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Forum: Handling Tech   06-01-2004, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,824
Posted By iceman
It's all about finding the right...

It's all about finding the right oversteer/understeer balance for the way you drive. But keep in mind, though front/rear strut bars might cancel out the overtsteer/understeer effect of each other,...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-01-2004, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By iceman
By more comfortable do you mean a softer ride or...

By more comfortable do you mean a softer ride or a stiffer one? I can't think of any coilover kits that would soften the ride.
Forum: Handling Tech   06-01-2004, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By iceman
Remember to keep an eye on the camber while youre...

Remember to keep an eye on the camber while youre playing around with that unless you wanna buy new tires very soon.
Forum: Handling Tech   06-01-2004, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,056
Posted By iceman
Yeah the praxis setup seems kinda shady with the...

Yeah the praxis setup seems kinda shady with the camber stuff. Those are adjustable over a pretty big range, and a 2" drop is a huge camber change.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-21-2004, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By iceman
haha i wouldnt wanna have to drive one of those....

haha i wouldnt wanna have to drive one of those. . . .
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-17-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By iceman
At that much boost wuold it run at al or would it...

At that much boost wuold it run at al or would it blow a rod or something the first time you ran it. Thats gotta be like 40 psi
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-17-2004, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By iceman
APS 650hp FMIC

APS says their intercooler is good up to 700hp applications. Does anyone run that much power? Is that possible with a stock engine block (or any 2.0L engine)? I don't believe you could make that...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-13-2004, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By iceman
Yeah the SSRs are not only sweet looking but very...

Yeah the SSRs are not only sweet looking but very light and we all know less unsprung weight is good for performance. It's also a common autocross wheel because of this. They are a little on the...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-13-2004, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By iceman
I think brakes are a good mod that most people...

I think brakes are a good mod that most people overlook. For track work or any kind of serious high-performance driving I would definitely upgrade the brakes. How far you take it depends on how...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-10-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By iceman
i know saab is 100% GM. thats why you shouldnt...

i know saab is 100% GM. thats why you shouldnt buy one. look at the correction i made: subaru is not 100% GM.
Forum: Handling Tech   03-10-2004, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By iceman
the 'not wanting to turn' that you speak of...

the 'not wanting to turn' that you speak of sounds like understeer to me, which 4wd cars are prone to do. a stiffer rear strut bar pushes the handling balance towards oversteer, while going stiffer...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-24-2003, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By iceman
wow im dumb. change the saab to subaru. and...

wow im dumb. change the saab to subaru.

and also, i meant GM-subaru is not a ford-mercury deal, but the 9-2 and WRX .almost are. the subaru's still better thoough. who wants to buy GM anyway?
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-24-2003, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By iceman
Exclamation 2 things: GM does not own saab, so its not like a...

2 things: GM does not own saab, so its not like a ford/mercury thing. subaru's parent company is fuji heavy industries from japan. GM only owns around 20%

and from what ive read, the saab isnt...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-12-2003, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,796
Posted By iceman
go with the gold. its rally style.

go with the gold. its rally style.
Forum: Handling Tech   12-05-2003, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By iceman
thanks. is there anoyone out there using this...

thanks. is there anoyone out there using this system?
Forum: Handling Tech   12-05-2003, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By iceman
gold wheels

i guess what wheels you choose is a matter of taste, but personally i think gold looks really good on wrxs, especially the wrb ones. i wouold go for it. rota wheels are good looking and not too...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-05-2003, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By iceman
praxis air suspension kit

when i was looking at suspension kits, i saw the praxis air spring kit. i read somewhere (C&D i think) that its a good system, but does it hold up against like a coilover set? is there anyone out...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-16-2003, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By iceman
man that sucks. . . sorry about the car and...

man that sucks. . .
sorry about the car and good luck with the repairs
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-07-2003, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By iceman
ntercooler

i think they claim up to 50 more hp, but im not sure exactly how much it adds. it wont make as much power as a wet system, but its a lot cheaper and a lot safer and better for your engine.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-07-2003, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By iceman
yeah like cosmo said a UTEC is a safer way to add...

yeah like cosmo said a UTEC is a safer way to add hp thats there all the time, but if you really want nitrous, you should take a look at the nx ntercooler (thats ntercooler with an n, not...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-06-2003, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By iceman
Exclamation safe tuning

i know that with an uppipe/downpipe/catback/UTEC/fuel system/turbo/intercooler deal you can make like 400hp pretty easy but how safe is that? i mean even if it doesnt blow up in your face how long...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-05-2003, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By iceman
tires

one thing to remember with wheel/tire combos is that the tires are the only part of the car that touches the road, which means they are far more importnat than whells performance-wise, especially if...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-05-2003, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By iceman
yeah, ive never heard of someone actually getting...

yeah, ive never heard of someone actually getting busted for that, and its a pretty stupid law, but its always good to know as much as you can about your car in case you ever run into a cop problem....
Forum: Handling Tech   08-04-2003, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By iceman
actually its more like 1" in back

actually its more like 1" in back
Forum: Handling Tech   08-04-2003, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By iceman
prodrive springs?

ive been looking at some different springs and the prodrives look pretty good- 30% stiffer, 1.5" drop up front and 1.4" in the back. anyone know anything about these or recommend something else?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-03-2003, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By iceman
REXronald is wrong

sorry, it just doesnt work that way.
http://www.epa.state.oh.us/dapc/tamper_law.pdf

thats actually ohio state law.

'tampering includes such acts as removing the catalytic converter' etc.
...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-03-2003, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By iceman
it is US emissions laws that you cannot remove or...

it is US emissions laws that you cannot remove or replace a working catalytic converter on an emissions tested vehicle. now no one really follows this and they cant really check it, but thats what...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-03-2003, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,089
Posted By iceman
did this perhaps happen to you?

did this perhaps happen to you?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-02-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By iceman
all cat-back exhausts are pretty much the same as...

all cat-back exhausts are pretty much the same as far as power and performance goes- pick the one that sounds best and looks best.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-02-2003, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,089
Posted By iceman
the only way a dealer can void your warranty by...

the only way a dealer can void your warranty by law is if they can prove that an aftermarket part caused the damage. an up pipe seems like a pretty safe upgrade especially the STi one so it shouldnt...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-02-2003, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By iceman
as far as street legal goes- an up pipe...

as far as street legal goes- an up pipe replacement isnt really legal on a street car because theres a cat in there and yuou cant legally pull that out even if you put a new pipe in with a cat. dont...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-30-2003, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,637
Posted By iceman
yeah you dont want your car to look like that... ...

yeah you dont want your car to look like that...

i dont really know about the gas, in PA you can get 93 at the pump so its not a big problem, but nice job takin it to the Z car !Thumbs Up !Thumbs...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-30-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By iceman
but wouldnt any intake that flows more air lean...

but wouldnt any intake that flows more air lean out the mixture unlees you flow more fuel? thats how they add power with more air
Forum: Handling Tech   07-29-2003, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By iceman
lowering and camber

i want the prodrive springs which give like a 1.5" drop. will i be ok without messing with the camber or will my handling suffer? it shouldnt change more than a few degrees, right?
Forum: The Hangout   07-29-2003, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By iceman
thats awesome

thats awesome
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-29-2003, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By iceman
taking off the factory wing

can you just take the factory spoiler of a wrx or will it leave nasty holes you would have to fill or repaint or something?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-29-2003, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By iceman
yuou gotta watch those intakes a little ### a...

yuou gotta watch those intakes a little ### a freer flowing intake changes the A/F ratio to have more air which makes it burn hotter. with a stock turbo i would stay with a stock intake, but its up...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-29-2003, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By iceman
the sti is pretty hard to get- i found one at a...

the sti is pretty hard to get- i found one at a dealership near me that a guy cancelled on and they were adding $5000 to the window sticker. good luck getitng one unless youre on the list
Forum: The Hangout   07-28-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By iceman
tonyrecords41 !Thumbs Up

tonyrecords41 !Thumbs Up
Forum: Handling Tech   07-28-2003, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By iceman
Lightbulb try subzeros-theyre real cheap and pretty light i...

try subzeros-theyre real cheap and pretty light i think
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