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Forum: Newbie Forum   07-31-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By sleepr
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: New Member Intros   07-16-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,162
Posted By sleepr
does anyone else not see the attached image?

does anyone else not see the attached image?
Forum: The Hangout   07-03-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By sleepr
So you're saying that the new model has a nice,...

So you're saying that the new model has a nice, refined crawling gear for "driving" on the 405?

I'm just kidding of course. The car looks great! I'm looking forward to hearing how you think it...
Forum: New Member Intros   07-01-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! It looks sharp! ...and it won't...

Welcome! It looks sharp!

...and it won't be your last either.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-01-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,263
Posted By sleepr
I can't believe someone tried to break into a...

I can't believe someone tried to break into a frameless door car (bugeye) this way. Thank goodness your "thief" was an idiot.
Forum: New Member Intros   06-28-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By sleepr
Welcome to our cozy little corner of the...

Welcome to our cozy little corner of the internets. There is a lot of useful information on this site that is easily accessed via the search function. That being said, there are a lot of members...
Forum: The Hangout   06-27-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By sleepr
I think Fidrat is just lucky he hasn't run into...

I think Fidrat is just lucky he hasn't run into this situation yet...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-27-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,162
Posted By sleepr
my guess is "way outta my league" looking...

my guess is "way outta my league"


looking forward to seeing some pictures of your work!
Forum: New Member Intros   06-21-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By sleepr
Welcome and congratulations on some pretty fine...

Welcome and congratulations on some pretty fine accomplishments (including the purchase)!

We look forward to hearing more about your experiences with the car, including looking at any pictures you...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-19-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,650
Posted By sleepr
Please show us some pics, whatever you got,...

Please show us some pics, whatever you got, anything!
Forum: The Hangout   06-19-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
A week after changing fluids, I worked on getting...

A week after changing fluids, I worked on getting the car put back to "summer spec." This included taking the rear seats out, switching the driver's seat out for the racing bucket seat, installing...
Forum: The Hangout   06-19-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
In mid-March of this year, the weather was...

In mid-March of this year, the weather was finally staying above freezing on a consistent basis. So, it was time to change some of the fluids in the car.

At my final track day in late November of...
Forum: The Hangout   06-19-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
Just before the first rain (in February 2016) and...

Just before the first rain (in February 2016) and a string of days above freezing (re: the deterioration of the snow condition), I finally found the opportunity to go snowboarding. The mountains in...
Forum: The Hangout   06-19-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
My drive home from the final track day of the...

My drive home from the final track day of the 2015 season required extreme caution because I was driving for almost 3 hours in snowy weather on a highway that had been salted with tires that looked...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-05-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
  Newbie
Views: 118
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! If you have the time, please fill out...

Welcome! If you have the time, please fill out your profile and add some pictures. We would like to hear more about your experiences with your new WRX as time passes! What Subarus have you owned...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-05-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By sleepr
First off, please resist the urge to continue...

First off, please resist the urge to continue going to that dealership for service...

Someone please help our friend find a trustworthy independent Subaru mechanic/tuner in Virginia.
Forum: The Hangout   05-19-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By sleepr
That's quite a find! Glad to have you back!

That's quite a find! Glad to have you back!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-06-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,650
Posted By sleepr
long, but informative how to by a subie master...

long, but informative how to by a subie master mechanic (maybe this is the video you were referencing). some good tips at various points in the videos. others may benefit from these as well...
...
Forum: The Hangout   05-02-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
In the early afternoon, the organizers had...

In the early afternoon, the organizers had planned for everyone to do a "parade lap" on the circuit and then park on the straight in order to have pictures taken and to congratulate themselves on a...
Forum: The Hangout   05-02-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
(Event Date: 11/29/2015) What a difference a...

(Event Date: 11/29/2015)

What a difference a week makes! Last week was still autumn, but this week was certainly hinting at winter temperatures. I was worried because the weather forecast...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-02-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By sleepr
before one thinks about throwing "mods" into/onto...

before one thinks about throwing "mods" into/onto a car, one should be setting aside money for normal wear and tear parts.

CV boots/axles
clutch
brake components
radiator
any hoses connected...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-22-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,650
Posted By sleepr
Is this what is meant by "doubling down" on one's...

Is this what is meant by "doubling down" on one's investment? ;)
Forum: The Hangout   04-16-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By sleepr
It may not be anyone here, but I still wanted to...

It may not be anyone here, but I still wanted to say thank you to those who give my dad a wave as he is driving my WRX in and around the Conejo Valley (Ventura County) and Santa Clarita (LA County). ...
Forum: The Hangout   04-16-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
(Event Date: 11/22/2015) Went to Autocity...

(Event Date: 11/22/2015)

Went to Autocity (autocross style course) again for the final EvilGene safety education and track day of 2015. This time around, I was told that I couldn't participate in...
Forum: The Hangout   04-16-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
Not too long after getting my rear hub assemblies...

Not too long after getting my rear hub assemblies replaced, I came across a seller that was trying to get rid of a front bumper cover for approximately $50. I somewhat liked my battle scar look, but...
Forum: The Hangout   04-16-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
On my way home from my previous visit to Inje...

On my way home from my previous visit to Inje (the big road course) I started to hear a scraping noise from my right rear. It was the type of noise that had the same rhythm as the speed of the wheel...
Forum: The Hangout   04-15-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By sleepr
Yes, of course you are right. I was just joking....

Yes, of course you are right. I was just joking. :D

Is the base Impreza hood not made of aluminum? I had always assumed it was...

It's amazing how much of a difference a deleted scoop can...
Forum: The Hangout   04-14-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
(Event date: 10/25/2015) Today was another...

(Event date: 10/25/2015)

Today was another Evil Gene event day at Autocity. Needless to say, I was really excited to try out my new setup.

Afternoon ambient temperature was 21 degrees Celsius...
Forum: The Hangout   04-14-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
Earlier in the year (2015), I discovered that the...

Earlier in the year (2015), I discovered that the (Korean) company, DeFigo, that makes the nano-metallic pads for my car only made the front pads and nothing for the rear of 2003+ Tiburons...
Forum: The Hangout   04-14-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
A couple days later I really wanted to see how...

A couple days later I really wanted to see how much damage I had done internally to my right front (from the previous Autocity trackday). So, I went to work removing my passenger side headlight to...
Forum: New Member Intros   04-14-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By sleepr
What a great color! Please share your plans with...

What a great color! Please share your plans with us!

Welcome!
Forum: The Hangout   04-14-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By sleepr
You won't find it in any of the literature, but...

You won't find it in any of the literature, but it is understood that hood scoops help to increase fuel economy.

The car looks great!

Could you show us a more detailed shot of the front end?
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   04-07-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By sleepr
Kudos to you! Getting the lighting and shadows...

Kudos to you! Getting the lighting and shadows "right" always seemed to be the most challenging thing to me with respect to photographing cars (especially indoors). So much so that looking at and...
Forum: The Hangout   04-07-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
  Uh oh
Views: 254
Posted By sleepr
Is this another one of those "guess what...

Is this another one of those "guess what happened" threads?

Okay, okay. Lemme guess...

Your driver's seat back broke due to all the awesome power of your new engine being instantly called upon...
Forum: The Hangout   04-07-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
You never know what other cars are going to show...

You never know what other cars are going to show up at these open session track days. It's also always interesting to see what the folks who have money to burn show up with. As I have mentioned in...
Forum: The Hangout   04-07-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
My prize for winning the bracket challenge at the...

My prize for winning the bracket challenge at the previous event was a set of front brake pads (nano-metallic racing pads). Due to the significant tire slippage on my front wheels I had the wheels...
Forum: The Hangout   04-07-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
Yeah, that was pretty much my reaction when I...

Yeah, that was pretty much my reaction when I first saw it! I then realized that what I was feeling during braking was not (entirely) my ABS.
Forum: Handling Tech   04-05-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By sleepr
Check out this thread and take note of the offset...

Check out this thread and take note of the offset ranges being talked about. +32 is probably not recommended no matter what the tire size
...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-05-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By sleepr
Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets -...

Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets - Wheel-Size.com...
Forum: The Hangout   04-03-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
(continued from previous post) Rather than...

(continued from previous post)

Rather than wear those streaks of shame for a week, I decided to go straight to the car wash and attempt to "buff it out". As I had mentioned previously, it was as...
Forum: The Hangout   04-03-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
(Event date: 9/20/2015) Went to another...

(Event date: 9/20/2015)

Went to another "track day" at the AutoCity Autocross course recently. This event was sponsored by the group of guys that I hang out with. There are all sorts of "teams"...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-29-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By sleepr
next upgrade could be a full bushing kit,...

next upgrade could be a full bushing kit, endlinks, a swaybar or two, and possibly a front subframe brace
Forum: The Hangout   03-28-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
Here are some extra pictures of other cars from...

Here are some extra pictures of other cars from my previous track day.

Accent Cup:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_20150830_171042_zpspyqxbtg7.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   03-28-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
(Event day: 8/30/2015) A couple weekends...

(Event day: 8/30/2015)

A couple weekends ago, I was at the track again. This time the goal was to apply my conclusions about tire pressures, measure the results, and make some small tweaks. This...
Forum: New Member Intros   03-25-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! That's quite a find, even for living in...

Welcome! That's quite a find, even for living in Japan. To be honest, you may have better luck focusing your efforts in finding parts towards Australia. In any case, we are quite a resourceful...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-25-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By sleepr
It's not legal in California, that's for sure. ...

It's not legal in California, that's for sure.

One thing I've seen in Korea is a demon eye that is a result of some sort of "alarm on" light that is reflected through the projector while parked...
Forum: New Member Intros   03-22-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! I become attached to the cars I have,...

Welcome! I become attached to the cars I have, so getting rid of them becomes an emotional episode. That being said, something newer might be a good choice if your current car is clean and runs...
Forum: The Hangout   03-21-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By sleepr
Have you thought about replacing the MAF? The...

Have you thought about replacing the MAF? The diagnosis with respect to my melted piston (causing a complete engine rebuild) was that the MAF became faulty which created a catastrophic lean...
Forum: New Member Intros   03-21-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! Looking forward to the evolution of...

Welcome! Looking forward to the evolution of your car!
Forum: The Hangout   03-17-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,396
Posted By sleepr
All tightened down: ...

All tightened down:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_20150819_174616_zpsu3qtilii.jpg

...
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