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Forum: Handling Tech   Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By arcticscythe
They offer springs from 4k to 16k but I choose...

They offer springs from 4k to 16k but I choose the 8k setup because I was interested in tightening down the suspension a bit without lowring the car. Honestly I was originally looking for some...
Forum: Newbie Forum   Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah thats the idea, I usually use a few shop...

Yeah thats the idea, I usually use a few shop towels folded up to get the gap between the exhaust tips and the bumper just right. Its not as accurate as say a measuring tape but its much easier for 1...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-08-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By arcticscythe
The most common issue when hanging aftermarket...

The most common issue when hanging aftermarket exhaust is sag created by improperly rotating the components during install. If you connected the axle back to a stock Y pipe then you should have flat...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-08-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By arcticscythe
If you ran witha dry engine it is likley that...

If you ran witha dry engine it is likley that the bearings are shot, which in turn would have sent shards of metal throughout your oiled paths. Your mechanic might be trying to squeeze you for a bit...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-08-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By arcticscythe
OK so I 've ridden on them for about 400 miles...

OK so I 've ridden on them for about 400 miles now and I figure its as good a time as any to writeup my feelings on the new setup.

1. The Ride Height - So I as a bit worried about raising the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-08-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By arcticscythe
the CAT is an abbreviated term for CATALYTIC...

the CAT is an abbreviated term for CATALYTIC CONVERTER. They are made of a platinum containing ceramic substrate or mesh that acts as a catalyst for an reducing and a series of oxidizing reaction (...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   02-08-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 189
Posted By arcticscythe
I think your missing a 0, you can find used...

I think your missing a 0, you can find used complete engines for 3k on ebay and craigslist all day long.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-08-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums Lets get a few things...

Welcome to our forums

Lets get a few things straight. The Accessport is just a method of communicating with your ECU. It is in fact a method of tuning. The accessport is just the hardware, it uses...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-05-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By arcticscythe
Lets start safe. Start by fining yourself a...

Lets start safe.

Start by fining yourself a tuner you trust. I like Paul over at Yimisport or Eric at Torqued Performance. Get either of them on the line and talk to them about your budget and...
Forum: New Member Intros   02-05-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums. Oh and just a heads...

Welcome to our forums.

Oh and just a heads up, when you pass another Subaru dont forget to wave : )
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-05-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By arcticscythe
If you have a 2012, the next thing you should do...

If you have a 2012, the next thing you should do is sort out your suspension and braking.

Personally I would start with a master cylinder brace because the 11-14 firewall is super soft and it...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-04-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By arcticscythe
Most shops work with the access port in that they...

Most shops work with the access port in that they produce maps that can be loaded onto your ECU by the access port. They dont use the Cobb maps as a base because quite honestly they are not that...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-04-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By arcticscythe
What kind of budget are you working with, are you...

What kind of budget are you working with, are you open to engine swaps or do you want to work with your 1.8l H4?

Theres a saying in racing Fast, Cheap, Reliable pick 2 : )
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-04-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By arcticscythe
First off thats one heck of a cool car. I...

First off thats one heck of a cool car.

I might get some crap for this but if you plan on building a drag car with more than 500 HP then you are going to need one heck of a budget and a motor that...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-04-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By arcticscythe
I would keep the resonator in the mid pipe, the...

I would keep the resonator in the mid pipe, the more resonators the better in terms of final sound. The mufflers increase the volume over stock but they help to pull some of the rasp and the crack...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-04-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By arcticscythe
FEAL 441 Max Travel

2013 Subaru WRX Hatch, Satin Pearl White 58k miles ( Drivetrain ) 14k (
Cobb Tuning SF Intake ( With Airbox ), Cobb High Flow Downpipe
Whitelines Anti-Sway Bars, Kart boys Endlinks, Back to black...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-03-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah the STi still rumbles like a subi, the 2015...

Yeah the STi still rumbles like a subi, the 2015 and 16 have a nice tne thanks to all the resonators but they are missing that boxer rumble
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-03-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By arcticscythe
Just a heads up the 15-16 has equal length...

Just a heads up the 15-16 has equal length headers and no mufflers will sound a bit more like a honda than you expect. I would go with a nameless setup with resonators to deepen the tone of the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-03-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By arcticscythe
Now what you've got there is a can o worms. ...

Now what you've got there is a can o worms.

If you go with a Cobb V3 you will only be able to monitor the factory included sensors. That means no oil temp, no fuel pressure and no wide band...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-02-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By arcticscythe
Struts and springs are wear and tear items, I...

Struts and springs are wear and tear items, I think they are quoted for replacement under the 50 or 60k service. Ive always swapped performance struts at 50 which is why Im currently hunting for a...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-02-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By arcticscythe
Only thing I've had rub since I got the car was...

Only thing I've had rub since I got the car was the fender linings and thats totally my fault. They dont like being filled with snow from the sides ( read slides )

I would pull the wheels and have...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-02-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By arcticscythe
The swift spring upgrades are usually done...

The swift spring upgrades are usually done because they match exceptionally well compared to other brands of springs. I just had a long conversation with Zack at FEAL suspension about spring rates...
Forum: New Member Intros   02-01-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,687
Posted By arcticscythe
Boy that looks fun : ) like waking up the...

Boy that looks fun : ) like waking up the neighbors in the next county kind of fun.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-01-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By arcticscythe
The lateral was my concern. on a straight line...

The lateral was my concern. on a straight line car you should be fine with 235s
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-01-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By arcticscythe
Sounds like a plan to me. Enjoy your new sound.

Sounds like a plan to me. Enjoy your new sound.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-01-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By arcticscythe
There are a number of companies that make gauge...

There are a number of companies that make gauge clusters that house 3 gauges. You could do a center dash install or an A pillar install. Either will house 3 gauges. there is also a cluser that...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-01-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By arcticscythe
Thos numbers look great. Just as a rule of...

Thos numbers look great.

Just as a rule of thumb dont drop the hammer under 3k RPM, Give the throttle some love and get the car up to 3k before you mash the gas. The engine is more than happy...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-01-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah Its a bit of a downgrade from a performance...

Yeah Its a bit of a downgrade from a performance perspective but they should fit just fine. Stock WRX wheels for 11-14 are 17x8 + 53, so your a touch thinner and very close to the stock offset based...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-01-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, As a hatch owner I...

Welcome to our forums,

As a hatch owner I wish they would come out with a new hatch as well. As far as performance is concerned the new FA20DIT is a great motor. The 6 speed is good a strong and...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-01-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By arcticscythe
Yes its safe to run an Axleback muffler without...

Yes its safe to run an Axleback muffler without tuning.

Just for the sake of knowing you can also run a catback exhaust or a midpipe without tuning. The major point of restriction on the 2016...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   02-01-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By arcticscythe
If you plan on showing the car and you dont mind...

If you plan on showing the car and you dont mind sacrificing the performance for lowered looks then go for it, If you are looking for a performance boost I would start by stiffening up the suspension...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-01-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By arcticscythe
Oh that sounds like a fun little project. Ive...

Oh that sounds like a fun little project. Ive done a few sand rails in the past with the EJ20 platform and they scream for lack of a better term.

If your just looking to build yourself a rolling...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-01-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By arcticscythe
I'm with Mosc, 235/40 is a good place to be and...

I'm with Mosc, 235/40 is a good place to be and there are a wide variety of race specific tires available in that size . Your building a track car so you really don't need the fender linings that...
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-28-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By arcticscythe
+1 for rebuild and sell. You might also...

+1 for rebuild and sell.

You might also want to check out craigslist for complete power plants for the Sti. Ive seen them mounted to 6MTs as cheap as $3k and if you have a engine jack you and a...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-27-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By arcticscythe
stemp661, thats exactly the issue I was having....

stemp661, thats exactly the issue I was having. Bubbly water tested and everything. Looking at a handful logs for their 3.3X maps I dont think they were closing the waste gate far enough to build...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   01-26-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah its always when your on the lst corner and...

Yeah its always when your on the lst corner and supper is ready too : (

Like I said could be worse.

@OP rather than hunting for a screw extractor you can just pull the mounting plate off your...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-26-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By arcticscythe
Im with titter, Its important for a...

Im with titter,

Its important for a performance engine to be driven like a performance engine on occasion. That said you can put the engine through its paces on a highway on ramp every morning and...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   01-26-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums. As far as modding you...

Welcome to our forums.

As far as modding you rnew car I suggest having a read here first : http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

As far as tuning shops that are local my...
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-25-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arcticscythe
I'm not hating on the seller, Just hating on the...

I'm not hating on the seller, Just hating on the BOV and CATless exhaust cause apparently I'm a hippy : /
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   01-25-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums Ive always been a fan...

Welcome to our forums

Ive always been a fan of the Suspension > Braking > Horsepower upgrade path. Doesnt matter how much power you have, the barrier at the end of the strip has more than you. On...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-24-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By arcticscythe
clamer, the Original Poster has 2 posts from more...

clamer, the Original Poster has 2 posts from more than 6 months ago.

My guess is he either didn't like our recommendations or he created a number of posts on different forums and he hasn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-24-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By arcticscythe
Im with titter, turn your neck and check. To...

Im with titter, turn your neck and check.

To answer your question most of the blind spot detecting mirrors ( aftermarket ) that I have used have a radar type sensor that attaches either to the...
Forum: New Member Intros   01-24-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By arcticscythe
welcome to our forums, Heres a good place to...

welcome to our forums,

Heres a good place to start with as far as upgrading your new WRX. http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

oh and dont forget to wave.
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-23-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By arcticscythe
Just a heads up there, most of the guys on this...

Just a heads up there, most of the guys on this forum have read or been told about how rough on your car a blow off valve is. Also what kind of tune are you running on your car to take advantage of a...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-23-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By arcticscythe
pjkatz04 didnt you have the same problem I did...

pjkatz04 didnt you have the same problem I did with the 3.31 maps from Cobb? I called them on it and they essentailly said that they have no idea why its under boosting even on the HWG maps, on so...
Forum: New Member Intros   01-22-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums. We are glad to help...

Welcome to our forums.

We are glad to help in any way we can.

Oh and as part of a subaru community when you see another Subaru on the road we like to wave : )
Forum: New Member Intros   01-22-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,687
Posted By arcticscythe
Those wheels ar almost blue, When you get...

Those wheels ar almost blue,

When you get them mounted and wrapped post photos, Im curious how rally blue + dark blue looks.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-22-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By arcticscythe
Definitly not a drop in part, Why are you...

Definitly not a drop in part,

Why are you interested in an old mitsubishi TD05? There are plenty of other options, especially ball bearing setups, that are almost drop in ready ( with oil/water...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-21-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By arcticscythe
Its a hell of a project, Ive just begun...

Its a hell of a project,

Ive just begun working with mechanical controller applications for arduino and it might be a good base for your application. Ive never seen an off the shelf controller...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-21-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By arcticscythe
Im a huge fan of flowable silicone. Just make...

Im a huge fan of flowable silicone. Just make sure you know where you are squirting it because it rolls downhill.

Also available at the auto parts store, usually with the windshield adhesives.
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