Heat of the Moment

I sold my Honda Shadow Aero 1100 earlier this year, and I figured it’d be next year before I picked up something else. This was reinforced by my brother and a friend also selling their motorcycles. That lasted a few months, because my brother went and picked up a Yamaha Roadliner Midnight, which is an awesome bike. I chased around the thought of getting another motorcycle for a few weeks, but decided that it’s a bit late in the season to be picking up anything that costs that much. Besides, the Legacy is still getting 25MPG or better, so why change things up?

I scored a Cusco rear strut tower brace today, and also found an item that I’d seen a few months ago, but never got around to purchasing. IA Performance makes a speaker adapter kit for the newer Legacy, Impreza and Saab 9-2X that makes the task of replacing the factory speakers much easier:

This little kit should make my hacked-up doors hold the speakers much better, and keep the wires and magnet away from the window. They’re made from injection-molded plastic, and stack up, for those really deep speakers.

I will also be picking up some of Cobb’s endlinks, maybe some of their cryogenically-treated rotors and some pads too.

Cars like this work all year round, so I guess it’s a good idea to pay attention to what you rely on most.