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Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   05-13-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,111
Posted By bizzle
So far 08+ trannys seem to be holding up well. ...

So far 08+ trannys seem to be holding up well.

But one mod I highly recommend to help with shifting- Group-N transmission mount- then your shifter bushings. On my 09, second gear always felt a bit...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-11-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,784
Posted By bizzle
Far as I know, they got rid of the silencer crap...

Far as I know, they got rid of the silencer crap starting in 08. Pretty sure I don't have one, but then again, I hear my turbo spool and blow with my downpipe installed if that is what you are...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-11-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,639
Posted By bizzle
Oh boy... Welcome to the forums- I will try...

Oh boy...

Welcome to the forums- I will try and give you a few answers- but there will be others to chime in with better info- especially on the older models.

MPG- if you looking at a WRX just...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   05-11-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,448
Posted By bizzle
I do believe you need to give the ECU time to...

I do believe you need to give the ECU time to re-learn.

I know it took my car some time to learn Stage 2- and any other time I had to reset the computer or pull power off the battery- but that...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-08-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By bizzle
Okies- So- did the whole re-flash thing and...

Okies-

So- did the whole re-flash thing and so far, the stutter has diminished- quite a bit. But since I did a reflash, the ECU seems to have gone back into a re-learn phase since I get a little...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-08-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
  Poll: 5 door tails
Views: 2,788
Posted By bizzle
I'm wanting to do something to my rear tails-...

I'm wanting to do something to my rear tails- can't decide if I want RcrsWetDream style, which is nice and clean, or a full tint/smoke shade covering. I am already running 20% tint on the entire car,...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-08-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By bizzle
Looks like my firmware is version 1.5.0.2-11526. ...

Looks like my firmware is version 1.5.0.2-11526.

So now I am looking at updating the firmware, but all my computers run 64 bit windows 7- which Cobb's software doesn't support- go figure.

Will...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-07-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By bizzle
Dump the up pipe from the list- no need for it...

Dump the up pipe from the list- no need for it since they took the cats out of them back in 06 I believe.

And yes, 3rd Gens run a plastic BPV- as well as plastic intake manifolds and itty-bitty...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-07-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,603
Posted By bizzle
Stock tunes are still reportably crap. Doing...

Stock tunes are still reportably crap.

Doing a mod will not void your warranty all together- it will only void something that fails and is directly caused by the mod. So if you do a stage 1 ecu...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-07-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,347
Posted By bizzle
I regret putting on rear mudflaps- then backing...

I regret putting on rear mudflaps- then backing over a curb..........

It's not very healthy for your bumpers where they roll into your wheel wells.......
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-07-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By bizzle
This is not with my A/C on- I rarely run that-...

This is not with my A/C on- I rarely run that- and usually once the temps reach around 115-120 do I finally start using it.

Looks like it won't be long now before I get to those temps since today...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-06-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By bizzle
Nope- intake completely stock. Just...

Nope- intake completely stock.

Just replaced the OEM air filter with another from the dealership in fact.

Never touched anything else- I do have a Perrin TMIC, but it has not been installed...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   05-06-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By bizzle
09 Stage 2- low RPM almost stall

Howdy folks-

I did do a search- closest problem was someone with an 08 having a stutter problem above 2k RPM- which is not the issue I am having.

Seems every time I put in the clutch from...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-06-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By bizzle
Word of warning- the directions for install say...

Word of warning- the directions for install say you need to put your car on ramps, not jacks or hoist.

Something about keeping your suspension loaded when installing the bars to make sure they...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-06-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,577
Posted By bizzle
He's got the stock 6 disc OEM unit. OP: you...

He's got the stock 6 disc OEM unit.

OP: you need the speaker line converters to go into an amp RCA jacks or go after market. Looks like the OEM 6 disc changer does not have RCA outputs to go...
Forum: Newbie Forum   05-02-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,577
Posted By bizzle
You can go for a high power input- just a splice...

You can go for a high power input- just a splice into your factory wiring- but I highly recommend not doing that.

Did you get the premium model with the 6-disc changer?

I am not certain if the...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   05-02-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,602
Posted By bizzle
Soon as you get your tuning item of choice you...

Soon as you get your tuning item of choice you can flash a Stage 1 map without any bolt-ons.

I myself run the Cobb AP that Synolimit so despises, but in the end, it is a personal choice.

Stage...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   04-19-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,803
Posted By bizzle
I got the Supertones for one MAIN reason- To...

I got the Supertones for one MAIN reason-

To wake the sleepy truckers up in front of me drifting all over the road!!!!

I've been run off the road three times by semi-trucks who either weren't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-05-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By bizzle
Ouch- And I thought I had enough to whine...

Ouch-

And I thought I had enough to whine about with a $700.00 30k scheduled maintenance.....

-D
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-04-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By bizzle
Sorry- in Las Vegas, but I am running Cobb catted...

Sorry- in Las Vegas, but I am running Cobb catted Stage 2 with SPT catback with my 09 hatch...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-04-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,971
Posted By bizzle
I know this post is a little old, but I had to...

I know this post is a little old, but I had to pipe in and give Perrin props for helping me out--

I bought their sway bar kit last December when I was still in Iraq- but when I finally got home...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-04-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,227
Posted By bizzle
To me that sounds like your TGVs- I hear them all...

To me that sounds like your TGVs- I hear them all the time in the mornings- can usually tell when they shut off, but is normal.

-D
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-04-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By bizzle
Isn't having slotted or cross drilled help to...

Isn't having slotted or cross drilled help to bring temperatures down?

I know they were originally designed that way for the gas issue, but I could have sworn they also did it to bring down temps...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-03-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,064
Posted By bizzle
Sent you a PM- I got a set of OEM non-all...

Sent you a PM- I got a set of OEM non-all weathers I would be happy to part with if interested.

-D
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-02-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,302
Posted By bizzle
I notice the same thing on my 09- but with just...

I notice the same thing on my 09- but with just 1st and 2nd.

What's weird is sometimes- only sometimes- first and second are as smooth as butter. Most the time it feels like there's some sand in...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-02-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,326
Posted By bizzle
Word of warning on anyone looking to buy/install...

Word of warning on anyone looking to buy/install the SPT short shifter- there are better aftermarket for cheaper!

I got the SPT short shifter- and not pleased with it. Yes, it is shorter than...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   10-11-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 43
  Cobb AP
Views: 4,685
Posted By bizzle
No problem. As for the debate over open...

No problem.

As for the debate over open source vs AP, it will always come down to personal preference. You have to ask yourself if you a the plug-and-play type of person that likes to take it a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   10-03-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 43
  Cobb AP
Views: 4,685
Posted By bizzle
If you care to know, I am running just Cobb AP...

If you care to know, I am running just Cobb AP Stage 1 on an otherwise stock 09 hatch with the factory SPT exhaust.

Power-wise, the powerband shifted up in RPM a bit over stock. The biggest...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-03-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,718
Posted By bizzle
Guess I am pretty lucky- lowest I've seen is...

Guess I am pretty lucky- lowest I've seen is 20.1, and a high of 32 going downhill, but according to the computer I have averaged 23.4 mpg since I bought my 09 10k miles ago.

Granted a lot of...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-14-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By bizzle
I thought the SE also took out the leather and...

I thought the SE also took out the leather and BBS wheels. Think it still came with the Brembos though- least that's how the SE looked at the dealership when I saw it.

If I had known they were...
Forum: The Hangout   05-15-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,246
Posted By bizzle
Josh- Good to hear from ya bud. I am...

Josh-

Good to hear from ya bud.

I am finally back from the sandbox over there- was hoping to get a job up in the pacific northwest- but didn't happen so now I'm in Las Vegas working out of...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-06-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,277
Posted By bizzle
You should check BoostAddict's build- he is...

You should check BoostAddict's build- he is coming from a modified MS-6.

I am sure someone will come along and post the link to the Unabomber's Manifesto from NASIOC here pretty soon....

-D
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-15-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,613
Posted By bizzle
If you want to be fully legit, then get parts...

If you want to be fully legit, then get parts that are CARB certified. The problem will be finding parts with this certification since it is a pain to get.

The AP should be a safe bet- just as...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-10-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,728
Posted By bizzle
I test drove some in CA- then ordered from Boise,...

I test drove some in CA- then ordered from Boise, ID. I pre-ordered mine 6 months in advance, but I believe it only took a little over a month to get to the dealership from the shipyards. Even though...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-30-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,026
Posted By bizzle
So you've been seeing quite a difference from...

So you've been seeing quite a difference from just the Perrin top mount? I bought mine right after you did- but it's still sitting in a box in CA- 40 feet from my car.

I have been contemplating...
Forum: The Hangout   01-30-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By bizzle
For me, I'm just beginning- Armrest - $183 ...

For me, I'm just beginning-

Armrest - $183
I-pod interface - $223
STi SS and knob- $554
SPT Catback - $897
Perrin Top Mount and hard swaybar kit w/ endlinks- $1200
All around tint- $120
Roof...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   01-29-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,026
Posted By bizzle
Definitely interested to see how these turn out...

Definitely interested to see how these turn out compared to the Perrin Equal lengths- as far as power gains. I know there are some un-equal length headers out there if you wanted to keep the rumble-...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-24-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,166
Posted By bizzle
No problem- but credit belongs to BoostAddict- he...

No problem- but credit belongs to BoostAddict- he did the weight comparisons for his new wheel and tire combo he wants to run. All I did is remember that he listed the weights....

-D
Forum: The Hangout   12-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,285
Posted By bizzle
Still owe about $24k- but qualified for 0% and...

Still owe about $24k- but qualified for 0% and have enough cash in the bank to pay off if needed to- might be trying to buy a house soon so I might need that cash for that instead.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-23-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,006
Posted By bizzle
Don't forget- RcrsWetDream found the Perrin TMIC...

Don't forget- RcrsWetDream found the Perrin TMIC on sale recently- and with the holiday gift code (a 15% reduction) the final price came out under $650- which is a hell of a deal for something that...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-21-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,491
Posted By bizzle
Sweet deal! You helped me make my mind up-...

Sweet deal!

You helped me make my mind up- the sale price for the intercooler and the 15% off for most Perrin products made me go ahead and order the IC and the hard sway bar kit. Now all that's...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-20-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,166
Posted By bizzle
According to BoostAddict on page 38 of his...

According to BoostAddict on page 38 of his thread, the OEM wheel weighs in at 23.2 lbs each.

http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f121/boost-addicts-08-wrx-project-24991/index38.html

He also runs...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-27-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By bizzle
Mudflaps

Have any pics with these installed? Would curious to see how they look on a hatchback since I am considering buying them.....
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-03-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By bizzle
You should be good to go- mine was built March of...

You should be good to go- mine was built March of 09. Subaru was pretty quick to find the problem and fix it. If something does go wrong, it will be covered by warranty and you will get a new...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   11-02-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By bizzle
The first several months of production had the...

The first several months of production had the potential for rod bearing failure due to some issues at the factory. Almost all the problem cars were built in the Jul-Aug 08 time frame. You can go...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,837
Posted By bizzle
Grats and welcome to the club! Oh, and if it...

Grats and welcome to the club! Oh, and if it matters much to you, the '10 model drops the rear LSD compared to the '09- that is the only major difference I have been able to ascertain between the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-19-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By bizzle
Word of warning- if you wanted the Subaru ones,...

Word of warning- if you wanted the Subaru ones, they wouldn't sell them to me due to fitment issues since the 09s come with the ground effects kit stock. Have no idea if this affects aftermarket- but...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By bizzle
Just remember you HAVE to tune for a downpipe- so...

Just remember you HAVE to tune for a downpipe- so for power, the AP or open source should be your first step. You might even be happy with the first power boost from a COBB Stage 1 from the AP. Then...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   10-16-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,752
Posted By bizzle
Within the first 1k miles on my car my front...

Within the first 1k miles on my car my front passenger door speaker developed a nasty vibration/distortion noise- and also my rear drivers side seat belt tensioner failed so the seat belt rattled on...
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-16-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 36
  pulleys
Views: 2,226
Posted By bizzle
man_show- how often are you keeping your...

man_show-

how often are you keeping your motor around redline? It looks like thats the only time an aftermarket lightened pully has an issue- so if you're keeping your motor in the lower rpms...
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