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Forum: Non-Performance Tech   Today, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By arcticscythe
If you have a stock intake krylon makes...

If you have a stock intake krylon makes automotive plastic primer that works great without sanding. then you can use the same high temp paints as the rest of the parts.

for the TVG and timing...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   Today, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 38
Posted By arcticscythe
Your going to have a hard time finding an OTS map...

Your going to have a hard time finding an OTS map for a turbo swap. Most OTS maps follow the "staged" upgrade path so they include mostly stock parts with stage 1 ( ECU managment only) Stage 2 (DP...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By arcticscythe
The best data I can give you is from overclocking...

The best data I can give you is from overclocking PCs, with a CO2 tank and regulator for extreme cooling we were constantly battling condensation on the outside of our heat exchangers. We could get...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By arcticscythe
For cleaning "gunk" brand heavy duty gel works...

For cleaning "gunk" brand heavy duty gel works great, You spray it on and let it sit for a few minutes before pressure washing off. I also like simple green concentrate undiluted in a spray bottle. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By arcticscythe
Nate, Sounds like what your really after is...

Nate,

Sounds like what your really after is a cooler intake charge. Im not sure I would be comfortable blowing C02 or NO2 in my engine bay. NO2 is flamable without extra oxygen and especially in...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By arcticscythe
Scratch Wizard Aerosol Paints

So I was washing the car last week and I noticed that I was missing a part, my front tow hook cover was nowhere to be found. Now I've heard horror stories of people pulling them off in parking lots...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-29-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By arcticscythe
it was a calculated risk. grade 5 base stock made...

it was a calculated risk. grade 5 base stock made by shell.

I kinda want to push the interval but I dont know if I want to be a guinea pig that bad
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-29-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By arcticscythe
OK, the BlackStone Labs report is in. Long...

OK, the BlackStone Labs report is in.

Long story short, I will be using Pennzoil Platinum with Pure Plus technology for the foreseeable future. all the metals are below average and the lab tech...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   09-29-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By arcticscythe
Ive used it on my honda mower and a few dirt...

Ive used it on my honda mower and a few dirt bikes and it works great on carberated engines. Like bookey said I wouldn't put anything but top tier in our subarus. They are much more sensitive than...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-29-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By arcticscythe
I ordered my whitelines from amazon with prime at...

I ordered my whitelines from amazon with prime at 8pm and had them the next day by 4pm. My tuners supplier was all sold out so I had to source them myself.

I wouldnt pay cobb for whitelines bars...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-27-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By arcticscythe
Paid 25,565 out the door. Brand new 2013 wrx...

Paid 25,565 out the door. Brand new 2013 wrx satin pearl white. I had to wait for it to get off the boat with 7 miles on the odometer. I'm financing it through my credit union at 1.49% so it may as...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By arcticscythe
Just to get it out of the way a Catback exhaust...

Just to get it out of the way a Catback exhaust does not make the car any faster. If you want some additional power I would pickup an Accessport and a catted downpipe to go with that catback. then...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah I totally hear you, Unless hes got some...

Yeah I totally hear you, Unless hes got some ungodly wide tire mounted on those rims there shouldnt be any reason for it to rub. Unless his suspensions is some odd setup.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By arcticscythe
Im pretty sure he said that the rears were...

Im pretty sure he said that the rears were rubbing on his struts(Coilovers?) +53 is the stock for the 2013 and I think +55 for the 2003 ( from google) That shoudlnt be close enough to rub unless OP...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   09-24-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By arcticscythe
If your interested in a Stage 2 setup you are...

If your interested in a Stage 2 setup you are already putting at least $1500 into the setup; DownPipe, Catback, Tune ( EBCS isnt needed for a stage 2 but if your tuner supports it then why not )....
Forum: Handling Tech   09-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By arcticscythe
I don't ever recommend wheel spacers, To put it...

I don't ever recommend wheel spacers, To put it in lamens terms the suspension/axels/bearings iare setup from the factory to have a particular amount of force applied to its individual parts....
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community. They hold their...

Welcome to the community.

They hold their value really well for the first few years so its not surprising that the dealerships want so much. That said I got my 13 Hatch new for 25,565 out the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By arcticscythe
- Amen to that, With great power comes great...

- Amen to that, With great power comes great responsibility.

I like to swap out brake lines for SS lines, swaybars and endlinks, replace old worn out bushings and then add some consistent power.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   09-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By arcticscythe
Regardless of oil winter weight You should always...

Regardless of oil winter weight You should always let your engine warm up before driving. I usually give the car a minute while I'm double checking everything before leaving for work. I just don't...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By arcticscythe
As far as the hood scoop s concerned I would get...

As far as the hood scoop s concerned I would get the biggest scoop you can without looking like you glued a jet turbine inlet on the hood. The idea of a hood scoop is to put air on the top mount. To...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-20-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By arcticscythe
There are a few radiator stop leak products that...

There are a few radiator stop leak products that work pretty good but none that I would trust for more than a hundred miles. Even in an emergency I would stop whenever its safe and get it taken care...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By arcticscythe
Any DP designed to fit your year and model should...

Any DP designed to fit your year and model should work. Cobb does a great job producing parts that work with OEM flanges and locations. that means as long as the DP you select would fit in place of...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-12-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By arcticscythe
duc3518, - If Ive said it once ive said it a...

duc3518,

- If Ive said it once ive said it a million times, Drive the new car for a few thousand miles before you decide you need more horsepower. learn where the soft spots are and where your...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By arcticscythe
I would recommend keeping it under 4k and...

I would recommend keeping it under 4k and relatively speaking out of boost. Its not the middle of summer anymore so you shouldn't have any heat concerns. Other than that I would follow the dealership...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-09-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By arcticscythe
Best Bang for your buck as far as I'm concerned....

Best Bang for your buck as far as I'm concerned. Quite frankly Subaru should have added stiffer bars and reinforcements from the factory. Not that it makes a difference here but based on a test my...
Forum: NorCal WRX Forum   09-09-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to California : ) Here we are...

Welcome to California : )

Here we are blessed with canyon roads and costal highways. If I had to choose my favorite road in all of California it would have to be the canyon roads leading into the...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-09-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By arcticscythe
pjkatz04 - Im running the 22mm adjustable bars...

pjkatz04 - Im running the 22mm adjustable bars and they are great. Ive got it on the stiffest setting on the rear and the middle on the front and its a very neutral setup.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By arcticscythe
@ WRXPiloti My tuner mentioned something about...

@ WRXPiloti My tuner mentioned something about swapping the struts from the left and right side when he installed them for me. Granted I'm on white lines but that might be worth looking into.
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By arcticscythe
- I tell everyone this but Im going to say it...

- I tell everyone this but Im going to say it again. Drive the car first. I know its not brand new but follow a break in process, Put 1-2 thousand miles on it without using cruise control, keep it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-03-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By arcticscythe
My personal reccomendation is to call around to...

My personal reccomendation is to call around to pick apart yards and see if you can get one from a totaled WRX. Usually a few minutes of polishing compound can bring them back to factory clear. Last...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-01-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By arcticscythe
Ive got a pair of the whitelines 22mm adjustable...

Ive got a pair of the whitelines 22mm adjustable on my 13 hatchback and with the fronts adjusted to medium and the rears adjusted to stiff it has a very controllable neutral setup. I did kartboys...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-29-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By arcticscythe
This forum never ceases to amaze me. 1round,...

This forum never ceases to amaze me.
1round, GSMNZ mentioned it, there is some degree of hesitation pulling that kind of power from a 2.0. but its definitely possible with the right blend of...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By arcticscythe
- I meant the accessport is good to have for the...

- I meant the accessport is good to have for the everyday driver to take logs and monitor them for things like knock. Its not a definitive tool for tuners but its nice piece of mind for drivers
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-28-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums. A well maintained...

Welcome to the forums.

A well maintained block with 147k miles should be fine up to 250 WHP but like Epic siad exhaust and a tune are not going to get you to 300. At that point you are playing...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-28-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By arcticscythe
-- Second that, Your tuner should be able to load...

-- Second that, Your tuner should be able to load a custom map on your accessport, then you can still use the accessport to take logs and monitor performance.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-28-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By arcticscythe
Im like you Kevin, I hate being in debt, but my...

Im like you Kevin, I hate being in debt, but my Fiance loves my Subaru ( thats how i know shes a keeper ). Every time we go for a drive it puts a smile on her face almost as big as mine. It doesn't...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By arcticscythe
With all those parts, your going to right...

With all those parts, your going to right direction looking at a custom tune. the Accessport is great if you plan on closely following Cobbs "staged" upgrade paths. Youve got bits and pieces from all...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By arcticscythe
- Welcome to the club : )

- Welcome to the club : )
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-26-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By arcticscythe
- Less complicated yes, less interesting also...

- Less complicated yes, less interesting also yes.

There are quite a few LED bulbs that work but LED turn signals are not the inexpensive upgrade most folks are expecting. I have found bulbs that...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By arcticscythe
I second AllExtinct, Samco hoses are nuke proof. ...

I second AllExtinct, Samco hoses are nuke proof. Grimmspeed makes some nice hoses too but they are black not red. If you stick to reinforced silicone you will pretty safe across the board.

Don't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-22-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By arcticscythe
I love my warranty's, If you can get one through...

I love my warranty's, If you can get one through your financial institution they are usually pretty cheap and they cover the basics like engine components, brake systems, differentials and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By arcticscythe
IMHO keep the outside stock, don't attract too...

IMHO keep the outside stock, don't attract too much attention. that way when you are doing a few miles over the speed limit you don't look like you belong on the cover of import tuner magazine. Dont...
Forum: The Hangout   08-22-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah I got under it yesterday, the cat back pipe...

Yeah I got under it yesterday, the cat back pipe between the last cat and the muffler is kinked pretty good, The insurance is goign to take care of it and they said that they will pay my tuner...
Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By arcticscythe
Got Rear Ended, Carnage Post : (

Hey Everyone,

On my morning commute today I stopped at a red light, a white acura stopped behind me and a brown Ford decided that she didn't have to stop. She nailed him pretty hard and he slid...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-20-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By arcticscythe
Thanks, Ill take a look when its not 90 degrees...

Thanks, Ill take a look when its not 90 degrees in the shade...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-20-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By arcticscythe
Bubba James, It might be worth investing in one...

Bubba James, It might be worth investing in one of those cigarette lighter voltage displays, Just to keep an eye on things. If you seeeing voltage swings as high as 17 you definitly have something...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-20-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By arcticscythe
1. On a scale of 1-10 I'd say the Gen was a 1 or...

1. On a scale of 1-10 I'd say the Gen was a 1 or 2, what would you guys say the WRX is?

- Snow in southern California is minimal but I have been up to Yosemite and big bear with 3-6 inches of...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By arcticscythe
Good to hear that they are getting handled,...

Good to hear that they are getting handled, Epictofer, any chance you have a diagram or photo of the effected area so we can keep an eye on them ourselves before we get the recalls. Sunny in...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By arcticscythe
- Your spot on about the factory bushings, I've...

- Your spot on about the factory bushings, I've got a set from Cobb its just not worth the trouble getting under the trans at the moment. its like 95 degrees at 6 in the afternoon and I really don't...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-18-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By arcticscythe
Your stage 2 already, On a stage 2 with a nice...

Your stage 2 already, On a stage 2 with a nice DP you probably wont be dealing with too much new noise. Its really only noticeable with a quiet exhaust and a quiet interior.

If you want your...
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