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Old 01-26-2012, 12:01 AM   #1
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Default 2012 WRX Hatchback Premium - Satin White Dented Pearl

So finally.. after much though and consideration I decided to trade in my 2007 WRX wagon in for a new WRX.
To me it was a no brainer because even if I went with an STi base, my payment would still be cheaper than what I was paying on the wagon and I'd have something brand new, no issues, no blown transmission history, no bent down pipe, and something I would love to drive.

My first choice was of course a STi, but after weighing the pros and cons of owning an STI, I landed on getting a WRX. The next big question was Sedan or Hatch? I originally went into Conti for a black base Sedan they had received early that week, but after some back and forth, running to my bank for a cashiers check, and signing some paperwork I ended up leaving with a SWP WRX Hatch Premium

Here are some pictures from the first night home:



The options it came with out the door were somewhat minimal. It came with a rear cargo mat, all weather mats, home link auto dimming mirror, an SPT boost gauge I got them to throw into the deal but not installed, and that's about it.

I have no "big plans" for the car other than getting it a better stance, get it to hug the road better, and look sexy while doing it.

Debadging:


Snapping cell phone pictures:



I finally got through the break in period of One Thousand Miles!


I have enjoyed every mile of this car and I don't see myself getting rid of it, I plan on pulling a Mike and keeping the little bugger through thick and thin.
Even if I get dents and gashes in parking lots..

But all in all here is my tentative mod list for this coming year:
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KW Variant 3 coilovers with Vorshlag camber plates
GroupN transmission and motor mounts
Cobb short throw shifter
Cobb from and rear shifter bushings
Kartboy front and rear endlinks
White line 24mm front and rear adjustable sway bars
18x9.5 + 40 Wheels Powder coated in Tiffany Blue
Dunlop Direzza StarSpecs in 275.35.r18
JNA front lip
S205 Rear diffuser
Either gloss black or carbon fiber wrapped roof and spoiler center vane
Tint and Taillight overlays
Cusco product
SPT catback mated to a Cobb dp
Retrac Tuned - Highly recommended
And other little things here and there

Revised 4/12/12
18x9.5 +40 5x100 Wheelsies
265.35.18 StarSpecs
BC Coilovers
HTA Front lip
HTA Rear Diffuser
HTA Rear lips
HTA Sport grill
20% tint all around
35% tint on windshield
Gloss black vinyl roof
Gloss black vinyl wing center vane
TurboXS GT Catback
Cobb or Invidia Downpipe
Tune by Retrac Engineering
DEFI Boost Gauge
DEFI Oil Pressure Gauge
SMY Gauge Cluster Hood
Random stuff

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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clean ride man!! looking forward to seeing that mod list get checked off!
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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when your ready to let the 2012 stockers go let me know! looking forward to seeing the progress
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:10 AM   #4
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Never going to let them go! Unless I get an outrageous offer..
But to be honest I'm on the prowl for another set of 2011/2012 stockers.

Progress will happen soon! Or at least pictures of stuff that will contribute to the progress.

Oil change on the 4th, thinking about jumping to Rotella T6 for this car as well. I remember when I made the change of in the wagon it was like a whole new machine.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:31 AM   #5
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Oil change on the 4th, thinking about jumping to Rotella T6 for this car as well.
yeah man you should definitely stick with that. i would.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:35 AM   #6
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Very nice ride Kyle.

Initially I was a bit taken aback by your purchase, after all the planning and discussions we'd had about your wagon.

I haven't seen you in this new ride in person yet but it sure seems to suit you. I think it is a nice fit. Even though I was sick to hear that it has already been marred, I know you will turn it into something even more special than it already is.

I am sure others here will chime in but it is not so wise to start off with a synthetic traditionally, until the rings are well seated and the cylinders have a bit of wear. I don't know if that wisdom works for the new generation engines with their cylinder coatings and such….but that was the case for older generation cars. Just something you might want to research. It seems so minor…but it could raise an issue.

My own car was over 10K miles before I switched from conventional to synthetics. That was the recommendation by Subaru and the Nasioc boards at the time. It's worked well for me. 123K and still strong.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:35 AM   #7
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Typically rule of thumb was wait about 10k mi before making the switch to full synthetic, but that was older cars. I'm sure someone else will either contradict, reinforce or take a neutral stance on that theory. LoL
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:42 AM   #8
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Thank you, Mike
Jumping into this one was the logical choice. Even after all the planning in the end it wouldn't have saved it from the downward spiral it was heading. Plus, this one actually helped me out financially so I really couldn't say no. But take peace in this, the discussions still apply to this little guy Balance and performance, it's imperative to have both not one or the other.

Hmm, that's what I thought was right.. Since most reputable tuning shops use dino oil to break in their motors for the first 3-5k miles in "race" blocks.
So I think I will just stick with whatever Subaru recommends till I hit 10k. Shouldn't be too long of a wait at this rate anyways.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:45 AM   #9
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Congrats on the buy!

i have often thought about trading up but just cant do it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #10
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I like this idea of individual build threads and just updating your own thread on stuff you buy.

Sharing in one thread USED to be caring, but apparently that's so 2011! hahaha
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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Build threads can be fun and cool tools if you keep them updated. Kinda like the new Facebook timeline thing, gives you a deeper look at the progression of the car's "life".

Guess even Facebook knew it was too 2011..
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:43 AM   #12
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Synthetic is required for all new turbo subarus.
I'm using t6 now, but if your dealer asks tell them it's 5-30 as that's also a requirement.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:40 AM   #13
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So you went straight to T6 after break in?
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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So you went straight to T6 after break in?
No but it doesn't matter, it's already synthetic.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #15
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Hmm, good to know. Looks like I will be going T6 afterall.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #16
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So, you are saying that the new gen cars come from the factory with synthetic?
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #17
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I couldn't believe when I went to walmart the other day and M1 is $27.x and T6 is $21.x.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:21 PM   #18
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So, you are saying that the new gen cars come from the factory with synthetic?
Yes. Subaru even has their own synthetic oil now. I think it's only required on the turbos though. Supposedly their is no ' break in' oil anymore and the maintenance schedule says you don't even have to get your first oil change until 7500, not that anyone trusts that.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #19
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Yes. Subaru even has their own synthetic oil now. I think it's only required on the turbos though. Supposedly their is no ' break in' oil anymore and the maintenance schedule says you don't even have to get your first oil change until 7500, not that anyone trusts that.
This is partially true. The 2011 up foresters require a 0w20 synthetic. The first oil change is due at 3750, then at 7500 and then after that every 7500 miles... same with the Turbo cars except they require a 5w30 synthetic.

Subaru do have their own synthetic oils now. I really do like their 5w30.. the RS burnt through a quart every 3000 miles but has since ceased using as much since I switched it to the Subaru 5w30. I will continue using the t6 in the wrx but I'm not gonna lie the Subaru stuff is quality oil.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:12 PM   #20
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Hmm, only reason I'm not going with the Subaru synthetic is the fact costs about double what I can pay for T6. 80+ dollars for a synth oil change.. No thank you I'd rather pay the 29.95 for the labor and supply my oil oil for another 30-40 at most. Still saves me 20-10 dollars in the end.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #21
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It's funny, I have Conti do my oil changes and use the Subaru oil only because if something happens I at least want it on record that I used Subaru's service with Subaru's oil.

You'd think having a tune would scare me more, but for some reason I'd rather not cheap out on a lubricant that courses through my car. *shrug*
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I have Conti do my oil changes and use the Subaru oil only because if something happens I at least want it on record that I used Subaru's service with Subaru's oil.
Tell that to the fellas who had their drain plugs not tightened down there and lunched their motors.

DALE is the only guy who works on my car there.

And I change my own oil. Gives me a chance to get under the vehicle and keep an eye on what's going on down there.

Knowing your vehicle is one of the keys to it's longevity.
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See, that's what I was thinking as well.. The main reason I'm doing this is for documentation, but I don't want the have my choice in oil reflect negatively in any possible warranty claims.
But from many many many different "what oil is best?!" threads.. T6 seems to come out on top. So I don't see it as being cheap.
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Tell that to the fellas who had their drain plugs not tightened down there and lunched their motors.

DALE is the only guy who works on my car there.

And I change my own oil. Gives me a chance to get under the vehicle and keep an eye on what's going on down there.

Knowing your vehicle is one of the keys to it's longevity.
You live in an ideal world, my friend. I don't have ready access to a garage, and it's easier to get my car worked on during my work schedule, so I'd rather just drop it off and have it done. Plus then I would be responsible for disposing of the oil... No bueno.

And I'm sure you were just saying all of that as a generality, but I do enjoy working on my Subaru's. I'm slow and require assistance, but I love getting dirty. I've worked on suspension, shifter parts, body kits, headlights, taillights, trunks, wheels, etc. Small stuff compared to an engine, but even then I helped Phil with what I could on the engine of my RS and I appreciated that opportunity. It made me realize that I do NOT want to modify my engine, at least not for a while. My brain has a hard time with general mechanics. I prefer words and documents. I'm more of the office exec type for sure with some grunt work, definitely not an inventor or engineer.

So yeah, I definitely agree that one should work on their own car, but doing your own oil change does not make you an expert on automobiles.

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See, that's what I was thinking as well.. The main reason I'm doing this is for documentation, but I don't want the have my choice in oil reflect negatively in any possible warranty claims.
But from many many many different "what oil is best?!" threads.. T6 seems to come out on top. So I don't see it as being cheap.
I had Rotella T6 in my FSXT and it was fine. I plan on going to it after my warranty is up.

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See, that's what I was thinking as well.. The main reason I'm doing this is for documentation, but I don't want the have my choice in oil reflect negatively in any possible warranty claims.
But from many many many different "what oil is best?!" threads.. T6 seems to come out on top. So I don't see it as being cheap.
The rotella t6 5w40 at Walmart is only $21-22 for a gallon and $5-6 for an extra quart so it really isn't that expensive
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