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Old 02-26-2017, 10:36 AM   #76
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Just out of curiosity, what is this "hidden menu mod" for the radio that you mentioned towards the end of the post?
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:20 AM   #77
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:43 PM   #78
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So if I have a question that I want to post in the forum but it turns into a couple just fighting can I ban them from posting on the thread. Don't want to be an ass but I junk we all know what happens sometimes.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:19 PM   #79
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I am selling a brand new cold air intake, know anyone interested? I am new to this board...
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:05 PM   #80
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I have seen a TON of repeated questions on this forum, so I am going to try and sum up all the information in one place just for some sanity.

First - LIKZ OMG WHERE IS TEH BOOST?
Answer: It's cold. You run less boost. Nothing is wrong. Let's have this conversation again when it's summer.
Taken from the Cobb Tuning Guide...



Second – BUT BRO, BROTELLA T6 IS TEH BEST I RUN IT IN MY EJ. Or 0W40 FTW BRO!
Answer – Yep. We all get that there has been tons of success in running the EJ with T6. Don’t do it to the FA20. Run conforming 5w30 oil, as called out in the manual. There’s no need to get fancy at this time. There have been only a few reported incidents of spun bearings and T6 was linked to each story. Additionally, I had personal experience with T6 making my AVCS go crazy. This information will change as we gather more information about the little infant engines. If you’d like, there is an oil analysis thread over in service and maintenance just for 2015s. For the love of all things good in this world, please don't make another oil debate thread. Just don't. It's already been discussed on several subforums. Go there. No, your particular type of oil, weather, or driver doesn't make you exempt to searching and participating in threads already created.

Third – YEAH BUT BRO INTAKES ARE AWESOME AND MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WHOOOOOSHHHH.
Answer – Yeah, they sure do sound different. However the concensus is and has been that unless you’re pushing 400+whp, there is no need for an intake. Additionally, if the intake changes the MAF housing design, MAF scaling will NEED to take place to correctly meter air. This can only be accomplished with a tune either designed for the intake (Cobb has a Mishi OTS map) or a protune.

Fourth – SOMETIMES I GET 22.X PSI PEAK BOOST SHOW UP? IS IT BROKEN?
Answer – No, the OEM tune has an infinitely debatable boost control system. Most people say that this is a built in “feature” and others say it’s not a big issue. Some cry hose clamps (there’s even a sticky at the top of this subforum). Most tuners can tune it out, but it was still pretty much always there for me through my journeys. After changing to a 3-port interrupt style EBCS, I have rock solid boost that NEVER exceeds my target boost at peak torque. Again, this is infinitely debatable.

Fifth – YEAH BRO I CAN JUST STICK HIDs IN MY STOCK HALOGEN HOUSINGS.
Answer – Stop right there bromethius, unless you enjoy pissing off the world, having a worse beam pattern, and just generally screwing up your night vision. A true retrofit is the way to go. There have been a few people who have done TRS Mini-d2s projector retrofits with ZERO retrofit experience – myself included. We are always happy to answer your questions.

Sixth – OH NO. I DON’T WANT MY WARRANTY VOIDED!
Answer - Your warranty can never be void. You can have a claim denied though. Don’t participate in warranty fraud.

Zillionth - BROFITEROLES, WILL A COBB AP VOID MY WARRANTY?
Answer - Read above question. Your warranty can never be void. However if you have some sort of catastrophic engine failure, do not attempt warranty fraud. Not only is it illegal, but there is currently no way to tell with absolute certainty that the dealer will and/or will not be able to tell if it's been tuned. Own up to your own mistakes because you have to pay to play. There is no post from Cobb or Ecutek that states with absolute certainty that their tuning modification is untraceable. There is also no direct evidence that a dealer will be able to tell sans ECU reset before service. Use your best judgement here. Don't ask this question.

Eighth - HEHE NOOB A BOV WILL BLOW YOUR ENGINE UP!
Answer - No, a BOV/BPV will not blow your engine up. If you run a 100% recirculating BOV/BPV you will have ZERO issues. I personally do this. Adds some PSH without any flash. There have been many others who run 100% atmosphere as well.

Question - DOODZ THE RADIO SUUUCKS
Answer - there are a few ways to change how your radio sounds. You can do the "hidden menu" mod to access some different settings.

BEWARE OF THOSE TRYING TO TELL YOU THINGS THAT ALMOST MAKE SENSE
"Yeah, a lightweight pulley helps rev hang because less weight" WUT??? How does removing weight from a rotating assembly make the throttle plate close faster? This is a PROGRAMMING issue and no amount of weight removal will ever fix that.
Very help full thank you!
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:10 AM   #81
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As a new Wrx owner this was good information.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:32 PM   #82
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thanks for the information. exactly what i been looking for. I took my 2017 wrx 6speed into the shop friday for lack of boost. i was only hitting 9.9-10.9 in 15F temp. googled for 6+ hours the night i noticed and came across sooo many reasons as to why it could be doing it... but here's where it confuses me. the shop said, my car indeed had a problem but the master tech was even puzzled. so i waited till he came back and he replied. the tech is taking it for a test drive to see if they resolved the problem but their still not sure whats going on with it...? made no sense to me. so when he got back the guy told me it was my cat. converter plugging. my car has only 4200 miles though? i asked if hes ever had that happen before. he said, once 2 years ago. needless to say, the new cats ordered and will be replaced soon as it arrives.
Would't it be something up the line causing my cat to clog? I only run premium gas. i don't really get on my car, which maybe could cause some build up?

also, i've noticed after being in the shop. they must've re-flashed my. car or something? seems to idle differently. and i notice my a/c belt kicking on and off more frequent. jumping my rpm's to 900 then slowly back down to normal idle.

and last, i noticed alot of soot on my exhaust tips. i recently got the sti performance cat-back. figured the soot is normal on the DI engine. just looking for clarification.

Thanks, Brandon
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:31 PM   #83
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thanks for the information. exactly what i been looking for. I took my 2017 wrx 6speed into the shop friday for lack of boost. i was only hitting 9.9-10.9 in 15F temp. googled for 6+ hours the night i noticed and came across sooo many reasons as to why it could be doing it... but here's where it confuses me. the shop said, my car indeed had a problem but the master tech was even puzzled. so i waited till he came back and he replied. the tech is taking it for a test drive to see if they resolved the problem but their still not sure whats going on with it...? made no sense to me. so when he got back the guy told me it was my cat. converter plugging. my car has only 4200 miles though? i asked if hes ever had that happen before. he said, once 2 years ago. needless to say, the new cats ordered and will be replaced soon as it arrives.
Would't it be something up the line causing my cat to clog? I only run premium gas. i don't really get on my car, which maybe could cause some build up?

also, i've noticed after being in the shop. they must've re-flashed my. car or something? seems to idle differently. and i notice my a/c belt kicking on and off more frequent. jumping my rpm's to 900 then slowly back down to normal idle.

and last, i noticed alot of soot on my exhaust tips. i recently got the sti performance cat-back. figured the soot is normal on the DI engine. just looking for clarification.

Thanks, Brandon

Could the soot be related to the egr?

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Old 09-17-2018, 05:51 PM   #84
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I second the advise for the secret setting in the sub par radio. I found lots of vids on YouTube university but none of them are for my radio. I have a 2018 premium with the star link junk. There are VERY FEW settings to play with that I can find. I knew the radio was junk when I bought it. I had a little hope when I found some YouTube’s on the subject, but none are current enough to help me any. I hope there is someone on here who can help.

Separately. The only thing I found that helps is the 2 custom equalizer settings. But they don’t save? I want two settings. One for music and one for podcasts. Some podcasts or books are so damn quite! They are fine played over any other platform. It’s the car! I have to drop the highs and lows and boost the mids to help out. Then when I want to switch back to the music eq it starts from flat again!!! Why are there two custom settings then? Argh!! I love and hate you Subaru! I came from a 15’ crosstrek and I thought that one was bad. This is worse!
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:03 PM   #85
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It is just easier to replace the radio
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