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Buy a Hydra? 1 5.56%
Buy new injectors? 2 11.11%
Buy a Wideband, Injectors & Hydra? 8 44.44%
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U I need some help from the Peanut Gallery...POLL!!!

I feel so sick to my stomach about actually taking a part off my car that I can't bring myself to do it yet. I have so many offers on parts and I tried to take off the catch can last night and almost through up...seriously....got all sick and had an anxiety attack...

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Old 10-18-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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Don't do it!
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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buy new injectors, there are some helix 820's for sale for 280. see if that fixes it, then go from there.
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:05 PM   #4
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where is the listen to what bean said option
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:19 PM   #5
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plx widebands are cheap these days too
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:47 PM   #6
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Although I read NASIOC frequently, I don't normally post, maybe every once and a while, and then it usually has to be for something serious. (Ok, there was the making fun of Rick, but that doesn't count.) You can read it for what its worth, discard it if you like. But humor a member with a member id 50,000 less than yours for a min.

I had a 2002 WRX that I plowed a lot of money into. It had the majority of the goodies. I had a lot of fun building it - I was one of the first to put a 2.5L STi block into a WRX, and that was a fun experiment, especially since at the time there was a lot of misinformation about wether or not it even could be done. By the time the car was over, it was fast. I loved the car, loved everything about it. But I built it too quickly, and didn't enjoy the process, and so even though the car was "mine", I really didn't have affinity towards it. I had a buddy out of state that offered me a good amount for it, so I sold it.

Afterwards, I thought I was "over" Subarus and AWD cars. I went through an array of cars. I got fast hondas, NA and Turboed, among other things.

I even got an M3. I think the best thing I ever did was buy an M3. It taught me how to drive, how to really appreciate the sensation of the driving experience. It also had a byproduct. I hated how "nice" everything was. I know this will sound funny to you all, but I disliked the quietness, everything being too tight, and not being able to audibly nor through feeling the road since everything had been pacified. There wasn't the rattle and flex of my Subaru. There wasn't the speed or the handling. I could feel the road better in my Subaru. I realized driving my M3, one of the "car of cars", that a Subaru was more fun for me to drive. And I wanted to drive one again.

I sold the M3 and bought another Subaru, and here I am again modding. But this time it's different. This time I appreciate all the parts. This time I have affinity towards the car. This time I've learned from my mistakes. This time I've used the mantra "earn the part". In other words, the part doesn't go on until I've earned it - either by me being a good enough driver to justify it, or I can justify why that new part needs to be there over the stock one for good reason. This has really helped. It makes the modding a little slower, but more worth it in the end.

I guess my advice for you is you will eventually learn how awesome a machine you own is. You will figure it out by keeping it, finguring out, and enjoying it, or by selling it off, and knowing after the fact. Sometimes in life you have to do it the hard way to really "feel" it. Sometimes you don't. But I think when the day is over you'll know how special the car is no matter what route you go from here. The rest is up to you.

Thanks.
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:08 PM   #7
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I really think your car is fixable with another tune. Please don't take this like me criticizing the tuner, I just think a re-tune would fix it. I'm running modded injectors with very few issues, and a lot of other people have been doing alright with them too, so don't give up!
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:10 PM   #8
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Although I read NASIOC frequently, I don't normally post, maybe every once and a while, and then it usually has to be for something serious. (Ok, there was the making fun of Rick, but that doesn't count.) You can read it for what its worth, discard it if you like. But humor a member with a member id 50,000 less than yours for a min.

I had a 2002 WRX that I plowed a lot of money into. It had the majority of the goodies. I had a lot of fun building it - I was one of the first to put a 2.5L STi block into a WRX, and that was a fun experiment, especially since at the time there was a lot of misinformation about wether or not it even could be done. By the time the car was over, it was fast. I loved the car, loved everything about it. But I built it too quickly, and didn't enjoy the process, and so even though the car was "mine", I really didn't have affinity towards it. I had a buddy out of state that offered me a good amount for it, so I sold it.




Afterwards, I thought I was "over" Subarus and AWD cars. I went through an array of cars. I got fast hondas, NA and Turboed, among other things.

I even got an M3. I think the best thing I ever did was buy an M3. It taught me how to drive, how to really appreciate the sensation of the driving experience. It also had a byproduct. I hated how "nice" everything was. I know this will sound funny to you all, but I disliked the quietness, everything being too tight, and not being able to audibly nor through feeling the road since everything had been pacified. There wasn't the rattle and flex of my Subaru. There wasn't the speed or the handling. I could feel the road better in my Subaru. I realized driving my M3, one of the "car of cars", that a Subaru was more fun for me to drive. And I wanted to drive one again.

I sold the M3 and bought another Subaru, and here I am again modding. But this time it's different. This time I appreciate all the parts. This time I have affinity towards the car. This time I've learned from my mistakes. This time I've used the mantra "earn the part". In other words, the part doesn't go on until I've earned it - either by me being a good enough driver to justify it, or I can justify why that new part needs to be there over the stock one for good reason. This has really helped. It makes the modding a little slower, but more worth it in the end.

I guess my advice for you is you will eventually learn how awesome a machine you own is. You will figure it out by keeping it, finguring out, and enjoying it, or by selling it off, and knowing after the fact. Sometimes in life you have to do it the hard way to really "feel" it. Sometimes you don't. But I think when the day is over you'll know how special the car is no matter what route you go from here. The rest is up to you.

Thanks.


Good and very wise advice. It really takes new persepective on things that I have not seen untill now.
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:34 PM   #9
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I learned to drive in a Porsche and like your M3 it was quiet (aside from exhaust) handled like on rails and all that good stuff. Bought a Civic Si and built that and modded it, and it runs and is a real joy to drive, but my Suby I have had prior to modding it like I did, and it was a blast (as a slightly moddified suby), now this problem has put me on the fence, for the car....I wish I never sold my Porsche and Car_Cursed knows I swore never to sell this car either....but I am annoyed right now...

And I haven't taken pmt on anything...so I think I will sell a few things but haven't decided which yet..

Thanks for the advice I appreciate it....

Talk about ever being on the fence in your life....
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:43 PM   #10
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I like J-Tran's comments as well. I like the fact I owned a lot of really really crappy cars before I got my first subaru, then after 4 years of it and only then feeling like it was holding me back in anyway did i upgrade again, and I couldn't be happier or appreciate my car more. I also like the contrast when I trade with my dad on weekends and drive his porche. It's just as exciting, but in very different ways.
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:13 PM   #11
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It is hard though to have a car you are making payments on and can't get it to run and stay running. I enjoy my car very much... when it runs. I understand what you are feeling and at times am on that same fence you are on. I think I actually had to scoot over so you could sit beside me on the fence this time there little buddy.
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:43 PM   #12
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Well, the reasoning behind me getting rid of my bug-eye is that it would never stay running correctly for an extended period of time. It got so bad that I was spending as much (if not more) total on the car + repairs than I do on my 06. It was a nice car, had Stage 2 for quite some time, but I finally got sick of having more down than up time and got rid of it.

Of course, my situation is much different than yours. Mine became a financial issue and it still kinda is (I'm still paying for the repairs I made, getting close to done though). So it all depends, if you aren't strapped for cash, just figure out what's wrong with it and drive the bitch into the ground. At least get some fun out of your investment.
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:55 PM   #13
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Cars are like kids you have them, you spend all of your money making them perfect then they leave the house. Then when you are ~40 you have another one and start all over. Time to sell it and start over. Sure you will miss it, but you will have a new one to start spending money on again.
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:34 PM   #14
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i find that the only thing that happens when sitting on a fence is that i get a hole in my pants in an embarassing place
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:34 PM   #15
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i find that the only thing that happens when sitting on a fence is that i get a hole in my pants in an embarassing place


...I needed that...
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:12 AM   #16
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Get it running again before you go drastic. *I would spend the money on a Trans at this time. For a back up * The question is. When it was runing last what happened for it to stop. What mod was done to make it act up. Undo that mod and see if repairs it's self.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:10 AM   #17
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Why would he need to spend money on a trans this time? the one he has is rated to 500+ whp. and it is hard to tell what mod made it act up since it ran fine for a while and then stopped, and since everything was done at once it make the process difficult.
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:34 PM   #18
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No he said that the 5th gear is giving him problems, and that it worked fine untill he did something with the seats and what not.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:17 PM   #19
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no 5th is out of allignment with some ring things probably. It doesn't run cause I put the door sills back one...
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