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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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super glued my side view mirror back on; i need a more permanent fix.
great story. who knows, one(or more) of those people in the crowd might've been impressed enough to consider a Subaru for their next car... i'm glad your car handled it all without a scratch...!
Lent it to a good friend so that he can haul his drums, amps, and other equipment to storage; in the meantime i'm driving his Echo. sure feels less planted, esp. on the highway...
Sound deadened/blacked out the wheel wells, wheels and brakes are getting painted, and saggy butt spacers are going in by the end of the week.
do you have photos of the blacked out wheel wells?
washed the car at diy carwash. it was the first time i reached in through the wheels to get at the brake dust on the inside of the wheels, worked pretty well; good thing i don't have a big brake kit, there would've been much less space to squeeze my hand through, haha. wheels look properly clean, or at least better than the usual "two-tone" of black on the outside and brake dust brown just inside. used meguiar's plast-x for the headlights, which always works well (squeak*squeak) to get rid of the haze. lookin' forward to puttin' on new set of rubber that should be arriving tomorrow... =)
^^^sleestak, is your c-pillar panel painted black as well? i hear they simply snap off, no adhesive, but i'm interested in painting them.... today i had new rubber, BF Goodrich G-Force Sports, mounted and balanced, with a 4 wheel alignment... had fun testing them out on way home on a tight entrance ramp... =) had my previous set of tires for almost three years, feels good.
vacuumed n' washed it after a dog rescue road trip to the Washington/Canadian border.
replaced the front side marker and parking light bulbs on both sides. was a lot easier than i expected, although i put off putting the trim pieces and grill back on til tomorrow, it was getting dark- putting the trim pieces back on may prove to be the most difficult part...?
replaced passenger side mirror and gusset; mirror had been held on with glue and tape for too long. old gusset was torn. looking forward to a more quiet ride with new gusset.
rubbed protectant on recently installed passenger side mirror, on the black triangle part that attaches to the door/gusset. while waiting for my friend to show up with her dogs to go hiking... there's always something to do for the car. =)
insulated all four interior door panels with a layer of fatmat (ebay) and then a layer of ensolite (Rick at RAAMaudio, excellent service!) on top of that, to try to quiet the car down. they've made a nice difference- when going over bumps and breaks in the pavement, i hear less rattling and the rattling is also muted. i can also hear my stereo better while driving, and the bass does not cause rattles like before. next step is to complete the same treatment for the actual doors, behind the interior panels. i've also been doing this for the rear hatch and the spare tire well, like Tony (Turn In Concepts) has done with his ride. p.s.: i did not do this all "today"! finally got to enjoy the fruits of my labor couple days ago...

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took it to a do-it-yerself carwash and did the usual... realized they were tryin' to close up, so i finished off the tires and wheels and headlight lens down the street, curbside. had been a while (at least for me) since i last cleaned it, was nice to do it again.
clay bar'd, polished, and waxed the hood, front fenders, and right front door... didn't have time to do the rest... arms got a good workout....
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