Subaru WRX Forum - Search Results
Showing results 1 to 47 of 47
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: xluben
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-19-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,217
Posted By xluben
Yay for GrimmSpeed! ...

Yay for GrimmSpeed!

http://benjohnson.smugmug.com/photos/1181820593_2x4tY-L.jpg

http://benjohnson.smugmug.com/photos/1206019709_W3Tk2-L.jpg
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-07-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,217
Posted By xluben
Compressor maps for the IHI turbo's aren't...

Compressor maps for the IHI turbo's aren't published, so I'm sure there be some debate, but I'd be curious to see the responses if you posted a "VF52 Max Usable PSI" thread on 3GWRX and NASIOC. ...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-07-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,217
Posted By xluben
Well, Phatron was one of the big supports of them...

Well, Phatron was one of the big supports of them on NASIOC and it appears he has now stopped supporting them (as of today I guess). I'm not really sure if I even understand what the issues have...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-07-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,217
Posted By xluben
I'd be way more scared about pushing it to the...

I'd be way more scared about pushing it to the limits with pump gas (24psi!!!!) than I would be about 400WTQ on E85. I just feel a lot more comfortable going for more power with E85 than I ever...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-07-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,217
Posted By xluben
The NASIOC E85 threads seem to love them. Except...

The NASIOC E85 threads seem to love them. Except for a few people that got 1of4 that were DOA. The reports all seemed to pop up a few days after I installed mine (problem free). They are modified...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-07-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,217
Posted By xluben
So, when are you going to E85? I can tell you're...

So, when are you going to E85? I can tell you're itching for more power...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-07-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,217
Posted By xluben
Yes, Five-O injectors. I believe the IDC's are...

Yes, Five-O injectors. I believe the IDC's are in the uppers 60's, maybe 70. Definitely have tons of headroom...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-07-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,217
Posted By xluben
2011 WRX - Stage 2 + E85

I've posted my results elsewhere, but I thought I'd put them up here as well.

Model: 2011 WRX 5 Door
Type of Dyno: Virtual Dyno - Dynojet Setting
Fuel: Winter Mix E85 (E70) with ~3gal of pump...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-16-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,558
Posted By xluben
I was tuned after the SPT exhaust (Stage 1). ...

I was tuned after the SPT exhaust (Stage 1).
Then again after the COBB downpipe (Stage 2).
And a little fine tuning after the TMIC and BPV (Stage 2+).

EDIT:
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-16-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,558
Posted By xluben
I put on 16x6.5" steelies with 215/55R16 General...

I put on 16x6.5" steelies with 215/55R16 General Altimax Arctics a week or two after this post.

http://benjohnson.smugmug.com/photos/1088440267_BuJa7-L.jpg

I've also installed:
SPT Cat Back...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-15-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,566
Posted By xluben
Take a look at this: ...

Take a look at this:

http://benjohnson.smugmug.com/photos/1127795443_w4B6c-XL.jpg

I went with the General Altimax Arctics. We get a lot of snow in MN, so snow performance was #1. The...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-25-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,026
Posted By xluben
Yeah, that's all correct. The General's are...

Yeah, that's all correct. The General's are awesome. I had Winterforce's on my Honda, and it's hard to compare the grip between FWD and AWD, but the General's seem to be much stickier stopping and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-23-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 23,026
Posted By xluben
I went with 16" steelies. The wheels, tires, and...

I went with 16" steelies. The wheels, tires, and mounting cost about as much as just the tires in the 235/45R17 size!
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-21-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,321
Posted By xluben
This is my car! I really like how the SPT...

This is my car! I really like how the SPT sounds. It's noticeably louder than stock, but not overpowering.


I don't plan on lowering my car, but I do drive in MN winters. We'll see if there...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-12-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,777
Posted By xluben
Yep, just drive it. It will go away soon.

Yep, just drive it. It will go away soon.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-11-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,345
Posted By xluben
BS or not (it is), you can still end up with a...

BS or not (it is), you can still end up with a big headache if the dealer decides to give you a hard time...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-10-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,345
Posted By xluben
Exactly. Dealers :rolleyes:

Exactly. Dealers :rolleyes:
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-09-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,345
Posted By xluben
That's pretty highly debated online. It really...

That's pretty highly debated online. It really matters what your issue is, and what dealer you bring it to. In general any non-Subaru part will void the warranty, if it is related to the issue (and...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-09-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By xluben
UPDATE (11/9/10): When I initially installed...

UPDATE (11/9/10):

When I initially installed my shifter, I set it like this:


It's a been a week now, and I've decided it's too short. Throws are of minimal length, but they are very notchy. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,345
Posted By xluben
Why the (recent?) change? In older threads it...

Why the (recent?) change? In older threads it seems like you were not nearly as opposed to the SPT?

I think it's pretty well documented that on the recent WRX's, the cat-back exhaust does...
Forum: The Hangout   11-08-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By xluben
This has been around for several years now. ...

This has been around for several years now.

Fake Tein springs - careful Nasioc! - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042636)

I guess it is a good heads up for the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-07-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,248
Posted By xluben
2011 Subaru WRX Hatch - Stock vs. SPT Exhaust Video

Installed the SPT exhaust onto my '11 WRX today. Here is the before/after video:

YouTube - 2011 WRX Hatch - Stock vs SPT Exhaust

The burble/pop is completely gone now. Tightened up the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,527
Posted By xluben
Nice build. Really moving along quickly! ...

Nice build. Really moving along quickly!

Get the MODE shifter!

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f69/xlubens-pictures-review-mode-racing-adjustable-short-throw-shifter-29769/
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-04-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,225
Posted By xluben
Quote from TireRack: Not only will...

Quote from TireRack:


Not only will smaller wheels/tires provide better traction during poor weather, they will also be less likely to be damaged (taller sidewall), and generally MUCH cheaper.
...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-04-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By xluben
Thanks. Appreciated.

Thanks. Appreciated.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-04-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By xluben
Thanks for the comment! I agree that it's...

Thanks for the comment! I agree that it's spendy, but it's the best you can get!

I have no idea why the embedded photo's were not working in this post, but I made a thread in the Reviews section,...
Forum: Articles: Product Feedback   11-04-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,203
Posted By xluben
I found that installation instructions that were...

I found that installation instructions that were included were not quite correct. I believe they were for the second generation WRX. The instructions simply say to pull off the bezel around the...
Forum: Articles: Product Feedback   11-04-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,203
Posted By xluben
xluben's Pictures and Review of the MODE Racing Adjustable Short Throw Shifter

I got my 2011 WRX just a couple weeks ago, and I already decided I wanted a new shifter. I researched and found the Kartboy and COBB shifters to be the most popular. The Kartboy is a hair cheaper,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-03-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,558
Posted By xluben
Just added a MODE Racing Short Shifter. Review...

Just added a MODE Racing Short Shifter. Review here:

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f69/xlubens-pictures-review-mode-racing-adjustable-short-throw-shifter-29769/
...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-03-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By xluben
I'm not sure what is wrong. I can still see the...

I'm not sure what is wrong. I can still see the IMG tags if I click on "EDIT". They are exactly the same as the tags used in this post (with working photos).
...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-03-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By xluben
Anyone know why my embedded photos are not...

Anyone know why my embedded photos are not working? I have gotten them working with the same IMG tags in other posts on this forum....
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-03-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By xluben
Photo's not working in this post. Moved to here:...

Photo's not working in this post. Moved to here:

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f97/xlubens-pictures-review-mode-racing-adjustable-short-throw-shifter-29770/
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-03-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By xluben
xluben's Pictures and Review of the MODE Racing Adjustable Short Throw Shifter

Photo's not working in this post. Moved to here:

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f97/xlubens-pictures-review-mode-racing-adjustable-short-throw-shifter-29770/
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,828
Posted By xluben
I'd rather have a second set, so I don't have to...

I'd rather have a second set, so I don't have to worry about going to a shop to have the tires re-mounted twice a year.

I've done some more searching, and confirmed that 16" wheels do fit onto the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,150
Posted By xluben
The first link has a different photo than the...

The first link has a different photo than the second link (or the link within the first link). #1 is different than the floormats I got from the dealer. #2 looks identical to the ones I have. I am...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-31-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,150
Posted By xluben
I got the OEM all weather floor mats with my car....

I got the OEM all weather floor mats with my car. They're great! And they have tabs on the driver's side so that they don't slide over/under the pedals (ie. Toyota).
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-30-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By xluben
That is the OEM exhaust, correct? Nice car! ...

That is the OEM exhaust, correct? Nice car!

But I thought the got rid of the chrome strip on the back of the '11?
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-28-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,326
Posted By xluben
High clutch? Compared to my Honda the...

High clutch?

Compared to my Honda the release point on my '11 WRX clutch is much lower. Took me a little getting used to, but I haven't stalled it at all (first week with the car, but my 5spd...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-26-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,828
Posted By xluben
Tell that to the Exel wheels I have on my Honda. ...

Tell that to the Exel wheels I have on my Honda. They were on for less than 2 months of winter driving (dedicated winter tires since then), and they are probably missing half their clear coat! I'm...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-26-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,558
Posted By xluben
Thanks everyone. I am considering painting...

Thanks everyone.

I am considering painting the tail lights. I wish someone would just sell an OEM quality red/clear tail....

I think the bumper looks so gaping due to the low angle of the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-25-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,558
Posted By xluben
New 2011 Subaru WRX 5 Door

Just picked up a new 2011 Subaru WRX 5 Door and thought I would post some pictures. :)

The car was pretty hard to come by. Ended up getting it shipped in (dealer trade) from Indiana. It was the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-25-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,828
Posted By xluben
Why don't you go try to mount your 16" steelies...

Why don't you go try to mount your 16" steelies right now? :D

If they fit (front and rear) then everyone else in this thread can place their orders!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,828
Posted By xluben
My intention is to buy steel wheels with winter...

My intention is to buy steel wheels with winter tires mounted. This is what I did with my last car, and it worked out well. No additional costs down the road.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-23-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,828
Posted By xluben
If I could get them with with brand new winter...

If I could get them with with brand new winter tires mounted and balanced for around $600 to my door I would gladly take them!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-22-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,828
Posted By xluben
That doesn't sound good. I have definitely found...

That doesn't sound good. I have definitely found photos online of 08's and 09's with 16" steelies, but no 11's yet, probabluy because it's still nice out! I'll try asking the dealer, maybe they...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-20-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,828
Posted By xluben
Very interesting. I still haven't found a...

Very interesting. I still haven't found a straight answer I guess. I did notice that if you choose the 2010 model instead of the 2011, then it does show 16" wheels being available. I'd be a happy...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-19-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,828
Posted By xluben
Winter Wheels for a 2011 Subaru WRX?

I am looking at pricing out winter wheels for a 2011 Subaru WRX that I should be getting soon. When I go to TireRack and enter the vehicle info, it only lists 17" wheels (205/50-17) and only alloys....
Showing results 1 to 47 of 47

 
Forum Jump
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome