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Eric Beland

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Just an enthusiast looking to make my way in the tuning industry!

Eric Beland43 days ago

I took my WRX to the dealership today for a top engine cleaning. On my way home I discovered that it nearly dies when idling. Is this a side effect of the cleaning or did someone at the dealership mess something up?

[]Mohib Ali

They might have gotten water into the intake or they might have gotten water on mass air flow sensor

Eric Beland54 days ago

Anyone else find that the Wheelwell app is hard to use sometimes? I noticed that it doesn't properly update parts or info when you are editing some details, also my uninstalled parts only appear on the site and not on the app. Plus, my mod score is higher on the site? Weird.

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[]Fox Nixor

I fluctuate between the app and the mobile site. *yelling at the internet gods* fix the app please!!!!!! Ü

[]Andrew Johnson

Yeah, the iOS app is way over due for an update. The Android version is better. If you're on iOS, try using the mobile web version, things should be much better there.

[]Flip Nar

Yeah mobile iOS app is not well made.

[]Jordan Shuster

iOS app has quite a few bugs :/

[]Aaron Price

Yee.. app doesnt play to nice with mobile. iOS anyway.

[]Jaime C.

I find issues with the app, the mobile web version, and the PC based web version. They all have their own issues, so I actually use all three depending what I need to do. For instance I will add a part on the app just to get the template down and add all my pictures. Then I go to the pc for adding notes or a review, because its basically the only way to format a post properly.

[]Basir Khan

Hey Eric, would you happen to be using the iPhone app by any chance?

[]Eric Beland

Yes i am

[]Basir Khan

I suggest using the mobile web version of the site instead. Go to wheelwell.com from Chrome or Safari on your iPhone. It's a much better experience than the native app (we're working on updating the app).

Eric Beland119 days ago

Freshly waxed and all shined up! Haven't had the time to fully clean up the ride until today.

Eric Beland120 days ago

Looking to get an air/oil separator for my WRX but I'm not sure which to get. I see quite a wide price range from $100 to over $500 (that's a little ridiculous) but not many have reviews. If anyone has one i would like to know how well it works and if it would be worth the price. Just trying to narrow down the choices is all...

Eric Beland122 days ago

If anyone is debating on getting an exhaust for any car, don't put too much faith in how it sounds in a video. It's best to find someone with that product or a similar one and hear it in person. I was lucky enough to find the exhaust with the right sound i wanted, but that is almost never the case. Do your research for any parts you purchase for your vehicle, I can't stress that enough!

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[]Josh Salisbury

This makes a great point on one of my old cars I ended up going through I believe was 9 different combinations of exhaust parts (making a whole turbo back setup) just to find the perfect sound for the car. It worked in the long run but I don't ever want to admit how much I spent in the process.

[]Eric Beland

Damn that's a lot of money down the drain

[]Josh Salisbury

Well I sold what i didn't use so it wasn't all a comolete loss but in the end i had the sound I wanted so i was happy and that's all I cared about.

[]Jeff Bowman

I cant agree more! If i went by just the videos, i would have never gotten the exhaust i currently have!

[]Ernie Szots

And in my case, maybe no benefit to an exhaust upgrade at all. Might even hurt performance lol. I've always understood the benefits of an exhaust system when complete - intake to muffler tip and everything in between - but without tuning thereafter, from what I understand, a lot of folks are actually losing performance. In my locked down ECU environment, I wouldn't be able to tune unless I go with a new stand-alone, or piggyback ECU setup, so I might actually see a loss in performance with just the intake/exhaust pieces alone.

What were your initial impressions after installing the GrimmSpeed downpipe, Borla catback and Torque Solutions hangers? Have you tuned since, or plan to?

[]Wilson Oberholzer

I think the exhaust upgrade risks being no benefit if the car is N/A. Even with an otherwise stock setup and no tuning I noticed a decent improvement in how quickly my turbo spooled up on my Saab when I installed a catback. Maybe I'm just an exception rather than the rule with it but the butt-dyno numbers didn't lie.

[]Ernie Szots

I would assume and agree that forced induction changes things.

[]Craig Crall

All good very points. Original equipment exhaust systems have come a long way over the years, with drastic improvements in catalytic converters especially, so significant performance gains from simple exhaust mods, especially with regard to "cat-back" systems are less substantial, unless you're planning on upgrading other parts of your engine.

I agree that the exception to this would be turbo'd engines, which thrive on low back pressure systems for a variety of reasons.

[]Eric Beland

I don't currently have a downpipe, since i would definately need a tune after that (and void my warrenty). So far it's a lot better than stock, no drone below 2k rpm and it's very quiet until i really get on it. I noticed the hangers help keep it in place too

[]Ernie Szots

Nice.

[]Basir Khan

So got any video of that exhaust? 😁

[]Eric Beland

I took a small video right after installing but there was too much background noise, might record another

[]Ernie Szots

LOL

[]Sebastian Nounou

Some would say don't modify your car for sound lol.

[]Eric Beland

It's just a start for future mods

Eric Beland137 days ago

Now i wait...

[]Kit Lau

or tax return?

Eric Beland145 days ago

Done with the exterior of my 2017 WRX (ha yea right...) and now looking into starting to do some performance mods. I've heard great reviews about MA Performance, particularly their stage 1 and 2 packages, but i want to hear from others to see what's out there and if there are any problems i should know about ahead of time (aside from the infamous weak C-rods of the FA20). Not looking for insane builds, just a good boost in

Eric Beland193 days ago

Definitely a worthwhile purchase, the car looked great before but the wheels add so much more presence. I love the aggressive stance! Now i just have to be more careful of curbs...

[]Kit Lau

Looks great!!!

Eric Beland269 days ago

Got the replacement bezel in the mail, free of charge thanks to Subispeed! Hopefully this one doesn't allow moisture to get in and ruin the bulbs.

Eric Beland283 days ago

Future wishlist in terms of performance parts for the WRX, debating on the full exhaust from MAP or going with all but the catback and getting the Invidia R400 catback with it all. Not sure if there's a warrenty on the R400 but it looks and sounds aggressive. [Photos show MAP intercooler/chargepipe, MAP stage 2 w/ intake/full exhaust, and Invidia Gemini R400 catback]

Eric Beland286 days ago

That awkward moment when someone flashes their high beams at you because they think yours are on. Joke's on them, those were my daytime lights!

Eric Beland287 days ago

Well this is annoying... Noticed this earlier while looking at the new lights i put in. I got these bezels a few weeks ago and they are already starting to have lighting problems. Does anyone know why this would happen?

Eric Beland287 days ago

Got the OLM bulbs and tail as turn modules installed, easy and simple only took me 10 minutes. Very bright, the only problem i have is the new reverse bulbs don't stay in very well and may fall out. Something i have to look into later on i guess.

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