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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah I ran out to the parking lot to grab you a...

Yeah I ran out to the parking lot to grab you a photo here it is. I thought it was weird that the Cobb part wasn't a perfect drop in as well but as far as Im concerned it was perfect where it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By arcticscythe
Hey if you need a hand with any of your LED...

Hey if you need a hand with any of your LED conversion let me know. Ive been in the electronics world a long time and Im glad to help.

Keep in mind that just because they look whiter doesn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 76,592
Posted By arcticscythe
Im partial to the new info tainment system on the...

Im partial to the new info tainment system on the 2016s, even the base model WRXs come with all the Bluetooth/Navi/"Freemium" extras. Im with Fidrat, from a daily driver perspective I like the 16...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By arcticscythe
There are no loud BOVs that are good for your...

There are no loud BOVs that are good for your car, By definition they are bad for your car because they dump air that is accounted for out of the system and the ECU doesnt know the air is missing....
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, As for mods this is a...

Welcome to the forums,

As for mods this is a great place to start, http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

On my 2013 the biggest improvement I found from a single part was...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-26-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,077
Posted By arcticscythe
Sweet, then go for it. Just remember measure...

Sweet, then go for it. Just remember measure twice and cut once : )
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-26-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,077
Posted By arcticscythe
I used to weld up test pipes in shop class, I was...

I used to weld up test pipes in shop class, I was never the best welder there but they held well enough. We used straight pipes from the local parts store so it was affordable even on a high school...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-26-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,638
Posted By arcticscythe
I think the bottom one is too bright for fog lamp...

I think the bottom one is too bright for fog lamp use, the bottom lamp puts out 12,000 Lumens by itself which is about 10,000 more than all the factory fog lamps. Most fogs are around 800 Lumens each...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-26-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,638
Posted By arcticscythe
I currently have them wired to the same switch,...

I currently have them wired to the same switch, Neither of them are legal to drive on the highway with so I figured all or nothing. I have considered installing a hood above the lamps but because...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-26-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By arcticscythe
Cobb Catted Downpipe

2013 Subaru WRX Hatch, Satin Pearl White
Cobb Tuning SF Intake + SF Intake Box + PTP Turbo Blanket
Torqued Performance Stage 1 Rev9 E-Tune
Whitelines Anti-Sway Bars, Kart boys Endlinks, Back to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-26-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By arcticscythe
Fidrat, Im in a similar boat, I dont like the...

Fidrat, Im in a similar boat, I dont like the idea of pushing other companies out of business and Im on the fence about the distraction of more gauges and more lights. To be honest until I loaded a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-26-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By arcticscythe
welcome to the community, Don't forget to...

welcome to the community,

Don't forget to wave : )
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-26-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By arcticscythe
+1 for the kartboy, the cobb short throw makes it...

+1 for the kartboy, the cobb short throw makes it look like its infinitely adjustable but adjusting it beyond a certain point will hold you out of certain gears.

Things to watch out for, there...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-26-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By arcticscythe
Im sorry, I misunderstood, I took your question...

Im sorry, I misunderstood, I took your question as sarcasm which it obviously was not. my apologies.

Yes forged pistons and a proper tune are a great place to start, The factory tune as far as I...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-23-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By arcticscythe
Fidrat I cant tell, gimme a sign. / sarcasm/ ...

Fidrat I cant tell, gimme a sign. / sarcasm/

For op the issue youve come across is more than likley ringland railure where the piston heads cant handle the stress of knock events pushing the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-23-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By arcticscythe
I agree that if everyone goes with cobb we will...

I agree that if everyone goes with cobb we will push other companies out of the market, but in most cases we do our research before making a purchase and Cobb jut so hppens to have great reviews....
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By arcticscythe
Im biased towards Cobb just because they seem to...

Im biased towards Cobb just because they seem to be very detail oriented, their exhaust welds all look great, their intake hoses are sturdy and everything has a nice finish. Looking at their intake...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-22-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By arcticscythe
Oh then if its going to be a project car whats...

Oh then if its going to be a project car whats your intended use? If you are looking for a car for the wife or for the kids then build it back to stock and put 150k more miles on it. If you plan on...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-22-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By arcticscythe
Couple things, First off 10k for a properly...

Couple things,

First off 10k for a properly running 2010 WRX is a steal. Assuming you have to do an engine rebuild with mostly OE equivalent parts you should plan on investing another 2-4 grand...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-22-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By arcticscythe
I dont have any videos of stock subarus with only...

I dont have any videos of stock subarus with only aftermarket bypass valves mostly because they are unnecessary until you are running considerably more boost than stock.

the 2.5l STi intake wont...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-21-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By arcticscythe
as far as louder bypass valves most aftermarket...

as far as louder bypass valves most aftermarket bypass units will open quicker than stock so that should lead to some extra volume. As for the pshhtt noise you can get pretty close with an intake....
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-21-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 709
Posted By arcticscythe
welcome to the forums, and because ...

welcome to the forums,

and because sleepr already posted what to do first it I don't have to : )

The biggest thing that concerns me is your interest in a Blow Off valve. Our cars come...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-20-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By arcticscythe
I though the GFB blow off valves were black not...

I though the GFB blow off valves were black not silver. Turbo XS possibly with that ring pattern maybe?. Im guessing its setup to full atmospheric or the return hose is left disconnected if its that...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-20-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By arcticscythe
no stress, I just saw a similar thread and I...

no stress, I just saw a similar thread and I responded late last night CA time so I figured it was my mistake and forgot to click submit
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,073
Posted By arcticscythe
fid, I didnt know you had a complete thermal wrap...

fid, I didnt know you had a complete thermal wrap on your top mount. that looks fantastic. hows the heat soak with it wrapped? worth the time to do it?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By arcticscythe
- exactly, and yeah the ring land thing is more...

- exactly, and yeah the ring land thing is more commonly a 2.5 issue as far as I know. Keeping the knock to a minimum should help quite a bit.

I tend to drive like a grandma until I find a curvy...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By arcticscythe
looks like this thread got double posted, I...

looks like this thread got double posted, I responded in the other thread as well but to answer your question 91 is the minimum, the car really runs better on 93 and from top tier pump stations where...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By arcticscythe
Thats for the props, I totally agree that...

Thats for the props,

I totally agree that the tires make the car. I did mine pretty early and I went out on a limb to try a new thread pattern and the change was fantastic. I made an edit to the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By arcticscythe
AEM makes a nice wideband gauge that fits in...

AEM makes a nice wideband gauge that fits in most gauge pods. an analog boost gauge wouldn't hurt either. maybe oil temp as well.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-20-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By arcticscythe
I guess my comment got lost on the interwebs....

I guess my comment got lost on the interwebs. lets try again.

First off no stock WRX should sound like "fast and furious". the blow off valve thats on there is aftermarket and if you can hear it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By arcticscythe
first thing I saw on those photos was an...

first thing I saw on those photos was an aftermarket blow off valve. They are not "fast and furious" loud stock. Theres some debate over how bad it is for the car but most agree that it is not good...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-20-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By arcticscythe
run a conservative tune, drive safely and if you...

run a conservative tune, drive safely and if you plan on pushing the car install appropriate upgrade parts.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By arcticscythe
I like that, tires are a good first upgrade,...

I like that, tires are a good first upgrade, depending on your year and your climate the all seasons that come on most subarus are pretty mediocre in most categories.

And i totally agree, take it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By arcticscythe
that poor car.... well lets get you sorted...

that poor car....

well lets get you sorted out. First off dont drive it, and if you must drive it dont drive it hard keep the rpms low and your throttle position below 50%. take it to your nearest...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-19-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By arcticscythe
I got you in the other thread, but yeah I think...

I got you in the other thread, but yeah I think he's referring to ring land failure or rod failure
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-19-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums Lets answer your...

Welcome to the forums

Lets answer your questions in order

1. the STi platform (USDM at least) was designed and tuned to run safely on 91 octane with its factory tune. If you can find one thats...
Forum: The Hangout   05-19-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 417
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Posted By arcticscythe
heres one from a while back. ...

heres one from a while back.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z289/arcticscythe/26093_382167432308_4801930_n.jpg...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-19-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By arcticscythe
- If you plan on just adding bolt on upgrades to...

- If you plan on just adding bolt on upgrades to your car for the foreseeable future then OEM or an OEM equivalent is perfect. Exceedy makes a pretty inexpensive OEM equivalent but even the subaru...
Forum: The Hangout   05-18-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By arcticscythe
mosc, Im not against that approach either. as...

mosc, Im not against that approach either. as long as the aluminum is finished nicely,
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By arcticscythe
What To Do First

OK so this question comes up a lot. Instead of retyping the same answer every time a new owner joins the forums to post their “what should I do first” thread I thought it would be convenient to draft...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, To answer your...

Welcome to the forums,

To answer your question I would start with neither,

Break it in, Spend 2000 miles with in going slow and fast, taking highways and side street and back roads at night....
Forum: New Member Intros   05-18-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 562
Posted By arcticscythe
- I second that, Actually i dont know why I didnt...

- I second that, Actually i dont know why I didnt post it, Break it in first. 2000 miles more to break in you to the car than the car at this point but still important.
Forum: New Member Intros   05-18-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By arcticscythe
- more like uncommon sense. Just trying to spread...

- more like uncommon sense. Just trying to spread the love
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-18-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By arcticscythe
- This, Unless you are at the track adjusting...

- This, Unless you are at the track adjusting your rates every Sunday then I would stick with struts and springs. the AGX is a cool blend of adjustability for some auto-x and the occasional track day...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By arcticscythe
I always recommend the Suspension > Braking >...

I always recommend the Suspension > Braking > then power route. I know it sounds good to immediately add horsepower but on the 09 there is a considerable amount of body roll that can be corrected by...
Forum: The Hangout   05-18-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By arcticscythe
If your going to paint them and they are going up...

If your going to paint them and they are going up against WRB I would do them gold : )
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-13-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By arcticscythe
Actually the 2 are not mutually exclusive. You...

Actually the 2 are not mutually exclusive. You can purchase an accessport computer and have a tunign shop make a map ( tune ) to load on it. I like my accessport because it gives me gauges to keep an...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-13-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By arcticscythe
-Spot on, back when they were introduced in F1...

-Spot on, back when they were introduced in F1 they didnt simulate the change gears, the cars got up to an RPM level and stayed there as the CVT and the computer kept the torque curve at optimal...
Forum: New Member Intros   05-13-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 562
Posted By arcticscythe
On the topic of the grounding kit, that looks...

On the topic of the grounding kit, that looks like someone went the hardware store route ( which isnt a bad thing ) they just didnt wrap the cables up nice for you. I have made a number of grounding...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-13-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, First things first,....

Welcome to the forums,

First things first,. let get a simple rule out there, If any part changes your intake or exhaust path then it needs a tune. (except for cat-back exhausts)

As far as the...
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