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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,151
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, I know this is your...

Welcome to our forums,

I know this is your first post so Im not going to give you ahrd time for reviving a 7 year old dead thread.

Toanswer your questions the reason many drivers would like a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-26-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah if you use something like a wing nut to hold...

Yeah if you use something like a wing nut to hold the catch can on the brackets you could easily turn it off and dump it into a cup. Just be careful not to dump any oil back into the vac lines, kinda...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-26-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By arcticscythe
The wires you need to tap should be clearly...

The wires you need to tap should be clearly labeled. If your talking about the actual boost line as in the vac hose then you connect that with a T to the high pressure side of your intake path....
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-26-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By arcticscythe
So the journey begins. I was looking over my...

So the journey begins. I was looking over my notes and I decided that it was time to take out some of that body roll. Same as I did with the 13. I grabbed a Whiteline 22mm Adjustable sway bar...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly, If you dont have the money to buy a...

Honestly, If you dont have the money to buy a complete engine dont drive around a car with a tuned engine. Your best bet is to find a stock example or mostly stock example with all its maintenance...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 88
Posted By arcticscythe
2017 WRX "Arctic" Build Thread

Hey everyone.

This will be a build thread for my 2017 WRX. Some of you know already but for the rest I drove a 2013 WRX for 4 years, When I traded it in I had the suspension completely rebuilt,...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-25-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By arcticscythe
On the clutch sweep that click is the cruise...

On the clutch sweep that click is the cruise control sensor. I think it also acts as a clutch depressed sensor to reset the gear indicator on the dash.

As for the brakes mine feels pretty good,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By arcticscythe
You are totally right, 07 is 255, the rest of the...

You are totally right, 07 is 255, the rest of the statement stands. Even with a slightly higher stock output and a few other revisions its still effectivly attempting to double the power output and...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-24-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly it sounds like its time for you to...

Honestly it sounds like its time for you to upgrade.

My biggest concern when looking for wheels is proper offset and weight. Depending on what wheel size you choose you could easily save 4-5...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-24-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By arcticscythe
Well im sorry that its in your head. I might...

Well im sorry that its in your head. I might suggest swapping out the brake compound with something a bit smoother than the OE materials. Lots of the performance brake companies offer a quiet street...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-24-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 215
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums. Im a bit confused, do...

Welcome to our forums.

Im a bit confused, do you already have a WRX tuned for 400 WHP? or are you thinking that you want to set a target for your tuning? Maintenance on a 400 WHP EJ is similar to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By arcticscythe
Almost, Once you hear it knocking youve...

Almost,

Once you hear it knocking youve already caused the damage. the idea is not to cause that damage in the first place. Nice quality high octane fuel and driving like a grandma would both help...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-22-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 39
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, Sorry to hear about your...

Welcome to our forums, Sorry to hear about your timing belt.

When you have questions dont hesitate to ask, the guys on here are all great.

Good luck with your rebuild.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 189
Posted By arcticscythe
Sorry to hear your already jumping through hoops...

Sorry to hear your already jumping through hoops with your new car.

Anyway to answer your question and give you a bit of knowledge here goes. The condition your talking about is called blow by.It...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-22-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By arcticscythe
1 thing to keep in mind is that your brakes need...

1 thing to keep in mind is that your brakes need to be bedded in. Even non performance compounds benefit from a bit of aggressive stopping when they are still new. I noticed that there was some grit...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By arcticscythe
Theres a few things that could be making your...

Theres a few things that could be making your shifts feel that way. First do you have the standard shifter or the STI Short throw? The STi shifter has a pretty sizable counter weight that makes...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   07-22-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By arcticscythe
Your best bet is to stick with the OE compound as...

Your best bet is to stick with the OE compound as long as you have an OE transmission. The idea being that your clutch should give before the other parts like your gears or your gear case, unless you...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-19-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By arcticscythe
Car names are very personal, Pick something...

Car names are very personal,

Pick something you dont mind poping into your head every time you start the engine. My last WRX was Winter, this one is Arctic. I live in CA and its never cold so it...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-19-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By arcticscythe
The best Cobb alternative is an open source tuner...

The best Cobb alternative is an open source tuner and tune. It is highly dependent on your comfort with computers, cables and tuning software but in many cases it places you in more control over your...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-19-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By arcticscythe
think about it this way, when its raining and...

think about it this way, when its raining and your driving down the highway at 60 miles per hour what is getting in the ening bay? Rainwater, and lots of it. Most of the water sensative parts are...
Forum: The Hangout   07-18-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arcticscythe
So notes took longer to get together than...

So notes took longer to get together than expected, 2 bsiness trips in 2 weeks meant no driving for me.

I took the new car up to Wrightwood CA off the 2 to get some real canyon feel and stretch...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   07-18-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By arcticscythe
+1 for aerokroil and +1 for Eric @ Torqued...

+1 for aerokroil and +1 for Eric @ Torqued performance.

I wouldn't risk driving on those new headers. You will be sending exhaust at the turbo at a different rate/pressure with the new headers and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-18-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By arcticscythe
Without making this a laundry list heres a few...

Without making this a laundry list heres a few tips from a guy thats been meticulous about my cars for 10 years.

Engine Bay

Use gentle detergents regularly and you wont ever get the buildup...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-18-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 22,110
Posted By arcticscythe
If I might give you a pointer on the Xenon kits....

If I might give you a pointer on the Xenon kits. If you are installing a retrofit kit please disregard the message if not please spend the extra time after you rplug and play kit correctly aiming...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   07-18-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
  Protune
Views: 234
Posted By arcticscythe
Sorry to get back on the thread so late, I was...

Sorry to get back on the thread so late, I was out of town on business, that knock your hearing in the beginning is most likely piston slap. Some say its harmless and other recommend a lighter weight...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   07-10-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By arcticscythe
Depends on the tune you get in the first place...

Depends on the tune you get in the first place for both questions.

A good tuner will be able to make about 5 more horsepower with a catless test pipe over a performance catted downpipe on a...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-10-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By arcticscythe
So long story short, the damage has been done...

So long story short, the damage has been done already, running with modified intake and exhaust components with no tune is considerably more dangerous then running them with a stage 1 OTS tune.
...
Forum: The Hangout   07-06-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arcticscythe
Im putting down 32 on my drive to the office in...

Im putting down 32 on my drive to the office in the morning and 34.5 on the way back home. I work about 1500 feet in elevation over my house so it really is downhill to get home.

The fuel savings...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-06-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, I come from SoCal so...

Welcome to our forums,

I come from SoCal so Ive gotten pretty good at dealing with evil heat. A turbo blanket and thermal foil will be your best friend.

Stay cool
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-06-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
  Pac man
Views: 182
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly it sounds like an alliteration to the...

Honestly it sounds like an alliteration to the calvin piss on bit. I always feel like your better off respecting other drivers, even EVOs. We are in this together, the last of a breed together with...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-05-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community. Having been a shop...

Welcome to the community.

Having been a shop rat for many years i would say that the only car community with more upgrade parts than Subaru is Honda, but thats just because they get a dedicated...
Forum: The Hangout   07-05-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arcticscythe
sleepr, the 1st gear with the smaller displacment...

sleepr, the 1st gear with the smaller displacment engine doesnt want to buck as much as very slow speeds rolling down the 405. That and on the way to work this moning I was getting 31.9mpg.

30%...
Forum: The Hangout   07-02-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arcticscythe
Grabbed a few photos last night, This is the...

Grabbed a few photos last night, This is the favorite thus far.
<a href="http://s188.photobucket.com/user/arcticscythe/media/20160701_204503.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-02-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,191
Posted By arcticscythe
Amen to that, A quick bladder inflate and slimjim...

Amen to that, A quick bladder inflate and slimjim would have gained them access and you would never have seen the evidence except things would be missing.

More likley is that some punk decided to...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   07-02-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
  Protune
Views: 234
Posted By arcticscythe
There are a number of members here who woul dbe...

There are a number of members here who woul dbe glad to help you review your logs. Ive spent the last 4 years working with 3 tuners on my Ej255 and there are a handful of guys who have experience...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-02-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By arcticscythe
Boost levels that high in the first place sound...

Boost levels that high in the first place sound off to me. Cobb Stage 1 tunes typically run close to 17 and Cobb reports that that is only when in S# mode.

Im curious if the ECU/map might be...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-01-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the club, And sleepr is right it...

Welcome to the club,

And sleepr is right it wont be your last.

Oh and before I forget dont forget to wave : )
Forum: The Hangout   07-01-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arcticscythe
Swapped my 13 for a 17

Hey everyone,

I just pulled the trigger on a 2017 WRX 4 door.

I took a long drive with stemp661 in his 2016 and the comfort and fuel economy won me over. They are so much smoother than the...
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By arcticscythe
I would love to see a polo with the WRXTuners...

I would love to see a polo with the WRXTuners logo across it. Maybe a silhouette of each generation?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-23-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By arcticscythe
Bolted flanges dont have a ton of flexibility but...

Bolted flanges dont have a ton of flexibility but the donut flange on the down pipe is bolted together with spring bolts. That is a main flex point between the exhaust on the hangars and the turbo...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-22-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By arcticscythe
Im more concerned with the flexability of the...

Im more concerned with the flexability of the flange on your turbo. If the exhaust system is welded solid then the whole system would apply torque to the exhaust flange between the turbo and the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-22-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
  Audio
Views: 258
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly that sounds like bargain basement...

Honestly that sounds like bargain basement hardware. To get that price down they would need to use very cheap parts. I used crutchfield for pricing info and selecting the cheapest sony speakers and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-21-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
  Audio
Views: 258
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, Im glad to help you...

Welcome to our forums,

Im glad to help you price out an audio system but first i need to know what your looking for. Do you want thumping bass, clean high notes, Do you listen to classical, audio...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-21-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By arcticscythe
Not to stress you out but it really helps to have...

Not to stress you out but it really helps to have some flexability in the system. Maybe take it by that shop and have them throw a flex pipe between the down pipe and the mid pipe just so things can...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-20-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our furms : ) As far as tips, its...

Welcome to our furms : )

As far as tips, its an 11-12 year old car, Start with the routine maintenance and make sure that timing belt has been swapped before you go out there and try to make an...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-20-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By arcticscythe
No to harsh on your welds but those look like...

No to harsh on your welds but those look like hell. I'm sure that ll hold but I agree that doesn't look TIGed to me, or if it was it was done by someone who didnt know what they were doing. Did he do...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-15-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By arcticscythe
Theres a possibility that the injector cleaner...

Theres a possibility that the injector cleaner may have pushed some contaminants into the injector and now its gummed up.

Its also possible that they may have used incorrect plugs. Last thing I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-13-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By arcticscythe
Well if your looking for cosmetics then which...

Well if your looking for cosmetics then which direction do you want to go?

Personally I like the old 08 WRC setup with that massive rear spoiler and the big blue and silverSubaru logo across...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   06-13-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly your best bet with these cars is to find...

Honestly your best bet with these cars is to find a tuner you like and use them for manufacturer recommended service. These cars are not carollas where any trustworthy mechanic is a good call, They...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-13-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, When you get time add...

Welcome to our forums,

When you get time add your mods list to your profile, Its always good to know whats already there when you post questions.

Oh and dont forget to wave : )
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