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Old 01-20-2011, 06:55 AM   #126
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Great job, xluben!

Same winter tire/wheel combo here, too.

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Old 01-20-2011, 07:23 AM   #127
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excellent job so far....I have the same wheel and tire setup for winter as well.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:43 AM   #128
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Awesome!

You need a thread like this for your car. I'd love to ogle all the stuff you have for it

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Just put my order in for the obp hatch
You'll enjoy it. I love black cars. Had to get OBP when I got my WRX.

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Great job, xluben!

Same winter tire/wheel combo here, too.

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excellent job so far....I have the same wheel and tire setup for winter as well.
Thanks. I am really liking the General's. Lots of snow in MN this year.

Had steelies on my last car for winter as well. I actually kind of like the look.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:11 AM   #129
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Awesome!

You need a thread like this for your car. I'd love to ogle all the stuff you have for it
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Too much work lol!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:09 AM   #130
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Really digging the murdered out look.

Do your mods void warranty? or are you not worried about it?

I'll probably follow you on the steelies.


tint?
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:12 AM   #131
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Do your mods void warranty? or are you not worried about it?
The mods won't "void" the warranty but they do open the door WIDE for the dealer to DENY warranty coverage.
In all honesty, the part(s) you install should be proven to have caused the failure of the item you're trying to warranty.
But OH the battle that would insue over that!
Unless you're REAL tight with the dealer somehow or other, ANY performance mods (other than SPT) are playing with fire, warranty-wise.

Chose your mods carefully and don't expect your dealer to fix what a bunch of HP/TQ increases break.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:29 AM   #132
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Ditto. Love the all black.
Thanks. I wouldn't mind some tint, but it's pretty low on my list of things to do. Maybe eventually.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:58 PM   #133
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I have mine installed with a Defi boost gauge on the right side, and a gauge pod blank on the left.

Actual view (wheel adjusted as I actually use it):



Left Side:



Right Side:



Which one is OEM?



The pod looks excellent. The finish is a near perfect match. Unless you told someone it was a new piece, there's no way they'd notice on their own. Even after being told 99% of people would say it looks identical. The gauge placement is very good. From where I sit the "MPH" is partially blocked on the speedometer, and a little bit of the temp gauge is blocked.

The blinker/wiper levers do get in the way of the gauge pods a little bit depending on where you have the wheel adjusted to. Moreso on the left side where I have the blank. On the right side the wiper lever blocks a little bit of my boost gauge, but nothing that I need to see. Overall I am 100% happy with the pod, and would recommend it to anyone!
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:10 PM   #134
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That cluster looks great, looks like oem.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:31 PM   #135
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That cluster looks great, looks like oem.
Thanks. Cluster does look amazing!
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #136
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Walbro 255 fuel pump went in on Thursday. Needed to do the double o-ring trick to get any fuel pressure at all. Took me a while, but everything is in and working well. Little bit louder than stock, but not bad with the rear seat back in place. The only time you can really hear it is when you turn the car on, once you're driving it's not noticeable.

More info on getting the pump to properly seal up can be found here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2130397

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:33 PM   #137
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Kartboy Shifter Bushings finally went in today. I've had them for months, but never got around to putting them on. Turns out it is very, very easy on the newer WRX's. Jack up the car on jack stands, remove rear tranny brace, unscrew bolt holding in the stock bushing, pop out the bushing, and then install the new bushings and put it all back together.

Bolts all came out easily. Rear brace slides out, even with the COBB downpipe in place. And I had absolutely no trouble getting the old bushing out, or the new bushings back in. This install was really a piece of cake. Didn't take me more than 30 minutes. Real quick and easy.

The difference in shifting feel is incredible. Much more firm and crisp. Notchiness is up a bit, but it feels great. Absolutely no question when you put the car into gear. Seems much easier to shift quickly and accurately. The bushings are a great pair with the MODE short shifter. Both are highly recommended.

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Old 02-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #138
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Updated thread title. Thanks Ferg!
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #139
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May I ask what gauge pod you purchased and where you purchased it from? Also, I see the Defi gauges you bought, where did you purchase those from?

Thanks for your time
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:56 PM   #140
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May I ask what gauge pod you purchased and where you purchased it from? Also, I see the Defi gauges you bought, where did you purchase those from?

Thanks for your time
The gauge pod is from SMY Clustermaker:

http://www.smyclustermaker.com/

The gauge is a Defi Red Racer that I bought from Rally Sport Direct:

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:57 PM   #141
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Great thread! I hope to pick up a 2011 WRX towards the end of summer after I graduate from nursing school. I can't wait, and reading threads like this is making the wait that much more difficult.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:05 PM   #142
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Ben,

Cant believe I have missed this thread.

The car is looking great, and as always your photography is amazing. Keep up the good work

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Old 02-01-2011, 04:40 PM   #143
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pretty sick
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:34 PM   #144
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Great thread! I hope to pick up a 2011 WRX towards the end of summer after I graduate from nursing school. I can't wait, and reading threads like this is making the wait that much more difficult.
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pretty sick
Thanks to both. I am very happy with the 2011 WRX so far!

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Cant believe I have missed this thread.

The car is looking great, and as always your photography is amazing. Keep up the good work

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Thanks! RallySportDirect, and you particularly, have been great to work with. Highly recommended vendor!
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:56 PM   #145
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You have a great looking '11!

Keep up the clean work
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:40 AM   #146
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Keep up the clean work
Thanks! Not too much more planned, but we'll see how long that lasts, LOL.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:09 AM   #147
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The gauge pod is from SMY Clustermaker:

http://www.smyclustermaker.com/

The gauge is a Defi Red Racer that I bought from Rally Sport Direct:

http://www.rallysportdirect.com/
Thanks a ton, that was helpful, think I'll be going with the same set up.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:31 AM   #148
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Thanks a ton, that was helpful, think I'll be going with the same set up.
Do it! Looks great. I think I'm going to do a Defi Red Racer oil pressure gauge in the other pod, but I don't know when that will be.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:11 PM   #149
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Might want to consider an oil temperature gauge instead.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:37 PM   #150
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Might want to consider an oil temperature gauge instead.
Why temp instead of pressure?
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