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Old 07-26-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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Well I don't see a newbie thread, but anyhow figured I would introduce myself a little so I'm not a stranger.

My name is Nate, pretty easy to figure that one out. I just picked up an 03 WRX not long ago and was told about this site. I have been tinkering on stuff since I was a little kid when my parent's got me my first tool set.

The car I suppose is just a "sportcar" thing I have going on lately. I have an off road Grand Cherokee, a high hp diesel truck, stockish 91 Talon TSI AWD and a few other non running rigs that are going to be something someday I can rebuild a pump on a dishwasher in the AM and be rebuilding a differential on a truck in the afternoon... just how I am I guess.


Hope you all can bear with my retarded questions. The last Subaru I had was a 91 Legacy a few years ago so this WRX is a bit different.

Little bit about the car.. at least what I know.
It's pretty much a WRX/STI Frankenstein.
It's a 2003, but the front clip is a 2004 STI
2.5L STI block with 2.0L heads. STI turbo (VF39 I think?)
650cc injectors, Walbro 255 pump
5 speed WRX trans from some donor car, with a stage 2 clutch (whatever that means?)
Perrin headers (guess that's what you'd call them?)
3.5" downpipe and exhaust
Lowered.. not sure how much exactly, they are adjustable height in the front.

Tuning work done by a guy named Steph... if you all know who this is, more info would be helpful.
I was told the old engine was killed because of a Cobb tuner caused a melted a piston and Steph has a different tuning system.

If any of you all have some free time, would love for you to look over it and see what exactly I need to do if anything.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum man, I'm sure you will love your WRX especially in the winter.
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:46 PM   #3
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I think you might mean Setch as in TurboSetch, he's on here and will probably chime in sooner or later
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:17 PM   #4
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Yo Nate, Vic here! Good to see ya postin up! You'll like this place, good bunch. Sounds like you got quite a machine there. Hope you pass the emissions test certified letter they sent ya!
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:55 PM   #5
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Is this the blue one with the 22B wing and the CF hood?

If so, it's probably not from any tuning issue that blew the engine, it's because it was beat to **** and back. Lol.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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No it's silver with funky yellow wheels.

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Old 07-26-2009, 08:25 PM   #7
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Is this the blue one with the 22B wing and the CF hood?

If so, it's probably not from any tuning issue that blew the engine, it's because it was beat to **** and back. Lol.
I am pretty sure I just saw this car in Wasilla a few days ago, the one Marshall's talkin about, not you Nate... The dude was going very fast weaving in and out of traffic, getting in the turn lane and then deciding he didn't want to turn and not looking before jumpin' back into traffic and almost hitting someone. Then stopped at the light at the last possible second, only to bounce it off the rev limiter repeatedly as he changed gears when the light went green. Gotta be the same car!

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Old 07-26-2009, 08:31 PM   #8
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tuning was done by seth (turbosetch) and the software used was RomRaider and ECUflash, good looking car, cylinder normally melt because on lack of fuel i doubt it was caused by a bad tune, although possible, most likly a failed injector.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:58 PM   #9
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I saw this car on base last week.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:16 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info... I need to get in touch with him, the P.O. said the tune is setup for the stock fuel pump and it has a Walbro 255 now so it can be kicked up.

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tuning was done by seth (turbosetch) and the software used was RomRaider and ECUflash, good looking car, cylinder normally melt because on lack of fuel i doubt it was caused by a bad tune, although possible, most likly a failed injector.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:16 PM   #11
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Yup, probably did. I work on base and drove the car most of last week.

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Old 07-26-2009, 10:35 PM   #12
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when exactly did you get this car.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:51 AM   #13
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Why do you ask?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:21 AM   #14
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seen it on old seward 2weeks ago. was it you?
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:03 AM   #15
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Yup, probably was me.. maybe going to get some tires can't remember.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:57 AM   #16
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welcome to the board. that setup should net you mid-to-low 12s if tuned right. Hope you like it. See you on the road!
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:50 PM   #17
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nvmmm

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Old 07-27-2009, 04:37 PM   #18
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@Nate,
Please PM me your info. He paid for me to tune that car but it needed a new fuel pump before we could finish. He never brought it back to me so I could finish it!

If you bring me the car I will check it out and make sure its ok. I doubt its running as it should. No charge for any of this, I just want to make sure its done right.
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