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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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New Brakes & Painted Calipers

Hawk HPS pads with Centric Rotors

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^^Those centric rotors are nice for the money, right? I have the same set up.
yeah, I ran them on my SVT Focus - which I autocrossed - and they were a great combo! I will be swapping out to DOT4 once payday graces me.

The best part about this combo is how long they last. I got the stuff through AutopartsWarehouse for $346 total incl. shipping.
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.
Installed Rally Armor mud flaps and installed the footwell illumination kit.
strapped the tail boom to my helicopter to the roof cross bars and drove 60 miles to martinsville Va. to get the tail boom welded, it rode great and the Forester just cruzed right along.
CEL came on again but it has been doing that some and going back off on it's own. did not seem to effect the power or gas milage.

the more I drive it, the more I love my Fozzie.
Installed Raammat and Ensolite as well as Infinity Reference components up front and coaxial in the rear. Speakers were installed with sea-scooby spacers.
Took it down a couple of "green lanes" to try out the new tyres

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Resurfaced the headlights with the 3M kit. I didn't use the sanding pads b/c the oxidization wasn't too bad. Turned out great! Next time, I'll cover the engine bay...way too much splatter when doing the last stage.

had to plug a flat tire on the rear, that sucked luckily I was at home when I found it flat.

then drove it to the car wash and gave it a bath.
Did scotchgard auto fabric protector on door panel and seats. Hope the light color interior will remain clean longer. Too bad new port blue doesn't come with black interior. Will try some water on it later to see if it works or not. :)
I washed mine, and drove it to buy milk lol - how exciting!! :p
Used my Foz to help get a buddy get unstuck from what he called, a "ditch".......

(and yes, this is the same 4Runner from my "rock crawling" video)

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Used my Foz to help get a buddy get unstuck from what he called, a "ditch".......

(and yes, this is the same 4Runner from my "rock crawling" video)

Blue Fox-
Was your Foz able to simply pull him out of the ditch?
^^ No......not simply at all. There was a LOT of wheel spin and tugging. I got him about half way up where his side rails/fuel tank/etc. dug into the ridge, it was just dead weight and my car just spun the wheels. Almost though.

We ended up digging for about 4 hours, and by that time another buddy with a 4x4 Yukon showed up (which is the most pointless thing in the world....4x4 on a Yukon with the front bumper just 5 inches from the ground). But the MUCH MUCH heavier Yukon was able to tug him out after we dug out half the damn canyon he drove into. Literally, that ridge in the picture was cut down by half by the time we were done with it. He owes us many beers for it.
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!!!!
packed it with a bunch of annuals so I could make my yard beautiful with Blue Ridge Girl...
Just Maguired the Quicksilver's headlamplens, bringing the kit along, for continued good lighting as we head off across Canada for Yellowknife~
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