Discussion in 'General Subaru Discussion' started by PRA4SNO, Jul 13, 2008.
131k. It's worth it.
Just bought it and drove it home. 170 some miles one way. Was in Plymouth,mn
110k mi. On it now.
My relay on my Hellas failed in my garage yesterday; almost went deaf pulling the fuse. Took the Jeep through the storm to AutoZone for a new relay; now only one of the horns work another spring project I guess...
You're running some major camber on that bad boy!
Yea I cant remember what I had Jeff set it at but it was substantial.
Plowed through 6 inches of snow this morning in Maplewood in the BRZ. Streets were unplowed as well but it did great with the General snow tires!
Not a winter car...pfffft. If it wasn’t, why would it have heated mirrors and seats!?
I remember Jeff referenced your specs when he set mine up but he must have ignored them to keep me at a more daily driver value.
The only issues I've had is dragging the floor in deep snow and not being able to clear the ice chunks that fall off the rockers of the car in front of me. The 16s look good on there with meaty tires.
The bottom of the series.blue looks like a matchbox car! It has plastic skid plates that cover nearly the entire bottom to decrease drag. With a little momentum through the deep stuff, it’s almost like a sled! Hahaha
How hard of a project is that? Any special tools needed? Asking for a friend who's obviously not as handy as me
Not bad. Although my neck and hip were sore afterwards. Floor jack, 12-15mm wrenches and sockets. Allen wrench to stick in the old one to get off and one of mine striped out,but vise grips saved me from sawing it off. Clean threads and wd40 couple times.
Vinyls are officially off-(after 8 hours of patience, a heat gun, and fingers bleeding) Now she needs a bath! Who needs a 2.5YBRID WRX!?
Tonight I transfered 300watt kicker amp and 12in Rockford amp into the Legacy.
Rockford sub (correction).
Bumper had road rash on it when I got it, I made it look a little bit better. Heated it up bent it into place and screwed it. I think I am gonna get some of the paint match vinyl wrap material from colorxlabs.com to make front bumper and few other spots look better.
Did you have to take the bumper off? Someone hit me while I was parked and I'd like to try and try to salvage the shape to wrap the bumper as well. Advice appreciated!
Use hot water and/or a heat gun and you should be able to push out the dent (there are tons of videos on youtube). You might be able to remove some of the scratches with rubbing compound as well.
I am with Jordan on this. That looks like a pretty easy dent to pop out and buff out most of the paint transfer/scratches.
I tried prying the dent out, sounds like heat is the key missing element to my method?
Gentle even heat is key.
Took off the snow wheels/tires (I like the look of them much more than my "summer" all seasons on the OEM...), oil change, and rear brake pads (OEM --> StopTech).
I just used a small bottle torch from work. Got a little too close too quick and burnt some paint,but alwready had road rash in the spot.
What I found is get your hand on the back of the area so you can feel the heat (temp) and slowly push it out and hold it untill it cools.
Anyone here replace the radiator fans in a white bugeye tonight? I felt a moving of the Force.
No. I did find this the other day. Scared to pull it out. Tugged on it a little and it's in there.!
Yup! Cody came over and we got the fan out without much issue. But non-turbo car fans and turbo car fans are not created equally. Despite that, a quick rewiring and she’s as good as new!
Just got my AP in the mail yesterday and flashed to stage 2 91 today!
Loving the feel of 1st and 2nd now.
Wait til you get to third!
Still not brave enough for 3rd!
Usually stay in 2nd while on the highway.
Not my subaru, but our Escalade ESV blew out a brake line. Thankfully, Kim was able to pull over quickly and safely. Get under the truck and find it is the top inside line running from the ABS junction box located just in front of the left rear wheel that follows the frame forward crossing the truck under the radiator to the front right right wheel. That was hard enough running that new line, but got it. So go to bleed brakes, and the bleeder screws snapped off on three of the four calipers (both fronts and LR)....aaargh!!! In the end I got a bonus complete brake fluid flush I guess.
Were you able to get the old bleeders to let go and replace them?
Ended up buying three new calipers.
I swear that you “secretly enjoy” when things happen on the cars or maintenance stuff is due.
When it's planned, I do like it. Not the surprise stuff, which seems to happen more with older vehicles.
But “secretly”. It’s ok that you don’t want to share outside of your safe space.
We're taking our '04 OBK VDC to South Carolina in about a week, so I've been giving it a careful once over.
New pads in the rear. It had a stuck caliper pin at each of the 4 corners (whoever was in there last did not use brake lube, probably just anti-seize or generic grease, it was baked completely dry). Pushed the fluid out of the calipers, and got some fresh fluid in the system. Dug a set of classic Impreza split-fives out of storage, and had some new H rated General Altimax RT43s (the higher speed rated ones have a lower treadwear warranty, but are actually rated higher in virtually every category, including wear, on tire rack) put on them. Subaru tire program has free 2 year road hazard coverage, too.
I installed some side mirrors with blinkers off of my twins turbo. Re pined the wires in connector then just needed to splice wires into blinkers. I was hoping it was gonna be plug and play but no. Also installed some red LED's under the seats and in trunk. Then cleaned out the throttle body and air intake to fix the low idle when at a stop.
Cool. I installed the STI side blinkers on my 2017 WRX. Fortunately, mine is the Limited that has the factory wiring already in the door so it was pretty much a plug-n-play affair.
Loaned it to @pleiades . Hahaha! She’s a “parts runner” today!
And she ran like a champ! Thanks again!
Non winter wheels went on today.
How you feeling about your decision this morning?
I run all season tires. No worries!
I was going to say something to him, but ya know. Lol
Lessens learned this weekend
Found out the low fuel light in the XT6 seems to have failed.....the hard way
Found out that with some work with a mini-maul will make it possible to stow an inflated 215/65r16 tire in the spare well in the back on our 04 Outback
Found out that a mini-maul will tear the metal in the spare tire well
Found out that brand-new General RT43s don't suck in the snow.
Brought one of these this weekend, LAX can't come soon enough now!
My envy is so real. I love the idea of these! Curious to hear how you like it after a few uses! I didn't go that extreme, but got myself a little roof gear as well last night.