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Forum: Handling Tech   03-19-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,715
Posted By T WREX
Only read this reply and you'll be fine. ...

Only read this reply and you'll be fine.

Congrats on some sweet wheels. What color did you get?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   03-29-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,483
Posted By T WREX
You can but I'm pretty skeptical of that on the...

You can but I'm pretty skeptical of that on the subaru motor. Changing the distance between the heads is going to effect timing ever so little... however over millions of revolutions it's not so...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-25-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,699
Posted By T WREX
Perrin is a rebadged Aquamist system. Aquamist...

Perrin is a rebadged Aquamist system. Aquamist is touted as being top notch, but the price is much higher than other kits. You can also look into companies such as snow performance and smc.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-08-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By T WREX
Forget the VF22, too small for a 2.5L. 18G with...

Forget the VF22, too small for a 2.5L. 18G with water injection will get you in the 350 neighborhood without much effort. Any aftermarket or STI TMIC will be plenty for that turbo. (I ran stock...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-25-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,811
Posted By T WREX
*if* you get a thicker aluminum radiator you will...

*if* you get a thicker aluminum radiator you will need to trim the top radiator hose to account for the added thickness. Check the clearances on your car but a little off each end is need to keep it...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   02-25-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
  Turbo?
Views: 897
Posted By T WREX
Get AT LEAST the 18g on the 2.5 even that is a...

Get AT LEAST the 18g on the 2.5 even that is a bit small. You'll probably want to get the 06 or 06H exhaust wheel as well. The 05 is too small on your motor.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   02-25-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By T WREX
06 wrx are ~560 and the sti are ~550. Yes they...

06 wrx are ~560 and the sti are ~550. Yes they are different. WRX are top feed, STI are side feed = not compatible.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-25-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,811
Posted By T WREX
Typical cooling system upgrades: colder...

Typical cooling system upgrades:
colder thermostat
aluminum radiator
high pressure radiator caps
1 step colder spark plugs

those will all drop your running temperature.. you could even take...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-24-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,100
Posted By T WREX
evo III if it was my choice on a 2.0

evo III if it was my choice on a 2.0
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-24-2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,100
Posted By T WREX
You guys will have no problem running those...

You guys will have no problem running those turbos through a bigger tmic. My car runs the FP Green (20g + bigger compressor) on the stock STI TMIC. 374wtq/365whp on only 20psi. I guarnatee that...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   02-22-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,130
Posted By T WREX
cam gears? they are definetly a huge pain! ...

cam gears? they are definetly a huge pain!

Cobb offers the tool for $50.
http://www.cobbtuning.com/products/?id=3195

http://www.cobbtuning.com/images_products/S_3198.jpg
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   02-22-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By T WREX
You *may* need the longer hangers, or just use...

You *may* need the longer hangers, or just use them on the two muffler hangers due to the larger tip. Don't fall victim to a burned bumper!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-22-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,100
Posted By T WREX
My opinion you should skip the IHI turbos all...

My opinion you should skip the IHI turbos all together and get either a 16g or 18g if you want 300+
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   02-22-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By T WREX
Stock WRX has almost exactly the same tbe exhaust...

Stock WRX has almost exactly the same tbe exhaust as the STI, not too many "bad things" are happening to bone stock STIs.
Forum: Handling Tech   02-20-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By T WREX
Ian - Did you add the side aero pieces too?...

Ian -
Did you add the side aero pieces too? (don't know what they're really called) My car doesn't have them, thought that they were only on the 05+ cars. If you did add them what was involved? ...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-13-2007, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,775
Posted By T WREX
www.ultimate-racing.com best fitting rotated...

www.ultimate-racing.com

best fitting rotated kits hands down.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   08-14-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By T WREX
JDM catbacks do not fit with USDM downpipes FYI. ...

JDM catbacks do not fit with USDM downpipes FYI. Japan cars only have one cat in the downpipe and as a result are a few inches shorter than their USDM counterparts.

If you get a JDM catback you...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   08-08-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,649
Posted By T WREX
Well I'm a little late to the party here but.. ...

Well I'm a little late to the party here but..

I have been running the stock sti tmic for a couple months now with no issues. I run 20psi with no ill effects. When tuned I made 370whp. My...
Forum: New England WRX Forum   06-09-2006, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By T WREX
Just go! I take my dad every year, he's...

Just go!

I take my dad every year, he's even going to try dragging my car this year.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-08-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By T WREX
99% your rear struts are gone. Still under...

99% your rear struts are gone. Still under warantee I hope?

I had mine replaced at 24k miles, and they are gone again at 50k miles. What sucks for me is that they have released a revised strut,...
Forum: New England WRX Forum   06-08-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By T WREX
Exeter Subaru Customer Appreciation Day

June 18th at New England Dragway is the annual Father's Day customer appreciation day put on by Exeter Subaru. Basically it's as much drag racing as you want your car to endure, free raffles, $5...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   06-08-2006, 06:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 789
Posted By T WREX
If it ever stops raining.. what will I run?

Well I have been dying to get back to the 1/4 since the last time I went, but since my clutch install I don't think it hasn't rained on a Wednesday or Friday night! Anyway my previous personal best...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-04-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,942
Posted By T WREX
Is there really enough sleeve material in the WRX...

Is there really enough sleeve material in the WRX block to increase the bore that much? I would imagine the open deck block bored out that much would be pretty unstable in regards to cylinder wall...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-19-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By T WREX
To answer your question: Agency Power makes...

To answer your question:

Agency Power makes a lot of knock off parts. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Forum: Frequently Answered WRX Questions   04-19-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,748
Posted By T WREX
If you want to reset the ECU, unplug the negative...

If you want to reset the ECU, unplug the negative battery terminal and step on the brake pedal for 5 seconds. However, the ECU constantly learns. It didn't learn the previous owner and then stop...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-19-2006, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,774
Posted By T WREX
I wouldn't use the polished finish as a selling...

I wouldn't use the polished finish as a selling point unless you plan on doing just that! After a few hot cycles it's just going to change color about 50 times and look like any other piece of metal...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-19-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,774
Posted By T WREX
One difference that wasn't noted is that the...

One difference that wasn't noted is that the Helix is full 3" and the Cobb uses the 2.5" donut flange.

I had a Cobb catted downpipe for over a year on my car. Fit perfectly. Personally I like...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-16-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By T WREX
This is risky advice. Do you do this to...

This is risky advice.

Do you do this to your own car, or would you? I can see promoting a product, but trying to convince people to buy it and avoid what might be, to them, the prohibitive cost...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-15-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By T WREX
I go to this meet every year and it's totally...

I go to this meet every year and it's totally awesome. They used to raffle STI shortblocks for $10!

June is coming soon!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-09-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By T WREX
Most of the better water injection kits out there...

Most of the better water injection kits out there will include their own control module. (You mention SMC, they have this) When the MAP reads a certain psi, user defined, say 7psi, it will begin to...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-03-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By T WREX
My STI wing is about to be traded for the WRX...

My STI wing is about to be traded for the WRX wing. 2 years of obstructed rear view mirror is enough. :)
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   04-03-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By T WREX
The Borla Hush usually comes with a donut flange,...

The Borla Hush usually comes with a donut flange, which is only compatible with stock, Cobb, probably a couple others. The other problem with that is that the donut flange is only 2.5" and is a bit...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-02-2006, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By T WREX
The WRX wing attatches with what like 6 bolts? ...

The WRX wing attatches with what like 6 bolts? The STi is somewhere around 17...

Your best bet is trying to find someone in your area that is wanting to swap trunks + wings, as was mentioned...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-02-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By T WREX
Basically any 4 cylinder block is going to bolt...

Basically any 4 cylinder block is going to bolt up to your existing transmission/drivetrain. Depending on the power lever you are ultimately going to make, a gearset upgrade might be in order. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-02-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By T WREX
I think he's trying to say that the power will...

I think he's trying to say that the power will come on more linear, rather than having the wastegate completely closed and having the "hit" of a turbo coming on boost.

As for whether or not this...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-02-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
  Kevlar?
Views: 516
Posted By T WREX
I have been doing a lot of clutch searching over...

I have been doing a lot of clutch searching over the last few days, as I'm in the buying process as well. The kevlar disc is something I've been looking at closely, but like anything else, it has...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-01-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By T WREX
Calling Cobb and TXS is probably the best bet on...

Calling Cobb and TXS is probably the best bet on those, unless you find someone already running the exact thing you have in mind.
Forum: Frequently Answered WRX Questions   04-01-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 19,186
Posted By T WREX
Guys if you have AIM, add SmarterChild to your...

Guys if you have AIM, add SmarterChild to your buddy list. It's a bot that can answer just about anything you can throw at it. For conversions just type in what you want.

IE:
Trevor723: convert...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-01-2006, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By T WREX
Mmmm Defi's ...

Mmmm Defi's

http://www.wrxtuners.com/wrx_gallery/files//2/8/0/3/dash.JPG

:D
Forum: The Hangout   04-01-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By T WREX
You have to give respect to the technology...

You have to give respect to the technology though, that is pretty damn impressive.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-01-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By T WREX
There are wideband companies (PLX is one) that...

There are wideband companies (PLX is one) that offer a gauge interface that you could put in the pod. Keep in mind that ideally you'll need another O2 bung welded into your downpipe. Some downpipes...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-01-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By T WREX
I guess since everyone is talking about AVCS...

I guess since everyone is talking about AVCS you're going to decide by long blocks? The real difference between the JDM and USDM is in the heads. JDM heads have bigger porting and the valvetrain is...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   04-01-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By T WREX
You're off to a good start. If you're really...

You're off to a good start. If you're really concerned with the sound, you could run the stock catback with a downpipe. Really the sound difference between cars for the most part is the catback,...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-01-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By T WREX
What are your ultimate power goals for the car? ...

What are your ultimate power goals for the car? Based on your current mods I'd say something like an exedy or ACT "stage 1". These are basically an upgraded pressure plate with a stock disc. This...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-01-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By T WREX
Who told you this? If the wastegate stopped...

Who told you this?

If the wastegate stopped opening the exact opposite of your problem would happen. The turbo would boost through the roof. The purpose of the wastegate opening is to divert...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-13-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By T WREX
Spec C has alloy trunk lid, wrx style wing,...

Spec C has alloy trunk lid, wrx style wing, titanium axle back, as stated above JDM bumper supports, stainless header... I'm sure there are some more tricks in there too, but not too difficult to...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-13-2006, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By T WREX
I have the Tein. Really nice if you spend any...

I have the Tein. Really nice if you spend any time whatsoever under your hood to work on the car. Cool when my car is on the dyno too cause we put a fan right on top of the TMIC without fear of the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-10-2006, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By T WREX
So long ugly STi blue, hello sexy JDM black!

Having never really liked the blue interior, I had decided to swap interiors with a WRX a long time ago and planned on buying some decent buckets in the front. It just so happened that I lined up a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-14-2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,971
Posted By T WREX
Seriously, and I'm not being a jerk, learn to...

Seriously, and I'm not being a jerk, learn to drive the car. Learn to pull 1.7 60 foots and how to shift quick and smooth, and you should be there. My first day ever at the track I managed to run a...
Forum: The Hangout   11-12-2005, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By T WREX
Google :)

Google :)
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