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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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Got a tune! Wow, what a difference.
Changed the oil in my Outback and the Forester, cleaned out the MAF in the Forester, couldn't find the Outback's... Cleaned out Cobb air filer in the Forester, new air filter for the Outback.
Both cars are running fantastic!
Wow, that's a hell of a list.... I should think it'll run a bit different.

Installed my STi steering rack (wow!), washed the car, rotated the tires, also cleaned the wheels inside and out. Also washed, claybar and waxed the Outback.
Taped up a hole in my exhaust, checked front pads (goners), and found a leaking front control arm bearing. Boo.
Put on my snow tires... Boo.
Ordered some new bushings for the front control arms. My old ones were leaking. Who thought it was a good idea to put gel filled bushings there?
Had to put my summer tires back on. I'm riding those as long as I can.
^^Not such a good idea. It's been known to damage the front of the Foresters. Sorry.
Got it snowed on....
Put on my new snow tires and wheels.
225/50/17 Hankook Icebears on gold Rota SDRs in 17x7.5. Pics up soon.
Not a moment too soon, tons of snow came this weekend with more on the way until Wednesday.
Drove it in a blizzard. The PIAA lights are pure awesomeness. Couldn't see more than 5 feet with the headlights on, switched them off and the PIAAs on, I could see perfectly.
Combined with new snow tires, and the Foz was a blast to drive where every other car on the road was crawling along white-knuckled.
LOVE the wrap. I wants to do it too!
New bulbs in all 4 fog lights. The factory ones are a PIA!

Trying out some Redline 5W40 in the Foz, and Mobil 1 5W30 in the Outback H6. I love the way the car feels after a fresh oil change.
Loose heatshield?
Nice! How'd you do at that height with the lip?
Changed the tensioner pulley on the Outback. Made a god-awful sound when it was ready to go.
Big spring cleaning day. Got excited and out the summer rubber back on. I'll probably have to switch back a day or two, but I don't really need the winters anymore as we mostly get rain in the valleys in the spring.
Used a ton on Mothers back to black on trim and some interior pieces. Vacuum the interior, fabreeze, pet hair roller, Orange oil cleaner, and some tlc in the engine bay.
There's a big local meet tomorrow, more than 85 cars, and I get one of the ride of the month spots so I wanted her to look nice.
anyone ever seen a Forester wrapped in satin white??
Very cool, can't wait to see it. How much it run you? I've been considering a wrap for a while but the price is really putting me off.
Committed to changing her timing belt, water pump, idlers, and acc belts. She only has 87K, but it's worth the peace of mind for me.
Ordered some LPS rust inhibitor for the SST coilovers so that I can slap them in.

Also spoke with my local tuner about a possible BCS system upgrade. They are starting to install (with great success) a hybrid boost control system that sounds like it would really help dial out any variations in boost. Up at our elevations, and with our crazy climate changes, it's hard to get a tune to compensate so quickly and maintain the same boost. This system seems to have fixed all issues.
I finished up my dash and gauges....
:icon_cool: Very slick. I've been thinking of doing something similar with the top pod.
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