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Old 01-05-2013, 09:54 AM   #4301
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Installed FEAL rebuilt (gravel) 04 STI struts/ OEM springs, Whiteline end links front/ rear, eBay rear strut bar and a Primitive skid plate with stinger option. Can't wait for rallycross season!
Pics or gtfo. You prob haven't driven on them much but how do the "New" struts feel?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #4302
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Finished up the cleaning process and put the seats back in. Ahhh finally a super clean interior. Now to tackle the exterior.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #4303
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Tightened down my lateral link bolt, yea the 10 inch long one. That damn bolt is so hard to move, but it was loose for whatever reason.

This is how I did it lol. Floor jack holding the wrench on the 'nut side' so it doesn't move, and a steel pipe on the ratchet for the bolt side.

I also got my estimate for the deer damages. $2800 to repair the front fender, drivers side door, and rear quarter panel. My car's value isn't much over $4000, if that, so it COULD get totaled out!

75% of the value right? Gonna be close!

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #4304
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Pics or gtfo. You prob haven't driven on them much but how do the "New" struts feel?
Can't comment on how they feel quite yet. Gonna wait to get the alignment done before I go for a good drive. But anything is going to be an improvement over the original 146K struts! Here is a crappy pic of one corner that I took on my phone. They must be real because they have the sticker on them, right?

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #4305
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Had the first break in oil change done in the WRX. Gotta go put some more miles on it for the next one and the retune for next week!

Did a brake job on the black Camaro. Discovered that the inner pads on the front were separating from the backing plate. On the passenger side, it was bent and completed separated on one side. I guess that explains the weird vibration under braking. The new Hawks (HP+ up front, HPS in the rear -- keeps the axle hop that a Z28 is prone to doing minimal) are great so far.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #4306
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Installed the whiteline steering rack bushings. My arms are dead.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:00 PM   #4307
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Put new speakers in the Forester.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:09 PM   #4308
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Tore down my heads to send off. My house smells of oil. : /
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #4309
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Did a brake job on the black Camaro. Discovered that the inner pads on the front were separating from the backing plate. On the passenger side, it was bent and completed separated on one side. I guess that explains the weird vibration under braking. The new Hawks (HP+ up front, HPS in the rear -- keeps the axle hop that a Z28 is prone to doing minimal) are great so far.
Why wait so long to replace them?
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #4310
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Why wait so long to replace them?
They actually have plenty of backing material, it's just not all firmly attached to the backing plate.

The vibration started recently, and with the suspension work I'd been doing piece meal (the control arm bushings, then the shocks/springs), I wasn't sure what the cause was initially.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #4311
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I took some detailed pictures of emergency brake before I took them apart this time.

I really hate drum brakes
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:00 PM   #4312
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Fixed a small gas leak from my perrin fuel rail. crimp ring must have loosened up a bit combined with really cold weather equals leak. couldnt fit anything other than needlenose pliers in their to crimp it but it worked (for now)
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:08 PM   #4313
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Installed FEAL rebuilt (gravel) 04 STI struts/ OEM springs, Whiteline end links front/ rear, eBay rear strut bar and a Primitive skid plate with stinger option. Can't wait for rallycross season!
Sweet! I have feal struts(tarmac) with zerk fittings paired with rce blacks and they are awesome! Sounds like a sweet setup
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #4314
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Put on the HKS flat flange downpipe. Going from a 5 inch divorced wastegate to this makes a world of difference. Getting the old one off was a pita because the bottom nuts are obstructed by the EWG. Install was a snap.. but I should have put an extra gasket on the DP-> Catback flange. Will have to fix that in the AM. Definitely heard an exhaust leak coming from there.


Also have an AOS to install tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #4315
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washed outside and cleaned inside windows of our 2 subarus. 03 hatch and wife's '13 outback.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #4316
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They actually have plenty of backing material, it's just not all firmly attached to the backing plate.

The vibration started recently, and with the suspension work I'd been doing piece meal (the control arm bushings, then the shocks/springs), I wasn't sure what the cause was initially.
Found out from a fellow F-body owner last night that the bending of the inner front pad is evidently a "common" occurrence. He told me that he's never had one not bend until he upgrading to a BBK. Weird, since I've never had it happen until now. I wonder how much of the damage was done when I had the car out on the Shenandoah Circuit?
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:01 PM   #4317
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Put on the HKS flat flange downpipe. Going from a 5 inch divorced wastegate to this makes a world of difference. Getting the old one off was a pita because the bottom nuts are obstructed by the EWG. Install was a snap.. but I should have put an extra gasket on the DP-> Catback flange. Will have to fix that in the AM. Definitely heard an exhaust leak coming from there.

Also have an AOS to install tomorrow.
Holding off on the AOS. Might as well wait since the motor comes out soon.

Fixed the exhaust leak best I could considering I didn't have a new gasket.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #4318
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Washed it. Jeeeeeeeeesus it's cold outside.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #4319
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Jim (the undisputed subaru whisperer) helped me install my new grimmspeed thermostat, drilled and slotted rotors, and cabin filter. i am eternally grateful for your expertise in subarus.

one of the bolts in the rear caliper seized and broke, so jim and i got to experience the least entertaining task of drilling, torching, threading, etc...

also this weird phenomenon:

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:43 PM   #4320
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Washed her and put on the winter setup. All i need now is the snow

Wintermode by itcouldonlybeme, on Flickr

Winter wheels mounted! #wintermode #wrx #subaru #awd #turbo #snow #tires by itcouldonlybeme, on Flickr
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:50 PM   #4321
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Washed her and put on the winter setup. All i need now is the snow
Thanks! Since you put the winter setup we won't get snow!

It's suppose to be in the low-mid 50's by the end of the week
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #4322
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Thanks! Since you put the winter setup we won't get snow!

It's suppose to be in the low-mid 50's by the end of the week
U can thank me as well. I sold him the wheels and mounted/balanced the tires. Doing what I can to keep the snow away
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #4323
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U can thank me as well. I sold him the wheels and mounted/balanced the tires. Doing what I can to keep the snow away
THANK YOU!

Mid 50's all week and low 60's by the weekend
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:29 AM   #4324
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THANK YOU!

Mid 50's all week and low 60's by the weekend
No I want SNOW!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #4325
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No I want SNOW!!!!!
Yuck. Cold/Wind/Snow meh :-/

I will take 50's/60's this week awesome January weather ^_^
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