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Old 12-01-2019, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default Bought a Modded 17 wrx. Do I need a tune?

Just recently purchased a 17 wrx through a wholesale auction. It has been modded quite heavily. I originally only thought it had a catback exhaust and tmic swap, since that was the only thing the seller described, but as I look more into it I keep finding more aftermarket parts. I should have done a full walkthrough around the car when I bought it because today I noticed it has what looks like a aftermarket downpipe. Iím curious to know if Iím going to need to bring it to a tuner. I did find a case for an Accessport in the car but not the Accessport itself. I also found a Perrin EBCS. A full list of whatís on the car is in my profile. So my question is should I take it to get it tuned since it already seems like it was. No check engine lights or any issues. I ran the car hard a few times but this is my first wrx so I donít know how they should perform. I also donít know if the Cobb was unmarried from the car but I feel like it would throw a code. Iím pretty new to this stuff clearly so any advice would be great.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:09 PM   #2
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Go to the SE regional forum and find a good localish Subaru shop. Pay them $100ish and have them do a pre-purchase inspection on it as there are likely rat traps all over the car you can't see. Listen with both ears as to what they say. Fix the issues found.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:18 PM   #3
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Go to the SE regional forum and find a good localish Subaru shop. Pay them $100ish and have them do a pre-purchase inspection on it as there are likely rat traps all over the car you can't see. Listen with both ears as to what they say. Fix the issues found.
Thanks for the advice
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:26 PM   #4
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since that was the only thing the seller described,
yeah an acution company is going to put about 3 seconds of effort into adding details that will lower the value of the asset

sounds like this car was towed away overnight from an apartment complex
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:58 PM   #5
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Anytime someone buys a modded subaru, I can only recommend a new tune. It's such a critical piece for the health of the car. Even if they have some BS certificate from a renowned shop or whatever. They could have told the tuner "Squeeze every last horse out of it" you probably wouldn't want that tune on your car.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:38 AM   #6
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yeah an acution company is going to put about 3 seconds of effort into adding details that will lower the value of the asset

sounds like this car was towed away overnight from an apartment complex
Lol thatís what I was thinking. The bank got their stuff back
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:40 AM   #7
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Anytime someone buys a modded subaru, I can only recommend a new tune. It's such a critical piece for the health of the car. Even if they have some BS certificate from a renowned shop or whatever. They could have told the tuner "Squeeze every last horse out of it" you probably wouldn't want that tune on your car.
Ended up getting in touch with a tuner so I havenít been driving it just in case. Thought Iíd throw a Cobb intake, Perrin tgv delete, and iag egr delete on it as well since Iím spending the money to get it tuned and Iíll get hopefully some decent numbers off the dyno
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