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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-11-2005, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,373
Posted By skiingjohn
I've heard that piggybacks arent the best for a...

I've heard that piggybacks arent the best for a car because the ECU is continuously "battling" the piggyback for control, which when taken off, the "learning ECU" (which is in almost every new car)...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-11-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By skiingjohn
I forget what speed it was, but I raced a Jetta...

I forget what speed it was, but I raced a Jetta with some work done from a rolling start on the highway. It was a weird speed that was too high to start in 3th but not in the peak powerband for 4th...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-10-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By skiingjohn
Ya, I know thats a good intake, but I'd rather...

Ya, I know thats a good intake, but I'd rather put my money toward something else that'll give me more power, I wasn't sure if a CAI would let me have competative 1/4's as low altitudes, I guess not.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-09-2005, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By skiingjohn
Thanks, I guess I'll stick with the K&N panel...

Thanks, I guess I'll stick with the K&N panel filter.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-09-2005, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By skiingjohn
CAI lean at altitude???

We all have heard that a CAI will make your car run lean. I'm wondering if having one at 5280 ft (Denver) would be advantageous due to the much thinner air. I dont know if that would bring the car to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-28-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By skiingjohn
Well, I don't care who you are, when you're...

Well, I don't care who you are, when you're sitting on a mountain pass in ANY traffic below 10 mph m/t is goin to be worse then an auto.

My mom has the 2.5GT Limited, it's a sick ride, but I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-27-2005, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By skiingjohn
I know exactly how you feel about stop and go for...

I know exactly how you feel about stop and go for 2 hours to go skiing. But I feel the pain of clutching after a whole day of skiing in Vail is worth the fun the other 99% of the time I spend driving.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-27-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By skiingjohn
My rack is on the sedan on the roof. I have to...

My rack is on the sedan on the roof. I have to take my front rim off but that takes all of 30 seconds. They do make racks that you just put your bike on with out any disassembly. I think the trunk...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-26-2005, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By skiingjohn
I've got a Yakima rack, I love it! It has a...

I've got a Yakima rack, I love it! It has a endless number of attachments. I've got a ski rack and 2 bike racks on mine. With the farring you won't hear any wind whistle at all, I don't think the...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-26-2005, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By skiingjohn
Whatever rims you get, make sure you can see...

Whatever rims you get, make sure you can see those monster brakes. Those things need to be seen! I've always been a fan of the OZ Superlegga's.
Forum: Handling Tech   04-26-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By skiingjohn
I agree that the rex looks better with a stock...

I agree that the rex looks better with a stock stance then slammed, it is after all a rally car.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-25-2005, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By skiingjohn
I took out my intake silencer and went to the...

I took out my intake silencer and went to the Subie dealer and got a part that plugs up the hole from that ugly ass snorkel (which I took off within the first week of ownership). I then cut the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-25-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By skiingjohn
I know someone in Denver with a UTEC and he sold...

I know someone in Denver with a UTEC and he sold it on ebay within a few weeks, even after a dyno tune. He said that he can't drive it in the mountains and with such a diverse climate it sucks. I'm...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-21-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By skiingjohn
Well I was thinking that this summer I'd get the...

Well I was thinking that this summer I'd get the Cobb Stage 2 stup which is a turbo-back and the AccessPort. They were both designed together so I was thinking that that would be the best combo.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-21-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By skiingjohn
Thats weird, in Colorado there is NO gas above 91...

Thats weird, in Colorado there is NO gas above 91 octane, I wonder why that is.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-16-2005, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By skiingjohn
Being a daily driver, I can see it being annoying...

Being a daily driver, I can see it being annoying in traffic to have a fatty turbo with such a high spool rpm, sure it would rock your world on the track/street racing, but especially if you hit a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,727
Posted By skiingjohn
That sound at high speed is from the craptastic...

That sound at high speed is from the craptastic seal of the windows. I was running about 138 across the middle of Utah when I figured that out. Yes I was going 138 and the car isnt suppose to go that...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-12-2005, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,865
Posted By skiingjohn
First off, I don't think that would be good for...

First off, I don't think that would be good for your center diff for more then a few thousand feet. And second, YOU DRIVE A WRX, not a Civic!!!
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-01-2005, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By skiingjohn
When I put my Alpine Type-X's in, I had to make a...

When I put my Alpine Type-X's in, I had to make a 1/4" spacer ring, the speaker won't hit the kick panel either even with that much of a spacer.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-22-2004, 02:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,314
Posted By skiingjohn
Question I've got Mobile1 synth in my car... I was...

I've got Mobile1 synth in my car... I was wondering if a oil catch can does the same thing for synth as for conventional and if its worth the price to throw under the hood.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-10-2004, 02:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,086
Posted By skiingjohn
It might have something to do with the altitude...

It might have something to do with the altitude (Boulder, CO), it might just be in my head but the silencer removal gave me a good 300 rpm quicker spool.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-24-2004, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By skiingjohn
Well it is better then stock obviously, but to...

Well it is better then stock obviously, but to clarify, it's not "subs", it's a tiny 4-6 inch (not sure) little thing under the seat. the tweeters are ok but not the greatest thing, i would for sure...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-16-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By skiingjohn
stock rim weight?

Has anybody put their rims on a scale or know the weight? I'm really curious because I get asked that question a lot for some reason.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-15-2004, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By skiingjohn
I'm not sure if you want it to be strictly...

I'm not sure if you want it to be strictly performance related, but some info on the sound system and replacement of, and finding a way to get extra depth for aftermarket speakers would be really...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-05-2004, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
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Views: 2,014
Posted By skiingjohn
There's a guy from my school who got a Xterra...

There's a guy from my school who got a Xterra after another guy did, then sold it and got a Supra after I was talking to him about a friend of mine's, then another guy was telling him about his mom's...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-28-2004, 01:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,957
Posted By skiingjohn
Thi sis my ride with 20% all around

Thi sis my ride with 20% all around
Forum: The Hangout   05-27-2004, 10:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,285
Posted By skiingjohn
Well I'm 18 and was able to buy my rex with ALL...

Well I'm 18 and was able to buy my rex with ALL legal money (no dealin'), lifeguarding has been very good to me.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-26-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By skiingjohn
I would say that someone with a temp gun and a...

I would say that someone with a temp gun and a turbo timer should do an experiment. Drive a certain distance and then turn off the car (no timer) and check the temp of the turbo over some period of...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-24-2004, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,700
Posted By skiingjohn
Well I know that the new Bugatti Veyron, Hennesey...

Well I know that the new Bugatti Veyron, Hennesey Dodge Viper 800TT, and a TT Ferrari F50 all have turbo-timers on-board, now it might just be me but I think those companies might know a thing or...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-08-2004, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,314
Posted By skiingjohn
From what it looks like (I don't have any proof...

From what it looks like (I don't have any proof so don't flame me) just from the web site reading , the accesstuner (it's not out yet) looks easier to use for the nubie (me) im looking into it, im...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-02-2004, 11:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,017
Posted By skiingjohn
All I gotta say is word

All I gotta say is word
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-02-2004, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,345
Posted By skiingjohn
I haven't put speakers in my car yet so I'm not...

I haven't put speakers in my car yet so I'm not sure, but I doubt it and if there is a problem you could just use the one's that come with the aftermarket speakers, although if you do this it would...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-02-2004, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,345
Posted By skiingjohn
It's called a spacer ring. You make a ring out...

It's called a spacer ring. You make a ring out of MDF about 1/2 or 3/4 inch thick that allows you to mount larger speakers without cutting sheet metal.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-17-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By skiingjohn
Ya those things look ugly, I'll just black out...

Ya those things look ugly, I'll just black out the OEM lights
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-16-2004, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By skiingjohn
I would go for the HID's but to my knowledge...

I would go for the HID's but to my knowledge they're illegal to put on a car that did not come stock with them (so they say here in Colorado anyway), but the main fact is, I don't have $800+ to be...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-16-2004, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By skiingjohn
JDM/EDM imitaion projectors

I'm sorry but $800 for a couple pieces of plastic is absolutely rediculus. Does anybody know of somewhere that sells imitaion projectors? I'll probably just end up blacking out the OEM ones, but if I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-16-2004, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By skiingjohn
Cobb exhaust overpriced?

Is the Cobb turbo-back really worth the money? Since it's one of the largest subie aftermarket companies and they have a good name, they could charge whatever the hell they wanted to. My question is...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-14-2004, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By skiingjohn
I just gotta ask while you're on the subject of...

I just gotta ask while you're on the subject of radar detectors, what is the purpose of sensing behind you? ### cops can't follow you with their radar gun, even to the sides doesn't make any sense.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-14-2004, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,773
Posted By skiingjohn
here's the answer to tinting any of your lights...

here's the answer to tinting any of your lights (except headlights of course)

http://www.ukcars.com/styling/lightTinting/index.php
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-14-2004, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By skiingjohn
here's the answer to your tail light query ...

here's the answer to your tail light query

http://www.ukcars.com/styling/lightTinting/index.php
Forum: Rocky Mountain WRX Forum   04-11-2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,336
Posted By skiingjohn
Hamburger Stand

Anyone from the Denver area should come to the Hamburger Stand on Union and 2nd on Sunday nights. There aren't a lot of people going now, but in the summer there are often over 100 cars there.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-11-2004, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,773
Posted By skiingjohn
I just got some clear's of ebay, my thought...

I just got some clear's of ebay, my thought exactly, they look damn good with those headlights too, thats another mod im going to do.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-10-2004, 11:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 507
Posted By skiingjohn
Question COBB AccessPORT

Has anyone gotten their hands on the new Cobb AccessPORT or heard any news about it (besides cobbtuning.com)?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-08-2004, 11:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,289
Posted By skiingjohn
I wanna see some pics of this, I have a hard time...

I wanna see some pics of this, I have a hard time imagining how neon could look good a WRX, they're designed to be rally cars for god sakes.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-08-2004, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,773
Posted By skiingjohn
Thanx, thats just the type of answer I was...

Thanx, thats just the type of answer I was looking for!
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-07-2004, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,773
Posted By skiingjohn
Question tinted side markers

Does anybody know how to make the sidemarkers tinted? or know where they are sold, i saw a WRX on the road the other day with them and they looked damn good with the projector headlights.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-23-2004, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By skiingjohn
Saturday night I raced someone in a riced eclipse...

Saturday night I raced someone in a riced eclipse on a major highway, it was the first time that I ever really dragged like that (just got my car 1 month ago) and I think that was about the last time...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-22-2004, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By skiingjohn
flex=no leaks?

I am going to be getting a up-pipe. I was wondering if spending the extra $100 or so to get a flexing up-pipe is better in the long run, I have heard of welding to prevent leaking, would this still...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-16-2004, 03:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By skiingjohn
Injen Exhaust

I saw that Injen has just come out with an exhaust system for the WRX, has anyone heard one, or better yet, does anyone have a link to a video/sound clip of one.
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