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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-06-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
Now it's getting close to my tune date. It's mid...

Now it's getting close to my tune date. It's mid June and my tune is coming up on August 11 2014. After my tune my Subies credit card will be maxed out. Saddened by the fact that the money for my...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-03-2016, 04:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
Well, brfatal doesn't like Mishimoto and...

Well, brfatal doesn't like Mishimoto and AllExtinct likes Samco. Samco has a extra layer of silicone and a better reputation. So I went with that. Sure, Mishimoto comes with clamps and has a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-02-2016, 02:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
This is a review I plucked from RSD I didn't see...

This is a review I plucked from RSD I didn't see this review before I got my Samco kit. I looked at some other WRXes at my autocross events that had the Mishimoto kit and they looked like they didn't...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-01-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
I think Perrin makes one too if you want to stick...

I think Perrin makes one too if you want to stick with that brand. Not sure about the intercooler hose kit. Some have had trouble with the length of the BOV hose. I did not.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-31-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By Fidrat
I personally can't tune anything. That is why I...

I personally can't tune anything. That is why I hired a professional. With or without comprehensive logs being available.I wouldn't know what I was looking at enough to interpret the data. It doesn't...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-31-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By Fidrat
Well, then just let me introduce you to one. I...

Well, then just let me introduce you to one. I have the stock boost gauge and no wideband!!! Also he is tuning for 91oct something that Cobb can't do. <a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-31-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
So I got into a discussion about the efficiency...

So I got into a discussion about the efficiency of the stock modded air box and it was brought to my attention that the related hoses may be a weak link in the system. I took a second look at them...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-22-2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Fidrat
Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, for summer. ...

Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, for summer.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, for winter.
Any all-season (no-season) tires are for your mom's car.(unless your mom is awesome!):D
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-20-2016, 02:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
No, the next thing I set out to do was clean up...

No, the next thing I set out to do was clean up the air flow to the engine. Sounds simple,right? WRONG! Well, it would have been simple if I didn't touch the vacuum lines coming off the ebcs. More on...
Forum: New Member Intros   01-12-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Fidrat
Nice car! Excellent shakedown! Looking forward to...

Nice car! Excellent shakedown! Looking forward to hearing more from you. Cant wait to see what you got. Keep us posted.
Forum: New Member Intros   01-12-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Fidrat
Welcome:) This is a great place to get good info....

Welcome:) This is a great place to get good info. Have fun with your new ride.:D
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-11-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Fidrat
You mean like this?...

You mean like this? http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/05-wrx-boost-problem-62889/ Or this?http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f72/boost-pulse-50154/ Or...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
Yes I got a tune...eventually. I had to keep it...

Yes I got a tune...eventually. I had to keep it my daily driver and save up for my tune. The tune was out of state so I had to get time off work,drive for 2hrs get tuned from a PRO. I don't want an...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
Find yourself a good wright-up on the...

Find yourself a good wright-up on the installation. I'll just go over some warnings here. You'll have to unbolt one engine mount and loosen the other one and jack up the engine a bit to get room to...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
Let's get to it. Get the car up. All I have are...

Let's get to it. Get the car up. All I have are jack stands and ramps. I backed onto the ramps and used jack stands in the front. Make damn sure those stands are in a good place! I didn't and almost...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
Yes,if you use zip ties use a lot of them at...

Yes,if you use zip ties use a lot of them at regular intervals along the pipe.

Don't worry about the hose clamps coming loose. After a few heat cycles the screws freeze up solid. My downpipe was...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,137
Posted By Fidrat
Ok,sorry it took me so long to get back to this...

Ok,sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread. Now, where was I? Oh yeah, uppie and down pipe install. I'm not going to give a step-by-step on this. There are too many good ones out there. I...
Forum: The Hangout   01-09-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Fidrat
Yea,I've been away from the forums for a while....

Yea,I've been away from the forums for a while. I've been busy autocrossing, working on a 3000GT and a Camry my GF uses for work and keeps braking stuff. I guess I just posted cause my Subie is...
Forum: The Hangout   01-08-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Fidrat
Am I just lucky?

I was just looking at some U-Tube vids of our cars and I happened to be reading the comments on them and I was surprised about some of the horror stories I has reading. None of the bad things people...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Fidrat
Look for a blown fuse in the box by your drivers...

Look for a blown fuse in the box by your drivers side strut tower. I believe it's a 10 amp fuse.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-10-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Fidrat
No, put everything back together the way it was...

No, put everything back together the way it was and do this...How To: Disable DRL 02-03 WRX - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1866966)
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-27-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Fidrat
Look at your wastegate actuator. It's right in...

Look at your wastegate actuator. It's right in front of your heat shield. It has a rod that goes under the heat shield.Follow the rod with your finger under the heat shield and see if it is loose....
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-19-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Fidrat
12 years and 120,000+miles on a K&N drop-in panel...

12 years and 120,000+miles on a K&N drop-in panel filter. ZERO problems! I even had my oil analyzed at 96,000mi to see if I could find any unusual internal wear. Everything was normal. I give my MAF...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-15-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,147
Posted By Fidrat
It's a incredible PITA And it rarely comes out...

It's a incredible PITA And it rarely comes out right. It involves taking them apart in an oven,cutting a shield out of tin from a template, installing the shield and gluing them back together. Not...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-14-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,147
Posted By Fidrat
Yes, That's them and that is the guy I got them...

Yes, That's them and that is the guy I got them from. Truly plug and play. If you can find true JDMs for $500 bucks you are a better man than I. Keep in mind true JDMs are not plug and play,make sure...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-14-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By Fidrat
Keep in mind that I have a bugeye and you have a...

Keep in mind that I have a bugeye and you have a blobeye. I don't think this makes a difference, but just so you know. It was back in 2013 I got the Spec-ds<a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-12-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By Fidrat
Don"t do it!!! CRAP ALERT!!! CRAP ALERT!!! WOOP!...

Don"t do it!!! CRAP ALERT!!! CRAP ALERT!!! WOOP! WOOP! CRAP ALERT!!! CRAP ALERT!!! They use vampire clips and make you cannibalize your old lights for parts so you can't switch back if you wanted...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-12-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,382
Posted By Fidrat
Be mindful,Subaru didn't make one for the sedan...

Be mindful,Subaru didn't make one for the sedan so if this is a Subaru part then it's for the wagon. Unless of course unless they started making one for the sedan in 04
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-12-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,147
Posted By Fidrat
OOps...I saw you have a Blob-eye. Depo is still...

OOps...I saw you have a Blob-eye. Depo is still the one to go with.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-12-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,147
Posted By Fidrat
Do NOT get the spec-Ds!!! They are complete...

Do NOT get the spec-Ds!!! They are complete CRAP!!! You would be better off duct taping flashlights to your front fenders. I compare both of them here starting at post #14 With lots of pictures....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By Fidrat
Funny, most fish don't like to be hooked and...

Funny, most fish don't like to be hooked and pulled out of the water.There is nothing wrong with Cobb. I just don't like being pushed around. Ok,I'll shut up now.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Fidrat
Now I see why the Accessport is so popular. That...

Now I see why the Accessport is so popular. That link to Cobb engine tune was great. I actually understood what they were saying. Now it seems more plausible. If only I could borrow someones...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By Fidrat
Yup,that's a prime example of how Cobb Accessport...

Yup,that's a prime example of how Cobb Accessport serves to perpetuate the brand. Although I won't get an Accessport I'd love to buy some of their stock. Their marketing plan seems to be working...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-06-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By Fidrat
I rock 03 STOCK! (with a Kartboy SS of...

I rock 03 STOCK! (with a Kartboy SS of course;))http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag309/fidrat24/IMG_1134_zpswupjpt9h.jpg...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-06-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By Fidrat
What's that buzz?

I'm getting a very faint low frequency buzz any time I go 25 mph or lower. I can feel it in the steering wheel and the pedals. It isn't affected by the brakes and it happens weather I'm accelerating...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-05-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By Fidrat
This is the best advice and intro to tuning I...

This is the best advice and intro to tuning I have ever seen!:) Please read past the first sentence. Way to go arcticscythe!!!

And "real" rally teams use Prodrive,Borla,Brembo,Bilstein to name a...
Forum: The Hangout   06-03-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Fidrat
No. I don't recommend any all season tires for a...

No. I don't recommend any all season tires for a WRX. It's like recommending oars for a yacht.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-03-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Fidrat
Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, for summer. ...

Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, for summer.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, for winter.
Any all-season (no-season) tires are for your mom's car.(unless your mom is awesome!):D
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-01-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,002
Posted By Fidrat
You don't NEED to replace the water pump when you...

You don't NEED to replace the water pump when you do the timing belt.

From Unabomber's Manifesto ...
Now when you do your timing belt, there is a lot of debate about what you should do while you...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-31-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Fidrat
Sorry, This topic has been covered so well I...

Sorry, This topic has been covered so well I stopped doing it.

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/ripping-e-brake-20309/
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/hand-brake-15445/...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-30-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Fidrat
That's a trouble spot not exclusive to Cobb. My...

That's a trouble spot not exclusive to Cobb. My Invidia V2 Downpipe in my 03 was stubborn there too. Nice install and a good write-up too. You really have your head in the right place. Well done!!
Forum: The Hangout   05-30-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Fidrat
I have worked in factories for many years making...

I have worked in factories for many years making parts for Ford,Dodge and GM. From Caravans and Calibers to Esclades and Corvettes! I'm not talking about starters,alternators fuel pumps and such. I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-28-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 91,755
Posted By Fidrat
Truthfully, I'd hold out for the 2016. I learned...

Truthfully, I'd hold out for the 2016. I learned things about buying the first year of a new generation working in factorys making car parts. And look what happened to the WRX between 08 and 09...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 91,755
Posted By Fidrat
That's easy. Ask yourself...Am I in love? If you...

That's easy. Ask yourself...Am I in love? If you are in love...keep it,:x if not...trade up!:D
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-27-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By Fidrat
Kartboy. I think it was my 1st mod. Don't forget...

Kartboy. I think it was my 1st mod. Don't forget the bushings.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,278
Posted By Fidrat
How is it a signature sound if you have mod to...

How is it a signature sound if you have mod to get it? My vote it to leave it alone. And get an open source tune from a tuner when it comes time to start doing tuning. But don't listen to me...Listen...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-25-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Fidrat
It's a 10 cent C-clip. Any hardware store should...

It's a 10 cent C-clip. Any hardware store should have it.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-25-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Fidrat
Ok,look at the heat shield. That cylinder shaped...

Ok,look at the heat shield. That cylinder shaped thing in front of it is your wastegate actuator. The rod that comes out of it and goes under the shield is what you are shooting for. Follow it with...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Fidrat
Look under your heat shield for the wastegate...

Look under your heat shield for the wastegate actuator arm and make sure it is attached. The C-clip that holds it on may be missing. This happened to me...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-25-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,278
Posted By Fidrat
No. I won't get an Accessport because it cost too...

No. I won't get an Accessport because it cost too much,doesn't suit my needs and it serves to perpetuate the brand.

In the end oil is oil. As long as you use the right weight and change interval....
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