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Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,073
Posted By dmitri
Maybe you should stick with the WRX longer.. My...

Maybe you should stick with the WRX longer.. My friend got her Doctorate after $125,000 in tuition loans. :eek:
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-23-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By dmitri
It's a bad idea to wrap your exhaust for one...

It's a bad idea to wrap your exhaust for one reason

1. Exhaust wrap traps in heat, which wears out metal, welds, etc. Expect the part to last half as long
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   03-06-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By dmitri
If you find one let me know.. I'm in G-Dale. ...

If you find one let me know.. I'm in G-Dale.

I bought my car from Santa Monica and they seemed like good ppl, but haven't had experience with their service dept..

-dp
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   03-06-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By dmitri
Wierd, I thought AWD gave you more grip in any...

Wierd, I thought AWD gave you more grip in any conditions.. especially turning. WTF

The MS3 is a cool car.. I dig Mazdas. If you don't intend to modify it may be the better car. But the WRX is...
Forum: The Hangout   02-01-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,633
Posted By dmitri
Wow, how incredibly lame.. First they kill...

Wow, how incredibly lame..

First they kill the coupe, then they kill the sedan. Can they make it any less of a sports car?

Does it come with standard 17" roof LCD and chrome wheels? :hurl:
...
Forum: The Hangout   01-17-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By dmitri
Shooting fireballs out the back of my MR2T was...

Shooting fireballs out the back of my MR2T was always fun..

-dp
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   01-17-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By dmitri
This still going on?

This still going on?
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   01-17-2007, 12:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmitri
Glendale.. damn, nobody ever lives near LA..

Glendale.. damn, nobody ever lives near LA..
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-07-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By dmitri
Are you making eyelids or complete light covers? ...

Are you making eyelids or complete light covers? Because Eyelids normally only cover the top part, not the front..
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-11-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By dmitri
Gotta learn how to control that my friend! So...

Gotta learn how to control that my friend! So many people fall into this trap.. Even after they buy a house, they refi, loosing thousands of dollars to new loans.

Buy things you can afford. Or...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-11-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By dmitri
Not sure what color your car is.. Aspen...

Not sure what color your car is..

Aspen White:
https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_48&products_id=780

Other colors:...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-05-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,155
Posted By dmitri
Enough. This is a 2.0L motor with an 8:1...

Enough. This is a 2.0L motor with an 8:1 compression ratio (in most cases). It does not take much to effect the A/F ratio on such a small motor.

-dp
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-19-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By dmitri
Strange, I thought Tomtom does as well?

Strange, I thought Tomtom does as well?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-19-2006, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By dmitri
I never really considered Crutchfield because of...

I never really considered Crutchfield because of their prices.. To me, customer service should only kick in when they make a mistake, and should be automatic.

Same thing in Circuit City, Best...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-19-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By dmitri
A lot of factory turbocharged car manuals...

A lot of factory turbocharged car manuals recommend idling the car after running it hard. A turbotimer lets you do this without worring about it.

-dp
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-17-2006, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By dmitri
I'm not exactly sure what 'subaru tech' means,...

I'm not exactly sure what 'subaru tech' means, but doesn't that mean they're responsible for the work? It sounds like your trans wasn't rebuilt correctly.. did you replace any bearings? Was...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   04-16-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By dmitri
I think I figured it out. If, and only if you're...

I think I figured it out. If, and only if you're not logged on and using Firefox, you'll only see the first message in a thread. If you're using IE and not logged on, you'll see everything.
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-16-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By dmitri
Benefits to a new flywheel or a lightened one? ...

Benefits to a new flywheel or a lightened one? Lighter flywheels give you a small amount of power back that you lost from the drivetrain.. but the most noticable thing is that your motor revs...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   04-16-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By dmitri
Firefox problem?

Is anyone else having a problem using firefox with the site?

No matter what forum I browse, I only see the first message in any thread. The rest of the page is loaded like normal. I'm using the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-16-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By dmitri
Dunno about WRX's, but divorcing the wastegate...

Dunno about WRX's, but divorcing the wastegate usually helps with boost spikes in other cars, which is when initial boost peaks higher than expected, then comes down a couple psi. Which is safer and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-16-2006, 03:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,129
Posted By dmitri
I'm a bug-eye, but I really like the front of the...

I'm a bug-eye, but I really like the front of the new 06's. They get away from the cartoony shapes and back to the pre-2002 WRX. Sorta like how the civics when big and cartoony after they were thin...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-13-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By dmitri
Good set of 16" tires for my 03 WRX?

Hey all,

My RE92's are finally down to their wear indicators. Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement or an upgrade tire? I don't really wanna spend $150 per tire, but if I can get...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-27-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By dmitri
How does something that's 3/8" off work just...

How does something that's 3/8" off work just fine? The whole bracket is only a couple inches deep. Unless you did what 9d2TSi did..

-dp
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-24-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By dmitri
I ended up sending it back because it definately...

I ended up sending it back because it definately wasn't gonna fit.. Hopefully I'll get one that's a little closer.

Thanks guys. :cool:
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-22-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By dmitri
question for the pros RE: shortshifters (03 wrx)

Hi guys,

I got a Kartboy short shifter for my 2003 WRX, but it doesn't seem to fit. The barrel on it is about 1/4" too wide, compared to my stock one:

stock barrel: 28mm wide
kartboy...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-27-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By dmitri
What is an "E-town"? WTF

What is an "E-town"? WTF
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-27-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,511
Posted By dmitri
:D I'm pretty sure Idle is around 750-1k...

:D

I'm pretty sure Idle is around 750-1k like most cars.. but they didn't start recording until 2k RPMs. I bet if they did record under that, torque would have shot straight up, then leveled...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-25-2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,695
Posted By dmitri
People say the wing helps when you race. But you...

People say the wing helps when you race. But you can't even get up to 120mph on a lot of tracks, and still have room to brake.

Even if there's a long straight, and you get up to 120mph for 5...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-25-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,882
Posted By dmitri
Some of you guys need a reality check.. Just...

Some of you guys need a reality check..

Just because something is strong (new transmission) doesn't mean the other thing is weak (driveshafts). I'm sure they're just as strong as most...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-19-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By dmitri
Straight cut gears and no syncros. Which means...

Straight cut gears and no syncros. Which means harsher engagement, but stronger internals. You have to rev match. That is, blip the throttle before you shift into the next gear, unless...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-18-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By dmitri
Dog boxes are tanks, if you can deal with what it...

Dog boxes are tanks, if you can deal with what it sounds like going in reverse 65mph.. WTF
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-18-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By dmitri
30,000 miles later, do you realize how much you...

30,000 miles later, do you realize how much you poison everyone compared to a car with any type of cat? What if everyone was like you? Goodbye forests, goodbye sky.. Exhaust is pouring out every...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-28-2006, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,511
Posted By dmitri
My friend went from a WRX to a Z06, that's why...

My friend went from a WRX to a Z06, that's why I've heard the story more than once.. But I forgot my own story:

I was going somewhere in my friends Miata (he's a hardcore AutoX guy) and ran up on...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-28-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,511
Posted By dmitri
It's bad to underestimate a Corvette.. - You...

It's bad to underestimate a Corvette..

- You can buy a 2001 C5 Z06 for around $30k..
- HUD on windshield
- Traction Control, Stability Control, Programmable Engine Management
- under rated at...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-06-2005, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By dmitri
Any dealer that changes the interest rate after...

Any dealer that changes the interest rate after they sell the car are THIEVES. The slightest bump in an interest rate over 6 years is more than $1,000 dude. And refinancing normally isn't free. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By dmitri
BigSean: hahah

BigSean: hahah
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By dmitri
1. Dont wreck your baby. Insurance is already...

1. Dont wreck your baby. Insurance is already stupid high on everyone's WRX
2. After you sign the contract they want to charge you more? Or did you guys not spell it out in the contract? If it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-31-2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,728
Posted By dmitri
Are you replacing the light housings with...

Are you replacing the light housings with projector housings, or just the bulbs?

Using HID bulbs in halogen housings is illegal, and for good reason. Even if you aim them downward, there will be...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-31-2005, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,440
Posted By dmitri
I just wanna know why so many people use "MY04"...

I just wanna know why so many people use "MY04" or "MY05" instead of just 04 or 05. ROFL
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-31-2005, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By dmitri
Wow. Last I heard, voiding your warranty for not...

Wow. Last I heard, voiding your warranty for not getting service at the issuers' dealership was illegal.

As long as your neglegence doesn't cause the problem you're having, your warranty should...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-31-2005, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By dmitri
Agreed. Putting the large fines aside, be...

Agreed. Putting the large fines aside, be responsible people. My kids and yours will thank you for it. !Thumbs Up
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-30-2005, 11:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By dmitri
When you say started at $22,700, is that how much...

When you say started at $22,700, is that how much you ended up paying? Because you're talking in monthly payment terms, which is a great trick they pull

($449 x 72) + $4k = $36,328 WTF

By the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-10-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,627
Posted By dmitri
Just don't play your stereo loud where you park.....

Just don't play your stereo loud where you park.. :) And cover up the PC with some cloth material or something and you'll be ok.

The only thing I'd be worried about is the head unit up high. ...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-09-2005, 05:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,627
Posted By dmitri
Why did you keep the head unit? -You have a...

Why did you keep the head unit?

-You have a cd/dvd drive
-You [would] have a functioning clock
-You can buy an FM/AM/XM card or USB attachment


Just curious. :) I love these LCD adapter...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-15-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,726
Posted By dmitri
One of the big benefits of dual charging is you...

One of the big benefits of dual charging is you can run a big turbo and still have some killer low end..

I got waxed by my friends '88 1st Generation MR2 dual charged once.. I've never seen a car...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-13-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,153
Posted By dmitri
Maybe stock, but modded those things get HOT.. ...

Maybe stock, but modded those things get HOT.. Not to mention other car mfg's recommend cool off times for their stock oil+coolant turbo'd cars.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-09-2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,073
Posted By dmitri
I don't think that would begin to fly in their...

I don't think that would begin to fly in their legal dept... That's like putting a JDM steering wheel in car with a JDM airbag.

-dp
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-09-2005, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,209
Posted By dmitri
So you guys don't think that removing the most...

So you guys don't think that removing the most restrictive cat (which reduces backpressure, raises boost and makes the turbo more efficient) will add 15 crank hp?

uhhhh...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-08-2005, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,209
Posted By dmitri
According to Vishnu an uppipe adds 15hp with...

According to Vishnu an uppipe adds 15hp with proper tuning. Since both stages are 'tuned', I wouldn't say it was the ECU that added the power:

http://vishnuwrx.com/wrx_stage0_v265.htm...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-08-2005, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,209
Posted By dmitri
(To a point) anything that removes backpressure...

(To a point) anything that removes backpressure will add power.
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