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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
The JB-weld didn't hold. It got me to work and...

The JB-weld didn't hold. It got me to work and back but the crack opened back up. I guess I didn't lay it on thick enough. I prepped it and added another layer. Tomorrow without driving it I'll do it...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
I went with this;Koyo VH091672 Radiator - Hyper...

I went with this;Koyo VH091672 Radiator - Hyper V-Series (http://autoplicity.com/products/3477188-koyo_vh091672_radiator_hyper_v_series.aspx)

Saved enough money to get the Samco hoses in blue....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   Yesterday, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By Fidrat
When? 08/19/14 On an 03 WRX. When am I gonna'...

When? 08/19/14 On an 03 WRX. When am I gonna' learn?:crying: Listen to these guys!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-21-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
I'm glad I read this first. I was just about to...

I'm glad I read this first. I was just about to pull the trigger on this!

Is this one better? Koyo Aluminum Racing Radiator Manual Transmission Subaru WRX / STI 2003-2007 VH091672 at...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-21-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
Should I do a thermostat too? Nothing overheated....

Should I do a thermostat too? Nothing overheated. Torn between Samco VS. Mishimoto
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
Are the Samco hoses worth it? They have an extra...

Are the Samco hoses worth it? They have an extra layer of silicone but they don't come with hose clamps. I have Samco intake and intercooler hoses.It would match nicely.

Mishimoto hoses have 2 ply...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-20-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
It's the plastic alright. The crack is easy to...

It's the plastic alright. The crack is easy to spot and get at.

I did some prioritizing. Replace stolen phone or replace cracked radiator. Radiator wins. Phone will have to wait. I still have a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
It has to hold for 900mi. Commuting back and...

It has to hold for 900mi. Commuting back and fourth to work.:crying:
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Fidrat
Radiator cracked!!

My radiator cracked! (leading edge, top tank) I won't have the money to fix it right for 3 weeks. Is there a quick fix that will hold me over until then?

Like some potion I can dump into the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-19-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Fidrat
Is there a test to see if your center diff is...

Is there a test to see if your center diff is working properly? Mine is a little noisy too.
Forum: The Hangout   09-17-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Fidrat
Thank you very much. I was having a bad week. Car...

Thank you very much. I was having a bad week. Car got broken into,girlfriend acting up, cat puking,adding more to my job without adding time to do it, I'm broke and everyone wants money.

This...
Forum: The Hangout   09-17-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Fidrat
Flame on!!!

Shot my 1st flame today.:D
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   09-09-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Fidrat
I think your waste gate actuator arm is missing a...

I think your waste gate actuator arm is missing a C-clip or is otherwise disconnected,bent, broken or out of adjustment. Look for it under your heat shield, if you still have one.

Check vacuum...
Forum: The Hangout   09-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Fidrat
Girlfreinds clutch

We lost 1st gear last fall. Thinking the worst she saved up for a new tranny. It was a linkage issue and only cost $107. While saving up she drove it without 1st gear. we hoped we spared the clutch....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-07-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 845
Posted By Fidrat
Its a 02 wrx ej205 The 02-03 ecu is more...

Its a 02 wrx ej205

The 02-03 ecu is more forgiving than that. Ive been proving that for some time now. Something about a closed loop VS. an open loop thing of some sort. This kind of hurts my...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
sleeper, you are on fire!:D Yes, That...

sleeper, you are on fire!:D Yes, That collar/clamp can only be put on with the pipe OFF then slid into position. I have the pipe ON with no clamp.= me bonehead! Rookie mistake!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-05-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Nobody wanna' guess?

Nobody wanna' guess?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-05-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 845
Posted By Fidrat
Junior Barrios,P&L Motorsports, Not a peep about...

Junior Barrios,P&L Motorsports, Not a peep about my ebcs. He didn't like my crappy 91oct tho. I got the Grimmspeed ebcs based solely on advice from this forum. Hmmmm... I'm not sure I like that....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-05-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 845
Posted By Fidrat
finicky? My tuner had no trouble with it what so...

finicky? My tuner had no trouble with it what so ever. Maybe that's why he's a PRO.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Cm'on guys, Find Waldo...Here is another pic....

Cm'on guys, Find Waldo...Here is another pic. Where did I goof?


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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Ok, I'm back,,, Put on the flared flange...

Ok, I'm back,,,

Put on the flared flange pipe thingie on over the doughnut gasket. Leave it kinda' loose for now.

POP QUIZ!!! Extra credit for anyone who can tall me why I'm a BONE HEAD in this...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-31-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
So here I am in my little garage all by myself VS...

So here I am in my little garage all by myself VS a Borla cat-back. Here is how it's done SOLO!

This is with the stock downpipe.
I put it up on ramps in the rear and stands in the front so the...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-31-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Sing it with...

Sing it with me...:DBub-bub-bub-bub-bub-bub-b-BrOOOOmmm-BrOOOOOmmm-bub-bub-BrOOOOmmm-bub-bub-BrrOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM-PAH-Chawww!!!>:D

Quiet when I want it,loud when I NEED it!;)
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-31-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
As read from the Borla instructions; "Place the...

As read from the Borla instructions; "Place the flared front pipe/flange assembly in position as shown in fig 3 securing it using the supplied hardware and the WTFORIGINAL GASKET"WTF


<a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-31-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Now I'm into what I call "Subie week". It...

Now I'm into what I call "Subie week". It actually started with the Timing belt change. While White Dog was doing my timing belt they also put on my new under engine cover (the old one was a duct...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
For the past few weeks I've been buying parts....

For the past few weeks I've been buying parts. Before I can start putting on power mods I had to address my warped front brakes. I went with this...

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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Originally, my "evil plan" included,750cc...

Originally, my "evil plan" included,750cc injectors,Grimmspeed intercooler and a Bloush upgraded stock turbo.

S**t happens and my budget was whittled down to less than half of what I wanted. I...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Thanks man. I grew up with all the famous muscle...

Thanks man. I grew up with all the famous muscle cars swirling around me. Imagine seeing a Plumb crazy Purple 'Cuda Hot off the showroom floor! There was a '70 Judge within eyesight of my bedroom...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-29-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Fidrat
Great... You just made me pee myself! "GM" 3...

Great... You just made me pee myself!

"GM" 3 port BCS?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-29-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Fidrat
Ditto...+1:)

Ditto...+1:)
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Right before I took her in for the timing belt I...

Right before I took her in for the timing belt I started to gather(in no particular order) a few nick-knacks for a bolt-on engine build.

<a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-29-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Ok, So I got through another Iowa winter...

Ok, So I got through another Iowa winter relatively unscathed. That's #11. I haven't always been so lucky in the past. One of the first years daddy "snap over-steer" made me his bitch!

Now it's...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
All summer I was happy with my new JDM replica...

All summer I was happy with my new JDM replica headlights and new car stereo. By Fall it was getting close to the time to get my timing belt change. I figured I could squeeze one more winter out of...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-28-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Fidrat
Yea well, My Subie has outlasted most marriages...

Yea well, My Subie has outlasted most marriages at 11 years and still goin' strong!

I heard on CNN that over 50% of all marriages end in divorce. If you were to get on a plane that had a sign on...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-28-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Now it's spring 2013. I'm leading up to something...

Now it's spring 2013. I'm leading up to something big so I get my oil analyzed.


<a href="http://s1371.photobucket.com/user/fidrat24/media/Blackstone_zps8eb63991.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-27-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Fidrat
Get The Subie. Ditch the chick! J/K>:D

Get The Subie. Ditch the chick! J/K>:D
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-27-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
My science officer says "For music you should be...

My science officer says "For music you should be fine charging your phone from the USB port on the radio but to get away from that quirk use the cig lighter to recharge and let the blue tooth handle...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-27-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Great! Now I have to go out to my car to take...

Great! Now I have to go out to my car to take another pic to show how I solved this. Be right back!;)
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,435
Posted By Fidrat
Next up, car stereo. Around this time is when I...

Next up, car stereo. Around this time is when I skinned off my mirror on my tinny garage door. DOH!!!

<a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By Fidrat
I'd be FREAKIN' OUT!!!:rocks: What color?

I'd be FREAKIN' OUT!!!:rocks: What color?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-25-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Fidrat
Samco for me too! I really can't tell you why I...

Samco for me too! I really can't tell you why I picked Samco.

The install went smooth until I got to removing the lower pinch clamp from the stock bov return hose. I had to destroy the clamp to...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-25-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Fidrat
I agree. Like, I see you have pretty much the...

I agree. Like, I see you have pretty much the same mods as I have and a bigger turbo+injectors. That will get me about 30hp if I get the same ones you did.

BTW what is a "BF" TM intercooler and...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-17-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Fidrat
I'm a man of my word. Check me out...0:)"Lifetime...

I'm a man of my word. Check me out...0:)"Lifetime premium member"0:)
>:DI can do all-wheel burnouts now!>:D
...Well...not really,but I can spin 'em!:D
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-14-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Fidrat
Final @ 222.99WHP / 223.86TQ <a...

Final @ 222.99WHP / 223.86TQ

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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-12-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Fidrat
As requested; Base vs tuned. <a...

As requested; Base vs tuned.

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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-12-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Fidrat
DEI Reflect-A-GOLD 12 010392 at...

DEI Reflect-A-GOLD 12 010392 at RallySportDirect.com (http://www.rallysportdirect.com/DEI-Reflect-A-GOLD-12-inch-x-24-inch-Sheet)
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-11-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Fidrat
I didn't really get to do any good rips coming...

I didn't really get to do any good rips coming out of Chicago at rush hour traffic. Once I got out on the open highway I gave anyone that got too close a face full of TURBO! So high speed pulls is...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-11-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Fidrat
I'm back from my tune.:D We have a WINNER!!!...

I'm back from my tune.:D

We have a WINNER!!! 222.99 WHP / 223.86 WTQ :o How the hell did you do that? Looks like a lifetime membership for me!!! Did I win or lose? I better get a sticker.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-10-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Fidrat
A final preflight check turned up missing and...

A final preflight check turned up missing and loose lug-nuts. I didn't re-torque after I did some brake work. The spare was at 1/2 pressure too! Doh! That could have been bad!!!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Fidrat
Will do! Too late for the plugs. I'll get...

Will do!

Too late for the plugs. I'll get 'em the next time around. Yes they are doing a pre-dyno inspection. I'm planning on getting there an hour and a half before my tune. She's TIGHT!!!:D...
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