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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-25-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 329
Posted By RogueMantis
The two above me have vastly more experience than...

The two above me have vastly more experience than I do. Trust them. Get a tune first, then see what is still wrong.

It is possible that there is another issue, but until you get the car to where...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-24-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 329
Posted By RogueMantis
There is a change in power because your car...

There is a change in power because your car cannot figure out what is going on. It's seeing WAY more air than it expects and is not able keep up with it on the fueling side. You are probably...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-24-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 329
Posted By RogueMantis
Why did you have to replace your old motor? ...

Why did you have to replace your old motor?

And every motor is different, but WRXs are usually very sensitive to changing the air induction/exhaust/fueling. So taking every possible variable into...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 329
Posted By RogueMantis
Have you had it tuned? Those mods require some...

Have you had it tuned? Those mods require some sort of Engine Management. A couple good routes are a Cobb AP or open source tuning with an E-Tune.

I wouldn't go into boost until you get it tuned.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-15-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By RogueMantis
I think the yellows are ~20mm (2cm)

I think the yellows are ~20mm (2cm)
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-15-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By RogueMantis
Looks like the DAM is actually stable at .31. ...

Looks like the DAM is actually stable at .31. But that is really low. Did you recently reset the ECU or erase the learned values?

Also the boost error of 5psi at WOT with your wastegate near...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-03-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By RogueMantis
Nope ;) Master thread of OEM Subaru Wheel...

Nope ;)

Master thread of OEM Subaru Wheel Specs - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2239019)

Looks like WRXs are 5x100 until 2015. Sti's on the other hand DID get them...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By RogueMantis
Are you talking about that dip after the peak? ...

Are you talking about that dip after the peak? That is normal closed loop control my friend. The computer is programmed to hit a certain level of boost as quickly as possible. You are seeing a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-28-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By RogueMantis
I haven't ever rebuilt, or even broken in an...

I haven't ever rebuilt, or even broken in an engine really, but part of me wonders if seeing some gas escape past the new cylinder/cylinder wall is normal? Again. Not sure. Someone else with more...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-28-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By RogueMantis
Are you still in your break-in period for that...

Are you still in your break-in period for that fancy new engine?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By RogueMantis
Kartboy makes a good one. Cobb's is adjustable,...

Kartboy makes a good one. Cobb's is adjustable, but I personally don't think that is completely necessary.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By RogueMantis
I also agree with the above comments, but after...

I also agree with the above comments, but after that. "Quicker." Turning fast and stopping fast make you accelerate too ;)
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   05-16-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,057
Posted By RogueMantis
Bookey. That man cave is amazing.

Bookey. That man cave is amazing.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-16-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By RogueMantis
Coilovers are way overkill for a DD. Upgraded...

Coilovers are way overkill for a DD. Upgraded springs and struts would be more what you are looking for. RCE springs mated with some KYB excel-g or AGX is a popular upgrade. Beefier sway bars...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-01-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By RogueMantis
06/07 have the same body style. 08 was a reboot....

06/07 have the same body style. 08 was a reboot. As long as you don't try and push too much power through the stock setup and are nice to it like you said, you shouldn't have as much trouble.
...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-24-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By RogueMantis
Thumbs up Easy to do! If only I had a dollar every time I...

Easy to do! If only I had a dollar every time I felt that way...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-23-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By RogueMantis
Think about it like using a regular 6 inch...

Think about it like using a regular 6 inch ratchet vs. a 2 foot breaker bar (a bit exaggerated for sake of this argument). The longer lever-arm gives the force exerted further out more grunt. So...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-22-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By RogueMantis
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f95/what-turbo-sho...

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f95/what-turbo-should-i-get-read-before-asking-20013/ has a lot of information about various turbos while you wait for someone more knowledgeable than I to come along....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-22-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By RogueMantis
I am assuming you are coupling the Mishimoto...

I am assuming you are coupling the Mishimoto inlet to your AEM CAI. Mishimoto's install video looks like they use a silicone coupler like you mentioned. I know a lot of people here like SAMCO...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-22-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By RogueMantis
The lights you are seeing mean the car has been...

The lights you are seeing mean the car has been put into limp mode. What exactly do you mean by "messed" with the MAF sensor? Did you just unplug it? Clean it? Touch or bump the sensor itself?
...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-21-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By RogueMantis
I have the same unit installed in my 06 and I am...

I have the same unit installed in my 06 and I am quite pleased with it. I wasn't expecting much out of an 8 inch, but being right beneath the seat helps. Only issue I ran into was the underseat...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-09-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By RogueMantis
You've mentioned this a few times now. Quick and...

You've mentioned this a few times now. Quick and dirty explanation (as far as I can gather):

We'll start with open loop since it's simpler.

Open loop control has no feedback. So basically,...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-03-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By RogueMantis
If you have an 03 like your profile says and the...

If you have an 03 like your profile says and the Cobb short shifter, then yes. m12x1.25 would be your thread pattern according to Cobb.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-20-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By RogueMantis
Good point. I live in Kansas, so thinking about...

Good point. I live in Kansas, so thinking about going up and down hills didn't even show up on my radar (even though I think I remember you saying it in your first post). I was thinking on flat...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-19-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By RogueMantis
Let the science begin! Haha. It could easily be...

Let the science begin! Haha. It could easily be different for turbocharged/not-stock-tune cars, but from what I was taught that's how it usually goes. Maybe you get better mileage because you are...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-19-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By RogueMantis
I think the opposite is true. When your RPMs are...

I think the opposite is true. When your RPMs are above idle, and you are coasting in gear, the injector duty cycle should be at or near zero. The engine will actually use the road to keep turning...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By RogueMantis
The belt cover has nothing to do with the tune,...

The belt cover has nothing to do with the tune, but I am guessing your tuner is assuming it already has a Cobb tune based on the fact that some of the parts are Cobb. The rough idle, possible...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-12-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By RogueMantis
Stage 1 works just fine on a stock car. Welcome...

Stage 1 works just fine on a stock car. Welcome to the forum/WRXs!
Forum: Handling Tech   02-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By RogueMantis
Yeah. We kinda have to make our own corners...

Yeah. We kinda have to make our own corners here... But let me know what you think of the setup. As I said, I was looking at something very similar.
Forum: Handling Tech   02-04-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By RogueMantis
Manhattan. So just right down the street. I've...

Manhattan. So just right down the street. I've been lazy and haven't thrown a picture up, but I have a blue 06 WRX.
Forum: Handling Tech   02-03-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,994
Posted By RogueMantis
I looked into an AGX/Koni yellow and RCE...

I looked into an AGX/Koni yellow and RCE Black/Yellow combo a while back, but just haven't gotten the necessary funds together to pull the trigger. The guys at turninconcepts were really helpful...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-02-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,421
Posted By RogueMantis
To delete the codes, you will need to use...

To delete the codes, you will need to use accesstuner race that cobb can provide you. But before you go too crazy, those codes were put there for a reason ;) Just make sure you do your research.

I...
Forum: Handling Tech   01-30-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By RogueMantis
What kind of tires are you running? Usually the...

What kind of tires are you running? Usually the best braking mod you can do is between the rubber and the road. But if you've already got that covered, feel free to ignore me :D
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-30-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By RogueMantis
Unless you are really attached to that specific...

Unless you are really attached to that specific car, parting it out/selling it as-is and upgrading to either a WRX or STi would be much easier and more than likely, cheaper in the long run. I am not...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-28-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By RogueMantis
I would be surprised if they had different...

I would be surprised if they had different clusters for manuals and autos... Could be wrong though. I suppose a quick Ebay/Subaru OEM parts search would let you know.



If you're worried about...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-27-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By RogueMantis
They probably tell you to disconnect the battery...

They probably tell you to disconnect the battery so it doesn't short anything when you unhook the connector. Not usually a problem, but it is a possibility.

+1 on checking the connections.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-21-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By RogueMantis
That would be stage 2. Typically, once you...

That would be stage 2. Typically, once you upgrade the downpipe on a WRX, you need a stage 2 tune. Luckily, you have a Cobb AP and it sounds like you have a stage 2 tune. Is it an OTS map, or is...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-19-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By RogueMantis
A bit rude/bigoted, don't you think? I...

A bit rude/bigoted, don't you think?



I do agree that they are a compromise. That's the point.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-13-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By RogueMantis
From what I see, it looks like the 2015 comes...

From what I see, it looks like the 2015 comes stock with summer tires. That's probably why your car has become a sled in the snow. I live in Kansas, so we can get some snow, but mostly ice here,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-09-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By RogueMantis
If you get a taller sidewall (215/45 vs 215/40,...

If you get a taller sidewall (215/45 vs 215/40, for example) you can get pretty close to stock total wheel diameter.

Don't take the numbers I just threw out for what you need though. They are...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By RogueMantis
Dirty, are you noticing it only when either your...

Dirty, are you noticing it only when either your defrost/AC are turned on? Or is it constant? I know with mine, it will pulse about every 15 seconds idling and driving when I have either of those...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,367
Posted By RogueMantis
I know that feeling... This stuff will help with...

I know that feeling... This stuff will help with that! PB Blaster (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Blaster-11-oz-Penetrating-Catalyst-Lubricant-16PB-THD/202597469). Made my rusted, seized, PITA downpipe...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By RogueMantis
Unfortunately, the camaro was sold years ago, and...

Unfortunately, the camaro was sold years ago, and it was in the dead of winter, so I was not in any mood to document it.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By RogueMantis
I've had batteries that are too far gone to get...

I've had batteries that are too far gone to get the fuel pump to kick on and no amount of dragging the car around with my cousin's truck would get it to start.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By RogueMantis
Won't help your other bulbs, and doesn't sound...

Won't help your other bulbs, and doesn't sound like part of the problem, but you could disable the DRLs to keep your headlights from running all the time. I did this on my 06 and didn't have to take...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By RogueMantis
Unfortunately no. I looked into this VERY...

Unfortunately no. I looked into this VERY briefly, but decided it was not something I was ready to do yet. Therefore, I don't know the whole process, but here is a thread for you to start with:...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-07-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,336
Posted By RogueMantis
True, but his TD boost error is ok for the...

True, but his TD boost error is ok for the majority of the pull. Aaron, what gear were you in for the final part of that pull?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-06-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,336
Posted By RogueMantis
Hate to make this my first post, but I've been a...

Hate to make this my first post, but I've been a long time lurker (1/4 of a year) and I'm going to have to disagree with you arctic. Column I is the Dynamic Advance. DAM is in column D and is a...
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