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Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   06-28-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Vew
What's more disturbing is my bank won't ALLOW me...

What's more disturbing is my bank won't ALLOW me to make a harder to break password. They don't allow special characters, require a specific number of characters (8 to 12), and cannot repeat...
Forum: The Hangout   06-14-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Vew
Thanks, but I'm a long time member and have been...

Thanks, but I'm a long time member and have been a moderator (less active now) longer than I care to remember. I'm sorry that happened to you. Attacking other members and trying to deface their name...
Forum: The Hangout   06-10-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Vew
I think I might get heads up about new techs and...

I think I might get heads up about new techs and vehicles, but doubt anything exciting. Sounds honestly, I do exactly what I do now but with the backing so SOA.
Forum: The Hangout   06-10-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Vew
Subaru Ambassador

Hey guys, looks like I'm officially a Subaru Ambassador now. Not sure what I'll be getting into, but I know I get an allotment for swag, so maybe we'll do some contests or something.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-10-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Vew
Alright, sorry for the delay. Here's the final...

Alright, sorry for the delay. Here's the final results.

Wheels: Rota T2-R 5x100/18x8.5/38 in Hyperblack
Tires: 255/35R-18 Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport SL

I had to roll the rear fenders. I...
Forum: New Member Intros   04-13-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Vew
Welcome. My friend has the same front emblem on...

Welcome. My friend has the same front emblem on his pumpkin.

https://www.instagram.com/p/oMRxEELwUl/
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-12-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Vew
Haha, for this forum that is aggressive! I'll...

Haha, for this forum that is aggressive! I'll keep this updated.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-12-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Vew
My Aggressive Wheel Fitment Thread

Warning: Long rant...

I know.. I know. I regret to inform all of you that I'm tired of following the rules. I'm tired of perfect handling and light wheels, so it's time to outcast me out of the...
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   04-07-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Vew
Thanks! A big key to all of this was external...

Thanks! A big key to all of this was external lighting. I knew this before, but rim lighting seems to what makes these images pop straight out of the camera. They almost have a photoshopped effect....
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-06-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By Vew
Just a quick correction on your lingo, the 04 WRX...

Just a quick correction on your lingo, the 04 WRX only came in a wagon. Hatchbacks started in the 08.

Leaking power steering fluid could be a couple things on a WRX this old. There should be two...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-06-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By Vew
Thread posted in the wrong area. No one can...

Thread posted in the wrong area. No one can respond in the "How-To Article Library". Moved to Newbie section.

I suggest removing your CAI to fix your issue. It's an unnecessary mod.
Forum: The Hangout   04-06-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,234
Posted By Vew
Wow.. that's impressive. Didn't even think that...

Wow.. that's impressive. Didn't even think that was possible.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   04-01-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Vew
Automotive Glamour Photography

Hey guys, if you know me at all, you probably already know I've been trying get better at photography with cars and models. Recently, I had an opportunity to fly out to Houston and take a class with...
Forum: Tri State WRX Forum   03-29-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By Vew
You need to stop spamming the regional forums...

You need to stop spamming the regional forums before I ban you. This is a small forum. Cross posting is not allowed. You've posted to the WTT section already which is the correction section.
Forum: The Hangout   01-02-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Vew
Finally got all my stickers in.

Finally got all my stickers in.
Forum: The Hangout   12-08-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Vew
And TBH, that was my only concern was that's how...

And TBH, that was my only concern was that's how it'd be interpreted as. But my 4runner is pretty much on its way to be sticker bombed so I feel it's less of a concern. Probably as a result of my WRX...
Forum: The Hangout   12-07-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Vew
I have a few STi stickers laying around. I'll...

I have a few STi stickers laying around. I'll post up the final result later. I can always remove it if I don't like it.
Forum: The Hangout   12-04-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Vew
Subaru stickers on a non-Subaru

So, my WRX lives in the garage probably 9 months out of the year. My daily driver is now a 2013 4Runner with its windows covered in random stickers. Would it be weird to have a Subaru or STi sticker...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-02-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By Vew
I'm old. :|

I'm old. :|
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-02-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Vew
What year? Check the hoses for leaks/cracks and...

What year? Check the hoses for leaks/cracks and check the power steering pump housing for leaks. It's not uncommon for the seals in the pump to go. Squealing is the 1st sign. Is the steering wheel...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-30-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By Vew
Even with light weight pulleys, they don't...

Even with light weight pulleys, they don't address the problem that the factory pulley also acts as a harmonic dampener. There was a series of posts a long time ago proving this. Now, whether or not...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   11-30-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 855
Posted By Vew
I've noticed the increase, too. There was a spur...

I've noticed the increase, too. There was a spur several years ago I recall as well. If it wasn't for the "one touch ban and clean" feature, this would become very tedious, manually deleting threads...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By Vew
Extra-S. This is where it's at. Order it from...

Extra-S. This is where it's at. Order it from your local Subaru dealership (it's not cheap).
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-10-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Vew
Actually, I attempted to rebuild the...

Actually, I attempted to rebuild the "non-rebuildable" Subaru power steering pump when mine went bad with a (crude) how to on NASIOC. Took apart, installed, and reinstalled it WAY too many time. I...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Vew
Actually, your stock wiring would be fine. That's...

Actually, your stock wiring would be fine. That's what the factory fuse is for - to protect the factory wiring. However, adding an additional fuse to isolate anything from the rest of whatever could...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-10-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Vew
$300? Jesus, that's ridiculous. Almost the cost...

$300? Jesus, that's ridiculous. Almost the cost of a new steering pump.
Forum: Handling Tech   11-10-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,900
Posted By Vew
Oh god. You have an older car too. Rust was a...

Oh god. You have an older car too. Rust was a nightmare for me when I did all my late suspension mods (WV is in what we call the "salt belt"). Just look at my Eibach install in the how-to library....
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Vew
It doesn't matter where you tap power from since...

It doesn't matter where you tap power from since you have to run a wire to your dash anyway. Not that LED strips use much power in any case, but just make sure there's enough excess current carrying...
Forum: The Hangout   11-05-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By Vew
Yes, it's a good word of warning for those that...

Yes, it's a good word of warning for those that are unfamiliar with lithium battery chemistry.

My previous roommate had a cheap refurbished $80 corded impact that worked well for everything we...
Forum: The Hangout   11-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By Vew
Topic moved. I'm confused. Are we talking...

Topic moved.

I'm confused. Are we talking about impacts or hammer drills?

I'm actually in the market to get a cordless hammer drill here in the spring. The favored brand seems to be Dewalt....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-02-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Vew
This was originally posted to the "how to"...

This was originally posted to the "how to" section which no one but the author can reply to which is probably why no one answered your question.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-25-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Vew
Where I work now, we do all carbon fiber...

Where I work now, we do all carbon fiber aerostructures. Everything gets painted. Stuff wouldn't last in the elements unpainted. In fact, anything carbon touching any metal (painted or unpainted) has...
Forum: The Hangout   08-25-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By Vew
Find WRXs in the strangest places

Was looking up some thermocouple circuits when I came across this. Alright, which one of you works at Microchip.. I know this was intentional. :laugh:

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Forum: Handling Tech   11-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,318
Posted By Vew
Whiteline's ALK is by far one of my favorite mods.

Whiteline's ALK is by far one of my favorite mods.
Forum: The Hangout   11-13-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,393
Posted By Vew
I still use my Subaru one but only use it when...

I still use my Subaru one but only use it when the car is clean and garaged to keep the dust off. I had to repair it with material from the bag since it got caught in the agitator of my washer...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   11-12-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By Vew
Wheeling is about 1hr 20min from me. I only head...

Wheeling is about 1hr 20min from me. I only head up there for Cabela's though. WRX has been down for about a month now as I slowly replace some worn parts that's been giving me vacuum leaks.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   08-31-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By Vew
Then you'll enjoy the update.

Then you'll enjoy the update.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   08-30-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By Vew
Finally got around to doing another photoshoot!

Ok, I don't know if you guys recall when I asked my friend to model with my car when I first picked up my first DSLR. Well, I've since gained a lot of experience although I have a long ways to go. I...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,844
Posted By Vew
Load resistors are typically wire wound - encased...

Load resistors are typically wire wound - encased in an aluminum heatsink. Be sure to mount them to metal chassis because they can get HOT, ideally with a thin layer of thermo compound between the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-15-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,204
Posted By Vew
Well, clearly I suck at responding to messages....

Well, clearly I suck at responding to messages. No, I think that's just lens flare. The rear break and taillights were not touched.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,204
Posted By Vew
So, one of my LED bulbs went out because the...

So, one of my LED bulbs went out because the housing continued to leak. Rather than replacing with a factory housing, I opted for all incased IP65 rated "plate bolt LEDs" rated at 30 lumen each. They...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,636
Posted By Vew
Mine did it too. The fix is to adjust the slack...

Mine did it too. The fix is to adjust the slack on the cruise control cable. Don't mix these two up though.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-25-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By Vew
It's been a few years since I've been working in...

It's been a few years since I've been working in the industry, but let me try to address at least some of your concerns.

Concern 1: Again, I haven't been keeping up. Best way to figure it out is...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By Vew
Doh, you're correct. My mistake.

Doh, you're correct. My mistake.
Forum: The Hangout   07-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By Vew
I believe a security system is standard (with...

I believe a security system is standard (with immobilizer). However, you can buy the shock sensor addition as an additional accessory. Depending on the package it came with, it's possible it came...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By Vew
Removed b/c incorrect I've also seen it come...

Removed b/c incorrect

I've also seen it come on when a wheel bearing is starting to go bad, but there are usually other symptoms that go along with this.
Forum: The Hangout   06-29-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By Vew
I recommend people cropping out/covering their...

I recommend people cropping out/covering their location information.

Had to roll the map back since the newest photo the WRX was in the garage.
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Here's one with my Outback beater and...
Forum: The Hangout   06-25-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Vew
FOUND THE G** **** LEAK! Apparently, it's the...

FOUND THE G** **** LEAK! Apparently, it's the feed line on top of my TD0518G. Every time I rev up the engine and let the RPMs die down, I see a little squirt of fresh oil come out somewhere a...
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Vew
Glad I'm not the only one debating on keeping or...

Glad I'm not the only one debating on keeping or fixing. Yes, the car is paid off. She's just seen better days over the 112k miles on her.
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Vew
I like your train of thought. It's true, a new...

I like your train of thought. It's true, a new vehicle will never recoup the costs of repairing an old one, and this is something I try to hold onto. What will most likely happen is I will repair the...
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