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WRXNFX
03-20-2010, 01:44 AM
1. Clearing headlights.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=384488&perpage=25&highl%20ight=clear%20headlights&pagenumber=1

2. Anti Thief Bracket Removal. There is a STUPID bracket on the passenger strut tower that holds the anti thieft horn (if equipt) pull the braket and the horn. Then put the horn on the top bolt for the cruise control module. Stupid bracket gone, horn better.

3. Tightening the throttle cable. 02-05 WRX's have a cabe throttle, over time they get slack on do not give 100% throttle which will affect top power in several ways.

4. DRL Delete.

5. Fogs wired to run with parking lights.

6. Removing Dealership vinyl (NEVER LSS) :)

7. swaping tail lights. I like 06 and 07's many people prefer 04-05, :)

8. Free flash to stage 2. Any Open source user can do it. Some will, I flash anyone 'cuz I am a hustler. :D

Just4fuN
03-20-2010, 02:01 AM
No DRL delete?

No debadge?

No leaf delete?

I'm disappointed. :)

WRXNFX
03-20-2010, 02:07 AM
4. DRL Delete. 8)

5. Fogs with parking lights. :)

Debadging, I have not done that.. really.. :)

The fact that the leaf was there at all is a major FAIL on your part.

Just4fuN
03-20-2010, 02:24 AM
4. DRL Delete. 8)

5. Fogs with parking lights. :)

Debadging, I have not done that.. really.. :)

The fact that the leaf was there at all is a major FAIL on your part.

How was it my fault? It's clearly an aerodynamic issue with the windows down that Subaru overlooked. :lol:

You debadged the dealership badging on my trunk that day you went crazy "free-modding" my car. :P

WRXNFX
03-20-2010, 02:28 AM
6. Removing Dealership Vinyl (never LSS)

WRXNFX
03-20-2010, 02:29 AM
How was it my fault? It's clearly an aerodynamic issue with the windows down that Subaru overlooked. :lol:

You debadged the dealership badging on my trunk that day you went crazy "free-modding" my car. :P

Now you are going to pick on me.. Your car came to my house limp, and left pimp. :)

Just4fuN
03-20-2010, 02:33 AM
Now you are going to pick on me.. Your car came to my house limp, and left pimp. :)

If I recall correctly, my car left your house that day with a 1600rpm idle... :lol:

WRXNFX
03-20-2010, 02:44 AM
Now you are going to pick on me.. Your car came to my house limp, and left pimp. :)

If I recall correctly, my car left your house that day with a 1600rpm idle... :lol:

Correction, it got to your work with a 1600 Idle. :lol:

compro
03-20-2010, 07:20 AM
Now you are going to pick on me.. Your car came to my house limp, and left pimp. :)

If I recall correctly, my car left your house that day with a 1600rpm idle... :lol:

Correction, it got to your work with a 1600 Idle. :lol:

heard of launch control, well now theres stall control!

NachO_SRT
03-20-2010, 08:16 AM
It's called the "Automagic Parking Lot speed assistance device" or APLSAD - :lol:

NachO

zero7starz
03-20-2010, 09:32 AM
Clearing headlights was sooo not free for me haha.

scooby_rex
03-20-2010, 11:47 AM
what about wastegate adjustmenting?

WRXNFX
03-20-2010, 05:59 PM
Clearing headlights was sooo not free for me haha.
Why? Painting is optional.. :)

WRXNFX
03-20-2010, 06:01 PM
7. swaping tail lights. I like 06 and 07's many people prefer 04-05, :)

8. Free flash to stage 2. Any Open source user can do it. Some will, I flash anyone 'cuz I am a hustler. :D

ElScooby
03-20-2010, 07:21 PM
I flash anyone 'cuz I am a hustler. :D

No, you do it cause your a perv. :lol:

bada bing!!!

:wink:

Just4fuN
03-21-2010, 05:36 AM
How about these? :

Snorkus chop (for short-ram intake)
Resonator delete (for short-ram intake)
JDM tail light mod (for 04-05 tails)
Car wash? :lol:

WRXNFX
03-21-2010, 09:45 AM
How about these? :

Snorkus chop (for short-ram intake)
Resonator delete (for short-ram intake)
JDM tail light mod (for 04-05 tails)
Car wash? :lol:

Short ram is not a universally good mod.. I like it, but.....

I don't really get the JDM tail light mod.. rearranging the bulds.. :?

I guess they could be on your list.. :)

Just4fuN
03-21-2010, 12:01 PM
Short ram is not a universally good mod.. I like it, but.....

I don't really get the JDM tail light mod.. rearranging the bulds.. :?

I guess they could be on your list.. :)

Yeah, the bulb re-arrangement that makes the circular section of the tails your standard taillights. You 06-07 tail guys don't understand. :lol:

ndwolfwood
03-27-2010, 05:33 PM
Short ram is not a universally good mod.. I like it, but.....

I don't really get the JDM tail light mod.. rearranging the bulds.. :?

I guess they could be on your list.. :)

Yeah, the bulb re-arrangement that makes the circular section of the tails your standard taillights. You 06-07 tail guys don't understand. :lol:


thats how mine look...very nice at night...circle bulb stays on constant and others come on for brakes

Just4fuN
03-28-2010, 02:03 AM
thats how mine look...very nice at night...circle bulb stays on constant and others come on for brakes

Thank you for the vote of confidence!

dukenukem
04-02-2010, 02:29 PM
There is the free castor mod for STIs.

xI Light Ix
04-04-2010, 01:55 PM
hmmm this tail light one has me thinking. But do ppl think you are always stopping?

if only you could run it so the circle is always lit, then at stop the other two would go on.

Just4fuN
04-04-2010, 06:50 PM
hmmm this tail light one has me thinking. But do ppl think you are always stopping?

if only you could run it so the circle is always lit, then at stop the other two would go on.

That's exactly what it is:

Before:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r41/Boost3dwrx/WRX/tails1.jpg

After:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r41/Boost3dwrx/WRX/tails6.jpg

With brakes:
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r41/Boost3dwrx/WRX/Tails7.jpg

There are a lot of write-ups on how to do it. These pics were used from this write-up:

http://www.takebackthekeys.com/viewtopic.php?t=15

WRXNFX
04-04-2010, 07:18 PM
There is the free castor mod for STIs.

Which is? :)

xI Light Ix
04-04-2010, 08:25 PM
I did the tail lights. I think I like it :D

Just4fuN
04-04-2010, 08:29 PM
I did the tail lights. I think I like it :D

That didn't take long! :lol:

dukenukem
04-05-2010, 11:26 AM
There is the free castor mod for STIs.

Which is? :)
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-suspensi ... r-mod.html (http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-suspension-handling-stiffening/47176-free-castor-mod.html)

Thats the most informative thread about it.

c_04wrx
08-18-2010, 03:59 PM
WRXNFX- are you in Omaha or Kansas City? Ill take you up on that flash.

WRXNFX
08-18-2010, 04:20 PM
I am in KC tonight. 8)

What mods you got? TBE?

c_04wrx
08-20-2010, 02:07 PM
I am in KC tonight. 8)

What mods you got? TBE?

Well come back to Omaha then. :wink:

I know its a TBE, not sure of the size of the exhaust. Other than that the car is stock minus the rims.

WRXNFX
08-20-2010, 06:20 PM
I am in Omaha right now. I am not sure where you are. :)

c_04wrx
08-23-2010, 11:13 AM
I am in Omaha right now. I am not sure where you are. :)


I'm in Omaha. Around the 114th and Dodge area.

WRXNFX
08-23-2010, 12:26 PM
I am in Omaha right now. I am not sure where you are. :)


I'm in Omaha. Around the 114th and Dodge area.

That is my area too.

We may get together and do lulzardz springs this weekend we could do it then.

Blue Meanie
02-17-2011, 07:04 PM
8. Free flash to stage 2. Any Open source user can do it. Some will, I flash anyone 'cuz I am a hustler. :D

Is it true you can pick up a bunch of HP out of a stock WRX just by tuning?
If so, how much does it cost and where?

Also, I bought a short ram and it started tripping an error code within a week. After research it sounded like the only way it wouldn't hurt my engine was if it was tuned to match so I took it off (the quotes at the time were $500+ :cry: )

WRXNFX
02-17-2011, 07:12 PM
8. Free flash to stage 2. Any Open source user can do it. Some will, I flash anyone 'cuz I am a hustler. :D

Is it true you can pick up a bunch of HP out of a stock WRX just by tuning?
If so, how much does it cost and where?

Also, I bought a short ram and it started tripping an error code within a week. After research it sounded like the only way it wouldn't hurt my engine was if it was tuned to match so I took it off (the quotes at the time were $500+ :cry: )

It is true.

Stage 2 is your biggest, cheapest, gain but you need a TBE.

Stage one adds some power. Good free mod for sure.

I do it for free in KC North where I stay during the week.

AWD Bishop
02-18-2011, 09:18 AM
he's flashed a bunch of guys on the board here and haven't heard any complaints. Jeffs a good guy and a riot.

Not to mention, how can you complain about free.

rookrex
02-18-2011, 09:38 AM
I would recommend Stage 1 for sure. It made driving easier and the power much smoother.

Blue Meanie
02-18-2011, 11:55 AM
8. Free flash to stage 2. Any Open source user can do it. Some will, I flash anyone 'cuz I am a hustler. :D

Is it true you can pick up a bunch of HP out of a stock WRX just by tuning?
If so, how much does it cost and where?

Also, I bought a short ram and it started tripping an error code within a week. After research it sounded like the only way it wouldn't hurt my engine was if it was tuned to match so I took it off (the quotes at the time were $500+ :cry: )

It is true.

Stage 2 is your biggest, cheapest, gain but you need a TBE.

Stage one adds some power. Good free mod for sure.

I do it for free in KC North where I stay during the week.

Thanks WRX!!! What a cool thing to do for people!

So I need to go through all the intake and exhaust stuff before I bother with the flash? That's some serious bank but I've found a bunch of stuff on eBay that may do the trick for $300ish. I've got a ram intake but if I have to do the exhaust then it seems the best way to go is turboback. Then it goes on so should I just do the uppipe too? And what about headers? I mean if your all up in it should you just go ahead? Thoughts? pros? cons?

WRXNFX
02-18-2011, 02:25 PM
You can go stage 1 with a stock intake and exhaust..

No name intakes are a major PITA.

Stage two requires a TBE. (Turbo Back Exhaust) eBay "Tsudo" seems like a good cheapo, maybe the Meagan.

I run a Cobb catted DP and an SPT exhaust. deep rich sound, I love it.

VF34RX
02-18-2011, 02:57 PM
Jeff we need to set a date to run some logs.

WRXNFX
02-18-2011, 02:59 PM
Jeff we need to set a date to run some logs.

True

forumrecon153
02-18-2011, 03:29 PM
Thanks WRX!!! What a cool thing to do for people!

So I need to go through all the intake and exhaust stuff before I bother with the flash? That's some serious bank but I've found a bunch of stuff on eBay that may do the trick for $300ish. I've got a ram intake but if I have to do the exhaust then it seems the best way to go is turboback. Then it goes on so should I just do the uppipe too? And what about headers? I mean if your all up in it should you just go ahead? Thoughts? pros? cons?


i would do the uppipe asap since you have an 02 and im sure it has a fair amount of miles you need to get rid of the stock uppipe because it contains a CAT if it starts to come apart say goodbye to your turbo

Hydrolix
02-18-2011, 05:49 PM
Jeff, can you log someone who has been flashed with an AP?

WRXNFX
02-18-2011, 09:10 PM
Jeff, can you log someone who has been flashed with an AP?

Is it a version 1 or 2? I cannot talk to a V2 paired ECU.

Hydrolix
02-19-2011, 04:12 PM
Jeff, can you log someone who has been flashed with an AP?

Is it a version 1 or 2? I cannot talk to a V2 paired ECU.

Well, I actually have one of each, but that answers my question.

stinole
02-20-2011, 10:34 AM
Thanks WRX!!! What a cool thing to do for people!

So I need to go through all the intake and exhaust stuff before I bother with the flash? That's some serious bank but I've found a bunch of stuff on eBay that may do the trick for $300ish. I've got a ram intake but if I have to do the exhaust then it seems the best way to go is turboback. Then it goes on so should I just do the uppipe too? And what about headers? I mean if your all up in it should you just go ahead? Thoughts? pros? cons?


Here's another good deal, and I have this exact cat back. It sounds pretty good, and it's on the quiet side.

http://www.jnaperformance.com/index.php ... uct_id=703 (http://www.jnaperformance.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=703)

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 11:45 AM
Thanks stinole (Love the Henry gif by-the-way!)

So I'm going to put my nooby on the chopping block and just go ahead and ask... I was given the impression that stage one was all about the air flow IE intake and exhaust but I'm picking up different stuff from this thread.

Where can I find a definition of the stages? (I've been using www.scoobytuner.com (http://www.scoobytuner.com) as my easy general reference)

stinole
02-20-2011, 12:02 PM
Stage one is stock everything, just a tune. Stage 2 is turbo back (which is cat back+downpipe)+intake. On the WRX's, I think you get quite a bit by doing the up pipe also, but I'm not sure how much the gain is.

Don't worry about being a n00b. I'm from Honda S2000 world, and bought a car that had nearly everything I wanted done to it, so most of what I say is really hot air. And I know more about suspension than power.

Wish I could take credit for Henry... I got it off of another forum.

WRXNFX
02-20-2011, 12:24 PM
Thanks stinole (Love the Henry gif by-the-way!)

So I'm going to put my nooby on the chopping block and just go ahead and ask... I was given the impression that stage one was all about the air flow IE intake and exhaust but I'm picking up different stuff from this thread.

Where can I find a definition of the stages? (I've been using http://www.scoobytuner.com as my easy general reference)

Stages are sort of BS..

In my experience.

Stage 1, stock everything just ECU tune for better fueling and boost.

Stage 2, TBE allows the turbo to be more efficient and reduces EGTs by reducing back pressure..

Stage 3, is usually upgrading the turbo, meaning bigger injectors, fuel pump, inlet, up-pipe and custom tune.

Intake is not a stage per-say, and a cheap intake can hurt the car. I like the Typhoon, Cobb, SPT intakes. They are sock sized and require little to no adjusting, called MAF Scaling.

AWD Bishop
02-20-2011, 12:33 PM
Thanks stinole (Love the Henry gif by-the-way!)

So I'm going to put my nooby on the chopping block and just go ahead and ask... I was given the impression that stage one was all about the air flow IE intake and exhaust but I'm picking up different stuff from this thread.

Where can I find a definition of the stages? (I've been using http://www.scoobytuner.com as my easy general reference)

Stages are sort of BS..

In my experience.

Stage 1, stock everything just ECU tune for better fueling and boost.

Stage 2, TBE allows the turbo to be more efficient and reduces EGTs by reducing back pressure..

Stage 3, is usually upgrading the turbo, meaning bigger injectors, fuel pump, inlet, up-pipe and custom tune.

Intake is not a stage per-say, and a cheap intake can hurt the car. I like the Typhoon, Cobb, SPT intakes. They are sock sized and require little to no adjusting, called MAF Scaling.

^This. You will find different definitions of stages from different sites and resources. I have seen different cars sites breakdown stages differently but the listing Jeff gave seems to be the most common (especially with Subaru.) Use that as a reference.
I have also seen at times, people saying they are stage 1.5 or 2+. From what I could tell this is usually some minor add-on that gave a slight increase in HP but not enough to categorize as a stage.

stinole
02-20-2011, 12:39 PM
See? I'm full of hot air.

I agree stages are a bunch of BS, but it's the "cool" word to use. I guess stage 2 is easier to say then downpipe, cat back, intake, and tune.

WRXNFX
02-20-2011, 12:43 PM
See? I'm full of hot air.

I agree stages are a bunch of BS, but it's the "cool" word to use. I guess stage 2 is easier to say then downpipe, cat back, intake, and tune.

There is no intake needed, for stage 2.. :evil:

stinole
02-20-2011, 12:47 PM
It's on Cobb's list :lol:

WRXNFX
02-20-2011, 12:48 PM
It's on Cobb's list :lol:

I kill you.

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 01:50 PM
OK, so then back to my original question:

Can't I get some substantial HP out of just a tune on my stock motor?
(and is that something Jeff can do?)
(and could I put my SPT ram back on before hand and get it so that it doesn't trip errors?)

Sorry for all the "silly" questions, I appreciate your guys' imput!

stinole
02-20-2011, 01:52 PM
You'll get some power, but not a lot. The biggest gain to be had on the cars is in the downpipe. At least with the STi's, you can run stage 2 on just a downpipe.

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 01:53 PM
I kill you.

oh, and LOVE Jef fa fah... hysterical!

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 02:01 PM
You'll get some power, but not a lot. The biggest gain to be had on the cars is in the downpipe. At least with the STi's, you can run stage 2 on just a downpipe.

Blue's an '02 WRX Wagon, so what do you think about this setup, Downpipe:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280630364851&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT)

Into:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... MEWAX%3AIT (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380315814263&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT)

???

I'm not a freak about brand names because a lot of this shit is all made at the same place and then packaged with expensive names on it. I'm more concerned about performance then being able to say its a Perrin or something. My Daughter's BF just put this exhaust on his bug eye and it sounds great, they swear its from the manufacturer of the big name (HKS?). Thoughts?

stinole
02-20-2011, 02:03 PM
I can't speak for them. I know JNA stuff has at least a little respect. I know a lot of the cheaper exhausts rust really easy.

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 02:41 PM
I can't speak for them. I know JNA stuff has at least a little respect. I know a lot of the cheaper exhausts rust really easy.

Godspeed any good?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GODSPEED ... 2a0d9ff8ae (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GODSPEED-02-06-SUBARU-WRX-TURBO-CATBACK-EXHAUST-MUFFLER-/180617214126?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3ASubaru&hash=item2a0d9ff8ae)

stinole
02-20-2011, 02:59 PM
Supposedly these are the same as what I got, or that's what NASIOC seems to hint at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-TURBO- ... 508wt_1165 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-TURBO-OVAL-OEM-CATBACK-EXHAUST-SUBARU-WRX-STI-02-07-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQfitsZSubmodelQ3aWRXQQhashZitem2 a0e0df4d1QQitemZ180624422097QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTr uckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_3508wt_1165)

I wanted something more subdued then the Godspeed exhaust.

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 03:30 PM
Supposedly these are the same as what I got, or that's what NASIOC seems to hint at:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-TURBO- ... 508wt_1165 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3-TURBO-OVAL-OEM-CATBACK-EXHAUST-SUBARU-WRX-STI-02-07-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQfitsZSubmodelQ3aWRXQQhashZitem2 a0e0df4d1QQitemZ180624422097QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTr uckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_3508wt_1165)

I wanted something more subdued then the Godspeed exhaust.

Nice lead, thanks!

stinole
02-20-2011, 03:36 PM
If you make it out to the meet next Tuesday (the 1st), I'll be there and you can hear it in person. I have a Cobb catted dp, so a different downpipe will change the sound slightly, and a catless dp will make the car louder.

Can't go this week unless my paper starts writing itself.

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 04:27 PM
If you make it out to the meet next Tuesday (the 1st), I'll be there and you can hear it in person. I have a Cobb catted dp, so a different downpipe will change the sound slightly, and a catless dp will make the car louder.

Can't go this week unless my paper starts writing itself.

Where are the meets held? (does it change from week to week?)

stinole
02-20-2011, 04:33 PM
They occasionally change, but are usually held at BWW at 105th and Metcalf. Keep an eye on this thread: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=20632 (http://kcsubaru.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=20632)

WRXNFX
02-20-2011, 04:38 PM
What codes was the SPT throwing?

I know a couple members had to scale the MAF.

This is a time intensive activity, I have only had some experience with.. :(

Intake alone does not require a tune, unless it is throwing CELs. LOL Then the intake it's self has to be adjusted for, which kinda sucks.

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 04:46 PM
They occasionally change, but are usually held at BWW at 105th and Metcalf. Keep an eye on this thread: http://kcsubaru.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=20632

Cool, I'll be there... maybe even this Tuesday. Any problem bringing my two year old? (My wife's in school that night)

stinole
02-20-2011, 04:47 PM
They occasionally change, but are usually held at BWW at 105th and Metcalf. Keep an eye on this thread: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=20632 (http://kcsubaru.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=20632)

Cool, I'll be there... maybe even this Tuesday. Any problem bringing my two year old? (My wife's in school that night)

No problem bringing kids, though I wouldn't consider some of the discussions to be exactly kid friendly...

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 04:53 PM
What codes was the SPT throwing?

I know a couple members had to scale the MAF.

This is a time intensive activity, I have only had some experience with.. :(

Intake alone does not require a tune, unless it is throwing CELs. LOL Then the intake it's self has to be adjusted for, which kinda sucks.

You know, its been a couple years so I don't remember and my friend with the error checker lives in Reno (where we moved from) so I'd be shy about trying to reproduce it. All I remember is that I looked the code up on NASIOC and found references to it and the intakes and that if I left it on (without tuning for it) that it would F my engine. Also have found some stuff about the ECU trying to adjust around it so effectively losing any gain you might get from it?

(and I have no idea what a MAF or CEL is :oops: )

WRXNFX
02-20-2011, 05:02 PM
MAF is the sensor in the intake "Mass Air Flow" sensor.

CEL is Check Engine light.

If the intake was giving you codes I would leave it out.

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 06:24 PM
MAF is the sensor in the intake "Mass Air Flow" sensor.

CEL is Check Engine light.

If the intake was giving you codes I would leave it out.

Thank you again! That sounds right it, it tripped the CEL and I had (of course) plugged the sensor in.

What about the ECU over riding any performance increases? BS?

I think maybe I'll try putting it back on without the sensor and see what happens... would you be willing to please do your flash thing on her after I do? (This week sometime?)

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 06:31 PM
They occasionally change, but are usually held at BWW at 105th and Metcalf. Keep an eye on this thread: http://kcsubaru.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=20632

Cool, I'll be there... maybe even this Tuesday. Any problem bringing my two year old? (My wife's in school that night)

No problem bringing kids, though I wouldn't consider some of the discussions to be exactly kid friendly...

Wife and I swear like sailors and he's too young to understand content so as long as no one try to pass him a dube or a shot then we're all good... :lol:

WRXNFX
02-20-2011, 08:21 PM
What about the ECU over riding any performance increases? BS?


We are pretty well jacking this thread, but oh well.

The ECU will lean around "chips", most of which lie to the car about the intake temp, this will make it add more fuel, but the car will adjust the fueling back over time.

Flashing the ECU sets new fueling and boost targets, that will try to meet forever. Not some trick for the ECU to learn around.

You might try reading through the Tuning and ECU forum.

viewforum.php?f=40 (http://www.kcsubaru.com/viewforum.php?f=40)

Blue Meanie
02-20-2011, 08:57 PM
We are pretty well jacking this thread, but oh well.

hmmmm... another nooby manuever! :bounce: How should I have better handled all my rooky inquiries?

stinole
02-20-2011, 09:02 PM
I would have posted in Engine and Powertrain or ECU Tuning, personally. No worries though; we are pretty laid back here in general. You just might have gotten more help in one of those forums, but we got you what you need.

WRXNFX
02-20-2011, 10:00 PM
We are pretty well jacking this thread, but oh well.

hmmmm... another nooby manuever! :bounce: How should I have better handled all my rooky inquiries?

We are a small board and you meant well, do not worry..

When in doubt the Soobie lounge is a good start..

Tuning and ECU based on the topics..

Some people skim the forum for what they like to help with or talk about, so by putting it there, you would have maybe attracted a couple more experts..

You are good though. :)

Blue Meanie
02-23-2011, 10:33 AM
MAF is the sensor in the intake "Mass Air Flow" sensor.

CEL is Check Engine light.

If the intake was giving you codes I would leave it out.

Woohooo... I think I figured out my intake problem and the CEL issue!

Yesterday, for the meet, I put the intake back on and left the MAF off and when I started her up there was the CEL immediately. So turned her back off and reinstalled the MAF and still no change, the CEL just glared at me. Plus, on my way down to the meet she ran just a little weird, nothing serious just kind of hesitant at times.

So last night in one of those half awake revalations it occured to me that I had bought the intake used and it had come with the MAF sensor already installed in the intake. It looked identical to mine for all intents and purposes, "DENSO" or something on it like mine, so I had been just plugging into that. So I thought 'how much can air flow really change a reading compared to a bad MAF sensor?' This morning I took that used MAF out and replaced it with mine and viola! It works perfectly! :D

WRXNFX
02-23-2011, 10:48 AM
MAF is the sensor in the intake "Mass Air Flow" sensor.

CEL is Check Engine light.

If the intake was giving you codes I would leave it out.

Woohooo... I think I figured out my intake problem and the CEL issue!

Yesterday, for the meet, I put the intake back on and left the MAF off and when I started her up there was the CEL immediately. So turned her back off and reinstalled the MAF and still no change, the CEL just glared at me. Plus, on my way down to the meet she ran just a little weird, nothing serious just kind of hesitant at times.

So last night in one of those half awake revalations it occured to me that I had bought the intake used and it had come with the MAF sensor already installed in the intake. It looked identical to mine for all intents and purposes, "DENSO" or something on it like mine, so I had been just plugging into that. So I thought 'how much can air flow really change a reading compared to a bad MAF sensor?' This morning I took that used MAF out and replaced it with mine and viola! It works perfectly! :D

Well done.

Crispy
02-23-2011, 10:53 AM
Could be a bad maf or could just need to be cleaned, especially if it's an oiled filter.

WRXNFX
02-23-2011, 12:39 PM
Could be a bad maf or could just need to be cleaned, especially if it's an oiled filter.

Good point. Electronics cleaner is the tool for that job meanie.

Blue Meanie
02-23-2011, 01:33 PM
Could be a bad maf or could just need to be cleaned, especially if it's an oiled filter.

Good point. Electronics cleaner is the tool for that job meanie.

Yeah, thought about that but since I can't use two at once figured I may as well use the one I know works... :wink:

Maybe I'll try and clean the other one someday and sell it

JDFnKC
02-24-2011, 11:05 PM
ok. time for my two cents. first, Blue, at the moment i am running a full Godspeed tbe. and anyone that has heard my car has to admit it sounds good. second, from what i have found, (someone please correct this if im wrong) godspeed is a somewhat newer company spun off by a larger, so i am getting ready to try out there intercooler pipe kit and blowoff valve.

Jeff. YOU. FREAKIN. ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!
for those of you that dont know, ask jeff.

back to blue, "stage 1" on an ej20 does have a noticeable difference, as long as you do as your told during the tune. :oops: yeah i didnt quit got 100% on the throttle and jeff had to do it twice. sorry again bud.

hey jeff. what stage would you have to concider mine now? no injector change, no intake, but turbo and "pin point accuracy with mathmatics "? :lol:

WRXNFX
02-24-2011, 11:40 PM
stage 2.12 LOL

Blue Meanie
02-25-2011, 10:54 AM
Thank you for the answer JDF!

OK, back on topic for me. I'm a broke ass MF right now so I'm looking at these 'Free Mods' more seriously:


3. Tightening the throttle cable. 02-05 WRX's have a cabe throttle, over time they get slack on do not give 100% throttle which will affect top power in several ways.
4. DRL Delete.
5. Fogs wired to run with parking lights
3. Is tightening this throttle cable easy to do? (Will it be obvious to find and fix with simple tools)
4. What's a DRL Delete?
5. Can I get any links or help on how to wire the fogs? (What I'm really interested in is the fogs staying on when the highbeams are so I'm thinking this will address it)


No debadge?
No leaf delete?
I want to 'debadge' the Subaru off my rear end. How hard is this and will I need special tools?
What's a leaf delete?


what about wastegate adjustmenting?
...and what's this? (and again, how)

Lastly, unless there are other freebies not mentioned, my daughter's BF blacked out his headlights (pic below) using a heat gun and I think it looks pretty good (sure beats a couple bills on JDMs). Has anyone tried this or know how?

As always I appreciate your help. These forums are great but as an old hotrod guy with no tuning experience on riceburners I get baffled by all the acronyms and suggestions without explanations so please be patient with me.

JDFnKC
02-26-2011, 03:22 PM
wow... That's a bunch o' questions. Starting with debadge, you need a hair dryer or a heat gun. Waist gate, not recommended unless you know what your playing with. Throttle cables, on top of the engine (attached to the throttle. ;) ). And the black out head lights? Ask really nice and I might help you with it. :)

Blue Meanie
02-26-2011, 05:50 PM
And the black out head lights? Ask really nice and I might help you with it. :)

Pretty, pretty, pretty please? With a six-pack on top? :D

scooby_rex
02-26-2011, 10:59 PM
3. Is tightening this throttle cable easy to do? (Will it be obvious to find and fix with simple tools)
4. What's a DRL Delete?
5. Can I get any links or help on how to wire the fogs? (What I'm really interested in is the fogs staying on when the highbeams are so I'm thinking this will address it)

[quote="scooby_rex":eudbt1ws]what about wastegate adjustmenting?
...and what's this? (and again, how)

Lastly, unless there are other freebies not mentioned, my daughter's BF blacked out his headlights (pic below) using a heat gun and I think it looks pretty good (sure beats a couple bills on JDMs). Has anyone tried this or know how?[/quote:eudbt1ws]

DRL = daytime running lights, on some cars it's as easy as unplugging a cable I think on others you snip a wire (there's a thread in the tech sections somewhere that details it more)

Wastegate adjustment would need to be done while you're logging the car (or have someone logging it for you). Without logging you'd be running the risk of running lean. To actually adjust it, you just turn a nut on the wastegate arm. It's probably not the best first project, but is sometimes needed to hit boost targets.

As far as the headlight part goes, there are also threads about the process in the technical sections, too. Short story is you heat them up in an oven, pry them apart, paint them, and put it all back together.

WRXNFX
02-27-2011, 03:03 AM
3. Is tightening this throttle cable easy to do? (Will it be obvious to find and fix with simple tools)


Yes. very easy.

alaNi
04-23-2011, 01:54 PM
Who would be nice enough to do the stage 2 flash? <3 <3 I have the full tbe and I want to be your very best friend!

WRXNFX
07-16-2011, 12:42 PM
Hey mods, there are some really great DIY's in here, is there a way to change the settings in here?

scooby_rex
07-16-2011, 09:48 PM
Hey mods, there are some really great DIY's in here, is there a way to change the settings in here?

what do you mean? settings for what?

WRXNFX
07-16-2011, 10:34 PM
what do you mean? settings for what?

When I went into tips and tricks it was empty accept for the Sticky's because everything else was over 75 days old.. since it is a slower moving forum, maybe it's defaults could be stretched?

scooby_rex
07-17-2011, 02:25 PM
When I went into tips and tricks it was empty accept for the Sticky's because everything else was over 75 days old.. since it is a slower moving forum, maybe it's defaults could be stretched?

wouldn't it be just as easy for everyone to decide for themselves? I would hope that everyone would be able to see that (but of course that is just my opinion)

WRXNFX
07-17-2011, 03:57 PM
I think we have defined the two sides to this discussion...

I think an empty forum, on entry is a waste.

Ideally I would think, last 75 days or 10 threads, which ever is more??

DevXTech
07-17-2011, 10:18 PM
I think we have defined the two sides to this discussion...

I think an empty forum, on entry is a waste.

Ideally I would think, last 75 days or 10 threads, which ever is more??
Fixed.

WRXNFX
07-25-2011, 09:16 PM
Fixed.

Alan, why can't I quit you??? :)

kdavidm04
08-03-2011, 03:41 PM
It is true.

Stage 2 is your biggest, cheapest, gain but you need a TBE.

Stage one adds some power. Good free mod for sure.

I do it for free in KC North where I stay during the week.
Hey WRX do you still stay in KC North? If so could you do a stage 1 flash on a 2011 wrx for me?

tyranosaurs-WRX
08-03-2011, 03:45 PM
Hey WRX do you still stay in KC North? If so could you do a stage 1 flash on a 2011 wrx for me?

sorry bro, He moved home to Omaha a few months ago. I am not positive who does flashes anymore but I think justin 05 sti has a tactrix cable and is capable of flashing but don't quote me on that

WRXNFX
08-03-2011, 05:42 PM
+1 to what t-rex said. Maybe by the time you are ready for stage 2 I ill come visit.. :)

kdavidm04
08-04-2011, 09:27 AM
+1 to what t-rex said. Maybe by the time you are ready for stage 2 I ill come visit.. :)

I'll try and find out who will do a stage 1. It'll be awhile for stage 2. Planning and paying for a wedding in April so won't be purchasing any upgrades until after then.

PsychoSubie
06-06-2012, 05:04 PM
So I came across this mod for a short ram intake. I did it before I even new there was a mod out there and it seems to work on my car so far ( still testing it out )

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine-performance/106371-diy-short-ram-intake.html

Hydrolix
06-07-2012, 12:53 PM
So I came across this mod for a short ram intake. I did it before I even new there was a mod out there and it seems to work on my car so far ( still testing it out )

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine-performance/106371-diy-short-ram-intake.html

This mod frightens me. Our cars MAFs are so sensitive that there are only 2 ram intakes on the market that don't "require" tuning and even then, most places will tell you that you should. For the record, those are the K&N Typhoon (and by proxy the SPT since it is a K&N Typhoon re-branded) and the COBB short ram.

CZ03WRX
06-07-2012, 12:57 PM
This mod frightens me. Our cars MAFs are so sensitive that there are only 2 ram intakes on the market that don't "require" tuning and even then, most places will tell you that you should. For the record, those are the K&N Typhoon (and by proxy the SPT since it is a K&N Typhoon re-branded) and the COBB short ram.

Agreed. And as stated elsewhere, the stock airbox is your best option until like 500+ hp

PsychoSubie
06-07-2012, 03:42 PM
ya I just seen this and had already tried it before I seen it and as stated I am still testing but I am going to go back to my hacked up box cause I can only get 15 psi boost out of this.

CZ03WRX
06-07-2012, 03:52 PM
ya I just seen this and had already tried it before I seen it and as stated I am still testing but I am going to go back to my hacked up box cause I can only get 15 psi boost out of this.

Don't get me the idea is very cool and would be cooler if it was working for you. It just doesn't really add power on these cars.

WRXNFX
03-18-2014, 11:35 PM
Bump it up? :)

ForrestGreen
07-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Great write up