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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By LW_Black4
Stage 1 is a basic engine tune, which you can get...

Stage 1 is a basic engine tune, which you can get by just purchasing a COBB AccessPort tuning device. There are some variations of this with an intake, but Stage 1 is essentially an engine tune.
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Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-15-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 221
Posted By LW_Black4
I agree that it does transform the car, even...

I agree that it does transform the car, even though it's still modest performance at a Stage 1 tune. The EJ engine platform is capable of much more.

I intend to switch to the 93 octane tune for...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 221
Posted By LW_Black4
Very detailed review, thanks. We need pictures...

Very detailed review, thanks. We need pictures please, along with the intake installed. :)

http://i.imgur.com/g6YW3WD.jpg
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By LW_Black4
Awesome information Jason, and thank you for...

Awesome information Jason, and thank you for being so helpful providing it.
You are representing wrxtuners.com superbly! :)
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-08-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By LW_Black4
I think the JDM ECU is required as well, and...

I think the JDM ECU is required as well, and there's a special procedure for emissions testing.

NV Auto of Hamilton ON does these swaps, so is a good source of information.
...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-08-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By LW_Black4
Most accessories are common among the Impreza...

Most accessories are common among the Impreza product line, likely EJ product line. The steering rack itself is different for the performance models, but I don't think the power steering pump is...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-08-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By LW_Black4
AllExtiinct, I think the wheels have to be...

AllExtiinct,
I think the wheels have to be supported to take the load off the sway bar, so ramps are a better DIY approach than jack stands for this task.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By LW_Black4
Ambitions DIY project, for sure. Well done, and...

Ambitions DIY project, for sure. Well done, and thanks for the suggestions.

Might be better to add the text that's on the photo to the body of the post as well, because the red font is a little...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   04-07-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By LW_Black4
It's hard to see what it is in the pictures. Are...

It's hard to see what it is in the pictures. Are there metal filings in the bottom of the oil pan?
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By LW_Black4
Low Beam Headlights AND Fogs OUT - all at once!

Replaced the low beam bulbs today on my '04 WRX.

They had gone out along with the fog lights, apparently all at once. Inspection showed that it was the bulbs themselves, which are approx. a year...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By LW_Black4
Turbo is up top. Take a picture or 2 of where...

Turbo is up top. Take a picture or 2 of where it's wet with oil and where the smoke is and post them.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-02-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By LW_Black4
It looks like I'm getting close to max boost with...

It looks like I'm getting close to max boost with the new tune in this acceleration run - my first datalog.

Tune Specs
Stage1 91 v310: Boost Targets: ~14.5psi peak boost pressure tapering down to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-01-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By LW_Black4
Unfortunately older motors have more blow by....

Unfortunately older motors have more blow by. Mine has 240,000 km and I am concerned about oil in the intake / TMIC as well.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-31-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By LW_Black4
Is that oil on the turbo compressor inlet housing?

Is that oil on the turbo compressor inlet housing?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-30-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By LW_Black4
Thanks Adair. I found the mount and supported the...

Thanks Adair. I found the mount and supported the OBD-II cable so it wouldn't put downward pressure on the mount, which should help.

http://i.imgur.com/g6YW3WD.jpg

Is there way to add sensor...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By LW_Black4
How do you mount one of these things on the...

How do you mount one of these things on the centre console dash, and what guages are most useful to display if you leave it on?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By LW_Black4
Thank you, that is very helpful. Is the fitment...

Thank you, that is very helpful. Is the fitment illustrated above for the '04 WRX, or others?

I am impressed with the design.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By LW_Black4
psinuse for motors, man show for transmissions,...

psinuse for motors, man show for transmissions, and Crawford Performance is one great tuner, but may not be local to you. Crawford Performance: Home To Crawford Built Gymkhana 1 and 2...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-26-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By LW_Black4
Take it to a competent mechanic or a performance...

Take it to a competent mechanic or a performance shop familiar with Subaru cars and ask them to look it over.

I would be trying to quantify the cost to put it on the road safely with this new...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By LW_Black4
Great product, excellent engineering, and awesome...

Great product, excellent engineering, and awesome price too!

Would you please update this thread with your impressions of fitment when you next get an opportunity to install one of these new...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-26-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By LW_Black4
COBB Tuning AccessPORT V3 for an '04-'05 Subaru WRX is INBOUND!

I’m getting an engine tuning device for my WRX this week, which means more POWER on 91 Octane juice! +15% more Hp and +20% more TQ

Stage 1, here we come!

COBB Tuning AccessPORT V3 - 2004-2005...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-25-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By LW_Black4
You rock brfatal! That was a great read. :D

You rock brfatal! That was a great read. :D
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By LW_Black4
The first one is best.

The first one is best.
Forum: The Hangout   03-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 17,222
Posted By LW_Black4
240 thousand km oil change. Still running strong...

240 thousand km oil change. Still running strong and not burning oil, although I'm running a heavier Rotella T as it's a protection oil.

Have a slight leak at one cam seal that drips onto the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-21-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By LW_Black4
What octane fuel are you using? The proper fuel...

What octane fuel are you using? The proper fuel octane is critical to avoid detonation.

Also any oil that gets into the intake will reduce the effective octane of any fuel.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By LW_Black4
+1 :)

+1 :)
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By LW_Black4
Justin, The 2.0L's fuel system won't likely...

Justin,

The 2.0L's fuel system won't likely keep up to the 2.2L motor. Modified injectors would work, if the pump can keep up. I'm told it's marginal on 10+ year old gear.

I was looking into...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-17-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By LW_Black4
Justin, I'd recommend reviewing your rebuild...

Justin,

I'd recommend reviewing your rebuild goals with a builder, as part of your planning. You'll save a lot of headaches with some simple up-front planning.

You'll need a larger turbo to...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By LW_Black4
If you have a '06 STi and that COBB AccessPort is...

If you have a '06 STi and that COBB AccessPort is for an '08+ STi, you may have the wrong one for your auto.

I'd contact COBB and trade it in for the correct item.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By LW_Black4
Looks like this build work is going to be...

Looks like this build work is going to be coordinated by Touge Tuning, likely in the fall.

1. Rebuild the spare EJ205 shortblock in advance
- Gates OEM Water Pump & Timing Belt Kit - 2004-2005...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-13-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By LW_Black4
This is a much lower risk way to acquire a...

This is a much lower risk way to acquire a performance Subaru, as competent people have looked at the car before offering it for sale, and will have some responsibility for the condition it was sold.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By LW_Black4
Erick, have you a picture of the item?

Erick, have you a picture of the item?
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By LW_Black4
I'd ask a competent mechanic to estimate the cost...

I'd ask a competent mechanic to estimate the cost to repair the deficiencies and set off the purchase by the cost to have these issues corrected.

Better yet, bring a mechanic to see the car which...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By LW_Black4
Have a competent mechanic familiar with Subaru...

Have a competent mechanic familiar with Subaru vehicles inspect the auto and give you advice, or ask the seller if you can bring it to the Performance Shop for a pre-buy inspection.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By LW_Black4
In a stroke of good fortune I was given a spare...

In a stroke of good fortune I was given a spare EJ205 shortblock in good condition which had 140,000 km on it. It's condition was verified by a reputable builder, so it seems like a good place to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-05-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By LW_Black4
I'm a fan of rebuilding things and would even...

I'm a fan of rebuilding things and would even consider a turbo, but a TD04 is not an upgrade for a WRX.

However, a TD05 is an upgrade. I'd get one of those and rebuild it. :)
Forum: The Hangout   03-02-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By LW_Black4
Snokhana 2014 - Autocross in the Snow!

Our car Club partnered with another to bring this fun winter event to Autocross enthusiasts. Snowed all morning, which was perfect for the event.

Teaser
TSC/SPDA Snokhana 2014 - YouTube...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-27-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By LW_Black4
Car Club advanced drivers clinic, as I mentioned:...

Car Club advanced drivers clinic, as I mentioned:

2014 Advanced Driving Clinic, Presented by SPDA and Toyo Tires.

April 26-27, 2014 at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario

DAY 1 - 30...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-26-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By LW_Black4
It is less common- and much more expensive- to...

It is less common- and much more expensive- to use other peoples vehicles.

Plus you want to learn the capabilities of your own auto and develop your skills in the process. You'll see that the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By LW_Black4
Driver training and performance tires, if you...

Driver training and performance tires, if you want to appreciate the full capability of that amazing performance auto in a safe environment.

Our car Club hosts an inexpensive Advanced Driving...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-25-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By LW_Black4
Here's a related link from Nasioc forums: STI...

Here's a related link from Nasioc forums: STI steering rack vs Wrx steering rack - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1873431)

"WRX ratio is far, far too slow for almost any...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   02-25-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By LW_Black4
The crank throw bearing surfaces look marred in...

The crank throw bearing surfaces look marred in one of those photos, which will affect bearing clearances and likely spin bearings again if not corrected before assembly.

I'd replace the oil...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   02-24-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By LW_Black4
Rods, crank and block should to be checked by an...

Rods, crank and block should to be checked by an expert for damage before reusing them. That should be your first confirmation. If no good, OEM short blocks are about $2,000 with tax.

You can get...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-24-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By LW_Black4
I'm told that even a semi-closed block...

I'm told that even a semi-closed block construction is not required for an OEM build at modest power levels like I want, unless I'm trying to make a stroker 2.2L out of it as well.

Pictures of a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-23-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By LW_Black4
Invidia makes a quality exhaust. Cat-back:...

Invidia makes a quality exhaust.

Cat-back: http://www.tougetuning.com/store/images/products/subaru/impreza/wrx/20062007/exhaust/catbacks/HS02SW1G3Sl.jpg

Down pipe:...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By LW_Black4
Ok gents, I have an update. Car Club folks...

Ok gents, I have an update.

Car Club folks are saying that my EJ205 block is not a good one for a stroker application, because of it's open deck block. Additional side loading of the bores from...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By LW_Black4
I might be able to get the '04 STi injectors (520...

I might be able to get the '04 STi injectors (520 cc) and fuel pump (145 lph) as well. Photos below. This would be great! :)

And if it all works out, I'd drill out the stakes in the TGV valves...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By LW_Black4
I like that you get STi crank and rod strength...

I like that you get STi crank and rod strength and durability for a WRX EJ205 with the swap. However depending on the cost of the collateral upgrades required, it might not be the best value even if...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-20-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By LW_Black4
Sounds like custom pistons are required, with a...

Sounds like custom pistons are required, with a 2mm higher wrist pin placement.

Manley Pistons Subaru Impreza WRX EJ205 79mm Stroker Crank 92.5mm 8.5:1
Manley Pistons Subaru Impreza WRX EJ205...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-20-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By LW_Black4
Any Issue Rebuilding With an '04 STi Crank & Rods in an '04 WRX?

Since I have access to these parts and the longer stroke would make it a EJ 2.2L build.

I'm hoping the modest additional displacement won't constrain cylinder head breathing or require fuel system...
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