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Old 11-09-2001, 10:56 PM   #1
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what are they
so far i've done the following
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Old 11-10-2001, 12:09 AM   #2
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I think you will find a lot of results if you do a search.

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Old 11-10-2001, 12:56 PM   #3
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remove pasanger and rear seats.
remove electric window motors
remove cruise control and AC
remove all hard trim


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Old 11-10-2001, 03:15 PM   #4
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remove that stupid weight behind the glovebox.

Take out hood vent blocking plates

paint the back of the subaru emblem

debadge trunk

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Old 11-10-2001, 05:11 PM   #5
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You could also steal some performance parts...



Actually I don't approve of theft, but you did ask for FREE mods...

Upgrade your ground wires to bigger gauge is cheap but not free. The subarus don't have many free mods... Not like a mustang where the engineering was not smart and people could do easy fixes/removals/mods...
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Old 11-10-2001, 05:56 PM   #6
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learn to drive better. I for one am still working on it.
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Old 11-10-2001, 09:19 PM   #7
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>remove that stupid weight behind the glovebox.

The stupid weight is called a knee bolster, it keeps the passenger in the proper position when the airbag deploys during a front end collision.
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Old 11-10-2001, 09:28 PM   #8
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Yeah, who needs that thing... while you're at it, get rid of the airbag

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Old 11-10-2001, 09:38 PM   #9
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I think they have a cool compartment that goes in place of the airbag.

There is a weight just over the plate by the cross member that can be removed. I think it's for vibration dampening but it's just a lump that sits there. It's above the plate usually used to jack up the front of the car when using a floor jack.
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Old 11-10-2001, 09:52 PM   #10
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Y'know, I've never really understood the importance of the firewall. Maybe you can dremel it out? j/k of course
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Old 11-11-2001, 02:05 AM   #11
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Y'know, I've never really understood the importance of the firewall. Maybe you can dremel it out?
Just don't ever have an engine fire/clutch explosion/get in an accident/drive in the rain
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Old 11-11-2001, 03:12 AM   #12
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What does upgrading your ground wires to a bigger gauge do???
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Old 11-11-2001, 12:31 PM   #13
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Remove the blinker fluid reservoir

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Old 11-11-2001, 05:41 PM   #14
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Sounds stupid, if not immature, but I gutted the whole inside of my car, doors, ceiling and all. It greatly improved everthing, literally. You could keep whatever you want in the car. But all of that sound deadening material, and especially that tar/asphalt shif Subaru puts all over the bottom of the inside of the car, has got to go. It is a serious pain in the ass to get out, but there is like a hundred or so pounds of this crap from the firewall to the trunk.
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Old 11-11-2001, 05:47 PM   #15
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What does upgrading your ground wires to a bigger gauge do???
Not a whole lot, I think think it is better for your conscious than anything else. I suppose stuff is brighter, the car starts up marginally better, and everything is kinda enhanced.?. Anyways, my first comment is dead on, it makes you feel better about your car. Every little thing helps when you're pushin under 200 horses.
No joke intended.
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Old 11-12-2001, 09:51 PM   #16
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It is a very cheap mod to upgrade to bigger ground wires from the engine to the firwall and from the engine to... Isn't there one going to a frame-type of area? I remember seeing a few ground straps. Anyway, It's true that it won't do much, but any improvement in reducing electrical resistance is good and will at least marginally extend the life of all electronic components. It's like sucking a milk shake through a bigger straw. Less strain and more juice can be transferred. So you'll feel better knowing your car has had a weaker point upgraded even if that weak point wasn't a major isuue to begin with... And besides, all the other good free/cheap ideas were already mentioned. I needed SOMETHING new!!! One other thing would be a very good coat of wax. Subaru paint is so thin that it chips when leaves fall on the car!!!
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Old 11-12-2001, 10:30 PM   #17
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Someone told me that electricity travels mostly on the outside of wires so lots of strands are better then few. More surface area,Can someone confirm this?
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Old 11-12-2001, 11:05 PM   #18
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Well, I know a higher strand count is typically more expensive and of higher quality. Sounds like it's important for something.

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Old 11-13-2001, 12:52 AM   #19
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Remove the A/C, power steering, and alternator. They add unnecessary drag and weight. Replace windows with clear lexan.

Recharge the battery frequently and don't run at night (shouldn't use lights) since you don't have an alternator.
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Old 11-13-2001, 01:22 AM   #20
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Will upgrading to bigger ground wires help prevent me from getting electricuted every time I get out of my subie!!!!
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Old 11-13-2001, 01:34 AM   #21
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drill lots of random holes in your hood for cold air to get in
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Old 11-13-2001, 03:03 AM   #22
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SPEED HOLES, they make your car go faster

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Old 11-13-2001, 09:45 AM   #23
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Someone told me that electricity travels mostly on the outside of wires so lots of strands are better then few. More surface area,Can someone confirm this?
That is true, current travels on the outside of the cable. That is why there we have stranded cables, for more current flow and they also bend easier. Stranded cables have more perimeter, just like a four-leaf clover that fits inside a circle has more perimeter.



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edit: stranded cables do not have more "surface area"

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Old 11-13-2001, 10:06 AM   #24
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Most of the current will travel on the outside of the wire. When you have a stranded wire though, the whole bundle of strands is one big wire as far as the electricity is concerned. Its more like that for flexibility than anything else. A solid wire would be better for current flow, since resistance is a function of cross-section area. there's little pockets of air between each strand. All bigger wires'll really do for you is make your headlights dim less when you're cranking music, and it'll help your car start. most of your electricity is coming from your alternator when you're underway anyways. you can disconnect the battery when you're driving and the car won't know the difference for the most part.

cheapest mod you can do is make a CAI out of old-school exhaust bits from auto-zone and rubber clamp-down plumbing couplers from home depot. $20 later, and you have a CAI about 80% as good as a Ganz. it won't look as nice and it won't sound as mean, but its worlds better than the stock system. this it for MAP cars only, and you keep the stock airbox and filter.

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Old 11-13-2001, 01:53 PM   #25
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I'll take free mods from anyone giving them out.

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