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Old 09 Apr 2012, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello I'm new here and new to Subarus, and I apologize if I put this in the wrong section. I don't currently own a Subaru but I'm considering buying a new STI in a few months time and had a few questions. If I was to buy one, what sort of tuning can be done to get more power out of the turbo? I'm not much of a gearhead so chances are I'd take the car to a shop and pay them to do everything. I'd even consider getting a whole new turbo kit if it's worth it. This will be my daily driver too btw so I'd really only want to do this if the car doesn't have to constantly tuned afterwards. Simply put, once all the work's been done, I'm not going to want to mess with it anymore and want to know how possible that really is. Thank you in advance for your help/advice and please forgive me for my lack of knowledge on this subject.



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Old 09 Apr 2012, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tuning questions

what year sti?
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Old 09 Apr 2012, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It would be brand new 2012.


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decat exhaust and remap is an easy way to start.

Assuming you are uk based?

Also remember that this could invalidate any warranty.
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Old 09 Apr 2012, 05:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Tuning questions

Thanks I'll look into that. Another noob question. If I do the remap, what kind services on the motor should I expect to have to do? And how frequent? My main concern would be stuff failing like the pistons and whatnot. I'm not ashamed to admit that other than changing oil, there's not much I know how to do on an engine. How realistic is it that I won't have to be having somebody replace things often? Like I said I want this to be my daily driver and not have to worry about working on it a lot.
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Remap will invalidate any warranty. You best ask the Subaru dealer about any mods on a new car.
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yer, new car = no mods pretty much im afraid, not even sure if they do a ppp for then new model yet, or what ever they call the new version of it.
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