Bought the car July, so far i've only worked on the exterior (Carbon Fiber Hood, Carbon fiber lip spoiler, mud guards)...any tunes to improve performance without voiding warranty? thanks
i cant confirm, but on the same note... i talked to my dealership evo service people and your ecu flags areas that get messed with. so from that sounds of that.. they can tell what you flashed to... but they can tell you def messed with it.how much hp increase w/ a cobb? Some guy just said the Evo X don't have an ECU counter, can somebody confirm this.
I've thought about that, just feels dishonest. Ran my 06 subie full TBE and Tune for 90k with not one issue. Sadly the evo's seem to have more issues. I see a blown diff, ayc, engine, sst, tc about once a week, and this sample size of EVOXforums is tiny. So its not encouraging to think if I mod, that it will last. I love the car but the stock tune is CRAP! I just want a catback, drop-in and tune. UGH, but as they say. Have to be able to pay to play, which, at this moment, I cant do. Especially if the freaking SST fails...eek!well heck, if they can tell if it's been flashed and reset to stock map, then maybe if you want to keep your warranty it actually IS better to just do simple bolt-ons without tuning it. wtf at least in that case the warranty is still intact, as obtuse as that is.
Understood, and I agree with you...but...I wasn't suggesting swapping parts, just saying run the bolt-ons the dealer is okay with but don't tune it, as crazy as that sounds.
And yes, it's crazy that a tune that would actually improve the car's performance and longevity would actually void the warranty. I mean, I understand their position, but it's just ironic.
Ask me about my block. U want warranty. Don't mod. @ All. Infact I feel inspired to preach to ppl not to mod their DD... i Learned this the hard way. Real hardBought the car July, so far i've only worked on the exterior (Carbon Fiber Hood, Carbon fiber lip spoiler, mud guards)...any tunes to improve performance without voiding warranty? thanks