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Forum: Newbie Forum   Today, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By arcticscythe
Epictofer, that's not a bad idea, n0pe, If you...

Epictofer, that's not a bad idea, n0pe, If you cant get to a tuner you could always have someone run an E-tune for you. its a matter of flashing a tune, logging and sending the logs in to them so...
Forum: Handling Tech   Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By arcticscythe
Glad to hear your taking care of your suspension....

Glad to hear your taking care of your suspension. Those red perrin bars are very pretty when you catch a glimpse of them from the rear on the highway. I still think its the second best thing you can...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-24-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By arcticscythe
yes on the OEM sensor, and as far as feling under...

yes on the OEM sensor, and as far as feling under boost the CObb tunes are meant to be safe first. If you take it in to your tuner for a custom tune you might get some of that pep back.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-22-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By arcticscythe
@ominouscrab236, just curious what other mods...

@ominouscrab236, just curious what other mods have been done to the car?

I ask because a stage 2 tune puts the car in a great place power wise but there are a handful of other places you could put...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-21-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By arcticscythe
Ive only ever had issues with the pucked clutches...

Ive only ever had issues with the pucked clutches at higher power ranges. They grab and clunk and jerk and put all kinds of weird stresses on gearboxes. The solid disks give you at least a bit more...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-21-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By arcticscythe
boo-key, I found the TD05-16g had a flow rate...

boo-key, I found the TD05-16g had a flow rate that was 4.9% more than the FP16g. LWG maps typically hit 1 to 1.5psi under the maximum boost of the standard map. If the turbo is pushing more air then...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-21-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By arcticscythe
brfatal, I dont mean to be argumentative but you...

brfatal, I dont mean to be argumentative but you cant just say, different brand so different parts = nothing similar. I dont think he was planning on the blousch being the same as the fp16g. Im not...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-20-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By arcticscythe
Sorry ;) Mr not stock. The ACT street clutch...

Sorry ;) Mr not stock.

The ACT street clutch should be pretty solid around 300 whp, We used the ACT HD clutch on a 350z build and it worked great but its a definitely a leg workout. They have...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-20-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By arcticscythe
boo-key those injectors should be ok, the 565s...

boo-key those injectors should be ok, the 565s are listed on cobbs map notes. Its never a bad idea to swap out injectors for something with better control but the pink sti injectors are pretty...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-20-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By arcticscythe
You didnt mention that your suspension was...

You didnt mention that your suspension was already setup, I figured you dove into the power mods first. Well if that the case then yes the kartboys shifter bushings are stiffer than stock but not so...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-20-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By arcticscythe
I had the same thing going on when I got my 13,...

I had the same thing going on when I got my 13, the clunk is a ABS self test. My car does it one time when I start rolling usually 15 feet or so after the auto-brake disengages ( I park facing down...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-20-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By arcticscythe
I second the ACT clutch if your pushing more than...

I second the ACT clutch if your pushing more than the stock HP. Like man show says they are a little rougher on your left foot than stock but they can handle the tress. You might also want to look at...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-20-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By arcticscythe
The turbo brand shouldn't matter but there are...

The turbo brand shouldn't matter but there are small differences in different brand turbos that might cause some under/over boost. Still worth having protuned when you get a new turbo. Things like...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-20-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By arcticscythe
I got a soft spot for ACT clutches but they tend...

I got a soft spot for ACT clutches but they tend to be a bit harsher on your left foot than Excedy clutches. at stock levels get excedys stock replacement they are easy to install and I think they...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By arcticscythe
Mister The guys on here are not the type...

Mister

The guys on here are not the type toss around inflated numbers and its not that we dont want to help its just that very little of the stock car would be applicable on a 600 horespower...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-20-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By arcticscythe
Personally I am of the Brakes>Suspension> then...

Personally I am of the Brakes>Suspension> then power if you have leftover money mindset.

If your making 270 at the crank then you are starting in a pretty good spot. I would start by making the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-16-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, to get your questions...

Welcome to the forums,

to get your questions answered

Can you backup a rom? yes you can backup the OEM tune, as an additional layer of backup security the rom-raider forums also has stock...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-15-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By arcticscythe
glad its back up and running.

glad its back up and running.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-14-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By arcticscythe
my thoughts are that the engine is not getting...

my thoughts are that the engine is not getting enough air with the filter or that the MAF is sensing more air than you are actually moving. the ECU could be under estimating the airflow and causing a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-14-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By arcticscythe
first off no air filter is dangerous, they...

first off no air filter is dangerous, they protect your engine from small particles. If its running ok with more air than expected you might not have as clean a MAF sensor as you think. It might be...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-14-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By arcticscythe
OK so you have a relatively fresh fuel pump and...

OK so you have a relatively fresh fuel pump and fuel filter, as far as I know on pump gas the lowest you should see is around 11:1. Im not sure what year or what tune your running but on my 13 the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-13-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By arcticscythe
as a rule a car with more low end torque will...

as a rule a car with more low end torque will have better acceleration on public roads than the same car with less low end torque. drag racing is a different story because drivers will rev their cars...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-13-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By arcticscythe
On the flipside of the high power = high speed,...

On the flipside of the high power = high speed, cars with more torque on the bottom and mid range can accelerate faster, and in some cases that initial lead is enough to give you the race.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-13-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By arcticscythe
Holy run on sentence batman! First off lets...

Holy run on sentence batman!

First off lets start with your toolkit, What OBD2 sensor are you using and what software are you using to log the output. If you have a log file as a CSV please...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-13-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums. To start lets get you...

Welcome to the forums.

To start lets get you some clarity about terms. When people talk about power they are usually talking about horsepower. To gather information about how much horsepower a...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   01-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By arcticscythe
I know its not a direct bolt on, I found a...

I know its not a direct bolt on, I found a process west flange to use that would get the turbo output into a hose, as long as the turbo side is right it should be just a matter of getting the Y...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   01-12-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By arcticscythe
Definitely interested in the 13 Intercooler - PM...

Definitely interested in the 13 Intercooler - PM Sent
Forum: The Hangout   01-07-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,045
Posted By arcticscythe
Im doing my taxes this weekend, W2 is coming in...

Im doing my taxes this weekend, W2 is coming in today.

Im planning on picking up a set of gorilla mud flaps and maybe a set of LEDs for working under the hood. A few buddies have really nice LED...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-06-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By arcticscythe
Careful if your adding fluid and its leaking on...

Careful if your adding fluid and its leaking on the driveway, cats like the smell of anti-freeze more than catnip.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-06-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By arcticscythe
Used suspension parts are tough to price just...

Used suspension parts are tough to price just because there is a huge swing of what "used" means. I took look in the sale section of another website and found someone selling a set of those...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-06-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By arcticscythe
In sunny SoCal I get up around 205 on my daily...

In sunny SoCal I get up around 205 on my daily commute home. Its the stop and go traffic with the turbo heat getting everything nice and toasty. To answer your question 215 isn't really an issue but...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-30-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By arcticscythe
Proper body work shouldn't cause rusting or...

Proper body work shouldn't cause rusting or cracking. rolling fenders is a pretty simple job but just getting in there with a rolling pin will crack the paint around the fender and will most likely...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-22-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By arcticscythe
If you get a high pitched noise you could be...

If you get a high pitched noise you could be hearing the fuel pump but its not down there by your feet its behind you in the fuel tank.

Could be the AC fan but thats down by your passengers feet...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-21-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By arcticscythe
Timing belt and pump are good signs, they are...

Timing belt and pump are good signs, they are part of the 90k service if im not mistaken. Ive owned a few cars with salvage titles and ive had pretty good luck. DO your research and see if you cant...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-21-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By arcticscythe
- That sounds like a shot battery or alternator....

- That sounds like a shot battery or alternator. For $200 did they retune ( thats really cheap for a new tune ) or did they just "reflash" or reset the ECU? Sounds to me like they may have pulled...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By arcticscythe
Lets start with a mod list, hesitation could be...

Lets start with a mod list, hesitation could be all sorts of things.

What maintenance tasks have been performed?

Is it only having issues at low RPMS? Could be your idle valve

theres a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By arcticscythe
I dont reccommend the flathead screwdriver just...

I dont reccommend the flathead screwdriver just because your working with very thin aluminium. there are really inexpensive tools designed to straighten radiator fins that work great on intercoolers....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By arcticscythe
- Agreed, "Cooler" parts get gold cause its up to...

- Agreed, "Cooler" parts get gold cause its up to 95% efficient. Hotter spots get silver because it holds up better.

thekamikaze kid - I totally know the feeling, everyone goes through those...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By arcticscythe
Mod the stocker and add thermal tape : ) ...

Mod the stocker and add thermal tape : )

Make sure you get some decent thermal tape though, there are alot of companies making aluminized mylar tape with sub-par adhesives that cant stand up to...
Forum: The Hangout   12-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By arcticscythe
Christmas Cards

So this year My fiance, My future mother in law and I were taking holiday photos. Sunny southern California it was 70 degrees and sunny. My mother in law ended up stopping by the store and picked up...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By arcticscythe
You might also want to check the permission set...

You might also want to check the permission set on your install directory. Far to many applications have issues with read/write permissions. If you have moved your install location out of the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By arcticscythe
Depending on what you listen to I really like the...

Depending on what you listen to I really like the TS-D line from pioneer. They use fiber reinforced woofer cones so they distort less than their ts-a line. If im not mistaken only their studio line...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By arcticscythe
From one WRX owner to another, Take a deep breath...

From one WRX owner to another, Take a deep breath and relax...

If you have ever driver in the rain then your engine bay has been SOAKED. Covering up your battery and alternator makes some people...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-09-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
  Newbie
Views: 385
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome Mike, As for replacement panels ebay...

Welcome Mike,

As for replacement panels ebay is your friend. There are plenty of companies selling primed parts and even some selling painted parts.

Where abouts are you from maybe someone on...
Forum: The Hangout   12-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By arcticscythe
Normally I would agree but the ragged edge would...

Normally I would agree but the ragged edge would be less protection than a flat edge. Not that I spend that much time in unpacked dirt but catching the small stuff would be great.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,120
Posted By arcticscythe
If you are reading all those codes and the CEL is...

If you are reading all those codes and the CEL is dark then yes something has gone very wrong. Either the bulb is out or the system has been modified such that the light does not come on. O2 sensor...
Forum: The Hangout   12-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By arcticscythe
I figure if they scrape I will take a razor to...

I figure if they scrape I will take a razor to the bottom, I just like the idea of thicker flaps.

That and the price tag is way easier to stomach.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 30,120
Posted By arcticscythe
Im sorry @whein9, that was my biggest fear when I...

Im sorry @whein9, that was my biggest fear when I was looking at used Subarus.

Sounds like the previous owner either purchased it "modded" or got the wool pulled over his eyes as well. I would...
Forum: The Hangout   12-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By arcticscythe
Gorilla Flaps

Hey Everyone,

Im hoping to cross another item off my wish list over the holiday break. Im looking for mud flaps. I know its been covered a million times but I havent seen any reviews for Gorilla...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 828
Posted By arcticscythe
To get around the license plate issue I used a...

To get around the license plate issue I used a "Large License Plate Mounting Bracket" from amazon - It wont let me add a URL : (

It gives you a few inches of freedom to move vertically. My plate...
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