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Forum: Problem Diagnosis   06-29-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By brfatal
Which wastegate map are you running?

Which wastegate map are you running?
Forum: The Hangout   06-29-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By brfatal
Fidrat is the exception, not the norm. My own...

Fidrat is the exception, not the norm. My own experience is on on the opposite extreme of the spectrum.

- 8th engine (most failed low mileage because they were built incorrectly)
- 4th...
Forum: New Member Intros   06-29-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By brfatal
Hello!

Hello!
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-13-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By brfatal
wut -2° front -1.6° rear

wut

-2° front
-1.6° rear
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-13-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By brfatal
It clears. I even rolled it just in case even...

It clears. I even rolled it just in case even though it never rubbed.

Guess the specs. ;)
Forum: Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension   06-11-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By brfatal
Aggressive AND proper fitment ...

Aggressive AND proper fitment

http://i.imgur.com/ne4ZFbt.jpg
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   05-13-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By brfatal
What he said. The CVT transmission is not very...

What he said. The CVT transmission is not very strong and doesn't handle much more power than stock. That is the reason that Cobb won't put out an OTS map for stage 2 for CVT cars by their own...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-25-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By brfatal
Replace the coils because D2s are bottom of the...

Replace the coils because D2s are bottom of the barrel coilovers. Not very good quality. And your impression is of N/A Subarus. The same case is not necessarily the case for turbo Imprezas which...
Forum: Newbie Forum   04-22-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By brfatal
That car sounds beat even aside from what he says...

That car sounds beat even aside from what he says is wrong with it. That's too much for the mileage alone, nevermind the condition it's in. You're gonna want to replace those coilovers too so...
Forum: Drag Strip Tech   04-19-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By brfatal
A 16G will run 11s with a good driver on E85. ...

A 16G will run 11s with a good driver on E85. However that turbo is such a minuscule upgrade compared to your stock turbo that it's not worth it. In terms of drag racing you would want to run a...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   04-18-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By brfatal
I'd be more worried about the fact that you're...

I'd be more worried about the fact that you're already running mods that make tuning absolutely mandatory. You can cause engine damage driving in boost with that downpipe.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   03-30-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By brfatal
Looks like it was definitely demodded. Are you...

Looks like it was definitely demodded. Are you positive you're tuned for the mods that were left on the car?
Forum: Handling Tech   03-22-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By brfatal
Wheel spacers should NEVER be used for...

Wheel spacers should NEVER be used for aesthetics. 3-5mm is ok if you need them for brake or suspension clearance, but those sizes are insignificant visually. Anything large should be completely...
Forum: Problem Diagnosis   02-13-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By brfatal
A shortblock is the bare minimum. You're going...

A shortblock is the bare minimum. You're going to need to replace the oil pump and turbo as well. If you spun a bearing it's often accompanied by head damage, which is probably what your mechanic...
Forum: Handling Tech   02-03-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By brfatal
Depends on what you drive. Different chassis run...

Depends on what you drive. Different chassis run different kinds of rates. The link to North Ursalia's site is for GD springs. I would not buy coilovers running those low rates.
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   02-01-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By brfatal
I am JrTuned as well. It's worth mentioning...

I am JrTuned as well.

It's worth mentioning that OS should not really be considered for +'08 models. It's missing too many fields that are present with the AP. Not many tuners are savvy on...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   01-31-2016, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By brfatal
You need a wideband and a laptop to e-tune or...

You need a wideband and a laptop to e-tune or custom tune with an AP too.



That is completely absurd. Why would you even think that?




You can tune without, but you're missing critical...
Forum: Newbie Forum   01-30-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By brfatal
Impreza is different. FXT and WRX are the...

Impreza is different.

FXT and WRX are the same depending on the year.
Forum: WRX STi - For Sale   01-24-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By brfatal
Who is it tuned by and what is the mileage? ...

Who is it tuned by and what is the mileage?

$34k is also a lot. Enough to buy a brand new 3 year newer STI.
Forum: Handling Tech   01-06-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By brfatal
No go. And from what you're saying it doesn't...

No go. And from what you're saying it doesn't sound like you should be considering coilovers in the 1st place. Good entry level coilovers for your model are significantly over twice that (~$2,500).
Forum: Handling Tech   01-03-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By brfatal
Only option for your model worth getting are...

Only option for your model worth getting are GTWORX Bilstein struts.
Forum: Handling Tech   01-02-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By brfatal
Koni Sport Yellow Tokico D-Spec Tokico HP...

Koni Sport Yellow
Tokico D-Spec
Tokico HP Blue
KYB AGX
KYB Excel-G
Ohlins Fixed Perch (cannot get in the US anymore)
Feal revalved '04 STI struts
Forum: Handling Tech   01-02-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By brfatal
18x9 +45 to +50. Flush fitment is bad...

18x9 +45 to +50.

Flush fitment is bad fitment. In order to get flush fit you would have to run a wheel setup that would harm the road performance and road manners of the car, not to mention you...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-29-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
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Posted By brfatal
No problems on the car. Speedo and odometer will...

No problems on the car. Speedo and odometer will be slightly off, but not terribly so. The taller tire will slightly help with your gearing though since it's so short. 17" tires will ride better,...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-29-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By brfatal
Yeah, I confirmed that with Uncle Scotty and a...

Yeah, I confirmed that with Uncle Scotty and a former Element Tuning employee friend. I dun goofed. :( I've had camber bolts all around since there were dinosaurs roaming the Earth.

You're now...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-28-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By brfatal
I will 3rd Epic wagon springs.

I will 3rd Epic wagon springs.
Forum: Bolt-On Tech (EJ205 2.0L '02-05 WRX)   12-28-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 843
Posted By brfatal
1. No. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Yes, flex sections...

1. No. Yes.
2. Yes.
3. Yes, flex sections have a legitimate reason behind them, but in practice a well made solid one tends to last longer.
4. Up - Not fun. Rest - Easy. Easier if you do...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-28-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By brfatal
Max out front camber -1.0 to -1.2° rear camber ...

Max out front camber
-1.0 to -1.2° rear camber
Zero toe

You never want any toe on a street car.

Boo-key, I think you need a new shop man. Rear is absolutely adjustable on an '06. Those...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-26-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By brfatal
As for why having proper travel being built in is...

As for why having proper travel being built in is important, it's because you don't want to be riding on the bump stops half the time while driving and because you don't want your wheels to skip on...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-26-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By brfatal
Because it's the truth. Aside from...

Because it's the truth. Aside from Racelands/Rokkors and a few of the other budget coilovers like Ksports off-the-shelf BC BRs are some of the worst coilovers available. They are typical...
Forum: Handling Tech   12-26-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,503
Posted By brfatal
http://s3.cgsociety.org/assets/img/emoticons/curio...

http://s3.cgsociety.org/assets/img/emoticons/curious.gif BC BRs are some of the worst coilovers on the market.

OP, definitely do Koni Yellows. Nothing else matches in them in that price range. ...
Forum: Bolt-on Tech (EJ255/EJ257 2.5L 2008+ WRX, STi, and GT)   12-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,491
Posted By brfatal
The Cobb downpipe itself actually reduces to...

The Cobb downpipe itself actually reduces to stock diameter at the end of it.
Forum: Newbie Forum   12-08-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By brfatal
+07 Honda CRV steelies will clear Brembos. ...

+07 Honda CRV steelies will clear Brembos. Generic steelies won't.
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   12-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By brfatal
So what happened?

So what happened?
Forum: New Member Intros   12-01-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By brfatal
Further north in the suburbs of DC. :)

Further north in the suburbs of DC. :)
Forum: Handling Tech   12-01-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By brfatal
Sounds like the shop doesn't want to put in the...

Sounds like the shop doesn't want to put in the time to fix their work. That is absolutely correctable. The test drive they perform after the alignment is not only to ensure that the car drives...
Forum: Non-Performance Tech   11-10-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By brfatal
Up to 1 qt per 1k miles in a Subaru is considered...

Up to 1 qt per 1k miles in a Subaru is considered acceptable by SoA, though that's still a large amount. Have you checked your intercooler or turbo inlet for oil? Have you done a compression test?
Forum: New Member Intros   11-06-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By brfatal
Welcome, fellow Virginian

Welcome, fellow Virginian
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By brfatal
2 questions: 1. Why was it only tuned for 6...

2 questions:

1. Why was it only tuned for 6 psi?

2. Is something wrong with your current motor?

I ask because that's such an oddball tune unless they felt something was wrong with the car...
Forum: Handling Tech   11-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By brfatal
Offset is definitely too low on those. I would...

Offset is definitely too low on those. I would look elsewhere. Generally I would only go down in width from stock for a wheel you're using as winter wheels.
Forum: Handling Tech   11-04-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,444
Posted By brfatal
Eh, it depends on how much you use. Not a fan of...

Eh, it depends on how much you use. Not a fan of the stuff myself. It looks like rattlecan (cheap) and brake dust gets trapped on it because it's textured.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-04-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,408
Posted By brfatal
You still have room for improvement. Your clutch...

You still have room for improvement. Your clutch is disposable. :p My fastest stage 2 run back when mine was stage 2 (back when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth) on a 2002 WRX was 13.09 @ 104.
...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By brfatal
Auto or manual? Cobb publicly posts the...

Auto or manual?

Cobb publicly posts the expected power gains from their maps.
Forum: Diode Dynamics   11-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,389
Posted By brfatal
As long as you have a 2014 WRX Limited they...

As long as you have a 2014 WRX Limited they should have some proper bulbs that work correctly. Just keep in mind that you'll be getting slightly less light out of that temp than the OEM temp bulbs. ...
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By brfatal
You haven't posted enough info to know if this is...

You haven't posted enough info to know if this is a decent trade or not.
Forum: Newbie Forum   11-01-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By brfatal
That car would make close to that that much power...

That car would make close to that that much power on E85 (though not safely on that motor), but he's not running E85 with those injectors. He's lying about how much power it makes. Safe to say most...
Forum: Tuning & Engine Management   10-29-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By brfatal
You will need a wideband O2 sensor to do this. ...

You will need a wideband O2 sensor to do this. Likewise if you take the e-tuning route (and access to a laptop, can't do it with the AP itself).

Do you have access to an air compressor and a...
Forum: New Member Intros   10-28-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By brfatal
No it's not. Tuning is only required for...

No it's not. Tuning is only required for downpipes on +04 models. His car does not have an OL/CL fueling transition delay.

And the intake statement is also completely wrong. The stock intake is...
Forum: New Member Intros   10-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By brfatal
I would hope there would be more than beer in it,...

I would hope there would be more than beer in it, given that you're asking someone to give you their Accessport. :p

A tune is not required for you to run exhaust.
Forum: Newbie Forum   10-28-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By brfatal
No they will not fit without rubbing. However,...

No they will not fit without rubbing. However, by the size they are obviously XXRs. XXRs makes utter crap wheels. They are the scrappings from the bottom of the barrel quality wise. I would not...
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