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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By brfatal
A shortblock is the bare minimum. You're going...

A shortblock is the bare minimum. You're going to need to replace the oil pump and turbo as well. If you spun a bearing it's often accompanied by head damage, which is probably what your mechanic...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-03-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By brfatal
Depends on what you drive. Different chassis run...

Depends on what you drive. Different chassis run different kinds of rates. The link to North Ursalia's site is for GD springs. I would not buy coilovers running those low rates.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-02-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By brfatal
I am JrTuned as well. It's worth mentioning...

I am JrTuned as well.

It's worth mentioning that OS should not really be considered for +'08 models. It's missing too many fields that are present with the AP. Not many tuners are savvy on...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-31-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By brfatal
You need a wideband and a laptop to e-tune or...

You need a wideband and a laptop to e-tune or custom tune with an AP too.



That is completely absurd. Why would you even think that?




You can tune without, but you're missing critical...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-30-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By brfatal
Impreza is different. FXT and WRX are the...

Impreza is different.

FXT and WRX are the same depending on the year.
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-24-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By brfatal
Who is it tuned by and what is the mileage? ...

Who is it tuned by and what is the mileage?

$34k is also a lot. Enough to buy a brand new 3 year newer STI.
Forum: Handling Tech   01-06-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By brfatal
No go. And from what you're saying it doesn't...

No go. And from what you're saying it doesn't sound like you should be considering coilovers in the 1st place. Good entry level coilovers for your model are significantly over twice that (~$2,500).
Forum: Handling Tech   01-03-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By brfatal
Only option for your model worth getting are...

Only option for your model worth getting are GTWORX Bilstein struts.
Forum: Handling Tech   01-02-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By brfatal
Koni Sport Yellow Tokico D-Spec Tokico HP...

Koni Sport Yellow
Tokico D-Spec
Tokico HP Blue
KYB AGX
KYB Excel-G
Ohlins Fixed Perch (cannot get in the US anymore)
Feal revalved '04 STI struts
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-02-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By brfatal
18x9 +45 to +50. Flush fitment is bad...

18x9 +45 to +50.

Flush fitment is bad fitment. In order to get flush fit you would have to run a wheel setup that would harm the road performance and road manners of the car, not to mention you...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-29-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 66
  Read me: Wheel / Tire FAQ
Views: 123,273
Posted By brfatal
No problems on the car. Speedo and odometer will...

No problems on the car. Speedo and odometer will be slightly off, but not terribly so. The taller tire will slightly help with your gearing though since it's so short. 17" tires will ride better,...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-29-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By brfatal
Yeah, I confirmed that with Uncle Scotty and a...

Yeah, I confirmed that with Uncle Scotty and a former Element Tuning employee friend. I dun goofed. :( I've had camber bolts all around since there were dinosaurs roaming the Earth.

You're now...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-28-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By brfatal
I will 3rd Epic wagon springs.

I will 3rd Epic wagon springs.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-28-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By brfatal
1. No. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes, flex sections...

1. No. Yes.
2. Yes.
3. Yes, flex sections have a legitimate reason behind them, but in practice a well made solid one tends to last longer.
4. Up - Not fun. Rest - Easy. Easier if you do...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-28-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By brfatal
Max out front camber -1.0 to -1.2° rear camber ...

Max out front camber
-1.0 to -1.2° rear camber
Zero toe

You never want any toe on a street car.

Boo-key, I think you need a new shop man. Rear is absolutely adjustable on an '06. Those...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-26-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By brfatal
As for why having proper travel being built in is...

As for why having proper travel being built in is important, it's because you don't want to be riding on the bump stops half the time while driving and because you don't want your wheels to skip on...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-26-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By brfatal
Because it's the truth. Aside from...

Because it's the truth. Aside from Racelands/Rokkors and a few of the other budget coilovers like Ksports off-the-shelf BC BRs are some of the worst coilovers available. They are typical...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-26-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By brfatal
http://s3.cgsociety.org/assets/img/emoticons/curio...

http://s3.cgsociety.org/assets/img/emoticons/curious.gif BC BRs are some of the worst coilovers on the market.

OP, definitely do Koni Yellows. Nothing else matches in them in that price range. ...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-21-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By brfatal
The Cobb downpipe itself actually reduces to...

The Cobb downpipe itself actually reduces to stock diameter at the end of it.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-08-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By brfatal
+07 Honda CRV steelies will clear Brembos. ...

+07 Honda CRV steelies will clear Brembos. Generic steelies won't.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-01-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By brfatal
So what happened?

So what happened?
Forum: New Member Intros   12-01-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By brfatal
Further north in the suburbs of DC. :)

Further north in the suburbs of DC. :)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   12-01-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By brfatal
Sounds like the shop doesn't want to put in the...

Sounds like the shop doesn't want to put in the time to fix their work. That is absolutely correctable. The test drive they perform after the alignment is not only to ensure that the car drives...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By brfatal
Up to 1 qt per 1k miles in a Subaru is considered...

Up to 1 qt per 1k miles in a Subaru is considered acceptable by SoA, though that's still a large amount. Have you checked your intercooler or turbo inlet for oil? Have you done a compression test?
Forum: New Member Intros   11-06-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By brfatal
Welcome, fellow Virginian

Welcome, fellow Virginian
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By brfatal
2 questions: 1. Why was it only tuned for 6...

2 questions:

1. Why was it only tuned for 6 psi?

2. Is something wrong with your current motor?

I ask because that's such an oddball tune unless they felt something was wrong with the car...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-04-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By brfatal
Offset is definitely too low on those. I would...

Offset is definitely too low on those. I would look elsewhere. Generally I would only go down in width from stock for a wheel you're using as winter wheels.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By brfatal
Eh, it depends on how much you use. Not a fan of...

Eh, it depends on how much you use. Not a fan of the stuff myself. It looks like rattlecan (cheap) and brake dust gets trapped on it because it's textured.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-04-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By brfatal
You still have room for improvement. Your clutch...

You still have room for improvement. Your clutch is disposable. :p My fastest stage 2 run back when mine was stage 2 (back when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth) on a 2002 WRX was 13.09 @ 104.
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By brfatal
Auto or manual? Cobb publicly posts the...

Auto or manual?

Cobb publicly posts the expected power gains from their maps.
Forum: Diode Dynamics   11-01-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,876
Posted By brfatal
As long as you have a 2014 WRX Limited they...

As long as you have a 2014 WRX Limited they should have some proper bulbs that work correctly. Just keep in mind that you'll be getting slightly less light out of that temp than the OEM temp bulbs. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By brfatal
You haven't posted enough info to know if this is...

You haven't posted enough info to know if this is a decent trade or not.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By brfatal
That car would make close to that that much power...

That car would make close to that that much power on E85 (though not safely on that motor), but he's not running E85 with those injectors. He's lying about how much power it makes. Safe to say most...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-29-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By brfatal
You will need a wideband O2 sensor to do this. ...

You will need a wideband O2 sensor to do this. Likewise if you take the e-tuning route (and access to a laptop, can't do it with the AP itself).

Do you have access to an air compressor and a...
Forum: New Member Intros   10-28-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By brfatal
No it's not. Tuning is only required for...

No it's not. Tuning is only required for downpipes on +04 models. His car does not have an OL/CL fueling transition delay.

And the intake statement is also completely wrong. The stock intake is...
Forum: New Member Intros   10-28-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By brfatal
I would hope there would be more than beer in it,...

I would hope there would be more than beer in it, given that you're asking someone to give you their Accessport. :p

A tune is not required for you to run exhaust.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By brfatal
No they will not fit without rubbing. However,...

No they will not fit without rubbing. However, by the size they are obviously XXRs. XXRs makes utter crap wheels. They are the scrappings from the bottom of the barrel quality wise. I would not...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By brfatal
You have to have a Cobb AP in order to get...

You have to have a Cobb AP in order to get pro-tuned, but you can get tuned without an AP.

However, I would not use OpenSource on your car. OS is ideal for GD Imprezas, not so much +08s. Too...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-26-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
  Turbo
Views: 454
Posted By brfatal
TD05 isn't a turbo. What specifically is it? ...

TD05 isn't a turbo. What specifically is it?

The largest you can run will depend on mileage, as a tired motor won't reliable handle what a new one will. If you have +100k miles, as you probably...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-18-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By brfatal
lol, that's ECUTEK, not a Mishimoto made tuner. ...

lol, that's ECUTEK, not a Mishimoto made tuner. It works fine but they don't have many people who tune it in the US.

Mishimoto's power gain numbers in the link you posted are utter bologna.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-18-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,541
Posted By brfatal
The CVT transmission is VERY weak. So weak that...

The CVT transmission is VERY weak. So weak that Cobb has said that they will never release a stage 2 (turboback and tune) map for it. They don't handle much more torque than stock output.
...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-16-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By brfatal
Rear sensor deletion is only feasible on very...

Rear sensor deletion is only feasible on very early model WRXs. I believe that all 2.5s actually utilize the sensor for more than just measuring cat efficiency.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-16-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By brfatal
What are your current mods? I would not consider...

What are your current mods? I would not consider a FMIC unless you're running a TD06H-20G or larger unless you live in a hot, desert region. The reason is that they are extra trouble to keep (they...
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   10-15-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,634
Posted By brfatal
But but but....

But but but....
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-14-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By brfatal
Please don't. Signed, Everyone

Please don't.

Signed,
Everyone
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-14-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By brfatal
Almost no cars have adjustable suspensions from...

Almost no cars have adjustable suspensions from the factory sadly. Only a select few do.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-14-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By brfatal
Keep in mind that e-tuning also requires the...

Keep in mind that e-tuning also requires the purchase of a wideband O2 sensor. I do NOT recommend e-tuning if you live within several hours of a reputable tuner. You will get 10 fold better...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-14-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By brfatal
Take it for what it's worth: flush fitment is...

Take it for what it's worth: flush fitment is bad fitment. You need the wheels to be slightly inset so that they and the tires won't rub on the fenders. Flush means you won't have enough...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-14-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By brfatal
Audi connecting rods?

Audi connecting rods?
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   10-14-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,634
Posted By brfatal
Should I show up on my bike, the 2015 WRX, or my...

Should I show up on my bike, the 2015 WRX, or my bugeye? :o
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