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  1. Has anyone bought any tires on ebay. I need 4 225 55r 17 for my subaru 2015 crosstrek. And dont wanna pay a fortune. Some of these brands on ebay never heard of but has anyone bought them. Thanks
  2. So I was thinking recently, Can I attach one side of my hammock to the factory installed side bars? You know, the ones that attach directly to the roof? Has anyone done it? Will it hold enough weight to support it without the bolts ripping out?
  3. I bought my 2021 2.5L Limited White Crystal Pearl Crosstrek in September of 2020. Next month will be my 2 years. I’ve personally done the oil change on this in the past due to it being more cost effective than driving 3-5 hours to a dealership each way. Was in the North phoenix area and...
  4. Was looking around under the car and it looked like it would be a very simple job, raise the car, either on jack stands or blocks under the 4 wheels; and drain and maybe pull the pan and clean and clean or replace the "strainer". Then filling it up with the CVT fluid of your choice, and checking...
  5. Hello good people, I've not posted on here for a few years. Hope all is well with your Crosstreks. Have been having a somewhat difficult time starting my car recently. The cranking process is prolonged. Did a few searches and it appears PCV or spark plugs need replacement. I used the...
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