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Old 07-15-2020, 04:10 PM   #5951
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I have a flex fuel dyno tune from BCP, have not had any issues yet, car is also not running on kill per my request.

Corbin is very highly recommended by a few people I know, he was able to respond to my questions very quickly before I ended up with the dyno tune.

Very odd for BrenTuning not to respond, I have always heard good things.
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Old 07-16-2020, 04:01 AM   #5952
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I have a flex fuel dyno tune from BCP, have not had any issues yet, car is also not running on kill per my request.

Corbin is very highly recommended by a few people I know, he was able to respond to my questions very quickly before I ended up with the dyno tune.

Very odd for BrenTuning not to respond, I have always heard good things.


Yea Iíve always had good interactions with Brentune. They emailed me back but not 100% happy with the replies. Seemed very short and did not answer my questions. Very disappointed

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Old 08-12-2020, 04:19 PM   #5953
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Any suggestions for brakes? I'm pretty excited to get the car back in a few weeks and need to start planning/saving. I really have no idea where to start with brakes.
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:32 PM   #5954
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Any suggestions for brakes? I'm pretty excited to get the car back in a few weeks and need to start planning/saving. I really have no idea where to start with brakes.
Brakes for what ?
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:36 AM   #5955
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Brakes for what ?
Looks like a 2017 WRX.

Check out KNS Brakes kits, they have the 4 pot front 2 pot rear OEM WRX kits for sale.

https://www.knsbrakes.com/c/car-item..._Upgrade+Items

Looks around $1300 without pads/rotors, would be a decent upgrade over stock.

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Old 08-14-2020, 11:53 AM   #5956
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My question was more for application as the stock wrx calipers are rather good.

It actually would likely be a downgrade as the 4 pot wrx calipers have smaller rotors (295x25.5mm) than the VA Wrx which has the same 316mmx30mm rotors as my old Legacy GT wagon.

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=1265631
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Old 08-14-2020, 03:38 PM   #5957
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Thanks for pointing that out, I was unaware of that.

So would the "budget" direct upgrades be the CTS-V Retrofit as the rotor I believe is 326x30 along with the 4 pot caliper?

The retrofit kit I found mentions *If you have a 2015+ WRX you will need 2005 5x114.3 STI rotors*. I assume then you need the 4pot STI rotor.

https://ctsvbrakeswap.com/products/f...er-bracket-kit
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Old 08-14-2020, 05:08 PM   #5958
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Really not needed unless you are building a pure track car which then you would be looking at AP Racing , Alcon or Stoptech kits

The stock calipers with good pads are good brakes
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Old 08-23-2020, 01:43 PM   #5959
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Finally brought my Legacy up to the mitten, getting her back to running condition after having a new IAG engine installed and dyno tuned by TPG Tuning in Pgh. Excited to get her out to some local events! Also any suggestions for a dealership? I have yet to get the takata airbag replaced on the passenger side, the car has been sitting since 2016ish...
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Old 08-23-2020, 01:47 PM   #5960
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Finally brought my Legacy up to the mitten, getting her back to running condition after having a new IAG engine installed and dyno tuned by TPG Tuning in Pgh. Excited to get her out to some local events! Also any suggestions for a dealership? I have yet to get the takata airbag replaced on the passenger side, the car has been sitting since 2016ish...
People generally go to Lafontaine , Hodges or Sellers depending on where you are located
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Old 08-23-2020, 03:12 PM   #5961
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I have no clue at all where else to turn and figured this was the most appropriate place to post....
I purchased an 05 wrx and my car has been at the mechanic for 3 MONTHS.... I am sick and tired of waiting on the MF and I am actively looking for mobile mechanic or something like that so I can have my injectors installed, it seemed simple enough to do so I attempted myself. I believe there are 5 bolts that hold the bracket over the fuel rail on either side of the engine, I got most the bolts off although they are rusty and may be slightly rounded off (unfortunately) I just want my car fixed and driving and it seems this is out of my ability to do on my own. I live 20ish miles south of grand Rapids, MI and am willing to haul it to you although I would prefer to not have to do this. If you know any friends who are legit or who do side work I want to get in touch ASAP, I NEED MY CAR RUNNING AGAIN, thanks!
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Old 09-03-2020, 12:35 PM   #5962
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I would call Flat Four Auto to see if he can get you in, the shop is in Troy and I have never heard anything negative about that shop.

Edit: NVM, just saw you were in the Grand Rapids Area, that is a bit of a hike for you.
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Old 09-12-2020, 12:50 PM   #5963
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Hi all.

First time car and first time Subaru owner here. Actually first time 9-2x owner. Got a stock 2006 Aero that I blew the clutch on. I live in Ypsilanti and am wondering what a good shop is to get the clutch replaced. For subie-specific spots I've heard some good things about Hodges in Ferndale. I also have a buddy with a Baja and another with a Forester who swear by Packard Auto in AA.

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Old 09-14-2020, 09:05 AM   #5964
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Hi all.

First time car and first time Subaru owner here. Actually first time 9-2x owner. Got a stock 2006 Aero that I blew the clutch on. I live in Ypsilanti and am wondering what a good shop is to get the clutch replaced. For subie-specific spots I've heard some good things about Hodges in Ferndale. I also have a buddy with a Baja and another with a Forester who swear by Packard Auto in AA.

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Flat Four in Troy is generally my go to place , I just drop my car off with matt.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:20 PM   #5965
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Flat Four in Troy is generally my go to place , I just drop my car off with matt.
Okay I've heard that from a couple of people. Leaning in that direction then thanks!
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:24 PM   #5966
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Okay I've heard that from a couple of people. Leaning in that direction then thanks!
Its also like a mile from me which is a big bonus
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Old 09-14-2020, 01:58 PM   #5967
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Hi all.

First time car and first time Subaru owner here. Actually first time 9-2x owner. Got a stock 2006 Aero that I blew the clutch on. I live in Ypsilanti and am wondering what a good shop is to get the clutch replaced. For subie-specific spots I've heard some good things about Hodges in Ferndale. I also have a buddy with a Baja and another with a Forester who swear by Packard Auto in AA.

Thanks!
If I wasn't still tied up on that long term project I would offer to do it. Located in Romulus EZ on/off I-94. But sadly need another three weeks at least to clear out the history project.
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:55 AM   #5968
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Hey question for guys running e85. Iíve got a 2015 wrx running e85 with mods and Deatschwerks dw65c pump. Iíve heard that running an ethanol percentage higher than 70 will hurt the pump. Any one else hear that?
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:18 PM   #5969
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Hey question for guys running e85. Iíve got a 2015 wrx running e85 with mods and Deatschwerks dw65c pump. Iíve heard that running an ethanol percentage higher than 70 will hurt the pump. Any one else hear that?
If the pump is designed for it then it should be fine , I have been running an AEM320 for a year now
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:56 PM   #5970
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If the pump is designed for it then it should be fine , I have been running an AEM320 for a year now


Ok. After I posted here I contacted Deatschwerks and they said my pump should handle 85% with no issues. Not sure why a tuner would tell me over 70 will hurt the pump
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:25 PM   #5971
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Ok. After I posted here I contacted Deatschwerks and they said my pump should handle 85% with no issues. Not sure why a tuner would tell me over 70 will hurt the pump
It's not going to hurt your DW65 lift pump in the tank, those are rated for E85.

Your factory high pressure pump at the rail is not rated to handle any kind of high ethanol. They typically fail with anything more than E30 ran through them over an extended period of time.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:42 PM   #5972
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It's not going to hurt your DW65 lift pump in the tank, those are rated for E85.



Your factory high pressure pump at the rail is not rated to handle any kind of high ethanol. They typically fail with anything more than E30 ran through them over an extended period of time.


Thanx. Where do I get one that will and how do I replace it?
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:54 PM   #5973
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Thanx. Where do I get one that will and how do I replace it?
The only options on the market I know of are the Nostrum Energy pump and IBR internal upgrade kit.

... but I know early on they were having reliability issues. Not sure if that's been solved.
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Old 09-17-2020, 02:22 PM   #5974
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On the VA WRX in order to reduce the wear on the HPFP its recommended to keep ethanol mixes around E50-60. I personally run a tank of 93 through mine every 2-3 tanks of E60 mix.

The mixes will however only reduce time to failure, and sadly the only pump out right now is the Nostrum unit. I had a friend running one of their pumps on his MK6 GTI, it lasted 5k miles, completely failed. There was also a Nostrum pump at Prime Motoring on a FA20 project they had, same result.. pump failure.

Honestly it would be more cost effective to use a OEM HPFP if yours starts to fail as Nostrum seems to have quality issues at the moment. Maybe Xtreme DI in Wixom will come up with something soon so we have more options.

The IBR kit got pulled due to functionality issues, I have not seen it come back onto the market.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:44 AM   #5975
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On the VA WRX in order to reduce the wear on the HPFP its recommended to keep ethanol mixes around E50-60. I personally run a tank of 93 through mine every 2-3 tanks of E60 mix.

The mixes will however only reduce time to failure, and sadly the only pump out right now is the Nostrum unit. I had a friend running one of their pumps on his MK6 GTI, it lasted 5k miles, completely failed. There was also a Nostrum pump at Prime Motoring on a FA20 project they had, same result.. pump failure.

Honestly it would be more cost effective to use a OEM HPFP if yours starts to fail as Nostrum seems to have quality issues at the moment. Maybe Xtreme DI in Wixom will come up with something soon so we have more options.

The IBR kit got pulled due to functionality issues, I have not seen it come back onto the market.


Oh no. That sucks. I ordered a nostrum pump today
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