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Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
Posted By arcticscythe
ElJefe - typically logs are recorded at 100%...

ElJefe - typically logs are recorded at 100% throttle in 3rd or 4th gear ( depending on if you have a 5MT of 6MT ) and from 2500-6500 RPM.

If you can grab us that snapshot we can help you figure...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   07-31-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Posted By arcticscythe
Ive got a soft spot for carbon fiber anything but...

Ive got a soft spot for carbon fiber anything but I don't think a CF shaft will do a alot more than make your wallet lighter. A good aluminum driveshaft would help reduce your unsprung weight ( by...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-31-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By arcticscythe
So quick update, After running these pads for 1...

So quick update, After running these pads for 1 week they are still very dusty. Stopping power is excellent and modulation is excellent. I haven't pushed them hard enough to see if there is any more...
Forum: The Hangout   07-31-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, As far as getting a...

Welcome to the forums,

As far as getting a hitch installed Ive seen a handful of GR WRXs with hitches. If you look for Impreza hitches you should find a few that are compatible with the WRX, I...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   07-31-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Posted By arcticscythe
Thats how I've always launched autos. let the...

Thats how I've always launched autos. let the torque converter pickup some steam in 2 then drop it back in d.

If you can handle the harshness then swapping out the drivetrain related mounts will...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   07-30-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 79
Posted By arcticscythe
Technique will go a long way. How you launch the...

Technique will go a long way. How you launch the car makes a pretty big difference in your 60ft times.

As far as hardware is concerned I would start with a pitch stop mount. They will increase...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-30-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By arcticscythe
I think the stockers on the 13 WRX are 17x8 +53...

I think the stockers on the 13 WRX are 17x8 +53 mosc you might be thinking of the STi BBS wheels 18x8.5X55?

Not that 2mm makes a hell of a difference - unless you are 1mm from scraping : )

In...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-30-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By arcticscythe
I know you mentioned that you wanted to do it a...

I know you mentioned that you wanted to do it a little at a time, If you are taking that approach start with the tuner. Without the tuner or a proper tune you cannot safely run an aftermarket intake...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-30-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums. recommending wheels...

Welcome to our forums.

recommending wheels is a very personal choice with lots of opinions. Your desired use also makes a huge difference. If you want something lightweight and strong Enkei RPF1...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-30-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By arcticscythe
It depends on where the rattles are coming from. ...

It depends on where the rattles are coming from.

I assume the car is in good working order? If you feel alot of vibration when your driving the car you might want to look into the wheel...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-28-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, On the 2008-2014...

Welcome to the forums,

On the 2008-2014 there are 2 bolts that hold the down-pipe to the tranny, one of which is near the rear end of the trans. Check for those first.

Hope that helps
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By arcticscythe
/waves wildly/ Ill take a rock on, or a hang...

/waves wildly/

Ill take a rock on, or a hang loose, or a hipster wave. Whatever you wanna do : )

Enjoy it, and just wait. Its a different kind of cool than your used to.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-28-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By arcticscythe
Looks great. Did you do the bushings as...

Looks great.

Did you do the bushings as well? I was very pleased with the bushings on the OEM short shifter.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-27-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By arcticscythe
@ RoboTuner, Im still rolling on the stock...

@ RoboTuner, Im still rolling on the stock rotors. I considered a set of Stoptech slotted rotors but mine are still in really good shape ( especially for having 45k miles on them ) If your getting...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-27-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By arcticscythe
That would be considered a stage 2 + ( Stage 2 is...

That would be considered a stage 2 + ( Stage 2 is downpipe +catback ) Personally I would reach out to a e-tuner. Once you start swapping headers and running catless pipes a professional tune is...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-27-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 45,214
Posted By arcticscythe
If you can I would bring a tool bag and install...

If you can I would bring a tool bag and install your EBCS right in front of your tuners shop. Or like the guys suggested have them email you a limp map to get you there safely. and just a side note....
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-27-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, Congrats on your new...

Welcome to our forums,

Congrats on your new Subaru. If your started down a mod path I would look at this thread first : http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

As for your...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-27-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
  New Guy
Views: 152
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, If you haven't...

Welcome to the forums,

If you haven't already take a look at this thread : http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

Im glad you have the master cylinder brace on the list, aside...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-27-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By arcticscythe
Ideally any time you change the intake or exhaust...

Ideally any time you change the intake or exhaust path you should get a tune. The pre 2008 WRX is considerably more tolerant of changes to the intake/exhaust path than the 08+ models but I would...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-24-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By arcticscythe
Stoptech Street Pads

Preface: After getting my WRX back from the dealership with a new engine I have been going through the typical break in process. Keeping the RPMs under 4500 and using engine braking whenever...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   07-22-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By arcticscythe
Nice, Did you have it pro-tuned? and how does it...

Nice, Did you have it pro-tuned? and how does it sound?
Forum: New Member Intros   07-22-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By arcticscythe
These 2 things are what i would put at the top of...

These 2 things are what i would put at the top of the list. That FA20 runs crazy hot, just rolling down the highway. Oil cooler and a good synthetic oil will help a considerable amount.

Ive...
Forum: The Hangout   07-22-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By arcticscythe
- Yeah its an odd double edged sword. i know...

- Yeah its an odd double edged sword. i know thicker oil is necessary but if I run the wrong oil and record 5w40 or similar with my changes then Subaru might choose not to provide warranty support. ...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-21-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,795
Posted By arcticscythe
So it essentially drops the water down the engine...

So it essentially drops the water down the engine mount and across the top of the trans? I might ned to build myself a sprayer.

And those Lava blankets are fantastic. I could literally hold my...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By arcticscythe
Oh I was under the impression that because you...

Oh I was under the impression that because you had a cobb tune that you had a Cobb Accessport because that is the primary way a driver would upload a Cobb tune.

In the event that the previous...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-21-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,795
Posted By arcticscythe
Thats awesome. I have been playing with that idea...

Thats awesome. I have been playing with that idea for a while. Living in California the summer heat really sucks the life out of the engine. A cool evap spray might be nice. Do you notice any...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-21-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,996
Posted By arcticscythe
Update, I said it on my last post that I...

Update,

I said it on my last post that I wanted to stay under SOA warranty, and it paid off. I blew up a rod bearing end of last month and Subaru just finished rebuilding the engine at no cost to...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   07-21-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By arcticscythe
Just curious what did you replace it with? I have...

Just curious what did you replace it with? I have seen a few Cold air setups for the 2015 but Im constantly doing research for a couple of good friends.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-21-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By arcticscythe
What you have there is a limp home mode. Its when...

What you have there is a limp home mode. Its when your ECU detects something that it thinks is dangerous and it limits your boost and retards your timing to make the car "Safe to drive home"...
Forum: The Hangout   07-21-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah Im quite glad that its not out of pocket. I...

Yeah Im quite glad that its not out of pocket. I had made peace with not being covered before I took it in and when the service advisor said everything would be covered it was a sigh of relief.

Im...
Forum: The Hangout   07-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By arcticscythe
New Engine

Preface: So I was quiet there for a bit, I had an unfortunate run in with a rod bearing 3 weeks ago. I was driving home late at night last month when I started hearing an odd knock sound, I looked...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-20-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,795
Posted By arcticscythe
thats awesome, ive seen a number of those setups...

thats awesome, ive seen a number of those setups over the years. what nozzles are you using?
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-20-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community, As far as what to...

Welcome to the community,

As far as what to do first I wrote a thread about it a while back, http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

Depending on how you drive I would sort the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-20-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By arcticscythe
To each his own, Im glad your enjoying it. ...

To each his own, Im glad your enjoying it.

Have you thought about extending those "teeth" on your front mount so your car doesn't look like its got an underbite?

I might not agree with your...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-20-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,795
Posted By arcticscythe
Hey just curious over here in electrical land,...

Hey just curious over here in electrical land, whats the red button for? Cut-off switch, Light bar, Flux capacitor?
Forum: New Member Intros   07-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community. I wave to anyone...

Welcome to the community.

I wave to anyone with a Subaru thats paying attention. I get waves from old outbacks and new STis. They are not kidding when they say Love, its what makes a Subaru a...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By arcticscythe
welcome to the community. Enjoy your break...

welcome to the community.

Enjoy your break in time.

Oh and dont forget to wave : )
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-14-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By arcticscythe
Im pretty sure the handle is press fit onto the...

Im pretty sure the handle is press fit onto the Ebrake, Should be as simple as twisting and pulling it off.

That master cylinder brace is probably the best 3 hours Ive ever spent on my car. Its...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-14-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, What you have there...

Welcome to our forums,

What you have there is a classic dilemma, If you are currently 16 and planning on buying the WRX in 2 years I would not be at all surprised if Subaru releases the 2017 or...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-14-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah those old housings throw a ton of excess...

Yeah those old housings throw a ton of excess light. Its really a matter of people making safe decisions.

There is a halogen bulb swap/mod for some of the previous years that uses an H9 (2200lm)...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
  Exhaust
Views: 252
Posted By arcticscythe
Depends on how much your inspector knows about...

Depends on how much your inspector knows about the vehicle. Unfortunatly it could go wither way. I have been to smog shops where they dont even look under the hood and Ive been to shops where they...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-13-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah this has come a long way from the fighter...

Yeah this has come a long way from the fighter pilot throw switches I used back in high school. We were so pleased that there was a nice factory plastic cover to use for the switch. Im very pleased...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-13-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By arcticscythe
2015+ WRX Lighting Update

Preface:
Some of you know that I have a lighting addiction. Among friends I have become the go to for lighting expertise, advice and installs. Ive also been drinking the Subaru koolaid for quite...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
  Exhaust
Views: 252
Posted By arcticscythe
Washington state uses the California CARB...

Washington state uses the California CARB emissions standards. If you currently have a straight pipe exhaust I would recommend swapping in a catted down pipe for your inspection.

/Hippy rant/ The...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-10-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By arcticscythe
Got a chance to do another car yesterday. 2016...

Got a chance to do another car yesterday. 2016 WRX this time.

This on belongs to stemp661

I asked him to take photo of it on at night as well so theres a working demo. Ill post that one when...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-10-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome, I know youve been driving it a bit...

Welcome,

I know youve been driving it a bit but this is still a good read for drivers looking to do more with their cars. http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

If you have...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-09-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By arcticscythe
Sweet I look forward to it, as for brands...

Sweet I look forward to it,

as for brands Grimmspeed make a tank of a master cylinder brace. They could probablly mealt the whole car down and pull that brace out of the molten puddle without a...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,073
Posted By arcticscythe
I definitely like the little lip spoiler better,...

I definitely like the little lip spoiler better, really it needs to be on one end of the spectrum or the other, go big of keep it understated but in the middle isn't committed enough for me. Also...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-09-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, Im pretty sure the...

Welcome to the forums,

Im pretty sure the suspension geo is similar on the 08 to the 2013 ( a majority of my research applies to the 13 so take it with a grain of salt ) I typically do not...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community, I love the 2003...

Welcome to the community,

I love the 2003 Hatch, it looks fantastic for being 12 years old, great job with the upkeep.

As far as mods are concerned Ive always been of the Braking > Suspension...
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