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Old 08-05-2014, 03:19 AM   #1
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Talking My first Subaru - 2005 OBS - Now with multicolor wheels!

Hi all!

West Virginia native here! I've had this 2005 Impreza OBS for a few months now, and I'm just starting to make it 'my' car. I love the way it handles, I love that it's a manual, and I love the cargo room. And the way it looks, too!

I'm on a research internship Down Under and I miss my car. I thought I'd join here to join in on the Subie love.

I've already done my first oil change (an absolute breeze) and I can't wait to start modifying it. I don't want to do anything big yet, but I will go to a bigger rear sway bar when I get home. As far as aesthetics go, I want to replace the headliner fabric with something with a little more style and change the dash lights color. Any other mods that you'd recommend?

Oh, and I've dipped the wheels in a few colors. I couldn't decide which color to go with, and I thought I'd give it a distinctive look, haha.

Here she is!





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Old 08-05-2014, 03:31 AM   #2
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Oh wow. I was expecting a bunch of clowns to pop out of it.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #3
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This looks better



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Old 08-05-2014, 02:19 PM   #4
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Well, at least the cops will have something distinct to look for when the Insane clown posse steals your car.

Jokes aside, I like it. But I feel bad that I do.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:50 PM   #5
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Jokes aside, I like it. But I feel bad that I do.
Do you like it enough To drive it though?
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:00 PM   #6
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Do you like it enough To drive it though?
Ya know OP, those body panels accept plasti-dip just as easily. Why stop at the wheels? Make it truly one-of-a-kind!
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:27 PM   #7
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Sometimes I wish Subaru did stuff like this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswa..._Mk3#Harlequin

But they just don't have the color selection. Blue, dark blue, Red, maroon, gray, dark gray, light gray, really dark gray (black), and really light gray (go ahead and guess).

OP, I like it!
I especially like that when you rotate your tires, it gives the car a different look altogether!
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:12 PM   #8
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This looks better
Not bad! The wheels also looked nice when I did the white basecoat. I'm still kicking myself for not putting them on and taking a few photos like that. The dark grey compliments both of the body tones.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:14 PM   #9
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Jokes aside, I like it. But I feel bad that I do.
This is the most common response I've gotten!
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #10
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Thanks for the comments! Maybe someday I'll Harlequinize it, who knows!

For now, it seems like the purple and orange don't go well together. What do you think would look better, hot pink and orange? Or something completely different?
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:21 PM   #11
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I think all one color would look better than multiple but thats just me
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:58 PM   #12
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I think all one color would look better than multiple but thats just me
I prefer fuchsia and mauve. But that's just me.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:59 PM   #13
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fuchsia and mauve.
Fuchsia..
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:16 PM   #14
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I was going to do that to one of mine so I like it.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:38 AM   #15
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Any other mods that you'd recommend?
Rainbow stickers. Lots and lots of rainbow stickers.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:47 AM   #16
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just pick one color, but to each is their own. if you like how it shows then keep er! =)
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:25 AM   #17
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Fuchsia..
Fuchsia and Magenta, makes "Fugenta." Since we are mixing colors.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:40 AM   #18
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On the plus side, at least no one will ask you for a ride.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:53 AM   #19
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Sticker bomb the wheels.
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:05 PM   #20
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Well, at least the cops will have something distinct to look for when the Insane clown posse steals your car.

Jokes aside, I like it. But I feel bad that I do.
It's like bonking a fat chick. Satisfying, but you don't want your friends to know.

Only you can remove plastidip.....
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:39 PM   #21
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Only you can remove plastidip.....
Were you quoting Smokey the bear?
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:00 PM   #22
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This looks better



This.

I'm not a huge fan of the colored wheels, depends on the car and setup though. One color would be cool, 4 colors.. not my taste.

Your car though, if you like it, that's all that matters!
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:38 AM   #23
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I would agree with most on here one color would be good, but it's your car if you like it then that's what matters.
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