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Old 03-28-2012, 11:41 PM   #43
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Keep you new car stock for now. I drove stock for 6K miles before intake and stage 1 tune. Now after 5K miles at stage 1 I'm going stage 2 with TBE at 11K miles. No need to rush into modding. Get to know the car and how it drives under all different conditions. Take the time to read this and other owner forums to be sure you want to go forward into modding. Read up on the clutch slipping some are having after stage 1 and stage 2 tunes. Getting a clutch replaced under warranty will be difficult after a tune. I have the $$$ set aside for new clutch kit already, even before my stage 2 tune.

I agree with Johnny_P; spend the $$$ on a good set of summer tires. Just advice from an older (but not wiser) guy.

Congrads on the new car and best of luck !!! Paul
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:55 PM   #44
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I do have a manual, and honestly I don't think I can wait until the summer when I can do it now..

If I go with the Autotech intake, I'll be able to do my tune and have enough left over to color match my side markers too..

Will going to my service appt with an intake and tune really be that bad? Maybe they will just think it's an intake and nothing more?

Are we being too paranoid here, does getting a tune guarantee losing warranty just like that? Why do so many people do it?

edit: Thanks for that Paul. I have to think about this.. LED tails are nice, but between the two, I think most would choose stage 1.

I have time to think about it I guess.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:54 AM   #45
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I do have a manual, and honestly I don't think I can wait until the summer when I can do it now..

If I go with the Autotech intake, I'll be able to do my tune and have enough left over to color match my side markers too..

Will going to my service appt with an intake and tune really be that bad? Maybe they will just think it's an intake and nothing more?

Are we being too paranoid here, does getting a tune guarantee losing warranty just like that? Why do so many people do it?

edit: Thanks for that Paul. I have to think about this.. LED tails are nice, but between the two, I think most would choose stage 1.

I have time to think about it I guess.
It's really all about your dealer. My dealer doesn't care at all, and just honor my warranty anyway. They offered to help install any aftermarket parts, even. Just see how they feel about it. Poke around with the idea, maybe your sales rep?
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:42 AM   #46
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A stage 1 tune + a NEW CLUTCH, and if the moneys right a NEW SET OF GOOD STICKY TIRES. IT will change the whole outcome of the car.

Your clutch will absolute fail after a couple thousands miles and a stage 1 tune.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:51 AM   #47
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Keep you new car stock for now. I drove stock for 6K miles before intake and stage 1 tune. Now after 5K miles at stage 1 I'm going stage 2 with TBE at 11K miles. No need to rush into modding. Get to know the car and how it drives under all different conditions. Take the time to read this and other owner forums to be sure you want to go forward into modding. Read up on the clutch slipping some are having after stage 1 and stage 2 tunes. Getting a clutch replaced under warranty will be difficult after a tune. I have the $$$ set aside for new clutch kit already, even before my stage 2 tune.

I agree with Johnny_P; spend the $$$ on a good set of summer tires. Just advice from an older (but not wiser) guy.

Congrads on the new car and best of luck !!! Paul
your posts are starting to make me think about it.. stop.. jackass!!!!

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Old 03-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #48
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Resolution

I have come to the decision to hold off on tuning and adding intakes, etc.

I'll stick with simple mods I want to do anyway that won't affect my warranty.

LED tails ordered.

Still not sure whether to just get clear markers or color match, or even leave alone for the time being.

I do need a rack for my bike, more than likely a Thule roof rack will be coming shortly.

I still have $400 left of my budget after getting the $629 shipped from BKS Tuning.

Getting tinted tomorrow, mudflaps on Saturday.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:31 PM   #49
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Stage 1 tune and then put the rest in a Roth IRA.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #50
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Resolution

I have come to the decision to hold off on tuning and adding intakes, etc.

I'll stick with simple mods I want to do anyway that won't affect my warranty.

LED tails ordered.

Still not sure whether to just get clear markers or color match, or even leave alone for the time being.

I do need a rack for my bike, more than likely a Thule roof rack will be coming shortly.

I still have $400 left of my budget after getting the $629 shipped from BKS Tuning.

Getting tinted tomorrow, mudflaps on Saturday.
Save money and NOT BUY mudflaps... THEY LOOK HORRIBLE! IMO...
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #51
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A stage 1 tune + a NEW CLUTCH, and if the moneys right a NEW SET OF GOOD STICKY TIRES. IT will change the whole outcome of the car.

Your clutch will absolute fail after a couple thousands miles and a stage 1 tune.
Since when? I have 12k on my stage 1 tune with no clutch issues at all. I know a ton of other people that have stage 2 for 20k+ with no issues.
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Too late! They're sitting at home. I actually like the look from what I've seen on here.

I'll start a journal soon enough and will post pics there for reference.
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A stage 1 tune + a NEW CLUTCH, and if the moneys right a NEW SET OF GOOD STICKY TIRES. IT will change the whole outcome of the car.

Your clutch will absolute fail after a couple thousands miles and a stage 1 tune.
This guy NOT even have Stage 1 ECU flash! NO WONDER his NO SENSE COMMENT!!!
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Save money and NOT BUY mudflaps... THEY LOOK HORRIBLE! IMO...
Doesn't look bad to me :

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Resolution

I have come to the decision to hold off on tuning and adding intakes, etc.

I'll stick with simple mods I want to do anyway that won't affect my warranty.

LED tails ordered.

Still not sure whether to just get clear markers or color match, or even leave alone for the time being.

I do need a rack for my bike, more than likely a Thule roof rack will be coming shortly.

I still have $400 left of my budget after getting the $629 shipped from BKS Tuning.

Getting tinted tomorrow, mudflaps on Saturday.
Good decision.
I got the DEPO dark cherry taillights. $439.
You'll need to get coding done for those ones from BKS
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This guy NOT even have Stage 1 ECU flash! NO WONDER his NO SENSE COMMENT!!!
Someone talking out of their ass? Shocking
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