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Old 02-26-2013, 04:16 AM   #9576
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Also, has anyone upgraded to wrx sideskirts (08-10) or the replicas on ebay?
^+1 I want sideskirts soo bad haha
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #9577
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Really? How was that for you? Your summers are probably destroyed.
Actually they're perfectly fine.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #9578
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Actually they're perfectly fine.
I'm surprised. With it being so cold the compound gets hard. Then when you hit potholes it cracks and tears up the rubber.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #9579
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What size is a OEM wrx '10 catback? 2.25 or 2.5? / is it worth buying should I just get exhaust tips? Looking for sound but am getting rallisport a soon and removing resonator.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:33 AM   #9580
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What size is a OEM wrx '10 catback? 2.25 or 2.5? / is it worth buying should I just get exhaust tips? Looking for sound but am getting rallisport a soon and removing resonator.
Im not sure but its one of the two sizes you mentioned.
If you can pick one up for less than $100, I would say go for it. I got mine for free Exhaust tips will only make your pee-shooter like slightly larger with no performance gain (its not like the wrx CBE is going to give you a lot of performance either lol). I believe the wrx CBE will help you gain the subaru rumble, if that is what you actually want?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:16 AM   #9581
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Im not sure but its one of the two sizes you mentioned.
If you can pick one up for less than $100, I would say go for it. I got mine for free Exhaust tips will only make your pee-shooter like slightly larger with no performance gain (its not like the wrx CBE is going to give you a lot of performance either lol). I believe the wrx CBE will help you gain the subaru rumble, if that is what you actually want?
Thank you I think I won't dip into my rallisport funds for a CBE just yet. I could get one for aroun 100 but rallisports.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:23 PM   #9582
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Got tapped in the rear bumper last night whille sitting at a redlight. Moron. My rear bumper needed a new spray anyways from the previous owners negligence. Now my Magnaflow catback won't be installed until after the body shop does what they need to do in early April. Oh well.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #9583
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:07 PM   #9584
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just wondering if anyone could help me. I was recommended to try shell rotella T6 for my oil change. but i can't find anything with name t6 at walmart or canadian tire. All i found is rotella "T" synthetic for diesel (not T6) either in 5w-40 or 0w-40. are these full synthetics that i can use?

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #9585
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5w-40 That's what you want.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:06 PM   #9586
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5w-40 That's what you want.
Rotella T6 in 5-40 for diesel?
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #9587
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just wondering if anyone could help me. I was recommended to try shell rotella T6 for my oil change. but i can't find anything with name t6 at walmart or canadian tire. All i found is rotella "T" synthetic for diesel (not T6) either in 5w-40 or 0w-40. are these full synthetics that i can use?
You need to look harder... J/K
Shell Rotella T6 5W-40
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:44 PM   #9588
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just wondering if anyone could help me. I was recommended to try shell rotella T6 for my oil change. but i can't find anything with name t6 at walmart or canadian tire. All i found is rotella "T" synthetic for diesel (not T6) either in 5w-40 or 0w-40. are these full synthetics that i can use?
http://www.shell.com/rotella/products/t6.html

First search result on google man..

https://www.google.com/search?num=10...hp.MOYccl88sfI

I like Subaru brand synthetic. I used Mobil 1 before that and liked it too, but really I think any full synthetic is fine really. Some people are insane and are insane about their oil.. I can understand that, but I still think they are insane, unless it is a $40,000 Ferrari engine or something.. but it is a 2.5i.. So who cares.. LOL.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:53 PM   #9589
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Rotella T6 is commonly regarded as the best for Subarus. Mobil 1 is commonly regarded as the worse. It's not just preference. It comes down to oil analysis. I posted an analysis from Blackstone Labs of my car like 15-20 pages back I think.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:08 PM   #9590
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Yeah I used Mobil 1 because that is the synthetic oil my dealership used.. after that I used Subaru synthetic and still do and will continue to.

But -- I bet if I did keep using Mobil 1 my engine would be fine though, no matter what anybody says, and if I did have a problem, I would not blame it on my oil, but probably a manufacturing defect or some other issue.

I think all that oil analysis business is insane and overkill and proves nothing.. especially for an engine like ours. But that's just me..
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:30 PM   #9591
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Yeah I used Mobil 1 because that is the synthetic oil my dealership used.. after that I used Subaru synthetic and still do and will continue to.

But -- I bet if I did keep using Mobil 1 my engine would be fine though, no matter what anybody says, and if I did have a problem, I would not blame it on my oil, but probably a manufacturing defect or some other issue.

I think all that oil analysis business is insane and overkill and proves nothing.. especially for an engine like ours. But that's just me..
It's more significant on turbo models but the oil analysis' still hold true. To each his own though. Lol
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:54 PM   #9592
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The problem with Mobil 1 is that it sheers, looses it's viscosity and burns. Normally not a big deal with NA Subarus, but it's been a proven issue with turbocharged Subarus.


I ran Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w-30 for a bit and it started to burn at a rather alarming rate. Even more so under hard driving conditions.

Went in for my 60k and as a part of it my mechanic did an oil change. I only had a hunch about bad oil so I was half expecting him to put in more Mobil 1 like I had. But after seeing what mods I had on the car he put in some Pento 5w-40 (I never told him that it was burning Mobil 1). The Pento Synthetic 5w-40 has been fantastic.

Whether it's just because the oil is thicker or it's resisting sheering, the engine has been running much smoother and now, after ~3000 miles, the oil level has been at about the same spot the whole time. Which is great.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:51 PM   #9593
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Mine never burned any oil ever, (30k miles so far) but I imagine if I had that problem, I'd start looking at different oil brands, or look for an actual problem.

I did hear net rumors about Mobil 1 not being "real" true full synthetic oil. I didn't do any more research because I had already stopped using it, but if there is any truth to that, I don't think that's too cool. You should get what you pay for anyway..
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:20 AM   #9594
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The problem with Mobil 1 is that it sheers, looses it's viscosity and burns. Normally not a big deal with NA Subarus, but it's been a proven issue with turbocharged Subarus.

I ran Mobil 1 Synthetic 5w-30 for a bit and it started to burn at a rather alarming rate. Even more so under hard driving conditions.

Went in for my 60k and as a part of it my mechanic did an oil change. I only had a hunch about bad oil so I was half expecting him to put in more Mobil 1 like I had. But after seeing what mods I had on the car he put in some Pento 5w-40 (I never told him that it was burning Mobil 1). The Pento Synthetic 5w-40 has been fantastic.

Whether it's just because the oil is thicker or it's resisting sheering, the engine has been running much smoother and now, after ~3000 miles, the oil level has been at about the same spot the whole time. Which is great.
I was running mobil 1 syn 5w-30 but as u stated it was burning with no doubt for me at least. 46k on the odo.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:15 AM   #9595
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+1

I ran it too, was burning about 1 1/2 quarts every 3700 miles. I'm running Castro full synthetic right now, it's pretty good right now. Viscosity has been fairly good based on oil pressure gauge. So i won't know much right now
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:22 AM   #9596
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I thought it was royal purple that was the worst? I would run t6 but no one carries it where I'm from only Rotella T. I'm running Mobil 1 and no problems or loss of oil on my end. Ran as smooth as it did when I first got it. I do plan however, on switching not because its a bad oil, just want to stick with the OEM stuff
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #9597
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The rotella t6 in area is 5-40 and only found in the specialty/diesel section. Is this the same as what everyone uses? What's the diff between 5-40 and 5-30. What's more recommended for winter summer?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #9598
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My next project.

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #9599
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My next project.
Your current exhaust looks better IMO.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:31 AM   #9600
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Sounds terrible with the el headers. Stock exhaust plus resonator is what im going with.
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