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Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   Today, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By brfatal
Yes. I made a detour on my drive from Texas to...

Yes. I made a detour on my drive from Texas to Virginia. Those were probably the last pictures of my Morettes on my car because one of them broke in a fender bender 2 days after I got to VA.
Forum: Southeast WRX Forum   Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 303
Posted By brfatal
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1....

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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   09-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By brfatal
The only people I know of who use it are home...

The only people I know of who use it are home mechanics, however all of the mechanics I know who do it for a living don't recommend this stuff or other similar cleaning products on really high...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By brfatal
That's more than $10k John. :p

That's more than $10k John. :p
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   09-27-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By brfatal
I paid cash for my WRX all those years ago...

I paid cash for my WRX all those years ago ($24,500 OTD).

What mods depends on what year model. Engine only?
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-25-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By brfatal
All of the defective '09s had sorted themselves...

All of the defective '09s had sorted themselves out long ago. If a car had the defect it would have failed by 10-20k miles.

I think you will be happier with a newer model though.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By brfatal
Are they loose or bolted down? Something is not...

Are they loose or bolted down? Something is not matching up. There is no way that these rub on either a sedan or wagon.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By brfatal
Mosc is running 255/40/17s on 17x8.5 +48s. No...

Mosc is running 255/40/17s on 17x8.5 +48s. No rubbing except on his rear fenders. I'm about to throw on 17x9 +45 and run the same tire size.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By brfatal
They shouldn't. 17x8 +53 - 6.59" of...

They shouldn't.

17x8 +53 - 6.59" of backspacing.
18x8.5 +48 - 6.64" of backspacing

18x8.5 +48 is a very common fit on GD Imprezas.

GR STI wheels (18x8.5 +55) clear without hitting GD struts...
Forum: Handling Tech   09-24-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By brfatal
Why would you need spacers?

Why would you need spacers?
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By brfatal
Those prices a preposterously high. Both should...

Those prices a preposterously high. Both should be under $20k. They are asking almost new MSRP for both of those cars that are 3 years old and previous generation models.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-22-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By brfatal
If you need aluminum, yes. Otherwise go...

If you need aluminum, yes.

Otherwise go with: Koyo OEM Replacement Radiator Manual Transmission Subaru WRX / STI 2003-2007 KOY-A2704 at RallySportDirect.com...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-21-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By brfatal
Mishi is junk. Most of their products are...

Mishi is junk. Most of their products are riddled with problems. Their radiator caps leak, their welds suck (spot leaks), and the train plug is known to dry rot quickly and suddenly fail. Not to...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   09-18-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By brfatal
You really need to actually pinpoint the cause of...

You really need to actually pinpoint the cause of the sound before you can figure out how much it's going to cost to fix it.

A center diff replacement is a transmission tear down. The best way to...
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By brfatal
Subaru still requires a break in period per the...

Subaru still requires a break in period per the manual that comes with the car of 1,000 miles of varied RPMs not exceeding 4k miles. The engine is still not completely broken in and there are other...
Forum: The Hangout   09-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By brfatal
$1,3000 for a SL base sounds crazy to me. She...

$1,3000 for a SL base sounds crazy to me. She doesn't need some race clutch, so something on the lower end should work, and I don't see $1,000 in labor.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By brfatal
What sway bar size you get should be determined...

What sway bar size you get should be determined by what spring rates you are running.
Forum: Newbie Forum   09-09-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By brfatal
Sounds like OP means chp, not whp. In which case...

Sounds like OP means chp, not whp. In which case stage 2, turboback and tune, should get him there.
Forum: Handling Tech   09-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 880
Posted By brfatal
Really just comes down to what bar you're using. ...

Really just comes down to what bar you're using. A mild one will technically work with the stock pieces, but a more aggressive one has more of a chance of ruining them. Good aftermarket links are...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By brfatal
You will need a JDM ECU and wiring harness.

You will need a JDM ECU and wiring harness.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   09-01-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By brfatal
1. UTECs are not unreliable, but it's outdated...

1. UTECs are not unreliable, but it's outdated and nobody really tunes them anymore. That doesn't mean you need an AP either though.

2. Could be rod knock until oil pressure builds, in which...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-28-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By brfatal
The AP itself is not a completely viable logging...

The AP itself is not a completely viable logging tool. Any tuner who relies solely on AP log results for revision is offering a half-backed tune. The only way to correctly log for AP tunes is with...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By brfatal
You can aim for 300 whp, but that's a lot of...

You can aim for 300 whp, but that's a lot of miles. If you chose to do that, you need to be open to fixing stuff.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By brfatal
You need a custom tune.

You need a custom tune.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By brfatal
EJ255 Shortblock CP Forged Pistons Eagle...

EJ255 Shortblock
CP Forged Pistons
Eagle H-Beam Connecting Rods
ACL Race Bearings
ARP Headstuds
STI B25 Heads
Ferrea 36mm Intake Valves
Ferrea 32mm Exhaust Valves
Ferrea Endurance Dual Valve...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-19-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By brfatal
No, but if it's a V3 you can pay Cobb to change...

No, but if it's a V3 you can pay Cobb to change the firmware on it to work.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By brfatal
I need to get retuned. ...

I need to get retuned.

http://i.imgur.com/9ttBo0r.jpg
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By brfatal
I'd worry about white turning yellow.

I'd worry about white turning yellow.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By brfatal
Is that why their radiators are more prone to...

Is that why their radiators are more prone to leaks than anyone else's? :p

Mishimoto is about on par with Godspeed until they take a step up and make a better, more consistent product.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By brfatal
^ Mishimoto makes cheap crap. OP, what FMIC...

^ Mishimoto makes cheap crap.

OP, what FMIC you should be looking at depends on what type of setup you will be running. What turbo? What fuel? How much boost?
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   07-28-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By brfatal
Don't use the pump. Why we won't use Gates...

Don't use the pump.

Why we won't use Gates Timing Belt Kits - i-Club (http://www.i-club.com/forums/fw-motorsports-916-778-8844-110/why-we-wont-use-gates-timing-belt-kits-253615/)

Also, Cometic...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-24-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By brfatal
235/40/17 is better gearing wise, but 235/45/17...

235/40/17 is better gearing wise, but 235/45/17 will work, and that size has a massive selection to choose from.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By brfatal
Nexen tires are just awful. You really should...

Nexen tires are just awful. You really should spend a little more on tires. They are an investment that you will be using daily for years.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By brfatal
The rest of your suspension becomes a restriction...

The rest of your suspension becomes a restriction before your tire size does.

17x8 is literally the perfect size for GD Imprezas.
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   07-22-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By brfatal
No sir. Only the 4EAT will fit. From a cost...

No sir. Only the 4EAT will fit. From a cost perspective you're honestly best off just looking for an automatic model rather than converting. Even if you could physically get another to fit, the...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By brfatal
Either will fit fine.

Either will fit fine.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By brfatal
Please don't. :(

Please don't. :(
Forum: The Hangout   07-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By brfatal
The order in which they came out, best looking to...

The order in which they came out, best looking to least.

And it's stink eye, not eagle eye.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By brfatal
Could be a sensor issue. With a lot more details...

Could be a sensor issue. With a lot more details this is going to have to be diagnosed by someone in person.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-13-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By brfatal
That's an eBay Zerosport replica grille and clear...

That's an eBay Zerosport replica grille and clear corner lights. Rest is stock.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By brfatal
2 things to note. 1. Tire compound has more...

2 things to note.

1. Tire compound has more to do with level of grip than tire width. A 225/45/17 R-Compound (see racing tires) will man handle a set of 255/40/17 budget summer tires. What you...
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By brfatal
That puts you 2.5 hrs from one of the best tuners...

That puts you 2.5 hrs from one of the best tuners in the country, Junior. He's in New Jersey.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   07-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By brfatal
Where do you live? IMHO if a good, reputable...

Where do you live? IMHO if a good, reputable tuner can be found within 3-4 hr drive, it's well worth the trip.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By brfatal
Flashing the ECU resets it. Assuming it's a cat...

Flashing the ECU resets it. Assuming it's a cat ineff error, yes it will clear it.

FWIW, don't use Cobb's free maps. They aren't particularly good. Get a custom tune ASAP.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By brfatal
245/40/17 or 255/40/17 The middle...

245/40/17 or 255/40/17



The middle number in tire sizing is not sidewall in a measurement in millimeters, it's a ratio of the tire width. A 40 sidewall means the sidewall is 40% as tall as the...
Forum: Parts For Sale (WRX-specific)   06-29-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By brfatal
They aren't worth near that used. Maybe $300ish.

They aren't worth near that used. Maybe $300ish.
Forum: Diode Dynamics   06-27-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By brfatal
*bites tongue*

*bites tongue*
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By brfatal
More or less the correct steps to take. :)

More or less the correct steps to take. :)
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,890
Posted By brfatal
You can, but the reviews on these are full...

You can, but the reviews on these are full complaints that the actual housing keep cracking, making them bad frames.

And Morettes are still in production.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-25-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By brfatal
85 or E85?

85 or E85?
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