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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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We had an inch of snow yesterday. Thank God it melted quickly and it's back to about 50 degrees today. So anyway, I shaved the symmetrical AWD and the XT. I was debating on whether or not to shave the SUBARU and the FORESTER off too. If anyone has an opinion either way, let me know.

After looking at these pics I decided I have to get a new black license plate frame. The fake chrome is not looking good. I also added a sticker or two just for fun.

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markyh i agree with you the black plate frame, or at least something not chrome, also i would have gone with either just forester XT or subaru and the XT, but im not sure if there are any holes behind those 2 badges on that MY
Yeah, I just got a new black frame for the front plate and it has little covers for the screws and I really think it looks cleaner. The letters came off easier than any car I've ever shaved. No holes! Just heated them up for about 3 seconds with the gun and then picked them right off. The glue was gray and very gooey but came off all in one big clump and there was almost no clean up afterwards.
I planned that Spot! No, not really.
Today I got my Osram H9 bulbs and thought about putting them in. Maybe later this week I will. Okay, this weekend for sure.
This weekend I ran all the wires and hooked up my amp and sub. No under the seat crap, it's a box I made myself for a Kicker 12" I had in my last car. The amp is under the driver's seat and the box is behind the rear seats and totally removable.
I put my new JDM trim piece in the dash. I was coming home for lunch and the mailman just happened to be at my door with a box! Perfect timing since you have to sign for international stuff. I love it. It looks so much better. The last car meet I went to people were saying that it looked fine how it was. It was worth the money if you ask me.
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I did the H11 to H9 headlight conversion and my first impression is: it was a total waste of time and money.
I put the footwell illumination kit in. Ehh, it's just okay.:shrug:
Looks great, got any details on how you went about this? Im looking into doing it myself.
Teamwork! My friend and I took about 4 hours to do it. We didn't use the oven method, just a heat gun. It helps if you have a gun that's got a high and low setting and use the low. My friend also says he's done it with a hair dryer before too, just takes longer. Anyway, he held the light with some mechanics gloves as I heated the outer edges and he used a plastic pry tool to get into the grove where the clear goes into the back black plastic. Make sure you heat on the black backside of the light too so that you don't damage the clear. There's a few little clips on the black part around the light and they actually help you know if you heated the part up to much or not. Once you get a corner started just slowly work your way around the light and you got it. Take a couple of screws out and the part you need to paint comes right out. Tape off the amber reflector, or break it out if you don't want to have any amber up front, put a couple of coats on, let dry. We used Krylon fusion for plastic (satin) and it works perfectly. No cleaning, sanding, or priming necessary, just paint. After they dried we heated up the back piece and stuck them back together. Then just for added insurance used a clear silicone all around the light to ensure no problems down the road.
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Ran a crappy 14.111 @ 95.57 mph. I'm going back to the track in late October or early November with the stock wheels back on and taking my sub box out and I know I can break into the 13's.
Got all of my door dings out! Paintless dent repair FTW! :Banane02:
Got the rear view camera hooked up today and drove around the neighborhood backwards.
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