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Old 06-27-2012, 12:06 AM   #5576
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Hey guys! I mostly post in the OBS thread, but I have a question, what kind of oil do you guys run in our NA engines?

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Thanks a lot. I'm looking into BC racing BR coilovers would you recommend those?
I have them and love them! It's been about a year with them. Ride is perfect in my opinion, very sporty!
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:07 AM   #5577
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Thanks a lot. I'm looking into BC racing BR coilovers would you recommend those?
Yah, those are the best ones for the price. If you can wait and save more then go for others. But BCs are the way to go

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Hey guys! I mostly post in the OBS thread, but I have a question, what kind of oil do you guys run in our NA engines?
I run mobile 1 5w-30 advance synthetic with a kn filter
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #5578
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I run mobile 1 5w-30 advance synthetic with a kn filter
Would you recommend 5w-40 Rotella T6? For some reason all the Subie guys around here live by it. But it's against the recommended weight on the Subaru cap and it's typically used in diesel trucks so thr doesn't sound like the right option but of course I know nothing about oil. I do drive about 50% "spirited" at mid to high rpms.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #5579
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Would you recommend 5w-40 Rotella T6? For some reason all the Subie guys around here live by it. But it's against the recommended weight on the Subaru cap and it's typically used in diesel trucks so thr doesn't sound like the right option but of course I know nothing about oil. I do drive about 50% "spirited" at mid to high rpms.
im not sure about that, i'm still trying out oil. its problably gonna depend on where you live and the weather. so i can't really speak on that. and i'm pretty newb when it comes to choosing oil so i'll let someone with more experience answer that question
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:13 AM   #5580
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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.

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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
Thanks for the info man, will definitely be upgrading mine soon
Should have some updates for tomorrow as well
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:15 AM   #5581
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Would you recommend 5w-40 Rotella T6? For some reason all the Subie guys around here live by it. But it's against the recommended weight on the Subaru cap and it's typically used in diesel trucks so thr doesn't sound like the right option but of course I know nothing about oil. I do drive about 50% "spirited" at mid to high rpms.
I run Mobile1 5w-30 oil and filter but plan on switching to AMSoil OE grade 5w-30 next time around. On Subaru 2.5i N/A motors it's actually recommended that our cars run 0w-20 oil if using a full synthetic blend... I don't bother to run that thin of an oil but, do any of you?
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:29 AM   #5582
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I run Mobile1 5w-30 oil and filter but plan on switching to AMSoil OE grade 5w-30 next time around. On Subaru 2.5i N/A motors it's actually recommended that our cars run 0w-20 oil if using a full synthetic blend... I don't bother to run that thin of an oil but, do any of you?
Im the other direction at 10W-30
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:38 AM   #5583
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Would you recommend 5w-40 Rotella T6? For some reason all the Subie guys around here live by it. But it's against the recommended weight on the Subaru cap and it's typically used in diesel trucks so thr doesn't sound like the right option but of course I know nothing about oil. I do drive about 50% "spirited" at mid to high rpms.
Its more of a personal opinion, but I believe Rotella T6 would be as good as any fully synthetic oil on the market (Pennzoil, Castrol, etc).

I believe Turbocharged guys need the 5w-40 because Turbo'd engines run at higher idling temps than we see in a N/A car. Without the ability to maintain efficiency of the oil viscosity, it can cause major damage to the engine.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:41 AM   #5584
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I run Mobile1 5w-30 oil and filter but plan on switching to AMSoil OE grade 5w-30 next time around. On Subaru 2.5i N/A motors it's actually recommended that our cars run 0w-20 oil if using a full synthetic blend... I don't bother to run that thin of an oil but, do any of you?
Weird.. Wouldn't the ratings account for both convetional and fully synthetic...??

Seems like a great way to blow an engine using 0w-20 throughout the year.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:54 AM   #5585
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I wouldn't be hurting anything running a full synthetic 5w-30 all year right? Pittsburgh weather, about average of 75ish during the summer, average 30ish in the winter?
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:57 AM   #5586
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^shouldn't be, but if it were me, i would switch to 0w-XX during the winter time.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:58 AM   #5587
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I always let my car warm up (blue light off) if that accounts for anything hahah
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:25 AM   #5588
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The Subaru dealer recommends 5w40 cuz of the weather conditions but with all my cars, and pretty much everyone else here runs 5w30 with no probs.....I'm about to switch but Idk if ima jump the gun. We average about 82-90some degrees daily
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #5589
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I'm in mi and I run mobile full syn 5w-30 all year with no problems. Been doin it for past year and half. I've ran valvoline full syn in other cars with no problem but in this car it started ticking real bad. Also don't use mobile syn extended performance. It's junk....at 3k it was black and a quart low
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:40 AM   #5590
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I run Mobile1 5w-30 oil and filter but plan on switching to AMSoil OE grade 5w-30 next time around. On Subaru 2.5i N/A motors it's actually recommended that our cars run 0w-20 oil if using a full synthetic blend... I don't bother to run that thin of an oil but, do any of you?
Amsoil OEM synthetic 5w-30 and Subaru filter for me. Yes, still changing at like 3750 miles per Subaru recommended intervals. Have kicked around idea of the longer life Amsoil synthetic, but just can't bring myself to leave oil in the car that long...

And, of course, don't forget the Fumoto drain valve if you are doing your own oil changes! http://www.fumotousa.com/
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #5591
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I wouldn't be hurting anything running a full synthetic 5w-30 all year right? Pittsburgh weather, about average of 75ish during the summer, average 30ish in the winter?
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^shouldn't be, but if it were me, i would switch to 0w-XX during the winter time.
I'm having trouble linking directly to the pic, but follow this link and take a look at the chart. I don't know about you, but 5w30 fits the bill for everything my car will see and then some.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #5592
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I decided to paint my grill dark grey yesterday. I actually used plastidip as primer so I can always take it off if I want to.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:36 PM   #5593
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I'm having trouble linking directly to the pic, but follow this link and take a look at the chart. I don't know about you, but 5w30 fits the bill for everything my car will see and then some.
well, its personal preference like i mentioned. Although you think it will fit the bill, I would personally go with 0w during winter season if hes averaging 30 degrees f. because that could range from 10-50 degrees f.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #5594
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A picture a while back from this winter (With winter wheels).




And a candid of my buddy shooting my car and my other friend as a lightsource.

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Old 06-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #5595
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Well I decided on Moble 1 5w-30 to be safe and run what my cap says. We will see how it goes! Thanks for the input everyone!
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Hey guys here's a lil update:


I got a sweet deal on a seibon wrx/sti spoiler that I couldnt pass up. Overall fit is great, and the quality of the spoiler is excellent as well. I like the CF look for now but may end up plastidipping then painting over it down the road. My plan for each area is as listed below:
Suspension: koni's with some RCE yellow springs w/ 09 wrx struts, whiteline positive power kit bushings, Front control arm bushings (all), and gearbox positive shift kit!
Exhaust:HP2 Magnaflow resonator in hopes to reduce raspyness after initial startup
Brakes: Install Goodridge SS lines, "" wrx caliper brackets, dba t3 rotors F+R, and HP+ F+R
Wheels/Tires: Enkei PF01's 17x8 +45 w/ 235/40/17 Michelin Pilot Super Sports
-Sorry for all the info, just thoughtd I'd share my plans
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #5597
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Any overall pics??

Looks like some sweet plans + new spoiler on there!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:06 PM   #5598
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Not yet. Ive seriously been busy everyday this week
Thanks man, it will be awesome once all my money goes down the drain
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:38 AM   #5599
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I have them and love them! It's been about a year with them. Ride is perfect in my opinion, very sporty!
Wheel specs, please!
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:36 AM   #5600
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Wheel specs, please!
18x9.5 +38 Rota Grids... Looks like titanium chrome too
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