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Forum: Newbie Forum   Yesterday, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By arcticscythe
Timing belt and pump are good signs, they are...

Timing belt and pump are good signs, they are part of the 90k service if im not mistaken. Ive owned a few cars with salvage titles and ive had pretty good luck. DO your research and see if you cant...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   Yesterday, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By arcticscythe
- That sounds like a shot battery or alternator....

- That sounds like a shot battery or alternator. For $200 did they retune ( thats really cheap for a new tune ) or did they just "reflash" or reset the ECU? Sounds to me like they may have pulled...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 202
Posted By arcticscythe
Lets start with a mod list, hesitation could be...

Lets start with a mod list, hesitation could be all sorts of things.

What maintenance tasks have been performed?

Is it only having issues at low RPMS? Could be your idle valve

theres a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By arcticscythe
I dont reccommend the flathead screwdriver just...

I dont reccommend the flathead screwdriver just because your working with very thin aluminium. there are really inexpensive tools designed to straighten radiator fins that work great on intercoolers....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By arcticscythe
- Agreed, "Cooler" parts get gold cause its up to...

- Agreed, "Cooler" parts get gold cause its up to 95% efficient. Hotter spots get silver because it holds up better.

thekamikaze kid - I totally know the feeling, everyone goes through those...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-17-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By arcticscythe
Mod the stocker and add thermal tape : ) ...

Mod the stocker and add thermal tape : )

Make sure you get some decent thermal tape though, there are alot of companies making aluminized mylar tape with sub-par adhesives that cant stand up to...
Forum: The Hangout   12-15-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By arcticscythe
Christmas Cards

So this year My fiance, My future mother in law and I were taking holiday photos. Sunny southern California it was 70 degrees and sunny. My mother in law ended up stopping by the store and picked up...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By arcticscythe
You might also want to check the permission set...

You might also want to check the permission set on your install directory. Far to many applications have issues with read/write permissions. If you have moved your install location out of the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By arcticscythe
Depending on what you listen to I really like the...

Depending on what you listen to I really like the TS-D line from pioneer. They use fiber reinforced woofer cones so they distort less than their ts-a line. If im not mistaken only their studio line...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-12-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By arcticscythe
From one WRX owner to another, Take a deep breath...

From one WRX owner to another, Take a deep breath and relax...

If you have ever driver in the rain then your engine bay has been SOAKED. Covering up your battery and alternator makes some people...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-09-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
  Newbie
Views: 241
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome Mike, As for replacement panels ebay...

Welcome Mike,

As for replacement panels ebay is your friend. There are plenty of companies selling primed parts and even some selling painted parts.

Where abouts are you from maybe someone on...
Forum: The Hangout   12-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By arcticscythe
Normally I would agree but the ragged edge would...

Normally I would agree but the ragged edge would be less protection than a flat edge. Not that I spend that much time in unpacked dirt but catching the small stuff would be great.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-08-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,440
Posted By arcticscythe
If you are reading all those codes and the CEL is...

If you are reading all those codes and the CEL is dark then yes something has gone very wrong. Either the bulb is out or the system has been modified such that the light does not come on. O2 sensor...
Forum: The Hangout   12-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By arcticscythe
I figure if they scrape I will take a razor to...

I figure if they scrape I will take a razor to the bottom, I just like the idea of thicker flaps.

That and the price tag is way easier to stomach.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,440
Posted By arcticscythe
Im sorry @whein9, that was my biggest fear when I...

Im sorry @whein9, that was my biggest fear when I was looking at used Subarus.

Sounds like the previous owner either purchased it "modded" or got the wool pulled over his eyes as well. I would...
Forum: The Hangout   12-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By arcticscythe
Gorilla Flaps

Hey Everyone,

Im hoping to cross another item off my wish list over the holiday break. Im looking for mud flaps. I know its been covered a million times but I havent seen any reviews for Gorilla...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-08-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
  fogs
Views: 486
Posted By arcticscythe
To get around the license plate issue I used a...

To get around the license plate issue I used a "Large License Plate Mounting Bracket" from amazon - It wont let me add a URL : (

It gives you a few inches of freedom to move vertically. My plate...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-08-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By arcticscythe
psinuse , thanks I couldnt remember if the ends...

psinuse , thanks I couldnt remember if the ends were clamped or welded, Its been a long time since I was under the hood of an 04.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
  fogs
Views: 486
Posted By arcticscythe
Not really a fog light but this looks great year...

Not really a fog light but this looks great year around. If your looking at mounting a "FOG LIGHT" that high up ( in the grill ) then you are burning most of the benefit of fogs. At that point they...
Forum: The Hangout   12-05-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By arcticscythe
I like it, Maybe I could add a few LEDs to that...

I like it, Maybe I could add a few LEDs to that tree and make the headlights and tail lights work : )
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-05-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By arcticscythe
20Psi is something I would worry about. Im not...

20Psi is something I would worry about. Im not sure if the OE intercooler on the 02 uses the same design but I know if I push more than 18psi through my 2013 the clamps on the intercooler ends can...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-03-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By arcticscythe
"Too much" depends on your setup, Its definitely...

"Too much" depends on your setup, Its definitely above spec though

93 OTS 3.10 boost should taper off, any chance you can pull a log for us to take a look at?

Looking at your profile page you...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,660
Posted By arcticscythe
Holy Dead Thread Batman! Glad you enjoyed,...

Holy Dead Thread Batman!

Glad you enjoyed, The access-port was a great upgrade and I love the extra gauges.

Definitely worth the expense
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-02-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By arcticscythe
If you have a decent spray gun and a medium or...

If you have a decent spray gun and a medium or large compressor then you can get a pint and spray it yourself. I wouldn't try it with a spray can, rattle cans leave a pretty noticeable texture when...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-02-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly, swapping body parts is an easy job....

Honestly, swapping body parts is an easy job. There are videos everywhere of how to do it and the whole process for both parts shouldn't take more than a few hours. If it were me I would not install...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-02-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By arcticscythe
John, I can only say that I hope one day to...

John,

I can only say that I hope one day to have a parts list as long as yours....

@ OP, Anything is possible if you are willing to do the research and spend the money. Without a laundry list...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-02-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By arcticscythe
/Update/ So not at 3k yet but the tires seem...

/Update/

So not at 3k yet but the tires seem to be holding up well. They feel better now than they did when they were installed. I am assuming that is the compound breaking in a bit.

Im writing...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-30-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By arcticscythe
I do the engine bay when I wax so once every few...

I do the engine bay when I wax so once every few months.

I use a pressure washer with a very wide setting to get everything wet. I usually follow with my standard car wash soap, Meguiars ultimate...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-27-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By arcticscythe
They were on my christmas list till a week ago,...

They were on my christmas list till a week ago, then I got amazon prime...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-27-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly the best decision I've made for my WRX...

Honestly the best decision I've made for my WRX was the master cylinder brace. The improvment was better than most big brake kits I've worked with.

If youve got 2 years on your wrx and you are...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By arcticscythe
**The Stock tune should be fine as long as your...

**The Stock tune should be fine as long as your driving it within the speed limit and following traffic laws.** The stock tune is a little lean up top so if you are stomping on the pedal you can get...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By arcticscythe
No bull bar for me but I have the extra light,...

No bull bar for me but I have the extra light, The front bumper has a few holes in it already and you can easily install a bar like me or a few spots if you are interested in the extra light. That...
Forum: The Hangout   11-24-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 25,680
Posted By arcticscythe
GrimmSpeed Master Cylinder Brace, Used a 3/8...

GrimmSpeed Master Cylinder Brace, Used a 3/8 flexshaft to get in the tight spaces and knocked it out in about an hour without having to pull the intercooler. I couldn't be happier with the results. ...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-24-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By arcticscythe
Finally came in, installed mine yesterday...

Finally came in, installed mine yesterday evening.

Write up:
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f139/grimm-speed-master-cylinder-brace-writeup-54761/#post484401

Thanks for the inspiration haw1es
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-24-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By arcticscythe
Grimm Speed Master Cylinder Brace Writeup

2013 Subaru WRX Hatch, Satin Pearl White
Cobb Tuning SF Intake + SF Intake Box Black Stage 1+ OTS
Whitelines Anti-Sway Bars, Kart boys Endlinks, Back to black bushings.
GrimmSpeed Master Cylinder...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By arcticscythe
I have a tendency to burn out bulbs quickly,...

I have a tendency to burn out bulbs quickly, Might have something to do with all the miles on the 405 freeway. Its like driving on a corrugated tin roof. I usually get about 6 months out of bulbs...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-19-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By arcticscythe
not so much a distinction between where you get a...

not so much a distinction between where you get a battery just as long as its AGM vs traditional battery tech.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By arcticscythe
Sides are swapped so you need a reverse battery. ...

Sides are swapped so you need a reverse battery.

Personally I would take an AGM battery over an auto parts retail store battery any day. Interstate ran ads a while back that made it sound like...
Forum: The Hangout   11-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 25,680
Posted By arcticscythe
Coudlnt Sleep last night, Pulled the cone filter...

Coudlnt Sleep last night, Pulled the cone filter out of my Cobb SF intake and gave it a nice bath, K&N recharge kit cleaner and oil.

To speed up drying times I built a simple low temp air dry rig...
Forum: The Hangout   11-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By arcticscythe
You are not alone If we are going to make a...

You are not alone

If we are going to make a list then,

front bumper bottom lip cracked (08+ front bumper lip doesnt like slush/snow)
replaced bumper push pins wit black zip ties
Door ding...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-17-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By arcticscythe
They are all essentially the same, Mandrel Bent...

They are all essentially the same, Mandrel Bent aluminum with pretty paintjobs or chrome coats. Most of them come with cone filters and most of them would benifit from a tune. Im not sure about the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By arcticscythe
I like the Subaru lube. Its inexpensive and works...

I like the Subaru lube. Its inexpensive and works great. there are lots of options but only one OEM fluid.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By arcticscythe
/Update/ SO I've got about a thousand miles...

/Update/

SO I've got about a thousand miles on the new rubber and Honestly they feel great. Ive gotten used to the quieter rolling noise and now things that didn't bug me like the jingle of my...
Forum: The Hangout   11-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By arcticscythe
Driving Shoes

Ok this thread isn't about brakes, or tires, or rims.

What do you put on your feet to drive?

Sometimes its work boots, or Flip Flops if Im hanging down by the beach.

When I really want to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By arcticscythe
-Amen to that If your dealer lets you choose...

-Amen to that

If your dealer lets you choose the test drive course find a spot with a nice high speed corner, pushing AWD through corners will put a smile on your face in a heartbeat.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By arcticscythe
+1 for both of these Paddydee If you...

+1 for both of these

Paddydee

If you want more sound from your stock recirculating valve you can start with a snorkus delete, and if thats not enough volume aftermarket intakes get you a nice...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   11-17-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By arcticscythe
Safe Maybe, I would personally drive like a...

Safe Maybe, I would personally drive like a grandma and take it to your tuner because you have no restriction in the exhaust and that can lead to boost creep. Honestly I would keep off the boost...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By arcticscythe
budgetplan1 If your looking for a straight...

budgetplan1

If your looking for a straight line car Subaru isn't the first thing that comes to mind, As for getting spanked at the track the only track that will give you trouble is the one with...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-16-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By arcticscythe
Depends on how deep you want to go, polish is...

Depends on how deep you want to go, polish is right in the middle, there is also compound and cleaner wax

I use all 3 on my baby. If you have deep swirls or spider lines then Meguiars 105 ultra...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-16-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By arcticscythe
So I pulled the trigger this afternoon. Hearing...

So I pulled the trigger this afternoon. Hearing that other folks had such great results I had to join the club. Should be in sometime next week.
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