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Old 11-26-2020, 08:21 PM   #6001
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Wanted to keep the conversation moving so thought I would post an update. The silver STi is running great but have a few lights to figure out after getting the car back from Flat Four. Airbag light is on so I'm hoping it's just a matter of checking some connections under the seats, dash, seat belts. Tried the ones under the seats but no luck yet. Also have the battery and rear diff temp light flickering occasionally so I'm wondering if one of the grounds doesn't have a clean connection after Matt put the engine back in.


We got all the maintenance up to date with gear oil, timing belt, radiator, water pump, valve cover gaskets, O2 sensor, MAF sensor replaced. Planning to install a new turbo inlet and BCS this weekend. In general we've gone through the Subaru mid-life refresh top to bottom so the car should be in great shape.



My son wants to keep the car stock as it's never been tuned or modded but I've convinced him to try a cat back exhaust just for fun. Had someone on the MiSubie forum give us an Invidia Q300 that we polished up with some Blue Magic metal polish. The tip was covered in black soot but it looks brand new now! Hoping to throw that on next weekend. Man these cars are fun to work on!




Ciao!



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Great. And I would agree that the battery and rear diff lights could be connections or ground. Cars are pretty simple to work on most of the time.
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Old 12-07-2020, 11:40 AM   #6002
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Finally getting around to working on the legacy again. I moved up to Detroit in Jan of 2016, and this car has been sitting mostly neglected at my parents in PA.
Time to get things back to running condition...

First up, going to Hodges to take care of the Takata airbag...

https://i.imgur.com/7NOBUsr.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/AqoNwyy.jpg

and it seems I don't know how to post an image anymore...
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Old 12-07-2020, 01:39 PM   #6003
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Finally getting around to working on the legacy again. I moved up to Detroit in Jan of 2016, and this car has been sitting mostly neglected at my parents in PA.
Time to get things back to running condition...

First up, going to Hodges to take care of the Takata airbag...

https://i.imgur.com/7NOBUsr.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iYHcc8y.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/AqoNwyy.jpg

and it seems I don't know how to post an image anymore...
Yeah imgur did it to generate more ad revenue from more traffic it sucks
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Old 12-08-2020, 09:29 AM   #6004
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Good luck with the Legacy Gigs90. Hodges seems to keep more parts in stock than other dealerships in the area in my experience. Sellers has the best prices for parts online.


My son and I just installed an exhaust in his 05 STi last weekend and did a turbo inlet a couple of weeks before. Fun cars to work on.
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Old 12-08-2020, 09:37 AM   #6005
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Default Rent a Hoist - Gearheads in Waterford

I should also add that my son and I had a great experience at Gear Heads Rent-a-Hoist in Waterford. Andrew the owner is a great guy and it's a clean, heated garage that you can rent by the hour. He has lots tools that you can use for free and also a bit better organized set you can rent. He'll also give you tips and help you through a project if you get stuck.


For total beginners like me it was just awesome. Please check them out if you need a place to work. You can text Andrew at (248) 383-8100. The shop is located at 5528 Dixie Highway in Waterford. Tell him Tim sent you!
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:41 AM   #6006
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Good luck with the Legacy Gigs90. Hodges seems to keep more parts in stock than other dealerships in the area in my experience. Sellers has the best prices for parts online.


My son and I just installed an exhaust in his 05 STi last weekend and did a turbo inlet a couple of weeks before. Fun cars to work on.
Oh I have not owned a legacy for over a year thank god

Finally down to one subaru !
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:23 PM   #6007
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Good luck with the Legacy Gigs90. Hodges seems to keep more parts in stock than other dealerships in the area in my experience. Sellers has the best prices for parts online.


My son and I just installed an exhaust in his 05 STi last weekend and did a turbo inlet a couple of weeks before. Fun cars to work on.
That would be my Legacy, lol


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I should also add that my son and I had a great experience at Gear Heads Rent-a-Hoist in Waterford. Andrew the owner is a great guy and it's a clean, heated garage that you can rent by the hour. He has lots tools that you can use for free and also a bit better organized set you can rent. He'll also give you tips and help you through a project if you get stuck.


For total beginners like me it was just awesome. Please check them out if you need a place to work. You can text Andrew at (248) 383-8100. The shop is located at 5528 Dixie Highway in Waterford. Tell him Tim sent you!


This looks like something I'd be interested in as well, wouldn't mind driving up from the city for a heated garage and hoist. Will make some upcoming projects a bit more attainable.
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Old 01-31-2021, 05:24 PM   #6008
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Hey everyone, my name is Collin and I am new to the Nasioc club. I live in Rochester MI and I am looking to connect with some other Subi owners near me! I also was hoping that this would be a good forum to be apart of for possible meets or events coming up this summer (if COVID allows lol).

Anyway I just wanted to introduce myself and say that I am pretty excited to meet new people and be apart of a great car culture.

Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:11 PM   #6009
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Hey everyone, my name is Collin and I am new to the Nasioc club. I live in Rochester MI and I am looking to connect with some other Subi owners near me! I also was hoping that this would be a good forum to be apart of for possible meets or events coming up this summer (if COVID allows lol).

Anyway I just wanted to introduce myself and say that I am pretty excited to meet new people and be apart of a great car culture.

Thanks!
Hey Collin

We usually have monthly meetups at High Octane Cafe or Pastiners when its nice out.

The go to service shop is Flat Four Automotive in Troy if you need any work done.
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Old 01-31-2021, 06:25 PM   #6010
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Hey Collin

We usually have monthly meetups at High Octane Cafe or Pastiners when its nice out.

The go to service shop is Flat Four Automotive in Troy if you need any work done.
Hey thanks for the reply! That's great info! I am really looking forward to summer. I recently bought the STi in December and it comes from NC so the body is very clean. So I must be patient and wait for salt free roads lol
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Old 01-31-2021, 07:03 PM   #6011
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Hey thanks for the reply! That's great info! I am really looking forward to summer. I recently bought the STi in December and it comes from NC so the body is very clean. So I must be patient and wait for salt free roads lol
After spending $1000s in rust repair its best to just store them in winter if you plan to keep it long term.

My first Subaru was a 2005 STi , its widely regarded as the best year due to its lighter weight and driveline setup. 5x114 is wonderful compared to 5x100.
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:31 AM   #6012
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Hi Collin,


Welcome to the Subaru family. NASIOC is a great reference for "how to" information and I hope people continue to post questions and answers on this site as they remain accessible for a very long time. You also tend to hear about meet ups on this site. I would say the MISUBIE - Michigan Subaru Club page on Facebook is also a good place to hear about people getting together. The group is very active.



What color is your car and what site did you find it on? I'm curious because I tend to watch most of the sale sites.



TJ
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Old 02-01-2021, 10:47 AM   #6013
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MISubie sadly is not what it used to be

It used to be a really great small forum of people then the facebook group came along taking the same name. They run pretty good events but there are a lot of idiots as with any facebook group.
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Old 02-01-2021, 12:56 PM   #6014
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After spending $1000s in rust repair its best to just store them in winter if you plan to keep it long term.

My first Subaru was a 2005 STi , its widely regarded as the best year due to its lighter weight and driveline setup. 5x114 is wonderful compared to 5x100.
The 05 absolutely is the best year (IMO). I've wanted this car since I was a youngin in high school. I'm really glad I waited to get one till I was done with college because I am more mature (hopefully) and will treat the car with the respect it rightfully deserves. I am looking forward to learning more about it as this is my first "performance" turbo car. I had a chevy sonic for awhile and that was a snooze fest compared to the STi.
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Old 02-01-2021, 01:40 PM   #6015
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Hi Collin,


Welcome to the Subaru family. NASIOC is a great reference for "how to" information and I hope people continue to post questions and answers on this site as they remain accessible for a very long time. You also tend to hear about meet ups on this site. I would say the MISUBIE - Michigan Subaru Club page on Facebook is also a good place to hear about people getting together. The group is very active.



What color is your car and what site did you find it on? I'm curious because I tend to watch most of the sale sites.



TJ
Hey TJ,

My car is the platinum silver blobeye STi with gold Rota wheels. I found it in December on FB marketplace. Man and it was not easy to find a legit seller. There are so many clowns on marketplace. Finally after 4 months I found my car and felt good about the seller and his honestly. He also had all the paperwork from the previous owners before him.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:58 PM   #6016
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Hey TJ,

My car is the platinum silver blobeye STi with gold Rota wheels. I found it in December on FB marketplace. Man and it was not easy to find a legit seller. There are so many clowns on marketplace. Finally after 4 months I found my car and felt good about the seller and his honestly. He also had all the paperwork from the previous owners before him.
If you are shopping for wheels I will have 5 Mach V Awesome that will need a new home this spring once my Advans come in



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Old 02-01-2021, 05:43 PM   #6017
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If you are shopping for wheels I will have 5 Mach V Awesome that will need a new home this spring once my Advans come in



Man I love the car! Its so clean! I have to actually take some nice pics of mine to throw up on here sometime.

I think for now Ill stick with the rotas, but I really appreciate the offer. Im really in need of some coilovers though so if you know anyone looking to sell some lower mileage BCs then Id be very interested.
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:06 PM   #6018
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Man I love the car! Its so clean! I have to actually take some nice pics of mine to throw up on here sometime.

I think for now Ill stick with the rotas, but I really appreciate the offer. Im really in need of some coilovers though so if you know anyone looking to sell some lower mileage BCs then Id be very interested.
Avoid BC if you enjoy ride quality

If you are looking to buy new I would get RCE 1 Ways which are what I run on my car or Fortune Auto 500s custom built for you ordered from Six Star Motorsports in Chicago.
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:27 PM   #6019
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Yeah avoid BC coilovers if you can. Many other good offerings out there. I know someone that has a set of TiC spec AST coilovers for sale for a great price.
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:34 PM   #6020
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Man this is why I needed the Nasioc club in my life. I really thought BCs would be the way to go. Ill look into the other ones you recommended. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:35 PM   #6021
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Yeah avoid BC coilovers if you can. Many other good offerings out there. I know someone that has a set of TiC spec AST coilovers for sale for a great price.
How much are they looking to get and will they fit my 05 STi?

Thanks man!
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:51 AM   #6022
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I have a 15 WRX with a bunch of mods running e85. I have an e-tune from Brentune. I only drive it in the summer. I know some stuff about these cars but Iím no where near an expert and learning as i go.

My issue/question is: last fall before I stored the car I was getting 24-25psi of boost. Car pulls like crazy but pretty sure that boost level is too high. The last 3rd gear pull to verify tune was 21-22psi. After about two weeks of driving I started getting the 24-25psi. Thoughts, suggestions?
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:31 AM   #6023
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How much are they looking to get and will they fit my 05 STi?

Thanks man!
He wanted $800 for them. He is selling on Facebook in the Mi-Subie Group.
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