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Forum: Handling Tech   11-17-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By sleepr
No I didn't do it myself. I don't have all the...

No I didn't do it myself. I don't have all the necessary tools or a lift (for convenience). My shop did it for me along with replacing all suspension bushings, adding a front subframe brace, and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-17-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By sleepr
IMHO...yes, no, and I have a feeling you like...

IMHO...yes, no, and I have a feeling you like doing engine work.
Forum: Handling Tech   11-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By sleepr
Honestly, none really come to mind. That being...

Honestly, none really come to mind. That being said, I did this mod over 6 years ago. this mod is "correcting" suspension geometry, not necessarily reducing ride height (of the body) in a...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-14-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By sleepr
I have it...you are going to love it.

I have it...you are going to love it.
Forum: The Hangout   11-12-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By sleepr
since this thread was brought back to life, I...

since this thread was brought back to life, I will provide an update.

After 3 years, my California Car cover's stitching on one of the seams came undone last week. This is not surprising, as the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-12-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By sleepr
A grounding kit was the first thing I did to my...

A grounding kit was the first thing I did to my WRX, and it did actually help in a noticeable way. These days, a fairly expensive car cover is used on my WRX when it's parked.

On my Tiburon, I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-09-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By sleepr
I can't really find a reason to be excited about...

I can't really find a reason to be excited about that price.

The car is less than two years old. It seems to have been driven a fair amount of miles...

Then again, maybe I am just out of touch...
Forum: The Hangout   11-05-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 26,671
Posted By sleepr
^ might be interested in buying parts from...

^ might be interested in buying parts from himself

< wishes there was more choices in bread in Korea than variations on mass produced white bread.

V wants to "break 'em loose" like man show!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-31-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By sleepr
Certainly a good and relevant counter to my...

Certainly a good and relevant counter to my assertion. It all depends on what one wants to do with the car. My mindset is to replace with "better than OEM" parts; an aluminum radiator, slightly...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-29-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,464
Posted By sleepr
Nice to hear that you worked yourself into a good...

Nice to hear that you worked yourself into a good deal on the trade and purchase. You will be missed!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-29-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By sleepr
Pass. Doesn't look like it's been "babied". ...

Pass.

Doesn't look like it's been "babied". When was the radiator replaced? (It was?...with an OEM one?!) When was the turbo replaced? That looks like more than "minor damage" to the rear...
Forum: New Member Intros   10-26-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By sleepr
Welcome and congratulations on buying your first...

Welcome and congratulations on buying your first Subaru! Take care of it and it will take care of you. We look forward to seeing any pictures that you can share with us!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
  New guy
Views: 391
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! I know this is a WRX site but I'm sure...

Welcome! I know this is a WRX site but I'm sure I am not the only one who is curious to know what other vehicles you have in your fleet. ;)
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-24-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By sleepr
Understood, but I am more concerned about your...

Understood, but I am more concerned about your safety and the un-natural load that is being put on your drivetrain. The links I have provided demonstrate a much safer way to "experiment", and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By sleepr
Wait, you jacked up only the rear (leaving the...

Wait, you jacked up only the rear (leaving the front on the ground) and then you applied power (by engaging the clutch)?!

Might I suggest looking at some videos that demonstrate symmetrical AWD...
Forum: New Member Intros   10-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By sleepr
Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: New Member Intros   10-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By sleepr
Good to see you again! I envy you. I would...

Good to see you again!

I envy you. I would love to study Automotive Technology!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-17-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
  hi all
Views: 328
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! I really like that there is no...

Welcome!

I really like that there is no chrome on the front grille (except for the emblem).
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-15-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,011
Posted By sleepr
Assuming one has a "quality" tune, you should...

Assuming one has a "quality" tune, you should only need to swap the pipes. The "high" rpm test is still under 3000rpm (2500rpm I think) for a CA no-dyno standstill sniffer test (which is what...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By sleepr
link worked for me. I wonder what kind of...

link worked for me.

I wonder what kind of tune it has on it...
Forum: The Hangout   10-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,846
Posted By sleepr
After lunch we tackled the rear strut tower bar: ...

After lunch we tackled the rear strut tower bar:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/62904069-5716-4799-a819-00c1006515cb_zps765587fb.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   10-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,846
Posted By sleepr
I've driven more than 2500km on the new clutch...

I've driven more than 2500km on the new clutch and flywheel combo now. Even though I mentioned before that the clutch felt "broken in" at 900km, I would say now that there was still some "breaking...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By sleepr
financed an '02 with 22k miles (agreed on a price...

financed an '02 with 22k miles (agreed on a price of a bit over $20k) at just under 5% over a 5 year period from the Subaru dealer in '04.


If I had $10k to spend on an engine...



I would...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By sleepr
agreed. Tires could be considered part of the...

agreed. Tires could be considered part of the "braking system" too.
Forum: New Member Intros   09-23-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By sleepr
All stock bugeye?! That's rare to begin with! ...

All stock bugeye?! That's rare to begin with! We like pictures around here no matter what the condition. Welcome!!!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,248
Posted By sleepr
Assuming it is the plastic that has cracked... ...

Assuming it is the plastic that has cracked...

The more the radiator heats up and cools down, the weaker that crack and the surrounding plastic is going to become. Please be careful!
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By sleepr
a "costly" repair may not necessarily be so...

a "costly" repair may not necessarily be so "costly" when compared to doing the math with respect to the total cost of the alternative option.

In other words, it may be more money upfront, but...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! Don't forget to take pictures of the...

Welcome! Don't forget to take pictures of the work you do to your car and share your experience with us!
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   09-13-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! Thanks for sharing your pictures! I...

Welcome! Thanks for sharing your pictures! I really like the color scheme you've got going on!
Forum: WRX Video Links   09-06-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By sleepr
I like that the host is not trying to be overly...

I like that the host is not trying to be overly serious or an authority about the car. Additionally, he is letting the car owner talk which is nice. Jay Leno has a hard time letting others talk...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-06-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,432
Posted By sleepr
It might be helpful to start a new thread with...

It might be helpful to start a new thread with the same writing as you have put here. It would be easier for everyone who replies and for those who look to your thread for future guidance (via...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-06-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,131
Posted By sleepr
I'm stumped... Wait a sec... One of your...

I'm stumped...

Wait a sec... One of your previous pictures has a "collar" of some sort behind the bolted flange. I don't see it in this picture.
Forum: NorCal WRX Forum   09-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By sleepr
Thank you for sharing all of those amazing...

Thank you for sharing all of those amazing pictures!
Forum: NorCal WRX Forum   09-05-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By sleepr
I liked deviating from the the "17 mile drive"...

I liked deviating from the the "17 mile drive" route within Pebble Beach (too many tourists on the suggested route). There are many amazing estates there.

After looking at a map, you may want to...
Forum: NorCal WRX Forum   09-03-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By sleepr
Fun canyon roads you say?! You sir, are...

Fun canyon roads you say?! You sir, are literally surrounded by "fun canyon roads". Any way you take out of Monterrey is going to be fun. If you go south on the Pacific Coast Highway (#1) towards...
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   08-30-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By sleepr
Hi EM7, this is another person's "for sale"...

Hi EM7, this is another person's "for sale" thread, so we really shouldn't discuss your situation here. Let's keep it to the thread you started. :)
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   08-30-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By sleepr
First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you have...

First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you have been left with quite a difficult situation to handle. However, it is hard to give any actionable suggestions without some details...

Who knows? ...
Forum: The Hangout   08-28-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,846
Posted By sleepr
After the front end of the car was put back...

After the front end of the car was put back together, we could finally install the endlinks!

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_20140820_144052_zpsf941881d.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   08-28-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,846
Posted By sleepr
As explained before, I wanted to replace the...

As explained before, I wanted to replace the throw out bearing due to a stupid mistake I had made (stepping off the clutch with the car in gear at a dead stop idle).

Last week we separated the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-28-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,131
Posted By sleepr
check out the Scosche website (use "usb charger"...

check out the Scosche website (use "usb charger" in their search field). They have all kinds of quality 12V adapter usb chargers with a variety of power ratings to suit your application. Lots of...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By sleepr
haha... "BF" has the same meaning as when it...

haha...

"BF" has the same meaning as when it is used in "BF hammer"...It's just a no name Ebay oversized top mount (used at the discretion of my tuner) that works fine and has never given me any...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   08-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By sleepr
Are you able to provide a picture of the actual...

Are you able to provide a picture of the actual downpipe that is in your possession?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-25-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By sleepr
I hope more people can post to this thread. It's...

I hope more people can post to this thread. It's fascinating to see the differences in turbo "sizes" displayed in graph form (in one thread).
Forum: New Member Intros   08-25-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! Looks like a pretty good find! ...

Welcome! Looks like a pretty good find!

You might want to find a stock intake and use it to replace the short ram. Put the short ram on the shelf and reinstall it if you ever decide to have...
Forum: The Hangout   08-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By sleepr
Glad to hear you are okay. I too got rear ended...

Glad to hear you are okay. I too got rear ended (in Korea) about 4 weeks ago by someone who never even attempted to stop. I saw her coming and within 1 second almost completely turned out of her...
Forum: New Member Intros   08-25-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By sleepr
I would suggest searching for and taking a look...

I would suggest searching for and taking a look at fidrat's build thread on this site.

Welcome!!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-17-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By sleepr
based on the video, I must admit I misunderstood...

based on the video, I must admit I misunderstood your description. I was expecting more of a hesitation when you "blip" the throttle. But in your video, I don't see or hear any hesitation, which is...
Forum: The Hangout   08-16-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,846
Posted By sleepr
(current) A week after the accident, the...

(current)

A week after the accident, the body damage has been repaired:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_20140730_161909_zps832f3c14.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   08-16-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,846
Posted By sleepr
(as of the end of July 2014) Since the...

(as of the end of July 2014)

Since the "engine mount tuning", I have been really happy with the performance and reliability of my Tib. It feels great to drive and does everything beyond my...
Forum: The Hangout   08-16-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,846
Posted By sleepr
(as of mid July 2014) ...So, after the first...

(as of mid July 2014)

...So, after the first round of my flywheel/clutch adventure, I started hearing this "rubbing/grinding sound" coming from the transaxle area. From my past experiences, it...
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