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Old 02-12-2013, 12:00 AM   #9126
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this was in colorado, marked as a jeep trail... had no problems, but its just reading where you want to go to prevent damage under car, and taking it slowly.
Interesting thanks for the insight!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #9127
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Thoughts on Grimmspeed's Master Cylinder Brace?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:12 PM   #9128
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Worth every penny. I posted a few pictures and a review of mine somewhere in this thread. Probably around a year ago.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:34 PM   #9129
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Worth every penny. I posted a few pictures and a review of mine somewhere in this thread. Probably around a year ago.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:16 PM   #9130
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do OEM STI headlamps fit in our cars? because I heard that they will fit into a WRX and that they just drop right it... but I don't have a WRX.. and I also have heard that they are better than getting an HID kit.. if not what is a good HID kit for our cars?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #9131
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do OEM STI headlamps fit in our cars? because I heard that they will fit into a WRX and that they just drop right it... but I don't have a WRX.. and I also have heard that they are better than getting an HID kit.. if not what is a good HID kit for our cars?
No HID kit is good. Yes all headlights 08+ WRX/STI will fit.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:43 PM   #9132
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No HID kit is good. Yes all headlights 08+ WRX/STI will fit.
is there an advantage of replacing the stock 2.5i headlights for a WRX/STI headlight?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:46 PM   #9133
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is there an advantage of replacing the stock 2.5i headlights for a WRX/STI headlight?
WRX? No.

STI? Yes.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #9134
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WRX? No.

STI? Yes.
what does the STI headlights have that the 2.5i and the WRX don't?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:57 PM   #9135
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WRX? No.

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what does the STI headlights have that the 2.5i and the WRX don't?
Depends which WRX. if its Base or Premium, no because they are halogens..

WRX Limited and STI will have an advantage due to its HID's.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:31 PM   #9136
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Depends which WRX. if its Base or Premium, no because they are halogens..

WRX Limited and STI will have an advantage due to its HID's.
alright sweet thanks! and just getting the OEM WRX Limited or the STI headlamp is smarter than getting a HID kit?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:35 PM   #9137
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alright sweet thanks! and just getting the OEM WRX Limited or the STI headlamp is smarter than getting a HID kit?
Well.. you should buy HID headlights. But you could just install HID kits into your stock halogen projectors. Only problem you will have is minimal glare, and maybe some trouble from cops.

I'd personally say stick with stock halos, and get HID kit... Then use that money that was supposed to go into a headlight (around $600?), and save it for future mods.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #9138
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Well.. you should buy HID headlights. But you could just install HID kits into your stock halogen projectors. Only problem you will have is minimal glare, and maybe some trouble from cops.

I'd personally say stick with stock halos, and get HID kit... Then use that money that was supposed to go into a headlight (around $600?), and save it for future mods.
This. I have a 35watt 5k digital kit in mine and I absolutely love it. Having it properly aimed will take care of any issues minus a little bit of glare. I've been running mine for 2 years now and haven't even had a cop look at them
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:42 PM   #9139
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Well.. you should buy HID headlights. But you could just install HID kits into your stock halogen projectors. Only problem you will have is minimal glare, and maybe some trouble from cops.

I'd personally say stick with stock halos, and get HID kit... Then use that money that was supposed to go into a headlight (around $600?), and save it for future mods.
yeah, that does sound like the best idea, any recommendations on intensity or where to get an HID kit for 08+?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #9140
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yeah, that does sound like the best idea, any recommendations on intensity or where to get an HID kit for 08+?
DDM tuning HID's seem to be popular with the 2.5i group. 35w 4500k-6000k. Anything above 6000k will look blue and may be a cop magnet as it is an "emergency" color.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:53 PM   #9141
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so i've added a RSB, upgraded Springs / dampers. Car definitely feels alot more neutral on corners.

What other mods would fellow 2.5i-ers recommend?

Are upgrading bushings worth the money? like ALK or Diff Bushings
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:55 PM   #9142
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so i've added a RSB, upgraded Springs / dampers. Car definitely feels alot more neutral on corners.

What other mods would fellow 2.5i-ers recommend?

Are upgrading bushings worth the money? like ALK or Diff Bushings
if you haven't... Tires for sure..
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:59 PM   #9143
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yikes forgot about that

but need to get rid of the stockers first :S
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:00 PM   #9144
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yikes forgot about that

but need to get rid of the stockers first :S
Keep your stockers as backup/winter set (assuming you go to snow).
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:41 PM   #9145
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so i've added a RSB, upgraded Springs / dampers. Car definitely feels alot more neutral on corners.
What other mods would fellow 2.5i-ers recommend?
Are upgrading bushings worth the money? like ALK or Diff Bushings
You made the first couple big leaps so props to you for that.
Tires are a definite +1, short shifter&bushings, upgraded brake pads, grimmspeed mastercylinder brace, new brake fluid. The suspension bushings are really upto you. I purchased nearly every bushing that will fit our cars (including the rear diff bushings and ALK) and some really are just not worth it unless your building a track car and/or you want your car to be 100% stiff lol.
If anybody does want to buy whiteline's ALK (anti-lift kit) or rear diff bushings feel free to pm me!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:44 PM   #9146
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Has anyone taken there heat shield off the headers?
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:51 PM   #9147
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Rallysport headers and de-shielded the cat pipe. Made way to much rattling noise for me.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:33 AM   #9148
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yeah, that does sound like the best idea, any recommendations on intensity or where to get an HID kit for 08+?
Don't get a HID kit unless you have HID projectors. If all you want is more light output look at H9 bulbs, they're pretty much the same bulb design as the stock ones. You can get a pair for less than $15 and have a lot more usable light than the stock bulbs and you won't blind everyone on the road.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:08 AM   #9149
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Rallysport headers and de-shielded the cat pipe. Made way to much rattling noise for me.
Yeah I'm getting some rattling and thinking about buying the rally sports, is the heat shield really necessary?
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #9150
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Yeah I'm getting some rattling and thinking about buying the rally sports, is the heat shield really necessary?
In the cold (-30c) I throw a cat inefficiently code from the rallisoprts just because its a high flow and need a lot of heat to work.

But for stock set up, probably wouldn't happen at all, heat shields not necessary. Just a protection thing.

I was so much happier when they were gone. Not a single noise now.
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