This might sound weird, but wrapping the shoulders over the harness bar—getting the loops just right, and adjusting for my height/size—was probably my favorite car-related work I’ve done. Something about it is just therapeutic.
Hoping to be ready for snow adventures by early November. Headlights have been replaced by an absolutely phenomenal LED kit (review coming) and snow tires should be going on in a week or two. The lift kit is currently a “maybe” this year. According to user reviews it’s a major pain to install (as in 8+ hours for an experienced mechanic, which I’m not) but those extra three inches of ground clearance would go a long way to making this car unstoppable in the powdery stuff.