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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   04-10-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By car_doper
VF-39 ($400), STi intercooler ($200), and Cobb...

VF-39 ($400), STi intercooler ($200), and Cobb OTS map if you have an access port will get you there. If you don't have an access port, then the cost depends on your engine management for a protune....
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-10-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By car_doper
Jonpark don't get an uppipe because you don't...

Jonpark don't get an uppipe because you don't need to repace it. The only people that need to replace it are 05 and older WRXs.

DJ Sina, dont get IC hoses because they don't do much except add...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-07-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By car_doper
it's either an 02 or 03 WRX wagon. the rims look...

it's either an 02 or 03 WRX wagon. the rims look like Volk LE37; look it up on google images. FYI, Volk wheels are awesome, light, strong, and expensive. you can get a used set of them for around...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-31-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By car_doper
I agree with WRX-One. You can find a used 04 STi...

I agree with WRX-One. You can find a used 04 STi with about 15k-25k miles for $21k-$24k. A used WRX, if bone stock, with the same amount of miles should be around $16k. However, if the car is...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-30-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By car_doper
no, i didn't drill out the pill. i have been...

no, i didn't drill out the pill. i have been watching my boost pressure and exhaust temperatures to make sure that i am not overboosting. so far, everything seems A-OK, and the car runs really good.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   12-27-2006, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By car_doper
I just took a couple of new pics of my WRX, and I...

I just took a couple of new pics of my WRX, and I had to post them.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/car_doper/06-WRX-at-lake03.jpg
...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-27-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,161
Posted By car_doper
since you are using a non-recommended item, then...

since you are using a non-recommended item, then i would expect if you have tranny problems, then they will blame the hitch as the problem.

i am looking to put one on anyways so that i can...
Forum: The Hangout   12-26-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,182
Posted By car_doper
Dude, I am going to have to check that out...

Dude, I am going to have to check that out because I get a whistle once I hit 90 mph and the faster that I go, the louder the whistle. It's annoying.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-24-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By car_doper
Well, I am trying to figure out a way to add the...

Well, I am trying to figure out a way to add the map notes, but my photobucket account isn't letting me add a picture. Without taking it to a dyno, I cannot verify that the numbers in the map notes...
Forum: The Hangout   12-23-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,865
Posted By car_doper
I hate when I go to the races and there are...

I hate when I go to the races and there are people rolling up in semitrucks with the baddest cars inside their trailers. ($50k for car and $150k for rig). It's really bad when the racer of the car...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-23-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By car_doper
With the Cobb Stage 2 93 octane map, cars usualy...

With the Cobb Stage 2 93 octane map, cars usualy get 220whp. The map notes for the VF39 93 octane map says that it is 294whp. The good thing about it is that I don't notice much lag with the VF39...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-23-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By car_doper
lol. that was a good one

lol. that was a good one
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-23-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By car_doper
exactly

exactly
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-23-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By car_doper
my insurance dropped when i hit 25, and i have...

my insurance dropped when i hit 25, and i have never been married. (been with the same girl for 8 years, and we have been living together for 6.5.)
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-23-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By car_doper
no, you can unmarry the AP. you have to hook it...

no, you can unmarry the AP. you have to hook it up to the car that it is married to and select "revert back to stock". once you do that, it flashes inthe stock map and the AP is unmarried.

the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-23-2006, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By car_doper
thanks. it runs pretty good, so i am happy. ...

thanks. it runs pretty good, so i am happy.

i helped a friend put the same setup on his car today.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-23-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By car_doper
Glad the links helped out. A used AP is...

Glad the links helped out.

A used AP is nothing different than a new one. I had an 04 AP, and I used it four times (Stage 1, Stage 2, Upgraded Turbo, Unmarry). I have an 06 AP, and I have used...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-22-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By car_doper
Put In VF39 and STi TMIC on 06 WRX

Well, I just got through putting in a VF39, STi TMIC, and Cobb OTS map on my 06 WRX. It wasn't that bad except that I spilled some coolant in the uppipe. I then drve to Walmart to buy some Mobile...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-22-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By car_doper
Here is one in Natick, MA for $500. I am sure...

Here is one in Natick, MA for $500. I am sure you can get it from him less.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1162880

Here is the New England Classifieds on NASIOC. You can...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-22-2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By car_doper
If you read the fine print on the Subaru...

If you read the fine print on the Subaru brochure, you will see that the drop in HP is due to a new technique of measuring it. The power is the same on the 06 and 07, which is 3 hp more at the crank...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-22-2006, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By car_doper
You can find a used AP for $400-$450 on NASIOC...

You can find a used AP for $400-$450 on NASIOC all the time. Since you aren't that familiar with tuning, I would just stick with the off the shelf (OTS) maps that Cobb provides as you step through...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-19-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,347
Posted By car_doper
pretty good info from the kid. if you are...

pretty good info from the kid. if you are wanting to get 300-350whp, then you will need injectors, fuel pump, turbo, bigger intercooler, uppipe, and engine management (EM). (as mentioned before.)
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-19-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
  Exhaust
Views: 771
Posted By car_doper
dude, check the classified on NASIOC, and you...

dude, check the classified on NASIOC, and you could get a good deal on used, quality parts. that's my suggestion.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-19-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,929
Posted By car_doper
the DP is easy. the hard part would be putting...

the DP is easy. the hard part would be putting all of that heat shield crap back on because if it's missing, i am sure the dealer will get suspicious.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-19-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,929
Posted By car_doper
For the 06 WRX you don't need to replace the...

For the 06 WRX you don't need to replace the uppipe. The reason the WRXs before 06 had to do this was there was a catalitic converter in the uppipe. In 2006, Subaru stopped that. The order of mods...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-19-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By car_doper
damn you bugeyes really stick up for one another....

damn you bugeyes really stick up for one another.

chad90gsx
the 04 and 05 WRX has a stronger gear set than the 02 and 03. 04 and 05 have "peanut" headlights and the smaller foglights. 02 and 03...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-19-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By car_doper
my guess is it's all in your head. i had an...

my guess is it's all in your head. i had an 04WRX, and it was really noticeable when the turbo kicked in. i now have the 06WRX, and it's not as noticeable.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   12-19-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By car_doper
These brakes are the stock ones. (They are stock...

These brakes are the stock ones. (They are stock on the 06 WRX.)

I used to have an 04WRX, and on had the same stock brakes as on your 2002 WRX. As far as braking power, I can't tell much...
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   12-18-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By car_doper
thanks.:cool:

thanks.:cool:
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-16-2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By car_doper
The conversion can be done, but it would cost you...

The conversion can be done, but it would cost you a lot of money. Do you really think that you could do this cheaper then Subaru? There are other forums out there of people doing this. (Look up...
Forum: The Hangout   12-15-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,182
Posted By car_doper
i thougt that they were. i know that the Cobb...

i thougt that they were. i know that the Cobb access port mentions that it removes the speed limiter.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-15-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By car_doper
your down pipe to catback should not be causing...

your down pipe to catback should not be causing problems. if anything, it would be less restrictive and loud as hell.

i would reconnect your accessport and be sure that the map installed is...
Forum: The Hangout   12-15-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,182
Posted By car_doper
I could just imagine the fear he had when the cop...

I could just imagine the fear he had when the cop came to his door.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   12-15-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By car_doper
if you are talking to me then thanks.

if you are talking to me then thanks.
Forum: The Hangout   12-14-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,182
Posted By car_doper
Teen Ticketed for 142mph in WRX

Saw this link on Yahoo news, and thought I would pass it on to other WRX owners out there.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061212/ap_on_fe_st/speeding_teen

Someone should have just been late.
Forum: Photography/Photoshop   12-14-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By car_doper
Here is mine: ...

Here is mine:
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/car_doper/pass_side.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q26/car_doper/wheel-closeup.jpg
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-12-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By car_doper
I am not too sure about the oil pressure gauge,...

I am not too sure about the oil pressure gauge, but with the other gauges, you have this backwards. Mecahnical gauges require you to tap into the existing line (or whatever depending on the gauge). ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-11-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By car_doper
a short ram will work regardless of the EM. the...

a short ram will work regardless of the EM. the thing EM does is allow you to tune for it. if you want to get a short ram, then i suggest getting the SPT, Cobb, or K & N Typhoon. there may be...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-11-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By car_doper
if you are going to run pretty much a stock car,...

if you are going to run pretty much a stock car, then i wouldn't worry about gauges.

if you are going to run something like a cobb stage 2 OTS (Off the Shelf) map, then i would get boost, oil...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-11-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By car_doper
a check engine light will come on once the oil...

a check engine light will come on once the oil pressure is low, so i would hold off on that. i know that it comes on a little late, but i would hold off anyways.

oil temperature lets you know...
Forum: The Hangout   12-08-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 398
  Read me: Wow... you're ugly!
Views: 44,585
Posted By car_doper
Dude, I remember when this thread was started. ...

Dude, I remember when this thread was started. Wow, has it grown. I am adding a pic of me on top of Pikes Peak with a snowman I built in August.
...
Forum: WRX Video Links   12-08-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,837
Posted By car_doper
STi vs. EVO vs. Audi S4

this is a british video of the STi vs. EVO vs. Audi S4
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/110652/top_gear/

at the end, the guy likes the evo the most for fun. they all drag race, and the EVO leaves...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-08-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,073
Posted By car_doper
do any of you have like a wind noise? i have...

do any of you have like a wind noise? i have this weird howl when i am going fast, and as soon as i drop the speed back down it stops.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-08-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By car_doper
if you use synthetic, then you need to stay with...

if you use synthetic, then you need to stay with synthetic for the life of the car.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-08-2006, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By car_doper
you have to reset the ECU as mentioned...

you have to reset the ECU as mentioned previously. take off the negative terminal of the battery for about 30 seconds then put it back on. the cel should clear from that.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-08-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By car_doper
If there is any improvement in quicker spool...

If there is any improvement in quicker spool after installing the uppipe it is barely noticeable. I think most of it is in your head. You know, after working 3-4 hours on your car, you want to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-08-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By car_doper
NASIOC can be rough, but there is a lot of useful...

NASIOC can be rough, but there is a lot of useful information on there. It has by far the most nformation for Suby's.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-07-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,562
Posted By car_doper
on the TXIC in NASIOC there is an 04 STi with 14k...

on the TXIC in NASIOC there is an 04 STi with 14k miles for sale. he is asking $23k. i believe that it had stage 2 on it, but i can't remember.

there are good deals out there, you just have to...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-07-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By car_doper
forgot to mention that i have heard a lot of good...

forgot to mention that i have heard a lot of good things about the SSAutochrome intercooler.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-07-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By car_doper
i bought a STi TMIC for $150 in pristine...

i bought a STi TMIC for $150 in pristine condition. (there are no bent fins at all.) this price included the 'Y' pipe, rails, and BOV gasket.
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