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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-04-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By mosc
the #### is a twin scroll turboback?

the #### is a twin scroll turboback?
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-04-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By mosc
I'm only stressing it because of how painfully...

I'm only stressing it because of how painfully tight the rear wagon fenders are on the 02-07 WRX and how hard it is to find aftermarket wheels with Subaru's offset. The 11-14 WRX wheels aren't super...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-03-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By mosc
Didn't mean anything as a personal comment there,...

Didn't mean anything as a personal comment there, sorry.

Don't use cobb maps with an perrin EBCS. Don't use the EBCS at all but if you want it, it's a part that requires a custom map.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-02-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By mosc
you're not driving a 1980s honda with a blower....

you're not driving a 1980s honda with a blower. It has an ECU (which is a very sophisticated EBC). Put the mouse down and walk away.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-02-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By mosc
either your front struts are COMPLETELY blown,...

either your front struts are COMPLETELY blown, seems unlikely, or your fender lining is coming off.

No subaru's going to tell you to pound sand if you question their ####tastic fender liners.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-02-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By mosc
negative camber helps fender clearance yes. The...

negative camber helps fender clearance yes. The tire is 25" top to bottom or 12.5" from the middle and you're talking a 2 degree camber (fairly extreme for a street car already) I'd guess so that's a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-01-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By mosc
EJ's are not as efficient as the FA's but when it...

EJ's are not as efficient as the FA's but when it comes to power potential, I'd favor the EJ. The compression on the FA is pretty high and there's not a lot of room for more boost. EJ's are also...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-01-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By mosc
I've heard of people having to roll fenders on a...

I've heard of people having to roll fenders on a wagon for 225/45R17 on 17x8 +48. Still, if you're willing to do it you will love the gearing advantage 235/40R17 brings (though not sure how much you...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-01-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By mosc
If you can financially consider the new one, you...

If you can financially consider the new one, you really shouldn't be looking used. Buying a used sports car is almost always a mistake, sometimes a colossal one. The new WRX isn't available in a...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-01-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By mosc
235/40R17 is the perfect tire size for the 02-07...

235/40R17 is the perfect tire size for the 02-07 WRX. It's however a royal pain to fit on a GD wagon. I'd stay 225 wide and I'd make sure the offset is no less than 48, preferably more.
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-29-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By mosc
Yeah, it sucks. You just lost a lot of money from...

Yeah, it sucks. You just lost a lot of money from having a car you could sell easily at a decent price to one you can't sell. You can invest money in this thing that's already burned you to get it...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-29-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 459
Posted By mosc
congrats on bringing it back from the dead! Nice...

congrats on bringing it back from the dead! Nice work.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-29-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By mosc
Sounds more like open loop/closed loop problems...

Sounds more like open loop/closed loop problems common on the EJ205. I don't think you'd run into that unless the tune is poorly done. There are wastegate control problems on subarus with more...
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-28-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By mosc
The transmission on a pallet's worth $5,000 easy...

The transmission on a pallet's worth $5,000 easy on it's own. If you saw that, something was fishy.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-28-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,025
Posted By mosc
Factory BCS is such a piece of junk. Even a 1986...

Factory BCS is such a piece of junk. Even a 1986 grand national had a 3-port system.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-28-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By mosc
EJ207 with EJ205 heads? Why bother with the EJ207...

EJ207 with EJ205 heads? Why bother with the EJ207 then? There's a 2.2L closed deck motor about somewhere and the EJ205 heads ain't so bad...
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-28-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By mosc
Invest in a new engine and then sell it for...

Invest in a new engine and then sell it for $15-20 grand. Been there, done that. I got a used engine off of ebay, turbo included (important with oil failure it gets replaced too). Repair was a lot of...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-28-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By mosc
Can you describe "random boost spikes" as a...

Can you describe "random boost spikes" as a symptom please? You might try a mechanic.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-27-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 371
Posted By mosc
you don't need an EWG for a 4-cylinder engine.

you don't need an EWG for a 4-cylinder engine.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-27-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By mosc
God caps lock is annoying.

God caps lock is annoying.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-27-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By mosc
Welcome! Do you have easy access to E85 gas? Kind...

Welcome! Do you have easy access to E85 gas? Kind of need to know that. If you do, what you're looking at is what you want to do. If you don't, it's a little overkill and a simpler "stage 2" type...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-26-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By mosc
I'm pretty impressed with my Pirelli sottozero 3...

I'm pretty impressed with my Pirelli sottozero 3 set through this blizzard. They're reasonable enough snow tires for the worst of public roads and far better in winter but dry conditions than Blizzak...
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-25-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By mosc
"Fully loaded with navigation" and those be 18"...

"Fully loaded with navigation" and those be 18" BBS wheels which was also a $2,000 factory option. It WAS a $40,000 car when it was new. That's probably why he's asking $34k.

Seriously though,...
Forum: New Member Intros   01-22-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,672
Posted By mosc
Haha good! At least give sanity an opportunity to...

Haha good! At least give sanity an opportunity to win out ;)

Each to their own but don't mind me if I cheer for the cop that pulls you over.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-22-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By mosc
Been a while but if I remember right they rotate...

Been a while but if I remember right they rotate the housing compared to Subaru's turbo layout. They're not compatible. The 4G63's got more room on the side and less room on top.
Forum: New Member Intros   01-22-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,672
Posted By mosc
I'm glad I'll finally be able to hear your car up...

I'm glad I'll finally be able to hear your car up here in philly when you get that exhaust going. My kid was starting to sleep through the night so I appreciate you fixing that for me.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-22-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By mosc
You can modify the auto for drag racing but it's...

You can modify the auto for drag racing but it's still a dog, especially with the EJ205. Obviously you're not rolling in money or you wouldn't have bought a 10+ year old car with a transmission...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-21-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By mosc
Swapping a car from auto to manual is insanity....

Swapping a car from auto to manual is insanity. Do the "For Sale By Owner" door sign mod and buy a manual. I could give you lots of techincal reasons that deal with the clutch assembly, the ECU, the...
Forum: The Hangout   01-20-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,941
Posted By mosc
Sports cars get their warranty denied for abuse...

Sports cars get their warranty denied for abuse anyway. Give it a year to sort out anything blatant but after that I don't think Subaru's got your back. Not just a Subaru thing, try getting a...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   01-20-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By mosc
Yeah, wheel studs? Really? I do 85 btw. I was...

Yeah, wheel studs? Really? I do 85 btw. I was raised on over-tightening lug nuts. Still, that's nothing compared to an airgun tighten a lot of tire shops do. Those can be 150 pretty easy. Sucks on...
Forum: The Hangout   01-20-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By mosc
If a 2.457L engine is a 2.5L EJ then that's a...

If a 2.457L engine is a 2.5L EJ then that's a 2.2L in my book. Congrats man. Looks good! Kudos for sticking with the stock clutch with the power upgrade. Your 5-speed will thank you.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-20-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By mosc
No. They have the same number of gears, otherwise...

No. They have the same number of gears, otherwise they're pretty different. They don't even have the same length drive shaft on the end. The STi unit is made by a german tank transmission company....
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-19-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By mosc
Anything you buy from the factory as an extra...

Anything you buy from the factory as an extra costs more than it should. Every time. The only exception is the "STi" package.
Forum: New Member Intros   01-18-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,672
Posted By mosc
Consider the ACT HD clutch. It's a "stage 1...

Consider the ACT HD clutch. It's a "stage 1 clutch" but it's more than strong enough for your torque and it's much more driveable in an every day car than bigger clutches.
Forum: New Member Intros   01-12-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By mosc
modded up to be sure. You want to take it to a...

modded up to be sure. You want to take it to a tuner to have them make sure the map is correct for what's on the car. Just from the pictures, the intake, intercooler, inlet, downpipe, BOV (which is...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-08-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By mosc
Stock, unless you plan on replacing your 5-speed...

Stock, unless you plan on replacing your 5-speed instead of your clutch next time. Want both to last? You probably have to alter your driving style some. An 02-14 WRX transmission is not good "off...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-08-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By mosc
usually unnecessary to lock but if it makes you...

usually unnecessary to lock but if it makes you happy, you got it.
Forum: Handling Tech   01-02-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 66
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Views: 122,837
Posted By mosc
Oliver Melo, the 2016 WRX's setup is pretty well...

Oliver Melo, the 2016 WRX's setup is pretty well balanced. 02-10 WRX's came with needlessly narrow tires (and all seasons pre 09) but to upgrade a more modern WRX's tire performance you have to...
Forum: Handling Tech   01-02-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By mosc
The lack of strut choices is pathetic. Gah.

The lack of strut choices is pathetic. Gah.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-22-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By mosc
JDM EJ205... is that even a DBC motor? What year...

JDM EJ205... is that even a DBC motor? What year is it from?
Forum: Handling Tech   12-22-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By mosc
rallysportdirect used to sell them. They don't. I...

rallysportdirect used to sell them. They don't. I don't know where you buy struts anymore. It's sad!
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-21-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By mosc
Cobb does sell cat-backs which next to intakes...

Cobb does sell cat-backs which next to intakes are probably their most profitable part. A good thing to keep in mind when you're looking at parts requirements.
Forum: WRX Sedans - For Sale   12-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By mosc
+1 for Rallispec transmission work. He really...

+1 for Rallispec transmission work. He really knows his stuff.

Also looks like you know what you're doing from your mod list. Always nice to see things like a 3-port BCS, no BOV, and an...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-21-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By mosc
Isn't the rear "wagon" package theft deterrent...

Isn't the rear "wagon" package theft deterrent enough?

Sorry, sorry.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-21-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By mosc
02-05 WRX is the EJ205, 06-14 WRX is the EJ255. ...

02-05 WRX is the EJ205, 06-14 WRX is the EJ255.

I'd say get an 06-14 WRX if you intend to put an offroad suspension on it. The forrester suspension on the impreza is a pretty decent combination....
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-17-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By mosc
People typically buy used because they can't...

People typically buy used because they can't afford new. That means that they're buying something they can BARELY afford. If they're tapped out, they're not able to "build it up" and are buying more...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-17-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By mosc
Buying used sports cars is dumb. There, I...

Buying used sports cars is dumb.

There, I said it. Now you can disregard me with "little knowledge of cars in general" and spend 700% of your current net worth on a car with 100k miles on it and...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-14-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
  Spam!
Views: 409
Posted By mosc
boo-key, thanks for moderating the spam so well. ...

boo-key, thanks for moderating the spam so well.

arcticscythe, sleeper, thanks for staying on top of reports!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-11-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,305
Posted By mosc
It's like you almost fixed it... but then you...

It's like you almost fixed it... but then you decided "what the hell. 04, 05 STi wheels, it's all the same!" and thus added 25mm spacers for no damn reason. When you're wondering "gee, I fixed all...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   12-11-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By mosc
titter, remember it's 04 wheels only if you want...

titter, remember it's 04 wheels only if you want those factory ones. 05+ STi's are 5x114.3 not 5x100.

Honestly, I don't think they're worth it because they're rare enough (with a lot of 02-14 WRX...
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