That’s good to hear!
I haven’t had the actual plastic link break, but every 6-9 months I get a clunk and find a bushing completely missing. It’s possible that the cheap replacement endlinks I’ve bought have used bad rubber in the bushings, or are old enough that the rubber is already starting to fail when I got them - this Amazon review…
DOES NOT COMPUTE
Yup, it’s my ‘98 Legacy. I’m tempted to buy some fancy pants Whiteline endlinks, but I’m afraid I’d just be consistently breaking $50 links instead of $18 links.
Unfortunately the Subaru hubs press directly into the knuckles, otherwise I would have bought the hub assemblies.
Yeah, that’s possible. The joints on the Cardone axle are pretty sloppy as far as in-and-out motion goes. For the picture I let the axles sit wherever they wanted to so it’s plausible I could have compressed the Cardone axle to make it the same length.
I like that chrome grille delete a lot.
Yeah, it’s a Moto X. Looks like I can get a new digitizer for ~$80, but from what I’m reading I’ll probably also need another back as well since mine is leather.
What case do you have that would survive a seat landing on it?
You ended up being entirely correct. I thought the previous owner had removed all of the heat shields on the exhaust already, but the little shields on the flange end ended up being loose and causing my rattle. They were rusted enough that I was able to pop the spot welds with a small prybar and pull them right off…
The alignment shop I went to after the swap didn’t have any trouble getting the alignment in spec. The Forester springs and struts are definitely stiffer than the struts I had on the Outback, and in my opinion the Fozzy struts improved the handling and balance by a moderate amount.
Everyone else is correct: it’s not normally a problem, and the only way it could be a problem is if the cables are run parallel to the power and in very close proximity.
I preordered a Moto X Pure, which should be getting here next week sometime, so it’s good to hear that folks are still able to use their 1st gen Moto Xs. My current phone is a Nexus 4 that I bought in October 2012, and it’s almost dead. Hopefully the Moto X Pure can last at least that long.
I live just outside LA (Ventura County/SFV area). I had to go in to work early yesterday, and I’m glad I did. A friend of mine sent me this screenshot of Google Maps at the normal commute time:
I really, really like my cheap Blaupunkt Melbourne head unit. SD card reader, USB port, and line in (no disc drive), decent built-in amp, and not too plasticky looking. I’d get another in a heartbeat.
Is that why everything is so huge now? I thought I’d accidentally turned on some kind of “visually impaired” mode.
Current CA resident here. Smog checks are super hardcore still. The only exceptions are indeed classics, which are defined as any car older than MY 1975.
Torque is a neat app; you can use it with a $15 Bluetooth OBD2 adapter to read Check Engine codes or provide real-time ECU info.
4-speed automatic transmission I’m assuming? My sister has one of those and boy are they slow. Not much character either, but certainly more interesting to drive than her previous car, a ‘96 Corolla.
I love Z-cars! I think the ‘73 has my vote.