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Forum: Handling Tech   Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By brfatal
I am running 17x9 +45s. I have less inner...

I am running 17x9 +45s. I have less inner clearance than 17x8 +53. There is absolutely zero reason to run spacers.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By brfatal
I noticed that and that's actually my problem. 2...

I noticed that and that's actually my problem. 2 of my 3 gauges are dimmer when there is more light and brighter when there is less light. I don't know how to reverse them so they are correct.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By brfatal
boo-key, I have the same gauges. Any issues with...

boo-key, I have the same gauges. Any issues with some being brighter than others? My boost gauge is so dim, esp compared to the wideband.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By brfatal
My AEM oil pressure gauge actually required that...

My AEM oil pressure gauge actually required that the oil light be deleted.
Forum: The Hangout   05-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
These are going on the bugeye. These are 9" +45,...

These are going on the bugeye. These are 9" +45, but will probably end up needing the 3mm spacers I bought (all 4) to clear the rear suspension.
Forum: The Hangout   05-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
255/40/17

255/40/17
Forum: The Hangout   05-19-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
Shit. I think I went too big. I'm not open to...

Shit. I think I went too big. I'm not open to fender pulling.

http://i.imgur.com/yZ8KVcS.jpg
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
The harder you drive/the more aggressive the...

The harder you drive/the more aggressive the setup, the more blow by you will have, the more of a problem it can be.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-17-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
Is Carbon Buildup a Problem With Direct-Injection...

Is Carbon Buildup a Problem With Direct-Injection Engines? - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2694853)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-17-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
It's not that they are more prone to blow by, but...

It's not that they are more prone to blow by, but that GDI sprays fuel directly into the combustion chamber, rather than spraying into the intake ports in the cylinder head. Because of this the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-15-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By brfatal
For street driving you will like those.

For street driving you will like those.
Forum: The Hangout   05-13-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
The 2 I looked at were 38 and 40 2014.

The 2 I looked at were 38 and 40 2014.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-13-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By brfatal
That splitter is sized for the JDM STI TMIC,...

That splitter is sized for the JDM STI TMIC, which is larger than the USDM STI TMIC.

The grille is $271 + shipping pre-painted.

https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/3380
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-13-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
Pre-2015 WRX or any STI, depends on how you...

Pre-2015 WRX or any STI, depends on how you drive. For a 2015 WRX, mandatory.
Forum: The Hangout   05-12-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
Yep. :p ...

Yep. :p

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10384271_10104407736622290_1457865428842728412_n.jpg?oh=191fc57716351130599b1922d72deb35&oe=55CF99F5

[edit] Dammit, hate this image...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-12-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By brfatal
STi TMICs are actually very cheap. $250-300...

STi TMICs are actually very cheap. $250-300 typically.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-12-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By brfatal
Yes, genuine. Japanparts.com Part ID...

Yes, genuine.

Japanparts.com
Part ID 009-478-003
$115.37 + shipping

http://i.imgur.com/deS0W1I.jpg
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-12-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By brfatal
Youch. Over priced. The scoops are under $150...

Youch. Over priced. The scoops are under $150 elsewhere. But yes, without a proper splitter you're not taking fill advantage of the IC. You'll want it to match the face of the core and form a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-12-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By brfatal
1. Yes. It's not so far in that you'll get lost...

1. Yes. It's not so far in that you'll get lost trying to figure stuff out.
2. Probably easier than a Jaguar.
3. Statistically less reliable than a factory motor. Depending on what pistons...
Forum: The Hangout   05-12-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
Hey, how did that get there? :p Not As. ...

Hey, how did that get there? :p


Not As. Discontinued for the 71Rs, but those are too soft for street use. They still make regular RE-11s though, which is what I got. Jumped on them due to...
Forum: The Hangout   05-11-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By brfatal
So I bought new tires

Am I doing it rite?

http://i.imgur.com/eyZfahq.jpg?2

;)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-07-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By brfatal
Why do you need a turbo timer?

Why do you need a turbo timer?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By brfatal
It won't fit.

It won't fit.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-29-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By brfatal
As noted above, no they will not fit.

As noted above, no they will not fit.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-26-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By brfatal
1. Do you have a boost gauge? 2. A new AP...

1. Do you have a boost gauge?

2. A new AP will flash over anything currently on there, stock tune or an older AP tune.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-24-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By brfatal
Also note that this helps redistribute the...

Also note that this helps redistribute the braking bias of the car. 02-05 WRXs are way too front biased with the stock brakes. This helps 'correct' that.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-24-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By brfatal
Turbo = all the back pressure you need. ...

Turbo = all the back pressure you need.

Straight pipes are fine as long as you tune for it assuming it also replaces your cat sections. That being said, straight pipes universally sound like ass...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   04-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By brfatal
Spend more. :p ...

Spend more. :p

http://blackarmorhelmets.com/collections/all
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-17-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By brfatal
And take it for what it's worth, plastidip...

And take it for what it's worth, plastidip contains diluted paint thinner.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By brfatal
Yes, RCE makes spectacular springs. You're gonna...

Yes, RCE makes spectacular springs. You're gonna need to get tuned to run a downpipe. Even a catted one.

As for intake, ETS makes a nice one that doesn't scale too far off from the factory piece.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-16-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By brfatal
Powdercoating is worth it though as long as you...

Powdercoating is worth it though as long as you aren't getting outrageous quotes like $100 per wheel. Mine were redone in the stock color and 7 years later they still look as they did the day they...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   04-15-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By brfatal
Huh? I have ID1000s and run a Dom3.0 and have...

Huh? I have ID1000s and run a Dom3.0 and have loads of head room. Hell, 850cc will support my turbo and still have room left.... 1,000cc will support pump on a 3582R. :p

Injector size should be...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-15-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By brfatal
What brand 16G are you looking at and what are...

What brand 16G are you looking at and what are your current mods?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   04-07-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By brfatal
No. Also the rear O2 position is way too far...

No. Also the rear O2 position is way too far away for good AFR readings. The correct placement is only a few inches behind the turbo.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-07-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By brfatal
Late MY02 they upgraded to RA width (1mm wider)...

Late MY02 they upgraded to RA width (1mm wider) gears. By gf's June '02 MY02bugeye had a BA transmission. +08 WRXs are stronger than previous models, but you can still break them with abusive...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By brfatal
RalliTek doesn't make intercoolers. I have a...

RalliTek doesn't make intercoolers. I have a feeling he is mistaking a radiator shroud as a FMIC. Since the listing would be expired, no way for us to know unless he shares it.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-29-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By brfatal
Welcome and congrats! Are you sure it's a...

Welcome and congrats! Are you sure it's a turboback though? SPT only makes a catback, but does it have some other brand downpipe to make it a turboback? Cobb does make OTS maps for use with their...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-29-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By brfatal
Several tuners have already come out and said...

Several tuners have already come out and said that the Mishimoto intake will require custom tuning to use. If you want a reference, ask Bren Tuning. Honestly, I would go for something inexpensive...
Forum: New Member Intros   03-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By brfatal
The Saab should cost you SIGNIFICANTLY less,...

The Saab should cost you SIGNIFICANTLY less, because they were selling off dealership lots for $16.5k brand new versus the WRX's $25k due to GM's employee pricing scheme they had at the time. This...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-12-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,594
Posted By brfatal
What are your current mods and mileage? What are...

What are your current mods and mileage? What are your expectations beyond reliability? What do you want to spend to get to your goal?

250-350 is actually a very wide range, for what it's worth.
Forum: Diode Dynamics   03-12-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,885
Posted By brfatal
Check your PMs. Sent something yesterday.

Check your PMs. Sent something yesterday.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-03-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By brfatal
Return the cams and valvetrain and buy a turbo...

Return the cams and valvetrain and buy a turbo with that money. BC cams are bad stuff. They give you the bad idle some people want and none of the top end gains that come with it. More bark than...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-16-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By brfatal
Mustangs often tend to be more on the...

Mustangs often tend to be more on the conservative side compared to some other dyno brands.

I asked if it was an eBay model because they tend to put out much lower numbers. A dyno chart would...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-15-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By brfatal
It's standard on the STI, but goes nowhere near a...

It's standard on the STI, but goes nowhere near a 20/80 split. How much it goes depends on the year.

However it's best left in auto.
Forum: Handling Tech   02-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By brfatal
The point still remains, a BBK has nothing to do...

The point still remains, a BBK has nothing to do with the conditions of the road (quite the opposite actually). They don't make you stop faster. If you want to stop faster, you need tires, not...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-11-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By brfatal
1. What dyno was this? 2. What brand/model...

1. What dyno was this?
2. What brand/model "Big 16G"? Is it an eBay turbo?

The chance of a Big 16G hitting 350 on pump is somewhere between never and never. Your expectations should be based...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-04-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By brfatal
Shitty roads has nothing to do with needing...

Shitty roads has nothing to do with needing bigger brakes. I think you have a huge mis-conception of what a BBK does. It doesn't particularly make you stop faster. Your stock calipers are more...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   02-04-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By brfatal
2 points: -245/45/18 is too tall. For a...

2 points:

-245/45/18 is too tall. For a GD, you want 245/35/18.
-Tires get old and dry out. Typically you can start to see cracking on sidewalls on tires mounted on a car and left out in the...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-02-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By brfatal
I'm confused. Your stock fuel system isn't even...

I'm confused. Your stock fuel system isn't even remotely capable of supporting the 19 lbs you're running now. Are you sure fueling is completely stock?
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   01-31-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By brfatal
Depends on your use. Do you track at all? Just...

Depends on your use. Do you track at all? Just a DD?
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