Boost Control FAQ
Built Motor FAQ
Car Buying FAQ
Car Storage FAQ
Clutch & Flywheel FAQ
Cooling System FAQ
Engine Management FAQ
Injector, Fuel Pump, and Fuel Rail FAQ
Intercooler Hose FAQ
Spark Plug FAQ
Subaru Caravan FAQ
Subaru Meet FAQ
Suspension & Driveline FAQ
TGV Deletes FAQ
Turbo Inlet FAQ
Turbo Timer FAQ
Not mine, but "Unabomber approved":
Alky/Water/Meth Injection FAQ
Catch Can FAQ
With these FAQs, I try to be product neutral and just give facts, or when facts are not available, quote "common logic". These FAQs are by no means all encompassing. They are meant to fill in 80% of the gaps, shorten your personal research time, and narrow your future search parameters. As information changes, I update these from time to time as well. I strive for accuracy, so if you see an error, please let me know. I do not "subscribe" to any of these FAQs, so if you have a correction, please make it in the thread and I will research and update when I have time.
Subaru Mid Life
AKA things to strongly
consider when your Subaru hits 100,000+ miles.
How to wrap your turbo
How to wrap your header/uppipe
How to fix janky trim
How to paint janky car parts
Rear suspension bushings
Best oil vs. Worst oil AKA does it really matter?
How to make your car faster and reduce the stress on your transmission
contains my opinion of the "best" commonly used power upgrades.
contains my guide to buying items on eBay.
contains a simplified version of how to do the H-6 rear brake upgrade on a WRX.
contains every type of mud flaps available for the WRX/STi.
contains questions no one on NASIOC can answer.
contains my exhaust dB testing info.
contains my interview with Kartboy.
contains my interview with Turn in Concepts.
contains my interview with Mach V.
contains my interview with OAKOS Automotive.
contains upgrades you can do to with a Cobb Accessport other than a TBE.
contains my opinon as to first level modifications.
My old dyno results
My new dyno results
My new, new, dyno results
My new, new, new, not playing around new dyno results
My new, new, new, new, not playing around, crazy badass dyno results
My new, new, new, new, new, not playing around new, crazy badass OMFGLOLWTFBBQ dyno results
What I have on my car for those with interest:
2004 Subaru WRX Sports Wagon
2.5L Hybrid using JE FSR Pistons, Eagle rods, ported and polished heads, OEM everything else
JDM STi BPV
TurboXS downpipe no cat version
TurboXS adapter (makes downpipe normal OEM length)
Borla Hush catback
Killer B equal length header + v-band uppipe
CSS Performance FMIC
Blouch 16G-XT-R Turbo
Grimmspeed TGV deletes
Grimmspeed FMIC phenolic gaskets
IAG billet cam seals
Turn In Concepts FU cam bolts
Walbro fuel pump
APS turbo inlet
ID 1000 injectors
Cobb AccessPORT ver 3
TurboXS big MAF intake
STi short shifter (installed option) (later given away, so I only have the linkage)
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Group N engine mounts
Kartboy short throw shifter
Kartboy pitch stop mount
Kartboy shifter bushings
Kartboy rear shifter bushings
Kartboy rear differential bushings
Kartboy transmission bushings
Turn in Concepts rear differential mount bushings
Turn in Concepts pivot bushings
Turn in Concepts rear lateral link and trailing arm bushings
PPG helical syncro 1-4 gears
South Bend K70350-HD-OFE Stage 3 clutch
Lightweight steel driveshaft
OEM 2003 20 mm sedan rear sway bar
OEM 2004 STi rear sway bar bushings
Mach V Springs
OEM 2004 wagon struts with Koni inserts
Kartboy front end links
Kartboy rear end links
Whiteline subframe lockout bolts
Whiteline comfort ALK
eBay front strut tower bar
H-6 brake upgrade
Kuhmo M+S 205/50-16 tires (winter jam + OEM wheels)
Sumitomo HTR Z II 235/45-17 + Mach V Awesome Wheels in gunmetal (summer jam)
Black Motegi lug nuts
Goodridge stainless steel brake lines
Infinity Reference Series 6010cs tweeters in the front doors (Got rid of 6.5 Inch speakers)
Pioneer TSD1602R 6.5 Inch Two-Way Speakers
IA Performance speaker spacers
David Navalone line out convertor
Rockford Fosgate 8 gauge power amplifier kit
Kenwood KAC-606 amplifier
Pioneer TS-G1045R 4" rear speakers
Omori Boost Gauge
PSI3 ECU Data Monitor
2004 STi hoodscoop
2004 STi splitter
2004 STi shroud
OEM 2004 Impreza TS mud flaps (modified to fit)
OEM STi fog light covers
STI oil pan $50
Fumoto Oil Valve
Throttle body bypass mod
Crucial Racing Thermostat
PIAA silicone wiper blades
Kartboy battery tie down
ThermoTec turbo wrap
DEI Titanium wrap for header
Custom Kartboy delrin oil cap
And since there has been a request for it, here are the maintenance items/fluids I use so far:
1. Motor Oil: WalMart Supertech 5W-30 synthetic.
2. Drain plug: Fumoto Oil Valve.
3. Oil filter: WalMart Supertech or whatever is on sale.
4. Transmission fluid: Redline lightweight shockproof with 1 quart of Mobil to thin it out.
5. Differential fluid: non synthetic 75W90 generic Dollar Store stuff.
5. Air Filter: SPT Intake. When I had the stocker, I just used OEM paper panel filter.
6. Coolant: Subaru cooling system conditioner, Red Line Water Wetter, 1 gallon of distilled water, and 1 gallon of Peak Global Extended Life coolant.
7. Brake Fluid: Valvoline generic stuff or whatever is on sale at the Discount Auto at the time.
8. Spark Plugs: Denso iridium IK22 one step colder .030 gap
Oh and in case you are wondering.....it's just a dumb username, there is no meaning behind it.
Ron from Virginia Beach