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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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Went to West Seattle and shot on the first really beautiful day this year:

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I stared at it, and told it that it was dirty and needed to take a bath.

Sadly it ignored me and is still dirty.
Changed my oil on my own for the first time. Idle is so smooth after going to synthetic, before it would shake quite a bit despite correct levels and fairly new oil done at Sears (3.5mo with about 1000mi).
Car wash, new headers, polished my headlights, cleaned the interior.

Productive day I'd say.
I just enjoyed it today while getting some lunch on my day off. I'm in the middle now between what other project to start. Finish the sound system or go with new suspension.
My freaking timing-belt slipped AGAIN another flipping tooth over the crank shaft sprocket. I replaced the tensioner, all the pulleys, AND the belt was new 10,000 miles ago. I'm just to pony up, get the new belt AND a belt-guide like the MT Fozzies have.
Man... that seems to happen every other day for you (kidding). :icon_sad: You think something else is causing it? I know you had a lot of "fun" with your engine after reading your journal. Maybe there is an underlying issue?

BTW the rear sway I got from you went on great!
1. Front "Home Depot" lip spoiler: Check.
2. New black center console (vs tan one): Check.
3. Auxiliary Hella Optilux 2500 driving lights behind grille: Check.
A buddy and I took some pics of our cars. He did some mild off-roading and I screwed around in some gravel at way to fast. Was fun stuff, though got a few chips on my paint and wheels from gravel but whatever. Foresters need some off road love now and then!

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