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Old 01-13-2019, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default 2018 STI - 6 month overview / review. Was it worth it?

Hey all,

A little over 6 months ago I made a review video on my brand new 18 STI. Fast forward to winter, and I decided to make another video showing how the car has held up, what issues I've encountered, how warranty / Subaru support was, and what I enjoy about the car. I am happy to say I've been very pleased with the car, and haven't grown bored of it at all even at stock power. I did try to going stage 2 at one point and had my PCM fried, which I talk about in the video.

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Old 01-14-2019, 01:51 AM   #2
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Nice to see you have made it 6 months without an engine failure. Seems like all I read about here and it makes me worried to even drive my car in boost.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:26 AM   #3
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Nice to see you have made it 6 months without an engine failure. Seems like all I read about here and it makes me worried to even drive my car in boost.
Lol I think the negative stories are always broadcasted more than the positive ones. Typically because when someone has no issues they don't complain. I don't drive like a saint either, I give it multiple WOT pulls a day, but at the same time I stay on top of my oil changes, temps, etc.

I'm itching to go back to stage 1 / 2 but for what it's worth the car feels quick enough stock / with a catback. And the second I tune it, there the tuner is, sitting next to me 24/7, and I lose track of the joy of driving because I'm constantly staring at meters and letting my OCD get the best of it.

So if you have a warranty, keep it stock and throw a nice cat back on. Beat the **** out of it, and if anything goes wrong have it fixed for free. Then before the warranty expires, sell the car. If you no longer have a warranty, the "pay to play" saying is 100% correct. At that point I'd probably tune it right away though.
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:53 PM   #4
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That red looks so good.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:39 PM   #5
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I got through to about half way, and skipped to the conclusion.

Good to hear you're still in love with the car. Looks great.
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:50 AM   #6
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wow) good
I like this color
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:07 PM   #7
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Nice to see you have made it 6 months without an engine failure. Seems like all I read about here and it makes me worried to even drive my car in boost.
That's correct. Most STIs never see 6 months. I saw teens of thousands of them at the local junkyard.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:40 PM   #8
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That's correct. Most STIs never see 6 months. I saw teens of thousands of them at the local junkyard.
You saw thousands of teens in a junkyard? Can we build a wall around it to keep them there? Should solve the takeover/breeding problem.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:04 AM   #9
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That's correct. Most STIs never see 6 months. I saw teens of thousands of them at the local junkyard.
That is what I figured. I am hoping that by only driving mine once per week I can get a few years out of it.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:05 AM   #10
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That's correct. Most STIs never see 6 months. I saw teens of thousands of them at the local junkyard.
^this has got to be among the top 10 most idiotic statements posted on this site

for gods sake, MOST sti's don't make it 6 months?

and this is based on the tens of thousands you've seen at local junkyards? Really? How big are these junkyards?
And none of them were there due to major collisions?
Just a bunch of fully intact exterior STI's taken to a junkyard due to an engine failure?

I'm not sure there's one part of that statement that makes even a little sense.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:55 AM   #11
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Where is this honey hole at? Just imagine all those good take off parts just sitting waiting to be plucked!!! JUST IMAGINE IT!!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:16 PM   #12
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That's correct. Most STIs never see 6 months. I saw teens of thousands of them at the local junkyard.
Liar

(I go to junkyards. If what you meant to say is that there are dozens of Foresters and Outbacks there, then I believe you. Otherwise, no)
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:57 PM   #13
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Nice to see you have made it 6 months without an engine failure. Seems like all I read about here and it makes me worried to even drive my car in boost.
if you dont drive it like an idiot you will be fine. had mine for a year and a half now
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:12 PM   #14
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if you dont drive it like an idiot you will be fine. had mine for a year and a half now
3.5 years here, 75,000 miles
I must be lucky
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:19 PM   #15
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Yea 1.5 yrs at stage 1 with "spirited" driving. Still strong as an ox. Must be another lucky one lol.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:47 PM   #16
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Pretty sure the "most stis don't make it 6 months" comment is pure sarcasm.

On another note, do you guys think it's better of simply going stage 1 and staying there, for the sake of easiness, safety / a less invasive approach to modding? I was reading on Cobb's site, on the review section of the 15+ STI accessports, this guy was very content with a 93 oct HWG map of stage 1 on his STI + a catback.

So I'm thinking, since I still have the AP, instead of diving back into stage 2, I just run Stage 1 93 oct for a while. I'm sure normal wastegate would work fine / is intended, but HWG usually yields a little more boost. Perhaps this will closen the gap between stage 1 and stage 2, since the boost targets are 16.5 / 18.5, respectively.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:21 PM   #17
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That person is dead serious. STD's can be fatal.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:47 PM   #18
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^this has got to be among the top 10 most idiotic statements posted on this site

for gods sake, MOST sti's don't make it 6 months?

and this is based on the tens of thousands you've seen at local junkyards? Really? How big are these junkyards?
And none of them were there due to major collisions?
Just a bunch of fully intact exterior STI's taken to a junkyard due to an engine failure?

I'm not sure there's one part of that statement that makes even a little sense.

I don't think this guy gets sarcasm
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:44 PM   #19
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On another note, do you guys think it's better of simply going stage 1 and staying there, for the sake of easiness, safety / a less invasive approach to modding? I was reading on Cobb's site, on the review section of the 15+ STI accessports, this guy was very content with a 93 oct HWG map of stage 1 on his STI + a catback.

So I'm thinking, since I still have the AP, instead of diving back into stage 2, I just run Stage 1 93 oct for a while. I'm sure normal wastegate would work fine / is intended, but HWG usually yields a little more boost. Perhaps this will closen the gap between stage 1 and stage 2, since the boost targets are 16.5 / 18.5, respectively.
The first mod I did on my 16 STI bought new was AP. It's great, I only run the ots 93 octane Stage1 map. It's plenty fast for me for the street and has been fantastic. Only other engine mod (if you want to call it a mod) I did was the AOS for longevity. I run Remark deletes as I don't plan on going Stage2.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:45 AM   #20
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I don't think this guy gets sarcasm
I don't think he was being sarcastic, maybe I'm wrong because it was just text and all
you know how that goes
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Old 01-28-2019, 01:52 AM   #21
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I don't think he was being sarcastic, maybe I'm wrong because it was just text and all
you know how that goes
You don't need to "think". You were wrong.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:52 AM   #22
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cool bruh
thanks for clarifying that
we've been waiting to find out this whole time
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