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Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   12-18-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By mosc
All go no show. Kudos

All go no show.

Kudos
Forum: Handling Tech   12-12-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
  Read me: Wheel / Tire FAQ
Views: 71,120
Posted By mosc
no you won't have any trouble with that setup...

no you won't have any trouble with that setup assuming the wheels are made for a Subaru (5x100, correct center bore, lug nut shape)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-22-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By mosc
1) lower offset means the wheel sits further out...

1) lower offset means the wheel sits further out and closer to the fender well which reduces clearance. It rubs.

2) The suspension is designed for the weight of the car to be at a certain point....
Forum: The Hangout   11-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By mosc
Your list is depressingly short. I think my car...

Your list is depressingly short. I think my car is in great shape and my list would pass yours before I passed the front 1/10th of the car.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By mosc
Ya, what brfatal said. 56.5mm is probably a typo...

Ya, what brfatal said. 56.5mm is probably a typo somewhere.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-17-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By mosc
225/50R17 is way too tall for your car. 225/45R17...

225/50R17 is way too tall for your car. 225/45R17 is GD STI stock. 225/40R17 is a perfectly goid size for your car. I've never tried fender clearance with that tall a tire but my guess is you're sol....
Forum: Wheels/Tires - For Sale   11-17-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By mosc
sold tyvm

sold tyvm
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By mosc
Launching a manual car is an exercise in finesse...

Launching a manual car is an exercise in finesse and it's a lot more complicated than mashing the gas in an automatic, with or without revving before launch. As such, there is a huge variation in...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By mosc
very little work is needed to get a WRX or an STi...

very little work is needed to get a WRX or an STi into the high 12s with a good driver. Are the mustang and vette both sticks? Launching a manual transmission car, particularly one with AWD as in...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By mosc
04 STi's are 7.5" width RPF 1s are +45 at 8.0",...

04 STi's are 7.5" width
RPF 1s are +45 at 8.0", +40 at 8.5". They're also cast wheels
RG2's you can get 17x8.5" 5x100 +48, they're one of the very few. You'd probably have to special order these...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-06-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By mosc
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/attachments/f51/33...

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/attachments/f51/3386d1213366512-downpipes-turboback-exhausts-wrx06.jpg

picture helps
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By mosc
I think Subarus sell best in the northeast,...

I think Subarus sell best in the northeast, specifically NY State or Connecticut probably has the most.
Forum: Wheels/Tires - For Sale   11-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By mosc
SOLD: MT-1 17x8.5" +48 5x100 17.6 lbs TR Motorsports

$750 or best offer. Tirerack Motorsports MT-1 17x8.5" +48 5x100
Fits most Subarus other than 05+ STi's and '15 WRX.
FITS 02-14 WRX and 04 STi

These are relatively rare. Very few 5x100 wheels...
Forum: Mid Atlantic WRX Forum   10-31-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By mosc
I missed the "downpipe with plumbed dump tube"...

I missed the "downpipe with plumbed dump tube" and "catalytic converter" on your list John...
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   10-30-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,284
Posted By mosc
Sorry guys. School age kids and split custody...

Sorry guys. School age kids and split custody makes for messy scheduling.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-29-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By mosc
I abuse the reputation system enough already....

I abuse the reputation system enough already. It's karma but thanks guys. My expertise is only between the road and the brake disk... lol.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-29-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By mosc
A side effect of an 8k redline is that your...

A side effect of an 8k redline is that your trasnmission's gearing will actually make sense too. Just FYI...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-28-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,481
Posted By mosc
I know there might be some difference between the...

I know there might be some difference between the EJ255 block and EJ257 block but I doubt it's significant at all. They're for all intensive purposes the same when you take off the heads. Either way,...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-28-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By mosc
personally I'd go with 970s. Yokohama has a...

personally I'd go with 970s. Yokohama has a better all season tire themselves in the ADVAN S.4
Forum: Want to Buy/Want to Trade   10-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By mosc
Tire rack. Don't buy used winter tires, they...

Tire rack. Don't buy used winter tires, they should be tossed at 6/32" tread remaining. Mounting and balancing costs will eat up any savings in used tire prices.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-28-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By mosc
only 7.5" wide. Stuck with 225.

only 7.5" wide. Stuck with 225.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-26-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By mosc
yeah, you can have em. I'll take some pictures...

yeah, you can have em. I'll take some pictures soon. They're coming off the car, it's getting cold out in the mornings. RE-01R's on em are not useful anymore.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-24-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By mosc
Normal. Older manual cars would stall doing that...

Normal. Older manual cars would stall doing that quite often.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   10-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By mosc
The knob in question adjusts the height of the...

The knob in question adjusts the height of the headlight low beam. I forget which end is which. It equates to roughly a car length difference of how far they shine but they never get high enough to...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-20-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By mosc
I'd say you're better off with 235/40R17 if...

I'd say you're better off with 235/40R17 if you're already conceding +45 and the thought of hacking your fenders doesn't appeal to you. You also get better turning response, steering response, and a...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By mosc
They're still on the car, trying to pretend...

They're still on the car, trying to pretend summer hasn't ended for another week or two yet though the tires are getting pretty close to the 3/32" 'no longer safe in the rain' wear bars and they're...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-19-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By mosc
I'll sell you my 5x100 17x8.5" +48 TR-1's if you...

I'll sell you my 5x100 17x8.5" +48 TR-1's if you want. The tires on em are dead but I was using them with 255 wides. They'll fit 245 wides much easier but 255 with a minor fender roll in the rear...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By mosc
Bah. A cat should not clog that quickly Jon. I'd...

Bah. A cat should not clog that quickly Jon. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts it's not exhaust but a piece of that motor that messed your cat up. :P

I like being able to breath when I walk in the city...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-17-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By mosc
I would never do this on my own. Changing a...

I would never do this on my own. Changing a timing belt is terrifying to me on an interference motor. The markers aren't SUPPOSED to line up. God help you.
Forum: New Member Intros   10-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By mosc
welcome (back)! Place is a little less...

welcome (back)!

Place is a little less crowded now but there's still knowledgeable people around.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-29-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By mosc
My advice is to minimize the yearly cost of the...

My advice is to minimize the yearly cost of the car big picture. That includes thinking about your happiness. If you are unhappy with your car you are likely to change it. Car sales generate huge...
Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 27,912
Posted By mosc
^ Bah. Why bother with all the fuss of changing...

^ Bah. Why bother with all the fuss of changing the turbo layout for a rotated setup?
Subaru WRX/STi Dominator 2.5XT-R "Polka Pickle" Ball Bearing Turbocharger...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-08-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By mosc
coilovers have only one advantage: They can be...

coilovers have only one advantage: They can be adjusted. If you plan to regularly adjust them for track conditions, they're invaluable. Seriously. Racing is about adjustments. If you plan on setting...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By mosc
I bought an 04 WRX new, the engagement point was...

I bought an 04 WRX new, the engagement point was lower than I expected it to be. In general, Subarus clutch points are low if anything.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-26-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,416
Posted By mosc
just trying to back you up m8 ;)

just trying to back you up m8 ;)
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,416
Posted By mosc
02-05 WRX Up pipe has a cat. Otherwise the 02-07...

02-05 WRX Up pipe has a cat. Otherwise the 02-07 WRX and STi have the same up and downpipes.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By mosc
I would avoid 235/40R18 and 235/45R17. They'll...

I would avoid 235/40R18 and 235/45R17. They'll rub in the back at +48 when the car is loaded down and the gearing is not good for the EJ205, really not good. Stick with 235/40R17 or even 235/35R18 if...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By mosc
RE-11's are sold by tirerack. That's as much grip...

RE-11's are sold by tirerack. That's as much grip as you can get and $192 each. If that sounds like too much money, don't go 235 wide. Plenty of much more budget friendly and less performance...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,326
Posted By mosc
You can go a little wider if you want. I'd...

You can go a little wider if you want. I'd recommend 235/40R17 tires for the 17x8" wheels (at +48) as the ultimate setup. I push the envelope a little further with 255/40R17 on 17x8.5" +48 wheels but...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By mosc
I'd also add that the STi is not a drag car. It's...

I'd also add that the STi is not a drag car. It's geared so tightly that it can't even reach 60mph in second gear. It's also designed around a heavy and power sucking all wheel drive system. What you...
Forum: The Hangout   07-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
  Poll: Sexiest Platform
Views: 431
Posted By mosc
You should be required to vote for options you...

You should be required to vote for options you don't own.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-21-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,505
Posted By mosc
My understanding is you're in for a nightmare if...

My understanding is you're in for a nightmare if you want the AVCS to work but your best bet is to use a JDM wiring harness, your current ECU, bypass the AVCS, and get some TGV deletes.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-09-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By mosc
stupid drive by cable 02-05 WRX...

stupid drive by cable 02-05 WRX...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By mosc
I'm going to guess it climbed only after those...

I'm going to guess it climbed only after those short moving distances where you would put it partially in gear for a few seconds and then back into neutral? If so, there might be nothing wrong with...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-07-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By mosc
I would have said probably not, ha! Thanks for...

I would have said probably not, ha! Thanks for independent research!

On the subject of 4pot (06-07 WRX stock brakes) clearance for historical purposes, the spare tire from an 02-05 Impreza (or...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-24-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By mosc
Moved to new thread.

Moved to new thread.
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By mosc
I've decided I can't emotionally handle watching...

I've decided I can't emotionally handle watching my car die. I'm going to get what I can for it and let someone else kill it. Next time, get an STi Jon. The resale value alone is enough of a reason...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-11-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,115
Posted By mosc
God, it wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't...

God, it wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't true. :(
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By mosc
E85 can be a performance boost. Higher octane,...

E85 can be a performance boost. Higher octane, you can turn up the boost. That said, you need more VOLUME of E85 than you do dyno oil. Your fuel consumption will increase. E85 should be (isn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By mosc
WRX is a better platform if your budget is...

WRX is a better platform if your budget is smaller for sure. Just as true if you intend to pour 5-figure money into it, you're making a bad decision.
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