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Old 04-02-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default NESIC opinion needed: One Step Colder Plugs in vf34 set-up?

Bill @ I-speed has suggested that I go from the stock plugs to one step colder plugs that he has sent me. I am running a vf34, full tbe, uppipe, tmic, catch can set-up and he has found that:

My timing has been low for a long time, even when I was being thrashed by Trey Cobb and his Detonation Port/ AccessPing. Could that be because I kept running the stock plugs? I did the conversion at 15K miles and now have 41K Gee, do you think it is time to change the original, stock plugs?

Hey, guys, thanks for the advice and ever-lasting humor and love!

Whit

ps: BTW, the new set of used STi struts that I bought from a kid in WA from his 2004 STi with 10K miles came with Group-N Tophats and Espelier GT Springs ($750). Redrum, Mumbles and myself (the ADD Commentator) installed them and found that Dave N. had sold me the crappiest rear end-links ever made--the sway-bar wants to be a trapeeze! lol...hi Dave...just trying to get you going...

3 days later...the right rear starts to clunk and stick!

So I called the kid and left a message saying I would send that strut back to him and that since I knew he was a reasonable guy he would take care of me. He left me a "ah, uhmm, ahh...umm...I'm not sure what to do?" meessage on my VM...dumbarse...he obviously doesn't know how crazy I am...lol If he doesn't give me $125 back I will start to send him presents similar to those my cat leaves for me in my sock drawer!
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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yes. mine ran smoother.
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Old 04-02-2005, 07:50 PM   #3
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really?
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Old 04-03-2005, 12:17 AM   #4
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Honestly Whit, what did you expect buying V8 struts again? The main reason people with STI's sell their struts is because they are getting the clunk and they want coilovers. You shoulda listened to me and got Koni inserts or heck even gotten AGX's for the rear. Anyway, hope your clunk goes away and the group n's get rid of bouncy bouncy.

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Old 04-03-2005, 12:19 AM   #5
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So basicly your saying your COBB nightmare was basicly due to something 100% unrelated?

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Old 04-03-2005, 12:26 AM   #6
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change the plugs, its not hard at all
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:25 PM   #7
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I was planning on doing the Koni inserts until I learned last week after having made the purchase that v 8 STi struts will not fit with the Koni inserts...argh!

V6--I don't think so...Bill Knose is the one who sent me the plugs because he thinks that the timing might be low because they are worn...diagnostically, I have no idea how to assess this without pulling the plugs out...I can't even read Delta Dash. As far as Trey's tuning goes...well, the information in the forefront (in various threads) speaks for itself. But that is old news. There is no comparison between the ECUTek shelf maps and those of Trey Cobb for larger turbos. He hasn't even resolved the OL/CL transition issue which causes COBB customers hesitation. DON'T get me started! Trey Cobb has been consulting CRAZYMIKIE for advice about remapping issues...what does that tell you? (Well, crazymikie is a crazy genius )
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Old 04-03-2005, 07:42 PM   #8
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what do you want for $20 bucks. And funny, no one else has ever had issues with the swaybar moving around with the oldschool whiteline endlinks.
Just snapping in half. Count yourself lucky

BTW,

<V8 sti struts here, still no clunk
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:22 PM   #9
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OMGHi2U

yeah but how's your engine?


Oooops! Did I just ask that?

How inconsiderate of me.....
I'd forgotten you killed it on purpose!
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:32 AM   #10
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yeah but how's your engine?


Oooops! Did I just ask that?

How inconsiderate of me.....
I'd forgotten you killed it on purpose!
Wait till you see its replacement later this month
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Red rocket says what?

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Old 04-04-2005, 08:43 AM   #12
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Quote:
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Red rocket says what?

~v6
my car doesnt start anymore says what?

die in a "wtb: washer and dryer" post?
Die in a dead battery?
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:28 PM   #13
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whit: btw, i use 40:60 synchromesh mobil1. it's on my website and in every post i have on this board regarding MT fluid!!!

as far as your question, yes, change your plugs... and test your compression while you're in there.

ken

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Old 04-05-2005, 02:33 AM   #14
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Red rocket says what?

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