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Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By man show
I have 17x9 +42 wheels on my 07 WRX and I went...

I have 17x9 +42 wheels on my 07 WRX and I went with 245/40/17 Dunlop Direzza ZIIs. I would have gone with 255s, but my fenders won't allow it.
Forum: The Hangout   06-29-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 762
Views: 10,546
Posted By man show
Wreck exotics (WreckedExotics.com <-- cool...

Wreck exotics

(WreckedExotics.com <-- cool website, btw)
Forum: Want to Buy/Want to Trade   06-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By man show
The TD04 from my 07 WRX is sitting on a shelf in...

The TD04 from my 07 WRX is sitting on a shelf in my basement.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By man show
I can tell you that on my car (maybe it's an...

I can tell you that on my car (maybe it's an issue specific to second generation models - 02-07, but it might also apply to 08+ models) I don't have an exact even gap all around. It's about one...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-19-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By man show
If it helps, I have two sets of McGard spline...

If it helps, I have two sets of McGard spline drive lug nuts (black and chrome) and they work with both my stock 07 WRX wheels and my aftermarket Rotas. I can't speak for Muteki lugs specifically.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-10-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By man show
My budget was smaller when I bought my WRX back...

My budget was smaller when I bought my WRX back in 2007 and I added parts when I could. Over the past 7 years, I've dumped 5 figure money into mine and it's still not a monster, but I've thoroughly...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-15-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By man show
I've had my GrimmSpeed 3 port EBCS and Walbro 255...

I've had my GrimmSpeed 3 port EBCS and Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump for ~2 1/2 years (~50k miles). Although I generally try not to, sometimes I run my gas tank below 1/4 - it happens :) The fuel pump...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   05-14-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By man show
Take those bad boys to your local recycling...

Take those bad boys to your local recycling center and get some cash for the scrap metal. The cats in your DP are the most valuable parts.
Forum: The Hangout   04-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By man show
Anybody need a new wallet?

So I stumbled across this sweet limited edition wallet made of green Takata seatbelt material and didn't know if any of you car nuts might be interested in purchasing one. I'm not affiliated with...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-26-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By man show
Honestly, this is a decision you'll have to make...

Honestly, this is a decision you'll have to make for yourself. Your best bet will probably be to find a reputable tuner in your area and have them create a package for you based on your budget.
...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By man show
For you, that's not a bad idea. But in my...

For you, that's not a bad idea.

But in my case: what warranty support?! >:D
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-24-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By man show
I bet the gentleman to whom you're referring also...

I bet the gentleman to whom you're referring also has 17x9 +42s with 245/40/17 worn out Star Specs with a one finger gap all around, a near perfect corner balance, and semi-reasonable camber...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-24-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By man show
Can't a guy just take a pic of the underside of...

Can't a guy just take a pic of the underside of his car and share it with his forum buddies? Sheesh! Observe the open position of my FuMoto engine oil drain valve and the lack of an oil filter...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-23-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By man show
+1 Cobb XLE I have one set on full recirc...

+1 Cobb XLE

I have one set on full recirc and it makes plenty of fun wooshing sounds and it regularly holds 25 psi.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-23-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By man show
I'm not exactly sure what model my FuMoto valve...

I'm not exactly sure what model my FuMoto valve is, but I got it back in May of 2007. My only complaint is that when the oil stream begins to slowly trickle toward the end of the drainage cycle, it...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By man show
What mosc said - wagon fenders are slightly...

What mosc said - wagon fenders are slightly narrower than sedan fenders on 2nd generation WRXs (2002-2007).
Forum: The Hangout   04-14-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By man show
Your turbo will be fine, unless you hit it with...

Your turbo will be fine, unless you hit it with extremely cold water immediately after running the car pretty hard. Metal parts generally don't take kindly to extreme temperature fluctuations. Your...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By man show
+1 flaps +1 front lip

+1 flaps

+1 front lip
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By man show
I have a GP Moto intake silencer delete elbow on...

I have a GP Moto intake silencer delete elbow on my 07 WRX. The DIY version does almost exactly the same thing - if you analyze the air flow, it might be slightly less smooth, but overall, it's...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By man show
If you want to be smoother going from a complete...

If you want to be smoother going from a complete stop to 1st, or from 1st to 2nd, use the clutch a little more - take an extra second and let your left foot off the clutch a little slower. At the...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   04-06-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By man show
Well, I'm not exactly sure.... along with the...

Well, I'm not exactly sure.... along with the stock cat back I also recycled my stock radiator, front and rear sway bars, rotors, and some other metal bits. It wasn't very much, but a few dollars in...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   04-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By man show
If nobody bites and you just want to get rid of...

If nobody bites and you just want to get rid of it to make space or whatever, you could always take it to the local scrap yard and recycle it for a few bucks - that's what I did with mine :)
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-05-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By man show
Congrats! I've had my 07 for 07 years now :)

Congrats! I've had my 07 for 07 years now :)
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-02-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By man show
Grillcraft grilles aren't terribly expensive

Grillcraft grilles aren't terribly expensive
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-29-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By man show
You might want to contact IAG Performance in...

You might want to contact IAG Performance in Westminster, MD. Although they might not be particularly close to you, they have plenty of experience building top quality show cars as well as serious...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By man show
Check out Rota wheels at WHEELDUDE.COM...

Check out Rota wheels at WHEELDUDE.COM (http://www.WheelDude.com). Good, not particularly. Popular, yes. Affordable, somewhat.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-06-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By man show
I have the stock TD04 from my 07 WRX sitting on a...

I have the stock TD04 from my 07 WRX sitting on a shelf in my basement. I was thinking about turning it into a lamp or something.
Forum: New Member Intros   03-06-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By man show
Sweet, congrats on the purchase! Be sure to keep...

Sweet, congrats on the purchase! Be sure to keep up with all recommended maintenance: Subaru maintenance schedules and new car break-in period- 2000 through 2009, links for 2010, 2011......
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-06-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By man show
You could try showing up with cash -...

You could try showing up with cash - specifically, $1,000 less than what they're listing it for if you think it's a decent price. My guess is they'll work with you. If not, walk away.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By man show
I might have overlooked it, but what kind of...

I might have overlooked it, but what kind of clutch was put in - stock equivalent or upgraded?
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By man show
Do you happen to have any not-so-zoomed-in pics? ...

Do you happen to have any not-so-zoomed-in pics? All I see is a pile of wires.
Forum: The Hangout   02-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By man show
Um, how much hp does that sticker on the hood...

Um, how much hp does that sticker on the hood add? Boom.
Forum: The Hangout   02-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By man show
This is mosc's car. I'd make fun of the foggy...

This is mosc's car. I'd make fun of the foggy headlights, but Randy fixed them again with his plastic polish and elbow grease.
Forum: The Hangout   02-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By man show
Heh, I was waiting for the "I hate your red mud...

Heh, I was waiting for the "I hate your red mud flaps/melon shooter exhaust" comments, but you can't see them in the first pic na-na na-na na-naaaa!

the RIOT act: Since you didn't post a pic, I'll...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By man show
Popular opinion probably isn't the best approach...

Popular opinion probably isn't the best approach to selecting a set of gears. Like mosc said, your budget will probably end up being the deciding factor.

That said, I have first hand experience...
Forum: The Hangout   02-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
Posted By man show
Here goes nothing... boo-key bear: I think...

Here goes nothing...

boo-key bear: I think the way you blacked out your headlights is dangerous.

mosc: I'm a wee bit jelly that you can run 255 tires on your fancy aluminum colored wheels and...
Forum: The Hangout   02-22-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By man show
WGNBEATU 1FASTWGN FASTWAGN SLOWAGON ...

WGNBEATU
1FASTWGN
FASTWAGN
SLOWAGON
COOLWAGN

Honestly, check NASIOC - they have several threads devoted to vanity plate ideas. I know for a fact they have one for 7 character states, so I'm...
Forum: New Member Intros   02-17-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By man show
Welcome! 1) Tires. 1.5) Routine...

Welcome!

1) Tires.

1.5) Routine maintenance: Subaru maintenance schedules and new car break-in period- 2000 through 2009, links for 2010, 2011......
Forum: The Hangout   02-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By man show
I drove 640 miles for the NY meet this past fall....

I drove 640 miles for the NY meet this past fall. That was a stupidly long distance to drive just for lunch. But I'd probably do it again :)
Forum: The Hangout   02-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By man show
As usual, put me on the maybe list...

As usual, put me on the maybe list...
Forum: The Hangout   02-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By man show
I'm just going to go ahead and like this thread.

I'm just going to go ahead and like this thread.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By man show
Keep up with the maintenance and it should still...

Keep up with the maintenance and it should still last a while. My stock engine needed to be rebuilt at 97k miles (lost compression and cracked a piston), but I was pretty hard on it and I added an...
Forum: New Member Intros   02-09-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By man show
Sweet! Another obp Limited hawkeye :)

Sweet! Another obp Limited hawkeye :)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By man show
It's all good Kirt, next month they will be 3...

It's all good Kirt, next month they will be 3 years old. Maybe I'll throw a birthday party for them :cool:
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-08-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By man show
You might also want to check out Rota wheels at...

You might also want to check out Rota wheels at WHEELDUDE.COM (http://www.WheelDude.com). They make reasonably priced replicas of much more expensive wheels and are a step up from XXRs. Many styles...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By man show
My Albins 5 speed rebuild was just shy of $6k and...

My Albins 5 speed rebuild was just shy of $6k and I reused every other piece of my stock WRX driveline except the trans mount and crossmember bushings, which I upgraded at the time. My stock clutch...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-29-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By man show
The faster and louder, the better! There's...

The faster and louder, the better!

There's no way I'd put an ewg on a stock turbo - that would be a ricer move for sure.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-27-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By man show
My Blouch TD06H-20G-XT turbo came with an...

My Blouch TD06H-20G-XT turbo came with an internal wastegate, but I opted for a TiAL 38 mm ewg per the recommendation of my tuner. Not only did it make my car easier to tune, but the open dump tube...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By man show
I call them third gens

I call them third gens
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-27-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By man show
I'd recommend Yakima, but their fairings are only...

I'd recommend Yakima, but their fairings are only compatible with round bars. When it comes down to it, it's just a piece of plastic, so find one that's compatible with the style of cross bars you...
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