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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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Took in Quicksilver to dealer to identify thunk, thunk...thunk noise that occurs on start 78,500 service while in.
In preparation for 2500 mile trip from Anchorage to Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada), had Quicksilver serviced, autotransmission flushed (80,000 miles), detailed, washed and reinstalled cargo liner (everybody should have one!), covered (not so as to affect side airbags!) rear seats for anticipated cargo, put cargo carrier on roof racks, cleaned and installed bug deflector and lower half of 'bra'.
We're close to 'road trip time'!
Used my Foz to help get a buddy get unstuck from what he called, a "ditch".......

(and yes, this is the same 4Runner from my "rock crawling" video)

Blue Fox-
Was your Foz able to simply pull him out of the ditch?
Just Maguired the Quicksilver's headlamplens, bringing the kit along, for continued good lighting as we head off across Canada for Yellowknife~
Baby got some new shoes!

With five seasons on my Hakka 4s (9/10ths of the rubber, studs pretty much gone), it was time to replace them...Quicksilver got a set of Hakkapeliita 7 tires, just out up here in Alaska! "Bearclaw technology"!!
The manual, receipts for maintenance record, nothing that rattles and makes noise...

Glovebox light mod :) I installed it a few days ago and haven't had a need to use it yet. I don't keep anything in my glovebox. I was going to say, "I can't wait until I need a pen and it's dark out," but my pen is readily available in the nifty little pen sleeve in my visor. What should I be keeping in the glovebox?
Broke 108,000 this morning! Still as strong as ever.
Looks like a variation on the sit on top Scupper...should be a lot of fun on Eastern white water rivers! Or the seas! I rented one in the Virgin Islands and paddled from cay to cay for a day...what a blast. Waters there were disturbed, with the islands breaking up currents from the Caribbean, the Atlantic and local tides, so paddling was this kind of syncopated rhythm/brace...but could the Scupper haul butt! Developed an elongated paddling technique that redoubled kayak paddling effectiveness.
Re mount, looks like you'd be really subject to sidewind pressures, did you consider a canoe mount?

Fitted a Kayak :)

Mounted new Thule cross bars and a Thule Force XL cargo carrier on our 2004 FXT. Fits nicely. Had a Force L, and with it fully filled (100 lbs), didn't notice it in normal driving (5 hour drive along Turnagain Arm, over Turnagain Pass, across the Kenai Peninsula to Homer. Pushing it in corners might have been noticed, but we were running with four adults...very pleased.
Changing of the Guard...

After 10 years and 138,000 miles, I traded my treasured platinum silver metallic 2004 FXT in...while in the dealer for an unknown turbo malady, my service advisor, pulled me aside and mentioned an incoming 2010 FXT that I might be interested in. So long Quicksilver!
With thirty some thousand miles, it came in looking like it'd already been detailed, but it just come in, fresh from it's garaged home. A guy's wife who likely never had tripped the boost meter. The Limited FXT, with all leather/power seats, sunroof, it's gorgeous. So new to me that I can only describe it as a medium gray-green color.
I'm back to parking way out in the boonies of large parking lots...: > ).
Whatd'd I do to my Subie?

Bought the 2010 with studded winter tires only, and May 15 was the deadline for getting studded tires off. So I had a set of Michelin Premiers put them so far, with about a 500 miles on them. They ride quieter (they'd have to ride quieter than the Hankook studded winters!), roll easier, and turn in nicely. Managed to push them through some freeway cloverleaf curves and they are able to generate some surprisingly good g-force...need just a little bit more air pressure in the front though.
It ain't worth a thing if it ain't got that swing, du bop, du bop...if your sweetie can't depend on it, and you're finished fixing it, time to bail on it.
Or have a dependable mechanic check it out, see if it's worth throwing some more time/money at.
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