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Old 03-22-2020, 09:44 AM   #1601
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Installed Audio Ordnance two-way 6X9” in the front and 6.5” in the rear of our 15 Legacy Premium.

They were cheap speakers @ ~$115 from Crutchfield, including install kit.

Stock HU, no amp. Sound is much better, even though it’s got the same input. I’ve always believed that one needed at least an upgraded HU to make a speaker upgrade worthwhile, but I just proved myself wrong.
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:44 PM   #1602
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I'm doing the same thing ! IF I'm not driving my WRX ,I'm running a REVO2.0 or XO1 .
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Got my Dr Colorchip paint chip kit.
That's a nice investment. Have you cleabra'ed your front bumper? I install those on my own using pre-cuts. It does very well to keep your front end from chips, bug gut stains, etc.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:07 AM   #1603
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All upcoming events have been canceled. So a group of us went for a quick mountain drive before we're forced into quarantine.

Saw an S209 while we were out. Of course it would be when I'm not in my Subie.

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Old 03-23-2020, 07:45 AM   #1604
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^ Looks like fun. I too have been placed in stay-at-home order since yesterday. Got a lot done around the house. LOL More projects coming this week for the house.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:54 AM   #1605
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Awesome!



That's a nice investment. Have you cleabra'ed your front bumper? I install those on my own using pre-cuts. It does very well to keep your front end from chips, bug gut stains, etc.
No ,I haven't clear bra anything yet .what brand or type would you suggest that's pre cut?
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:55 AM   #1606
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All upcoming events have been canceled. So a group of us went for a quick mountain drive before we're forced into quarantine.

Saw an S209 while we were out. Of course it would be when I'm not in my Subie.

Nice photo !
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:33 AM   #1607
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No ,I haven't clear bra anything yet .what brand or type would you suggest that's pre cut?
I've tried Suntek, Xpel, 3M, Scotch and they all seem to work fine. XPEL ultra has self-healing feature if you encounter minor scratches heat will take it out, similar to those textile cutting boards. It costs considerably more and thicker material so a tad more effort to install.

You can buy precuts at various vendors online. They sometimes even include free spray bottles, squeegee, knives to aid in your installation. The trick is to keep your finger tips wet at all times when handling the adhesive side. That will keep finger prints off the adhesive.. and clean the nooks very well before applying.

Besides that, it's mainly just practice and patience. I've done it successfully while being distracted by kids, wife, and 30+ yellow jackets in my frikken garage at one of my older houses..!
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Old 03-23-2020, 03:49 PM   #1608
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Picked up an '09 impreza that was running real rough off of craigslist for dirt cheap. Owner wanted to keep his steel wheels because the tires were brand new. I managed to find a good deal on a nice set of alloys with a bunch of tread left, so I rented a truck, trailer, and made the 40 mile trip to pick it up sight unseen. The deal was too good to pass up, so I rolled the dice... it's a real rough car, been on a farm most of its life and is absolutely filthy. Car seems like it's running on 3 cylinders and could use a respray. Got it home today, looking forward to sharing my progress with you guys.
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:02 PM   #1609
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Regular maintenance of one step colder plugs installed.
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:04 AM   #1610
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I got my front and rear Viofo A129 dashcam hard wired and cleanly tucked in the roof liner running down the A pillar to the fuse box and then the rear continues under the floor trim up to the rear window.

I ended up cutting my thumb pretty good though on a metal clip under the trim that has a razor sharp 90 degree edge on the top.

But at least I will catch anyone that may damage the car (hopefully).
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:05 AM   #1611
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Continued working on manual swapping my Impreza. Bolted on the exhaust, worked on wiring, got the intake back on, and then briefly started troubleshooting because it starts and then dies now if I unplug the MAF it idles at 3-4k and surges. Tried my parts car's MAF and it did the same thing. I'll keep looking at it tomorrow when it's light out again.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:53 AM   #1612
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All upcoming events have been canceled. So a group of us went for a quick mountain drive before we're forced into quarantine.



Saw an S209 while we were out. Of course it would be when I'm not in my Subie.


Other than your comment about seen a Subaru, what part of your content is related to the thread subject here ?
Curious.

As to what I did to my Subaru today, started swapping my ver 7 drive train from my Saabaru to my bugeye. Not a fun job but I want to see it thru.

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Old 03-24-2020, 09:10 AM   #1613
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Other than your comment about seen a Subaru, what part of your content is related to the thread subject here ?
Curious.
This has evolved into a relatively generic "daily updates" thread where others have shared non-Subaru content and I find it interesting when people share their other projects since we all already share the Subie denominator.
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:52 AM   #1614
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Took the subie out to Walmart to buy a new coffee maker since my $300 Ninja didn't even make it 3 years! Of course it dies during a time when nobody is open for coffee. I consider a coffee maker a very essential part of life!
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:27 PM   #1615
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Indeed! *sipping on 2nd cup of coffee for the day*


For me cleaned up my parts bin where I had a whole bunch of TireRack lugs I collected over the years. I sent a lot out to recycle centers (like over 50lbs worth) recently, but I still had more.
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Old 03-24-2020, 02:03 PM   #1616
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Iím out of touch, I guess Iíll start posting unrelated stuff then.

Iím writing this totally unrelated comment because bull**** thread then.

Iím sitting on the toilet taking a ****.
I canít see my subarus from the bathroom, sadly.
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Old 03-24-2020, 03:31 PM   #1617
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1. Cleaned the OE Harman Kardon amp with electrical parts cleaner. Re-installed with dielectric grease on all three connectors. This required removing the four 14mm hex head studs to get the driver’s seat out of the way.

2. Installed new shift assembly (piano black instead of silver), boot (pleather with red stitching) and shift knob (also pleather with read stitching).

3. Detailed part of the interior before getting lazy. I need to remove the kid’s car seats, pull the WeatherTech liners and really do a deep dive. We didn’t detail the interior car AT ALL last year.
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:04 AM   #1618
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My swaparu decided it didnít like a cheap front hub bearing been donated by the bugeye, thankfully the previous owner only replaced one hub bearing with crap.
Bugeye should be running tomorrow, will need an alignment.
DMV is shot down, canít register the car, unhappy bout it.
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:55 AM   #1619
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I was very lucky getting all my cars registered (plates renewed) this year just prior to the DMV shutting down. I also already changed all the oils so I don't need to worry about that either.

I got to drive a little bit yesterday to consume some older fuel still in the car (mixed Stabil360 fuel) as I had to go to one of my properties for maintenance work which was essential. Need to head out there again today to finish the work with a contractor. Looking forward to the drive.
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:14 PM   #1620
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I've tried Suntek, Xpel, 3M, Scotch and they all seem to work fine. XPEL ultra has self-healing feature if you encounter minor scratches heat will take it out, similar to those textile cutting boards. It costs considerably more and thicker material so a tad more effort to install.

You can buy precuts at various vendors online. They sometimes even include free spray bottles, squeegee, knives to aid in your installation. The trick is to keep your finger tips wet at all times when handling the adhesive side. That will keep finger prints off the adhesive.. and clean the nooks very well before applying.

Besides that, it's mainly just practice and patience. I've done it successfully while being distracted by kids, wife, and 30+ yellow jackets in my frikken garage at one of my older houses..!
Thanks for the info and tip.!
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:18 PM   #1621
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Thanks for the info and tip.!
NP! GL with the install. Most tint places do clearbra installs too if you want to let someone do it.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:51 AM   #1622
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Well I changed the front and rear differential gear oil with Motul 300 and replaced the transmission drain plug with a stronger Dimple neodymium drain plug.

I would have swapped the rear drain plug too but the one mailed to me was the wrong size and was way too small.

I am a little concerned with what I found on the rear differential drain plug magnet. There was not just the usual metal shavings but chunks of the gear teeth too. I am the second owner and it only now has 37k miles on it. Anyone know if this is normal?

I also used pipe thread on the differential plugs as I saw someone recommended that to ensure they come back out again.



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Old 03-26-2020, 05:32 AM   #1623
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That’s pretty gnarly-looking!

Did about 0.8 qts come out or much less. I never measure, but would notice if very little gear oil drained.

It’s unfortunate that you already added the Motul in. Seeing that I’d go and grab some cheap GL-5 and change it again at 5k miles or so.
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:53 AM   #1624
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Yeah, when I do gear box oil changes fragments are usually only a mm or less. But that could be from a previous gear set the previous owner may have replaced. Never know.

Another day at home.. need to move the battery manager from my WRX to my daily driver since I've not driven the car for nearly 2 weeks. Will do that today.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:23 AM   #1625
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Got a front and rear set of Kartboy End links for my 2020 WRX .I haven't ordered a set of new sway bars as of yet, but still might install them to see if there is an improvement over the OEM links .
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