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Old 02-19-2013, 11:29 PM   #9376
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You should sell me your front lip...
I can't, it's hiding 60mph raccoon damage on my lower bumper. I got it for $210 free shipping no tax at a Subaru dealer that had a website online when I was searching around for them. It was a pretty good deal.

It's paint is about as thin as paint gets while still making something the color of the paint. It's been on there for a year or so and needs repainting already.. I'll probably have the entire front end of my car, along with that lip painted by a body shop soon just to keep up with all the tiny stone chips, etc..
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:31 PM   #9377
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I can't, it's hiding 60mph raccoon damage on my lower bumper. I got it for $210 free shipping no tax at a Subaru dealer that had a website online when I was searching around for them. It was a pretty good deal.

It's paint is about as thin as paint gets while still making something the color of the paint. It's been on there for a year or so and needs repainting already.. I'll probably have the entire front end of my car, along with that lip painted by a body shop soon just to keep up with all the tiny stone chips, etc..
Good deal. Yeah Subarus have terrible paint.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:33 PM   #9378
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It fit amazingly perfect though.. Like to the tenth of a mm perfect.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:04 AM   #9379
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Any of you guys run 17" wheels on stock suspension? How bad does it look with the wheel gap?


Meaty Winter Tires make the gap even smaller.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:01 AM   #9380
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I can't, it's hiding 60mph raccoon damage on my lower bumper. I got it for $210 free shipping no tax at a Subaru dealer that had a website online when I was searching around for them. It was a pretty good deal.

It's paint is about as thin as paint gets while still making something the color of the paint. It's been on there for a year or so and needs repainting already.. I'll probably have the entire front end of my car, along with that lip painted by a body shop soon just to keep up with all the tiny stone chips, etc..
I just got the ebay version of that front lip. I plan on painting it myself this spring.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #9381
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FancyFootwork15 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-09-SUBARU...3c69c0&vxp=mtr

It's relatively cheap on ebay. Or were you just saying you wanted his because its already color matched?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #9382
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Meaty Winter Tires make the gap even smaller.
What tires?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:48 AM   #9383
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FancyFootwork15 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-09-SUBARU...3c69c0&vxp=mtr

It's relatively cheap on ebay. Or were you just saying you wanted his because its already color matched?
Color matched
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #9384
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Cobb el headers are going on tomorrow.. Catless 2.5 inch full exhaust

Ill let you guys know if I notice a difference. I'm expecting a slight increase in top end power.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:56 AM   #9385
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Thanks for the pictures of the 17" wheels on stock suspension. Love how 2 of the cars are Newport sedans just like mine. If I do decide to do wheels down the road... i'm doing 17x9 42et Bronze Rota Grids with 235/45/17 Conti DWS tires.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:08 PM   #9386
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changed my spark plugs


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Old 02-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #9387
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changed my spark plugs
Wow! How many miles did you accumulate with those?
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #9388
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Wow! How many miles did you accumulate with those?
im not sure LOL, i don't know if the dealership did a spark plugs change on my car when i bought it at 36k. But there were signs of someone changing it.

so i'm gonna say around 25kish? Lol. but theres a problem now; the coil pack of one of the spark plug doesn't go in all the way, but i felt it click so i hope its going to be ok
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:41 PM   #9389
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so i'm gonna say around 25kish? Lol. but theres a problem now; the coil pack of one of the spark plug doesn't go in all the way, but i felt it click so i hope its going to be ok
damn lol fingers crossed. hmu if u get stuck.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #9390
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im not sure LOL, i don't know if the dealership did a spark plugs change on my car when i bought it at 36k. But there were signs of someone changing it.

so i'm gonna say around 25kish? Lol. but theres a problem now; the coil pack of one of the spark plug doesn't go in all the way, but i felt it click so i hope its going to be ok
Lol nice. You should be fine as long as you heard the click as you stated. My miata's engine did the same on two of the four spark plugs when I had to do a compression test a few weeks ago.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #9391
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what is the recommended mi to change out the spark plugs? via (dealer/book)
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:08 PM   #9392
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what is the recommended mi to change out the spark plugs? via (dealer/book)
^^ 30k miles. Just had mine done along with th e 30k miles maintenance work.

I was going to put higher mileage plugs in there, like the ones with platinum or iridium other material to make them last longer, but the dealer didn't want to do that because if something happened, Subaru couldn't point to "wrong" plugs contributing to any possible future engine problem covered by the warranty. Maybe a ridiculous thing to say- I didn't have time to do any research at the time so I just let them put in the stock plugs. I'll change them out at 60k miles and maybe put better plugs in- if or when my long warranty has run out.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #9393
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what is the recommended mi to change out the spark plugs? via (dealer/book)
I did mine when I felt the car was misfiring at idol when stopped probably 40k
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #9394
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Lol nice. You should be fine as long as you heard the click as you stated. My miata's engine did the same on two of the four spark plugs when I had to do a compression test a few weeks ago.
I couldn't really hear the click, it was more of a feel. I felt it click lol hope that's the same

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damn lol fingers crossed. hmu if u get stuck.
Haha, fashoo i will


Yeah usually it's 30k, i got the ngk g power so i think that's the double platinum one. I think their 60k?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #9395
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Anyone running 17x7inch wheels? I have a friend whose selling a set of oz superleggera with tires for $500ish and idk how much of a difference they would be then a 17x8 if they were running the same tire size
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #9396
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K&N filter is utter most useless pos. Gotta love that HP gain 0.000000001 or sorry huge HP gains the box claims. There better/happy?
No about tuning a 2.5i not being worth the $$
My bad, you were taking about k&n filter.

Everyone agree tuning 2.5i is a good use of funds?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:56 PM   #9397
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before anyone asks Epic Engineering Springs on 09 WRX (RICER ALERT) struts
How do you like the springs, I have them too, I like them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:43 PM   #9398
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No about tuning a 2.5i not being worth the $$
My bad, you were taking about k&n filter.

Everyone agree tuning 2.5i is a good use of funds?
If I had a tactrix cable I woulda done so already
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:57 PM   #9399
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If I had a tactrix cable I woulda done so already
Those things are stupid expensive. 169 American, that like 450 Canadian
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #9400
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No about tuning a 2.5i not being worth the $$
My bad, you were taking about k&n filter.

Everyone agree tuning 2.5i is a good use of funds?
Depends on how you go about doing it...

Opensource? Yes.

Cobb AP? No.


If you can get a good tune for less than ~$300, I think it would be worth it. But if it's going to cost upwards of $700. Forget it.
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