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Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-09-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By 05 STI
First of all Lil G. Yes it is an STi. Why would...

First of all Lil G. Yes it is an STi. Why would I want my car to look like all the other STi's? I guess it is personal preference. I like the speed/performance of the STi but to me stock they...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-08-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By 05 STI
Trunk Rattle Help

Have an 05 STi. Changed the wing to a WRX stock wing. Trunk rattles or when I am driving it sounds like a ball is rolling around in the trunk.

ANY HELP????
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-14-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By 05 STI
As we all have our opions and everyone likes...

As we all have our opions and everyone likes something different, here is my two cents if you are looking for looks more than performance.

Springs - I just installed the H&R sport springs on my...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-13-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By 05 STI
IMO go with the springs if you don't race. I...

IMO go with the springs if you don't race. I just did H&R springs w/the stock shocks. It actually rides better, handles A LITTLE better and took up the wheel space perfectly. Not too low that way...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-06-2005, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,347
Posted By 05 STI
O.K., sorry the pictures suck. This is the final...

O.K., sorry the pictures suck. This is the final (at least for now) product. 5Zigen FN01R-C wheels 18" X 8" w/Toyo Proxes4 225-40-18 tires. Just had H&R OE Sport Series springs installed. They...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-05-2005, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,347
Posted By 05 STI
CAN YOU SAY - !Thumbs Up !Thumbs Up !Thumbs Up ...

CAN YOU SAY - !Thumbs Up !Thumbs Up !Thumbs Up

Got my H&R's installed yesterday. Pictures to come as soon as I wash my car. The ride didn't change at all. Cleaned up the look a bit by taking...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-31-2005, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By 05 STI
I'M OLD!Laugh! I just wanted the neat,...

I'M OLD!Laugh!

I just wanted the neat, clean look. Bought the STI for the performance, always wanted one, but like the look of the WRX. Added the fog lights as well. The addition of the extra...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-30-2005, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,347
Posted By 05 STI
Thanks. H&R OE springs are going on this week to...

Thanks. H&R OE springs are going on this week to take a little bit of the gap up in the wheel well. It'll lower it only about .5 inch in the rear and .75 in the front. Can't wait.
Forum: Handling Tech   10-30-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By 05 STI
Yeah they are 5Zigen FN10R-C. It was hell trying...

Yeah they are 5Zigen FN10R-C. It was hell trying to find wheels I liked to fit an 05 STI in 18". Glad you like.
Forum: Handling Tech   10-30-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,617
Posted By 05 STI
New Shoes!

Don't know if I'm aloud, but I am just so excited about the new wheels on the STI. How do y'all like em.
<a href="http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=30978DPbEd&i=238310"><img...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-30-2005, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By 05 STI
Too answer your question NO. SMORES is right. ...

Too answer your question NO. SMORES is right. That probably would have happen to any wheel. I have afriend that is in the business. There are actually only a handful of companies that actually...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-30-2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,347
Posted By 05 STI
Here's the new shoes!Thumbs Up <a...

Here's the new shoes!Thumbs Up
<a href="http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=30978DPbEd&i=238310"><img src="http://www.solisearch.net/ims/pic.php?u=30978DPbEd&i=238310" border="0"></a>
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Forum: Handling Tech   10-27-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,347
Posted By 05 STI
Now I am finding out that not only is the offset...

Now I am finding out that not only is the offset important and hard to find but now on the 05's you have to worry about the actually curve in the wheel to clear the rear calipers. Found the wheels...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-27-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,953
Posted By 05 STI
Chino. Sweet wheels. OZ's will work and look...

Chino. Sweet wheels. OZ's will work and look the same. I wanted a very similar wheel, but no way for the STI. It was literally a ##### to find wheels to fit that car. My buddy works for a wheel...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-25-2005, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,347
Posted By 05 STI
Sorry that would help. Planning on getting 18 X...

Sorry that would help. Planning on getting 18 X 7.5. What offset would that need to be?
Forum: Handling Tech   10-24-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,347
Posted By 05 STI
STI wheel offset

Any one know the wheel and offset for 18" wheels for an 05 STI. Seriouly keep getting the runaround by all these idiot wheel places in So. Cali. I want to get some upgraded shoes and all the shops...
Forum: The Hangout   10-24-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By 05 STI
Can you say KARMA That F****R will get his. ...

Can you say KARMA

That F****R will get his. You don't have to do a thing. You'll see.

Seriously though don't change the color when you get it re-painted. Keep it the same.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-22-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By 05 STI
BiggSean. Where in Cali are you from. I'm in...

BiggSean. Where in Cali are you from. I'm in O.C., have an STI and want to do the same except, I'M NOT DOING IT MYSELF! Also what was the total cost of that little project?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-22-2005, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By 05 STI
www.autospeedperformance.com they are sweet. I...

www.autospeedperformance.com they are sweet. I got the black anodized one.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-20-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,219
Posted By 05 STI
My $.02

Room is fine. I'm 6'3" 190 lbs. I haul around 2 kids in the back and there is still plenty of space for my wife.

Oh yeah! She learned and loves driving my car - easy sell. Buy the WRX, STI if...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-20-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By 05 STI
O.K. after all the feedback and asking around I...

O.K. after all the feedback and asking around I think the way to go is the H&R sport springs with the OE struts to get the look I'm looking for and keeping the ride very similar to stock. Putting on...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-15-2005, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By 05 STI
"I personally have the superstreets and would...

"I personally have the superstreets and would recommend these if your looking to lower it some and not have a crazy harsh ride."


How long have you had them on? Are they on a WRX or STi? Do you...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-15-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By 05 STI
O.k. so I'm lame, but I really appreciate the...

O.k. so I'm lame, but I really appreciate the help. Let me get this straight Super Street or Flex is the way to go if I want to do coilovers. With the damper adjustment, will I get the cosmetic...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-14-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By 05 STI
Oh yeah. Also if anyone is in So. California -...

Oh yeah. Also if anyone is in So. California - also a reputable place to go.
Forum: Handling Tech   10-14-2005, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By 05 STI
Wheels and Suspension - Need Help

Been reading all the threads and my exact issue has not been solved. Here's the deal.
I have an 05 STI (See pics) I want to clean it up a bit. Keep in mind I like the ride, handling and especially...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-13-2005, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By 05 STI
3M polish glaze and a coat of wax (I use 100...

3M polish glaze and a coat of wax (I use 100 Grand). Guaranteed to work. Did it on my black car.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-13-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By 05 STI
You all are youngster's. How about 36 w/an STI. ...

You all are youngster's. How about 36 w/an STI. Kids love racing around. Say it feels just like the rides at Knott's Berry Farm. Ha! Ha! Nothing stupid w/them in the car but they love the 0-60...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   10-13-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By 05 STI
Agree !Thumbs Up

Agree !Thumbs Up
Forum: The Hangout   09-04-2005, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By 05 STI
Found it. This came from Reuters. The...

Found it. This came from Reuters.

The federal government responded by releasing 900,000 barrels a day of stockpiled crude, temporarily relaxed fuel standards and asked for emergency international...
Forum: The Hangout   09-04-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By 05 STI
Saw it on the web Wednes. Heard Bush released...

Saw it on the web Wednes. Heard Bush released millions of gallons, don't know exactly how much. Then on Thursday heard several Euorean nations were going to release some more from their emergency...
Forum: The Hangout   09-03-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By 05 STI
$3.14

:notgood: :nono: Out of Control. 91 was $3.14 in So Cal. I can't stand the fact right after the hurricane prices go up but 2 days ago they released millions from the reserve but it hasn't gone...
Forum: WRX Video Links   08-30-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By 05 STI
Thanks. Don't like the fins across the top. ...

Thanks. Don't like the fins across the top. I'll have to wait.
Forum: The Hangout   08-30-2005, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By 05 STI
$2.95 for 91 in SoCal. How do yeah like that!...

$2.95 for 91 in SoCal. How do yeah like that! :notgood:
Forum: The Hangout   08-29-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By 05 STI
Sorry, assumed after the catback came the UP, DP...

Sorry, assumed after the catback came the UP, DP & MP and the rest of the mods.. Again the Suby's kick ass why Comp perf. for a cool sound.

Manics nice on the 93. SoCal only 91 is the highest.
Forum: WRX Video Links   08-29-2005, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,669
Posted By 05 STI
Insane driving. I dig the wing in the back up...

Insane driving. I dig the wing in the back up high on the rear window. Anybody know where to find one of those for my 05 STi?
Forum: The Hangout   08-29-2005, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By 05 STI
NOPE, not at all. Only my opion but I think...

NOPE, not at all. Only my opion but I think those are the place that mods begin. But to start with the BOV just because of the sound?
Forum: The Hangout   08-29-2005, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By 05 STI
Loud BOV's

Got to say LAME. All for the BOV if it is needed and you are far enough down the road of those performance upgrades. BUT, if you're installing one just for the loud noice - I SAY LAME. I know only...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-29-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By 05 STI
Paint It!

I say paint it! Either way needs to be red w/stripes.

Car is sweet! !Thumbs Up
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-21-2005, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By 05 STI
!Thumbs Up NICE!!! How about one more of the...

!Thumbs Up NICE!!! How about one more of the other direction so I can see the seats.. That is the one thing I do not like about my STi is the blue on the seats!!
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-21-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By 05 STI
Manics. Post some pics of the interior!!! ...

Manics. Post some pics of the interior!!! Grille is going to have to grow on me.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-21-2005, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By 05 STI
:notgood: Sorry, I don't like the front grille. ...

:notgood: Sorry, I don't like the front grille. Maybe in person, verdict is still out!!!
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-30-2005, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By 05 STI
Just bought one. Sticker is $33K and some...

Just bought one. Sticker is $33K and some change. I paid $30,100. The options I got were the WRX fog lights and a WRX wing. The dealers usually force you to get the floor mats, wheels locks and...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   07-21-2005, 08:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,217
Posted By 05 STI
Talking I have a black STI as well. My advice. To get...

I have a black STI as well. My advice. To get the swirls and fine scratches out get a professional detail and have them "Clay Bar" the car. It will look like new.

Now to upkeep. P21S products...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-19-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By 05 STI
Like to hear how the Pilot's are. I still have...

Like to hear how the Pilot's are. I still have the stock tires as my car is brand new, but would like to hear how those ride compared the the ones you have now. Isn't the STi so much fun to drive?
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-18-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By 05 STI
I just bought an 05 STI new and it rides very...

I just bought an 05 STI new and it rides very rough. I don't think you have any issues. Before that I had a Lexus on 19" wheels and 30 series tires, my STI ride is rougher then that.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-17-2005, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By 05 STI
Thanks so much for the advice. This site is...

Thanks so much for the advice. This site is awesome. I am sure I will be on it daily.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-16-2005, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By 05 STI
Newbie STI owner w/Questions

Hello to all. Been checking out the site for a while waiting to get the new car. Just got a 05 STI today. Always wanted one, finally got it. I have done a few things from the dealer to make it...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-16-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By 05 STI
Black STI wing and trunk

I have an 05 STI wing and trunk Obsidan Black for sale. I got the stock WRK trunk and wing for my STI. I am in SoCal if anyones interested.
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