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Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   06-07-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 350,664
Posted By rktwgn
The main difference is the distance between the...

The main difference is the distance between the bottom of the splitter "skirt" and the top of the intercooler. The high hood on the Forester gives too much space. That means you need to extend the...
Forum: EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)   06-07-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 350,664
Posted By rktwgn
I have one of these Forester/bugeye WRX splitters...

I have one of these Forester/bugeye WRX splitters available if anyone is looking for a piece to modify...

FS: (For Sale) Bugeye splitter (for hood scoop) - NASIOC...
Forum: The Relatives   02-27-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By rktwgn
Peaty, Didn't see seat heaters on your mod's...

Peaty,

Didn't see seat heaters on your mod's page. If you haven't done them... DO THEM!! My wife and I installed them on her car very early on and she wouldn't have a car without them at this...
Forum: General Forum   02-27-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,316
Posted By rktwgn
Every single day... over and over and over again.

Every single day... over and over and over again.
Forum: The Relatives   02-27-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By rktwgn
We own a 10AE ('99 10th Anniv. Edition) that...

We own a 10AE ('99 10th Anniv. Edition) that we've had since early 2001. It was the wife's primary driver until she upgraded to a 335. We're planning to sell it but it isn't a priority. It's a lot...
Forum: Forester Shopping   01-22-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By rktwgn
I wouldn't be driving my '05 XT if it weren't a...

I wouldn't be driving my '05 XT if it weren't a manual... and certainly wouldn't consider a newer one with an automatic. To each his own.
Forum: Interior and Electronics   01-22-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,153
Posted By rktwgn
I've installed three sets of aftermarket seat...

I've installed three sets of aftermarket seat heaters in cars that didn't have them over the last 5-6 years. The most recent install went into my mother's Sequoia in December. I use the Carbotex...
Forum: Exterior and Body   09-29-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,970
Posted By rktwgn
I NEVER, EVER use the window to close the door. ...

I NEVER, EVER use the window to close the door. Though doing so may contribute to the problem for some cars, it is a known problem for cars prior to the redesign.
Forum: Exterior and Body   09-29-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,970
Posted By rktwgn
^^^^^^ Did the above and have been very pleased....

^^^^^^ Did the above and have been very pleased. Do it.
Forum: Off-Topic   09-17-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,596
Posted By rktwgn
10th Anniversary Miata ...

10th Anniversary Miata
http://www.geocities.com/karlanddeb/images/debbies_10th_miata_100dpi_quarter_front.jpg
2007 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive...
Forum: Front Page News   09-17-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 40,035
Posted By rktwgn
Speaking solely for myself, no. But it's a...

Speaking solely for myself, no. But it's a distinctly British show with many negative references made to Americans and America... meaning, it isn't an American show. My point being that there's an...
Forum: Front Page News   09-17-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 40,035
Posted By rktwgn
Isn't a strictly "US" fixation from what I've...

Isn't a strictly "US" fixation from what I've seen. Top Gear makes a BIG deal of it with every review.
Forum: Front Page News   09-17-2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 40,035
Posted By rktwgn
This is a VERY broad statement and I couldn't...

This is a VERY broad statement and I couldn't disagree with it more vehemently. Most of us commute in-town and spend 90% of our driving time under 60mph. The ability to "squirt" through traffic...
Forum: Interior and Electronics   09-12-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,669
Posted By rktwgn
Tacoma Speedometer...

Tacoma Speedometer (http://www.tacomaspeedometer.com) will do it for $75 and set it to any mileage you like. Be aware that mileage is recorded and tracked each time your car is inspected and a...
Forum: Off-Topic   05-26-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,789
Posted By rktwgn
BMW's 5-series body style from 1982-88 was coded...

BMW's 5-series body style from 1982-88 was coded "E28". I owned/restored an '87 535is for a number of years. I was constantly "fixing" something. Hence ---> "e28fixer" (my longtime handle online)....
Forum: Suspension and Handling   04-12-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 50,408
Posted By rktwgn
I've got some "knocking" noises since installing...

I've got some "knocking" noises since installing the subframe bolts (Whiteline). I only hear these when doing slow direction changes like maneuvering through a parking lot, but they've been there...
Forum: Hodges Subaru   04-10-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,435
Posted By rktwgn
I want a set when you're ready to sell/ship. ...

I want a set when you're ready to sell/ship.

Scott
Forum: Engine and Exhaust   04-10-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,371
Posted By rktwgn
Go to this link...

Go to this link (http://www.quickoildrainvalve.com) to buy it online. Part# F-105 is correct for all Subaru's. F-105N is the version with a nipple so you can attach a hose to drain into a...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-06-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,053
Posted By rktwgn
I went from an '02 5MT WRX wagon to my '05 5MT...

I went from an '02 5MT WRX wagon to my '05 5MT FXT. I instantly moved over the suspension/exhaust/etc. from my WRX and also did the full STi treatment (turbo, I/C, ECU tune, etc.). The FXT is a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires   04-05-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,857
Posted By rktwgn
I found them to be unbearably loud and couldn't...

I found them to be unbearably loud and couldn't get them off the car quickly enough. I'm running the Falken Azeni ST115 and they are absolutely fabulous. You won't get much more than 25K miles out...
Forum: The Relatives   04-05-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,826
Posted By rktwgn
Good grief. It's not like I made a disparaging...

Good grief. It's not like I made a disparaging comment about your sister...

Alright guys. I'm finished with this one.
Forum: The Relatives   04-05-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,826
Posted By rktwgn
She may not. But when better options exist, I...

She may not. But when better options exist, I see no need to recommend an inferior product simply because it carries a badge we otherwise tend to prefer.

The Lexus RX-series would probably be...
Forum: The Relatives   04-05-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,826
Posted By rktwgn
My wife and I drove one when we were considering...

My wife and I drove one when we were considering an FX35. And while it may very well be a Subaru, it wallowed around and plowed like the bulbous porker it is. We still didn't buy an FX35 but the...
Forum: The Relatives   04-05-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,826
Posted By rktwgn
My thoughts... Smaller interior than an FX35...

My thoughts...

Smaller interior than an FX35 with supposedly the same or poorer fuel economy and some new gadgetry. It has arguably minimal space gain over a G sedan but doesn't handle as well...
Forum: Brakes   04-05-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By rktwgn
Which brake lines for my hybrid setup?

I'm about to install LGT front brakes on my '05 FXT. I've already installed the "H6" rear upgrade. I'd like to simultaneously install braided brake lines but want to make sure I buy the correct...
Forum: Brakes   01-08-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,951
Posted By rktwgn
I should also know by then regarding my setup. ...

I should also know by then regarding my setup. It'll be LGT fronts/Legacy rears/HPS pads/Castrol fluid. What SS lines are you guys using?
Forum: Brakes   11-27-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,951
Posted By rktwgn
I'm of the same mind as you, Steve. I learned to...

I'm of the same mind as you, Steve. I learned to drive in the age of the foot brake with a pull-lever for release. The first car I had with a handbrake amazed me with its simple-to-use-on-a-hill...
Forum: Brakes   11-27-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,951
Posted By rktwgn
Steve, Keep me in mind on one of those...

Steve,

Keep me in mind on one of those master cylinders if you will. I posted a wanted thread on NASIOC but haven't had any responses yet.

Scott
Forum: Brakes   11-27-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,951
Posted By rktwgn
BAC, flip over the master cylinder you have and...

BAC, flip over the master cylinder you have and see what size is marked on the bottom of it. It should be either 1" or 1 1/16". You want the 1 1/16" since the FXT uses 1". From what I've read, the...
Forum: Brakes   11-26-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,951
Posted By rktwgn
OK, just read this thread...

OK, just read this thread (https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=22267) and have decided to pick up an STi master cylinder to install along with the LGT brakes.
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