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Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-11-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By TwoCobras
I'm told that you should also get the wideband...

I'm told that you should also get the wideband sensor ($200), and download ECUFLASH.

Check with Dom at getadomtune; he does it better than anyone.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   02-29-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,129
Posted By TwoCobras
Sorry. Forgot to mention: stock flywheel is...

Sorry. Forgot to mention: stock flywheel is fine. Make sure to have it turned, however. For daily driving it is better than a lightweight. Also, you need an aftermarket boost solenoid (about $50).
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   02-29-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,129
Posted By TwoCobras
I just--finally--finished a hybrid build. And...

I just--finally--finished a hybrid build. And now I have to sell the car because I'm taking a job overseas. Damn.

Here's what I did:
EJ257 block
CP pistons
Crower rods
ARP headstuds...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-14-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,609
Posted By TwoCobras
Don't want to go against the grain here. In...

Don't want to go against the grain here. In general stock clutch for stock trans is a good rule of thumb. However a stronger clutch is not in and of itself going to stress your trans. It's only...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-03-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By TwoCobras
That's a ridiculous price. You can run an...

That's a ridiculous price.

You can run an aftermarket clutch no problem with a stock transmission. You just have be aware that you now have a clutch that will take a lot more abuse than will...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   12-03-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By TwoCobras
I think it's a problem with just the shockproof...

I think it's a problem with just the shockproof stuff. Myself, I'm sticking with a stock synthetic.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-26-2007, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By TwoCobras
Nagyhead, No way to tell how long it was in...

Nagyhead,

No way to tell how long it was in there. Best guess is about 25-35K. I bought the car at 15K miles. The guy I bought it from was beyond careful, way beyond. I changed the fluid out...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-22-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By TwoCobras
Nagyhead, The good news is that all parts...

Nagyhead,

The good news is that all parts cleaned up good as new--with the exception of the bearings on the output shaft (about $40 for both bearings--tapered ball bearings).
We think those...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-21-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By TwoCobras
Redline Shockproof green goo

Here's a couple of pics that show the green goo that we encountered when we cracked an 02 WRX trans to put in stronger gears. The photo with the parts on the red cloth shows the stuff on the large,...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-21-2007, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By TwoCobras
I put a Perrin on my first WRX after I had...

I put a Perrin on my first WRX after I had modified the intake and put on a Perrin uppipe, and modified the exhaust with a 3" turbo-back with only a muffler. Vishnu did a reflash and then I put on...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-20-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,833
Posted By TwoCobras
Nagyhead, It's a thick green paste, about...

Nagyhead,

It's a thick green paste, about the consistency of toothpaste. And it was a lot more than just a film. It was larded on.

The thing is, I don't think it matters if you only add one...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-20-2007, 01:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,833
Posted By TwoCobras
I'm sure this is what was in the transmission. ...

I'm sure this is what was in the transmission. I'll try to get the pictures of the green gunk downloaded tomorrow or the next day. The thing is, you'd never know that it was turning to paste and...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-19-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,833
Posted By TwoCobras
Re: the green paste in my transmission. Here's...

Re: the green paste in my transmission. Here's the reply from Redline:

Thank you for contacting Red Line Oil, it sounds like your transaxle
was filled with the ShockProof LightWeight. The...
Forum: Northwest WRX Forum   11-19-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By TwoCobras
Nagyhead: Something is wrong with this site....

Nagyhead:

Something is wrong with this site. I'm logged in but it keeps telling me that I'm not. I'll try again:

The gears are from Aus, but are not PPG. AndrewTech has an exclusive on PPG's...
Forum: Northwest WRX Forum   11-18-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,872
Posted By TwoCobras
Ditto on Kito Auto Sports. They did a great tune...

Ditto on Kito Auto Sports. They did a great tune on my car. Now that I have new gears and clutch, I'll be headed back over to see what Dom and Kito can wring from my little beast.

If you are...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-18-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,356
Posted By TwoCobras
I've had two WRX wagons. The present one came...

I've had two WRX wagons. The present one came with an AVO turbo-back 3" exhaust, with high-flow cat and muffler. AVO is very expensive, but you cannot beat the quality. It has a good sound that...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-17-2007, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By TwoCobras
Nagyhead, do you work at Kito's?

Nagyhead, do you work at Kito's?
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-17-2007, 03:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,833
Posted By TwoCobras
Sorry. We've been busy rebuilding the...

Sorry. We've been busy rebuilding the transmission. Just finished today. I'll post pics that show the green goo as soon as I can. Have to replace the rear u-joint on the driveshaft; that's going...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-11-2007, 02:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,345
Posted By TwoCobras
Mosc, $4,000 to AndrewTech buys you 1-4...

Mosc,

$4,000 to AndrewTech buys you 1-4 gears and input shaft. That's all.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-11-2007, 02:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,833
Posted By TwoCobras
Hah. We just pulled my tranny to put in new,...

Hah. We just pulled my tranny to put in new, much stronger gears and input shaft. The Redline had turned to a blue/green gritty paste on most of the gears and shaft and was beginning to plug up the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-11-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,349
Posted By TwoCobras
Good price, but not worth the money. If you plan...

Good price, but not worth the money. If you plan to be in the 300whp+ range, then for all intents and purposes they are not much better than stock gears.

The bulk of your expense is going to be...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-11-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By TwoCobras
I'd sell you mine--it only had about 5,000 miles...

I'd sell you mine--it only had about 5,000 miles on it--but the mechanic at the Subaru dealer, when he replaced the clutch under warranty, DID NOT resurface the fly wheel, AND he left the stickers...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   11-11-2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By TwoCobras
Pulled the 02 5-spd, yesterday, put in new gears...

Pulled the 02 5-spd, yesterday, put in new gears today. The Redline had turned to a blue/green gritty paste on nearly all gears and had begun to plug up the oiling holes. We had the use of an...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   10-09-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,547
Posted By TwoCobras
Lil Shoaf: You'll get no argument from me on...

Lil Shoaf:

You'll get no argument from me on any of what you said. It all depends on what someone wants their WRX to be capable of. If you don't want big numbers, then I reckon it's a waste of...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   10-08-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,547
Posted By TwoCobras
I assume the EJ257 block will be mated to your...

I assume the EJ257 block will be mated to your EJ20 heads??? As long as you are working with a pulled block, then it's an easy matter to replace (with OEM) oil and water pumps, thermostat, timing...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   10-08-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,121
Posted By TwoCobras
EJ20 engine build (want critique)

Here's the plan. Please critique:

EJ20 stroked to 2.2. CP pistons or comparable, Crower rods, ARP headstuds

Stock heads, cleaned up, valves checked for seal, stock cams, Crower springs and...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   10-08-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,375
Posted By TwoCobras
I'm using Cosworth cams. We tried to buy Crower,...

I'm using Cosworth cams. We tried to buy Crower, but the backlog was months. Until I get the trans built, I can't really say how well they work. For sure, we'll be well over 400/400 on a very...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-06-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,703
Posted By TwoCobras
Chase. I feel your pain, man. If you can hold...

Chase. I feel your pain, man. If you can hold off for a month, we are waiting for gears for my five-speed trans. Right now the parts are held up for some reason in customs. Should have them next...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-05-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By TwoCobras
The gears and bearings and the shaft--everything...

The gears and bearings and the shaft--everything inside the transmission housing--is undergoing stresses never contemplated by the engineers who designed the transmission. Gears are meshing and...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-05-2007, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By TwoCobras
No disagreement from me. I'm just saying that if...

No disagreement from me. I'm just saying that if you are going to build more power into your engine--and sooner or later most everyone does--what you need to worry about is torque. Especially from...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   10-04-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By TwoCobras
Slipping the clutch will certainly kill your...

Slipping the clutch will certainly kill your transmission. But it's torque that is the real killer.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   09-26-2007, 03:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,131
Posted By TwoCobras
See the list of the mods I put into my car (on my...

See the list of the mods I put into my car (on my member bio). Total cost to me, including transmission parts and labor will be around $13,500. Some parts were already on the car when I bought it...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-25-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By TwoCobras
2805 2806 2807 Don't know if I did...

2805

2806

2807

Don't know if I did this right. I'm new to this forum. Here's a try at some pics.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-25-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By TwoCobras
Don't know if I did this right. I'm new to this...

Don't know if I did this right. I'm new to this forum. Here's a try at some pics.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-25-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By TwoCobras
MOSC, my man. I've tried to send this message...

MOSC, my man. I've tried to send this message twice, and it just won't go. One more try:

There's a lot more to the swap than just what's in the engine compartment: suspension, brakes, exhaust,...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-25-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By TwoCobras
Yes. Maybe it's a little worse since we first...

Yes. Maybe it's a little worse since we first put it in. For sure, it hasn't gotten better. I understand that with the Kevlar, when new the Kevlar has a "fur" on it that is quickly worn off, and...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-25-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By TwoCobras
kevlar clutch chatter

Has anyone had experience with a Kevlar clutch? I've got a ClutchMasters 200 in mine, and it chatters no matter what I do, no matter how much I feather it even in normal, daily driving. It also...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-25-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By TwoCobras
PPG's are great. But AndrewTech has a lock on...

PPG's are great. But AndrewTech has a lock on the American market, and their prices are less than attractive. Don't get me wrong. From what I understand they are a good company, and for sure they...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-25-2007, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By TwoCobras
Thanks. You are right. It would take a ton of...

Thanks. You are right. It would take a ton of parts, including a new wiring harness. Worse, it would take way more labor than I'm willing to put into it. And worst of all, it would be a different...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-24-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By TwoCobras
Thanks. It was a wayward piece of shrapnel that...

Thanks. It was a wayward piece of shrapnel that over the years worked its way down into my ankle and eventually sawed a ligament in two. Which is probably more than you wanted to know.

I can...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-23-2007, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By TwoCobras
change 5speed to auto

Can anyone tell me what it would take to change the 5 speed on an 02 wrx wagon to an automatic?

I've already built the engine, and it is easily capable of 450whp with 91 octane. Right now it is...
Forum: New Member Intros   09-23-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
  Howdy
Views: 704
Posted By TwoCobras
Howdy

I'm from Montana. For those of you who don't know, Montana is a small country, rich in natural resources, located between the U.S. and Canada. It is also, thanks to the climate and terrain and...
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