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  1. That depends. The EJ20E motor will work with an EJ22E manifold and wiring harness. But EJ20E is almost non existant anymore.
  2. I used to do Subaru oil changes several times a week on those cars. We did call it the fire ring. There is no reason you can't get your hand up there, and I never even used a socket cap wrench to even pull them off, and the cars/ Exhaust were HOT when I did it.. Pliers or a 3 jaw wrench is what I used Now when I did laying on the ground oil changes to my girlfriends moms '10 legacy, I actually used a Honda V6 filter. Same specs but slightly longer to make it easier to grab
  3. 205 50 17 is the 17" equivalent of the 205 55 16
  4. Grand touring is a name that some use but basically meaningless. Touring tires/ grand touring tires are just basically highway tread.. We sell a lot of the Master craft version of the CS5, the LSR grand touring. There a good highway tire
  5. Impex Japan is a pretty cool source too. I just used them to get a clutch for my JDM Suzuki Jimny. I got my parts in a few days. You buy the part, then buy the package/ shipping when it's ready
  6. Best advice would be to buy a tread depth gauge. Walmart even sells them now for a dollar or so, or any auto parts store. any more than 2/32" variance or so and I would want an alignment. Check in 3 places or otherwise just look for uneven wear That would be for second from left. If your tires are flat spotted ( left ) then you need shocks/ struts or you got your tires at discount automart and the balance is way out.
  7. if your tires are wearing evenly, I wouldn't bother. If you have an inner or outer shoulder worn more than the rest then get an allignment
  8. takes a while to set up an allignment rack and often you'll find something just a smidge out of spec to where, your that close it might as well be done and at that point take your money for an alignment.. I had a buddy who recently went out of business who did alignment checks for $20, and $60 for the alignment which is dirt cheap here as well as having a low labor rate. He closed his business because he wasn't making enough. But he had a large customer base.
  9. alignment is one possibility for pulling left or right. But also, you can have a hung brake and not know it, and there is also the possibility that a tire has a broken belt or is under pressure, and causing a pull due to high rolling resistance.. BTW I used to do allignments, but hated doing them so I'm glad I don't do them where I'm at
  10. If tires are wearing good/ even treadwear, you don't need one. Some elect to get alignment checked with every set of tires.
  11. If your Subaru is in good allignment, I would expect 40k miles to be about the max you'll get and 25k miles the least.. Somewhere around double that for a FWD Corolla. Figure 40-50k miles per set on a FWD
  12. Yup, pretty much the northeast, the all weather tires are perfect.
  13. All weather tires have superior rain/ wet traction compared to a 'basic' all season. probably not as good as rain tires but, it's PA not Seattle They are still plenty soft for dry pavement traction. Actually a lot of racing classes will use snow tires because they are grippy in dry conditions
  14. All weather is basically a snow tire ( 3pt snowflake rated ) that they reformulated them a bit to be able to give them year round performance and treadlife and back them with a treadwear warranty.. All season tire will not have half the winter performance, but you might get more miles out of them in some cases.
  15. They are " All weather tires " designed and majority built in Finland, the remainder is built in Russia. They are snowflake rated for severe winter duty, but also carry a 60k mile warranty for use in every season. Nokian has been making a WRG all weather for probably 10 years now and the WRG4 was introduced into 2017 alongside the WRG3 originally. Now the WRG3 is discontinued and Nokian will likely have a WRG5 out at some point. Reviews are out there https://www.google.com/shopping/product/778595420962974515/reviews?client=firefox-b-1-d&channel=cus&q=nokian+wrg4&ved=0ahUKEwid497BtuzhAhVihuAKHZEkCc4Q4jUIOA
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