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Old 08-18-2017, 07:45 AM
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:53 AM
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Not long after the track day, I changed my pads out. I concede that XP20s are not great on the street. Switched to ClubRacers.

Took the opportunity to measure the pads.

Found my old front pads.



~9.4mm is the bottom.

The current set,

Front:


Rear:


In one weekend, I used ~4.8mm off the front and ~1.2mm off the rear. It seems that I can go one more day on the fronts and 4 more days on the rears. This level of consumption only kinda sucks.



I also picked up another set of wheels. I was able to buy back the Orange wheels that I had on the old car. But now they're pink.



18x10+30 Rota SS10 with 275/35/18 BFG Comp2.

Threw them on to see how they fit as the car is now.







They only kinda poke.


I also took another approach to cleaning the DPTs.



PlastiDip SUCKS!!



It's coming along but it's a complete pain in the ***. Of course the SS10s have AutoDip on them. Not looking forward to dealing with that.

Finally, rolled 100k on the car.



And that's 10 pictures.
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Then things got a little out of hand...

Hanging out with some friends. They were working on lifting a bunch of Jeeps to take on the Rubicon. The place we were at had a few offroad elements. Made it kind of a nice proving grounds for the Jeeps. There were two big mounts, a pile of tree stumps, a "pit", and a "chicane". The pit was probably the most technical elements there. If you could get through the pit, you were ready for the Rubicon. The chicane was the flattest thing there and pretty much the only thing I could do with my Subaru. I was going back a fourth through the chicane a bunch. I had some good slides going.

My friends were giving me **** because I wasn't going very fast in the section where they were. I told them they were is a bad spot and told them to go to this other spot to get a better view. I should also mention that the beginning of the pit is on the outside of the exit to the chicane.

With my friends in the better spot, their phones were out and I was ready to send it.


I uhh... I jumped the pit.

A little bit down the road, there was a pole. I hit that too.

Damage from the pole:





It seems there was something sticking out... The doors caught it.

the front door:



The rear door:



And the sideskirt kinda landed on something.



Looking under the car later, I didn't find any damage to the frame of the suspension components. The lower supports for the front bumper are all gone. But mechanically the car is fine. All the cosmetic damage will probably cost ~$1000 to fix at the cheapest. But it really doesn't look that bad. My biggest concern would be to address the bare metal to keep it from rusting.

To commemorate the incident, I made a new decal.




Not much later, the video found its way on to CarThrottle. You may have seen it.

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Old 09-06-2017, 11:23 AM
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A few days later... There was another incident.



The culprit?



The hose was dislodged during the rally incident. I initially just tucked it back up into the bumper thinking that was that. But it was not. Lost a bunch of oil going down the highway. Lost most of it stopped on the exit.

Great opportunity to test out the tow hook!



It works! I also learned that it is super difficult to push a car into my garage.



Of course the next day I receive a turbo blanket.



Anyway, took the car apart.



Removed the oil cooler.



There was still quite a bit of oil in it.



The hole was a lot bigger than I thought it was.



I put the filter back on sans oil cooler. Filled the engine back up with oil. It runs fine. I was able to dodge spinning the bearings. While putting everything back together, I also trimmed off the fronts of the fender liners and removed the bumper supports that were broken in the jump. At this point there is nothing attaching the bottom edge of the bumper cover. It kinda flops around in the wind now. But now there's nothing obstructing the installation of a splitter!
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:35 PM
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:20 PM
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Just got my results back from my UOA...



I'm a little speechless.
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Originally Posted by JourdanWithaU View Post
Just got my results back from my UOA...



I'm a little speechless.
curious what oil filter do you use?
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Although this sample might have been on a 15208AA15A. A left over filter that my roommate had for his BRZ. It's the same thing, but a little longer/bigger.
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Originally Posted by JourdanWithaU View Post
Subaru 15208AA12A

Although this sample might have been on a 15208AA15A. A left over filter that my roommate had for his BRZ. It's the same thing, but a little longer/bigger.
nice, oem always seems to be the best for these cars.

the correct one for brz is actually the bigger black one similar to the 3.6, just a little shorter

the taller blue one is for the others cars with oil filters ontop of the block, some parts guys just dont know and interchange them

but im pretty sure they all fit anything anyways haha
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That part number comes up as a BRZ part. Being that they're not the fat black ones is why my roommate isn't using them. They're working great on my car.

I wonder if they have a finer filter as the BRZ runs a lower viscosity oil.
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That part number comes up as a BRZ part. Being that they're not the fat black ones is why my roommate isn't using them. They're working great on my car.

I wonder if they have a finer filter as the BRZ runs a lower viscosity oil.
yeah not sure why as the brz comes from the factory with the fat black filter.

all the fb motors run 0w20 as well so not sure why the brz uses a different filter
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I talked to my roommate about it last night. The short black filters were on the first couple MYs of the BRZ. Then Subaru switched to the tall blue filters. The tall blue filter is the current rev. But it seems that they still make the short black ones.
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Originally Posted by JourdanWithaU View Post
I talked to my roommate about it last night. The short black filters were on the first couple MYs of the BRZ. Then Subaru switched to the tall blue filters. The tall blue filter is the current rev. But it seems that they still make the short black ones.
thats weird that he said that, cuz all the pdi's and first oil changes i did on 16/17 brz were all black filter and thats all we used on brz oil changes, all years. straight from subaru tech info system
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Got my hands on another set of wheels.

They fit across the back seat.



They don't look very wide though.



They don't stack very high either.



They're Rota DPT, 18x10+35 with 285/30/18 Dunlop ZII.



I'm excited to get these on the car.
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