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Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-19-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By wrxsnowman
Aparently he imports JDM Subaru RA gears used in...

Aparently he imports JDM Subaru RA gears used in Group-N WRC cars, then rebuilds WRX trannys and sells. I know nothing about this so maybe someone else could shed some light on it.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-19-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By wrxsnowman
I just sent him an email asking him what PPG...

I just sent him an email asking him what PPG gearset he's using, because I thought the same thing you did about the pricing. I hadn't read to much into it, but now that I'm having issues it seems...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-19-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By wrxsnowman
Tranny woes, need some decision help!

Well guys I think the time is near! As in typical fashion my 04 WRX tranny I think is about to meet its maker. So, on my way home from work yesterday everything was as normal, all gears were...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-14-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By wrxsnowman
I don't have Borla! But I do love their products....

I don't have Borla! But I do love their products. I almost went Borla hush before I chose Cobb, mainly because I got my whole TBE off a wrecked STi for $375 so it was a no brainer.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-14-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By wrxsnowman
I don't have Borla! But I do love their products....

I don't have Borla! But I do love their products. I almost went Borla hush before I chose Cobb, mainly because I got my whole TBE off a wrecked STi for $375 so it was a no brainer.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-14-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By wrxsnowman
Couldn't agree more! Hench my admiration for Cobb

Couldn't agree more! Hench my admiration for Cobb
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By wrxsnowman
+1 on the cold air, typcially bad juju in a wrx...

+1 on the cold air, typcially bad juju in a wrx unless tuned for it. However, save the money like he said and just do the snorkus delete on the stock air box and you'll be good until you really start...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By wrxsnowman
+1 On the up-pipe. He's correct about Cobb not...

+1 On the up-pipe. He's correct about Cobb not being the loudest, but it is loud enough be noticable. Invidia's Q300 is quite noisy, I don't care for the drone though.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By wrxsnowman
The Cobb Catted TBE is one of the best sounding...

The Cobb Catted TBE is one of the best sounding exhausts in my opinion, with a biasedness because I have it. I don't know about it and Cali's smog requirements, I'm sure someone can chime in on that,...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-12-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By wrxsnowman
Here's a video from the passengers side, where...

Here's a video from the passengers side, where you can hear the rattling sound starts at 0:04sec and 0:34sec. Kinda sounds like it's coming from the downpipe area, but nothing looks wrong and it...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-10-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By wrxsnowman
Ok, so after some more listening today. I noticed...

Ok, so after some more listening today. I noticed that it sounds more like a rattle, metal on metal. However, it didn't make this noise before the install. I double checked the heat shield and it was...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-09-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By wrxsnowman
Strange resonating sound following grimspeed up-pipe install!

Ok guys I've been searching the forums and all I've found is something that sounds like a squirrel is a common problem with up-pipe installs. However, in my video I will link, you'll see it doesn't...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-11-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
So I went with KYB AGX w/spacers for rear, Group...

So I went with KYB AGX w/spacers for rear, Group N tophats, and camber bolts. So those will mate to my STi take offs. Next I'll do sways and look to replacing bushings as well
Forum: Handling Tech   02-10-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By wrxsnowman
Anyone know about this?

Anyone know about this?
Forum: Handling Tech   02-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By wrxsnowman
Well, it's not that it's bad, it's leaking bad....

Well, it's not that it's bad, it's leaking bad. It's not the typical suction line leak, as I tried that fix already. My intentions are to rebuild it once I get a replacement in, hence why I'm looking...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-09-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By wrxsnowman
JDM vs USDM P/S Pump

Hey guys so I'm in need of a new pump. I saw a guy on NASIOC that's selling a JDM P/S pump, however everything looks similar it doesn't exactly look the same as the USDM OEM 04 WRX P/S pump. He's...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-09-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
I already have some take off STi springs I'm...

I already have some take off STi springs I'm gonna go with. Those look good, but I got these for a good price so I'll be happy
Forum: Handling Tech   02-04-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
Definitely knocking on the door. I'm in Manhattan...

Definitely knocking on the door. I'm in Manhattan often! Kansas sucks for subies though, I'm used to the roads of Colorado. Looks like I'm gonna go with the AGX's to awaken my tired worn out...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-03-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
Thanks Rogue! I'll keep that in mind. Where in KS...

Thanks Rogue! I'll keep that in mind. Where in KS are you? I'm in Junction City myself..good ol Army
Forum: Handling Tech   02-03-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
From what I've read is the AGX require a spacer...

From what I've read is the AGX require a spacer on the 04 rear. KYB sells tophats at a good price? The group n seem to be pretty pricy, but for someone who doesn't track the car is it necessary to...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-02-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
Thanks Mosc, I had dome some research on the STi...

Thanks Mosc, I had dome some research on the STi springs.... Would it be worth my while to go for the KYB AGX since I'm doing it? However, the guys at importtuners.com showed me TruHart set, that are...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-02-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
I think in terms of cost effective I like the...

I think in terms of cost effective I like the Excel-G's so I'm leaning that direction!
Forum: Handling Tech   02-01-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
So I've been researching, I have yet to find...

So I've been researching, I have yet to find something that just hits the spot. With my current STi springs I'm looking at either KYB Excels as a OEM replacement. Or should I consider the Konis,...
Forum: Want to Buy/Want to Trade   02-01-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By wrxsnowman
I may be getting rid of my 04 OEM wheels as well....

I may be getting rid of my 04 OEM wheels as well. Would have to be shipped. If you haven't worked out a deal with Stinkpot let me know!
Forum: Handling Tech   02-01-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,783
Posted By wrxsnowman
Abschatten how's this setup going for you?

Abschatten how's this setup going for you?
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   01-30-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By wrxsnowman
I wouldn't even know where to start! How many...

I wouldn't even know where to start! How many miles on it? Obviously it's almost 10yrs old. It's heavy so I imagine shipping won't be cheap
Forum: Handling Tech   01-30-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
I'm not trying to get any more height, I still...

I'm not trying to get any more height, I still want to maintain street ability. Basically I want to benefit from the STi springs, but not break the bank. If KYB is my best bet, I'll do that. My main...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   01-29-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By wrxsnowman
Aight thanks!

Aight thanks!
Forum: Handling Tech   01-29-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
My OEMs are toast, but I've read that replacing...

My OEMs are toast, but I've read that replacing them that it's good practice to change the tophats a long with it. If I can get the OEM hats, and the work fine I'll go that route. I thought about...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   01-29-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By wrxsnowman
I know this was posted a long time ago, Just...

I know this was posted a long time ago, Just wondering if you still have the A/C Compressor?
Forum: Handling Tech   01-29-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By wrxsnowman
Tired suspension needs awakening!

Whats up guys, so I have an 04 WRX with 130k on the clock, and needless to say the suspension is way past it's prime. Here's the deal, I don't track my car, and I haven't been to the drag strip is...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By wrxsnowman
Yeah, that's what I was asking the 11-14. I've...

Yeah, that's what I was asking the 11-14. I've been out of the WRX loop for a while with deployments and very little driving the last two years. A little behind on times. I figured it was common,...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   11-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By wrxsnowman
Older gen wrx wheels on 04

So I always see many factory wrx wheels on CL and Ebay. I've been looking and looking to find an answer to putting 17s from 07+ wrx wheels to replace my ugly stockers. I noticed that the 09-14s have...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-13-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,912
Posted By wrxsnowman
So I was a little off on the Cobb, although on...

So I was a little off on the Cobb, although on the website it said 3". Eh, well, thanks for clarifiying brfatal.

I guess I must have been miss informed about the capability of the stock intake...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By wrxsnowman
Get a blue book value and go from there....

Get a blue book value and go from there. Typically the bank will do that and say what they will loan for the car. 14000 seems high for an 04, mine has quite a bit more mileage, but I don't think 5k...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-13-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,912
Posted By wrxsnowman
I have the full Cobb turbo back exhaust and its...

I have the full Cobb turbo back exhaust and its all off 3 inches. Cobb is a premier company and they build 3inch systems for many cars. With a turbo car its important to be able to get the exhaust...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,056
Posted By wrxsnowman
Hum, thats odd. My car even with 115k miles still...

Hum, thats odd. My car even with 115k miles still gets 29mpg+. I guess each car has its own quirks. Heck my moms 08 outback gets 33-34 out of the 2.5i
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,056
Posted By wrxsnowman
I drive a 04 WRX. Honestly you can't go wrong,...

I drive a 04 WRX. Honestly you can't go wrong, but keep in mind modding is addictive and so is boost! Here is what I would toss up between WRX and STi

WRX:
Lighter
5MT= less shifting better all...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-12-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,056
Posted By wrxsnowman
I drove to Norfolk, Nebraska 2 weeks ago and...

I drove to Norfolk, Nebraska 2 weeks ago and averaging 70-75mph I got 29.7mpg as I calculated it between fill ups. Its all in how you drive and nothing more. When I drive it like a granny and rarely...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,056
Posted By wrxsnowman
STi's are amazing. However, you won't get 30mpg...

STi's are amazing. However, you won't get 30mpg very likely with one for a few reasons. The 6MT tranny is shorter geared so at highway speeds you would be at a higher rpm than the 5MT in the WRX, and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-11-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By wrxsnowman
Looks clean! 65k miles is crazy low for an 04. I...

Looks clean! 65k miles is crazy low for an 04. I would consider a carfax, and maybe have a mechanic look at it. If its competely stock thats also a good thing and I'm sure with that low of miles and...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-11-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,056
Posted By wrxsnowman
I have an 04 WRX thats slightly modded with cobb...

I have an 04 WRX thats slightly modded with cobb accessport and turbo back exhaust and cruising under 70 I get 30mpg highway on a 115k mile car. However, because I love boost I average around 23-24...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-07-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,973
Posted By wrxsnowman
Thanks I'll definately look into those, doesn't...

Thanks I'll definately look into those, doesn't hurt to add a little better handling to the rex over stock
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,973
Posted By wrxsnowman
What would the Group-N give me over stock? Other...

What would the Group-N give me over stock? Other than price I can assume?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,973
Posted By wrxsnowman
Looks like I'll have to take you up on the...

Looks like I'll have to take you up on the springs, I think that would be my gateway for what I'm trying to accomplish. Now I need to look for a used STI up-pipe or something else. If the 07 STi...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,973
Posted By wrxsnowman
Whats a typical life expectancy for springs? I...

Whats a typical life expectancy for springs? I would be willing to consider STi used over my stock springs.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-04-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,973
Posted By wrxsnowman
I put a OEM exedy clutch in I was planning...

I put a OEM exedy clutch in

I was planning on getting the strut spacers as mostly what I have read about them says to do. What are the STi Take off springs, the 04 OEM STi springs? I would prefer...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-04-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,973
Posted By wrxsnowman
I really wouldn't want my front up any higher how...

I really wouldn't want my front up any higher how would I combat this? Is there another strut combo I could look at to keep good performance/price. As I mentioned I don't plan on road racing/autox. I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-04-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,973
Posted By wrxsnowman
I'm going to get the GR-2s and probably add the...

I'm going to get the GR-2s and probably add the RCE blacks as I want to maintain ride height. I'll consider the RCE yellows though and look at some pics of a wrx with them. Thanks for the links, I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,973
Posted By wrxsnowman
I'll see if I can find a used 16g. I see blouch...

I'll see if I can find a used 16g. I see blouch 16g, the non XT, goes for about 850 so I might do that. I've been looking at the KYB's GR-2. Which ones are you running the GR-2 or AGX? I don't know...
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