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Forum: WRX Wagons - For Sale   06-08-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By basco
I may be interested in this. Just curious is...

I may be interested in this. Just curious is there any history of front end damage. Wondering why sedan body panels are installed?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-23-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By basco
I've seen that. But IF I go with an EJ2X I'm...

I've seen that. But IF I go with an EJ2X I'm probably going to do a PRS Closed Deck EJ25. I'm really thinking about going with the H6 and a smaller turbo. I've already got the standalone, fueling,...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-21-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By basco
If I stick with a EJ2X I won't be going for more...

If I stick with a EJ2X I won't be going for more than 500awhp. But I know about winding them out, my stroked 207 would handle 8500 very happily.

And it's only boltons and an OTS tune>:D. Big...
Forum: The Hangout   05-21-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 41,246
Posted By basco
^ Nope, since it's mine :) < Is still here v...

^ Nope, since it's mine :)
< Is still here
v Hi!
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-21-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By basco
Stock yeah 160 at the crank. Mines closer to...

Stock yeah 160 at the crank. Mines closer to 220whp ;)

I've seen the billet blocks before. Not my cup of tea. I'm still looking through what people are doing nowadays but the destroked 2.5 is...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By basco
LWFWs and pulleys will show false missfires not...

LWFWs and pulleys will show false missfires not false knock. And thats only on early 205s. Mod list?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-20-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By basco
Of course I'll rebuild it. I'm 70k into a $6500...

Of course I'll rebuild it. I'm 70k into a $6500 car lol. Idk what I'll do. I might tone it down and go back to an FP green. Probably a nice destroked 2.5. I love the 35R but I do miss the car being...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By basco
If you do go coils. I love my KWs

If you do go coils. I love my KWs
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-20-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By basco
First time back in a while - My little bit of misery

Hey all,

It's been a while. Hell most of you probably don't even know me. Well on to my little story of misery. A few years ago I put my car in storage since I would be bouncing around the country...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-19-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By basco
No your car is okay as it is an MY02 even though...

No your car is okay as it is an MY02 even though produced in 01 (start of production run for MY02 vehicles)
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-14-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By basco
+1 for andrewtech

+1 for andrewtech
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-13-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By basco
32bit is fine. 64 is overkill if we're talking...

32bit is fine. 64 is overkill if we're talking netbook.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-12-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By basco
Just use boot camp on your mac... Or...

Just use boot camp on your mac...
Or parallels...
Hell you can even buy a netbook or windows tablet...
Basically you do not need anything powerful, My 3 year old iPhone has enough power to tune a...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 58,031
Posted By basco
Absolutely not. ECBS is virtually required,...

Absolutely not. ECBS is virtually required, really helps fine tune boost control and will enable you to request more boost, factory unit maxes out just over 20psi
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-26-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,602
Posted By basco
You just need to have the ECU tuned for US spec...

You just need to have the ECU tuned for US spec fuel and install the correct JDM wiring harness.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-26-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By basco
How loud is it? Do you have any video? I doubt...

How loud is it? Do you have any video? I doubt its the center diff it would still make noise regardless of if the clutch was in our out. Does the noise happen when the car is stationary?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-25-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By basco
Clutch in or out? or both?

Clutch in or out? or both?
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
  New Guy
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Posted By basco
The Cobb stage 2 is probably the best off the...

The Cobb stage 2 is probably the best off the shelf package on the market for a moderate upgrade.
Forum: Handling Tech   07-23-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,382
Posted By basco
Completely disagree, especially for a more...

Completely disagree, especially for a more performance oriented car. You need to be able to modulate the pedal without interference from the car thinking you are out of control.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-17-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,900
Posted By basco
I couldn't agree more justin...

I couldn't agree more justin...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-14-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,494
Posted By basco
The fault with the EJ205 is the fact that it is a...

The fault with the EJ205 is the fact that it is a completely open deck. At high power numbers the cylinders start to come out of shape or crack due to the stresses. The EJ207/255/257 have stronger...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-12-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,602
Posted By basco
There should be two banjo bolts for the turbo...

There should be two banjo bolts for the turbo just FYI
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-11-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,494
Posted By basco
If you plan on doing a swap theres no point in...

If you plan on doing a swap theres no point in building anything. Just pick up another 205. Parts alone for a decent short block your more than 1800
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,494
Posted By basco
For that power goal you're going to crack or warp...

For that power goal you're going to crack or warp the cylinders in 205. You would really be pretty good off looking into an EJ207 swap which can hold 400awhp. You can find the complete swap for right...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-10-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,602
Posted By basco
Your car does not have AVCS...no USDM EJ205 ever...

Your car does not have AVCS...no USDM EJ205 ever did...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-09-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By basco
At some point I would add a good set of springs...

At some point I would add a good set of springs and struts to your plans, as well as the whiteline ALK. Other than that very solid goals for a great DD
Forum: New Member Intros   07-07-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
  04 wrx
Views: 617
Posted By basco
Click on my name or avatar to the left. Then...

Click on my name or avatar to the left. Then click the about me tab
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   07-07-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By basco
06-07

06-07
Forum: New Member Intros   07-07-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
  04 wrx
Views: 617
Posted By basco
I can't agree with you more on that, but the sad...

I can't agree with you more on that, but the sad thing is it's easier to build these cars to go straight. It really takes a surprising amount of work compared to other platforms to get these cars to...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-07-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
  04 wrx
Views: 617
Posted By basco
I'm sorry if you say this platform isn't cut out...

I'm sorry if you say this platform isn't cut out for drag racing you're living under a rock. These cars are really swiss army knives, they can do it all with the proper suspension tuning and turbo...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-07-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
  04 wrx
Views: 617
Posted By basco
If your looking for 450 at the flywheel thats...

If your looking for 450 at the flywheel thats easily doable, you'll still need a built shortblock but you could use stock heads with something like a GT30R, if you want that number at the wheels you...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-07-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
  04 wrx
Views: 617
Posted By basco
Okay, so I guess I'm the guy to talk to about big...

Okay, so I guess I'm the guy to talk to about big power.

1) For big power you definitely need to either sleeve your existing EJ205 block or completely replace with a built short block, I'm very...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-06-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
  04 wrx
Views: 617
Posted By basco
Sell your car, buy an STi

Sell your car, buy an STi
Forum: Handling Tech   07-06-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,382
Posted By basco
Yes, in theory. However I prefer to completely...

Yes, in theory. However I prefer to completely replace the lines as they are brittle and you can easily over bend or crack the line if you are not using the proper bending and flare tools which would...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-06-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,754
Posted By basco
^ If your only 20-30mins from Goshen then The...

^ If your only 20-30mins from Goshen then The Shop should only be about an hour and a half away. It's in Norwalk. EFI Logics should be close to the same it's just past Danbury on 84
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-06-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By basco
137 kpa on the radiator and 110 on the reservoir

137 kpa on the radiator and 110 on the reservoir
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By basco
The caps are correct. The cap on the reservoir...

The caps are correct. The cap on the reservoir will control the total pressure through the system hence it being lower
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-05-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,754
Posted By basco
Ahh if your looking at somewhere in Goshen you...

Ahh if your looking at somewhere in Goshen you must be down near me. Have you looked at EFI Logics and The Shop? Both are two of the premier tuners in the Tri-State
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-05-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,754
Posted By basco
I agree with Keith, and I'm more than willing to...

I agree with Keith, and I'm more than willing to lend a hand with labor. Where are you looking to get tuned, I just moved up to NY but I know there are plenty of shops around the city and LI with in...
Forum: Handling Tech   07-05-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,382
Posted By basco
It's incredibly simple in theory to delete but it...

It's incredibly simple in theory to delete but it will be a ton of work, you essentially have to replace everything between the brake pedal and calipers. You can simply disable it by pulling the fuse...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-23-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By basco
At a minimum you need brackets, sliders are...

At a minimum you need brackets, sliders are optional.

Sparco USA (http://www.sparcousa.com/product/seat-base-600-series)

Sparco USA (http://www.sparcousa.com/product/track-set)
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-23-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By basco
You do realize how much of at PITA an oil pump is...

You do realize how much of at PITA an oil pump is on these cars. You really should have done that when you had the motor apart.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By basco
Is the car tuned?

Is the car tuned?
Forum: The Hangout   06-20-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 41,246
Posted By basco
^ You're right I am basco < May come and go...

^ You're right I am basco
< May come and go from this forum, but will never leave!
v Probably hasn't been on this forum as long as me
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   06-18-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By basco
Boo-Key is right. It looks like an EJ20K out of...

Boo-Key is right. It looks like an EJ20K out of the JDM GC WRX, yes that engine will bolt up in your car. BUT, it is absolutely not compatible with your ECU and wiring harness as currently...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   06-17-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By basco
That will only give the general series [i.e....

That will only give the general series [i.e. EJ25/EJ20] make sure you get a shot of the block casings under the intake manifold.

Make sure you get a shot similar to this:...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-15-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,890
Posted By basco
You'll just have to swap the JDM main harness and...

You'll just have to swap the JDM main harness and ECU for AVCS to work.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-15-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,890
Posted By basco
Yes it fits and will bolt up 100% fine, and you...

Yes it fits and will bolt up 100% fine, and you can just run the motor off your USDM ECU and your stock harness w/o AVCS plugged in. YOU WILL NEED A CUSTOM TUNE! If you want AVCS you'll need a custom...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 30,116
Posted By basco
^ I believe he's trying to hide his plates?

^ I believe he's trying to hide his plates?
Forum: The Hangout   05-01-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 41,246
Posted By basco
v back to our regularly scheduled program

v back to our regularly scheduled program
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