I went to the suburu dealership today. They really couldnt tell me anything other than it is a 2009. He has no idea why the ecu is coming up with a 2008.
I did test drive a true 265 HP WRX 2009. it had all the other stuff mine doesn't. It also has a COBB cat back exhaust. I didnt hammer on it, but I think if this has 265 hp I would have really noticed a added 40 HP right. And when I did a few hard pulls I kinda think mine is the same if not a tad quicker!! So not sure
is going on here. This WRX had the Alloy pedals, the STI wing, It is a hatch back like mine. The red stichting around steering wheel, The red WRX stiching on the Seats with the big WRX in red. Plus identical engine bay, Except it had a COBB turbo heat shield. The turbos looked very similar in size. I couldnt see the markings on it to compare it to mine. But it looked very similar to what I have under my hood.
My point is I dont know what is going on. I want to install the COBB AP on my car but it is still asking if I have a 2008!! What would you do. Do I confirm on the AP that its a 2008 and load a stage 1 2008 Map. But wont this map be set up for a 225 HP motor. Could this not cause more damage. The suburu dealership had no answer as to why the AP is saying its a 2008. He went on his computer and looked at the VIN. My car was built sept 09 2008. So he was very sure that I do infact have a 2009. He further said if he was ordering any parts for it that they would be ordered for a 2009. This is how sure he was. And this guy is the parts manager at this suburu lot. He would know wouldnt he.
So how would you proceed people. Install the AP with the 2008 MAP!!
As I said I couldnt tell the difference between my WRX and the Real 265 HP 2009 WRX that was at the car lot. And I think I would be able to feel a added 40 HP. But I couldnt, And I would say that mine felt a little quicker. How can I be sure 100% what motor I have in my car.