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#5226 jboymechanic

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:34 PM

New struts, Baja springs and Subtle Solutions 1" aluminum spacers on all four corners of my 2003 Outback.  Also added new tires and a set of White Line camber bushings so the rear tires could be kept within factory alignment specs.  New front axles and a four wheel alignment.  Gained about 2.5 inches of ride height all around and still have perfect alignment.  Rides and handles great too, really happy with the setup.



#5227 marcusgl10z28

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

Completly canabalized my 93 sedan for an ej22 that was swapped into it to drop in my gl10... that is finished and the gl10 is now non turbo but blparts are now common and easy to get... sedan is being parted out in the parts section... lots of mods on that thing...lol

#5228 LuisSubaru_RX

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:42 AM

yesterday i put about 56 bucks of 91 octane gas to my gl wagon


Edited by LuisSubaru_RX, 26 May 2013 - 04:44 AM.


#5229 subynut

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

Race mode: ACTIVATED

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You took First place!

 

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Aw, now I gotta work?

 

Sister got one run in before the engine tried to cook itself.  Tomorrows job will be find out why...
 

The PandaWagon did quite well towing my sister's wagon. In the hills I was in third and fourth gear maintaining 40-50 MPH. Flat areas I was able to hold 55 with no problems in 5th. Did wish I had a dual range tranny for getting started. Wouldn't need so much clutch slippage.



#5230 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:12 PM

This is...

 

Race mode: ACTIVATED

 

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You took First place! ...

 

... Beyond Awesome



#5231 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:17 AM

Major congratulations!
Looks like it was fun too.
Lets hear it for AWD! :banana: :P

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

Really? I can replace mine in 5 minutes flat, it's really easy access. Maybe that's because I have an ea81 swapped in...

the disty is in the was on the ea82s



#5233 987687

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

the disty is in the was on the ea82s

 

 

Ahhhh forgot about that  :drunk:



#5234 mudduck

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:09 PM

Took my 89 out to the mud pits to play yesterday and had a blast! Got stuck a few times, but it still  did ok,being on stock 13" tires. Did end up with the glass busted out of my hatch gettin pulled out by a duramax chevy with a leadfooted driver :banghead:  Anyone ever use plexyglass to replace one of these windows? This car is used in the woods and mud all the time,



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

Major congratulations!
Looks like it was fun too.
Lets hear it for AWD! :banana: :P

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Thanks Twitch and Jeszek. Yes, it was a blast!  I am hooked on RallyX! :burnout:



#5236 marcusgl10z28

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

86 gl10 ft4wd is now a dignified ej22swap daily... runs good with a couple bigs to work out( high idle) that are simple fixes.. it recived a full tune up and oil change.

Installed an sjr 2in lift kit and thew on some 14in pugs with 205 75 r14 hankook winter I pikes full set this past Monday

I'm kinda diggin the fulltime 4wd trans since the weather has been nothing but downpour since I started driving the old subi. So still not sure if I want to swap in the 5mt dr trans and diff I have in the garage.

And in hopes of the rain stopping I bought wiper blades cuz everytime I do it never rains again but mission failed.

#5237 Turbone

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

Broke the 3rd speedo cable in 6mo in my RX  :mellow:

Just bought a new one off Rockauto, hope it last longer  :rolleyes:



#5238 l75eya

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:28 PM

Finally ordered a front axle. Updates tomorrow.



#5239 1982gl4

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

Finished rebuilding my 2002 RS to sell. Took me the last two weekends and a few late nights after work, but she's done now. 

 

Replaced: 

Engine

Clutch 

Front perimeter frame

Control arms/ball joints (warrantee from subaru) 

Timing belt and cogs

Water pump

All seals (including head gaskets) 

Struts x4

Front sway bar links & bushings 

Brakes x4

Buffed the paint 

Cleaned the nasty interior 

Removed bumper stickers from the P.O. 

Undercoated it

Changed all the fluids 

LR wheel bearing, seals, hub bolt, and bushings 

I'm sure there's more I spent a lot of time on it...

 



#5240 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:35 PM

Done a lot to Ned recently (I guess you could say)
Each time it gets harder and harder to think that I may not keep him for long :( -- the GF got a 2013 SWP WRX and makes me really wanna pursue (one) of my many dream Subarus... a 2004/2005 STI wagon in Aspen White.
 
I gave him an oil change... to slow the leaks I switched to Valvoline 10w-40 synthetic blend
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Gave him a bath because I followed a Mercedes that was leaking something (blue/gray smoke all down the highway) and when I got home I had greasy splatter EVERYWHERE... decided it had to go. (*Also note I don't have the AA wheels anymore... hoping to switch back soon as I do miss the black look already) On that note... Non-Pug lugs seem to be going strong... stock ones backed off almost immediately after I swapped them, but these upgraded acorn ones from Autozone have held tight for over 1000 miles already
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Started him up yesterday after the oil change, oil pressure was higher... but knew that would happen because of the thicker oil... but gauges still look normal to me... Unfortunately I started him today and got the TOD until he was fully warmed up :( Can also see I swapped to the LEDs... but I think 2 aren't working correctly as it doesn't even look like they are illuminated... I used the correct bulbs, but oh well, could be worse.
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Its all love... hopefully Ill find a better job in a few months that will allow me to keep Ned and get a newer wagon... (although he wont be an STi swap plan... he will likely be a camping rig -- 2" lift, 15" wheels, semi-aggressive tires, roof basket, offroad bumpers and lights... but not be a beater still... we will see... I do love my little Ned...

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#5241 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

(  hopefully Ill find a better job in a few months that will allow me to keep Ned  )

 

Good luck with the job hunt.. I love that car.. It must be a sedan thing for me.  keep up the good work.

 

 

 

 

 have you figured out where he is leaking from or is he burning oil?



#5242 l75eya

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:10 PM

Because you like sedans so much ;44430_10152613345530307_2003995447_n.jpgGot my new CV axle in today. Found out my brake caliper is shot. Ordered one that I'll be throwing in tomorrow.
Before I installed the axle I took the boots off and packed some extra grease in there. Reinstalled the boots with clamps. So far so good! My old axle was completely shot, to the point where I had to pull away from red lights with a feather weight of pedal to avoid any clicking. Unavoidable clicking making a slight left turn. HORRIBLE clicking at full lock; yeah, it was about to go.
It's so nice to be able to mash the gash again! Going up hills, making a turn across an intersection. So great.

So tomorrow the caliper goes in. Hopefully the stuck brake didn't toast my grease as after a test drive the whole hub was water sizzling hot =\



#5243 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:45 PM

(  hopefully Ill find a better job in a few months that will allow me to keep Ned  )

 

Good luck with the job hunt.. I love that car.. It must be a sedan thing for me.  keep up the good work.

 

 

 

 

 have you figured out where he is leaking from or is he burning oil?

 

Thank you! I do love him a lot... Everytime I look at him Im like "Nah, cant sell him" At Albertsons today a guy was taking pics... said he'd give me a grand to sell him... Ugh, I hate money.

 

Hes got a bad DS headgasket... for the last 30K miles hehe... Leaks oil on start-up and I can hear the coolant bubble when I shut him off... but they aren't mixing and the coolant doesn't really disappear... itll be low after about 4 months but takes maybe a half a container to fill it. The oil also leaks from the valve covers and probably the rear of the engine as well... easy fixes. I have an SPFI engine that will get the carb manifold (higher compression) soon to fix the headgasket problem.

 

175EYA - nice looking sedan! I love these EA82 sedans... 10x more than the wagons for sure. I need a new axle... mines bad for sure... clicks and knocks on accel, clutch braking, turns... still drive it like I stole it though...

 

PS. I want your trunk.


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#5244 l75eya

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

Thanks! Definitely driving mine that way now that I don't have to worry about breaking (another) axle.

It's nice to be able to kinda keep up with traffic again.

 

PS. I want your trunk.


I'll trade you my trunk for your grill.
Actually, no I won't. :P 
Should still give me your grill though. B)  haha

Ned's lookin' nice btw. Digging those rim+tires.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:29 AM

Helped the girlfriend do her wheels on her 2013... Just plasti-dipped the wheels black and then over the black plasti-dip on the centercaps did purple... added a nice touch.

 

Yo-beezy, Im a hovercraft?

 

Finished!

 

Up-close:

 

Then I had fun with the plasti-dip on Ned... I wanna spray a few parts black but for sure I wanted to try this... Id like to introduce Mr. Angry Eyes...

 

Headlights on:



#5246 jonas

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

Whats this plasti-dip stuff you talking about?



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:56 AM

New caliper on the front driver's side. That, paired with the new axle; no more steering wheel shake. At all. How wonderful that is!

Going to need a pass. side caliper as funds allow.
The GL is coming along. It was falling apart as I was broke. Stuff still needed to do;

 

Rear axles
Transmission
Clutch
ball joints
tie rods.

Once that's all done, she should be tip top. Hopefully soon.



#5248 81EA81

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:36 PM

Whats this plasti-dip stuff you talking about?

Plasti-dip is really cool! it is a rubberized "paint" that is removable. 

https://www.dipyourcar.com/home.php

 

Here is a link to their site



#5249 81EA81

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:56 PM

 I painted my EA81 wagon wheels and threw em on the EA82.She looks much better!

 

 

http://www.flickr.co...N03/8927598006/

 

I finally found good replacements for the sun damaged upper door cards

 

before

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after

http://www.flickr.co...N03/8927598072/


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 02:42 PM

Plasti-dip is really cool! it is a rubberized "paint" that is removable. 

https://www.dipyourcar.com/home.php

 

Here is a link to their site

Ok, that is cool.






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