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Forum: Handling Tech   07-08-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,655
Posted By mattxander12
Late to every thread...its how i role WTLW.... ...

Late to every thread...its how i role WTLW....

No one asked what you're using the car for. you wouldn't use 18's for autox...slows you down too much... wouldn't use them for rallyX because once...
Forum: The Hangout   07-08-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 722
Posted By mattxander12
I have a pet peve against these kinds of signs....

I have a pet peve against these kinds of signs. It's illegal to do a right on red at some intersections...but usually the signs saying such are on the light post across the street 20+ feet from the...
Forum: The Hangout   07-08-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By mattxander12
to update with my opinion: Maybe not as...

to update with my opinion:

Maybe not as equally detrimental to the person whose car it was...but having all that hard work torn apart and sold to go towards building more tracks/strips/etc instead...
Forum: The Hangout   06-01-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 349
  Read me: Wave to fellow WRXs?
Views: 31,884
Posted By mattxander12
crossed my twin today at my college. 02 PSM...

crossed my twin today at my college. 02 PSM bugeye. We both did the "raise the hand from the top of the steering wheel slightly enough to wave " kind of wave. My g/f didn't understand... i tried to...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-01-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,267
Posted By mattxander12
I suppose it'd be fine if you're not hittin the...

I suppose it'd be fine if you're not hittin the limiit turn after turn. The science-side of me is saying that you gotta be understeering out of every turn... but results speak loudly enough. I have...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-01-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,906
Posted By mattxander12
those things are hella beefy. RallyX them...

those things are hella beefy. RallyX them immediately ... you MUST !
Forum: Handling Tech   05-29-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,267
Posted By mattxander12
you're not having any problem with the backend at...

you're not having any problem with the backend at all ? It would seem overwhelmingly understeer-biased with that big bar and the stiffer springs.
Forum: Handling Tech   05-29-2007, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,906
Posted By mattxander12
how noticeable are the different settings ....

how noticeable are the different settings . Meaning... can you actually notice a real difference throughout the clicks ? Hopefully your butt-dyno is calibrated !
Forum: Handling Tech   05-29-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By mattxander12
+1 to the whiny sound indicating that the Power...

+1 to the whiny sound indicating that the Power Steering pump is FUBARed. Exactly what i had. Swapped out the PS pump... checked the rack bushings... good to go. Realize also that driving the subaru...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-25-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,612
Posted By mattxander12
I pay 3.80 a gallon for 93 around Indy. It blows....

I pay 3.80 a gallon for 93 around Indy. It blows.

Here's the UBER big secret for getting gas mileage with our cars.... its called trade it in for a little hybrid. You have a performance car and...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-25-2007, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,906
Posted By mattxander12
So can we get a review on these ? How thick is...

So can we get a review on these ? How thick is the Strut assembly ? My guess is 45mm. more importantly though... REVIEW
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-25-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,581
Posted By mattxander12
Just keep your eye on those pieces. I've heard of...

Just keep your eye on those pieces. I've heard of reports of them eventually rusting out and the welds breaking. So keep an eye out.

FYI the HP gains company's claim are NOT additive. If product...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-21-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By mattxander12
you got that a little backwards there buddy heh....

you got that a little backwards there buddy heh. Generally our drivetrains experience a 22-25% drivetrain loss which was already mentioned. For instance... our cars are quoted to 227 hp ( which is...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By mattxander12
What scares me is the fact that the add says...

What scares me is the fact that the add says "imPERZA" ... instead of " imPREZA"... that can't be good.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By mattxander12
i believe GL-4 rated trans fluids are whats...

i believe GL-4 rated trans fluids are whats called for. As per weight... i used 85w 90 this last time around.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-20-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,339
Posted By mattxander12
Well.. figured I would contribute my feelings on...

Well.. figured I would contribute my feelings on this subject. My stats are as follows: 20 Years old... 94K miles on a stock car over all with stock driveline incl. stock clutch. I've done a few...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-20-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By mattxander12
+1!Thumbs Up

+1!Thumbs Up
Forum: Handling Tech   05-20-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By mattxander12
My bad... didn't realize perrin used sphericals...

My bad... didn't realize perrin used sphericals until I looked just now. According to the product spec... they say they use teflon to prevent the noise issues. Maybe you got a production freak......
Forum: Handling Tech   05-20-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,919
Posted By mattxander12
off topic... but can i pay you to write a book ?

off topic... but can i pay you to write a book ?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By mattxander12
Question... what are YOU talking about... there's...

Question... what are YOU talking about... there's no silencer on the BPV. ?

The stock intake has a "silencer"... basically a big box that makes the air not so violent and collects water if any...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-18-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By mattxander12
not gonna lie... this is the first time i heard...

not gonna lie... this is the first time i heard of someone having issues with the FRONT endlinks popping. Maybe regrease and see if it is still an issue ?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-18-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By mattxander12
just to add to my previous comment.... this is an...

just to add to my previous comment.... this is an "attention-attracting" exhaust. You'll get looks by everyone... including law enforcement. It comes down to taste i suppose. Again, Hope that helps !
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By mattxander12
ehh... i don't agree with that 100%. It...

ehh... i don't agree with that 100%. It definitely is a waste of 50 dollars when 5 strips from your duct tape will do the same thing. There is a flow of air produced by the stock air-scoop that i...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By mattxander12
http://www.drive.subaru.com/Win05_WhatsInside.htm...

http://www.drive.subaru.com/Win05_WhatsInside.htm
Subaru's explaination ^^^

Summary... it controls when the intake valves are open and closed and everything in between.

To the OP.....the...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-17-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By mattxander12
hah... well your answer is right there ya know ^^...

hah... well your answer is right there ya know ^^ !Thumbs Up
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-17-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By mattxander12
I've been up-close and personal with the HKS...

I've been up-close and personal with the HKS Hi-Power... lemme just say that its RFL. It was in an STi...but that's still crazy. It's an amazing sound... just really loud. Your best bet is to youtube...
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   05-15-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By mattxander12
not gonna lie... the turbo blanket looks more...

not gonna lie... the turbo blanket looks more like tin foil to me.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-13-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,134
Posted By mattxander12
ahhhh... who brought this thread back ?!? shame...

ahhhh... who brought this thread back ?!? shame on you !

So lets do the check list... heavy exhaust... not in compliance with the gov. ( who care's about that one anyways ) ... added weight from...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-13-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,339
Posted By mattxander12
That's when you pull out your paintball gun and...

That's when you pull out your paintball gun and start showing her who REALLY is psycho... b/c if anyone touched my car like that when i was around... sh|t would hit the fan !
Forum: Handling Tech   05-13-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By mattxander12
You better post a review on them or death will...

You better post a review on them or death will come to you !
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-11-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,977
Posted By mattxander12
if you want a better wing the the wrx... but...

if you want a better wing the the wrx... but don't like bums sitting on your STi park-bench.... i've been admiring the s204 wing... ( or is it the s203 one can't remember ) .... now that's a HOTT...
Forum: The Hangout   05-11-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By mattxander12
I hated that so much ! It looked so bad !!!! Why...

I hated that so much ! It looked so bad !!!! Why peter ... why did you start listening to Panic at the Disco !
Forum: The Hangout   05-11-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,000
Posted By mattxander12
RN's make a lot. But it would seem like you have...

RN's make a lot. But it would seem like you have more than enough knowledge/experience to already be there. Aren't there just like a certification test you could take and call it a day ?
Forum: Handling Tech   05-11-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,065
Posted By mattxander12
most usually measure from center of hub to the...

most usually measure from center of hub to the fender... and the general consensus is to not lower the car any further than 13.5" up front... and 13" in the back... after that threshold, suspension...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-11-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By mattxander12
Go straight to the BC-Racing BR-series if you are...

Go straight to the BC-Racing BR-series if you are reluctant to save money to get a good setup. Inverted-strut designs on machperson type struts also allow for quicker response in rebound etc vs. a...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-11-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By mattxander12
I really don't follow this. You want coilovers...

I really don't follow this. You want coilovers that will give you an uber suspension setup. C/o's is one of those "you pay for what you get" things. You *could* get the cheap 1000 dollar c/o's... and...
Forum: The Hangout   05-06-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By mattxander12
A leaf could land on our cars and cause a paint...

A leaf could land on our cars and cause a paint chip. Poor Subaru Paint + easily dentable body panels = chipped, dinged, rally machines. After so many dings, dents, and chips you'll start telling...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-06-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,941
Posted By mattxander12
Sorry about the ex g/f... we all know girls are...

Sorry about the ex g/f... we all know girls are money pits. Anyways sounds like you have a sick build in mind. What turbo are you gonna slap on are you gonna run the stockie trans with the increase...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-06-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,267
Posted By mattxander12
Quickie hijack.... kidd how's the evo treating...

Quickie hijack.... kidd how's the evo treating you so far ?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-06-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,900
Posted By mattxander12
That's why the EWG is so sweet. The gas pedal...

That's why the EWG is so sweet. The gas pedal becomes an on/off switch for a straight pipe. Can't wait to get my this summer and terrorize some deer ( deer are very common on my roads around here )
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-06-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,718
Posted By mattxander12
Like others have said... TBE doesn't really...

Like others have said... TBE doesn't really *need* super engineering to get right. The design for max flow in a DP is already found and widely used/copied. Not to mention DP's are relatively easy to...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-06-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,887
Posted By mattxander12
most people do add some pressure with your hand...

most people do add some pressure with your hand on the shifter... which IIRC causes increased synchro wear and eventually failure.
Forum: The Hangout   05-06-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,000
Posted By mattxander12
Computer Science student... hoping to one day get...

Computer Science student... hoping to one day get into Video game programming....

.... until then i work for my college's Library's Information Technology Department as a Computer technician. I...
Forum: The Hangout   05-04-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By mattxander12
How did you NOT fight back ?! Pushed me once... i...

How did you NOT fight back ?! Pushed me once... i can deal with and just be pissed off. Shove me to the ground, oh its on! That's when all that training on the heavy bag comes in handy!
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-04-2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By mattxander12
I thought it was 4500 INSTALLED....

I thought it was 4500 INSTALLED. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=916239&highlight=PPG
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-04-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,900
Posted By mattxander12
to put it simply.... when the EWG dumps air......

to put it simply.... when the EWG dumps air... the car sounds like a bat out of hell ...otherwise i hear its not bad if its dumped in the DP... So if you're wifey doesn't like the sound of bats...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-04-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,237
Posted By mattxander12
I dunno if you've already searched to check which...

I dunno if you've already searched to check which of the 16G's is best... but it goes in this order from low to high ... normal 16G < Monster [Port] 16G < EVO III 16G.
FMIC is overkill/useless....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-04-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,224
Posted By mattxander12
I dunno if its the same for 2.5 WRX owners... But...

I dunno if its the same for 2.5 WRX owners... But i always hear of STi owners getting new ups b/c the diameter isn't ideal for flow or something like that.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-04-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By mattxander12
I hate the way they use old tech on new models....

I hate the way they use old tech on new models. Makes it seem like you're running last decade's car brand new. Oh well.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-04-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By mattxander12
^^^ i took your advice and did that. I now run 10...

^^^ i took your advice and did that. I now run 10 sec passes with 2.2 60' times. Best mod ever. :rocks: I wish i had an STi.
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