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Forum: Newbie Forum   07-15-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By slomo
I know doing some types of maintenance yourself...

I know doing some types of maintenance yourself can be stupid hard. I've heard you have to drop the front bumper to do an accessory belt.

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Forum: Handling Tech   07-02-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By slomo
Awesome, now if someone who sells the parts I...

Awesome, now if someone who sells the parts I need would just ship straight here.
Forum: Handling Tech   07-02-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By slomo
WRX Upper Suspension cup

I have a 2004 WRX on which I'm converting the suspension. I need the part number for the spring cup/suspension component that goes between the spring and the strut mount on the front shocks. I've...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-15-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By slomo
Get the flared wrench for the size you need....

Get the flared wrench for the size you need. Normally brake lines are not cooperative. And its really not a good thing to strip.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-25-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By slomo
I guess it was a loose ground on the intake...

I guess it was a loose ground on the intake manifold. All is well.

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Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-24-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By slomo
Cobb AP dies when starting the engine

I just updated my Cobb AP manager to 2.0.2.3 and loaded some maps for my 2004 Subaru WRX. The AP connects up to the car just fine initially, but as soon as I have to turn the ignition to the on...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-15-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,204
Posted By slomo
The wrx I bought has a carbon fiber hood and it...

The wrx I bought has a carbon fiber hood and it is significantly lighter then any hood I have worked with. I don't even use the hood bar to hold it up.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-11-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By slomo
The post above says that I already have the boost...

The post above says that I already have the boost a pump. I bought it used a few Years ago for $100. I just took it out of my focus and put it in my wrx
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-10-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By slomo
Kenne Bell boost a pump

Just wondering if anyone has any experience running one of these on a wrx? I had it on my track prepped ford focus and moved it over to my 04 wrx when I first bought it. Hoping this will save me from...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-10-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By slomo
I'm not sure I'm understanding what you're...

I'm not sure I'm understanding what you're saying. There is more then 1 way to convert to a 6 speed trans, and doing it the less expensive way is not just a shortcut. I really see it as a stepping...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-10-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By slomo
If I were having this problem I would start at...

If I were having this problem I would start at the ecu and check for voltage on the wires that control the ignition system before the coils. If the plug wires are old I'd replace those next. Check...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-08-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By slomo
My WRX is an 04, and it has STI rims on it. I...

My WRX is an 04, and it has STI rims on it. I believe that the bug eye and the blob eye 02-early 05MY share the bolt pattern with the WRX. I would start with the 6 speed, and worry about the rear end...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-08-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By slomo
http://shop.sky-engineering.com/c-1528166/cobb-acc...

http://shop.sky-engineering.com/c-1528166/cobb-accessport-tuning/

Yeah, my thought was that the shop could give you some leads on where to pick up a 6 speed locally, or maybe assist you in doing...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-07-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By slomo
naganojapaneseinc on EBAY I won the auction...

naganojapaneseinc on EBAY

I won the auction for $2200, so in all trans was $3000 to my front door. Be advised, shipping stuff over here is absolutely annoying. I'll post any thing else that I can...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-07-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By slomo
I recently had a sti 6 speed shipped to ramstein...

I recently had a sti 6 speed shipped to ramstein Germany. It cost me just over$800 in total shipping costs. I would think up there it will be more. Got a jdm v7 from a reputable Japanese salvage...
Forum: The Hangout   04-26-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By slomo
Looks awesome. I'd love to drive on around the...

Looks awesome. I'd love to drive on around the ring.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-26-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
So I did eventually get the trans to mate to the...

So I did eventually get the trans to mate to the engine. I guess the biggest thing that helped was putting the throwout bearing and clutch fork over the input shaft rather then leaving them on the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-22-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
Yep, that's what I thought. I'm sure I'm doing...

Yep, that's what I thought. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what. The wether here has been horrible and I haven't been able to touch it in days. Still looking for any useful tips.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-21-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
Yep, searched anything I could find. Didn't see...

Yep, searched anything I could find. Didn't see anything for a jdm sti trans. Also haven't found much other then forcing it on with the bolts.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-20-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
Well my new trans came in and frankly it's not...

Well my new trans came in and frankly it's not looking like it's going to fit. I've got the trans jacked up in the back almost hitting the unibody, and the front of the engine jacked up as far as I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-30-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By slomo
I think a typhoon should be fine. The air flow is...

I think a typhoon should be fine. The air flow is clean before the sensor. I think you have a problem when the tube has a Sharp bend before the MAF. The bend distorts the air flow and causes false...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   03-19-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By slomo
Pics from the Ring and the RingWerk museum. ...

Pics from the Ring and the RingWerk museum.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150112332246342.274599.500016341&type=3&l=629dc2332b

In car video: ford focus at the nurburgring -...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   03-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By slomo
That video is the primary reason I even know...

That video is the primary reason I even know about the ring. Even some people here in Germany don't know what it is. A friend of mine has a Ford transit, and they are pretty epic.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
So the new trans should be in some time next...

So the new trans should be in some time next week. I started preparing the rear diff for the swap and ran in to some problems. The bar that holds the hub in place at the bottom is stuck inside the...
Forum: The Hangout   03-15-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By slomo
Rode in a friends 570 HP Nissan skyline. Thing...

Rode in a friends 570 HP Nissan skyline. Thing would have smoked my motorcycle. I know how you feel.
Forum: Handling Tech   01-30-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,386
Posted By slomo
Awesome. Even cheaper then the brembo 600 I have...

Awesome. Even cheaper then the brembo 600 I have in my focus.
Forum: Handling Tech   01-29-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,386
Posted By slomo
Brake fluid

What are my options for high performance racing brake fluid?
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-23-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
This trans is jdm, so hopefully better then any...

This trans is jdm, so hopefully better then any usdm 5 speed. The reason I bought this trans is because I got it, shipped to Germany, for $2800.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-22-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
My V7 6 sp is the same gearing as the USDM 6 sp,...

My V7 6 sp is the same gearing as the USDM 6 sp, so I should be able to convert the rear diff to 3.90 and be good to go. That has me as:

FD 3.90
Rear dif 3.90
center diff 1.0

I'm not really...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-22-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
So, in regards to the gearing on this trans I am...

So, in regards to the gearing on this trans I am seeing that the T.R., which I assume is the transaxle ratio is 1.0. The final drive is 3.90. So am I right in thinking that I do not need to swap the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-22-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
Unfortunately I am living in Germany, and parts...

Unfortunately I am living in Germany, and parts are not readily available. I got this tranny for $2200 which I thought was a pretty good deal. Still should be better the the 5 speed it is replacing.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-21-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,381
Posted By slomo
Sti 6 speed swap

Need an answer quick! Can you swap the transmission on an 04 WRX 5 sp with a JDM V7 sti 6 sp? The trans code is TY856WB1AA. Trans will be going on a 2.0 Turbo. Thanks!
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,127
Posted By slomo
I have seen on a few sites that you need an STI...

I have seen on a few sites that you need an STI clutch assy to go with the 6sp. Is this true?
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   12-21-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By slomo
The track charges 24 euro a lap, which is about...

The track charges 24 euro a lap, which is about 31 dollars. The 10:30 lap was done by myself in my modified Ford Focus ZX3. I expect that I will be able to get my WRX in to the low 9's by the time I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By slomo
I do believe the exhaust is catted and it does...

I do believe the exhaust is catted and it does have the fart can style rear tip. I do not know too much about it. It was already on the car when I bought it, and the manufacturer info has worn off. I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-06-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By slomo
Exhaust Baffle

I have a 2004 Stage 2 WRX with a 3 inch TBE. It is extremely loud, and here in germany where I am stationed they have no tolerance for such loud cars. I would like to make a baffle to quiet it down,...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-02-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,128
Posted By slomo
You may be able to adapt a stereo cable to the...

You may be able to adapt a stereo cable to the connection for the antenna. I seem to remember seeing some one do that before.
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   12-01-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,884
Posted By slomo
The Nurburgring

I am currently stationed in South West Germany, and as was my intention in coming here I have made the 2 hour trip up to the Nurburgring 3 times this year. This is something that I suggest every gear...
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