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Old 12-01-2013, 06:50 PM   #13051
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Looking for a double din touch screen radio for xmas this year. Whats everyone recommend? I just want Bluetooth and XM radio. If I get xm, do I need to buy extra XM adapter stuff or does it come with everything I need? Thoughts? Recommendations? Is it pretty straight forward to do yourself? Or should I bring it in?
As far as the installation, definitely something you could do yourself within an hour. Save yourself the 60-100 bucks, watch the 5 min YouTube video and just do it. Crutchfield.com has everything you need for DIY install.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #13052
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Finally clean

I took off the black plastidip on the wheels and put on anthracite grey with glossifier

Nice bum

Looking mean
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:21 PM   #13053
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As far as the installation, definitely something you could do yourself within an hour. Save yourself the 60-100 bucks, watch the 5 min YouTube video and just do it. Crutchfield.com has everything you need for DIY install.
+1 to Crutchfield, I ordered an appradio and love/hate it. The features are awesome and does exactly what I want, run phone apps on a touchscreen radio. But, it's glitchy, kinda slow, and has a buncha warning screens. Would still recommend it and took me about 2 hours to install, comes with GPS antenna, microphone for Bluetooth, safety e-brake sensor wire, etc, etc but still pretty easy. Crutchfield gives you very clear instructions plus will answer any questions over the phone and walk ya through the install if you need it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #13054
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Time to post.





Here's my 2010 Impreza 2.5i premium.

So far:
Whiteline RSB 22mm
Kartboy Rear Endlinks
(Front Sway bars + Endlinks soon)
2013 WRX Wheels
(Kumho 4x tires coming on this week)
Debadged Trunk


Thinking of suspension mods next.
The GTWORX/Bilsteins + RCE are pretty appealing... but I don't have the money for it at the moment. The other option is to get wrx swapped suspensions.

What do you have installed on yours?

Also perhaps brake mods.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:00 PM   #13055
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Still waiting for the first snow of the season good enough to play in with my car....
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:42 PM   #13056
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Finally clean I took off the black plastidip on the wheels and put on anthracite grey with glossifier Nice bum Looking mean
I understand the rear spoiler but why the wrx hood? Kind of a ricer thing to do since you're NA. It looks good but still -___-

Here's my now monster truck riding on lowering springs now :/



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Old 12-01-2013, 09:44 PM   #13057
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Looking for a double din touch screen radio for xmas this year. Whats everyone recommend? I just want Bluetooth and XM radio. If I get xm, do I need to buy extra XM adapter stuff or does it come with everything I need? Thoughts? Recommendations? Is it pretty straight forward to do yourself? Or should I bring it in?
I have the kenwood ddx470. It's at best buy now for $279
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:57 PM   #13058
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I understand the rear spoiler but why the wrx hood? Kind of a ricer thing to do since you're NA. It looks good but still -___-
Looks 100x better than the stock hood in my opinion. There's so much surface area it needs something on there. Plus it was a straight trade, don't know if anyone would have passed up that opportunity.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #13059
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Looking for a double din touch screen radio for xmas this year. Whats everyone recommend? I just want Bluetooth and XM radio. If I get xm, do I need to buy extra XM adapter stuff or does it come with everything I need? Thoughts? Recommendations? Is it pretty straight forward to do yourself? Or should I bring it in?
Pioneer. Buy from Crutchfield or Sonicelectronix.com. Get your wiring harness from username SVXdc (David) and an Axxess online if you have steering wheel controls. Otherwise I'm sure either Crutchfield or Sonic will have one that's included.

Install is very easy. I recommend picking up a cheap ($20) soldering gun or borrowing one and doing it. If you don't have solder experience, just dink around with a few scrap wires for 10 minutes. Remember, test your connections BEFORE soldering. I just wrap all of mine with electrical tape. Kind of a hassle to wrap them all, plug it in to make sure it works, take it out and solder but it's a much stronger connection. You can also use butt connectors or crimps. I guess I just prefer soldering.

Tomorrow is the time to buy, Cyber Monday deals all over the place.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:25 PM   #13060
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Looks 100x better than the stock hood in my opinion. There's so much surface area it needs something on there. Plus it was a straight trade, don't know if anyone would have passed up that opportunity.
I had someone want a straight trade too, but I would get so much **** for having that.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:29 PM   #13061
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I had someone want a straight trade too, but I would get so much **** for having that.
So you didn't do it just because other people wouldn't like it? I thought it was your car...
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:09 PM   #13062
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So you didn't do it just because other people wouldn't like it? I thought it was your car...
Because I don't have a turbo. ThAts just like the people with fake turbo decals, etc that are super ricey and lame
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:11 PM   #13063
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Because I don't have a turbo. ThAts just like the people with fake turbo decals, etc that are super ricey and lame
My OBW came with a hood scoop, factory, and it didn't have a turbo. If he likes how it looks on the car I don't see a problem.

Personally I like how it looks a lot, but I wouldn't swap hoods on my Impreza because I want to avoid my car being a cop magnet.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #13064
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My OBW came with a hood scoop, factory, and it didn't have a turbo. If he likes how it looks on the car I don't see a problem.

Personally I like how it looks a lot, but I wouldn't swap hoods on my Impreza because I want to avoid my car being a cop magnet.
lol, I highly doubt a cop is going to care if you have a hood scoop or not.

The cops care if you are speeding or not.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:35 PM   #13065
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Because I don't have a turbo. ThAts just like the people with fake turbo decals, etc that are super ricey and lame
I also passed up the scooped hood. Salty crap getting into the engine bay rusting everything. I could only justify a hood on an na if it was partly functional. Intake or oil/tranny cooler there.

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So you didn't do it just because other people wouldn't like it? I thought it was your car...
What led lights are those? They look sweet.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:29 AM   #13066
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Pioneer. Buy from Crutchfield or Sonicelectronix.com. Get your wiring harness from username SVXdc (David) and an Axxess online if you have steering wheel controls. Otherwise I'm sure either Crutchfield or Sonic will have one that's included.

Install is very easy. I recommend picking up a cheap ($20) soldering gun or borrowing one and doing it. If you don't have solder experience, just dink around with a few scrap wires for 10 minutes. Remember, test your connections BEFORE soldering. I just wrap all of mine with electrical tape. Kind of a hassle to wrap them all, plug it in to make sure it works, take it out and solder but it's a much stronger connection. You can also use butt connectors or crimps. I guess I just prefer soldering.

Tomorrow is the time to buy, Cyber Monday deals all over the place.
What needs to be soldered? I have a gun just curious what would need soldering
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:53 AM   #13067
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What needs to be soldered? I have a gun just curious what would need soldering
Wiring harness to the headunit harness. You buy an aftermarket harness so you don't have to mess around with your OEM wiring. It's a female end harness. Cost $20 or so.
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Old 12-02-2013, 05:56 AM   #13068
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What led lights are those? They look sweet.
Thanks. They are these. I used double sided tape and the provided screws to mount them.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/310703851698?redirect=mobile
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #13069
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Finally clean
WOW, that looks perfect. Wheels match nicely!
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #13070
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Haven't posted these here yet. Makes me miss the summer set up....


Down n Out. by Reid Elattrache, on Flickr


Fit. by Reid Elattrache, on Flickr


Hyper Black. by Reid Elattrache, on Flickr


The Sube and I. by Reid Elattrache, on Flickr
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #13071
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WOW, that looks perfect. Wheels match nicely!
Thank you! Just give me your suspension
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:46 PM   #13072
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Haven't posted these here yet. Makes me miss the summer set up....
Nice shots!
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #13073
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Haven't posted these here yet. Makes me miss the summer set up....
I love the two-tone color!
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:47 PM   #13074
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Hey reide, what rims are those again? Still a super nice car!!!
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #13075
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One from tonight..

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