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Old 09-08-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, got my car on 8/14. Got all exterior surfaces and wheels coated with Cquartz Finest done two days after delivery at Signature Detailing in Hillsborough, NJ. Some great guys there, highly recommended.

This is my first Subaru, coming from Hondas. Really looking forward to being part of the online and offline community. So far, NASIOC has been really helpful and amusing.

While I am not planning on modifying the car too much other than wheels and maybe suspension. I am also planning on getting the LED 3000K fog lights, most likely the SubiSpeed ones.

Anyway here is the car, was a very long wait.

Interior LED's -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G3GBV1M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

License Plate LED's- http://amzn.com/B00JIEX722

High\DRLs - Amazon.com: OSRAM HB3 Yellow Tinted All Season Bulbs: Automotive

Flaps - RokBlokz\Short

Vanity Lights - http://www.vleds.com/6k-white-hi-pow...ight-bulb.html

License Plate \Med - http://skenedesign.com/FPBracket/index.shtml

An since I am an old fart with two kids and two car seats in the back I had to get this car seat covers to match the black seats with red piping.

Amazon.com : Diono Ultra Mat Full-Size Seat Protector, Black : Car Seat Organizers : BabyAmazon.com : Diono Ultra Mat Full-Size Seat Protector, Black : Car Seat Organizers : Baby

An before anyone else says it, yeah another stock 2015,









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Old 09-08-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:54 PM   #3
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:19 PM   #4
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LOL, you know of my ordeal,
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:38 PM   #5
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I hate people tagging on my buildings but that backdrop is nice! Great photos.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:05 PM   #6
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Sick photo's bro, look forward to seeing what you come up with in your build. What's your camera setup?
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:39 AM   #7
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Sick photo's bro, look forward to seeing what you come up with in your build. What's your camera setup?
Thank you, I am using the Nikon D90, have to go back and check what lens I had on, but honestly i didn't play with the settings that day. Went straight auto. Was in a rush.

The first shot isn't mine, it was one of the shots that they guys at Signature Detailing did while my car was at their shop getting any corrections needed and having Cquartz Finest applied.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:56 AM   #8
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DGM FTW! Nice looking car!
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:07 AM   #9
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The first shot isn't mine, it was one of the shots that they guys at Signature Detailing did while my car was at their shop getting any corrections needed and having Cquartz Finest applied.
The first stop for my CBS '15 WRX was Signature Detailing as well! I had the Opti-Coat done instead of CQaurtz. Also had Lee Berbs do the tint in the same visit, very convenient. Super happy with how everything turned out.

They parked my car in the same spot and took a bunch of pictures!
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Old 12-16-2014, 02:46 PM   #10
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So the family and I went to the Big Apple Circus on 11/16 and parked in a garage right by the Lincoln Center. After getting out of the circus we get to the car and they tell me that they can't bring me my car cause there is another car blocking it, and the driver took the keys,

Now this already sounded fishy cause, since when does a lot or garage allow drivers to take their keys? Attendant says he needs to wait for his manager to bring something to move the car blocking mine.

After a long 30-45 mins, which sucked even more cause my two little girls were tired. The car finally pulls up, we start buckling the kids in, and hear my wife ask me to come over to the passenger side. There I see that at some point in the garage they cracked and tore my passenger side rocker panel.

So after a heated "discussion" with the manager I call the cops cause the manager wouldn't give me their insurance info. Before cops get there the manager is telling me they can give me cash, "no thanks". Then about 5 mins before NYPD gets there, he gives me their damage claim report.

The report takes all the pertinent info, and says you can take it to the garages body shop, or get me own 3 estimates, and then submit them to them. Cops finally get there, and pretty much back up what he said. Somehow garages don't have to provide you their insurance, but do have to provide you with this form. Even though in the beginning the manager did not offer the form up. So the next Monday, I go get 3 estimates and then email them over to the garage. The lowest was $600.19, the OEM rocker panel alone costs $252.35

About a week goes by and nothing, and I follow up about twice. So I get another email on 11/25 saying that their claims rep will reach out shortly. An hour later the same manager of the garage calls me and says that the estimates are two high, and to bring it to their body shop I tell him there is no way that is happening. He then offers me $200, again more arguing and he gets to $400, $500. At this point I am resigned that we are headed to small claims court,and tell them as much unless I get the full $600. He pretty much hangs up, and says they will send me the release letter but doesn't say how much they will be paying. I then immediately email the company again to complain.

About 2 hours later I get an email with the letter of release, and the offer to pay the full $600.

For those wondering, this garage did not have a sign about parking at your own risk, or not responsible for damage. But even if they did, this is what I have found about those waivers of liability when parking in a public garage.

" In a simplification of some major technical terms, the courts deem parking garages to be professional bailers, one whose fundamental purpose is to take temporary possession of and car for other people’s cars. And the courts have made it clear that these parking garages cannot waive their duties and absolve themselves of liability for performing their fundamental purpose in a way that causes damage to vehicles. In these states, these waivers or disclaimers have no legal effect. "

Also in regards to the damage, I think the tried to reverse the car onto one of the lifts and the attendant hit it there. The passenger-side mirror was also moved all the way down.

See this site for some more info-
http://parkitnyc.com/nyc-monthly-par...garage-damage/

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Old 12-16-2014, 03:19 PM   #11
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That is an incredibly ridiculous story.
People will do anything to cover up their mistakes instead of just owning up.

Glad you got reimbursement, but to get that after only threatening legal action?

Remind me to park my own car in NJ
(and pump my own gas lol)
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:35 PM   #12
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That is an incredibly ridiculous story.
People will do anything to cover up their mistakes instead of just owning up.

Glad you got reimbursement, but to get that after only threatening legal action?

Remind me to park my own car in NJ
(and pump my own gas lol)
This was actually in Manhattan, and I think the garage probably just tries low balling to see if the owner will jump on that number, instead of fighting back more. My co-worker was like, "well $500 is pretty close, better then a day off work and going to court"

To me it was the principal of the matter.

An the crazy thing is, I have been driving into Manhattan forever, I only recently started using garages. Parking on the street there for years an no issues, not even 1 ticket.

Then this in a garage of all places. Don't get me started on the stupid full service gas only.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:43 PM   #13
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Pic heavy -

So did some cosmetic\protective updates to the car recently.

First after I got my winter tires put on not sure if the tech didn't fully tighten the air valve stem or not, and I guess shame on me for not checking how tight they were. Cause I was sure to check the wheels for scratches. But when I checked them all four valve stem covers were on there, but a week later one was missing, :screwy:

Either way went and ordered these, I know from searching that some folks got some nice Prodrive ones which you cant seem to get anymore. But for $6 bucks shipped I thought why not, and on the plus side, my 5 yr old girl likes that these also have the stars on them,

Only downside is the locking hexnut sticks out a little and they don't totally go flush onto the valve.





Also Lamin-X had a nice Black Friday sale going on and I took advantage.

Got the yellow fog light film, the door cup protection (2011-2014 model) and a universal 7"x8" 12mm sheet to cover the gas tank. Unfortunately NJ is full service only at gas stations and I can't be sure that the attendant will take as much care opening and closing the gas tank lid as I would.

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Old 12-22-2014, 03:44 PM   #14
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For the Fog light film I went with the dry install and did not even heat up the film (installed in my insulated garage with insulated door), the fog light area is small enough that if you need to, you can lift an reapply a few times but you shouldn't need to. Just center it, and then press in the middle and work the bubbles out from the middle.



Here is the cutoff,



An here is a shot showing how yellow the lights get from the film. I am still using the OEM bulbs,

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Old 12-22-2014, 03:49 PM   #15
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For the door cup and gas tank I did heat up the film and use a wet method. Here are my tools, not pictured is the microfiber cloth I used to work the bubbles and water\soap solution out from under the film. I was lucky enough to have order some smoked tail light film and fog light film for my MDX and so I had the trim tool, spray bottle, and the little squeegee tool.




Starting with the door cups, I sprayed 1 1/2 times from the little pump bottle which was filled with a water\soap solution. 2 Sprays is too much, and 1 is not enough. After spraying I used the hair dryer to heat up the film for 30 seconds before applying. Outside the garage was mid 30's, but inside my garage was probably around 50 degrees. Moved the film around till it was in the right spot then used my microfiber cloth to press out the bubbles and solution.

Shot with a couple bubbles remaining,



Shot with it fully applied,

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Old 12-22-2014, 03:49 PM   #16
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For the gas tank lid, I sprayed the lid 3 times and then heated up the universal sheet for about 60 seconds till it felt nice and pliable to my fingers. I then peeled it and applied. Obviously being a smooth piece of metal makes it much easier to apply and remove the bubbles. Here I used the hair dryer, squeegee, and microfiber in combination to remove bubbles and get the solution out. Once it was dry, and all the bubbles were gone I used the trim tool to slowly go around the tank lid and trimmed all the excess away.



Slight orange peel to the film after the initial install, but seems to have gone away the last couple weeks. Not sure if this is cause I went with the 12mm.

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Old 12-22-2014, 04:05 PM   #17
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Also got my winter rubber mounted the day before Thanksgiving which turned out to be perfect timing. The day I got them mounted we got 2-4 inches of snow, and I got to enjoy the snow, and my fresh winter tires.

Got Goodyear Ultragrip Ice WRT

Not much snow, but hopefully we get as much this year as did last year.

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Old 06-25-2015, 11:05 PM   #18
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Haven't posted anything in my build thread so thought I would mention the DRL\High beam bulbs I added in the early spring. Got the Osram All Season Yellow bulbs,

Amazon.com: OSRAM HB3 Yellow Tinted All Season Bulbs: AutomotiveAmazon.com: OSRAM HB3 Yellow Tinted All Season Bulbs: Automotive

So far have found them great, here are some shots of those Osram HB3 All Season Bulbs I have running in my DRL\High. I took some shots at night and dusk.

Anyway this first shows them running in High beam mode at night against my house from about 40 feet away. You can see the cut off from the yellow and the LED headlights.



This next shot shows them at dusk from the same distant but running in DRL mode and still throwing a good amount of yellow light



Lastly here are two shots of the car head on with the bulbs running in DRL mode to show how yellow they look. One thing to note about the bulbs, is that while running in High Beam mode and looking at them head on they didn't look that yellow but they still threw a yellow beam as shown in my pics.

Highly recommended.




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Old 06-26-2015, 09:09 AM   #19
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Nice Lamin-X install. I too 'went in dry' for the fog install. I was surprised at how easy it was. I like the idea of Lamin-X in the door cups. Looking good!
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I like.
I had yellow headlight bulbs in my 03 back in the day. I used to get pulled over for them all the time. I eventually switched back and just left the yellow bulbs in my fogs. Yellow fog lights are just so damn functional.
Hopefully this doesn't happen to you.

Good luck!
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:17 AM   #21
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Nice Lamin-X install. I too 'went in dry' for the fog install. I was surprised at how easy it was. I like the idea of Lamin-X in the door cups. Looking good!
Thanks a lot. I am also contemplating putting in some universal sheets for the rocker panels. No matter how careful I am, I can't be sure of how careful passengers, my wife, or my kids will be.
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:20 AM   #22
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I like.
I had yellow headlight bulbs in my 03 back in the day. I used to get pulled over for them all the time. I eventually switched back and just left the yellow bulbs in my fogs. Yellow fog lights are just so damn functional.
Hopefully this doesn't happen to you.

Good luck!
Totally agree, besides that I think they look great. So far so good.

Had a chance to test the yellow fogs along with my yellow high beams last weekend driving on a dark foggy road at night, and have to say that these Osrams worked great!
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:37 PM   #23
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Thanks a lot. I am also contemplating putting in some universal sheets for the rocker panels. No matter how careful I am, I can't be sure of how careful passengers, my wife, or my kids will be.
Funny you say that. I had my rockers clear bra'ed' for that exact reason. Wife isn't as careful as I am getting in and out.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:49 PM   #24
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Could you post a close up of your headlight/DRLs with the lights off? I'm curious how the Osrams' reflection is off the reflector bowl. Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:42 PM   #25
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Could you post a close up of your headlight/DRLs with the lights off? I'm curious how the Osrams' reflection is off the reflector bowl. Thanks!
As requested here are some close ups. In hindsight I should have posted these with the other shots, as they look pretty cool when not running.

Excuse how dirty the front is, been raining off an on most of the week.



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