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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-27-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,181
Posted By 4WDrift
Radiator install 03'

03' WRX sedan. What am I in for installing a new radiator? Is there a walkthrough anywhere that I can take a glance at? I think I cracked it from all the times I've leaned on the filler neck, the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-04-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,011
Posted By 4WDrift
It's quite easy, I replaced several that I...

It's quite easy, I replaced several that I broke......just wondering if anyone had a preference on brands.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-04-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,011
Posted By 4WDrift
I just installed that on Wednesday. :) Luckily I...

I just installed that on Wednesday. :) Luckily I just drove to RallySportDirect and picked it up, no shipping.

But I'm talking about the vacuum lines..connecting the B.O.V.....the T-fitting...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-04-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,011
Posted By 4WDrift
Silicone Vacuum Lines

Going through every vac line on my 03' Most, well many of my hoses break in half when you bump them. I don't think they started out as hard lines, but they're so brittle they just snap. SO...I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-18-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,130
Posted By 4WDrift
Lucas Oil Products

I use Lucas fuel treatment in every tank of gas I run, and over several years of keeping close tabs on my MPG, it easily pays for itself...especially if you buy the big jug.

I run Mobil 5W30 in...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-09-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By 4WDrift
Turbo inlet silicone choice

I am going to replace the turbo inlet hose on my 03 WRX.

I wanted the Samco piece but it's over 300 bucks, so I found these choices. Looking for opinions, which have the possibility of being...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-08-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By 4WDrift
Question Small K&N breathers?

i am looking to simply vent the PCV and breather outlets on my 03 WRX

A Is this a bad idea?
B Does K&N or other gauze manufacturer make small little (cone?) shape items that would fit over the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-04-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By 4WDrift
Thank you both. I was actually thinking of all...

Thank you both. I was actually thinking of all the bad materials inside, myself. Thanks both.
Forum: Handling Tech   03-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By 4WDrift
Zero Toe

Has anyone set up their WRX for zero toe on the suspension? I know of one guy that did it and had no complaints, but only spoke with him once at an SCCA...

Little to no track use for me, what...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By 4WDrift
Question Bore out a Cat?

I have a friend with a different model car (poor soul) that removed his catalyic converter and bored out all the materials and re-installed with no issues other than some extra power and a bit of a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-03-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,180
Posted By 4WDrift
Would these fit an 03' if I remove the plastic...

Would these fit an 03' if I remove the plastic piece between the H/L and the grill??
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-27-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By 4WDrift
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Forum: Newbie Forum   01-26-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By 4WDrift
? Anyone ?

? Anyone ?
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-24-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By 4WDrift
? ? ?

? ? ?
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-23-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By 4WDrift
03 Wrx B.t.w. Maybe 15's so I can save a few?...

03 Wrx B.t.w. Maybe 15's so I can save a few? 16's are alright, though. Current stock rims/tires
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-23-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By 4WDrift
Steel wheels, studs

Looking for some "cheap" steel wheels...Figure with some studded tires she'd be damn near unstoppable in the snow. Only been stuck once.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-18-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By 4WDrift
Silly hoses

I am pretty pleased with the Samco 3p intercooler hose kit, lets face it, the plastic stock WRX intercooler hoses suck. -the link to the throttle body which basicly is direct flow. *Perhaps* a bit...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-03-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By 4WDrift
TMIC/PCV replace

I removed the intercooler just fine, but I am having a very, very difficult time getting the IC's hose from the turbo to slip back on. It's very cold in my garage and the plasticky bugger will NOT...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-12-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,160
Posted By 4WDrift
A thousand thanks, C89ZX7R! ! ! ! Very useful, I...

A thousand thanks, C89ZX7R! ! ! ! Very useful, I have not seen that collection all together before.

Props to C89ZX7R!
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-12-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,160
Posted By 4WDrift
Axle Replacement 2003 Sedan

I finally turned up a new front Axle-Shaft for the front of my 03' Sedan M/T at a decent price.

I have replaced the rear suspension components a few years ago after an accident...so I have the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-03-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,096
Posted By 4WDrift
I still cannot nail down the location of the...

I still cannot nail down the location of the leak. I parked on a downhill slope earlier (nose down) and she let out quite a bit of coolant which has not happened before...maybe a quarter or half...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-03-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,096
Posted By 4WDrift
I have removed the skid plate and raised her to...

I have removed the skid plate and raised her to the point I could slide under...and had someone rev the engine while I peered just under the front drivers. I think sleepr is right and it's only...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-02-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,096
Posted By 4WDrift
Coolant Leak

This might be a bit vauge, but I have a coolant leak comming from the drivers front area of my 03 sedan. I have ruled out the obvious, like the radiator and overflow upper and lower hoses (which...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-20-2005, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By 4WDrift
So...I'm no WRC driver.

On this snow drive, I stayed out a little too long. Short and sweet: Very gentle down grade with a fairly tight open S curve. No one on the road, line up left for the middle of the turn. Not more...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-30-2005, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By 4WDrift
EBC FMSI Styles

I have an 03 WRX with the mix matched brakes I have hunted down the part numbers I think to be correct, but want to see if anyone here can verify it for me.


Is the EBC Greenstuff P/N DP21661 ...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-18-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,956
Posted By 4WDrift
Pass Valve Cover Leak/Replacement Help

03' WRX. 36k Using mobil one 5w-30. I just started using Lucas Synthetic oil stabilizer and the right side valve cover gasket is leaking fairly bad. (Don't know if its related to the oil...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-18-2004, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By 4WDrift
Side note: Can you use mid grade if you stay...

Side note: Can you use mid grade if you stay away from the boost as much as you can?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-16-2004, 01:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By 4WDrift
Here's something to add, I average about 26 on a...

Here's something to add, I average about 26 on a normal tank with, say half and half city highway driving, what's everyone else getting?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-16-2004, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By 4WDrift
How to up the MPG

Anyone have any ideas on parts that could up the MPG's a little? I like to suck the fuel down just like anyone else with a WRX, but I also go on long drives at times and was wondering if there are...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-25-2004, 01:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By 4WDrift
Just FYI that link isn't the same as it used to...

Just FYI that link isn't the same as it used to be.....the Legacy GT and Forester XT are in the news lately anyhow. They seem to want cars to run 18 months or more elsewhere before they turn them...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-17-2004, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By 4WDrift
I guess the 17-18 and up tires have a larger o.d....

I guess the 17-18 and up tires have a larger o.d. than 25.1 and there'd be mucho posts if they were a problem, now that I think on it. So I guess my question can be reformed into: how does the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-16-2004, 12:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,488
Posted By 4WDrift
Fuel Filter Location

Where is the fuel filter located, and when can you "pick up" a new one?
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-15-2004, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By 4WDrift
Tire O.D.'s

Is it advisable to keep replacement tires as close to the OE diam. as possible? I've heard that you should keep the RPM as near to stock as possible, but then people counter that it doesn't matter...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-04-2003, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By 4WDrift
I've been getting a stout pop from the right rear...

I've been getting a stout pop from the right rear of my sedan whenever the pitch of the car changes much.....like comming in and out of driveways. I never get it over bumps or at speed, just when...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-19-2003, 02:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,998
Posted By 4WDrift
Saw "GEN REX" tonight.....black wagon. A...

Saw "GEN REX" tonight.....black wagon.

A play on generation x, I assume.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-15-2003, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By 4WDrift
Thanks Kobiyashi. I was just curious if...

Thanks Kobiyashi. I was just curious if post-idle driving could case this. I haven't heard it since. Thanks
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-12-2003, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,261
Posted By 4WDrift
Thanks Jack58

Thanks Jack58
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-12-2003, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,261
Posted By 4WDrift
Heya I picked this out way back but you were...

Heya I picked this out way back but you were talking about skip shifting. I always skip second when starting down a hill from a stop......just get going a bit in first start rolling down the hill...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-12-2003, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,030
Posted By 4WDrift
Engine Knock

Heya all. I was driving Friday night......doing 40 constantly for about 10 mins (no stop and go) and then stopped in a parking lot to secure some items..... she was at idle for about 3-4 min. When...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-12-2003, 01:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By 4WDrift
Hey just FYI I did all 4 doors today it took...

Hey just FYI I did all 4 doors today it took almost all day but I got everything back together and I only said "where the hell does this go?" a few times. But the improvement is wonderful. I will...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-12-2003, 01:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,998
Posted By 4WDrift
UDLOOSE is one of the best I've seen.

UDLOOSE is one of the best I've seen.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-21-2003, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By 4WDrift
But it's normal with the stocky equip you say?

But it's normal with the stocky equip you say?
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-20-2003, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By 4WDrift
Shifting Swaybar sounds?

Hey has anyone heard a "pop" from the back of their WRX? I am guessing its the sway bar shifting in the mounts? Its the stock bar.... and I can hear it when I enter a corner and the body shifts,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-08-2003, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By 4WDrift
Thanks Mattr. So, can we break down the...

Thanks Mattr.

So, can we break down the actuall change in the engine AUS Vs. US model? 3/10th's wouldn't come from just the cat, eh?
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-07-2003, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By 4WDrift
So what are they doing in 04 to the WRX?

So what are they doing in 04 to the WRX?
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-07-2003, 12:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,998
Posted By 4WDrift
I saw T-REX on a screaming yellow WRX tonight.

I saw T-REX on a screaming yellow WRX tonight.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-07-2003, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By 4WDrift
Adjustable Pedals?

Anyone know of an adjustable gas pedal for WRX? My foot gets tired when I'm driving in the city and I've got to keep my foot just barely on the throttle or just off the throttle. So I was thinking...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-07-2003, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,439
Posted By 4WDrift
Hey I hadn't even noticed your post until today,...

Hey I hadn't even noticed your post until today, thanks for the info! I was wondering if anyone else had seen it, even though my bud told me about seeing it, it still freaked me out when I noticed...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-06-2003, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By 4WDrift
I was just being sarcastic.

I was just being sarcastic.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-06-2003, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By 4WDrift
So would getting new injectors help boost the %...

So would getting new injectors help boost the % of gained power, and make it a more engine friendly mod?+the new mapping. and can the stock fuel system keep performance injectors supplied with...
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