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Forum: Suspension and Handling   07-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By jgrote
Great tip. This is probably easier than...

Great tip. This is probably easier than replacing the rack. Thanks.:smile2:
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-29-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By jgrote
Well, $3600 at the shop you're at isn't too bad. ...

Well, $3600 at the shop you're at isn't too bad. However, they are a speed shop, not a general mechanic. There is a premium in that. The good news is that you're in the right place. There are...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-29-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By jgrote
Do you feel that the debris in your windshield...

Do you feel that the debris in your windshield was caused by using the car in a regular manner, or a flaw in the windshield? If it's a flaw in the windshield, then a replacement windshield would be...
Forum: Towing and Hauling   07-29-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
  ('98-'00) New Camper Project
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Posted By jgrote
Time to bring this back from the dead. After a...

Time to bring this back from the dead. After a long break, I've picked this project back up. I picked up a window at the local salvage yard, and have decided just to buy the door. I really want a...
Forum: FB25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (2011+)   07-29-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By jgrote
Just to give you another example of how this...

Just to give you another example of how this could have been worse: On slightly older Foresters, the oil and transmission plugs are the same size.

Thanks for the funny story. I'm glad it had a...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   07-25-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 163
Posted By jgrote
And once you decide what you want to do, don't...

And once you decide what you want to do, don't forget the tune. Also remember that with any upgrades in the future, you're looking at more tuning. IDK what tuning costs by you, but you're looking...
Forum: Motor Conversions   07-24-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By jgrote
You will also need the wrx engine crossmember,...

You will also need the wrx engine crossmember, and someone to merge the 2 harnesses for you. The wiring is the most daunting part of it, so budget about $600 to have I-wire do it for you. I did my...
Forum: Offroad Suspension   07-24-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
  ('98-'00) Will this work on 98'
Views: 236
Posted By jgrote
The fronts are basically the same. The SG struts...

The fronts are basically the same. The SG struts might have a little stronger dampening, but physically they are the same. The trick to the rears is to use SG struts with SF tophats. That way you...
Forum: Member Mishaps   07-23-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,308
Posted By jgrote
A picture is worth a thousand words, so that was...

A picture is worth a thousand words, so that was a good one to take. First question would be how much oil was left in the engine when you found the problem? If it was only 1-1.5 qts low, there...
Forum: Parts Wanted   07-19-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By jgrote
PM returned.

PM returned.
Forum: Parts Wanted   07-19-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By jgrote
Are you interested in trading your King's for my...

Are you interested in trading your King's for my OEM, with some money on my side of course? I'm even local to you, so this could be quite easy.
Forum: Suspension and Handling   07-19-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By jgrote
After some dealing with rockauto, I've got it all...

After some dealing with rockauto, I've got it all worked out. They gave me credit on the GR2, of which I used to buy another excelG (plus a little extra money, since the GR2 was on clearance). I...
Forum: Parts For Sale   07-19-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,179
Posted By jgrote
Fair enough. Let me know if you change your...

Fair enough. Let me know if you change your mind. I'm replacing my wife's struts in 2 weeks, and would like to install some lift at the same time.
Forum: Suspension and Handling   07-17-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By jgrote
It looks to me like you have spacers, based on...

It looks to me like you have spacers, based on the pics and the fact that your rear wheels aren't centered. If you pop your hood it should be pretty obvious. The strut tops will be about 1" below...
Forum: Motor Conversions   07-17-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By jgrote
BTW, I'm the one that did this one....

BTW, I'm the one that did this one. http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f145/h6-into-my-sf-70682/ I love to see these things come alive. It was a huge job, and way more complicated than I...
Forum: Parts For Sale   07-16-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,179
Posted By jgrote
Willing to separate the springs yet?

Willing to separate the springs yet?
Forum: Brakes   07-15-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By jgrote
Yes. It is standard equipment. Where do you...

Yes. It is standard equipment. Where do you plan on buying your bearings? Don't forget that there are 2 inner seals, and they are not the same. There is also a snap ring buried in there. I may...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   07-12-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By jgrote
What year did they go to the FB motor? ...

What year did they go to the FB motor? Nonetheless, it is entirely possible to put a later motor into an older car, as long as they are both EJ series motors. Frogstar did it. I don't think you...
Forum: Off-Topic   07-11-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17,862
Views: 369,546
Posted By jgrote
Slightly, not not by a measurable amount. ...

Slightly, not not by a measurable amount.



After fighting with RockAuto about returning the front struts, do you think it's worth it in the end to save a few bucks, or just buy from a local...
Forum: General Forum   07-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By jgrote
Since I like wagons, I can not speak for the...

Since I like wagons, I can not speak for the later models. (I don't want an SUV.) I have owned a 98,99,00, and 04. All 3 of the first ones were basically identical. As for driving characteristics,...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)   07-10-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
  ('09-'13) What is this
Views: 243
Posted By jgrote
Your car is too new for me to find out for sure,...

Your car is too new for me to find out for sure, but I believe there should be a hose from your valve cover or PCV valve hooked to it. That would cause a pretty sever lean condition, so it may in...
Forum: Parts For Sale   07-07-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By jgrote
I wish the seats were leather. Too bad. GLWS

I wish the seats were leather. Too bad. GLWS
Forum: Offroad Suspension   07-07-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
  ('98-'00) Will this work on 98'
Views: 236
Posted By jgrote
You may want to upgrade the rear struts to SG...

You may want to upgrade the rear struts to SG models (03-08) if you're changing them anyway. The rear spring perch is slightly higher, giving more room for tires. They will bolt right on as long as...
Forum: Suspension and Handling   07-07-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By jgrote
Well, first minor little setback. I received all...

Well, first minor little setback. I received all of my parts from Rock Auto, and 3 of the struts are excel-g's and one is a gr2. I don't know if this is a bit of re-branding going on or if there is...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-05-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By jgrote
Yes, the rad will need to be replaced. (IMO) You...

Yes, the rad will need to be replaced. (IMO) You can try to fix it, but I personally wouldn't bet a motor on a $150 rad. There is some chance that the shop did it, but they do just fail. Remember,...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-05-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By jgrote
Check youtube. Eric the car guy and...

Check youtube. Eric the car guy and briansmobile1 have videos up that are very helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R58MwuhTsQk
Forum: Suspension and Handling   07-05-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By jgrote
My car did exactly what you're talking about, and...

My car did exactly what you're talking about, and it turned out to be a bad axle. The rollers would bind in the cup on the inner joint. The boots were fine, and it looked like a newer axle. It was...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-05-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By jgrote
since all the numbers are so close, I bet you're...

since all the numbers are so close, I bet you're still okay. Remember, you were doing this test on a cold motor. You need to get the TB on correctly before trying to start it up, so do that again. ...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-05-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
  ('01-'02) Bind while turning
Views: 166
Posted By jgrote
Torque bind. Is it an auto or stick? If it's an...

Torque bind. Is it an auto or stick? If it's an auto, either the center diff or torque duty solenoid is bad. Stick will be the center diff. On the up side, it means that it's probably stuck in...
Forum: Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty   07-05-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By jgrote
It looks like it might just be a cracked...

It looks like it might just be a cracked radiator. You'll need to get it up to temp and see where it's squirting from. That will give you more answers. I recommend not driving it until you get it...
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