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Forum: Non-Performance Tech   Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By arcticscythe
Drill and Tap would be my bet as well. Depending...

Drill and Tap would be my bet as well. Depending on how well the weld nuts were welded in place your tap should open them right up.
Forum: The Hangout   Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By arcticscythe
Theres alot of variables that can cause a flat...

Theres alot of variables that can cause a flat spot, Intake temp could be off or humidity might be off. You might have had a spot of poor quality fuel and the ECU may have pulled some timing to...
Forum: The Hangout   Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By arcticscythe
Thats an interesting tid bit. Just out of my own...

Thats an interesting tid bit. Just out of my own curiosity what RMP were you at and Im assuming 6th gear?
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-24-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By arcticscythe
On the back pressure = good - I have always been...

On the back pressure = good - I have always been told that the back pressure slows the turbine to manageable speeds ( less than 100k rpms ) and the catalytic converter allows for a laminar flow of...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By arcticscythe
First thing is its really bad for the...

First thing is its really bad for the environment. A catalytic converter will introduce a very small amount of back pressure which is good for your turbo and burn off most of the nasty crap that...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-24-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By arcticscythe
I appreciate it. This forum has been a place for...

I appreciate it. This forum has been a place for me to learn and spread my knowledge.

You do not truly know anything until you have taught someone else how to do it better than you.

Ill keep...
Forum: Want to Buy/Want to Trade   04-23-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By arcticscythe
Save your money, You can get them new for 600 and...

Save your money, You can get them new for 600 and you don't have to worry about somebody forgetting to un-marry it from their car.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-23-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By arcticscythe
** Subwoofer arrived in the mail yesterday ** ...

** Subwoofer arrived in the mail yesterday **

Unboxing - The subwoofer cam packed in 3 boxes, Each with their own protective material. It arrived very safe. That said the remote volume control...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-22-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By arcticscythe
Its summer time, As it starts warming up more...

Its summer time, As it starts warming up more people are taking a look at their cars and thinking "I want to go drive that and maybe change something to make it more my style"

Could also be the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-22-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By arcticscythe
Cedric, Let me drop some knowledge on you. ...

Cedric, Let me drop some knowledge on you.

First off you just got the car. Spend some time with it. Drive it bone stock for a bit. 2,000 miles would be nice. Its a decent length of time for a...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-21-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By arcticscythe
I share your minor obsessive compulsive tendency....

I share your minor obsessive compulsive tendency. I actually have a tool set under my drivers seat and until yesterday I had a matching socket set under the passenger seat...

If you were to wire...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-21-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah. Mine came with some sort of ridge on the...

Yeah. Mine came with some sort of ridge on the rear that was supposed to fit behind the factory bumper. I used a hot knife to cut it off.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By arcticscythe
I used a lip for a few months back when I first...

I used a lip for a few months back when I first got my WRX. I got is on ebay and the fit was terrible. I spent hours with my heat gun flexing it and tweaking it until it fit nicely. Actually the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-21-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By arcticscythe
Under Seat Subwoofer

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.
Cobb Knob, Roof Rack,...
Forum: The Hangout   04-21-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 32,832
Posted By arcticscythe
There are a handful of options now. I just didnt...

There are a handful of options now. I just didnt want to overpower the stock head unit. My reading led me to believe that it is only running 25W per channel RMS so a 300W subwoofer would be...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-20-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By arcticscythe
I dont have a sedan so I cannot give you first...

I dont have a sedan so I cannot give you first hand experience but I have spent the last few weeks researching exhausts for my 13 hatch and I have watched/listened to more exhaust videos than you can...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   04-20-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By arcticscythe
Last I checked SA needs to pass flammability...

Last I checked SA needs to pass flammability tests and roll cage impact tests, that makes it particularly difficult for open face models. If your ok with M rated lids Bell makes some pretty...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-20-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By arcticscythe
Yikes, thats good to know, Thanks epic. ...

Yikes,

thats good to know, Thanks epic.

As for left handed shifting I believe it was Einstein who said - "any man that can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is not giving the kiss the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-20-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By arcticscythe
Might be worth it to pay your tuner his hourly...

Might be worth it to pay your tuner his hourly and drive him to go see it.

Like the guys said if theres paperwork and the engine is new and the parts were installed professionally I would go for...
Forum: The Hangout   04-20-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 32,832
Posted By arcticscythe
Is a Sound Ordinance B-8PTD. Its Crutchfields...

Is a Sound Ordinance B-8PTD. Its Crutchfields house brand. Its 125W RMS 250W MAX, powered, resin sealed enclosure, speaker level inputs, and a ton of great reviews. It costs half as much as the...
Forum: The Hangout   04-17-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 32,832
Posted By arcticscythe
Measured out the passenger side under seat pan,...

Measured out the passenger side under seat pan, dug up a wiring diagram and ordered a crutch field powered subwoofer with wiring kit.

Its getting back into super heavy traffic season and Im...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-16-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By arcticscythe
I like how temporary plasti-dip is. If you try a...

I like how temporary plasti-dip is. If you try a color and don't like it you can peel it off and start over.

I have dipped 3 sets of wheels in the last few years, none for my WRX. We did FRS...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By arcticscythe
- Best is really in the eye of the beholder. Best...

- Best is really in the eye of the beholder. Best Exhaust is like the "best oil" argument.

Intakes and Exhausts alone do not make more power, they require a performance tune to operate safely and...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   04-15-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By arcticscythe
This a million times over I tell people all...

This a million times over

I tell people all the time Braking > Suspension > Then power if you have extra money lying around.

More than just good pads, SS lines and drilled or slotted rotors...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-15-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
  Paint?
Views: 301
Posted By arcticscythe
@ Blaze - I like dupont but I prefer 3M for the...

@ Blaze - I like dupont but I prefer 3M for the prep and post work especially their cutting compound : )

Ive seen some very sharp dipped cars rolling around in LA, They definitly are not rattle...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-15-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By arcticscythe
The restriction from a 400 cel cat is pretty...

The restriction from a 400 cel cat is pretty minimal. Unless you are running up in the 400WHP range. I have heard that the difference at stage 2 power levels is as small as 2.5 WHP.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, There are 3 styles of...

Welcome to the forums,

There are 3 styles of short throws

1. OEM/Factory short throw/SPT - its just a bit shorter than stock, it uses the same soft bushings and is a little bit more forgiving...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By arcticscythe
- First thing, please start a new thread if you...

- First thing, please start a new thread if you have a new question. Second there is NO good BOV for your WRX. There are a handful of threads to tell you why but essentially a BOV removes air from...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-14-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By arcticscythe
If your talking about the Ultra Copper its more...

If your talking about the Ultra Copper its more like 900 F too low. 800 Celcius in the catalytic converter.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-14-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By arcticscythe
Catalytic converters run hotter when you are...

Catalytic converters run hotter when you are closer to stoich. During the middle of your WOT pulls the first stage of the CAT will be kicking out gasses around 800C. There are no flexible adhesive...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By arcticscythe
Im a huge fan of RSD, Amazon with prime is also...

Im a huge fan of RSD, Amazon with prime is also nice if you can find your parts. I got my sway bars and Cobb knob on amazon with prime. Free second day shipping on car parts is awesome.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-14-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
  Paint?
Views: 301
Posted By arcticscythe
Amen to that, Honestly good paint isn't...

Amen to that,

Honestly good paint isn't cheap. when I had my rear end nailed a few months ago the prep and paint was $1600 and that was for a single panel. Luckily I had insurance to cover the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By arcticscythe
- I stand corrected, I though they carried the...

- I stand corrected, I though they carried the ej255 for the WRX into 15 and used the FA20 for the STi. I wasn't aware that it was swapped
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-14-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By arcticscythe
Most modern performance Cats are super high flow...

Most modern performance Cats are super high flow anyway, Other than being less expensive is there a reason your thinking catless?

/hippy rant/ I know not everyone lives in LA but during the summer...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-13-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By arcticscythe
Glad to hear that the maintenance has been...

Glad to hear that the maintenance has been handled.

Again welcome to the forums.

See you on the road :)
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-13-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By arcticscythe
I was taking about the new ones (2015 STi 2.0L)...

I was taking about the new ones (2015 STi 2.0L) because he was trading in a new truck I figured he would have STi money to play with. Im sorry if I wasn't clear.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-13-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By arcticscythe
Your backwards. The 6MT is stronger but comes...

Your backwards. The 6MT is stronger but comes mated to the 2.0 STi. the 5MT is weaker but it comes mated to the 2.5 ( more displacement means less stress for the same power output )

For the 08+...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, First off thankyou...

Welcome to our forums,

First off thankyou for not adding BOV to your list. That in and of itself will keep you from geting beat up.

As far as 350HP is concerned a bigger intercooler ( doesnt...
Forum: The Hangout   04-13-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 775
Views: 32,832
Posted By arcticscythe
Not so much did to my car as used my car. I used...

Not so much did to my car as used my car. I used my light bars to help a stranger find her cellphone in the grass at night.

I saw her searching in the dark and lit up the path : )
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-13-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
  Paint?
Views: 301
Posted By arcticscythe
I have resprayed myself and paid to have a...

I have resprayed myself and paid to have a complete respray. A decent shop should charge you about 3k to handle a standard single color paint. with one coat of hard clear coat. If you go with a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-13-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By arcticscythe
Its my understanding that the stock BPV on the...

Its my understanding that the stock BPV on the 08+ is good for 20PSI. Above that you would want to swap it with something that can handle the extra pressure.

If you need an alternate Go Fast Bits...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-09-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By arcticscythe
Bugeyes also look great :D that was my...

Bugeyes also look great :D

that was my first exposure to the WRX back in 03 in shop class. Thats when the bug ( eye ) bit me. It took more than 10 years for me to get a Subi of my own.
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   04-09-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By arcticscythe
Are you looking for the lamp inside or for the...

Are you looking for the lamp inside or for the fog light assembly with the lens?

I ask because the colors your talking about usually come from films applied over the lens or from the lamps...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums. Lets dive right in,...

Welcome to the forums.

Lets dive right in, this is a pretty common question.

Lets start with my usual dad advice. Drive the car soft for 2,000 miles before you change a thing. If you have...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-08-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By arcticscythe
Before someone tackles you, Blow Off Valves...

Before someone tackles you,

Blow Off Valves are bad for our Subarus. Our cars read the amount of air in the system and the ECU adjusts the fuel quantities for that air. When the stock bypass...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-07-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By arcticscythe
Im sure the guy who sold you the WRX definitely...

Im sure the guy who sold you the WRX definitely had it tuned on a very reputable dynamometer and it said 400 horsepower. We aren't on you for that. If you are looking for a trans that can handle...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-07-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By arcticscythe
- Hey brother, were not here to give you a hard...

- Hey brother, were not here to give you a hard time but an intake, exhaust and intercooler, 400 horsepower, do not make. I dont care if your running fairy dust in your headlight fluid and unicorn...
Forum: The Hangout   04-07-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 32,832
Posted By arcticscythe
That red stripe looks fantastic, Are you sure its...

That red stripe looks fantastic, Are you sure its not a stock part ;)
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-06-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By arcticscythe
Not a terrible idea to upgrade the down-pipe,...

Not a terrible idea to upgrade the down-pipe, Then you are only pulling it once. On the other hand a down pipe with a cat will run you about $450 whereas the weld job could be as inexpensive as $20
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-03-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By arcticscythe
The difference between hotter and colder plugs is...

The difference between hotter and colder plugs is about how long they stay hot rather than how hot the actual spark is. Colder plugs go bad faster than stock pugs so you should decrease your change...
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