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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-22-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By EJ Rex
Sounds like possibly a thermostat (stuck open), a...

Sounds like possibly a thermostat (stuck open), a heater control valve, or water pump (unlikely though).
Forum: New Member Intros   10-22-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By EJ Rex
Welcome to the site. I've been drag racing...

Welcome to the site.

I've been drag racing my WRX for years now.. still on the stock trans with only a clutch upgrade.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-02-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,534
Posted By EJ Rex
^ VR-1 is Valvoline race oil.. comes as dino,...

^ VR-1 is Valvoline race oil.. comes as dino, blend or synthetic. Good stuff too.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-01-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,534
Posted By EJ Rex
Personal preference. It's just my opinion, but...

Personal preference. It's just my opinion, but there's way too many turbo cars with spun bearings & Mobil 1 combos to be a coincidence, and I don't want to be a possible stat.. I won't get into that...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-31-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,534
Posted By EJ Rex
Ok let's see... there's no real best shift points...

Ok let's see... there's no real best shift points for a daily driver.. that comes with learning the car and your location/terrain. To maximize mpg, you want to stay out of boost when you can. On...
Forum: The Hangout   07-30-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 27,840
Posted By EJ Rex
The 04s had heated seats as well. Mine did, along...

The 04s had heated seats as well. Mine did, along with a sunroof, heated wiper arms, heated side mirrors, and premium sound (which is still crap imo).. and it's a 10/03 build date. It also has the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,187
Posted By EJ Rex
!Thumbs Up

!Thumbs Up
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-29-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,187
Posted By EJ Rex
Just my .02 here... go ahead and do the trans...

Just my .02 here... go ahead and do the trans upgrade. That way regardless of what you do with the engine, you'll know the trans can take it.

In general, forged pistons are not recommended for a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By EJ Rex
^ Yeah, that's the one. I've got some friends...

^ Yeah, that's the one. I've got some friends with both front and back, but honestly, for the money it would be cheaper just to buy aftermarket skirts..
Forum: The Hangout   07-28-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 398
  Read me: Wow... you're ugly!
Views: 45,882
Posted By EJ Rex
Me. ...

Me.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/nismokatv/1005081550_01-1.jpg
Forum: The Hangout   07-28-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,500
Posted By EJ Rex
My numbers are in my sig.. about to change for...

My numbers are in my sig.. about to change for the greater Aug 8th.. :)
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By EJ Rex
That's correct. The rear bumper add-ons are...

That's correct. The rear bumper add-ons are called spats.. The sideskirt add-ons are strakes, and you can get front and/or rear. The front I believe is a Spec C lip, but don't quote me on that.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-28-2009, 03:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,187
Posted By EJ Rex
The prices are way too high on parts.. and some...

The prices are way too high on parts.. and some of the machine work seems a little high, but that may be the going rate for your area. The price on the gears are the same as PPGs, which I believe...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-26-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,098
Posted By EJ Rex
Yeah when I get tuned it'll stabalize the idle. ...

Yeah when I get tuned it'll stabalize the idle.
I've got a 205 block with CP 8.5:1 forged pistons, JDM STi rods, and a machined/drilled 205 crank for better oiling.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-26-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,098
Posted By EJ Rex
Most likely a 35R.. but I'm still researching my...

Most likely a 35R.. but I'm still researching my options. C2bcoolrex made some good points, but it's all in what you want for your vehicle.

I see more track time than road time, so I want the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-25-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,098
Posted By EJ Rex
Will definitely go with a bigger turbo.. the 280s...

Will definitely go with a bigger turbo.. the 280s came already assembled in the heads I installed, so I just left them in knowing my future plans.



My GTO is actually my daily, but driving...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-25-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,261
Posted By EJ Rex
IIRC, it's a TD04L-13T from 02-05.

IIRC, it's a TD04L-13T from 02-05.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-25-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,098
Posted By EJ Rex
Installed Brian Crower 280* Cams

I installed a set of heads built with brian crower 280* cams, springs, and titanium valves/locks/retainers.. haven't tuned it yet - got an appointment on the 8th of Aug, so I don't have numbers, but...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-21-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,282
Posted By EJ Rex
I'm protuned, but even when I was using the OTS...

I'm protuned, but even when I was using the OTS Cobb map, I could still control boost by foot/throttle position using only an MBC.. you just have to be more careful to watch RPM vs. boost, but it can...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-16-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By EJ Rex
TD05 20G 7cm. Best all around turbo for the 2.0...

TD05 20G 7cm. Best all around turbo for the 2.0 imo. Not too expensive, reliable, some lag but not too much, 330whp average with a good tune, and not too hard on the drivetrain (although nothing is ...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-16-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By EJ Rex
What plugs, and what heat range are you running?...

What plugs, and what heat range are you running? Do you have an AFR gauge?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By EJ Rex
Unlikely, but it's easy to clean a fuel-fouled...

Unlikely, but it's easy to clean a fuel-fouled plug. The iridiums aren't likely to get fouled, and coppers can be cleaned with a little sandpaper and solvent, or since they're only 1.99, just get a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By EJ Rex
Change those stock plugs out! You need to be...

Change those stock plugs out! You need to be running 1 step colder plugs at the very least.. NGK # BKR7E for coppers, or BKR7EIX for iridiums... your tuner should have told you that. If you had any...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By EJ Rex
What type and heat range plug are you running?...

What type and heat range plug are you running? 750s are not too big.. but one (or more) could be leaking. Could be a few other things too.. I imagine you have some CELs.. have you checked them?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-02-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By EJ Rex
12s is easy.. I was in the 12s with a VF30, STi...

12s is easy.. I was in the 12s with a VF30, STi top mount, and 280whp.. you'll be there even if you don't make a perfect run imo... just get a decent launch..
Good luck with everything. !Thumbs Up
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-01-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By EJ Rex
A bit more power actually.. 370whp and 401wtq,...

A bit more power actually.. 370whp and 401wtq, but I use a 35hp shot of nitrous to spool my 20G so I get the power sooner. I beat the crap out of my car at the strip, but it's held up well so far. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-01-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By EJ Rex
Been at this power level for a while now and...

Been at this power level for a while now and still on my original trans.. the trick is learning how to drive/launch/shift it, and also having a clutch that can take a beating..
Where it's...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-30-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By EJ Rex
This is good to know.. Nice numbers man....

This is good to know..

Nice numbers man. All things being well executed (launch, shifts, etc) you should run a low 12/high 11. Elevation and temps will affect that estimate.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-30-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,999
Posted By EJ Rex
I never had to do any of that.. I just put the...

I never had to do any of that.. I just put the car up on jack stands, used a 1/4 ratchet, long extension (6-8"), a u-joint, and a 1/4" thin wall 10mm socket. It took some time, but I could get to...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-23-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By EJ Rex
Kartboy makes the adapters needed to install...

Kartboy makes the adapters needed to install brembos to the rear of an 02-05 WRX, and DBA makes rear rotors that are compatible with the WRX.. they are the STi outer diameter, but have the smaller...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-10-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By EJ Rex
Yeah, they were.. about 200 each was the best...

Yeah, they were.. about 200 each was the best price I could find. Still worth it though for such a big boost in stopping power. ;)
Forum: Handling Tech   11-10-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By EJ Rex
Scored a Brake Upgrade for the WRX

Bought a set of Brembo front and rear calipers from a guy doing an 06 STi part-out.. figured they would be a nice upgrade for the wrx.
Got a set of Powerstop drilled/slotted front rotors, DBA 4000...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   11-03-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By EJ Rex
LOL.. yeah, not the super speedway, but just down...

LOL.. yeah, not the super speedway, but just down the street. It was a lot of fun.. next time I go back, I'll be better equipped.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-03-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By EJ Rex
So it won't pull until above 3-4k? Sounds like...

So it won't pull until above 3-4k? Sounds like it's behaving like you have the clutch partially engaged..
Possibilities are your pressure plate, master/slave cylinder, or ECU.. any CELs?

Also,...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-03-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,065
Posted By EJ Rex
Hmm.. the STi flywheel for certain, it's been...

Hmm.. the STi flywheel for certain, it's been done several times, but I could be wrong about the clutch. I'll see if I can find out for sure.

*edit* Ok- to use the STi clutch (240mm vs 230mm) in a...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   11-03-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By EJ Rex
1st track day at Talladega

SRDEC (driver clinic) had a track day at the Talledega Gran Prix Raceway last Tuesday.. Normally I just drag race, but I'm looking into expanding my horizons so I signed up :cool: This was a totally...
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   11-03-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By EJ Rex
Nice.. always liked the look of those.. where did...

Nice.. always liked the look of those.. where did you get yours?
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-03-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,065
Posted By EJ Rex
I will not double post!

I will not double post!
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-03-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,065
Posted By EJ Rex
I've had an RPS clutch and Streetlite flywheel...

I've had an RPS clutch and Streetlite flywheel for over a year now without issues, and I drag race my car 2 weekends out of the month, on average. The lasting of your trans depends on your ability to...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-02-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,941
Posted By EJ Rex
Man.. you've done a really good job there.. nice...

Man.. you've done a really good job there.. nice work!
Forum: The Hangout   11-02-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By EJ Rex
^ Nice numbers.. but why on earth would you turn...

^ Nice numbers.. but why on earth would you turn the boost down?
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-30-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By EJ Rex
LOL! Just pointing it out for ya bro :p

LOL! Just pointing it out for ya bro :p
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-30-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,680
Posted By EJ Rex
[QUOTE=Chase;207877]Sorry, I did know that, it...

[QUOTE=Chase;207877]Sorry, I did know that, it looks wierd though. Blouch sells several different brands, including forced performance. They are just the only place I've heard of that sells FP...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-30-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,228
Posted By EJ Rex
^ Most definitely it would affect mpg. There are...

^ Most definitely it would affect mpg. There are several places to look.. unfortunately most probabilities are under the intake manifold. But first check around the fuel filter (next to the driver...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-30-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,065
Posted By EJ Rex
A slight, and I do mean slight upgrade would be...

A slight, and I do mean slight upgrade would be going to an 04-05 wrx gearset/trans.. the gears are 1mm thicker and can take more abuse, within reason... people still break them though.

PPGs are...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 03:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,483
Posted By EJ Rex
You talkin to me or Ryan?? WTF Lol... he...

You talkin to me or Ryan?? WTF

Lol... he keeps calling you "Maniac" :D
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-07-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,483
Posted By EJ Rex
We're not the ▼SbiΣ Mi▼ for nothin.. :cool:

We're not the ▼SbiΣ Mi▼ for nothin.. :cool:
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-07-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,483
Posted By EJ Rex
Not as fast... that doesn't make much sense WTF ...

Not as fast... that doesn't make much sense WTF

The gear ratios in a manual are much better for racing than in an auto.. and the reason the wrx autos don't seem to break trannies is because the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   08-01-2006, 06:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,011
Posted By EJ Rex
The EJ20 is good for around 350whp with the VF22,...

The EJ20 is good for around 350whp with the VF22, tmic, fuel, and protune...the 06 would be more I would think, especially higher torque #s.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-30-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By EJ Rex
I've got an Ebay tmic, although I had inside info...

I've got an Ebay tmic, although I had inside info that this one was a Perrin knock-off. Exact dimensions and capacity, and bolted on with no extra modification. Came with a hard y-pipe too. Here's a...
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