage 1 Cobb shouldn't blow up my transmission."
4) At the end of the day SOA saw I was a repeat customer, and wanted to keep it that way. I think this was the most important thing.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:58 PM   #119
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Agreed. Most important is to make an intelligible case.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:55 PM   #120
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Final update: SOA came through huge. They reviewed my case, and decided to cover all of the repairs. Hurray!
Good news. So you'll be able to sell it with a repaired transmission.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:22 PM   #121
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Agreed. Most important is to make an intelligible case.
Nah, I like to rant nonsensically about the moral implications of refilling other's belly button lint with my own.
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Old 09-16-2019, 02:49 PM   #122
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A Subaru isn't a 'semi', please stop trying to use a semi as a valid comparison.

I know while you're out there attacking the local canyons, for your Touge runs, with your chase car, that you're not worried about breaking the law but your paint job instead - damn "simis".

Anyone else cringing at the fact you attempted to justify mud flaps with illegal street racing as being a valid reason for them?

I ran R888s/R888Rs for close to a decade, on the street; yes, I had some rock chips but mud flaps can't save you from rocks being kicked up by other cars - a clear bra (again) can though.

If you drive on the freeway then you're bound to get rock chips and guess what... your mudflaps won't save you from them.

Bottom line: mod your car as you see fit, it's your car, but please don't attempt to justify your poor taste in "mods" with street racing - it just makes you sound like a ricer.


IDK how you can call mud flaps "Ricey" when the Type RA comes with that ridiculous spoiler and bumper.
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Old 09-16-2019, 03:31 PM   #123
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dude, talk about jumping the gun.
I mean the 15 you bought was obviously beat to hell by the previous owner, which has less than nothing to do with the car. If GT3 RS's could be financed for $375/month there would be endless nightmare GT3 RS stories out there.
This.

One rule I live by....when buying a high performance model (especially the top performance model) NEVER buy second hand. Chances are the previous owner had more money than brains and drove it like a 3yr old. Others may disagree.

Good luck.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:28 PM   #124
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IDK how you can call mud flaps "Ricey" when the Type RA comes with that ridiculous spoiler and bumper.
Adjustable dry carbon spoiler > mudflaps.

I don't know, I'd wager mud flaps are pretty rice. Enjoy your mud flaps, I'll enjoy my "ridiculous spoiler".
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:54 PM   #125
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why are mudflaps ricey all of a sudden? if you drive on gravel and snow they protect the paint on the doors plus they look alright on these cars.
the wing on the other hand, has no function on an awd vehicle. but hey, if you like the look all the power to you.
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