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Old 11-12-2012, 01:07 AM   #601
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you guys are such buzz kills... haha


Just lookin' out for our Suby brethren.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:11 AM   #602
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you guys are such buzz kills... haha
Agreed. I feel that its your car and you can do what you want as long as you know that you can get harassed for doing it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:18 AM   #603
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my wife thinks I'm an idiot also. and I'll probably swap the plate lights back sooner than later because i already get pulled over for stupid things already like the exhaust and the tint on the lights. but, it looks cool though....
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:51 AM   #604
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I think they look cool too but the ensuing harassment and tickets won't likely be worth it. Leave 'em. Maybe you'll get away with it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:03 AM   #605
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I think they look cool too but the ensuing harassment and tickets won't likely be worth it. Leave 'em. Maybe you'll get away with it.
Possibly in the middle of summer he'd have a chance, but during winter? Not even a snowball's chance.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:24 AM   #606
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They "didn't hear a chirp." Apparently they didn't hear it on Kaitlin's either. I'm not worried about it. I can only hear it when I'm outside of the car while it's been warmed up anyways. It's not really worth the hassle, especially since they're not considering it to be a problem, really, just an annoyance for new owners.

Chirps. It's What Makes a BRZ a Subaru.
For the prices Subarus are reaching these days, with little to show in upgrades each year, it needs to stop being known for chirps, squeeks and other random noises.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:34 AM   #607
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For the prices Subarus are reaching these days, with little to show in upgrades each year, it needs to stop being known for chirps, squeeks and other random noises.
Amen. It's like they're perpetually stuck in 1-9-9-9.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:45 AM   #608
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just installed the blue LEDs
What size are the bulbs? I want to do the same but white LED's
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:48 AM   #609
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What size are the bulbs? I want to do the same but white LED's
It was from a kit I got from amazon. Not too sure the specifics, but they swapped easily from oem
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:12 AM   #610
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Trying to piece together this PS pump relocation/conversion is a huge PITA
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:16 PM   #611
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What's been done to my subaru today?! I am not sure.... I sold mine but am now looking at a Crosstreck.. Really wanting to test drive one soon..
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:33 PM   #612
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XV Crosstrek. Get it! Go Desert Khaki.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #613
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My friggin auto correct keeps making it crosstreck.... And either desert Khaki or the dark grey metallic.... Gotta love desert khaki though!! Dirt hider....
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:03 PM   #614
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I actually like the Crosstrek wheels. I don't know why, everything about them says I shouldn't.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:13 PM   #615
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I actually like the Crosstrek wheels. I don't know why, everything about them says I shouldn't.
Right? I wonder how heavy they are...
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #616
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Apparently the Crosstrek is only like 144lbs heavier than the impreza.... And there really isn't huge differences between the two. The inside is supposed to be exactly the same I guess. I haven't been in one so I am not sure. I have heard it's a 5dr impreza that's lifted and a few suspension changes. But hey, it's pretty sweet... And yeah, I dig the wheels for sure.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #617
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I want a crosstrek in either the orange, khaki, or dgm.
I lust after those things.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #618
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:36 PM   #619
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Saturday me,Zach and Mike installed v7 Sti struts with eibach pro-kit springs, today finally had the snow tires put on and a alignment done down at conti
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:14 AM   #620
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Picked up some new NGK's plugs today , installing them Saturday i think lol
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:17 AM   #621
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My winter prep work is almost done. Included pics for most of what's been taken care of thus far.


Started with some tint and clear bra installation (front, hood, fends and mirrors) from the great team at CCA Motorsports. Cannot recommend them enough and the great work they do. People ask all the time where to get tint done and hands down the level of detail done is unmatched. Can't begin to express how great it is to have clear bra either, pony up the money folks, you will not regret ever getting it. A true life save to your paint with gravel we have to endure during the winter and breakup season.

http://imgur.com/JSsxY


Next up, got a steal on some factory SE BBS wheels that were going to be prepped and powdercoated. Owner decided to just sell off and reduce his current fleet of wheels. Wasn't really sure what I wanted to with them since they're for the winter. I decided to just prep, prime and paint w/ clearcoat the wheels in black. At this point I like it so much I'll probably redo them for the more durable powdercoating next season. The set was in pretty much great to near perfect condition. However, I used some filler from Hi-Tech Paint on Lake Otis to fill in the very minor chips (only a couple) that I found. Let that harden, sanded by hand and then proceeded to sandblast the wheels overall and finish the corners/edges by hand. Primer/filler, sanded lightly and cleaned. Started to layer on the paint, followed by the clearcoat, then finished with heat lamps to help hurry the process as snow was coming down. Wheels were wrapped in Hakkapelida 2s. Was my first time ever doing this, I feel they came out pretty decent.

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Next in the prep labor work of things done is credited to the great team at Underground Performance. The level of pressionalism and workmanship they've provided is greatly appreciated. (Tribal Mike, Nick and Chris thanks a ton) To start off a full fluid change(oil + filter, transmission, transfer case, rear differential and lastly coolant) was done with all Amsoil products that I had ordered.

Signature 5w30 for the Oil
MTG GL4 + Syncromesh combo/blend for the tranny
Severegear 75w90 for the t-case and rear diff

http://imgur.com/haQwg


In addition to all that, had the timing belt, balancing belt and serpentine belt replaced (Gates Racing). All necessary tensioners and idlers with OEM or Gates parts as well. Updated OEM Cylinder bracket, crank sensor blade and assembly.(finishing tomorrow) All done to address a common manufacture problem in the 9s.

http://imgur.com/uiGQr
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Next up, Vortex generator paint matched w/ OEM S2k shorty antenna

http://imgur.com/zfahH
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Rally Armor Classic Mudflaps (Thank you Seth for the great price on these)

http://imgur.com/pCiT9
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Beatrush Underpanel. Complete underpanel skid plate, took me awhile to source one out as they're no longer made. DRTPLZ and I took awhile translating the Japanese only instructions and also making adjustments to the overall fitment. May need to make some more custom changes down the line, primarily more clearance for the downpipe.

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A better view what it looks like since the car is not raised high enough
http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l...Underpanel.jpg


Lastly, raised the ride height up 1inch on the coilovers for obviously some more clearance through the snow. That's pretty much it for now. Have a custom fabricated HVAC relocation kit in the making, OEM JDM center bezel on order for a double din install. Probably a PLX 4 sensor hookup as well to compliment later this month.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #622
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Went back to stock over the past week.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #623
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Good stuff EvolvedAK. That underpanel is sweet!. I really need a skidplate for mine. It would act like a sled panel for me. I see the dragging trail of my diff in the snow in the center of my driveway.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #624
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Good work, Brian. I really like how your EVO is coming along. It's cars like yours that make me want to jump ship to the Evolution platform.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #625
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Good work, Brian. I really like how your EVO is coming along. It's cars like yours that make me want to jump ship to the Evolution platform.
Evos are nice. Worked on my brother's this summer and it was cake compared to the subaru
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