Discussion in 'General Subaru Discussion' started by PRA4SNO, Jul 13, 2008.
Newp. That is the RA Spec Forester!
Doug DeMuro needs to review it.
Two-ish weeks ago, I installed a Perrin turbo inlet, but dicked up the BOV hose, so I picked up the Mishimoto intercooler hose set and put that in last night.
And my shop help wondering why I'm not paying attention to her:
I made the car extra scrapey with the addition of a front lip.
I thought I had stumbled into the Sh1tty Parking Job thread and sat here for 20 minutes trying to figure out what the problem was with this one.
You know that you’re old when....
Thanks Mr Foxworthy.
Scored some dirt cheap Forester Premium split 5 spoke wheels and mounted them up!
Edit edit: Pic fixed! Sheesh.
Those look sik bruh!
Yeah those look great! Reminds me of focus ST wheels
Haven’t gotten around to posting in awhile. Installed upgraded front (AVO) and rear (RalliTek) endlinks and AVO rear swaybar mounts. Found a Hexmods F1 Valvebody (if you have a 05-07 5EAT LGT/OBXT you know what I’m talking about) at the local swap meet and had it installed today. Collecting parts for an upcoming vacation up north and boy am I excited
You raise your chances of being on Smoking Tire by 1000 if you put Pilots on your car.
Hexmods F1? Damn, I'm jealous. You're good for some HP upgrades now!
@Navar Hren, those wheels look great. I think I like them better than the Crosstrek wheels I put on mine.
@housemusic1 I don't know about all of that but I do have a few things that I'm buttoning up at JM.
I'll update Adventures in Grocery Getting in a week or two, or when my wheels get back from powdercoating.
I made this with the wheel I picked up from @Shane86
That is amaze balls! Nice work!
Ps, should have painted it gold first!
How did you mount it to the post? I've got a gaggle of WRX wheels here just begging for hose duty.
Two lug nuts, of course. lol
Seriously tho, looks like a couple of 8” lag bolts.
I'll lug your nuts.
I might refinish it but mostly wanted to make sure it would work alright before spending too much time on it.
I cut a 2x4 to the inner diameter of the wheel and attached that to the post. Then slid the wheel over that and used two 7" x 1/2" lag bolts to attach the wheel. So far it seems sturdy enough but we'll see how long term use goes.
@jubella2, so does it spin like a hose reel? Either way, it's pretty rad.
Nah, I looked into methods of making it spin but they added too much cost and complexity. I use the hose less than once a week so I don't mind wrapping it up by hand.
Perfect, thanks! I did notice something extra on the inside of the wheel. Definitely gonna make this happen before summer's over.
Thanks, dude! Dream factory Subaru wheels for sure. They provide that 'nearly factory' look that I love so much.
You gotta mount the wheel on a hub (so it spins) and have a rotor and a painted caliper too! Don't forget the center cap.
F1 Type brake light:
So. For any still following this. I called the Minnesota State Patrol regarding the flashing function of the F1 brake light.
The answer is: It depends on the patrolman. If it comes from the factory installed that way........like new VW SUV’s.....it is legal. This is also how factory window tint on trucks, SUV’s and minivans works.
Since we are installing a part as an accessory........even though the car was manufactured with a space for the part AND it is installed from the factory in Japan ( as a fog light)....it is going to depend on your explanation and your attitude IF you get stopped. Anything increasing safety is good. Anything screaming boy racer or “F you other people on the road” is not going to be good.
I'll see what I can do...
Will have to clear coat the rotor so it doesn't rust, tho.
Will they clear Brembos?
I see what you did there.
Better idea. Car parked next to the house on cinder blocks. Wheels still on the car but without tires. Quad, motorized hose reel?!
Did an oil change with Motul 5w-30 and changed the air filter. Also added a Fumoto drain valve for easy future changes. I like how the oil pan is tucked up under the skid plate. Keeps the out drain valve up and out of the way.
How many feet of 5/8" I.D. hose will that hold?
I'm gonna say 400', easily.
100 feet on a car wheel is a lot based on how much room it takes up on a hose reel.
But you have impressed me as an optimist on more than one occasion.
First oil change at 958 miles today. Installed FUMOTO oil drain valve for future changes. Using Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30. It is hard to find but there is no finer oil out there except maybe Amsoils top of the line stuff......for mega dollars. Using Subaru’s factory oil filters. I am planning 5000 mile intervals.
Could not get far enough under the car to do an oil change. STi front fairing and side skirts to blame. So, I bought some 16,000 lb capacity ramps from Amazon but the STi lip on the front of the car makes it too low for the angle on the ramp. Soooooo, had to build some wood “ramp extenders” that allow the car to approach the ramps at a shallower angle. Not beautiful but it all works now.
Son did his first ever oil change and our first one on the 2018 WRX.
I put a Perrin master brake cylinder brace and a Perrin pitch stop mount on the Crosstrek, noticed a big difference after adding both for the slow Crosstrek!
I'm so glad I did the slight lift to my car. I have a couple Pittsburgh floor jacks and the low profile one just barely fits under the front end to reach the jack plate under the engine. That is one thing I did miss about having a SUV. I could do oil changes without even needing to loft the car.
Swapped in a 2015 STI rear sway bar and paired it with AVO bushings. Replaced the Kartboy rear end links with Moog greaseables and while I was there I threw in SuperPro lower control arms from Cygnus.
When removing the passenger side link I noticed the end link bolt was stuck in the arm. It would spin but as it spun it would spin the Kartboy aluminum spacer with it. Weird....
I was unable to remove the bolt so I just disconnected it from the sway bar since I was installing new lca’s anyway. After unbolting everything the lca just hung there from the strut. I ended up having to pry it out of the lca. Not sure how or why that happened as the driver side just came right off after removing the hardware.
I’m just glad I decided to do all of this at once and had everything ready to go.
Gave it some more hp!?
I've been having pretty high RPMs at idle when the car is fully warmed up, so I cleaned out my idle air control valve and put in a new gasket. I also tried to take off my fog lamp to replace the burnt bulb but DAMN are those screws rusted in. I put PB blaster on them, waited 30 minutes and they still wouldn't budge.
Stupid question, but where is the IACV at on our motors? (I know you're in a similar vehicle).
Those fog light bolts. Ha! When I redid my front bumper I bought new brackets and bolts. What a joke. The brackets actually weren't too bad from Subaru.
It's right below the TMIC coupler, held in by two screws that are softer than hell. I sorta stripped one but a wide flathead still take it off.
Here's the video I followed to clean mine:
100% not surprised you had to do that for the fog lights, though. Woof. I like to keep my fogs on due to my windshield tint but thankfully I don't drive much at night lol.