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Forum: Newbie Forum   08-31-2010, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By Exarch
/facepalm Subaru Research Site- specs,...

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Subaru Research Site- specs, prices, options, 2011, 2010, 2009.. Outback, Legacy, Forester, Impreza, Tribeca (http://www.cars101.com)

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Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,206
Posted By Exarch
I've run a roof rack for years on every car I've...

I've run a roof rack for years on every car I've owned. I'd highly recommend getting a roof rack. For the money they are infinitely handy. I don't know about Thule racks, but with the Yakima rack,...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-23-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Exarch
If I run across them, I'll post up a link or two...

If I run across them, I'll post up a link or two to a thread with some before and after dyno maps which reflect a non-power tune done to a car. The before tune plot is very rough and ragged, after...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   11-23-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Exarch
Yeah, I've read about a few 3rd gears out there...

Yeah, I've read about a few 3rd gears out there letting go on the 06/07. I don't drive like a banshee on the street though, and doubt that I'd be using 3rd much in AutoX, as redline in second comes...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   11-23-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Exarch
Good stuff, just wanted to make sure my eyes...

Good stuff, just wanted to make sure my eyes weren't crossing so late at night pouring over rules!

I got the e-mail addy of the newbie guy for my local governing body, and I'll send him an e-mail...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   11-23-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By Exarch
Tranny Modification Question

This may be the wrong forum, and if it is, please move it with my apologies.

First, I haven't autocrossed at all so far, but am looking at getting into it. The class which the car will be running...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-22-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By Exarch
Because I can't find much else out there, I'll...

Because I can't find much else out there, I'll assume the 2010 WRX uses the same 5mt as the rest of the Subaru's with a 5-speed, seeing as they've been using this tranny since before I had my...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-22-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,847
Posted By Exarch
I would say that you could probably benefit from...

I would say that you could probably benefit from some time reading up on bobistheoilguy.com. He does a number of tests to oil additives, and from everything I've read and seen, oil additives are...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-16-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By Exarch
@Pdx I'd second the throwout bearing...

@Pdx

I'd second the throwout bearing suggestion.

@allvol

My 07 WRX does the same thing, I'd search around a bit, apparently there is a return spring in the clutch actuation assembly that can...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-16-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Exarch
I would save yourself the headache and spend the...

I would save yourself the headache and spend the extra money to get a better baseline as opposed to "saving" money by purchasing an inferior product then dumping that "saved" money into it.

I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-03-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,351
Posted By Exarch
I second mosc's idea. I think it would be a good...

I second mosc's idea. I think it would be a good idea to get the best stocker you can and roll from there. Talking in terms of a '93 means you're starting from a car that is already the better part...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-31-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,011
Posted By Exarch
Clutch start interlock permenently shorted, issues?

So last night, I was sitting around in the car chatting on the phone with the engine off and the car sitting in first with the cluch out and e-brake on. For no apparent reason I turned the key to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-29-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,095
Posted By Exarch
Sorry it took me so long to get back to this...

Sorry it took me so long to get back to this thread, been a bit of a crazy month so far, and I've been working on building up a series of sheets in excel to figure some numbers I can't find figured...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-23-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,095
Posted By Exarch
@Basco I've run a couple of calcs around the...

@Basco

I've run a couple of calcs around the known bits of the FP Green, however it's pretty well utterly impossible to say what to expect wtihout the compressor map from the actual turbo. All I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-22-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,095
Posted By Exarch
Finding a map for the FP Greens is a pretty big...

Finding a map for the FP Greens is a pretty big pita, apparently the manufacturer dosen't particularly care to pass the map around.

The closest thing I've found is a NASIOC discussion on it with...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-22-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,095
Posted By Exarch
I definately applaud the OP's initiative!!!! So...

I definately applaud the OP's initiative!!!! So without further adieu, some usefull information proceeded by these important
messages:

First: All calculations in this post were done assuming...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-21-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By Exarch
@Clutch You more or less answered your own...

@Clutch

You more or less answered your own question, throw your MBC in the trash and go wtih the nearest EBC you can, which incidently was built into your car at the factory. If needs be, you can...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   05-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,684
Posted By Exarch
Nadeem, thanks for the attention to this topic...

Nadeem, thanks for the attention to this topic and for looking through it and at least discussing it.

Personally I think that having a more relaxed area not-generally-available would be a very...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-04-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By Exarch
I think he just wants to raise the back a bit,...

I think he just wants to raise the back a bit, dosen't look like it's saggin' from the pictures...


To the OP:

I'd leave the wheel gap be, or solve through lowering. Higher center of gravity...
Forum: The Hangout   05-04-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By Exarch
Exactly. I do love that color though, always...

Exactly.

I do love that color though, always have, on just about any car.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-04-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,198
Posted By Exarch
AAAUUGGGHHH MY EYES!!! /$0.02 In all...

AAAUUGGGHHH MY EYES!!!

/$0.02


In all seriousness, I'd look for something a little less Krylon "Traffic Cone Orange", black cars can look good with bright wheels, it's just difficult to get...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-04-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Exarch
First and foremost, I would suggest reading every...

First and foremost, I would suggest reading every sticky you can find about your car. You don't appear to know a whole lot about tuning a Subaru, they are a fairly unique beast, and very much worth...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-03-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,905
Posted By Exarch
+1 Just saved me a good bit of searching boo-key!...

+1 Just saved me a good bit of searching boo-key!

OT: How's Knoxville these days? Miss it down there, the folks live just outside Chattanooga.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-02-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,149
Posted By Exarch
I could just be naive, but wouldn't the shop...

I could just be naive, but wouldn't the shop stand by their work and have some type of written warranty policy?

If it was running when you dropped it off, and isn't running now, and they fiddled...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-02-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 716
Posted By Exarch
Hooray for city lights. Had the same drama the...

Hooray for city lights. Had the same drama the night after I brought the car home. I'll second the wonderings on the 08+ Scoobs.
Forum: The Hangout   05-02-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,441
Posted By Exarch
I grew up in a Honda car, Toyota truck type of...

I grew up in a Honda car, Toyota truck type of family. So the choice was obvious, started out in a truck and eventually moved to an 04 Civic. A few thousand worth of suspension bits and big plans...
Forum: New Member Intros   05-02-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Exarch
Thanks gents, it's a definate change from the...

Thanks gents, it's a definate change from the Accord I've been riding around in for the past few years, I've been out driving all over for the past few days for no apparent reason, which is always a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-02-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,905
Posted By Exarch
I'll change out the fluid and the like over the...

I'll change out the fluid and the like over the next couple of weeks and see what differences it makes. I need the torx bits to open things up, and I fear both those bits and the oils are going to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-02-2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,905
Posted By Exarch
Gear Whine: First and Second, and Shifter.

First things first:
New owner of a used 2007 WRX, 16,500 miles, no mods (that I know of).

First and second gear have a noticeable whine to them. During a WOT redline pull of either gear, the...
Forum: New Member Intros   05-01-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Exarch
Proud new owner!

Picked up a 2007 WRX with 16,355 miles on it, in WRB yesterday afternoon, would have posted, but was too busy out driving around everywhere.

Pics coming soon, today was cloudy/misty/nasty, so no...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-28-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Exarch
I'd say go with the WRX, as noted you rather...

I'd say go with the WRX, as noted you rather answered your own question. :D
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-28-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By Exarch
I"ll second that the KYB's mentioned above are a...

I"ll second that the KYB's mentioned above are a solid OEM replacement option.

If you're going to lower the car, it might be a good idea to make sure that the shocks you do get are tough enough to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-28-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Exarch
Yup, very true, doing a bunch of reading tonight...

Yup, very true, doing a bunch of reading tonight on various sizes, I'll likely stick wtih the stock boat-anchor wheels for a while while trying to figure out what I'd like to run and in what size. ...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   04-28-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,684
Posted By Exarch
For what it's worth, I enjoy this forum because...

For what it's worth, I enjoy this forum because of the lack of kill stores and general idiocy.

It's my opinion that having a killboard or what have you isn't productive in any way, while at the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-28-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Exarch
Thanks much, I'll keep ya'll updated. I...

Thanks much, I'll keep ya'll updated.

I haven't bought it yet, but assuming it drives correctly and dosen't show any signs of wanton abuse, It'll be home soon.

Got loaded on a carrier in Salt...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-27-2009, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Exarch
A couple months early, but on it's way...

For those who saw my earlier thread... After all the research on various used models, I had settled on an 04 STi or 07 WRX.

I quickly discovered that finding an 04/05 STi locally is like finding...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-27-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Exarch
Asked and learned a bit more about the ALK. ...

Asked and learned a bit more about the ALK. Oldfartracer hit it on the head. The reason they aren't legal is beacuse of the whole "Thou shalt not alter thy suspension attach points" bif of the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-27-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,523
Posted By Exarch
This is a complicated one. Any type of forced...

This is a complicated one. Any type of forced induction is effectively a compression increase device.

As you are probably aware, there are tons of things that come into play when you're looking...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-27-2009, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By Exarch
I would second the opinion that you're now in the...

I would second the opinion that you're now in the market for a new turbo. If things got that hot under the hood, to cherry red stage, I'd see it as possible the turbo seized. Looking at your mods,...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-23-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Exarch
Thanks for the info, good to know I can just use...

Thanks for the info, good to know I can just use offset bushings to get more caster. It also appears to be generally legal to mount camber plates in the shock towers at an angle in order to get more...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-21-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Exarch
ALK and SCCA

I've been reading around and building a list of stuff to get when I purchase the new car.

Amongst these things is an Anti-Lift Kit.

My goals for the car is to do a chunk of mods to put the car...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-21-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Exarch
*ducks the dumdum roundhouse* I will say...

*ducks the dumdum roundhouse*

I will say there is a lot to read, something which might be worth reading are the relevant parts of Unabomber's Manifesto...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-21-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,490
Posted By Exarch
For what it's worth: You might also want to...

For what it's worth:

You might also want to look into upgrading the shift bushings, get some of that vague, squishy feeling out of it.

turninconcepts offers a full-blown kartboy kit for around...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-12-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,991
Posted By Exarch
+1 VD5505 I didn't even think of it, but...

+1 VD5505

I didn't even think of it, but yeah, you could have lost a shaft ballance weight. If you do I'll be amazed, I've only seen one go absent in 15 years of screwing with vehicles. I don't...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-12-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By Exarch
Ah, yeah, I can see how the BPV positioning can...

Ah, yeah, I can see how the BPV positioning can make things a little problematic. From what I last recall peeking under the hood of a WRX, the intake tract is quite short, meaning it would be rather...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-12-2009, 02:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,314
Posted By Exarch
Personally I think it would be a pretty spiffy...

Personally I think it would be a pretty spiffy idea, you'd just have to make sure of clearance around any plastic parts, it can be close, but touching would be bad. You also may discover exactly how...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-12-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,991
Posted By Exarch
Please keep us posted on this, I'm very curious...

Please keep us posted on this, I'm very curious as to what it ends up being.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-11-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,991
Posted By Exarch
Let me add on to VD5505's idea and be very blunt....

Let me add on to VD5505's idea and be very blunt.

The RE92's are outrightly horrible tires. The ones that came OEM on my current Accord were replaced after about and a half and 18k miles. In...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-11-2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By Exarch
No clue on exactly what would be causing this in...

No clue on exactly what would be causing this in such a manner that the dealership can't reproduce it.

Is this happening while normally pulling away from lights and such? Or only when you get a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   04-11-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,625
Posted By Exarch
Hunt around for adjustments for your particular...

Hunt around for adjustments for your particular turbo, the TD04-13T, commonly just referred to as the TD04.

The shop manual for the car will have some adjustment guidelines, as each one is set...
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