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Old 01-26-2013, 02:08 AM   #26
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Rally Armor. Save the paint.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:32 AM   #27
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Flaps first! Don't chip your paint!
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:30 AM   #28
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please dont waste time on plastidip
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:25 AM   #29
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Short shifter and shift bushings.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #30
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i did tint, tail-light overlays (same day) then rally amour flaps
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:20 AM   #31
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Decide for yourself, jesus, act like an adult and make your own decisions.
This is a place to get opinions from enthusiasts. Go back to bed, then try to get out on the other side.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #32
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Flaps will likely be cheaper (if you install yourself) than tint, and as others have said will protect your paint (road grime/debris is universal no matter where you live). If you have tint done, ask your shop if they do clear-bra as my buddy did this at a reasonable cost to his new STi and is glad he did.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:28 PM   #33
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Flaps will likely be cheaper (if you install yourself) than tint, and as others have said will protect your paint (road grime/debris is universal no matter where you live). If you have tint done, ask your shop if they do clear-bra as my buddy did this at a reasonable cost to his new STi and is glad he did.
Yes do this before your front bumper has a million rock chips my bumper is a great example
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:55 PM   #34
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Winter tires if you haven't done so already. Snow + stock summer tires = asking for trouble.

Otherwise, mudflaps then tint. Then suspension mods. Then Kartboy shifter + bushings.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:38 PM   #35
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This is what I did...

1) tint
2) rally armor
3) short shifter
4) Cobb Accessport
5) plasti-dipped my emblems
6) catback exhaust

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:16 AM   #36
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Get the basic RA flaps for $15 and source your own hardware and paint your wheels and youll probably have enough for a tint instead of just buying the PU flaps for the same price
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:46 AM   #37
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If you have leather, tint is a must. Hell, tint would be my first choice anyways. It looks better, adds privacy, and protects your interior.

I have the urethane RA flaps and they are unbreakable. That's always a good choice, but tint it first.
Agreed. When I get a car, it gets tinted within the first week. I cannot stand having untinted windows.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #38
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reading this post sounded familiar what was going through my head this past month lol
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:23 PM   #39
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I honestly hate tint... I cannot stand it...

I vote for Rally Armor and a clear bra. Although the chips aren't very noticeable on my DGM, if you look closely there are a lot after just 1 year.

I may never do tint...
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #40
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Mud flaps help with more than just snow so they're awesome. However, I went with tint first as my old car had tint and it was unbearable for me to not have tinted windows. I also plasti dipped my wheels.

It's preference, mud flaps are the fastest time wise though.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #41
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #42
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plasti dipping your wheels is really cheap. gold plastic dip would cost a bit more (about 35dollars shipped my guess).

Tint is alwasy first on my list. If you have the stock summer tires then I dont see you getting to crazy in the snow so mud flaps can wait.... This is obviously just my opinion.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:55 PM   #43
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I installed my RA mud flaps yesterday. Definitely a worth while investment.



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Old 05-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #44
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Mud flaps are good for all times of the year. It protects your doors from gravel rock chips, wet paint, dirty puddles, tar, etc, etc.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:43 PM   #45
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I would personally go for the flaps. I put mine on about 2 days after i got my car and got it tinted a few weeks later. If you are going to put the flaps on eventually anyways, you may as well do it from the start before you get rocks chips and stuff.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #46
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Tint was already done on my car, so the Rally Armor flaps were 1st!
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #47
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My car came with flaps, so my first mod was Access Port
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