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Forum: Newbie Forum   09-11-2003, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By TKOPerf
Your best bet is to trade in the Mitsu and buy...

Your best bet is to trade in the Mitsu and buy the WRX. What is really the deciding factor is how long you've owned the Mitsu. Call your bank and get a 10 day payoff balance. This is what they...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-11-2003, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By TKOPerf
I forgot one other thing. There are two oil...

I forgot one other thing. There are two oil filter avaialble for the WRX. One is very small, about the size of a fruit cup. The other is larger. Get the larger filter! It will fit with no...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-11-2003, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By TKOPerf
Usually you can get K&N at Pep Boys. If they...

Usually you can get K&N at Pep Boys. If they don't stock it they can order it. Purolator should be available at Pep Boys too. The Napa Gold filters available at NAPA are good too if you have these...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-11-2003, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By TKOPerf
I'm not familirar with the E-85 designation for...

I'm not familirar with the E-85 designation for methanol. Are you sure this isn't an ethanol blend? I've heard methanol blends refered to as M85, which is 85% methanol and 15% unleaded premium.
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-11-2003, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By TKOPerf
Another thought is document everything. What...

Another thought is document everything. What went wrong, how long it took to repair, and keep all your receipts. If more things start to go wrong you will already have the bassis for a lemon law...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-09-2003, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By TKOPerf
Once they fix that pipeline the prices should...

Once they fix that pipeline the prices should drop a bit.

I'm a fan of just abandoning fossil fuel and using methanol. It would cost about $0.85 a gallon (no excise tax), is made from organic...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-09-2003, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By TKOPerf
Cosmo you're a maniac! I mean that as the...

Cosmo you're a maniac! I mean that as the highest compliment one car guy can pay to another. I would never dream of running that much boost on my car, well maybe I would dream of it...

Multiply...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-09-2003, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By TKOPerf
My thoughts on the dealership installed CIA are...

My thoughts on the dealership installed CIA are simple. Visual impact plain and simple. CIAs offer percieved value, because they are immediately noticeable when you pop the hood. Even if it does...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By TKOPerf
There's nothing inherently wrong with dry nitrous...

There's nothing inherently wrong with dry nitrous systems. These systems just inject nitrous. They rely on a piggyback ECU, chip, or vacuum signal to the fuel pressure regulator to add fuel. All...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By TKOPerf
Yeah, but the factory computer will pull a lot...

Yeah, but the factory computer will pull a lot more timing out of the engine than is needed just to avoid knock, which will make it run even worse.

Higher octane gas degrades quicker too if it...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By TKOPerf
I'm glad I live in Delaware where I can get 93...

I'm glad I live in Delaware where I can get 93 everywhere and 94 at Sunocco. There are a few places near marinas and the track where you can get Cam2, but its really expensive.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 10:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,227
Posted By TKOPerf
An adjustable boost controller is probably the...

An adjustable boost controller is probably the best bang for the buck. You need to know how to tune it though or you could seriosuly damage your engine. Also, you will need to be able to make full...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,249
Posted By TKOPerf
TXS uppipe without a doubt is the best. It is...

TXS uppipe without a doubt is the best. It is cast iron, so it retains the most heat and therefore promotes the highest exhaust velocity. This means the turbo spins harder sooner for quicker spool...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By TKOPerf
The stock muffler only costs you around 5hp. If...

The stock muffler only costs you around 5hp. If you like the way it sounds stay with it.

The stock gauge doesn't read in Bars. It reads in milipascals. I wouldn't bother replacing it. You can...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By TKOPerf
Do you know how to run a car at the track? I'm...

Do you know how to run a car at the track? I'm not trying to insult you. I know that the first time you run can be intimidating if you don't know the proper etiquet. I can give you a primer if you...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,460
Posted By TKOPerf
Waste of money. Use a drop in filter in the...

Waste of money. Use a drop in filter in the stock airbox. CAIs aren't worth it, they are only for looks. Spend the money on a dual stage boost controller. You'll be much happier.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By TKOPerf
Those times are great, and man you can drive! ...

Those times are great, and man you can drive! That 60ft. time is really good, damn near perfect.

I would stay away from a twin plate clutch system if you drag race. These are all or nothing...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 12:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,381
Posted By TKOPerf
Go for the pulley. It should knock about a tenth...

Go for the pulley. It should knock about a tenth off your ET. Switching the engine, trans, and diffs to full synthetic fluid is another way to trim some time if you haven't done it already.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2003, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By TKOPerf
I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying that...

I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying that it grinds when you shift it with the clutch, but doesn't when you shift it without the clutch? Give me details and I will try and help.
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   09-01-2003, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By TKOPerf
Your 60ft times are a bit on the slow side. You...

Your 60ft times are a bit on the slow side. You will need to run a 1.80 or so to hit your 13.5 mark, but it should be totally possible with your current setup.
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   09-01-2003, 12:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,071
Posted By TKOPerf
Absolutely. Drage racing is about the only area...

Absolutely. Drage racing is about the only area where peak power matters a lot more than the curve. That 25 HP gain should be good for 2 tenths of your ET, netting you a low 14 or a high 13 in...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-31-2003, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By TKOPerf
That doesn't sound like brake fade to me. I...

That doesn't sound like brake fade to me. I can't see how the brakes could fade without being used. I would check the level in the master cylinder. If it was low the high Gs from the doughnuts may...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-31-2003, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By TKOPerf
I think the noise you are hearing is the pressure...

I think the noise you are hearing is the pressure release valve opening in your power steering system. This keeps the pump from exploding if you hold the wheel at full lock for too long, because the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By TKOPerf
Based on the factory Subaru warranty the dealer...

Based on the factory Subaru warranty the dealer would have to prove that an aftermarket part caused the damage necesitating the repair. If they cannot then they have to fix the car. That's the law....
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By TKOPerf
Reaction time is really only used in very close...

Reaction time is really only used in very close racing. Say two cars ran exactly the same ET. To determine a winner the guy with the faster RT wins, assuming he didn't redlight.

About the best...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,164
Posted By TKOPerf
I have never seen actual dyno numbers or strip...

I have never seen actual dyno numbers or strip times improve by removing the air silencer from any car. People have sworn by this mod for years on many different makes and models of cars, but I can...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By TKOPerf
It depends on the trans design. I don't know...

It depends on the trans design. I don't know much about the Subaru automatic, so I can only offer some gereral advice.

Typically upshifting the trans manually is fine. The only danger is that...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-31-2003, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By TKOPerf
That's a good dealer! They deserve a plug for...

That's a good dealer! They deserve a plug for that kind of service.

My car also has the reverse issue. This is common to other MT cars I've driven, so I never thought much of it. I go from 1st...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By TKOPerf
Dealers do not get any say in it, unless the mods...

Dealers do not get any say in it, unless the mods could be proven to have caused a failure. The manufacturer must prove that the aftermarket parts caused the failure. If they cannot then they must...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By TKOPerf
By law the manufacturer cannot deny warranty...

By law the manufacturer cannot deny warranty service to any part of the car, even if it is equipped with aftermarket parts. They have the burden of first proving that the aftermarket part caused the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By TKOPerf
Do not, I repeat do not get a CIA. These are a...

Do not, I repeat do not get a CIA. These are a useless waste of money. You will end up with A/F ratio problems too. Drop a K&N in the stock airbox and you're done with the intake side. Spend your...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By TKOPerf
I don't think you will be able to find a list of...

I don't think you will be able to find a list of the fasteners. Also, ARP makes mostly engine fasteners, so you'de be out of luck there. If the bolts are damaged I would highly recommend using new...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 473
Posted By TKOPerf
You've probably glazed the rotors from too may...

You've probably glazed the rotors from too may high speed stops. Take the pads off an inspect them. If they look smooth and have a light brown film on them then they are glazed. Take some 100 grit...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By TKOPerf
3 weeks is nothing. Clean it well and put it...

3 weeks is nothing. Clean it well and put it away. Filling the tank isn't a bad idea either. You would need to take steps for longer storgage (put the car up on jack stands to prevent flat spots...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By TKOPerf
Personally I would use the TXS stuff because it...

Personally I would use the TXS stuff because it makes the most power, and I know the quality is first rate. It all starts with their downpipe, which is the best in the industry. This necesitates...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By TKOPerf
CAIs are a worthless investment. None of the...

CAIs are a worthless investment. None of the tuners use them, even above 300 WHP. You will have air/fuel ratio issues too. Drop a K&N in the stock airbox and be done with it. Save your cash for a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By TKOPerf
I wouldn't bother removing it. You won't gain...

I wouldn't bother removing it. You won't gain any power. A lot of people say that you will, but I've yet to see this proven on the dyno or the dragstrip. It usually makes the intake a bit louder,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
  low end
Views: 1,217
Posted By TKOPerf
Yeah, it's hard to get used to the powerband of...

Yeah, it's hard to get used to the powerband of the WRX coming from a V8 American car. You have to keep in mind that the WRX makes power all the way up to 7,000 RPM, which no American V8 does in...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By TKOPerf
Here is Delaware they are super low tech at the...

Here is Delaware they are super low tech at the inspection station. They stick a mirror under your car. If they see a cat and you pass the sniffer then they send you on your way. It doesn't matter...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By TKOPerf
TXS turbo back, K&N drop in air filter, TXS...

TXS turbo back, K&N drop in air filter, TXS uppipe, and UTec Stage 2. I feel that the TXS uppipe is superior to the Perrin unit, because it is cast iron. This allows it to retain more heat, which...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By TKOPerf
That was pretty good explanation. Here's a few...

That was pretty good explanation. Here's a few additional things to consider. Positive castor tends to make the car more stable at high speed too. About 4 degrees positive is good for most cars. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By TKOPerf
The STi has a much stronger AWD system. Part of...

The STi has a much stronger AWD system. Part of that is the front differential, which provides true AWD. Everyone says it is seamless on the pavement, with very neutral handling. I recommend...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By TKOPerf
There have been a few minor problem with the...

There have been a few minor problem with the WRXs, all on '02 models to the best of my knowledge. First, the clutch and flywheel had a shimmying problem on some early '02 cars. Second, the AC...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 02:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,143
Posted By TKOPerf
I have to agree with that. The important thing...

I have to agree with that. The important thing is that you change it at the specified interval. I too have heard bad things about Fram recently. Specifically that they are using cheaper internal...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 02:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By TKOPerf
I am currently running Mobil 1, which I added at...

I am currently running Mobil 1, which I added at my car's first oil change (13,300 - I bought it used with 10,300 on the clock). I stick with the 5W30 that is recommended and wouldn't deviate from...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By TKOPerf
I have to second that. No other exhaust on the...

I have to second that. No other exhaust on the market has undergone the testing that the TXS system has, just check out their website. Also, I've installed some of their parts on a friend's car and...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-31-2003, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By TKOPerf
It all depends on what you want to do, how often...

It all depends on what you want to do, how often you intend to do it, and what you can afford to replace if it breaks. There is a lot of good advice already here, but here's my two sense.

I tried...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-31-2003, 02:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,209
Posted By TKOPerf
I try to refrain from street racing, since most...

I try to refrain from street racing, since most of the junk that tries to race me around here isn't worth the gas. I was head to head with a 330CI BMW, but I didn't launch the car hard at all and my...
Forum: The Hangout   08-31-2003, 02:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,889
Posted By TKOPerf
First car: '67 Mustang GTA fastback (black on...

First car: '67 Mustang GTA fastback (black on black, 289 w/ 4 barrel, auto, 3.55:1 LSD) Still own it today. Fully restored.

High School Beater: '86 K20 Chevy pickup 4x4 (3/4 ton, made a lot of...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2003, 01:35 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 25,591
Posted By TKOPerf
I've broken 100 several times, twice by accident....

I've broken 100 several times, twice by accident.

My driving record is abysmal. I've slowed down a lot on major roads because my insureance is aweful, and I'm over 25 and married, so that's...
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