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Forum: Handling Tech   02-11-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By ColoWRXer
handling experts needed!

I have a 2005 wrx and was in an accident 6 months ago. I was taking a hard right turn and understeered into and up a curb. The whole left side suspension of my car was destroyed. Insurance payed...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-19-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,067
Posted By ColoWRXer
17X7.5 or 17X8 wheels?

I drive an 05 WRX and am getting new wheels. I currently have 17X7.5 wheels that I am replacing and I'm thinking of going up a size. The 2 options I'm looking at are a 17X8 wheel/tire combo that...
Forum: Handling Tech   07-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,171
Posted By ColoWRXer
Thanks mosc. I know my numbers were exagerated,...

Thanks mosc. I know my numbers were exagerated, I was just trying to give an example. the camber bolts probably have 10 marks on them and no one in the world will be getting 10 degrees negative...
Forum: Handling Tech   07-22-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,171
Posted By ColoWRXer
DIY camber adjustment (new method)

I know there are a lot of methods out there for doing this, but I thought of something and wanted to see if anyone knowledgeable would chime in...

My thought was that the stock camber bolts on the...
Forum: Handling Tech   07-20-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 956
Posted By ColoWRXer
Exclamation RSB rubbing after coilover install

So I installed some BC coilovers on my 05 WRX sedan a few days ago, they were used so I left them where the previous owner had them set up, which gave the car a very low ride height. I love the look...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-25-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,018
Posted By ColoWRXer
Thanks guys, looks like I'll be going for the...

Thanks guys, looks like I'll be going for the cheaper option. I've already called all around town and no car part stores carry axles for my car. Maybe I'll give autozone another shot though. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   02-24-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,247
Posted By ColoWRXer
Instead of cutting it just bend the tube towards...

Instead of cutting it just bend the tube towards the passenger side. There is a metal platform that it can sit on right there (the tube will be laying horizontally). No need to do any modding. ...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-24-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,018
Posted By ColoWRXer
Are these 2 axles different?

I have a torn inner cv boot on my right front axle (05 WRX sedan) and am going to replace the whole axle assembly. I found 2 options online, one is OEM and another is aftermarket.

OEM:...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   01-28-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,321
Posted By ColoWRXer
I'm running 750cc deatchwerks injectors with my...

I'm running 750cc deatchwerks injectors with my FP EvoIII16g. Not sure if this is any help but I got an E85 tune and I was at 85% IDC. Of course, running E85 takes approximately 30% more fuel, so...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-25-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By ColoWRXer
I wish it was as simple as a lame previous owner...

I wish it was as simple as a lame previous owner trying to turn the thing into a bov, but I bought the car new and have never messed with the bpv. Like I said, this never happened before my...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-24-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By ColoWRXer
The tuner doesn't necessarily think it's faulty. ...

The tuner doesn't necessarily think it's faulty. It was working fine before I did my 16g upgrade. He said that he usually sees the bpv max out at 18-20psi. Right now i'm running almost 21psi and...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-24-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By ColoWRXer
Complicated boost issue

First off, as the title states this is complicated, but I'm going to be as informative as possible to help other people possibly diagnose my problem....so this may be a little long.

2005 WRX
...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-23-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
  E85?
Views: 14,791
Posted By ColoWRXer
dude, not to be a dick but did you miss my first...

dude, not to be a dick but did you miss my first post and the one after it? Either you missed it or were too lazy to search, so i did it for you:

E85 fuel FAQ - NASIOC...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-22-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
  E85?
Views: 14,791
Posted By ColoWRXer
I'm about to install a 16g and get tuned. I'll...

I'm about to install a 16g and get tuned. I'll be getting a 91oct as well as an E85 tune, so I can switch to 91 if I can't find E85. My tuner claims I will gain about 20hp with the E85.

There is...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-21-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,607
Posted By ColoWRXer
I remember asking a similar question about using...

I remember asking a similar question about using my K&N typhoon with the AP stage 2. What I was told was that Cobb and SPT are the only 2 intakes that really work flawlessly with the MAF. I think...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-21-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
Wow, so many opinions. I'll have to give that a...

Wow, so many opinions. I'll have to give that a shot too.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-21-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
I can't believe it either, but I'll contribute to...

I can't believe it either, but I'll contribute to the problem. Since learning all this stuff on the tranny I have been double clutching down through all the gears before coming to a stop. I always...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-15-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
  New guy
Views: 1,745
Posted By ColoWRXer
Just to chime in....I have an 05 and would...

Just to chime in....I have an 05 and would recommend it over the 04. You'll probably pay a little extra, yeah, but it will have less miles, painted side skirts and mirrors (instead of black...
Forum: Wrxtuners Help Desk   05-15-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By ColoWRXer
Wierd. I don't remember spamming being one of the...

Wierd. I don't remember spamming being one of the four noble truths....or even part of the noble eightfold path for that matter. And yes, I also got that PM. Thanks for banning him mods.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-15-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,613
Posted By ColoWRXer
NN sure does have one of those "unique"senses of...

NN sure does have one of those "unique"senses of humor. Just like cherry-blossom red is a unique color. Don't get butt hurt over it, just realize he knows what he's talking about and he can help you...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-14-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
No man you were totally right, like you said all...

No man you were totally right, like you said all the wear and tear and dents and dings on my car are my fault and I take full responsibility for them. I was just explaining the way I look at vehicles...
Forum: Handling Tech   05-14-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By ColoWRXer
this site says it won't fit with aftermarket...

this site says it won't fit with aftermarket sways and sway mounts.
https://www.upscaleautomotive.com/p-10760-cusco-rear-subframe-brace-for-02-subaru-wrx-04-05-sti.aspx
like mosc said, just stick...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-14-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
i'm not saying it's just because they're...

i'm not saying it's just because they're japanese, it's mostly because i beat the shit out of them. i drive hard, really hard, and don't really care. i'm not some dumbass kid, i just love to have...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-14-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
assholes always get along.

assholes always get along.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-13-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
ok, well i guess my frequent braking is hurting...

ok, well i guess my frequent braking is hurting me. yeah i'm sure i speed much more than i'd like to think. i've had too many tickets for it to be worth it anymore though. the cops have a lot...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-13-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
haha, i accidentally seem to have given you rep...

haha, i accidentally seem to have given you rep after reading moscs post but not getting to yours yet. being an asshole myself i don't think i've recieved any rep yet.

thanks for all the detailed...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-13-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
i think i follow you, i'm just surprised. i'm...

i think i follow you, i'm just surprised. i'm learning what shock loading is (it's also dumping the clutch right?) but like i said i'm just surprised because it doesn't feel like i'm doing anything...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-13-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
i'm not trying to be a jerk. sorry it was taken...

i'm not trying to be a jerk. sorry it was taken that way. and i also said that i don't know much about this. yes, i thought you'd save gas by idling, and i guess i was wrong. is this because when...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-12-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
cool man, thanks for the assurance. i figured...

cool man, thanks for the assurance. i figured that it was probably ok, especially the rev match issue (or non-issue). i just know about the theory behind the whole machine, not specifically the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-12-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,960
Posted By ColoWRXer
Is this a problem?

today i was coasting to a stop while taking off my flip flops....i instinctively went from 3rd to neutral. then i realized i didn't have my foot on the clutch because i was taking off my shoes. this...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-11-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By ColoWRXer
i'd also have to second the sway bars/ end...

i'd also have to second the sway bars/ end links...atleast the rears. i also have an h-brace and would recommend that as well as any other frame bracing if you're looking for a mean stiff car that...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-05-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,489
Posted By ColoWRXer
i'm glad you agree. there are so many many many...

i'm glad you agree. there are so many many many posts on this site and others where people are asking "what numbers should i be getting" or "what should my times" be or others talking shit on peoples...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-05-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,208
Posted By ColoWRXer
alright cool. i think i'll just try out the...

alright cool. i think i'll just try out the modded stockers since so many people have had good results. so far i've had great luck with all my mods, even when i didn't know so much what i was doing....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-04-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,489
Posted By ColoWRXer
wow, well my tune probably took an hour. my...

wow, well my tune probably took an hour. my tuner charges a flat rate of $300 for a dyno tune. i'd be really intereted to go up against another similar stg 2 around here to see what's up. i know...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-04-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,208
Posted By ColoWRXer
great, well now i seem to have an understanding...

great, well now i seem to have an understanding for this whole thing. i think i can sacrifice a little bit of power to save a few hundred bucks, atleast for now.....say i modded mine, they were flow...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-04-2008, 03:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,489
Posted By ColoWRXer
thanks for the input guys. i'm willing to drive...

thanks for the input guys. i'm willing to drive an hour and a half to get a good tune. what kind of prices am i looking at? i'll try to get ahold of those shops.....i have heard good things about...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-03-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,489
Posted By ColoWRXer
i'm starting to think the same. anyone know of...

i'm starting to think the same. anyone know of any reputable tuners in CO? i'd much prefer to get a dyno tune than do an internet tune.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-02-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,489
Posted By ColoWRXer
humanpie---yeah i'm wondering if maybe my tuner...

humanpie---yeah i'm wondering if maybe my tuner just sucks (revolutions tuning). he said he typically sees 190-200 on stage 2, 230 on E3 16g and 250-260 on 18g. my stg 2 tune netted me 175whp. he...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-02-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,208
Posted By ColoWRXer
dumdum, what type of issues are there asociated...

dumdum, what type of issues are there asociated with atomization problems? i assume if this is such a great cheap mod it has not caused too many problems for too many people.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By ColoWRXer
agreed, well worth it. i recently did the front...

agreed, well worth it. i recently did the front bushings and it was not that hard. like man show said the toughest part is getting the stock bushings out. i opted to cut mine off. i would...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-02-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By ColoWRXer
i do have the factory short shifter but it's been...

i do have the factory short shifter but it's been installed for 30k miles. never messed with it since i put it in.

i have the momo shift nob and it was very securely attached to the shaft, both...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-02-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,208
Posted By ColoWRXer
thanks for the replies. i should have added that...

thanks for the replies. i should have added that i am doing this mod to go up to an 18g w/ supporting mods and get tuned. already asked my tuner about it and he had no problem with it.

i'm not...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-01-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By ColoWRXer
shifter came off in my hand! kinda scary

so i was doing some spirited driving the other day, trying to make really quick shifts. then on the highway going home i shifted to 5th and it felt really sloppy. so i went back to neutral and the...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-01-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,912
Posted By ColoWRXer
If cleaning the pads and greasing everything up...

If cleaning the pads and greasing everything up seemed to work that may have been the problem. if the tech said your caliper bolt was missing maybe one of them on the driver's side was loose and now...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-01-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,208
Posted By ColoWRXer
properly modding stock injectors

i have read the DIYs and will be attempting this mod myself. my question is about the benching and flow testing. first, i don't understand what bench testing is??? i will be sending the injectors...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-01-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,489
Posted By ColoWRXer
wrxman is right. Anywhere near 400hp from those...

wrxman is right. Anywhere near 400hp from those turbos is pretty hopefull (unless you're talking about horse at the crank). even with meth you won't be pushing more than 350-360. I live at 6000ft...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-30-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By ColoWRXer
i may just have to do that....if i'm already...

i may just have to do that....if i'm already spending 2 grand on a pnp 18g, supporting mods and a tune hey, whats another 250 bucks.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-30-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By ColoWRXer
thanks for the replies. sounds like there would...

thanks for the replies. sounds like there would be some advantage to an aftermarket because of an even diameter all the way through and a cast one would keep some heat and increase spool up. i'm all...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-29-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By ColoWRXer
gutted vs. aftermarket UP

i'm currently cobb stg.2 and am looking at going with an FP 18g. i will of course be getting a big TMIC, modding the stock injectors, fuel pump, one step colder plugs. then i'm getting a tune for...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-25-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,266
Posted By ColoWRXer
thanks nagy for the confidence boost. i...

thanks nagy for the confidence boost. i definitely feel better now. mine are really not THAT bad and from what i've heard about the guy at the wheel shop he should be able to get them...
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