Many questions
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

This is a discussion on Many questions within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I just got a 2008 WRX Hatch. I am wanting to do the beginners mods first. As of right now ...

  1. #1
    Registered User steve02008's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Livermore, CA
    Posts
    8

    Many questions

    I just got a 2008 WRX Hatch. I am wanting to do the beginners mods first. As of right now it has a cat back exhaust, AEM intake, lowered and 17" rims. I am new to this gas thing, been tuning and makeing diesels go fast. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,862
    I Support ClubWRX
    Welcome
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  4. #3
    Registered User steve02008's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Livermore, CA
    Posts
    8

    Many questions

    Thanks any addvise for me would be greatly appreciated

  5. #4
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,862
    I Support ClubWRX
    What are you trying to modify? Suspension? Brakes? Driveline? Engine? Stereo? Interior? Exterior?
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  6. #5
    Registered User steve02008's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Livermore, CA
    Posts
    8

    Many questions

    Sorry about that. I am looking to do so quick DIY engine mods, Suspension mods that would compliment the car already being lowered, what gauge placements look the best in the Hatch, I already have boost, egt, and fuel pressure.

  7. #6
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,862
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by steve02008
    Sorry about that. I am looking to do so quick DIY engine mods
    http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...hp?t=134325261
    Your next step is a downpipe and a tune.

    http://www.eqtuning.com/index.php

    EQTuning is a pretty well-respected shop not too far from you. Contact them when you're ready to install the downpipe and see what Ed has to say.

    Quote Originally Posted by steve02008
    Suspension mods that would compliment the car already being lowered
    Quality tires/alignment
    Sways/endlinks

    Quote Originally Posted by steve02008
    what gauge placements look the best in the Hatch, I already have boost, egt, and fuel pressure.
    Clock pod
    A-Pillar
    Last edited by EJ257; 11-17-2010 at 09:16 PM.
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  8. #7
    Registered User steve02008's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Livermore, CA
    Posts
    8

    Many questions

    you can still do an a-pillar pod with side air bags? car has been aligned and I was told that the tires were good. I am used to 38" tires. lol.

  9. #8
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,862
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by steve02008
    car has been aligned and I was told that the tires were good.
    What tires are on the car? The tires are the most important aspect of the way the car handles.

    What alignment specs you have? OE spec sucks in terms of performance.
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  10. #9
    Registered User steve02008's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Livermore, CA
    Posts
    8

    Many questions

    The tires that are on it are Dunlop DIREZZA Sport Z1 225-45R-17. It was aligned to stock specs. The tire company is who told me the tires were good. Like I said I don't know one way or the other.

    So is it or is it not possible to do A-pillar gauges with SAS.

    Should I be installing a boost controler on it? If so what would be recommened for stock tuneing for now?

    Thanks

  11. #10
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,862
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by steve02008
    The tires that are on it are Dunlop DIREZZA Sport Z1 225-45R-17. It was aligned to stock specs. The tire company is who told me the tires were good. Like I said I don't know one way or the other.
    If you have Z1 Star Specs, you've got great tires! I still recommend going with a custom alignment. There is a sticky in the suspension subforum which will give you a decent idea.

    My alignment is as follows:
    -1.5 Camber F
    -1.0 Camber R
    5.8 Caster

    Quote Originally Posted by steve02008
    Should I be installing a boost controler on it? If so what would be recommened for stock tuneing for now?
    Have you contacted EQTuning yet?
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  12. #11
    zax
    zax is offline
    \_(ツ)_/ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    13,436
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    what are you lowered on?
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  13. #12
    Registered User jd92677's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    2,136
    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    If you have Z1 Star Specs, you've got great tires! I still recommend going with a custom alignment. There is a sticky in the suspension subforum which will give you a decent idea.

    My alignment is as follows:
    -1.5 Camber F
    -1.0 Camber R
    5.8 Caster



    Have you contacted EQTuning yet?
    Sorry for the thread-jacking but how is your tire wear with those alignment specs? And how did you decide those were optimal numbers? I'm looking into re-aligning my car but I don't want to sacrifice tire wear. Car handles well but can always be better.

  14. #13
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,862
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677
    Sorry for the thread-jacking but how is your tire wear with those alignment specs?
    No noticeable extra tire wear. I usually rotate my tires every time I'm on the lift, which is usually around every 5-6K miles.

    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677
    And how did you decide those were optimal numbers?
    -1.5 is about the maximum you can pull out of the front with the stock hardware (sometimes you can only get -1.2-1.3); I have camber plates on my car, but I didn't want to go too much more aggressive than that. I like a little less camber in the rear, so I asked for a half degree difference (required rear camber bolts, which were ~$40 from my dealership).
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  15. #14
    Admiral Ackbar the 1st mycologist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Late Devonian
    Posts
    13,319
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677 View Post
    Sorry for the thread-jacking but how is your tire wear with those alignment specs? And how did you decide those were optimal numbers? I'm looking into re-aligning my car but I don't want to sacrifice tire wear. Car handles well but can always be better.
    I have run those specs for an extended period (don't get that much caster though). Tires wore evenly.

    Alignment basics
    "From a little spark may burst a mighty flame." - Dante
    "The stitch is lost unless the thread is knotted." - Italian proverb

  16. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    I hate the South, GA
    Posts
    164
    do you have a tune for that intake?

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •