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Old 01-30-2019, 01:43 PM   #26
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I'm trying to decide on what direction I want to take my new Subie. I think the first mod I'll do is "paid off" but after that I'm not sure. I've been watching a lot of Launch Control these last few weeks so I'm full of very bad no good awful ideas that certainly need to be tempered by reality and budget.

but a guy can dream right?


First mod any subie owner should do before doing any engine modification is buy an Accessport
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:17 PM   #27
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First mod any subie owner should do before doing any engine modification is buy an Accessport
Or a Tactrix!
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:46 PM   #28
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First mod any subie owner should do before doing any engine modification is buy an Accessport
this is one expensive zune
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:52 PM   #29
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2nd the accesport. At least for a newbie, I think it's a little more user friendly. Most people start with that and a catback. Theres lots of inexpensive little things you can do to help the feel of the car. I did a short shifter and bushings in my hatch and its worlds better than stock. Also keep an eye out on forums/Facebook for parts. you can get stuff for good deals if you know what you're looking for and keep an eye out.

Got my hatch dropped off today at Simple. I've been driving a '99 ford ranger for the past 3 weeks. It definitely felt good to drive my car again. I cant wait to feel the difference with the new billet wheel, ported & polished VF52 and a protune.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:58 PM   #30
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this is one expensive zune
Yeah or you can think of it as cheap compared to a new short block. It will help make your car run correctly with the parts you put into it and at our altitude.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:32 PM   #31
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Yeah or you can think of it as cheap compared to a new short block. It will help make your car run correctly with the parts you put into it and at our altitude.
But if I do that how will I learn form my mistakes?

(Just kidding I will absolutely be taking this advice)
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:43 PM   #32
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Haven't driven the bugeye much since I got the Outback XT a few weeks ago. The XT is so fun to drive, haha. It's got decent power and it's fun to toss around corners since it's so huge.

So last week I felt bad for the bugeye. Took it out and of course I got a boost leak. Haven't had a boost leak on her for a few years, which isn't bad considering I'm pushing 18.8 psi out of a 20G haha.

I don't have any spare time to go work on it. And there is a valve cover leak, haha. And it's cold outside!
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Old 01-31-2019, 10:30 PM   #33
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Got my hatch back today.

Man I missed this thing. I'm liking the new turbo, Ryan said I need a couple other bolt ons and a retune to really get the max potential out of it. First impressions, it's not nearly as snappy as the TD04, but when it's in full boost, it scoots. I didnt really have an opportunity to push it though. Now to put the bugeye back together and I'll (hopefully) have 2 good running, leak free subies!


***EDIT*** Well it turns out both of the DP's I had were 08 MY and the Crawford one is back on my 02 after some persuasion and swear words. It doesn't fit quite as well as the Perrin one did, so I'll have to do a little more exhaust work on it, which isn't the end of the world. There's a pretty decent exhaust leak where it meets up with the catback, but it's not going to effect anything in the meantime. Got oil added though and fired her up, there wasn't a stream of oil coming off the gasket I just swapped, so that's good news. I'm going to place some cardboard underneath the front and see if it drips anything over the next couple of days. I think I may have caused more problems for my 02 by switching the DP's, but live and learn, right?

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Old 02-01-2019, 07:22 PM   #34
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I'm starting to wonder if I should go get an oil change for safety's sake. Not because anything is acting up, this is just how my brain works. I keep thinking about how they definitely weren't running premium in it when I got it so should I have trusted them to do an oil change right? I mean, the oil looks good in there, maybe a little overfilled? It's weird having to make a choice on changing the oil instead of just waiting until it all leaked out and it needs more.

Oh dip Sour that sucks about the downpipes. If you ever need a helping hand I'm happy to lend my over-zealous optimism and lack of technical skill if you'll have me.

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Old 02-02-2019, 01:27 PM   #35
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Weather was so nice yesterday, i really wanted to drive around with the windows down but the car was so dirty and didn't have time to go wash it ):

@Sour_k have you tried using a donut gasket so it can help eliminate exhaust leaks. I had to use one before on my 2006 and it worked like a champ.
https://www.rallysportdirect.com/par...m-donut-gasket
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:13 PM   #36
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Congrats on the baby man!

I will be pulling my motor out of my wagon over the next few days for some repairs.. this is gonna be my first time doing any real work on a subie so any advice you can give me would be very appreciated.. while it is out I figured it would be a good time to put the parts I bought on correctly as well as timing and water pump.

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Old 02-03-2019, 10:49 AM   #37
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Gotta go pick up some adapters today because I, a very dumb man, forgot to double check the bolt pattern of the wheels I was buying.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:17 AM   #38
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Weather was so nice yesterday, i really wanted to drive around with the windows down but the car was so dirty and didn't have time to go wash it ):

@Sour_k have you tried using a donut gasket so it can help eliminate exhaust leaks. I had to use one before on my 2006 and it worked like a champ.
https://www.rallysportdirect.com/par...m-donut-gasket


Yeah, that ones not bad, this one is pretty good too and is a bit cheaper.

https://www.reflectedimagemotorsport...u-turbo-models
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:21 AM   #39
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Gotta go pick up some adapters today because I, a very dumb man, forgot to double check the bolt pattern of the wheels I was buying.


We’ve got the ISC adapters in stock if you need them today and if you’re here in Utah.
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Been a minute, sorry everyone. Just had my baby on the 17th. Anyways, I'm considering selling the chassis of one of my Subaru's that already has the roll cage. All it will need is just and engine but not sure how much to sell it for if I decide too.

Would anyone be interested getting a car meet together soon? Even if it's not big but maybe we can do like a cars and coffee or In-n-out Saturday night?

Also, if any of you need any advice on pulling a Subaru engine our putting it back together let me know. I can give some guidance, I have done it a couple times now lol.

And finally, I took the daily out for some Winter-x over the weekend. Car actually was a lot of fun and did great on ice/snow on the track


Congrats on the second kid, man! I sure love my boys and wouldn’t trade them for anything!
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:38 PM   #41
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We’ve got the ISC adapters in stock if you need them today and if you’re here in Utah.
I got some off Amazon already ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:49 PM   #42
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I was looking at gaskets but I think I'm just going to pick up a legit catback for the 02 and cut/weld it to fit the downpipe on there. the one that's on it is straight piped with no muffler and is loud as hell. even though I'm going to slide it if like to be able to register it and drive it legally to and from events. glad everyone's getting along nicely with car/personal stuff. since my hatch is back and running well I'm ready for a get together if we want to plan one soon.
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:08 PM   #43
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I was looking at gaskets but I think I'm just going to pick up a legit catback for the 02 and cut/weld it to fit the downpipe on there. the one that's on it is straight piped with no muffler and is loud as hell. even though I'm going to slide it if like to be able to register it and drive it legally to and from events. glad everyone's getting along nicely with car/personal stuff. since my hatch is back and running well I'm ready for a get together if we want to plan one soon.
I'm ready for a meetup too!
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No problem sir.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:14 PM   #45
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No problem sir.
Hope I don't die!

Though these are just for the winter tires so I'm not gonna be doing anything crazy with 'em on. Next winter I'm planning to just get some wheels that fit right.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:16 PM   #46
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Congrats on the second kid, man! I sure love my boys and wouldn’t trade them for anything!


Thanks Aaron. Miss you bud. 2 girls now, I’m absolutely done with kids. No more! Hahah I love my daughters but 2 is a handful, they require so much attention haha.

Hope to see you out at the track next month. I’ll be out racing
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:41 PM   #47
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Hope I don't die!



Though these are just for the winter tires so I'm not gonna be doing anything crazy with 'em on. Next winter I'm planning to just get some wheels that fit right.


For sure man.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:42 PM   #48
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Thanks Aaron. Miss you bud. 2 girls now, I’m absolutely done with kids. No more! Hahah I love my daughters but 2 is a handful, they require so much attention haha.

Hope to see you out at the track next month. I’ll be out racing


Yessir, it’s a lot of work but they are such a blessing at the same time. Not sure man, hopefully our WRX will be ready to go.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:03 PM   #49
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I want to get my wagon out on the track this year, hopefully I can get the motor pulled and everything put on and back in the car by mid March.. I got an idea for making a custom exhaust that I think will look really nice on the wagon.
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I want to get my wagon out on the track this year, hopefully I can get the motor pulled and everything put on and back in the car by mid March.. I got an idea for making a custom exhaust that I think will look really nice on the wagon.
You should do it. Nasa Utah does an amazing job hosting the event and takes care of everyone really good.
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