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I too got some falken wildpeak a/t’s, but i went with 215 60r17 for better snow performance.
Looking at it, the 55s do seem a little small on the car. Bah well, live and learn! Still a massive improvement.
 

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new day new things... door handle broke , fixed it fast. and new stuff with plastidip in front


 

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It got a new battery last week. I hope it will outlast the lockdown our President just announced tonight 🙃
I just bought my first...
The wife told me if I bought a Subaru she was going to plaster Biden and co-exist stickers all over the back and tell me to grow a man bun! LOL!
Eh, NO. :)
 

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yesterday, did the airbag light 'fix' and reflowed the solder on the circuit board. works well!

today yoinked a 'dead 12v' socket in-dash, and installed a 2 USB jack w/ switch. still have a 12v socket in the armrest area and in rear cabin, this just allows passengers to get some usb charge/etc without digging around car. New video by Todd Edgerton

amazon link for the part - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZK1KQHC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
d'oh - just saw the same part with a voltage display as well, christmas list I guess.
 

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I too want to buy those and put in front , then for rear passengers and one in trunk.
 

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yesterday, did the airbag light 'fix' and reflowed the solder on the circuit board. works well!

today yoinked a 'dead 12v' socket in-dash, and installed a 2 USB jack w/ switch. still have a 12v socket in the armrest area and in rear cabin, this just allows passengers to get some usb charge/etc without digging around car. New video by Todd Edgerton

amazon link for the part - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZK1KQHC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
d'oh - just saw the same part with a voltage display as well, christmas list I guess.
Did you have to do any trimming or was it pretty much direct fit into existing opening? Also how hard / tricky Is it to get the existing socket out of the dash? Any pointers would be appreciated (I just don’t want to break something :) ) thanks.
 

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Finished (almost) things today:

Title: "Grande Delusion", 2020 (in progress)
Artist: Leasure
Medium: Rust-Oleum on Outback

Some who lived in Denver during the 1980's may recall Dave Schumacher's custom painted Toyota Land Cruiser. Painted in the style of the Rio Grande's "Prospector" scheme, it was a classy nod by a local rail fan to one of our "home team" railroads, the Denver and Rio Grande Western.

(Dave passed away in 2007 at the age of 60)

Fast-forward nearly 40 years, and I present to you my homage to both the Rio Grande and Dave's Land Cruiser.

Lacking the funds for a professional repaint, and not having the space or equipment to spray my own paint, I also present my attempt at a rolled-on Rust-Oleum paint job.

Close inspection will reveal the A pillars and roof have yet to be done. As removing the roof rack will be necessary to simplify masking and painting (and THAT will necessitate dropping the headliner), that will have to wait until next summer.

Also, the black piece housing the back up lights is temporary. Another piece painted to match the rest of the car is in-progress as well, but I needed to do something to get the car roadworthy for this winter.

Color is a mix of Safety Yellow and Safety Red, mixed in a 24:1 ratio.

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Finished (almost) things today:

Title: "Grande Delusion", 2020 (in progress)
Artist: Leasure
Medium: Rust-Oleum on Outback

Some who lived in Denver during the 1980's may recall Dave Schumacher's custom painted Toyota Land Cruiser. Painted in the style of the Rio Grande's "Prospector" scheme, it was a classy nod by a local rail fan to one of our "home team" railroads, the Denver and Rio Grande Western.

(Dave passed away in 2007 at the age of 60)

Fast-forward nearly 40 years, and I present to you my homage to both the Rio Grande and Dave's Land Cruiser.

Lacking the funds for a professional repaint, and not having the space or equipment to spray my own paint, I also present my attempt at a rolled-on Rust-Oleum paint job.

Close inspection will reveal the A pillars and roof have yet to be done. As removing the roof rack will be necessary to simplify masking and painting (and THAT will necessitate dropping the headliner), that will have to wait until next summer.

Also, the black piece housing the back up lights is temporary. Another piece painted to match the rest of the car is in-progress as well, but I needed to do something to get the car roadworthy for this winter.

Color is a mix of Safety Yellow and Safety Red, mixed in a 24:1 ratio.

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That is a sweet paint job - though people might wave you down asking for a ride!
 

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I changed out Cherry's AFT HP and and other motor transfusion. Crazy how long she's lasting with #4 ring land failure. But I keep her lubricated and I try try drive her the best I can.
 

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I swapped out my old steel trailing arms and upper control arms (also forward diff carrier) for aluminium Spec B items today — almost. This was as far as I got, because it turns out the ali arms use longer hub flange bolts. Makes sense, I guess: the alloy arms need more meat behind the hub.
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JDM model, according to your signature -- is that the original Bilstein shock, as offered for this model? Or are you lowered and using Legacy(Liberty)-sizes?
Looks really clean between that and the bright aluminium, nice work! And on the front-end, too. Have some friendly envy! :alien:
 
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Did you have to do any trimming or was it pretty much direct fit into existing opening? Also how hard / tricky Is it to get the existing socket out of the dash? Any pointers would be appreciated (I just don’t want to break something :) ) thanks.
i had to 'shave' about 1/8" around the circular opening, with a dremel.

Installed these LED fog lights while watching the election results.

 

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My 2006 2.5i went into the local specialist for the second time to try and fix the annoying but not terrible oil leak from the passenger side camshaft cap (the liquid gasket seal) that drips onto the catalytic convertor.

It seems to be fixed now, but I'm going to be checking it for a while.

And a massive shout out to Justin at Six Star Auto in Maynard, MA, who has done everything to keep the costs down on this fix and to turn around the car quickly. He also did the headgaskets in April, turning it around in a day and a half.
 

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i had to 'shave' about 1/8" around the circular opening, with a dremel.

Installed these LED fog lights while watching the election results.

i had to 'shave' about 1/8" around the circular opening, with a dremel.

Installed these LED fog lights while watching the election results.

Good evening - I Just sent you PM with a question. Could you takE a look?
 
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