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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-27-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By shaggy
Here's my 2 cents on the whole break-in argument:...

Here's my 2 cents on the whole break-in argument:

A few years ago i took a tour of the Subaru plant in Lafayette, IN. At the end of the production line there were rollers set up like a dyno that...
Forum: The Hangout   03-09-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By shaggy
Before i bought my Sti i kind of assumed i would...

Before i bought my Sti i kind of assumed i would be tuning it, but now that i've driven it for a couple days i'm not so sure. It's so much better off the lot than the '09 WRX i owned that i'm...
Forum: The Hangout   03-08-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By shaggy
I found a good deal on a 2014, so i bought it. ...

I found a good deal on a 2014, so i bought it. Love the hatchback, couldn't resist!!!
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-26-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By shaggy
Definitely do the kartboy short throw and get new...

Definitely do the kartboy short throw and get new bushings while your at it. Gives it a crisp, mechanical feel. I also suggest getting a bigger rear sway bar. It made a huge difference during...
Forum: The Hangout   02-14-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By shaggy
Totally agree. Doesn't it have the red stitching...

Totally agree. Doesn't it have the red stitching on the doors also?
Forum: The Hangout   02-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By shaggy
Thanks fellas!! Just saw the pricing for...

Thanks fellas!!

Just saw the pricing for the new 2015, very promising. So the WR blue is still going to be available in the base model Sti right?
Forum: The Hangout   02-09-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By shaggy
Re-joining the Subie team

Hello everyone, it's been years since i've been on this forum but i'm planning on buying a STI in the fall. Long story short:

Bought a new '09 WRX - Upgraded to Stage 2 kit/tune with additional...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-09-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,295
Posted By shaggy
buy one of each!!!! i'm running stage 2,...

buy one of each!!!!

i'm running stage 2, 93 oct, driving 95% highway miles and getting 27mpg. but i'm driving a lot more conservative now that my commute is longer. before i was getting into...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-29-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,330
Posted By shaggy
it's normal. the one i test drove and the one i...

it's normal. the one i test drove and the one i bought both sounded like that when they had under 100 miles on them. i've got over 30k on mine now and it sounds the same.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-22-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,367
Posted By shaggy
good choice. you'll love the AWD and turbo boxer....

good choice. you'll love the AWD and turbo boxer. i would recommend buying an old beater manual trans car. learn how to drive a manual WELL before buying a new WRX. there's stories on here about...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-08-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,367
Posted By shaggy
nice looking engine bay!! your car looks really...

nice looking engine bay!! your car looks really good man. black wheels and tint really sets the WRX apart from the base Impreza
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-08-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,431
Posted By shaggy
looks exactly like my lights. i used the same...

looks exactly like my lights. i used the same product. mine are a little blurry, but not enough to effect the brightness. my taillights can still be seen during the day, so i'm ok with it. i did...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-08-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,715
Posted By shaggy
my battery didn't even make it 2 years

my battery didn't even make it 2 years
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-27-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By shaggy
time for new tires

Is anyone using Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 tires? They've been given some very good reviews on tirerack.com and are under $120 each. If they're better than the OEM Dunlops, than it's a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By shaggy
i had the same lights come on after my brother...

i had the same lights come on after my brother borrowed my car. i retrieved the code with my Dash Hawk. gas cap wasn't sealed. it looks serious with all the lights coming up, but it's probably just...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-21-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By shaggy
get some urethane bushings for your...

get some urethane bushings for your shifter...problem solved


Cygnus Performance | Late Model Import Parts STi, WRX, Evo - Perrin Urethane Shifter Bushings 02-09 WRX Part # PSP-INR-015...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-20-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,967
Posted By shaggy
even if you just upgrade the rear sway, you'll be...

even if you just upgrade the rear sway, you'll be thrilled.

i got steering rack bushings for free, so i installed them. much better feel.

i would replace the stock head unit. it's the weak...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-23-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By shaggy
if it's the same radio that's in my car, that...

if it's the same radio that's in my car, that sucks!! one would think subaru would have upgraded it by now.... anyways, i recommend upgrading the rear sway bar to start
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-23-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,811
Posted By shaggy
looks good!! goes good with your calipers. now...

looks good!! goes good with your calipers. now you need some red up front. red grill would be cool
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-22-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By shaggy
this actually helps in some situations. like...

this actually helps in some situations. like traffic jams that inch along. you can coast along without burning up the clutch
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,577
Posted By shaggy
I use 16" stock rims off a 04-05 wrx for my...

I use 16" stock rims off a 04-05 wrx for my winter wheels. they fit fine. i got them cheap off of craigslist. i use 205/55 tires
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-16-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By shaggy
You got any mods in mind for your new...

You got any mods in mind for your new WRX?[/QUOTE]

i recommend exhaust, rear sway bar, window tint, and cover up those ugly taillights to start out. well, that's what i did first. and i was happy...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-16-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By shaggy
those new wheels are nice. looks a lot better...

those new wheels are nice. looks a lot better than the "wooden wagon wheels" on 08-10
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-28-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By shaggy
09 ecuflash trouble

i tried to read the ecu with ecuflash. it said to choose model/year, but the newest MY was 07. i reloaded the ecu definitions, same thing. what am i doing wrong?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-22-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By shaggy
as far as warranty goes, you're just gonna have...

as far as warranty goes, you're just gonna have to decide if you wanna mod or keep the full warranty. it's one or the other. subaru dealers love to see modified subies, but they hate paying for labor...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-21-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,792
Posted By shaggy
MOD #1- SWAY BARS!!! i recommend a short...

MOD #1- SWAY BARS!!!

i recommend a short shifter. but even if you don't get one, you should at least get stiffer shifter bushings. it gets rid of that squishy feeling when shifting. a very cheap...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-09-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By shaggy
it's an air pump. it helps with emissions. i...

it's an air pump. it helps with emissions. i think it's used in open loop during cold starts, i could be wrong about that though. don't worry, it doesn't hurt performance
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-06-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By shaggy
sent you a pm, you still got one to sell?

sent you a pm, you still got one to sell?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-27-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By shaggy
anybody got a tactrix 2.0 cable they want to sell?

anybody got a tactrix 2.0 cable they want to sell?
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By shaggy
wrx's are fun, but there's a good chance you'll...

wrx's are fun, but there's a good chance you'll get sti envy. i love my car, but i'm looking to trade up for an sti. so, if your first choice is an sti than i recommend buying one.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-16-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 33,606
Posted By shaggy
wow! i feel really good about my insurance after...

wow! i feel really good about my insurance after seeing what you guys are paying. i pay $67 a month full coverage in indiana
Forum: Handling Tech   04-15-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,989
Posted By shaggy
i've got a set of wheels i painted and stock...

i've got a set of wheels i painted and stock wheels i just had powdercoated. my advice is to get'em powdercoated. it looks a lot cleaner and is stronger than spray can.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-10-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,673
Posted By shaggy
finally got my wheels back on....fresh...

finally got my wheels back on....fresh powder-coat. for some reason it won't let me attach a photo:

http://www.wrxtuners.com/wrx_gallery/files//1/8/5/2/8/phpxsfmf3am.jpg

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Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-10-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,940
Posted By shaggy
the wheel spacer debate

so i always hear that wheel spacers are bad for wheel bearings because it moves the center of the wheel out....ok......well isn't that the same thing as putting different wheels with less offset on?...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-06-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,673
Posted By shaggy
i dropped off my stock wheels to get powder...

i dropped off my stock wheels to get powder coated black. when i get them back and on the car, i'll post some pics. hopefully they'll be done this week.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,898
Posted By shaggy
well, only 2 of those mentioned above are for...

well, only 2 of those mentioned above are for wrx. i talked to someone at chargespeed. they want $690 just for the front bumper. i'll pass. i'm sure something better will come along
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-20-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,898
Posted By shaggy
09 wrx aftermarket front bumper

so my front bumper is cracked and one clip is broke. my insurance will pay to replace it, but i don't want to buy another stock bumper (i think it's the worst part of the car). has anyone seen any...
Forum: The Hangout   02-20-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By shaggy
what's really funny is to get behind two ricers...

what's really funny is to get behind two ricers racing, and once they get about 200 feet off the line, take off and pass them both. i did that once and my friends lost it, they were laughing so hard.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-20-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By shaggy
i got the N1, it's fairly loud. i think any...

i got the N1, it's fairly loud. i think any aftermarket cat-back is gonna give you a good boxer rumble. some are just louder than others, compare the size of the muffler, that should give you an...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-30-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,840
Posted By shaggy
i put a whiteline rear sway bar on my 09. it's a...

i put a whiteline rear sway bar on my 09. it's a huge improvement!! you'll be a lot more confident in the corners. plus the sway bar came with two support bars, so that was a bonus. i've got mine set...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-17-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,439
Posted By shaggy
i wired mine to a seperate switch, so i can turn...

i wired mine to a seperate switch, so i can turn it on or off whenever. i ran the wires through the firewall behind the glove box to the tray under the radio. you can't even see the switch when it's...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-11-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,439
Posted By shaggy
pics........

pics........
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-11-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,439
Posted By shaggy
i think it looks cool. did you take any pics with...

i think it looks cool. did you take any pics with the hood down? i have blue leds attached to my hood so it shines out the scoop, and when the hood is open it shines blue all over the engine
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-11-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By shaggy
i painted mine black, looks 100% better. spent...

i painted mine black, looks 100% better. spent about 8 bucks at wal-mart instead of $300 for sport grill
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-27-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By shaggy
yeah, i can see that. i plan on logging for a...

yeah, i can see that. i plan on logging for a while before i flash, i've had automotive training, so i'm curious to see exactly what my car is doing. this is more of a learning process for me, so...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-27-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By shaggy
i tried to give you some rep points, but it...

i tried to give you some rep points, but it wouldn't let me, so i'll have to get you back later
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-27-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By shaggy
wow you made that really easy, thank you for...

wow you made that really easy, thank you for taking the time to help me!Thumbs Up
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-27-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By shaggy
it's a 64 bit system

it's a 64 bit system
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-27-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By shaggy
ok, i bought a laptop and downloaded ecuflash and...

ok, i bought a laptop and downloaded ecuflash and romraider. when i open romraider it does what you said. how do i "manually setting the compatibility to vista service pack 2" ? also i couldn't...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-26-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By shaggy
thanks a lot, i appreciate it. i've got the cash...

thanks a lot, i appreciate it. i've got the cash in hand, so i'll go buy one tomorrow.
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