Make friends with people that have a high torque impact gun and 1/2 breaker bars, and load up on kroil, PB Blaster, etcFound a set of 2015 Crosstrek rims and winter tires on craigslist for 400 bucks the other day. Sure, it was a two-hour drive to go get them, But I was totally fine doing the drive in some gorgeous north-east fall weather. The tires are (almost) new Yokohama Iceguard 215/60R17, and they still had the new tire indicator on the tread. These fit perfectly, with zero rubbing on my stock (180,000 mile) suspension. Not usually a huge fan of black rims, but I love the look of this thing right now!
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Next week is a complete suspension overhaul, so I wanted to do something quick and easy before tearing my hair out over some rusty bolts
**** I'm so jealous, I've been looking for these rims for a while. I love the look. Does anyone know how these compare weight wise to the stock 2006 alloy rims? When I switch between my summer (stock) and winter (aftermarket) rims I feel like I notice the difference in weight in off the line performance. Maybe it's more noticeable because it's a stick.Found a set of 2015 Crosstrek rims and winter tires on craigslist for 400 bucks the other day.
Grom BT3 has worked reliably for bluetooth music & calls on our JDM 2008MY 3.0R for several years.Wired Aux connection from Japanese head unit through 12V cubby in the dash to allow music. Thinking of how to permanently wire a Bluetooth receiver to the aux cable behind the scenes.
There will only be the oil in the filter when pulled. Oil returns to the pan. So no need to drain the oil. Just top off whatever is lost.Removed seats and did a thorough clean of carpet and upholstery, **** that's a time-consuming job!
Finally killed the 2007 Japanese battery that has been in my vehicle since I bought it, and replaced it with a new battery.
Fitted roof racks to fit a hard shell rooftop tent tomorrow (report back soon).
Wired Aux connection from Japanese head unit through 12V cubby in the dash to allow music. Thinking of how to permanently wire a Bluetooth receiver to the aux cable behind the scenes.
Did a full oil change (H6 2008). Realised the shop sold me the wrong oil filter (sold me filter for a 2.5L 2008 Outback), so annoyingly reused the same filter. Any advice here, is it ok to run the same filter for another 10,000km or will need to be changed asap? Any way to change the filter with out draining all the oil?
I just dipped all the chrome on mine, looks great!!Just picked up my 05 last week! Yesterday I replaced the middle rear seat belt, which had been strangely cut out by the previous owner. Nothing $30 at the junkyard couldn’t fix.
Today I’m going to install some generic mud flaps on the rear since it only came with the front ones and it looks odd to me without them. Also, tried out a bit of plastidip on the emblems just to see what it looked like: View attachment 497700