GD hello my friend. its been a few years since we've talked. i did my tour in Iraq.. wasn't bad.. Baghdad is nuts..
Glad you made it home safe! My best friend is still there - should be home soon though.
the 12k winch is for recovery of other vehicles as well as mine. and its cheap. so why not
Yeah - you might need it in that case. I prefer a smaller unit that can be receiver mounted and then swapped between the front and rear of the car. Also a large winch like that will pull a lot of amps - a dual-battery system would be a good call. As well as the alternator upgrade - if you go with the EJ22 then there are options for larger alternators on those in the aftermarket - people installing stereo's in the WRX's, etc have made sure of that. You might look into a hydraulic winch - since you have power steering and so will the EJ22 - it's an obvious choice especially if you don't plan to drown the engine in a lake, etc. As long as the engine is running - the winch will operate without needing any electricity. Milemarker makes the one's on the military Hummer's.
any ways alot of people see this rig and think "pure wheeler".. well YES and NO i do go off road. however, i will not put a dent in it. that will be another rig another time.
this one is simply my commuter/camper with a bit of mild exploring.
Ok - that makes more sense. Stay away from water! As mentioned by Don - these cars tend to take up water like a sponge. Might I sugest you ditch the carpet completely and just bed-liner the interior floor. That way you can pull the floor drains easily to drain off any water and also it keeps the interior cleaner since there's no carpet to absorb water and dirt.
VERY GOOD input about the rx gear and thank you very much i will consider running a new 2.2 on my trans. after being rebuilt.
If the tranny is in good shape - probably won't need to rebuild it. They can handle the EJ22 fairly well. When you have the engine out check for any play in the input shaft and check for metal in the gear oil. If you don't find either of those - just run it the way it is. They aren't rare so if it blows another can be found. Typically they are pretty rugged though.
Now my explanation for the sound system. YOU totally stereotyped me. no i will not be blasting the stereo while in motion on trails. i need to hear whats going on.. the stereo is for going to awesome camp spots and playing some tunes while swimming or around the campfire.
Good plan - might I sugest you consider mounting the amps to the headliner..... the sub amp in my lifted wagon met with it's fate at the hands of water half-way up my doors - under the seat was not a good location.
i didnt say i just sold my 375hp truck and pulled the sound system so im putting it in my Subaru cause no one will buy it for whats its worth.
If you have it you might as well use it - just don't blow the windows out
this will be my polished turd:grin:
i hope i get to take it to the subaru meets
Come on out for the shows and the meets - just probably don't want to follow some of us. Dents, broken glass, and especially broken drivetrain parts are known to happen around a lot of our rigs. Mine is no exception unfortunately. I consider them "beauty marks" and they rarely get fixed unless they keep something from working properly.
I totally understand the "camping" roo mentality. My lifted wagon will probably end up in that role since I've got an EA81 hatch that's destined to be my main toy.
Edited by GeneralDisorder, 06 April 2010 - 05:34 PM.