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sebi1990 08-14-2013 12:49 AM

ECU replacement?
 
So I'm buying a 13 wrx and I'm planning to mod it if I bought a separate ecu and changed it before tunning could I just switch it back to the original if (knock on wood) something goes south?

NeverSummer 08-14-2013 03:00 AM

Don't mod your car if your worried about warranty. It's very simple.


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NeverSummer 08-14-2013 03:00 AM

[quote=sebi1990;337922]So I'm buying a 13 wrx and I'm planning to mod it if I bought a separate ecu and changed it before tunning could I just switch it back to the original if (knock on wood) something goes south?[/quote]

Not to mention its not that simple


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brfatal 08-14-2013 07:19 AM

That's legally fraud.

Don't mod if you're incapable of dealing with the consequences.

arewmors 08-14-2013 07:34 AM

Have to pay to play as they say.

sebi1990 08-14-2013 01:28 PM

Thx for the info guys

sebi1990 08-14-2013 01:29 PM

[quote=arewmors;338106]Have to pay to play as they say.[/quote]

You're the 3rd person that told me that haha

Nathan21 08-14-2013 01:37 PM

[quote=brfatal;338082]That's legally fraud.

Don't mod if you're incapable of dealing with the consequences.[/quote]

Only fraud of you get caught :shhh:

arewmors 08-14-2013 02:01 PM

Question: you get a different ecu and you have mods on the car. Something goes wrong and you have to take it in. Depending on the mods, but you're going to take all your mods off and put the stock parts back on as well? Just swapping the ecu probably won't be enough, i would think they could see the mods you have if you don't put stock parts back on? Also seems like a lot of work as you get more mods. Also when you get certain mods you can't go back to a stock tune usually without getting a cel which again they would see. Just some thoughts I'm throwing out there. And there's probably more...

psinuse 08-14-2013 04:20 PM

Warranties are for sane people, so which is it?

PROImportTuners 08-14-2013 05:42 PM

Most newer Subarus have immobilizer systems, so switching ecus is not a simple "Plug and Play" affair.

I recommend reading up on the Magnuson-Moss warranty act to familiarize yourself with the laws regarding warranty coverage.

[url=http://www.proimporttuners.com/pages-upgrading_faq/index.html#q3]Import Upgrading FAQ at PRO Import Tuners[/url]

After you've digested some of this information, decide what mods you will be comfortable with and have fun!

sebi1990 08-14-2013 07:38 PM

[quote=arewmors;338378]Question: you get a different ecu and you have mods on the car. Something goes wrong and you have to take it in. Depending on the mods, but you're going to take all your mods off and put the stock parts back on as well? Just swapping the ecu probably won't be enough, i would think they could see the mods you have if you don't put stock parts back on? Also seems like a lot of work as you get more mods. Also when you get certain mods you can't go back to a stock tune usually without getting a cel which again they would see. Just some thoughts I'm throwing out there. And there's probably more...[/quote]

yes replace the ecu as well as put all the stock parts on it the ecu is the same one the car came with

sebi1990 08-14-2013 07:41 PM

[quote=PRO Import Tuners;338490]Most newer Subarus have immobilizer systems, so switching ecus is not a simple "Plug and Play" affair.

I recommend reading up on the Magnuson-Moss warranty act to familiarize yourself with the laws regarding warranty coverage.

[url=http://www.proimporttuners.com/pages-upgrading_faq/index.html#q3]Import Upgrading FAQ at PRO Import Tuners[/url]

After you've digested some of this information, decide what mods you will be comfortable with and have fun![/quote]

Thx gona read up on this :)

brfatal 08-14-2013 10:30 PM

[quote=Nathan21;338370]Only fraud of you get caught :shhh:[/quote]

I find this as morally bankrupt as a dealership declining to warranty a repair based on a lie they made up to deny the claim.

[quote=sebi1990;338714]yes replace the ecu as well as put all the stock parts on it the ecu is the same one the car came with[/quote]

Be aware that it's not as hard to spot a car returned to stock as you'd think. There are clear signs if someone is looking for it. Pro Import is also right. I forgot that your car also has an immobilizer. It's not just an ECU swap.

NeverSummer 08-21-2013 02:59 PM

[quote=JaaParan;343650]Hey all i am buying a 13 wrx and I'm planning to mod it if I bought a separate ecu and changed it before tuning could I just switch it back to the original if (knock on wood) something goes south?

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Really? This again


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