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Old 04-16-2009, 01:49 PM   #2226
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^ Well, I consider that a full vote, then, by the current members.

No tea-baggin' allowed in the Douchebag Club for Men!
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:59 PM   #2227
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i second that motion!! ^
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:06 PM   #2228
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DCM!.. way cooler than DSM.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:38 PM   #2229
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We need T-shirts.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:35 AM   #2230
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and dont forget mouse pads.
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:11 PM   #2231
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And, of course, our own douche-bags.

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Got home yesterday, and I just couldn't resist washing Winky.

It's been so long, I thought I had a gray car. Nice to see that wonderful ABP color, again.

Still on the winter tires....

I really need to paint my rear calipers (still stock) and also detail my interior. I keep thinking I'll one day do the Rotora rear BBK, too, though, so I keep putting that one off, but boy could the interior use a good once-over!
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Old 04-17-2009, 01:43 PM   #2232
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And, of course, our own douche-bags.

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Got home yesterday, and I just couldn't resist washing Winky.

It's been so long, I thought I had a gray car. Nice to see that wonderful ABP color, again.

Still on the winter tires....

I really need to paint my rear calipers (still stock) and also detail my interior. I keep thinking I'll one day do the Rotora rear BBK, too, though, so I keep putting that one off, but boy could the interior use a good once-over!

theres a detailer on the F4's site that's lookin for work... might be worth a call allen..
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:25 PM   #2233
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Got home yesterday, and I just couldn't resist washing Winky.

It's been so long, I thought I had a gray car. Nice to see that wonderful ABP color, again.
I need to was mine sometime...and clay it and wax it.
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Still on the winter tires....
Same here...just trying to kill off my four-season old winter tires...and I'm really ought to get an alignment before I swap the summers back on.
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I really need to paint my rear calipers (still stock) and also detail my interior. I keep thinking I'll one day do the Rotora rear BBK, too, though, so I keep putting that one off, but boy could the interior use a good once-over!
My interior, while quite "immaculate" my most others' standards, is quite dusty and needs a good cleaning too. And my rear bumper has been violated and needs to be painted.
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:56 PM   #2234
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^ Let's trade, interior for exterior?

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Jose, thanks for that tip - I just might look into that one!
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:28 AM   #2235
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The Koni install is pretty straight forward. Like mentioned above, there are a few guides/tutorials in the Suspension Forum. Here are my thoughts:
  • Find a set of used/donor struts to hack up. This way, you can take your time.
  • A pipe cutter will give you a clean cut when you hack your donor struts. But, that didn't work that well for me and I used a Dremel and about a dozen cutting disks. Also consider a hack saw and a cut-off wheel.
  • Depending on the condition of the donor struts, you may want to clean off rust and give them some fresh paint. This takes a fair amount of time.
  • You may want to consider adding the D_rex Koni strut extenders for the front struts to give you another inch of bump travel. (I installed these, and there are threads discussing these in the Suspension Forum.)
  • Use a bit of thread locker on the bottom of bolt that holds the Koni inserts in the strut body.
  • Once the Koni inserts have been installed in the strut bodies, the install is just like any other spring/strut install.
  • If you're upgrading to significantly stiffer springs, consider GroupN or firmer strut mounts.
  • Let things settle for several days and get a performance alignment.
  • Use spring compressors.
  • If you don't have an impact gun, buy/use a strap wrench to ensure your don't twist the strut shaft while torquing the top nut on strut mount.
  • The Konis are a bit noisier than the stock struts: they make a "whoosh" or "psssh" sound as they compress and rebound.
  • Depending on your springs, a good starting setting for the Konis is 1/2 to 3/4 turns from full soft. (I like 3/4 turns from full soft for the RCE wagon springs.)
Overall, I've been happy with the Konis. The firmish springs I run can be a little harsh on the disjointed and pot-holed roads in the region. But, it's lovely when I give the suspension a chance to shine (as I did this weekend on a few twisty mountain roads in southwestern Virginia).

Edit: Hopefully this answers most of your questions. Feel free to send me a PM with anything else you'd like to know. Also, If my schedule is free, I'm up to helping you with the install.

Edit #2 for LGT+WRX: Your Koni install will be a bit different, as the rear suspension of your Legacy is different than that of the MY02-MY07 WRX. I'd imagine there would be a bit less hacking of strut bodies, but that the struts should give the same excellent results.
Yeah I bithced out on the front ones on my mazda but the backs were direct replacement minus you had to take the bottom bolt off and rotate the strut to adjust it. 3/4 stiff was tits 4/4 stiff was suicide. You could feel every pebble or leaf in the road. I'm deciding if I want to do it on my lgt or not.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:26 PM   #2236
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anyone here meet up at the spaghetti warehouse in akron? i drive by there alot and it seems like there are people meeting up every sunday. Havent stopped in to see what type of cars though.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:57 AM   #2237
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anyone here meet up at the spaghetti warehouse in akron? i drive by there alot and it seems like there are people meeting up every sunday. Havent stopped in to see what type of cars though.
Not that I'm aware of, but I'm in Akron so I'd be willing to start a local meet if there's enough interest.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:46 AM   #2238
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*Yawn* Hello rainy monday morning.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:46 AM   #2239
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anyone here meet up at the spaghetti warehouse in akron? i drive by there alot and it seems like there are people meeting up every sunday. Havent stopped in to see what type of cars though.
Starting may 10th, some of teh F4s crew will be there
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:35 AM   #2240
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i stopped in over there last night. there were not many people there because of the rain, but like he said ^, may 10th there are supposed to be like 200 some cars there. no lifted trucks, bikes allowed. ill probably head up there again next sunday. seems like they meet from 8 or 9 - ?
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:23 PM   #2241
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The 06 STi I was looking at sold over vacation.

*sigh* Oh well on to the next listing.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:35 PM   #2242
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F4 mods, someone help me log in! X(
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:48 PM   #2243
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anyone here meet up at the spaghetti warehouse in akron? i drive by there alot and it seems like there are people meeting up every sunday. Havent stopped in to see what type of cars though.
These are sunday nights right? I will be up there once I get home for summer throughout the summer hopefully quite a few times!
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:49 PM   #2244
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F4 mods, someone help me log in! X(
I already PMed you about this and you never responded to me. PM me what your problem is.

EDIT: If you are wrxaholic something like that... I just let you in
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:07 AM   #2245
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F4 mods, someone help me log in! X(
I saw you on this am... does that mean that everything is fine now?
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:12 AM   #2246
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Yeppzies
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:16 AM   #2247
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woohoo! good to finally see you on there!
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:49 AM   #2248
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Anyone know of a reliable website to find cars for sale in the area? Auto trader and cars.com dont have anything that I'm interested in since the last STi I was looking at has been sold.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:54 AM   #2249
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craigslist? my buddy haz a bugeye for sale back in IN... anything here on nasioc? there's also one on F4's for sale
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:21 PM   #2250
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I'm not a big fan of Craig's list just because it seems very sketchy sometimes. And I saw the two WRX's on F4 and may be contacting one of the guys.

I have not looked on here yet.
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