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    Ya usually if you do everything at once in body work its a one time prep so you save alot of money on labour. cool man post some picks when its done

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    Crystal clear. Didn't take a finished picture as it was too hot Sunday.

    Also repainting grill trim piece gloss black as it has lots of stone chips from this past year.

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    Car is looking great. Lots of tlc helps.


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    Car is looking great. Lots of tlc helps.


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    Man I can't believe you still have it.


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    Repainted the grill trim piece.
    Sand, primer, sand, paint, sand,clear
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    Man I can't believe you still have it.


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    Two close trade-ins but I still have it. The engine still runs very strong, suspension not so much. You still have yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiewan View Post
    As much as I hate on this thing and all the grief it causes, I still love it when everything is working just right.
    Went through similar feelings, except I didn't have your energy/motivation/care to still give it much TLC for small stuff lol good on you though. Freshening her up a bit won't do anything but make you feel better about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiewan View Post
    Crystal clear. Didn't take a finished picture as it was too hot Sunday.

    Also repainting grill trim piece gloss black as it has lots of stone chips from this past year.

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    Would be nice to see the finished product. I purchased the 3M kit a while back, but haven't got around to doing it though as my lenses aren't that bad yet.

    Nice to see you are still giving her some TLC.

    What's the issue(s) with your suspension btw?

    My baby turned 13 years old this month, nearing 330,000 and I still treat her like she was new lol.


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    Would be nice to see the finished product. I purchased the 3M kit a while back, but haven't got around to doing it though as my lenses aren't that bad yet.

    Nice to see you are still giving her some TLC.

    What's the issue(s) with your suspension btw?

    My baby turned 13 years old this month, nearing 330,000 and I still treat her like she was new lol.


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    Lots of clunking and rattling. Starting to sound 10 years old.

    The 3M Finished product wasn't that great. Slightly less cloudy. My headlights have been done 3 times now, they're toast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiewan View Post
    Lots of clunking and rattling. Starting to sound 10 years old.

    The 3M Finished product wasn't that great. Slightly less cloudy. My headlights have been done 3 times now, they're toast.
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    Two close trade-ins but I still have it. The engine still runs very strong, suspension not so much. You still have yours?

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    Nope. Mines been gone since December 2016 before my daughter was born. Got the forester. Which got written off a month and a a half later. And the Outback I absolutely hate after all the issues I've had. So I'm back to another 3. An 08 GT Sedan that got a 2.0 swapped into it at some point in Its life.


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    Nope. Mines been gone since December 2016 before my daughter was born. Got the forester. Which got written off a month and a a half later. And the Outback I absolutely hate after all the issues I've had. So I'm back to another 3. An 08 GT Sedan that got a 2.0 swapped into it at some point in Its life.


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    Blown rear strut - KONI orange. waiting on Nextmod to get one in early next week; and try to process warranty claim through KONI for me.

    Struts are all 4-5 years old; 100K+ km on them.

    Should I consider replacing all at this point? The ride sucks at this point


    also just an idea - OEM shocks/struts are cheaper. Do you think I could get away with swapping those in with Tien S-tech lowering springs? I need 2-3 years max out of them. From what I have read most say stock shocks/struts + lowering springs are no good to added stress.

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    Stickers should be fine

    I had Eibach prokits (which was lower IIRC) on stock 4 year old dampers. Ran it for 2 years with no issues and was expecting to last at least another 3-4 years (if I had kept the car)

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    Stickers should be fine

    I had Eibach prokits (which was lower IIRC) on stock 4 year old dampers. Ran it for 2 years with no issues and was expecting to last at least another 3-4 years (if I had kept the car)
    Sport lines are lower stiffer than pro kits.
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    Go with some comfort for now and easier to sell. OEM struts/shocks and springs or similar. Did that after my eibach springs blew the konis. Actually wife is driving it now with my kid in the back. . I drive the SUV. Hmmmm.


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    @Jackal - I'm going back to OEM suspension. Ordered Monroe struts/shocks/springs from RockAuto - delivered to my door in less than 24hrs WTF....

    I Cant stand the bad ride anymore & bottoming out frequently on dirt roads/ backroads / logging roads up north. I have been doing more canoe trips & travelling up north lately and need the extra ground clearance.

    It will look weird and bad, but whatever.
    If I start a GoFundMe campaign for a lift kit, would anyone pitch in lol? I'd raise it like that off-road/rally NA Miata.

    I'll post the Tein S-Tech lowering springs in the classifieds next week when their off the car. less than 20000 km on them for like $150ish. PM me if you want them.
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    @Jackal - I'm going back to OEM suspension. Ordered Monroe struts/shocks/springs from RockAuto - delivered to my door in less than 24hrs WTF....

    I Cant stand the bad ride anymore & bottoming out frequently on dirt roads/ backroads / logging roads up north. I have been doing more canoe trips & travelling up north lately and need the extra ground clearance.

    It will look weird and bad, but whatever.
    If I start a GoFundMe campaign for a lift kit, would anyone pitch in lol? I'd raise it like that off-road/rally NA Miata.

    I'll post the Tein S-Tech lowering springs in the classifieds next week when their off the car. less than 20000 km on them for like $150ish. PM me if you want them.
    Ihave joked about lifting a 3 for years...I would contribute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiewan View Post
    @Jackal - I'm going back to OEM suspension. Ordered Monroe struts/shocks/springs from RockAuto - delivered to my door in less than 24hrs WTF....

    I Cant stand the bad ride anymore & bottoming out frequently on dirt roads/ backroads / logging roads up north. I have been doing more canoe trips & travelling up north lately and need the extra ground clearance.

    It will look weird and bad, but whatever.
    If I start a GoFundMe campaign for a lift kit, would anyone pitch in lol? I'd raise it like that off-road/rally NA Miata.

    I'll post the Tein S-Tech lowering springs in the classifieds next week when their off the car. less than 20000 km on them for like $150ish. PM me if you want them.
    Wow! Rockauto has better delivery than Amazon Prime. Haha. They must have a warehouse for us Canadians or something.

    You’ll get used to the SUV ride height. Haha. Your passengers will thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackal View Post
    Wow! Rockauto has better delivery than Amazon Prime. Haha. They must have a warehouse for us Canadians or something.

    You’ll get used to the SUV ride height. Haha. Your passengers will thank you.


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    I'll miss the added cornering performance but I'm definitely looking forward to the comfort more at this point.

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    I'll miss the added cornering performance but I'm definitely looking forward to the comfort more at this point.
    Wuss! ....joking.

    Its funny, people that ride in my car state how smooth is rides, even a Mazda service advisor once, lol...go figure.

    I replaced the shocks and struts with Monroe OE-Spectrum and they're actually pretty damn good, and I'm still on Pro-kits.

    I find it harsh on some roads, but then many of the roads in T.O are a friggen disaster.

    I'll be staying with my pro-kits for the duration, possibly another few years, then my dream car...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagrum_3 View Post
    Wuss! ....joking.

    Its funny, people that ride in my car state how smooth is rides, even a Mazda service advisor once, lol...go figure.

    I replaced the shocks and struts with Monroe OE-Spectrum and they're actually pretty damn good, and I'm still on Pro-kits.

    I find it harsh on some roads, but then many of the roads in T.O are a friggen disaster.

    I'll be staying with my pro-kits for the duration, possibly another few years, then my dream car...


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    Z06?

    If I were not saving money for wedding / still lived at home I would have a new WRX / Golf R by now.

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    Z06?

    If I were not saving money for wedding / still lived at home I would have a new WRX / Golf R by now.
    Close.



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