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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-21-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By mosc
There's so much gain between these base maps, for...

There's so much gain between these base maps, for any setup, and a good tune that there's no point in using these maps beyond stage 2. If you are spending all that money on a setup then get it tuned...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-21-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By mosc
You'd have an easier time at those power levels...

You'd have an easier time at those power levels with a beefier clutch, sure! THe ACT HD clutch is a perfect choice sure! Except for one major problem... it'll snap your stock 5-speed in just a few...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-21-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
You basically need a custom built motor, a big...

You basically need a custom built motor, a big GT35R turbo, an entirely different transmission, and a lot of supporting mods. And no, a walboro 255 won't give you enough gas to reach that power...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-20-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By mosc
I like the engagement of the ACT HD clutch better...

I like the engagement of the ACT HD clutch better than stock. It's a little more clearcut and easier for me to drive with. It's more binary than the stock clutch.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-20-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
Look, don't get me wrong. 600 hp in a subaru is a...

Look, don't get me wrong. 600 hp in a subaru is a blast and a cool idea. I would just not recommend it to somebody who couldn't afford a GT-R instead. If you could afford it but choose not to and go...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By mosc
Someone looking at a 600 hp car should consider a...

Someone looking at a 600 hp car should consider a Nissan GT-R, it may be cheaper than modding up a Subaru if you intend to drive it more than 25k miles in it's life.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-20-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By mosc
I am not a fan of that Exedy clutch in general...

I am not a fan of that Exedy clutch in general but if you have a stock 02-07 WRX 5-speed and you don't buy a stock clutch you're a fool (no individual offense intended).
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-20-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By mosc
Tires

Tires
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-10-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By mosc
I think it can handle it if you are pretty clean...

I think it can handle it if you are pretty clean with your shifts. Nobody's perfect, the stock clutch won't last forever even with the stock turbo. I'd stick with the clutch that's in there until it...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-10-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By mosc
Yes, it can handle it but it will put some extra...

Yes, it can handle it but it will put some extra stress on it. Matters how you drive how long it will last. Even with the VF39 most people won't get 100k miles out of the factory clutch. The car's a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-09-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By mosc
No. That's a good upgrade over the VF39 but it's...

No. That's a good upgrade over the VF39 but it's still not a huge turbo and the 18G uses the stock turbo layout. You'd probably want to upgrade the top mount to a larger top mount to maximize it (not...
Forum: CARiD.com   01-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By mosc
What do I think? I think it's sad these get...

What do I think? I think it's sad these get listed as a performance part instead of a cosmetic one by most vendors and manufacturers. They're designed to lower the car at the expense of handling....
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   01-09-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By mosc
closing because this is a duplicate. Use the...

closing because this is a duplicate. Use the other thread:

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f75/thoughts-future-car-modifications-56346/
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-09-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By mosc
1) I'm paranoid about intakes due to the MAF...

1) I'm paranoid about intakes due to the MAF sensor. I'd only get the cobb short intake or nothing.
2) That exhaust is f-ing loud.
3) you don't need an up-pipe you don't have a 02-05 WRX there's...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-09-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By mosc
17" is sufficient to clear the STi calipers as...

17" is sufficient to clear the STi calipers as long as the spokes don't get in the way. The offest of the WRX and STi is the same (+53 or +55 mattering on year). If it's a double drilled 17" wheel...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By mosc
What year car do you have? I'm going to assume...

What year car do you have? I'm going to assume '02-'05 since you said 205/55/16. If you have an 08+, this entire reply is not correct.

1) your tires are too big I'm surprised you don't rub. A lot....
Forum: The Hangout   12-25-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By mosc
Happy Hanukkah to you too!

Happy Hanukkah to you too!
Forum: Handling Tech   12-12-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By mosc
no you won't have any trouble with that setup...

no you won't have any trouble with that setup assuming the wheels are made for a Subaru (5x100, correct center bore, lug nut shape)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-22-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By mosc
1) lower offset means the wheel sits further out...

1) lower offset means the wheel sits further out and closer to the fender well which reduces clearance. It rubs.

2) The suspension is designed for the weight of the car to be at a certain point....
Forum: The Hangout   11-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By mosc
Your list is depressingly short. I think my car...

Your list is depressingly short. I think my car is in great shape and my list would pass yours before I passed the front 1/10th of the car.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By mosc
Ya, what brfatal said. 56.5mm is probably a typo...

Ya, what brfatal said. 56.5mm is probably a typo somewhere.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-17-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By mosc
225/50R17 is way too tall for your car. 225/45R17...

225/50R17 is way too tall for your car. 225/45R17 is GD STI stock. 225/40R17 is a perfectly goid size for your car. I've never tried fender clearance with that tall a tire but my guess is you're sol....
Forum: Wheels/Tires - For Sale   11-17-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By mosc
sold tyvm

sold tyvm
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By mosc
Launching a manual car is an exercise in finesse...

Launching a manual car is an exercise in finesse and it's a lot more complicated than mashing the gas in an automatic, with or without revving before launch. As such, there is a huge variation in...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By mosc
very little work is needed to get a WRX or an STi...

very little work is needed to get a WRX or an STi into the high 12s with a good driver. Are the mustang and vette both sticks? Launching a manual transmission car, particularly one with AWD as in...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By mosc
04 STi's are 7.5" width RPF 1s are +45 at 8.0",...

04 STi's are 7.5" width
RPF 1s are +45 at 8.0", +40 at 8.5". They're also cast wheels
RG2's you can get 17x8.5" 5x100 +48, they're one of the very few. You'd probably have to special order these...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-06-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By mosc
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/attachments/f51/33...

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/attachments/f51/3386d1213366512-downpipes-turboback-exhausts-wrx06.jpg

picture helps
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By mosc
I think Subarus sell best in the northeast,...

I think Subarus sell best in the northeast, specifically NY State or Connecticut probably has the most.
Forum: Wheels/Tires - For Sale   11-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By mosc
SOLD: MT-1 17x8.5" +48 5x100 17.6 lbs TR Motorsports

$750 or best offer. Tirerack Motorsports MT-1 17x8.5" +48 5x100
Fits most Subarus other than 05+ STi's and '15 WRX.
FITS 02-14 WRX and 04 STi

These are relatively rare. Very few 5x100 wheels...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   10-31-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By mosc
I missed the "downpipe with plumbed dump tube"...

I missed the "downpipe with plumbed dump tube" and "catalytic converter" on your list John...
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   10-30-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,050
Posted By mosc
Sorry guys. School age kids and split custody...

Sorry guys. School age kids and split custody makes for messy scheduling.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-29-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By mosc
I abuse the reputation system enough already....

I abuse the reputation system enough already. It's karma but thanks guys. My expertise is only between the road and the brake disk... lol.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By mosc
A side effect of an 8k redline is that your...

A side effect of an 8k redline is that your trasnmission's gearing will actually make sense too. Just FYI...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-28-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By mosc
I know there might be some difference between the...

I know there might be some difference between the EJ255 block and EJ257 block but I doubt it's significant at all. They're for all intensive purposes the same when you take off the heads. Either way,...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By mosc
personally I'd go with 970s. Yokohama has a...

personally I'd go with 970s. Yokohama has a better all season tire themselves in the ADVAN S.4
Forum: Want to Buy/Want to Trade   10-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By mosc
Tire rack. Don't buy used winter tires, they...

Tire rack. Don't buy used winter tires, they should be tossed at 6/32" tread remaining. Mounting and balancing costs will eat up any savings in used tire prices.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-28-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By mosc
only 7.5" wide. Stuck with 225.

only 7.5" wide. Stuck with 225.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By mosc
yeah, you can have em. I'll take some pictures...

yeah, you can have em. I'll take some pictures soon. They're coming off the car, it's getting cold out in the mornings. RE-01R's on em are not useful anymore.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-24-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By mosc
Normal. Older manual cars would stall doing that...

Normal. Older manual cars would stall doing that quite often.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By mosc
The knob in question adjusts the height of the...

The knob in question adjusts the height of the headlight low beam. I forget which end is which. It equates to roughly a car length difference of how far they shine but they never get high enough to...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By mosc
I'd say you're better off with 235/40R17 if...

I'd say you're better off with 235/40R17 if you're already conceding +45 and the thought of hacking your fenders doesn't appeal to you. You also get better turning response, steering response, and a...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By mosc
They're still on the car, trying to pretend...

They're still on the car, trying to pretend summer hasn't ended for another week or two yet though the tires are getting pretty close to the 3/32" 'no longer safe in the rain' wear bars and they're...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-19-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,089
Posted By mosc
I'll sell you my 5x100 17x8.5" +48 TR-1's if you...

I'll sell you my 5x100 17x8.5" +48 TR-1's if you want. The tires on em are dead but I was using them with 255 wides. They'll fit 245 wides much easier but 255 with a minor fender roll in the rear...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By mosc
Bah. A cat should not clog that quickly Jon. I'd...

Bah. A cat should not clog that quickly Jon. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts it's not exhaust but a piece of that motor that messed your cat up. :P

I like being able to breath when I walk in the city...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-17-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By mosc
I would never do this on my own. Changing a...

I would never do this on my own. Changing a timing belt is terrifying to me on an interference motor. The markers aren't SUPPOSED to line up. God help you.
Forum: New Member Intros   10-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By mosc
welcome (back)! Place is a little less...

welcome (back)!

Place is a little less crowded now but there's still knowledgeable people around.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-29-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By mosc
My advice is to minimize the yearly cost of the...

My advice is to minimize the yearly cost of the car big picture. That includes thinking about your happiness. If you are unhappy with your car you are likely to change it. Car sales generate huge...
Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 29,135
Posted By mosc
^ Bah. Why bother with all the fuss of changing...

^ Bah. Why bother with all the fuss of changing the turbo layout for a rotated setup?
Subaru WRX/STi Dominator 2.5XT-R "Polka Pickle" Ball Bearing Turbocharger...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By mosc
coilovers have only one advantage: They can be...

coilovers have only one advantage: They can be adjusted. If you plan to regularly adjust them for track conditions, they're invaluable. Seriously. Racing is about adjustments. If you plan on setting...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By mosc
I bought an 04 WRX new, the engagement point was...

I bought an 04 WRX new, the engagement point was lower than I expected it to be. In general, Subarus clutch points are low if anything.
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