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Haw1es 02-12-2013 04:27 PM

New to Subarus and this forum
Hello! I recently purchased a new to me 2010 WRX. So far I have mixed feelings about the car. It was amazing when I first purchased it but it's had issues since then, but those are for the technical part of this forum. I live in central Maine and have loved the WRX in the snow! I had an 03 Saturn Ion previously and the WRX is a completely different class of car haha. I hope I can get all my technical issues sorted out by the summer, I can't wait to drive some of the great back roads up here. I'll miss sliding around in the snow, but the previous owner lowered her, and she handles like a dream.

pzr2874 02-12-2013 05:08 PM

List of mods?

So the dealer knows of the suspension they sold the car to you with?

BTW... welcome

pzr2874 02-12-2013 05:23 PM

I wonder if the dealer didn't reflash the car IF in fact it had any mods/tune on it before.

Haw1es 02-12-2013 05:29 PM

New to Subarus and this forum
The car was lowered, no idea with what suspension kit. It has a Perrin front strut brace and HID light conversion. It has a factory installed short shift kit and an aftermarket boost gauge. That's all I'm fully aware of, I know that sounds strange but the dealer didn't tell me about any. They only told me about the strut brace because its pretty obvious when you pop the hood.

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Haw1es 02-12-2013 05:37 PM

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The reflag was my first thought and I did ask them to do that, I believe that they did or at least reset the ecu as all the electronics were reset the last time I got it back from them.

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pzr2874 02-12-2013 07:12 PM

disconnecting the battery will reset the electronics.... I mean a hard reflash.

You have any meets sup there to have some buddies that know what their doing to look the car over?

Haw1es 02-13-2013 08:09 AM

New to Subarus and this forum
No meets that I'm aware of, however I would like to attend one. I do have friends on the local amateur rally team, I just need to make the time to have them look over my car. We work different schedules so its a little hard to have them look at the car.

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pzr2874 02-13-2013 09:19 AM

Might be your best bet.

Besides you changing your own oil and doing your own Maintainence to become familiar.

brfatal 02-13-2013 11:30 AM

It's infuriating that people put themselves in the situations they do buying cars without a comprehensive list of modifications. Of what you do know is done, the HID kit needs to be removed ASAP. You can't run HIDs in the stock headlights.

Congrats on your new purchase though. Welcome to the club.

Haw1es 02-13-2013 12:04 PM

New to Subarus and this forum
I have learned my lesson on trusting the dealer to tell me everything that was done to a car. At this point I probably won't be buying another used WRX again, Ill just save a little more and buy the next one new.
As far as the HID, they seem to have an external ballast. What kind of damage will this do to the stock headlights?

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pzr2874 02-13-2013 01:26 PM

If the lenses and casings aren't switched out, they can blind oncoming traffic

Haw1es 02-13-2013 01:35 PM

New to Subarus and this forum
Ahh, thank you! I dislike having that happen to me on the roads so ill have to have it taken care of.

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