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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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Clayed and detailed the wife's '00 Legacy, and put my extra set of LGT wheels on it. Must have taken 5 years off the old girl.

I'll have to post pics when I can.
Drove it like I stole it to get home to start a 3 day weekend.
In for tint. 30% all around and 20% on the moonroof.

Hard core. I know I should do the clay bar thing, but it seems like a lot of work.

Not so much work, but patience.

Use the right lubrication spray (I prefer liquid detailing wax, but some will say use soapy water. IMO soapy water breaks the clay down faster).

Remember to rotate, flip, and reform the bar every few minutes to stop buildup.

Dont do it in direct sunlight.

Don't clay a hot car.

And something new I recently learned...if your garage floor gets wet after a clay session, watch your step. Might as well be ice on the floor. :lol:

My wifes 2000 Legacy looks 5 years younger after its first clay session. Worth every bit of the minimal effort it took and a lazy Saturday afternoon.

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Tint done. Looking good. Pics eventually. Cant roll the windows down for 24 hours, but thats fine...its 100° here.
I need an exterior detail bad. All my running around at night taking lightning photos has given me a pretty complete layer of moths and other critters all over the front facing surfaces.

So thats what I WILL be doing to my subaru...soon.
I used it to haul a 6' picnic table (flat pack) home for a BBQ this weekend.
karpiel - let me know next time you go up Pikes Peak. I took my n/a Impreza up there last year and it was decent, but I'd love to be 1st up in the XT. I didnt realize they already got the whole thing paved.

Damn I missed out this summer. Didn't do any mountain driving besides a couple trips to Central City. Never got out to do any real storm chasing. Didn't get out to do any treasure hunting.

/rant about what I DIDNT do in my Subaru this year. :icon_sad:

On the bright side..oil change tomorrow a.m. and off to Michigan in the afternoon. Michigan = fishing and shooting for a week. :biggrin:!
Finally returned from Michigan. 2700+ miles. Caked in grasshopper remains. 22mpg average.

Never had a better roadtripper. :)
Filled it with crap to unload in the work dumpster to get ready to finish the basement.
Subjected it to high voltage electrical testing. :biggrin:
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Hauled all my suspension bits and pieces to the office now that the KYBs arrived...install everything Saturday.

Now how can I convince my boss to buy a car lift for a custom lighting fabrication shop? :lol:
Pretty much full suspension upgrade. Holy crap does it ride better. :biggrin:
Drove the Legacy today. This car is not built for 6'4" Americans. Suspension is very nice though for a 10 year old car. I would say slightly better than the FXT on swifts/kybs.

I'll be happy to have the Forester back this afternoon.
Yesterday...made it carry this:

It was sitting with the rear wheels about 1" up into the fenders.

(2) huge bags of Vermiculite (more volume than weight)
(12) 1.5cu ft bags compost
(4) 2cu ft bales peat moss
various plants.
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Finally got the studded snows off. Put the summers on with a newly procured set of 07 WRX wheels.

Its so quiet. :lol:
Finally detailed it, then proceeded to coat the front facing surfaces with bugs taking the wifey for a drive out on the eastern plains.
Snow tires back on (yesterday). Good timing too, because when I went out to the garage to do the swap, I found my RF tire flat. Further instection located two 1/2" long cuts in the inside side wall. :icon_mad: Probably had another 20k miles on those tires too.
Thought about replacing the burnt out driver's side low beam.

Does it just look like a pain in the ***, or is it?
New low-beam lamps. Now need to aim the drivers side.
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