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Old 03-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #9601
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My next project.
Catback?
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:17 AM   #9602
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The rotella t6 in area is 5-40 and only found in the specialty/diesel section. Is this the same as what everyone uses? What's the diff between 5-40 and 5-30. What's more recommended for winter summer?
http://www.upmpg.com/tech_articles/motoroil_viscosity/

T6 is designed for Diesel engines, but it works extremely well in our gas engines.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #9603
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Catback?
I bought the catback from my friend for cheap.

I'm only going to be using the Y pipe/ axelback and I will be cutting off the resonator and welding it onto my current setup. Only reason why I'm not going to just bolt it up is because its 3 inches. I want to keep the 2.25 setup i have now.

Should change the sound a lot and make it deeper.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:54 PM   #9604
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I bought the catback from my friend for cheap.

I'm only going to be using the Y pipe/ axelback and I will be cutting off the resonator and welding it onto my current setup. Only reason why I'm not going to just bolt it up is because its 3 inches. I want to keep the 2.25 setup i have now.

Should change the sound a lot and make it deeper.
Sounds cool me me know how It goes
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #9605
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Question help plz :)

hey was wondering if you found any mods worth the time or effort yet looking to upgrade mine and im kinda stuck on whare to start any help is apreciated, and BTW going for performance not look. and yes i know if i want power like a wrx i should get a wrx but pockets arn't that deep and this is what i have so i would like to work with this so thank you for any help you can give me greatly appreciated
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #9606
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hey was wondering if you found any mods worth the time or effort yet looking to upgrade mine and im kinda stuck on whare to start any help is apreciated, and BTW going for performance not look. and yes i know if i want power like a wrx i should get a wrx but pockets arn't that deep and this is what i have so i would like to work with this so thank you for any help you can give me greatly appreciated
I am selling wrx sway bars well worth the money!
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:04 PM   #9607
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Rear Sway Bar

Top of the list.



Also, don't underestimate the usefulness of a good set of tires.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #9608
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hey was wondering if you found any mods worth the time or effort yet looking to upgrade mine and im kinda stuck on whare to start any help is apreciated, and BTW going for performance not look. and yes i know if i want power like a wrx i should get a wrx but pockets arn't that deep and this is what i have so i would like to work with this so thank you for any help you can give me greatly appreciated
This has been asked 9999x but ill humor u since u asked in the amazing 08 2.5i thread. 1 if u don't have deep pockets for a wrx then u most likely wont be able to afford Modding ur 2.5i due to it being expensive/lots of cash for very little gain. 2 money would be better spent suspension wise/ driveability ( summer tires, sways, springs, inserts, better brake pads, ect).

Tech works engineering makes EL headers, Delta has cams/springs/retainers ull want 1000-1500 grind, look at hybrid sticky for ur intake, hfc/2.25 catback, contact STiMikey for a open source tune (via tactrix cable/rom raider, n I'm sure that would put a smile on ur face.

Disclaimer : I'm pretty sure u can get away with cheaper EL headers ie: obx, Cobb, CNT. This is what my setup would be given the budget.

Throw a rear sway bar/endlinks on if u haven't yet.

K I think that's enough info from me now go do ur research n read then read some more.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:20 PM   #9609
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Rear Sway Bar

Top of the list.

Also, don't underestimate the usefulness of a good set of tires.
From now on that will always be my first upgrade (tires) . Lesson learned.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #9610
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Anyone looking into the Shell Rotella T6 oil, here's a good deal: http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/9050...etic-motor-oil
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #9611
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Some how got a test pipe welded in today for $60! Tuning ASAP now.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #9612
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Cheapest coils out there?
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #9613
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Cheapest coils out there?
Racelands. Coils are pointless unless you are spending big money. Struts and springs make way more sense.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #9614
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Racelands. Coils are pointless unless you are spending big money. Struts and springs make way more sense.
Ok, I'm a month or so away from having to replace my struts. I just need anything that's height adjustable. Most days I don't have anything in the hatch, but when I do I hate seeing sag.

I'm looking for adjustable height and stiff so i don't have to dial in every time i have stuff in the car. If I had the cash I'd put it on bags with an e-level system.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #9615
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Racelands. Coils are pointless unless you are spending big money. Struts and springs make way more sense.
Is it unanimous that racelands are crap. Or does anyone like them?
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #9616
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Cheap coils are fail.


Get some after market struts.

If you really want height adjustability, get the Ground Control kit.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:01 PM   #9617
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Is it unanimous that racelands are crap. Or does anyone like them?
Do it once n do it right or not at all. You get what u pay for.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #9618
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Cheap coils are fail.

Get some after market struts.

If you really want height adjustability, get the Ground Control kit.
This. Or Konis and stiffer springs.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:07 PM   #9619
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Cheap coils are fail.

Get some after market struts.

If you really want height adjustability, get the Ground Control kit.
Are bc'a still in the fail zone?
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #9620
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Are bc'a still in the fail zone?
Depends. If you want coils just to say you have coils then that's a fail in itself. You are looking at $1,500+ for good coils. Then add your brutal salt filled winters in Canada and plan on replacing them in a few years.

OR, get quality struts and springs for the same look and ride quality...
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #9621
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Depends. If you want coils just to say you have coils then that's a fail in itself. You are looking at $1,500+ for good coils. Then add your brutal salt filled winters in Canada and plan on replacing them in a few years.

OR, get quality struts and springs for the same look and ride quality...
After a few years of camping gear and dogs any strut spring combo will sag. Salt and winter will mess up any system. Just looking for height adjustable, to fix any sag brought on by transporting people and heavy objects.

Spending 1500 on a nice setup just to have it replaced due to salt and winter damage doesn't sound like fun. Different story if I lived in Florida.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #9622
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How much would i be looking at spending on A descent Strut/spring combo? I'm looking to order either tomorrow or Monday. And what springs and what struts are you guys running and happy with. Thanks
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #9623
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And I do want to have a noticeable drop stock height sucks!
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:05 PM   #9624
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How much would i be looking at spending on A descent Strut/spring combo? I'm looking to order either tomorrow or Monday. And what springs and what struts are you guys running and happy with. Thanks
Konis for anywhere between $6-800 depending where you get them. Then springs are $200 give or take.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #9625
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Konis for anywhere between $6-800 depending where you get them. Then springs are $200 give or take.
Thanks do you have a recommended vendor?
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