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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Fidrat
Funny, most fish don't like to be hooked and...

Funny, most fish don't like to be hooked and pulled out of the water.There is nothing wrong with Cobb. I just don't like being pushed around. Ok,I'll shut up now.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Fidrat
Now I see why the Accessport is so popular. That...

Now I see why the Accessport is so popular. That link to Cobb engine tune was great. I actually understood what they were saying. Now it seems more plausible. If only I could borrow someones...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-07-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By Fidrat
Yup,that's a prime example of how Cobb Accessport...

Yup,that's a prime example of how Cobb Accessport serves to perpetuate the brand. Although I won't get an Accessport I'd love to buy some of their stock. Their marketing plan seems to be working...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-06-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Fidrat
I rock 03 STOCK! (with a Kartboy SS of...

I rock 03 STOCK! (with a Kartboy SS of course;))http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag309/fidrat24/IMG_1134_zpswupjpt9h.jpg...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-06-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By Fidrat
What's that buzz?

I'm getting a very faint low frequency buzz any time I go 25 mph or lower. I can feel it in the steering wheel and the pedals. It isn't affected by the brakes and it happens weather I'm accelerating...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-05-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Fidrat
This is the best advice and intro to tuning I...

This is the best advice and intro to tuning I have ever seen!:) Please read past the first sentence. Way to go arcticscythe!!!

And "real" rally teams use Prodrive,Borla,Brembo,Bilstein to name a...
Forum: The Hangout   06-03-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Fidrat
No. I don't recommend any all season tires for a...

No. I don't recommend any all season tires for a WRX. It's like recommending oars for a yacht.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-03-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Fidrat
Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, for summer. ...

Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec, for summer.
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, for winter.
Any all-season (no-season) tires are for your mom's car.(unless your mom is awesome!):D
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-01-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,179
Posted By Fidrat
You don't NEED to replace the water pump when you...

You don't NEED to replace the water pump when you do the timing belt.

From Unabomber's Manifesto ...
Now when you do your timing belt, there is a lot of debate about what you should do while you...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-31-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Fidrat
Sorry, This topic has been covered so well I...

Sorry, This topic has been covered so well I stopped doing it.

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/ripping-e-brake-20309/
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/hand-brake-15445/...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-30-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Fidrat
That's a trouble spot not exclusive to Cobb. My...

That's a trouble spot not exclusive to Cobb. My Invidia V2 Downpipe in my 03 was stubborn there too. Nice install and a good write-up too. You really have your head in the right place. Well done!!
Forum: The Hangout   05-30-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Fidrat
I have worked in factories for many years making...

I have worked in factories for many years making parts for Ford,Dodge and GM. From Caravans and Calibers to Esclades and Corvettes! I'm not talking about starters,alternators fuel pumps and such. I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-28-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 79,174
Posted By Fidrat
Truthfully, I'd hold out for the 2016. I learned...

Truthfully, I'd hold out for the 2016. I learned things about buying the first year of a new generation working in factorys making car parts. And look what happened to the WRX between 08 and 09...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 79,174
Posted By Fidrat
That's easy. Ask yourself...Am I in love? If you...

That's easy. Ask yourself...Am I in love? If you are in love...keep it,:x if not...trade up!:D
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-27-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Fidrat
Kartboy. I think it was my 1st mod. Don't forget...

Kartboy. I think it was my 1st mod. Don't forget the bushings.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fidrat
How is it a signature sound if you have mod to...

How is it a signature sound if you have mod to get it? My vote it to leave it alone. And get an open source tune from a tuner when it comes time to start doing tuning. But don't listen to me...Listen...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-25-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Fidrat
It's a 10 cent C-clip. Any hardware store should...

It's a 10 cent C-clip. Any hardware store should have it.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-25-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Fidrat
Ok,look at the heat shield. That cylinder shaped...

Ok,look at the heat shield. That cylinder shaped thing in front of it is your wastegate actuator. The rod that comes out of it and goes under the shield is what you are shooting for. Follow it with...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-25-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Fidrat
Look under your heat shield for the wastegate...

Look under your heat shield for the wastegate actuator arm and make sure it is attached. The C-clip that holds it on may be missing. This happened to me...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fidrat
No. I won't get an Accessport because it cost too...

No. I won't get an Accessport because it cost too much,doesn't suit my needs and it serves to perpetuate the brand.

In the end oil is oil. As long as you use the right weight and change interval....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-24-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,464
Posted By Fidrat
That's the last oil on earth I would use. I'm...

That's the last oil on earth I would use. I'm almost 50 and I've been told not to use that oil since I was 9.:o I suppose next you are gonna' tell me you use Fram filters.:laugh: And about the synth,...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-24-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
If you use...Angled O2 Simulator, Angled O2...

If you use...Angled O2 Simulator, Angled O2 Simulator clears p0420 / p0430 check engine light (http://www.bigdaddiesgarage.com/angled-cel-fix.html) (As pictured) Or something similar your ecu won't...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-24-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,464
Posted By Fidrat
I thought this was the 11th commandment...0:)Thou...

I thought this was the 11th commandment...0:)Thou shalt use synthetic in a turbocharged car.0:)
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-23-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fidrat
He was talking french before his third sentence....

He was talking french before his third sentence. All those numbers made my eyes roll back in my head. Can they E-mail me back in time to prevent a catastrophic failure on the way home from work? If...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-23-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fidrat
Thanks for the link. It answered a lot of...

Thanks for the link. It answered a lot of questions. Now I know for sure. I will never ever ever get one of these. EVER!
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-23-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fidrat
Your not being a wise ass. I truly want to know....

Your not being a wise ass. I truly want to know. Datalog? Just a bunch of random numbers to me. Might as well be Chinese algebra. Access tuner race software? I didn't know this. Is it free? My tuner...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-23-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fidrat
It's hard for me to talk crap about something I...

It's hard for me to talk crap about something I don't have, So let's do a little test...Look on your Assessport and see if it can tune for...
91 octane
Intake silencer delete,
K&N drop-in air...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-23-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fidrat
Tuning options that come with tunes for their...

Tuning options that come with tunes for their other hardware. Sounds like a good marketing ploy to me...Boy,everyone seems to know an awful lot about a car that came out 6 months ago.:laugh:
...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-23-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Fidrat
Huh? Did I miss something? I don't get...

Huh? Did I miss something? I don't get it.:confused: I guess I want to know what parts i need to prevent this. Or can an engine be built to avoid these problems?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-23-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,323
Posted By Fidrat
Cobb,Cobb,Cobb... Dare to be different. If we...

Cobb,Cobb,Cobb... Dare to be different. If we only make one choice than one choice is all we'll ever be able to get and we won't learn or discover anything. I think this sucks the fun out of modding....
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Fidrat
What appropriate upgrade parts are you talking...

What appropriate upgrade parts are you talking about arcticscythe? I have a 2.0L and that's how I want it to stay. So, I'm not so worried about ringland failure but this bearing thing has me...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-22-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
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Views: 988
Posted By Fidrat
I"m confused??? They were recommended...

I"m confused??? They were recommended here...post#4 http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f52/getting-tune-monday-51897/

Big Ron says,"Do I need a colder spark plugs? A rule of thumb is one heat range...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-22-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Fidrat
I guess I'm just too old school. I wouldn't know...

I guess I'm just too old school. I wouldn't know what to do with an A/F gauge. How to read and react to the readings.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-21-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
I did the uppie and down pipe at the same time so...

I did the uppie and down pipe at the same time so let's get them prepped and in order.
The uppipe...Invidia Uppipe Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2014 WRX / 2004-2015 STI) HS02SW1UPP at...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Fidrat
Anybody like Defi Blue Racer? I was thinking...

Anybody like Defi Blue Racer? I was thinking EGT/boost/oil press
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
Patience young Padawan, I promise my next section...

Patience young Padawan, I promise my next section will include intercooler love. All will be revealed! Thanks for the encouragement. :) Plus I have a good camera and wicked bad a$$ pics of the whole...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   05-20-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Fidrat
Like what? I push it sometimes.>:D I always...

Like what? I push it sometimes.>:D I always thought the ring land thing was a 2.5L thing and not necessarily an STi thing. Regardless, everyone is gonna' spin a bearing, right? Even with a mild tune...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-19-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
That is a very good question. I could say never...

That is a very good question. I could say never and be done with it but there is a point where I'll be satisfied. My ultimate goal is 300WHP 300TQ And bulletproof on a 2.0L. Right now The car and I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-19-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
On to the pipe. A very important thing that isn't...

On to the pipe. A very important thing that isn't mentioned a lot is clearing out the new uppipe. In mine there was some slag from where the o2 sensor bung was welded in. I had to take after it with...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-19-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
Yea. I've done that before on other cars. I...

Yea. I've done that before on other cars. I always had trouble lining things up and I'm alone. These hood struts really make it a non issue and class things up a bit. ;)
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-19-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
First, I gotta get that damn hood prop out of the...

First, I gotta get that damn hood prop out of the way. These are Grimmspeed hood struts. $118.88 shipped Autoplicity. A must have. They are vehicle specific,they have a few things over the other ones...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-19-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Fidrat
Just wait 'till it snows and leave the Speed3...

Just wait 'till it snows and leave the Speed3 behind!;) My brother has one too. After 70,000mi it started rattling. Nobody seems to know what is causing it. It also boinks and groinks. The damn thing...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-17-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
Now it's time for some power!!!>:D First up, the...

Now it's time for some power!!!>:D First up, the uppie! I chose this...Invidia Uppipe Subaru Models (inc. 2002-2014 WRX / 2004-2015 STI) HS02SW1UPP at RallySportDirect.com...
Forum: New Member Intros   05-17-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Fidrat
He wiped out a special edition 06 eclipse. At...

He wiped out a special edition 06 eclipse. At least nobody got hurt. ;)I followed the path without even knowing I was doing it. I guess we share the same common sense.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-17-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
Now It's April 2014. The money on her card is...

Now It's April 2014. The money on her card is getting low. I still gotta' uppie, downpipe, EBCS and other stuff to install before my tune in August. Looks like I'm gonna have to spend more time under...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-16-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
Yes it is. I installed this over a year ago. I...

Yes it is. I installed this over a year ago. I commute 300mi a week for work and run it down to fumes every Friday. I just started autocross this year. Not a peep (or buzz) from my fuel pump. It's so...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-16-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Fidrat
No! He has two different wheel sizes front to...

No! He has two different wheel sizes front to rear. No No NO!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-16-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
Ok, The thing I did different from the link I...

Ok, The thing I did different from the link I posted was to help cut down on vibration and fit it better in the bracket. I got the installation kit And found a use for everything in it except the new...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-16-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,872
Posted By Fidrat
Ok, Fuel pump. This was one of my favorite mods...

Ok, Fuel pump. This was one of my favorite mods to do. Fun and easy. Second only to my new radiator. I want to start off by saying this was part of my original plan that included a turbo upgrade and...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-16-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 725
Posted By Fidrat
Agreed...I kind of get offended a little when...

Agreed...I kind of get offended a little when people call it that. Still waiting for Manshow to pop in with his stripped gear pics any time now.:laugh:
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