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Forum: The Hangout   01-12-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By cwinterbower
20,000 is no joke my friend, have you hiked...

20,000 is no joke my friend, have you hiked several 14ers?
On a serious note, I wouldn't even consider a cruise if you want to see Alaska for what it is, unless you are planning on going back up...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-23-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,141
Posted By cwinterbower
I did it on my 09, was a piece of cake. What do...

I did it on my 09, was a piece of cake. What do you need remedies for? I can't remember it super clearly, but you just pop the shifter out, break the front bolts and the whole assembly just pulls...
Forum: The Hangout   12-20-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,834
Posted By cwinterbower
The thing about space is it's easy to brush off,...

The thing about space is it's easy to brush off, as the "it's out there". But it's simply mind blowing, and probably grasped by very few, if any. The possibilities of a space or endless void is...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   12-18-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By cwinterbower
I run 225 for my winter's and 245 for my summers....

I run 225 for my winter's and 245 for my summers. Technically, a narrower taller tire would be the most ideal for "snow", ice a bit wider is ok, as it doesn't really matter so much anyway on ice. ...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-17-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,740
Posted By cwinterbower
^^^If those lines are broken I wouldn't be...

^^^If those lines are broken I wouldn't be driving it with much throttle at all. No wastegate.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-17-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,740
Posted By cwinterbower
Yes, turbo is always spinning if your car is...

Yes, turbo is always spinning if your car is running. Any vacuum leak can cause weird idle and off throttle issues. The whining you are hearing could be a very loose bov, in which case if it's...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-17-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,740
Posted By cwinterbower
ooo so it keeps revving when you let out, sounds...

ooo so it keeps revving when you let out, sounds like a vacuum leak. This happens often if a bov has been installed, is closing late, and creates a giant vacuum leak. ...Just a theory, sounds like a...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-16-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,740
Posted By cwinterbower
If its revving and not moving there is really...

If its revving and not moving there is really only one link, unless you hear terrible tranny noise, which would be noticeable all the time. Most the time the clutch slips at max torque..around 3500...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-16-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,559
Posted By cwinterbower
Yeah, bov not opening. I would assume it's the...

Yeah, bov not opening. I would assume it's the standard Greedy adjustable bov? Back the spring tension bolt out about 3-4 turns. Also, I am not sure why your boost gauge is shooting up during...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-15-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,559
Posted By cwinterbower
Probably, all I saw was "turbo flutter" and...

Probably, all I saw was "turbo flutter" and "boost spike", which in my mind if he's spiking.. the tune is not stock. I think maybe some terminology was mixed up. If all that was changed was the few...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,920
Posted By cwinterbower
^^nor does better top end without planning on a...

^^nor does better top end without planning on a lot more money. I'd say reverse that question would make more sense. Top end of a 20g with quicker spool if your putting it on a stock motor.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-15-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,920
Posted By cwinterbower
PERRIN Performance — — Front Mount...

PERRIN Performance — — Front Mount Intercooler (http://www.perrinperformance.com/subaru/wrx-06-07/intercoolers/front-mount-intercooler-psp-eng-40x)
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-15-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,363
Posted By cwinterbower
Typically an in house tuner will do it all, lots...

Typically an in house tuner will do it all, lots of road tuners out there as well. But not many people actually "rent" dyno time, although it's possible. Tons of info out there though and lots of...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,559
Posted By cwinterbower
Surge is a simple symptom of your turbo not...

Surge is a simple symptom of your turbo not having enough energy to spin the compressor wheel fast enough to counter the pressure, allowing backwards flow of whatever, "air in this case" and the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-15-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,559
Posted By cwinterbower
Yeah, 99.9% chance the tune is what is causing...

Yeah, 99.9% chance the tune is what is causing your turbo issues, unless it's surging when you shift, then the bov needs some attention. If it's surging when you are just driving, it is way out of...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-14-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,599
Posted By cwinterbower
From experience, if you want the most from stage...

From experience, if you want the most from stage 2 type tune, get a drop in filter, a 3" downpipe (Catless if you can swing it), and a 3 port boost controller. This will get you into boost the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-14-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,599
Posted By cwinterbower
So I am assuming you up'ed boost with an...

So I am assuming you up'ed boost with an electronic boost controller and didn't adjust your ecu at all? That is how I am reading this thread...which on an 08 is a very very bad idea. You are...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-13-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,549
Posted By cwinterbower
It's rubbing for sure and not whining? Usually...

It's rubbing for sure and not whining? Usually motor mounts will make sort of a thumping sound or vibrate and you can feel the vibration. Hard for me to swallow a car with 40000 on it with bad motor...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-13-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,551
Posted By cwinterbower
Never rode one, unfortunately it would be hard...

Never rode one, unfortunately it would be hard for me to get into one as most ones I have seen have the same archaic motor from 1903 in them that all the rest of em do :p. I have a Guzzi and an FZ1...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-13-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,551
Posted By cwinterbower
It will sound like a Japanese tuner car. No more...

It will sound like a Japanese tuner car. No more Subaru sound at all as it is the unequal length that gives them the "unequal" sound much like a Harley's firing note due to the unequal fire stroke,...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-13-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 72,459
Posted By cwinterbower
They take your car from Subaru to plain ol' tuner...

They take your car from Subaru to plain ol' tuner sound. But they spool a bit quicker and breathe a bit better. If he is in fact getting 323 on regular gasoline, it is definitely not "only", he...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-12-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,474
Posted By cwinterbower
7k miles? If it's truly bad that's a warranty...

7k miles? If it's truly bad that's a warranty issue. If it's because you are pushing too much torque through it, better your clutch than your tranny. Unless you are upgrading the transmission you...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-12-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,835
Posted By cwinterbower
I do a new spray about every other year, but this...

I do a new spray about every other year, but this last year I did a full on custom two tone complete spray and still need to color sand it. Way too much work for me to consider as a once a year job...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-12-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 24,835
Posted By cwinterbower
Ahhhh, I can't help but think about all the swirl...

Ahhhh, I can't help but think about all the swirl marks her butt is making hahaha. Nice pics though, pretty cool looking wheels I must say.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-09-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,335
Posted By cwinterbower
Yeah, I had it lowered for a while. But got sick...

Yeah, I had it lowered for a while. But got sick of the way it rode, springs were under dampened so I bought some Koni's put stock springs back on it and adjusted shocks out the way I wanted them,...
Forum: The Hangout   12-09-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
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Views: 4,103
Posted By cwinterbower
I read several articles already with outlines for...

I read several articles already with outlines for the WRX line to move to the 2.0 liter based on the new FA20 being used for the BRZ. Targeting a lighter curb weight, 270 hp, and mileage near 30mpg....
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-08-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,335
Posted By cwinterbower
Actually most that see this car in person fall in...

Actually most that see this car in person fall in love with it :shhh:

...Look in my garage ;) and I have run tuned MR's in the dirt with it, not to say they can't be made to go faster, but it is...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-08-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 72,459
Posted By cwinterbower
Depends on how your tuner tuned open loop. I am...

Depends on how your tuner tuned open loop. I am guessing with those random drops, keep in mind sometimes this is normal, may be due to him using the maf scale to tune open loop. I prefer tuning...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-08-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 72,459
Posted By cwinterbower
Man whoever tuned this has very different ideas...

Man whoever tuned this has very different ideas about tuning than I. The wastegate duty is falling right in there as far as tuning so that's about as close as you can get for tuning out spikes,...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-08-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 72,459
Posted By cwinterbower
wow....your ecu is sorta guessing, it has nothing...

wow....your ecu is sorta guessing, it has nothing to go on. You really need to have that table changed as you go well beyond 3.4 load, that looks like a stock rom table. Mine along the top row goes...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-08-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 72,459
Posted By cwinterbower
Whats the initial and max wastegate duty in that...

Whats the initial and max wastegate duty in that requested torque range? I see what it's actually doing, but curious how close that is to max wastegate duty.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-08-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 72,459
Posted By cwinterbower
Timing advance is your base timing thats the one...

Timing advance is your base timing thats the one you want to mess with unless you want to change the entire table. Knock Compensation, if I am reading that correctly is 'Max Advance' meaning that is...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-08-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 72,459
Posted By cwinterbower
If it was me, it wouldn't take a second guess. ...

If it was me, it wouldn't take a second guess. Pulling almost 3deg from 4000+ and not backing down is too much, eventually the fine learning will pull that permanently but I still wouldn't be...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-08-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 72,459
Posted By cwinterbower
Any idea what total timing is at 4000+ in the...

Any idea what total timing is at 4000+ in the load range 3.7ish? It looks like you could shave 1.5 deg off the timing at 3.7+ and probably be in the clear, or richen up the fuel just a tad, I didn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-07-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By cwinterbower
RomRaider has 2 features, one is just a logger....

RomRaider has 2 features, one is just a logger. Pretty straightforward after you get into and do some reading. The other is an ecu editor, this is not like a standard plug and choose a few options...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-07-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By cwinterbower
Yeah, I visited this site a couple times before...

Yeah, I visited this site a couple times before and after I bought my 09 and spent too much time away and forgot my username. When I had some 20G issues on my turbo I had pre my Dominator, I visited...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-07-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By cwinterbower
Pretty bold considering my car was stage three by...

Pretty bold considering my car was stage three by your join date and I have been working several hours a week on it non stop since beginning of 09! But I digress...welcome!
Don't add any intake if...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By cwinterbower
Subaru has always limited the amount of WRX's...

Subaru has always limited the amount of WRX's that leave the doors, simply an issue of supply and demand. WRX's are usually sold before they hit the lot or gone the same day.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By cwinterbower
^The resident BMW hater. I still love the way the...

^The resident BMW hater. I still love the way the M3's drive and M5's are just cool. But yeah, I would prefer to own it to 50k and then pawn it off before it blew up in every way possible.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By cwinterbower
A WRX in that age and mileage range is going to...

A WRX in that age and mileage range is going to be very tough to find that hasn't lived an abused life. Try to find one that "looks" as stock as possible with as few owners as possible. Same goes...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,350
Posted By cwinterbower
It probably won't blow as the ecu does a pretty...

It probably won't blow as the ecu does a pretty good job of getting the timing under control if the stock tune is knocking. That log run that was posted is like nothing I have ever seen. Most...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By cwinterbower
Yeah, this is a common annoyance with these cars...

Yeah, this is a common annoyance with these cars unfortunately, it's the differential floating and tapping the bottom of the car. They sell kits to help resolve this a bit, I wouldn't worry too much...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By cwinterbower
For whatever reason, both Subaru dealerships I...

For whatever reason, both Subaru dealerships I have used here in Colorado have been nothing but fantastic. They know that the car is way outside the realm of a stock WRX, yet have fixed anything...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By cwinterbower
Subaru's are pretty well known to be anything but...

Subaru's are pretty well known to be anything but fragile as far as Japanese 4 cylinders go. People on here and pretty much everywhere pushing nearly double the horsepower they ship with through...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By cwinterbower
Doesn't sound very promising...On a side note,...

Doesn't sound very promising...On a side note, generally not a great idea to push that metallic oil through your turbo bearings and your motor internals but maybe once to push the piston rings out...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-05-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,350
Posted By cwinterbower
English translation. Run premium, don't change...

English translation.
Run premium, don't change anything pre downpipe if your not going to tune it, and don't change the intake tract or anything that would alter the air flow past the Mass Air Flow...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-05-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,350
Posted By cwinterbower
Crazy...mine wasn't near that bad. Like I said it...

Crazy...mine wasn't near that bad. Like I said it was hitting about 12. No knock either though. My brother has an 11 I will open up his map when I see him in a couple weeks. I can't believe they...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-05-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,350
Posted By cwinterbower
All 09+'s have basically the same map, and I am...

All 09+'s have basically the same map, and I am not sure where the wide band was mounted but mine never got even close to 15 on a stock map. The leanest I saw was 14.5 at about 2500rpms during spool,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-05-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,350
Posted By cwinterbower
These motors are almost bombproof as far as 2.5...

These motors are almost bombproof as far as 2.5 liter 4 cylinders go, sure some broken ringland stories out there, but more than likely it was a bum motor. The stock tune is a bit lean during spool...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-03-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By cwinterbower
Link me enough and I will be a top hit on Google...

Link me enough and I will be a top hit on Google pretty soon! Hope that makes an annoying link...
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