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Forum: Handling Tech   08-02-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,047
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Yes there are Wagon specific sway bars. However,...

Yes there are Wagon specific sway bars. However, do not buy that Subaru one it is only a minimal upgrade.

You want something like a 24mm in front and 22mm adjustable in the rear for a nice...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-24-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,561
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
No way in hell a VF34 can hit 405whp or even run...

No way in hell a VF34 can hit 405whp or even run at 28PSI, that is WAY out if its efficiency range.

Find an EXPERIENCED tuner/subaru shop (not just any mechanic), have him look over the car ASAP,...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-24-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,308
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
I did reread my post and to me it is a sarcasm. ...

I did reread my post and to me it is a sarcasm. It was a bit harsh, but not a personal attack and my opinion. But, you went with a personal attack. However, your right lets move on and I am sure...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-24-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,308
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Dude it was not a personal attack, it was my...

Dude it was not a personal attack, it was my OPINION. I did not call you stupid, I just voiced my opinion of the look of your exhaust. My god people cannot take a little sarcasm now days. You are...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-24-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,308
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
^^^^Sorry but that is FUGLY. Fartcan + Slant...

^^^^Sorry but that is FUGLY. Fartcan + Slant look = rice. Why anyone would want that is beyond me. It sits way too low and is a gradient or crappy road away of being dented. It looks like you...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-23-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,308
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Slanted exhausts do not offer more...

Slanted exhausts do not offer more power...whoever told you or wrote that should be punched in the face. Some good quality exhausts to consider:

Maddad Whisper (single or twin tip)
Borla Hush or...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-23-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,308
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Street N1 is still loud as hell, just not as...

Street N1 is still loud as hell, just not as loud. The HKS is really loud as well. Pretty much all those N1 style exhausts are loud. N1 exhausts are the most highly resold exhausts on the net...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   07-22-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,308
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Call the vendor and ask to be sure. I usually go...

Call the vendor and ask to be sure. I usually go through Oakos or Import Image Racing and they have been very helpful in the past.

However, I think you should reconsider the N1 Race. It is LOUD...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-17-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Hit or miss. I would not put my money towards...

Hit or miss. I would not put my money towards anything on Ebay. I prefer to buy quality once, than crap over and over.

Contact a vendor directly and usually they will offer you some good deals. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-17-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,293
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
New turbo will require a Larger TMIC, larger...

New turbo will require a Larger TMIC, larger injectors, and a Fuel Pump (DW300 or Walbro255), and a custom tune at a minimum.

If you do not have the money, save up and do it later.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   07-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,755
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Whats hard about switch. Plug the cable in, turn...

Whats hard about switch. Plug the cable in, turn on laptop, start software, switch tune. Really not that hard.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,185
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
There is a HUGE thread on NASIOC about USC (Uncle...

There is a HUGE thread on NASIOC about USC (Uncle Scotty's Cocktail). It was like a 1000 pages and basically a bunch of people did oil analysis of it and found after 10-15K miles (as stated above)...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Get a real catback. Glasspacks and cherrybomb...

Get a real catback. Glasspacks and cherrybomb exhausts are for American V8s and the old school muscle cars.

For good quality catbacks look at:

Borla Hush or XR-1
Maddad Whisper
Cobb...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   07-08-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,755
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
^^^^This. You do not need a Cobb AP. Many...

^^^^This.

You do not need a Cobb AP. Many shops do open source tunes (using a tractrix cable and a laptop). Thus, you will only be paying for a tune and dyno time. Cobb AP is really...
Forum: Handling Tech   07-01-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Sounds like you maybe riding on the bump stops a...

Sounds like you maybe riding on the bump stops a bit. Try trimming the top nubb off the bumpstops. When using lowering springs you really need shorter bumpstops. If you don't like the idea/hack...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-16-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,418
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
For the drop check the link I gave you in my...

For the drop check the link I gave you in my earlier post for the specs of the springs. I would go with the wagon GR2s b/c they are designed for it and it looks bad when the rear saggs too much.
Forum: Handling Tech   06-15-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,418
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Yes, they will pair well.

Yes, they will pair well.
Forum: Handling Tech   06-14-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,418
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Swift Wagon Springs is what I linked. The RCEs...

Swift Wagon Springs is what I linked. The RCEs are great too, just maybe a little bit firmer than you looking for and you will have to upgrade to Tokico Dspecs or Koni Inserts which cost more than...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-14-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,418
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
The Tanabes drop too much and are not a good...

The Tanabes drop too much and are not a good spring IMHO. If you drop your car more than 1 inch you are really going to hurt ride quality and decrease your handling. I know you stated you looking...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-14-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,418
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Due to you having an '02 your stock parts are...

Due to you having an '02 your stock parts are pretty high mileage any various suspension components sould be replaced. Here is what I would do:

KYB GR2 Struts (Wagon Specific Version)
STi Wagon...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-31-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,703
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
You get what you pay for. It is highly an...

You get what you pay for. It is highly an ebay/chinese knockoff and rebadge. It probably has poor fitment and bad welds. Epecially since you live in a winter climate (snow/salt) it may rust. I...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,488
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
LOL. I didn't realize it was a old thread.

LOL. I didn't realize it was a old thread.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-26-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
I think Mike meant to say that both the turbo...

I think Mike meant to say that both the turbo inlet and outlet are ported. Turbo Inlet is a rubber tube. So, I would double check that.

As for the pickup tube, it happens there have been a bunch...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-26-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,488
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Ok some of the information is correct, but let me...

Ok some of the information is correct, but let me some it up and make it clearer.

Springs that are designed to work w/the stock struts or KYB GR2s (10-15% more firmly dampend then stock) and work...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-24-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Another thing to think about is your oil pickup...

Another thing to think about is your oil pickup tube. Stock pickups have been failing and causing oil starvation. Getting a KillerB Oil Pickup is a good idea.

Oil Pickup Story - Subaru Oil...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-24-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
You may want to consider a perrin turbo inlet. ...

You may want to consider a perrin turbo inlet. Kind of a might as well while you are in there kind of thing. Its not a must, but once the stocker is pulled on and off a couple of times it gets...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-24-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,885
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
I agree. But, IMHO the Eibach Prokit is not much...

I agree. But, IMHO the Eibach Prokit is not much of an upgrade over stock and don't have enough rate. I have ridden in a few WRXs with them (friend has them on his '06) and compared to the Swifts ...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-24-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,836
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
If there is still a good amount of gap...I don't...

If there is still a good amount of gap...I don't think its the cobb springs. Probably the Prodrive Blues or Mach V Blues.
Forum: Handling Tech   05-24-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,885
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
To pair with Eibach Prokit Springs (which are not...

To pair with Eibach Prokit Springs (which are not the best IMHO, Swift or Epic or STi Pinks are much better) go with KYB GR2 struts or Tokico HP Blues. GR2s will run you about $320 for all four...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-24-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Well, I would talk to Mike at Blouch and then my...

Well, I would talk to Mike at Blouch and then my tuner....But, I think probably the 10cm.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-23-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
With a dom3 you could go either way with the...

With a dom3 you could go either way with the cams. GSC cams have a lot of lift and from what I have read they are a lot like the Kelford's. So keep in mind the Kelford 264s have more lift than BC...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-23-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Many people used to say cams would do nothing...

Many people used to say cams would do nothing until you went 400whp+ and a bigger turbo, like a 30R or 35R. Now people are realizing a mild grind on the cams and ones with a lot of lift (basically...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-23-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,818
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
I personally use Motul Gear 300 and my tranny...

I personally use Motul Gear 300 and my tranny loves it.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-23-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
I would higly recommend forged pistons. I have...

I would higly recommend forged pistons. I have coated CPs (custom spec; my tuner refuses to tell me the specs b/c he has them "special cut for him") and they are almost silent. Also, since the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-21-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
No, I have not seen any numbers on it. However,...

No, I have not seen any numbers on it. However, you should give Blouch a call and talk to Mike. He will help you choose the right turbo. But, the 20G-XTR seems like a great turbo and I think you...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Ya, I remember now DP using the stock STi axle...

Ya, I remember now DP using the stock STi axle back/muffler. Keeping the Stocker will rob you of a little bit of power. As for the raspiness, I am unsure.

However, I think you should look into a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-19-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
You have to have a Downpipe to run a Stage 2 Map....

You have to have a Downpipe to run a Stage 2 Map.

Do you already have a DP?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-17-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
True, but the only head work I have is Kelford...

True, but the only head work I have is Kelford 264/264 cams w/upgraded valve springs and retainers (the Kelfords have a TON of lift). They do help me make over 300whp past 7000RPM though and allow...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-17-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
FP HTA Green is a similar turbo, but I prefer...

FP HTA Green is a similar turbo, but I prefer anything Blouch offers. Blouch has better customer service and better product quality IMHO. Not that FP is bad, I have just heard of a few more issues...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-17-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
My tuner genrally uses DW Injectors, but I have...

My tuner genrally uses DW Injectors, but I have heard a lot of good reports on the IDs so you really cannot go wrong (get whatever your tuner prefers). For 3-3.5K spool I think you are looking at...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-17-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,084
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Ok this is going to be some technical turbo talk,...

Ok this is going to be some technical turbo talk, but stick with me here....

IMHO the FP 68HTA is not a good match for a 2.5L. The 68HTA is a 16G with a big billet turbine wheel crammed into it...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-05-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,800
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Well, that is very subjective to the driver. ...

Well, that is very subjective to the driver. Some people like more understeer others oversteer. The only way to find out what settings your prefer is to try it out and drive it for awhile. So...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-26-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,897
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
All this endlink talk should end with some...

All this endlink talk should end with some Kartboy endlinks. They are the best on the market IMHO, made in the USA, and almost indestructable (never heard of a failure and they are used A LOT). ...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-26-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,031
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
I would look for at least an '04 or later tranny....

I would look for at least an '04 or later tranny. The 02-03 had slightly weaker gears than was not fixed until halfway through the 03 production. The other issue depending on year may be the axle...
Forum: WRX Video Links   03-29-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
+1...LOL. Those donuts were a great idea for an...

+1...LOL. Those donuts were a great idea for an '02 5-speed:rolleyes:.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-15-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,482
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Perrin Pulley is fine. It is the underdrive...

Perrin Pulley is fine. It is the underdrive pulley's that cause the problems. There Perrin is the same size as stock, just made with lighter materials. Thus, less rotating mass and more efficient...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-12-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,482
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Quicker revs, but nothing mind blowing.

Quicker revs, but nothing mind blowing.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-12-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
LGT has a different turbo flange. It will not...

LGT has a different turbo flange. It will not fit a '02-07 wrx w/o modification.
Forum: Handling Tech   03-10-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Did you remember to use the spacers when...

Did you remember to use the spacers when installing?

Otherwise more torque on the bolts.
Forum: Handling Tech   02-15-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,388
Posted By c2bcoolwrx
Don't get AGXs they have very little adjustment...

Don't get AGXs they have very little adjustment and are a poor choice. Tokico Dspecs are WAY WAY better, more adjustment, better valving and MUCH easier to fine tune.

Some Group N Top Hats and...
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