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Old 02-25-2014, 03:53 PM   #1
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I guess it's time to start a build thread. This will mostly be a place to document the evolution (no pun intended) of my car.

Day 1 - April 6, 2013 (27,200 miles)






Out with the old, in with the new(er):





April 12, 2013 - Debadged the car


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Old 02-25-2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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May 2, 2013 - Removed pin stripe and rear door clear bra and gave her a detail.










May 7, 2013 - Stage 1 Cobb OTS tune


May 9, 2013 (27,525 miles) - Subtle Solutions license plate delete and Grimspeed relocation bracket. Debadged the front grille too.






July 30, 2013 - SF intake



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Old 02-25-2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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August 3, 2013 - CNT Downpipe with Cobb heatshield






August 14, 2013 - Tint and tails from IAG










August 17, 2013 - CNT catback





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Old 02-25-2014, 03:54 PM   #4
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September 12, 2013 - Shift knob






September 22, 2013 - Sound deadening
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2554256







September 23, 2013 - sub and amp



February 2, 2014 - Back-up camera (Rydeen Duo) install


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February 19, 2014 - LED reflectors


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February 22, 2014 - Subaru Cargo Box


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Old 02-25-2014, 04:29 PM   #5
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Updated the interior. Legacy center console swap, SMY cluster wrapped in alcantara, JPM shift boot, Overland Designs e-brake boot, 2015 Sti arm rest.





Not pictured is the JDM dual console.

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:29 PM   #6
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Continuing with my interior transformation: DAMD steering wheel

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:29 PM   #7
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Interior illumination kit.


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Old 08-10-2014, 02:40 PM   #8
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Podi needs to hurry up and release his gauges.


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Old 08-22-2014, 12:54 PM   #9
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I have a new respect for anyone that vinyl wrapped their car. I tried to wrap my roof gloss black yesterday but ended ripping it off b/c it wasn't up to my standards.

Got the roof prepped. Took off the rails and antenna. cleaned, clayed, alcohol wiped everything.









size of antenna nut is 7/8"


I used 3m wrap






It looked good from 5ft away, but up close it looked bad. I got frustrated with it and ripped it all off. I'll give it another try before taking it to a pro.
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:54 PM   #10
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Got a great deal on STI mirror caps but they were in bad shape and the wrong color.

started looking like this. notice the pitting on the right cap.


filled the pits with bondo and sanded.


garage paint booth.


Installed.




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Old 09-15-2014, 07:33 PM   #11
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Interior game on point! What kind of wiring did you have to do for the STi mirrors? Forgive my n00biness.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:04 AM   #12
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Interior game on point! What kind of wiring did you have to do for the STi mirrors? Forgive my n00biness.

Since I have a 2011 limited, I simply had to add the positive and ground from the led to the mirror harness. The interior wiring is already there. I was lucky to get the led harness along with the caps and LEDs so it was plug and play.


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Old 09-16-2014, 01:53 AM   #13
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Nice subtle upgrades! Love it. Simple and looks great!
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:43 AM   #14
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Wow, just wanted to say very well done. You give me inspiration for my '11 OBP hatch. How do you like the CNT? And also, how difficult was it to remove the clear bra? Seriously good stuff in this thread.
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:02 PM   #15
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Nice subtle upgrades! Love it. Simple and looks great!
Thanks for the kind words!

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Wow, just wanted to say very well done. You give me inspiration for my '11 OBP hatch. How do you like the CNT? And also, how difficult was it to remove the clear bra? Seriously good stuff in this thread.
I like the CNT a lot. It's a great bang for the $$. The fitment isn't perfect (left side tips stick out 1/2" further than right), but w/e. The clear bra was easy to remove on a hot summer day. If it's not hot where you are, use a hair dryer to soften the adhesive.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:37 PM   #16
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Roof wrap... take 2. Sorry for all the crappy iphone pics.













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Old 10-13-2014, 10:48 PM   #17
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:32 PM   #18
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I had a bulb out so I went ahead and upgraded to LED license plate lights I got on ebay. As a side bonus, night time vision is better on the backup camera.





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Old 11-19-2014, 03:12 PM   #19
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LOVE the car man. Looks great! Seems that our taste in mods is the same too hahah. How do you like the steering wheel? That is one of the next things for my car. Hate the stock one, it's just too big
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:18 PM   #20
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The damd wheel is my favorite mod so far. I really like that my knees don't bang the wheel anymore.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:45 PM   #21
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Here's what I'm working on. I'm grinding the casting marks smooth and painting. What color do you think I should go with? Along with this will be a Grimspeed MCB, StopTech SS brake lines, new pads and rotors.









to be installed soon:
Podi boost and oil temp gauges
Kartboy pitch stop
Circuit Motorsports CMCB

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Old 12-17-2014, 10:42 PM   #22
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Wow, great documentation! Keep up the great work.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:51 PM   #23
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Wow, just wanted to say very well done. You give me inspiration for my '11 OBP hatch. How do you like the CNT? And also, how difficult was it to remove the clear bra? Seriously good stuff in this thread.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:23 AM   #24
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Wow, great documentation! Keep up the great work.
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Wow, just wanted to say very well done. You give me inspiration for my '11 OBP hatch. How do you like the CNT? And also, how difficult was it to remove the clear bra? Seriously good stuff in this thread.
CNT is nice. It's a great value exhaust. I replaced the mid-pipe that came with it with a non resonated mid-pipe for more rumble. Removing the clear bra on the rear doors was simple. Just grab a hair dryer and some goo gone. Shouldn't take you more than an hour.
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:14 PM   #25
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Gauges ready to install.


Other items waiting to install:
BMCB
CMCB
Pitch stop

Still working on refinishing the Brembos. I'm leaning towards red caliper with white logo.
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