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Old 06-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #5551
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I thought I was saving money by a cheapo LED set from advance, but for cheaper I could have bought these: http://store.ijdmtoy.com/DE3175-DE30...-1-25-s/38.htm
They fit right in like the regular bulb.
Live and learn, I suppose. Right?
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Or even cheaper, these: http://bit.ly/LNW6Ta
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:15 PM   #5552
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Or these: http://bit.ly/oMC7Q4

Or even cheaper, these: http://bit.ly/LNW6Ta
Nice, thanks. You guys are rad.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #5553
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I'm at about 17k miles I believe. When it comes to maintenance and keeping my scooby running for a long time, what should I be doing? Oil has been changed regularly thus far.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:47 PM   #5554
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I'm at about 17k miles I believe. When it comes to maintenance and keeping my scooby running for a long time, what should I be doing? Oil has been changed regularly thus far.
That's about all it needs... it's a Subaru!

Just follow the service manual for the car or you can find it on SOA's site.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #5555
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I'm at about 17k miles I believe. When it comes to maintenance and keeping my scooby running for a long time, what should I be doing? Oil has been changed regularly thus far.
On my '97 Outback Sport that I bought new and drove to 350K before trade in, I pretty much did the routine maintenance, I went synthetic oil at the 2nd oil change (this may or may not do anything, depending on where you fall in the synthetic/dino oil debate) and washed the car every 2 weeks, at a minimum.

Take care of the little problems fast, before they become big problems, and find an independent mechanic that you trust to tell you when stuff needs to be replaced or fixed, and when it doesn't, even though the manual may tell you it does.

It was a resilient car, to say the least, because I was a less than stellar driver during the 13 years that I owned it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:33 PM   #5556
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That's exactly what these were marketed as at the store. They're plug and play, and were exactly 20 bucks. Problem is though that they look like crap. They plug in using a "mock bulb" that sends the power to this panel of LEDs. The only place to stick the panel is off the center, and it just doesn't look very good; kinda ricey. I'm gonna see if I can return them today, as well as fix that blown fuse. I thought I was saving money by a cheapo LED set from advance, but for cheaper I could have bought these: http://store.ijdmtoy.com/DE3175-DE30...-1-25-s/38.htm
They fit right in like the regular bulb.
Live and learn, I suppose. Right?
Hmm, you might be able to complain that the LED shorted your whole system and they owe you a fuse

Heres cheaper:
http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Cat.../Festoon-Bulbs
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #5557
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Are these also plug and play? Just basically remove the light cover, pop out the oem ones, and replace with these? Also are these the same for the rear license plate lights as well? Sorry for all the questions, Im honestly a noob when it comes to anything electrical
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:16 PM   #5558
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I have the panel ones with the "fake" bulb that connects with car and they work fine 0_o

Not sure if your talking about those tho


Also, what is the point on 89 oct? Would it be better? I tried it l last fill up and the performance and mpg was similar. I'm running 91 shell for a tank cause I'm going to be driving a long distance so I need the higher level. and it is suppose to "clean out the gunk" not sure if that is a marketing scheme our not

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Old 06-26-2012, 06:50 PM   #5559
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I have the panel ones with the "fake" bulb that connects with car and they work fine 0_o

Not sure if your talking about those tho


Also, what is the point on 89 oct? Would it be better? I tried it l last fill up and the performance and mpg was similar. I'm running 91 shell for a tank cause I'm going to be driving a long distance so I need the higher level. and it is suppose to "clean out the gunk" not sure if that is a marketing scheme our not
Your referring to the ones that DirknJirkn mentioned? Have any pictures for reference?
As for the 89 octane I honestly have no clue, every car ive seen is either regular (87) or premium (91), however I have heard the same idea that the higher octane will clean out your engine/tank and mainly because it will burn a little bit cleaner/hotter. Anyone else have some feedback on this?
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #5560
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Your referring to the ones that DirknJirkn mentioned? Have any pictures for reference?
As for the 89 octane I honestly have no clue, every car ive seen is either regular (87) or premium (91), however I have heard the same idea that the higher octane will clean out your engine/tank and mainly because it will burn a little bit cleaner/hotter. Anyone else have some feedback on this?
89 is fine to run I personally run 93 and I get an extra 80mi a tank.

From what I have heard theres two tanks at a gas station. One holding 87 and 91 or 93 depending on the station and there is a ratio of 87 mixed with 91 to make 89. As for the "additives" that the gas stations claim to put in, a truck driver told me its up to the tanker driver to pour the additive in the gas tanks when they are filling them up. Some drivers don't add the additives.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #5561
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89 is fine to run I personally run 93 and I get an extra 80mi a tank.
Calling BS...
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #5562
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Calling BS...
Agreed. Maybe 8 miles.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #5563
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Agreed. Maybe 8 miles.
Even 8 miles isn't great enough of a difference to make such a claim. My mileage per tank can fluctuate by 50+ miles depending on my driving habits.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:53 PM   #5564
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Lol Ive driven back and forth from White Plains,NY to Toronto,ON many times and I can make it up there on about 7/8 of a tank with 93 with 87 I have to fill up in Niagara Falls. Your welcome to join me next time.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #5565
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As for the "additives" that the gas stations claim to put in, a truck driver told me its up to the tanker driver to pour the additive in the gas tanks when they are filling them up. Some drivers don't add the additives.
Yeah, my dad knew a trucker who told him that it's pretty much the same gas at most of the stations.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #5566
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Yeah, my dad knew a trucker who told him that it's pretty much the same gas at most of the stations.
Yeah alot of them get it from a main tank around my area, the tankers fill up and deliver from Newburg,NY
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #5567
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Your referring to the ones that DirknJirkn mentioned? Have any pictures for reference?
As for the 89 octane I honestly have no clue, every car ive seen is either regular (87) or premium (91), however I have heard the same idea that the higher octane will clean out your engine/tank and mainly because it will burn a little bit cleaner/hotter. Anyone else have some feedback on this?
this one Its pretty much the same one i have more or less

for the gas, i seem to get around 27-28 city & highway if i'm not WOT it all the time compared to my 24 on 87. but it does feel like the throttle response is better and i don't have that sputtering when im engine braking in 3rd or 2nd
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #5568
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08-12 Wrxs will, but not sti. The rears for sti is different
Thanks a lot. I'm looking into BC racing BR coilovers would you recommend those?
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #5569
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Are these also plug and play? Just basically remove the light cover, pop out the oem ones, and replace with these? Also are these the same for the rear license plate lights as well? Sorry for all the questions, Im honestly a noob when it comes to anything electrical
Yes they should be plug and play, what we need for our dome and map lights are 31mm felston bulbs/LEDs. The rear license plate ones are similar to that of the trunk light. i forget the number.. If i find it ill let you know.

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I have the panel ones with the "fake" bulb that connects with car and they work fine 0_o

Not sure if your talking about those tho


Also, what is the point on 89 oct? Would it be better? I tried it l last fill up and the performance and mpg was similar. I'm running 91 shell for a tank cause I'm going to be driving a long distance so I need the higher level. and it is suppose to "clean out the gunk" not sure if that is a marketing scheme our not
Not usable... Our cars are mapped for regular gas, which is i believe 87 in the manual. This means there will be no performance benefits even with a higher octane, all it really means is its easier to ignite. However, If we had an engine tuned for higher octane, it would be beneficial as the engine would be able to pump out more HP at the wheels with the reccommended octane (Ex: 89). However, if you put a lower octane in an engine that reccomends higher octane, you could misfire the engine and damage it (turbos), or reduce the performance of the engine (N/A engines such as the ones in an Infinity G36).

As for the gunk cleaning, im not sure if it really helps clean the engine..... However, I know putting premium gas into bad gas (gas sitting in tank for a few months), then it could help the bad gas ignite (i say this because i had this issue, where my gas had been sitting and there had been a possibility of water in the tank). Anyways my belief is that if those fuel cleaner systems, etc dont work from the auto store, they wont work from the pump either.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #5570
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Lol Ive driven back and forth from White Plains,NY to Toronto,ON many times and I can make it up there on about 7/8 of a tank with 93 with 87 I have to fill up in Niagara Falls. Your welcome to join me next time.
But each time, is not going to have the same weather patterns. Wind, temperature and weight of cabin all attribute to gas milage. Not to mention your own driving habits.

There is no way you got a boost of +90mpg with just switching over.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:09 PM   #5571
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Yes they should be plug and play, what we need for our dome and map lights are 31mm felston bulbs/LEDs. The rear license plate ones are similar to that of the trunk light. i forget the number.. If i find it ill let you know.

Not usable... Our cars are mapped for regular gas, which is i believe 87 in the manual. This means there will be no performance benefits even with a higher octane, all it really means is its easier to ignite. However, If we had an engine tuned for higher octane, it would be beneficial as the engine would be able to pump out more HP at the wheels with the reccommended octane (Ex: 89). However, if you put a lower octane in an engine that reccomends higher octane, you could misfire the engine and damage it (turbos), or reduce the performance of the engine (N/A engines such as the ones in an Infinity G36).

As for the gunk cleaning, im not sure if it really helps clean the engine..... However, I know putting premium gas into bad gas (gas sitting in tank for a few months), then it could help the bad gas ignite (i say this because i had this issue, where my gas had been sitting and there had been a possibility of water in the tank). Anyways my belief is that if those fuel cleaner systems, etc dont work from the auto store, they wont work from the pump either.
Quite possibly the most well written thing I've seen from you. Well said!
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:10 PM   #5572
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Quite possibly the most well written thing I've seen from you. Well said!
Crap, so ive said stupid stuff too? my bad.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:14 PM   #5573
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Crap, so ive said stupid stuff too? my bad.
Haha, I didn't mean it that way.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:32 PM   #5574
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Are these also plug and play? Just basically remove the light cover, pop out the oem ones, and replace with these? Also are these the same for the rear license plate lights as well? Sorry for all the questions, Im honestly a noob when it comes to anything electrical
License plate lights are different than the dome light. They are 168 LEDs. You can use the bulb finder on superbrightleds.com to find each light for your car -> http://www.superbrightleds.com/vehic...agon/59/619/41
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:47 PM   #5575
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Haha, I didn't mean it that way.
Oh, haha yay
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