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Old 08-07-2013, 08:31 AM   #26
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WOW got some bugeye seats today and remembered what seats should feel like. Subaru, y u no always do dis?!
My Spec-C RA seats are like that too.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:51 PM   #27
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Argh, P0457 after hard pulls, not sure what's up but it could be a fuel pump gasket supposedly.

Looked into learning to tune again last night, it's something I've been wanting to do for awhile but never pulled the trigger on. Not looking to turn up the boost or anything crazy, just wanting to have the ability to fine tune without paying tons of money.

3rd and 5th (mostly 5th) still being a PITA. I'm currently trying to put 1000 miles through the trans with some Auto RX before I try my cocktail. I'm optimistic.
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:55 AM   #28
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Welcome back.... Haha haven't been in here for so long!!!

Nice subie.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #29
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About ready for my first set of 'things'. Probably going to do RCE Blacks, group n hats, 22 F/24 rear adjustable sways and a WL ALK+camber bolts. Also need a turbo heat shield, modified/cut is fine.

^^Looking to buy those things if you have them.

Will be looking for a set of 17x8.5 or 17x8 wheels soon too.

Also going to do the cocktail soon.

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Old 08-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #30
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There's a set of RCE Black FS on camtuning.com and I'm planning a trip to PHX around 8/23, would be willing to lug down out there.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #31
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There's a set of RCE Black FS on camtuning.com and I'm planning a trip to PHX around 8/23, would be willing to lug down out there.
I would but I wouldn't be willing to pay $300 for a set of used springs. I'd be willing to pay $200 otherwise I'll order them new.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #32
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anyone know any good cheap shops i need a new clutch in my 08 wrx
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #33
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in az phoenix goodyear area forgot to include that
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #34
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anyone know any good cheap shops i need a new clutch in my 08 wrx
What are you doing in this thread?
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #35
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anyone know any good cheap shops i need a new clutch in my 08 wrx
1st off, this is my build thread/local journal so I don't know why you are posting here asking for something that has nothing to do with this thread.

I'll still help you out though:
Call around, search around. lots of good shops around here, I'd suggest asking asking questions in the Westside meet thread also, I'm partial to Forced Air Technologies for work (FAT) but there's lots of people who are very knowledgeable on clutch jobs. A bunch of people are very fond of Subiworx as well, and a more expensive but still high-quality option would be Goodspeed. I got help on my clutch from Bobturismo and great advice from Kpluiten (Ken) but in all honesty it's not that hard to pull the transmission on a 5-speed.


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Old 08-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #36
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thanks for your help and ill get off your lawn sorry new to forums
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:33 PM   #37
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I don't have any real experience with the GD chassis but is there a reason for going with a larger bar in the rear?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #38
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I don't have any real experience with the GD chassis but is there a reason for going with a larger bar in the rear?
What chassis do you have experience with?

I'm planning on possibly going with the RCE adjustable f/r also. Basically I'm looking for alignment specs of roughly -1.5 camber front, -.7 camber rear, 5* caster, 0 toe all around and am hoping to use the adjustable sways+tires to create a neutral handling car that can soak up bumps but still hustle around corners.

The point of the larger bar is just past experience really. In theory a 22mm should be fine but a slightly larger adjustable will give me the flexibility I'm looking for, plus in the past I've felt on the butt dyno that I like a heavier RSB for sharp corner entry. I do NOT want to be lifting a wheel in higher speed corners so it won't be too crazy. Stock struts with RCE springs+a sway should leave me with a fair amount of flexibility as long as I keep it on the softer end of the range.

The RCE blacks have a heavier rear spring rate which is why I'm kind of on the fence about going with a larger rear bar than front. I really am focused on loading the front suspension and basically just forcing the rear end to comply whether it's under throttle or not. I want to be careful not to overdo it and have breakaway oversteer but honestly I don't think it will be a problem.

P.S. If you ever want to nerd it up about suspensions I heavily read the old TiC journals on the GR rear suspension as well as a ton of other material.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:00 PM   #39
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I finally got my PSS9's on, so you're more than welcome to my Tokiko D-Spec's and Apex-i springs. Same set-up I had when we were stationed in NC.

I haven't even put up an actual FS thread for them yet, but they're yours if you want them. I can bring them to Subiefest if you'll wait that long.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:49 AM   #40
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Congrats on the STI.
I was eyeballing it for a month or more.
I just didnt think my wagon would sell for what I would want so I
didnt do it.
Have fun with it!
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:24 AM   #41
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I finally got my PSS9's on, so you're more than welcome to my Tokiko D-Spec's and Apex-i springs. Same set-up I had when we were stationed in NC.

I haven't even put up an actual FS thread for them yet, but they're yours if you want them. I can bring them to Subiefest if you'll wait that long.
Yes! Don't want the springs, just the dspecs! Also are they a direct swap for my car? Since you're running 02-03 WRX I heard they mount differently or something.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #42
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So this little bastard keeps running hot if I get under the throttle when it's hot outside, the temp gauge shoots up to middle and yesterday got to the 2/3 mark. Gonna have to make an appt to see if the head gasket is letting go or if it's just the combination of a hot air intake, no heat shields, no scoop engine bay and semi-blocked radiator. Also thinking it might just be the sharp bend on the overflow hose pinching off the ability to pull/push coolant into and out of the reservoir.

So on that note, looking at still probably doing sways+sti scoop/splitter and calling it a day until I can get the transmission right and overheating issue. Meh.

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Old 08-21-2013, 12:21 AM   #43
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ugggggg rough/sputtery idle, sputters in neutral under light revs. any thoughts?

i had thrown a turbo blanket on but it was covering the actuator so I took it off. wondering if maybe the ecu needs to be reset because it may have possibly been effing up the ecu's learning if it was getting caught up.

oil looks good, coolant looks good. no smoke from the dipstick. maybe I should just reset the ecu?

also fixed an air leak last night, maybe just need to reset the ECU from that. it drove fine afterward though. a boost line on the inlet was capped off and totally cracked/barely hanging on.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #44
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Aaaand P0302 cyl 2 misfire. Blah. I guess I could try switching the coil packs/plugs, maybe hittin it with maf sensor cleaner.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:45 PM   #45
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man this car is having some issues sucks man but hopefully itll all get fixed asap
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #46
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swapped the coil packs front to rear, no change. installed all new plugs and double checked the gap, no change. taking it to FAT tomorrow. fffffuuuuuuuuuu
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #47
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What does the learning view look like?
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:29 PM   #48
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Don't have anything to read that info at the moment (it was tuned opensource prior to me owning it). I limped it down to fat, crossing my fingers now.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #49
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Was a bad coil pack. Running a lot better now, but could probably use a tune. Compression was good though so I haven't blown up Ken's old motor yet.

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:44 PM   #50
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