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Old 05-16-2016, 10:14 AM   #1
Obviously Tyler
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Well, I figured I'd start my own thread for my WRX. I was finally able to get my hands on my dream car back in late January of 2016. Most maintenance is done myself and I've installed all of my own mods so far. It's been a fun learning experience.

She's a 2016 WRX Premium w/ CVT. Silver was not my first choice of color, but I jumped on the first one available on the dealer's lot. I got a great price being an employee. Plus, some of you might remember my 2014 Impreza which was also silver. I'm carrying on the silver and bronze theme.

My goal here is to 'build' her as clean and as simple as possible without going overboard, but while still standing out in a crowd. I've immersed myself into the world of automotive photography as well so there will be plenty of pictures in here. Any updates will probably be added to the original post.

Mod List


Exterior
BaysonR front lip
BaysonR rear spats
Paint-matched bumper plugs
Painted premium headlights
5000k LED low beam bulbs
5000k LED C-light bulbs
Yellow high beam bulbs
3000k LED fog lights bulbs
Trunk debadged
Gloss black WRX badge

Interior
Perrin E-brake button (spring left in)
Kicker door speaker upgrade
Kicker tweeter upgrade
Galaxy print steering wheel emblem overlay
Matte black WRX steering wheel inlay

Suspension and Wheel/Tire
RCE Yellow lowering springs
SPC adjustable rear control arms
Custom alignment
18x9.5 +38 Avid AV-20 wheels in Matte Bronze
18x9.5 +45 Enkei RPF-1 powder coated Blitz Bronze
255/35-18 BFGoodrich g-Force Comp2 A/S tires

Engine/Exhaust
Nameless axle-back exhaust 5" mufflers, 3.5" tips staggered
Nameless axle-back exhaust 4" mufflers, 3.5" double wall tips
Engine is remaining stock for awhile

To-Do List
Torklift EcoHitch
JDM grille
BaysonR side skirts
30% window tint
Gloss black roof wrap
AOS/Catch can
Paddle shifter extensions
JDM exhaust finishers
Nameless mid-pipe
22mm adjustable rear sway bar


Picture Gallery

2016WRX-2 by Tyler McGowan, on Flickr
AVID-1 by Tyler McGowan, on Flickr
carshow-7 by Tyler McGowan, on Flickr
trophy-1 by Tyler McGowan, on Flickr
Nightfall-3 by Tyler McGowan, on Flickr
New Wheels-4 by Tyler McGowan, on Flickr
20160630-IMG_0450 by Tyler McGowan, on Flickr

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Old 05-16-2016, 12:32 PM   #2
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What are your thoughts on the kicker speakers/tweeters without a headunit/amp upgrade?
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:43 PM   #3
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What are your thoughts on the kicker speakers/tweeters without a headunit/amp upgrade?
To me, they're just okay and they're fine for now. They mostly help with clarity in higher volume. Lower volume they're probably perfect.

An amp upgrade would probably wake them up a little bit.

But they're still worlds better than stock with the OEM headunit.
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:20 PM   #4
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That license plate is so fun to read.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:51 AM   #5
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Beautiful car!
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:52 AM   #6
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By the way, are 5000k LED low beam bulbs good? Have plans to try... Any night photos?
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:43 AM   #7
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By the way, are 5000k LED low beam bulbs good? Have plans to try... Any night photos?
They're definitely better than the halogen bulbs in my projector headlights.

No night time photos. If I remember I'll try to take a couple.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:37 AM   #8
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Hows the fitment on Bayson front lip?
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:43 AM   #9
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Hows the fitment on Bayson front lip?
Wasn't exactly perfect. Came in bent on one side but installing it straightened it out. But I won't argue for like $100.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:16 PM   #10
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What bulbs are you using in your fog lights, and how do you like them? Do you have any output shots?

I am annoyed Subaru uses 19w H16s in the fogs. I want to upgrade my stock bulbs with better halogens, but I don't know how any halogen will look good and have decent output at 19w...
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #11
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What bulbs are you using in your fog lights, and how do you like them? Do you have any output shots?

I am annoyed Subaru uses 19w H16s in the fogs. I want to upgrade my stock bulbs with better halogens, but I don't know how any halogen will look good and have decent output at 19w...
They're 3000k LEDs from Subispeed I believe. And I think they're actually H11 bulbs. They're much better than any halogen I've used, but obviously more expensive.

As stated above I'll work on some night time shots for you guys.
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:09 PM   #12
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Well my Avids were short lived. Picked up a set of Enkei RPF-1s today for a killer deal.

18x9.5 +45 with a set of 245/40-18 Blizzaks. Only paid $850. Already have the tires removed and these will be my primary wheels.

They have a little bit of rash but no bends or anything at all.

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:20 PM   #13
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Swapped out my Nameless axleback for another Nameless system with 4" mufflers instead of 5", and double wall tips instead of single.

I'll be adding a midpipe that I have soon, whenever they get around to sending me the hardware.

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Old 06-27-2016, 03:21 PM   #14
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RPF-1s are back from repair and powder coating.

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