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#51 2017-08-28 18:09:35

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

sohlman wrote:

shifty make my car look like a monster truck though

Ha, same with my car.  It is nice not worrying about speed bumps though.


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#52 2017-08-28 18:15:37

sohlman
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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

hammyt wrote:

sohlman wrote:

shifty make my car look like a monster truck though

Ha, same with my car.  It is nice not worrying about speed bumps though.

That and not worrying about the crazy California pot holes. I'd say stock suspension is probably better suited/ faster than stiff coilovers on most of the canyon roads I've been on.


06' Silver Aero 5MT
-White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin Spherical endlinks, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage, Cobb Catback
-1968 Land Rover Seres IIA 88in- Top speed 65ish downhill, 0-60 if you're lucky, RHD, 2 1/4 liter diesel, a mess but it's my mess

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#53 2017-08-28 18:24:55

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

sohlman wrote:

drewsro wrote:

sohlman wrote:


Honestly PCH is a road that is more enjoyed at slow speeds wether you want to or not (a fair amount of RV/ tourist traffic). It is an absolutely gorgeous stretch of road though with lots of cool bunkers etc along the way. You're going to love that trip, just don't be expecting SoCal warm water.

That's what I figured.  It's just gonna be my wife and I.  We are going to San Francisco for a few days, then Monterey and Big Sur for a couple, and then finish with Yosemite for a few more days. Think its actually colder by you then here in Indiana.

Sounds awesome. Where are you going in Yosemite? Best advice would be to avoid the valley as it's always a zoo of tourists.

Staying in Half Dome Village, in the tents.  We're probably gonna be touristy since we only have a week for everything.


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#54 2017-08-28 18:34:12

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

drewsro wrote:

That's what I figured.  It's just gonna be my wife and I.  We are going to San Francisco for a few days, then Monterey and Big Sur for a couple, and then finish with Yosemite for a few more days. Think its actually colder by you then here in Indiana.

While you're in Monterey you have to drive over the hill into Carmel! Very cool little town to walk around in with some good restaurants and they have a beautiful beach. It's where I proposed to Jess  heart #basic


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#55 2017-08-28 18:42:57

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

sohlman wrote:

hammyt wrote:

sohlman wrote:

shifty make my car look like a monster truck though

Ha, same with my car.  It is nice not worrying about speed bumps though.

That and not worrying about the crazy California pot holes. I'd say stock suspension is probably better suited/ faster than stiff coilovers on most of the canyon roads I've been on.

I don't have to worry about *most* speed bumps at my height. There's the occasional gigantic bump and sloped driveway I have to be careful about but for the most part I can still go straight over. BUT the occasional California pot holes (like... for example those found on Mosquito Ridge Rd) are quite painful and concerning.  lol


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#56 2017-08-29 12:20:55

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

California potholes HAAAA

We have fucking craters here.


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#57 2017-08-29 12:22:08

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

hammyt wrote:

California potholes HAAAA

We have fucking craters here.

Ain't that the truth  unamused


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#58 2017-11-07 18:18:21

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

Good ol Subaru reliability strikes again. This morning I got a check engine light and diagnostic code P000B cam position sensor (a recurring problem with FAs and the second time for my car) and my throwout bearing has begun to squeak (a common issue with WRXs since 2006). All this on top of 60,000 mile service is going to be a hefty bill. Thanks Subaru!  heart heart


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#59 2017-11-07 18:50:00

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

You should sell it and get a Chevy Bolt while the tax credit still exists  spider

Sucks! I'm going to be taking in Jess's Forester to have the 60k service done soon - no other issues with her car apart from having to replace tires recently though.


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#60 2017-11-07 20:22:59

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

I just don't understand what Subaru is thinking. These are issues Subaru is well aware of especially the throw out bearing issue that has been going on since '06. How do they just keep replacing and replacing these parts under warranty and not come up with a fix. Now that my warranty is up I'm fucked. It just seems like they choose to skimp on the stupidest little things that end up costing their customers big money. For this reason I don't see myself getting another Subaru in the future which is sad because I love the way my car drives and how practical/ non ostentatious it is for the most part.'

edit: oh btw this is the second clutch replacement for the car first one done at 350 miles. Bet you can't guess the reason the first clutch was replaced.

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06' Silver Aero 5MT
-White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin Spherical endlinks, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage, Cobb Catback
-1968 Land Rover Seres IIA 88in- Top speed 65ish downhill, 0-60 if you're lucky, RHD, 2 1/4 liter diesel, a mess but it's my mess

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#61 2017-11-07 20:40:56

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

Oh and just found this Service Bulletin http://www.subispeed.com/instructions/t … earing.pdf So they fucking acknowledge this is an issue and still no recall.

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06' Silver Aero 5MT
-White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin Spherical endlinks, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage, Cobb Catback
-1968 Land Rover Seres IIA 88in- Top speed 65ish downhill, 0-60 if you're lucky, RHD, 2 1/4 liter diesel, a mess but it's my mess

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#62 2017-11-07 23:30:47

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

As a 2018 wrx owner, this saddens me...  facepalm


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#63 2017-11-11 16:06:31

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

Come join the darkside and get a mk7 gti or even a golf.  big_smile


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#64 2017-11-11 20:35:43

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

crxgator wrote:

Come join the darkside and get a mk7 gti or even a golf.  big_smile

Golf R is next on my list in a year or two.

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#65 2017-11-11 21:01:51

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

crxgator wrote:

Come join the darkside and get a mk7 gti or even a golf.  big_smile

Do it!


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#66 2017-11-11 22:27:12

sohlman
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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

Haha cause VWs are known for their reliability issue free ownership


06' Silver Aero 5MT
-White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin Spherical endlinks, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage, Cobb Catback
-1968 Land Rover Seres IIA 88in- Top speed 65ish downhill, 0-60 if you're lucky, RHD, 2 1/4 liter diesel, a mess but it's my mess

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#67 2017-11-12 20:14:20

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

Better than subaru problems.


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#68 2017-11-13 11:37:57

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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

ikbrown wrote:

You should sell it and get a Chevy Bolt while the tax credit still exists  spider

banana


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#69 2018-07-16 23:40:50

sohlman
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Re: Sohlman's 2015 WRX

Tahoe forest has some nice roads
https://i.imgur.com/FKhiZkE.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CzgFGsA.jpg


06' Silver Aero 5MT
-White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin Spherical endlinks, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage, Cobb Catback
-1968 Land Rover Seres IIA 88in- Top speed 65ish downhill, 0-60 if you're lucky, RHD, 2 1/4 liter diesel, a mess but it's my mess

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