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Forum: The Hangout   03-22-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Rain_Racer
My WRX max was 31mpg on 91 octane (I get better...

My WRX max was 31mpg on 91 octane (I get better mileage with 91 than 93 using cruise control for 100s of miles with both).

Oh and that was with me, my wife, and all our camping gear in the wagon,...
Forum: The Hangout   03-14-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,051
Posted By Rain_Racer
just get the civic, screw the money pit golf......

just get the civic, screw the money pit golf... even after the repairs you still just have a VW :))

Honda > VW
Forum: The Hangout   03-14-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,051
Posted By Rain_Racer
hondas aren't cheap on the resale, but modern VWs...

hondas aren't cheap on the resale, but modern VWs are such bad cars that you can pick up one for pennies on the resale ;) so I guess there is that "advantage"

MR2 is a great option because you get...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-08-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Rain_Racer
got the car finally and it drives different and...

got the car finally and it drives different and better than ever before (including when I got it new) hopefully this is it for this problem for a looong time.

I have the old clutch and it is nice...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-08-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Rain_Racer
SoA and their "Good Will"

So my tranny was getting so hard to shift and my clutch wore out prematurly. I had grinds in 4th and 2nd and I would have to double clutch or be stopped for 5 seconds before I could get it into...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-07-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,739
Posted By Rain_Racer
I love my car but.... My transmission issues...

I love my car but....

My transmission issues are rediculious and the extended warrenty isn't covering it on my stock car (which I do not race)

As for the rest, the easy solution is a wagon......
Forum: The Hangout   03-07-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By Rain_Racer
The good thing about paying your own way is that...

The good thing about paying your own way is that nobody can take away your WRX except the police or a wreck.

No offense, but I sure as hell would not be paying for any car you drove if you were my...
Forum: The Hangout   02-27-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rain_Racer
hey I have a good idea... vent the hot air from...

hey I have a good idea... vent the hot air from the radiator DIRECTLY INTO the scoup for the intercooler???? wtf
Forum: The Hangout   02-23-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rain_Racer
1) Mix CD 2) Stabbing Westward 3-6) "Learn...

1) Mix CD
2) Stabbing Westward
3-6) "Learn Conversational Japanese in your car"

heh I drive like 90 minutes each day
Forum: Handling Tech   02-21-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Rain_Racer
I would have to agree... despite the fact that...

I would have to agree... despite the fact that the front is an open diff, the rear has the LSD and does the spinning when I am sliding.

More gas = more oversteer most of the time in my car.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-15-2006, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Rain_Racer
actually there is a company called kennedy...

actually there is a company called kennedy engineered products that makes adaptors for all kinds of engines to go in porsche and old VWs.

I am heavy into the old school VW modding community and I...
Forum: The Hangout   02-14-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Rain_Racer
heh I put the forks through the wall of my dad's...

heh I put the forks through the wall of my dad's warehouse when I was 13... It was an accident, but still funny when I look back.
Forum: The Hangout   02-14-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Rain_Racer
I like the one for the Saabaru (92X Aero) where...

I like the one for the Saabaru (92X Aero) where the tires are sticking to the road.
Forum: The Hangout   02-14-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Rain_Racer
there is a movie called "A guy thing" where a guy...

there is a movie called "A guy thing" where a guy (Jason Lee from "My name is Earl") accidentally drunkinly sleeps with a stripper at his bachelor party... everyone including his fiance's dad and a...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-14-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,027
Posted By Rain_Racer
I run 225s on my wagon with no problems at all......

I run 225s on my wagon with no problems at all... I have about 15,000 miles on my current set... the handling difference between these and my stock tires is amazing
Forum: The Hangout   02-13-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Rain_Racer
once a friend of mine was buying an Eclipse GS as...

once a friend of mine was buying an Eclipse GS as a dailey beater... $1,000 no a/c 80k miles on the clock, crappy interior, peeling paint...

The jip-joint car lot that had it was selling it for...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-09-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Rain_Racer
The main problem is in the dynamics of each model...

The main problem is in the dynamics of each model and even each car is different... sure you can power drift some FWD cars on some turns, it is crazy, but when you have the traction in all the right...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-09-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Rain_Racer
I don't understand your statement... Safety...

I don't understand your statement...

Safety and performance are usually very complimentary as far as traction, brakes, and suspension are concerned.

It is all about being able to predict and...
Forum: The Hangout   02-09-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,253
Posted By Rain_Racer
guess what... the Mustang SVO 2.3L Turbo Engine...

guess what... the Mustang SVO 2.3L Turbo Engine can be put into an escort...

I have seen it done. The ford 2.3 is arguably the strongest block ford has ever put into a mustang (besides maybe te...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-08-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,327
Posted By Rain_Racer
It was called drifting in the 1960s... were you...

It was called drifting in the 1960s... were you doing this in the 1950s? It wasn't trademarked, marketed and overused, but the act of controlling a slide has pretty much always been called a "Drift"...
Forum: The Hangout   02-08-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,092
Posted By Rain_Racer
I am 25 and I am a "Senior Software Technical...

I am 25 and I am a "Senior Software Technical Specialist" (Software Engineer) for a huge bank. Heh yeah it is funny that my position is "Senior" because I "outrank" or have a higher title than most...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-08-2006, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rain_Racer
well that's good news I guess... in a "your...

well that's good news I guess...

in a "your $60 worth of fluid is bad go buy $90 more"

but seriously yeah thanks for the link... hd shock proof it is.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-07-2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rain_Racer
Yet another "why does my transmission grind" thread

ok I know some of this has been covered, but this is a little different.

specs:
2004 WRX 5MT
36k miles on car
16k miles on new OEM clutch(warrenty)
3k miles on Redline Gear Oil


So I put...
Forum: The Hangout   01-20-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By Rain_Racer
a lot of the time the answer to avoiding an...

a lot of the time the answer to avoiding an accident lies in the accelerator pedal... My wife and I were driving in the F-150 about 2 years ago in the middle lane of the highway going 65mph when an...
Forum: The Hangout   01-12-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By Rain_Racer
I am like the opposite... lots of people don't...

I am like the opposite... lots of people don't understand how I can be so "in" to cars but not care if my car is clean... I only wash it when the dirt caked on starts to hurt performance.
Forum: The Hangout   01-09-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Rain_Racer
the reason you need a firewall at all is because...

the reason you need a firewall at all is because windows software is defficient in security... it seems like puting a microsoft software firewall would not be the most wise solution...

There have...
Forum: The Hangout   01-09-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Rain_Racer
c'mon now, that is no excuse ;) 19.99 for a...

c'mon now, that is no excuse ;)

19.99 for a wireless G router - no rebates! (http://shop2.outpost.com/product/4525357?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG)

cheapest zone alarm I could find was $40-$60
...
Forum: The Hangout   01-03-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Rain_Racer
1) never use outlook for your email. It will...

1) never use outlook for your email. It will NEVER be safe.
If your ISP/email provider allows you to use web mail, that is usually the most secure... other than that you can use a free replacement...
Forum: The Hangout   12-30-2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Rain_Racer
griefing is pretty funny sometimes... Oh the days...

griefing is pretty funny sometimes... Oh the days of spamming Spy grenades (TFC)constantly regardless of how many times I died vs killed that never got old.
Forum: The Hangout   12-30-2005, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Rain_Racer
ok be honest... subaru brand

ok so when I was little I used to think that subarus were Australian...ROFL

Funny thing is so did my wife (before I knew her when she was younger)

It is perfectly reasonable...
Outback -...
Forum: The Hangout   12-16-2005, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rain_Racer
Yeah they have it here too, pretty lame if you...

Yeah they have it here too, pretty lame if you ask me. It feels like it is just a way for people to *pretend* to do drugs.
Forum: The Hangout   12-15-2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Rain_Racer
no mods, 30,000 miles... 20k to go. haha I am...

no mods, 30,000 miles... 20k to go. haha I am t3h loser
<-- never buying a brand new car again!

since I have gap insurance, sometimes I half-wish for a total accident.
Forum: The Hangout   12-12-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Rain_Racer
under normal conditions, your first reaction to...

under normal conditions, your first reaction to danger is to hit the brakes, snow/ice should be the exact opposite.

of course you should be going slow and in low gear, but you have to steer your...
Forum: The Hangout   12-12-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Rain_Racer
I wish it wasn't an infinity (add 10k to the...

I wish it wasn't an infinity (add 10k to the price for a little Mountaintop logo)

but I really like the headlights with the black accent... I think it would look sick with black strips or darts...
Forum: The Hangout   12-09-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Rain_Racer
yeah I got tp play in the ice/snow for the first...

yeah I got tp play in the ice/snow for the first time 2 days ago... I wish you could hear how bad I was ragging my wrx... I was hitting the limiter all over the place... oops.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-09-2005, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By Rain_Racer
uhhh.... you are forgetting about the $10,000...

uhhh.... you are forgetting about the $10,000 transmission and rear-end

the block itself is like $1500 the longblock is worth much more (hint "Heads")...

The steering wheel could probably bring...
Forum: WRX Video Links   12-07-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By Rain_Racer
fun on the ice/sleet/snow

the first winter freeze always calls for a celebration (http://www.netsavior.com/netsavior/wrxrace/donut3.avi)
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,520
Posted By Rain_Racer
the transmission gears can be shreded due to hard...

the transmission gears can be shreded due to hard launches in first, or even hard shifts into second. I have seen it at the track, but I have not seen it on a stock car... or an 03+ car either......
Forum: The Hangout   12-06-2005, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Rain_Racer
And get cancer for free :D

And get cancer for free :D
Forum: The Hangout   12-05-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Rain_Racer
It still had something near 35% torque to the...

It still had something near 35% torque to the front heels... it is not RWD
Forum: The Hangout   12-05-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Rain_Racer
Just so you know imported engines are often...

Just so you know imported engines are often illegal and most laws requre you to meet the harsher of the 2 emissions standards between the old engine and the replacement...

here is how I get...
Forum: The Hangout   12-01-2005, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,616
Posted By Rain_Racer
man how much insurance do you have on it... I...

man how much insurance do you have on it... I thank the lord for gap insurance each time I merge onto a highway.

Totaling is for the better (if it is insured) because then you don't get stuck...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-01-2005, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Rain_Racer
good lord I finished it last night and man that...

good lord I finished it last night and man that old gear oil is SMELLY

my whole garage reeks. But my transmission shifts like butter now :)
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-30-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By Rain_Racer
glassblowing?? sweet are you going to be making...

glassblowing?? sweet are you going to be making replacement gearsets for the WRX :))
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-30-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Rain_Racer
nice dude I was wondering how I would do it!

nice dude I was wondering how I would do it!
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-30-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Rain_Racer
Trans maintenence - Filling the rear diff

ok I know this has been covered, I just can't find the right search terms to find it.

I am changing the oil in my tranny and rear diff.

I verified that my 04 is an early 04 so all I need for...
Forum: The Hangout   11-16-2005, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Rain_Racer
Sorry if any of this has been discussed, but here...

Sorry if any of this has been discussed, but here are my suggestions:

have you had an AWD alignment?
check the rear bumper to fendor bolt/clip things? make sure the bumper doesn't have any play...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-16-2005, 08:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,983
Posted By Rain_Racer
you guys completly missed the point of the N20...

you guys completly missed the point of the N20 focus...

Saleen has ALWAYS been all about the weak part of mustangs... the handling. Sure they offer certain % improvements on power output, but...
Forum: The Hangout   11-15-2005, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By Rain_Racer
google brought me here, bluedemon, then cosmo...

google brought me here, bluedemon, then cosmo kept me here.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-15-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,986
Posted By Rain_Racer
Engine braking is actually illegal in some cities...

Engine braking is actually illegal in some cities that I drive through... weird I know...
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