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Forum: Newbie Forum   Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By brfatal
170k is a LOT of miles on a WRX. It's not going...

170k is a LOT of miles on a WRX. It's not going to be a cheap 'investment' by the time you're done with it.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-27-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By brfatal
Just paid $500 for my Hyundai's 30k. The only...

Just paid $500 for my Hyundai's 30k. The only fluid changed was the oil. :crying:
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-26-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By brfatal
Let me know ASAP. I'll be buying something in...

Let me know ASAP. I'll be buying something in the next few days.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   10-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By brfatal
Never heard of that shop. That's a lot of money...

Never heard of that shop. That's a lot of money for an EJ205.

LOL. I just did an engine how I'd do it, and $7,664.25. That's waaaay too much. You can buy, build, and wire up a V8 EJ207 or...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-25-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By brfatal
Mosc, I still want your wheels. I'll buy them if...

Mosc, I still want your wheels. I'll buy them if you're getting rid of em soon. Let me know. Otherwise I'm about to drop on some 17x9 +45s in the next few days and run 255/40 RS-Rs (yes, I know...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-09-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By brfatal
WRXs are either rated for 1,500 lbs (GD) or not...

WRXs are either rated for 1,500 lbs (GD) or not rated (GH, GV, GR) at all depending on the year.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By brfatal
You should not run stage 2 on a stock up-pipe. ...

You should not run stage 2 on a stock up-pipe. They aren't expensive, just do it while the other parts are doing in.
Forum: New Member Intros   10-03-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By brfatal
What is your budget and intended use for the car...

What is your budget and intended use for the car (what do you do with it to justify coilovers)?
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By brfatal
Even with the purchase of an Accessport, I would...

Even with the purchase of an Accessport, I would still get the car tuned rather than running the OTS free maps for any significant length of time.
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   10-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,459
Posted By brfatal
It handled well. Enough tire width though? ...

It handled well. Enough tire width though? Absolutely not. The tires overheated half way through each lap (one in, one out). I ran through half of the usable tread on the tires (~4/32") between...
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   10-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,459
Posted By brfatal
At the time I did that: Built Hybrid ...

At the time I did that:

Built Hybrid
TD06H-20G
Etc Etc
356 whp and something similar in torque.

Since then I've spend a few grand more. Different engine, different turbo, different front...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-02-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By brfatal
Have the shop that's tuning you send a base map. ...

Have the shop that's tuning you send a base map. Once you start getting into more complex, less standard setups there are too many variables to tune for (ie different injectors).
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   10-02-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,459
Posted By brfatal
Yes. I made a detour on my drive from Texas to...

Yes. I made a detour on my drive from Texas to Virginia. Those were probably the last pictures of my Morettes on my car because one of them broke in a fender bender 2 days after I got to VA.
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   10-01-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,459
Posted By brfatal
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1....

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/223216_10100170498890890_712692_n.jpg?oh=9af3d7cb31858f870cd43095b8d8be10&oe=54C6A6EE
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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   09-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By brfatal
The only people I know of who use it are home...

The only people I know of who use it are home mechanics, however all of the mechanics I know who do it for a living don't recommend this stuff or other similar cleaning products on really high...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By brfatal
That's more than $10k John. :p

That's more than $10k John. :p
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-27-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By brfatal
I paid cash for my WRX all those years ago...

I paid cash for my WRX all those years ago ($24,500 OTD).

What mods depends on what year model. Engine only?
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-25-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By brfatal
All of the defective '09s had sorted themselves...

All of the defective '09s had sorted themselves out long ago. If a car had the defect it would have failed by 10-20k miles.

I think you will be happier with a newer model though.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By brfatal
Are they loose or bolted down? Something is not...

Are they loose or bolted down? Something is not matching up. There is no way that these rub on either a sedan or wagon.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By brfatal
Mosc is running 255/40/17s on 17x8.5 +48s. No...

Mosc is running 255/40/17s on 17x8.5 +48s. No rubbing except on his rear fenders. I'm about to throw on 17x9 +45 and run the same tire size.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By brfatal
They shouldn't. 17x8 +53 - 6.59" of...

They shouldn't.

17x8 +53 - 6.59" of backspacing.
18x8.5 +48 - 6.64" of backspacing

18x8.5 +48 is a very common fit on GD Imprezas.

GR STI wheels (18x8.5 +55) clear without hitting GD struts...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By brfatal
Why would you need spacers?

Why would you need spacers?
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By brfatal
Those prices a preposterously high. Both should...

Those prices a preposterously high. Both should be under $20k. They are asking almost new MSRP for both of those cars that are 3 years old and previous generation models.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-22-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By brfatal
If you need aluminum, yes. Otherwise go...

If you need aluminum, yes.

Otherwise go with: Koyo OEM Replacement Radiator Manual Transmission Subaru WRX / STI 2003-2007 KOY-A2704 at RallySportDirect.com...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By brfatal
Mishi is junk. Most of their products are...

Mishi is junk. Most of their products are riddled with problems. Their radiator caps leak, their welds suck (spot leaks), and the train plug is known to dry rot quickly and suddenly fail. Not to...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By brfatal
You really need to actually pinpoint the cause of...

You really need to actually pinpoint the cause of the sound before you can figure out how much it's going to cost to fix it.

A center diff replacement is a transmission tear down. The best way to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By brfatal
Subaru still requires a break in period per the...

Subaru still requires a break in period per the manual that comes with the car of 1,000 miles of varied RPMs not exceeding 4k miles. The engine is still not completely broken in and there are other...
Forum: The Hangout   09-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By brfatal
$1,3000 for a SL base sounds crazy to me. She...

$1,3000 for a SL base sounds crazy to me. She doesn't need some race clutch, so something on the lower end should work, and I don't see $1,000 in labor.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By brfatal
What sway bar size you get should be determined...

What sway bar size you get should be determined by what spring rates you are running.
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By brfatal
Sounds like OP means chp, not whp. In which case...

Sounds like OP means chp, not whp. In which case stage 2, turboback and tune, should get him there.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,215
Posted By brfatal
Really just comes down to what bar you're using. ...

Really just comes down to what bar you're using. A mild one will technically work with the stock pieces, but a more aggressive one has more of a chance of ruining them. Good aftermarket links are...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By brfatal
You will need a JDM ECU and wiring harness.

You will need a JDM ECU and wiring harness.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By brfatal
1. UTECs are not unreliable, but it's outdated...

1. UTECs are not unreliable, but it's outdated and nobody really tunes them anymore. That doesn't mean you need an AP either though.

2. Could be rod knock until oil pressure builds, in which...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By brfatal
The AP itself is not a completely viable logging...

The AP itself is not a completely viable logging tool. Any tuner who relies solely on AP log results for revision is offering a half-backed tune. The only way to correctly log for AP tunes is with...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By brfatal
You can aim for 300 whp, but that's a lot of...

You can aim for 300 whp, but that's a lot of miles. If you chose to do that, you need to be open to fixing stuff.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By brfatal
You need a custom tune.

You need a custom tune.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By brfatal
EJ255 Shortblock CP Forged Pistons Eagle...

EJ255 Shortblock
CP Forged Pistons
Eagle H-Beam Connecting Rods
ACL Race Bearings
ARP Headstuds
STI B25 Heads
Ferrea 36mm Intake Valves
Ferrea 32mm Exhaust Valves
Ferrea Endurance Dual Valve...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-19-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By brfatal
No, but if it's a V3 you can pay Cobb to change...

No, but if it's a V3 you can pay Cobb to change the firmware on it to work.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By brfatal
I need to get retuned. ...

I need to get retuned.

http://i.imgur.com/9ttBo0r.jpg
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By brfatal
I'd worry about white turning yellow.

I'd worry about white turning yellow.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By brfatal
Is that why their radiators are more prone to...

Is that why their radiators are more prone to leaks than anyone else's? :p

Mishimoto is about on par with Godspeed until they take a step up and make a better, more consistent product.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By brfatal
^ Mishimoto makes cheap crap. OP, what FMIC...

^ Mishimoto makes cheap crap.

OP, what FMIC you should be looking at depends on what type of setup you will be running. What turbo? What fuel? How much boost?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-28-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By brfatal
Don't use the pump. Why we won't use Gates...

Don't use the pump.

Why we won't use Gates Timing Belt Kits - i-Club (http://www.i-club.com/forums/fw-motorsports-916-778-8844-110/why-we-wont-use-gates-timing-belt-kits-253615/)

Also, Cometic...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By brfatal
235/40/17 is better gearing wise, but 235/45/17...

235/40/17 is better gearing wise, but 235/45/17 will work, and that size has a massive selection to choose from.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By brfatal
Nexen tires are just awful. You really should...

Nexen tires are just awful. You really should spend a little more on tires. They are an investment that you will be using daily for years.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By brfatal
The rest of your suspension becomes a restriction...

The rest of your suspension becomes a restriction before your tire size does.

17x8 is literally the perfect size for GD Imprezas.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   07-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By brfatal
No sir. Only the 4EAT will fit. From a cost...

No sir. Only the 4EAT will fit. From a cost perspective you're honestly best off just looking for an automatic model rather than converting. Even if you could physically get another to fit, the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By brfatal
Either will fit fine.

Either will fit fine.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By brfatal
Please don't. :(

Please don't. :(
Forum: The Hangout   07-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 264
Posted By brfatal
The order in which they came out, best looking to...

The order in which they came out, best looking to least.

And it's stink eye, not eagle eye.
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