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Forum: The Hangout   03-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 23,268
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Basically pulling out anything unnecessary behind...

Basically pulling out anything unnecessary behind the driver's seats and further items in the engine bay. I'll take some pics of the progress today and give a detailed list of what I've done and...
Forum: The Hangout   02-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 23,268
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Bought the wife one of these ...

Bought the wife one of these

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v253/weeksifer/IMG_2062_zpsc379178d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/weeksifer/media/IMG_2062_zpsc379178d.jpg.html)

Annnnd...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-17-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Buy yourself a set of feeler gauges (if you don't...

Buy yourself a set of feeler gauges (if you don't have them) to figure out where to put the buckets..... It could take a few hours since you have no idea where they should go. All you really need to...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-17-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By RcrsWetDream
I think if you put them on you can take the car...

I think if you put them on you can take the car over jumps though.

Something something redbull gives you wings?

1 vote for do it and post pics.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Well then yes, we sort of agree :D It's...

Well then yes, we sort of agree :D

It's still a pretty strong transmission, but in the realm of WRX/STI's it's the weakest of the bunch. They'll hold for a while but it's still running 20 amps...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-16-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By RcrsWetDream
I rest my case. There's a reason Subaru...

I rest my case. There's a reason Subaru re-worked it for late 02-03, and even then look at the sheer # of 02-06 trans failures versus 08+. I beat the shit out of mine regularly too, we'll see how...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-16-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Beat the crap out of my car with 7 miles on the...

Beat the crap out of my car with 7 miles on the clock, you're fine. What you're feeling is most likely you getting used to the power. The car should still pull pretty well to 5500 or so, then...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-15-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By RcrsWetDream
I'm leaning towards a bad gear in the trans. ...

I'm leaning towards a bad gear in the trans. Have you tried starting it out in other gears besides first?

Btw, do you know the circumstances leading up to the latest failure to put it in it's...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-12-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,644
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Like ps said, I would run through and check the...

Like ps said, I would run through and check the easy stuff on the clutch first.... Bleed it, make sure the pedal is adjusted properly. How far off the floor does it engage?

If that checks out...
Forum: The Hangout   05-06-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 25,680
Posted By RcrsWetDream
^ I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack < Old company folded,...

^ I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
< Old company folded, got new job, wife now 6.5 months pregnant with baby #1 (it's a girl, we'll see how she likes wrenching), and doing a bunch of house projects that kept...
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   02-02-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,314
Posted By RcrsWetDream
I just plain don't like mis-matched body panels...

I just plain don't like mis-matched body panels whatsoever. To me it looks incomplete, well you bought the part but didn't budget for paint?

I have the Seibon CW, when painted they look great on...
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   02-01-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,314
Posted By RcrsWetDream
^I don't know why this is still a common...

^I don't know why this is still a common statement. It was true until about five years ago.

08+ WRX's come with steel hoods that weigh 45 lbs so a std cf hood cut about 25 off of that. I did the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   01-30-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Take a picture and post it here. If you're...

Take a picture and post it here. If you're saying it's only about 2" below the plastic joint thing it sounds about right. I could always go measure mine, they probably haven't changed much since 02.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   01-24-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Have you adjusted the clutch pedal?

Have you adjusted the clutch pedal?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-23-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Aside from being an actual bov and the potential...

Aside from being an actual bov and the potential issues with it, it's also a BIG valve.

I run the QR which is the same 50mm design as the Q, just recirculating. The issue with it is at low boost...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-14-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,990
Posted By RcrsWetDream
That would be an oxymoron. Less restriction of...

That would be an oxymoron. Less restriction of flow for the turbo is defined as a performance gain. !Laugh!

But yeah, just put a cat back on the car and you'll have no worries and enjoy the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-14-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,990
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Seems that you don't understand. There is...

Seems that you don't understand.

There is no performance benefit to just slapping a downpipe on. You put the downpipe on so you can tune the car to run more boost. You get exactly zero safe...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-14-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,990
Posted By RcrsWetDream
If you touch the downpipe you need to tune. ...

If you touch the downpipe you need to tune.

Cat-back only and you're fine.

You need to tune because aftermarket downpipes let the turbo breathe easier, and often causes the stock tune to...
Forum: The Hangout   01-14-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By RcrsWetDream
I haven't gotten a refund in years.... If I don't...

I haven't gotten a refund in years.... If I don't OWE more taxes and actually get a bit of a refund I'll be putting it towards paying the car off.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-08-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,784
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Aftermarket intake will give you 75% of the sound...

Aftermarket intake will give you 75% of the sound of an atmospheric bov, using the OEM bpv. You can't just slap an intake on though, you need to be tuned for it to be safe in the long run.

Get...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-08-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,001
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Good deal. I want a cookie for guessing right. ...

Good deal. I want a cookie for guessing right.

Time to update your profile pic.
Forum: The Hangout   01-08-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,886
Posted By RcrsWetDream
09+ gear ratios are all the same... I guess...

09+ gear ratios are all the same...

I guess it depends. The 11+ weigh a bit more but have wider tires to grip better, maybe a bit lighter wheels.

Either way, blah blah blah bench racing.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-07-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,001
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Sounds like a service tech didn't tighten the...

Sounds like a service tech didn't tighten the drain plug enough, or the gasket from the old filter stuck to the block and they didn't notice.

Unfortunately I'd say it's a crappy tech issue, not...
Forum: New England WRX Forum   01-04-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Purely speculation, but I'd say prices stay...

Purely speculation, but I'd say prices stay pretty constant. Maybe most cars drop in the winter, but not one that is marketed to be great in bad weather.
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-03-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,943
Posted By RcrsWetDream
You should be able to find the top bracket online...

You should be able to find the top bracket online via classifieds (admittedly, Nasioc has the best classifieds around).

The top bracket just bolts to the downpipe bolts.

What's wrong with the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-29-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Yeah I'm glad it went well. The only thing i...

Yeah I'm glad it went well. The only thing i messed up besides taking the nuts of the trans mount was forgetting to snap the connector on the main engine harness... Took about five minutes of not...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-28-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Done! I just need to make sure I have the...

Done! I just need to make sure I have the coolant system burped well enough, but she moves under her own power.

Total time 17 hours for an engine out clutch job solo. Not bad IMO.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-28-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
I have everything most of the way back in. I...

I have everything most of the way back in. I just need to put the down pipe back on, slap on the wastegate, heat shield, tmic, and add coolant. Hopefully I'll have it back running with two more...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-27-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Turns out I got the engine in on my lonesome......

Turns out I got the engine in on my lonesome... Buddy showed up about 20 minutes after I got it back in and tested the clutch out. It's all bolted up, the engine/trans mounts are seated in the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-27-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Guide pins are all lubed up with anti-seize. ...

Guide pins are all lubed up with anti-seize.

I got it a good 99% of the way in (about a 1" gap), I just need my buddy to push it forward a bit so I can get the bolts started. Once he pushes it...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-27-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Update: Trans back in place, took ten...

Update:

Trans back in place, took ten minutes of loosening up the cross member
Finger still bleeding from last night
Engine proving to be a bitch to line back up by yourself. May have to wait...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-27-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
I don't think the pic shows how worn it is very...

I don't think the pic shows how worn it is very well. You can tell from all the clutch dust I cleaned out of the trans and engine areas though.

Wish me luck getting this thing back in today.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-26-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Started the clutch job, I got most of the stuff...

Started the clutch job, I got most of the stuff off the engine on Saturday, then we went home for xmas.

Today I was able to get the engine out, replace the clutch and plugs and start getting...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-10-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,442
Posted By RcrsWetDream
I call BS.... You're not even into the 10's and...

I call BS.... You're not even into the 10's and you have a 20g. Stock turbo STi's are faster.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-07-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
  Aps bov
Views: 2,013
Posted By RcrsWetDream
If you want to run an STI tmic, you need the...

If you want to run an STI tmic, you need the TMIC, STI layout turbo, sti intake manifold, sti throttle body.

All in you're north of $1,000. Get a new valve.

FYI, the bpv on your car now is the...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-07-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,442
Posted By RcrsWetDream
^Regrinds are about that much, I was referring to...

^Regrinds are about that much, I was referring to a custom set of new cams.

Unported 2.0L heads dont' flow as bad as you think. They're definitely not the root of the power falling off at 6400....
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-07-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By RcrsWetDream
If you're going to get tuned in the end, just add...

If you're going to get tuned in the end, just add an intake to your list and you'll hear any recirculating valve just fine.

My perrin intake and tial QR is loud as faq. Almost sounds like a vent...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Got my cherry picker yesterday. My office is...

Got my cherry picker yesterday. My office is closed the entire week of Christmas so I'm taking the second half of that week to do the following:

Clutch (pulling engine)

Probably do the air...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   12-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,442
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Delta customs are usually a bit more than what...

Delta customs are usually a bit more than what you can get off the shelf from Kelford or Gsc, something around $1,000-1,200 for a set. Kelford will do custom grinds too though, I don't think they...
Forum: The Hangout   11-16-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,690
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Orange is just a 2013 special edition color for...

Orange is just a 2013 special edition color for both WRX and STI... Apparently only for the sedan..

No "offical" word on colors for 14, but that's still supposedly the new model.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,457
Posted By RcrsWetDream
^ Don't listen to this guy. It's actually...

^ Don't listen to this guy.

It's actually referring to the jet engine from an F-4 Phantom that the WRX has. Something along the lines of 10,000hp equivalent of thrust.

Ok he's right
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   11-15-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 30,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Guess I never posted on the outcome. I put the...

Guess I never posted on the outcome. I put the car back to how it originally was, direct line off the manifold with a T to the boost gauge. I blows off nicely at anything above 3 or so PSI, under...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-15-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By RcrsWetDream
^I would have agreed to that, but they improved...

^I would have agreed to that, but they improved them. I snapped one a while back, and they sent me a new set for free and the new ones have held much better and I would say under harsher conditions....
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-25-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By RcrsWetDream
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Forum: Newbie Forum   10-24-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
When you buy the tactrix it comes with everything...

When you buy the tactrix it comes with everything to hook up to the laptop.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-24-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By RcrsWetDream
^Sounds like he's only replacing short block so...

^Sounds like he's only replacing short block so he'll re-use heads and everything else that bolts onto the engine.

**Even if he got a full long block, it's from an STI so no composite manifold.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-24-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By RcrsWetDream
Rods may be different too (bit stronger), I don't...

Rods may be different too (bit stronger), I don't remember. The big difference is in the heads.

If that company bought the block from Subaru for their billet process, and it has been untouched, I...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-24-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,520
Posted By RcrsWetDream
You need the Openport 2.0 cable from Tactrix. ...

You need the Openport 2.0 cable from Tactrix. The 1.3 doesn't work with CAN bus ECU's.

As for maps, I think a lot of guys run OTS maps from Torqued Performance. They're good to get started, but...
Forum: The Hangout   10-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 25,680
Posted By RcrsWetDream
^ Yep :D < Look at location v Will root for...

^ Yep :D
< Look at location
v Will root for the Tigers over probably the Cardinals.
Forum: The Hangout   10-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 398
  Read me: Wow... you're ugly!
Views: 45,055
Posted By RcrsWetDream
**House Not nearly as active as I like to...

**House

Not nearly as active as I like to be/have been.
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