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Forum: Newbie Forum   03-31-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By mosc
There's a transmission guru in NJ across the...

There's a transmission guru in NJ across the river from Philly, he does the drivetrain work for the US Rally team:

RalliSpec Ltd. Official Website (http://www.rallispec.com/)

He did a great job...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-30-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
  Struts
Views: 317
Posted By mosc
It checks the boxes and gives the look. It's not...

It checks the boxes and gives the look. It's not an upgrade for your car but an aftermarket option many people like no doubt. $1200 seems a lot to be for a drop and some bling parts nobody will see. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-28-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
  Struts
Views: 317
Posted By mosc
Eibach springs do not work properly on ANY strut...

Eibach springs do not work properly on ANY strut built for your car. They have too much drop for their low springrate. They're not functional, they're designed for looks. They drop your car. It...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By mosc
He's at +40 not 45 or 48 and he picked a tire...

He's at +40 not 45 or 48 and he picked a tire that was needlessly tall.

225/40R17 would be perfectly fine. Tall tires are not better. Tall tires are to go around big brakes which your car doesn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,618
Posted By mosc
the 09-14 WRX and 08-14 STi have the same fender...

the 09-14 WRX and 08-14 STi have the same fender width but the 08 WRX is indeed narrower in the rear.
Forum: The Hangout   03-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 449
Posted By mosc
You like taking pictures but honestly a lot of...

You like taking pictures but honestly a lot of these cell phone shots give me a headache! Digital cameras are not that hard to use. Please! And get one that has a a flash you can point UP so it...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-25-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By mosc
I agree

I agree
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By mosc
68k miles already gone and they want 65% of the...

68k miles already gone and they want 65% of the MSRP. Makes me think buying them new is really the better option. Nobody else's problems to deal with and the first 68k miles cost you like 9 grand....
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By mosc
I wouldn't buy an EJ205 with an auto. The old...

I wouldn't buy an EJ205 with an auto. The old 2.0L had no low end torque and the auto takes forever to get past 3500 RPM. 3500RPM is no biggie in a 5-speed manual. In a 4-speed auto it's...
Forum: WRX Sedans - For Sale   03-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By mosc
My god is that a functional rear wing on the back...

My god is that a functional rear wing on the back of a Subaru? They DO exist!
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,618
Posted By mosc
That's a good idea, they probably will.

That's a good idea, they probably will.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-21-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By mosc
Bench racing indeed. Thread locked.

Bench racing indeed. Thread locked.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,618
Posted By mosc
" not even looking at styling and its taken...

" not even looking at styling and its taken forever."

Then you're doing it wrong no offense. You are saying you can't find 17x8" +48 5x100 wheels? It's probably the most common size/offset combo...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,618
Posted By mosc
I found over a dozen options on tire rack. For...

I found over a dozen options on tire rack. For example, Sparco Tarmac available in 17x8 or 18x8 +48
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,618
Posted By mosc
do yourself a favor and get 17x8" wheels at +48...

do yourself a favor and get 17x8" wheels at +48 and with 235/40R17 tires. You'll thank me in the morning.

Your ideal offset is stock no matter the tire and wheel width. There is some argument that...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,618
Posted By mosc
Your ideal offset is of course stock: +55. ...

Your ideal offset is of course stock: +55.

And if I did go with a +40 offset would I have to roll my fenders?
Matters on wheel and tire width. 225 tire on an 8" wheel, probably not. Anything...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-18-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By mosc
Ya, STi struts are generally OK to just re-pack...

Ya, STi struts are generally OK to just re-pack and re-use if they get worn. What kiss em is rust.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By mosc
if you have an EJ22t block, use it. They're the...

if you have an EJ22t block, use it. They're the best EJ bottom end ever made. It's certainly not the cheapest bottom end option though.
Forum: The Hangout   03-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 813
Posted By mosc
Herecy, take it back! Scotte, you're gunna get...

Herecy, take it back! Scotte, you're gunna get banned from this thread lol. Making us hate on a 22b is evil
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By mosc
400WHP ain't gunna come out of a VF42. I doubt...

400WHP ain't gunna come out of a VF42. I doubt 300whp would. And you're not going to want a stock STi TMIC for those power levels either.
Forum: The Hangout   03-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 813
Posted By mosc
I don't like hypocracy :P (except when it's...

I don't like hypocracy :P

(except when it's my own)
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By mosc
Well if you got an EJ205 top end you shouldn't...

Well if you got an EJ205 top end you shouldn't have to worry about much to make it work. If you want to upgrade the exhaust manifold I'd send your pipes out to grimmspeed while you got it ripped up...
Forum: New Member Intros   03-13-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
  Howdy!
Views: 208
Posted By mosc
Ya, no USDM (sold in the USA) GD (02-07) wagon...

Ya, no USDM (sold in the USA) GD (02-07) wagon STi's. No automatic USDM STi's (all years). No bugeye (02-03) STi's. No STi's had stock brakes that your wheels fit over. Yes, it's rather blatant to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-13-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By mosc
hopefully you're keeping the EJ205's top half?

hopefully you're keeping the EJ205's top half?
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-13-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By mosc
Sedan yes, the 04 Struts work. Wagon? I don't...

Sedan yes, the 04 Struts work. Wagon? I don't think they're what you want even if they fit (which I dunno wagons well enough to tell you). Get some d-spec wagon struts.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-12-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By mosc
Brockton, you seem to have missed the most...

Brockton, you seem to have missed the most important factor in calculating exhaust pipe size: exhaust gas volume! The 2.5L 4-cylinder does not displace a whole lot of air. The volume coming out the...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   03-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By mosc
I use new posts, not active topics. Never used...

I use new posts, not active topics. Never used the active topic thingy.
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   03-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By mosc
that's weird

that's weird
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   03-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By mosc
I gave some thoughts here: ...

I gave some thoughts here:
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f56/2015-subaru-wrx-sti-detroit-intro-43785/

should I merge these threads?
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   03-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By mosc
I'll move it over. I can't fix anything because...

I'll move it over. I can't fix anything because you don't have an account (which I realize is your problem)
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-24-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By mosc
You're better off with a stock rebuild/replace....

You're better off with a stock rebuild/replace. Much easier to explain when you inevitably sell the car too.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By mosc
PPG's done properly is also very different than...

PPG's done properly is also very different than PPG gears shoved in a stock transmission. A fully built PPG setup costs more but is also the strongest thing you can get that fits in the 5-speed. I'd...
Forum: The Hangout   02-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 813
Posted By mosc
You guys suck. Brandon, your wheels called...

You guys suck.

Brandon, your wheels called and asked if you wouldn't mind wiping off that LIQUID CONCENTRATED UGLY you call paint and pored all over them.

Jon, Santa called and wants his sled...
Forum: The Hangout   02-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 813
Posted By mosc
We'll try it I guess. Oh man, I can't see this...

We'll try it I guess. Oh man, I can't see this thread NOT getting reported before page 3. Good luck!
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-24-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By mosc
What's your budget? That's really the answer to...

What's your budget? That's really the answer to your question.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-24-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By mosc
The only truly closed deck EJ motor that hit the...

The only truly closed deck EJ motor that hit the US shores was the EJ22T from the 1991-1994 LGT. The top end of the motor is crap, SOHC, didn't even come with an intercooler but the block is...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-21-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By mosc
If you have the stock STi injectors out, pay to...

If you have the stock STi injectors out, pay to get em modded. Will save you money in the long run. Mine made it to 812cc with just a nip and a flow test.

The Stock STi fuel pump is nothing...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By mosc
That's amazing that there is enough demand that...

That's amazing that there is enough demand that they have off the shelf pistons for an EJ205 with that crank ready for purchase. I guess you're not the only crazy guy out there!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-20-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By mosc
I dunno where you'd find pistons for those...

I dunno where you'd find pistons for those dimensions. Stock ones won't work. Keith, can you spec a piston like that?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By mosc
If you blow your engine they'll claim abuse, mods...

If you blow your engine they'll claim abuse, mods won't matter. Just saying.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-17-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By mosc
Paint your trunk, then worry about badges. Sheesh...

Paint your trunk, then worry about badges. Sheesh ;)
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-14-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By mosc
an exhaust shop can put a cat in the invidia...

an exhaust shop can put a cat in the invidia dowpipe easy enough if that's what you want.
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   02-12-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By mosc
I wish it didn't show up in new posts. Oh well....

I wish it didn't show up in new posts. Oh well. At least I can moderate this.
Forum: PRO Import Tuners   02-11-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By mosc
Crazy request but since you might have some...

Crazy request but since you might have some wholesale connections overseas, 1989 RHD R32 AWD GT-R Skylines are now (at least in my state) considered antique cars and can be registered as such without...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By mosc
arcticscythe, thanks for the info. I know I'll be...

arcticscythe, thanks for the info. I know I'll be linking to this thread and the info given in future years.
Forum: The Hangout   02-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By mosc
He owes you a 10 second car.

He owes you a 10 second car.
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-11-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By mosc
The invidia pipe IS a full downpipe. The metal...

The invidia pipe IS a full downpipe. The metal divider isn't changing that. Using the turbo's internal or external gating is not a decision that has much to do with your downpipe. External gating is...
Forum: The Hangout   02-10-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By mosc
I'm like 45 minutes from allentown

I'm like 45 minutes from allentown
Forum: The Hangout   02-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By mosc
If we do it in my neck of the woods, I offer beds...

If we do it in my neck of the woods, I offer beds to those who are traveling further (or want to drink)
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,290
Posted By mosc
My memory of the Invidia "divorced" downpipe is...

My memory of the Invidia "divorced" downpipe is that it's a bellmouth with a metal shiv half way through the bell that they claim helps airflow. I don't think it does much, might do more harm than...
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