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Old 02-04-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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I bought my wrx in April of 2010 and have since then replaced the coil-overs and the hot eighteens that came on it. I just recently finished putting it all together and wanted to see what you guys think of it.

Updates page 2 & 3

Car was sold 8/25/13


Exterior/Interior:

- Wingless debadged trunk
- Blacked out headlights
- Fastline mudflaps
- Tint
- Blacked out Hella horns
- PIAA windshield wipers
- PIAA fog bulbs
- Blox 490le shift knob

Engine/exhaust/drive-train:

- Turbo XS SRI
- Turbo XS FMIC
- Turbo XS TBE
- Pro-tuned at awdtuning
- Walbro fuel pump
- Kartboy exhaust hangers
- Kartboy shifter bushings
- Slotted brake rotors


Suspension/wheels/tires:

- 2004 forester suspension (struts/springs/top-hats)
- 2004 forester trailing arm brackets
- 2005 wrx wheels
- 215/65/16 general grabber AT2

Here is a pic from when i first got it:




Here it is about 2 months of owning:





Here is the lift on the car and some 05 wrx stock wheels & tires:



And here it is with the general grabber AT2:







Here are some Before and afters:

Before:


After:


Before:


After:


Most recent pictures can be found on next pages.

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Old 02-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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Those other wheels are atrocious.

Digging the lift though, I would rather no wing IMO.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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Yea they were pretty bad, and as for the wing i would trade for a wingless trunk if i were given the option.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:14 AM   #4
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Those other wheels are atrocious.

Digging the lift though, I would rather no wing IMO.
This. I'd also get a silver hood/skirts. I do like the lift though.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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Took some new pics today












Rear tire off the ground.



And here are some clean pictures!







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Old 07-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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Some pics from the cupcake meet in DFW this past weekend. Got tuned at awdtuning while i was there!



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Old 02-05-2012, 11:56 PM   #7
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awesome man!!! very hard to do? just forester parts?
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:36 AM   #8
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Good for you man. Hope you find that wingless trunk you're looking for.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:07 AM   #9
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I still can't decide on the lift , thinking about it for next winter because it gets nasty up here, but not sure about it.
How is it working out for you?
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #10
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Diggin the lift, and as stated, thank god you got rid of those original wheels lol.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #11
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awesome man!!! very hard to do? just forester parts?
All it takes is forester suspension (strut,spring,top-hat) and forester rear trailing arm brackets. Not hard at all!

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I still can't decide on the lift , thinking about it for next winter because it gets nasty up here, but not sure about it.
How is it working out for you?
Its great, rides smooth on the road and i never have to worry about scraping anymore. The grabbers make it a breeze to drive on any road i can find, or it doesn't even have to be a road!
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Diggin the lift, and as stated, thank god you got rid of those original wheels lol.
Thanks ! The 05 stock wheels looked like a much sharper alternative to the bug eye 16".
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #12
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The before and afters are also good comparison pics between the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:15 AM   #13
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Awesome mods, man. Thinking about doing the same since my car looks 4WD anyway. Keep up the good work!
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #14
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Mine looked very similar to this when it was lifted. One pointer: if you remove the rear sway bar, you will gain about a foot worth of articulation. The pic you posted of the left rear tire off the ground wouldn't have happened. I ended up installing quick disconnects on the endlinks so I could easy disconnect it when I wanted, and then reconnect it for normal driving.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #15
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Lifted FTW! Love it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #16
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Looks like a lot of fun!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:03 PM   #17
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Black housing headlights would really set that thing off. What's the sticker on the back windshield?

EDIT: Also, how much are you putting down after the tune?
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #18
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went camping recently in the wrx with s techs

now thinking of doing this

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #19
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Mine looked very similar to this when it was lifted. One pointer: if you remove the rear sway bar, you will gain about a foot worth of articulation. The pic you posted of the left rear tire off the ground wouldn't have happened. I ended up installing quick disconnects on the endlinks so I could easy disconnect it when I wanted, and then reconnect it for normal driving.
I will keep that in mind, thanks!
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Lifted FTW! Love it.
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Looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks, it definitely is a lot of fun!

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Black housing headlights would really set that thing off. What's the sticker on the back windshield?

EDIT: Also, how much are you putting down after the tune?


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went camping recently in the wrx with s techs

now thinking of doing this
I have yet to regret lifting it. Also depending on your current wheels/tires and suspension you can lift it plus make a profit by selling your old setup, which is what i did.

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #20
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looks pretty cool...where did you find snow like that in texas? :P
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:48 AM   #21
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What's the next mod?
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:52 PM   #22
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mudflaps for sure
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:06 PM   #23
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awesome!
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #24
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Sweet ride! what size are the tires? I dont know if I missed it or not.

EDIT: yeah I missed it, just re-read the original post.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #25
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awesome!
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Sweet ride! what size are the tires? I dont know if I missed it or not.

EDIT: yeah I missed it, just re-read the original post.
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