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Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By mosc
The knob in question adjusts the height of the...

The knob in question adjusts the height of the headlight low beam. I forget which end is which. It equates to roughly a car length difference of how far they shine but they never get high enough to...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By mosc
I'd say you're better off with 235/40R17 if...

I'd say you're better off with 235/40R17 if you're already conceding +45 and the thought of hacking your fenders doesn't appeal to you. You also get better turning response, steering response, and a...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By mosc
They're still on the car, trying to pretend...

They're still on the car, trying to pretend summer hasn't ended for another week or two yet though the tires are getting pretty close to the 3/32" 'no longer safe in the rain' wear bars and they're...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   10-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By mosc
I'll sell you my 5x100 17x8.5" +48 TR-1's if you...

I'll sell you my 5x100 17x8.5" +48 TR-1's if you want. The tires on em are dead but I was using them with 255 wides. They'll fit 245 wides much easier but 255 with a minor fender roll in the rear...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By mosc
Bah. A cat should not clog that quickly Jon. I'd...

Bah. A cat should not clog that quickly Jon. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts it's not exhaust but a piece of that motor that messed your cat up. :P

I like being able to breath when I walk in the city...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   10-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By mosc
I would never do this on my own. Changing a...

I would never do this on my own. Changing a timing belt is terrifying to me on an interference motor. The markers aren't SUPPOSED to line up. God help you.
Forum: New Member Intros   10-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By mosc
welcome (back)! Place is a little less...

welcome (back)!

Place is a little less crowded now but there's still knowledgeable people around.
Forum: Newbie Forum   08-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By mosc
My advice is to minimize the yearly cost of the...

My advice is to minimize the yearly cost of the car big picture. That includes thinking about your happiness. If you are unhappy with your car you are likely to change it. Car sales generate huge...
Forum: The Hangout   08-21-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 25,687
Posted By mosc
^ Bah. Why bother with all the fuss of changing...

^ Bah. Why bother with all the fuss of changing the turbo layout for a rotated setup?
Subaru WRX/STi Dominator 2.5XT-R "Polka Pickle" Ball Bearing Turbocharger...
Forum: Handling Tech   08-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By mosc
coilovers have only one advantage: They can be...

coilovers have only one advantage: They can be adjusted. If you plan to regularly adjust them for track conditions, they're invaluable. Seriously. Racing is about adjustments. If you plan on setting...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-28-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By mosc
I bought an 04 WRX new, the engagement point was...

I bought an 04 WRX new, the engagement point was lower than I expected it to be. In general, Subarus clutch points are low if anything.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-26-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,075
Posted By mosc
just trying to back you up m8 ;)

just trying to back you up m8 ;)
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,075
Posted By mosc
02-05 WRX Up pipe has a cat. Otherwise the 02-07...

02-05 WRX Up pipe has a cat. Otherwise the 02-07 WRX and STi have the same up and downpipes.
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By mosc
I would avoid 235/40R18 and 235/45R17. They'll...

I would avoid 235/40R18 and 235/45R17. They'll rub in the back at +48 when the car is loaded down and the gearing is not good for the EJ205, really not good. Stick with 235/40R17 or even 235/35R18 if...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By mosc
RE-11's are sold by tirerack. That's as much grip...

RE-11's are sold by tirerack. That's as much grip as you can get and $192 each. If that sounds like too much money, don't go 235 wide. Plenty of much more budget friendly and less performance...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By mosc
You can go a little wider if you want. I'd...

You can go a little wider if you want. I'd recommend 235/40R17 tires for the 17x8" wheels (at +48) as the ultimate setup. I push the envelope a little further with 255/40R17 on 17x8.5" +48 wheels but...
Forum: Newbie Forum   07-23-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By mosc
I'd also add that the STi is not a drag car. It's...

I'd also add that the STi is not a drag car. It's geared so tightly that it can't even reach 60mph in second gear. It's also designed around a heavy and power sucking all wheel drive system. What you...
Forum: The Hangout   07-22-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
  Poll: Sexiest Platform
Views: 252
Posted By mosc
You should be required to vote for options you...

You should be required to vote for options you don't own.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,979
Posted By mosc
My understanding is you're in for a nightmare if...

My understanding is you're in for a nightmare if you want the AVCS to work but your best bet is to use a JDM wiring harness, your current ECU, bypass the AVCS, and get some TGV deletes.
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By mosc
stupid drive by cable 02-05 WRX...

stupid drive by cable 02-05 WRX...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   07-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By mosc
I'm going to guess it climbed only after those...

I'm going to guess it climbed only after those short moving distances where you would put it partially in gear for a few seconds and then back into neutral? If so, there might be nothing wrong with...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   07-07-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By mosc
I would have said probably not, ha! Thanks for...

I would have said probably not, ha! Thanks for independent research!

On the subject of 4pot (06-07 WRX stock brakes) clearance for historical purposes, the spare tire from an 02-05 Impreza (or...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-24-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By mosc
Moved to new thread.

Moved to new thread.
Forum: The Hangout   06-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By mosc
I've decided I can't emotionally handle watching...

I've decided I can't emotionally handle watching my car die. I'm going to get what I can for it and let someone else kill it. Next time, get an STi Jon. The resale value alone is enough of a reason...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L '04-07 STi and '06-07 WRX)   06-11-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By mosc
God, it wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't...

God, it wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't true. :(
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By mosc
E85 can be a performance boost. Higher octane,...

E85 can be a performance boost. Higher octane, you can turn up the boost. That said, you need more VOLUME of E85 than you do dyno oil. Your fuel consumption will increase. E85 should be (isn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By mosc
WRX is a better platform if your budget is...

WRX is a better platform if your budget is smaller for sure. Just as true if you intend to pour 5-figure money into it, you're making a bad decision.
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By mosc
you already broke one transmission. If you're...

you already broke one transmission. If you're going to mod the hell out of it, you know that's going to still be a problem. There's a reason the STi costs more. If you want an STi, buy an STi. It...
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By mosc
Pictures 3 and 4 definitely show that seam as...

Pictures 3 and 4 definitely show that seam as normal but picture 5? Maybe it's an optical illusion of depth in that shot?
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-04-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By mosc
It's much more pronounced on the 5-doors. A lot...

It's much more pronounced on the 5-doors. A lot more 5-door owners get mudflaps, yeah.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   06-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By mosc
The 04-14 STi wing is purely cosmetic. It...

The 04-14 STi wing is purely cosmetic. It provides downforce only at high speeds but also adds drag enough to counteract the added downforce anyway. At freeway speeds (50-100mph), it's just a gas...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-04-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By mosc
I'm going to guess this WRX is 06 or newer? Most...

I'm going to guess this WRX is 06 or newer? Most times I've heard this phrase thrown around it's a EJ255 (not an STi motor) with a couple performance parts, most commonly the STi's turbo. It's not...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By mosc
The look you want is probably incompatible with...

The look you want is probably incompatible with decent ride quality or handling. It will also give you a turning radius wider than a school bus.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By mosc
well I saw it... and shed a tear on behalf of...

well I saw it... and shed a tear on behalf of your car's ruined handling :*(
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-02-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By mosc
02 WRX is drive by cable. Make sure you're not...

02 WRX is drive by cable. Make sure you're not getting a drive by wire ECU. You don't have pedals for it, literally.
Forum: Cylinder Head & Short Block   06-02-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By mosc
My stomache turned into a knot looking at those...

My stomache turned into a knot looking at those last few pictures of your first post. Ouch!

I am far from an expert on any of it but I can't see how that crack isn't a death sentence to the bottom...
Forum: Newbie Forum   06-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By mosc
That's got to be a pretty country specific...

That's got to be a pretty country specific question m8, I have no idea what's legal or not in New Zealand.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-02-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By mosc
Thoughts? I hope I'm never driving behind you on...

Thoughts? I hope I'm never driving behind you on a bumpy road, your wheels very well might fall off. Spacers are dangerous and stupid.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   05-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By mosc
Usual way is to put your car into a moving truck....

Usual way is to put your car into a moving truck. They contract several customers in your area going to your destination area and from there onto the next location (so it's 1 way all the time). Cost...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   05-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By mosc
Power steering belt also has similar symptoms...

Power steering belt also has similar symptoms (though people usually know that one by the screech at start-up)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-25-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By mosc
I rub too. #### it, tire width is worth it.

I rub too. #### it, tire width is worth it.
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   04-20-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By mosc
sedan or wagon?

sedan or wagon?
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-31-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By mosc
There's a transmission guru in NJ across the...

There's a transmission guru in NJ across the river from Philly, he does the drivetrain work for the US Rally team:

RalliSpec Ltd. Official Website (http://www.rallispec.com/)

He did a great job...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-30-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
  Struts
Views: 697
Posted By mosc
It checks the boxes and gives the look. It's not...

It checks the boxes and gives the look. It's not an upgrade for your car but an aftermarket option many people like no doubt. $1200 seems a lot to be for a drop and some bling parts nobody will see. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-28-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
  Struts
Views: 697
Posted By mosc
Eibach springs do not work properly on ANY strut...

Eibach springs do not work properly on ANY strut built for your car. They have too much drop for their low springrate. They're not functional, they're designed for looks. They drop your car. It...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By mosc
He's at +40 not 45 or 48 and he picked a tire...

He's at +40 not 45 or 48 and he picked a tire that was needlessly tall.

225/40R17 would be perfectly fine. Tall tires are not better. Tall tires are to go around big brakes which your car doesn't...
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,783
Posted By mosc
the 09-14 WRX and 08-14 STi have the same fender...

the 09-14 WRX and 08-14 STi have the same fender width but the 08 WRX is indeed narrower in the rear.
Forum: The Hangout   03-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,559
Posted By mosc
You like taking pictures but honestly a lot of...

You like taking pictures but honestly a lot of these cell phone shots give me a headache! Digital cameras are not that hard to use. Please! And get one that has a a flash you can point UP so it...
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   03-25-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By mosc
I agree

I agree
Forum: Newbie Forum   03-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By mosc
68k miles already gone and they want 65% of the...

68k miles already gone and they want 65% of the MSRP. Makes me think buying them new is really the better option. Nobody else's problems to deal with and the first 68k miles cost you like 9 grand....
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