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Why I Bought a Fujifilm X-Pro2

April 10, 2021

Why I Bought a Fujifilm X-Pro2

A few months back, I wrote about my experience owning the Sony a7ii. In that post, I mentioned how I had found myself growing bored with photography - that the camera itself often felt sterile and mor...

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Why I Sold My Sony a7ii

January 31, 2021

Why I Sold My Sony a7ii

When I started creating content for this blog back in 2016, I was a total photography noob. I had some appreciation for what made a picture “good”, but the best camera I had was the one on my phone....

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Outback - Long Term Review

November 23, 2020

Outback - Long Term Review

A little over 12 months ago, my wife and I waved goodbye to her abhorrently unreliable Ford Focus. In its place, we welcomed a gently-loved 2017 Subaru Outback to our garage! I wrote in more deta...

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DIY Carbon Fiber - 5 Tips and Tricks

September 6, 2020

DIY Carbon Fiber - 5 Tips and Tricks

When I first tried my hand at carbon fiber skinning, I didn’t really appreciate how much work it would be. There were a few cautionary forum posts and YouTube videos I’d watched that warned me - “It’s...

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5 Cheap WRX Mods

June 20, 2020

5 Cheap WRX Mods

With everyone being stuck at home and car shows being forced to cancel this summer, there’s lots of reasons why now is a great time to work on your car! Unfortunately for a lot of folks, the uncertain...

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COBB Accessport Review

May 2, 2020

COBB Accessport Review

One of the most popular mods for the WRX/STI is the COBB Accessport. I had some familiarity with COBB after owning my Fiesta ST, but never got around to running a tune before I sold it. Before I even...

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Buying From CarMax

February 29, 2020

Buying From CarMax

I never thought the day would come where I’d find myself sitting across the desk from a salesman at CarMax. Unfortunately, after one too many headaches with my wife’s 2012 Ford Focus, we decided enoug...

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WRX Clutch Issues

December 7, 2019

WRX Clutch Issues

Overall my ownership experience with the WRX has been pretty uneventful. Aside from the odd interior squeak or rattle, there really haven’t been any recurring issues since I picked it up a few years a...

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XPEL Ultimate - Long Term Review

September 4, 2019

XPEL Ultimate - Long Term Review

It's easy to overlook the benefits of a paint protection film on your vehicle, especially if you've never had one installed. In my case, I had experienced massive regret and frustration after daily dr...

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