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Forum: New Member Intros   10-17-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By sleepr
Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: New Member Intros   10-17-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By sleepr
Good to see you again! I envy you. I would...

Good to see you again!

I envy you. I would love to study Automotive Technology!
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-17-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
  hi all
Views: 195
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! I really like that there is no...

Welcome!

I really like that there is no chrome on the front grille (except for the emblem).
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-15-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 40,627
Posted By sleepr
Assuming one has a "quality" tune, you should...

Assuming one has a "quality" tune, you should only need to swap the pipes. The "high" rpm test is still under 3000rpm (2500rpm I think) for a CA no-dyno standstill sniffer test (which is what...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-14-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By sleepr
link worked for me. I wonder what kind of...

link worked for me.

I wonder what kind of tune it has on it...
Forum: The Hangout   10-04-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,460
Posted By sleepr
After lunch we tackled the rear strut tower bar: ...

After lunch we tackled the rear strut tower bar:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/62904069-5716-4799-a819-00c1006515cb_zps765587fb.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   10-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,460
Posted By sleepr
I've driven more than 2500km on the new clutch...

I've driven more than 2500km on the new clutch and flywheel combo now. Even though I mentioned before that the clutch felt "broken in" at 900km, I would say now that there was still some "breaking...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-27-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By sleepr
financed an '02 with 22k miles (agreed on a price...

financed an '02 with 22k miles (agreed on a price of a bit over $20k) at just under 5% over a 5 year period from the Subaru dealer in '04.


If I had $10k to spend on an engine...



I would...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By sleepr
agreed. Tires could be considered part of the...

agreed. Tires could be considered part of the "braking system" too.
Forum: New Member Intros   09-23-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By sleepr
All stock bugeye?! That's rare to begin with! ...

All stock bugeye?! That's rare to begin with! We like pictures around here no matter what the condition. Welcome!!!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-20-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By sleepr
Assuming it is the plastic that has cracked... ...

Assuming it is the plastic that has cracked...

The more the radiator heats up and cools down, the weaker that crack and the surrounding plastic is going to become. Please be careful!
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   09-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By sleepr
a "costly" repair may not necessarily be so...

a "costly" repair may not necessarily be so "costly" when compared to doing the math with respect to the total cost of the alternative option.

In other words, it may be more money upfront, but...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-13-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! Don't forget to take pictures of the...

Welcome! Don't forget to take pictures of the work you do to your car and share your experience with us!
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   09-12-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! Thanks for sharing your pictures! I...

Welcome! Thanks for sharing your pictures! I really like the color scheme you've got going on!
Forum: WRX Video Links   09-06-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By sleepr
I like that the host is not trying to be overly...

I like that the host is not trying to be overly serious or an authority about the car. Additionally, he is letting the car owner talk which is nice. Jay Leno has a hard time letting others talk...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-06-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,208
Posted By sleepr
It might be helpful to start a new thread with...

It might be helpful to start a new thread with the same writing as you have put here. It would be easier for everyone who replies and for those who look to your thread for future guidance (via...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-06-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,907
Posted By sleepr
I'm stumped... Wait a sec... One of your...

I'm stumped...

Wait a sec... One of your previous pictures has a "collar" of some sort behind the bolted flange. I don't see it in this picture.
Forum: NorCal WRX Forum   09-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By sleepr
Thank you for sharing all of those amazing...

Thank you for sharing all of those amazing pictures!
Forum: NorCal WRX Forum   09-05-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By sleepr
I liked deviating from the the "17 mile drive"...

I liked deviating from the the "17 mile drive" route within Pebble Beach (too many tourists on the suggested route). There are many amazing estates there.

After looking at a map, you may want to...
Forum: NorCal WRX Forum   09-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By sleepr
Fun canyon roads you say?! You sir, are...

Fun canyon roads you say?! You sir, are literally surrounded by "fun canyon roads". Any way you take out of Monterrey is going to be fun. If you go south on the Pacific Coast Highway (#1) towards...
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   08-30-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By sleepr
Hi EM7, this is another person's "for sale"...

Hi EM7, this is another person's "for sale" thread, so we really shouldn't discuss your situation here. Let's keep it to the thread you started. :)
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   08-30-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By sleepr
First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you have...

First of all, I'm sorry to hear that you have been left with quite a difficult situation to handle. However, it is hard to give any actionable suggestions without some details...

Who knows? ...
Forum: The Hangout   08-28-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,460
Posted By sleepr
After the front end of the car was put back...

After the front end of the car was put back together, we could finally install the endlinks!

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_20140820_144052_zpsf941881d.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   08-28-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,460
Posted By sleepr
As explained before, I wanted to replace the...

As explained before, I wanted to replace the throw out bearing due to a stupid mistake I had made (stepping off the clutch with the car in gear at a dead stop idle).

Last week we separated the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-28-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,907
Posted By sleepr
check out the Scosche website (use "usb charger"...

check out the Scosche website (use "usb charger" in their search field). They have all kinds of quality 12V adapter usb chargers with a variety of power ratings to suit your application. Lots of...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By sleepr
haha... "BF" has the same meaning as when it...

haha...

"BF" has the same meaning as when it is used in "BF hammer"...It's just a no name Ebay oversized top mount (used at the discretion of my tuner) that works fine and has never given me any...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   08-25-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By sleepr
Are you able to provide a picture of the actual...

Are you able to provide a picture of the actual downpipe that is in your possession?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By sleepr
I hope more people can post to this thread. It's...

I hope more people can post to this thread. It's fascinating to see the differences in turbo "sizes" displayed in graph form (in one thread).
Forum: New Member Intros   08-25-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! Looks like a pretty good find! ...

Welcome! Looks like a pretty good find!

You might want to find a stock intake and use it to replace the short ram. Put the short ram on the shelf and reinstall it if you ever decide to have...
Forum: The Hangout   08-25-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By sleepr
Glad to hear you are okay. I too got rear ended...

Glad to hear you are okay. I too got rear ended (in Korea) about 4 weeks ago by someone who never even attempted to stop. I saw her coming and within 1 second almost completely turned out of her...
Forum: New Member Intros   08-25-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By sleepr
I would suggest searching for and taking a look...

I would suggest searching for and taking a look at fidrat's build thread on this site.

Welcome!!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-17-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By sleepr
based on the video, I must admit I misunderstood...

based on the video, I must admit I misunderstood your description. I was expecting more of a hesitation when you "blip" the throttle. But in your video, I don't see or hear any hesitation, which is...
Forum: The Hangout   08-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,460
Posted By sleepr
(current) A week after the accident, the...

(current)

A week after the accident, the body damage has been repaired:

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_20140730_161909_zps832f3c14.jpg...
Forum: The Hangout   08-15-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,460
Posted By sleepr
(as of the end of July 2014) Since the...

(as of the end of July 2014)

Since the "engine mount tuning", I have been really happy with the performance and reliability of my Tib. It feels great to drive and does everything beyond my...
Forum: The Hangout   08-15-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,460
Posted By sleepr
(as of mid July 2014) ...So, after the first...

(as of mid July 2014)

...So, after the first round of my flywheel/clutch adventure, I started hearing this "rubbing/grinding sound" coming from the transaxle area. From my past experiences, it...
Forum: The Hangout   08-15-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,460
Posted By sleepr
Some updates (as of June 2014): Replaced the...

Some updates (as of June 2014):

Replaced the motor mounts (not the roll stoppers) with new OEM mounts due to a rattle that I though I was hearing.
...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-15-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By sleepr
I had these symptoms once...on a 350 V8 with a...

I had these symptoms once...on a 350 V8 with a Quadrajet carb.

Mine was a different motor entirely, but could his be getting too much gas and not enough air at the moment he steps on the pedal...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   08-14-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By sleepr
Please include photos in your post. ;) Edit:...

Please include photos in your post. ;)

Edit: Thanks!!! :D
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By sleepr
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Ot...

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_0550_zps87b52581.jpg (http://s76.photobucket.com/user/imlicknem/media/Other/IMG_0550_zps87b52581.jpg.html)

Opensource tune by Yimi Sport...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-13-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By sleepr
220 ft/lbs from (just about) 3000rpm to 5000rpm! ...

220 ft/lbs from (just about) 3000rpm to 5000rpm! What a fun car that would be to drive!
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   08-12-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By sleepr
I agree with Brockton...and a failing throwout...

I agree with Brockton...and a failing throwout bearing will usually make more of a rattling sound that isn't always perfectly in sync with the revs of the engine (in my experience).
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-11-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By sleepr
The ambitious side of me is licking my chops in...

The ambitious side of me is licking my chops in anticipation of the creation of a turbo motor swapped into an RS. "Imagine how low the insurance will be!" is the voice in my head that tries to...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-11-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By sleepr
Yesssss! I wi.....wait, YOU WIN!!! ...

Yesssss! I wi.....wait, YOU WIN!!!

Congratulations!

Are you able to post your dyno graph? I'm (We're) really interested to see how your torque curve looks!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By sleepr
Leave early so your car can cool down before they...

Leave early so your car can cool down before they start.

222 WHP / 208 WTQ

You will be smiling all the way home!
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By sleepr
Are you planning on selling it? It might be...

Are you planning on selling it?

It might be something to consider since you may not have to pay full price. "Value" is quite subjective so it's hard to say.

Show us a picture of your side...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-03-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By sleepr
I don't know what some of our other members...

I don't know what some of our other members think, but in picture 18 I see what looks like dried water (coolant?) on the radiator and the accessory belt cover. It makes me think that this particular...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-02-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By sleepr
The thing is, I usually don't know where to start...

The thing is, I usually don't know where to start either. So I go to the search page and start doing keyword searches. Gradually, I start narrowing things down with extra keywords. I'm not going...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-02-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By sleepr
I would recommend registering yourself on NASIOC....

I would recommend registering yourself on NASIOC. You will find a lot of good information on that forum with respect to car parts, what works, and what doesn't work. There's a lot of banter as...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-01-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By sleepr
You picked the wrong car to literally throw into...

You picked the wrong car to literally throw into corners at high speed. However, if you can slow it down a bit you will find that this car is a good tool for developing precision driving techniques....
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-31-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By sleepr
I never thought of an STI as "cougar bait"!...

I never thought of an STI as "cougar bait"! >:D
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