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Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-13-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By smores
Shifter height difference

Hey guys... long time no see.... anyway...

I'm looking to put in a Kartboy short shifter kit in my 03 wagon. Now, the shifter boot I have in there now is not the factory one, it's a MOMO shifter...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-16-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By smores
ah CRAP!! Need help QUICK!!!!

Hey guys... I'm doing my Koni install and I FORGOT TO GET SEDAN SPRING TOPS. I have the camber plates and springs but forgot to get the upper spring rests for the sedan.

Would it be ok for me to...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-15-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By smores
First time I did it, it took about 4 hours...

First time I did it, it took about 4 hours because I cracked a socket trying to remove one of the knuckle bolts, and also I thought I could be gangster and not use spring compressors. 2 of those...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,616
Posted By smores
These Koni Yellow install instructions are weird...

I get about 99% of the install instructions. Basically, remove the tops and springs off the strut assembly. Chop the old crap off, insert the Koni shock... Secure it with the bolt through the bottom...
Forum: The Hangout   03-05-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By smores
Yeah, I'm actually considering moving across the...

Yeah, I'm actually considering moving across the border into VA. Still D.C. Metro so I can still work in the same area... But yeah. I actually just got off the phone with the Sgt. of my local...
Forum: The Hangout   03-01-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,104
Posted By smores
I have a friend... he was dating this girl for...

I have a friend... he was dating this girl for about a month. He gave her an iPod nano (1st gen, when they first came out) and she stopped talking to him lol...

Get out before it's too late!
Forum: The Hangout   03-01-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By smores
The negative battery cable was yanked off the...

The negative battery cable was yanked off the terminal and tucked to the side... streetlights have been out for weeks. We have called a few times to complain about it. The Homeowners Association may...
Forum: The Hangout   03-01-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By smores
Yeah, the police called back asking questions...

Yeah, the police called back asking questions about my hood, like if I had a serial number on it and what brand it was. Maybe they found something. But I'm going to be bugging the police for weeks...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-01-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By smores
$485 on eBay...

$485 on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Defi-3-Gauges-DIN-Gauge-BLACK-Pressure-Temp-Meter_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ107063QQihZ020QQitemZ300047896691QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V

I'm pretty sure it...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-01-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By smores
I would put this in. ...

I would put this in.

http://www.nippon-seiki.co.jp/defishop/product/din/din_top.html

I think the Defi DIN slot gauges are awesome. Very sleeperish. Nothing gives the "I wanna race evry1 on da...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-01-2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By smores
Looks clean, real clean.

Looks clean, real clean.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-01-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By smores
The Evo X is an auto/manual. No go... can't deal...

The Evo X is an auto/manual. No go... can't deal with it.

As a wagon driver, I'm glad to see the new design. I will be working hard to get this car....
Forum: The Hangout   03-01-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,245
Posted By smores
Hmmm.. a lot of stuff. Depends on the mood. ...

Hmmm.. a lot of stuff. Depends on the mood.

Metal/Rock: Tool, Isis, Rage Against the Machine, Muse (usually not good shop music though), Radiohead, Reverend Horton Heat, The White Stripes
...
Forum: The Hangout   03-01-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By smores
lol... well, the value of the hood is at $650,...

lol... well, the value of the hood is at $650, shipped - so it's a serious crime (anything over $500). The police are on the way right now to investigate, grab prints, etc.

Oh well... I was going...
Forum: The Hangout   03-01-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By smores
Not again... look what I woke up to:

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v324/sm0r3s/they_stole_my_hood.jpg

Yeah, I know it's not my WRX, but I was about to be doing some work on it (the Koni inserts,...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-28-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,010
Posted By smores
I agree. I think the cleanest look is basically...

I agree. I think the cleanest look is basically factory, maybe with a few JDM bits or debadging. I hate body kits unless they are designed by the manufacturer or subdivision (STi, Prodrive, Mugen,...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-28-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By smores
what weight oil are you running? Is this new oil...

what weight oil are you running? Is this new oil in there after a flush?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-28-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,010
Posted By smores
I bought a set of those for my Civic at Pep Boys...

I bought a set of those for my Civic at Pep Boys one time as a joke, the first time I ever saw them at the store a few years ago. This was before everyone knew about them, and I was driving down the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-28-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By smores
Need help locating a few parts for front-end

Ok, I need:

- front bumper cover
- driver side (LH) fog light bracket
- driver side (LH) "splash guard" for the wheel well
- front under tray (not sure of the exact name) directly under...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-28-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
  Lojack
Views: 438
Posted By smores
It depends on your state. In the People's...

It depends on your state. In the People's Republic of Maryland, having LoJack does NOTHING for your insurance. I just like having the peace of mind. I got a good deal on the installation and...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   11-02-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By smores
Sorry to hear you're having problems with your...

Sorry to hear you're having problems with your stage 2 upgrade... This is Garrett btw :)

You should be straight though. I've noticed with these cars sometimes problems surface but then disappear....
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-01-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By smores
www.torrentspy.com (NSFW) Bite the bullet,...

www.torrentspy.com (NSFW)

Bite the bullet, just download it. Since you have the original copy, you have the right to have backup copies. By the way, you didn't back up your CD to your computer?...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-31-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By smores
Don't get the FM modulator stuff... at least not...

Don't get the FM modulator stuff... at least not if you care about your fidelity! If you use the FM modulator, you lose the highs and lows, and it generally sounds like crap. You can also pick up...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-29-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By smores
horizontally opposed cylinders... we have boxer...

horizontally opposed cylinders... we have boxer engines ("H" as Subaru calls them). Although you get a slight wobbly/rocking sensation at idle, try to feel engine vibration while traveling at 75MPH...
Forum: The Hangout   10-19-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,963
Posted By smores
Damn, that's a long list of hate.... I will...

Damn, that's a long list of hate....

I will disagree with most of what you said, but a few things I dislike about mine:

- HORRIBLE stock speakers/rattling/vibrating door panels. (Sounds like...
Forum: The Hangout   10-16-2006, 08:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,169
Posted By smores
College. Period. If you are going to go the...

College. Period. If you are going to go the military route do ROTC, DO NOT ENLIST. I could write for days about my mistake of abandoning ROTC and enlisting....
Forum: The Hangout   10-13-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By smores
Once I got lunch at a McDonald's in a heavily...

Once I got lunch at a McDonald's in a heavily hispanic area near where I live. I got a couple cheeseburgers, and parked in the parking lot there with the car running because I only had a few minutes...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-13-2006, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,902
Posted By smores
Yeah that's what it sounded like. They clip those...

Yeah that's what it sounded like. They clip those together so if someone takes the car off of a truck or something before delivery they won't be able to drive it without any problems.
Forum: Handling Tech   10-12-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,901
Posted By smores
Unless you drive like me... ROFL I think my right...

Unless you drive like me... ROFL I think my right rear shock was done after about a month.
Forum: The Hangout   10-11-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,569
Posted By smores
I know when I took driving classes, there was an...

I know when I took driving classes, there was an option for manual cars, but it was $100 more, and there was an extra session that didn't work out with my job. I just took the course, and borrowed my...
Forum: The Hangout   10-11-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By smores
My thoughts exactly.... And for those of you...

My thoughts exactly....

And for those of you hating on the 06's... I like them a lot! I can't stand the 04-05 ones, I happen to like the 02-03's and 06's better. I think it has something to do...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   10-11-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By smores
ah those look like rip-off JDM headlights, with...

ah those look like rip-off JDM headlights, with the glowing halo things around the main bulbs. Made to look like the BMW "Angel Eyes", you typically see them on Civics and Corollas around my area......
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-11-2006, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By smores
My friend who works on aircraft for the Air Force...

My friend who works on aircraft for the Air Force thinks the seal may have expanded or contracted a little because of a sharp drop in temperature right before I took it out the morning it started...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-11-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By smores
Sorry, but honestly your white wagon looks wayyy...

Sorry, but honestly your white wagon looks wayyy better !Thumbs Up
Forum: The Hangout   10-06-2006, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By smores
not the pump, just the filter. I guess there was...

not the pump, just the filter. I guess there was just enough gas to pressurieze the lines... every time we loosened the check valve, fuel came out. I had a 1/2 tank in there 6 months prior. I didn't...
Forum: The Hangout   10-03-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By smores
only if you eat it

only if you eat it
Forum: The Hangout   10-03-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By smores
damn dude that sucks. Too bad this didn't happen...

damn dude that sucks. Too bad this didn't happen closer to Halloween, you would have had a bitchin' costume. Just sit there on your porch, and when the kiddies come up, tell them the candy bowl is...
Forum: The Hangout   10-03-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By smores
thanks for the link to d-series, it's actually a...

thanks for the link to d-series, it's actually a pretty good resource. It's like WRXTuners compared to NASIOC, vs d-series to Honda-Tech. honda-acura.net is also pretty good...

At any rate... I...
Forum: The Hangout   10-03-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,972
Posted By smores
no one in MD waves... probably because I have an...

no one in MD waves... probably because I have an f'd up bumper....

But yeah. After driving my Civic for about a week, I miss the WRX. I was getting some smoke from the turbo, so I'm waiting until...
Forum: Handling Tech   10-03-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By smores
OK! I am about half done acquiring all of the...

OK! I am about half done acquiring all of the parts needed for the Koni/STi swap into my wagon. I picked up some almost new 06 STi springs from Nick on NASIOC. My Grp N rear strut tops came in today....
Forum: Handling Tech   10-03-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,371
Posted By smores
they destroyed my right rear shock, but other...

they destroyed my right rear shock, but other than that they do drop nicely and stiffen up the ride. For someone concerened with looks, with VERY MINOR performance gains (less body roll, that's about...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By smores
Any news? I'm driving a beat-up ass Civic that...

Any news? I'm driving a beat-up ass Civic that needs new rotors, pads, and new tires (among other things). I miss my WRX terribly and want to get it back on the road!!!! I may end up taking it down...
Forum: The Hangout   10-01-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By smores
omg that's kinda cool but disgusting at the same...

omg that's kinda cool but disgusting at the same time. Did you touch the bone? I would have... I would have looked at the first person that saw me... and after they asked, "OMG are you OK?" I'd start...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-26-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By smores
Yeah.... same here. It seems to be intermittent....

Yeah.... same here. It seems to be intermittent. 1/3 or 4 times I drive, I get a little bit of smoke going no matter how hard/soft I drive.

I just spent this afternoon reviving my Civic from the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-26-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By smores
Smoking Turbo?

Ok... a few days ago I did an oil change on my Civic, and there was some spillage (well, a LOT of spillage), and I drove my WRX over where the oil was (I cleaned up as much as possible). Later that...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2006, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,769
Posted By smores
IIRC the Konis are Sedan-specific, but if you...

IIRC the Konis are Sedan-specific, but if you switch to sedan strut tops, you can use them. I'm getting the Group-N strut tops in the rear, and RCE camber plates up front with STi springs for my...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-23-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By smores
Redlinegoods.com stuff

Is there stuff any good? I know there was a giveaway or something posted on the front page of WRXtuners last year about that site. I need a new shift boot, and a new ebrake boot and handle...

Does...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   09-23-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By smores
+1 on that.... I can't wait to get my wagon...

+1 on that.... I can't wait to get my wagon running in STX next year... then it's on to time trials and who knows what else? Rallycross maybe? :rocks:
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-23-2006, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By smores
Yeah, I bought my car with the MOMO knob (big...

Yeah, I bought my car with the MOMO knob (big half CF/half aluminum) that has the boot that screws into the collar of the knob. I had to press the boot down (and inadvertantly broke off some of the...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-23-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By smores
subaruwrxparts.com would be my 2nd option. $40...

subaruwrxparts.com would be my 2nd option. $40 more than Gruppe-S, but I got my Whiteline RSTB from them and I had a good experience. Oh well... guess I gotta shell out $40 more for the convenience...
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