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Old 05-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #4976
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anyone have pictures of their car on stockies but painted black?

I know theoutbackdream does LOL, do you mind showing me? i might take that route since im getting some caliper paint today for the hybrid intake
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #4977
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anyone have pictures of their car on stockies but painted black?

I know theoutbackdream does LOL, do you mind showing me? i might take that route since im getting some caliper paint today for the hybrid intake


I thought you saw them at the meet, and were devouring an image of it

But im not sure man, Without tint, and the Blue standing out more, IMO it would kind of look weird, with a dark color, light silver, than black. Just my 2cents though.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #4978
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I thought you saw them at the meet, and were devouring an image of it

But im not sure man, Without tint, and the Blue standing out more, IMO it would kind of look weird, with a dark color, light silver, than black. Just my 2cents though.
LOL, yeah i saw it. i just wanted a picture so i can check it out more.
yeah, i thought so too. but my friend told me the black would blend in to the wheel gap and make it "look" lower , so it wouldn't be as noticable. Also since i already have bright colors on top the black would emphasize the two tone more. but we'll see, ill photoshop it tonight and see how it looks
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:01 PM   #4979
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WOOOOOT! STi wheels
Need to find some center caps and paint/powdercoat them though.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #4980
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WOOOOOT! STi wheels
Need to find some center caps and paint/powdercoat them though.


Do the beer can center cap
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:58 PM   #4981
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Do the beer can center cap
will that work on the OEM wheels?!
I was going to scroll through Home Depot for something plain that would pop in place.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #4982
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anyone have pictures of their car on stockies but painted black?
I have not actually done this yet, but it is my plan for this winter while the winter wheels/tires are on and I will be getting new summer tires this coming winter. Planning on doing a gloss black paint or powdercoat:


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Old 05-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #4983
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I have not actually done this yet, but it is my plan for this winter while the winter wheels/tires are on and I will be getting new summer tires this coming winter. Planning on doing a gloss black paint or powdercoat:
Hmm I like the gloss look. I have glossy and matte black caliper paint so I'm still seeing what to choose

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will that work on the OEM wheels?!
I was going to scroll through Home Depot for something plain that would pop in place.
Not sure haha. But there should be a can that will fit it
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:18 PM   #4984
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Hmm I like the gloss look. I have glossy and matte black caliper paint so I'm still seeing what to choose

Not sure haha. But there should be a can that will fit it
I think those small skinny soda cans would work?
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:40 PM   #4985
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^^Redbull cans!!
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #4986
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Can tops as wheel caps has got to be one of the tackiest things ever to do to these cars.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #4987
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^^Redbull cans!!
+1!!! Lol problably have to try it to see if it fits. But don't pop the top; looks better

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Can tops as wheel caps has got to be one of the tackiest things ever to do to these cars.
Haha, it's unique If that's what your saying
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #4988
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+1!!! Lol problably have to try it to see if it fits. But don't pop the top; looks better

Haha, it's unique If that's what your saying
Lol not really unique if a lot of people are doing it. Your car though.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #4989
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so this is what i got...

im gonna wait till the photoshop thread comes back with my car before i decide whether or not i want to spray it
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #4990
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premium wheels painted black (my winter set)

they could be cleaner..
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #4991
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:44 PM   #4992
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Hey guys, been wanting a Impreza for a few years now finally got an 2010 2.5i Spark Silver with about 20k miles on it for a good price





First things I'm planning on doing is to tint the windows 35%, and either paint the hubcaps black or just get some new wheels
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:08 PM   #4993
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Hey guys, been wanting a Impreza for a few years now finally got an 2010 2.5i Spark Silver with about 20k miles on it for a good price

First things I'm planning on doing is to tint the windows 35%, and either paint the hubcaps black or just get some new wheels
Loose the dealer plate and go straight for wheels, you can find some sweet deals in the classifieds!
Or go with suspension then an aggressive wheel
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #4994
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Hello impreza owners. I recently bought a 2011 2.5i. What an awesome car. I bet you all already know about the soft suspension and lack of swaybar.

I just wanted a general consensus of what fellow 2.5i drivers are using for their aftermarket strut/springs or coil overs????? I've never been in wrx or sti, so I can't have a comparison.

I just know the stock 2.5i suspension is like a water bed.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:34 PM   #4995
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Hello impreza owners. I recently bought a 2011 2.5i. What an awesome car. I bet you all already know about the soft suspension and lack of swaybar.

I just wanted a general consensus of what fellow 2.5i drivers are using for their aftermarket strut/springs or coil overs????? I've never been in wrx or sti, so I can't have a comparison.

I just know the stock 2.5i suspension is like a water bed.
I'm on ISC N1 coilovers. They are $825 from Import Image Racing or something in the group buy thread. It's a decent coilover for the 2.5i. It'll stiffen it right up, increase handling capabilities, and won't break the bank. We drive cheap economy cars so no need to buy some expensive track set up IMHO.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #4996
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I'm on ISC N1 coilovers. They are $825 from Import Image Racing or something in the group buy thread. It's a decent coilover for the 2.5i. It'll stiffen it right up, increase handling capabilities, and won't break the bank. We drive cheap economy cars so no need to buy some expensive track set up IMHO.
I was do close to buying them today! Stop tempting me lol. 875 shipped! Im going to see if import is going to be at wbm and pick them up there or theres a guy near natick,ma selling a used set, thats a long drive with a 1 year old tho.

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #4997
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Loose the dealer plate and go straight for wheels, you can find some sweet deals in the classifieds!
Or go with suspension then an aggressive wheel
I keep on meaning to take the dealer plates of but it's been pouring rain the last few days.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:03 PM   #4998
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they could be cleaner..
Did you plasti-dip them? Looks great!
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:45 AM   #4999
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um.. so what do you guys think? lol, this is the photoshop rendering. but idk if the black is really accurate. but IMO it looks pretty good.

Also, i finally painted my piping for the intake. it doesn't look too pretty and appealing cause i plan on sanding it down a little and doing another coat next week. im waiting on it to cure.





The blue stands out tho
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:19 PM   #5000
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From my phone screen it looks like a metallic purple blue LOL

Imho, looks a bit funky.. it has dark wheels, light 2nd tone of silver, then darker 1st tone of blue. But that's just me.

Intake painting looks sweet! Looks pretty stock too
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