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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-21-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Well, there's no point trying to blame someone...

Well, there's no point trying to blame someone else. The Fire Dept and the Highway Patrol showed up and asked me if there was oil on the road, or sand, etc. I just said, "Nope, I was just going too...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-21-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
True that... I was under the car, too looking at...

True that... I was under the car, too looking at those headers. To me they look like ebay headers, but I don't know for sure.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-20-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
They were newer, prob only 7,000 miles on them, I...

They were newer, prob only 7,000 miles on them, I forgot what brand, the guy bought them before he sold it to me. He said they were $800 tires. I will try and find out what brand.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-20-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I was taking the second on ramp from the left.......

I was taking the second on ramp from the left.... the one that merges from the lower freeway (I5) to the upper ramp (La Jolla Pkwy).

It was cool out, but I've been in control of a bad slide,...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-20-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I'm going to stay away from quick cars, period. ...

I'm going to stay away from quick cars, period. I'll be DoubleTake's navigator if he wants to start Rallying. So glad I had a Subaru, though. I could never see myself buying a rear wheel drive...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-19-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I thought I knew how to handle that situation,...

I thought I knew how to handle that situation, but now I know the shocking truth; I'm not a race car driver!

While it was happening, all I could think was "there's no way I just lost control...",...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-19-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Yeah, I've been working on the car with...

Yeah, I've been working on the car with DoubleTake (original poster) and even after tightening the header down, it still sounds like "Baggitta Baggitta Baggitta" ha ha.

One nut was gone, and...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-19-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Example of Wrecklessness --- *Crashed my WRX*

I thought I would post this only to add to the examples of why it is not a good idea to treat public roads/freeways like one's own personal racetrack.

On the way to work I went into an on-ramp...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-11-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I think it's the uppipe (not unpipe as you...

I think it's the uppipe (not unpipe as you typed), that will make a John Deer noise that will wake any neighbor, kind-of-sound.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-08-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
We will figure it out. Let's first worry about...

We will figure it out. Let's first worry about my uppipe install ;)
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-08-2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
He certainly did acknowledge it.... he is a good...

He certainly did acknowledge it.... he is a good guy, but it happens, sometimes, ya know? He actually gave me a free uppipe for my troubles. (by the way --- gutting an uppipe sucks!)

While I was...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-07-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Some guy suggested that I might have either short...

Some guy suggested that I might have either short circuited, or loosened up a diagnostic wire when I was reflashing.... I actually think this is the most plausible explanation. Tonight when I get...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-07-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
No, the guy that rebuilt my tranny is the 'tard...

No, the guy that rebuilt my tranny is the 'tard that forgot to tighten the hose; that's why the pipe was off. He's going to reflash back to stock to make up for it, but I think installing my uppipe...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-07-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
You're joking right? Showing off? There is...

You're joking right? Showing off? There is nothing beneficial in being a prick, so quit.

"The map has nothing to do with the way you drive." are you blind?!?! The facts are AS PLAIN AS DAY......
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-07-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Well, la-dee-freakin' da... got my transmission...

Well, la-dee-freakin' da... got my transmission fixed. $1400 out of my a$$. The guy said there were NO signs of abuse and that he's only seen this happen a few times before. Basically a ring under...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-06-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,460
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Amen to the STi. But find one that is in good...

Amen to the STi. But find one that is in good condition. If from a private buyer, ask him to drive you in it, and see if he beats on it to try and impress you. Heh, not sure if he would really do...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-05-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Wow, SoGardSuby, you're my hero! :D I...

Wow, SoGardSuby, you're my hero! :D

I didn't think anyone would take the conservative side. Yeah... I was driving conservatively before! Same old story, though, the good guy gets shafted.
...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-05-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I'd love to get an STi, but I'm so freakin' money...

I'd love to get an STi, but I'm so freakin' money conservative...

Please give me your opinion (anybody and everyone) on whether I should buy an STi or not based on my info and circumstances. And...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-05-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I'm thinking about trading it in for an STi.

I'm thinking about trading it in for an STi.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-05-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Try and bring some progressive feedback, next...

Try and bring some progressive feedback, next time. Buy a Kia? Grow up.

I didn't find out about the weak ass transmissions on these things until I bought it, the guy was like "The transmissions...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-05-2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
This actually sounds promising... thanks for the...

This actually sounds promising... thanks for the tip, eggeegg! I'll check up on it tomorrow. Any idea what year LGT to get them off of?
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-04-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Some people like the fun of the gear ratios in...

Some people like the fun of the gear ratios in the STi, but he's right about it costing a lot of money, still. With an STi swap, you also need the whole rear assembly, not just the tranny.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-04-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Maybe if I were saving up, but let's face it......

Maybe if I were saving up, but let's face it... I've got an emergency on my hands, right now. I have about $2600 left in savings (remember, I just bought the car less than 2 months ago) to spend on...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-04-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
$4000 just for the Gears!!!! That's 1-2 straight...

$4000 just for the Gears!!!! That's 1-2 straight cut 3-4 helical, and that is without install. Never mind that idea!
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-04-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I took it to a guy that has been working on...

I took it to a guy that has been working on Subies for 18 years, he rebuilds trannies on the side (he works at a Subaru dealership) and he said he can rebuild it with whatever gears I give him. Can...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-03-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I heard that the sound that the straight cut PPG...

I heard that the sound that the straight cut PPG gears make is gosh awful.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-02-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Yeah, if anything the tranny isn't going to fix...

Yeah, if anything the tranny isn't going to fix itself, and if I can't figure it out, I can take it to someone who can.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-02-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
The guy I bought it from called me back (he's a...

The guy I bought it from called me back (he's a cool guy, talked for a while), and he said that that isn't the original tranny. He lost 1st gear as he was downshifting and going around a street...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-02-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I've been drooling over the PPGs since before...

I've been drooling over the PPGs since before this happened. How much would they cost?

I guess 87,000miles on the stock tranny was just asking to go. I guess the extra power of Stage 1 did it. ...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-02-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,103
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Tranny is gone, but why?

I flashed my 2002 wrx to stage 1 yesterday and I was very pleased. I drove up to Huntington Beach last night with 4 friends in my car. Pulling and getting on it from time to time... everything was...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-02-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
That's whp, too.... wheeeee!

That's whp, too.... wheeeee!
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-02-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I agree, for what you were going for, it looks...

I agree, for what you were going for, it looks great.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-31-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,577
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
LOL, so true. It is Rallying, after all.

LOL, so true. It is Rallying, after all.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-30-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,577
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
from what I understand, rally is easier on a car...

from what I understand, rally is easier on a car than racing everyone you see at a stoplight. I have been using the heel-toe method of down shifting and rev-matching since before I knew it was a...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-29-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,195
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Honestly, "To each his own."

Honestly, "To each his own."
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-29-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,577
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Thanks for the positive replies. I love the fact...

Thanks for the positive replies. I love the fact that I can take my car to Rally School as it is (besides the grippy street tires that are on there right now). I was planning on the school, but I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-29-2007, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,577
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
How Rally Ready is a Stock WRX?

Ever since I got my first '87 Mazda Pickup when I was 17, I've been interested in Rally Racing. A dirt track existed out by the industrial part of town back in Melbourne, FL. where I could go out...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-29-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,195
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Yikes, that show car is hideous. Looks like Mario...

Yikes, that show car is hideous. Looks like Mario should be driving it, though. !Laugh!
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-28-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,195
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
There is a profanity filter for a reason. No one...

There is a profanity filter for a reason. No one appreciates the work arounds.

I never said I was going to do it, nor that I was thinking about doing it. Just asked opinions, so Chillax. (Chill...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-27-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
It's not lost, it just transferred from the guy...

It's not lost, it just transferred from the guy that bought it off me on eBay. I got my $200 back.

My birthday is today, too.... maybe I should spoil myself with a new exhaust system and EM....
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-27-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
BTW, I managed to sell this on eBay for what I...

BTW, I managed to sell this on eBay for what I payed for it... happy days!
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-27-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,195
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Out of your 573 posts has every question about a...

Out of your 573 posts has every question about a modification been one that you ultimately planned on doing?

OK then.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-27-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,195
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
I have to play Devil's advocate, here.... Who...

I have to play Devil's advocate, here.... Who here has rolled over a WRX? What is the likelihood of rolling over? Will all the glass not shatter out if a car rolls over? No, then quit using that...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-26-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
The HKS will make NO Noise with the recirc...

The HKS will make NO Noise with the recirc fitting... I have it on right now, but I hacked the noise maker and set it inside the recirc fitting... it makes a little noise, now, but not for people...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-26-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
+1 on 1st or 3rd one.

+1 on 1st or 3rd one.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-26-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,195
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Lambo doors on an '02 WRX?

Well, I was just Google Image searching WRXs looking for any ideas... I came across a simple looking WRX (minus the lettering, etc.) with Lambo doors and thought it actually looked pretty sweet.
...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-25-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,235
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
It's hard to say how to make it fast and still...

It's hard to say how to make it fast and still keep it legal, as most of us live in the U.S. and we're not familiar with Australia's laws. If you can go all out, why not just buy a STi and mod it?
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-23-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Uh, it's dead. Slamming gears and '02 WRX...

Uh, it's dead. Slamming gears and '02 WRX Transmissions don't mix!:nono:
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-23-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,589
Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Yeah, I know... that's without those components...

Yeah, I know... that's without those components benefitting from a tune. Anybody want to guess the golden number he'll get in the 1/4 mi? :)
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-23-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By SurfGuruJeff
Usually I'm beginning from a front parked...

Usually I'm beginning from a front parked position where I can't move forward at all and on a forward downgrade; can't roll, but the clutch pump works. !Thumbs Up
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