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Old 05-13-2018, 10:51 PM   #221
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What gear is that in? Yours is manual I guess?

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Old 05-14-2018, 04:01 AM   #222
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Yes, he has the 6-speed manual transmission. It's an awful pain trying to find one with a manual transmission.

I'm really surprised 121 AWHP made it through on the stock setup. That direct injection is a huge factor in maintaining that excellent torque curve. I wonder how the fuel injected gasoline/petrol FB20 compares...
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Yes, he has the 6-speed manual transmission. It's an awful pain trying to find one with a manual transmission.

I'm really surprised 121 AWHP made it through on the stock setup. That direct injection is a huge factor in maintaining that excellent torque curve. I wonder how the fuel injected gasoline/petrol FB20 compares...
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I believe Tony did the pull in 3rd gear.

Yes, DI helps a ton! Main complaint/issue with DI is the carbon buildup :/
I think it really starts getting noticeable around 30k miles. We shall see.

Im currently at 11,3XX and have my second (and last) free oil change from the dealer tomorrow.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:57 PM   #224
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The farbon ciber HVAC trim showed up yesterday.

Pretty nice for how cheap it was. Now it really kinda makes me want to re-do the CF vinyl around the switches lol.


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Old 05-16-2018, 02:56 PM   #225
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Brought the car into the dealer yesterday for its 2nd and final free oil change.

Car is just shy of 11,500 miles and is 1 week older than 8 months.

While I was at the dealer I swung by the parts dept and picked up an in cabin air filter. It was only $14.35 after tax

Probably change it out today after work.
Also today after work, my friend who has been working on the brush guard should be stopping by for a final test fit.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:39 PM   #226
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Swapped out the old filter for the new one.

Ya, it was worth it lol


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Ewwww! Yeah, good call.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:01 PM   #228
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Last night at our weekly Subaru meet. My buddy dropped off the finished product for the brush guard!

He added in some gussets and did the final weld on everything. It looks awesome IMO! Today after work ill be priming it, and painting (most likely bedliner).

Ill take a couple snaps doing that, then show how it bolts up and still works with the Primitive front skid!






Juuuuust fit in the back lol
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I got my Rainger grab handles in on Friday and installed them over the weekend. They are straps wrapped in paracord, I chose all black, but they have numerous colors to pick from.



Here are the steps I took to install mine.

First you have to remove the OEM handles. I forgot to snap a pic or two of them in the car, so I did it after.
All I did was take a small flat head screw driver and pressed/twisted it in on each side of the plastic caps. The caps will become lose where they can slide in/out. From there, you can basically pull the handles out of the roof.



The kit comes with all the hardware, but I did end up going to my local hardware store to pick up some extra washers to make it a bit easier.
The anchors slide up into the roof of the car, and you slide the base up and it acts somewhat like a zip-tie. You would need to rotate the entire thing to get the base to site horizontal with the opening, but there is not enough room in the cavity for the metal anchor to rotate. So I would get something looking like this:


It was a bit lose, and not super secure. So this is where the new washers I picked up came into play.
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Here you can see the anchor with zip-tie base on the right The black washer on bottom comes with the kit, the metallic washer up top is what I added.
The one I added is the same outer diameter as the ones that came, but the inner diameter is larger. It is just large enough to slide over the metal anchor and to sit perfectly around the base of the zip (you can see one on there is the picture below)


So I would be this combination of these, my washer, strap, black washer. Followed by a small hard rubber washer and the bolt.



Here is what they look like when first set into place. You zip up the base and they keep the washer in place against the roof.
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