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Forum: The Hangout   03-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By mosc
It's... pretty sexy.

It's... pretty sexy.
Forum: New Member Intros   03-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By mosc
They're not significantly changed mechanically....

They're not significantly changed mechanically. Even the interior is much the same as the subaru with only the smallest of changes. It doesn't have a starter key that goes in where other SAAB's do...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-22-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By mosc
Where you start is how much money you have, how...

Where you start is how much money you have, how long you intent to keep it, how much you value more power, if you have any significant sentimental value to this particular car, and how long you can...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-20-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By mosc
None of those. Buy an Impreza.

None of those. Buy an Impreza.
Forum: The Hangout   03-18-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
unlike previous years, it IS practical. Not that...

unlike previous years, it IS practical. Not that it's any less visual.
Forum: The Hangout   03-18-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
??? 2015 STi is an EJ257 2.5L (2.457L anyway)

??? 2015 STi is an EJ257 2.5L (2.457L anyway)
Forum: The Hangout   03-16-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By mosc
No. Do you like my BAN HAMMER?? -mosc

No. Do you like my BAN HAMMER??

-mosc
Forum: The Hangout   03-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
There's a lot more space in front and behind the...

There's a lot more space in front and behind the motor. I also took a couple pictures of strange things. There's a tube that runs from the intake through to the cabin which I can only assume is for...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-13-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By mosc
Is there metal in the oil? Drain it and run over...

Is there metal in the oil? Drain it and run over it with a strong magnet. If yes, you probably just grenaded the motor.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By mosc
None.

None.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By mosc
VF43 > VF39 if you can find one. Same size, the...

VF43 > VF39 if you can find one. Same size, the 43's just more efficient with a bigger wastegate and a better bearing design.
Forum: The Hangout   03-09-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
The engine bay on these new ones is CLEANED OUT!...

The engine bay on these new ones is CLEANED OUT! Space for miles. Makes the 02-07 look positively cramped under there.
Forum: The Hangout   03-07-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
No, sold it for $15k. Had 76k miles.

No, sold it for $15k. Had 76k miles.
Forum: The Hangout   03-06-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
still undecided about the wing...

still undecided about the wing...
Forum: The Hangout   03-06-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
My garage is the fountain of youth!

You drive a 2004 STi in, a 2015 STi comes out!
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-04-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
  Read me: Opensource Read Up..
Views: 17,832
Posted By mosc
Obviously any 02-08 WRX AUTO has fixed ratios. I...

Obviously any 02-08 WRX AUTO has fixed ratios. I don't think the setpoints are adjustable on the 2015. It's a CVT so I guess it's theoretically possible.

The 2015 WRX auto has a very impressive...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-18-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By mosc
the 02-07 WRX has larger piping. The 08-14 WRX...

the 02-07 WRX has larger piping. The 08-14 WRX has a peculiar piece of pipe in the front of it's cat-back that is more like 2.25" and is a restriction. Cobb maps specify clearly that their stage 2...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-17-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
The main thing is you need to get it tuned. Don't...

The main thing is you need to get it tuned. Don't cheap out. Get it tuned. Improper tuning of modified cars kills engines quick. Stop, call a tune shop, get an appointment, and GET IT TUNED!
Forum: Handling Tech   02-12-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By mosc
wrxsnowman, it's not the cheapest way to do...

wrxsnowman, it's not the cheapest way to do things but it's the "right" way to do things. Your car's handling will be substantially better than stock not just substantially lower than stock.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-10-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By mosc
John, you're not allowed to post engine bay...

John, you're not allowed to post engine bay pictures anymore. It makes my cry. You're the bastard who diligently wipes drool from his engine bay and enjoys the cleaning.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-10-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By mosc
255 LPH is 4.25 liters per minute. That should be...

255 LPH is 4.25 liters per minute. That should be enough for 4x 1062 CCpm injectors at maximum fuel rate.

Theoretically.
Forum: Handling Tech   02-09-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By mosc
No more than I hate the font you selected. HA! ...

No more than I hate the font you selected. HA!

go go gadget nazimod edit!
Forum: Handling Tech   02-06-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By mosc
SS lines and pads go a long way without changing...

SS lines and pads go a long way without changing calipers either.

And if you want to stop faster, get better tires.
Forum: The Hangout   02-03-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By mosc
I bet it's auto and hatch only and costs as much...

I bet it's auto and hatch only and costs as much if not more than an STi
Forum: Handling Tech   02-03-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By mosc
I don't know their product line very well. The...

I don't know their product line very well. The AGX is a known commodity. Not always the easiest thing to mount up to a WRX mattering on the year (helps if you know what top hat to get for it). They...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-02-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By mosc
uh, I don't think you're understanding what the...

uh, I don't think you're understanding what the cobb intake, or any aftermarket intake, consists of. The inlet on your car is about 9 inches long and connects the turbo to the intake. When you...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-02-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By mosc
noise is most likely endlink or wheel bearing....

noise is most likely endlink or wheel bearing. We've also seen strut bars snap entirely which makes a racket down there.

STi springs are proportionally correct (not overly lowered without enough...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-28-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 47,468
Posted By mosc
dodgeboy3406, matters on your turbo. Assuming you...

dodgeboy3406, matters on your turbo. Assuming you intend to keep the stock turbo I would say go with option A. To answer your option A questions:
1) no it's not counter productive the downpipe is...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By mosc
There's so much gain between these base maps, for...

There's so much gain between these base maps, for any setup, and a good tune that there's no point in using these maps beyond stage 2. If you are spending all that money on a setup then get it tuned...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-21-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By mosc
You'd have an easier time at those power levels...

You'd have an easier time at those power levels with a beefier clutch, sure! THe ACT HD clutch is a perfect choice sure! Except for one major problem... it'll snap your stock 5-speed in just a few...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-21-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By mosc
You basically need a custom built motor, a big...

You basically need a custom built motor, a big GT35R turbo, an entirely different transmission, and a lot of supporting mods. And no, a walboro 255 won't give you enough gas to reach that power...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-20-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By mosc
I like the engagement of the ACT HD clutch better...

I like the engagement of the ACT HD clutch better than stock. It's a little more clearcut and easier for me to drive with. It's more binary than the stock clutch.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-20-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By mosc
Look, don't get me wrong. 600 hp in a subaru is a...

Look, don't get me wrong. 600 hp in a subaru is a blast and a cool idea. I would just not recommend it to somebody who couldn't afford a GT-R instead. If you could afford it but choose not to and go...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-20-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By mosc
Someone looking at a 600 hp car should consider a...

Someone looking at a 600 hp car should consider a Nissan GT-R, it may be cheaper than modding up a Subaru if you intend to drive it more than 25k miles in it's life.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By mosc
I am not a fan of that Exedy clutch in general...

I am not a fan of that Exedy clutch in general but if you have a stock 02-07 WRX 5-speed and you don't buy a stock clutch you're a fool (no individual offense intended).
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-20-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By mosc
Tires

Tires
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-10-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By mosc
I think it can handle it if you are pretty clean...

I think it can handle it if you are pretty clean with your shifts. Nobody's perfect, the stock clutch won't last forever even with the stock turbo. I'd stick with the clutch that's in there until it...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By mosc
Yes, it can handle it but it will put some extra...

Yes, it can handle it but it will put some extra stress on it. Matters how you drive how long it will last. Even with the VF39 most people won't get 100k miles out of the factory clutch. The car's a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-09-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By mosc
No. That's a good upgrade over the VF39 but it's...

No. That's a good upgrade over the VF39 but it's still not a huge turbo and the 18G uses the stock turbo layout. You'd probably want to upgrade the top mount to a larger top mount to maximize it (not...
Forum: CARiD.com   01-09-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By mosc
What do I think? I think it's sad these get...

What do I think? I think it's sad these get listed as a performance part instead of a cosmetic one by most vendors and manufacturers. They're designed to lower the car at the expense of handling....
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   01-09-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By mosc
closing because this is a duplicate. Use the...

closing because this is a duplicate. Use the other thread:

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f75/thoughts-future-car-modifications-56346/
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-09-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By mosc
1) I'm paranoid about intakes due to the MAF...

1) I'm paranoid about intakes due to the MAF sensor. I'd only get the cobb short intake or nothing.
2) That exhaust is f-ing loud.
3) you don't need an up-pipe you don't have a 02-05 WRX there's...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-09-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By mosc
17" is sufficient to clear the STi calipers as...

17" is sufficient to clear the STi calipers as long as the spokes don't get in the way. The offest of the WRX and STi is the same (+53 or +55 mattering on year). If it's a double drilled 17" wheel...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By mosc
What year car do you have? I'm going to assume...

What year car do you have? I'm going to assume '02-'05 since you said 205/55/16. If you have an 08+, this entire reply is not correct.

1) your tires are too big I'm surprised you don't rub. A lot....
Forum: The Hangout   12-25-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By mosc
Happy Hanukkah to you too!

Happy Hanukkah to you too!
Forum: Handling Tech   12-12-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 52
  Read me: Wheel / Tire FAQ
Views: 83,027
Posted By mosc
no you won't have any trouble with that setup...

no you won't have any trouble with that setup assuming the wheels are made for a Subaru (5x100, correct center bore, lug nut shape)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,834
Posted By mosc
1) lower offset means the wheel sits further out...

1) lower offset means the wheel sits further out and closer to the fender well which reduces clearance. It rubs.

2) The suspension is designed for the weight of the car to be at a certain point....
Forum: The Hangout   11-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By mosc
Your list is depressingly short. I think my car...

Your list is depressingly short. I think my car is in great shape and my list would pass yours before I passed the front 1/10th of the car.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By mosc
Ya, what brfatal said. 56.5mm is probably a typo...

Ya, what brfatal said. 56.5mm is probably a typo somewhere.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-17-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By mosc
225/50R17 is way too tall for your car. 225/45R17...

225/50R17 is way too tall for your car. 225/45R17 is GD STI stock. 225/40R17 is a perfectly goid size for your car. I've never tried fender clearance with that tall a tire but my guess is you're sol....
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