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Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
Me too... However, and I don't mean to burst...

Me too...

However, and I don't mean to burst your bubble, but that is a mid 90's Hyundai Excel painted to look like the Initial D car. It actually fooled me the first time too when looking at it...
Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
So on Thursday afternoon (8/13/2015), some of the...

So on Thursday afternoon (8/13/2015), some of the other drivers in our group that goes to trackdays were talking about doing some sort of "gymkhana" event this (past) weekend. In Korea, "gymkhana"...
Forum: The Hangout   08-18-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By sleepr
I spent last night losing sleep over how I am...

I spent last night losing sleep over how I am going to design and mount a functional underbody rear diffuser panel for the Tiburon, not because I'm worrying about it mind you but because of how...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By sleepr
Right now there are approximately 132,000 miles. ...

Right now there are approximately 132,000 miles. For the past 6 years, it has seen approximately 3k-4k miles per year (being driven at once per week intervals). Before that, it was my daily driver.
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
As for my day, it was another day of testing and...

As for my day, it was another day of testing and learning. Previously, I found coilover settings that suited my driving style. This time around, I spent all of my time trying out different tire...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
Here are a couple of short videos that give you...

Here are a couple of short videos that give you an idea of the sounds these other cars were making. The screamers are the N/A 2.7L Tuscanis. There is a Chevy Cruze turbo diesel and a couple of...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
Last weekend (8/8/2015) I attended another track...

Last weekend (8/8/2015) I attended another track day but this one was a bit different than the others. This one was on a Saturday (instead of a Sunday) and the next day there was a sanctioned race. ...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
July 5th was my next opportunity to go back to...

July 5th was my next opportunity to go back to the track. This time there would be only 3 sessions for my class during the day. As mentioned in a previous post, my goal was to test if the...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
So the day before track day I walked out to my...

So the day before track day I walked out to my car and found this:


http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j22/imlicknem/Other/IMG_20150628_194007_zpsqsu4r2ic.jpg
...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
The stock power steering "cooler", which is just...

The stock power steering "cooler", which is just a hard line that just runs halfway across the front crossmember and back, was replaced with a 4 row cooler that has vanes (like a radiator). The size...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
Went to the shop with the intention of having...

Went to the shop with the intention of having some windage baffles (for lack of a better term) welded in to the oil pan to keep oil from "sloshing" side to side under extreme cornering. However,...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By sleepr
Please bear with me as I play a bit of "catch up"...

Please bear with me as I play a bit of "catch up" from the beginning of the year (2015).

In January, I had new KYB AGX struts installed. I continue to use the authentic Prodrive blue springs I...
Forum: The Hangout   08-17-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By sleepr
Sleepr's bugeye (The Reincarnation)

Hi there! Some of the regulars around here may know me as the guy who maintains a Hyundai Tiburon build thread on this forum. ( http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f56/my-new-korean-girlfriend-31595/ ) ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-06-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By sleepr
Just some questions out of curiosity and a lack...

Just some questions out of curiosity and a lack of experience with the newer models:

Would only replacing the exhaust after the catalytic converter really cause this type of situation? Are there...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-22-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By sleepr
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: New Member Intros   06-20-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By sleepr
You came to the right place! Welcome!

You came to the right place! Welcome!
Forum: Handling Tech   06-19-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,490
Posted By sleepr
*gasp!* this is the type of plot twist you...

*gasp!*

this is the type of plot twist you never anticipate...

What exactly do you mean by "different"?
Forum: New Member Intros   06-17-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By sleepr
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By sleepr
This thread had some really good information that...

This thread had some really good information that helped to confirm some things that I thought to be true, but wasn't really sure about. I want to view some of the other threads that you have...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-16-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By sleepr
I searched for "TMIC" and "clean" and this was...

I searched for "TMIC" and "clean" and this was one of the first threads I found. I'm so thankful you started this thread!
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-16-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By sleepr
This is a great thread! Thanks for starting it!

This is a great thread! Thanks for starting it!
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-16-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By sleepr
The appropriate thing to do would've have been to...

The appropriate thing to do would've have been to start your own thread...because it would be yours and not someone else's. No offense, but it is hard to believe that you are sorry since you went...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-03-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By sleepr
those seem to be a much better fit! I you must...

those seem to be a much better fit! I you must have black, you could always try your hand at applying plasti-dip (or paint).
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-03-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By sleepr
"Developed as a high-offset 15” gravel wheel,..."...

"Developed as a high-offset 15” gravel wheel,..."

This means that it is designed for dirt/gravel roads and 15" diameter means you will have to run a tire with a very tall sidewall, that is if you...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   06-02-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By sleepr
google "2002 WRX bushings" and you will find a...

google "2002 WRX bushings" and you will find a plethora of goodies. Use any one of the component names I originally wrote, and your results will be more specific. Personally, I like looking at the...
Forum: The Hangout   06-02-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,584
Posted By sleepr
GSMNZ, would you be able to post your dyno graph?

GSMNZ, would you be able to post your dyno graph?
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-31-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By sleepr
Here's my serious answer to your question: ...

Here's my serious answer to your question: Unless you are driving on a complete frictionless surface, don't do it.
Forum: New Member Intros   05-31-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By sleepr
Get the short throw. As with any car, get an...

Get the short throw. As with any car, get an intimate feel for the engagement point and range. If you can keep from shock loading the drivetrain (engaging the clutch too fast), you and your car...
Forum: The Hangout   05-31-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By sleepr
You're right, breaking in the motor hard...

You're right, breaking in the motor hard shouldn't affect the throwout bearing. It is shock loading the transmission/clutch/driveline that will most likely affect the throwout bearing.

That being...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-31-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By sleepr
I'm going to go out on a limb and propose that it...

I'm going to go out on a limb and propose that it might harm your e-brake.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-29-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By sleepr
I meant bushings for control arms, steering rack,...

I meant bushings for control arms, steering rack, shifter linkage, trailing arms, rear differential carrier, etc.

I should have been clearer with my suggestion, my apologies.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-28-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By sleepr
Polyurethane bushings...

Polyurethane bushings...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-24-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By sleepr
Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets -...

Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets - Wheel-Size.com (http://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=235-45-17X8ET55&wheel2=265-35-18X9ET45&fcl=50mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm)

This site makes it very easy...
Forum: The Hangout   05-22-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,584
Posted By sleepr
happy tuning day!!! looking forward to hearing...

happy tuning day!!! looking forward to hearing the results!
Forum: New Member Intros   05-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By sleepr
Tough way to go, to say the least... The new...

Tough way to go, to say the least...

The new WRX looks fantastic in all black! Blacking out the headlight housings (not the cover, but the inside) would look downright sick in my opinion!
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-21-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! If you haven't read this already: ...

Welcome!

If you haven't read this already:

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f51/what-do-first-59649/
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   05-20-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,196
Posted By sleepr
Congratulations! I'm curious to hear more about...

Congratulations! I'm curious to hear more about your impressions of the motor. I am also looking to rebuild mine and found myself gravitating towards many of the same parts you chose.
Forum: The Hangout   05-16-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
Here is the first picture after the install. The...

Here is the first picture after the install. The ride height (measured from the ground at the front and rear jackstand locations) was set at equal heights. This gave the appearance and driving feel...
Forum: The Hangout   05-16-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
Finally the day has come to upgrade to coilovers!...

Finally the day has come to upgrade to coilovers!

First, out with the old. These are SMA lowering springs. They are progressive rate springs that have served me very well (including a couple of...
Forum: The Hangout   05-16-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
Here's a video of the engine/exhaust sound. This...

Here's a video of the engine/exhaust sound. This was shot early in the morning in the track's paddock area. It's not a boxer rumble, but it still has a nice loping sound.
...
Forum: The Hangout   05-16-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
This past Sunday (April 26th) was a track day at...

This past Sunday (April 26th) was a track day at Inje Speedium. This time around we were attacking the full course. Additions to the "A" course were substantial: a double hairpin "S", a sweeping...
Forum: The Hangout   05-16-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,144
Posted By sleepr
Track day on Sunday (April 26th)! I wasn't...

Track day on Sunday (April 26th)! I wasn't expecting one until later, so I could only prepare by having race pads and new tires installed. Other things on the list will have to wait. It may seem...
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   05-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,385
Posted By sleepr
Thanks for all the pictures. I particularly like...

Thanks for all the pictures. I particularly like the shots of cars leaning mid-turn. I'm so envious! It's great to see our members together at these types of events too!
Forum: The Hangout   05-16-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By sleepr
my radiator was around 105k my stock turbo was...

my radiator was around 105k
my stock turbo was around 85k when it started to give off random wisps of smoke every three weeks or so. It could've lasted longer I suppose.

...and my stock...
Forum: New Member Intros   05-16-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 787
Posted By sleepr
Nope, you have an aftermarket hood scoop (for the...

Nope, you have an aftermarket hood scoop (for the US market at least). Take a look at the very first picture on Fidrat's build thread.
...
Forum: The Hangout   05-15-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By sleepr
Orange!!! dare to be different! swim...

Orange!!!

dare to be different! swim upstream! leave all other opinions in your wake! blind haters with your highlighter orange wheels!


That being said, have you given any serious thought...
Forum: New Member Intros   05-14-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By sleepr
Nice to see some new people from my general area....

Nice to see some new people from my general area. You might see me driving around those parts in my WRX during the months of January and February. As for the rest of the year, I live across the...
Forum: New Member Intros   05-14-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 787
Posted By sleepr
I like the JDM STi hood scoop. +1 for...

I like the JDM STi hood scoop.

+1 for starting to set aside money for an aluminum radiator.

Welcome!
Forum: The Hangout   05-12-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By sleepr
Welcome! Are you really going to be able to...

Welcome!

Are you really going to be able to wait until the warranties expire? Hmmm...;)
Forum: The Hangout   05-12-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By sleepr
Don't know if you had that license plate...

Don't know if you had that license plate previously, but I like it!
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