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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-22-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By stileguy
if you are even of thinking of upgrading the...

if you are even of thinking of upgrading the turbo or turning up the boost on the stock turbo then you need a front mount intercooler, keep the pipe diameters reasonable, 2 1/4 on the hot side and 2...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-20-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,005
Posted By stileguy
i would be removing your brothers head!:beatentod

i would be removing your brothers head!:beatentod
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-20-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By stileguy
have you tried it in another car?? is it...

have you tried it in another car?? is it definately for a 97 model wrx, run the part number by an apexi dealer and make sure its for the right month and year model? Are you gonna come to see tims car...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-20-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By stileguy
getting torque is the easy part, getting lots of...

getting torque is the easy part, getting lots of it low enough to really utilise its potential is the hard part, the easy way is to get as much as you can then get the gearing of your diffs best to...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-14-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,005
Posted By stileguy
in short you're f@#ked, will need major surgery,...

in short you're f@#ked, will need major surgery, go to tool shop and get a stud remover tool, like a small plumbers wrench, hate to be you!!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-14-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By stileguy
actually the wrx and sti with 16g turbos used...

actually the wrx and sti with 16g turbos used grey side feeds on the wrx and yellow side feeds on the STI the greys were 380cc and the yellows were 440cc wrx didnt get end feeds till 2001 and the STI...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-13-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By stileguy
the main problem isnt with valves hitting pistons...

the main problem isnt with valves hitting pistons but valves hitting valves (intake hitting exhaust). buy genuine subaru belts and change them every 100 000km and you will never have a problem unless...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-13-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,005
Posted By stileguy
remove in this order and you should get it... ...

remove in this order and you should get it...
headers,intake as a whole unit, crossover water pipe, plastic cam covers, cam sprockets, rest of plastic cam covers, valve covers, cams and remember to...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-13-2006, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By stileguy
i second that, APS and cheap, opposite ends of...

i second that, APS and cheap, opposite ends of the scale.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-13-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,305
Posted By stileguy
if you want to have a really loud pshhh when not...

if you want to have a really loud pshhh when not on boost or reving the motor the best way to achieve this is to roll down the window and shout ppsshhh as loud as you can, then you will definately...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-23-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By stileguy
disable the power fc boost controller in the...

disable the power fc boost controller in the settings. the car should start fine now, the fc needs to have this switched to off if you dont have the boost controller module, thats what happens on...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-21-2006, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By stileguy
If the 06 up-pipe is a carry-over part from 2...

If the 06 up-pipe is a carry-over part from 2 liter engines (pipe diameter) you may realize a substantial gain as the 06 is a 2.5l. this engine can fit 25% more intake charge into each cylinder, the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-20-2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
  FPR Mod
Views: 1,479
Posted By stileguy
just buy a Sard Racing Regulator, they are cheap...

just buy a Sard Racing Regulator, they are cheap and will last for any mod you will ever do on this car or in the future.
Forum: Frequently Answered WRX Questions   06-16-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,834
Posted By stileguy
i prefer this explanation better "Torque...

i prefer this explanation better

"Torque wins Races and Horsepower sells Cars"

:D
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-16-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,024
Posted By stileguy
to make a stock bov hold up to 40 psi simply Tig...

to make a stock bov hold up to 40 psi simply Tig weld over the 3mm hole on the engine side of the bov and drill a 3mm hole in the housing on the under side of the diaphragm and you just made a very...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-16-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,818
Posted By stileguy
If it is maximum bang for buck then why didnt you...

If it is maximum bang for buck then why didnt you get a Kawasaki ZX10R, if you need to go anywher the bike doesnt permit then go in the 4x4. 180hp and 165kg sounds like bang for buck to me, or maybe...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-16-2006, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,125
Posted By stileguy
here is a few things to keep in mind when...

here is a few things to keep in mind when deciding to put a set of headers on.
Does having a soggy bottom bother me?
1-turbos turn heat energy into kinetic energy by way of the turbine, shaft and...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-15-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,180
Posted By stileguy
i was on here about 6 months ago but got sick of...

i was on here about 6 months ago but got sick of reading about utecs and up-pipes and cat backs as this seems to be the extent of the modifying that goes on here, read some of my other posts such as...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-14-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,320
Posted By stileguy
sorry guys i dont have any pics of the rail mod,...

sorry guys i dont have any pics of the rail mod, print out a copy of my procedure and go stand in front of your car and read it twenty times while looking at the bits......you will see exactly what...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-14-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,925
Posted By stileguy
dont forget to measure bore thickness and piston...

dont forget to measure bore thickness and piston pin center to piston top height and compare the dimensions of the 92mm pistons with the 99mm pistons as you wouldnt wanna do it and find the piston to...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-14-2006, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,180
Posted By stileguy
the physics is very complex and best understood...

the physics is very complex and best understood by reading some books by corky bell a thousand times each....longer stroke gives more torque because it changes the conrod angularity- what this means...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-14-2006, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,320
Posted By stileguy
yes, i remove this flat in the stock headers as...

yes, i remove this flat in the stock headers as well, be careful with the die grinder as it greatly decreases the wall thickness at that point, the stock headers actually work very well when flowed...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-14-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,320
Posted By stileguy
Why spend big bucks on flash fuel rails and...

Why spend big bucks on flash fuel rails and crossover pipes??
here is what i do to all models of WRX over here in australia (we have less cash to spend over here, thats why we sell our parts to you...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-25-2006, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,482
Posted By stileguy
here is a list of what comes stock on what. maybe...

here is a list of what comes stock on what. maybe someone can help with the later sti turbos as i am not sure what comes on spec c etc.
1989-1994 legacy rs - IHI RHB52 with compressor trims...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-07-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By stileguy
you may only make 20-30 more peak hp but there...

you may only make 20-30 more peak hp but there will be much more "area under the curve"your car will be much more driveable and have loads of low rpm torque. a vf 22 is not a lot bigger than a vf 30...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-06-2005, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By stileguy
the odo for mileage should be a separate assembly...

the odo for mileage should be a separate assembly which is held to the back of the guage, simply fit your odo to the aussie tacho, the speedo may be more hassle as we read in km/h and the gearing in...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-06-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By stileguy
a 3 inch inlet requires an angle mount turbo...

a 3 inch inlet requires an angle mount turbo setup, this adds to the cost, i am pushing about 400-420 with a similar turbo to an fp green mounted in the stock position with a silicone turbo inlet...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-05-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By stileguy
cut the casings off your stock cats when you get...

cut the casings off your stock cats when you get your new system and have them welded over straight pipe. looks just like a 3inch cat, put some fibreglass packing between the casing and the pipe to...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-05-2005, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By stileguy
that seems reasonable then, stock turbo and...

that seems reasonable then, stock turbo and intercooler explain it, shame you are so far away, i would love to check out your evo, we are running in an s15 200sx with half the tomei catalogue under...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-04-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By stileguy
WTF why are you running 11:1 AFRs in an ej series...

WTF why are you running 11:1 AFRs in an ej series motor (pentroof combustion chambers and low compression with a lot of quench area), are you pushing your turbo outside its efficiency island and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-03-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,012
Posted By stileguy
the joys of map sensed engine management

the joys of map sensed engine management
Forum: Frequently Answered WRX Questions   12-03-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 40,976
Posted By stileguy
the joys of map sensed engine management

the joys of map sensed engine management
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-03-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By stileguy
if your fuel is so knock resistant then why run...

if your fuel is so knock resistant then why run 10:1 afr?
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-03-2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,012
Posted By stileguy
sorry guys, but can anyone please explain why the...

sorry guys, but can anyone please explain why the afm problems cant be fixed by extending the afm wires and mounting the afm right behind the filter inside the inner guard when using a cold air...
Forum: Frequently Answered WRX Questions   12-03-2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 40,976
Posted By stileguy
sorry guys, but can anyone please explain why the...

sorry guys, but can anyone please explain why the afm problems cant be fixed by extending the afm wires and mounting the afm right behind the filter inside the inner guard when using a cold air...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   12-03-2005, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By stileguy
would any of you guys like to sponsor me so i can...

would any of you guys like to sponsor me so i can come racing with you, ill need $2600AU for a return airfair for me but i think my car freight might cost a little more, ill bring enough 98 octane...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-03-2005, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By stileguy
yes it is a large turbo, i stretched a conrod...

yes it is a large turbo, i stretched a conrod bolt on my STI version 6 EJ207, upgrade to forged conrods or at the very least a set of conrod bolts by ARP
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-02-2005, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By stileguy
here in australia we have access to high octane...

here in australia we have access to high octane fuel, any car that uses af ratios richer than 11.5:1 under power is way to rich for maximum power, over there in the states you guys run full power...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-02-2005, 10:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,963
Posted By stileguy
agreed, although some of us differ on certain...

agreed, although some of us differ on certain things we are all civilised and have the good of others at heart when giving tech advice unlike some of the other forums where the person asking the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-02-2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By stileguy
i actually like the Jun sticker better, but...

i actually like the Jun sticker better, but someone over here has gotta do some reliability testing for you yanks, everything works better over here because of our readily available 98 octane fuel...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-01-2005, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,813
Posted By stileguy
running an fp green on low boost will be a very...

running an fp green on low boost will be a very disappointing turbo indeed, at boost levels under 18-20 psi the vf34 will eat it because the fp green uses a TO4E compressor wheel. these are high...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-30-2005, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By stileguy
get a price on a set of Michelin Pilot Primacy or...

get a price on a set of Michelin Pilot Primacy or Expedia S02, i have found these tyres to give exceptional grip, give good mileage and the michelins are very quiet too. over here in australia they...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-30-2005, 10:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,169
Posted By stileguy
MY 00 WRX STI Version 6 engine: All stock STI...

MY 00 WRX STI Version 6
engine:
All stock STI equipment (lightweight valvetrain with bucket on shim solid lifters, hollow camshafts etc)
Custom 3' turboback exhaust and Drift stainless muffler...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-30-2005, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By stileguy
they are good for the street but come into their...

they are good for the street but come into their own on the track, i drive pretty hard on country backroads so i went for a mild track pad like the ds2500 the ds3000 are the full track spec ones.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-30-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By stileguy
Dynos suck, so use trap speed! its all about mph!...

Dynos suck, so use trap speed! its all about mph! i dont care if i do a 14, so long as it is at 115+mph!Thumbs Up
Forum: Handling Tech   11-29-2005, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By stileguy
those axxis pads feel pretty good but once you...

those axxis pads feel pretty good but once you put on a set of ferodo ds2500 front and rear your eyeballs pop out of their sockets under hard braking. i had a similar setup and when the pads wore out...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-27-2005, 09:24 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 25,559
Posted By stileguy
i dont know what it is in miles per hour but my...

i dont know what it is in miles per hour but my friends gps unit said i was doing 273km/h,
apparently the front splitter and high rear spoiler on my version 6 STI do create downforce because at...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-26-2005, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By stileguy
build your engine power till you are doin trap...

build your engine power till you are doin trap speeds of 115mph then take your specs and dyno plot to a specialist torque converter shop, they will match a converter to your peak torque, then have...
Forum: The Hangout   11-25-2005, 03:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,327
Posted By stileguy
can someone help me with some stereotype names...

can someone help me with some stereotype names for the various kinds.
### cars-ricer, ### crap.
euro cars-eurotrash
american/aussie muscle (gto, mustang etc)-knuckle dragger wagons....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-22-2005, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By stileguy
here in australia i simply remove the rattley...

here in australia i simply remove the rattley heat shields, cut the cat out of the up pipe and replace it with a straight piece of stainless and heat wrap the whole thing. cost bout 10-15 au$ when...
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