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Eric Beland

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

Eric Beland10 days ago

Need a little help here, i recently installed my summer wheels back on and noticed that my car begins to shake at highway speeds. I filled them up to 40 psi (rated at 44) and even took them off later to check if i installed them wrong, but found nothing. I also recall hitting a large pothole on the way to the highway. Anyway, the shaking seems to be intermittent and only happens over 55 mph, no noise and

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[]Gregory Garoppolo

Find a wheel shop and have them check your wheels for roundness and balance your wheels. You might have thrown a wheel weight and now be out of balance. You might have bent a wheel and now need to be straightened, or maybe just rebalanced. Does the vibration go away above a certain speed? Unbalanced wheels tend to be frequency/speed dependent vibrations, while a bent wheel can get worse with increasing speed.

[]Eric Beland

The shaking starts around 55 mph and comes and goes at highway speeds

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Sounds like your wheel came unbalanced, which is usually pretty cheap and quick to fix, like $15 per wheel in my area.

[]Maggie Johnson

I’d take it to a tire shop and make sure they were balanced and weighted correctly. Or have a mechanic check over your suspension, it really could be anything

[]Wilson Oberholzer

Sounds like the wheels/tires need to be rebalanced

[]Eric Beland

My father thought so too, I'll have to get that done soon

[]Wilson Oberholzer

If that doesn't take care of it I'd first make sure that all of your suspension pieces are in good shape and if they are then maybe it needs an alignment. With it happening right after changing the wheels though I'd definitely think that it was the wheel/tire balancing.

[]Sebastian Nounou

First of all 44psi is MAXIMUM inflation, 40psi is way over inflated.

You likely have a bent wheel, it could’ve also lost some weights or come out of balance from wear.

Get your wheels balanced.

[]Robert Sixto

Could be wheel balance as others mentioned. Also make sure they aren't directional tread, you may have switched things up when putting them on for the season. Check the tires really well for any bulges as well.

[]Tom Armstrong

Sounds like wheel balance is off for sure. Also, try dropping the pressure down to 35, 40 is kinda high. Look at the sticker on the door jam to see what it should be

Eric Beland11 days ago

Now that i have the updated app i get to see the real numbers, and I'm quite shocked! This is only just the beginning...

Eric Beland11 days ago

Finally got the chance to clean up the ride, didn't get it totally clean (ran out of quick detailer) but still a lot better than it was this morning. #carporn #daily_driver #subaru #wrx

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[]Kit Lau

Looking clean!

[]Maggie Johnson

😍

Eric Beland24 days ago

Finally got the chance to put the summer wheels back on, just waiting on the suspension parts to arrive now #carporn #daily_driver

Eric Beland27 days ago

Spent my tax return this morning... some new parts on the way 😁 #newmod #subispeed

Eric Beland37 days ago

Finally got the chance to clean all the sand and salt off my car, still waiting on warmer weather to start buying more parts #Clean #WRX

Eric Beland201 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 Beland212 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 Beland277 days ago

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

Eric Beland278 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 Beland279 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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[]Nicholas Koenig

Check out Spintech mufflers. I finally put one on my Z a month or two ago. Over the course of a year or so I looked everywhere for a video with a Spintech on an L series engine. The closest I found was on a 240z... that was LS swapped HAHA. Long story short, I love it on my L28. Cant wait to ditch the log manifold and really open it up with some new headers.

[]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.

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[]Basir Khan

So got any video of that exhaust? 😁

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Eric Beland294 days ago

Now i wait...

[]Kit Lau

or tax return?

Eric Beland302 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 Beland350 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 Beland427 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 Beland440 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 Beland444 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 Beland445 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 Beland445 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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