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Old 07-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #11426
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After a lot of elbow grease, I turned the ugly 08 wrx grille into the beauty I have below and swapped out the stock one.

My bro also bought me a 30" Totron LED lightbar! After basically hacking up all of the lower grille; it fits flush and is mounted very solid. One word describes this beast, BRIGHT!
Looks like a grill shining in someone's mouth.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:08 PM   #11427
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Looks like a grill shining in someone's mouth.
I said the same EXACT thing to myself when I seen it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:10 PM   #11428
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bumpdate, After a lot of elbow grease, I turned the ugly 08 wrx grille into the beauty I have below and swapped out the stock one. My bro also bought me a 30" Totron LED lightbar! After basically hacking up all of the lower grille; it fits flush and is mounted very solid. One word describes this beast, BRIGHT!
Can you take a few pics (with the same settings) to compare low beams, high beams, and the bar? As much as I hate supporting China, if it's the same quality as the RI bar and much cheaper, I might consider it as an option.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #11429
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Looks like a grill shining in someone's mouth.
Hey, at least its not bad as the previous generation mazda 3 front bumper. That thing looked like a giant whale face smiling at you!

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I said the same EXACT thing to myself when I seen it.
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Can you take a few pics (with the same settings) to compare low beams, high beams, and the bar? As much as I hate supporting China, if it's the same quality as the RI bar and much cheaper, I might consider it as an option.
Will do once I get my friend's DSLR from him!
TBH, when comparing the two; the cost isn't justified for the RI lightbar IMO. Personally, I'm the same way. I try not to support China, but so much stuff in the US is made by them anyways ......and keep in mind me drive Japanese cars
Just look at the links and compare the specs and prices:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321154519972...84.m1497.l2649
http://www.rigidindustries.com/30-E-...-series-30.htm

Totron has 10,800 lumens @ $282.50 + free shipping
RI has 12,600 @ ~$1000 + shipping
cost per lumen: Totron ~$.02
"" RI: ~$.07
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:38 PM   #11430
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After a lot of elbow grease, I turned the ugly 08 wrx grille into the beauty I have below and swapped out the stock one.
So you dremeled off the inside? I was thinking of doing that but i got lazy LOL
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #11431
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So you dremeled off the inside? I was thinking of doing that but i got lazy LOL
Yes, in reference to the '08 wrx grille. Be prepared to use a lot of bondo and sandpaper tho. Each pillar that you dremel out leaves a gap and you need to fill all of those....It took way longer than it should have tbh.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:26 PM   #11432
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Yes, in reference to the '08 wrx grille. Be prepared to use a lot of bondo and sandpaper tho. Each pillar that you dremel out leaves a gap and you need to fill all of those....It took way longer than it should have tbh.
Mmm ok then, thanks for the heads up
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:40 PM   #11433
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Hey, at least its not bad as the previous generation mazda 3 front bumper. That thing looked like a giant whale face smiling at you!
Oh I know, terrible design from Mazda.

I'm very partial to your front lip, I can't decide if I like it or not. Something about not having one on my car just seems to work.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:44 PM   #11434
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Anyone local to 07701 have any interest in my sti seats, not sure the price but I have matching front and rear, I would just need your rears along with some money because I traded my rears for the sti rears plus cash so I don't have my stocks any one local hit me up and we can talk looking to sell quick so I'm ready to make a deal
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:13 PM   #11435
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Anyone local to 07701 have any interest in my sti seats, not sure the price but I have matching front and rear, I would just need your rears along with some money because I traded my rears for the sti rears plus cash so I don't have my stocks any one local hit me up and we can talk looking to sell quick so I'm ready to make a deal
Going back to stock and selling your car?
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #11436
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Anyone local to 07701 have any interest in my sti seats, not sure the price but I have matching front and rear, I would just need your rears along with some money because I traded my rears for the sti rears plus cash so I don't have my stocks any one local hit me up and we can talk looking to sell quick so I'm ready to make a deal
Wagon or sedan?
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:25 PM   #11437
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Going back to stock then selling or trading in, time for a change and might be getting a new job so want something with better mpg, it's a wagon
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:42 PM   #11438
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Going back to stock then selling or trading in, time for a change and might be getting a new job so want something with better mpg, it's a wagon
If you wanna just straight swap to 08 WRX seats that's cool with me
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:56 PM   #11439
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If you wanna just straight swap to 08 WRX seats that's cool with me
Lol no thanks looking for some money if not their going with the car, depending on how soon most of my stuff will also be for sale for suspension I'll be leaving all the bushings because I don't wanna deal with taking them out, but I have shocks&springs, sways&endlinks, short shifter, master cylinder brace, wheels and tires, weather tech floor mats and rain guards(I'll let them go sooner) impreza plate delete and relocation kit, wrx wing(in silver) and that's probably it PM me if you guys are interested in anything you get first dibs before I make a f/s thread...
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #11440
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Totron has 10,800 lumens @ $282.50 + free shipping
RI has 12,600 @ ~$1000 + shipping
cost per lumen: Totron ~$.02
"" RI: ~$.07
Interesting numbers. How was the install? Did it come with the wiring and switches?

And where would be a convenient place to enter the vehicle if I were to mount on the rack?
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:05 PM   #11441
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Interesting numbers. How was the install? Did it come with the wiring and switches? And where would be a convenient place to enter the vehicle if I were to mount on the rack?
I've actually looked into putting a light bar on the roof rack, you should be able to run the wires down thru the windshield trim and then down around into a rubber plug/grommet in the cowl ("fire wall")
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #11442
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Just hit 30K the other day...


Replacing garage-door-seal lip w/ this:


Testfitting... IMHO it looks TOO aggressive for my taste.
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Old 07-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #11443
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I like it tho. Looks cool
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #11444
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Mmm ok then, thanks for the heads up
No problem!

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Oh I know, terrible design from Mazda.
I'm very partial to your front lip, I can't decide if I like it or not. Something about not having one on my car just seems to work.
Same here lol. If you get the ebay rep, your going to have to spend a lot of time fixing the imperfections. I wish I would have done that in the first place.

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I would if I had cash

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Interesting numbers. How was the install? Did it come with the wiring and switches?
And where would be a convenient place to enter the vehicle if I were to mount on the rack?
The install was fairly easy. It did not come with wiring and switches, but luckily I had some 14-guage wire as well as a switch laying around. I brought the wire into the cab via making a very small hole into the factory firewall grommet and proceeded to mount the switch right by the cigarette lighter.
Also like others have said, I would route the wiring along the windshield rubber and under the factory roof rails. see below..

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Just hit 30K the other day...

Testfitting... IMHO it looks TOO aggressive for my taste.
Congrats! If you don't want your lip, I'll take it off your hands
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:51 PM   #11445
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Finished the lift and some nice tires....

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Congrats! If you don't want your lip, I'll take it off your hands
Are you planning to mount it under your replica lip? I've already trimmed the ends & bent it to fit our cars. PM me if you are still interested.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:12 PM   #11447
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Finished the lift and some nice tires
Sexy... What size tires? I'm planning to get some General Altimax Arctic w/ the same steelies for the winter.

Suspension mods?
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #11448
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Sexy... What size tires? I'm planning to get some General Altimax Arctic w/ the same steelies for the winter.

Suspension mods?
Tires are 205/75-15 General Grabber AT2.

I have KSport Coilovers spun up to the max safe height and Subtle Solutions 1" Lift Spacers. It handles pretty good, but the ride is a bit harsher than stock suspension because of the stiff coilover springs.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #11449
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Finished the lift and some nice tires....
Why a lift?
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Why a lift?
Because rally car.
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