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Old 10-21-2018, 11:38 PM   #4226
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Unhappy Front rotors

Recent onset of bad vibration when braking from ~60 mph. Checked the lower ball joints and tie rod ends, all OK so swapped rotors with a newer, old set I had lying around.

Getting caliper bolts off was PITA, as expected, even with PB and 2ft socket wrench but got it done.

Replacement rotors fixed that problem, then found a PS leak

Coming from the bolt near where steering shaft connects to rack. Looks like its impossible to replace without dropping the sub-frame, so I'm leaving that for AndrewTech or IAG later.

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Old 11-11-2018, 11:08 PM   #4227
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Installed an ACT HDG6 6 puck clutch yesterday after my Comp Stage 2 started slipping in 3-6 gears



this clutch is super easy to drive, i was semi worried after seeing reviews of people crying about how difficult it was


This is great to hear! I am waiting to pick up my car with this clutch installed. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:20 AM   #4228
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Put the beater up on the lift at the Ft Myer hobby shop to check the wheel bearings. Sounds like the front left is starting to go, but they all felt nice and tight. I'll let it ride for now.

Looked around underneath while I had it up in the air and found the upper half of the cat heat shield was starting to separate from the shell of the cat. Not a stock cat, as far as I can tell. Shield is held in place by welds at the 4 corners, and 1 of those welds has broken. Same thing happened to the lower shield a while back, and I tore it off. I tried to "fix" the upper so it wouldn't vibrate, but it appears I made it worse. I'll jack the car up tomorrow and just break the remaining welds to take the thing off.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:28 AM   #4229
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Put on a winter tire package on my 2019 What a huge difference in ride and handling!

Went with 17x8 225/50-17 from summer 18x8.5 245/40-18 package. Predictably the ride is significantly smoothed out rides more like a Honda sedan. The car feels much lighter. There is a 20 lbs lighter unsprung weight difference but not sure if that is doing it. The steering effort is cut in half and the road feel is gone. Everything is more vague feeling.

There is no more flat spotted ka think ka thunk in the morning as the summers warm up.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:05 PM   #4230
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Swapped my winter wheels/tires on. With cold/wet weather coming this I figured it was time.

While I had the car jacked up I yanked the loose cat heat shield off. It probably would've fallen off on its own in another couple days - I guess the way I bent it the other day created more vibration-induced stress on the remaining 3 welds, because 2 of them were completely broken and the final weld was barely hanging on.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:01 PM   #4231
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Installed a set of new front rotors, replacing the lightly used ones that warped after last autocross of the season. Those rotors replaced the OEM rotors with 150K on them and a lot of vibration from heavy braking on a road trip to/from Norfolk.

Doing it twice in two weeks - Iím getting pretty good at it, especially since I put anti-seize on the caliper bolts after the first time.

Major props to Annapolis Subaru parts department who ordered Meyle generic rotors and got them delivered in 2 hours! (Brembos were $432!!!)

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Old 11-12-2018, 07:20 PM   #4232
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Ordered new Pioneer Headunit & car cover for my '07 STi.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:38 AM   #4233
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Scream at the TPMS that decided to come on this morning with this colder weather....
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:44 PM   #4234
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Cusco rear sway bar and white line rear bushing mounts


Have any more pics of them installed?
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:19 AM   #4235
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:29 PM   #4236
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Drove it for fun for the first time in awhile. I ****ing love this car.
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:03 AM   #4237
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- Rolled 218,000mi on the beater '96 Saturday
- Hit up Crazy Ray's for some parts Sunday. Grabbed a full set of "oh ****" handles for the beater.
- Cleaned the filth off of the oh **** handles - jeezus, do people ever wash their hands?! - and went to install them. Popped off the first cover above the rear passenger seat area and found ... nothing. I guess the handle mounting points are one of those things that Brightons didn't get to save $$$.



Well, that sucks. And to add insult to injury, the cover snaps into some black plastic piece above the headliner, and that black plastic piece disappeared above the headliner. After fiddling around a bit I think it is now behind the C-pillar (which is a bit easier to remove than the headliner), so for now I just have a hole up there.

- Installed the front passenger oh **** handle. So, at least the junkyard acquisition wasn't a complete bust!



But what I really wanted the handles for was to have somewhere to hang stuff in the back seat, and as things stand I haven't fixed that. I did also grab a couple of hooks out of a '95 Impreza, so I'll have to see if there's a way to install those. As far as I can tell, though, the forward cover (which I didn't pop off) is the same way - no screw underneath, just a black plastic piece that the cover is snapped into.

- The other junkyard acquisition was a set of chopped-off exhaust manifolds from a Tribeca. I have an EZ30R in my garage, no idea what vehicle it will ever go into or when, but I didn't have any exhaust for it. I've seen pics of these, but had never seen them in person, so I bought them just to see what the deal is.



At some point I'll cut the heat shields off to see what's hiding underneath.
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