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Old 04-22-2014, 10:48 PM   #141
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So i'm guessing a leggo wagon? What year? If you are seriously considering something like that, you should look into a WRX ecu swap. I'm not talking about the entire WRX harness either. I looked into it briefly for my forester when i was considering a 2.2turbo on it (before i found the current 2.5 in it), and it seemed fairly straight forward.
It's getting more serious. 05 outback xt. Still have research to do but it seems the older eg33 is more of a drop in and shares more internal components with the eg255 than the ez30. Being my daily especially in the winter and my second boy coming this sept, the swap would have to be as simple for me as possible, that generally means no vvt.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:26 PM   #142
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Duct tape.
Done. I have my fingers crossed that I did the TB right. It's a little different than the miatas I've done with the auto tensioner (which I'm reusing because I'm too poor to buy a new one) and little guides to keep the belt from slipping but will wear on the belt if they're adjusted wrong, and 4 cams to line up, etc. Worst case I destroy the engine, but it survived my not-so-gentle test ride without making any bad noises.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:40 PM   #143
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Drove a car on v12 evo2's. They sucked and corded pretty quickly on the rears. I'm assuming the dz102 are going to be just as good as the dz101's aka, so terrible that its surprising that dunlop hasnt been sued for gross negligence over them.
I read about the dz101's and their total lack of wet traction. The reviews of the 102's even mentioned that. I guess I need to look elsewhere.
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I read about the dz101's and their total lack of wet traction. The reviews of the 102's even mentioned that. I guess I need to look elsewhere.
In that price range, consider the Federal 595RSR from all accounts its a damn good tire, just dont expect it to last more than 15-20k. Or if you can afford them (not that they're really expensive) the Conti DW are pretty much the best daily driver summer tire you can buy still.
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I went with the BFG Gforce sports as my summer daily, I have them on the miata too. But I've never tried the Conti DW's....but the DWS is my all season of choice.
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I'm pretty impressed with the DWS on mine...
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In that price range, consider the Federal 595RSR from all accounts its a damn good tire, just dont expect it to last more than 15-20k. Or if you can afford them (not that they're really expensive) the Conti DW are pretty much the best daily driver summer tire you can buy still.
Looking at tire rack right now. The conti's above, are they the extreme contact DW's or is there another version?
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Looking at tire rack right now. The conti's above, are they the extreme contact DW's or is there another version?
Yes, extreme contact DW. The DWS is the all season version.
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Only slightly more expensive than the hankook and Dunlop but awesome ratings. 4th place in its category in customer ratings. I cant believe how many 5/5's they received. Thanks, I think I found my new tires.
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You are now going to dominate everyone in the rain, except for people with AD08Rs and PSS's.
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Tires and wheels inbound. I am now looking at getting a tire changer and balancer. Anyone using one of the Asian made units (atlas, bendpak etc)?
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Wheels/tires installed. Man I really like the conti DW's. They are quiet and soft enough for the daily commute. Thanks again for the suggestion.
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Couple pics of my daily.



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I got t-boned by a red light running Scion TC in my '07 FSXT today. Driver's rear wheel has hella-caliber camber now. FML.
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Minor body damage, but I can see the trailing arm is bent, the strut is crooked, and the tire is rubbing on the spring. I searched far and wide to find this car new and I've never seen one exactly like it in person. 121k miles almost entirely with me at the wheel. I really hope it's not totalled.



Dude got cited for running the light. No insurance on his part. At least no one was hurt, he stayed, readily apologized and admitted fault.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:23 PM   #156
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That could have been FAR worse. I'm glad you made it out OK and best of luck with getting her fixed up.
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Thanks, man. Yes, it could have been worse. I had my 2 year old in the car. I'm a little shaken up now that I've had some time to think about it.

I was the second car to pass through the intersection on green and was rather surprised to see a black Scion Tc coming at me. I tried to get out of his way, but no luck.
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I'm sorry to see that carnage adam! We almost have twins, nice choice with the tails.

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aww man that's a huge bummer.

if you rebuild/fix, its only logical to do some with all STi parts though

like I did
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It should be fixable pretty easy. Whether or not the INS company see's it that was is another story. At worst you'll end up getting a really big check and a huge hit to your resale with it being on a salvage title.
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