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Old 08-26-19, 12:16 PM   #211
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Default Re: 2012 STi, "Natasha" - New Tow rig

My Father in Law has one that I can use for now, but I will be getting one eventually.
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Old 08-26-19, 02:46 PM   #212
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Yeah.

2016 Silverado 1500 with 6 speed.
Should be good as a tow vehicle with the 6 speed. Kinda wish I had waited. Couple of us towed out of Michigan to Mid Ohio. I had STi on steel 18' and couple of buddies had EVO and Civic on aluminum. They were running away from me with their 5.3L 6spd trucks while I was struggling with my 5.3L 4spd and they got 3-5mpg better fuel economy.
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Old 08-26-19, 02:49 PM   #213
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Should be good as a tow vehicle with the 6 speed. Kinda wish I had waited. Couple of us towed out of Michigan to Mid Ohio. I had STi on steel 18' and couple of buddies had EVO and Civic on aluminum. They were running away from me with their 5.3L 6spd trucks while I was struggling with my 5.3L 4spd and they got 3-5mpg better fuel economy.
Yeah I was originally looking for a 6.2L 1500 Sierra but they all had old man interiors. They also need premium fuel, and get substantially worse gas mileage than the 5.3L did. This is my DD too so I think it was a good compromise.
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Old 08-29-19, 08:06 AM   #214
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Well I haven't driven my car in a couple weeks since I had surgery. Told my wife she could drive the truck to work so I took my car today.

Decided to do a bunch of hooning, and I didn't lift a head. That goopy stuff is most definitely the water wetter

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but I need to add some coolant when I get home. I pulled a bunch of it out of the radiator to do my block test.
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Old 10-16-19, 08:40 AM   #215
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Not much of an update.

hit 27k on the engine and its still running good. I still have some cooling issues, so I need to focus on cooling and suspension mods this winter for track days next summer.

I have a spare bumper that I'm going to modify for cooling.

I also bought a 12 ton press to press in my Trailing and front Control Arm bushings from Whiteline.

Oh, and I need to do an oil change and get the 15w-50 out of there before it starts getting too cold.
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Old 10-23-19, 12:13 PM   #216
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Changed my oil to RT6 5w-40 and put my winter tires on

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let me know what cooling mods you come up with. I am running 15-50 as well, along with perrin oil cooler and after a few laps in the summer heat my oil is 220-230F
I thought a vented hood would help but I really didn't see much change,
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230F oil is nothing to worry about. I generally would keep mine in the 230-250 range.
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let me know what cooling mods you come up with. I am running 15-50 as well, along with perrin oil cooler and after a few laps in the summer heat my oil is 220-230F
I thought a vented hood would help but I really didn't see much change,
I've been on the lookout for a white hood to make some hood heat extractors. Is that what you did?

I plan on upgrading to a Killer-B oil pan so I can add some extra oil for the track, and getting an oil temp gauge.
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Some awesome human being clipped my front bumper on Saturday, and didn't leave a note.

I have no idea where it happened, cause I was at 5 stores and didn't notice til the last one. I went into Target and checked the cameras but didn't see shit.

This bumper didn't last 2 years haha. On the positive note, I'm hoping it can just be buffed and then repainted.


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