What did you do to your subaru today?

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  1. Chux
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    of course!
     
  2. MinnesotaFTW
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    Finally swapped the 2.5 cams in after being in Colorado for work. Still need to lube the cams and torque the bolts down, but the clearances are on-point. Ordered an accessport yesterday too. Hoping I can get the car running and tuned before I go to work down in Texas.
     
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  3. MidnightImpreza
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    Chassis: 276,000K miles
    2nd Long Block: 200,000K miles
    No check engine light.
    Still kicking strong.
    Knock on wood!
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    Weight reduction stage 9000 1613946716619539281244350771095.jpg
     
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    Looking at my new daily Tuesday. 30th wrx i've looked at in 20 years, will likely be the first i've owned (also knock on wood)
     
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    Rolled 220k on the wagon. Got a new clutch installed by JM, as well as a "new" transmission with 102k on it. Mine was making some grinding/rattling noises in neutral, and at low rpms in 1-3. Originally, they just diagnosed the throwout bearing, but the sound was still there so I brought it back. They sourced the tranny, and installed it for free because of the mis diagnosis! Talk about an honest shop. I would have been happy with them just covering the labor!
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  7. tangledupinblu
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    I don’t know a better shop than JM Automotive. They are stellar!
     
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  8. MidnightImpreza
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    Had it washed today. New Tommy's Express just opened up by my house.
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  9. Butthau5
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    Come back in 2222 miles
     
  10. Cotts612
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    I will! Maybe I try to get the trip gauge to read 222.2 as well!
     
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    I got license plates!!! So much messing around with an 'undocumented' JDM import. I'll tell the whole story sometime. The short story is I bought a '97 JDM STi that passed through Canada and came into the US 4 yrs ago with no documents and never registered. FUN! Would be a cautionary tale except I love the car so much I guess it's a bit worth it. Saga isn't over yet BUT at least I can legally drive it around! LOL.
     
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    Just registered my new WRX and ordered my first set of personalized plates
     
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    I've thought about getting plates that say dubyarex but people would probably tease me
     
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    I think Minnesota allows only 7 characters.
     
  16. tangledupinblu
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    Could do DUBYARX
     
  17. euro
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    Weathertech all the cars
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  18. Krazylegz1485
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    My god are they worth the price. I've had them in my WRX for probably 5+ years by now and I got the wife a set for her Forester (that we picked up this past summer) for Christmas. It's weird to get in a car without them now.
     
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    Yeah after i had a set in my spectra5 in high school i haven't gone without them. Mini cooper, impreza obs, jetta(s), wrx, veloster
     
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    Same! I tried the Husky liners and they were no where near the quality. I bought the ones in my BRZ from an older guy that was selling his FRS for $fiddy dollar bucks.:D
     
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    Dropped in my first subaru motor today. Piece of cake. Only took 8 hours to figure out it was hung up on a dowel pin. Now I feel silly. PXL_20210303_004220284.jpg
     
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    F**k the dowel pins. Haha. I swapped a motor from one car to another car and didn't notice that one of the dowel pins stayed in the motor I was putting in and both of the pins stayed in the tranny that I was trying to put it onto. Got everything lined up and going together and it just would not go fully together. Looked in with a flashlight and saw two pins going pole to pole on the driver's side...:banghead:
     
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    I hate when it gets jammed pole to pole
     
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    When I asked my brother for advice this is what he said to look for haha. This reminds me I also almost had to rip it all out right after I got it square. I was putting the pitch stop mount bolt in and dropped one of the washers down near the clutch fork, didn't hear it hit the floor, my heart sank. When I finally found a flashlight to look I was able to see the little sucker sitting in there by the pivot pin. thank God for magnets, I was able to get my little bendy magnet-on-a-stick in there and grab it.
     
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  25. tangledupinblu
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    Dirty car+kids with water guns+50 degree day=free car wash!
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    I made a new tie down for my spare tire (old one broke). I made it using some 1/4 all thread rod some nuts and washers and a wingnut. I originally was just going to buy a new bolt for it but this didn't require going anywhere. PXL_20210311_010401457.jpg
     
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    Spent all day getting the motor ready for drop-in. Got it in before I left the shop so now all that's left is to button up and hope it runs :)
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    Finally got the transmission out of gear so i could drag it into the garage to dismantle it. Only took one er trip parting out this car :D
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  30. Nic Wiederhold
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    I know this is a subie forum but that Ghia project behind this pic looks like fun...
     
  31. euro
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    It's not a ghia, it's a type 3 fastback. Made around the same time but had back seats and a front and back trunk. That's actually what is getting the subie donor lol
    This is the awd ej255 one
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    And this is my ej22 swapped one (rear engine like the stock setup)
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    My buddy bought me a sticker. My mom was like: "Honey, people are gonna thing you're a flat-earther!", I'm like, "Not MY people...*wink*"

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    OMG! That's awesome.
     
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    Those "new" vehicle transport plates are super cool to boot.
     
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    I bought another wrx. This time an 05 and it's not a flaming turd. It is however an automatic...boo:(. Talk about taking all the fun out of driving a turbo car...or any car for that matter. I'm about to dive into some research on the swap but if anyone has done a 5mt swap on an 04/05 or has any relevant information/tips. pm me. Snapchat-2146495879.jpg
     
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    We "woke up" our previous @Bullwinkle tuned 03 WRX 4EAT by installing a Level 10 stall converter in it. My Lord did that thing launch!
     
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    Test drove it and remembered the rear window wasn't fully in place!
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    Utilized my factory cooling port for the DIY Cyl 4 cooling mod, welded the turbo wastegate for EWG, and hooked up the AOS. The first startup is tomorrow!
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    I cleaned up my shift boot with some saddle soap (my wife is a horse girl) and some neats foot oil(I think that's what it's called). Don't know much about the stuff but it made my boot really shiny I like it. Custom knob from tornado studios.
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    This lol Snapchat-291582381.jpg
     
  41. PJ171
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    Just dropped the WRX off at JM for a timing belt and front end refresh :)

    Business is definitely bumping for those guys, neat to see.
     
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    My BRZ was probably lingering in the lot outside as well. They had a lot full of cars!
     
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    Here you go! Missed my opportunity to get the trip gauge to read 222.2 :censored::uhhuh: 20210408_183549.jpg
     
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    Reminded myself of the wet weather dim oil light. Was worried until i remembered the outdoor sensor hates moisture...
     
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