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Forum: Newbie Forum   01-19-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By Blue07Rex
Comon, the difference between regular and premium...

Comon, the difference between regular and premium gas is like, one beer a week. :cool: A sacrafice, yes.....but worth it :rocks:
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-19-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Blue07Rex
The cruise control won't work with a CEL on. ...

The cruise control won't work with a CEL on. Were you boosting when you got the 'jerk'? It could've been boost spike, especially since you have a catless TBE (I do as well). Is your car tuned at...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-19-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Blue07Rex
CEL went away on it's own when starting up to go...

CEL went away on it's own when starting up to go to work....must've been something to do with the o2 from the disconnected hose not getting to the engine. I know the stock boost gauge isn't the most...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-18-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Blue07Rex
Found it! A hose was loose on a blue t connector...

Found it! A hose was loose on a blue t connector right by the BPV.....so stupid, haha. Boost gauge works, idle is smooth, and car pulls harder than ever !Thumbs Up. I'll put a clamp on it if it...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-17-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Blue07Rex
Yeah, I don't think the intake is making the...

Yeah, I don't think the intake is making the problem either, just the tuner I'm going to next week recommends the stock/k&N option.

I think it might be a vacuum hose loose or something (does that...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-17-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Blue07Rex
Haven't found the leak/gauge issue yet, but if I...

Haven't found the leak/gauge issue yet, but if I don't before next Friday, it should be fixed then. I set up an appointment to get a protune at Mead Engineering (road tune - thanks Psinuse for the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-16-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By Blue07Rex
Installed TBE/stage2 map.....boost leak?

I just installed my TBE and flashed to stage2 today (cold and wet install....bleh), but have a couple of problems, and wonder if they're related.

1: There's a small exhaust leak somewhere around...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-15-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,895
Posted By Blue07Rex
I use opensource also (stage2 tomorrow :rocks:). ...

I use opensource also (stage2 tomorrow :rocks:). It has both the pros of the utec (user tuneable), and the AP (no car-clutter) that you were concerned about. It's also by far the cheapest. You can...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-11-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Blue07Rex
Where can I get a gasket set, and would the SPT...

Where can I get a gasket set, and would the SPT turbo heat shield fit over the downpipe? (BPM bellmouth if that matters)

Thanks
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-11-2007, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Blue07Rex
Nervous about installing TBE, missing anything?

This is the first time installing an exhaust for me, so sorry for the noobieness.

I've been trying to find information on how to do this, and I think I have a general idea, but still have a few...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2007, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,171
Posted By Blue07Rex
Thumbs up Saving my money for a BPM TBE.....from what I've...

Saving my money for a BPM TBE.....from what I've heard (online only unfortunately) it sounds SICK. Don't stop selling it please !Thumbs Up
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-16-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,491
Posted By Blue07Rex
Thanks alot......good to hear! I think our stock...

Thanks alot......good to hear! I think our stock high beams are plenty bright; I just wanted to be able to flash someone if I needed to, so stock is fine.

Yeah, those DRL are decently...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-16-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,491
Posted By Blue07Rex
I had a couple questions for HIDs with a 2007. ...

I had a couple questions for HIDs with a 2007.

The Sylvania site said my lo-beams are H7, and the high are 9005. I found both of these types with the "Apexcone HID Conversion Kit" but neither for...
Forum: The Hangout   11-16-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Blue07Rex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Exhaust_Inject...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Exhaust_Injection

Haha....and the replies on that post made my day. So funny
Forum: The Hangout   11-11-2007, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By Blue07Rex
I'm surprised that not much was done for actual...

I'm surprised that not much was done for actual performance (unless it's unlisted). I read over the mod list (3 times!) and it looks like a basic stage2 STI with a crank pulley and exhaust manifolds...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-11-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Blue07Rex
I was going to start my own thread about this,...

I was going to start my own thread about this, but I experienced about the same thing that you're talking about (CEL).

Today when driving to work, I gave it some gas to pass someone. It was a 4...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-02-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By Blue07Rex
It's when you rev-match with one part of the foot...

It's when you rev-match with one part of the foot while braking with the other part of the foot, when downshifting. It's more useful in road racing then anything, but you can save yourself a bit of...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,436
Posted By Blue07Rex
You don't have a spare key? You could call a...

You don't have a spare key? You could call a locksmith and they could probably help you with it.
Forum: WRX Video Links   10-19-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By Blue07Rex
Why do people try to drift in front or AWD cars? ...

Why do people try to drift in front or AWD cars? Doesn't make sense to me WTF Then again, I've never tried it....just doesn't make too much sense when thinking about it.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-19-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By Blue07Rex
Looks nice... Bit offtopic, but where did...

Looks nice...

Bit offtopic, but where did you get your hood scoop/lower front grills? Your profile says custom, did you do it yourself? If so, what material and how did you cut it? It looks...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-19-2007, 01:47 AM
Replies: 26
  08 wrx
Views: 1,812
Posted By Blue07Rex
Car and Driver also said it felt a bit...

Car and Driver also said it felt a bit slower....more "tame" than previous WRXs. It's probably due to Subaru lowering the RPM when peak HP/torque is hit.
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-19-2007, 01:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,498
Posted By Blue07Rex
I'm using the New Q Horsepower 5w-30 synthetic. ...

I'm using the New Q Horsepower 5w-30 synthetic. I haven't heard too much about it yet, hopefully it's good ROFL (I'm sure it's fine). They don't sell royal purple around my house....saw some...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-14-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 19,285
Posted By Blue07Rex
The turbo? I have no idea...I'm new and have no...

The turbo? I have no idea...I'm new and have no idea what they weigh =p. Packaging can weigh alot though....
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-14-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By Blue07Rex
It's like .1 second faster in the quarter mile. ...

It's like .1 second faster in the quarter mile. Sure, it may be a little quicker, but it'll be a driver's race between a MS3 and a WRX.....way faster, no way. I bet the slalom numbers would be...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-13-2007, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,316
Posted By Blue07Rex
You could say a WRX is an Impreza with a...

You could say a WRX is an Impreza with a different hood and a turbo ROFL .....of course you don't see too may Imprezas around compared to Grand Ams/G6.

They're both nice cars, but in different...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-13-2007, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,681
Posted By Blue07Rex
I checked out a bicycle shop's web site. ...

I checked out a bicycle shop's web site. Apparently there are trunk mounted racks also, some saying they'll work on cars with spoilers. I'll go to the place in person and find out more. They seem...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-12-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,681
Posted By Blue07Rex
Trailer hitch for sedan?

I was browsing SubaruGenuineParts, but couldn't find a trailer hitch for the sedan....only for the wagon. I'd like to get a bicycle rack that fits onto the hitch (Don't like the roof ones...although...
Forum: The Hangout   09-01-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By Blue07Rex
Well, he got two things right: RE92's SUCK. ...

Well, he got two things right:

RE92's SUCK. I really don't know what I want to do first....go stage2, or get a nice set of wheels with some Kumho Ecsta MXs.

The seats in back are small.
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-18-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
  Exhaust
Views: 609
Posted By Blue07Rex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6tM-d6SdHI ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6tM-d6SdHI

That's a great comparison of stock sound vs. Cobb TBE.
Forum: The Hangout   06-28-2007, 01:02 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,301
Posted By Blue07Rex
I don't think those 2 extra doors add much...

I don't think those 2 extra doors add much length....have you BEEN in back? ROFL I'm glad I drive, and I'm not even that tall! (5'10")
Forum: The Hangout   06-28-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,285
Posted By Blue07Rex
1st: 1990 Firebird v6 (It LOOKED fast.....but...

1st: 1990 Firebird v6 (It LOOKED fast.....but 80's domestic v6....yeah. Some idiot put radiator sealent in the fuel tank (before I bought it), so it resulted in fuel problems from time to time, but...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-16-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 725
Posted By Blue07Rex
I use Mothers California Gold Carnauba. I just...

I use Mothers California Gold Carnauba. I just went in to Autozone and asked what is good, haha....seems to work well though.

I'm also interested in the 'clay bar'. I've heard it mentioned...
Forum: The Hangout   06-15-2007, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 908
Posted By Blue07Rex
Also $150 a month. I'm 22 and live in Ohio. /shrug

Also $150 a month. I'm 22 and live in Ohio. /shrug
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-12-2007, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Blue07Rex
You'll have to datalog after you reflash, and...

You'll have to datalog after you reflash, and from there, slowly up the boost, while datalogging after each change (using Enginuity or Cobb AP Streettuner). Maps are just general....they won't be...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   06-12-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,782
Posted By Blue07Rex
I'm pretty sure the 6mt has shorter gears, to...

I'm pretty sure the 6mt has shorter gears, to keep it in the power range better (more shifting though). I'm pretty sure I heard that the 5MT can actually be BETTER for auto-x/drag because you don't...
Forum: The Hangout   06-12-2007, 01:21 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,301
Posted By Blue07Rex
Looks mean, to be sure. It doesn't look...

Looks mean, to be sure. It doesn't look rally-capable enough to be called a STI though.....looks more like a GT racing car.

Don't know if it's a bad thing or not, but I think it'd be hard to feel...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-12-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Blue07Rex
Yeah, the octane smell is gone on mine too. ...

Yeah, the octane smell is gone on mine too.

Kind of offtopic, but how do you like those HIDs? I think it'd be something cool to do, but I don't think I'd ever pay $1500 for them (got school loans,...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-09-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Blue07Rex
I'm also interested in this. I want to get a sub...

I'm also interested in this. I want to get a sub for some bass, but I want to keep the stock head unit in. I like the stock look of it, and it has a ton of features I wouldn't want to buy again...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-06-2007, 02:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,884
Posted By Blue07Rex
Since the problem needs to be fixed (at least...

Since the problem needs to be fixed (at least Jave's), anyone that can tell me the benefits of a 'performance' battery? This is new to me....the first time I have even heard of an aftermarket battery...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-06-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Blue07Rex
You could go Opensource tuning and save alot of...

You could go Opensource tuning and save alot of money :cool: . It's basically the same, and it's EASY. Now that I've done a reflash, I really wouldn't consider getting an AP unless they give huge...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-02-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 39,842
Posted By Blue07Rex
^ Yeah, I flashed Gabe's R29 last Sunday, it's...

^ Yeah, I flashed Gabe's R29 last Sunday, it's great. It runs better than stock in almost every way :cool: . Sounds cliche, but the power curve is 'smooth as butter'.

Thanks for this writeup, it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-01-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By Blue07Rex
Corvettes can get some good MPG if you baby it :p...

Corvettes can get some good MPG if you baby it :p (mid-high 20's on the highway, as I've heard). They have that cylinder-deactivation when cruising (not sure if it runs on 4 or 6 in this mode)....
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-27-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Blue07Rex
I'll have to drive more to get a better...

I'll have to drive more to get a better impression =p. Every time since I logged (not when logging though), I've had 2-3 people in the car with me, but I will say that it pulls very smooth. Boost...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-27-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Blue07Rex
Yeah, this was right after the reflash. I think...

Yeah, this was right after the reflash. I think the AFR is fine under acceleration, just might be a bit high at idle (does that make sense?). I thought IAM for the '07/('06?) was normal? I checked...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-27-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
  tune
Views: 562
Posted By Blue07Rex
It seems the only AWD dyno shop listed in that...

It seems the only AWD dyno shop listed in that link in Ohio, Quantum Racing, doesn't exist anymore. Back to searching I guess ROFL
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-27-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Blue07Rex
Just flashed stage 1 (tatrix - r29)

It was my first reflash, and (I think) it went well! I haven't gotten to drive too much, but my first impressions is that it's very smooth. When walking behind the car after turning it off, I got a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2007, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Blue07Rex
Will do. !Thumbs Up I WAS stuck behind a couple...

Will do. !Thumbs Up I WAS stuck behind a couple rich-smelling cars yesterday for awhile, so that's a possibility. Just better safe then sorry :sneaky:
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Blue07Rex
It was on the outside of the windshield. There...

It was on the outside of the windshield. There was none today, so I'm not really going to worry about it unless it shows up again (could've been some other chemical that mixed with the rain...who...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-26-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Blue07Rex
A/C still works, and nothing else done (going to...

A/C still works, and nothing else done (going to flash stage 1 R29 tomorrow). I'll check more things out, and give the car a wash to see if it comes back.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-26-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Blue07Rex
Oil on windshield? (just installed SPT intake)

Hey everyone. I was driving around today, to a couple stores/testing the intake. Acceleration/general engine running seems fine, but I was noticing the outside of my windshield was fogging up...
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