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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-21-2004, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Mdchevyguy
The STi intercooler is the same length and width...

The STi intercooler is the same length and width as the Hyperflow one, its just not as fat as the Hyperflow one is. If everybody is talking from a financial standpoint, then yea go custom make one...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-17-2004, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Also keep your car under 3000rpms. I have a...

Also keep your car under 3000rpms. I have a TurboXS RFL-Ti exhaust, and my car is almost bone-stock quiet at idle. It doesn't start to scream until you get above 3000rpms. I have driven right next...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-17-2004, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Also be aware that labor costs to install the...

Also be aware that labor costs to install the uppipe will be in the ballpark of $400 or more due to the fact that it takes a long time to do the install due to having to use one of two techniques. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-17-2004, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Mdchevyguy
If your looking for sound, remove the air intake...

If your looking for sound, remove the air intake resonator. And then put on the RFL-Ti exhaust, followed up by an RFL BOV.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-17-2004, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,323
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Due to the way Subaru starting programming the...

Due to the way Subaru starting programming the way the fuel system works in WRXs starting with 2004s, it has been making it tougher to mod these cars. It has to do with the open loop and closed loop...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-17-2004, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I have a K and N air filter on all of my cars. ...

I have a K and N air filter on all of my cars. You do not have to worry about the K and N having better flow while compromising filteration. Reason I say this is that the K&N drop in filters are...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-17-2004, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Take the Hyperflow one off, and instead go get an...

Take the Hyperflow one off, and instead go get an STi intercooler and put it on, the WRX already has the bracket to fit the STi on w/o a problem.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-17-2004, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Mdchevyguy
One thing I have found out about TurboXS parts is...

One thing I have found out about TurboXS parts is that technically they contract out to other brands for their parts. Their UTEC and maybe their BOVs to my knowledge is the only truly pure TurboXS...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-26-2004, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Mdchevyguy
The RFL-Ti muffler was designed to be bolted up...

The RFL-Ti muffler was designed to be bolted up to the exhaust using the existing bolts that are already on the car, not welded on, so you will have to modify the muffler inlet pipe somewhat to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-21-2004, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I have the RFL Muffler on my car. It is...

I have the RFL Muffler on my car. It is definitely a nice sounding muffler. At idle, the sound level is almost stock. Basically with this muffler, its quiet when you need to be quiet (unless u...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-20-2004, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By Mdchevyguy
In regards to the whole fuel sludge in the bottom...

In regards to the whole fuel sludge in the bottom and fuel filter thing...

Premium gasoline comes with cleaners and additives mixed into it mandated by the EPA. There are also many manufacturers...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-10-2004, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By Mdchevyguy
For $249.95 (what the manufacturer is charging...

For $249.95 (what the manufacturer is charging for them) my advice would be to do this. If you have that much cash, save up another $50 or so and then go pickup the Escort Passport 8500 Radar...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-10-2004, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Why wouldn't they make the WRX a standard...

Why wouldn't they make the WRX a standard emissions vehicle??

1) Environmentalists. Thanks such groups as the Sierra Club trying their best to push us back to horse drawn carriages.

2)...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-10-2004, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I got caught on radar camera doing 69 in a 55...

I got caught on radar camera doing 69 in a 55 here in MD. Funny thing looking back is that my radar detector was going off like crazy, but I couldn't figure out why it was doing it. I pass by this...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-07-2004, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Underboost: Check out TurboXS' Stage 3 Turbo...

Underboost:

Check out TurboXS' Stage 3 Turbo Kit. The goal of this kit is to maximize efficiency with the stock turbo. This puts in the turbo-back exhaust with only 1 hi-flow cat, a cat-less...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-07-2004, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Mdchevyguy
I doubt you will get a CEL doing that.

I doubt you will get a CEL doing that.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-07-2004, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By Mdchevyguy
There is no real need to change the uppipe if it...

There is no real need to change the uppipe if it is already catless unless the pipe is crush bent at the curves, in which case your goal is to get a pipe that is mandrel bent so you don't lose piping...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-06-2004, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I stand behind K & N. I would get an Air Intake...

I stand behind K & N. I would get an Air Intake Resonator Deleter, install that and throw out the Resonator, and then I would put a K & N Drop-In Filter on the car. This method keeps the airbox...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-06-2004, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I plan on doing most of the work myself. The...

I plan on doing most of the work myself. The weirdest thing though is that to me, modding the WRX is easier than changing the oil in it. Maybe I am doing it wrong, but accessing the oil filter is a...
Forum: The Hangout   04-04-2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Mdchevyguy
no

no
Forum: The Hangout   04-03-2004, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Don't feel too bad. I picked up my college...

Don't feel too bad. I picked up my college newspaper on April Fools and the main headline was that they were adding an "Adults Only" section to the student video store on campus that gives free...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-03-2004, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Wow, well everybody here knows for sure now that...

Wow, well everybody here knows for sure now that the car is your baby. Just don't kill the person that gives your car its first door ding, however some choice four letter words and perhaps a broken...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-02-2004, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Send your shout-out over on NASIOC's Southeast...

Send your shout-out over on NASIOC's Southeast Regional Message Board, as they have a very large following with quite a few people from various parts of FL.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-02-2004, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Re: New to this web site

Hey now, I work at Advance Auto Parts...which is why I agree with you. Besides, I have already checked and we dont carry anything for a WRX except the oil, air, and fuel filters, and a strong maybe...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-31-2004, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Mdchevyguy
The electrical system on a WRX is weak. My car...

The electrical system on a WRX is weak. My car is new and from day one sometimes the lights dim when the A/C is functioning. Since you have a sound system I will assume that you already upgraded to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-31-2004, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,341
Posted By Mdchevyguy
NC may not lift the car for state inspection, but...

NC may not lift the car for state inspection, but in certain heavily populated counties they require the car to go thru a smog test, so going totally catless isn't a good idea if you live in those...
Forum: The Hangout   03-31-2004, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Insane sights while I was in FL...

I just got back from FL a few days ago on Spring Break, and it was a fun trip. I drove down from DC to Daytona Beach in the WRX, and it is a good car for road trips. Noticed that all the cops down...
Forum: The Hangout   03-31-2004, 12:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,244
Posted By Mdchevyguy
In school getting a double-major in Business...

In school getting a double-major in Business Administration and Info Systems Management. I want to do something in the business world but at the same time I want to know my stuff about technology. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-30-2004, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Mdchevyguy
The dealership doesnt take notes on the mods you...

The dealership doesnt take notes on the mods you have to the car. However there was this one case where this guy had a Lancer Evolution and he took it to the dealership for warranty work. The...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-30-2004, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Mdchevyguy
TurboXS has their uppipe installation...

TurboXS has their uppipe installation instructions online, so that may assist you if your looking for the basic how-to on installing the up-pipe. I looked on that and its pretty labor intensive on...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-20-2004, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I would recommend TurboXS standard muffler, not...

I would recommend TurboXS standard muffler, not the RFL-Ti muffler. It gives ya the low rumble without the VVVVVVVTTTTEEEEECCCC like sound at high rpms. However keep in mind that you are driving a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-20-2004, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I have never heard of RnR. HKS I have heard...

I have never heard of RnR. HKS I have heard mixed reviews about. Personally I am a TurboXS fan. For me, their headquartered locally. For the WRX owners, you will hear TurboXS' standard setting...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-15-2004, 04:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,205
Posted By Mdchevyguy
WRX Owners follow the "Walk Quietly while...

WRX Owners follow the "Walk Quietly while Carrying a Big Stick" Philosophy. Its kinda like owning a Vette. With the Vette, you know can beat pretty much every car out there on the road, but that...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-13-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Mdchevyguy
When installing the short-ram, the air intake...

When installing the short-ram, the air intake resonator will not be removed for the install, only the stock airbox. The air intake resonator is located inside the fender of the car in front of the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-12-2004, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Re: Short ram

1. Yes, the short ram intakes will keep the a/f ratio safe for your car. However they do not yield a good gain w/o other mods. If I were you, I would find an air intake resonator deleter that...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-11-2004, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I friend lives in South San Jose, which is where...

I friend lives in South San Jose, which is where I got that price from. Hes saying 91 octane goes for 2.60 there.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-08-2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I have not heard anything bad about the Greddy...

I have not heard anything bad about the Greddy Evo Exhaust Systems. However if you are only doing cat-back and not turbo-back, your gains from the install will be minimal (like maybe 3 hp gain at...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-07-2004, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Gas Prices Have Finally Exceeded $2 a gallon in the Mid-A Region!!

A sign of things to come....


I was cruising thru Rockville (a suburban city NW Of DC for all u out of towners), and I noticed that on Rockville Pike Exxon and Shell were pushing $2.07 a gallon...
Forum: The Hangout   03-07-2004, 09:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,412
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Year: 2004 Color: World Rally Blue ...

Year: 2004

Color: World Rally Blue

Options: Boost Gauge, Security System, a nifty little feature in wiring that prevents ## lights from staying on if u forget to turn them off before shutting...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-02-2004, 11:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,018
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I highly doubt gas prices will reach $3 a gallon...

I highly doubt gas prices will reach $3 a gallon out in Cali. Those people are such car fanatics out there that they will steal a tank of gas or buy it thru the black market before it gets that high.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-01-2004, 06:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,018
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Depends where you are at in the DC/Baltimore...

Depends where you are at in the DC/Baltimore area, but 93 octane goes from $1.71 a gallon to $2.00 a gallon.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-23-2004, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,557
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Sunoco hasnt completely stopped making Ultra 94. ...

Sunoco hasnt completely stopped making Ultra 94. In MD all the gas stations still sell, and a few gas stations (like the one not too far away from my college) sell Sunoco's 98 Octane GT Race Fuel at...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-22-2004, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Your driving record will go clean again after 5...

Your driving record will go clean again after 5 consecutive years of no moving violations or accidents I believe.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-20-2004, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I use to have the problem when I initially got...

I use to have the problem when I initially got the WRX (currently rolling 13.5k miles on it right now), but if you just manhandle it a little bit it will loosen up. When you put the clutch all the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-14-2004, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mdchevyguy
People can drive on roads with glasspacks if they...

People can drive on roads with glasspacks if they choose to, that doesnt matter and isn't against the law, save for noise laws in certain areas. The catalytic converter is what matters in the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-13-2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Is Scoobytuners.com a good place to buy from??

Hey everyone, I was going to purchase an STi Short-Throw Shift Kit from Scoobytuners.com, and I was wondering if anyone on here has dealt with them and if they are a good place to do business with. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-12-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Heh, age helps. 19 year old driver w/ no moving...

Heh, age helps. 19 year old driver w/ no moving violations and no accidents in the DC area pays $2000 a year.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-12-2004, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mdchevyguy
To follow up with fc735's last statement: It...

To follow up with fc735's last statement: It doesnt matter if the area you live in doesnt do emissions tests, it still illegal to swap a cat off a car that is functional if the car is under 50,000...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-11-2004, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By Mdchevyguy
I remember I was watching ESPN one time and they...

I remember I was watching ESPN one time and they were at an import car show and they were interviewing this guy who had a car and had the car seat match the interior color scheme of the car.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-11-2004, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Mdchevyguy
Go read the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975,...

Go read the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, and take notes. Dealer has to prove that the aftermarket part caused the malfunction on the car, otherwise they have to service it. If they can't...
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