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    Lakewood, CO
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    computers, Subie, Off-Roading
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    Webmaster; Network Engineer
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    '09 Forester, '98 VW Golf 2.0

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  1. From what I'm reading the dash speakers are simple to get out - pry up on the grille and use a small handled philips screwdriver to remove. https://www.crutchfield.com/car/outfitmycar/mycar.aspx has a good picture breakdown on what it all looks like one thing to keep in mind is the speaker rating vs deck output. That kenwood deck says its rated at 22w RMS (optimal area) and 50w peak (the ballpark where it will clip), you might find yourself adding that amp in a bit sooner than you think. (Granted, I just did a quick "Alpine Type R 6 1/2" " search) Alpine speakers tend to want power to really sound good. They RMS at around 100w per speaker - I'm sure they'll sound ok with the deck power but if you intend to really open them up (and not clip your deck), you'll want an amp. othwerwise you'll find yourself 1/2 way up the volume and it'll sound bad. I'm going through this in my DD; I put a set of Skar 6.5" components on a alpine deck and it clips bad. (and they're 80wRMS) All that said - On my wife's '09, simply replacing the deck really made the stock speakers sound loads better. -Justin
  2. I'm still at a loss for this one. I pulled the center of the dash apart and verified that there is tension for both the blend knob and the mix knob. Both go to their appropriate doors - blend on passenger side, and mix on the driver. They move the door unobstructed, freely and all the way to the end of its actuation. I also verified that the center ducting is not shared. they divert off to their corresponding sides (L/R). Since the car is not dual zone, it would seem silly to have 2 heat/blend doors for each side when it doesnt call for it? -Justin
  3. This is puzzling me. My wife's 2009 Forester had warm air blowing out when the AC is "on". No big deal, i grab a can of recharge and go to it. When recharged though the air on the passenger side of the car is noticeably colder - the clutch is on and it would seem it is working. The odd part is that from the left vent (under the radio) to the driver side it is the complete opposite. Now, I would have figured that the mixer/diverter door might be stuck but to half of the vents? Are there 2 condensers on this thing? What strikes me as really odd is that the vents under the radio usually are supplied by 1 duct that splits to the two? -Justin
  4. I have installed Viper alarm/remote starters on various cars with immobilizers in them. To get around them you have to buy a bypass kit like XpressKit. To be honest with my wifes' car i don't want to go through all that hassle of installing an after market when the keyfob/alarm seems to be working pretty good. (I just want to add a remote start feature and this one at least promises integration as opposed to bypassing and splicing) Have you had any troubles with the OEM one? Do you recall how much it was for the Dealership to program it? I only have 1 key at this time and wouldnt be turned off to making 1 trip out of it - programming the kit and getting another key. -Justin
  5. Has anyone ever installed the "OEM" Remote starters? Is there any benefit to installing the OE option as opposed to installing an after market deal. The car is a '09 Fozzy 2.5 Auto. The one I have been looking at is this: https://subaruonlineparts.com/subaru-forester-remote-engine-start-2009-2010-p-2337.html Install guide seems simple enough - https://subaruonlineparts.com/pdf/H001SSC100.pdf -Jusitn
  6. Daylight savings - who's bright Idea was that!? LOL My Jackstands have a deep notch on them so you /could/ put them at the pinch points and lift from the Dif., if yours did too -Justin
  7. Theres a little notch impression stamped in the metal - thats the indicator of where to lift from. That said - that lip IS where you lift from. I had picked up one of these - that allows you to use a hydraulic jack -Justin
  8. I just did my wife's Headlights with the Maguires Pictured below, the top two show them just polished (1k then 3k sand then polish) the bottom shows with the "sealant" Its not terribly difficult to do, really. Just wet sand <---> with each sand pad/disk evenly. then wash and dry. then apply the polish. The drill bit is for the polishing part - same method. slow and steady then wipe, clean and dry. The sealant (make sure you have gloves on!) just wipes on evenly by wiping across the lens. Took maybe 10 min each light? edit: they give you more than plenty that you can keep the kit for other vehicles. I plan on doing her tail lights as well as the taillights on my car, too. edit: Had to finish it off with a full wash "Abby" Cleans up so nicely! -Justin
  9. stupid > tag at the end of the image LOL! Thanks! -Justin
  10. No? Are you Mobile or on a computer? are you sure you are pressing the right button? -Justin
  11. crazyman03


    JESZEK! long time no see! Glad to see you are doing well. Its always good to think about you and your family and disconnect for a while. -Justin
  12. For lens cleaning I've used Meguiar's Headlight restore. (amazon - https://amzn.to/2Eq46vz) i actually *just* ordered that one to do my wifes' forester. costs' about 30 bucks at Checkers/orilley's but TOTALLY worth it. I've even gone as far as using it on taillight lens' and they look brand stinking new. (pics below) As far as light upgrades, you'll get flak one way or the other about doing LED/HID swaps. I do run HID's myself but they are *technically* intended for Projection lenses. Keep in mind you'll find 30w or 50w swap ins. 30's are BRIGHT enough if you swap them for hallogen - you dont need to spring for the 50+watts pics of the lens' cleaned up. .. -Justin
  13. Hacking wasnt the issue. Keeping such a large knowledgebase takes funding and the Primary Source was in an accident a bit ago. We have since found another host (another member) that runs his own host so hopefully, as far as hosting is concerned, it isnt going to be a problem. -Justin