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Old 02-09-2013, 03:35 AM
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TMI bro.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:36 AM
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Sorry about that, brother. I hope she improves.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
I love my Subaru.

Nemo is dumping wet heavy snow that's slipperier than fish guts. Everyone is tip-toeing down the road except my new 2001 Impreza which thinks it's fun. For five years my winter car was a Legacy GT that impressed me by being entirely indifferent to the weather or roads conditions, but snow actually makes the Impreza happy.

I'll probably drive only Miatas and Imprezas for the rest of my life.
It snowed the first day after I got my wrx. I still managed to slide all over the place, but I was driving it like a RWD car; plows like a bitch into corners otherwise the grip when you're in/out of the corner is awesome. i feel VERY confident with it in inclement weather now that I have a better understand of how the AWD reacts to stuff, owning it for just over a month now and a few more snow days to play.
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Clearing out a foot of snow, even with a new snowthrower, is a lot of work. Mother Nature sucks rabid donky dick.
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i like shoveling for real. i feel like a man.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:08 PM
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What I assume must be going on when I hear folks in the northeast talking about the snow they've been getting:

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Actually, more like this. View from my front porch.

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I can understand and feel for you Richard seeing as some of the ladies I date are going through that time right now. Not fun for them either.

I lived in State College Penn and Spokane Wash. Man have I shoveled my fair share of snow over the years. I kinda liked it back then but I'm over that now.
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What are the chances I can successfully swap valve springs in my new head at home with the rental tool?
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Aftermarket springs with stock shocks. Good idea or bad idea. If bad remimber im drunk if bad odea if good idea rwmimber om a genius?

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What are the chances I can successfully swap valve springs in my new head at home with the rental tool?
Depends on what type tool they are able to provide...
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I've done it before with a giant C-clamp and a notched piece of tubing. Not the most fun, but if works.
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Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
I've done it before with a giant C-clamp and a notched piece of tubing. Not the most fun, but if works.
worst tool ever.


it's easy if you have this:

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Old 02-10-2013, 09:41 AM
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paste this into your CMD.EXE:

Code:
tracert -h 60 216.81.59.173
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
It snowed the first day after I got my wrx. I still managed to slide all over the place, but I was driving it like a RWD car; plows like a bitch into corners otherwise the grip when you're in/out of the corner is awesome. i feel VERY confident with it in inclement weather now that I have a better understand of how the AWD reacts to stuff, owning it for just over a month now and a few more snow days to play.
They're all different, no surprise. In my Legacy, using the throttle in a turn was pointless unless you wanted to go sideways; both ends would lose grip in exactly the same way. But this Impreza (at least the one I have) drives more like RWD but with front assist. And the front assist is awesome because it'll actually pull the front where you point it.

BTW, both Subarus are 5MT, so they both have real differentials in the center. I know the Legacy's was viscous LSD and I'm about 99% sure the Impreza uses exactly the same part. I will say that the Legacy center diff was so gummy that on hot summer days it would buck like a 4WD truck with the steering at full lock.
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
paste this into your CMD.EXE:

Code:
tracert -h 60 216.81.59.173
or type this is at a command prompt if you use a manly operating system:

Code:
traceroute -m 60 216.81.59.173
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Originally Posted by gearhead_318 View Post
Aftermarket springs with stock shocks. Good idea or bad idea. If bad remimber im drunk if bad odea if good idea rwmimber om a genius?
I'm reminded of the "It would be bad" dialogue from Ghostbusters.

Assuming that by "aftermarket" you mean something with a significantly higher springrate, and not something like a Racing-Beat spring which is shorter than stock but not significantly stiffer, this is a good way to make the car feel a lot floatier / bouncier.

What, if I may ask, are you trying to accomplish here?



Originally Posted by y8s View Post
paste this into your CMD.EXE:

Code:
tracert -h 60 216.81.59.173






Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
or type this is at a command prompt if you use a manly operating system:

Code:
traceroute -m 60 216.81.59.173
Do I detect a hint of Linux Inferiority Complex?
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Do I detect a hint of Linux Inferiority Complex?
Yes. I suffer from Windows envy.

Seriously, there was a time when I was militant in my anti-MS ways (though I was not alone.) But since Bill Gates stepped down they really don't leave that bad taste in my mouth anymore. Meanwhile, Ubuntu has taken such a seriously wrong turn that I'm losing hope for the future of linux.
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BRB, putting Ubuntu on my junk computer.
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