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Forum: Newbie Forum   07-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By brfatal
235/40/17 is better gearing wise, but 235/45/17...

235/40/17 is better gearing wise, but 235/45/17 will work, and that size has a massive selection to choose from.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By brfatal
Nexen tires are just awful. You really should...

Nexen tires are just awful. You really should spend a little more on tires. They are an investment that you will be using daily for years.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By brfatal
The rest of your suspension becomes a restriction...

The rest of your suspension becomes a restriction before your tire size does.

17x8 is literally the perfect size for GD Imprezas.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   07-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By brfatal
No sir. Only the 4EAT will fit. From a cost...

No sir. Only the 4EAT will fit. From a cost perspective you're honestly best off just looking for an automatic model rather than converting. Even if you could physically get another to fit, the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By brfatal
Either will fit fine.

Either will fit fine.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By brfatal
Please don't. :(

Please don't. :(
Forum: The Hangout   07-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By brfatal
The order in which they came out, best looking to...

The order in which they came out, best looking to least.

And it's stink eye, not eagle eye.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By brfatal
Could be a sensor issue. With a lot more details...

Could be a sensor issue. With a lot more details this is going to have to be diagnosed by someone in person.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By brfatal
That's an eBay Zerosport replica grille and clear...

That's an eBay Zerosport replica grille and clear corner lights. Rest is stock.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By brfatal
2 things to note. 1. Tire compound has more...

2 things to note.

1. Tire compound has more to do with level of grip than tire width. A 225/45/17 R-Compound (see racing tires) will man handle a set of 255/40/17 budget summer tires. What you...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By brfatal
That puts you 2.5 hrs from one of the best tuners...

That puts you 2.5 hrs from one of the best tuners in the country, Junior. He's in New Jersey.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By brfatal
Where do you live? IMHO if a good, reputable...

Where do you live? IMHO if a good, reputable tuner can be found within 3-4 hr drive, it's well worth the trip.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 376
Posted By brfatal
Flashing the ECU resets it. Assuming it's a cat...

Flashing the ECU resets it. Assuming it's a cat ineff error, yes it will clear it.

FWIW, don't use Cobb's free maps. They aren't particularly good. Get a custom tune ASAP.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By brfatal
245/40/17 or 255/40/17 The middle...

245/40/17 or 255/40/17



The middle number in tire sizing is not sidewall in a measurement in millimeters, it's a ratio of the tire width. A 40 sidewall means the sidewall is 40% as tall as the...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   06-29-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By brfatal
They aren't worth near that used. Maybe $300ish.

They aren't worth near that used. Maybe $300ish.
Forum: Diode Dynamics   06-27-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By brfatal
*bites tongue*

*bites tongue*
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By brfatal
More or less the correct steps to take. :)

More or less the correct steps to take. :)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,611
Posted By brfatal
You can, but the reviews on these are full...

You can, but the reviews on these are full complaints that the actual housing keep cracking, making them bad frames.

And Morettes are still in production.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-25-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By brfatal
85 or E85?

85 or E85?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By brfatal
Vaccum leak. And the 1st line on the gauge is...

Vaccum leak. And the 1st line on the gauge is 500 RPM.
Forum: Wheels/Tires - For Sale   06-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By brfatal
Prodrive P7s, and that's quite high for pricing.

Prodrive P7s, and that's quite high for pricing.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-23-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By brfatal
A blow off valve will not affect your idle nor...

A blow off valve will not affect your idle nor will it cause a CEL. And hope you're not backfiring. :p
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-08-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By brfatal
Coilovers are a complete waste of money if you...

Coilovers are a complete waste of money if you don't competitively track the car.

You are tuned right?
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By brfatal
EJ25 short block*

EJ25 short block*
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By brfatal
Wagon or sedan? What springs?

Wagon or sedan? What springs?
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By brfatal
More than likely he was calling a hybrid an "STI...

More than likely he was calling a hybrid an "STI engine". It's just a 2.5L short block mated with the stock heads. Only way to know is to look at numbers casted on each head on the short block.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By brfatal
3mm is safe. 5mm is pushing it. Anything larger...

3mm is safe. 5mm is pushing it. Anything larger has no place ever. If you need bigger spacer for suspension clearance or brake clearance you need to find a different wheel. Neither of the sizes I...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-29-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By brfatal
O_o Wut?

O_o

Wut?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-21-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By brfatal
I sold mine, which was polished to a mirror...

I sold mine, which was polished to a mirror finish, for $350. You can find them pretty regularly for $250ish.

Don't know anything about the GS unit.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-21-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,119
Posted By brfatal
You can, but it's less likely.

You can, but it's less likely.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-21-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By brfatal
He clearly meany off-brand/cheapo intercoolers. ...

He clearly meany off-brand/cheapo intercoolers. A good, reputable TMIC brand new will run +$500. That's what everyone means when they call something eBay.

Reputable brands that (still) make...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-21-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By brfatal
As previously noted: EBay TMIC tests -...

As previously noted:

EBay TMIC tests - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2126473)

Do they flow more than stock? Yes. They are less restrictive. However due to low...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-20-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By brfatal
You can't be serious.....

You can't be serious.....
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By brfatal
I believe it's only available as a full unit.

I believe it's only available as a full unit.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-18-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By brfatal
I have a 2.5L oil pan (and KB pickup) simply so I...

I have a 2.5L oil pan (and KB pickup) simply so I can run an ELH if I chose to do so since most are not 2.0L fitment. :p
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-18-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By brfatal
Normal sound if you had had a LW flywheel. Can't...

Normal sound if you had had a LW flywheel. Can't say I've heard that with a stocker, ever. Odd question. What is your current tire pressure?
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   05-17-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By brfatal
The biggest cons to e-tuning: Less attention...

The biggest cons to e-tuning:

Less attention to detail. E-Tuners work on multiple maps at once where as with an in-person tune your car has their full attention. Not only that, but you get...
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   05-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By brfatal
Tuning without a wideband is incomplete. ...

Tuning without a wideband is incomplete.

Boxer4Racing is in the Asheville area. An in person tune will net better results than e-tuning. E-tuning is last resort.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By brfatal
You can try brake cleaner or gasoline on a brush...

You can try brake cleaner or gasoline on a brush (lightly). Just make sure you don't touch the compressor or turbine blades or get any fluid remotely close to the interior of the turbo.
Forum: Diode Dynamics   05-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By brfatal
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TzzP4ewU-k0/UMtuyDz37WI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TzzP4ewU-k0/UMtuyDz37WI/AAAAAAAAAUg/VNyhM6qSORA/s1600/polls_zipped_mouth_20080417_943_1902_883222_answer_2_xlarge.png
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-14-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By brfatal
That's the 1st time I've heard of roof noises. ...

That's the 1st time I've heard of roof noises. Please keep us updated if you find the cause.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By brfatal
You shouldn't get a cat inefficiency code with a...

You shouldn't get a cat inefficiency code with a catless up-pipe, you get P0546. That's an EGT code. Fixed with a $.05 resistor and 3 inches of electrical tape unless you get a custom tune which...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-13-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By brfatal
Cobb's catted downpipe is not still not...

Cobb's catted downpipe is not still not technically legal as it's a high flow cat (not OE-replacement) and still deletes the rear cat. This applies for any state, not just CA. Cobb's downpipe is...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By brfatal
The problem is not an O2 inefficiency CEL (which...

The problem is not an O2 inefficiency CEL (which is disabled), it's overboost caused by the lack of cat.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-13-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By brfatal
That's crazy talk. A 1 year old WRX can be had...

That's crazy talk. A 1 year old WRX can be had for $21-23k. Especially with the new redesign values will drop. For example, my car went from being worth $21k in early 2003 to $15k in late 2003...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By brfatal
$18k for an '06 or '08? Someone is trying to rip...

$18k for an '06 or '08? Someone is trying to rip people off. I'd expect to pay that for a normal mileage, non-totaled '12.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-11-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By brfatal
Mods? And what were you doing when it happened?

Mods? And what were you doing when it happened?
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-07-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By brfatal
Since it's a wagon a rear strut bar stands to...

Since it's a wagon a rear strut bar stands to make a difference. The front won't. Sway bars are what make the big difference though.

As pointed out though, if you're still on the original...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-07-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By brfatal
$400 is too much for a V2. That's what they ran...

$400 is too much for a V2. That's what they ran used before the V3 came out.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-07-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By brfatal
No. Coilovers have shorter lifespans than...

No.

Coilovers have shorter lifespans than struts with good lowering springs. Generally speaking they need to be uninstalled and sent off for service every 30-40k miles if not sooner. Not to...
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