Subaru WRX Forum - Search Results
Showing results 1 to 50 of 287
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: arcticscythe
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   Today, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By arcticscythe
I was looking at cobbs map notes for stage 1+ on...

I was looking at cobbs map notes for stage 1+ on anything after 09 I think the target boost is 16.5 psi depending on your location. 91 octane stage 1+ is targeted at 16psi. Depending on your model...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By arcticscythe
I regularly trust my tuner with my life, He...

I regularly trust my tuner with my life, He installed my brakes and my suspension. If you trust your tuner and he says your A-OK then I would trust him.

If your not sure about your mechanic then...
Forum: Newbie Forum   Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By arcticscythe
The knock sensor is essentially a very rigid...

The knock sensor is essentially a very rigid microphone, It might be picking up the extra noise from the new bushings and the pitch stop but if the knock wasn't present before you switched to stage 2...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By arcticscythe
I've ordered things from SuperBrightLEDS, iJDMtoy...

I've ordered things from SuperBrightLEDS, iJDMtoy and Diode Dynamics. They have all earned my business with quick shipping and quality products. Ive ordered a ton of LEDs from ebay but in recent...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By arcticscythe
As long as everything seems to be working you may...

As long as everything seems to be working you may be able to adjust the clutch pedal position and make it feel better, Is the clutch pedal higher than the brake pedal? someone may have replaced the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-28-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By arcticscythe
Sounds like it could be a MAF issue, If the ECU...

Sounds like it could be a MAF issue, If the ECU is seeing too much or not enough air and dropping AFR to 11 and bouncing around under WOT then there's definitely something going on with that tune or...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By arcticscythe
the 05 I rebuilt back in High school had a pretty...

the 05 I rebuilt back in High school had a pretty low (like 1/3) engagement point but that was with an aftermarket 6 puck clutch. How many miles are on the current clutch? It could be wearing thin...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-27-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By arcticscythe
On the 02 I think there was a connection you had...

On the 02 I think there was a connection you had to make on the master harness near the ECU in order to access the reflashing mode on the ECU. You can always look for that connection near the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-27-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By arcticscythe
1. Front bumper sticks out like a mile from the...

1. Front bumper sticks out like a mile from the front wheels, lots of road scars from steep driveways
2.That sound,Driving through the canyons and hearing the turbo spool and the BPV off the canyon...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By arcticscythe
Well said sir, Its not about how fast you...

Well said sir,

Its not about how fast you go, or how long it takes to go fast. Its about how it makes you feel when the accelerator is on the floor and its just you, and your machine.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By arcticscythe
If they hum or vibrate when you apply brake...

If they hum or vibrate when you apply brake pressure you might have slightly warped rotors, if your mechanic is sure that the rotors don't need to be turned then I would start with a vacuum bleed....
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   07-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By arcticscythe
Swapping an automatic transmission for the 5...

Swapping an automatic transmission for the 5 speed is a heck of a task especially if you are not mechanically inclined. They did make automatic models but they were not super popular among driving...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By arcticscythe
You can get an OEM powered mirror for about $75...

You can get an OEM powered mirror for about $75 on the most popular online auction site. Thats what i would do, Unless you've really modded your interior then a 5 panel racing mirror might fit in...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-22-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By arcticscythe
I like to start testing with the part itself,...

I like to start testing with the part itself, then work backwards towards the controls. If you unplug your radiator fan you can usually run a set of alligator clips from the battery to the fan...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community, I'm sorry you got...

Welcome to the community,

I'm sorry you got the brunt end of the best/worst part of driving a Subaru. Everyone and their mother thinks they have something to prove and you will find a great deal...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-16-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By arcticscythe
I know its a bit more expensive than you are...

I know its a bit more expensive than you are looking to spend but the Invidia Q300 is kind of a crowd favorite. Its a nice blend of burly low tone without excessive drone. If you just want to be...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By arcticscythe
My butt dyno was pretty happy with it as well...

My butt dyno was pretty happy with it as well until I checked the logs and was under by a bit more than a pound. I have been running the HWG map and getting acceptable results, 15.5psi on my logs....
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-15-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By arcticscythe
AC runns off a pully that spins a clutch on the...

AC runns off a pully that spins a clutch on the AC compressor, If it only does it when you turn on the AC it could be the compressor clutch?

I would look at it with the engine on and have a buddy...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By arcticscythe
Pro tune is well worth the money, If your already...

Pro tune is well worth the money, If your already stage 2 injectors and a fuel pump would let your tuner push it well beyond a stage 2 OTS tune.

Spend some time detailing it ( I do it every...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By arcticscythe
Darind, They should be drop in with the...

Darind,

They should be drop in with the parts you mentioned plus the kartboys rear 2 pot adapter. Are you swapping OEM calipers for Brembos and do you have any aftermarket brake parts already...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By arcticscythe
Looks good, Price is a bit high and that...

Looks good, Price is a bit high and that inter-cooler looks like its seen some Bakersfield sized bugs but otherwise it looks solid. Bluebook in great shape is 7 but most wrxs hold their value better...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By arcticscythe
I used to stay away from Pennzoil but everything...

I used to stay away from Pennzoil but everything I read about their new "Pure Plus" sounded pretty good, Its apparently a new GTL group5 base stock, detergent package looks pretty nice as well. I was...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-10-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By arcticscythe
This is gonna sound kind lame but did you turn...

This is gonna sound kind lame but did you turn the lamps off with the turn signal indicator column? Thats the first thing I would check, try rolling the light on and off with the column, you may...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By arcticscythe
// Quick update// Stopped for a few gallons...

// Quick update//
Stopped for a few gallons this morning and checked the levels, It been a long week of driving, with about 500 miles, 3 spirited canyon runs and lots of highway miles in traffic....
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By arcticscythe
the earlier models are way more forgiving than...

the earlier models are way more forgiving than the new ones. your 03 should be fine until you take it to your tuner but don't go tracking it hard until its tuned proper : )
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By arcticscythe
Thats what I get for working on too many things...

Thats what I get for working on too many things at the same time. Your absolutely right about it being 40 Percent of 245, 255. I was running some renders for work and transfered units.

Statement...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By arcticscythe
On your AP there is a clear codes section, I...

On your AP there is a clear codes section, I think its 2 from the top on the root menu. Use the "EXIT" button till you cant go back any further then there is a "check engine" icon. thats where you...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By arcticscythe
Heads up, incoming tire fire. Those are hard to...

Heads up, incoming tire fire. Those are hard to put out : ) Because you want sizes not brands ill stick with the question and hope that everyone else does the same.

Assuming your wheels can...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By arcticscythe
I live in SoCal so A/C stays in even on some of...

I live in SoCal so A/C stays in even on some of our track cars. Are you daily driving it? do you have a family to cart around in the back seat? does it only run track days in summer?

Back when I...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By arcticscythe
Your car was getting pissed off in traffic. ...

Your car was getting pissed off in traffic.

My blood pressure and temp rises when I'm stuck in stop and go traffic too : )
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-06-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By arcticscythe
You might want to look deeper into the engin bay...

You might want to look deeper into the engin bay and see if your firewall grounding strap is corroded. while your doing it check all of you engine grounding straps.

Those codes sound like bad...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By arcticscythe
They use a 2 stage locking mechanism, there is s...

They use a 2 stage locking mechanism, there is s spring that holds the lever in the locked position then you need to lift the lever against the spring tension and rotate it.

When i installed it i...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-04-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By arcticscythe
Cobb 3.3x Maps

Hey Everyone.

I was doing my scheduled maintenance and i noticed that Cobb has new maps for us : )

3.3x released some time late June

Installed 3.31 ( 91 Octane + SF intake )

Ran around...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-04-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By arcticscythe
Ok so dumped my old Subi lube last night and...

Ok so dumped my old Subi lube last night and filled with Pennzoil Platinum with Pure Plus 5w30 as per OEM instructions with a Subaru blue filter and a new Fumoto valve.


FIRST IMPRESSIONS:...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-03-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By arcticscythe
Jeddy, Glad to hear its working, You might...

Jeddy,

Glad to hear its working, You might want to wrap that heat shrink with a thermal protectant. Most of my soldiering heatshrink is only good up until about 150 celcuis. Most of the time...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By arcticscythe
they do come with a stock alarm, that said the...

they do come with a stock alarm, that said the stock alarm is pretty much just a blinking red light that keeps honest people honest. I have tried to get the alarm to go off and it pretty much takes...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By arcticscythe
That's the plan. I'm putting it in Friday. If...

That's the plan. I'm putting it in Friday. If there's anything to report as far as first impressions I'll do a write up otherwise Ill post a OIA after 3750.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-30-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By arcticscythe
Pennzoil Platinum Pure Plus

//Disclaimer// I am not trying to start an oil flame war, Oil fires are very hard to put out so lets not get started there //Disclaimer//

So im done with SOA free oil changes and maintenance and I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-30-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By arcticscythe
Boo-key your spot on about the studs from the...

Boo-key your spot on about the studs from the factory turbo. Im pretty sure they are replaceable though.

303 are you saying that you had to saw off the end of the stud from your turbo that had a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By arcticscythe
Now thats one Ive never heard of, not a loose...

Now thats one Ive never heard of, not a loose terminal just a corrosion pad freaking out the system. Ill add that to my troubleshooting list from now on.

Those pads have never seemed to work for...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By arcticscythe
Just a new IC, injectors and turbo? That said my...

Just a new IC, injectors and turbo? That said my guess is either a part of your tune or a pressure loss from faster injectors without a faster fuel pump. Most times I recommend that drivers upgrade...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-26-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By arcticscythe
Its been a while but i think the bluetooth app we...

Its been a while but i think the bluetooth app we used to use was called "torque". Im pretty sure it had a logging function. otherwise i would search your respective app store/play store for obd2...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
  Brakes!
Views: 362
Posted By arcticscythe
-- If boo-key has a guy then I would go with his...

-- If boo-key has a guy then I would go with his guy. Otherwise rally sport direct has stoptech kits (Rotors, pads, and SS lines) for pretty cheap.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By arcticscythe
when you open it up are you planning on taking...

when you open it up are you planning on taking pics ? Please ; ) I would like to see under the engine cover of the 15.

From looking at perrins aftermarket IC on their website...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By arcticscythe
If you can get a hold of some 93 or some race...

If you can get a hold of some 93 or some race fuel like 99 101 I would put in 20 bucks worth, Its usually safe to go over but it can be very dangerous going under. If you have the access port you...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-24-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By arcticscythe
Do you have any monitoring solution, maybe an...

Do you have any monitoring solution, maybe an access port, OS cable or even one of those little blue-tooth deals? If you can put down a log with the stall we could figure out if its something the ECU...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By arcticscythe
Pretty good chance its the same but honestly its...

Pretty good chance its the same but honestly its not worth the headache down the road when its not "exactly" the same. Its worth the drive back to swap it for the right one.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-23-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
  Brakes!
Views: 362
Posted By arcticscythe
Bookey is spot on, If you're not tracking the car...

Bookey is spot on, If you're not tracking the car every weekend stoptech is really solid and Ive seen em as low as 150 per corner.

Just my .02 cents but I think they are capable even if you are a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-20-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By arcticscythe
Typically there are 2 attached to the firewall...

Typically there are 2 attached to the firewall left of the drivers footwell and a few behind the factory stereo. Usually you can trace the black lines out of the factory wiring harness to lock rings...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By arcticscythe
I did stereos for a while and we used to swap all...

I did stereos for a while and we used to swap all the engine bay grounding straps for aftermarket grounding kits, or DIY ( Home depot wires, eyelets and grommets ) usually 2 on the engine, 1 on the...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 287

 
Forum Jump