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Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-29-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,291
Posted By oldfartracer
The ebay TMIC are hit or miss. Most will have...

The ebay TMIC are hit or miss. Most will have problems fitting correctly, have bad flow numbers, and cheap workmanship.
I would check the forum for a good used one. I picked up a Hyperflow TMIC for...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   10-11-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,732
Posted By oldfartracer
The traany will be in your hands. If you know how...

The traany will be in your hands. If you know how to a WRX and know the limits you should be fine. If you don't then start to save your money. The stock clutch is best if you want to keep your stock...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-16-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,732
Posted By oldfartracer
300 whp is a safe statement. But, they way you...

300 whp is a safe statement. But, they way you drive will also come into play. I have seen a 500whp car keep the 03 tranny together for a year. I have also seen a stock 02 blow the tranny. The 04...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-11-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By oldfartracer
Turbo XS stealth is also an option. It will...

Turbo XS stealth is also an option. It will replace the DP and mid pipe and you use the stock axel back, or any that you choose. I run the stealth setup on the street and swap to the RFL when I go to...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By oldfartracer
I ran a stock STI catback when I was stage 2. All...

I ran a stock STI catback when I was stage 2. All you need to replace is the DP, that came from Cobb. Anything catless will be louder than a catted DP. You should also lose the uppipe cat for saftey....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-05-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,405
Posted By oldfartracer
250-270 is the avg. I am with DumDum don't get...

250-270 is the avg.
I am with DumDum don't get wrapped up in the number.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-26-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,545
Posted By oldfartracer
I did this mod a while back and removed it after...

I did this mod a while back and removed it after two weeks. I did not like the 'surging' effect at higher boost levels. I also noticed poor gas milage when running the mod due to the added boost...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-26-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By oldfartracer
You don't need a tune until you swap the DP. The...

You don't need a tune until you swap the DP. The Cobb CBE is nice but over priced. You could also go used and save money.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-23-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,946
Posted By oldfartracer
No. It might work if you swap out the intake...

No.
It might work if you swap out the intake manifold and TB from the 05.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-23-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,946
Posted By oldfartracer
You can't drop an 07 sti motor into a wrx with a...

You can't drop an 07 sti motor into a wrx with a ton of work. Harnesses, pedals, ecu, are just a few of the things needed. I think you have swap the motor harness and the body harness to get the STI...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-18-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,719
Posted By oldfartracer
I'm with everyone else, run the stocker until you...

I'm with everyone else, run the stocker until you need to upgrade.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-17-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,719
Posted By oldfartracer
TurboXS V1 intercoolers where made by Hyperflow.

TurboXS V1 intercoolers where made by Hyperflow.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-16-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,719
Posted By oldfartracer
These are great intercoolers. I ran one before I...

These are great intercoolers. I ran one before I went FMIC, and it is a Hyperflow. The Hyperflow is one of the largest TMIC on the market. It will handle a lot more than the stock turbo.
The price...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-14-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By oldfartracer
No lag, my buddy did this on his autoX car. It is...

No lag, my buddy did this on his autoX car. It is very quick off the line and hits full boost right now.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-14-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By oldfartracer
I agree meth is not bad, and can be good in most...

I agree meth is not bad, and can be good in most cases. But tring to double the WHP with just meth is not a good thing. I have seen some very good number with a stock turbo. I would spend my money a...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-14-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,291
Posted By oldfartracer
Save you money and get the DBA 4000 sloted. I...

Save you money and get the DBA 4000 sloted. I have beat on these rotors for the last three years and they are still in good shape. I don't think the ebay ones can claim this. Also this is one area...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-14-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By oldfartracer
This all depends on the fail safes that you use....

This all depends on the fail safes that you use. If yours has a fail safe that kicks you map to a difeernt one, this would be fine. If you don't have this then you could have BIG problems if you run...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-12-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By oldfartracer
I am with Newtothegame, fine a tuner first. This...

I am with Newtothegame, fine a tuner first. This will make your goal much easier to hit.
Also here is some good info List of Turbo Spool + Whp characteristics (averages) - NASIOC...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-10-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,972
Posted By oldfartracer
I know that you can use the stock Forester...

I know that you can use the stock Forester suspension on the WRX. The only down side is it will raise the WRX about 1".
You need to check the spring rates to make sure that they will work for you....
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By oldfartracer
I run the cheap HKS up pipe without any problems....

I run the cheap HKS up pipe without any problems. I vote for no flex section.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-08-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By oldfartracer
GSS-342 is the part number for the 255 pump, I...

GSS-342 is the part number for the 255 pump, I would get the install kit. You should be able to get the pump and kit for around $100. The thermostat is not needed, unless you want to change it. ...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   08-06-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By oldfartracer
I get 25mpg with my stage whatever, check my...

I get 25mpg with my stage whatever, check my mods. When I was stage 2 I got 19 miles to gallon on an OTS map, after a tune I got 25 mpg.
A lot will depend on your driving, but a good map cam also...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-30-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,294
Posted By oldfartracer
Don't know if this will help. Grassroots did a...

Don't know if this will help.
Grassroots did a test on and 08 WRX and ended up with a 17x7.5 with a 235/40/17. They did do coilovers and swaybars, the stock suspension was just to soft. They ate two...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   07-30-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By oldfartracer
255 whp is a huge number for the TD04. IMO, this...

255 whp is a huge number for the TD04. IMO, this would need a tune that will put your car on the edge, and not last long. I would say get a tune that sets the car up the way you want it to perform,...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-28-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,021
Posted By oldfartracer
I ran a TurboXS RFL, which is just plain LOUD. I...

I ran a TurboXS RFL, which is just plain LOUD. I have switched the axel back to stock STI one. This still give a nice rumble and I can now talk inside the car. I would look into a Turbo XS stealth...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-19-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By oldfartracer
GBD = green brackets of death. These are factory...

GBD = green brackets of death. These are factory install safety brackets that cover the injectors. These where the biggest PIA when I did my upgrade.
Deatschwerks...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-19-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By oldfartracer
They was no problem swap the pump in my wagon,...

They was no problem swap the pump in my wagon, sedan are a PIA. Just don't break off the bolt, they are not very tough.
I just let the coolant drain out of the line, it holds a lot more than you...
Forum: Handling Tech   07-08-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,387
Posted By oldfartracer
What are going to do with the car? What don't...

What are going to do with the car?
What don't you like about the way the car handles?
You need to get a game plan before your start throwing money at the car. You can do spring and struts first, if...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-01-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,258
Posted By oldfartracer
Alot will depend on the tuner, but you will be...

Alot will depend on the tuner, but you will be looking at $350-500 for a tune. You will not need anything but the AP.
Forum: Handling Tech   07-01-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,387
Posted By oldfartracer
I would go with swaybars also, but only if you...

I would go with swaybars also, but only if you have good rubber. The stock rubber is not go for a perfromance car. Also get an alignment, some neg camber helps make the car fun to drive.
Here is...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-01-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,258
Posted By oldfartracer
You are at stage 2, but like other have stated a...

You are at stage 2, but like other have stated a Protune is needed. The Cobb OTS maps don't like anything other than what is listed in the map notes.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-30-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,880
Posted By oldfartracer
Track day are worst than durgs, once you start...

Track day are worst than durgs, once you start and get hooked there is no way out.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   06-30-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By oldfartracer
I would talk to these guys, Renegade Hybrids...

I would talk to these guys, Renegade Hybrids (http://www.renegadehybrids.com/). They where one of the first to make a kit to do your project. There is one 914 in my area that did an 03 WRX motor swap...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-30-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,880
Posted By oldfartracer
I am with Wagonracer make her handle. I don’t the...

I am with Wagonracer make her handle. I don’t the have the most power, just enough, but the big power car can’t hang in the corners. Get some bars and an alignment, some neg camber will make the car...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-30-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,663
Posted By oldfartracer
I think a 2.2k ohm resitor in the blue wire of...

I think a 2.2k ohm resitor in the blue wire of the O2 senor will fix the CEL. But EM is need to get the max out of your mods.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-30-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
  1st mod
Views: 2,486
Posted By oldfartracer
Newtothegame, no problem I make mistakes, I read...

Newtothegame, no problem I make mistakes, I read the same thing that Kjott.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-29-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
  1st mod
Views: 2,486
Posted By oldfartracer
My mistake it is for TBE not a CBE. The V2 is...

My mistake it is for TBE not a CBE.
The V2 is nicer but has no street tuner software. I got my V1 with ST for less than a V2 cost, and can do than the V2 can.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-28-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
  1st mod
Views: 2,486
Posted By oldfartracer
EM first, the 05 ecu will not be happy with a CBE...

EM first, the 05 ecu will not be happy with a CBE and no EM.
The AP will go for about $250-400 depending on who has it for sale. I would look into the AP V1, older and cheaper than the AP V2.
When...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-18-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,293
Posted By oldfartracer
From Gruppe-S: The Perrin "Big MAF" intake is...

From Gruppe-S:
The Perrin "Big MAF" intake is ideal for larger than stock turbos that require increased airflow. This intake will allow the user to tune an aftermarket ECU safely and accurately by...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-17-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,322
Posted By oldfartracer
Shell Rotella T for me.

Shell Rotella T for me.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-17-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By oldfartracer
The 04 need EM before anything else. I would...

The 04 need EM before anything else.
I would do a lot of research on exhausts because you live in VA, and the cops don't like exhausts. A 3" full exhaust will be fine alone with being catless. Just...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-17-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,228
Posted By oldfartracer
Stage one is for stock cars, Stage 2 will be the...

Stage one is for stock cars, Stage 2 will be the TBE and nothing else.
It is easy to install and can be tuned by any Proturner. I suggest that you read and follow the map notes. The OTS maps don't...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-16-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By oldfartracer
You need to keep the pipe size in mind. I run...

You need to keep the pipe size in mind. I run custom pipes on mind, 2" charge side and 2.5" on the cool side. With this piping and my tune I have been able to keep the lag time down.
Why do you need...
Forum: Handling Tech   06-11-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By oldfartracer
I would ask how many miles are on them, like...

I would ask how many miles are on them, like everything else these do wear out.
How many miles are on your struts?
Yes, these are year specific; the 02-03 rear top hats are different. You can use...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By oldfartracer
I have had good luck with Hankook and Kumho...

I have had good luck with Hankook and Kumho rubber. I ran the Kumho MX rubber for a few yeras and swaped to Hankook Ventus R-S2 Z212 last year. Both work very well as a summer tire and work well in...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-08-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By oldfartracer
Bobby this is true, but the spring and sway bars...

Bobby this is true, but the spring and sway bars need to work together. If your spring rates and sway bar diameter don’t work well together the car will handle poorly. This will be determined by how...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-06-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By oldfartracer
Like the others have stated if it is modded make...

Like the others have stated if it is modded make sure you know what to look for. The carbon hood and trunk will most likely fade or turn yellow after a will also.
Good luck.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-06-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By oldfartracer
EM needs to be the power mod. I would look into...

EM needs to be the power mod. I would look into good rubber and swaybars, then do springs and struts. I run coilover, but these are not for everyone. The ride is anything but smooth.
Here is some...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-06-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By oldfartracer
Yes, TurboXS and Mach V are both still open....

Yes, TurboXS and Mach V are both still open. There are many other shops also many other shops. What EM are you running?
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-04-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By oldfartracer
Are you running a OTS map? If you are I would...

Are you running a OTS map?
If you are I would suggest a tune. Yes you can mod the maps for the UTEC, but if you don't know what you are doing you can cause major damage. A tuner and some dyno time...
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