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Forum: Handling Tech   10-09-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By Outrider
I have the ASX's in 225-40-18. I live in...

I have the ASX's in 225-40-18. I live in Colorado so I chose the ASX because it has a good speed rating, they're all-weather tires and they weren't too expensive. This way I can leave my 18's on...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-28-2004, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By Outrider
Larger TMIC and hood scoop?

I the STi hood scoop needed for an upgraded TMIC? Say the Turbonetics? I know it will increase flow and surface area, etc. but I don't want that monster scoop if I don't need it. Are there...
Forum: The Hangout   09-19-2004, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By Outrider
I care because I hate being wrong. Anyone with a...

I care because I hate being wrong. Anyone with a high school education want to help me?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-19-2004, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Outrider
Check all the bolts on your BOV and intake. Is...

Check all the bolts on your BOV and intake. Is your intake securely in place? Did you remove the silencer and leave on the fresh air scoop? That could be it. Perhaps even a tie bar on your battery...
Forum: The Hangout   09-19-2004, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 932
Posted By Outrider
Can someone settle an argument?

Warning: Not WRX related

My friend has an '01 Focus ZX3 with the 2.0l Zetec engine. He says the engine was built in Japan, I say Mexico. Who's right?
Forum: The Hangout   09-19-2004, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 580
Posted By Outrider
Never seen that one but if you go to...

Never seen that one but if you go to www.flabber.nl there's a video of an Audi and a BMW performing a ridiculous race through a European highway at a very busy time of the day. The website is in...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-19-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By Outrider
Engine blueprinting

This is something I've always wondered about but never felt like asking until I read the Dying Forums post. Anyhow has anyone had their engine blueprinted or know somebody who has? What kind of...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-19-2004, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Outrider
Once the ABC was closed with the 0 map everything...

Once the ABC was closed with the 0 map everything went back to normal. RexRonald, do I really need an EGT gauge with a stage 1 setup? If so Gruppe-S has a triple pack of Omori gauges in the CF...
Forum: The Hangout   09-15-2004, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By Outrider
Anyone want to take a guess on how much money was...

Anyone want to take a guess on how much money was actually "saved" doing this conversion? I'm guessing that for another $10K they could have just bought the Ferrari and avoided doing something that...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-15-2004, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Outrider
Carbon fiber hood owners

A few questions for those of you with carbon fiber hoods, more specifically the VIS hood. Do you have hood pins of just the OEM striker setup? Also does anyone with an aftermarket BOV and CF hood...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-15-2004, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Outrider
I'm not entirely sure about this but I think the...

I'm not entirely sure about this but I think the Teins for the 04+ models don't lower it the same 2" front and .7" rear, this could be why you don't like the way they feel, I think you have the wrong...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-15-2004, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Outrider
I call upon the knowledge of the UTEC gurus

I've had my UTEC for a month now and its awesome, but I went on a road trip this weekend and decided to set the selector back to 0. When I was on the highway with the cruise set my amazingly...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-21-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,793
Posted By Outrider
When I first read this I wanted to protest it so...

When I first read this I wanted to protest it so badly, but he's right. I've been waiting for a remote map selector on back order since May. Also on the 10th of this month I ordered a Zerosports...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-16-2004, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Outrider
What condition are your tires in? Any flat spots...

What condition are your tires in? Any flat spots or excessive wear? It might even be something as simple as tire pressure. Are they balanced?
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   08-07-2004, 09:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,150
Posted By Outrider
I was saying the JDM STi is more comparable to...

I was saying the JDM STi is more comparable to the Evo. Our US spec WRX's really pale in comparison with what Japan is doing with the EJ20 in stock form. Stock for stock a JDM STi can go toe to toe...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-07-2004, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Outrider
If you go with the VF 34 then you would be better...

If you go with the VF 34 then you would be better off with a larger top mount IC (Perrin, APS, Turbonetics) The VF 22 or 23 are better suited to front mount. As for the IC itself Turbo XS can...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-04-2004, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Outrider
well they said warranty would cover it, fixed my...

well they said warranty would cover it, fixed my broken stud and sent me home so I would have to say your dealers are cheating you big time. Bumper to bumper covers every part from the front bumper...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   08-02-2004, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,150
Posted By Outrider
The STi is competition for V8's, and by this I...

The STi is competition for V8's, and by this I mean the U.S. STi. I tend to think of the Evo as WRX competition, seeing as they both have 2.0L engines. Now if we were to compare a JDM STi with the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-02-2004, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By Outrider
World One is the shiz-nittle bam snip snap slap. ...

World One is the shiz-nittle bam snip snap slap. I like them the best, but Gruppe-S is good too for harder to find parts and they have great prices.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-02-2004, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Outrider
Not a mile too soon

First I need to tell you all its been a bad August and it's only the 2nd.

Anyway I took a trip to see my sister and my damn windshield got chipped during the drive. That was Sunday.

This...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-02-2004, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Outrider
I have never had my dash get hot and I just drove...

I have never had my dash get hot and I just drove 3 hours Satuday to see my sister. But what I really curious about is that show. Who performed the best? I'm guessing Seven Dust...even if not that...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-20-2004, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By Outrider
I nominate Tut4u2, he has a good knowledge of the...

I nominate Tut4u2, he has a good knowledge of the WRX and is often the first person to try and calm a dispute down. Plus he is frequently on the board.
Forum: The Hangout   07-19-2004, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,356
Posted By Outrider
Hey my best friend just moved to Ogden to work...

Hey my best friend just moved to Ogden to work for some engineering company that makes rocket engines. I'll be in that neck of the woods the first week of August, so if you see the Colorado plates...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-10-2004, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Outrider
Well, I didn't realize that in the United States...

Well, I didn't realize that in the United States of dreamofwrx I wasn't entitled to an opinion. Sorry your majesty, it won't happen again. Oh by the way, I have a WRX and you're still just dreamin'...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-09-2004, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Outrider
Maybe it kicks too much ass and thats why the SVT...

Maybe it kicks too much ass and thats why the SVT Focus has been discontinued? Also have you ever met a Ford dealer that drove a Ford? I haven't. The only Ford that's worth a damn is the Crown...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-09-2004, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By Outrider
The best advice I can give you is don't buy...

The best advice I can give you is don't buy another Ford, no matter how good the deal.
Now I know I'm gonna catch some flak for this next part, if money's a concern but you want power perhaps you...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-09-2004, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,771
Posted By Outrider
Looks are equally as functional on a car as is...

Looks are equally as functional on a car as is performance. Keep in mind you can have a really, really fast car but in rush hour traffic you can't "flex nuts" and show how bad it really is. On the...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-28-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,526
Posted By Outrider
Cosmo, what are the widest tires you can put on...

Cosmo, what are the widest tires you can put on your 18's with the Tein S techs?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-27-2004, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Outrider
Greddy lip kit

Well I was parked next to an STi the other day and came to the conclusion that the fascia of my '02 just isn't "aggressive" enough. After some searching I have decided to get the Greddy lip kit. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2004, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By Outrider
I'm frankly surprised by the amount of support...

I'm frankly surprised by the amount of support this idea is receiving from the WRX Tuners. But in the interest of playing the Devil's advocate I'm going to have to say I'm not very keen on the idea...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-23-2004, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Outrider
Try Dynamat to quiet the rattling, it's worked on...

Try Dynamat to quiet the rattling, it's worked on everything I've ever tried it on.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-20-2004, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By Outrider
Check the vacuum lines you cut to install the TT,...

Check the vacuum lines you cut to install the TT, it's possible this is where the problem lies. Can't say for certain without looking, but it's a place to start. Of course all gears should be...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-20-2004, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,438
Posted By Outrider
Along these same lines, can any of these...

Along these same lines, can any of these aftermarket top mounts use the Blitz Dual Drive BOV? Or will I have to put the silly OEM bypass unit back on? The Spearco and TXS look too big to fit...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-17-2004, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By Outrider
I have heard positive things about Exedy's...

I have heard positive things about Exedy's twin-disc clutch. It supposedly has the strength to handle mo' power without losing drivability characteristics similar to stock. When the time comes this...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-14-2004, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By Outrider
Some etiquette please

I have been meaning to write this for some time now. Lately it seems to me that our "WRXtuners family" is having some issues concerning common courtesy among fellow enthusiasts. I've been a member...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-14-2004, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Outrider
Hey Garcia, I'm from P-town too. What color is...

Hey Garcia, I'm from P-town too. What color is your car and what mods have you done? I'm sure we've passed each other at least once without knowing it.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-10-2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
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Views: 2,035
Posted By Outrider
Thank god this is an issue with someone else...

Thank god this is an issue with someone else besides me. I have been meaning to ask the same question but I have previously dogged members for #####ing about the thin factory paint and the roof...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-09-2004, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Outrider
It sounds to me like your alternator is about to...

It sounds to me like your alternator is about to take a shit on you. Now I know I say that all the time, but in my experience (3 alternators on 2 cars) this has occurred every time. You might check...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2004, 02:22 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 33,065
Posted By Outrider
Ahh Jesus, I was hoping that story wouldn't leave...

Ahh Jesus, I was hoping that story wouldn't leave Colorado, now my worst fears are realized. I would like everyone to keep in mind that Granby is a very small, backwater town in Colorado and we're...
Forum: The Hangout   05-25-2004, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Outrider
T-shirt images aside I was trying to think of...

T-shirt images aside I was trying to think of clever phrases to put on them here's what I came up with:

For the redneck in all of us:

"Eatin' Evos, shittin' SRT-4's"

And for those like...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-14-2004, 06:03 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 33,065
Posted By Outrider
Check out Sport Compact Car's original Ultimate...

Check out Sport Compact Car's original Ultimate Street Car challenge. A guy had a Tiburon, not even a new GT V-6, but an old first gen Tiburon. Anyhow this car burned a Ferrari Modena and a Supra. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-14-2004, 05:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,354
Posted By Outrider
I thought I would dig up this old thread since...

I thought I would dig up this old thread since gas prices have spiked dramatically this last month and see where everyone is at price wise.

Here in Colorado the price of gas is as follows:
...
Forum: The Hangout   04-08-2004, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Outrider
I actually learned to drive a manual on my...

I actually learned to drive a manual on my cousin's MP3 (yes I was 20+ when I learned a 5-speed have your laughs you cads). Anyhow that car has nothing on a WRX, in fact my sister's cavalier could...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-13-2004, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Outrider
Why not spend the extra money on the EDFC? ...

Why not spend the extra money on the EDFC? You're going to be spending $1000+ on the coilovers, might as well take full advantage of the setup. I'd recommend Tein over JIC, primarily because I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-08-2004, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By Outrider
As far as I know all aftermarket exhausts for the...

As far as I know all aftermarket exhausts for the WRX WILL interfere with the diff. protector. Unless a company makes a 2.5" exhaust, the 3" will not fit with the protector. My best advice would be...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-06-2004, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By Outrider
Along these same lines, do carbon fiber side...

Along these same lines, do carbon fiber side markers actually eliminate the blinker? I'm guessing the bulb remains but cannot be seen through the CF? Is that correct? What about the Zerosports...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-03-2004, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 662
Posted By Outrider
For the sake of your baby you should get the code...

For the sake of your baby you should get the code pulled. You can have Autozone do it for free.
Some possible thoughts:

Have you done anything to mess with boost?
Do you have ICE (500+...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-02-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By Outrider
Price on OEM wheels and tires?

The other night I was going through Wendy's drivethru and the guy working asked me if I still had my factory wheels and if I'd sell them. He has a Legacy and I want to make sure they'll work with...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-22-2004, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By Outrider
I have the Blitz Dual Drive BOV and I am pleased...

I have the Blitz Dual Drive BOV and I am pleased with the way it sounds. It isn't annoyingly loud, but its loud enough to "flex nuts" when the time comes. The fitment is excellent just make sure...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-16-2004, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,935
Posted By Outrider
Here's a link to a site that has a 140 AMP high...

Here's a link to a site that has a 140 AMP high output alternator for the REX.

http://www.2kracing.com/product_info.php/cPath/21_112_379/products_id/3353

For the price it better be worth a...
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