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Old 01-10-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:04 PM   #2
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My brother had one of those when he had his GTI. It was pretty cool, but you have to be a little careful when the key is out because he broke 1 or 2 of the keys off. I'm not sure if the one on ebay is any better than the one he had. It is pretty convenient also.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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looks like a V-Dub key. give it a shot. and post on here with the results
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:06 AM   #4
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I wouldn't want to hack up an 08 laser cut key to fit into this. They're $175 from the dealer.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:31 AM   #5
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Don't forget the on the 2005 Sti & up and the 2006 Impreza & up the keys are chipped. You'll need that to start the car. The key blade alone will not be enough.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:33 AM   #6
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I wouldn't want to hack up an 08 laser cut key to fit into this. They're $175 from the dealer.
My B5S4 keys were $350 each.

The bigger problem with this style key is that the TSA was taking these at airports because they were "switchblade style" devices.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:11 AM   #7
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Don't forget the on the 2005 Sti & up and the 2006 Impreza & up the keys are chipped. You'll need that to start the car. The key blade alone will not be enough.
not the N/A cars
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:15 AM   #8
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Do you have to hack your key up... or does it come pre done? for $50 I would hope so...
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:20 AM   #9
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According to the ad it should have the chip built-in.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:33 AM   #10
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My B5S4 keys were $350 each.

The bigger problem with this style key is that the TSA was taking these at airports because they were "switchblade style" devices.


I (unknowingly) had a 3.5" SOG FlashII knife in my jacket during my travels last month..I didnt find it until I got home. Which means I got through TSA at least twice with it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:36 AM   #11
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not the N/A cars
Oops, you are right.

Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:10 PM   #12
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I'm going to give this key a shot.

I'll post my results.

Thanks for the feedback
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #13
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I (unknowingly) had a 3.5" SOG FlashII knife in my jacket during my travels last month..I didnt find it until I got home. Which means I got through TSA at least twice with it.
Damn that's lucky.

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I'm going to give this key a shot.

I'll post my results.

Thanks for the feedback
Should be interesting.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #14
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I'm going to give this key a shot.

I'll post my results.

Thanks for the feedback
I got this whole cartoonish thing running through my head.

You pull up at your buddy's house and show them the new key in all of its glory. You press the shiny release button and after a horrifying crack it hurdles your key into the air glistening in the sunlight as it then lands on the hood of your car -leaving a nasty scratch- before it bounces off into a nearby sewer drain.

I hope not, but I had to share.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:56 PM   #15
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I got this whole cartoonish thing running through my head.

You pull up at your buddy's house and show them the new key in all of its glory. You press the shiny release button and after a horrifying crack it hurdles your key into the air glistening in the sunlight as it then lands on the hood of your car -leaving a nasty scratch- before it bounces off into a nearby sewer drain.

I hope not, but I had to share.
wow, just wow. funny

yea let us know how it is... I was thinking about getting an Sti key... but I might get this, depending on the quality.... I wonder if there is a way to wire up an auto trunk release so we can use that button.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:31 AM   #16
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i made one of these:

http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101124

teardrop fob ($5) + flip key ($29) + $2 lowes key copy with some dremel work. pretty easy if your key does not have the immobilizer chip.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:55 AM   #17
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Wow, that's gorgeous. You should at least me a diy write up without pics since you don't have any.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:10 AM   #18
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I was thinking of the same thing cause im coming from a Jetta into a WRX and like the all in one key, vs the key and separate fob. Even my MINI before the Jetta had an all in one key but it wasnt a flip out style. So im used to that now. Im interested to know how it goes as well.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:40 PM   #19
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Any results on this?
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:54 AM   #20
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so how do you like the key.... come on I want an update!
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:26 AM   #21
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I ordered the tear drop remote/key on ebay (the one in straytowel's pic) but haven't had time to mess with it yet. Whenever I get to it, I'll post up some pics and some steps. Only thing really stopping me other than having time to do it is having to tear up my spare key to get to the chip.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:31 AM   #22
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one of the guys on the board (sportymark) got the exact key. someone fell on it (a tint guy picking up the car to tint it) and the spring broke, so it was a manual flip out after that. eventually, after around a year the buttons stopped responding. i think he tried a battery to no avail, then just said screw it.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:34 AM   #23
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Well...that looks like a key for VW/Skoda/Peugeot/Citroen/Audi/Alpha Romeo...and they've been like that for some time.

Seriously, all of them use identical housings and buttons.
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