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I've been busy with work and school. Changed front brake calipers and rotors, bled brakes too also new fuel filter and new battery. I have drums in the back, ugh. Still saving for rims after that suspension. Love my subie though it looks crappy right now.
good stuff!! that car must handle great now, especially a daily driver.
 

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Update: I now have Anthracite wheels and red out tail lights. (came out awesome) Also the place who did my brakes prior never checked my wheel bearing hub, and it's completely Effd at this point. So currently not driving due to that, hoping I can get it fixed and all set sometime this weekend. Big thanks to Tuan for helping me again.
 

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Car is up and running again, friend found another used wheel hub/bearing along with ball joint and it fixed the issue. Could definitely use some SS brake lines, tires, and another alignment before winter 2014 hits. Drives good otherwise almost at 161K.
 

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Feeling very optimistic for next year, going to try and find a better job to help financially, and to upgrade the car's look/performance. Definitely going for a "broke baller budget" though. Hopefully " The forever pro longed paint and rust" wheel upgrade, alignment, new tires, brakes/rear wheel bearings, and lwc pulley.
 

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First storm of the year, was 60 degrees yesterday. This blizzard warrior is ready to brave another New England winter.

 

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Life event update: My father recently passed away Tuesday, posting a remembrance for a war veteran, some of the last words I had with him were actually about my car. I showed him the subaru, and he made a comment about the big wing. truly a funny/ good guy, RIP. dad.
 

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will do! thanks again for the support. Been one of the hardest weeks of my life, but has given me a lot of good motivation for next year.
 

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^ thank you for the support reply! :)

Current update: Car didn't start again after attempting to leave a friends house the other night, temperature has been around 10-25 degree range. Hoping the slightly warmer weather tomorrow will help get the car started, everything wants to turn on. Going to try a new solenoid to see if that will help it. Replaced a lot of things and double checked a lot last year for it, trying to pinpoint this huge annoyance once and for all.
 

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3 year mark!

Officially owned this car for over 3 years. Beyond happy and grateful to have made it this far, has not been an easy journey, and I thank everyone who has helped me get here, couldn't have done it without all the support.

Cold start issue: After having a new starter installed, the car has been starting a lot smoother (sounds brand new), and easier in the cold. Lowest degree it has started recently was 18 degrees, hoping it will keep at it, even if it dips lower range. Also had 3/4 SS brake lines installed ( 1 caliper got stuck, bleeder broke.), and a fresh castrol gtx oil change.

Under hood plans: Once the winter ends, I'm going to try and get a better N/A set up going, with headers, a test pipe, LWC pulley, on top of my current STI exhaust, Injen intake, and K&N air filter, for a mean sounding daily that can pull hard, and still get around or over 30mpg highway.

Happy holidays all! excited to see some great builds this year.



 

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The New England snow continues with another February storm and brisk temperatures. Car started today in -12 F, which is a new record with all the cold start issues in the past. Things checked and accounted for: nearly full/ full tank, using dry gas with every fill up, good battery, fuel pump, fuel filter, spark plugs, new starter, good alternator. Spring needs to get here asap!
 

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Another update: Car doesn't start at 3 degrees, or 15 yesterday for that matter, but started in -12 the other day., tried several bottles of dry gas and full tank premium, nothing =/, getting very frustrated with the vehicle, phone managed to break yesterday too, and had to call out of work twice, at this rate a for sale ad might be posted soon.
 

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list so far : " Things checked and accounted for: nearly full/ full tank premium, using dry gas with every fill up, good tested battery, fuel pump, fuel filter, spark plugs, new starter, good alternator.
 
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