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Old 02-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #4776
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Got new tires for the Forester yesterday. Dry rot is a hell of a drug.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:12 PM   #4777
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Did the headlight reconditioning dance, and cleaned the roof tracks where I will be installing factory rails. New tires went on Friday and the CEL went out on Saturday, super win! It keeps spitting the rear exhaust sensor, but it goes off whenever my wife is in the car with me.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #4778
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Working on the winter set up!

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:50 PM   #4779
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Finished scraping up the sound deadening material from the rear seat, transmission tunnel, and under the front seats. If hearing protection wasn't a requirement for the RS, it certainly is now. I'll need to pull the dash to get up there, but that won't happen for a while. Though, sooner than later might be nice, as the stuff just chips off the metal, unlike in the summer when it is a hot, gooey mess that gets stuck to everything.

Also took the rusty ECU cover off, scraped away all the rust with the angle grinder, and painted it with Rustoleum rubberised coating. Thanks to a leaky front windshield, the carpet helped to rust out the bottom portion of the plate quite nicely. Now, it doesn't look quite as bad.

I need to tidy up some wires on the passenger side and install the seats so it'll be road worthy again. I'll eventually cut out the stock seat mounting options and get some specialty mounts welded in, but probably not until I have a second fixed back seat ready to go in the passenger side.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:28 PM   #4780
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Got some lugs on order today. Can't wait for the new rim setup!!!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #4781
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Put a trans in lol oh and washed her
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #4782
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This weekend:

Installed GrimmSpeed hood struts. Possibly should have had someone hold the hood/bracket for me because bracing them against each other with one hand, installing bolts with the other and supporting the hood with my head was awkward.

Installed TiC/MAW brake MC brace. Hey! How many generations of car and platform later and this install STILL sucks. Stupid bolts are impossibly to reach with a ratchet and my ratcheting wrenches were too fat. Doesn't appear to be any deflection of the MC/firewall anymore, so yay!

Installed shift knob by STi. Somewhere around 60-90 grams heavier; shifts feel much more assured and resistance from the synchros/gates is completely minimized now.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:11 PM   #4783
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This weekend:
RCE Yellows, Group-N tranny mount, Kartboy shift link bushings, cross member braces, exhaust hangers. and replaced a leaking exhaust gasket

Thanks UncleTattoo and RobotsKillHumans for doing the suspension while I bled and worked under the car.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:39 PM   #4784
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OrbitalEllipses
This weekend:

Installed GrimmSpeed hood struts. Possibly should have had someone hold the hood/bracket for me because bracing them against each other with one hand, installing bolts with the other and supporting the hood with my head was awkward.

Installed TiC/MAW brake MC brace. Hey! How many generations of car and platform later and this install STILL sucks. Stupid bolts are impossibly to reach with a ratchet and my ratcheting wrenches were too fat. Doesn't appear to be any deflection of the MC/firewall anymore, so yay!

Installed shift knob by STi. Somewhere around 60-90 grams heavier; shifts feel much more assured and resistance from the synchros/gates is completely minimized now.
We are going to end up with the same car..

You posted that link to the TiC bushing group buy and now I'm buying nearly all the extras!
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #4785
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Got the rears rolled, aligned and new wheels on at Mach V

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #4786
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New scoop delete has been made and I'm starting my new taillight project!
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:24 PM   #4787
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We are going to end up with the same car..

You posted that link to the TiC bushing group buy and now I'm buying nearly all the extras!
Bushings!

That brace is a PITA to install. I also dropped a wrench under the car while installing it. Undertray means the stupid wrench never hit the floor...I had to slide my arm between the fuel line next to the tranny (hard line) and get the wrench out that way. Couldn't reach it by hand, so I had to use my Channel Lock pliers as an extension. I really despise installing MC braces. FWIW, make sure you adjust preload BEFORE installing it as I don't see a way to adjust it afterwards since there's no lock nut.

My hood dampers were BEAT up. Lots of chips etc.. Don't want to deal with shipping them back to GrimmSpeed though, so :shrug:.
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:33 PM   #4788
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New plates (Baltimore Orioles plates, hooray!). Turns out the hardware from the dealership is too long and if you change out your plates without having license plate frame to be a buffer, the plastic inserts start turning about 4/5ths of the way in.

So, had to rip all the plastic paneling off the rear hatch interior and hold the insert with a set of vice grips to get the screw out. Fun times were had by all involved.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #4789
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Did a coffee cup mod of sorts. The coolant overflow reservoir that came with my intercooler snapped off at the mounting tab while I was driving today, and it probably fell into a creek. I zip-tied a coffee mug in place instead.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #4790
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Did a coffee cup mod of sorts. The coolant overflow reservoir that came with my intercooler snapped off at the mounting tab while I was driving today, and it probably fell into a creek. I zip-tied a coffee mug in place instead.
I've been using a stainless steel water bottle from Kmart for about 3yrs now
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #4791
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well I didnt do it but was nailed by a Ford F-250
Was minding my own business and bam t-boned at an intersection.
Driver was issued Fail to yield the right of way left turn.
Got to spend 6 hours in the Hospital neck shoulder and head messed up.
And even more awesome swelling and bruising.
Side airbags and wheel bag popped.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:43 PM   #4792
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Damn man, glad you are okay. That looks pretty serious. You might need some paint, doesn't look like some of that will buff out.

Was it like falling into a cloud? That's what bmw owners tell me getting into an accident feels like in their car.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #4793
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well I didnt do it but was nailed by a Ford F-250
Was minding my own business and bam t-boned at an intersection.
Driver was issued Fail to yield the right of way left turn.
Got to spend 6 hours in the Hospital neck shoulder and head messed up.
And even more awesome swelling and bruising.
Side airbags and wheel bag popped.
Damn, that didn't last long. Subie is calling

Seriously though, good to hear u made it thru with minimal injuries.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #4794
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Installed GrimmSpeed... ...installing bolts with the other and supporting the hood with my head was awkward.
I literally laughed because I've used my head so many time to hold something. Hah, nice work!

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Hope you have a speedy recovery!
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #4795
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saw this in the Show us your Unique (custom) modifications, Part 2
not sure who did this but i adapted it to the 08+ models
unfortunately subarus foam cup holder inserts where allready disanagting when i bought the car from the first owner

all thats needed
subaru all weather coasters x2
and some scissors and patients, no glue or tape needed....




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Old 02-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #4796
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Thanks guys
The car was very protective could of been far worse. First responders were shocked I could walk away. Now just dealing with Shoulder head and neck issues., I see pt in my future.
Yes I am thinking about a 2011 STI now...
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:56 PM   #4797
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Thanks guys
The car was very protective could of been far worse. First responders were shocked I could walk away. Now just dealing with Shoulder head and neck issues., I see pt in my future.
Yes I am thinking about a 2011 STI now...
Guess the wifey isn't getting that bimmer. Glad you are OK.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #4798
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Damn glad you're ok! All I did was try and fix a coolant leak, and I thought that sucked. Think I fixed the leak though.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #4799
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Discovered today that if you have a headlight relay go out and DRLs disabled, your DRL relay will have problems leading to no ground and thus no headlights. Cool. Thank you USPS for delaying my new relays by one week now
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #4800
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well monday i replaced my grimmspeed thermostat with a replacement, because this was the old one:



then instead of the car running too cool, i got the opposite reaction where the water temp tries to shoot up to "H" when starting from a stop or any low gear. it's acting REALLY messed up, but it wasnt doing that the day i installed it -it was working perfectly that day.

i have a CX racing dual core aluminum radiator and silicone hoses with the grimmspeed thermostat. should i just go get a stock one put in?? this car is supposed to be sold this saturday and i dont want to screw over the buyer with a car thats prone to overheat.

when i installed the new tstat i burped it correctly and everything, but there still seems to be air getting in the system from somewhere?? i have no idea what else could be replaced on that car, and i had to burp air from the expansion tank at least twice this morning. wtfffffffffff
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