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Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #1751
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I'm with you sgoldste01--I can't help but shake my head when someone wants to reduce the effectiveness of a safety device. Here I am searching all over and patiently waiting for LED tail lights, if we ever get them at all, and other people are wanting to purposely make their tail/brake lights dimmer. Ohhhh, but look how cool I look with my tinted lights!!! SMDH
Yeah I get what you mean. I didn't really think about that
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:40 AM   #1752
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I'll post up a picture of the Perrin stubby 3" antenna tomorrow. I personally think the shark fin looks out of place on a hatchback.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #1753
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Yeah I get what you mean. I didn't really think about that
Do what you like, its your car. Were just a bunch of grumpy old men on here who bought the car for safety/mpg over looks.

My opinion is as long as its not black-out tinted, it doesnt affect output light that much.

Good luck.

PS... look up Wes_88, i think he has a 5dr with tinted tails.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #1754
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So I got my first ticket for front driver/passanger window tint. Came out to $197

I did get also get a warning about putting on a front L's plate.

I have 25% all around.

Apparently in California, you can't have any tint unless it was done by the manufacturer when you first purchased the vehicle.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:34 PM   #1755
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Do what you like, its your car. Were just a bunch of grumpy old men on here who bought the car for safety/mpg over looks.

My opinion is as long as its not black-out tinted, it doesnt affect output light that much.

Good luck.

PS... look up Wes_88, i think he has a 5dr with tinted tails.
I'm not old...I'm just too poor for an STI...No comment on the grumpy part though...
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:58 AM   #1756
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Apparently in California, you can't have any tint unless it was done by the manufacturer when you first purchased the vehicle.
Only on the front two windows...you can tint any of the rear if it didn't come factory but you're limited to whatever percentage is legal.

The south is much more relaxed, 27% is legal in my state but I've got 15% all the way around and never have a problem.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:19 AM   #1757
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So I got my first ticket for front driver/passanger window tint. Came out to $197

I did get also get a warning about putting on a front L's plate.

I have 25% all around.

Apparently in California, you can't have any tint unless it was done by the manufacturer when you first purchased the vehicle.
What?! $200? that sucks. Thats about how much tint costs to install. Are you going to remove tint, or leave it?


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I'm not old...I'm just too poor for an STI...No comment on the grumpy part though...
Lol, my bad
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:01 AM   #1758
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So I got my first ticket for front driver/passanger window tint. Came out to $197

I did get also get a warning about putting on a front L's plate.

I have 25% all around.

Apparently in California, you can't have any tint unless it was done by the manufacturer when you first purchased the vehicle.
I live in LA and have 30% on driver and front passenger windows and the rest are 5% I drive pass police all the time with no problem. The tint shop I got mine from was Fresh tint, $280 for 11 windows (small triangles count) Llumar tint with 40% heat reduction. Shop even said if I get ticketed they would take the front off for free and replace em once inspection was done. Real cool shop!
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:25 AM   #1759
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I live in LA and have 30% on driver and front passenger windows and the rest are 5% I drive pass police all the time with no problem. The tint shop I got mine from was Fresh tint, $280 for 11 windows (small triangles count) Llumar tint with 40% heat reduction. Shop even said if I get ticketed they would take the front off for free and replace em once inspection was done. Real cool shop!
$280 is expensive!!!! I got 15% all the way around (9 windows) plus the front visor strip and only paid $200...would have been cheaper if I went with the legal 27%.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:26 AM   #1760
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I'll try and take pictures along the way but no promises. I tend to get excited and forget. The videos and guides online for all other imprezas are the same for the 12+
How did the shifter install go? Did you order the Cobb adjustable short shifter?
I really want to order the COBB adjustable short shifter and bushings but I asked COBB and they said they dont have an application for our car. Any chance you can point im to the right direction?
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:33 AM   #1761
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How did the shifter install go? Did you order the Cobb adjustable short shifter?
I really want to order the COBB adjustable short shifter and bushings but I asked COBB and they said they dont have an application for our car. Any chance you can point im to the right direction?
I got the kartboy short throw for the forester xt. Any that fit that car should fit the 12+. I also got the 5 speed shifter bushings and rear bushing from perrin
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:59 AM   #1762
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So has anyone in this thread or the whole of NASIOC installed the Cobb adjustable short shifter and bushings for the 2012 impreza 2.0?
Ive searched this whole thread and haven't been able to confirm that this has happened.
I have asked the guys at Cobb and they said it doesn't fit, but some people say any 11+ wrx shifter will work for our imprezas. Can anyone confirm this?
I really want get the Cobb adjustable and bushings but no one has confirmed this.
Thanks!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:00 PM   #1763
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So has anyone in this thread or the whole of NASIOC installed the Cobb adjustable short shifter and bushings for the 2012 impreza 2.0?
Ive searched this whole thread and haven't been able to confirm that this has happened.
I have asked the guys at Cobb and they said it doesn't fit, but some people say any 11+ wrx shifter will work for our imprezas. Can anyone confirm this?
I really want get the Cobb adjustable and bushings but no one has confirmed this.
Thanks!!
I responded to your pm, I have the cobb installed
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #1764
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I responded to your pm, I have the cobb installed
Thanks!! I responded back

And I gave myself the go ahead and ordered the Cobb Adjustable short shifter and also the Kartboy Bushings kit.
Thanks for you help!!

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #1765
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$280 is expensive!!!! I got 15% all the way around (9 windows) plus the front visor strip and only paid $200...would have been cheaper if I went with the legal 27%.
Could've gone with 3M brand tint for any shade of tint but it only had 10% heat reduction for $180 but opted for the Llumar with 40% heat reduction. The shade of the tint wasn't what made it more expensive, it was the heat reduction aspect. Which is important cause I live in the very sunny San Fernando Valley of LA County. Lol
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:08 PM   #1766
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On the topic of tint, does anyone with 3M tint have scratches at the top of the front windows?

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #1767
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On the topic of tint, does anyone with 3M tint have scratches at the top of the front windows?

I had 3m on my previous car and experienced that as well. Stayed away from 3m
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #1768
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I had 3m on my previous car and experienced that as well. Stayed away from 3m
Yeah the place I take my cars uses formula one and they said 3M sucks. They make good products but tint, evidently isn't one of them!
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #1769
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On the topic of tint, does anyone with 3M tint have scratches at the top of the front windows?
Wouldn't that be an installation problem and not the product?
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #1770
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Wouldn't that be an installation problem and not the product?
I was thinking its either the product being susceptible to scratches or there's nothing protecting the windows on that top portion of the window.

Anyone else on here with another brand of tint have any scratches like mine?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:10 PM   #1771
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I was thinking its either the product being susceptible to scratches or there's nothing protecting the windows on that top portion of the window.

Anyone else on here with another brand of tint have any scratches like mine?
How about another brand without the problem...count me in for that!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #1772
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I don't think the brand of tint is the problem in your case. I have 3M tint and have no issue with scratches and I see a lot of high-end tint shops around my area using 3M tint without any quality issues. I read in a BMW forum that the scratch you see might be a rubber residue from the upper window seal and it may be wiped off with rubbing alcohol (http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=268658&page=2). If it is indeed a true scratch then you might want to install a mole skin/felt strip that can be applied to the seal to prevent window seal from scratching the tint.

I just checked my upper window seal and it looks like it is made of hard rubber w/o mole skin/felt lining. The lower window seals have this felt lining.

If you are looking for a tinting job in Seattle area I highly recommend Emerald City Tinting in Queen Anne. I got a great deal through groupon and was skeptical at first, but came out impressed with their service and quality of work.

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:37 PM   #1774
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Get the STI sports muffler, guys!



The STI short shift assemblies are actually really nice. I had one in my 2011 WRX. Felt much better than just a Cobb or kartboy short shifter kit (I tried those in other friend's 2011/2012 WRX and they preferred my STI one)
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #1775
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Get the STI sports muffler, guys!



The STI short shift assemblies are actually really nice. I had one in my 2011 WRX. Felt much better than just a Cobb or kartboy short shifter kit (I tried those in other friend's 2011/2012 WRX and they preferred my STI one)
That's awesome. Nice find.
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