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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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I finally got an OEM tweeter kit for my '09 and put it in today. Man, it sure makes a difference in stereo ambiance; I should have done this when I bought it almost 2 years ago.

While at the dealer, I also bought a cabin air filter and an engine air filter and put both of them in, with 28k miles on the car. Note to self: change these a bit sooner next time.

The Foz is happy, my ears are happy, and it's a nice spring day in Michigan.

I got over 29 mpg!

After almost 2 years of ownership of my '09 FX with a stick and averaging 24-26 mpg, I did an economy run.

My wife was working this evening, I was a bit bored, so I did a solo freeway spin to the outlet mall about 65 miles away. I reset the dash mileage readout just before I got on the freeway, was running Costco regular gas (probably with ethanol) and did my best to hold speed between 60 and 65. Oh yeah, I did change my air filter element yesterday as well.

When I got home, it was reading ~130 miles and 28.5 mpg. I've got 215/70x16 tires on it, so adding 3%, this should be a fairly legit 29.2 mpg.

I passed NOBODY and spent the whole trip being scared to death that I would be rear ended and killed, so I will basically NEVER do that again....but it can be done. My wife has an '07 Civic and a 43 mile 1-way commute (mostly along that same stretch of road), and she regularly gets 34-36 mpg driving 70-80 (bit worse with winter gas).

Coldest day of the winter so far in Detroit (12 degrees this morning) and my OEM battery died. Went about 4.5 years. Check the specs on the OEM Panasonic battery and it was only like 356 cold cranking amps; the Costo replacement (from Johnson Controls) has a gutsy 640 cold cranking amps, so I'm good to go. Dying in the garage is the most convenient way to lose a battery, with a 2nd running car in the driveway to go fetch another, bringing the core with me to save another trip.

Hoping the new battery keeps the ultra cold temps away like bringing an umbrella keeps the rain away....

Happy New Year,
FIXED MY SEAT. 5 days into a new 2017 Forester Premium and I was feeling some serious buyer's remorse because the lumbar support was killing my back. I have 8 screws and 3 rods in an L2-L5 fusion and loved the seats in my base '09, which went to my son.

So, I found a thread on this forum with photos and instructions to extend the lumbar support cable. Spent the morning tweaking lengths with a couple screw-together carabiner things and after a drive tonight, think it's dialed in to what I need. THANKS to this forum and especially user name "bodhi" who posted the photos. Made is SO predictable.

I have sold cars that trashed my back but did NOT want to have to deal with selling off a brand new Forester...and I chose my new Foz over SO many cars that I could have bought (including much pricier ones). And in total honesty I can say that one reason I want to keep owing a Foz is because this forum is the best auto-related forum I have ever been a part of. Mellow and helpful people who are generous with their knowledge!

Now that I've been into the seat, it feels more like "mine" and I am less intimidated by the "new car" feel and am gonna just use it like I used my old one. It is not flashy, I can park it downtown, drive it thru mud and snow, and just USE the thing....which IMO is the most important aspect of Subarus. And blue jeans.

Thank God I am not in pain after coming home from a drive :)

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