1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

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
    #21
    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    24,739
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    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

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The larger tire fills the fender gap better:

    [​IMG]

    Caliper clearance:

    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2015
  2. Jan 24, 2016 at 11:09 AM
    #22
    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    24,739
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    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
    Got to play in a little bit of snow. My area has seen a mild winter so far this year.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2016
  3. Feb 20, 2016 at 4:20 PM
    #23
    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    24,739
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    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
    Installed a Stant InStant-Fill gap cap, P/N 41004. So far so good. Gas station nozzle fits fine. No Check Engine light.

    [​IMG]

    Note this P/N does not fit the Taco. Use either 41001 or 41003 depending on your year.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2016
  4. Sep 25, 2016 at 1:42 PM
    #24
    KenLyns

    KenLyns [OP] Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    24,739
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    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
    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    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 at 3:27 PM
To Top