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#5322 of 5351 Re: New 4 pots and rims [paisan]
Oct 23, 2007 (3:37 pm)
Wish I had known you had them I wanted a set but couldn't find any around here.
#5325 of 5351 Re: New 4 pots and rims [hondafriek]
Oct 23, 2007 (4:28 pm)
I have a set of 5-spokers with dents in em but they still hold air and are balanceable that I want to unload, I may just put em on my dad's impreza in the spring.
#5326 of 5351 Re: New 4 pots and rims [paisan]
Oct 24, 2007 (5:27 pm)
Mike I don't need rims now since I already bought a set of new ones.
#5328 of 5351 2004 Forester turbocharger
Nov 12, 2007 (6:04 pm)
My 2004 Forester XT fried a bearing in the turbocharger after 70,000 miles. The dealer said it was due to a faulty oil seal and is out of warranty. The dealer wanted $2380 for the part and $500 for labor. Since I am a pretty good mechanic, I would like to upgrade the turbo to a ball bearing unit and install it myself. Are the any turbos out there that can give additional horse power and good fuel mileage. I would like to spend $1500 or less but would be willing to spend more if I am convinced that it is money well spent.
#5329 of 5351 Re: 2004 Forester turbocharger [lelands]
Nov 13, 2007 (8:19 am)
hmmm... I would think if you got "faulty oil seal" in writing, you might have a leg to stand on with Subaru. I mean, 70k is alot of miles, but if it was a manufacturer defect .... i dunno, worth a shot, I think.
#5330 of 5351 Re: 2004 Forester turbocharger [lelands]
Nov 13, 2007 (8:31 am)
I don't blame you for wanting to upgrade to a better turbocharger, as the TD04 unit used in the XT is pretty small for a 2.5L application, but I'm not sure it's that simple. Your XT's ECU is programmed for the stock turbocharger; if you upgraded it you would likely need a professional tune which can be pricey, and perhaps even require supporting modifications like a larger intercooler.
Try posing your question over at subaruforester dot org, the mod-savvy folks over there are pretty helpful.
#5331 of 5351 iPod adapter for '02 OBW Radio?
Jan 29, 2010 (9:51 am)
No posts in over 2 years???
I did a quick search, but didn't see anything that is a direct plug-in for the older style radios. Maybe someone has a lead on some product I missed.
I have the stock AM/FM/WB/Cassette radio, with the OEM single disk CD player below which replaces the little pocket bin. Insert a disk into the aux deck, and the radio switches over to disk control mode.
I also have a Honda Odyssey with a similar 'two head' arrangement. Several companies make an interface that uses an unused multipin jack on the back, but I don't think the Subi systems have such a direct way in.
I would think that a Y cable could be configured that breaks the current connection between the radio and CD deck, and 'switching logic' could control which talks to the radio. Does anybody know of such an interface? I am currently utilizing a cassette adapter and it works pretty well, but I'd like to make this more integrated if possible.