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Old 01-07-2013, 07:15 PM   #1176
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Going to medina for a little drive after I eat if anyone wants to go. Gonna drive park road 37.
Anyone interested ill be at burgersfi at bandera and 1604 till 7ish.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #1177
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Ya chuck true, maybe ill start with some coil overs.
When I do builds, the first is suspension and geometry. Then horsepower, then cosmetic. I'd say that's a good plan. Go ground up. The car can really use stiffer coilovers and/or sway bars anyway.

P.s. I made out with a chick in the back seat already while on a test drive of your car. Just saying.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #1178
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Ya chuck true, maybe ill start with some coil overs.
When I do builds, the first is suspension and geometry. Then horsepower, then cosmetic. I'd say that's a good plan. Go ground up. The car can really use stiffer coilovers and/or sway bars anyway.

P.s. I made out with a chick in the back seat already while on a test drive of your car....aaaand I was just joking about the wheels.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #1179
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When I do builds, the first is suspension and geometry. Then horsepower, then cosmetic. I'd say that's a good plan. Go ground up. The car can really use stiffer coilovers and/or sway bars anyway.

P.s. I made out with a chick in the back seat already while on a test drive of your car....aaaand I was just joking about the wheels.
Ya its just my 05 sti was stage 2 then I drove a stock wrx for a year and I just miss the sound and torque so much .. but being the 2013 is new I should hold off awhile I guess .

And this making out business explains a lot . :P
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #1180
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So who's car is this? Was at 1604 and bandera outside burgerfi from 615 till now. Looked nice.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #1181
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Just saw a silver bugeye in the Alamo heights area. Anyone?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:02 AM   #1182
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Just saw a silver bugeye in the Alamo heights area. Anyone?
Was it a dirty azz wagon still on stock wheels? Might have been me, I was driving all over the place today. Also, there is a 'spotted' sticky at the top of the txic page for sightings like this.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:12 AM   #1183
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Was it a dirty azz wagon still on stock wheels? Might have been me, I was driving all over the place today. Also, there is a 'spotted' sticky at the top of the txic page for sightings like this.
No wasn't a wagon. Had a cf hood and exhaust I think. Gave me a \m/ as he drove past lol. Word ill post in there next time
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #1184
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Anyone have any recommendations for a really good upholstery shop here in SA?
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #1185
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^ I seek the same thing.. found a couple of places but haven't seen enough of their work to decide...

Also RepTX, congrats on the '13 STI... the pearl+sedan is a nice look.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #1186
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Weekly Thursday Night Meet



Where: The Cove (Off Cypress)
When: 7:30pm

For those interested in coming out tonight:
Full details can be found on the FB event page (link). If possible, confirm attendance there as it really helps me and ensures we have enough seats.
(Note: you need to be apart of the FB TXIC SA group (link) to see the event - snowmanfx, ranatsu, or I can add you)
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #1187
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^ I seek the same thing.. found a couple of places but haven't seen enough of their work to decide...

Also RepTX, congrats on the '13 STI... the pearl+sedan is a nice look.
Thanks cozykat, will try to make it out to a meet soon.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:27 AM   #1188
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LOL.

I got the bumper back from the body shop today....the foreman scraped the corner on the brick wall carrying it out to me. I just can't seem to get a new car...that's actually in new condition! But fucck it. I just installed it because the part that scrapped isn't really visible once it's mounted on the car.

So moving on...from what I gather...the EJ257 uses hypereutectic pistons...because these pistons have a higher silicon content in the alloy they are more brittle, and as such as more susceptible to cracking the ringlands when introduced to excessive pre-detonation. My understanding is that the factory tune has some knock in it, and that's why the factory setups sometimes fail. When guys build their motors and get tuned, the same thing can occur when the tuner doesn't know what he's doing. Does that sound about right?

Have any of you heard about someone's ring lands cracking with a stage 1 cobb/accessport tune?
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:33 AM   #1189
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Anyone want to buy a kartboy 5spd shift knob brand new. Black aluminum. Just looking to get $45 for it. Let me know
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:43 PM   #1190
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Any meets this weekend guys?
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #1191
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Hello all! I will be moving to San Antonio next month. I'm in the Air Force and Lackland AFB will be my new home for the next 4 years. I just got a subie again, I had a bugeye but i just got an 05 STI. I'm moving from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anybody know Cam?
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:34 PM   #1192
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Welcome.. and first and foremost thanks for your service! San Antonios a great city, and theres a bunch of Subies running around.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:40 PM   #1193
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Hello all! I will be moving to San Antonio next month. I'm in the Air Force and Lackland AFB will be my new home for the next 4 years. I just got a subie again, I had a bugeye but i just got an 05 STI. I'm moving from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anybody know Cam?
What do you do in the AF?
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:41 PM   #1194
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What do you do in the AF?
I will be an ALS instructor but I'm an avionics specialist by trade.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:52 PM   #1195
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Another subie owner and myself live near Lackland.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:04 PM   #1196
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Another subie owner and myself live near Lackland.
Nice! Well I will be there for 2 weeks in feb then ill be there for god in beginning of April. We have a good community here with camtuning and cam said there are some good people down in San Antonio too.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:09 PM   #1197
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Nice! Well I will be there for 2 weeks in feb then ill be there for god in beginning of April. We have a good community here with camtuning and cam said there are some good people down in San Antonio too.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:52 PM   #1198
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Look what I found out. K1speed gokarting will have a place opening up in march in SA.

http://www.k1speed.com/san-antonio-location.html
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:19 PM   #1199
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LOL.

I got the bumper back from the body shop today....the foreman scraped the corner on the brick wall carrying it out to me. I just can't seem to get a new car...that's actually in new condition! But fucck it. I just installed it because the part that scrapped isn't really visible once it's mounted on the car.

So moving on...from what I gather...the EJ257 uses hypereutectic pistons...because these pistons have a higher silicon content in the alloy they are more brittle, and as such as more susceptible to cracking the ringlands when introduced to excessive pre-detonation. My understanding is that the factory tune has some knock in it, and that's why the factory setups sometimes fail. When guys build their motors and get tuned, the same thing can occur when the tuner doesn't know what he's doing. Does that sound about right?

Have any of you heard about someone's ring lands cracking with a stage 1 cobb/accessport tune?
You are correct about the hyperuetectic pistons. Also to my knowledge I have not heard of anyone having problems with Cobb's stage 1 tune. They are fairly conservative. To give you an idea, we have a tune thats probably more aggressive on our 2011 STi, and have had no problems other than an occasional over boost in certain weather types.

But as always.. **** happens. Just do some data logging and see what things look like after you flash the map.

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Hello all! I will be moving to San Antonio next month. I'm in the Air Force and Lackland AFB will be my new home for the next 4 years. I just got a subie again, I had a bugeye but i just got an 05 STI. I'm moving from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anybody know Cam?
Welcome, and yes I've met Cam several times and he has tuned a few cars in the past. I've asked him many questions when I started dabbling in tuning my own car.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #1200
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TXIC Thursday Night Meet




Willie's Grill and Ice House
4059 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78257
(210) 493-4333

7:30 - whenever they close or you feel like leaving.

We have a group on facebook that we make events in. If you're not a member just search for TXIC - San Antonio, I believe it is searchable.

Otherwise just let me know if you plan on coming so we know how many tables we are putting together. We normally have 12+ people show up.
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