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Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By brfatal
You really need to actually pinpoint the cause of...

You really need to actually pinpoint the cause of the sound before you can figure out how much it's going to cost to fix it.

A center diff replacement is a transmission tear down. The best way to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By brfatal
Subaru still requires a break in period per the...

Subaru still requires a break in period per the manual that comes with the car of 1,000 miles of varied RPMs not exceeding 4k miles. The engine is still not completely broken in and there are other...
Forum: The Hangout   09-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By brfatal
$1,3000 for a SL base sounds crazy to me. She...

$1,3000 for a SL base sounds crazy to me. She doesn't need some race clutch, so something on the lower end should work, and I don't see $1,000 in labor.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By brfatal
What sway bar size you get should be determined...

What sway bar size you get should be determined by what spring rates you are running.
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By brfatal
Sounds like OP means chp, not whp. In which case...

Sounds like OP means chp, not whp. In which case stage 2, turboback and tune, should get him there.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By brfatal
Really just comes down to what bar you're using. ...

Really just comes down to what bar you're using. A mild one will technically work with the stock pieces, but a more aggressive one has more of a chance of ruining them. Good aftermarket links are...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By brfatal
You will need a JDM ECU and wiring harness.

You will need a JDM ECU and wiring harness.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By brfatal
1. UTECs are not unreliable, but it's outdated...

1. UTECs are not unreliable, but it's outdated and nobody really tunes them anymore. That doesn't mean you need an AP either though.

2. Could be rod knock until oil pressure builds, in which...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By brfatal
The AP itself is not a completely viable logging...

The AP itself is not a completely viable logging tool. Any tuner who relies solely on AP log results for revision is offering a half-backed tune. The only way to correctly log for AP tunes is with...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By brfatal
You can aim for 300 whp, but that's a lot of...

You can aim for 300 whp, but that's a lot of miles. If you chose to do that, you need to be open to fixing stuff.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By brfatal
You need a custom tune.

You need a custom tune.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By brfatal
EJ255 Shortblock CP Forged Pistons Eagle...

EJ255 Shortblock
CP Forged Pistons
Eagle H-Beam Connecting Rods
ACL Race Bearings
ARP Headstuds
STI B25 Heads
Ferrea 36mm Intake Valves
Ferrea 32mm Exhaust Valves
Ferrea Endurance Dual Valve...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-19-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By brfatal
No, but if it's a V3 you can pay Cobb to change...

No, but if it's a V3 you can pay Cobb to change the firmware on it to work.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By brfatal
I need to get retuned. ...

I need to get retuned.

http://i.imgur.com/9ttBo0r.jpg
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By brfatal
I'd worry about white turning yellow.

I'd worry about white turning yellow.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By brfatal
Is that why their radiators are more prone to...

Is that why their radiators are more prone to leaks than anyone else's? :p

Mishimoto is about on par with Godspeed until they take a step up and make a better, more consistent product.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By brfatal
^ Mishimoto makes cheap crap. OP, what FMIC...

^ Mishimoto makes cheap crap.

OP, what FMIC you should be looking at depends on what type of setup you will be running. What turbo? What fuel? How much boost?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-28-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By brfatal
Don't use the pump. Why we won't use Gates...

Don't use the pump.

Why we won't use Gates Timing Belt Kits - i-Club (http://www.i-club.com/forums/fw-motorsports-916-778-8844-110/why-we-wont-use-gates-timing-belt-kits-253615/)

Also, Cometic...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By brfatal
235/40/17 is better gearing wise, but 235/45/17...

235/40/17 is better gearing wise, but 235/45/17 will work, and that size has a massive selection to choose from.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By brfatal
Nexen tires are just awful. You really should...

Nexen tires are just awful. You really should spend a little more on tires. They are an investment that you will be using daily for years.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By brfatal
The rest of your suspension becomes a restriction...

The rest of your suspension becomes a restriction before your tire size does.

17x8 is literally the perfect size for GD Imprezas.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   07-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By brfatal
No sir. Only the 4EAT will fit. From a cost...

No sir. Only the 4EAT will fit. From a cost perspective you're honestly best off just looking for an automatic model rather than converting. Even if you could physically get another to fit, the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By brfatal
Either will fit fine.

Either will fit fine.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By brfatal
Please don't. :(

Please don't. :(
Forum: The Hangout   07-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By brfatal
The order in which they came out, best looking to...

The order in which they came out, best looking to least.

And it's stink eye, not eagle eye.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By brfatal
Could be a sensor issue. With a lot more details...

Could be a sensor issue. With a lot more details this is going to have to be diagnosed by someone in person.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By brfatal
That's an eBay Zerosport replica grille and clear...

That's an eBay Zerosport replica grille and clear corner lights. Rest is stock.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By brfatal
2 things to note. 1. Tire compound has more...

2 things to note.

1. Tire compound has more to do with level of grip than tire width. A 225/45/17 R-Compound (see racing tires) will man handle a set of 255/40/17 budget summer tires. What you...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By brfatal
That puts you 2.5 hrs from one of the best tuners...

That puts you 2.5 hrs from one of the best tuners in the country, Junior. He's in New Jersey.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By brfatal
Where do you live? IMHO if a good, reputable...

Where do you live? IMHO if a good, reputable tuner can be found within 3-4 hr drive, it's well worth the trip.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By brfatal
Flashing the ECU resets it. Assuming it's a cat...

Flashing the ECU resets it. Assuming it's a cat ineff error, yes it will clear it.

FWIW, don't use Cobb's free maps. They aren't particularly good. Get a custom tune ASAP.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By brfatal
245/40/17 or 255/40/17 The middle...

245/40/17 or 255/40/17



The middle number in tire sizing is not sidewall in a measurement in millimeters, it's a ratio of the tire width. A 40 sidewall means the sidewall is 40% as tall as the...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   06-29-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By brfatal
They aren't worth near that used. Maybe $300ish.

They aren't worth near that used. Maybe $300ish.
Forum: Diode Dynamics   06-27-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By brfatal
*bites tongue*

*bites tongue*
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By brfatal
More or less the correct steps to take. :)

More or less the correct steps to take. :)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,696
Posted By brfatal
You can, but the reviews on these are full...

You can, but the reviews on these are full complaints that the actual housing keep cracking, making them bad frames.

And Morettes are still in production.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-25-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By brfatal
85 or E85?

85 or E85?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By brfatal
Vaccum leak. And the 1st line on the gauge is...

Vaccum leak. And the 1st line on the gauge is 500 RPM.
Forum: Wheels/Tires - For Sale   06-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By brfatal
Prodrive P7s, and that's quite high for pricing.

Prodrive P7s, and that's quite high for pricing.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By brfatal
A blow off valve will not affect your idle nor...

A blow off valve will not affect your idle nor will it cause a CEL. And hope you're not backfiring. :p
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By brfatal
Coilovers are a complete waste of money if you...

Coilovers are a complete waste of money if you don't competitively track the car.

You are tuned right?
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By brfatal
EJ25 short block*

EJ25 short block*
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By brfatal
Wagon or sedan? What springs?

Wagon or sedan? What springs?
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By brfatal
More than likely he was calling a hybrid an "STI...

More than likely he was calling a hybrid an "STI engine". It's just a 2.5L short block mated with the stock heads. Only way to know is to look at numbers casted on each head on the short block.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By brfatal
3mm is safe. 5mm is pushing it. Anything larger...

3mm is safe. 5mm is pushing it. Anything larger has no place ever. If you need bigger spacer for suspension clearance or brake clearance you need to find a different wheel. Neither of the sizes I...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By brfatal
O_o Wut?

O_o

Wut?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-21-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By brfatal
I sold mine, which was polished to a mirror...

I sold mine, which was polished to a mirror finish, for $350. You can find them pretty regularly for $250ish.

Don't know anything about the GS unit.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-21-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,448
Posted By brfatal
You can, but it's less likely.

You can, but it's less likely.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-21-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By brfatal
He clearly meany off-brand/cheapo intercoolers. ...

He clearly meany off-brand/cheapo intercoolers. A good, reputable TMIC brand new will run +$500. That's what everyone means when they call something eBay.

Reputable brands that (still) make...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-21-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By brfatal
As previously noted: EBay TMIC tests -...

As previously noted:

EBay TMIC tests - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2126473)

Do they flow more than stock? Yes. They are less restrictive. However due to low...
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