Discussion in 'General Subaru Discussion' started by Clem, Oct 24, 2016.
Good to know. Thanks for the info.
I keep debating between a box and a basket... I have zero experience with either, but I lean towards the basket still...
I vote yes...get the AccessPort! Let me live vicariously for a while! haha.
I was at morries today and saw another SJ white with a yakima basket I dunno looks good either way. I didn't know I could leave my box on when I get the car serviced.
Hey. That was me. Sorry I could not stop to talk. Was late picking up the kids from daycare. Nice car!
I have came in for servive with both the roof basket as well as the yakima skybox. I do not let them wash the car with the skybox though.
I only fill up at BP with 93 octane.
You could also see if there are any TSBs on the Subaru Tech Info page. I've read that on some of the SJ models, they'll [Subaru] do a reflash with a new or updated map.
I believe you can find the TSBs on techinfo.subaru.com under "Online Reference" then select "Technical Service Bulletin" in the first option.
I can state that I have the most recent map flash and the OTS map has the same stutter.
Danoz clamp fix party?
Wise. Owners manual recommends 93.
Drove it 5,200 miles on a road trip!
I'll try to get some additional photos uploaded soon. It was an excellent vehicle to be in!
Man, that blue is perrrrrdy!
Someone is in the process of doing a full STI swap on their '15 FXT.
Just subscribed as well!
Also, Is anyone experiencing wear on their steering wheel? What started as a small rip has escalated to more coming off....
Now, my initial reaction is to just order the 15+ STi wheel and call it a day. But the responsible me says wait until it's absolutely unbearable... I think we all know which angel/demon on my should will most likely win this one...
Is your wheel leather-wrapped? Or is the synthetic material?
It's the leather wheel -I don't think the SJ XTs have another OEM option from the factory.
I just sh*t my pants when I heard that hail starting. I ran my ass downstairs and hightailed it up the street to the local SA.
I guess I'll see if there is any dings when everything dries out.
Gnarly little storm, but I sure do hate hail without a garage..... dammit!!
No garage!? Man, that's my worst nightmare. Hail, snowz, sunshine...no buenos for vehicles.
Thats the one thing I wish I had. If I had to choose between a yard, deck/stoop, or garage... I'd pick garage all day. My Foz is an alley cat.
Update: Looks like I'm okay. Haven't noticed any dings yet. Only had about pea-sized hail in Uptown.
I guess that technically it's better in the winter when it comes to road solvents.
MPLS --> Iowa City, IA --> Troy, MO. Rolled over the 60k mark on the trip down here... Now the car will fall apart.
I've heard that after 60k its a MUST that you go full turboback, TGV/EGR deletes, charge pipe, CVT cooler and protune in order to keep 'er running strong.....
That is truth. Pretty sure that it's in the manual.
Hopefully you make it to 80085
I say that you should take a picture if/when you do!
Haha, we will see...
I snagged a set of OEM halogen headlights from a forum member over on the Forester forum. I planned on mailing them out for retrofitting. However I didn't realize that they come from a trim level which does not have the C light.
My question is, well more like a shot in the dark, could I, hypothetically, swap in these halogen lights (I have the HID reflectors) while I ship out my stock assemblies?
I'm thinking if I don't drive at night and keep the low beams set to off, I could get away with this swap until the completed retrofit gets shipped back.
I'm thinking you should be just fine... the only question is if there is a different wiring harness though for a ballast for the OEM HID...
There probably is, but the high beams and turn signal lights are still halogen. I've never dinked around with headlights before so I don't know how many harnesses are back there. My intuition tells me there is a harness for each bulb just like the tailights.
If I just leave the low beam harness disconnected, I think I should be fine.
@Clem rental garage FTW! It will protect you from the hail. I guess it would be a different story if you only have one car though.
Our rental townhouse has a 1 car garage, which I have claimed and my wife parks outside (I get to scrape her car in the winter...yay). I also have a rental garage where I keep my second car. There are usually a variety of rental garage options that pop up on craigslist. I recently moved to a new rental garage that is closer, bigger, and cheaper than my last one. Only $125 a month!
That would be killer, but there doesn't seem to be any available spaces close to me. I have no easy way of getting to and from a rental garage. If I had a second car.... definitely.
Also looks like I can swap in the halogen lights with no issues. I didn't realize the ballast was part of the assembly. So looks like I'll be shipping mine out to LightWerkz for a retrofitting.
Update on the whole rough idle / dimming headlight issue I mentioned before. I brought it in to White Bear again today to report that it's still running like crap and my headlights are dimming when sitting at red lights, etc. They mentioned that there might be a software update or two for my car and that they'd check it out.
About 90 minutes later, they said they updated it, but still couldn't find anything wrong with it. I signed for it, left for home, and instantly noticed how much better it was running. Smooth as silk. I drove around for a bit, purposely hitting lights and stop signs, and I never noticed a stutter. Sweet!
For those who are interested, the notes on the work order said they updated the ECM, and then noted the CIDs (LF6170B -> LF61801B).
Wow, glad to hear the ECM update instantly solved the issues! My wife's outback (2011) has a low end hesitation (pretty common) that was supposed to be fixed by an ECM update...it didn't help much.
Ya, I was honestly surprised at how different the car felt. They really nailed whatever issue it had.
Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position
I'm a happy camper, but might need to add some negative camber until I get my fenders rolled.
It's always a great feeling when you can get some good results from an issue.
Agreed. If they couldn't figure it out, I was getting close to selling it. It was so unenjoyable for a while...
That, and I've had my eye on that Golf R at Morries.
I have still had the itch for something manual, and possibly smaller...then I took the road trip/camping trip and loved the space, ride height, and comfort. Not that it couldn't be found with a smaller vehicle, but I guess it resparked my love for this little rig a while longer.
EDIT: I will say, this has been the hardest vehicle to find a comfortable seating position in. I messed with it a lot on the road trip, and still can't find that sweet spot.
Next up for you should be a turbo swapped XV. Jussayin.
There was a build thread of a guy who did that, I want to say out west, and it was ridiculous. That was what I almost bought before this! My wife voted for the XV over the XT.
I agree with the seats. Constantly adjusting posture. The lumbar support, for me at least, is horrible.
Nice! Look at the bottom left article in the pic! Our very own Shawn Wickham's "Project Kara"!
@tangledupinblu ^ Better charge up that phone.... 9%
It's an iPhone, the battery is always dead.
So I went to move my black wheels out of the "trunk", .... is that we call it.... cargo area, and as soon as I open the hatch the box starting sliding out. I tried to save it with my knee, then foot, but the box crashed to the ground and pinged the lip pretty good! Scuffed up the powder coat... I wish we had a "salty" emoji.