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Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   02-25-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By sleepr
there sure are a lot of white splotches (dried...

there sure are a lot of white splotches (dried liquid) on the top of your radiator and (what looks like a spray pattern on top of your) belt cover...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-24-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By sleepr
If they bother to even look under the car, then...

If they bother to even look under the car, then by the letter of the law you should not pass the visual. But Jason makes a great point about being a "nice guy". Don't go in acting like you are...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   02-22-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By sleepr
I wonder if the old clamps were reused on some of...

I wonder if the old clamps were reused on some of the cooling hoses that are buried on the back side of the engine (connecting to the turbo). That was one of the annoying problems when I had my...
Forum: New Member Intros   02-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By sleepr
Awesome! I have always had a soft spot for the...

Awesome! I have always had a soft spot for the clean lines of the SAAB front clip on the WRX.

Welcome!
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-22-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By sleepr
After 3 rounds (once every 2 years) of switching...

After 3 rounds (once every 2 years) of switching out my aftermarket turbo back exhaust (this includes the downpipe) with a stock system, this year my tuner said it was not necessary due to some...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-19-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By sleepr
I'll admit that I have no experience with...

I'll admit that I have no experience with sponsorships. However, I wonder if you could use your Manley Performance sponsorship as a "carrot" to obtain sponsorships from other vendors and shops (like...
Forum: The Hangout   02-19-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,429
Posted By sleepr
Happy Lunar New Year! ...

Happy Lunar New Year!

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_20150218_105858_zpsfvuowii9.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   02-18-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 28,968
Posted By sleepr
I was able to have some parts installed in...

I was able to have some parts installed in January that I have been wanting for a long time...

Along with the installation of a new clutch (Exedy OEM replacement) and new flywheel (OEM), a SS...
Forum: New Member Intros   02-16-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! We look forward to seeing pictures of...

Welcome! We look forward to seeing pictures of your new car!
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   02-13-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By sleepr
Insurance on a WRX will be less than on an STI...

Insurance on a WRX will be less than on an STI (in almost all cases).
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-13-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By sleepr
It's not a bad word, just not a real word. ...

It's not a bad word, just not a real word. That's the reason for the "###". On this forum we try to practice proper English, and there is a mechanism to enforce that.

Keep in mind that posts...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-11-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
Posted By sleepr
I just had a second set of AGXs installed last...

I just had a second set of AGXs installed last month. I really like them...

Have you considered an Anti-Lift Kit? Here's a good explanation of what it can do.

Unabomber's Manifesto - ALK FAQ...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-11-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By sleepr
an auto upholstery shop might be a good place to...

an auto upholstery shop might be a good place to check out
Forum: New Member Intros   02-08-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! You've come to the right place! ...

Welcome! You've come to the right place! Looking forward to seeing more pictures.
Forum: New Member Intros   02-08-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By sleepr
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: The Hangout   02-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By sleepr
The rear end of that car has been fugly and...

The rear end of that car has been fugly and uninspiring since day one.

However, I am looking forward to reading the reviews of its performance and comparisons to other cars within its "class".
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   01-08-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,041
Posted By sleepr
I can assure you that every spam post I see is...

I can assure you that every spam post I see is immediately reported to Mods (I visit this forum daily). I hope the adjustment(s) help the situation because I am getting tired of reporting spam that...
Forum: New Member Intros   01-04-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! We look forward to your questions!

Welcome! We look forward to your questions!
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   12-29-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By sleepr
email sent

email sent
Forum: The Hangout   12-26-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By sleepr
Merry Christmas! Drive carefully out there!

Merry Christmas! Drive carefully out there!
Forum: The Hangout   12-26-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By sleepr
New Forum Category for '15 WRX motors?

Looking at the Tech forum page, it seems that a new category (e.g. Bolt-on Tech for the 2015 WRX 2.0L motor) would be a welcome addition. What do you think? Is some housekeeping in order, or is it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-26-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By sleepr
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: The Hangout   12-14-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,429
Posted By sleepr
Korean classes have taken all of my weekend time...

Korean classes have taken all of my weekend time for the past 2 months, but this past weekend I was finally able to make a trip to my shop where 2 things were waiting for me: an Injen "SP" Cold Air...
Forum: New Member Intros   12-12-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! We like pics!

Welcome! We like pics!
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-10-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
  Newbie
Views: 445
Posted By sleepr
I agree! Welcome!

I agree!

Welcome!
Forum: The Hangout   12-04-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 30,215
Posted By sleepr
^ Needs to find a deal before his money must be...

^ Needs to find a deal before his money must be used to buy a new pocket

< looking forward to being reunited with his WRX in January and hitting as many canyon roads as possible across 4...
Forum: New Member Intros   11-23-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! We look forward to hearing your...

Welcome! We look forward to hearing your opinions of your new 2015 WRX!
Forum: Handling Tech   11-17-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By sleepr
No I didn't do it myself. I don't have all the...

No I didn't do it myself. I don't have all the necessary tools or a lift (for convenience). My shop did it for me along with replacing all suspension bushings, adding a front subframe brace, and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-17-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By sleepr
IMHO...yes, no, and I have a feeling you like...

IMHO...yes, no, and I have a feeling you like doing engine work.
Forum: Handling Tech   11-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By sleepr
Honestly, none really come to mind. That being...

Honestly, none really come to mind. That being said, I did this mod over 6 years ago. this mod is "correcting" suspension geometry, not necessarily reducing ride height (of the body) in a...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-14-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By sleepr
I have it...you are going to love it.

I have it...you are going to love it.
Forum: The Hangout   11-12-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By sleepr
since this thread was brought back to life, I...

since this thread was brought back to life, I will provide an update.

After 3 years, my California Car cover's stitching on one of the seams came undone last week. This is not surprising, as the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-12-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By sleepr
A grounding kit was the first thing I did to my...

A grounding kit was the first thing I did to my WRX, and it did actually help in a noticeable way. These days, a fairly expensive car cover is used on my WRX when it's parked.

On my Tiburon, I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-09-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By sleepr
I can't really find a reason to be excited about...

I can't really find a reason to be excited about that price.

The car is less than two years old. It seems to have been driven a fair amount of miles...

Then again, maybe I am just out of touch...
Forum: The Hangout   11-05-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 30,215
Posted By sleepr
^ might be interested in buying parts from...

^ might be interested in buying parts from himself

< wishes there was more choices in bread in Korea than variations on mass produced white bread.

V wants to "break 'em loose" like man show!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-31-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By sleepr
Certainly a good and relevant counter to my...

Certainly a good and relevant counter to my assertion. It all depends on what one wants to do with the car. My mindset is to replace with "better than OEM" parts; an aluminum radiator, slightly...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-29-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,256
Posted By sleepr
Nice to hear that you worked yourself into a good...

Nice to hear that you worked yourself into a good deal on the trade and purchase. You will be missed!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-29-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By sleepr
Pass. Doesn't look like it's been "babied". ...

Pass.

Doesn't look like it's been "babied". When was the radiator replaced? (It was?...with an OEM one?!) When was the turbo replaced? That looks like more than "minor damage" to the rear...
Forum: New Member Intros   10-26-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By sleepr
Welcome and congratulations on buying your first...

Welcome and congratulations on buying your first Subaru! Take care of it and it will take care of you. We look forward to seeing any pictures that you can share with us!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
  New guy
Views: 659
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! I know this is a WRX site but I'm sure...

Welcome! I know this is a WRX site but I'm sure I am not the only one who is curious to know what other vehicles you have in your fleet. ;)
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-24-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By sleepr
Understood, but I am more concerned about your...

Understood, but I am more concerned about your safety and the un-natural load that is being put on your drivetrain. The links I have provided demonstrate a much safer way to "experiment", and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By sleepr
Wait, you jacked up only the rear (leaving the...

Wait, you jacked up only the rear (leaving the front on the ground) and then you applied power (by engaging the clutch)?!

Might I suggest looking at some videos that demonstrate symmetrical AWD...
Forum: New Member Intros   10-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By sleepr
Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: New Member Intros   10-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By sleepr
Good to see you again! I envy you. I would...

Good to see you again!

I envy you. I would love to study Automotive Technology!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-17-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
  hi all
Views: 443
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! I really like that there is no...

Welcome!

I really like that there is no chrome on the front grille (except for the emblem).
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-15-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 46,050
Posted By sleepr
Assuming one has a "quality" tune, you should...

Assuming one has a "quality" tune, you should only need to swap the pipes. The "high" rpm test is still under 3000rpm (2500rpm I think) for a CA no-dyno standstill sniffer test (which is what...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By sleepr
link worked for me. I wonder what kind of...

link worked for me.

I wonder what kind of tune it has on it...
Forum: The Hangout   10-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,429
Posted By sleepr
After lunch we tackled the rear strut tower bar: ...

After lunch we tackled the rear strut tower bar:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/62904069-5716-4799-a819-00c1006515cb_zps765587fb.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   10-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,429
Posted By sleepr
I've driven more than 2500km on the new clutch...

I've driven more than 2500km on the new clutch and flywheel combo now. Even though I mentioned before that the clutch felt "broken in" at 900km, I would say now that there was still some "breaking...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By sleepr
financed an '02 with 22k miles (agreed on a price...

financed an '02 with 22k miles (agreed on a price of a bit over $20k) at just under 5% over a 5 year period from the Subaru dealer in '04.


If I had $10k to spend on an engine...



I would...
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