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Forum: Newbie Forum   08-21-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By brfatal
You're going to need to spend 3 to 4 times that...

You're going to need to spend 3 to 4 times that if you want an answer of "yes" to whether a coilover is quality. What makes you want coilovers?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By brfatal
Take it for what it's worth. Perrin TRIED to do...

Take it for what it's worth. Perrin TRIED to do an boosted EZ30 swap on a WRX. They spent 2 years on it and ended up selling the car having never getting it to run correctly. Has the swap been...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-20-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By brfatal
Yes, but replacing a turbocharged EJ205 with an...

Yes, but replacing a turbocharged EJ205 with an N/A EZ30 would be a downgrade in all practical senses.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-14-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By brfatal
It's worth noting that the bulbs supplied in HID...

It's worth noting that the bulbs supplied in HID kits do not fit in housings as well as OE grade bulbs and kit ballasts tend to be highly unreliable. Unless something is killing your ballasts,...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-09-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By brfatal
They never come with an up-pipe. Put your...

They never come with an up-pipe.

Put your money in suspension. Ditch those springs for better and get new struts and new sway bars. Higher bang for the buck.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-09-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By brfatal
Heh, hope you plan on saving $50-60k to do that....

Heh, hope you plan on saving $50-60k to do that. ;)

You need some form of engine management, yes. As well as an up-pipe. You might also want to spend some towards suspension as well. Mileage? ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-09-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By brfatal
What are you trying to get out of it it and what...

What are you trying to get out of it it and what do you want to spend?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-07-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By brfatal
Make sure they paint the parts, whatever you get...

Make sure they paint the parts, whatever you get (like color paint, not clearcoat), because you're gonna regret it if you plan on owning the car for a while. Since it's new I figure that might be...
Forum: New Member Intros   08-04-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By brfatal
What is your complete current mod list because...

What is your complete current mod list because what you posted is not a full build. That set up will already make more power than your stock motor can handle.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-17-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By brfatal
Errrgghh.... This car is literally...

Errrgghh....

This car is literally everything I preach against. Everything. You didn't miss one thing.

http://i.imgur.com/ioDKWvr.gif
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-22-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By brfatal
*smh* Why are you even turning the car on,...

*smh*

Why are you even turning the car on, much less running it into high boost? That breaking up? That's the car crying.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-19-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By brfatal
TGV CEL is automatic limp mode. I'm surprised...

TGV CEL is automatic limp mode. I'm surprised that this is all you're noticing.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-19-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By brfatal
~50 whp.

~50 whp.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-12-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By brfatal
Budget?

Budget?
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-06-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By brfatal
Up-pipe Down-pipe + tune

Up-pipe
Down-pipe + tune
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-05-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By brfatal
Do you want a diffuser or spats? There are wagon...

Do you want a diffuser or spats? There are wagon specific diffusers

This is the bugeye Subaru kit someone stuffed on a wagon. The fitment is not the same since the bumpers are different shapes...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-04-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By brfatal
LOL. The picture they used with the white car...

LOL. The picture they used with the white car isn't even the same rear spats. They are completely different.

Those are NOT '02-'03 rear spats. They won't fit a bugeye sedan properly much less a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-31-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By brfatal
Why do you need to pull the e-brake?

Why do you need to pull the e-brake?
Forum: The Hangout   05-28-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By brfatal
I won a raffle drawing at Boxerfest. I know one...

I won a raffle drawing at Boxerfest. I know one of the people in charge at Subie Events and he was pissed when he saw what I won. Vendor agreement required one +$200 item or 2 +$100 items. What...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-28-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By brfatal
BC cams in general are garbage. Low quality and...

BC cams in general are garbage. Low quality and prone to failure or poor fitment. In addition they are all bark and no bite. Adjustable cam gears are basically required to 'fix' their poor timing...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-28-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By brfatal
How many miles were on your car when it failed? ...

How many miles were on your car when it failed? +120,000? Will you own your car in another +120,000 miles?

:p
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By brfatal
An aluminum radiator is a waste of money on your...

An aluminum radiator is a waste of money on your car. Get an OEM replacement.
Forum: Handling Tech   05-26-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By brfatal
I am running 17x9 +45s. I have less inner...

I am running 17x9 +45s. I have less inner clearance than 17x8 +53. There is absolutely zero reason to run spacers.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By brfatal
I noticed that and that's actually my problem. 2...

I noticed that and that's actually my problem. 2 of my 3 gauges are dimmer when there is more light and brighter when there is less light. I don't know how to reverse them so they are correct.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By brfatal
boo-key, I have the same gauges. Any issues with...

boo-key, I have the same gauges. Any issues with some being brighter than others? My boost gauge is so dim, esp compared to the wideband.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 890
Posted By brfatal
My AEM oil pressure gauge actually required that...

My AEM oil pressure gauge actually required that the oil light be deleted.
Forum: The Hangout   05-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By brfatal
These are going on the bugeye. These are 9" +45,...

These are going on the bugeye. These are 9" +45, but will probably end up needing the 3mm spacers I bought (all 4) to clear the rear suspension.
Forum: The Hangout   05-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By brfatal
255/40/17

255/40/17
Forum: The Hangout   05-19-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By brfatal
Shit. I think I went too big. I'm not open to...

Shit. I think I went too big. I'm not open to fender pulling.

http://i.imgur.com/yZ8KVcS.jpg
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By brfatal
The harder you drive/the more aggressive the...

The harder you drive/the more aggressive the setup, the more blow by you will have, the more of a problem it can be.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-17-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By brfatal
Is Carbon Buildup a Problem With Direct-Injection...

Is Carbon Buildup a Problem With Direct-Injection Engines? - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2694853)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-17-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By brfatal
It's not that they are more prone to blow by, but...

It's not that they are more prone to blow by, but that GDI sprays fuel directly into the combustion chamber, rather than spraying into the intake ports in the cylinder head. Because of this the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-15-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By brfatal
For street driving you will like those.

For street driving you will like those.
Forum: The Hangout   05-13-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By brfatal
The 2 I looked at were 38 and 40 2014.

The 2 I looked at were 38 and 40 2014.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-13-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By brfatal
That splitter is sized for the JDM STI TMIC,...

That splitter is sized for the JDM STI TMIC, which is larger than the USDM STI TMIC.

The grille is $271 + shipping pre-painted.

https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/3380
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-13-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By brfatal
Pre-2015 WRX or any STI, depends on how you...

Pre-2015 WRX or any STI, depends on how you drive. For a 2015 WRX, mandatory.
Forum: The Hangout   05-12-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By brfatal
Yep. :p ...

Yep. :p

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10384271_10104407736622290_1457865428842728412_n.jpg?oh=191fc57716351130599b1922d72deb35&oe=55CF99F5

[edit] Dammit, hate this image...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-12-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 1,179
Posted By brfatal
STi TMICs are actually very cheap. $250-300...

STi TMICs are actually very cheap. $250-300 typically.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-12-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By brfatal
Yes, genuine. Japanparts.com Part ID...

Yes, genuine.

Japanparts.com
Part ID 009-478-003
$115.37 + shipping

http://i.imgur.com/deS0W1I.jpg
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-12-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By brfatal
Youch. Over priced. The scoops are under $150...

Youch. Over priced. The scoops are under $150 elsewhere. But yes, without a proper splitter you're not taking fill advantage of the IC. You'll want it to match the face of the core and form a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-12-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By brfatal
1. Yes. It's not so far in that you'll get lost...

1. Yes. It's not so far in that you'll get lost trying to figure stuff out.
2. Probably easier than a Jaguar.
3. Statistically less reliable than a factory motor. Depending on what pistons...
Forum: The Hangout   05-12-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By brfatal
Hey, how did that get there? :p Not As. ...

Hey, how did that get there? :p


Not As. Discontinued for the 71Rs, but those are too soft for street use. They still make regular RE-11s though, which is what I got. Jumped on them due to...
Forum: The Hangout   05-11-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By brfatal
So I bought new tires

Am I doing it rite?

http://i.imgur.com/eyZfahq.jpg?2

;)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-07-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By brfatal
Why do you need a turbo timer?

Why do you need a turbo timer?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By brfatal
It won't fit.

It won't fit.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-29-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By brfatal
As noted above, no they will not fit.

As noted above, no they will not fit.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-26-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By brfatal
1. Do you have a boost gauge? 2. A new AP...

1. Do you have a boost gauge?

2. A new AP will flash over anything currently on there, stock tune or an older AP tune.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By brfatal
Also note that this helps redistribute the...

Also note that this helps redistribute the braking bias of the car. 02-05 WRXs are way too front biased with the stock brakes. This helps 'correct' that.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-24-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By brfatal
Turbo = all the back pressure you need. ...

Turbo = all the back pressure you need.

Straight pipes are fine as long as you tune for it assuming it also replaces your cat sections. That being said, straight pipes universally sound like ass...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   04-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By brfatal
Spend more. :p ...

Spend more. :p

http://blackarmorhelmets.com/collections/all
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