Discussion in 'General Subaru Discussion' started by PRA4SNO, Jul 13, 2008.
looks like you should give her a new wiper blade too
The Tortuga Twins...lol!
Finally got around to installing a microphone for the bluetooth function on my aftermarket head unit. Figured with the hands-free laws taking effect soon it was a good time for it. Didn't want it looking like an obvious add-on just clipped to the visor or something so I mounted it in the map light housing. Worked out perfectly, hole came out just the right size so I didn't even need to use any fasteners or adhesive. Kind of wish the housing and headliner were black now so it'd blend in a little better but still happy with it.
Maybe find some plastic trim paint in a similar shade of gray and touch up the mic instead? That's a pretty bad ass install.
DO IT!!!!! Nice clean install there my friend!
If you want your BRZ to feel faster. Just rent a uhaul and fill it with fragile items. Then drive it for three days straight. Then park it and get back in your BRZ.
BAM, instant gainz!!! Don’t say that i’ve “never given you anything”.
From what I hear, there are about 50 shades of that color...you would think one would match...right?
Turned over a quarter million miles.
Finally got around to installing my kartboy front and rear shifter bushings. Man what a night and day difference... Reduced a lot of slop. Still had the OEM bushings which were completely shot.
Also planned on installing the short shifter, only to realize my own (the original owner) had the additional STI linkage/short shifter put in from factory.
An oil change and summer wheels today for the The Sub.
I have a problem...
20190602_124905 by Numbchux, on Flickr
My 19th Subaru, favorite model and trim in my second favorite Subaru color. It's a basketcase, but it was stupid cheap. Needs rear struts, brakes, has a nasty vibration at idle, and I had to put a driveshaft in it to get it home (luckily I have a collection, lol).
Also, the partout had started, and someone took the McIntosh 7-speaker system out of it. Clearly they want to retrofit it into something else, because not only did they take the head unit, amp, and all 7 speakers, but they cut the wiring pigtails off to do it. So I've got to basically start over to put something in it.
Current count (counting 2 parts cars) is 11 cars. 1 Ford, 2 Toyotas, 8 Subarus. 4 BH Outbacks. 4 running H6s in cars, 3 more out of a car. Cylinder index: 92
Garage Logic reference?
Last night, I got back from Grid Life Midwest. It was a total blast even though I didn’t get on the track! Definitely gonna try to next year since I have 0 track time under my belt right now
Wired up a LED panel light underhood just because I had it laying around. This photo is in pitch black garage with just the light on.
I might have to come up some time and help you consolidate your collection...
I did a thing...
I like your thing!
Spark plugs this evening in the Impreza. Ugh! It's so much easier on my Nissan engine.
Yesterday: Cylinder 1 misfire, changed plugs.
Today: No CEL. Running good.
So not only do I have a problem with buying Subaru’s, but also with buying wheels. Found a set of Prodrive PFF7s for a stupid good deal. Now I can coordinate my wheels to my outfit (I am a woman after all).
Such a girly girl!
Poured brand new coolant all over the garage floor because I forgot to connect the heat hoses!
Who hasn’t been there before!? We feel your pain...and slippery floors
Did this a few days ago but put some 17 inch Motegi MR118s wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus 225/65-17 on my 19 Forester Sport.
I have a Blue 19 Sport. With the bigger brakes, I was wondering if 17s would fit. Looks tight.
I started some DIY rust repair on my rear wheel wells today.
Removed the bumper, got to sanding and grinding with my dremel. The rust was a bit worse than i anticipated unfortunately so I’ve got some body mesh patches and body filler in the mail.
Covered the bare metal with a rust converter, I’m basically following chrisfix’s tutorial. I am hoping to get some before/after posted in a thread somewhere for those interested
Drove out to CT for WBM with my wife and daughter in our FXT. Aside from vendors, I’m sure we possibly may have traveled the furthest distance for the meet.
New wheels and all cleaned up before departure:
Obligatory fuel stop photo:
Arrival at WBM:
Future Subie enthusiast:
Random stop on the drive home:
Had to take off exhaust mani to replace the secondary 02. Also welded some noisy shields.
I didn’t do it, but @CBCV did. It was overdue and looks fantastic!
Traded the last Subaru in. Subaru-less!
Pics or it didn't happen.
The perfect 6 speed Forester - with JCW tuning package.
I just did a similar thing; did a cancel/replace on my Legacy 3.6 and replaced it with a Crosstrek, in manual. The Legacy was probably the nicest car I've ever had, but it also had no ground clearance and just wasn't...comfortable, I guess? Sounds weird, it's a cushty car, but it just didn't feel right for me. I had a Crosstrek before, so I went back to that.
It was an adventure finding reverse with the 6 speed box Maybe I should read the manual
I hit my subi with a hammer for a while today..
lol i decided to dive into my driver’s rear strut tower since I’ve already got the back seat out. Sure enough, that side is rusty in the same place as the passenger rear tower.. after knocking out the loose stuff with the hammer I’ll cut and grind the rest out and weld in more patches. Good news is it’s better than the other side was
Made some minor changes...just a touch of blue here and there. Sadly the winglets don't quite match the flaps, but eh...not much you can do about that short of breaking out the spray paint...
Hooray for blue mudflaps!
Picked up a skid plate for the 09 Forester. Coated it in bed liner for a stealthier look.
Turns out you need to do a couple coats.... Gonna let the first coat dry completely. Napa has cans of this stuff for $12 by duplicolor. It's a re-label for stuff that Burnsville 4x4 used to use on rock crawlers. I think we'll be good with a couple coats.
I have the day off and decided to replace my spark plugs today. Went pretty well until the test drive when I got a blinking check engine light while I was accelerating lightly. Got it home, tossed the code reader on, and I had a mis fire on cylinder 1. Pulled it apart, checked the coil pack wiring, clip ect. All of that looked good. So, I pulled the plug and inspected it, and there is the problem. Crack in the ceramic. I definitely didn't over tighten or drop the plug, I think it came out of the box this way. So, I will forever inspect the new plugs from here on out.
Now I just need to wait for a ride to the auto parts store so I can wrap this up!
ate little ceasar's 5 buck lunch in it.
Exterior restoration on the money pit.
Haven't peeked at my Saabaru's towers yet, but looking for recommendations for a good welder to do the patching. I'll pull the back seat & everything inside that's in the way.