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Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By arcticscythe
I think tire rack is sold out of the re11a. they...

I think tire rack is sold out of the re11a. they said less than 2 when I looked at the beginning of this week.
Forum: New Member Intros   Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By arcticscythe
If your looking for 25-50 WHP a stage 3 kit would...

If your looking for 25-50 WHP a stage 3 kit would be a great option. If you don't have $3500 to drop on your existing platform you could start with a turbo-back exhaust and contact a professional...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By arcticscythe
Depending on the year of your WRX you may throw a...

Depending on the year of your WRX you may throw a code if the MAF gets an off reading. Like GSMNZ said if you have an accessport already Cobb offers tunes for both Cobb and AEM intakes that will...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-28-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By arcticscythe
Gauge pod covers, exactly zero wires and it...

Gauge pod covers, exactly zero wires and it covers holes till you find something useful to add. May I suggest AFR, Oil temp, or Analog boost gauge for a few that are worth the time and money to...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-27-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By arcticscythe
Thanks, Thats actually my dads, in the...

Thanks,

Thats actually my dads, in the example shots.

I have the exact same setup on mine but she's in the shop at the moment.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-26-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, I was in a similar...

Welcome to our forums,

I was in a similar position when I started wearing down my stock Dunlops. One think to keep in mind is that a car is as good as its weakest component. If you buy cheap tires...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-26-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By arcticscythe
LED under hood lighting

Preface : So everyone knows I have a lighting problem, admitting it is the first step right? If you don't already know how much I love lights look over there <<<<<<< at my profile picture. I love...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-25-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By arcticscythe
Im sorry man, Hope it gets rebuilt quick ...

Im sorry man, Hope it gets rebuilt quick

That cosworth baffle looks like a great idea. I might grab one of those for mine. Is it just a gasket up to and a gasket on bottom sandwiched between the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   06-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,320
Posted By arcticscythe
- Still not a bad idea to bleed them after you do...

- Still not a bad idea to bleed them after you do any brake modification, that way you get the full benefit of the new brace
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-25-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By arcticscythe
Its uncommon for them to be called mufflers now a...

Its uncommon for them to be called mufflers now a days, typically you will find them under the name axel back exhaust unless you plan on cutting off the actual mufflers and welding on new mufflers (...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   06-25-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By arcticscythe
Glad you found one you like. Muffler deletes are...

Glad you found one you like. Muffler deletes are just for sound but in my opinion the 15 needs a bit more volume anyway.

hope you enjoy. If you get a chance post a photo or 2
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   06-24-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By arcticscythe
Im glad to help, So lets start with the...

Im glad to help,

So lets start with the facts, the biggest restriction in the exhaust path on most OEM cars is the catalytic converters. That said the factory exhaust path in many models has 3-4...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-22-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By arcticscythe
I love it, I just saw your update and I was...

I love it, I just saw your update and I was headed over here to link to it : )
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-22-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By arcticscythe
Post a complete parts list and dyno log when you...

Post a complete parts list and dyno log when you get it pro-tuned. It would be nice to start a thread about dyno logs and part lists as well. maybe on of the mods can get one started? : )
Forum: New Member Intros   06-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community, Ill be up in WA a...

Welcome to the community,

Ill be up in WA a few time later this year, If I have some free time when Im not working we can definitely go for a cruise.

Don't forget to wave : )
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-22-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By arcticscythe
Kevin, Thats one heck of a coincidence. Glad...

Kevin,

Thats one heck of a coincidence. Glad you got yourself a nice Subaru.

Like I was telling Doctorcookie, get that thing tuned. Please either take it to a tuner or have it e-tuned. Sounds...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-22-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By arcticscythe
KD08WRX Welcome to our forums, There is a...

KD08WRX Welcome to our forums,

There is a wealth of knowledge here and Ive found that this place is far more accepting and human that some of the other Subaru forums on the internet. Welcome to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-19-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
  Read me: BOV for Beginners
Views: 466
Posted By arcticscythe
- Thanks for the props, I added a bit of language...

- Thanks for the props, I added a bit of language around the hybrid valves I would still like drivers to avoid atmospheric blow off valves if possible. An interesting side note I did fine some...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-18-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
  Read me: BOV for Beginners
Views: 466
Posted By arcticscythe
Personally I would look at the other...

Personally I would look at the other modifications to the vehicle and adjust accordingly. In many cases drivers who choose a blow off valve will typically have a number of other common bolt on parts...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-18-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community, Sounds to me like...

Welcome to the community,

Sounds to me like a boost leak. 02 has a hose coupler on the compressor outlet if I remember correctly, check there first and make sure everything is sealed up nice. Also...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   06-17-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By arcticscythe
If you can upload a few photos we can ID it for...

If you can upload a few photos we can ID it for you pretty quick. If you can take photos like you would a car, driver side, passenger side low and high and so on. link to their original size so we...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-16-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community. I was the same way, a...

Welcome to the community. I was the same way, a Subaru was always my dream car.

As far as guides and help heres a great place to start : http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/
...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-16-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,307
Posted By arcticscythe
I like the idea of using a heavier weight oil but...

I like the idea of using a heavier weight oil but Im still under the SOA Warranty. I have until 70k miles to use a OEM oil then I plan on switching to Rotella T6 which I think is a 5W40. Amsoil 10W40...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-15-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By arcticscythe
I would avoid CATless pipes if its in your budget...

I would avoid CATless pipes if its in your budget at all. Performance CATs are very free flowing and they dont surpress volume or performance much at all. Out here in SoCal we deal with alot of smog...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-14-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By arcticscythe
Racecomp offers yellow lowering springs. last I...

Racecomp offers yellow lowering springs. last I checked they only drop you like 1cm Thats almost un-noticable with a much stifferr spring rate than stock.

I would give those a try personally
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community I would check to be...

Welcome to the community

I would check to be sure that the wastegate actuator isnt stuck or stickey, then I would check for boost leaks. Sometimes the connectors can start going bad and leaking at...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-14-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By arcticscythe
First off welcome to the forums If your...

First off welcome to the forums

If your suspension is stock I would start with a set of anti sway bars and end links. They take care of the excess body roll in corners and they inspire confidence...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-12-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,307
Posted By arcticscythe
If you get an chance post up a used oil analysis...

If you get an chance post up a used oil analysis when you swap it out, Im curious to see how it performs. Maybe we can start a while thread for UOAs
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-12-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By arcticscythe
depending on how rich the smoke is it could be...

depending on how rich the smoke is it could be blow-by geting burned off.

Still worth it to take it in and have it looked at but you might also want to check for excess oil in the intercooler and...
Forum: Want to Buy/Want to Trade   06-12-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By arcticscythe
Im in your neck of the woods about 3 times a year...

Im in your neck of the woods about 3 times a year for work. Ill keep an eye out for a red hatch.

As for tires it really depends on your budget, If you want something with solid handling and grip...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-12-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly for 1500 you might be better off getting...

Honestly for 1500 you might be better off getting some adjustable struts and springs. I dont usually reccommend coilovers for daily drivers because even on their softest settings they tend to be...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-11-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By arcticscythe
Fair enough, The option is there but I feel...

Fair enough, The option is there but I feel better trusting a professional with my $30,000 car rather than trusting myself to adjust the maps on the computer.

If you do end up going with torqued...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-11-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By arcticscythe
First to answer your question yes you can...

First to answer your question yes you can download access tuner race and adjust things to your hearts content. You can get acccesstuner race on Cobbs website but you have to request authorization. It...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-11-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By arcticscythe
oh and simple green for cleaning then. Its...

oh and simple green for cleaning then. Its non-toxic so you can use it indoors if its 105 degrees or freezing where you are and it does a pretty good job of cutting blowby.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-11-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By arcticscythe
Was the boost slow to grab or you felt a studder,...

Was the boost slow to grab or you felt a studder, Might be compressor surge. Depending on the tempature if I pin the throttle on my 13 too low in the RPM range sometimes Ill over boost a hair and...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-11-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By arcticscythe
First off your totally cool mentioning a brand...

First off your totally cool mentioning a brand name if its a part you are considering. Primitive makes some really solid stuff and Ive been considering their aluminum skid plate as well ( if only to...
Forum: Want to Buy/Want to Trade   06-11-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community. What have you done...

Welcome to the community.

What have you done already?

If you have $100 in your pocket go buy a master cylinder brace. By far the best money Ive spent on the car. Stock the firewall flexes a bit...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-11-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,307
Posted By arcticscythe
Still running Pennzoil Platinum Pure Plus 5W30. I...

Still running Pennzoil Platinum Pure Plus 5W30. I have gone through 2 used oil analysis and I am very pleased. Even at stage 2 power levels the oil comes out relatively clean and free of the typical...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-10-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By arcticscythe
ideally most "premium" top tier fuels have some...

ideally most "premium" top tier fuels have some level of detergents. If your worried about contaminants in your fuel system you can always do a dedicated fuel system cleaner, redline and royal purple...
Forum: The Hangout   06-10-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By arcticscythe
Ok lemme get this straight. - Previous owner...

Ok lemme get this straight.

- Previous owner purhcased an LED bulb for the boomerang
- You took it in for the dealership to fix the boomerang
- Instead of replacing the LED boomerang bulb with a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-10-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By arcticscythe
Snake oil isn't bad for your MAF, you just need...

Snake oil isn't bad for your MAF, you just need to make sure is from your region. I like western diamondback rattlsnake-oil myself.

I feel like we may have gotten off topic... Probably my fault :|
Forum: The Hangout   06-10-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By arcticscythe
Most big brands that make brakes are willing to...

Most big brands that make brakes are willing to stand behind, or in this case in front of them. For the money it wouldn't hurt to give them a try, save a few hundred bucks and invest in better pads....
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-10-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By arcticscythe
Depending on how bad your engine looks on the...

Depending on how bad your engine looks on the inside it might be worth it. I dont like the idea of subjecting all the seals and especially the CATs to that kid of stress. Anything that smokes out the...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-09-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By arcticscythe
Pilot Super Sports are a great way to go, they...

Pilot Super Sports are a great way to go, they have good road manners and great grip in spring summer and fall. In some states you can even get away with them as a winter tire ( West coast winters...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-08-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By arcticscythe
thats the debate. Ive seen dyno logs with as much...

thats the debate. Ive seen dyno logs with as much a s a 10 WHP gains but I don't take any stock in them.

The concept is definitely valid but aside from the lighting world I havent really seen a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-08-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By arcticscythe
Haw1es - The concept is that the vehicles wiring...

Haw1es - The concept is that the vehicles wiring harness runs powered and signal wires out to all the ends and in an attempt to save wire/weight/resistance that the wiring harness uses a local ground...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-08-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By arcticscythe
Ive always felt the safest running Subaru fluids....

Ive always felt the safest running Subaru fluids. My tuner recommends Subaru fluids for trans and diffs up into stage 3 builds.

When I was pricing my 30k service I called up my tuner and he...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-08-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community, I strongly...

Welcome to the community,

I strongly recommend a brake in period first. If yo have a moment please read through this : http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

After your brake...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-08-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By arcticscythe
OEM STi short throw and a Cobb Knob. It was a...

OEM STi short throw and a Cobb Knob. It was a gift and I enjoy it as such but Im not sure I like it any more or less than stock.

Actually I think I want to try something weighted, and new...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-08-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By arcticscythe
- darin lets get you on your own thread so you...

- darin lets get you on your own thread so you can ask as many questions as youd like.

As for brakes Hawk makes some pretty good brake components and even though stoptech is new all their media...
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