Just to chime in on the Subaru bashing, I took my car to the dealership yesterday to make an appointment to get my passenger side front axle/c.v. joint replaced (grease had been leaking from it and slinging onto the stock downpipe and even on the Helix DP ever since 800 miles on the car). I had been to busy to take it in since it takes a good half hour to get to the nearest dealership. Granted I have a very stock looking 06 wagon and even with the car sitting at idle you wouldnt know that I had TBE, Vf39, MBC, CAI and STI tmic. I go into the service dept. with my car parked right in front of the glass door and talk to the guy behind the counter to schedule an appointment. His first question to me is "what have you done to the car (mods)?" . I tell him "just TBE". He then tells me to watch out with doing "modifications" to the car otherwise he will have to "flag" it to Subaru. I then tell him that my exhaust has nothing to do with a bad cv joint and he tells me that maybe I ripped the outer boot when installing the DP(even though the outer boot is not ripped, but he has`nt seen the boot so how would he know). Keep in mind that a) I am a mechanic, b) I am wearing my blue coveralls from work and c) I told him that I noticed the grease @ 800 miles on the stock DP and I will bring that in for him to see. So I feel like I might just cancel my appointment with that dealership and go to another. It seems like he is already "out to screw me" and he did`nt get any closer to my car than from behind the counter so how the hell is he going to say I effed somehting up ? I don`t know, maybe I am wrong and maybe they have seen too many "teenage adjustments"!
Just my little experience with SOA so far!
BJJ for the win!