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Old 02-25-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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I finished my project. Thanks for all the ideas guys.









Pulled the spare to save weight. Thats a Slime "safety spair". It comes with a 12v air pump. I'd appreciate any ideas to make the Styrofoam "holder" look more factory and less DYI.
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Old 02-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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If you have a small set of tools that you keep in your car, you should make more slots in the styrofoam and make it a big tool box. I think that would look cool. Right now I think the thing that looks the weirdest is the fact that there is so much empty space. Just my .02
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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^Agreed. If you throw some more stuff into it it should look better. You could also cover the whole thing in black cloth
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #4
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maybe a mini fire extinguisher? i dont think that would be rice since its out of plain view.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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it would also be inconvenient if its out of plain view (oh noes, a fire! someone run to my styrofoam trunk block lol)..

i think if you used 3M spray glue + factory style carpet it would be less noticeable
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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it would also be inconvenient if its out of plain view (oh noes, a fire! someone run to my styrofoam trunk block lol)..

i think if you used 3M spray glue + factory style carpet it would be less noticeable

Is this area not usually covered by any carpet? It seemed to me that all OP did was remove the spare tire and put something else in the hole he made... So I think he can cover that back up with the trunk mat. Correct me if I am wrong but I think all he was after is a way to make the replacement part that he made, look more factory
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:22 PM   #7
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Is this area not usually covered by any carpet? It seemed to me that all OP did was remove the spare tire and put something else in the hole he made... So I think he can cover that back up with the trunk mat. Correct me if I am wrong but I think all he was after is a way to make the replacement part that he made, look more factory
^^exactly

Thanks for all the comments so far guys.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:23 PM   #8
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friend had his fire ext. in the trunk with his stereo. Subs caught on fire, couldnt get to it :-(
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:54 PM   #9
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finished pics on first post
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:28 PM   #10
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looks super nice >.< might do this when I upgrade my suspension and tires and can't use the donut anymore....
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #11
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looks great imo!!nice work
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:51 PM   #12
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Looks oem, very nice
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:12 PM   #13
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that tire slime stuff is horrific for tires.......i would steer clear of it at all costs. once in your tire it will eat away at the rubber, and you need to replace the tire/clean the crap out of your wheel to balance it........and you cant just replace one tire on a subaru. it also corrodes the aluminum of your wheel. trust me, its bad stuff.

replace the tire slime with a tire plug kit

forgot to mention, if your car has TPMS sensors you can kiss them good by. that slime stuff hardens up in your valve stems and makes periodic tire pressure checking impossible.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:28 AM   #14
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buy another turbo and put it in there..as a spare. lol
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:24 AM   #15
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Out of curiosity, what exactly is that material and where did you find it?
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:02 AM   #16
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Out of curiosity, what exactly is that material and where did you find it?
Its just black felt I picked up at a local arts and craft store. The "holder" is made of Styrofoam. I had to make sure the spray adhesive was compatibly with the foam.

This is a pic of the foam before I covered it. I also painted it black to match the factory foam as best I could. The paint is a water based rattle can black.

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Old 02-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #17
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^ Interesting.... I have been trying to think of a way to fill my spare tire well. How big of a block of foam did you get and where did you find it? Or did you glue multiple pieces together. A quick google revealed that most places sell styrofoam sheets in an inch or two thick at most...
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:14 AM   #18
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wow i really like that !! good job man great diy
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:45 AM   #19
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genious idea, you should post it in the one off diy thread
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:20 AM   #20
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^ Interesting.... I have been trying to think of a way to fill my spare tire well. How big of a block of foam did you get and where did you find it? Or did you glue multiple pieces together. A quick google revealed that most places sell styrofoam sheets in an inch or two thick at most...

It just sheets of Styrofoam glued together. Sheets are easier to make the "pockets" out of. Just be sure to use glue compatible with foam.

I received some "hate" on other forums because I pulled the spare and I would screw myself over. That may be true one day, but I have different sized wheels for the winter so the spare may cause damage to the diffs if I used it.

Thanks for all the great comments guys.

I recently did a track day with on a completely snow covered track. It was REALLY bumpy due to all the ruts. Everything in the back stayed solid and nothing came lose. I expected to hear the Styrofoam "squeak" but I didn't hear a thing from back there.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:30 AM   #21
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im a fan of the no spare tire idea..lol..it looks good though
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:40 AM   #22
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looks awesome

you did a really good job

i have the same thing goin on in my trunk, only instead of in styrofoam all safe and sound it just kinda bounces all over the trunk. its annoying as hell.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:54 AM   #23
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nice work
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