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Forum: Newbie Forum   10-12-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,967
Posted By Cosmo
I'll add just a little here... Putting on a...

I'll add just a little here...

Putting on a CAI won't automatically damage your car. What it does is greatly increase the risk of running lean. You may be fine for years. You may get knock the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-12-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,218
Posted By Cosmo
With no modifications to your fuel/boost map, a...

With no modifications to your fuel/boost map, a bigger intercooler won't give you any gains. It is an added safety measure, however. It gives more cooling of the intake charge, which is always a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-12-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,436
Posted By Cosmo
A BOV won't help your car. Of course, it won't...

A BOV won't help your car. Of course, it won't hurt your car either. Some people say they make your car run rich. I have never seen proof of that. In my datalogs of four different cars with 6...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   10-11-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Cosmo
Both the e-mail addresses you guys listed -...

Both the e-mail addresses you guys listed - info@cosmo-graphics.com and decals@cosmo-graphics.com work. My personal e-mail is chad@cosmo-graphics.com. I check all three of those several times a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-27-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,654
Posted By Cosmo
Settle down. All of you.

Settle down. All of you.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-18-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,422
Posted By Cosmo
That's the ugliest car I've ever seen... ...

That's the ugliest car I've ever seen...




I doubt you'll see much of a difference in changing the exhaust. The downpipe is where power is made. A cat back is good for maybe 5 hp. But, 5 hp...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-05-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By Cosmo
By catted downpipe, I assume you mean an...

By catted downpipe, I assume you mean an aftermarket downpipe, correct? If you are running the stock downpipe, that would account for most of the power difference. If you have an aftermarket...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-05-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By Cosmo
The stock cat-back will make you lose 5hp maybe. ...

The stock cat-back will make you lose 5hp maybe. Maybe. The stock unit is very efficient.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-29-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Cosmo
If you are going to go FMIC, get an entire kit...

If you are going to go FMIC, get an entire kit from a known brand. I had an APS FMIC on my car with a VF34. There was less lag with it than with the same turbo and a Hyperflow TMIC.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-29-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By Cosmo
We tried four different mechanical gauges on a...

We tried four different mechanical gauges on a friend's car. There was a variance of over 2 psi between them. Only one read high. Most read low.

We tried three electrical gauges. All were...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-28-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Cosmo
You don't want to do any tuning of any kind...

You don't want to do any tuning of any kind without some way to monitor your AFR. You should be fine running the base maps, however you won't get a lot of performance gains with them.

At the very...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-08-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By Cosmo
There is very little difference in power output...

There is very little difference in power output when it comes to exhaust. You won't see much difference between any of the brands. Get the one that looks and sounds the best to you.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-07-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By Cosmo
I had Helix parts on my car, and never had the...

I had Helix parts on my car, and never had the first problem. I have also installed them on other cars, and had no problem with them.

Perrin and APS are good brands as well, but there is...
Forum: The Hangout   03-06-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,532
Posted By Cosmo
Well, since this thread is back from the dead,...

Well, since this thread is back from the dead, I'll add one more car I'd like to own...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4618158127&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-06-2006, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,453
Posted By Cosmo
It has nothing to do with the way you drive. ...

It has nothing to do with the way you drive.

The ECU adds fuel after the clutch is pressed when driving hard to prevent knocking. It's completely normal.
Forum: The Hangout   03-06-2006, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By Cosmo
You're both douchebags. That is all. ...

You're both douchebags.

That is all.


:D
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-06-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Cosmo
Yeah, well... And one of these days I...

Yeah, well...



And one of these days I guess I'll finally change my avatar...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-05-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Cosmo
Hmm.... works for me on two different computers. ...

Hmm.... works for me on two different computers. I'll have to see what's going on.

Anyways, peak of 254 hp, 253 tq. Not bad for my street maps...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-05-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,106
Posted By Cosmo
Honestly, unless you are a professional driver,...

Honestly, unless you are a professional driver, or you are putting on some 22's or something, I doubt you'll notice enough difference to matter.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-05-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Cosmo
My car finally went to the dyno...

No, I don't own it any more, but the current owner took it to the dyno. Pretty respectable numbers considering it's running some pretty rich and conservative maps (look at the AFR)...
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,735
Posted By Cosmo
Last summer. We tried calling a couple different...

Last summer. We tried calling a couple different tuning companies (Cobb and TurboXS) and asked them about the problems we were having. They said the same thing - don't use the APS intake.

I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-01-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,903
Posted By Cosmo
The only problem I see with that is that it feeds...

The only problem I see with that is that it feeds into the airbox. For a velocity stack to work correctly, the open end needs to be the widest point of the intake tract. That one feeds into the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-01-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Cosmo
Sounds like compressor surge. Does it do it...

Sounds like compressor surge.

Does it do it when you are accelerating or when you let off the gas?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-01-2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,530
Posted By Cosmo
Well, mods are like most other things - you get...

Well, mods are like most other things - you get what you pay for. Free appearance mods aren't a bad thing if you like how they look. But, don't expect an increase in performance from any free mods.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-01-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,735
Posted By Cosmo
NEVER EVER EVER put an APS CAI on your car. We...

NEVER EVER EVER put an APS CAI on your car. We tried two different APS CAI's on four different cars, and none of them would run right no matter how much tuning we did.

Having said that, however,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-01-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Cosmo
It would be eaiser to just get an STi, swap out...

It would be eaiser to just get an STi, swap out the hood, lights, wheels, and trunk lid with a regular WRX. Or, get a black FMIC and put on a regular RS hood...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-01-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Cosmo
Here's a picture of my old car with 17" ADR...

Here's a picture of my old car with 17" ADR Sokudos on them in gunmetal if that helps at all...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-01-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Cosmo
Tein makes good stuff. As for what...

Tein makes good stuff.

As for what product... well, that depends on 1) what you want to do with your car, and 2) how much you want to spend.
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   02-28-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By Cosmo
I don't think the purpose of that thread was to...

I don't think the purpose of that thread was to talk bad about anyone or anything, but if someone is coming here looking for advice, which piece of advice would they take more seriously?

"u need 2...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-28-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,345
Posted By Cosmo
It won't work unless it's a wideband. It will...

It won't work unless it's a wideband. It will just randomly light up and go out. Seems like a waste of money to me.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   02-28-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By Cosmo
www.forcedairtech.com makes turbo kits for the...

www.forcedairtech.com makes turbo kits for the RS.

If you really want to turbo your RS, the best (and cheapest) way is to buy a whole WRX engine with turbo and exhaust components and swap it in. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-24-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By Cosmo
There isn't anything wrong with them, they just...

There isn't anything wrong with them, they just don't do anything.
Forum: The Hangout   02-23-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Cosmo
Sorry ladies...

http://www.soleiletlune.com/IMG_0939.jpg

Yep. That's right. I'm off the market. Got engaged today.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-23-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Cosmo
There is no possible way a BOV could cause that...

There is no possible way a BOV could cause that much of a change in AFR if the BOV was installed correctly and was in proper working order.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-22-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By Cosmo
Ask around. Especially people who have an...

Ask around. Especially people who have an electronic boost contoller (as they don't use the stock boost control solenoid any more). I replaced one for a friend a little while back, and found...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   02-22-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
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Views: 1,070
Posted By Cosmo
I wouldn't use it as my primary e-mail, but I'd...

I wouldn't use it as my primary e-mail, but I'd use it.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-22-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Cosmo
Yes, it could. Especially if installed...

Yes, it could. Especially if installed incorrectly or improperly adjusted. But, that goes for any part.

In my experience (which is more than 20 different BOV's on 7 different cars) there is no...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-22-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Cosmo
You don't make any more power at 16 psi than you...

You don't make any more power at 16 psi than you do at 18 psi on the stock turbo. It loses efficiency above 16 psi. Above that it's just hotter air.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-22-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Cosmo
It's a black 03. It's a friend's old car. He...

It's a black 03. It's a friend's old car. He got into financial trouble and it's been sitting for a while. Only has 28k miles on it.

Last time I saw it it had a VIS carbon hood, Sparco Tornio...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-22-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Cosmo
Talking I may be "back" soon...

Going to look at a WRX wagon this weekend. Wish me luck...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-22-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,749
Posted By Cosmo
I am a big fan of Vishnu, but I will echo what...

I am a big fan of Vishnu, but I will echo what others have said.... their parts are priced well above their competition, and don't offer any advantages to justify the extra price. Plus, they aren't...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-22-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,153
Posted By Cosmo
It depends. Are you talking about this? ...

It depends. Are you talking about this?

http://perrinperformance.com/products/wrx/big_maf.htm

Or this?

http://perrinperformance.com/products/wrx/intake_hose.htm

If it's the first one,...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-22-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Cosmo
I'm going to have to go back and find my old...

I'm going to have to go back and find my old datalogs if I still have them.

But, no, a BOV will have NO effect on performace, one way or the other.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-22-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By Cosmo
You just hit too many RPM's and hit your fuel...

You just hit too many RPM's and hit your fuel cut. Nothing to worry about. You don't need to upgrade anything, you just need a working tachometer.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-07-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Cosmo
Well, the more boost pressure, the louder it will...

Well, the more boost pressure, the louder it will be. Have you lubricated the piston recently?




Sorry, no matter how many times I say "lubricate the piston" I still laugh like a 12 year...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-07-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Cosmo
Well, it could be that you over-tightened the...

Well, it could be that you over-tightened the bolts and stripped out the holes. I have installed quite a few of them, and I have never had to tighten them down very tightly. You may need to drill...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-06-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Cosmo
Yeah. In cold weather, the metal (like in the...

Yeah. In cold weather, the metal (like in the intake that hose is connected to) contracts, and that can make the hose come loose. Glad you got it fixed...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-06-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Cosmo
Check the intercooler hoses. I bet that's what...

Check the intercooler hoses. I bet that's what it is. It sounds like it to me.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-20-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By Cosmo
Give me a couple days and I'll have some ideas...

Give me a couple days and I'll have some ideas for you. It is what I do for a living, after all...

Post a side-on pic of your car if you want, and I can show you what they will look like on it.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-11-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By Cosmo
That thread was talking about boost control. I...

That thread was talking about boost control. I use closed loop boost control, and open loop fueling.
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