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Old 11-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #3226
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Were not talking about illegal HID retrofits that could potentially kill someone on the road. We're talking about an LED strip that's maybe 300 lumens pointing downward.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #3227
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Looks like goregasm's snarkiness got the ban hammer dropped on him.

I know ground effects lighting, no matter the color, is illegal in Maryland. I wonder if those grill lights would fall under the same category.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #3228
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I don't try to talk bad about anyone on here. That kid just doesn't know what he's talking about. This is my 6th year in law enforcement. Each state has it's own laws. I just happen to spend most of my time in states that are ok with aftermarket as long as it meets the reg's. Ground lighting is usually defined as lighting of the undercarriage and can be a pretty ugly fine especially if it's in an emergency color.



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Old 11-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #3229
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Just installed CM631UD headunit today,

True plug-n-play and difference is day and night, so happy with it!!
Do you keep all your steering wheel button controls?
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:42 PM   #3230
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I don't try to talk bad about anyone on here. That kid just doesn't know what he's talking about. This is my 6th year in law enforcement. Each state has it's own laws. I just happen to spend most of my time in states that are ok with aftermarket as long as it meets the reg's. Ground lighting is usually defined as lighting of the undercarriage and can be a pretty ugly fine especially if it's in an emergency color.

http://policelink.monster.com/topics...-on-cars/posts
Gotcha. And I wasn't saying you talked bad about him, (and I hope you weren't saying I was) just pointing out it was falling on deaf ears...
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #3231
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No i wasn't the one that got him blocked or anything. I'm straightforward. I trust the forum admins know how to run this.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #3232
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Bout time that jerk goregasm got banned. I was tired of reading his snide, snarky replies.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:21 AM   #3233
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Do you keep all your steering wheel button controls?
Everything still works with the CM631UD.
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:48 PM   #3234
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Everything still works with the CM631UD.
So do you think the head unit is worth building a modest sound system around? I am no audiophile, but I am not too impressed with the stock CM631UD in our Sport Limited. Would be interested in upgrading the speakers and adding a small subwoofer if doing so is worthwhile.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:41 PM   #3235
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There's several articles detailing a pretty easy mod (if you can solder) to allow you to output the thing to any amp/speakers you choose. It's as simple as opening the thing up and soldering a couple wires to RCA plugs.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #3236
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So do you think the head unit is worth building a modest sound system around? I am no audiophile, but I am not too impressed with the stock CM631UD in our Sport Limited. Would be interested in upgrading the speakers and adding a small subwoofer if doing so is worthwhile.
I had the standard stereo, but wasn't happy with the sound, so I upgraded the speakers. I still wasn't happy with the sound, so I upgraded to the CM631U, but I still wasn't happy. Finally, after going aftermarket, I'm relatively happy.

If you want to keep all of the stock controls, the CM631UD should work for you, IF you add an AMP. The stock head-units are too underpowered to build a decent system around.

flyboy1100 installed an Alpine KTP445. It's a nice small AMP that you can stuck out of the way, but it won't drive a sub.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:49 PM   #3237
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I had the standard stereo, but wasn't happy with the sound, so I upgraded the speakers. I still wasn't happy with the sound, so I upgraded to the CM631U, but I still wasn't happy. Finally, after going aftermarket, I'm relatively happy.

If you want to keep all of the stock controls, the CM631UD should work for you, IF you add an AMP. The stock head-units are too underpowered to build a decent system around.

flyboy1100 installed an Alpine KTP445. It's a nice small AMP that you can stuck out of the way, but it won't drive a sub.
yup, it works fine for my needs, is it the best possible sound? no, but it looks stock and everything works. i i know i could further improve the sound if i went aftermarket, but at this point, it sounds good enough.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #3238
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Hey guys. Im new here, actually I've been lurking on here ever since my Impreza in July.....I'll post a car pic a little later when i get all the salt off it.

While we are on the topic of mudflaps. I just ordered some RA Basic Plus flaps and noticed that most people are taking apart their fenders and side skirts to install them. I know you have to do it with the RA UR but couldn't really find any installation tips for the basics. This is my first new car so I wanna do it right and not cause any damage.
hey not sure if you got an answer yet but check this out for mud flap installation http://www.rallyarmor.com/impreza_in...structions.pdf
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:08 PM   #3239
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So I love my flossy heavyweight shift knob, but it does get really cold in the winter. I just ordered some things and am going to attempt to make a heated sleeve for the winter months. If anyone is interested I'll do a write up if it works out.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:12 PM   #3240
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Please do, I am about to order a new knob and would like to see what you come up with before I decide on mine. Is your sleeve going to produce heat, or keep the ambient heat in the knob?
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:19 PM   #3241
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Well, I ordered a cheap shift knob sleeve of of eBay, along with heated pads for a quad. I plan to wire these to the cigarette lighter with a switch in between. The heated pads will be wrapped with electrical tape and heat resistant covers. These heated pads will go inside the sleeve, then over the shift knob
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:36 AM   #3242
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So I love my flossy heavyweight shift knob, but it does get really cold in the winter. I just ordered some things and am going to attempt to make a heated sleeve for the winter months. If anyone is interested I'll do a write up if it works out.
I made a leather cover for my lathewerks knob. Sure I can't see the shiny stainless, but I only bought it for the weight
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:53 AM   #3243
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A glove usually worked for mine. haha

But no, I've seen all sorts of weird ways to get around that.

On two of my manuals, I used this knob by Buddy Club. It was resin on the ball, and a metal base where it screwed in. Didn't get overly hot or cold. The all metal ones are fierce.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #3244
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Hi. except the after market parts? does someone knows if there is other year that can fit on the impreza 2013 2.0L?
from a wrx or a STI?

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #3245
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A couple "dress up" items can swap from other Subaru's. Battery tie down, oil cap, rad cap, etc. Otherwise, coilovers and the front strut bar fit from an 08+ WRX. That'll get you started.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #3246
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I am brand new to this forum, but have been browsing for some time. This is my first post. I just picked up a 2014 Sport Limited with moonroof in Ice Silver. Aero cross bars and sport grill are already on order. I would like to do some lighting upgrades, starting with the fogs. I have read through the forums and looked at all the options. Considering doing the yellow overlays or changing the bulbs. My question to you, Andrei is whether or not you noticed a significant difference in actual fog light performance with these LED bulbs or are they mostly just for looks? I will be driving in snow and some other severe conditions in the Tahoe area, so I want to make sure these are actually a true upgrade over stock. Any info that you or any others can provide would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #3247
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LED fogs are solely cosmetic. But from what I remember, the tiny PSX24W's weren't very good to begin with. I mostly did the amber LED fogs to go along with my 6000k HID's. I have since removed the HID's and went with Sylvania ZXS's. In the spring I will be replacing the fogs with yellow halogen bulbs.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:03 AM   #3248
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I am brand new to this forum, but have been browsing for some time. This is my first post. I just picked up a 2014 Sport Limited with moonroof in Ice Silver. Aero cross bars and sport grill are already on order. I would like to do some lighting upgrades, starting with the fogs. I have read through the forums and looked at all the options. Considering doing the yellow overlays or changing the bulbs. My question to you, Andrei is whether or not you noticed a significant difference in actual fog light performance with these LED bulbs or are they mostly just for looks? I will be driving in snow and some other severe conditions in the Tahoe area, so I want to make sure these are actually a true upgrade over stock. Any info that you or any others can provide would be appreciated. Thanks
I've come to a conclusion, with the help of fellow NASIOC members JDMSTA, satrya and Matthew b10, that plug and play LEDs will never be a good replacement for halogens that are used to illuminate the road. For now, they will only be good for vehicle markers and 'looks'.

The LEDs that Andrei has in his fogs put out 600 lumens. The psx24w/2504/h16 stock bulbs put out 800(?) lumens. Here is a thread dealing with replacing your fogs with outback fogs. You use the same bulbs as your stock headlights, h11's that put out 1300 lumens.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2471787

Remember, yellow light is better in inclement weather, as it enhances contrast (think yellow lense shooting glasses).
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:12 AM   #3249
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Some would disagree but with a 1200 lumen output that blinds the crap out of you when you look at it my LED fogs do damn good job. I live in NH and the weather here is pretty sucky. I have had them for 2 months now and they have been tested and clearly surpassed my expectations. I do believe they are worth the money spent on them because of the quality of the wiring harness and projected life of LED vs bulb (up to 20,000 hours vs up to 400 hours) with a fog light setup. In terms of daytime running lights they are good as high beams but not excellent. They def get the job done. Mine are 1500 lumens from iJDMtoy and they have a great setup and metal casing. There is one more set of DRL LED's I would like to try. They have 1700 lumens and have one cooling fan bolted onto each LED bulb's casing. From what I hear they work well. All the links will be provided here and I will repost my threads so you can decide. The fogs look lime green in the pics but are actually very yellow in person. Even if you bought the white LED fogs and put Lamin X overlays on your fogs it would still look amazing.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:22 AM   #3250
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No tint or overlays. The product links can be found on the previous page. The color is a very vibrant yellow. The fog LED's have a 1200 lumen output.




LED with headlight (high beam mode) LED in DRL mode Back of LED bulb (has no fan) Headlights and LED fog lights LED fog lights



LED's I would like to try... As The Chakal mentioned earlier in this thread.


http://www.vleds.com/bulb/h11-5k-cxa.html




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Im looking for some LED bulbs too. What bulbs did you get? Is it like HIDs where you have to install a kit? Sorry for my noobness.
DRL LED's here: http://store.ijdmtoy.com/High-Power-...headlights.htm FOG LIGHT LED's here: http://www.lightbulbs4cars.com/product/NOK9789 Everything is pricy but I assure you the 1600 lumen DRL LED kit is near high beam brightness. It's the one of the first kits of it's kind and is the best DRL replacement besides halogen bulbs in my opinion.
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