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Forum: The Hangout   05-22-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 417
  Read me: Wow... you're ugly!
Views: 52,362
Posted By mosc
well my comment dragged Keith and Randy back from...

well my comment dragged Keith and Randy back from the dead, I call that a win!

Randy, I sent you a text on a date request. I can't make the original date but if you guys are a little flexible on...
Forum: The Hangout   05-20-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 417
  Read me: Wow... you're ugly!
Views: 52,362
Posted By mosc
I hate this thread. Too many old friends that...

I hate this thread. Too many old friends that don't come around anymore :(
Forum: The Hangout   05-20-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By mosc
My 04 Sti had the same suspension dimensions...

My 04 Sti had the same suspension dimensions (assuming your bugeye is a sedan) and I cleared those tires from the strut at +48 though my wheel was 0.5" narrower. I'm not sure you'll need the spacers....
Forum: The Hangout   05-20-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By mosc
My favorite size... but a bitch to find wheels...

My favorite size... but a bitch to find wheels for (8.5-9.5") that have respectable offset. How much you end up with? I bet at 48 offset they'd mount right up no issue judging from the 2015's fender...
Forum: The Hangout   05-20-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By mosc
sizes?

sizes?
Forum: The Hangout   05-18-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By mosc
I believe I can be quoted on record as following....

I believe I can be quoted on record as following. *AHEM*
Forum: The Hangout   05-14-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By mosc
Cool, so mystery solved. Bridgestone kept making...

Cool, so mystery solved. Bridgestone kept making the RE11 after the RE11A came out but put it on the slightly tweaked tread cut.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By mosc
well there are lots of great aftermarket TMIC's...

well there are lots of great aftermarket TMIC's to look at. If you have/like a VF39, it's a good choice for an EJ205 anyway, no reason you can't get a nice TMIC
Forum: The Hangout   05-12-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By mosc
Looks like the hatching from the RE11A not the...

Looks like the hatching from the RE11A not the RE11. Perhaps they changed the tread layout on the RE11's they made after the RE11A came out as well. Not that it's that different. I guess if they...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-11-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By mosc
VF39 would rather you stuck with a TMIC. It'll...

VF39 would rather you stuck with a TMIC. It'll just be unnecessarily laggy on a FMIC
Forum: The Hangout   05-11-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 226
Posted By mosc
you have a 2015 back there!?! RE11A am I...

you have a 2015 back there!?!

RE11A am I right?

my lady won't let me buy em until I kill the stockers... Got help me I hope I hit a nail once my winter set is square
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-11-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
  Rims
Views: 231
Posted By mosc
rims are the metal that goes around the spokes....

rims are the metal that goes around the spokes. Wheels are the things you attach to your car with lug nuts.

18x8.5" or 18x9" wheels are pretty easy to find on tire rack for your car. You can also...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-08-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By mosc
You wasted $600 though I'm sure you can get back...

You wasted $600 though I'm sure you can get back most/all of it when you sell them. If you don't want to sell them, sell the car instead.

1) Your car uses symetrical AWD with a center diff. Never...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-04-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By mosc
as others have said if you are very tame with it,...

as others have said if you are very tame with it, it'll be fine.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-04-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By mosc
subiespike, is that with stock injectors still?

subiespike, is that with stock injectors still?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-01-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By mosc
Buy new. Problem solved.

Buy new. Problem solved.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By mosc
get the new wrx over the old STi. Used sports...

get the new wrx over the old STi. Used sports cars are generally a bad idea.

and the 07 vs 08 sti are pretty different. The 07 is the least of the GD and the 08 is the first of the GR. The...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-30-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By mosc
I don't know what all is entailed. There's...

I don't know what all is entailed. There's probably a write-up somewhere. Look for GD WRX to STi strut swap instructions.
Forum: Site Announcements   04-30-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,208
Posted By mosc
It's not based on the impreza the same way a...

It's not based on the impreza the same way a buick isn't based on a chevy that's the same size. They're the same chassis beneath the body paneling for the most part. Compared to previous years, the...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-30-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By mosc
It feels like I was driving around a dodge neon...

It feels like I was driving around a dodge neon on coilovers for the past 11 years. The '15 STi is much sharper, MUCH better steering, slightly stiffer, and a whole lot more agile. The rear end feels...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-29-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By mosc
springs yes struts no. Only struts that fit your...

springs yes struts no. Only struts that fit your car are the 04 STi struts, no other year. You can change to the mounts for the 05-07 STi if you want, it's not impossible, but it's not just springs...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-27-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By mosc
Cobb doesn't make a map for their intake and a...

Cobb doesn't make a map for their intake and a downpipe. There's not enough fuel in your injectors for it. Take one off or buy some injectors and get a tune.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By mosc
COULD you skip upgrading your fuel pump? Yes....

COULD you skip upgrading your fuel pump? Yes. Your car would run. There's little point in changing out that perfectly good TD04 turbo though that can already get pretty close to maxing the stock...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-20-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By mosc
Don't worry. If you hadn't flashed your ECU...

Don't worry. If you hadn't flashed your ECU they'd just do the same thing and claim "abuse".
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-15-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By mosc
Vew did a dyno test on a stage 4 WRX (~280whp if...

Vew did a dyno test on a stage 4 WRX (~280whp if I recall) that showed a 1whp difference.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By mosc
Many people consider it a negative with the new...

Many people consider it a negative with the new STi. I guess they expected the 2015 STi to carry a 350hp all-new FA25 motor or somesuch.

The FA motor's advantages over the EJ motor are mostly in...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-14-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By mosc
Great, now just tell me how to disable the hill...

Great, now just tell me how to disable the hill assist while you're in there!
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-14-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By mosc
This whole conversation in regards to CEL's is...

This whole conversation in regards to CEL's is kind of moot. Changing that part of the exhaust (with a catless or catted repalcement) requires re-tuning. Re-tuning can easily adjust for changes (or...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-14-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
  Paint?
Views: 409
Posted By mosc
arcticscythe, thank you for the info!

arcticscythe, thank you for the info!
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-14-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By mosc
If you use engine management like a Cobb AP or...

If you use engine management like a Cobb AP or something similar all the CEL's from emissions sensors are generally disabled. If you've already done that then removing the cat won't give you a CEL....
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By mosc
I am no expert on transmissions but I think it's...

I am no expert on transmissions but I think it's safe to say the 2015 WRX transmission is more than just an extra gear on the 2014 WRX transmission. 5th on the 2014 is similar to 6th on the 2015. If...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By mosc
All of those things are different. Basically the...

All of those things are different. Basically the STi transmission is considerably stronger and considerably shorter geared. The differentials are completely different as well, most notably the center...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By mosc
You're still not correct. The 2015 USDM STi is...

You're still not correct. The 2015 USDM STi is 2.5L like it's always been.

04-15 USDM STi has an EJ257 (2.5L) motor and a 6-speed transmission. That's every year it's been in the US. I've owned...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-14-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By mosc
It's almost like somebody should write a FAQ...

It's almost like somebody should write a FAQ about it?
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/catalytic-converters-cats-emissions-testing-emissions-cels-you-25335/

yes, it'll give you a CEL. You can...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-07-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By mosc
cheapest trans swap. 1) buy an STi 2) Put...

cheapest trans swap.

1) buy an STi
2) Put all the coveted mods you just mentioned on the STi and put the clearly inferior STi parts on your old WRX
3) Sell your WRX

6-speed with all the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   04-06-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By mosc
If the block is like new then I would think all...

If the block is like new then I would think all you need is pistons. More if money allows but not necessary.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-06-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By mosc
Total cost is cheaper in almost every situation...

Total cost is cheaper in almost every situation to sell the WRX and buy an STi.

Next question?
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By mosc
It does but it's a little longer so your drive...

It does but it's a little longer so your drive shaft needs to be changed. Also, the front and rear diffs generally need to be dealt with unless you really want to be cheap about it so there are some...
Forum: New Member Intros   04-04-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By mosc
welcome! I made you a threat here: ...

welcome! I made you a threat here:
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f69/sti-tranny-upgrade-58273/
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-02-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By mosc
the 4EAT handles more power than the 5MT that the...

the 4EAT handles more power than the 5MT that the 04 WRX. What exactly is the problem?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   04-01-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By mosc
I would think 9.4:1 would be stupid high for what...

I would think 9.4:1 would be stupid high for what you're trying to build. As psinuse though.
Forum: The Hangout   04-01-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By mosc
Police use the internet too. It's a lot harder to...

Police use the internet too. It's a lot harder to be in front of a judge talking about a speeding ticket when they reference some information on you they found online...

Use some sense and only...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-01-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
  clutch
Views: 4,119
Posted By mosc
02-14 WRX rule: Stock gears? STOCK CLUTCH!

02-14 WRX rule: Stock gears? STOCK CLUTCH!
Forum: Handling Tech   04-01-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 54
  Read me: Wheel / Tire FAQ
Views: 92,061
Posted By mosc
My situation? I am sticking with the stock...

My situation? I am sticking with the stock 18x8.5" +55 wheels (cause they're free and nobody would give me decent money for em thanks to their mediocre stock tires) and I bought a set of 07 STi...
Forum: The Hangout   03-31-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By mosc
Why don't you pretend you're about 30 years older...

Why don't you pretend you're about 30 years older than you are and write yourself a letter?

Sigh
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-30-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,617
Posted By mosc
want to drive her up here and trade trunks with...

want to drive her up here and trade trunks with me??
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-30-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By mosc
You want to buy a 12 year old sports car that's...

You want to buy a 12 year old sports car that's likely been modded with god knows what history and you expect to then modify it yourself AND maintain it as a reliable daily driver?

Sigh.
Forum: The Hangout   03-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By mosc
It's... pretty sexy.

It's... pretty sexy.
Forum: New Member Intros   03-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By mosc
They're not significantly changed mechanically....

They're not significantly changed mechanically. Even the interior is much the same as the subaru with only the smallest of changes. It doesn't have a starter key that goes in where other SAAB's do...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-22-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By mosc
Where you start is how much money you have, how...

Where you start is how much money you have, how long you intent to keep it, how much you value more power, if you have any significant sentimental value to this particular car, and how long you can...
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