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Old 01-28-2021, 12:38 PM   #1276
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Latest and most exciting upgrade to the garage so far! Be sure to watch my video on my new Swisstrax flooring. This stuff is simply the best. Total transformation and a 6+ year dream come true.

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Old 01-28-2021, 09:18 PM   #1277
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Latest and most exciting upgrade to the garage so far! Be sure to watch my video on my new Swisstrax flooring. This stuff is simply the best. Total transformation and a 6+ year dream come true.

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How stable is it? Like using a rolling floor jack, or jack stands? Came out wonderful!
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Old 01-29-2021, 07:29 AM   #1278
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Latest and most exciting upgrade to the garage so far! Be sure to watch my video on my new Swisstrax flooring. This stuff is simply the best. Total transformation and a 6+ year dream come true.

https://youtu.be/5Ehpsxmy8tk
Looks amazing! First thing I did when we bought our house is do racetrack floor in the garage before moving any crap in. Previous owner had some leaky cars and epoxy wouldn’t have taken. It looks so clean all the time and holds up well.



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Old 01-29-2021, 09:35 AM   #1279
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How stable is it? Like using a rolling floor jack, or jack stands? Came out wonderful!
Thank you! Make sure you check out todays video. I actually do a bunch of testing in it and rolling a jack around and jacking up the car is one of the things I do!

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Looks amazing! First thing I did when we bought our house is do racetrack floor in the garage before moving any crap in. Previous owner had some leaky cars and epoxy wouldn't have taken. It looks so clean all the time and holds up well.
Thanks! It's amazing what a simple floor can do. Such a great way to clean up a garage floor without committing to something more permeant.
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Old 02-01-2021, 09:48 AM   #1280
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Absolutely! I actually wanted to do one in the Spring of 2020, but had to postpone due to the events. I definitely would like to do one at some point once things calm down and we can plan appropriately. I think it would be a lot of fun putting some faces to names and go out and enjoy our cars together.
I might even drive up from Maryland for something like this
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:33 AM   #1281
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I might even drive up from Maryland for something like this


Good to know! Definitely something I plan on doing. I’ll keep everyone posted.
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:36 AM   #1282
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Added some Project Kics lugs to the new wheel setup. Small detail, but it all ties in nicely.






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Old 02-02-2021, 06:05 PM   #1283
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Added some Project Kics lugs to the new wheel setup. Small detail, but it all ties in nicely.

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Sweet tiny detail. Looks great!

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Old 02-04-2021, 11:01 PM   #1284
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She’s looking good in the garage waiting to be driven!



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Old 02-05-2021, 05:23 AM   #1285
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Car is looking great! Plan on any Autox or Track Days this year? You're in South Jersey?
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Old 02-05-2021, 08:02 AM   #1286
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Car is looking great! Plan on any Autox or Track Days this year? You're in South Jersey?


I don’t plan on tracking this car at all. Put too much into it. I am looking to pick up something else as a weekender/track car. Probably another e46 M3.
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Old 02-08-2021, 04:50 PM   #1287
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Perrin Pitch Stop mount install! I have the perrin pitch mount coming as well, so that will be a separate video.

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Old 02-11-2021, 12:02 AM   #1288
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Just finished up changing out the spark plugs. Check out the video!

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Old 02-15-2021, 01:14 PM   #1289
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Installed the Perrin Pitch Stop Brace to combat the common issue of the firewall bracket from failing due to a stiffer pitch stop. Rough install, but we got it done!

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Old 02-17-2021, 02:38 PM   #1290
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The TC105x looks great - I love the accent you did with the hub centric ring and lugs!
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Old 02-17-2021, 03:03 PM   #1291
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The TC105x looks great - I love the accent you did with the hub centric ring and lugs!


Thanks! In person they are on a whole other level. Love the look.
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Old 02-17-2021, 08:22 PM   #1292
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The TC105x looks great - I love the accent you did with the hub centric ring and lugs!
I thought you said you love his accent
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Old 02-18-2021, 03:01 PM   #1293
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Old 02-19-2021, 03:03 PM   #1294
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Installed the Perrin Pitch Stop Brace to combat the common issue of the firewall bracket from failing due to a stiffer pitch stop. Rough install, but we got it done!

Subaru STI Perrin Pitch Stop Mount Brace Install - YouTube
This was one of the first few modifications that I performed on the car when it was mostly new. I installed this brace Spring of 2017 and did not properly bleed the clutch-cylinder. None-the-less, somehow driving the car was not an issue until about a year ago during 2020.

I have since attempted to bleed the clutch with some success, however now that I've watched your video, it's time to go to HF and buy one of these vacuum bleeders.

Thank you for updating your journal.
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Old 02-19-2021, 03:04 PM   #1295
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This was one of the first few modifications that I performed on the car when it was mostly new. I installed this brace Spring of 2017 and did not properly bleed the clutch-cylinder. None-the-less, somehow driving the car was not an issue until about a year ago during 2020.

I have since attempted to bleed the clutch with some success, however now that I've watched your video, it's time to go to HF and buy one of these vacuum bleeders.

Thank you for updating your journal.
Watch this video before you go out and get a bleeder

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Old 02-22-2021, 12:37 PM   #1296
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:26 AM   #1297
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Took the car out of the garage for a drive for the first time in 3 months. Car feels fantastic! Just got the IAG V3 AOS and Getadom Cyl4 Cooling Mod installed. I also got the clutch line bled the other day. Waiting on the carbon hood to arrive mid next week. I will update once it comes in!


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Old 02-26-2021, 12:02 PM   #1298
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It's always a great feeling to take it out for a drive after a while - especially with COVID these days.

Did you include the Cyl4 cooling install in a video? I was thinking about picking one up soon for myself and will definitely check it out if so! And fun side note, my STI was used to test fit the IAG v3 AOS, perk of them being close by
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:04 PM   #1299
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It's always a great feeling to take it out for a drive after a while - especially with COVID these days.

Did you include the Cyl4 cooling install in a video? I was thinking about picking one up soon for myself and will definitely check it out if so! And fun side note, my STI was used to test fit the IAG v3 AOS, perk of them being close by
I got everything done at R/T Tuning. Definitely worth the purchase! Reassurance for sure. Makes me sleep better at night.

Nice! It fits great. My main concern was keeping the Perrin strut bar. Sure enough, got it to fit no problem.
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Old 02-27-2021, 03:58 PM   #1300
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Watch this video before you go out and get a bleeder

How To Bleed Your Clutch On A Subaru STI - YouTube
Thank you for the "no buy" of the HF vacuum bleeder.

My original bleeding method was as you describe in this new video.

Unfortunately, the proper bleed method is to unbolt the slave-cylinder from the transmission, use a Subaru tool or equivalent to depress and hold the pin in place, and hold the slave-cylinder higher than the master-cylinder to bleed.

I previously tried to do so using a clamp and it did not work as the clamp would move and you don't want the pin popping out and taking off like a mini-rocket.

My most recent bleeding method was to leave the slave-cylinder in place, use a clamp to depress and hold the pin in, and then bleed it using a syringe. I used the syringe without anyone holding the pedal down, and I did get a lot of air out of the system. Then I had my wife sit in the car and hold the clutch-pedal down very slightly, open the bleeder, then use the syringe to suck the fluid out. It made a difference in my case.

Sometime last year when the hydraulic clutch activation part of the system was getting wonky, the clutch would engage, but because there was air, the pin would release unevenly and the engagement would cause a slight jerking motion of the drivetrain. I believe as a result of not addressing this sooner, I have probably burned the clutch a bit.

Going forward, if the clutch engagement continues to be off, I'm going to look into obtaining the Subaru tool and I most likely will have the clutch itself replaced. Nothing like having a bad clutch engagement and a burned clutch to make driving that much less enjoyable.
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