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Old 06-13-2019, 10:04 AM   #111
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I'm quite impressed by how the diet is going so far. Stripped of about 200lbs, the body roll is significantly reduced. The giddy up gain isn't nearly as impressive compared to how much better cornering and braking have become. I don't throw it into a corner waiting for body roll to unload the inside tires and produce a slide. It just stays flat and stable, even on old tires. I can throw the car around and it sticks a lot better instead of stepping out. I thought the rear would step out worse, but it's better about staying tucked. The rear gets blown around a bit on the highway, but not horribly. Where I used to chuck it into a slide, it insists on staying stuck to the ground. The steering response is also a lot quicker. There's less effort needed in the steering wheel, but I didn't expect that much improvement in response to directional changes. There's less understeer, too. It begs for slaloms.Throwing it around used to make the AWD work to bring the car back in line, but now it just sticks. This is a little like BRZ guys feel with being faster in the corners. The difference I see isn't in the AWD system. This is definitely chassis stability that sticks out.

I like it
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:54 AM   #112
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(edit) Turns out I had a bad relay for the low speed fan function. 12v to the fans was fine. The ECU never threw a code. So, I replaced the relay in the middle, first.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:40 PM   #113
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I would have liked to show you guys the carbon fiber shenanigans and diet mods BUT a link will have to do.

carbon fiber Subaru gauge pod cowl | Tinkerfreak's Tech & Adventure Blog

I'm making a new dashboard from carbon fiber. All of the crap stripped out of the car takes up 1/4 of a spare bedroom. The interior is mostly cleaned up, with a need for numerous body plugs after chipping out all the sound deadening with dry ice and alcohol. I'll rattle-can with deep blue and clearcoat to cover up the factory primer. Next comes more CF interior panels, a racing seat, and steering wheel.

It's weird to see the interior that clean and empty after practically living in there for 20 years. Pizza delivery, college (twice!), prototyping parts, SEMA awards, a few girlfriends, shenanigans that shall not be discussed...That interior had some stories. I look forward to making new memories in there.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:30 PM   #114
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I prefer a heat gun and scraper / wipe with goof off.

Cheaper too.
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I prefer a heat gun and scraper / wipe with goof off.

Cheaper too.
No electricity. Goo gone cleaned up the crumbs.

It's never been this clean in there. Ever.
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Extension cord....









... from the neighbor's house

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