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Old 11-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #6476
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Not exactly local but maybe worth checking out. Heard nothing but great things with these guys.

http://www.oakos.com/service/
They are really good i have driven their twice to have minor things done over choosing local because of how good their service is.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #6477
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I am looking for mechanic recommendations here in gr. Anybody have a guy or a shop they would recommend. I am reaching a 100k and want to do all scheduled maint. I don't want to deal with the dealer or the guy that does my oil. Thanks
Doing timing belt!

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #6478
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Hay everyone my friend is looking to get into a cheap subaru so he can come to the founder meets with a reason rather then taggin along, and we found this. What do you guys think about the car overall and the lack of reverse lol.



http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3404401486.html

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #6479
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Hay everyone my friend is looking to get into a cheap subaru so he can come to the founder meets with a reason rather then taggin along lol, and we found this. What do you guys think about the car overall and the lack of reverse lol.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3404401486.html
Wagon mafia!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:13 AM   #6480
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Hay everyone my friend is looking to get into a cheap subaru so he can come to the founder meets with a reason rather then taggin along, and we found this. What do you guys think about the car overall and the lack of reverse lol.



http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3404401486.html
I wouldn't touch that thing for that price. The way it sits and where that picture was taken, you know that thing has been beat on. If he's patient, you can find one in the 1200-2000 range that has similar miles but has been owned by a family and treated it well as a grocery getter.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3352221869.html
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3396202218.html
http://holland.craigslist.org/cto/3428495913.html - Depending on "noisy," I'm guessing it's either a center differential, or just notchy shifts. I have a Phase II Transmission with that had a bad Center Diff that will be replaced with a known good center diff.. If that's something your friend wants to undertake (a transmission swap), this car would be a perfect candidate.
http://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto/3403055573.html


And that was a quick search.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:33 AM   #6481
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I wouldn't touch that thing for that price. The way it sits and where that picture was taken, you know that thing has been beat on. If he's patient, you can find one in the 1200-2000 range that has similar miles but has been owned by a family and treated it well as a grocery getter.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3352221869.html
http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/3396202218.html
http://holland.craigslist.org/cto/3428495913.html - Depending on "noisy," I'm guessing it's either a center differential, or just notchy shifts. I have a Phase II Transmission with that had a bad Center Diff that will be replaced with a known good center diff.. If that's something your friend wants to undertake (a transmission swap), this car would be a perfect candidate.
http://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto/3403055573.html

And that was a quick search.
That's where the hard part is he's trying to trade his 91 caprice for it which is in just as horrible shape as the beatup wagon. I will show him those links though.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #6482
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That things kinda a piece. But take a look at it and see what it's like?
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #6483
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It kinda makes me throw up a little
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #6484
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Actually all the ones that Travis posted look pretty good.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #6485
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Yeah I'm talkin about that ****ing mad max lookin black wagon!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:30 AM   #6486
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:34 AM   #6487
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Speaking of shifters. Travis how's the shifter working? Still having trouble getting it in first?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:08 PM   #6488
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Speaking of shifters. Travis how's the shifter working? Still having trouble getting it in first?
It was a clutch adjustment issue. I messed with the linkage under the dash and found that the locking nut on the rod was loose so my clutch was engaging closer and closer to the firewall. I adjusted it back so it was in the middle and it has been perfect since. Getting it in that from a stop is no longer an issue and I can even get it in to first over 20mph. :-) Do you want the assembly back? If not then I'll just kick it to Sam when he takes my is transmission since he needs an assembly anyways.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:15 PM   #6489
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It was a clutch adjustment issue. I messed with the linkage under the dash and found that the locking nut on the rod was loose so my clutch was engaging closer and closer to the firewall. I adjusted it back so it was in the middle and it has been perfect since. Getting it in that from a stop is no longer an issue and I can even get it in to first over 20mph. :-) Do you want the assembly back? If not then I'll just kick it to Sam when he takes my is transmission since he needs an assembly anyways.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #6490
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Pass it on
Thanks man. I'll make sure he knows where it came from.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:22 PM   #6491
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That things kinda a piece. But take a look at it and see what it's like?
Its a complete piece...its more of a joke so he can be my winter buddy twin lol well that and he is trying to find someone to trade cars with. He does not have the cash and his current car is a 91 caprice not something that someone is going to want to trade their subaru for...
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:06 AM   #6492
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Thanks for the input any body ever gone to subie guys up by TC?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:06 AM   #6493
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Thanks for the input any body ever gone to subie guys up by TC?
My buddy is their main mechanic. If you're willing to make that drive, I throw my support behind that guy any day. When you call, ask for Grant and tell him that Travis sent you. That guy has been a savior with my last two WRX's when I run in to something and need a part or advise, and he's never been wrong with what he's suggested.

Otherwise, I don't have anyone to suggest. Most of us down here do our own work so we're not too knowledgeable on trustworthy shops.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:43 AM   #6494
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Has anyone taken out their fender liner lately? I need to put mine back in but have no clue what goes where
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:44 AM   #6495
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Hey guys I need some opinions. I have an 06 Wrx stage two with 100k on it. I found an 06 Sti that looks clean and I'm gonna go check it out and possibly trade my Wrx in for it. It has 73k on it. My payment will go up about 50/mo and my loan starts over so I will be paying on it for 6yrs. My question is... Is it worth it to start over for the Sti. I don't have the option to sell my car then buy this due to time constraints or else it would help cuz my cost would be less. Unless someone on here wants a smoking deal or my Wrx Is it worth it?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:45 AM   #6496
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The one I'm looking at is a two owner with a clean car fax
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:51 AM   #6497
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Hey guys I need some opinions. I have an 06 Wrx stage two with 100k on it. I found an 06 Sti that looks clean and I'm gonna go check it out and possibly trade my Wrx in for it. It has 73k on it. My payment will go up about 50/mo and my loan starts over so I will be paying on it for 6yrs. My question is... Is it worth it to start over for the Sti. I don't have the option to sell my car then buy this due to time constraints or else it would help cuz my cost would be less. Unless someone on here wants a smoking deal or my Wrx Is it worth it?
It is if you don't have a lot of wrench time into it yet.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:54 AM   #6498
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:59 AM   #6499
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In my case, I had a beautiful 11 LGT limited. I continued to spend money to "make it a STi" finally I did the math and realized it was cheaper in the long run just to buy an STi. Unless your a great mechanic and you can do the hard swaps yourself (6speed and brakes) labor is what was killing my projects. On the caution side I now want a forged motor.. So I guess for me it will never end?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #6500
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My plan with this one is to go to stage two and enjoy I would keep my exhaust and put that on the Sti. Use an ap and go stage 2 and call it a day.
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