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Forum: Newbie Forum   08-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By mosc
My advice is to minimize the yearly cost of the...

My advice is to minimize the yearly cost of the car big picture. That includes thinking about your happiness. If you are unhappy with your car you are likely to change it. Car sales generate huge...
Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 24,666
Posted By mosc
^ Bah. Why bother with all the fuss of changing...

^ Bah. Why bother with all the fuss of changing the turbo layout for a rotated setup?
Subaru WRX/STi Dominator 2.5XT-R "Polka Pickle" Ball Bearing Turbocharger...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By mosc
coilovers have only one advantage: They can be...

coilovers have only one advantage: They can be adjusted. If you plan to regularly adjust them for track conditions, they're invaluable. Seriously. Racing is about adjustments. If you plan on setting...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By mosc
I bought an 04 WRX new, the engagement point was...

I bought an 04 WRX new, the engagement point was lower than I expected it to be. In general, Subarus clutch points are low if anything.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-26-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,453
Posted By mosc
just trying to back you up m8 ;)

just trying to back you up m8 ;)
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,453
Posted By mosc
02-05 WRX Up pipe has a cat. Otherwise the 02-07...

02-05 WRX Up pipe has a cat. Otherwise the 02-07 WRX and STi have the same up and downpipes.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By mosc
I would avoid 235/40R18 and 235/45R17. They'll...

I would avoid 235/40R18 and 235/45R17. They'll rub in the back at +48 when the car is loaded down and the gearing is not good for the EJ205, really not good. Stick with 235/40R17 or even 235/35R18 if...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By mosc
RE-11's are sold by tirerack. That's as much grip...

RE-11's are sold by tirerack. That's as much grip as you can get and $192 each. If that sounds like too much money, don't go 235 wide. Plenty of much more budget friendly and less performance...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By mosc
You can go a little wider if you want. I'd...

You can go a little wider if you want. I'd recommend 235/40R17 tires for the 17x8" wheels (at +48) as the ultimate setup. I push the envelope a little further with 255/40R17 on 17x8.5" +48 wheels but...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By mosc
I'd also add that the STi is not a drag car. It's...

I'd also add that the STi is not a drag car. It's geared so tightly that it can't even reach 60mph in second gear. It's also designed around a heavy and power sucking all wheel drive system. What you...
Forum: The Hangout   07-22-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
  Poll: Sexiest Platform
Views: 174
Posted By mosc
You should be required to vote for options you...

You should be required to vote for options you don't own.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,739
Posted By mosc
My understanding is you're in for a nightmare if...

My understanding is you're in for a nightmare if you want the AVCS to work but your best bet is to use a JDM wiring harness, your current ECU, bypass the AVCS, and get some TGV deletes.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By mosc
stupid drive by cable 02-05 WRX...

stupid drive by cable 02-05 WRX...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By mosc
I'm going to guess it climbed only after those...

I'm going to guess it climbed only after those short moving distances where you would put it partially in gear for a few seconds and then back into neutral? If so, there might be nothing wrong with...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-07-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By mosc
I would have said probably not, ha! Thanks for...

I would have said probably not, ha! Thanks for independent research!

On the subject of 4pot (06-07 WRX stock brakes) clearance for historical purposes, the spare tire from an 02-05 Impreza (or...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-24-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By mosc
Moved to new thread.

Moved to new thread.
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By mosc
I've decided I can't emotionally handle watching...

I've decided I can't emotionally handle watching my car die. I'm going to get what I can for it and let someone else kill it. Next time, get an STi Jon. The resale value alone is enough of a reason...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-11-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By mosc
God, it wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't...

God, it wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't true. :(
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By mosc
E85 can be a performance boost. Higher octane,...

E85 can be a performance boost. Higher octane, you can turn up the boost. That said, you need more VOLUME of E85 than you do dyno oil. Your fuel consumption will increase. E85 should be (isn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By mosc
WRX is a better platform if your budget is...

WRX is a better platform if your budget is smaller for sure. Just as true if you intend to pour 5-figure money into it, you're making a bad decision.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By mosc
you already broke one transmission. If you're...

you already broke one transmission. If you're going to mod the hell out of it, you know that's going to still be a problem. There's a reason the STi costs more. If you want an STi, buy an STi. It...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By mosc
Pictures 3 and 4 definitely show that seam as...

Pictures 3 and 4 definitely show that seam as normal but picture 5? Maybe it's an optical illusion of depth in that shot?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-04-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By mosc
It's much more pronounced on the 5-doors. A lot...

It's much more pronounced on the 5-doors. A lot more 5-door owners get mudflaps, yeah.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By mosc
The 04-14 STi wing is purely cosmetic. It...

The 04-14 STi wing is purely cosmetic. It provides downforce only at high speeds but also adds drag enough to counteract the added downforce anyway. At freeway speeds (50-100mph), it's just a gas...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-04-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By mosc
I'm going to guess this WRX is 06 or newer? Most...

I'm going to guess this WRX is 06 or newer? Most times I've heard this phrase thrown around it's a EJ255 (not an STi motor) with a couple performance parts, most commonly the STi's turbo. It's not...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By mosc
The look you want is probably incompatible with...

The look you want is probably incompatible with decent ride quality or handling. It will also give you a turning radius wider than a school bus.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By mosc
well I saw it... and shed a tear on behalf of...

well I saw it... and shed a tear on behalf of your car's ruined handling :*(
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-02-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By mosc
02 WRX is drive by cable. Make sure you're not...

02 WRX is drive by cable. Make sure you're not getting a drive by wire ECU. You don't have pedals for it, literally.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-02-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By mosc
My stomache turned into a knot looking at those...

My stomache turned into a knot looking at those last few pictures of your first post. Ouch!

I am far from an expert on any of it but I can't see how that crack isn't a death sentence to the bottom...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By mosc
That's got to be a pretty country specific...

That's got to be a pretty country specific question m8, I have no idea what's legal or not in New Zealand.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-02-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By mosc
Thoughts? I hope I'm never driving behind you on...

Thoughts? I hope I'm never driving behind you on a bumpy road, your wheels very well might fall off. Spacers are dangerous and stupid.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By mosc
Usual way is to put your car into a moving truck....

Usual way is to put your car into a moving truck. They contract several customers in your area going to your destination area and from there onto the next location (so it's 1 way all the time). Cost...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By mosc
Power steering belt also has similar symptoms...

Power steering belt also has similar symptoms (though people usually know that one by the screech at start-up)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-25-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By mosc
I rub too. #### it, tire width is worth it.

I rub too. #### it, tire width is worth it.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-20-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By mosc
sedan or wagon?

sedan or wagon?
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-31-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By mosc
There's a transmission guru in NJ across the...

There's a transmission guru in NJ across the river from Philly, he does the drivetrain work for the US Rally team:

RalliSpec Ltd. Official Website (http://www.rallispec.com/)

He did a great job...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-30-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
  Struts
Views: 631
Posted By mosc
It checks the boxes and gives the look. It's not...

It checks the boxes and gives the look. It's not an upgrade for your car but an aftermarket option many people like no doubt. $1200 seems a lot to be for a drop and some bling parts nobody will see. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-28-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
  Struts
Views: 631
Posted By mosc
Eibach springs do not work properly on ANY strut...

Eibach springs do not work properly on ANY strut built for your car. They have too much drop for their low springrate. They're not functional, they're designed for looks. They drop your car. It...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By mosc
He's at +40 not 45 or 48 and he picked a tire...

He's at +40 not 45 or 48 and he picked a tire that was needlessly tall.

225/40R17 would be perfectly fine. Tall tires are not better. Tall tires are to go around big brakes which your car doesn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,118
Posted By mosc
the 09-14 WRX and 08-14 STi have the same fender...

the 09-14 WRX and 08-14 STi have the same fender width but the 08 WRX is indeed narrower in the rear.
Forum: The Hangout   03-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,268
Posted By mosc
You like taking pictures but honestly a lot of...

You like taking pictures but honestly a lot of these cell phone shots give me a headache! Digital cameras are not that hard to use. Please! And get one that has a a flash you can point UP so it...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-25-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,429
Posted By mosc
I agree

I agree
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By mosc
68k miles already gone and they want 65% of the...

68k miles already gone and they want 65% of the MSRP. Makes me think buying them new is really the better option. Nobody else's problems to deal with and the first 68k miles cost you like 9 grand....
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By mosc
I wouldn't buy an EJ205 with an auto. The old...

I wouldn't buy an EJ205 with an auto. The old 2.0L had no low end torque and the auto takes forever to get past 3500 RPM. 3500RPM is no biggie in a 5-speed manual. In a 4-speed auto it's...
Forum: WRX Sedans - For Sale   03-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,295
Posted By mosc
My god is that a functional rear wing on the back...

My god is that a functional rear wing on the back of a Subaru? They DO exist!
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-23-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,118
Posted By mosc
That's a good idea, they probably will.

That's a good idea, they probably will.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-21-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By mosc
Bench racing indeed. Thread locked.

Bench racing indeed. Thread locked.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,118
Posted By mosc
" not even looking at styling and its taken...

" not even looking at styling and its taken forever."

Then you're doing it wrong no offense. You are saying you can't find 17x8" +48 5x100 wheels? It's probably the most common size/offset combo...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,118
Posted By mosc
I found over a dozen options on tire rack. For...

I found over a dozen options on tire rack. For example, Sparco Tarmac available in 17x8 or 18x8 +48
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,118
Posted By mosc
do yourself a favor and get 17x8" wheels at +48...

do yourself a favor and get 17x8" wheels at +48 and with 235/40R17 tires. You'll thank me in the morning.

Your ideal offset is stock no matter the tire and wheel width. There is some argument that...
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