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Joined this forum back in 2006 when I bought a hawkeye WRX.  Had fun with it for 7 years and then I left Singapore.  Back again and just bought a 2008 wrx hatch with a fresh 10 years of COE.  Same old car underneath a new skin.  This site is very quiet these days. Do most people post on the facebook site?

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I think the community quite small nowadays.

Somemore the VES punishing 20k tax.

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That figures.  Could not understand why new ones were so expensive now that COE's are about $30k.  Good reason to keep the older WRX's on the road.

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Yeah. Renewing my hatchback as the depreciation will be half of a new one

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The only thing i dont like is the increase in road tax up but when you look at total cost its crazy not to renew.  My WRX is an 08 hatchback that was a weekend car and never modded so looking forward to doing a few thing to it. What year is yours?

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Road tax is a small issue compared to the new car taxes.
Mine is also an 08 WRX that changed intake/exhaust/tune. 

No other stuff like turbos/internals, for the sake of reliability.
With the stock power, already too much power for the street. 

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Mine is also an 08 hatch.    In my previous WRX I messed around with mods but in the end I went back to almost stock because it was better for city driving. Might just tune this one to improve the low to mid range response a bit and maybe find a legal exhaust.  I used Edge/Ecutek for tuning last time but noticed a lot of people now talking about the Cobb Accessport on overseas forums but not sure its available here or has maps suitable for Singapore.  

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I think stock enough for street.
No need to keep visiting Workshop as car will be more or less reliable.

I am using open source tuning.
The Accessport i think is useful if you want to keep changing tuning maps.
But locally i dont really see people using it.

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Of course a stock WRX is much more than enough.. lol..  I just liked the idea of the Accessport with the monitoring built in and ability to use of the shelf maps if I wanted to try myself. .  At least I get something physical for my money unlike Ecuteck that was just a licence.  Do you use a tuner for your opensource? 

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Yes but mine is tune and forget. Because I don't keep modding parts.

Edgeworks first tune iirc 400. Retuning is cheaper at 150.

If you want you can try yourself. Just need a cable and laptop haha

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I didn't know that Edge do opensource.  Last time I tuned with them was 10 years ago and it was Ecutek.   Yup could do myself but trial and error is probably going to end up way more expensive at the end of the day.  I will talk to Ken.

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On 1/3/2019 at 7:09 PM, dd said:

Mine is also an 08 hatch.    In my previous WRX I messed around with mods but in the end I went back to almost stock because it was better for city driving. Might just tune this one to improve the low to mid range response a bit and maybe find a legal exhaust.  I used Edge/Ecutek for tuning last time but noticed a lot of people now talking about the Cobb Accessport on overseas forums but not sure its available here or has maps suitable for Singapore.  

accessport for available for USDM car. our EDM or JDM car cannot support it

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47 minutes ago, attila said:

 

accessport for available for USDM car. our EDM or JDM car cannot support it

You are right there is no EDM option on their main website but there is a European distributor for Accessport.  

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11 hours ago, dd said:

You are right there is no EDM option on their main website but there is a European distributor for Accessport.  

could be for another car other than subaru.

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they list subaru.  maybe will message them.

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21 hours ago, dd said:

they list subaru.  maybe will message them.

you can ask ST powered. they are the distributor for cobb here

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ok thanks

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