Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday November 26, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Member's Car Gallery

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2013, 12:26 PM   #14476
fancyfootwork15
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 262503
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Minneapolis
Vehicle:
2008 Impreza 2.5i

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daigledangle8 View Post

Whats wrong with the mudflaps

I already purchased the glaze because i've heard good things about it and just want to experiment. I also detail my friends cars on the side so its a good product to have for that extra shine.

Couldnt agree with you more about cleaning up the car with a cold beer.

8 hours for a wash and wax? Jeesh, I thought I was picky haha I can wash, clay, glaze and wax in about 6 hrs. And that also includes washing all the windows and door jambs.

The best meguairs wax i've used is the nxt 2.0. Great stuff.

Definitely agree with you there. I use a lot of their products for my interior as well. The dash protectant stuff is my favorite. Cleans up everything nicely and doesn't leave a wet look. Its a nice matte clean finish. Plus it smells good
I have so much detailing product I don't even know what to do with all of it. I also detail on the side.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
fancyfootwork15 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 06:29 PM   #14477
s1eepR
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 335330
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2008 Impreza 5DR
DGM

Default

My gosh...I feel like I don't love my car...6-8 hours washing and cleaning?

1-2 hours in the hot sun vacuuming, wiping and washing, I'm done.
s1eepR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 02:49 AM   #14478
code_hat
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 90896
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Vehicle:
CO RallyX'er
circuitmotorsports.net

Default

Clean:



Dirty:

code_hat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 04:20 AM   #14479
BWX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 236305
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Central.. NY
Vehicle:
2009 2.5i 4dr 5spd
Newport Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daigledangle8 View Post
Whats wrong with the mudflaps



I already purchased the glaze because i've heard good things about it and just want to experiment. I also detail my friends cars on the side so its a good product to have for that extra shine.



Couldnt agree with you more about cleaning up the car with a cold beer.

8 hours for a wash and wax? Jeesh, I thought I was picky haha I can wash, clay, glaze and wax in about 6 hrs. And that also includes washing all the windows and door jambs.

The best meguairs wax i've used is the nxt 2.0. Great stuff.



Definitely agree with you there. I use a lot of their products for my interior as well. The dash protectant stuff is my favorite. Cleans up everything nicely and doesn't leave a wet look. Its a nice matte clean finish. Plus it smells good
Well I am 40 yrs old and have had those back surgeries (my back is basically F'ed for life, yay!). So just that alone adds a couple hours to the process for standing back up straight and moaning, groaning, cursing my life, etc.. drinking beer for a while.. and trips into the house for oxycontin and hydrocodone. LOL.

I am also not excluding the time it takes for the car to completely dry off, even after I chamois it. I hate waxing it with little pockets of water in the seams getting into my wax while buffing and messing everything up. I definitely take my time. Lately though I have been taking my leaf blower out there and basically just blast all the water off in a few minutes.

And I only ever do a full wash/ wax like that maybe two or three times over the entire spring/summer/early fall season. I do a good hand wash/ chamois dry/ detail about twice as often during the car wash season here in Upstate NY. Most of the time I take it to the touchless car wash for $11.
BWX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 10:20 AM   #14480
fancyfootwork15
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 262503
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Minneapolis
Vehicle:
2008 Impreza 2.5i

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BWX View Post

Well I am 40 yrs old and have had those back surgeries (my back is basically F'ed for life, yay!). So just that alone adds a couple hours to the process for standing back up straight and moaning, groaning, cursing my life, etc.. drinking beer for a while.. and trips into the house for oxycontin and hydrocodone. LOL.

I am also not excluding the time it takes for the car to completely dry off, even after I chamois it. I hate waxing it with little pockets of water in the seams getting into my wax while buffing and messing everything up. I definitely take my time. Lately though I have been taking my leaf blower out there and basically just blast all the water off in a few minutes.

And I only ever do a full wash/ wax like that maybe two or three times over the entire spring/summer/early fall season. I do a good hand wash/ chamois dry/ detail about twice as often during the car wash season here in Upstate NY. Most of the time I take it to the touchless car wash for $11.
Scrap the chamois and get some microfibers. When you are drying your car, open all the doors, trunk, and gas cap. Use a separate microfiber for all the jambs.
fancyfootwork15 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 12:56 PM   #14481
BWX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 236305
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Central.. NY
Vehicle:
2009 2.5i 4dr 5spd
Newport Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fancyfootwork15 View Post
Scrap the chamois and get some microfibers. When you are drying your car, open all the doors, trunk, and gas cap. Use a separate microfiber for all the jambs.
Well I yeah I have all kinds of different bags of different types of microfiber cloths and basic cotton ones for places I don't care as much about like door jams, etc..


I'm talking about real chamois though, the ones that cost like 70 bucks, real chamois skin from a chamois goat- not the fake crap you find at some places called "chamois". I have tried everything and for getting that first big gob of water off, that chamois is like nothing else. Nothing is as absorbing that I have tried. I used microfiber for final drying and buffing, etc.
BWX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 12:59 PM   #14482
fancyfootwork15
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 262503
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Minneapolis
Vehicle:
2008 Impreza 2.5i

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BWX View Post
Well I yeah I have all kinds of different bags of different types of microfiber cloths and basic cotton ones for places I don't care as much about like door jams, etc..


I'm talking about real chamois though, the ones that cost like 70 bucks, real chamois skin from a chamois goat- not the fake crap you find at some places called "chamois". I have tried everything and for getting that first big gob of water off, that chamois is like nothing else. Nothing is as absorbing that I have tried. I used microfiber for final drying and buffing, etc.
Yeah they are absorbant, but in terms of protecting the paint nothing beats a microfiber. I would personally rather go over my car twice with 2 microfibers then once with a chamois that scratches the paint. All personal preference though.
fancyfootwork15 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #14483
BWX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 236305
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Central.. NY
Vehicle:
2009 2.5i 4dr 5spd
Newport Blue Pearl

Default

Yeah I just don't ever see this 10 year old thing ever scrathing the paint. It's like butter.. or skin. And it is soaking wet and signed out and perfectly clean before it ever touches the car. I don't know who started that myth (maybe microfiber marketing?), but it's not true. A real chamois, used correctly, doesn't scratch the paint. Unless of course you try to dry off a car that hasn't been washed properly and has dirt all over it, or use it dry, or who knows what other people do.. LOL.. It doesn't scratch my paint though, not how I use it. I only take off the first big drops with it though, and there's usually a sheet of water in between the paint and the chamois- (it's huge).. I just kind of lay it on there and pick it up. I don't slide it around and grind it into the paint, like I have seen people do. You can scratch paint with microfiber too if you use it wrong, because as you know it isn't the cloth scratching the paint, it is the dirt in between the cloth (whatever it may be) and the paint. I don't think microfiber is magic though.. and there are all different qualities of that stuff.

edit- but yeah I use micro fiber more that anything.. just not for that part.

Last edited by BWX; 04-06-2013 at 01:11 PM.
BWX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:10 PM   #14484
fancyfootwork15
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 262503
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Minneapolis
Vehicle:
2008 Impreza 2.5i

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BWX View Post
Yeah I just don't ever see this 10 year old thing ever scrathing the paint. It's like butter.. or skin. And it is soaking wet and perfectly clean before it ever touches the car. I don't know who started that myth (maybe microfiber marketing?), but it's not true. A real chamois, used correctly, doesn't scratch the paint. Unless of course you try to dry off a car that hasn't been washed properly and has dirt all over it, or use it dry, or who knows what other people do.. LOL.. It doesn't scratch my paint though, not how I use it. I only take off the first big drops with it though, and there's usually a sheet of water in between the paint and the chamois- (it's huge).. I just kind of lay it on there and pick it up. I don't slide it around and grind it into the paint, like I have seen people do. You can scratch paint with microfiber too if you use it wrong, because as you know it isn't the cloth scratching the paint, it is the dirt in between the cloth (whatever it may be) and the paint. I don't think microfiber is magic though.. and there are all different qualities of that stuff.
This.
fancyfootwork15 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:12 PM   #14485
BWX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 236305
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Central.. NY
Vehicle:
2009 2.5i 4dr 5spd
Newport Blue Pearl

Default

LOL, yeah that.
BWX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #14486
daigledangle8
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 253642
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Manchester, CT
Vehicle:
2008 Impreza 2.5i
SSM

Default

Freshly detailed for the season





daigledangle8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 07:19 PM   #14487
.HaVoK.
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 229726
Join Date: Nov 2009
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Westchester County
Vehicle:
'09 2.Slow
OBP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daigledangle8 View Post
Whats wrong with the mudflaps
Your rear driver side mudflap looks so crooked. That would drive me insane.
.HaVoK. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 08:22 PM   #14488
Vart
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 325031
Join Date: Jul 2012
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza 2.5i

Default

I bought a Whiteline WRX front sway bar without doing my research up front. I thought that all WRX suspension parts fit the 2.5i's. Well apparently they all do except for the front sway bar. I crawled under the car today to see what the OEM sway bars looks like. It looks like the WRX one would come pretty close to fitting. I didn't want to go through the whole process of removing the stock one to try it because I don't have endlinks yet and I don't want to go through the process twice. So....my question is is there any way to get the WRX bar to fit? Or would I be wasting my time and should just sell the WRX bar and get the correct 2.5i bar?

edit: I don't know if it makes a difference, but it's a sedan.
Vart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #14489
KartRacer3
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 268328
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Norcal
Vehicle:
2011 2.5i prem pckg
SSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vart View Post
I bought a Whiteline WRX front sway bar without doing my research up front. I thought that all WRX suspension parts fit the 2.5i's.

edit: I don't know if it makes a difference, but it's a sedan.
Always always always, do your research. You will save yourself time and money. Sell it and get the proper one. Rallitek, whiteline, and I think eibach are your only options.
KartRacer3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 08:48 PM   #14490
Vart
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 325031
Join Date: Jul 2012
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza 2.5i

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KartRacer3 View Post
Always always always, do your research. You will save yourself time and money. Sell it and get the proper one. Rallitek, whiteline, and I think eibach are your only options.
I've been looking around some more and it looks like it might fit, but may hit the manifold when cornering. I'll most likely look for the correct one rather than messing around trying to get it to fit.
Vart is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #14491
duf29
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 349461
Join Date: Mar 2013
Default

did a bit of a photoshoot last couple of nights.




one of my favourites from the night
duf29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 09:01 PM   #14492
BWX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 236305
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Central.. NY
Vehicle:
2009 2.5i 4dr 5spd
Newport Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vart View Post
I bought a Whiteline WRX front sway bar without doing my research up front. I thought that all WRX suspension parts fit the 2.5i's. Well apparently they all do except for the front sway bar. I crawled under the car today to see what the OEM sway bars looks like. It looks like the WRX one would come pretty close to fitting. I didn't want to go through the whole process of removing the stock one to try it because I don't have endlinks yet and I don't want to go through the process twice. So....my question is is there any way to get the WRX bar to fit? Or would I be wasting my time and should just sell the WRX bar and get the correct 2.5i bar?

edit: I don't know if it makes a difference, but it's a sedan.
http://www.rallitek.com/RalliTEK-Fro...08-2010/p-4385

http://www.rallitek.com/RalliTEK-HD-...ndlinks/p-4269

My front pass. side sway bar end link is the only thing that has ever failed on my ride. It was a warranty fix before I ever bought aftermarket sways. It looked exactly like the pic of that broken one on the website.

I have already installed the rear (They do not sell them any more apparently), and it has made a HUGE difference.. This summer the front is going on.

There are a lot more options for the rear anyway,that is probably why they don't feel the need to sell a specific one for our cars anymore. It used to come in a kit, and at a really good price too.


Edit- here's what the entire kit looked like when they sold it (minus front ends- they were separate)











Too bad you cannot get those rear sway bar ends, those things are sweet.

Last edited by BWX; 04-07-2013 at 09:13 PM.
BWX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 04:39 AM   #14493
NY2VT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 122139
Join Date: Aug 2006
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Vermont
Vehicle:
'05 & '07 Forester
and 07 Tribeca

Default

LOOKS AWESOME!

Quote:
Originally Posted by code_hat View Post
Clean:

NY2VT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 05:55 AM   #14494
s1eepR
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 335330
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NYC
Vehicle:
2008 Impreza 5DR
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daigledangle8 View Post

Dat ass...

I plastidipped my logos, but I think I'm gonna debadge too.
s1eepR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #14495
BSP671
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 288190
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Guam
Vehicle:
2009 Impreza 2.5i
Spark Silver

Default

Got the wheels mounted over the weekend. Still needs some tweaking and fine tuning but, here's how she sits now.




How the fitment is...


Needs a good washing cuz i havent done it in like 4 months
BSP671 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #14496
ImprezaSPEEDINNN
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 259983
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: staten island
Vehicle:
2014 Mustang GT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSP671 View Post
Got the wheels mounted over the weekend. Still needs some tweaking and fine tuning but, here's how she sits now.

Needs a good washing cuz i havent done it in like 4 months
looks really good. I would leave it like that, pretty much perfect.
ImprezaSPEEDINNN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 12:35 PM   #14497
KartRacer3
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 268328
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Norcal
Vehicle:
2011 2.5i prem pckg
SSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSP671 View Post
Got the wheels mounted over the weekend. Still needs some tweaking and fine tuning but, here's how she sits now.
I'm not a fan of those wheels on our cars, but on your car it looks pretty good.
Also you made me decide that I'm gonna get that front lip rather than try and get a wrx front bumper cover, paint it, & get a lip for that

Quote:
Originally Posted by ImprezaSPEEDINNN View Post
looks really good. I would leave it like that, pretty much perfect.
I had a feeling that you would like this as your taste's are very similar lol.
KartRacer3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 05:31 PM   #14498
scoobyd00d
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 277301
Join Date: Mar 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: CT
Vehicle:
2010 Impreza
Satin Pearl White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSP671 View Post
Got the wheels mounted over the weekend. Still needs some tweaking and fine tuning but, here's how she sits now.

How the fitment is...

Needs a good washing cuz i havent done it in like 4 months
Lip specs?
scoobyd00d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 06:51 PM   #14499
BSP671
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 288190
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Guam
Vehicle:
2009 Impreza 2.5i
Spark Silver

Default

Thanks fellas, I got to put on my RCA's to drop the rear a bit lower.
BSP671 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #14500
Sirricealot
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 189762
Join Date: Sep 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Vehicle:
2008 Legacy 2.5i
QSM

Default

Sirricealot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's the widest tire that can be put on the 2.5i? SubieSubie Impreza Forum 17 06-25-2012 07:17 PM
Will the STi Front and Rear Bumper will fit on the 2.5i? GD6Noob Interior & Exterior Modification 7 04-30-2012 09:33 PM
Wheels that fit the 2.5i and the best offset. VIsubi Tire & Wheel 2 06-23-2010 10:19 PM
Test Drove the 2.5i Legacy at SoD maclif Texas Impreza Club Forum -- TXIC 8 06-02-2004 09:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.