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Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   09-06-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By jwtarbaj
It will work from a wheel/tire diameter standpoin...

It will work from a wheel/tire diameter standpoin but you'll have to confirm if they will fit over the '10 brakes. 205/55-16 is the 02-05 stock tire size. I beleive those are now the same as the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-06-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By jwtarbaj
If they are stuck you can get a rebuild kit and...

If they are stuck you can get a rebuild kit and do em yourself, pay big $ for Subaru rebuilt, or upgrade to the 06-07 4pots, or BBK (if you have wheels to fit over em)
Forum: Handling Tech   09-06-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,761
Posted By jwtarbaj
Yeah I rolled with mine bent a few extra days...

Yeah I rolled with mine bent a few extra days waiting for a reply from Whiteline on if I should be using them. Since the adjustment is now in the bar itself, the adjustable bolts are to be replaced...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-06-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,136
Posted By jwtarbaj
+1 I swap between the SuperBlue and ATE Type...

+1

I swap between the SuperBlue and ATE Type 200 Gold ATE Type 200 Gold Brake Fluid - Fluids - SubaruWRXparts.com (http://www.subaruwrxparts.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=1352&idcategory=283)...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,761
Posted By jwtarbaj
Nice break there Vew! I have the Whitelines as I...

Nice break there Vew! I have the Whitelines as I had both rear links bent. They also add another adjustment for your alignment, a plus IMO and nice firm Whiteline Poly bushings.

Edit: Almost...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-27-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,041
Posted By jwtarbaj
I have to disagree, an exhaust on a 02-05 WRX...

I have to disagree, an exhaust on a 02-05 WRX 2.0L does not require a tune, there are no issues with bolting on a TBE and or uppipe on the 2.0L no boost creep like the 2.5L 06+

If you want to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-25-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By jwtarbaj
The only change made to the WRX suspension from...

The only change made to the WRX suspension from 02-07 was reducing the sedan RSB to 17mm. The wagon was always a 17mm. The strut cartridges themselves are not different the rear top hats and bolt...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-19-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,911
Posted By jwtarbaj
Mobil 1 here. 5W-.30 in jugs from Wal-Mart also....

Mobil 1 here. 5W-.30 in jugs from Wal-Mart also. K&N oil filter.

In the tranny I use a Redline cocktail.
Forum: Handling Tech   06-15-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By jwtarbaj
Well the mounts on all 05+ are different from...

Well the mounts on all 05+ are different from 02-04 so I don't think you can swap it right in. This includes the STI. Their mount was different for 05 from 04 also.

I don't recall the 05+...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-14-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By jwtarbaj
I believe the 02-04 are all the same. IDK if...

I believe the 02-04 are all the same. IDK if they are different but the 05+ have different mounts so the rest of the rack may be different.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-14-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By jwtarbaj
No offense but are you sure they were...

No offense but are you sure they were installedproperly? The way you described it appears you did the install yourself.

I don't believe this is a common occurence but I don't really know.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-06-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,886
Posted By jwtarbaj
That is odd, I have ordered tons of parts from...

That is odd, I have ordered tons of parts from them (prob 15+ orders) and never had a problem. If you paid for the black price and got red I guess you got a free bonus. I know my lack of problems...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-04-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,508
Posted By jwtarbaj
I'm not saying to only lift one wheel at a time...

I'm not saying to only lift one wheel at a time or that I would do it that way but, what did it have to do with you ripping a CV boot? I'm not seeing the relation.

Note: you should jack up the...
Forum: The Hangout   06-02-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By jwtarbaj
I feel you. My wife's car had the rear bumper...

I feel you. My wife's car had the rear bumper literally ripped off by someone backing out in the next space. Of course no note no nothing but a bill for me to pay. Her car has been beat to hell. ...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-29-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By jwtarbaj
Wow the gas station must have a pretty crummy air...

Wow the gas station must have a pretty crummy air compressor. My 12V compressor is faster than that.
Forum: The Hangout   05-28-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,028
Posted By jwtarbaj
Higher revs is where more horsepower is hiding.

Higher revs is where more horsepower is hiding.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-24-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,019
Posted By jwtarbaj
Not feeling the orange :notgood:

Not feeling the orange :notgood:
Forum: Handling Tech   05-22-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By jwtarbaj
Sorry Mosc but you are just plain wrong. They...

Sorry Mosc but you are just plain wrong. They are not intended for 04+ folks using 02-03 suspension.

"These spacers will help level that saggy butt of your Subaru Impreza. These spacers go on top...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-22-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By jwtarbaj
I keep a 12V pump in the trunk of every car I...

I keep a 12V pump in the trunk of every car I own. You should still check your spare to ensure it is not leaking or damaged.

I can top off my tires anytime with the 12V pump.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-22-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By jwtarbaj
It's marketed as a performance car. It should...

It's marketed as a performance car. It should come with performance tires. It used to come with the craptastic RE92s.
Forum: Handling Tech   05-19-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By jwtarbaj
Yes they are good guys. You can also just...

Yes they are good guys.

You can also just look at the studs on the rear top hats. Is there more than 1/4" above the nuts? If yes the shims will fit just fine.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,886
Posted By jwtarbaj
You should also consider availability of...

You should also consider availability of replacement pads/parts. With the 06-07 4-pots you can walk into the Subaru dealer and get anything you need for them.

Additionally, you can use these...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,637
Posted By jwtarbaj
Where did someone see this rumor that there would...

Where did someone see this rumor that there would be a 6-spd on the 2010 WRX?

I doubt it. The STI doesn't have as much going for it since they bumped the output of the WRX for 09.
Forum: Handling Tech   05-18-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,998
Posted By jwtarbaj
Try these "Saggy Butt Shims", they list them as...

Try these "Saggy Butt Shims", they list them as 04-07 but they will fit 02-03 also, the holes line up. Are the studs on 02-03s tophat way shorter and I didn't notice?

04-07 Saggy Butt Shims -...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-07-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,886
Posted By jwtarbaj
They are definitely not Brembo. They say Subaru...

They are definitely not Brembo. They say Subaru on them, but Nissan used the same caliper on the Z32 300ZX so IDK who makes them.
Forum: Handling Tech   05-07-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By jwtarbaj
Uhh if your Dad could compress the spring with...

Uhh if your Dad could compress the spring with his hands enough to remove the locknut he is either Superman or your springs are shot.

It sounds like you didn't torque down the locknuts on the top...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-07-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,886
Posted By jwtarbaj
I should add older Subaru 16x7" wheels will fit...

I should add older Subaru 16x7" wheels will fit over them as well.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,886
Posted By jwtarbaj
You can use the stock 16" with a 3mm spacer.

You can use the stock 16" with a 3mm spacer.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-28-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By jwtarbaj
OK this is something that has been covered, that...

OK this is something that has been covered, that is likely why there have been no replies. Try searching using several keywords in the future.

Front suspension on all 02-07 WRX is identical wagon...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-26-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,326
Posted By jwtarbaj
When I swapped my pulley I didn't think it would...

When I swapped my pulley I didn't think it would come off either.

I did not heat it or do anything special to remove it. I simply walked away from the car for about 1/2 hour and came back and it...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-20-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,706
Posted By jwtarbaj
I'd say that is quite an exaggeration. The STI...

I'd say that is quite an exaggeration. The STI Brembo brakes stop the car about 30 feet shorter than the WRX in 70-0 tests(the 4/2 pots on the 06-07 are not as far off this is relating to the 02-05...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-19-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,199
Posted By jwtarbaj
That is why the WRX has coil-on-plug ignition...

That is why the WRX has coil-on-plug ignition !Thumbs Up
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,748
Posted By jwtarbaj
I bought mine before they had 2 versions. I...

I bought mine before they had 2 versions. I think that means it is closer to the raceversion in stiffness. I don't think they are that bad but I already have the outrigger bushings, Grp N tranny...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-18-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,508
Posted By jwtarbaj
As said yes you would see drop. Even with the...

As said yes you would see drop. Even with the spacers in the rear you'll likely have saggy butt in a Wagon using Sedan springs. The rear Sedan springs are shorter overall as well as a lower spring...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-18-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,748
Posted By jwtarbaj
I believe he is referring to the rear diff mount...

I believe he is referring to the rear diff mount bushings.

TiC Subaru Rear Diff Mount Bushings - Comfort Turn In Concepts...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-05-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By jwtarbaj
The difference was wider gears. Still otherwise...

The difference was wider gears. Still otherwise the exact same tranny.

There was a link on one of the sites where you could look up your VIN to see if you had the wider gears. I remember looking...
Forum: The Hangout   04-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By jwtarbaj
They are pretty new to CVT. I know they had one...

They are pretty new to CVT. I know they had one in the Justy back in the 90's but that was a tiny low torque motor. THey likely haven't made one they are confident can stand up to the torque of the...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-25-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
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Views: 1,440
Posted By jwtarbaj
I'm sure you could get them from a place that...

I'm sure you could get them from a place that loans them. I prefer to have my own that I can keep in good working order adn know how to use without any trouble.

Either way works. These are the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-23-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,372
Posted By jwtarbaj
There was no leather option for 02-03 and...

There was no leather option for 02-03 and foglights were standard on all bugeye models. The spoiler was optional on the sedan but standard on all Wagons 02-07.

04-05 foglights were standard on...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-23-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By jwtarbaj
I would expect if the dealer did the job they...

I would expect if the dealer did the job they turned the rotors but there are no guarantees.

The gravel road is important because you could have a rock stuck in between the pads and rotor.

...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-23-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
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Views: 1,440
Posted By jwtarbaj
Total agreement. The spring compressors will...

Total agreement. The spring compressors will have paid for themselves after 1 change. I have done 2 sets of struts so far. I was very nervouse the first set but found it was very easy. After you...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-22-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,372
Posted By jwtarbaj
The 02-03 did not offer a factory sunroof. If...

The 02-03 did not offer a factory sunroof. If there is a hole in the roof it was cut by an aftermarket place. From what I have read they have to cut thru all the cross bracing found in the roof,...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-22-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By jwtarbaj
I'm trying to understand how of all gears you are...

I'm trying to understand how of all gears you are missing 2nd?? Especially accelerating it is straight down from 1st. You should be careful before you mash some gears and cause an expensive...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-22-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By jwtarbaj
Yes I didn't say it was the bumpers just used it...

Yes I didn't say it was the bumpers just used it as an example. Trust me it is not enough to consider the car assembled in the US.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-22-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By jwtarbaj
My owner's manual says use regular only in the...

My owner's manual says use regular only in the event of an emergency where Premium is not available. Basically unless there is no premium available never buy regular/midgrade. When I go on long...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-22-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By jwtarbaj
Yeah it says final point of assembly. That is a...

Yeah it says final point of assembly. That is a way to get out of saying made in Japan. They send the car minus something like bumpers. THey put the bumpers on at the port so that makes it the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-21-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By jwtarbaj
Except all WRX models are made in Japan. They...

Except all WRX models are made in Japan. They don't typically have those kinds of issues.
Forum: Handling Tech   03-21-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,426
Posted By jwtarbaj
You definitely want dust shields. If you can't...

You definitely want dust shields. If you can't locate any at a parts store get them from the dealer. Don't cheap out on the boots and ruin your expensive suspension parts.

As long as the springs...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-21-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,156
Posted By jwtarbaj
Yes a wider wheel will make a difference. In...

Yes a wider wheel will make a difference. In skidpad testing the 05-07 STI always generated a higher g-force than the 04. What was different between them? They had the exact same size/brand/model...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-12-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,164
Posted By jwtarbaj
Unless you can get the 2 new tires (same size,...

Unless you can get the 2 new tires (same size, brand & model) shaved to equal radius/size of the other 2 existing tires don't replace only 2 tires. As stated above it will cause damage to your...
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