Well HD ended up cancelling my order a day early so I never got to pick it up. At the rate that electric motors are progressing, I'm thinking I'll end up with a battery powered one in the not-too-distant future the NEXT time one becomes necessary. Just so much hassle with a compressor, lines...
I ended up not needing the impact, but think I'm going to pick it up anyways (HD still has my store-pickup order ready-to-go).
On a related note, the bolt in question is re-torqued at ~145 ft-lbs + 180 degrees. What a mother!
What's your stance on pneumatic vs. battery impacts?
So far, I've gotten away with just manual tools.
I've got a few bolts that need to come out in a timely fashion and wife-approval for an upgrade (!!!!).
I don't love the idea of pneumatic just because it's more crap to keep around the...
WRX is different, but not worse.
Example (if I did my research correctly):
51449FE060 & 51449FE070 was for WRX
51449FE360 & 51449FE370 was for STI
So you can try to google those STI part numbers (double check them). If you cant find both, you can:
Buy WRX-style new
Go aftermarket for a...
I wouldn't touch the tune right now. That's far beyond "stage 3" and its either a) got a great tune on it, or b) has a crappy tune on it. The only thing you can do at this point by erasing the tune is go to "b" above...or possibly put a "limp" tune on it until you get to a protuner.
I've been using an LG G8 that is in the process of dying, so in the last few days, I've been researching.
I'm thinking of picking up a Pixel 3a or OnePlus N100/N200 for $150-200.
I'm not a power user and I think those will do fine for me for now.
Definitely stock rims, just with a new centercap. If you get a better picture of the logo, you can *try* to do a reverse image search. I tried with just cropping your image, above, and didn't have any luck.
It *sorta* looks like an upside-down Motegi logo. Sorry I can't be more help.
Trying to take STI-bias out of the equation...
For manual: If it's a must-have, it's a must-have. Figure that out.
For suspension: Mods, my man. It's probably a lot cheaper to stick with what you've got than going through a buy/sell transaction on relatively new cars. A few grand for some...
Tires are the ultimate performance consumable. Relatively speaking, the better the grip, the shorter the life--and often higher the cost! You gotta pay to play. But theres also an inverse between summer grip and winter grip. Anything with decent winter traction requires specific treadblocks...