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Old 02-24-2013, 09:34 PM   #16251
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DIY hand-stitched leather shift boot. E-brake boot and steering wheel are up next.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:51 AM   #16252
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DIY hand-stitched leather shift boot. E-brake boot and steering wheel are up next.
http://postimage.org/image/6jazsimcb/
I'm curious to see how the steering wheel turns out
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:47 AM   #16253
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DIY hand-stitched leather shift boot. E-brake boot and steering wheel are up next.
For the steering wheel, are you going to go with a Wheelskins, or do you have something else in mind?
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #16254
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I got a Ultra Racing strut tower brace...ebay...its hard to tell if it does anything. My car seemed to be very susceptible to being moved around by the wind when driving at higher speeds...after i installed the brace it seemed to have fix the problem...but that could have also been the rear sway bar...not too sure, but I like knowing its there, possibly helping.
Which strut tower is this exactly that you refer to? I can't seem to find it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:55 AM   #16255
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For the steering wheel, are you going to go with a Wheelskins, or do you have something else in mind?
I plan on buying a section of hide from the local fabric store. I might be able to do it in one piece.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:04 AM   #16256
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I plan on buying a section of hide from the local fabric store. I might be able to do it in one piece.
OK. FYI, here's what my Wheelskins installation looks like. I used the baseball stitch.

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #16257
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Looks good. Do you remember the measurements?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:30 AM   #16258
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Looks good. Do you remember the measurements?
Here's my Wheelskins thread. What I ordered, and where I ordered from, is listed in the first post.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2390251
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #16259
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Here's my Wheelskins thread. What I ordered, and where I ordered from, is listed in the first post.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2390251
i checked out a BRZ last week and it comes with the factory leather covered wheel. it is extremely slipper, as was the factory leather wheel in my buick. is the wheel skins slippery or a soft and grippy leather?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:38 AM   #16260
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Wheelskins = Soft & Grippy.



And I like a thick wheel. You know how some sporty steering wheels provide a thicker bulge in the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock positions? My wheel is approximately that thick on the entire circumference.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #16261
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Wheelskins = Soft & Grippy.



And I like a thick wheel. You know how some sporty steering wheels provide a thicker bulge in the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock positions? My wheel is approximately that thick on the entire circumference.
good deal, i might still get one
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #16262
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good deal, i might still get one
Yeah, it's one of my favorite upgrades (right up there with the new head unit). You touch your steering wheel every day. It's much more comfortable for me now. That groove in the plastic wheel was driving me crazy.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:51 AM   #16263
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Yeah, it's one of my favorite upgrades (right up there with the new head unit). You touch your steering wheel every day. It's much more comfortable for me now. That groove in the plastic wheel was driving me crazy.
That doesn't bother me much, but i would like a slightly larger wheel.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:17 AM   #16264
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That doesn't bother me much, but i would like a slightly larger wheel.
Regardless of your pet peeve, the Wheelskins is a nice touch (pun intended ).
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #16265
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hey guys, i was wondering if anybody can tell me about the "eyebrow" lights. i'm looking at it and wondering if it's a simple pull-out, or if it's a twist and then pull (similar to all other bulbs).

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #16266
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So I'm bringing the car to my local subaru dealer for an oil change and to check some dash board rattles on Wednesday. Would it be wise to remove my k&n filter and change it back to stock?
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #16267
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The "eyebrows" require a small nudge turn and then a pull out, reverse to install.

And for the K&N, an air filter will not void anything. At all. lol
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #16268
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Just making sure lol. Don't wanna eff anything up ya know!
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #16269
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So I finally did it. I just ordered the Perrin short shifter adapter. Should be here in a week and Im excited to get it on. I dont think I am going to install the shifter bushings. Seems like more work than I am willing to do haha. If anyone is interested in buying them for cheap pm me.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:06 PM   #16270
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So I finally did it. I just ordered the Perrin short shifter adapter. Should be here in a week and Im excited to get it on. I dont think I am going to install the shifter bushings. Seems like more work than I am willing to do haha. If anyone is interested in buying them for cheap pm me.
I will be ordering this too shortly. I hope I can install it myself.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:23 PM   #16271
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I will be ordering this too shortly. I hope I can install it myself.
You need a 10 mm socket and a screwdriver, and an allen wrench that is supplied. There is one other nut that has to be removed to remove the shifter from the linkage, it may also be 10mm.

So a couple of tools, and anyone can do this. PM me if you find the instructions confusing because I just did this last week, and it is simple, simple, simple. You will be glad you did it!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:52 PM   #16272
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You need a 10 mm socket and a screwdriver, and an allen wrench that is supplied. There is one other nut that has to be removed to remove the shifter from the linkage, it may also be 10mm.

So a couple of tools, and anyone can do this. PM me if you find the instructions confusing because I just did this last week, and it is simple, simple, simple. You will be glad you did it!
Awesome thanks!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:53 PM   #16273
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So I finally did it. I just ordered the Perrin short shifter adapter. Should be here in a week and Im excited to get it on. I dont think I am going to install the shifter bushings. Seems like more work than I am willing to do haha. If anyone is interested in buying them for cheap pm me.
Let me know how the install goes. I want to get the Perrin also!
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:05 AM   #16274
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I highly doubt it, but does anyone know if Cobb (ir someone similar) is looking into any tuning for these? I'd love some kind of mild tune to get a hair more from this car..

And as for the CVT, is there anything you can do to them in terms of a more aggressive reflash, or is it basically as is? I don't know if a Cobb style tune could even mess with that. At highway speeds the CVT is great, but around town it's quite sluggish at times.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:08 AM   #16275
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I thought I'd post this up here. I can honestly say that after a few months of ownership, I have a deep set respect for this car. At first I couldn't quite place what I liked about it, or why I chose it in particular, and then it kind of dawned on me. The last tank of gas was spent being burnt in extreme quantities, pushing the little car as far as it would go all over the place. It didn't last long. This new tank I'm trying to be as efficient as possible, and I also have the sway bar upgrade installed.

After driving to my friends and back tonight, driving slow and cruising on the freeway, this is one of the best cars I've ever driven. Most cars are very good at certain things. Either they are fun to drive, or they are relaxing and squishy, generally boring and wooden, others are just downright dull. The thing with this little car is that it balances between fun to drive and relaxing so well its subtle and amazing. Some days I want to mash the gas and fly around a corner (which happens to be often with me) the car happily complies and carves through the corner better than almost any other I've driven. Its power isn't special, it isn't fast, but its peppy and fun, and it will move out when it needs to a surprising bit faster than it actually needs to, so its by no means slow either.

The really impressive feat Subaru pulled off is that it is also a spectacularly fun and relaxing car to chill in. Driving home with the music cranked and the smooth ride, it's just a really nice place to be. It doesn't make you want to drive crazy fast, but it's fun if you decided to, yet it's almost as fun to just relax and enjoy the ride to your destination. I can honestly say I've never driven a car that strikes such a perfect balance between comfort, relaxation, and fun to drive factors, not to mention fantastic handling. I'm not sure how Subaru did it, but this car is actually quite a bit better than I realized when I first bought it. Except for the shifter. Those long throws and mushy feel suck. Like, after driving a BRZ, they suck a lot. But other than that, all I have to say about this car is...DAMN!
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