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Old 11-25-2010, 08:02 PM   #1276
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hey JourdanWithaU wut type of exhaust is that? it lloks good i want sumthing like that on mine.. i got the SPT 08 WRX on mine
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:13 PM   #1277
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It's a SRS N1 3" Catback. In the pictures above and below it is on extra long hangers.



The extra long hangers were great when it came to where the tip was in relationship to the bumper but the flange that is nearest to the rear diff hung too low and I scraped it a lot.



I recently swapped out the hangers for the stock hangers and then this happened.



I just can't win...
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:53 AM   #1278
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Aww man what happend there did it melt or burn it.. y don't u go see a muffler shop n see what they can co
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:24 AM   #1279
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I bottomed out and the tip smashed the bumper. I plan to get a lip kit deal to cover it up. When the lip goes on, the muffler will be adjusted at the same time.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:22 PM   #1280
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It looks good though bro.. I've bottomed out before but no damage to the bumper
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:45 PM   #1281
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Since we're saving for a house, another free mod:

I painted the moustache flat black:







Was thinking of painting this (Chrome) next... what do you think?

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Old 11-28-2010, 01:28 PM   #1282
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Do it!
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:28 AM   #1283
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Nice mod! I almost like that better than the sport grille I was thinking about getting.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:01 PM   #1284
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I bought paint to do the same. is it necessary to scruff and prime the plastic chrome first?
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:25 PM   #1285
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YES! I didn't do any prep (like an idiot) on my trunk trim (and my grille) and the paint is chipping off very easily.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:00 PM   #1286
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^^ u always gotta prep b4 u paint bro
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:51 PM   #1287
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Yeah yeah yeah yeah. I don't know why I didn't prep.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:24 PM   #1288
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can someone expand on "prep"?

Does this involve sanding?

I want to do this: (like above)
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:37 PM   #1289
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Clean it, Mask what you don't want painted, sand it, clean it (again), Spray a coat of primer, Let it dry, Spray a coat of the color you want and let dry (repeat for a couple of coats), Spray clear coat and let it dry (if desired), Remove masking.

There are some videos on YouTube that go into a bit more detail, but that's the gist of it.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:38 PM   #1290
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clean it up real good i use water n sum alcohol pads.. No sanding just scuff it up with a scotch bright pad u can gettem at homedepot.. clean it once after u do that I used alcohol pads to get any fine particles I missed.. prime it let it dry then paint let it dry then clear coat.. I also used latex gloves doing this so the oil on ur fingers wont be seen
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:58 PM   #1291
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thanks guys
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:10 PM   #1292
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No problem good luck with ur DIY mod post sum pics after ur done
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:46 PM   #1293
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can someone expand on "prep"?

Does this involve sanding?

I want to do this: (like above)
You can remove the moustache only (it's 4 screws) so you don't need to mask anything.

My only prep was washing with dish detergent and scrubbing with a 3M pad. I put 1 layer of primer and about 5 coats of flat black.

Good luck
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:50 PM   #1294
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Hello!

I have been surfing this forum for a while, but recently I dove into a Silver 2.5i 5MT hatch, no options whatsoever. I didn't wanna drive a small front-drive econobox around that has one of the lowest safety ratings currently on the road, hahaha. I'm glad to have this car as it's my first time driving an AWD car In addition, it is one of the safest cars out there =D

Anyways, I noticed the rev's hanging, and I thought FLZ_Boy's explanation makes the most sense:

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I believe that the extra revs/holding or revs are to “somewhat” to help rev match your gear into relation with the speed of the car. Although, it really doesn’t do a great job at it (and it gets rather annoying if you do try to rev match during road courses). Subaru was better off leaving off this feature/annoyance, because it helps beginning manual drivers (less change to stall). However, it becomes harder to rev match for more experienced manual drivers (and sometimes causes more undue stress to the clutch and tranny).

I’m sure some of you 5-Speed manual experience the revs holding when you switch to higher gears also. I feel that the holding of revs just put more undue stress to the clutch and tranny and just accelerating clutch wear.

When I slow to crawling speed and push in the clutch while in gear, I sometimes would just shift to neutral to bring down the revs as it appears that the bumping of revs occur while you have the clutch pushed in, car is moving, and your in gear.

Or I can be totally wrong about this feature and Subaru just doesn’t have a great throttle by wire.
One trick I found that could help bring the rev's down from that "hang" is when you shift from whatever gear you're in to neutral first, then wait for the rev's to drop until it appropriately matches the rev's for the next gear. That's one way to drop the rev's. Mind you, this is dangerous when doing it in fast-moving traffic as the 1-2 shift could take some time while traffic is continuously accelerating, unless you accelerate fast enough to compensate for the time to shift from 1st to neutral to 2nd.

Just thought I would contribute since there might be other 5MT owners wondering the same thing. And anyways, I'm learning a lot about what other 2.5i owners are doing out there, so that's always awesome

Hope to contribute more and be a part of some discussion in the future
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:50 AM   #1295
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Welcome to the thread thio
What you are describing is double clutching downshift. It works for me I use alot except when in a situation where I need to get into low gear quickly to accelerate. It makes deceleration smoother when you get it right. I wonder if the hanging revs are due to advanced ignition timing, cause you get a bit of a rev bounce after letting off throttle.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:58 AM   #1296
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Nm. You are talking about shifting up. Yea I just leave the clutch pushed in until the revs are in good range 2200-2500rpm? It helps if you back off throttle before pushing in clutch. Never tried double clutch up shift. I'll try it on commute home.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:24 AM   #1297
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Bought the premium wheels off someone on nasioc. Loving that I have actual rims now granted its no crazy change. Although winters coming up so I might through the steelies back on.

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Old 12-05-2010, 08:59 PM   #1298
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Was thinking of painting this (Chrome) next... what do you think?

So I painted the chrome the same flat black; it looks OK just not the same impact as the grill imo. I also think it will look better with the dark summer wheels instead of my winters which I just put on.



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Old 12-13-2010, 04:09 PM   #1299
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Lookin good.. good job
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Nm. You are talking about shifting up. Yea I just leave the clutch pushed in until the revs are in good range 2200-2500rpm? It helps if you back off throttle before pushing in clutch. Never tried double clutch up shift. I'll try it on commute home.
Hi,

Thanks for the welcome

I tried this and I'm starting to get the hang of it. It seems much safer than letting the car coast in neutral while the engine revs fall. Thanks again
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