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Old 12-14-2001, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default FAQ's- Need Your Help

EDIT: This is what I have done so far... I will keep adding what you folks suggest to what I've taken from the FAQ section here on the IClub and update this page:

http://www.northursalia.com/faq/faq1.html



I have another one of my "ideas" and I figured that people on the board usually want to help the board out, so why not ask ? In an effort to keep the repetitive questions down, cut down on the "do a search" replys, and people feeling a bit put-off by older-not-necessarily-wiser members replying as such, we need a really kick-ass FAQ section. People have asked for it before, Alex and Nick are doing a damn fine job with the FAQ we have, but we all can use some help sometimes... we're all only human after all. So, without any discussion of how useful you think the idea is, how you figure people might not bother clicking the link, or whatever, I am asking for people to simply post a nice one-liner frequently asked question that you see on the board- nothing more. PM me if you feel the need to have a lengthy conversation on the subject- I'd like to keep this post tidy and to the point. Likewise, there's no need to place answers at this point- just post the questions. I'm not looking for the archaic and obscure here- just FAQ's. I figure that 11,000 heads are better than one ! I'll start off with a few to warm things up and give everyone the idea. I'll compile them all and we can make a sticky out of it until Alex can add it all to the FAQ section. Here we go and thanks to everyone who submits an idea!


Frequently Asked Questions:

*"Why can't I shut off my parking lights?"
*"Can I remove my hood vents?"
*"What is offset?"



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Old 12-14-2001, 10:21 AM   #2
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"Where is the fuel filter?"


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Old 12-14-2001, 10:28 AM   #3
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A few more of my favorite questions:

Can't I just have a warning? (20+mph over in 25 zone)
Can't you just drive me home? (.185% Blood alcohol content)
Who's cooking steak? (McDonald's)

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Old 12-14-2001, 10:33 AM   #4
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"What are the torque specifications for wheel lug nuts?"


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Old 12-14-2001, 10:55 AM   #5
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"What's the difference between turbo back and cat back?"

and

"How much horsepower will just the muffler give me?"
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Old 12-14-2001, 10:56 AM   #6
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Fuzz, thank you so *very* much for posting exactly what this thread doesn't need . To those contributing useful information, I thank you.


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Old 12-14-2001, 11:28 AM   #7
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Which heads dose my MYxx have?

Which oils work the best (crankcase, gearbox and diff)?

Whats the torque spec for my spark plugs?

Whats the first thing I should buy for my new WRX?
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Old 12-14-2001, 11:34 AM   #8
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What are popular first mods? (like Lo0mis said)

What is the stock 0-60/1/4 mile times on an impreza?

What is the stock boost (psi/kg2 or whatever)?

What should I set my MBC/SBC to?

What type of oil should I use? (subjective, I know)

How reliable are subarus?

Where can I buy stuff for my Impreza?

What is "dropping the clutch/feathering the clutch"?

What is the "break in period" and if I don't do it, will it hurt
my car?

that's all i can think of for now...
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Old 12-14-2001, 11:52 AM   #9
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"When is the best time to switch to synthetic motor oil?"


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Old 12-14-2001, 11:52 AM   #10
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We have a FAQ already?

Whats the right offset for wheels for my car?

Up-pipe? Down-pipe? Mid-pipe? Where are these?

Whats the K&N Filter Part # for the WRX?(there are two...)
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Old 12-14-2001, 11:56 AM   #11
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"Where can I find a good shop manual?"

which leads to

"Why are the shop manuals so damn expensive??"
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Old 12-14-2001, 12:07 PM   #12
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what diamiter exhust should I use for my ___?
Why do people say NA cars need back pressure?
What year GC8 is best to turbo?
Is a 20mm sway too much for stock suspension?
will I loose Low end torque if I remove the big black box thingy?
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Old 12-14-2001, 12:22 PM   #13
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perhaps these aren't -questions- per se, but the topic of how to do these comes up a lot...

-silencer removal
-fog light (independently on) mod
-parking light (off) mod
-blinking side markers
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Old 12-14-2001, 11:21 PM   #14
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Don't slow down on my account . Keep them coming !

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Old 12-14-2001, 11:50 PM   #15
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Old 12-15-2001, 12:14 AM   #16
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What size wheels should I buy? Why?

What size tires can I install without rubbing?

Do I need a turbo timer for my WRX?

Will installing XYZ void my warranty?

When will the STi come to the US? How much will it cost?
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Old 12-15-2001, 03:43 AM   #17
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What are the differences between auto-x, rally and straight line?
What is really involved in the 30K and 60K maintenance intervals?
Where is a good place to get Genuine Subaru parts at reduced cost?
How hard is it add factory fog lights, keyless and security upgrade?

Later, Dale
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Old 12-17-2001, 06:25 PM   #18
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All good suggestions... please, keep them coming. Things like the "what size tires with no rubbing" and "what should I set my MBC to" won't be happening, because of all the variables. One MBC setting that works with one set of mods won't for another, likewise, one suspension/alignment setup may allow for 225's where another won't .


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Old 12-17-2001, 06:36 PM   #19
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"How do I fix a noisy heater fan?"
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Old 12-17-2001, 07:16 PM   #20
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not a faq question, but a suggestion:

- perhaps add a FAQ section on the message board

- add the i-club.com banner on the forum area so people can see there is a FAQ section ( as well as all those other things like Mod's, members and member rides, i-club store, etc. ). sometimes some of us stay so much in the forums that we forget that there are the other sections of i-club.

- it might be a good idea to have the FAQ also hosted in the forum so if there are updates/etc., members can add them. also, not sure who actually maintains the back-end of the site, but maybe make the FAQ section ( if added ) preferred in the search engine.

anyways, just a few ideas.

oh yeah, for the people that request the "kills" message board, just add a link on the site to clubwrx.net

i'm done
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Old 12-17-2001, 08:46 PM   #21
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What kind of light bulbs do I have?

What's the max boost I can run on the stock turbo?

What are my stock spring rates?

Whats the difference between an STi and regular wrx?

Also, if you can figure out a way to end the worthless WRX vs. Altima, Celica, RSX, S4, Pinto... threads that would rock. Maybe pull some quarter mile times from edmunds and just put that somewhere in the faq or...just say the impreza rules all .

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Old 12-17-2001, 10:01 PM   #22
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This is where I'm collecting/HTML-ifying what you guys have given me thus far plus what is in the FAQ section of this site. It will eventually look like the white/gray/blue/gold of I-Club.com, but it's a victim to my CSS right now .

http://www.northursalia.com/faq/faq1.html

Bug me by email/PM if you don't see anything new every few days .


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Old 12-17-2001, 10:43 PM   #23
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OMG! my suggestion made it into production! in less than a day no less! i should feel so special. do i win anything?

anyways, here's another question you get a lot
-how do i become a scooby specialist?
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Old 12-17-2001, 11:11 PM   #24
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Nope, the FAQ's always been there . You just needed to look harder . I'm just trying to make it even better...

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Old 12-20-2001, 12:30 AM   #25
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Everyone who has ever posted "do a search" to a thread should be speaking up here . There are a great deal of you out there that have asked for ways to help, and this is one of those opportunities. This is a chance for all the "old timers" on the board to help out the new folks in a far more constructive way than "do a search" as well .

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