Discussion in 'General Subaru Discussion' started by PRA4SNO, Jul 13, 2008.
Looking illegal... good luck. But yeah, looks really good.
Very much so. The privacy is too good to give up though.
Looks like a nightmare for trying to see deer at night
At least that's not creepy at all... Haha.
It's not as bad as you'd think.
Can't let people see who the dumb ass driving is after I do a pull. It does suck for waves though, no one sees me
I discovered a coolant leak on my '04 VDC the hard way this morning (cloud of steam when I dropped my daughter off at the bus). So I turned home and drove my in-laws Kia to work, blech.
Steel heater line that runs under the engine. Common failure. I cleaned and painted them when I repaired the crash damage (nearly 150k miles ago), so I guess I should be thankful that they lasted ~280k miles.
Still available from Subaru, ordered all those lines and hoses (heater and oil cooler). I'll probably have a late night or 2 next week, but I'll get it fixed.
You trying to hide road head from truckers? Or avoiding the paparazzi?
Car was tuned pre-COBB green speed with a 20G and flex fuel. Had issues with the turbo leaking, and ultimately ended up replacing it… and a host of other parts in order to be able to COBB tune again.
* UHF FP Blue 51S turbo
* COBB Flex Fuel Updated Kit
* COBB Downpipe (GESi cat)
* COBB Fuel Pressor Sensor
* GS Up-pipe (ditched the EWG)
391whp / 389wtq on E85
335whp / 337wtq on 91e0
Got it home and pretty much had to park it for winter. Gonna be a long wait until spring.
Wife's car spent the night in Anoka in this fancy cobblestone parking lot. She called me yesterday saying it was cranking but not starting. Went and picked her up and verified it was getting fuel (pump was priming) but wasn't firing. Had a code for crank position sensor so we cruised down to BP Subaru quick and got a sensor. $130 later...
Had prior commitments last night so didn't get to fixing it til this morning. Luckily it was still there. Haha. Thank god it was an easy fix.
Well done my friend! Where is the CPS?
If you look under where the alternator was, it's the little black sensor with the dirty white connector on it. Pert near the shiny new oil pressure sensor.
Got my new to me carbon duckbill put on today, with the assistance of Minnesotanice like always. Best friend ever I tell ya.
Picked this thing up recently for relatively cheap because the kid thought it had a blown motor. Sounded like rod knock but it turned out it was "tranny" issues.
Put a new clutch and pinion gear in last night and finally got to take it for a rip! Haha.
I like the wheelie bar! Lol
I changed the cabin air filter...actually not terrible for 2 years old. Thanks @AndyH! Dang nice VW you have.
Definitely seen worse!
My car was a little stale smelling when I finally started driving it again (after having sat for almost 2 years) so I figured it might be a moldy cabin filter or something. Went to replace it and there wasn't even one there. Haha. I heard that was common for the bugeyes.
Don't need no cabin filter in rally.
Our bugeye has one, but our 05 LGT did not. Go figure.
My bug eye didn't have one either, damn I miss that car
I missed changing cabin and engine air filters in my wife's Escape at 30,000 and they stayed in for 40k miles. Cabin, old and new:
We need to race:
Some shenanigans were had this morning. Nice little dusting was the perfect amount for some small scale Subaru things. Nice thing is even if I curb it the financial risk is significantly less.
I like the rally lights! Are those PIAA’s?
I think they're POS, actually. Haha.
How about some video?
Maybe next time. I'll probably have to recruit the wife to shoot the video.
Well kinda did this today, uploaded the final tune and got a log for my vdyno graph. Not quite the 370+ I was hoping for but close enough.
Been doing a few more minor mods on the BRZ here and there. Found out the center console 12v outlet was pretty much shot so I replaced it with a hardwired USB outlet, not my photo but one from a guy on Reddit who I got the idea from. I actually even ended up getting the same exact outlet because I wanted it to match the red dash lights.
It really bothered me how tucked in the OEM wheels are but I figured since it'll be a while before I got a custom setup I added some hubcentric spacers for the time being (20mm in front and 25mm in back). Seem like I could've probably gone up to 30mm in the back but it still made a noticeable difference.
Also, just this evening I finished up installing a mild little lip kit. All replica stuff from Bayson R, but I went with an STI-style front lip and Chargespeed-style pieces for the rockers and rear bumper. The front needed some heating and reshaping to fit and they all needed minor cleanup, then I sprayed them with a textured satin black paint.
And of course I had to get some of these nice Road America plates like I have on my Tacoma.
Looking good, nice work on the body bits!! Lmk when you get those custom wheels. I’ll buy the spacers off of you.I’ve been planning to get some sometime in the future. But no rush though
Love the personalized road America plates!
Also, have you ordered the supercharger kit yet?
Glad you're not in a rush because it won't be any time real soon. And negative on the supercharger lol. That would be really nice but in reality I'd be surprised if it ever happened. I'll just have to get used to the modest power output. At least it's still a blast to drive as is.
The headers ACE makes for these cars really wake it up alot with a tune but the headers do increase your exhaust noise substantially and the headers are quite spendy.
Picture of the porn headers
Here are a couple I got recently.
You need to get one of these attachments:
Noticed "D" and temp gauge bulbs are burnt out. Sucky part is I believe the column mounted boost gauge will need to be removed in order to remove the gauge cluster.
There's definitely a crude joke hidden in there somewhere... Haha.
196k on the car and finally broke down and replaced the fog lights. $50 for the pair on Amazon. Didn't notice until I looked back at the old ones that the new ones don't have the diffuser in front of the actual bulb inside the housing. Oh well...
Just my luck... going to Subaru to get parts to fix the WRX and on the way back the muffler breaks off on the old Forester. Just hanging by the mounts. Great... good thing for me, I snagged a free aftermarket exhaust for it a couple years ago. Only thing missing was the slip fit clamps. Was able to get one and a temp one. Got it all done including the run to get clamps in under 2 hours.
They say "why do you drive two old Subarus?". Well most of the time it's because one's got something wrong with it and you need the other to get around. Sucks when both are broken.
Less than two hours? Nice.
Well, it was done and installed in an hour. I had to clean up and drive that car to get the clamps. Then put it back up on the boards and finish it. I probably lollygaggled a bit here and there too.