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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-21-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,920
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Beket, just so you know, pretty much anything you...

Beket, just so you know, pretty much anything you do will void a warranty here or there. Especially messing with the ECU. Depending on how cool your dealership is (like maybe they sponsor...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-14-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 43
  Cobb AP
Views: 4,606
Posted By Smokin'Joe
True, but try to find a good tuner who likes to...

True, but try to find a good tuner who likes to work with the AP... LOL. I love the AP so don't get me wrong, but you can monitor everything on your laptop just the same with the cable and software...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-09-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,900
Posted By Smokin'Joe
For the same car that put down 320 WHP on a...

For the same car that put down 320 WHP on a Mustang Dyno did 345 WHP on whatever that one you take the wheels off and hook it up, I think 25 WHP is a pretty big difference. Mustangs consistently...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-09-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,888
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Just wanted to add my 2 cents about going catted...

Just wanted to add my 2 cents about going catted or catless. I didn't want to break any laws and won't be going over 400 whp so I went with a divorced catted DP and it's smooth as butter, plus I can...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   09-01-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,900
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Well, for reference: On a mustang dyno I put out...

Well, for reference: On a mustang dyno I put out 281 whp and 304 tq. on a flat road in 3rd gear from 2,200 rpms to 6k the Cobb AP said I had 340hp and 350 or 360tq (I'm not looking at the dyno log...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   08-13-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Smokin'Joe
That's a great question for your tuner. I don't...

That's a great question for your tuner. I don't know specifically what the difference is although they should act pretty much the same according to the pressure they see. Not worth the chance of...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   08-13-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I make the same money now as I did up north, but...

I make the same money now as I did up north, but the cost of living is waaaaay cheaper so now I can afford a WRX and some mods =D Although I frequent NASIOC and the 3G forums too just for a broader...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   07-14-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,805
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Ok, thanks for the heads up.

Ok, thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   07-13-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,805
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Did anyone ever find out what kind of flow the...

Did anyone ever find out what kind of flow the vf52 can put out? I have had zero luck searching the internet for info on this dang thing... It's pretty top secret I guess >.> All I know is it...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-17-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Just the downpipe was messing with my boost...

Just the downpipe was messing with my boost control a bit in a catted dp, so after all you have on there you would be smart to get a tune and then the car would seriously transform a bit. Although...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-17-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,012
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Why'd you swap out the engine (albeit a likely...

Why'd you swap out the engine (albeit a likely case of upgrading, had to ask to be sure!) and what were your oil change intervals? A swap at 61K is certainly no necessary if it was in "immaculate...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-08-2010, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,242
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Please allow me to elaborate on what these terms...

Please allow me to elaborate on what these terms mean to your car: Slipping the clutch is where the 'wear and tear' occurs on a clutch. If you find you're slipping it to get into to gear at every...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-23-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,124
Posted By Smokin'Joe
For the most part Mike, it has to do with your...

For the most part Mike, it has to do with your driving style and preference. If you are a rally X racer you would want very small bars or even go without. If you're Auto X though, you can get them...
Forum: Handling Tech   04-23-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,169
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Everyone I asked has told me NAPA has quality...

Everyone I asked has told me NAPA has quality rotors that are true and will last as long as the expensive ones. It's what I'll be getting when I need to (slotted though). As for pads, I can't think...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-10-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,176
Posted By Smokin'Joe
What do you have to do to calibrate the wideband...

What do you have to do to calibrate the wideband afr gauge? I have an AEM one but never had it 'calibrated'. I thought it was plug and play type deal once you had the bung welded and hooked it up,...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-02-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,669
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Wow, you woke them up with just the cat-back?!...

Wow, you woke them up with just the cat-back?! ROFL I got the SPT cat back and it's nice, but it does indeed sound GREAT once you put a downpipe on. It's pretty much a normal rumble to me with...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-01-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,188
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Yep, got the car back today... Quite a list of...

Yep, got the car back today... Quite a list of shit on the repair invoice, but basically it was the 1st and 2nd gear assembly, syncros, some oil and seals, aaannnddd a new clutch! I really don't...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-01-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,188
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Yes, that they do... I believe the WRX has the...

Yes, that they do... I believe the WRX has the same tranny as the Impreza base models if I'm not mistaken. Or at least the N/A Legacy. It looked decent enough all laid out on the table where the...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   04-01-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,188
Posted By Smokin'Joe
After 2 1/2 days of waiting for the word, the...

After 2 1/2 days of waiting for the word, the dealership finally got back to me. They didn't say anything specific, but all I needed to hear was that they received the parts and it should be done...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-30-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,645
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I have a sub question for this; When you get...

I have a sub question for this; When you get tuned for an intake (or just in general), does it still go full lean when you get off the throttle and let the engine slow you down? Prior to intake it...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-29-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,188
Posted By Smokin'Joe
So the news is that the 1st and 2nd gear assembly...

So the news is that the 1st and 2nd gear assembly hubs are 'locked' and need to be replaced, as well as the clutch seems to have bitten the dust... Still no word about if warranty will cover it, but...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-29-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,188
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Ok, for Syno; "riding around" was a leisurely...

Ok, for Syno; "riding around" was a leisurely highway drive followed by some dirt roads to the lake where I hung out for a bit. I did however get on it a few times in second where a nice patch of...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   03-28-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,188
Posted By Smokin'Joe
2009 tranny busted...

So I have a good time riding around on my day off, then without so much as a warning I come to a stop and cannot get into first gear! The car smells a bit like clutch so I figured maybe it had...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-25-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,490
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Yeah, there is a small confusion of what PSI and...

Yeah, there is a small confusion of what PSI and Hg are doing. Some gauges measure in PSI for both boost and vacuum, where some use PSI for boost and Hg (Mercury) for vacuum values. Generalizing:...
Forum: The Hangout   03-22-2010, 03:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 77,025
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I want an STI... I have this envy so bad, lol. ...

I want an STI... I have this envy so bad, lol. Thinkin' about the tranny and brakes and suspension and body styling and, and and and and ... Whatever. I'm really stoked on my WRX for sure. It's...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-14-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Yep, if you're on a reflash then it's a permanent...

Yep, if you're on a reflash then it's a permanent map that will be there every time you turn off the car, disconnect the battery, or otherwise interrupt the electronics. Fire it up and let the ECU...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-11-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,477
Posted By Smokin'Joe
OP, my bet is for a combo of the down pipe and...

OP, my bet is for a combo of the down pipe and Cobb AP. It will take you about $100 over budget I would guess (depending on the down pipe you get), but you will definitely save alot of money by...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-04-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Curb Weight 3,174 lbs (4-door manual)/3,175 lbs...

Curb Weight 3,174 lbs (4-door manual)/3,175 lbs (5-door manual) From the manufacturer website. That's for the base model.

Curb Weight 3,229 lbs (manual only) for the premium...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   03-04-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I've had that happen with mine before. I just...

I've had that happen with mine before. I just reset the AP and try again. The one time it happened to me I had to reset it about 3 times until it worked and haven't had the same problem since. not...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   03-03-2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,908
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Well, as usual I'm very thankful to have fellow...

Well, as usual I'm very thankful to have fellow enthusiast that also will do their own maintenance when possible. I looked through the parts and WOW do I find some contradicting Shizz... here's a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   03-01-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
  Rims
Views: 2,668
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Other than the gun metal, I believe they call a...

Other than the gun metal, I believe they call a very similar color anthracite. also use carbon, or dark grey as finish color names, but honestly I would have to see them lined up in person to tell...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-27-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Smokin'Joe
My experience with the GrimmSpeed 3-port EBCS is...

My experience with the GrimmSpeed 3-port EBCS is the same as you're gonna go through for a little bit... It's sitting in the garage waiting for a tune to be done, rofl! Everything I've read about...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-27-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Did you put some grease on the bushings when you...

Did you put some grease on the bushings when you installed it? That's the only time I've heard of sways making noise, and from what you're saying it sounds like you may need to grease them up. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-26-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Smokin'Joe
You should be able to use the stock Cobb maps no...

You should be able to use the stock Cobb maps no problem. If he has some other tuned maps, I would double check all the prerequisites prior to uploading one into the car. It will tell you if...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-26-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Yep, down pipe plus a cat back exhaust equals the...

Yep, down pipe plus a cat back exhaust equals the almighty STAGE 2! I hope that the AP hooks up and works properly for ya. I am going to assume that with the insurance having paid him that you're...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-26-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,226
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I've been worried about water ingestion in a CAI...

I've been worried about water ingestion in a CAI set up, so I have been looking at this model: 57A-6044 - K&N Intake Kits, Performance Intake Kit...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-25-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Bump for anyone with an idea as to what this...

Bump for anyone with an idea as to what this noise is...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-25-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I imagine since so many of the '09 engines had to...

I imagine since so many of the '09 engines had to be replaced, Cobb is covering it's butt until Subaru proves it's back on the ball with quality assurance and all that in their manufacturing...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-24-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Smokin'Joe
DarkJuic, You might get a little smoke off the...

DarkJuic, You might get a little smoke off the sealant you put on there, but it's not a safety or performance concern. I did the same thing with my first DP install and thought the high temp...
Forum: Drivetrain & Tranny   02-24-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By Smokin'Joe
2009 Clutch Noise

So I have been hearing what I believe to be a new sound lately !Notfunny! It goes along with the clutch and it's only audible when I'm at a stop and in neutral with the clutch out (engaged). Kind...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-24-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,367
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I personally have switched to both of them and...

I personally have switched to both of them and always end up liking the Perrin map better... It just runs smoother, and has a nicer rpm band of pull from my 'insensitive butt-dyno'. The Cobb map...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-23-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,367
Posted By Smokin'Joe
My car is turbo back, but has always idled around...

My car is turbo back, but has always idled around 5-600 rpm's when stopped. Ever since the Perrin Light Weight Pulley was put on it has a tendency to drop a bit harder when getting on it and then...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-22-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,191
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Here is the thread from NASIOC, of which I am...

Here is the thread from NASIOC, of which I am unfortunately a member of: 2009 Impreza WRX motor issues - NASIOC (http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1648372)

Honestly it was...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   02-22-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,205
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I agree with adding the front lip spoiler or...

I agree with adding the front lip spoiler or whatever to the stock bumper considering most of the aftermarket bumpers here and elsewhere that I've seen (actually all of them) are really for FMIC...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-20-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,521
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Man Show, you would be correct in your first...

Man Show, you would be correct in your first assumption that I was not aware of the cabin air filter in the glove box, lol. I'm going to have to check that out :P Learn something new everyday! ...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-19-2010, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,521
Posted By Smokin'Joe
I got mine right after the break in period along...

I got mine right after the break in period along with the short throw shifter adapter from Perrin and I did notice a slight increase in turbo sound, but it's not always noticeable though. Just when...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-13-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,367
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Wow, that's quite a nice list there! I am...

Wow, that's quite a nice list there! I am curious as to how you feel about the Power Enterprise injectors and Blitz intake when you get them installed and running. Very nice indeed =D I'm looking...
Forum: Newbie Forum   02-13-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,462
Posted By Smokin'Joe
In accordance with what NewToTheGame said, the...

In accordance with what NewToTheGame said, the bars and end links are to be at a 90 degree angle with each other. In other words, the bar should be level and the end links perpendicular (you...
Forum: The Hangout   02-07-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,666
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Well, considering this isn't a very active topic...

Well, considering this isn't a very active topic and it's in the hangout section, I don't think we'll stir any trouble up by replying to an honest question...

As for the set up; it's all Yakima. ...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   02-03-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By Smokin'Joe
Well, I am with the many others in support of...

Well, I am with the many others in support of getting the Cobb AP first. It's a great tuning and monitoring device! One of those things you can play with, but it won't let you actually change the...
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