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Old 04-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #51
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you willing to give some advice on jacking up this car for oil changes i stop by for a 5 minute conversation at some point? i have a floor jack and jack stands that i've used happily on several cars, but i really don't feel comfortable right now with jacking the car up without damaging it, and the info on this car seems sparse, and even my search of WRZ forums seems to provide some contradictory opinions on how to safely do this.
There seems to be so many ways to really do it and people will have their own opinion on what they Think works best, and will out down what may not be universally accepted by someone. For example, using jack stand on the pinch crease on the chassis.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #52
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Hey decided to go back on the forums since 2007... I'm from San Jose and would be down for a meet!
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:09 PM   #53
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There seems to be so many ways to really do it and people will have their own opinion on what they Think works best, and will out down what may not be universally accepted by someone. For example, using jack stand on the pinch crease on the chassis.
yeah, i guess. i was hoping a "pro" like Mann, might give me a slightly more experienced answer/opinion.

those pinch creases/welds really have me a bit anxious about using them as i'm trying to figure out where pressure is really applied when using the provided jack. there seems to be competing opinions on putting pressure "inboard" of the crease (ie, towards the center of the car) vs. distributing it "about" the crease (both towards the outside of the car and towards the center of the car). i also wonder how wide the "jack point" support is about this "notched" pinch weld as i have heard the suggestion of jacking up the car and putting a jack stand in that area at the same time (but that would require about 8+ inches of width which can support the car!)
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:19 PM   #54
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Or you can have us service the car as we just use lifts.

I would say something like Race Ramps or Rhino Ramps would be the best way to go about it. Remember to use a block or wood or something so the car does not roll backwards off the ramp.

We rarely use jack stands anymore unless we are at the track and need to fix something in a hurry because at the track there is no access to lifts. :P

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Old 04-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #55
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Or you can have us service the car as we just use lifts.

I would say something like Race Ramps or Rhino Ramps would be the best way to go about it. Remember to use a block or wood or something so the car does not roll backwards off the ramp.

We rarely use jack stands anymore unless we are at the track and need to fix something in a hurry because at the track there is no access to lifts. :P

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that seems be the consensus safe bet: using ramps. maybe i'll have to bite the bullet and buy some. i actually think that the new 2012 impreza 2.0i can probably done without jacking the car up or ramps. the bolt is reachable (barely) by sticking my arm under the front of the car. but i wouldn't mind doing it once or twice with some clearance to get to know the car better and what i'm doing...

do you guys do "major maintenance" service (ie, 30k, 60k, etc.) stuff? i usually do most stuff myself, but don't mind leaving the major tuneups to pros (but not the dealer!)...
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #56
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I have never done any major maintenance, but I would do the 30k my self, since its the easiest. 60k seems a bit harder and I personally wouldnt do it. But everyone has their own skill level with car maintance.
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that seems be the consensus safe bet: using ramps. maybe i'll have to bite the bullet and buy some. i actually think that the new 2012 impreza 2.0i can probably done without jacking the car up or ramps. the bolt is reachable (barely) by sticking my arm under the front of the car. but i wouldn't mind doing it once or twice with some clearance to get to know the car better and what i'm doing...

do you guys do "major maintenance" service (ie, 30k, 60k, etc.) stuff? i usually do most stuff myself, but don't mind leaving the major tuneups to pros (but not the dealer!)...
We sure do major services. We are able to perform all the major and minor services along with many other services that you might need. Depending on your needs, we use OEM parts, not OE-like parts, and fluids to performance fluids, like Torco. Most people recently have been using our upgraded fluids over some of the OEM ones. Not saying there is anything wrong with the OEM, just people choosing to have a bit more protection in extreme situations.

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Old 04-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #58
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We sure do major services. We are able to perform all the major and minor services along with many other services that you might need. Depending on your needs, we use OEM parts, not OE-like parts, and fluids to performance fluids, like Torco. Most people recently have been using our upgraded fluids over some of the OEM ones. Not saying there is anything wrong with the OEM, just people choosing to have a bit more protection in extreme situations.

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cool, gary. i'll check you guys out at some point.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #59
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I have never done any major maintenance, but I would do the 30k my self, since its the easiest. 60k seems a bit harder and I personally wouldnt do it. But everyone has their own skill level with car maintance.
haven't actually looked in detail as far as what is recommended at 30k. i do minor stuff (oil and fluids), but certainly for more involved things like timing belts (i know: the impreza 2.0i doesn't have one. yay!), i leave those things to others to assist me.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #60
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I'm actually at 46xxx. But I bought my car at 36xxx. Idk if the dealer did any major maint. Yet problably do it next oil change
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #61
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anyone know if 16" stockies off a 02' wrx will fit on the 2012 wrx? found a set for a fairly good price (thinkin winter snow rims)
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #62
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I see a lot of Subbies here in the bay yet I see every other meet up but ours! I drive a 2011 WRX limited Sedan Dark grey, my brother's got a black STI 07.. I'm curious to see some cool mods and find out the best local places to get stuff done to my car!
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:38 AM   #63
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I'm actually at 46xxx. But I bought my car at 36xxx. Idk if the dealer did any major maint. Yet problably do it next oil change
You didnt get a detailed history report like "carfax" or something?? I thought dealers were supposed to give you those.



BTW, does anyone on here drive a (i want to say) 2010??? Silver WRX with Red overlays as their only mod, and stock?? I keep passing by that guy, in the Mountain View area, but never was close enough to throw deuces..
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:50 AM   #64
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You didnt get a detailed history report like "carfax" or something?? I thought dealers were supposed to give you those.

BTW, does anyone on here drive a (i want to say) 2010??? Silver WRX with Red overlays as their only mod, and stock?? I keep passing by that guy, in the Mountain View area, but never was close enough to throw deuces..
Yah I did, I'm just playing lol. I have to do another maintainance; just a check point. And subaru does their check point stuff; like some 200 point check out what ever
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:58 AM   #65
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Oh okay good. lol

Be sure they dont try to charge you for some random things, and make sure they point out to you what needs to be done. My mom almost got an estimate of $150 from some random mech, which he said the O2 sensor wasn't working. She was suspicious so she left the shop and told me to look at it. Guess what that guy did, He unplugged the sensor (well i suspect he did since no one has opened the engine bay for a good while and never had a check engine light untill after getting the car back), and i fixed her car within 5min, finding the issue and plugging it back.. They got shut down last year, so im glad they did.

Anyways, stupid question, but what is the "200 point check up"?
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Oh okay good. lol

Be sure they dont try to charge you for some random things, and make sure they point out to you what needs to be done. My mom almost got an estimate of $150 from some random mech, which he said the O2 sensor wasn't working. She was suspicious so she left the shop and told me to look at it. Guess what that guy did, He unplugged the sensor (well i suspect he did since no one has opened the engine bay for a good while and never had a check engine light untill after getting the car back), and i fixed her car within 5min, finding the issue and plugging it back.. They got shut down last year, so im glad they did.

Anyways, stupid question, but what is the "200 point check up"?
Nah, I know my mechanics. One shop is my sister's, her bf's close friends. And I know them pretty well too. And the other one is my dad's close friend and he goes to our church and I'm pretty much doing my own maintainance.

I brought my car in to the dealer for a sqeaky pulley; and they charge $150 just to look at it plus they estimated $1000 to change the power steering pump because it was "leaking". And I had warranty too, but it wasnt covered

Took it to both shops (diagnostic was free btw) and they found nothing wrong. So I dont plan on going back except when I get a new car

And the 200 check point thing(not sure of how much tho) is when they buy a used subaru; subaru checks everything and if there is alot of stuff wrong or worn they dont resell it or they fix it
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Nah, I know my mechanics. One shop is my sister's, her bf's close friends. And I know them pretty well too. And the other one is my dad's close friend and he goes to our church and I'm pretty much doing my own maintainance.

I brought my car in to the dealer for a sqeaky pulley; and they charge $150 just to look at it plus they estimated $1000 to change the power steering pump because it was "leaking". And I had warranty too, but it wasnt covered

Took it to both shops (diagnostic was free btw) and they found nothing wrong. So I dont plan on going back except when I get a new car

And the 200 check point thing(not sure of how much tho) is when they buy a used subaru; subaru checks everything and if there is alot of stuff wrong or worn they dont resell it or they fix it
Wow, thats ridiculous. BTW, why do you go to the dealer?? not a trusted mechanic?

Lol, I see. Thanks
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I thought it would be under warranty since its not a part that will wear down easily like a clutch or brake pads. -_____- could of used that money for my sway bar lol
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Oh. I see. that just sucks man. thats sooo much money down the drain.
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Any of you guys going to the meet at in and out again this Sunday? It's going to be at 7pm now,
; same place mercado in and out
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:45 PM   #71
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Ah. im worried it would be more on the cops radar more than last time since its at night...

But maybe..
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:56 PM   #72
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Ah. im worried it would be more on the cops radar more than last time since its at night...

But maybe..
Our meet is so small they won't even care. And we're not blasting music so nothing to worry about
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #73
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thats true, but last time, in day light, cops were just waiting for us to do something..
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ohh, well no one did anything. and if something does happen and we get pulled up by the cops their not allowed to do anything.

were not causing a scene; since all our cars are parked and not on. they can't kick us out because were paying customers (if we plan on eating dinner there :P) in and out's parking lot is private property; they can't do anything unless in and out calls the police on us. and all of us are parked and were just chilling; outside our cars. Theres no probable cause since; like i said our cars are off and were not in the drivers seat.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:12 AM   #75
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Thats true, but when I went there and got there, someone was in car, and reving it hard.. I was about to leave right then.

Kinda made me worried.

Anyways, we should meet up sometime and all cruise highway 9.
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