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What did you do to your subie today?

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Thought it would be fun to start a thread on everyday things we do here and there to our beloved Subarus. The weather is getting nicer, so I'm sure we will all be outside more tinkering on our cars.
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Today has been a busy day for me! Got my Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 tires in yesterday from Tirerack for the Sti and had them mounted and balanced today by a real cool guy off of Nasioc. If anyone wants his info in the PNW PM me. He runs a legit business out of his home doing tire stuff n such, for a really good deal. But let me tell ya, these tires are STICKY!!! They pick up gravel everywhere but they are SOOOoo nice! It feels like a different car

When I got back from joyriding the STi in it's new tires, I washed the Forester (for the second time this week) and finally got around to hand waxing it. Looks pretty, but boy is there a lot of bumps and bruises on it!

What did you guys do to the subarus today?? :biggrin:
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nice shot!
+1 Makes the color on the Foz look amazing!

Oh, yeah, I drained out tranny fluid and put in the Motul/Redline mix. I am pleased with the difference!
Yesterday, I put on my winter tires (General Grabbers) and kept looking to the heavens for snow.
It wasn't today but a few days ago, I put on my Cobb catback section and now have a full Cobb TB. Only took about twice as long as most folks say it should, so I was happy. :banana: It normally takes me 3-4 times as long...

Unexpected side benefit - My shifting has been much smoother (especially 1-2!) as I can now hear what the engine is doing.
put the first 20 miles on my shiny new 2011 Forester Limited I got last night :icon_biggrin:
Niiiice! Nothing quite like the first few hundred miles in a brand new Soob...
Snow + empty parking lot = Heaven! :banana:

I got my KB endlinks, subframe lockdown bolts, and rear diff bushings on. Test drive revealed a nicely planted rear in fast, sweeping turns and a bit smoother shifting under moderately hard acceleration. I'm happy! :icon_biggrin:
^^ How long did it take you to train him to help? My dog just spent about 10 hours helping me replace my UP. :biggrin:
Well, it wasn't today but rather over the last two weeks, I have:

1) taken my front and rear endlinks off, cleaned them, and greased them to eliminate the constant clunking when turning or going in and out of my driveway,

2) had my car towed out of my driveway after undertaking the "Spark Plug Challenge" and failing. Fortunately, I got everything right but put too much dielectric grease on the boots, causing a significant lack of sparkage... :icon_frown: Worse than the towing cost was my embarrassement... :icon_redface:. And last, but certainly not least,

3) taught my 14 year old daughter how to engage the clutch and drive around an appropriately isolated area in 1st and 2nd gear! So cool to watch her excitement at "getting it" after several stalls! :biggrin:
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