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Old 12-31-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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Well folks, I’m Will and I wanted to start a thread to show the progress of my modifications to my 2015 WRX.
I’m new to Subaru and boosted engines. I have previously owned a lot of Toyota’s and got into the modding scene with my 2004 Celica T-Sport (GT-S). I learned a lot from working on that car, it was my pride and joy for a long time. Unfortunately I had to sell the car when I moved to the US. Here’s a few pics…






I recently purchased a 2015 WRX and so far I’m loving it! So, after owning it for a couple of weeks I have made a couple of minor changes. I hope to keep this thread updated with mods as I go. Here is the beauty when I first brought it home.


Last weekend I was messing around with some plastidip and here’s the results. I personally quite like the effect. I used white as the base and then a couple of coats of the pearlizer. Can’t really see the pearl effect on the pics but in person it gives it a nice effect and its pretty close to the car colour.


I have never liked the cast steel look of factory calipers so I painted the calipers, I went with Satin black and threw on some caliper stickers.



I changed all of the interior bulbs with LEDs to give the interior a cool bright white look. I bought a kit for the previous model from amazon, all the bulb sizes are the same. It came with bulbs for the license plate as well.
Amazon.com: Zone Tech White LED Lights Interior Package for Subaru WRX STi (6 Pieces): AutomotiveAmazon.com: Zone Tech White LED Lights Interior Package for Subaru WRX STi (6 Pieces): Automotive

I also brightened up the cubby hole light by removing the rubber cover over the bulb. I installed the footwell light kit from the older models, it’s not extremely bright but give a nice glow to the footwells. It’s also controllable with the dimmer switch 
Amazon.com: OEM Subaru Forester Interior Footwell Light Kit Red: AutomotiveAmazon.com: OEM Subaru Forester Interior Footwell Light Kit Red: Automotive
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:11 PM   #2
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I removed the dealer license plate frames and found two holes in the bumper. Wasn’t expecting that so I was browsing the forum and other sites and found this. It was a lot cheaper than the GS/Perrin/Cobb deletes, also I’m not a fan of displaying parts manufactures on my car if I don’t have any of their parts installed…yet.
http://streetrays.com/newstore/index...oduct_id=48828

Installed the emblem vinyl’s, pinstripe and steering wheel emblems from Subiespeed, I went for 3D carbon fibre and white on the outside to keep the black and white motif and 3D carbon fibre and red on the interior to match the stitching. All-in-all I think it looks good. Its good quality vinyl and extras are included in case you **** it up. I’m surprised I didn’t to be honest, it took a while for me to get them lined up but got it in the end and still have spares



I used to have a kit like this installed on my Celica, I think it give a good effect, it’s also quite functional, helps brighten up the engine bay while working on it. The kit I found was produced by CorkSport designed for Mazda vehicles but it’s only an LED strip connected to a pin switch but $40 and it gives everything you need.
http://corksport.com/corksport-under...light-kit.html


I had a little trouble finding a good location for the pin switch, it ended up at the front on the bumper mounts. There is a smaller hole that I had to drill out slightly to get the pin switch to fit. It works well now.

Had a bit of a mix up with the dealership when I purchased my car and received some pretty terrible customer service. So much so that I ended up getting the STI Short throw shifter as a goodwill gesture. I also added the Kartboy shift stop and got a billet works weighted shift knob.


I purchased a set of Canards from KPlayground, I’m extremely happy with them. Not too big and gaudy, compliments the lines of the car really well in my humble opinion.


Installed the HT Autos lip kit from SMY Performance. It’s a great product and fits perfect. While I had the bumper off I painted the bottom middle of the bumper with black plastidip with the glossifier. I was happy with the results.


Couldn’t stand the chrome headlights so had to paint them. I ordered the C-Lights from Diode Dynamics but couldn’t wait for them before I opened up and painted the head lights. I painted the h-beam housing with white plastidip and pearlizer. It looks 100% better than the OEM.

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Old 12-31-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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Tail-light tints from Bluebatmobile


Got quite a few goodies in the Thanksgiving sales and for xmas. Been installing the everything over the holidays:
Centre cap overlays

Mishimoto Hoses & Intercooler Stencil


Latest addition Rally Armor mud flaps


A few pics of the car so far…





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Old 12-31-2015, 05:24 PM   #4
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Dope man! Can't wait to get my cwp in!
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:26 PM   #5
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Dope man! Can't wait to get my cwp in!
Thanks man, you won't be disappointed with the purchase. I wasnt!
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:19 PM   #6
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Invidia N1 Exhaust with Kartboy hangers and Grimmspeed Adapter
I was looking for a dual single exit exhaust with a deep throaty sound and after reviewing quite a few sound clips I decided on the Invidia. For me it was between the HKS Hi-power, Blitz Nur spec F-Ti and the Invidia. Price was the winning factor. I couldn’t justify spending $3k on the Blitz although that’s the one I really wanted lol.
After the install and driving it for about a month now, I’m certainly not disappointed with my final choice. It’s exactly what I was looking for and the price was a bonus. It left me with enough left over to get some fog lights haha





OLM LED Fog Lights
Makes a world of difference to the look of the car. The only problem I have now is the colour difference between the fogs and my head lights. Very happy with the OLM, easy enough install following the subispeed videos. The only problem was there wasn’t any indication on what side or which way up the fog lights go.

Trunk LED Strip
Purchase from Diode Dynamics. Great product, lights up the trunk extremely well. Very well made with adapters for plug and play use. My only complaint would be the adhesive on the strip. It came down after a while but this could be because I didn’t clean the surface very well. Used some double sided 3m and re-cleaned and there just dandy now.


Subaru Window visors

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Old 03-03-2016, 12:20 PM   #7
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Flocked dash
So, I’ve always loved the look of a flocked dash and I have always wanted to have one. I could never find a shop to do it for me. I was nervous about doing it myself so I decided to buy a spare dash and give it a go. I tested out my ability on a few small trim pieces first before tackling the dash.






I’ll post up more pics once I get it installed
I also flocked the shifter trim. Came out pretty good I think

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Old 03-03-2016, 01:28 PM   #8
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Painted my steering wheel trim as well. Looks so much better than the OEM chrome

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Did you take any other pics of your dash? I love it and I'd really like to do something similar with mine, I can't stand the rubber material Subaru used.
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:38 PM   #10
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Did you take any other pics of your dash? I love it and I'd really like to do something similar with mine, I can't stand the rubber material Subaru used.
Well the flocked dash ended up being a bit of a nightmare. It seemed to have worked beautifully but then when I went to install it (had the original dash out and everything) the flocking was rubbing off. the adhesive didn't adhere to the soft rubber. Everything else (hard plastic) took great. I ended up having to put the original dash back in. I was gutted and now I'm left with a spare dash.

I may look into getting it upholstered but that will be down the road.

Results from the other trim pieces. I plan on doing the radio trim and dial trim this weekend.


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Old 03-23-2016, 11:24 AM   #11
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Mishimoto Radiator Cap, Battery tie-down and Oil filler cap and Mishimoto Hoses. I also painted the engine plastics

Engine bay bling




Squirrelly 20mm Wheel Spacers

Pushes the OEM wheels out perfectly with the arches. Also put on Mishimoto lug nuts




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Old 03-30-2016, 05:48 PM   #12
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Finally finished flocking my interior trim. I think it turned out pretty well





Installed the C-Lights from Diode Dynamics. Really easy install and a good instructional video available on you tube. I also repainted the high beam reflectors with yellow lens tint.



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Old 03-31-2016, 12:23 AM   #13
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Front end looks mean!
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Installed the C-Lights from Diode Dynamics. Really easy install and a good instructional video available on you tube. I also repainted the high beam reflectors with yellow lens tint.
Just curious what kind of time/tools this requires? I don't have a garage to work in, but I also don't feel like the $230 labour quote from a shop to have these installed is worth it.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:10 AM   #15
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Just curious what kind of time/tools this requires? I don't have a garage to work in, but I also don't feel like the $230 labour quote from a shop to have these installed is worth it.
Time to install the C-lights would be around an hour or two. Splitting these headlights is super easy, no baking required. If you wanted to paint the internals as well I'd say a day due to drying times and number of coats. As for tools all can be done with a philips screwdriver and a 10mm socket. Remove bumper, remove headlights, split headlights, install c-lights, reassemble. Simples. $230 is excessive
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Installed Eibach pro kit springs. I have used them on previous cars and always been a fan. Here are some before and after shots.
The ride from them is not much different to stock. Not noticeably harsher which I’m happy with. As for handling improvements I haven’t gotten to test it out on some twistys yet.

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Old 04-11-2016, 01:57 PM   #17
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Added LED cup holders over the weekend, very easy to install and look great

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^Nice, I like those! What source did you tap/harness in for power?
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^Nice, I like those! What source did you tap/harness in for power?
The cig lighter in the arm rest cubby. I want to extend the wires and tap into my footwell lights so they only come on with the headlights and are controllable with the dimmer
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The LED cup holder is a nice touch. Where did you get those? Tapping into the armrest is a great idea.
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The LED cup holder is a nice touch. Where did you get those? Tapping into the armrest is a great idea.
I got them from accentglowled. I got 2-7/8" size but I feel 3" may have fitted more snug
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:41 AM   #22
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Decided to pull the trigger on the STI spoiler. Very happy with it, loving the look of the back end now





I also fitted AeroFlow Dynamics V1 Front splitter over the weekend with APR tie rods. Completes the look of the front now.



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