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Old 01-21-2013, 11:40 AM   #8751
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Think I might hVe them make some sort of removable test pipe incase I ever have to swap back to stock (come inspection time).
Just get a heat shield that's the same shape as the ones that are on catalytic converters, and weld it to a straight pipe. no one would be the wiser. It worked for me.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:42 PM   #8752
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I had some ghetto HID kit in my car for not even 1 week. Same car as you, the glare was terrible.

Looked cool sure, but it ended up bugging me not being able to see properly.
DDM Tuning bulbs with slim ballast, if your curious. Took a month to ship tho.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #8753
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DDM Tuning bulbs with slim ballast, if your curious. Took a month to ship tho.
I had xenon supply, essentially the exact same thing. It wasn't the quality, it was the glare of putting HIDs in halogens. It just doesn't work.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:53 PM   #8754
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Just get a heat shield that's the same shape as the ones that are on catalytic converters, and weld it to a straight pipe. no one would be the wiser. It worked for me.
Thanks premier. Or gut the cat right?
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #8755
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Thanks premier. Or gut the cat right?
That would take too long and isnt reversible if you need to. It's much easier to weld or even use hose clamps to attach a heat shield to a straight pipe. Also so you don't throw a code get some spark plug antifoulers and drill out one to accept an o2 sensor screw both together and then into the o2 bung and you'll be good to go.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:56 PM   #8756
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Any of you guy's use Prestone coolant? 50/50 mix?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #8757
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I had xenon supply, essentially the exact same thing. It wasn't the quality, it was the glare of putting HIDs in halogens. It just doesn't work.
I had the xenon supply, garbage. Now I have ddm tuning, much better quality and reliability. Xenon supply ones wouldn't always fire and ballast were massive.

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Any of you guy's use Prestone coolant? 50/50 mix?
Six star OEM 50/50. I was told its the best because the subaru cooling system is temperamental.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #8758
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Anyone here have the rear lip for the hatch? If so, pictures would be great!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #8759
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #8760
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As long as you're not in California you should be okay
It's all legal untill a cop/emission test finds out
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #8761
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Sweet vid, e-braking with the subaru awd will frag the center dif tho.....
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #8762
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:50 AM   #8763
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Sweet vid, e-braking with the subaru awd will frag the center dif tho.....
oh really? I was not aware of that. Does it take a while for it to go out?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:57 AM   #8764
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oh really? I was not aware of that. Does it take a while for it to go out?
Probably not right away, but I have read about people cranking the ebrake and massive clunks coming from the bowls of the tranny.

Just google " subaru awd ebrake" I found the most helpful ones that relate to the 2.5i's were the post by older manual trans foresters and wrx's. I don't think the 6 speeds STI's have to worry so much about this.

But if something did go wrong you'll be looking at dropping the tranny and cracking it open, replacing the center diff in the middle of the tranny and hoping your gears are still alright. It's a massive job that's pretty easy to avoid. Same concept as to never tow a subaru awd on just two wheels.

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #8765
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Probably not right away, but I have read about people cranking the ebrake and massive clunks coming from the bowls of the tranny.

Just google " subaru awd ebrake" I found the most helpful ones that relate to the 2.5i's were the post by older manual trans foresters and wrx's. I don't think the 6 speeds STI's have to worry so much about this.

But if something did go wrong you'll be looking at dropping the tranny and cracking it open, replacing the center diff in the middle of the tranny and hoping your gears are still alright. It's a massive job that's pretty easy to avoid. Same concept as to never tow a subaru awd on just two wheels.
Ok I see. Hey thank you for bringing that to my attention. I actually don't want to drift anymore haha. Ill just spectate the other subies.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:40 AM   #8766
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Yeah pulling the handbrake on a 2.5i is very very bad for the diffs. And you do not need the handbrake to drift in the snow.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:26 AM   #8767
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And you do not need the handbrake to drift in the snow.
This. And it's called the parking brake for a reason.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:41 AM   #8768
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If there is an automatic de-coupling of the center diff when the handbrake is pulled as in WRC cars and some road cars, it is fine to do it.. but if there is no sensor, and you pull the handbrake, just think of what that does to your expensive differentials.. Not good things for sure.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:04 PM   #8769
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04/05 STI does that. Just floor it to get in to a drift instead of ripping the brake
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #8770
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Agenda for today, track down and fix small coolant leak that appears to be just to the left of the drivers foglight area... if standing in front of the front bumper looking in the engine bay.

2008 WRX sedan black carpet, ordered.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:27 AM   #8771
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Had to take this amp out for the second time to send it back to MTX for repair. First time it stopped shutting itself off automatically with the car via the remote turn on lead from the head unit.. or the auto-turn-on function. It worked fine otherwise. They replaced the board inside because they are discontinued.

Got it back and a couple weeks later, then one day last week- it smelled like my car was on fire all of the sudden driving down the road at 60 mph.. So I pulled over and after checking for fires, unhooked the fuse by the battery. It still was functioning fine, but smelled like something was burning inside. Not cool.



It sounds great otherwise.. and has a ton of power, but I would not recommend it to a friend!
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #8772
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Anyone have raceland coilovers? Thinking of buying them for a suspension upgrade. Good idea or bad idea? Suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #8773
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The people who have them will say they're awesome. But they're a cheap coilover. They're not that great.

It all depends on what you want out of your suspension.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #8774
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^^^I just want better suspension, drop in ride height. Ive heard good n bad things... I would like to know if the quality is good and if they hold up well.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:51 PM   #8775
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^^^I just want better suspension, drop in ride height. Ive heard good n bad things... I would like to know if the quality is good and if they hold up well.
I'd go Koni inserts with RCE springs vs raceland. More bang for the buck and also if ur gunna get coilovers mind as well do it right so you don't piss ur money away. I'd hate to see u spend more for no reason.
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