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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   Today, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By arcticscythe
-- Those questions don't belong here, If you have...

-- Those questions don't belong here, If you have times posted from a sanctioned track or private property designated for racing then feel free to post the results but street racing does not belong...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By arcticscythe
With all those parts, your going to right...

With all those parts, your going to right direction looking at a custom tune. the Accessport is great if you plan on closely following Cobbs "staged" upgrade paths. Youve got bits and pieces from all...
Forum: Newbie Forum   Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By arcticscythe
- Welcome to the club : )

- Welcome to the club : )
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By arcticscythe
- Less complicated yes, less interesting also...

- Less complicated yes, less interesting also yes.

There are quite a few LED bulbs that work but LED turn signals are not the inexpensive upgrade most folks are expecting. I have found bulbs that...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By arcticscythe
I second AllExtinct, Samco hoses are nuke proof. ...

I second AllExtinct, Samco hoses are nuke proof. Grimmspeed makes some nice hoses too but they are black not red. If you stick to reinforced silicone you will pretty safe across the board.

Don't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-22-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By arcticscythe
I love my warranty's, If you can get one through...

I love my warranty's, If you can get one through your financial institution they are usually pretty cheap and they cover the basics like engine components, brake systems, differentials and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By arcticscythe
IMHO keep the outside stock, don't attract too...

IMHO keep the outside stock, don't attract too much attention. that way when you are doing a few miles over the speed limit you don't look like you belong on the cover of import tuner magazine. Dont...
Forum: The Hangout   08-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah I got under it yesterday, the cat back pipe...

Yeah I got under it yesterday, the cat back pipe between the last cat and the muffler is kinked pretty good, The insurance is goign to take care of it and they said that they will pay my tuner...
Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By arcticscythe
Got Rear Ended, Carnage Post : (

Hey Everyone,

On my morning commute today I stopped at a red light, a white acura stopped behind me and a brown Ford decided that she didn't have to stop. She nailed him pretty hard and he slid...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-20-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By arcticscythe
Thanks, Ill take a look when its not 90 degrees...

Thanks, Ill take a look when its not 90 degrees in the shade...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-20-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By arcticscythe
Bubba James, It might be worth investing in one...

Bubba James, It might be worth investing in one of those cigarette lighter voltage displays, Just to keep an eye on things. If you seeeing voltage swings as high as 17 you definitly have something...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By arcticscythe
1. On a scale of 1-10 I'd say the Gen was a 1 or...

1. On a scale of 1-10 I'd say the Gen was a 1 or 2, what would you guys say the WRX is?

- Snow in southern California is minimal but I have been up to Yosemite and big bear with 3-6 inches of...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By arcticscythe
Good to hear that they are getting handled,...

Good to hear that they are getting handled, Epictofer, any chance you have a diagram or photo of the effected area so we can keep an eye on them ourselves before we get the recalls. Sunny in...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By arcticscythe
- Your spot on about the factory bushings, I've...

- Your spot on about the factory bushings, I've got a set from Cobb its just not worth the trouble getting under the trans at the moment. its like 95 degrees at 6 in the afternoon and I really don't...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-18-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By arcticscythe
Your stage 2 already, On a stage 2 with a nice...

Your stage 2 already, On a stage 2 with a nice DP you probably wont be dealing with too much new noise. Its really only noticeable with a quiet exhaust and a quiet interior.

If you want your...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-18-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By arcticscythe
Stiffer bushings will talk more than softer...

Stiffer bushings will talk more than softer bushings, If it bothers you you can get some sound Isolation goop like dyna-mat and apply it to the under-side of your center console and alongside of the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By arcticscythe
Im running a 91 3.11 Stage 1+SF Map ( had issues...

Im running a 91 3.11 Stage 1+SF Map ( had issues with the 3.3x maps you can view the thread here http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f70/cobb-3-3x-maps-50938/ )

That said I have spent a few hours in...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By arcticscythe
I think the +/- 1.0 PSI is with their SWG map. I...

I think the +/- 1.0 PSI is with their SWG map. I was 3-4 PSI under on the regular wastegate and 1.5 under on the HWG map.

The part that really bothered me was that I had to be closer to 3,750 rpm...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By arcticscythe
jizzlets, If you plug in some of the larger...

jizzlets,

If you plug in some of the larger LED bulbs you will get a minor hyperflash. Its all a questions of resistance or in a closed system like a car wattage. For example the stock 1157A bulbs...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By arcticscythe
pjkatz04, I am in the same boat, I was under by...

pjkatz04, I am in the same boat, I was under by almost a whole pound on the HWG 3.31 - I went back to my 3.11 map (hit boost target on normal streets and entered boost earlier accelerating on the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-14-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By arcticscythe
If they are VERY clean go ahead a reuse it, That...

If they are VERY clean go ahead a reuse it, That one of the parts I usually sacrifice just to be safe but there's nothing stopping you from reusing one that's recently been installed. If its more...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-14-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By arcticscythe
Sounds like a leak to me ,but just in case when...

Sounds like a leak to me ,but just in case when your in there also look for dark colored fluid. That can be a sign of contaminated equipment or a leak in the system. If its nasty brown swapping power...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
AllExtinct thanks for the kudos, I was really...

AllExtinct thanks for the kudos, I was really trying to keep it low profile.
Epictofer, I cant recommend it enough, the light output per dollar if off the charts. Its only a few hours of real...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-13-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By arcticscythe
Sorry to hear about that, and Welcome to the...

Sorry to hear about that, and Welcome to the forum.

As for replacing bumpers you might look for a local salvage yard, or on ebay. As far as headlights and fogs the salvage yard is probably your...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-13-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
Thanks blaze, I am pretty tickled with the...

Thanks blaze,

I am pretty tickled with the outcome. I still cant believe how much light it throws for so little money. Total installed price was around $120. It took 2 evenings to prep and install...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-12-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
**Installed this afternoon** Used the...

**Installed this afternoon**

Used the existing holes on the front bumper, tapped them for SAE 1/2 13 and used 2x1/2 rough cut bolts to attach the hangers, Also installed a Universal Licence plate...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-12-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By arcticscythe
fidrat, glad to hear its working for you. All...

fidrat, glad to hear its working for you. All those bits working in harmony must be all kinds of awesome

sidenote; is that thermal wrap on the side of your top mount? if so what kind?

take care
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
Update Quick Revision, I was playing with...

Update

Quick Revision, I was playing with the switch last night and realized that the relay ground and 12V+ were toggled by the Low beams. Effectively the switch would power off when the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
That's really sharp looking but that's alot of...

That's really sharp looking but that's alot of aftermarket jazz for an NA Impreza. Nothing against it but It looks like a head turner right outa the pages of Import Tuner without any muscle to back...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
They bolt into one place but the connection...

They bolt into one place but the connection points are setup so you have about a quarter inch of play before tightening them down. Just hang them and hand tighten then adjust. If you go by the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By arcticscythe
You cant just plug the ipod into the USB port? on...

You cant just plug the ipod into the USB port? on my mother in laws 2012 the head unit talks to her iphone through that USB port just fine. That said her head unit was swapped at the dealership for a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
sweet, I read your post and though you were...

sweet,

I read your post and though you were still looking for parts, If you have any trouble getting it all together let us know, we've got a few bugeye drivers here who have a great working...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
trevor03wrx, That things a mess, No seats,...

trevor03wrx,

That things a mess, No seats, No Headlamps. It doesn't look wrecked but its sad to see a nice car all torn up.

So you might be more than grand into it. Seats and OEM headlights...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,380
Posted By arcticscythe
glowman, You lost me CVT, Oh well to each...

glowman,

You lost me CVT, Oh well to each his own. I like the new front end but the tail kinda reminds me of the newer Civics. Its cool to hear that its a more refined ride, My fiance is looking...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By arcticscythe
So your going for the "you cant read this because...

So your going for the "you cant read this because its too bright" approach? I like it : )

Maybe its just the camera but it looks like theres some purple coming through your brake lamps as well,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community, It sounds like...

Welcome to the community,

It sounds like you've got just a rolling chasis, which if the engine is in good shape is well worth the 1800 dollars. Does it need all those parts because of an...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By arcticscythe
--I was into Mishimoto until they stooped so low...

--I was into Mishimoto until they stooped so low as to be the staple of pep boys new "speed shops". Seeing Mishimoto parts next to universal NOS kits kinda makes them look like cheap crap.

The...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-07-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By arcticscythe
Best vs Best Bang for your buck? As far as...

Best vs Best Bang for your buck?

As far as cooling charged air Process West makes some of the best cores I have ever seen. The weld lines are exceptional and their datasheets show solid...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-07-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
LED Light Bar Install on GR WRX

2013 Subaru WRX Hatch, Satin Pearl White
Cobb Tuning SF Intake + SF Intake Box Black Stage 1+ OTS
Whitelines Anti-Sway Bars, Kartboys Endlinks, Back to black bushings.
Roof Rack,Bike Rack, Cobb...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By arcticscythe
You can have a new layer of fabric...

You can have a new layer of fabric glued/pined/cornerd on top of the old headliner for about $200 at most upholstery shops depending on the fabric you choose.

I might try steaming the old one...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-06-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By arcticscythe
-- this one, replace your sway bars and endlinks...

-- this one, replace your sway bars and endlinks with stiffer models and the car will feel like a new animal. I usually recommend whitelines for their swaybars and endlinks but I really like the new...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-06-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By arcticscythe
If the stain is new drop out the headliner...

If the stain is new drop out the headliner yourself and put it on the garage floor, Grab some Folex and clean It like you would clean carpet. Dont get it too wet or it could seperate and sag.

If...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By arcticscythe
Wow, you learn something new every day. ...

Wow, you learn something new every day.

Thanks turmic:D
Forum: Handling Tech   08-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By arcticscythe
I've gota check my feelings at the door. I had...

I've gota check my feelings at the door. I had some really poor customer service with Apexi in the past and I personally would never do business with them again. That aside Those coil overs get some...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-05-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By arcticscythe
turmic Your DRL are your HID low beams? Most...

turmic Your DRL are your HID low beams? Most systems use High beams on low power for DRLs.

Take the GR for example, it has HID projectors for Low beams and halogens with reflectors for High...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By arcticscythe
Tanabe Springs are a really solid option, They...

Tanabe Springs are a really solid option, They dont break the bank and they are not crazy harsh on the road. Dont get me wrong coil overs are amazing if you are going to use the modulation and...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-04-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By arcticscythe
@Bookey your right they came with HIDs for...

@Bookey your right they came with HIDs for Headlamps but I'm pretty sure the STI has HID Projectors and Halogen Reflector day running lamps. there are no manufacturers using HID lamps in standard...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-04-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By arcticscythe
/rant/ Bulbs and Ballasts? Please tell me...

/rant/

Bulbs and Ballasts? Please tell me you aren't running HIDs in your DRL housings?

The OEM DRL housing on the 06 is NOT A PROJECTOR, it is a standard reflector with no cut off. If you are...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By arcticscythe
Then I say do it. Get the dents hammered out and...

Then I say do it. Get the dents hammered out and get it all cleaned up : )
Forum: Handling Tech   08-04-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By arcticscythe
-- If your car is a DD then the best...

-- If your car is a DD then the best recommendation I can give you is to skip the Coil overs, Decent coil overs will cost 3-4 times what a decent set of struts/springs will cost and the benefit of...
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