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The Other Black Sheep - Subaru Impreza 2.5 NA

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by KenLyns, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Dec 2, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] 8-in. Third Member

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    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    OEM tires wore down to 5/32" tread depth, too shallow for the coming winter, so I got new wheels and tires:
    Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 215/65-15 (1" larger than OE)
    Maxxim Winner 15x6.5" wheels (1" smaller than OE)
    Weight saving per corner: 8 lb

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    The larger tire fills the fender gap better:

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    Caliper clearance:

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    Had to get spline-drive small-dia. lugnuts:

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    Last edited: Dec 2, 2015
  2. Jan 24, 2016 at 11:09 AM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] 8-in. Third Member

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    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    Got to play in a little bit of snow. My area has seen a mild winter so far this year.

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    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  3. Feb 20, 2016 at 4:20 PM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] 8-in. Third Member

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    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    Installed a Stant InStant-Fill gap cap, P/N 41004. So far so good. Gas station nozzle fits fine. No Check Engine light.

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    Note this P/N does not fit the Taco. Use either 41001 or 41003 depending on your year.
     
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  4. Sep 25, 2016 at 1:42 PM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] 8-in. Third Member

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    Had the first item go bad in the Subaru - rear passenger window intermittently stopped working. I took the inside door panel off and verified at the motor connector that it's getting 12V and ground when I move the switch. I also hear a click. Bought a Dorman motor & regulator assy for $140 at Rock Auto and got to work.

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    With the glass separated from the regulator cradle, I used a couple of suction cups from an old GPS and dash cam to hold the glass up.

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    New Dorman motor & regulator assy on the left (P/N 751-752). OEM Subaru motor & regulator assy on the right. The Subaru unit looks like a more robust part with its wider track and fully enclosed cable drum, but for some reason the motor had degraded.

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    Installed the Dorman part and the window works again. :thumbsup: Despite being made in Taiwan, it has a lifetime warranty. We'll see how long it lasts. :fingerscrossed:
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016
  5. Jul 29, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] 8-in. Third Member

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    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    Replaced brake rotors and pads over the weekend:

    Front Rotors: StopTech Slotted P/N 126.47012SL, 126.47012SR
    Front Pads: Hawk HPS Performance P/N HB432F.661
    Rear Rotors: Centric Premium P/N 120.47029
    Rear Pads: Centric Posi-Quiet Ceramic P/N 105.11140

    Not sure why some people wish for rear disc brakes on Tacomas. The parking brake nestled in the rear disc has about 90% of the complexity of a normal drum brake system. Only major difference is the wheel cylinder is replaced with a solid post. On top of that, there is a caliper and pads to service. End result is the Subaru rear brakes take twice as long to service as Tacoma rear brakes.

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    The brake shoe hold-down springs included in the Raybestos P/N H17392 hardware kit are much stiffer than OEM. I had to re-use the OEM hold-down springs. Two years from now, I will purchase the Centric P/N 11846019 kit instead. All Centric brake parts I've used in the Tacoma and Subaru have been good.
     
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