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Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-28-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,715
Posted By Flat 4
Ride Quality, Rear Strut-Clunk Issue...

I have a 2005 STi as a daily driver. It's just becoming taxing to be bouncing down the highway all the time after a rough day. I'd like to keep the handling characteristics of the car, but take the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-14-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,849
Posted By Flat 4
Likes: NOTHING. Dislikes: EVERYTHING. ...

Likes: NOTHING.

Dislikes: EVERYTHING.

Nice Saturn Ion, Subaru. :notgood:

I'm so glad I got a 2005 model STi. I can only see the value sky-rocketing, considering the hideous styling of the...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   04-09-2007, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By Flat 4
Cool. About where do you live? I live in the...

Cool. About where do you live? I live in the Ballenger Creek area.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Flat 4
Not to be rude, but I'm not going to hunt down...

Not to be rude, but I'm not going to hunt down every resource available for you. I already now what I'm talking about. You can either choose to believe it, or you can choose to deny it and find the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 10:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Flat 4
I love it. Comments from someone who doesn't...

I love it. Comments from someone who doesn't read before posting. I'm not even going to discuss the first portion of your post, or in regards to the Camaro I "had."

And the quicker steering...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Flat 4
Yaw control doesn't equate to a better AWD. ...

Yaw control doesn't equate to a better AWD. Since you're so convinced that their weak transmissions are so great, maybe you should sell your Subaru and purchase an Evo.

The current Evo's AWD...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Flat 4
Well, all I can say is that I've had my share of...

Well, all I can say is that I've had my share of problems with my 2005 STi, so whoever touts how great Subaru is, is full of crap. I didn't have any problems with my 1994 Camaro until it tapped over...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Flat 4
The Evo's AWD system is crap. Their system...

The Evo's AWD system is crap. Their system started out as a primitive FWD layout, and has been adaped into an AWD system. Subaru's design was designed from the start as an AWD system. It is...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Flat 4
You think Evos don't have problems? They have...

You think Evos don't have problems? They have nothing BUT problems. They have everything from primitive AWD systems to weak clutches, not to mention their plethora of electrical problems.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Flat 4
This has gotta top the most retarded statements...

This has gotta top the most retarded statements I've heard of as of late. I can name off an endless amount of reasons why someone may want an auto over a manual, and none of them would be because...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-08-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By Flat 4
If you're road racing, you don't want an...

If you're road racing, you don't want an automatic. For drag racing, an automatic is going to be the better choice. The automatic is going to be much more consistent.

The advantage to an...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   01-24-2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,375
Posted By Flat 4
I'm also going to go with the Power Package from...

I'm also going to go with the Power Package from SPT for my car, but with a Cobb downpipe.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-16-2006, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,344
Posted By Flat 4
I totally agree with you. I'll spend the extra...

I totally agree with you. I'll spend the extra $600 for a part that I know is a quality part. I'm not just going to throw some half-assed clone on my car. I may buy a used exhaust or something off...
Forum: The Hangout   12-06-2006, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Flat 4
Using warm water is not a good idea when washing...

Using warm water is not a good idea when washing the car in the cold. The sudden change in temperature can put wear on the paint and cause it to crack because of expanding too quickly.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-06-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Flat 4
2005 STi- Synthetic Oil?

I was debating on upgrading to using synthetic oil. My car has 26,600 miles on it. Would it be beneficial to upgrade, and is it even recommended by Subaru to run synthetic in the STi's motor?
...
Forum: The Hangout   12-05-2006, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Flat 4
"Seems." I just took a spin in a 5spd Forester...

"Seems." I just took a spin in a 5spd Forester XT with nothing more than a K&N filter about 2-3 weeks ago and the thing felt blistering quick compared to my STi. maybe it was because I was in the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-05-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By Flat 4
Since there is a TSB on this, take your car back...

Since there is a TSB on this, take your car back to the dealership and see if you can get it fixed. If they deny you, just make the argument that it could be bad for emissions and the vehicle should...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   12-05-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By Flat 4
STi/STI owners in here! Security system question....

Maybe I just never noticed this before, but last night I locked up my car using the key fob. I noticed the security system light flashing even before I locked the doors. After I locked them, the...
Forum: WRX Video Links   12-04-2006, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By Flat 4
Subaru doesn't have anything to do with that...

Subaru doesn't have anything to do with that particular model car. It's an aftermarket "tuner car." http://www.litchfieldimports.co.uk/tunergp.asp

It would be nice if Subaru did offer something...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-04-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
Did you get the SPT catback? If so, where did...

Did you get the SPT catback? If so, where did you get it for such a low price?

Thanks!
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-04-2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
The intake goes for $209, I think, while the heat...

The intake goes for $209, I think, while the heat shield is $79, and the catback is $495.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-04-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
How do you like it? Is the fit and finish good? ...

How do you like it? Is the fit and finish good? What about the overall quality of the parts?
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
More than likely. I'd be willing to bet that...

More than likely. I'd be willing to bet that with those parts in addition to EM, you'd pick up an additional 10-15 whp.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
Those figures were with just parts. Like...

Those figures were with just parts.

Like the other guy said, the parts are also warranted by Subaru. I doubt they'd put their stamp on anything that was going to damage your car. I'd buy the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
True. Things are probably a bit less for the WRX...

True. Things are probably a bit less for the WRX due to the smaller turbo and stuff....
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-03-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By Flat 4
I just talked to Justin at Cobb the other day. ...

I just talked to Justin at Cobb the other day. The v2 just has an accelerometer for use with 0-60s and 1/4 times, similar to the G-Tech. It also has a color screen. The maps on the v2 are no...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   12-03-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By Flat 4
Maybe the WRXs are different than the STis/STIs...

Maybe the WRXs are different than the STis/STIs when it comes to tunes, because I've never heard of anyone having these issues with Stage 2 on an STi/STI.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 05:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
The new issue of Drive Performance claims 30...

The new issue of Drive Performance claims 30 hp/20 lb ft with the intake, catback exhaust, and heatshield. Where did you read that it's good for 18 hp? I got my info from Drive Performance, I...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 04:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
My bad. I didn't know you were posting to the...

My bad. I didn't know you were posting to the 1st thread. No reason to get all uptight about it.
Forum: Handling Tech   12-03-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Flat 4
Are you still on the throttle when it starts...

Are you still on the throttle when it starts pushing, or have you let off the gas? Sometimes when letting off the gas will help, and then the rear will swing around. At least, that's how it works...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
Strut bar? :confused: Wrong thread, bro. :)

Strut bar? :confused: Wrong thread, bro. :)
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 11:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
Unfortunately not. It's in a magazine. I don't...

Unfortunately not. It's in a magazine. I don't have the magazine readily available, as I'm out of state. I will take a picture of the page and post it when I get back home.
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-03-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Flat 4
Cool. I had the problem this morning, but not...

Cool. I had the problem this morning, but not last night. I'm on Internet Explorer.

I'll try clearing my cache and re-logging in.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 06:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
I wouldn't expect Cobb or any other manufacturer...

I wouldn't expect Cobb or any other manufacturer to post great dyno results, considering they probably want to promote their own product.

My main question would be,"What makes Cobb's intake so...
Forum: The Hangout   12-03-2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Flat 4
Your dad is paying for your education. Take...

Your dad is paying for your education. Take advantage of it.

As for your girl, tell her to march the 45 minutes to see you.

Don't sell sh*t off your car, because what's going to happen is...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   12-03-2006, 01:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,606
Posted By Flat 4
Try...

Try http://www.subaru.com/microsites/spt/home.sptmain. That's their website. Check under "Performance Parts."

Anyway, I have a subscription to Subaru's performance magazine, "Drive Performance,"...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-02-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Flat 4
Mine has been pretty good today. I'm using...

Mine has been pretty good today. I'm using Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0.
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   12-01-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By Flat 4
Frederick, Maryland area Subarus...in here!

Anyone here near or in Frederick, Maryland?
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-01-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Flat 4
That sucks that the site was hacked. Was it...

That sucks that the site was hacked. Was it looked into at all as to who may have hacked the site?
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-01-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Flat 4
I have full confidence in you guys. :D I'm sure...

I have full confidence in you guys. :D I'm sure it'll be fine.

What happened, anyway? :confused:
Forum: The Hangout   12-01-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Flat 4
+1. They're a bunch of ricer Honda converts.... ...

+1. They're a bunch of ricer Honda converts....

I am dumbfounded as to why they get so much support from Subaru publications. :pity:
Forum: The Hangout   12-01-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Flat 4
The only two Subie sites I really like are...

The only two Subie sites I really like are www.wrxtuners.com and www.subytech.com. SubyTech is pretty new, but they're good people.
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   12-01-2006, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Flat 4
Forbidden!

Hey Guys,

When I try to access my PMs I get this white screen that says, "Forbidden!"

Here's a copy/paste...



I've also experienced this issue with trying to post, or start new threads.
Forum: The Hangout   12-01-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Flat 4
It's good to be back!

I gotta say, it's good to be back. I've been missing this site. Sure, there are some other Subie sites out there that sort of held me over for a while, but I'm glad this one's back!

:D
Forum: The Hangout   12-01-2006, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,741
Posted By Flat 4
I just figured I'd post to welcome this thread...

I just figured I'd post to welcome this thread back from the dead. LOL!
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-10-2006, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Flat 4
Yes, they are covering the cost, no questions...

Yes, they are covering the cost, no questions asked.

I've heard of this strut clunk also, but I wouldn't think that it would have anything to do with the rear assembly. I'm stumped.

I...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-09-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Flat 4
Anyone else experience this problem?

So, I hear this sound coming from what seems to be the rear of my car, which sounded like a knocking sound. I hadn't experienced any problems with my car, but I have heard of some issues with the...
Forum: The Hangout   10-29-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,741
Posted By Flat 4
He just signed up today. We'll let'em slide....

He just signed up today. We'll let'em slide. :cool:
Forum: The Hangout   10-29-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,741
Posted By Flat 4
Welcome to 1 month and 10 days ago.... :p

Welcome to 1 month and 10 days ago....

:p
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-25-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By Flat 4
I talked to Dan at Mach V a while back and he...

I talked to Dan at Mach V a while back and he said that a cat-back will provide a gain, but you will pick up about 10 more whp at the wheels with a TBE.

I'll probably go with the SPT cat-back...
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