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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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Fitted a dog guard
Fitted new KYB struts and custom made springs... have gone back to stock ride height but with stiffer springs (204lb/in front, 145-175lb/in rear). Ride is like velvet yet it is nice and flat through the corners - even compared to the WRX struts I had on before.

Was glad to have my 2-3" of ride height back so I took it for a blast on some dirt tracks.

Cleaned it! ;o)
Broke the rear sway bar mount having too much fun!

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Put the SLS rear dampers back in as the new rear springs were sitting a bit low. Discovered that they work really well with the stiffer springs and new KYB front struts... think I have perfected standard ride height handling - easily on a par now with WRX struts.
Filled it up with gas. Again. :biggrin:
Test fitted the offroad/winter rims with new Yokohama A/T-S GO12s... surprisingly good on road (215/65/16) and initial gentle off road run (mud/dirt track) was really good too. May have to try out some Advan 225/55/17s on the summer rims once I've killed the current Kumho Ecsta SPTs.
Took it down a couple of "green lanes" to try out the new tyres

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Refitted the summer wheels after testing the new A/T-S ones out... wheels look very small now after the slightly oversize offroad tyres - even though they're 17s rather than the offroad 16s! ;o)

BlueFox... that's a proper ditch, good job on getting it out!!!!
Drove it to work. Ragged the @rse off it on the way home! ;o)
Finally fitted the Infinity Kappas that have been laying around for about a year!
Fitted some JL Audio tweeters into the side view mirror trim panels, put some Dynamat on the drivers door and fitted the driver's side JL Audio 6.5" woofer... hoping to do the passenger side on my lunch break!

Already sounds so much better. Hopefully by the end of the week, I'll have my amp fitted too! ;o)
...fitted the passenger side tweeter and woofer!

Discovered just how tight a fit the amp is going to be under the seat! ;o)
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