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Old 05-31-2012, 07:17 PM   #5226
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Just wondering, do those footwell lights light up only when the doors open, or are they on when the headlights are turned on?

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Old 05-31-2012, 07:49 PM   #5227
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Interior/parking lights
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:27 PM   #5228
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Yep, that's right.

Yeah, it'll probably be my project this upcoming week, as well as some paint restoration. My poor baby's previous owner wasn't the most careful.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:41 PM   #5229
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Ah thanks Jourdan.

BTW i just tried to install my Sway bar.. 1 major issue, I cant fit my drivers side endlink into the slot. I tried both endlinks on that 1 side, but it would not slide in. My guess was it got bent, so is there a way to bend back the slot safely? or I shave the endlink a bit to make it slide into the slot?

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Old 05-31-2012, 10:04 PM   #5230
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Also, does anyone know if the subaru footwell light kit for our cars (http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1493) is a 12 V unit? I don't know that much about lights and wiring and stuff. I was reading through a thread about installing the lights, and someone mentioned buying strips of LEDs from Advance or Pep Boys (which are cheaper) and wiring them the same way to get the effect. I went to the store and checked and the LED strips are 12v - Will this short out my car or anything? I heard about that once. Help is appreciated, I'm dying to get some little things done on her.
Confirmed at 12V


Also did the DRL disable and fog light mods.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:44 PM   #5231
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Also did the DRL disable and fog light mods.
OH MAN, you're the best hahaha, thanks a lot.
I did the DRL disable too, I like it a lot. I'm still waiting to buy my fogs though.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:00 PM   #5232
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OH MAN, you're the best hahaha, thanks a lot.
I did the DRL disable too, I like it a lot. I'm still waiting to buy my fogs though.
Your welcome. Gave me a reason to test out my new multimeter
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #5233
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I have an 08 sedan... Will a wrx spoiler fit no problem? Besides drilling holes?
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:22 AM   #5234
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yeah any spoiler for the same generation wrx shuold fit just fine.

I'm sure this has been asked before, but if i wanted to do a home paint job on my stock wheels, what all materials would i need?
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:51 AM   #5235
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either Just plasti-dip, OR... Primer + wheel paint + clear coat.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:10 AM   #5236
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either Just plasti-dip, OR... Primer + wheel paint + clear coat.
this^
-plastidip can be cheaper and the fact I like is you can take it off whenever you want
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #5237
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this^
-plastidip can be cheaper and the fact I like is you can take it off whenever you want
It's wayyyyy cheaper. I have to say at least 1/3-1/4 the price for plastidip (for all materials)
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:57 PM   #5238
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It's wayyyyy cheaper. I have to say at least 1/3-1/4 the price for plastidip (for all materials)
Maybe for the good paint/clearcoat/primer/etc. I was just imagining someone basically spray-painting their wheels with no prep or anything lol. But yah your right its definitely cheaper. Btw did you get your hybrid intake running smoothly now?
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:15 PM   #5239
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It's a lot much cheaper... you could do 4 wheels with a $5 can of plastidip while paint/primer will cost about $20 to do it right but the price difference is marginal. It's the work involved... Paint/primer an take an entire day plastidip is probably 3 hours from dismounting the wheels to mounting them.

But if you do it right with paint you can get a really nice finish while plastidip limits your color options (black, white, red, blue, yellow)

Wait.... I just checked the website and OMG they make nightshade that peels off like plastidip!!!!! And they have a 'camo collection' now
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #5240
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Hahah,

camo paint all the things!!!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:26 PM   #5241
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Maybe for the good paint/clearcoat/primer/etc. I was just imagining someone basically spray-painting their wheels with no prep or anything lol. But yah your right its definitely cheaper. Btw did you get your hybrid intake running smoothly now?
Nope even the basic stuff cost at lest 3-5times more.. just needs so many more things, like sand paper, clear coat, primer, paint.

Nope havent done it. My car has been acting VERY strange lately.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #5242
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Nope even the basic stuff cost at lest 3-5times more.. just needs so many more things, like sand paper, clear coat, primer, paint.

Nope havent done it. My car has been acting VERY strange lately.
I know i was just trying to make a joke
What exactly is your car doing?
and here's a pic of the half moon bay meetup-yah i know its been a while
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:10 PM   #5243
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I know i was just trying to make a joke
What exactly is your car doing?
and here's a pic of the half moon bay meetup-yah i know its been a while
Well.. Out of the blue, I suddenly lost power and torque while crusing at 45mph on an expressway. And for some reason it just wont crank HP as fast any more. Im bringing it in to the car shop, but it got me a bit worried.

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Old 06-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #5244
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Well.. Out of the blue, I suddenly lost power and torque while crusing at 45mph on an expressway. And for some reason it just wont crank HP as fast any more. Im bringing it in to the car shop, but it got me a bit worried.
My car did that not to long ago but its fine now.
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Well.. Out of the blue, I suddenly lost power and torque while crusing at 45mph on an expressway. And for some reason it just wont crank HP as fast any more. Im bringing it in to the car shop, but it got me a bit worried.
What mileage is your car?
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #5246
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My car did that not to long ago but its fine now.
What did you do to fix it?
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What mileage is your car?
its sitting right around 41k
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #5247
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What did you do to fix it?

its sitting right around 41k
I unfastened the pos battery terminal for 5 min. It was the only thing I could think of at the moment but it hasnt given me problems again.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:33 PM   #5248
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I unfastened the pos battery terminal for 5 min. It was the only thing I could think of at the moment but it hasnt given me problems again.
I just did that and worked like a charm.. While doing that I removed the STI exhaust and put the WRX exhaust, and then installed my Sway bar in. Drives so differently.

Also, I only removed the STI exhaust since I've noticed more and more cops around my area, for the past few weeks, so ive been thinking they were trying to bust me down. lol
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:02 PM   #5249
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I just did that and worked like a charm.. While doing that I removed the STI exhaust and put the WRX exhaust, and then installed my Sway bar in. Drives so differently.

Also, I only removed the STI exhaust since I've noticed more and more cops around my area, for the past few weeks, so ive been thinking they were trying to bust me down. lol
For a stock sti exhaust? Yeah.. Right.

Sway bars make a huge difference!
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:13 PM   #5250
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I just did that and worked like a charm.. While doing that I removed the STI exhaust and put the WRX exhaust, and then installed my Sway bar in. Drives so differently.

Also, I only removed the STI exhaust since I've noticed more and more cops around my area, for the past few weeks, so ive been thinking they were trying to bust me down. lol
Good im glad it worked for you. Sometimes our cars go through funky moods, my 07 did it alot!
Cops are brutal in my area. One night coming home around 11pm I got pulled over for a liscense plate bulb out so i asked him if he could show me and he was like no im not giving u a ticket just a warning. I was like please show me so I know what to change and he didn't answer so i got out went to the back of the car all lights were working as intended. I asked him again why he pulled me over and the only thing he had to say to me was goodnight and drive safe. I dont get them and thats 1 of many harrasment stories lol.
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