hi- congrats on your new WRX I'm in Glendive occasionaly for work (but that's in my truck )- I belong to the Yellowstone SCCA, but I haven't raced in Billings for some time as their venues leave a little to be desired (on the small side), I do go to Helena though quite often though as they have a great place to race
Hello Big Sky. I Also live in Eastern Montana. I'm new here and recently bought a 03 WRX wagon And I love it. How often do you make it to Glendive?
helo big sky.i'm new here n really dont anything about subaru wrx but m studying by reading the tutoriols n and really2 trying to understand abt the car.slowly but making progress.my cousin borrow my car 2 days ago n last nite when i pick it up n just abt to drive home the car was making the most nosiest clanking knocking sound in the engine area n suddennly there was smoke frm underneath the hood and my car died.so i tow it home and wanting to find out what happen,i followed the step by step guide to how to remove engine parts n this is what i found. a hole in my engine.what should i do besides giving me the option of getting a new engine.can i fix it?n is it cheaper?i really dont have the budget to get a new engine
Hey bro you seem like the go to guy for wrx questions around here. I'm not new to cars. i am new to subarus though and wanna learn to work on mine. I had a question about spark plugs. what is the difference between copper platinum and iridium and which one would work best on and 02 wrx? thanks
Hi. I have questions re. your GG thread.
Koni has a new set of inserts / shocks for the GH but Koni USA doesn't have them in their system, or stock. Part #s are 8610-1453Sport and 8010-1055Sport. They are available overseas, but price is 2x the LGT set in the US. I might copy your build instead.
What adj. are you using on your car and how would the LGT Konis do with the '08 STi springs I would use with them. I know the fr. will be lower 10mm and the rear unchanged. Since the LGT rears need a groove cut to move the perch, what would you do... cut at 15mm up to keep the same rear height or 5mm up to even out the drop?
The rear stroke is shorter on the LGT Konis. Is that good or bad at stock or near-stock ride height? My car is a DD, no autox, just some spirited pass road driving.
Your picture showing the 9 piece hose kit installed is missing, can you please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello - New here and kind of lost. I see that you are the go to guy on changing spark plugs. I could only find the last page of your thread about it. I'd really appreciate some help. Thanks much.
Hello Big Sky-
good afternoon. I'm jimountain over on Nasioc and IWSTI,too
last I checked I was number 5 for the rear knuckle tool- wanted to check up on status/time out
just looking for a good suspension setup- and wondered if you are still keen on the DMS 40mm. Car is D.D. but I want to be serious with it at the track too.
cheers for now,
sorry I missed your message (pm works better)- the Com C's are a Group N like in they offer firmer bushings, they also offer modest increases in caster and camber- I think they are a great idea for those needing less than full on neg camber
if you keep the camber reasonable (say -2.0 or less) and keep toe 0 you'll be fine for tire wear- rotate them often as this helps as well (I do mine w/ every oil change- more often during autox season)
Concerning top hats. I was reading about the group N's. Then I came across the Whiteline com c's which seem to be cheaper. Was wondering if you had heard good things about them. Are they easy to adjust? I looked on the flatirons tuning website and it seemed like they were a step down from full on camber plates.
My next question concerned camber and tire wear. I had read on the alignment sticky that camber is a good thing as long as toe is at 0. I plan on running autox about 6-10 times a year and my wrx is mainly a DD. I'm looking to finish my suspension set up for this year with the Tic-Tok package from TIC with RCE Blacks! =-)