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Forum: Handling Tech   11-12-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By ratfink
I think you need 3/32 or something like that at...

I think you need 3/32 or something like that at the beginning. I don't know for sure though.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By ratfink
Yeah, I ended up refunding cash to the guy. I...

Yeah, I ended up refunding cash to the guy. I hated the thing and was glad I sold it, but now I sold it for cheap. LOL
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-04-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By ratfink
Anybody have an East Coast Nav DVD they aren't using

I sold the nave unit out of my 2010 sti to a guy that lives in NY. Apparently the disk in the unit was west coast only. I never got another disk with it. I was hoping someone had an extra I could buy...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-06-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,255
Posted By ratfink
AWDTuning.com Home (http://www.awdtuning.com)...

AWDTuning.com Home (http://www.awdtuning.com) tell Keith Brad Fink sent ya...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-30-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,831
Posted By ratfink
I have the newest version, I don't know why it'd...

I have the newest version, I don't know why it'd be different, just new maps.
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-30-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,831
Posted By ratfink
I have an accessport for your car if you are...

I have an accessport for your car if you are looking btw.
Forum: The Hangout   09-27-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
Got some minor wrenching done. Sways, whiteline...

Got some minor wrenching done. Sways, whiteline rear lockdown and diff bushings. More parts this week. Here's a fuzzy cell pick taken today.
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-26-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By ratfink
A local wheel repair shop may be able to fix it...

A local wheel repair shop may be able to fix it as well.
Forum: The Hangout   09-23-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
Well I just got home from picking up the new car....

Well I just got home from picking up the new car. Flew 550 miles, picked it up and drove it home. It's the same and somehow different at the same time. After a few hundred miles I am getting use to....
Forum: The Hangout   09-17-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
wow, that's awesome!

wow, that's awesome!
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-16-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By ratfink
Doesn't look to bad to me. What is your learn...

Doesn't look to bad to me. What is your learn view doing?
Forum: The Hangout   09-16-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
The side impact airbags had deflated by the time...

The side impact airbags had deflated by the time I hit the ford so my shoulder slammed against the seat belt bracket. I had a bruise shaped just like it 3 days after and it's just now going away 2...
Forum: The Hangout   09-16-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
Oh yeah, STI! Never going back to a wrx after...

Oh yeah, STI! Never going back to a wrx after having an STI. LOL The car that hit me was a kia optima and I bounced off a lifted ford f350. Cops gave me a failure to yield ticket. After looking at...
Forum: The Hangout   09-16-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
Sadly, I turned in front of her. I never saw her....

Sadly, I turned in front of her. I never saw her. It drives me crazy. I wasn't tired, distracted, driving crazy or anything. I just flat didn't see the car. It was early morning and she was in...
Forum: The Hangout   09-16-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
There are a few dash lights on (ABS, AIRBAG BRAKE...

There are a few dash lights on (ABS, AIRBAG BRAKE etc) but it starts and drives. The motor moved enough to crack the driver's side timing cover but no mechanical damage. The rear passenger side...
Forum: The Hangout   09-16-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
BTW the car still runs and drives, the liftgate...

BTW the car still runs and drives, the liftgate still opens, and I sold it for more than I bought it back for. LOL I love Subaru!
Forum: The Hangout   09-16-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,156
Posted By ratfink
My STI probably saved my life

Got T-boned by a car doing 60MPH. No injury what-so-ever. The car help up very well. There was no passenger, but even if there was they would have been unharmed as far as I can see. When I was hit I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-12-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,868
Posted By ratfink
Get the STI now.....or next year. LOL I to bought...

Get the STI now.....or next year. LOL I to bought a new rex and than got a used STI.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-25-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By ratfink
No offence but getting a 11 wrx over an 08+ sti...

No offence but getting a 11 wrx over an 08+ sti over money makes no sence. Get a used one and spend a bunch less up front. Not to mention lower insurance. You'll lose at 3k just leaving the lot with...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-23-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By ratfink
You can kill any motor with a bad tune or hard...

You can kill any motor with a bad tune or hard driving. I see from your sig you drag, I doubt a stock motor would have blown if it wasn't part of the recall.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-23-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By ratfink
Nope, I'm clean. Progressive thinks the impreza...

Nope, I'm clean. Progressive thinks the impreza is the same regardless the letters after.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-20-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By ratfink
Progressive charges exactly the same for both...

Progressive charges exactly the same for both cars....
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-20-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By ratfink
Get an sti. After having both back to back the...

Get an sti. After having both back to back the same year I have a good idea of where you are sitting. The sti is more money up front, but you won't need as much later. Buy a new 09 or 10 in stock....
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   08-17-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 103,824
Posted By ratfink
Oooold thread but I'll throw this in. Me waiting...

Oooold thread but I'll throw this in. Me waiting at the starting line.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/therealratfink/small.jpg

Photo opp
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Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-17-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,010
Posted By ratfink
www.awdtuning.com $155 for 8 revisions but a...

www.awdtuning.com

$155 for 8 revisions but a good tuner who cares about his rep and clients. Tell him Brad Fink sent ya.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-31-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By ratfink
The older wrx ecu can brick a little easier than...

The older wrx ecu can brick a little easier than a newer one. Flash with caution.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-26-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,475
Posted By ratfink
You can't get the filter off without removing it....

You can't get the filter off without removing it. I have no idea why they put the doors on it.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   07-26-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,851
Posted By ratfink
EL will allow more noise in the cabin unless and...

EL will allow more noise in the cabin unless and possible even if you wrap them. My car isn't quiet and I run the factory catback, EL headers and a catted downpipe. EL will not quiet the car, but it...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   07-11-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By ratfink
Yeah, about the same times I ran on the same...

Yeah, about the same times I ran on the same track. It's a hard track to put down anything good until October. LOL
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   06-08-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,568
Posted By ratfink
I run 42 front and 40 rear, but you need to...

I run 42 front and 40 rear, but you need to monitor tire contact and adjust accordingly. Chalk your tires and watch them. You want the tire to run right on the arrow or tread indicator on the edge of...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-18-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,108
Posted By ratfink
It'll run like garbage with the new flange too....

It'll run like garbage with the new flange too. You don't need a BOV.

Unless your building something out of the ordinary.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-16-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,490
Posted By ratfink
The one on the driver's door will have a...

The one on the driver's door will have a production year as well.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-15-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,490
Posted By ratfink
Hmm, that is a little weird. Look at the sticker...

Hmm, that is a little weird. Look at the sticker and see what the HP rating is, check the vin plate and see what year it is etc. You can't tell what turbo by looking without removing heat shields.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-15-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By ratfink
Lemons aren't technically worth any less, but...

Lemons aren't technically worth any less, but they are in perception. If you BB it, there is no option for lemon. Your state may not even apply the lemon label to the title (you'll have to call your...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-14-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By ratfink
I bought mine from Nate Wade as well. My car is a...

I bought mine from Nate Wade as well. My car is a lemon law as well. I have no problem with lemons, just keep it a while.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-08-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,771
Posted By ratfink
Me too, just looks like a busted car.

Me too, just looks like a busted car.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By ratfink
I'm not a fan of built in nav, my portable garmin...

I'm not a fan of built in nav, my portable garmin is far superior to most all in one units. This pioneer can have nav added later if it was desired.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-06-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,312
Posted By ratfink
If you're talking green wheels, it's been done. I...

If you're talking green wheels, it's been done. I kinda like it.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By ratfink
I love mine, you can change the colors/graphics...

I love mine, you can change the colors/graphics to make it match the dash pretty darn well.

$550 or so most places, I got mine on ebay for $400. !Laugh!

(not the guy I bought mine from but)
...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-04-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,591
Posted By ratfink
Wow......Read this---->...

Wow......Read this----> http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f70/opensource-read-up-17463/
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-04-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By ratfink
Pioneer avh-4200 ...

Pioneer avh-4200

http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/products/20100/130/x130AVHP420-f_mt.jpeg
Forum: The Hangout   04-22-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By ratfink
That is nuts....I don't get it, but to each his...

That is nuts....I don't get it, but to each his own.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-08-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By ratfink
I was reading the thread think "I've read this...

I was reading the thread think "I've read this before". LOL

Good info. The old V8s benefited more from underdriven and light weight pulleys. Cars these days are already pretty good that way.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-08-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By ratfink
This is an 8 year old thread....LOL

This is an 8 year old thread....LOL
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-31-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,670
Posted By ratfink
I decided to be the guinea pig. I just patched my...

I decided to be the guinea pig. I just patched my rom and added a LC and FFS. Once I got the perimeters dialed in, It was EASIER on the tranny to launch and shift! Launches are butter smooth, no...
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   03-31-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By ratfink
Thanx, the cone in this pics made me end up in...

Thanx, the cone in this pics made me end up in 6th instead of 3rd. DOH! LOL

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/therealratfink/57of892.jpg
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   03-30-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By ratfink
Couple more ...

Couple more

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/therealratfink/user4624_pic783_1269904370.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/therealratfink/Krystals5952.jpg
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   03-30-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By ratfink
A few autox pics from this weekend

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/therealratfink/305of892.jpg

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m154/therealratfink/54of892.jpg
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-27-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By ratfink
I ran stage 2 with and without a catback on my 08...

I ran stage 2 with and without a catback on my 08 wrx, and there wasn't much difference. EGT is NOT an issue with these car's factory catback. I honestly notice little no no difference in power when...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-26-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By ratfink
It won't make a huge difference. You will lose a...

It won't make a huge difference. You will lose a little with the factory exhaust, but that's no reason to hold back from stage 2.
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