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Old 04-02-2004, 11:54 PM   #1
Big Ron
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: I can save you a ton of cash
on car parts so PM
me b4 j00 buy


Boost Control FAQ
Car Buying FAQ
Car Storage FAQ
Clutch & Flywheel FAQ
Cooling System FAQ
Differential FAQ
Downpipe FAQ
Engine Management FAQ
Exhaust FAQ
Gauge FAQ
Header FAQ
Injector, Fuel Pump, and Fuel Rail FAQ
Intake FAQ
Intercooler Hose FAQ
Maintenance FAQ
Piston FAQ
Pulley FAQ
Search FAQ
Shifting FAQ
Shipping FAQ
Soldering/Electrical FAQ
Spark Plug FAQ
Spring/Strut/Coilover FAQ
Subaru FAQ
Subaru Caravan FAQ
Subaru Meet FAQ
Suspension & Driveline FAQ
TGV Deletes FAQ
Tool FAQ
Transmission FAQ
Tuner FAQ
Turbo FAQ
Turbo Inlet FAQ
Turbo Timer FAQ
Uppipe FAQ
Wheel FAQ

Not mine, but "Unabomber approved":
Alky/Water/Meth Injection FAQ
Catch Can FAQ
Swaybar 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.

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
This post contains my opinion of the "best" commonly used power upgrades.
This post contains my guide to buying items on eBay.
This post contains a simplified version of how to do the H-6 rear brake upgrade on a WRX.
This post contains every type of mud flaps available for the WRX/STi.
This post contains questions no one on NASIOC can answer.
This post contains my exhaust dB testing info.
This post contains my interview with Kartboy.
This post contains my interview with Turn in Concepts.
This post contains my interview with Mach V.
This post contains my interview with OAKOS Automotive.
This post contains upgrades you can do to with a Cobb Accessport other than a TBE.
This post contains my opinon as to first level modifications.

My old dyno results
My new dyno results
My new, new, new dyno results
My new, new, new, not playing around new dyno results
My new, new, new, not playing around new, crazy badass dyno results

What I have on my car for those with interest:

2004 Subaru WRX Sports Wagon

Power Mods
JDM STi BPV $50 (Dentsport)
Perrin Pulley $125 (Kastle's Korner)
TurboXS Stealthback no cat version $600 (Nino's)
Borla Hush catback $150 (Andrewtech Automotive hook-up)
Killer B equal length header + v-band uppipe $classified (Killer B hook-up)
CSS Performance FMIC $0 (CSS Performance hook-up)
Blouch 16 XTR prototype $classified (Blouch hook-up)
TGV deletes $0 (Andrewtech Automotive, deleted by me)
Walbro fuel pump $100 (Andrewtech Automotive)
APS turbo inlet $200 (private sale on NASIOC)
Deatschwerks 650cc injectors $0 (Deatschwerks hook-up)
Cobb AccessPORT ver 3 $classified (Cobb hook-up)
TurboXS big MAF intake $0 (Andrewtech Automotive hook-up)
Grimmspeed BCS $0 (Grimmspeed hook-up)

Driveline Mods
STi short shifter (installed option) (later given away, so I only have the linkage)
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings $0 (TiC hook-up)
Kartboy short throw shifter $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
Kartboy pitch stop mount $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
Kartboy shifter bushings $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
Kartboy rear shifter bushings $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
Kartboy rear differential bushings $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
Kartboy transmission bushings $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
Turn in Concepts rear differential mount bushings $0 (TiC hook-up)
Turn in Concepts pivot bushings $0 (TiC hook-up)
Turn in Concepts rear lateral link and trailing arm bushings (Race version) ($320)
PPG helical syncro 1-4 gears $3500 (Andrewtech Automotive)
ACT SB3-HD00 clutch/pressure plate $250 (local hook-up)

Suspension Mods
OEM 2003 20 mm sedan rear sway bar $0 (local hook-up)
OEM 2004 STi rear sway bar bushings $6 (Local dealership)
Mach V Springs $50 (local hook-up)
OEM 2004 wagon struts with Koni inserts $700 (Turn in Concepts)
Kartboy droplinks $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
Kartboy front end links $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
Whiteline subframe lockout bolts $25 (Turn in Concepts)
Whiteline comfort ALK $0 (local hook-up)
eBay front strut tower bar $0 (local hook-up)

Tire/Brake Mods
H-6 brake upgrade $250 (Local dealership)
Kuhmo M+S 205/50-16 tires (Tire Rack) (winter jam + OEM wheels)
Sumitomo HTR Z II 235/45-17 (Tire Rack) + Mach V Awesome Wheels in gunmetal (Mach V) (summer jam)
Black Motegi Lug Nuts $40 (local hook-up)
Goodridge stainless steel brake lines $0 (local hook-up)

ICE Mods
Infinity Reference Series 6010cs 6 1/2" speakers + Infinity tweeters in the front doors $130 (eBay)
David Navalone line out convertor $30 (local hook-up)
Rockford Fosgate 8 gauge power amplifier kit $35 (eBay)
Alpine 3555 Amplifier $100 (local hook-up)
OEM subwoofer (installed option)
Omori Boost Gauge $100 (j-Spec)
Raammat $115 (Raammat)
PSI3 ECU Data Monitor $0 (Turn in Concepts hook-up)

Exterior Mods
2004 STi hoodscoop $1 (ebay auction, somebody screwed up )
2004 STi splitter $90 (Local dealership)
2004 STi shroud $40 (Local dealership)
OEM 2004 Impreza TS mud flaps (modified to fit) $70 (Local dealership)
OEM STi fog light covers $120 (local dealership)

Other Mods
Crawford AOS $0 (Crawford hook-up)
STI oil pan $50 (used)
Fumoto Oil Valve $30 (fumoto.com)
Throttle body bypass mod $2 (Home Depot )
Crucial Racing Thermostat $65 (Nino's)
PIAA silicone wiper blades $60 (Mach V)
Davenow grounding mod $10 (via me)
Kartboy battery tie down $0 (Kartboy hook-up)
ThermoTec turbo wrap $35 (jegs.com)
DEI Titanium wrap for header $60 (amazon.com)
Hondata phenolic gaskets $60 (Gruppe 5)
Custom Kartboy delrin oil cap $0 (Kartboy hook-up)

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

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