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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
New headlights. What I REAllY wanted was JDM...

New headlights. What I REAllY wanted was JDM projectors. But I couldn't come up with the 2,000 bars of gold pressed latinum needed to buy them. Most of the used ones look like junk and I just don't...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-29-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
So now I got cloudy headlights. Yea,I...

So now I got cloudy headlights. Yea,I know...There are a million products and methods that work very well at clearing your headlights. None of them worked,some made it worse! These products and...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-27-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Fidrat
Amazon has the silver and black images mixed up!...

Amazon has the silver and black images mixed up! I gotta' see it mounted under the hood on a 02/07 WRX please. LOVE that price!
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-26-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Fidrat
Not only do we HAVE an ABS/ECU some if them were...

Not only do we HAVE an ABS/ECU some if them were calibrated wrong from the factory. Check out this thread. I copied a TSB word for word in post #7...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-21-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Fidrat
I ain't sagign'. I've been in briefs since I was...

I ain't sagign'. I've been in briefs since I was two. It's the current gens fault for bringing back the boxers and the saggin'.;)

Now that we're on the subject of sagging, look how my pipe is NOT...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-19-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By Fidrat
All those noise makers are fine for kids....

All those noise makers are fine for kids. Grownups use this...2002-2007 Borla Cat-Back Exhaust Touring part # 140053 AKA; "hush" I got mine for $570.

<a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-15-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
"those things" You saw on TV by the way work...

"those things" You saw on TV by the way work excellent! I got one about 2 weeks before the ads started. I don't know if it will fix your problem but for recharging your system they work great. The...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-13-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Fidrat
I'm sorry.I didn't mean to come off like that....

I'm sorry.I didn't mean to come off like that. I'll be 49 next month. Unless I live to be 98 (possible but not likely) I'm beyond middle aged so I guess that makes me old. I was actually trained on...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-13-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Fidrat
Humph,Lookit' my date registered: Apr 2003! Yer'...

Humph,Lookit' my date registered: Apr 2003! Yer' all a bunch-o- newbs Plus I grew up with shaker hood scoops. I like it but you ain't showin' me nuttin' new. What's next? An "Air Grabber?"
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Fidrat
Any fresh oil will produce your results. I don't...

Any fresh oil will produce your results. I don't think they are exclusive to that particular oil. I tend to stay away from Pennzoil and Quaker State due to their high paraffin content. However, this...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-09-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
The next thing that needed help was my...

The next thing that needed help was my headlights. Back in April 03 I had just made my 1st payment so I did some overtime. It hailed that day at the factory (not at home) doing $1,800 in damage to my...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Fidrat
Junior? Is this the same Junior I'm trying to get...

Junior? Is this the same Junior I'm trying to get at P&L Motorsports? Is this a guys name or a tuner company's name?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
Actually they are brand spankin' new! As of...

Actually they are brand spankin' new! As of 03/24/14. What you're seeing is a waxy coat of mold release. They spray the mold with it like Pam cooking spray so they can get the part out of the mold....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Fidrat
Woh! Hang on there Ringo! don't put on that ebcs...

Woh! Hang on there Ringo! don't put on that ebcs until you get to your dyno! Don't drive around with that on there and no tune.

Other than that go for it! I'm into my 2nd week with downpipe,uppie,...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
Well,it doesn't rain every day. Life goes on,and...

Well,it doesn't rain every day. Life goes on,and so did I. Fast forward to 2012. I got a job making refrigerators. I moved into the house Mom left me with my cat and my long time girl friend and her...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-06-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
Hella horns:Christmas 05, you guessed it,from...

Hella horns:Christmas 05, you guessed it,from brother. I had a hard time Finding a spot under the hood that never gets wet to mount the relay.The contact points inside the relay were always getting...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
Random do-dads... Window tint:rear windows...

Random do-dads...

Window tint:rear windows only. Visor strip too.
Hard-wired radar detector:

Passport 8500 X50 w/blue LEDs
<a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
Whiteline steering rack bushings: Not long...

Whiteline steering rack bushings:
Not long after I got my sticky tires I started wearing out steering rack bushings. The first set wore out in about 12,000 mi so under warranty they put in some new...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
Lots of torque low down grunt.Fast spool. Redline...

Lots of torque low down grunt.Fast spool. Redline comes up so fast I have to shift sooner.It kind of messes me up.But in a good way. I just gotta'git outta' 1st gear quicker. Throttle response is...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Fidrat
My evil plan(build thread)

Why is my plan evil?>:D I live in a hotbed of tree hugging liberals that would cringe at the fact that I'm now running "catless". "Phew"! (It smells like 1973 around here!) And I'm doing it without a...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,704
Posted By Fidrat
No retro-fitting needed, unless that's your bag...

No retro-fitting needed, unless that's your bag baby. :D
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Fidrat
I thought you were talking about the sensor in...

I thought you were talking about the sensor in the uppie. That would be the EGT,the one to use the resistor cel fix on. Not the front o2 sensor. I've never heard of anyone putting a resistor in that...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Fidrat
Funny...My uppie has an EGT sensor in it.(well,...

Funny...My uppie has an EGT sensor in it.(well, not anymore) My exhaust manifold has a front o2 sensor and my down-pipe has a rear o2 sensor. Why get a new one when you can just unplug it and put in...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-25-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
  Brakes!
Views: 362
Posted By Fidrat
Just a note. Hawk HPS pads are very low dust....

Just a note. Hawk HPS pads are very low dust. Look at my pic. That's a front rim. I can't remember the last time I cleaned them. Lookit' em' shine.:D Plus the rotors have a coating that has kept...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Fidrat
I'll tell all in my build thread. (If I ever get...

I'll tell all in my build thread. (If I ever get to it);)
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-23-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
  Brakes!
Views: 362
Posted By Fidrat
I went with this... <a...

I went with this...

<a href="http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/fidrat24/media/IMG_1977_zps58d73ccb.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-21-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Fidrat
I'm in the exact same boat....

I'm in the exact same boat. 03,uppie,downpipe,pump,very modded stock airbox,Borla twin tip catback 110,000mi and my tuner is 3.5hrs away. The only difference is I didn't play with the AP or any...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By Fidrat
Wow, boo-key bear.Nice fly-by. That was so far...

Wow, boo-key bear.Nice fly-by. That was so far over my head I just hope you didn't bump your head on an orbiting satellite.

I'm 49 yrs old. I just got my 1st smart phone last Saturday. I still...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By Fidrat
"If it needs a wide band,I don't know."...

"If it needs a wide band,I don't know." Hmmmmm,now where have I heard this before? Oh yea! I said it. Post 17, 2nd sentence, this thread.WTF

I don't know what run a few logs with your open...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-18-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By Fidrat
I like the idea of more data too. But what it...

I like the idea of more data too. But what it really comes down to is MONEY. I just don't have the cash to do everything the best way.:crying: Ya' know what? This is the wrong place for this...I'm...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By Fidrat
For what? I'm not E-tuning. I'm not tuning it...

For what? I'm not E-tuning. I'm not tuning it myself. I'm not falling for that (I know I'm gonna' get flamed for this) Cobb access port B.S. If it needs a wide band,I don't know. But $650 for a thing...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-17-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By Fidrat
I'm actually going to install a Invidia catless...

I'm actually going to install a Invidia catless Uppipe and a Invidia catless down pipe this weekend. I'm mating it up to a 3" Borla catback twin tip. Can't wait to hear it!

All wrapped up and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-16-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,143
Posted By Fidrat
You heard correctly. (from Big Ron) Do I...

You heard correctly.

(from Big Ron) Do I need engine management with a downpipe? For 02/03 WRX and 04-06 STI users, no. For 04+ WRX and 07+ STI users, it's pretty much a requirement as the open...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-16-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
  decals
Views: 449
Posted By Fidrat
I reserved the right rear window for stickers....

I reserved the right rear window for stickers. But only from parts I have,venders I use and organizations I'm a member of.

Does that make me a bad person? :crying:
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Fidrat
If you have a 3port BCS then none of this...

If you have a 3port BCS then none of this matters. If you were stock when you were having a problem then this might have been it.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-15-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Fidrat
Ok, here's the "T" fitting. Look at the hose...

Ok, here's the "T" fitting. Look at the hose going to the compressor housing nipple.(gigitty) It's bulging like a snake swallowed a big rat. That "rat" is the restrictor pill. AKA "orifice" Present...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-15-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Fidrat
Sorry It's taking so long to get back to this....

Sorry It's taking so long to get back to this. UPS guy keeps buggin' me.:D It turns out this little connector is very important and specific to the model I have.

For the BCS to work properly the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By Fidrat
I decided I'm going with the stock modded...

I decided I'm going with the stock modded shield,a nice titanium wrap and cover the intercooler tanks with heat reflective foil 'cause I cant afford a bigger one.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-08-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Fidrat
Ok, here's what I did...I tried to make a new...

Ok, here's what I did...I tried to make a new connector out of a squirt bottle tube and a WD-40 straw. First I went to test it to see if it was still messing up. It was. Then I put the squirt bottle...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-08-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Fidrat
Maybe I didn't get the new intercooler hoses on...

Maybe I didn't get the new intercooler hoses on right. I read somewhere that might be it. I'M gonna' re-install everything all over again and check the BCS and the wastegate arm.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-07-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Fidrat
This splice connector is all I took out. I...

This splice connector is all I took out. I replaced the line from the "T" to the elbow under the BCS with a new line..

<a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-07-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Fidrat
The dohickie that is on the elbow that goes on...

The dohickie that is on the elbow that goes on the bottom of the BCS. The line goes to the "T".
<a href="http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/fidrat24/media/IMG_22801_zps2c95c4d8.jpg.html"...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Fidrat
Boost pulse?

I was putting on some intercooler hoses when I saw the boost control hose wasn't routed right. I tried to move it but it was brittle and the line broke at a splice fitting before the "T". I replaced...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-06-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Fidrat
Wrap or not?

I'm getting a uppie for my 03 WRX. One of the main reasons for this is to remove the cat,a giant heat source before the turbo. If I wrap my new uppie won't this contain the heat inside the pipe thus...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-02-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Fidrat
IAG Performance: VIS Racing Carbon Fiber Demon...

IAG Performance: VIS Racing Carbon Fiber Demon Trunk for 2002-07 Subaru WRX / STi, Trunk Lids, 02SBWRX4DDEM-020C (http://www.iagperformance.com/shopping_cart/proddetail.php?prod=02SBWRX4DDEM-020C)
...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Fidrat
My favorite is a 225/45/17 on a 17"x7" rim. ...

My favorite is a 225/45/17 on a 17"x7" rim.

Also lookie here. http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f53/wheel-tire-faq-19172/
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-01-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By Fidrat
It's 90deg outside,your at a fast food pickup...

It's 90deg outside,your at a fast food pickup window line,you finally get your food and go to pull out into the street,you try to beat the traffic out of the drive,you hit the gas and NOTHING!! Then...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-01-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By Fidrat
a codec pack shouldnt stop u from viewing...

a codec pack shouldnt stop u from viewing websites without audio or video. have you tried downloading the new firrefox browser? i can view the site as well with firefox.

It wasn't the codec pac....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-31-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By Fidrat
Yea,The problem is on my end. I downloaded...

Yea,The problem is on my end. I downloaded windows.7.codec.pack.v4.0.9. BIG MISTAKE!!! It completely screwed up my computer! This will take hours to fix. I don't even know where to start, thanks.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-31-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,117
Posted By Fidrat
This link gives a 404 error. Does it work for...

This link gives a 404 error. Does it work for anyone else?
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