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Forum: Newbie Forum   06-02-2003, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By Gerlando
The only gains I felt was a smoother idle. I...

The only gains I felt was a smoother idle. I haven't seen anyone with dyno proof grounding will get you anything other then that. Remember,.. never trust the butt dyno!

-Gerlando....
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-02-2003, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Gerlando
Sounds like you need to stop listening to your...

Sounds like you need to stop listening to your friend. First of all, how would he know anything about a new engine that has just now ended up into customers hands? Second, why would Surbau (or any...
Forum: The Hangout   06-02-2003, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Gerlando
Oh yeah, they are definately nice on a WRX.

Oh yeah, they are definately nice on a WRX.
Forum: The Hangout   05-28-2003, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,978
Posted By Gerlando
Ahh, but Mitsubishi is dishing out big bucks for...

Ahh, but Mitsubishi is dishing out big bucks for the Evo and Eclipse to be the featured cars in the movie so I wouldn't expect too many glamour shots of the WRX.

-Gerlando.
www.enjoydeals.com
Forum: Regional WRX Clubs   05-28-2003, 01:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,856
Posted By Gerlando
Bah! I have a christening to go to that day. I'll...

Bah! I have a christening to go to that day. I'll be there in spirit though :(

-Gerlando.
www.enjoydeals.com
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-28-2003, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Gerlando
Huh? How could the power not be impressive? It...

Huh? How could the power not be impressive? It makes as much torque at 2000rpm as a WRX does at it's peak?! Did you keep it below 4000 during the test drive? You've GOT to give more info :)
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-27-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,149
Posted By Gerlando
Its definately a tough call. My gut reaction...

Its definately a tough call. My gut reaction would be to go with the EVO. It has quicker reflexes, can run faster then many other cars that can out gun it powerwise, and is cheaper to boot. The...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2003, 06:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,119
Posted By Gerlando
Around $2/gallon in the Bay Area.

Around $2/gallon in the Bay Area.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2003, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 587
Posted By Gerlando
I don't win anything, 16 miles each way.

I don't win anything, 16 miles each way.
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-20-2003, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 567
Posted By Gerlando
It will cost a whole lot more if you get pulled...

It will cost a whole lot more if you get pulled over without cats.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-01-2003, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By Gerlando
OK, you admit you're new to this so let me warn...

OK, you admit you're new to this so let me warn you NOT TO MESS WITH BOOST! At least at first. you can simply turn up the boost with a turbo car but if you don't keep an eye on EGTs and AF ratios...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-29-2003, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By Gerlando
Was this from a stop or were you rolling? If it...

Was this from a stop or were you rolling? If it was from a stop, did you drop the clutch or slip it?
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-23-2003, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Gerlando
Well, most racing transmissions lack the synchros...

Well, most racing transmissions lack the synchros built into road going cars so they need to rev match and double clutch in order to prevent serious gear grinding. But PPower is dead on, it's better...
Forum: Regional WRX Clubs   04-22-2003, 12:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,856
Posted By Gerlando
edit: Whoops

edit: Whoops
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-22-2003, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By Gerlando
You will hear more induction noise with a catless...

You will hear more induction noise with a catless uppipe. My guess is you're hearing the wastegate opening more clearly now. You should probably check for leaks just to put your mind at ease.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-22-2003, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Gerlando
Well I'm sure the moonroof available on the 04's...

Well I'm sure the moonroof available on the 04's do not interfere with the O-ring structure. The availability is simply a cost issue, Subaru wanted to bring the WRX out to the US cheap. Now that it's...
Forum: Regional WRX Clubs   04-14-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,856
Posted By Gerlando
I'm barring any unforseen problems. Where are we...

I'm barring any unforseen problems. Where are we going? Doc Wong's driving clinic is that day. I'd suggest we meet there, it's a nice long drive.

http://www.docwong.com/Autos/
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-14-2003, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,499
Posted By Gerlando
No way, the Evo is an awesome car. I'd pick one...

No way, the Evo is an awesome car. I'd pick one over the WRX if they were comparable in price. But they're not, unless you try adding recaros, brembos, 17's and better tires to your WRX. Then they...
Forum: Road Course/Autocross Tech   04-14-2003, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Gerlando
The main benefit of heel/toe shifting is that you...

The main benefit of heel/toe shifting is that you don't upset the balane of the car when entering a turn. Say you're right about to enter a turn. If you don't match revs you would get some engine...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-11-2003, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Gerlando
Hrm, sounds like you're having the same issue...

Hrm, sounds like you're having the same issue that's being discussed here : http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1601

I'm going to close this thread so the topic is focused in...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-11-2003, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,201
Posted By Gerlando
I've been teaching my wife to drive stick on my...

I've been teaching my wife to drive stick on my wagon and the first experience was HORRIBLE! Low RPM clutch drops= lots of voilent shaking and protesting from the entire drivetrain!

Since then we...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-11-2003, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Gerlando
I was wondering how that would work compared to a...

I was wondering how that would work compared to a real short shifter. Oh well, just go get a Kartboy and be done with it !Thumbs Up
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   04-11-2003, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Gerlando
You need to come a bit more specific then that if...

You need to come a bit more specific then that if you want replies. What do you mean by gone? There's been a lot of people that have had their clutch and flywheels replaced under warantee for clutch...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   04-07-2003, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By Gerlando
Sounds like you're on a good path. Of course, if...

Sounds like you're on a good path. Of course, if you could afford the STi I'd always recommend it ;-) The only problem you're going to have with your mods and AutoXing is that you're going to be in a...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-07-2003, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Gerlando
Just test drive a 03 or 02 if you can't find a...

Just test drive a 03 or 02 if you can't find a 04. There weren't any engine/drivetrain changes that I'm aware of.
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-02-2003, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,543
Posted By Gerlando
That's truly awesome, it gives a good view of how...

That's truly awesome, it gives a good view of how everything fits together, although the perspective changes might be confusing to some.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-28-2003, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Gerlando
Thanks for the review! The ECUTek sounds awesome,...

Thanks for the review! The ECUTek sounds awesome, the only thing that concerns me is once you've selected a vendor your stuck with them. Not that I'd be hopping around, but what if they close shop...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-28-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Gerlando
Yup, a boost gauge will help you alert you if...

Yup, a boost gauge will help you alert you if something's "off" with your car. Same goes for an EGT. From the sounds of what you're doing you could probably get away without one since it doesn't...
Forum: Regional WRX Clubs   03-20-2003, 12:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,856
Posted By Gerlando
I think the SF date is all booked up already. I...

I think the SF date is all booked up already. I tried registering last night and it wouldn't allow me.
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-18-2003, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Gerlando
add to that,.. cheap = engine goes boom (in...

add to that,..

cheap = engine goes boom (in a bad way)

Seriously, don't go the MBC route unless you really know what you are doing. You'll feel gains, but your block will melt into a pile of...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-18-2003, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,006
Posted By Gerlando
They might not be as quick as everyone expected....

They might not be as quick as everyone expected. But from the accounts posted all over the internet, they have unbeileveable handling capabilities.
Forum: Handling Tech   03-14-2003, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Gerlando
Please don't yell at members, and don't doubt...

Please don't yell at members, and don't doubt Subie Gal. She's got more experience then most people here.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-14-2003, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By Gerlando
BTW: If you're in NorCal Prodrive will be giving...

BTW: If you're in NorCal Prodrive will be giving rides in their 265ps PPP WRX at Auto Innovations in Milpitas on March 29th. I'll be there to see how well the package is sorted, but I expect good...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-14-2003, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By Gerlando
It sounds like you are planning on biting off...

It sounds like you are planning on biting off more then you can chew. Your questions cannot be fully answered in one thread, I'd suggest you hit multiple WRX boards and do A LOT of reading first. It...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-14-2003, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By Gerlando
Vishnu is a top tuner, but ProDrive it PRODRIVE! ...

Vishnu is a top tuner, but ProDrive it PRODRIVE!

Hope that helped :-p
Forum: Handling Tech   03-13-2003, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,896
Posted By Gerlando
Is the SPT suspension available through any...

Is the SPT suspension available through any Subaru dealership? I may just have to get a Subaru Credit Card and start saving points :-p
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-13-2003, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Gerlando
Nope, it just causes annoyance!

Nope, it just causes annoyance!
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-12-2003, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Gerlando
Well if you are only counting the people that are...

Well if you are only counting the people that are performance enthusiasts I'd say the percentage would be pretty high. The WRX has a high bank for the buck element and turbocharged engines are...
Forum: The Hangout   03-12-2003, 11:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,618
Posted By Gerlando
Red Wagon, the rarest of the rare :)

Red Wagon, the rarest of the rare :)
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   03-12-2003, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Gerlando
I use Redline 70W90 gear oil in the tranny and...

I use Redline 70W90 gear oil in the tranny and rear diff. With the 70W90NS in the tranny cause it doesn't have friction modifiers. Otherwise you'll be grinding your shifts. Some people use the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   03-12-2003, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Gerlando
You want an AirRace Leather. They come in full...

You want an AirRace Leather. They come in full leather or half leather/half aluminum. I have the half/half one and it's sweet! Only thing is it gets REALLY hot in the summer time.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-12-2003, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By Gerlando
What?! Damn that sounds expensive for some...

What?! Damn that sounds expensive for some wiring. You'd think they were made by Monster Cable!

You can piece together the parts you need for less then $10 easily. As for results, some people...
Forum: The Hangout   03-12-2003, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Gerlando
Actually, by summer time the Forester is going to...

Actually, by summer time the Forester is going to be turboed! 215hp and the same 2.5L block the STi gets.

I can't wait to see what they come up with for the Legacy. The baja,.. err,... will it...
Forum: Handling Tech   03-12-2003, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By Gerlando
Where's Subiegal when you need her?

Where's Subiegal when you need her?
Forum: Regional WRX Clubs   03-12-2003, 04:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,856
Posted By Gerlando
My vote would be for a DocWong Driving clinic...

My vote would be for a DocWong Driving clinic meet. He does them monthly and it's free.

http://www.docwong.com/Autos/index.htm
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-12-2003, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Gerlando
IMHO the Morettes look funky painted.

IMHO the Morettes look funky painted.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-11-2003, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By Gerlando
Cause chicks dig pink. It makes the STi a real...

Cause chicks dig pink. It makes the STi a real chick magnet :-p
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-11-2003, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,641
Posted By Gerlando
Driving lessons first! At the least run some...

Driving lessons first! At the least run some AutoXs. Once you feel how the WRX understeers you'll change your tune and want some suspension upgrades before power mods.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-11-2003, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By Gerlando
But boost starts to drop of near redline,...

But boost starts to drop of near redline, somewhere around 6500rpm.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-11-2003, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By Gerlando
Yeah, as long as you don't beat on your tranny...

Yeah, as long as you don't beat on your tranny like a monkey in heat and you're not pushing a ridiculous amount of HP you'll be fine.
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