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May 14, 2016, 09:44 PM #25

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Originally posted by Ctown8
How do the new speakers sound?
They're great, will be better with a new head unit. The balance is off, the one that came in my car has terrible eq presets.

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    May 16, 2016, 10:18 PM #26

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    Got my half shaft replaced without incident. Just took a bit of time to un seize the strut bolts.

    This is the old one

    New one in place
    And if they get sticky with my not having reflectors in my signals,

    Should pass safety tomorrow , no problem.

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      May 16, 2016, 10:34 PM #27

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      Nice car man, super clean. How much did you pick her up for?

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        Originally posted by thomasmarzec
        Nice car man, super clean. How much did you pick her up for?
        $5700 landed.

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          I'm curious how hard was it to figure out which axel to purchase. It was the right side / driver side correct? But since the car is right hand drive did that mean you had to purchase a USDM left side axel?

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            Originally posted by themikewoo
            I'm curious how hard was it to figure out which axel to purchase. It was the right side / driver side correct? But since the car is right hand drive did that mean you had to purchase a USDM left side axel?

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            I walked into part source, asked for a left side cv axle, mentioned it was for a jdm car, they said that didn't matter. (they are the same length jdm left /usdm left) plus the engine/transmission is in the exact same place in usdm and jdm models and neither has to go around anything. plus I figured if it didn't fit I'd return it and find the right one. I think it's the same part that goes on the Gc8 (and bugeye etc?)
            I belive in the case of an sf5 forester, you can get any usdm part, other than the steering rack, and it will work on a jdm one.

            In any case, it worked for me and I got my safety.

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              Originally posted by C.J974

              In any case, it worked for me and I got my safety.

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              great job!
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                May 18, 2016, 08:04 PM #32

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                Got my plates! Will probably get other plates soon.

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                  Found a crazy deal on a set of sti seats. Had to grab them. Easy bolt up, but the jdm back rail covers don't fit, and since they are out of a usdm car the driver seat doesn't have the option to raise or lower. Other than that, they feel a lot better in that the bolstering holds you in much better.


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                    June 05, 2016, 08:23 PM #34

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                    Forgot to mention, these seats have heat packs in them already, just need to wire them up properly to get them to work. I don't know where to start looking into how to do that. Any suggestions?

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                      Originally posted by C.J974
                      Forgot to mention, these seats have heat packs in them already, just need to wire them up properly to get them to work. I don't know where to start looking into how to do that. Any suggestions?
                      Not off the top of my head... but if you find a solution, let me know :). I'll probably want to do something similar.... Good thing is we have lots of spare buttons next to the fog light button.

                      Looks like you can get a heated seat switch (this is from an SG (next generation) Forester):
                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/282021332361?rmvSB=true

                      I think the North American subaru forester S had a heated seat option, so there's might be a better switch you can find somewhere. I think it will fit in the two change trays next to the e-brake. Unsure if there's wiring that goes there already.

                      Edit: Found this:
                      http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/how-heated-seat-repair-install-62332/
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                        Also, IF you have to do wiring as well, might be good to look into doing a heated mirror mod as well. The Japanese foresters came with power folding mirrors, but not heated. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that you could wire them into the rear defroster circuit, but you'd need to add the wiring and the heater coil.
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                          June 05, 2016, 09:54 PM #37

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                          Originally posted by dano
                          Also, IF you have to do wiring as well, might be good to look into doing a heated mirror mod as well. The Japanese foresters came with power folding mirrors, but not heated. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that you could wire them into the rear defroster circuit, but you'd need to add the wiring and the heater coil.
                          Speaking of rear defrosters. Are these side trunk windows supposed to have defrosters? Cuz there is no way these are functioning from how they look, and, will this be breaking the circuit to the hatch window?  Also, are there any stand out amazing wiring diagrams availible for sf5 that you know of?
                          Are defroster lines a diy kind of thing? or do I need to go to a shop?

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                            Originally posted by C.J974
                            Forgot to mention, these seats have heat packs in them already, just need to wire them up properly to get them to work. I don't know where to start looking into how to do that. Any suggestions?

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                            I could probably help you with the heated seats, and the lines on your rear windows, those are antennas.
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                              @savageajames took some nice shots of my car the other day. Nothing new done to it, but this is how she sits right now.


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                                  It's looking good!
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                                    Originally posted by themikewoo
                                    I'm curious how hard was it to figure out which axel to purchase. It was the right side / driver side correct? But since the car is right hand drive did that mean you had to purchase a USDM left side axel?

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                                    Originally posted by C.J974
                                    I walked into part source, asked for a left side cv axle, mentioned it was for a jdm car, they said that didn't matter. (they are the same length jdm left /usdm left) plus the engine/transmission is in the exact same place in usdm and jdm models and neither has to go around anything. plus I figured if it didn't fit I'd return it and find the right one. I think it's the same part that goes on the Gc8 (and bugeye etc?)
                                    I belive in the case of an sf5 forester, you can get any usdm part, other than the steering rack, and it will work on a jdm one.

                                    In any case, it worked for me and I got my safety.

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                                    I would not be 100% about this. my Legacy has USDM Legacy Front Axles. Last year I went to replace a rear, found out the hard way, the rear axles are from a USDM Impreza. 1" shorter, same spline count, deeper circlip slot. At first it wouldnt go in, had to groove the circlip on the lathe, for the half shaft, than had to face and regroove the circlip on the hub side too. Since the JDM leggy had more power it used stonger parts aka imprezas... just a piece of advice, never try and buy parts on saturday to install sunday stores are closed :( :P
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                                      Originally posted by Colby
                                      I would not be 100% about this. my Legacy has USDM Legacy Front Axles. Last year I went to replace a rear, found out the hard way, the rear axles are from a USDM Impreza. 1" shorter, same spline count, deeper circlip slot. At first it wouldnt go in, had to groove the circlip on the lathe, for the half shaft, than had to face and regroove the circlip on the hub side too. Since the JDM leggy had more power it used stonger parts aka imprezas... just a piece of advice, never try and buy parts on saturday to install sunday stores are closed :(
                                      I probably should have looked in to it more, but they are the right ones in the front, and I had my safety appointment on the Monday so it was my last option (other than making another appointment lol)
                                      And I'll probably come pick up that deck this week if I get off work on time for once.

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                                        Picked up a set of ISC coilovers yesterday, and proceeded to install them.



                                        It was taking me a lot longer than I expected it to, starting at 7:30pm, I got 3 in by 12:00pm. It was taking so long due to a number of reasons,
                                        1, it's 15 year old suspension bolts, so, a lot of corrosion.
                                        2, I had to saw open the bracket holding the brake lines to the strut (carefully). The "proper" way is to disconnect the brake line and pull it through, but that means bleeding the brakes, and I don't feel like doing that.

                                        And 3, I was test fitting the first one for a reference to the rest.
                                        This is what the front will be at, I might need to raise it, but I don't know until I take it for a run after.

                                        Sawing the back bracket is really awkward and thus takes forever, so when I finally got one rear one in, assuming I should adjust it to the same height as the fronts, I didn't feel like doing the other side, and will leave it for morning. I still need to raise the driver side as I am currently tucking the tire at the coils current height.


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                                          Finished putting my coils in yesterday.

                                          I lowered it 2" all around, there is no rubbing. I think I could still lower it another half inch before needing to roll the fenders, but I'll leave it like this for now because I don't feel like messing around with it anymore.
                                          I have my dampening set about half way, 16 clicks from the hardest setting. It is a stiff but still good ride.

                                          After having it together and going for a quick ride I noticed axle grease droplets scattered around my front right wheel well. I must have clipped the boot slightly while installing. I'll just leave it for a while then replace the whole shaft just like the left side.

                                          I also put in my new head unit
                                          This is the old jdm alpine

                                          And this is the new pioneer unit

                                          It amazes me how much a new head unit can improve stereo quality.
                                          Removing the centre console trim to get at the head unit was very easy, no busted clips.

                                          I'll probably still put an amp and sub in later, but I think I'm done spending money on my car for a few months.

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                                            Looks good lowered like that.
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                                              Dropped down another inch, and it still doesn't rub!

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                                                Originally posted by C.J974

                                                Dropped down another inch, and it still doesn't rub!

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                                                At least in the fenders ... Probably close to bottoming out?
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                                                  Originally posted by dano
                                                  At least in the fenders ... Probably close to bottoming out?
                                                  Still have 6" to spin down in the rear, and about 3.5" in the front.

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