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Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By brfatal
RalliTek doesn't make intercoolers. I have a...

RalliTek doesn't make intercoolers. I have a feeling he is mistaking a radiator shroud as a FMIC. Since the listing would be expired, no way for us to know unless he shares it.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-29-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By brfatal
Welcome and congrats! Are you sure it's a...

Welcome and congrats! Are you sure it's a turboback though? SPT only makes a catback, but does it have some other brand downpipe to make it a turboback? Cobb does make OTS maps for use with their...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-29-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By brfatal
Several tuners have already come out and said...

Several tuners have already come out and said that the Mishimoto intake will require custom tuning to use. If you want a reference, ask Bren Tuning. Honestly, I would go for something inexpensive...
Forum: New Member Intros   03-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By brfatal
The Saab should cost you SIGNIFICANTLY less,...

The Saab should cost you SIGNIFICANTLY less, because they were selling off dealership lots for $16.5k brand new versus the WRX's $25k due to GM's employee pricing scheme they had at the time. This...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-12-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By brfatal
What are your current mods and mileage? What are...

What are your current mods and mileage? What are your expectations beyond reliability? What do you want to spend to get to your goal?

250-350 is actually a very wide range, for what it's worth.
Forum: Diode Dynamics   03-12-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,498
Posted By brfatal
Check your PMs. Sent something yesterday.

Check your PMs. Sent something yesterday.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-03-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By brfatal
Return the cams and valvetrain and buy a turbo...

Return the cams and valvetrain and buy a turbo with that money. BC cams are bad stuff. They give you the bad idle some people want and none of the top end gains that come with it. More bark than...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-16-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By brfatal
Mustangs often tend to be more on the...

Mustangs often tend to be more on the conservative side compared to some other dyno brands.

I asked if it was an eBay model because they tend to put out much lower numbers. A dyno chart would...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-15-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By brfatal
It's standard on the STI, but goes nowhere near a...

It's standard on the STI, but goes nowhere near a 20/80 split. How much it goes depends on the year.

However it's best left in auto.
Forum: Handling Tech   02-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By brfatal
The point still remains, a BBK has nothing to do...

The point still remains, a BBK has nothing to do with the conditions of the road (quite the opposite actually). They don't make you stop faster. If you want to stop faster, you need tires, not...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-11-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By brfatal
1. What dyno was this? 2. What brand/model...

1. What dyno was this?
2. What brand/model "Big 16G"? Is it an eBay turbo?

The chance of a Big 16G hitting 350 on pump is somewhere between never and never. Your expectations should be based...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-04-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By brfatal
Shitty roads has nothing to do with needing...

Shitty roads has nothing to do with needing bigger brakes. I think you have a huge mis-conception of what a BBK does. It doesn't particularly make you stop faster. Your stock calipers are more...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-04-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By brfatal
2 points: -245/45/18 is too tall. For a...

2 points:

-245/45/18 is too tall. For a GD, you want 245/35/18.
-Tires get old and dry out. Typically you can start to see cracking on sidewalls on tires mounted on a car and left out in the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-02-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By brfatal
I'm confused. Your stock fuel system isn't even...

I'm confused. Your stock fuel system isn't even remotely capable of supporting the 19 lbs you're running now. Are you sure fueling is completely stock?
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-31-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By brfatal
Depends on your use. Do you track at all? Just...

Depends on your use. Do you track at all? Just a DD?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-21-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By brfatal
Not assuming you're being argumentative, just...

Not assuming you're being argumentative, just bringing up points that were overlooked.

It's not just about how much they flow @ peak efficiency. You have other items to take into consideration. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-20-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By brfatal
That intercooler won't support that turbo.

That intercooler won't support that turbo.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-20-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By brfatal
But it does because each brand runs different...

But it does because each brand runs different parts.


It's a no go Boss Hoss.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-12-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By brfatal
Stock TMIC can handle that 18G, though I...

Stock TMIC can handle that 18G, though I recommend an quality (re: not eBay) aftermarket TMIC.

If you're running a TMIC that frees up room to change from a SRI to a CAI, which would result in...
Forum: The Hangout   01-12-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By brfatal
As for the value you left stuff out. Mileage,...

As for the value you left stuff out. Mileage, brands some of the parts are, etc.
Forum: The Hangout   01-11-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By brfatal
500. ...

500.

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/06/brick-lol.gif
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   01-07-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By brfatal
02-07. Interior panel is different on +05s, but...

02-07. Interior panel is different on +05s, but outside they are the same.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By brfatal
You won't notice any differences. Only the tuner...

You won't notice any differences. Only the tuner will.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By brfatal
Yes. Email alegre.daniel@yahoo.com and let him...

Yes. Email alegre.daniel@yahoo.com and let him know you want that bracket and see what he wants for one.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By brfatal
Other mounting options: Primitive Racing or Rally...

Other mounting options: Primitive Racing or Rally Innovations bars I know someone who can make a bracket for you to put 2 Hella 500s in your grille, though mounting it will be up to you.
...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,541
Posted By brfatal
With the Kartboy mounts they replace your stock...

With the Kartboy mounts they replace your stock foglights.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/strat81/DSC00006.jpg

There are different versions of Hella 500s with different lenses (clear,...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,541
Posted By brfatal
110w output on 55w power is a marketing delusion....

110w output on 55w power is a marketing delusion. It's not going to happen without changing the type of bulb (halogen, LED, HID, etc).

You want these:
Hella 500 Series Clear Halogen Fog Lamp Kit...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-04-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By brfatal
Aftermarket option, not a dealer one. Not...

Aftermarket option, not a dealer one. Not sanctioned by Subaru, also it's VERY outdated.

There were several official Prodrive models, just not in the US.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-04-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By brfatal
Former Subaru service adviser here. They didn't...

Former Subaru service adviser here. They didn't know it was a Cobb flash, just the car had a map on it. There is nothing that says "this is a Cobb tune' vs "this is Open Source"
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-25-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By brfatal
You are risking the inlet collaping under...

You are risking the inlet collaping under pressure on some of the cheapy ones. You can get used OEM (get one with as low mileage as you can) for cheap and Perrins could be had for under $200 last...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-18-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By brfatal
All of them are 56.1mm.

All of them are 56.1mm.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By brfatal
A UTEC. Depending on whether it's a Delta or not...

A UTEC. Depending on whether it's a Delta or not it will use a USB cable or a serial cable. You're not going to find anyone who still tunes those, but it is still usable if you intend on tuning...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By brfatal
Those are shields and not really meant to be...

Those are shields and not really meant to be replaceable, hence being welded on from the factory. No real harm in not having them . H6 upgrade even requires their removal.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-08-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By brfatal
Is the secret Whataburger's Spicy Ketchup?

Is the secret Whataburger's Spicy Ketchup?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By brfatal
Catless will.

Catless will.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-08-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By brfatal
:nerd: Just pointing out that at peak...

:nerd:

Just pointing out that at peak exhaust flow not all of my exhaust is going down my DP. :p My last tuner told me to go bigger but that would mean replacing my TBE, and no thanks unless I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-08-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By brfatal
It's more a heat shield than anything else. ...

It's more a heat shield than anything else.

Fidrat. Up to you. Can't say it's really hurting anything being left in place, but it's also not really doing much either.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By brfatal
Once you take the stock airbox off the scoop is...

Once you take the stock airbox off the scoop is non-functional. Air is not forced into it, it's sucked in. Once you remove that closed off vacuum, it's very debatable how much it actually continues...
Forum: Wheels/Tires - For Sale   11-06-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By brfatal
Mosc, any good powdercoaters in your area who can...

Mosc, any good powdercoaters in your area who can refinish the chipped wheel for under $100? DC area rates are preposterous. $175-215 a wheel just to be coated.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-05-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,569
Posted By brfatal
I'm at 400 whp on a 2.5" downpipe. I have an EWG...

I'm at 400 whp on a 2.5" downpipe. I have an EWG though.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   11-03-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By brfatal
See PM. I would honestly recommend used before...

See PM. I would honestly recommend used before this.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   11-02-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,639
Posted By brfatal
TMIC if fine.

TMIC if fine.
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   10-30-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By brfatal
Perfectly matches WRX interior colors, is the...

Perfectly matches WRX interior colors, is the right thread, and cost under $30. :p

http://i.imgur.com/z0t73G6.jpg
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   10-30-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By brfatal
ENGINE: EJ255 Shortblock CP Forged Pistons ...

ENGINE:
EJ255 Shortblock
CP Forged Pistons
Eagle H-Beam Connecting Rods
ACL Race Bearings
ARP Headstuds
STI B25 Heads
Ferrea 36mm Intake Valves
Ferrea 32mm Exhaust Valves
Ferrea Endurance...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By brfatal
170k is a LOT of miles on a WRX. It's not going...

170k is a LOT of miles on a WRX. It's not going to be a cheap 'investment' by the time you're done with it.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-27-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By brfatal
Just paid $500 for my Hyundai's 30k. The only...

Just paid $500 for my Hyundai's 30k. The only fluid changed was the oil. :crying:
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-26-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By brfatal
Let me know ASAP. I'll be buying something in...

Let me know ASAP. I'll be buying something in the next few days.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   10-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By brfatal
Never heard of that shop. That's a lot of money...

Never heard of that shop. That's a lot of money for an EJ205.

LOL. I just did an engine how I'd do it, and $7,664.25. That's waaaay too much. You can buy, build, and wire up a V8 EJ207 or...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-25-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,873
Posted By brfatal
Mosc, I still want your wheels. I'll buy them if...

Mosc, I still want your wheels. I'll buy them if you're getting rid of em soon. Let me know. Otherwise I'm about to drop on some 17x9 +45s in the next few days and run 255/40 RS-Rs (yes, I know...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-09-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By brfatal
WRXs are either rated for 1,500 lbs (GD) or not...

WRXs are either rated for 1,500 lbs (GD) or not rated (GH, GV, GR) at all depending on the year.
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