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Old 01-22-2014, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default Sumones swp build: exactly like every other one but different!

Welcome to my build thread! I started this as a way to keep track of the changes I'm making to my 2014 SWP hatch.

A little back ground: I'm an Electrical Engineer, I do a lot of mountain biking and I love motorcycles. My previous car is a 2001 BMW 330i. I love the crap out of that car and cant seem to let it go lol . In my search for a new car I tracked down a TRD sport access cab in the dark blue and was at the dealer negotiating price. After 3 hours of waiting I noticed a 2012 wrx on the lot and asked to take it for a test drive. Long story short I came back with a car sales man shaking in fear and the biggest smile on my face. I went over the the Subaru dealer the next week and ordered a 2014 SWP Hatch and could not be happier.

My plan is to stay away from too many power mods because its under "warranty" and because I plan on swapping a turbo charged V8 into my bmw .

Current mods and mileage:
DIY taillight overlays: 400 miles
wc lathe works knob: 666 miles
15% tint all around: 1000 miles
Led interior lights: 1200 miles
Hella supertones: 1200 miles
Painted headlight: 1200 miles
Independent fogs: 1200 miles
Nameless axleback: 1200 miles
Gorilla gravel guards: 1200 miles
H9 conversion: 1200 miles
Gloss black roof wrap: 1800 miles

Current pic:




Millage: 2500



What happened: DIY vinyl overlays

I hated the stock chrome and wanted to do an overlay since I work with vinyl as a hobby. I almost choked at the prices some shops were charging for the overlays and then again at the install prices. After some digging around I decided to buy a entire roll of translucent red orical film (same price as the "pre cutt") and do it my self. My first few attempts I had the lights on the car and it didn't turn out to good. I took someones advice and removed the outre taillights. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND REMOVING THEM! It was 10 times easier and faster. I applaud any one who can do it on the car and on the first attempt. The best part is I still have over half a roll left for when I decide to redo them or can sell it off for most of my money back.


(Sorry for the crappy pics)





I also want to give a shout out to WC lathe works. He did an amazing job on my SS shift knob and had amazing customer service.



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Old 01-23-2014, 12:14 AM   #2
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dude where did you get the gear knob from?
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:51 AM   #3
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dude where did you get the gear knob from?
http://lathewerks.com/shop/index.php?cPath=1

WC Lathe Werks! He makes amazing products and it shipped within a few days!
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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Oh look who I found here on the site....big Jeff.

If only they had a camera in the test drive car..but anyways man. I wish u luck on this build. Just remember to overnight parts from China in time for race wars.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:55 PM   #5
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Hahaha thanks! Will see how it goes, I have a bunch of stuff in my shopping cart waiting for payday!

I just hope I don't blow the welds off my intake manifold by granny shifting and not double clutching like I should!

Next month I should be able to:

window tint, debadge front enblem, painted headlight housing and high beam bowl, tinted fogs, Hella supertones and plastidip/vinyl work.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:41 PM   #6
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Hahaha thanks! Will see how it goes, I have a bunch of stuff in my shopping cart waiting for payday!

I just hope I don't blow the welds off my intake manifold by granny shifting and not double clutching like I should!

Next month I should be able to:

window tint, debadge front enblem, painted headlight housing and high beam bowl, tinted fogs, Hella supertones and plastidip/vinyl work.
That's a good list man. Should pull a premium a week before race wars.

I know your vinyl work will be good. You do need a light bar for the front. It just speaks what you stand for with some off road lights
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:18 AM   #7
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some crappy cell phone pictures!

I finally got to install and drive it last night. I am blown away with how much of a difference this made. Very happy!
Current mileage: 835




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Old 02-01-2014, 07:28 PM   #8
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Hi guys. Pami over here.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:31 PM   #9
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Hey man what's up?
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:30 AM   #10
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finally got to play around in the snow!





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Old 02-08-2014, 01:11 PM   #11
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Tail lights look way better now.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:16 PM   #12
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Thanks! I still want to redo once side. I'm way better at manipulating vinyl now. Thinking about getting a led strip to mount above my license plate to act as a back up light so I can still be "legal"
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:06 PM   #13
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Thanks! I still want to redo once side. I'm way better at manipulating vinyl now. Thinking about getting a led strip to mount above my license plate to act as a back up light so I can still be "legal"
Or just cut the slots for the reverse light like I'll do.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:23 AM   #14
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Or just cut the slots for the reverse light like I'll do.
Eh I might if I have too.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:28 AM   #15
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I finally got tint! 15% all around










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Old 03-03-2014, 06:32 PM   #16
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We'll not a whole lot of action recently. But I have had some parts trickling in! Just ordered my exhaust!


Also. Starting to plan a new project with the help of the locals. Not too much more may happen to the Subaru once this is finalized.

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Old 03-24-2014, 09:40 PM   #17
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it's been a while since I uploaded. I'm still waiting on some things to come in but decided to start any way. First step was clearing space in the garage lol. So much awesomeness my wallet can't keep up.... And then I was able to get to work! I also have been working on a bunch of decals for every one.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:46 PM   #18
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Nice hatch man!
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:44 AM   #19
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Nice hatch man!
Thanks man! I cant wait for every thing to come in. It wont look/sound quite as stock soon
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:52 PM   #20
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Crappy pics from my progress this weekend. I still need to install the mud flaps and do some more plasti dip work. I cant wait until I can get some new wheels.


I painted my headlights according to overlands DIY. However it turns out my oven is not very reliable. The first one I had in there for 30 minutes waiting for the "preheat" light to turn off. I had the oven set at 220 but after becoming impatient I checked it using a thermometer I had... It ended up being at 350!!!! The good news is nothing was damaged or melted, so if you wanting to bake them open but too scared DONT WORRY. I used krylon stain glass yellow for the high beams, dupli metal cast for the turn signals and rustolem satin black for plastics on the shroud.

While the bumper was off:

I installed the hella super tones with the subiemods kit. I fallowed the directions they have and it was very straight forward and simple install.

I did more vinyl work, this time my fog lights. I removed the lights and used some yellow vinyl I ordered off ebay (for less then the "pre cut" overlays). I have enough left over to do about 3- 4 more lights. VERY simple compared to the tail lights.

I also removed and plasti dipped the fog light housings and side vents.

I absolutely love the look!




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Old 04-01-2014, 10:41 PM   #21
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some more progress today.

Installed the front mud flaps, painted the side badge and wired up independent fog lights!

I went with gorilla off road gravel guards and I have to say they are very very nice. Thick, stiff, very good instructions, amazing customer support and grate quality. Plus they are under $100, you cant go wrong. So far I have only done the fronts atm and I plasti dipped the side badge while I had that part off.

I fallowed on of the DIY's here and wired up my fog lights to turn on independently. I used a vampire clamp on the signal wire from the stalk, a add a fuse for the main power and the existing relay. The wiring was not hard but I did end up taking every thing apart on that side of the dash to have room.

I also installed some LED interior lights from amazon. The kit fit ok, I did have to bend a few of the connections to get them to fit. However I have to give the seller an A++, a bad license plate bulb came with the original kit. I emailed them about it and not even 10 minutes later I had the tracking number for 2 new bulbs
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H9 retro fit!



and a random pic of my little Buddha that has been in all my cars looking over and protecting me.


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Old 04-02-2014, 09:48 AM   #22
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I plan on making some vinyl emblem overlays. Does any one have a vector file they would like to share with me?
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:32 PM   #23
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Today was All Team Bash! I managed to get my wrx finished just in time... My nameless axle back exhaust came in yesterday, I plasti dipped the rims, installed the rear mudflaps and re did some of my stickers lol.

I love the exhaust, it sounds amazing yet does not drone at all. I can actually have a conversation at highway speeds.








I parked next to a stock hatch and its amazing how different it looks.




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Old 04-06-2014, 06:13 PM   #24
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Looks sweet!
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:40 PM   #25
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I need more low lol.









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