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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By arcticscythe
Thats excellent, Whichever product you...

Thats excellent,

Whichever product you choose just be careful and follow the directions.

Just a side note. Ive been using simple green for years as a wheel cleaner and while it takes some elbow...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By arcticscythe
I dont think so, Last I checked is aerosol only. ...

I dont think so, Last I checked is aerosol only.

I still perfer the simple green option but its your call.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By arcticscythe
kw = kilowatt is the measure of power they use...

kw = kilowatt is the measure of power they use over the pond and in most parts of the world actually. Its the millimeter to our inch so to speak. Horsepower is a really antiquated measurement for the...
Forum: The Hangout   Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 96
Posted By arcticscythe
- The trick with the master cylinder brace is...

- The trick with the master cylinder brace is that it takes the firewall flex out of the equation. Next time you get a chance open the hood and have one of your mates stomp on the brakes. If you can...
Forum: The Hangout   Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 96
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, and everyone who is smart...

Welcome to our forums, and everyone who is smart enough to fall in love with Subarus is good enough for us.

Im with jpSubie4, save your money on the front mount unless your planning on swapping...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By arcticscythe
If you want something evaporative you can use...

If you want something evaporative you can use carb cleaner. Just be sure to work in a well ventilated area with no sources of ignition. The amount of carb cleaner you would need to clean out an...
Forum: New Member Intros   Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 36
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the community, oh and dont forget...

Welcome to the community,

oh and dont forget to wave : )
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By arcticscythe
24000km on a 1999 is one heck of a find, good...

24000km on a 1999 is one heck of a find, good job. If your putting down 200kw I would look into at least stiffening your trans. What mods are you planning to get you to 200kw?

As far as...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   09-02-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By arcticscythe
//Dude voice// Thats just like your opinion man. ...

//Dude voice// Thats just like your opinion man.

Now grab an organic kale juice and have some granola and chillax bro...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-02-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,426
Posted By arcticscythe
That looks pretty sharp, I hope you have...

That looks pretty sharp,

I hope you have nice bright lights in those smoked housings though. I feel like as a whole Subaru owners tend to stop faster than most of the other traffic on the road...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-02-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By arcticscythe
Vapor lock is a temp issue not so mucha fueling...

Vapor lock is a temp issue not so mucha fueling system issue. It might be worth checking your lines against a service manual or some photos of existing engine bays just to be sure your not missing...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-02-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By arcticscythe
Cleaning the grease from the inside of an...

Cleaning the grease from the inside of an intercooler can be a huge pain in the rear. I would avoid diesel fuels or acetone as a cleaner just because its pretty nasty stuff to dispose of when your...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   09-02-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By arcticscythe
titter, thanks for reposting my thread. Im...

titter, thanks for reposting my thread.

Im gonna add another point for CObb but only catted downpipes. I love their weld quality and I like the belmouth pipe. I also like that I can see through...
Forum: New Member Intros   09-02-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, When you have a...

Welcome to the forums,

When you have a moment take a look at this thread its a good place to start if you just got your first WRX. http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

Oh...
Forum: The Hangout   09-02-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By arcticscythe
Im running an e- tune from Eric over at Torqued...

Im running an e- tune from Eric over at Torqued Performance. Its as close as you can get to a pro-tune without spending time on a dyno ( which really isnt my style) Im planning on doing the Mishimoto...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-02-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 114
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly that noise isnt that big of a deal. If...

Honestly that noise isnt that big of a deal. If your the type of person to run a turbo back exhaust then increase in noise from bushings will most likely be less than the increase from a free flowing...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-02-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 114
Posted By arcticscythe
From my research the group N trans mount and...

From my research the group N trans mount and engine mounts use the same linkage materials but has solid bushings, in the case of the trans mount its one very large solid bushing, Which is what the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-01-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 114
Posted By arcticscythe
Pitch Stop Mount and Rear Diff Bushings

Preface: Here in california the end of August means back to school season, Its when our freeways get blasted with additional traffic from soccer moms too busy yelling at the kids to pay attention...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By arcticscythe
Im a huge fan of red RTV silicone. Its good up to...

Im a huge fan of red RTV silicone. Its good up to 600 degrees and it holds back pleantly of pressure. Protip, When installing torque all your bolts to 5ftlb with the RTV in the gap, then after it...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-01-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By arcticscythe
pjkatz04, adding a bigger/more efficient...

pjkatz04, adding a bigger/more efficient intercooler will run fine without a tune but to get the most power out of a big intercooler you will want to tune. The most agressive timing on your Cobb OTS...
Forum: New Member Intros   08-31-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 161
Posted By arcticscythe
Looks good, Welcome to the community. Im not...

Looks good,

Welcome to the community. Im not gonna say we are better here than the guys on NASIOC but I definitely think we are more empathetic.

I look forward to seeing your build thread.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-31-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By arcticscythe
Not a bug eye but I have mine mounted to the...

Not a bug eye but I have mine mounted to the stereo surround with the cable wrapped up into a loom. The OBD2 port is mounted to a piece of alluminium that I bent forward to keep the cable from...
Forum: New Member Intros   08-31-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, Dont forget to wave :...

Welcome to our forums,

Dont forget to wave : )
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-25-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By arcticscythe
The higher profile is good for winter tires,...

The higher profile is good for winter tires, skinnier tires are not. I would get as close to stock width as you can and run some 16s. If people are running 5x110 and 5x114.3 then they are probably...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-25-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums. Sometimes worn belts...

Welcome to our forums.

Sometimes worn belts can run thin and cause some excess vibrations. If the belt is new and its still making an evil noise I would use a towel and put some pressure on the...
Forum: New Member Intros   08-25-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums, Dont forget to wave :...

Welcome to the forums,

Dont forget to wave : )
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   08-25-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By arcticscythe
If its and education you want then and education...

If its and education you want then and education you shall get,

The front mount intercooler vs top mount is an interesting debate. From a theoretical perspective a front mount intercooler has 2...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By arcticscythe
Depends on what the bolt pattern is, I think the...

Depends on what the bolt pattern is, I think the 15+ is 5x114.3 where as most older models are 5x100. also stock offset is in the mid 50s so a 40 without making the wheel wider might be close.
...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-25-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By arcticscythe
No Problem, Anything we can do to help : )

No Problem,

Anything we can do to help : )
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-24-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By arcticscythe
Uploading is very simple. Just plug your...

Uploading is very simple. Just plug your accessport into your computer and use accessport manager ( download here : COBB Tuning - Accessport Manager...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-24-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By arcticscythe
We are glad to help, Im glad you decided...

We are glad to help,

Im glad you decided that 750WHP was not your goal, Working towards realistic goals is much more fun.

Cobb is an interesting case because they make a pretty slim assortment...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-24-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By arcticscythe
ranman if Im not mistaken they have 3.30 and 3.31...

ranman if Im not mistaken they have 3.30 and 3.31 SF maps available as well. If you plug your access port into a computer you should be able to grab more recent maps from Cobb.

They also don't...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By arcticscythe
- thats just like your opinion man. In all...

- thats just like your opinion man.

In all honestly I depends on your definition of performance. Super Gramps from MCM was a 6 cylinder forester motor that they got in the 11s.

The2002wrx its...
Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,193
Posted By arcticscythe
Man Ive wanted to drive one of those 86 since...

Man Ive wanted to drive one of those 86 since watching Initial D in middle school.

as for getting photos of yourself driving GoPros have gotte really small recently and you can mount them just...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-21-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums. Are you asking if we...

Welcome to our forums.

Are you asking if we recommend coilovers, these coilovers, or just trying to sell these coilovers?

For the first part I dont typically recommend coilovers unless you are...
Forum: New Member Intros   08-20-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By arcticscythe
I loved those older hatchbacks. All work in...

I loved those older hatchbacks.

All work in the back all fun in the front : )
Forum: New Member Intros   08-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to the forums. If you have any...

Welcome to the forums.

If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask.

Oh and since your wife has a Subaru you know the drill. Don't forget to wave : )
Forum: The Hangout   08-19-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 36,994
Posted By arcticscythe
I typically use whichever cleaning wax is on my...

I typically use whichever cleaning wax is on my pad after I finish the rest of the car. Similar effect and it leaves behind a protective wax coating :)
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-18-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums. I typically recommend...

Welcome to our forums.

I typically recommend that people trust their tuner but In my experience a proper fuel pump and injectors sits squarely between stage 2 and 3. I would rather be under...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-18-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By arcticscythe
Honestly I would call around to pick yards. Even...

Honestly I would call around to pick yards. Even if its a long ways away you can pull a tranny for a couple hundred bucks. Just make sure you bring your inspection cam or a good light to check the...
Forum: The Hangout   08-18-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By arcticscythe
You never shake it. Just embrace it. I like...

You never shake it. Just embrace it.

I like to keep in mind that one day I might need to drive grandma to the airport in my WRX and that it needs to be comfortable enough to drive slowly. Im...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-18-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By arcticscythe
Yeah the crimping tool used to reboot is a pain...

Yeah the crimping tool used to reboot is a pain in the rear. In my opinion an OEM one for $50-$80 is worth not getting covered in axle grease and fighting a clip. That said a few boots, straps and a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-17-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By arcticscythe
Welcome to our forums, Just because thats your...

Welcome to our forums,
Just because thats your first post Id like to leave this here. Do me a favor and in your free time take a look at this thread....
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-17-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By arcticscythe
Im not a fan of engine flushes. You need the...

Im not a fan of engine flushes. You need the turbo to be properly lubricated at all times and running a flush is essentially stripping all the oil film off and waiting to get new oil on the parts....
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By arcticscythe
Sleepr, Im sorry to hear that you joined the...

Sleepr,

Im sorry to hear that you joined the club. Wear it like a badge of honor and built it back up bigger and stronger. Paul and his team at yimi are fantastic, I live right down the street...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-17-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By arcticscythe
yeah, On a dedicated race car carbon parts...

yeah,

On a dedicated race car carbon parts only spend a few hours out in the sun then they are typically garaged or covered to protect them. Your daily driver sees hours of sun daily and the resin...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-17-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By arcticscythe
Sounds like your brake job may have gone wrong. I...

Sounds like your brake job may have gone wrong. I would try pulling that wheel and checking the rotor for unusual wear. If you see wear marks on the rotor there could be an issue with the pad or you...
Forum: New Member Intros   08-14-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By arcticscythe
Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the...

Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the community.

This is a good place to look if your not sure where to go from there. http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/

I love the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-14-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By arcticscythe
I Dont think hes talking about a drop in HID kit,...

I Dont think hes talking about a drop in HID kit, which reminds me, Please go out a re-aim your HIDs RoboTuner. Poorly aimed aftermarket HIDs are a huge road hazard even in some projector housings....
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   08-13-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By arcticscythe
I dont know what kind of person the tech is but...

I dont know what kind of person the tech is but service advisors in my area are pretty keen to the ways WRXs are meant to be driven. They wouldnt give us a turbo if we werent meant to go fast and...
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