Discussion in 'Photo & Video Gallery' started by subie-roo, Aug 18, 2017.
God that's a sexy wagon.
Since my last update lots has happened with my beloved momwagon. On a trip to Minnesota what was supposed to be an easy visit to JM quickly turned into heartbreak when I learned I had low compression on 1 and 4. I think the culprit was repeated lean conditions that I would experience while cruising that I ignored for awhile because it seemed so minor. By the time I realized something was wrong I had misfires on all cylinders. Cleaning my MAF helped, but by then the damage was already done. I continued to send it, literally right back into the shop. Got photos from Jesse, my pistons had definitely seen better days.
While momwagon was visiting the great north, a hail storm ****ed her up pretty good. To say I am devastated is an understatement. Regardless of what happens with insurance, I am still finishing this build, and I will be keeping the wagon indefinitely as far as I'm concerned - I will likely be buried in it someday.
As usual, Jesse and the team at JM have been nothing but awesome through this process, guiding me through more questionable decisions. Luckily, this vehicle is retired as my daily, and show season just ended so I have some time to make momwagon right again.
Praying for you sister, that sucks! Hopefully she can be mended back to her original beauty. This is one of my all time favorite wagons
I refuse to "like" that post. Damn that sucks.
On a positive note, this setback hasn’t prevented me from making terrible Subaru decisions and I picked up this turd last week
It didn’t run but had a TON of suspension goodies installed at P&L by the previous owner.
Funny story - I looked at this same car last April prior to buying my white RS but the rear panels were so f’d up I had to pass (botched rust repair with ALL the bondo).
Got it running and it turns out the motor is solid, just needs a new throwout bearing and clutch which we are putting in this week. Swapped all the suspension components over to the white RS and hot damn it is fun!!!
Since I have absolutely no use for a 5th Subaru the blue RS has already found a new home, and after beating the piss out of it with some AutoX this weekend it will make its way to Colorado at the end of the month.
So the hail damage is 100% worse than expected, but rather than look at it as a setback, it’s an opportunity to address things I’ve wanted to change and couldn’t in the past. Updates will come as the work is completed but expect to see a cleaner look overall and some more JDM goodies
JM did an amazing job per usual on the motor and I can’t wait for the next chapter. We maxed out my pump with this new turbo, but still made killer power on less boost. The high compression really fills the gap that existed before and the car just feels better overall. I’ll likely look at pump options next season, my new job has me busy and I only get to drive her on the weekends anyways.
Until next time....
Roof rail delete...?
People say we Monkey around...
Here’s a hint: I may or may not be buying a full 05 donor vehicle (sedan) that just happens to have a Spec b 6 speed