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Old 12-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #7976
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Nice photo. Do you have a close up of your grille? It looks like you modified the oem one but I cant tell.
Yep i modded the OEM grill. Here is a picture before i sprayed it.

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hopefully the image works if not i posted a URL
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #7977
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Yep i modded the OEM grill. Here is a picture before i sprayed it.

hopefully the image works if not i posted a URL
Oh right, I recall seeing it now. Looks great though man. Do you plan on removing the center piece that sits in front of the hood latch? I feel like it would look much cleaner but I wouldn't want to sacrifice structural support
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:29 PM   #7978
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Oh right, I recall seeing it now. Looks great though man. Do you plan on removing the center piece that sits in front of the hood latch? I feel like it would look much cleaner but I wouldn't want to sacrifice structural support
I suppose I could but I would also have to chop a piece of the bumper which will make that section weaker for sure
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #7979
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First snow that stuck around for more than an hour. Car pivots better in the snow with the stiffer spring set up.
Do you have spacers or are those just like a +40 offset stealies? And did you get the premium package or are those side skirts and rear defuser put on after?
Looks good!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #7980
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Do you have spacers or are those just like a +40 offset stealies? And did you get the premium package or are those side skirts and rear defuser put on after?
Looks good!!
I know the body pieces are stock for him. Only because its the Canadian version I'm so jealous of the body.
09subi2.5i-definitely dude. Ill add it to my list lol.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #7981
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Do you have spacers or are those just like a +40 offset stealies? And did you get the premium package or are those side skirts and rear defuser put on after?
Looks good!!
Thanks for the complement. No spacers, not sure the offset on them. I figured they were just stock from subaru but haven't checked. The tires are 215/55/16 and its lowered an inch and a bit: and the rally armor's stick out quite a bit.

The car is from Canada and has the sport package. It came with wrx front bumper and fogs. Side skirt kit and rear defuser, heated seats and wind shield wiper defrosters. I guess Subaru thinks its cold everywhere in Canada lol.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:48 PM   #7982
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I know the body pieces are stock for him. Only because its the Canadian version I'm so jealous of the body.
09subi2.5i-definitely dude. Ill add it to my list lol.
The only difference between my car and a stock base model 2008 wrx are the turbo guts and the front seats. All the interior leather warped surfaces are the same as well.

In 2009 they started getting the hatch wing, which I've been hunting down without luck for ever.

Edit: They come stock with a rear sway which I don't have. Shocks and struts are the same though. I always though of that as a rip off for the 08 wrx's.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #7983
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Didn't the WRX also get the electroluminescent cluster with the tach in the centre instead of the speedo? And the 17" wheels. But now i'm being pedantic
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:35 PM   #7984
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Didn't the WRX also get the electroluminescent cluster with the tach in the centre instead of the speedo? And the 17" wheels. But now i'm being pedantic
Also the WRX cluster has white needles. :P
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #7985
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I really wished they kept the wrx clusters for our cars lol, i really liked the set up of it
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:21 PM   #7986
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I really wished they kept the wrx clusters for our cars lol, i really liked the set up of it
Seriously, however I think most of the people who have our cars would want the mph in the middle rather than the wrx setup w/ rpm's in the middle lol. If only we could swap the cluster's
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:22 AM   #7987
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Seriously, however I think most of the people who have our cars would want the mph in the middle rather than the wrx setup w/ rpm's in the middle lol. If only we could swap the cluster's
Most people who buy our cars want the auto trans. When I was shopping for my car I bought it used an it was hard for me to find it in standard. I first saw the paprika color online and hated it! Now I'm in love with it.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #7988
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Didn't the WRX also get the electroluminescent cluster with the tach in the centre instead of the speedo? And the 17" wheels. But now i'm being pedantic
Just when I was starting to feel good about my car compared to a wrx, I'm glad someone stopped me. I really did drop the ball on that one now that I think about it. Pretty sure that all have automatic climate controle, coolant temp gauge and forgot the brakes and exhaust.

I'm familiar with the gauge layout, what is the difference between ours and the electroluminescent cluster, is it just a better color?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #7989
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I'm familiar with the gauge layout, what is the difference between ours and the electroluminescent cluster, is it just a better color?
From what I see, the Electroluminescent cluster is easier to see since the color is a bit brighter, There is an actual Temperature Guage, and looks more lively than the single color red we have on the 2.5is
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:53 PM   #7990
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So some sad news today, my transmission just quit on me in my driveway the bearings were squeaking for about 2 months, and today I depressed the clutch and it stayed depressed and burnt my clutch and made an awful noise. I just hope it doesn't burn a huge hole in the wallet :@
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #7991
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I think I bought it from Havok but I don't remember lol.
Yup lol

I had some guy custom make it for me for like $25 wayyy before Grimmspeed came out with theirs.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #7992
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Yup lol

I had some guy custom make it for me for like $25 wayyy before Grimmspeed came out with theirs.
Still holding strong too! Even after blasting through the snow the other day.

I should still pick up a couple grimmspeed ones considering they are 15 minutes away. Lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #7993
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So some sad news today, my transmission just quit on me in my driveway the bearings were squeaking for about 2 months, and today I depressed the clutch and it stayed depressed and burnt my clutch and made an awful noise. I just hope it doesn't burn a huge hole in the wallet :@
That seems like a pretty short life for a tranny, how many kms on it?
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #7994
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That seems like a pretty short life for a tranny, how many kms on it?
116xxx kms I think the throw out bearing decided to be a dick, the car will idle fine and everything until I push the clutch in, it squeaks really loud and I can smell the clutch burning
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #7995
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Yup lol

I had some guy custom make it for me for like $25 wayyy before Grimmspeed came out with theirs.
any way to contact this "guy"?
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:20 PM   #7996
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116xxx kms I think the throw out bearing decided to be a dick, the car will idle fine and everything until I push the clutch in, it squeaks really loud and I can smell the clutch burning
I'm not familiar with the throw out bearing, but I can't imagine anything major going this soon unless your teaching kids how to drive stick for a living.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #7997
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I'm not familiar with the throw out bearing, but I can't imagine anything major going this soon unless your teaching kids how to drive stick for a living.
I bought the car used at 97xxx and at about 105kms got the tranny fluid changed, ever since then the bearings have been squeaking and now this. Not gonna lie I drive my car really hard I knew it was gonna happen sooner or later
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:34 AM   #7998
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:05 AM   #7999
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That's a huge spot! Don't got em that big in NYC. Are those enkei rims?
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That's a huge spot! Don't got em that big in NYC. Are those enkei rims?
Come on, Reid, give us the full wheel/tire spec! I am always impressed you fit all that in there! Your car always looks so good! What I hope mine looks like some day as my daily driver! Perfect stance stuffed full of wheel/tire without wild camber or tire stretch. Just so clean!
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