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Old 10-28-2023, 11:32 AM   #4476
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- Actually washed my Legacy for the first time since... I don't know. Multiple years ago. It just sits in the corner of my driveway, waiting for me to resume work on the H6 swap (some day...). I finally bought a car cover for it, but before I put the cover on it needed a wash.

- Picked up a bunch of parts from Stohlman Subaru in preparation for pulling the engine in the beater Impreza to fix a couple oil leaks (oil separator plate, cam seals, etc) and replace the clutch. [For those in NoVA who may not know, parts.stohlmansubaru.com uses the same parts diagrams and parts search as parts.subaru.com, so it's very handy to find parts. And Stohlman gives 10-25% discount pricing if you use that online ordering, which is quite nice.]
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Old 10-28-2023, 11:33 AM   #4477
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Old 11-02-2023, 05:00 PM   #4478
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Washed and waxed her a few days ago. Admired the shine today a few days later and how almost new she looks from a distance.
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Old 11-04-2023, 10:07 PM   #4479
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This is like 10+ years late but what are you gonna do? I remember when the $350ish price of these from Japan seems like a life altering amount of money back when I first learned of these. And now they are no longer made. And now they are over $1000 even if you can find them used. I got this lickably new and after much time and fear, the install happened today with the help of a local who oddly has installed this in 6 cars.

Pretty much a zero drama mod and works super terrifically. I did learn that the wagon headliner differs from the sedan or maybe its an 04 thing, so there's a gap. I'm gonna either fill that with a dremel'd map light piece to cover or make a cover with the extra headliner piece. Either way, not mad.




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Old 11-20-2023, 08:10 PM   #4480
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Old 11-20-2023, 08:10 PM   #4481
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- Rolled 263,000 miles on the beater Impreza this morning while running errands.

- While getting gas a few miles from home, noticed the left rear tire was looking a bit soft. Got home and sure 'nuff it was at 14psi. Decided it must be time to put the winter wheels/tires on the car, so I did that.

- Looked in my little maintenance log and found the summer tires have not quite 6k miles on them and are already down to probably 4/32" of tread. (I don't have a tread depth gauge, but just looking at them I figured they were low enough that I probably would replace them rather than put them back on the car next spring. I was quite surprised to see they have so little mileage on them!)
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Old 12-10-2023, 08:23 AM   #4482
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- Looked in my little maintenance log and found the summer tires have not quite 6k miles on them and are already down to probably 4/32" of tread. (I don't have a tread depth gauge, but just looking at them I figured they were low enough that I probably would replace them rather than put them back on the car next spring. I was quite surprised to see they have so little mileage on them!)
Bum tires, R triple 8s or your right foot to blame?
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Old 01-23-2024, 06:53 PM   #4483
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Bum tires, R triple 8s or your right foot to blame?
I suppose the right foot is to blame in that I don't use it on the brake pedal as much as most people do when approaching on- and off-ramps. And the tires are cheapies - Federal Evoluzione ST1. I've been quite impressed with them performance-wise, but the longevity isn't great. Can't really find them to buy anymore, anyway, so I suppose that doesn't matter.

I picked up their replacements a couple weeks ago - Nokia Wetproof (wtf kind of name is that? ). Only $69/tire on clearance at simpletire.com, free shipping, about $400 out the door after mounting & balancing. Date codes were early/mid 2022, so not too bad. I know Nokian from their winter and all-weather tires (have some Nokian GR4s on my CTS-V for winter right now), didn't really know they made summer tires. It's a reputable brand, and when I checked on a couple of the tire review sites the Wetproof seemed to do quite well in testing by the assorted Euro magazines/websites, so I went for 'em. I'd much rather roll the dice on tires I've never heard of from a respected Euro brand than some similarly-priced crap tires from Westlake or Delinte or one of the other questionable Chinese brands.

We'll see if they're any good in a few months. For now they're mounted & balanced and in the 70deg storage space downstairs.
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Old 01-29-2024, 10:40 AM   #4484
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Rolled 264,000 miles on the beater Impreza during a trip to see family.
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