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Old 07-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #41
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That's insane. So basically, if I buy one, gingerly drive it down to Plano to get tuned?
Oh no, you dont want to drive a new engine gingery though, you have to break it in... assuming it hasnt already been ruined by being test drove.
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Oh no, you dont want to drive a new engine gingery though, you have to break it in... assuming it hasnt already been ruined by being test drove.
Like my Mustang, if I spent that kind of dough on a car, it would be special order.

My Mustang had 6 miles on it when I took it from the dealership.

And the whole "break it in how you'll drive it" is a myth. Modern engines are broken in before they leave the factory these days.

These aren't late 60s muscle cars with ridiculously loose tolerances.

I bought my R6 with 12 miles on it.........babied it like crazy for the first 1000 miles (I was new to 2 wheels), and when I sold it at 30k (remember beat on it like a red-headed step child and track days) it still didn't need a valve adjustment or show lack of compression, etc. Quit listening to the 65 year old guys.
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Nothing makes me laugh harder then the stupid "drive it like you stole it to break it in" nonsense.
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Nothing makes me laugh harder then the stupid "drive it like you stole it to break it in" nonsense.
Definitely not. 10-12 3rd gear pulls is all thats required. Then the car is broken in, change the oil and proceed with life as normal. Or would you prefer to shift at 3k and never use more than 1/2 throttle for the first 500 miles of car ownership?
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Nothing makes me laugh harder then the stupid "drive it like you stole it to break it in" nonsense.
As much as it pains me to agree with Leafy (and, believe me, I'd rather shove shards of broken glass up my ******* and then go for a swim in a tub filled with hot sauce), I've heard this advice uttered by enough sage old greybeards to believe that there's something to it.

It has also thus far failed to do me wrong.
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Come out to the autox on the 10th and take a ride along in my '13 Stg 2 STI as well as a friends new '15 bone stock WRX and see what you like. There's a reason that this forum has its own Subaru owners thread. But for the love of god, don't compare a 4th gen to a subaru LOL.
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Definitely not. 10-12 3rd gear pulls is all thats required. Then the car is broken in, change the oil and proceed with life as normal. Or would you prefer to shift at 3k and never use more than 1/2 throttle for the first 500 miles of car ownership?
this. just pull massive amounts of vacuum and move on with life.
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Come out to the autox on the 10th and take a ride along in my '13 Stg 2 STI as well as a friends new '15 bone stock WRX and see what you like. There's a reason that this forum has its own Subaru owners thread. But for the love of god, don't compare a 4th gen to a subaru LOL.
Horse track or "Bells"?
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:25 PM   #49
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Definitely not. 10-12 3rd gear pulls is all thats required. Then the car is broken in, change the oil and proceed with life as normal. Or would you prefer to shift at 3k and never use more than 1/2 throttle for the first 500 miles of car ownership?
The last engine I did that 500 mile easy-peasy routine with died of thrust bearing wear (crankwalk) within 10K miles LOL.
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It's amazing to me that Springfield, a town of 150k has a Mitsu dealer, and a Tulsa a metro area of 1 million doesn't.
And what's sad is that A) most Mitsu dealers suck IME, and B) there's still a fair chance Mitsu will give up on selling cars in the US anyway since they have been getting their asses kicked basically since ever in terms of sales.

So even if there was a dealer in Tulsa, its probably not such a good idea.

And I cannot fathom spending 35K on an Evo or STi. Plus, take a gander at what the replacement cost is if you blow the fancy paddle-matic Evo X trans. But don't worry, Mitsu is great at honoring warranties right?

Yeah, in terms of buying new, STi over Evo any day.

The solution is a 30K new STi with a 4B11 in it.
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**** an easy break in. I love not seating my rings.
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Hasn't failed me yet.
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I have manpants, so the moment i pull the MX6 out of the driveway, the car will see wastegate pressure within 20 seconds.

I think wastegate pressure is 21psi.

It'll probably be fine.
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I loved my 97 Outback. Slow as **** but indestructible and was bomber in the winters. I hated the gas mileage though.

For a daily, my Jetta Sportwagen TDI has been 80k miles of bliss. Can't argue with 48 mpg and comfort. Plus with a good set of winters I never have a problem in the snow.

And before anyone brings up lolfailvwmaintenance, I haven't had to do anything besides standard maintenance.
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I've been toying with the idea of replacing the WRX with an Audi A3 TDi...

I'd rather a 328d x-drive wagon, but I'm throwing down that much cheddah.
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I have manpants
I have cars which are worth actual money, that if I blow up or break, I would actually care about
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Horse track or "Bells"?
We are back in the horse track infield this month.
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I have cars which are worth actual money, that if I blow up or break, I would actually care about


This is my daily driver. I go hard. Now go comment on my build thread. I'm lonely.
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I know these don't really cross shop, but I'm also considering a BRZ.
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Have you driven the BRZ? I'd rather have an NC, having driven them back to back.
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