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#34021 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [steve_]
Dec 27, 2012 (7:50 am)
When my family comes over we've had our 09 Forester, dad's 02 Outback, sis' 08 Forester, and bro's 11 Forester at the same time.
We got some sleet/snow yesterday, but very light. I still took the Forester to work. Traffic was *very* light but the onboard computer said I got 27.0 mpg driving downtown, though it was probably 26 or so.
Love those heated seats. Gotta remember that for my next car.
#34022 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [ateixeira]
Dec 28, 2012 (1:02 pm)
juice, you don't have to do without heated seats, you can have them installed aftermarket. Or if you are handy you can do it yourself. I installed them myself in both the Mazda323 and Protege5 that we had. I wouldn't own a car now without them.
#34023 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [hondafriek]
Dec 29, 2012 (7:47 am)
That's why I admire you so much buddy!
#34024 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [ateixeira]
Dec 29, 2012 (12:24 pm)
Well thanks for the compliment juice, if we lived closer I would do it for you, or at least help so you could see it is not that difficult.
#34025 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [hondafriek]
Dec 29, 2012 (2:38 pm)
Well, I've done a lot myself but the whole hog ring thing scares me away.
#34026 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [ateixeira]
Dec 30, 2012 (11:20 am)
It's just like everything else just take your time. Actually how I originally learned to take seats apart and rebuild them,was to get an old seat either from a wreckers yard or a junker, then take it apart and reassemble until I could do it blindfold. This way you gain experience without screwing up your good seat.
You can get hog ring pliers for about ten bucks from the like of Harbour Freight, or stores like them, our equivalent in Canada is Princess Auto, you can get hog rings there too. Even if you never do your own seats, you should do this to learn another skill. I am a big believer in lifelong learning.
#34027 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [steve_]
Dec 30, 2012 (3:22 pm)
A guy up the road from me (his house was built by the same little builder that did our place) has 4 Outback wagons - one of each generation. Someday I need to get over there and snap a picture before he decides to part with any of them.
We wanted to beat the storm home on Saturday, so I took a cat-nap from 9 PM to 1:30 AM on Friday night. Piled the family into the car and left Spotsylvania, VA at 2:30 AM and arrived home in NY at 8 AM Saturday morning. Nice easy drive at that hour! Haven't done anything that crazy in 20 years, but it worked great.
#34028 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [fibber2]
Dec 31, 2012 (12:37 am)
We've done that a few times, too, Steve, and it is generally a very nice, quiet drive! It wreaks havoc on the sleep schedule, but that's fixable....
#34029 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [hondafriek]
Dec 31, 2012 (12:39 am)
Scared of hog rings... what? Juice, those things are incredibly easy to use. I burned through a couple 100 piece boxes of them a few months ago while building some rabbit hutches.
#34030 of 34359 Re: three Subarus in the driveway [xwesx]
Dec 31, 2012 (7:00 am)
It is more not wrinkling up the seat and ruining the way it looks. Pat's idea of practicing is a good one.
I installed a vinyl top on the Miata and swore I was done with that type of thing on cars, though it turned out well.