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Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-07-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By mosc
No, they won't fit. Your car is designed to use a...

No, they won't fit. Your car is designed to use a +53 offset wheel. You can remove the car's fenders and make some of your own if you want to use those wheels I guess. The steering wheel will no...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-31-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By mosc
Yeah you can drive on a (moderately) bad...

Yeah you can drive on a (moderately) bad alignment it just burns some extra rubber and the handling will be destroyed. If you're being safe about it there's no harm in driving it to an alignment...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-30-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By mosc
What you smell when the wind blows the right way...

What you smell when the wind blows the right way the guy behind you smells the entire time. It's asinine, immature, and completely unnecessary. Health and environment aside.
Forum: Handling Tech   03-30-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By mosc
265/35R18 +48 vs 235/45R17 +55 would be a...

265/35R18 +48 vs 235/45R17 +55 would be a difference of 30mm of tire width, half on either side (30/2 = 15mm), shifted out by 7mm (55-48). So your math is a little off it's 22mm (15+7) closer to the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-29-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By mosc
That's a lot of carbon monoxide you're talking...

That's a lot of carbon monoxide you're talking about putting out for no damn reason. Why do you not want a catalytic converter no your car? There are lots of very free flowing aftermarket exhaust...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-29-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By mosc
18x9.5 +38 is popular because people want the...

18x9.5 +38 is popular because people want the spokes of a wheel to point outward towards the wheel's lip (convex wheel). They also want the wheel's upper lip to be flush with the exterior trim of the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-23-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By mosc
I assume you have a 2005 wrx sedan. If you have a...

I assume you have a 2005 wrx sedan. If you have a wagon, the rear wheel fenders are tight to the car and there's not much room at all so keep that in mind (or anybody else reading this)

8.5" +44...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-23-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By mosc
I'd recommend the following to people: 1) If...

I'd recommend the following to people:

1) If you have limited funds but really want a WRX/STi and aren't the mechanical type who could change the clutch on your own car (just as an example), DO...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-20-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By mosc
The thing I always explain to people is if you...

The thing I always explain to people is if you get the STi, it depreciates slower than the WRX so the cost difference of ownership IN TOTALITY is much smaller than most people think. I sold an 11...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-20-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By mosc
I'd say for 245 wide the correct offset is +55...

I'd say for 245 wide the correct offset is +55 (stock offset for the stock width). If you intend to run a wider tire, you might back off a little to +50 or +48 or somesuch but even then going to 265...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-16-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By mosc
I swear he said sedan. My recommendation is too...

I swear he said sedan. My recommendation is too wide for a wagon. I'd agree with RoboTuner for an 07 lowered wagon. 235 is difficult.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-14-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By mosc
get 17x8" +48 run 235/40R17 tires.

get 17x8" +48 run 235/40R17 tires.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-08-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By mosc
Alright, alright, I'll hack in another star.

Alright, alright, I'll hack in another star.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-06-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By mosc
Shouldn't the rear O2 sensor be disabled by the...

Shouldn't the rear O2 sensor be disabled by the Cobb stage 2 map? I'd double check to make sure you're not on the factory map.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-06-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By mosc
+1 to RoboTuner

+1 to RoboTuner
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-06-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By mosc
I've seen this where the entire brace is rusted...

I've seen this where the entire brace is rusted through the floorboard. Not sure what they're quoting you but doing things like this on a 15 year old car from the snow belt is not what I'd call fun :(
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-06-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By mosc
I can't imagine much aftermarket support for...

I can't imagine much aftermarket support for this. Check a Subaru parts catalog.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-06-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By mosc
budget is super low you kinda have to take what...

budget is super low you kinda have to take what you can get. Does your shell have a wiring harness/ecu? If so you're probably bound to whatever that was paired with originally (transmission/engine...
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   03-03-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By mosc
I miss that color, the new white is not as good....

I miss that color, the new white is not as good. This metalic paint craze is expensive, adds weight, and doesn't look good to me. I didn't buy your car when it came out because it was a hatch. 2011...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-14-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By mosc
There was a JDM 2011 STi with an automatic call...

There was a JDM 2011 STi with an automatic call the "A-SPEC". That transmission was never sold in a USDM Subaru so I don't think we'll be able to give you much info on it.

Transmissions don't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-13-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By mosc
It's not a question of the struts and springs....

It's not a question of the struts and springs. The double wishbone in the 08+ is just a better platform to work with. Higher springrates and stiffer struts will not fix that. The GD wagon had a...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-13-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By mosc
Yup, what he said ;)

Yup, what he said ;)
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-13-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By mosc
The rear suspension in the GD (02-07) is trash....

The rear suspension in the GD (02-07) is trash. As somebody who owned both, that's the biggest difference. that and the 15+ backseat is surprisingly spacious.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-01-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By mosc
The base Impreza has no hood scoop and it's 170hp...

The base Impreza has no hood scoop and it's 170hp is probably more suitable for a first car than a WRX motor. Also, you could get a later model year with more safety features like automatic braking,...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-30-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,304
Posted By mosc
RoboTuner, I'd also point out that an FA engine...

RoboTuner, I'd also point out that an FA engine isn't sold in the STi so the WRX is going to have to upgrade most of the driveline. Transmission on down. I would think it more cost effective and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-30-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By mosc
It's functional. The car has a top mounted...

It's functional. The car has a top mounted intercooler (TMIC). If you pop the hood on a Subaru with a hood scoop you'll see a shiney metal heat exchanger right underneath it that demands outside air...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-30-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By mosc
If he had money for this and wanted reliable, he...

If he had money for this and wanted reliable, he wouldn't have bought a GD in the first place.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   01-24-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By mosc
Reasonably reliable? High Revving? JDM EJ207....

Reasonably reliable? High Revving? JDM EJ207. It's fairly reasonable cost too which I assume is more important than you're letting on because you bought an 04 WRX for god's sake ;)
Forum: Wheels/Tires - For Sale   10-05-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By mosc
Those are an inch too tall for a Subaru btw...

Those are an inch too tall for a Subaru btw...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-05-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By mosc
I don't remember very well but my memory is this...

I don't remember very well but my memory is this is a royal pain if the WRX is 02-05 due to 16-bit and 32-bit ECU differences. I think what people used to do was go get a 98-00 JDM STi dash...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   09-29-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By mosc
I guess it goes to show how terrible alignments...

I guess it goes to show how terrible alignments have to be for there really to be a problem when roughly eyeballing it gets you that close. Still, I think one of the best things I did on my old STi...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   09-29-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By mosc
Forrester struts are a must, don't use the WRX...

Forrester struts are a must, don't use the WRX struts with the forrester springs. Also make sure you get a new alignment when you're done.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   09-21-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,701
Posted By mosc
Thanks for all the info in this thread. We now...

Thanks for all the info in this thread. We now have something to point the next person who asks about this stuff to.
Forum: New Member Intros   08-30-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By mosc
I mean, the answer you've heard already is...

I mean, the answer you've heard already is correct. Sell your car, buy an STi.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-30-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,701
Posted By mosc
Is the 04 sti stock rear rotors the "316x20mm...

Is the 04 sti stock rear rotors the "316x20mm (5x100, 190mm parking brake)" ones? I think that was the confusion previously.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   08-11-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,263
Posted By mosc
psinuse finish this so I can sticky it

psinuse finish this so I can sticky it
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By mosc
I can tell you I've had two cars with DCCD now...

I can tell you I've had two cars with DCCD now and been driving it for >8 years. It sits in auto. The car understeers when you put it in 50/50 and lacks some of it's nimbleness out of a turn when you...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By mosc
I'd be more concerned with the chassis than the...

I'd be more concerned with the chassis than the engine. Rust will kill the car before the engine. STi's hold enough value and drive well enough that the engine is not the biggest factor to consider....
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-11-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,701
Posted By mosc
Also wheel clearance is much less of a pain in...

Also wheel clearance is much less of a pain in the ass with the FHI 4/2 pots. And the front rotors cost a fraction as much.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-09-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,701
Posted By mosc
Calipers are the same 04-17. Rotors are...

Calipers are the same 04-17. Rotors are different. You need 04 STi rotors as titter said.

You also have to deal with some other stuff if I remember correctly, the emergency brake? It's been a...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-03-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By mosc
no, doesn't fit.

no, doesn't fit.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-02-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By mosc
Just think of it this way. Imagine you had an STi...

Just think of it this way. Imagine you had an STi and you ripped out the ECU and replaced it with something like the Haltech ECU. Does that sound doable? If not, this project is going to require some...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-01-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By mosc
"Crap" wheel are generally OK if you don't park...

"Crap" wheel are generally OK if you don't park on the street or drive over lots of potholes. Jersey's got both problems mattering on where you live so keep that in mind. I would point you to...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-01-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By mosc
I believe you have an 02 WRX sedan looking...

I believe you have an 02 WRX sedan looking through your previous posts.

8.5" is wider than you need. I would recommend 5x100 17x8" +48 with 235/40R17 tires. Note the offset specificially. Your...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-27-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,781
Posted By mosc
1) A person has a correctly built 400whp WRX and...

1) A person has a correctly built 400whp WRX and wants to sell it: There is no way in hell they'd sell it to somebody who's never owned one before because in the process of building it correctly,...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-27-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,179
Posted By mosc
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say you don't have kids. Amazingly, some people DO procreate. I mean, you were born after all...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   07-21-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By mosc
exedy "OEM STYLE" is the same because they make...

exedy "OEM STYLE" is the same because they make the stock WRX clutch so... either way.
Forum: The Hangout   07-11-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By mosc
Looks good to me ;)

Looks good to me ;)
Forum: New Member Intros   06-27-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By mosc
White wins again! Welcome to the forum.

White wins again!

Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-24-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,252
Posted By mosc
I agree in concept but I don't think it's worth...

I agree in concept but I don't think it's worth worrying about. Try to put it out of your mind and enjoy the car.
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