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Got home late yesterday so didn't measure the C clamps. I'll try to remember tonight.
For the drain plug - a box end wrench and hammer. Got that one from the i-club.
Dennis, go easy with the hammer on the drain plug; oil pans are messy to replace!
He eventually forgave me for sending him on that errand ;-)
i am starting in on my audio needs now. first new speakers then a new head unit, kenwood cd. i have a connection at circuit city.
Juice, My 0.02 USD on the badge. Leave the colorization to Ted Turner.
An automobile's exterior is like makeup. Less equals more.
Or, for you Unix folks,
less(1) is more(1)
mikey is full of funnies today!
Loosh: brilliant. No regrets. $500 is cheap. OE rims are very expensive, even through Darlene.
With as many mods as I've done, none come even close to the bang-for-the-buck of the rims/tires. They yield the most immediate and noticeable change.
Bulbs? Ken has the new Phillips type. I have the Hella H4+30s.
One thing is for sure you will never be stuck with them you could probably sell them even now and make a buck.
Put them and enjoy lucien.
What's great is you can go with pure summer or even autocross tires. You can always slap on the old rims for winter.
H1 bulbs -- I've tried both the Hellas and Philips and the Philips are noticeably brighter. My website hasn't been updated for the Philips however (been lazy).
Higher wattage bulbs, at least on Miatas, have been known to melt a wiring harness or two. Just be careful. You may be able to get wiring kits.
You just just be aware of the risk, be it small or not.
Vison Plus (left) vs. Stock (right)
Vision Plus (left) vs. Hella Premium (right)
All were with stock wattages. Not only are the VPs brighter, they also seem to accenuate the beam pattern of the Forester's headlights -- notice how there's a sharp cutoff to the right. I personally like the pattern because it casts light towards the right side of the road where you would normally find signs. I kind of like to think of them as pseudo-E codes.
Where did you get your Vision Plus bulbs? Are they available in 9007?
Got them here:
I think they come only in H4 or H7s.
Ask anybody here - you can't beat her prices, service, or attitude. All A+.
Silver Bullet- you'll have more luck on i-Club with that. I think several of us would consider buying your rims, but the tires are useless to anyone but another Impreza driver, as the legacy will need a different size to maintain proper diameter. And Impreza drivers are none too fond of the RE92.
i've tried e-mailing them but got no response.
Seamus- Rallispec is a small operation. They do VERY high quality work, but a re just a 3 person team, and get swamped at times. Be patient, or try emailing again. You may want to crosspost on www.i-club.com to get real word feedback about thier cat-back
Paul: I can say that my Plus One was easily, and by far, the biggest and best improvement I've done to Sandy. And you know how many mods I have...
The size is actually 215/60R16, not 205.
Does anyone know what special tool it requires?(Crescent wrench? :-) How hard is it to put in?
Thanks in advance,
Give Darlene a call at 800-287-1281. Ask her to check with her shop on what's involved with the install. She can find out for you.
I do not know about the Sube but on the honda it is on the rear of the engine you have to remove the oil filter to access it you also need a hoist as it would be impossible to remove laying on your back. It may be worth gettig the heater from Darlene and getting your own mechanic to install it I think the price is around $26.
In other words, if you don't have the tools, have a mechanic install it.
Which raises another question: will the combination of wider tires *and* wider wheels cause the dreaded clearance difficulties?
(BTW, the same catalog has a good illustration of plus-1 up to plus-4 (!) sizing differences... Wheel diameters vary about a 1/4 - 1/2 inch MOL, but makes a huge difference in appearance.)
The Phillips h-4's make a big difference and are a cheap and easy to install - $28. IMHO swaping out the fog's is money that could be better spent elsewhere.
My 99-S came with the tweeter kit and it does make a difference. The stock speakers in the doors are paper cones with little tiny magnets. If you are into music .. replace them. The arm extension is a worthwhile investment and (this is for you Juice) it is the same height as the door arm rest on the left so you'll feel balanced.
If you plan to do any "off roading" even dirt trails, the diff. protector is a good plan.
Can't comment on the air filter.
Another worthy consideration is replacing the stock 13mm sway bar with an 18mm. Juice and I switched mine a couple of weeks ago and it makes a marked difference in handling (if you like to play in the curves) and only cost $82 from QSubaru. There's my 2 cents .....enjoy your car.
There's a screw at the base of the foglamps that controls it's up-down position. I found that by adjusting them to their max vertical position, the bright spot cast by the fogs extended from just barely in front of my hood to about 3-4 feet ahead.
Keep in mind that foglights are supposed to shine light relatively low to prevent reflective glare. The adjustment I made still retains their functionality but makes them a little more useful as pseudo-driving lights.