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Old 12-26-2001, 03:59 PM   #1
monovich
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Default Installed clear signals / painted spats

I just found my brother's digital camera, so I thought I'd post the latest improvements to my subie.

1. Clear side markers (painted). The car is sorta dirty (gotta love the northwest!), but you get the idea, they look totally stock and are VERY nice. I'm also waiting for wiring harnesses, but I put 'em on anyway. . I guess that makes me RICE!!! Also, they work really well on a silver car because the clear blends well. Very stealth.



2. I got all the rest of the spats and skirts painted body color. The car looks SO much better this way. It makes the whole car look lower without lowering it and it also makes it looked more refined. For comparison, there are pictures of it totally stock on my webiste. Here's the new pics.







On the side there is my mom's '95 L wagon. It's fun to compare her totally stock car to my less stock car. Just a few mods can make alot of difference.

For Christmas I also got keyless entry and remote starting. Finally the stupid MY '98 door locks are no longer a headache! I find myself wasting lots of gass just starting it up for fun from the living room.

Thats all for now.

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Old 12-26-2001, 04:37 PM   #2
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congrats with the rest of the paint job. it looks good. did you end up pulling out the spats and bumper moldings, or did you leave them on and tape up the car to prevent overspray? i was looking at what would have to be done to pull it out, and it looks like a pain in the @ss...especially that one bolt above the exhaust tip.

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Old 12-26-2001, 04:49 PM   #3
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Looks good w/ everything painted. That is one thing I like about my LTD is that it came stock with everything body matched. I am also going to install my sidemarkers soon and I like the look.
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Old 12-26-2001, 05:01 PM   #4
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The side markers do look pretty nice, I might have to break down and do that someday myself.

As for the skirts, spats, etc, I actually like mine black. I've had my silver 2.5GT side by side with a silver Limited and I preferred the contrasting look. With that said, the wagon looks very sharp with them painted, so who knows.

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Old 12-26-2001, 05:17 PM   #5
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Wow that's one of the best looking Legacy's I've seen. Love the P7's you have on it! Great job!
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Old 12-26-2001, 07:52 PM   #6
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GTkrockett:

I got the front and rear spats painted at a body shop. They were doing some free warranty work because they painted the front bumper wrong, so I chucked in $100 and they painted the spats while they were at it.

When I was painting the side skirts a few weeks ago, I took the rear spat off. You just get under the car and unhook the muffler hangers and you can get right at that hard to reach bolt.

Patrick Olsen: I agree that the sedan actually looks good both ways too, but for some reason the wagon looks like it is floating high off the ground when they aren't painted all body color. The JDM wagons come painted all body color, but there were no GT Limited Wagons in the US, so we couldn't get it that way from the factory.

Wether paying to have it done or doing it yourself in the garage, I think it is a must-do mod for a wagon.

gracias for the compliments.

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Old 12-26-2001, 08:03 PM   #7
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Monovich,

Your wagon looks GREAT !!!

MUCH better with the painted sideskirts and spoilers.



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Old 12-26-2001, 09:19 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Patrick Olsen
As for the skirts, spats, etc, I actually like mine black. I've had my silver 2.5GT side by side with a silver Limited and I preferred the contrasting look
...Not only that but the paint on my skirt is starting to rub off in a few spots... under the paint, its black.
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Old 12-26-2001, 10:12 PM   #9
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It looks great!! I think you are right about the wagon vs. sedan. The wagon looks better sleek and refined. I think the GT wagon is by far the best looking wagon made.
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Old 12-27-2001, 03:06 AM   #10
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Nice looking car I can't wait untill I get some side skirts to make my car complet I'm still looking for the wires for my sidemarker lights.

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Old 12-27-2001, 09:12 AM   #11
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Lookin good Monovich, lookin good.

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