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Forum: Handling Tech   01-31-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By FreeDiRo
So, I did a little more research on the federal...

So, I did a little more research on the federal 595s and I have seen everything from stickiest tires ever to absolute rubbish to drift only tires to good but many blowouts even during daily driving....
Forum: Handling Tech   01-31-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,826
Posted By FreeDiRo
Stuck on Decision for New Tires

So, I have been saving for a few months now, but still on a tight budget for new tires.

:confused:

I narrowed it down to; Pilot Super Sport, the new Dunlop Z2, Hankook Rs3, and the Federal...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-17-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By FreeDiRo
Thanks for the info. I have to say I am not even...

Thanks for the info. I have to say I am not even above average in my mechanic skills, but I think I am fairly capable of following directions if there are any good manuals on the internet for doing...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-16-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By FreeDiRo
Need new Rotors, do pads need replacing also?

So, I have 2 warped rotors and I am thinking of just getting brand new rotors all around instead of paying to have them turned. Would I need to replace my brake pads at the same time? Is it truly...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-13-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By FreeDiRo
oh, thanks for the clarification! What do...

oh, thanks for the clarification!

What do you guys think of the Nitto Neo Gen tires? i may have a hook up from someone at their corporate office.
Forum: Handling Tech   11-08-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By FreeDiRo
I was looking at the Pilot Sports also. I saw the...

I was looking at the Pilot Sports also. I saw the same exact tires size one with SL and the other with XL designations, what exactly do those mean and how does it affect the tire on the car?

Do...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-08-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By FreeDiRo
Z1 Star Spec's fitting larger sizes?

I found this good deal online;

Dunlop Direzza DZ101 - Free Shipping | TireBuyer.com (http://www.tirebuyer.com/tires/dunlop/direzza-dz101/p/tv118024254)

I was wondering if that size tire would...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-08-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By FreeDiRo
darn, thanks guys. Just too good to be true I...

darn, thanks guys. Just too good to be true I guess.
Forum: Handling Tech   11-04-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By FreeDiRo
Will OEM 06 STI front sway bar w/ endlinks fit on 06 WRX?

I am finally getting around to installing my rear swaybar and endlinks. However I was just browsing ebay the other night and came across this;

2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Factory Front Sway Bar...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   08-30-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By FreeDiRo
Ok that's good to know, because I am choosing...

Ok that's good to know, because I am choosing between him and Yimi Sports up in the valley. But after I told both of them my overall goal they definitely have different ideas about how to go about it...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-26-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By FreeDiRo
Since I want to keep my 06 for a while and still...

Since I want to keep my 06 for a while and still want to do the larger turbo in the future I am definitely going to look into upgrading the blocks internals. As far as Man Show's maps, that is a very...
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-26-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,005
Posted By FreeDiRo
I don't like either design, what happened to when...

I don't like either design, what happened to when the WRX looked unique and not like almost every other car on the market?
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   08-26-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By FreeDiRo
Has anyone heard of Paul Ludgate at RallySportEngineering?

So I am looking for someone/where to take my car to so that I can start the long process of meeting my goals for it.

Anyways, I have been looking around and this guy seems like he has been in this...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-12-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,612
Posted By FreeDiRo
I used to live Boston(didn't drive too much...

I used to live Boston(didn't drive too much around NY or Philly) where they don't stop for sirens and literally, I mean literally, will run you off the road for no driving fast enough.
...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-11-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,612
Posted By FreeDiRo
Come drive in California and you will understand...

Come drive in California and you will understand where I am coming from. By last minute, I think you are wrongly interpreting what I was trying to say, I don't brake with only a few feet left. I dont...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-10-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,612
Posted By FreeDiRo
06 WRX upgraded rotors/pads

So, I want to upgrade my rotors/pads for my 06 WRX and I have read a decent amount of info, some good and some conflicting. Specifically I would like drilled or slotted rotors, I tend to brake...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-10-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By FreeDiRo
Sweet, you guys rock!

Sweet, you guys rock!
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By FreeDiRo
Will do, because I want to do a TBE and bigger...

Will do, because I want to do a TBE and bigger turbo in the future, but I am so worried about boost creep. But as you said a good tune should keep the car in good order. But I am sure some internals...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-10-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By FreeDiRo
Well that's some good info and I think I may be...

Well that's some good info and I think I may be holding off on that mod for a while, once more power and handling is added that could be a good purchase before going Stage II

@newtothegame, how is...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-10-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By FreeDiRo
Damn those Hotchkis bars a pricey compared to...

Damn those Hotchkis bars a pricey compared to whitelines!

What do you guys think of the SPT sway bars?
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-09-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By FreeDiRo
So the AOS recirculates the possible gunky build...

So the AOS recirculates the possible gunky build up, while the OCC removes it from the system? If that is the case the OCC sounds like a much better idea, but is one harder to install and maintain?
Forum: Handling Tech   08-09-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By FreeDiRo
Hmm, there is always some conflicting advice,...

Hmm, there is always some conflicting advice, haha. I would think Whiteline bar/endlinks or Perrin sways/endlinks would match up together perfectly fine. Maybe I'll stop by a local get together and...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By FreeDiRo
Thanks Rex and Blaze your yellow subie is the...

Thanks Rex and Blaze your yellow subie is the shit, props to you on that one. Personally I can only stand yellow on Porsches, Ferraris or Lamborghini(not a big fan of Lambos though) But that yellow...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-09-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By FreeDiRo
oh, damn, good thing I reiterated my intentions! ...

oh, damn, good thing I reiterated my intentions!

Are the Perrin sways really that much better than Whiteline or Cobb

Thanks again
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-09-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By FreeDiRo
Yeah, I am not all about "that's for EVO's only"...

Yeah, I am not all about "that's for EVO's only" or "STi upgrades or bust" the personal look of your car should be what you want. Now that I know the STi rear roof spoiler requires drilling into the...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By FreeDiRo
Thanks guys, and I appreciate the personal...

Thanks guys, and I appreciate the personal opinions I will take them for what they are. Still not sold on that little spoiler on the back of the roof like the STi, but maybe I need to see it more and...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-08-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By FreeDiRo
Yeah I would like more info on the OCC, a little...

Yeah I would like more info on the OCC, a little confused on that. I agree that the OAS seems to be a good fail safe option for when I can get a little crazy on those long back road trips.
Forum: Handling Tech   08-08-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By FreeDiRo
Awesome info guys! I think I will definitely...

Awesome info guys! I think I will definitely start with the adjustable sway in the back and skip the endlinks since it seems to be unnecessary. Use that saved money on more bushings and getting my...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   08-08-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,226
Posted By FreeDiRo
Baysonr ebay products?

I was looking at purchasing these two products from him;

06-07 Impreza WRX STI S204 Front Bumper Lip (Urethane) | eBay...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   08-08-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,512
Posted By FreeDiRo
Never seen a Stage 1 like this

Crawford Performance shop in Ca, Stage 1 package they offer, http://store.crawfordperformance.com/store/products/635. (I have never once read on this or other forums of using an air/oil separator in...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-08-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By FreeDiRo
Ok, will that help reduce the slight understeer...

Ok, will that help reduce the slight understeer of the 06 WRX?
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   08-08-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By FreeDiRo
Cool, that's what I am looking for, because the...

Cool, that's what I am looking for, because the AOS has never once came up in Stage 1 or 2 threads I have read. I think I may just buy the Cobb AP and find a good CBE, probably Cobb, Perrin or Nvidia...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-08-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By FreeDiRo
Awesome! I think I may give the whiteline...

Awesome! I think I may give the whiteline endlinks a shot and see how they do with the sways. it is interesting to hear you ran the sock endlinks, because most people say that it is a absolutely MUST...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-07-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,249
Posted By FreeDiRo
Good set up for spiritted daily driving?

So I am looking at 24mm adjustable rear/front Whiteline sways, with kartboy or whiteline endlinks, STI pinks(I think the RCE blacks I am looking at are too strong for 06 WRX stock struts) and either...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   08-07-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By FreeDiRo
Crawford Performance Shop

So I am looking for some local shops that I can use on a regular basis and build a good relationship with so I can trust them with my car no matter the issue. But, my main question is about their...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   08-03-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By FreeDiRo
No I would rather have good struts and spring for...

No I would rather have good struts and spring for fun daily driving than crappy/coilovers because their "cool" or "could be used on a track." I am not ready to drop 2K on good coilovers when that...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   08-02-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By FreeDiRo
Sweet! I love the look of 18" and by the time I...

Sweet! I love the look of 18" and by the time I do my engine mods the increased wheel size/weight won't really mean much.

Off topic, but if I don't plan to auto x or anything like that should I...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-01-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By FreeDiRo
Sweet, thanks man you have helped a ton! I...

Sweet, thanks man you have helped a ton!

I want to go a little bigger on tires than the stock set up. For the 06 would you recommend staying away from 18" by 8" wheels and sticking with 17" by 8"?...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-01-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By FreeDiRo
What do you think of the Michelin Pilot Super...

What do you think of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport or Ventus RS-3. The Michelin just took top honors in a latest Car and Driver review of top summer tires.
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   08-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By FreeDiRo
Yeah the BBS are hard to come by in good...

Yeah the BBS are hard to come by in good condition and a decent price, but those Sparco's you recommended are pretty sweet. If I were to get them in 18 would I have spacing issues and how would that...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   08-01-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By FreeDiRo
Yeah definitely not going below 40 were I live....

Yeah definitely not going below 40 were I live. Thanks for the tip! I'll look into winter tires once I can plan to make a trip up to Mammoth or Tahoe.
Forum: Handling Tech   08-01-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By FreeDiRo
Thanks for the clarification mosc! @pzr I was...

Thanks for the clarification mosc! @pzr I was looking at the Nitto Motivo. I saw you put P-Zero, aren't those Perrelis and are they worth the name brand price tag they come with?
Forum: Handling Tech   07-31-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By FreeDiRo
How would the 225 size effect cornering compared...

How would the 225 size effect cornering compared to the 215? I have never maxed out the tire size on any car I have owned.

Also, do you think Nitto tires are any good? I have a slight hook up from...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   07-31-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By FreeDiRo
(wanted) 2004 sti BBS wheels

Looking to pick up(locally)a new set of wheels before I put on springs and sways, if anyone is selling their BBS or knows of someone let me know. I am also interested in anything close to the design...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-31-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By FreeDiRo
Thanks for the advice, you're the guy who uses a...

Thanks for the advice, you're the guy who uses a shop up in Santa Clarita right? I am looking for a shop to help rig up my suspension and I think I'll go check them out soon.
Forum: Handling Tech   07-31-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By FreeDiRo
I am on the protenza re92 right now, but they...

I am on the protenza re92 right now, but they don't give me that dry weather trip I am looking for. It doesn't rain much here in SoCal so I need something sticky for the roads. I might just go Star...
Forum: Handling Tech   07-31-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,275
Posted By FreeDiRo
I was also thinking of these pole positions for...

I was also thinking of these pole positions for my 06 wrx tr, I am still running the stock wheels so I though I would go with the 225/45R17 but the Z1 Star Spec are also intriguing. However after...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-30-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,634
Posted By FreeDiRo
Best tires for SoCal weather?

Not sure how many of you are in the Southern California area, but I live in Long Beach. Needless to say the weather he is always nice and it rarely rains hard. When it does I always drive very...
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   07-24-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,528
Posted By FreeDiRo
Awesome, thanks man!

Awesome, thanks man!
Forum: SoCal WRX Forum   07-23-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,528
Posted By FreeDiRo
I emailed SOA about this whole situation and they...

I emailed SOA about this whole situation and they offered to reimburse me 50% of any repairs done at a Subaru Dealership. Ugh, decisions!
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