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Old 09-07-2019, 11:33 AM   #1176
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Took my STI out for a nice drive, had a good time. The rear Cusco x-bar is making noise again so loosened the bottom screw and re-tightened. Also adjusted the oil level on the WRX as it was a tad over filled.. Fumoto valve makes it real easy to release oil with zero mess.

BTW, for you young parents out there teaching your kids how to drive, make sure you place a "student driver" sticker or sheet of paper on the trunk if driving slow on public roads. Some idiot fat dad with no future in a Chevy Cruise was flicking off and yelling at everyone on the road that were blowing their horn at them cause his novice driver daughter putted down a 35mph road going 15-20mph. Not a good role model.
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:25 PM   #1177
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Armrest extension, coin pocket (transferred my fuse diagram), bumper plugs, etc.







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Old 09-07-2019, 10:22 PM   #1178
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Put in a steering lockdown on my 2015 Impreza today. Can hardly notice it.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:30 AM   #1179
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Put in a steering lockdown on my 2015 Impreza today. Can hardly notice it.
Sounds like a mod that most people aren't going to notice all that much until they're driving at autocross or out on a real road course. The [good] flip side is that you're apparently not noticing much additional NVH either.

Let's just say I've done a bit of bushing modification, sometimes to stiffen, sometimes to soften.


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Old 09-08-2019, 02:58 PM   #1180
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I will be going from 195 tire soon to 225 tires this week. I think that, plus the lockdown, should increase/improve the feedback (I hope)...

I got the lockdown because I was driving on a highway on ramp and I had zero feedback from the wheel. It was scary to feel so disconnected.

I honestly get better feedback from my Xbox sim wheel
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Old 09-08-2019, 03:24 PM   #1181
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Pretty sure you're dealing with electric power-assist steering. Most EPAS systems come up short as far as steering "feel" is concerned, some being worse than others.


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Old 09-08-2019, 03:30 PM   #1182
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Finally had a nice day that wasn't too hot, so the WRX got a wash and a quick and not particularly fussy wax job.

The dealer's little stick-on advertising started to peel up, so I pulled it all off, removed a few traces of glue with cleaner wax and re-waxed that area. Never know anything had been there.


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Old 09-08-2019, 06:47 PM   #1183
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Gassed up and refilled tires and wiper fluid before driving from Tahoe to LA.

Heard a scraping noise and found a gigantic crack in my driver side front lower control arm. Now I'm waiting to pay $320 for a tow to Reno, get a motel, and find out when the service dept is available.

Pain in the ass but I drove 579 miles yesterday and didn't die so it's all good!
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:09 PM   #1184
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Finally got a chance to wash my WRX today. Was filthy.. did some SpeedClay2.0 on the rear bumper and trunk as well. Looks great again. I love this car.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:59 PM   #1185
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I sat down in mine for the first time in 2 weeks. Saw the fuel light was still in and get in my 4runner. I'm not motivated enough to drive 10 minutes to the gas station with the best price on premium and too cheap to pay the 30 cents more right down the street. Yes I have problems.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:28 AM   #1186
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Looking at Rally Armour mud flaps. And a bunch of other things for the car I just ordered.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:33 AM   #1187
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Removed rear diff bracket for new tic bushing install
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:26 AM   #1188
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I got my wheels and tires mounted. General max rs. I was looking for something like my old bf Goodrich sport comps. I got 225 50 16s.

A couple drives in I am not sure they are as good a tire. They squeal under braking, and driving forces (braking and turning) are not very very impressive. For sure the new limit is much higher than stock but I was looking for “impressive” not just “good”. At this point I would recommend the BFGs for their higher cornering loads.

To be fair tho. The General tire looks really good, is quiet, doesn’t transmit vibration and can go unnoticed if if you want it too.

Last, I got 225 50 16s. I think due to wheel offset they do rub on the outside fenders, all 4 corners. My mistake for building my own set on tire rack. But the rubbing is very minor and I can keep an eye on it.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:12 AM   #1189
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Intercooler cover.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:45 PM   #1190
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Thank you tic, kartboy and rally sport direct


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Old 09-13-2019, 12:23 AM   #1191
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:22 AM   #1192
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^^ Very nice!
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:07 PM   #1193
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Today is just a drive it day. Been dealing with getting the new front half of the exhaust on. Need longer bolts, and that should get it on there snug. Then I need to get the transmission skid plate back on, and the new sensors spliced and put onto the new mounts on the J-pipe.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:27 PM   #1194
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^^ Very nice!

Thanks sir!

Received and installed the boost solenoid cover today.



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Old 09-13-2019, 04:14 PM   #1195
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^^ Nice again. I also like what you did on the intercooler too.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:35 PM   #1196
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I washed, waxed, and installed window visors.





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Old 09-13-2019, 09:20 PM   #1197
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^^ Nice again. I also like what you did on the intercooler too.

Appreciate it, brother.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:52 PM   #1198
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Looking sharp! 🤙🏽


Exhaust is next 🤙🏽
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:26 PM   #1199
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^^ Did you just get done installing the rear swaybar and now working to do the exhaust the the same time? Sounds like fun.


For me took the WRX out for a spin to run a few errands. Hope to wash the car tomorrow after the storm rolls through..
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:58 PM   #1200
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^^ Did you just get done installing the rear swaybar and now working to do the exhaust the the same time? Sounds like fun.


For me took the WRX out for a spin to run a few errands. Hope to wash the car tomorrow after the storm rolls through..


Yes sir, the sway bars are done, rear diff bushing, soon to do outrigger bushing and exhaust at end. Needed to order another gasket forgot. It’s a project coming along. Fun yes and no when it’s smooth but the journey and experience
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