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Forum: The Hangout   03-27-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 759
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Posted By arcticscythe
Built/cut/fabricated mounting plates for my light...

Built/cut/fabricated mounting plates for my light bar and prepped for wiring, photos to come
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-27-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By arcticscythe
swapping gears for a different ratio is something...

swapping gears for a different ratio is something most transmission shops can do. Unfortunately that doesn't make it launch ready.

The gear case in most cases is what gives you the most trouble,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-27-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By arcticscythe
- Without any previous experience block swapping...

- Without any previous experience block swapping a subaru thats where I would swap. You might also want to call around, there are a handful of great tuners out there who Im sure have done that...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-26-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By arcticscythe
Pretty sure there was a JDM 2.0L up till 2014. I...

Pretty sure there was a JDM 2.0L up till 2014. I might be mistaken.

If OP has a source for a JDM 2.0L then im pretty sure he would need to grab a JDM ECU to control it and the harness should be...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-26-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By arcticscythe
Adding an intake that does not match a tune to...

Adding an intake that does not match a tune to try to make the system leaner is usually a bad idea. Why not try an E-tune like torqued? They start at about $90 and Eric will go over the logs back and...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-26-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By arcticscythe
DO you have a monitoring tool? it might be tuned...

DO you have a monitoring tool? it might be tuned rich ( thus the smell of fuel ) Usually I look for exhaust leaks when people complain about odd smells but if your sure the exhaust is all packed in...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-26-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,972
Posted By arcticscythe
My name is Jason and I definitely have a Lighting...

My name is Jason and I definitely have a Lighting problem. Rather than start a new thread I will be posting LED light bar updates here.

So this week I helped a friend swap out coil packs, plugs,...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-25-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By arcticscythe
The sound comes from venting some or all of the...

The sound comes from venting some or all of the pressure being vented to atmosphere. if you are venting any of the pressure to the outside then your ECU will have the wrong values for the amount of...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-25-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By arcticscythe
Sounds to me like you've got an exhaust leak,...

Sounds to me like you've got an exhaust leak, Double check that you didn't double up on exhaust gaskets or miss one.

I cant think of any reason it would run rough at idle if all you replaced was...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-24-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By arcticscythe
Please post your mods list so we don't make...

Please post your mods list so we don't make ourselves redundant.

Post What you have installed already, What you have purchased already, and what you plan to purchase and we can help you shape...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-24-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By arcticscythe
Imthatbyrd, We talked about your goals at length...

Imthatbyrd, We talked about your goals at length in your previous thread about turbo swaps and injectors. I was under the impression that your goals were more moderate at 250HP to the wheels. Did you...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   03-24-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By arcticscythe
My procedure is not to launch my baby. Unless you...

My procedure is not to launch my baby. Unless you are at the track staring down your old times launching is just a harsh procedure that puts undue stress on your trans, Even if the new trannies are...
Forum: The Hangout   03-24-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 30,447
Posted By arcticscythe
I measured for my top mount light bar this...

I measured for my top mount light bar this morning and ordered a similar bar to my writeup here : http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f73/led-light-bar-install-gr-wrx-51833/

Starting the process of...
Forum: New Member Intros   03-24-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 137
Posted By arcticscythe
Thats a tough call to make without more info. ...

Thats a tough call to make without more info.

Do you have maintenance logs? Did a shop determine that the only part that needed replacing was a head gasket? Is this guy a friend or coworker? ( I...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-24-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By arcticscythe
Im very pleased with the performance, driving...

Im very pleased with the performance, driving around on the highway intake temps have been notably down through a range of SoCal spring weather ( rain to 90 degree heat and foggy again in one day )
...
Forum: New Member Intros   03-24-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By arcticscythe
When I see a SAAB from that era they get a Subi...

When I see a SAAB from that era they get a Subi Wave. They are essentially a WRX with a grown up body kit. Most of the parts are interchangeable as far as I know.

Things to look for when...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-24-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly for the extra hundred bucks I would go...

Honestly for the extra hundred bucks I would go with the catted model. Some of the guys on here are old enough to remember days where you couldn't breath during summertime due to pretty nasty vehicle...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-24-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By arcticscythe
As long as your exhaust path has at least one...

As long as your exhaust path has at least one working cat you should come out fine on the sniffer. If you have a high flow catted down pipe you might have a tougher time but assuming everything is...
Forum: The Hangout   03-20-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 31,246
Posted By arcticscythe
^ So cold his block warmer needs a jacket <...

^ So cold his block warmer needs a jacket
< Cruising down the coast 75 and sunny
V Still undecided on shift knobs
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   03-20-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By arcticscythe
Ive tried the soapy bottle, i cant ever seem to...

Ive tried the soapy bottle, i cant ever seem to find the leak : (

Actually seeing what you did with the accumulator tank on your first photo I might just grab one of those vaporizers that the kids...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   03-20-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By arcticscythe
Those look pretty great. Now if only I could find...

Those look pretty great. Now if only I could find a cheap smoke tester I could put a few shops out of business ;)
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By arcticscythe
OK so quick and dirty data this morning, 2500ft...

OK so quick and dirty data this morning, 2500ft above sea level 48 degrees F and 65% humidity.

I took a log for 15 seconds in 5th gear rolling downhill on the I5 truck route about 62 miles per...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-19-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By arcticscythe
I might just need to go test that, Ive got just...

I might just need to go test that, Ive got just the road in mind.

10 seconds coasting in gear and then coasting in neutral.

Anecdotally Ive always got better coasting mileage with the car in...
Forum: The Hangout   03-19-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 30,447
Posted By arcticscythe
Spent 2 hours washing and waxing, with a clay in...

Spent 2 hours washing and waxing, with a clay in between, then lightning thunder and a rainstorm :crying:

I guess Ill just need to redo it this weekend :D
Forum: The Hangout   03-19-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By arcticscythe
Out here in sunny southern California leather...

Out here in sunny southern California leather gets hot enough to stick to bare skin and its definitely not the comfortable ride we were looking for.

The biggest reason she was not a fan of the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-19-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By arcticscythe
Back in the days of carbureted engines fuel...

Back in the days of carbureted engines fuel delivery was relatively linear with high throttle secondary linear trims based on throttle position. In old engines rolling at speed with not throttle...
Forum: The Hangout   03-19-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By arcticscythe
Never had a dealer ask me for loan approval...

Never had a dealer ask me for loan approval before a test drive. I just tell them Im thinking about a trade-in and they are all over me. I really like the new front end but the back is missing so...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-19-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By arcticscythe
- The idea is that a softer clutch is a failure...

- The idea is that a softer clutch is a failure point,

Its like blowing off a hose rather than rupturing your intercooler, too much power needs a place to escape otherwise you can damage...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-18-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community. First thing I...

Welcome to the community.

First thing I would do is pull the trans dipstick and look for metal shavings. Could be as simple as a chewed up gear. Does it shift well? in and out of each gear? Does...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-18-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By arcticscythe
Thanks for taking the time to post all that. I...

Thanks for taking the time to post all that. I think Im going to need to deal with the dirty window for now. I use the hatch for gear on such a regular basis I think having to crouch to get in there...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-18-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By arcticscythe
At speed the intake temps were similar but from...

At speed the intake temps were similar but from idle the entire under hood temp range was lower by a considerable margin. Sitting in LA traffic is where I will see the most benefit, starting and...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-18-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By arcticscythe
Geek, Welcome to our forums As for that red...

Geek, Welcome to our forums

As for that red thing you posted photos of, Im one for a project car but thats not something your going to be driving anytime soon. If you have a lift or a garage full...
Forum: The Hangout   03-18-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By arcticscythe
MMMMmmm.. Toasty : )

MMMMmmm.. Toasty : )
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-18-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By arcticscythe
No stress, I appreciate the photos. Its nice to...

No stress, I appreciate the photos. Its nice to see this stuff on a rear car, not some super exposed stylized low angle shot from the MFGs website.

I love the look, Is that the max opening for...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-18-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By arcticscythe
PTP LavaBlanket

2013 Subaru WRX Hatch, Satin Pearl White
Cobb Tuning SF Intake + SF Intake Box + PTP Turbo Blanket
Torqued Performance Stage 1 E-Tune
Whitelines Anti-Sway Bars, Kart boys Endlinks, Back to black...
Forum: Northwest WRX Forum   03-17-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums When you have time...

Welcome to the forums

When you have time upload a photo its nice to know what to look for when your on the road.

Im glad you came over to the dark side, Things are much quicker over here. Word...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-17-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By arcticscythe
This is the first Ive heard of that problem, I...

This is the first Ive heard of that problem, I know the hill assist can be a bit of a pain but it engages the brakes and should have no effect on the transmission. If you ant to try disabling the...
Forum: The Hangout   03-17-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By arcticscythe
If you run up stairs and shadow box before your...

If you run up stairs and shadow box before your pull then 375whp - 345wtq

Butt dyno should be over 9000
Forum: The Hangout   03-16-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By arcticscythe
- Not when they are that good : )

- Not when they are that good : )
Forum: The Hangout   03-16-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By arcticscythe
I had the hardest time figuring out what that...

I had the hardest time figuring out what that hose was on my buddies FRS, Its pretty crazy how much quieter the cabin got with it plugged...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-16-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By arcticscythe
- Yeah pictures would be great, The limited...

- Yeah pictures would be great, The limited opening is the part that scares me the most, I bang my head on my fiances impreza hatch every now and then and I think If it is too much lower I would do...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-15-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,972
Posted By arcticscythe
Actually I had a vertical piece of plastic as...

Actually I had a vertical piece of plastic as well. About 2 inches thick. I ended up cutting the plastic part out to fit the light bar. It looks great in that slot.

You can see the brace still in...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By arcticscythe
Ok so lets get your head on straight, The BOV (...

Ok so lets get your head on straight, The BOV ( Blow Off Valve ) is what you typically hear added to the sound design of quick and angry driving movies. Every time they shift ( and they all have 15...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-13-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By arcticscythe
/Update/ So after driving with these flaps for...

/Update/
So after driving with these flaps for a month I have a few thoughts.

1. They look great, they still look fantastic and I think they will look excellent for a good while. they are not...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By arcticscythe
Q300 isnt my style either but OP said he wanted...

Q300 isnt my style either but OP said he wanted Loud.

Personally I would rather have a nice deep rumble that doesn't make people think Im racing when Im sitting at a red light but to each his own.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By arcticscythe
Couldn't agree more, but if you like the PSSHHHTT...

Couldn't agree more, but if you like the PSSHHHTT sound ( I admit theres a high school teenager in me that loves the sound too ) you get some of it with an aftermarket intake.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-13-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By arcticscythe
dry ice and difloroethaline ( canned air ) from...

dry ice and difloroethaline ( canned air ) from the inside and a hair dryer from the outside have never worked for me. Every time i find a ding I try thema nd they fail. I have had a pretty good body...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By arcticscythe
I love cobbs cat-back but its definitely not the...

I love cobbs cat-back but its definitely not the loudest on the market. If you want loud the Q300 is pretty darn loud without being so loud that you piss people off.

If you still have a cat in...
Forum: The Hangout   03-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah that or they have a deal with a supplier and...

Yeah that or they have a deal with a supplier and they are both making a killing... Trying to think the best in people but thats a lot of dough for stainless braid
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-12-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By arcticscythe
STi Pinks are great, an STi top mount and...

STi Pinks are great, an STi top mount and definitely a up pipe grenade removal are in order. Downpipe and catback would help as well.

My personal opinion for daily drivers is to push them to...
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