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Forum: The Hangout   01-02-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Vew
Finally got all my stickers in.

Finally got all my stickers in.
Forum: The Hangout   12-08-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Vew
And TBH, that was my only concern was that's how...

And TBH, that was my only concern was that's how it'd be interpreted as. But my 4runner is pretty much on its way to be sticker bombed so I feel it's less of a concern. Probably as a result of my WRX...
Forum: The Hangout   12-07-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Vew
I have a few STi stickers laying around. I'll...

I have a few STi stickers laying around. I'll post up the final result later. I can always remove it if I don't like it.
Forum: The Hangout   12-04-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Vew
Subaru stickers on a non-Subaru

So, my WRX lives in the garage probably 9 months out of the year. My daily driver is now a 2013 4Runner with its windows covered in random stickers. Would it be weird to have a Subaru or STi sticker...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-02-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Vew
I'm old. :|

I'm old. :|
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-02-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Vew
What year? Check the hoses for leaks/cracks and...

What year? Check the hoses for leaks/cracks and check the power steering pump housing for leaks. It's not uncommon for the seals in the pump to go. Squealing is the 1st sign. Is the steering wheel...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-30-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Vew
Even with light weight pulleys, they don't...

Even with light weight pulleys, they don't address the problem that the factory pulley also acts as a harmonic dampener. There was a series of posts a long time ago proving this. Now, whether or not...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   11-30-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 423
Posted By Vew
I've noticed the increase, too. There was a spur...

I've noticed the increase, too. There was a spur several years ago I recall as well. If it wasn't for the "one touch ban and clean" feature, this would become very tedious, manually deleting threads...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Vew
Extra-S. This is where it's at. Order it from...

Extra-S. This is where it's at. Order it from your local Subaru dealership (it's not cheap).
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-10-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Vew
Actually, I attempted to rebuild the...

Actually, I attempted to rebuild the "non-rebuildable" Subaru power steering pump when mine went bad with a (crude) how to on NASIOC. Took apart, installed, and reinstalled it WAY too many time. I...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Vew
Actually, your stock wiring would be fine. That's...

Actually, your stock wiring would be fine. That's what the factory fuse is for - to protect the factory wiring. However, adding an additional fuse to isolate anything from the rest of whatever could...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-10-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Vew
$300? Jesus, that's ridiculous. Almost the cost...

$300? Jesus, that's ridiculous. Almost the cost of a new steering pump.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-10-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,340
Posted By Vew
Oh god. You have an older car too. Rust was a...

Oh god. You have an older car too. Rust was a nightmare for me when I did all my late suspension mods (WV is in what we call the "salt belt"). Just look at my Eibach install in the how-to library....
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Vew
It doesn't matter where you tap power from since...

It doesn't matter where you tap power from since you have to run a wire to your dash anyway. Not that LED strips use much power in any case, but just make sure there's enough excess current carrying...
Forum: The Hangout   11-05-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By Vew
Yes, it's a good word of warning for those that...

Yes, it's a good word of warning for those that are unfamiliar with lithium battery chemistry.

My previous roommate had a cheap refurbished $80 corded impact that worked well for everything we...
Forum: The Hangout   11-05-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By Vew
Topic moved. I'm confused. Are we talking...

Topic moved.

I'm confused. Are we talking about impacts or hammer drills?

I'm actually in the market to get a cordless hammer drill here in the spring. The favored brand seems to be Dewalt....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Vew
This was originally posted to the "how to"...

This was originally posted to the "how to" section which no one but the author can reply to which is probably why no one answered your question.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-25-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Vew
Where I work now, we do all carbon fiber...

Where I work now, we do all carbon fiber aerostructures. Everything gets painted. Stuff wouldn't last in the elements unpainted. In fact, anything carbon touching any metal (painted or unpainted) has...
Forum: The Hangout   08-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By Vew
Find WRXs in the strangest places

Was looking up some thermocouple circuits when I came across this. Alright, which one of you works at Microchip.. I know this was intentional. :laugh:

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Forum: Handling Tech   11-17-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By Vew
Whiteline's ALK is by far one of my favorite mods.

Whiteline's ALK is by far one of my favorite mods.
Forum: The Hangout   11-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,145
Posted By Vew
I still use my Subaru one but only use it when...

I still use my Subaru one but only use it when the car is clean and garaged to keep the dust off. I had to repair it with material from the bag since it got caught in the agitator of my washer...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   11-12-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By Vew
Wheeling is about 1hr 20min from me. I only head...

Wheeling is about 1hr 20min from me. I only head up there for Cabela's though. WRX has been down for about a month now as I slowly replace some worn parts that's been giving me vacuum leaks.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   08-31-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Vew
Then you'll enjoy the update.

Then you'll enjoy the update.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   08-30-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By Vew
Finally got around to doing another photoshoot!

Ok, I don't know if you guys recall when I asked my friend to model with my car when I first picked up my first DSLR. Well, I've since gained a lot of experience although I have a long ways to go. I...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By Vew
Load resistors are typically wire wound - encased...

Load resistors are typically wire wound - encased in an aluminum heatsink. Be sure to mount them to metal chassis because they can get HOT, ideally with a thin layer of thermo compound between the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,938
Posted By Vew
Well, clearly I suck at responding to messages....

Well, clearly I suck at responding to messages. No, I think that's just lens flare. The rear break and taillights were not touched.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,938
Posted By Vew
So, one of my LED bulbs went out because the...

So, one of my LED bulbs went out because the housing continued to leak. Rather than replacing with a factory housing, I opted for all incased IP65 rated "plate bolt LEDs" rated at 30 lumen each. They...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,494
Posted By Vew
Mine did it too. The fix is to adjust the slack...

Mine did it too. The fix is to adjust the slack on the cruise control cable. Don't mix these two up though.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-25-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By Vew
It's been a few years since I've been working in...

It's been a few years since I've been working in the industry, but let me try to address at least some of your concerns.

Concern 1: Again, I haven't been keeping up. Best way to figure it out is...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vew
Doh, you're correct. My mistake.

Doh, you're correct. My mistake.
Forum: The Hangout   07-18-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By Vew
I believe a security system is standard (with...

I believe a security system is standard (with immobilizer). However, you can buy the shock sensor addition as an additional accessory. Depending on the package it came with, it's possible it came...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-18-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By Vew
Removed b/c incorrect I've also seen it come...

Removed b/c incorrect

I've also seen it come on when a wheel bearing is starting to go bad, but there are usually other symptoms that go along with this.
Forum: The Hangout   06-29-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By Vew
I recommend people cropping out/covering their...

I recommend people cropping out/covering their location information.

Had to roll the map back since the newest photo the WRX was in the garage.
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Here's one with my Outback beater and...
Forum: The Hangout   06-25-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Vew
FOUND THE G** **** LEAK! Apparently, it's the...

FOUND THE G** **** LEAK! Apparently, it's the feed line on top of my TD0518G. Every time I rev up the engine and let the RPMs die down, I see a little squirt of fresh oil come out somewhere a...
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Vew
Glad I'm not the only one debating on keeping or...

Glad I'm not the only one debating on keeping or fixing. Yes, the car is paid off. She's just seen better days over the 112k miles on her.
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Vew
I like your train of thought. It's true, a new...

I like your train of thought. It's true, a new vehicle will never recoup the costs of repairing an old one, and this is something I try to hold onto. What will most likely happen is I will repair the...
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Vew
Unhappy Old car problems

WRX is 10 years old this year! I have more problems on her than my 14 year old Outback, so it goes to say modding does kill reliability (but we all know that). I've even tried to move away from the...
Forum: The Hangout   04-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vew
I do it with a hose. I cover the alternator with...

I do it with a hose. I cover the alternator with aluminum foil (be careful not to short to the + terminal) and bag the filter. I don't rinse first. Cover the entire engine bay in P21S Total Auto...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,938
Posted By Vew
The LEDs do not have a heat sink that I'm aware...

The LEDs do not have a heat sink that I'm aware of. It's made up of about 5 PCBs so it produces a 360 beam. It also has heat shrink over the current driver. They do give off a slight blueish color,...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-09-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,938
Posted By Vew
LED License Plate Bulbs

So, I had a bad problem with one busting. I guess water leaked in, caused a bulb to overheat and melted part of the housing. This caused new bulbs to not last as long. Decided to replace them both...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,740
Posted By Vew
Did the piston seize or did the sliding pin...

Did the piston seize or did the sliding pin seize? Remember to lube your sliding pins every time you install new brake pads to prevent the latter.
Forum: The Hangout   01-31-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 41,052
Posted By Vew
Tried to start my car last night and the battery...

Tried to start my car last night and the battery just didn't have enough juice. Having it sit for over 4 weeks straight because (summer tires) of this snow and the cold garage must have just drained...
Forum: Handling Tech   01-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,256
Posted By Vew
I like people bringing up old posts. Just means...

I like people bringing up old posts. Just means people are using the search function!

Perrin on top of other personal bad experiences has left a sour taste in my mouth even excluding this...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   01-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,560
Posted By Vew
Sorry, I literally have two weddings I'm supposed...

Sorry, I literally have two weddings I'm supposed to go to on the same day that weekend. I can only go to one since they're in different states.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,602
Posted By Vew
Tearing the bumper? I mount mine with a dozen zip...

Tearing the bumper? I mount mine with a dozen zip ties. The ties are rated for 60lbs, so they snap off easily if i hit or scrap something hard. By then I can hear the lip scraping which gives me time...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-09-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Vew
I have 108kmiles with the original stock clutch,...

I have 108kmiles with the original stock clutch, and I've had over 300whp+ since.. well over 50kmiles. Sounds like abuse or poor clutch technique.

I have two friends, both had to change their...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,602
Posted By Vew
I use a poly v-limited replica to protect my...

I use a poly v-limited replica to protect my bottom end. Looks good and no more missing paint from the bottom of my bumper.

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My bumper has seen better days..
Forum: Site Announcements   01-02-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,357
Posted By Vew
Doing an Advance Search is difficult since there...

Doing an Advance Search is difficult since there is no direct button. Have to go thru a complicated route by using "search this forum" then "advance search".

Also, selecting a different search...
Forum: The Hangout   01-02-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Vew
Your Google fu is weak. HU in question is a...

Your Google fu is weak. HU in question is a Pioneer FH-X700BT.

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f56/what-did-you-do-your-car-today-36666/index6.html#post325929
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-23-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,808
Posted By Vew
Tomorrow? No no no. Don't make them work on...

Tomorrow? No no no. Don't make them work on Christmas Eve! I think we can wait a little longer.
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