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Old 04-17-2010, 10:12 PM   #1
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2010 Subaru WRX 5 Door

So I bought the 2010 WRX on September 25, 2009 from Thousand Oaks Shaver Subaru. Don't ever go there unless you're gonna work with Peter Orgel. Don't even mess around with the Sales Manager. I don't remember her name, but she is *****. Back story to this is I was working a deal with them all week on the last 2009 WRX 5 door in California. The reason for this was because it would have been a 0% interest rate on the loan. I sold the Explorer and took the train up to Thousand Oaks. Peter, my salesman, picked me up and I drove the car and was about 2 minutes from signing the papers and Peter comes back and says the ***** ass sales manager just sold the car to someone else. I was pissed and I told Peter that and he saw it in my face. He apoloized and apologized over and over and suggested a 2010. I was hesitant, but I took it out for a drive, knowing that would drive exactly the same as the 2009, but whatever. The car had some extra **** in it that I didn't wanna pay for that came from the factory and it didn't have stuff that I wanted.

I started working another deal on this 2010. Starting from scratch again. Well to make a long story short, I fenagled the sticker price down to basically be the out the door price... Got to the financial guy where all the loan docs get prepared and made a deal to buy an extended warranty and special shock sensor alarm system if they took 2% off of my approved loan interest. So basically the lower interest rate paid for the extended warranty and alarm system. So after all was said and done I got a 2010 WRX for about $***** with an extended warranty on a 6 year loan at 4.5% interest. Not too shabby if you ask me. And after asking around in my friends and family, they said it was a damn good deal that I was able to work out.

I found the forums after a couple of days and started making friends and finding out about these cars (I searched around on the forums for about 2 weeks before buying the car too, but didn't join at all). I went to my first Pat and Oscar's meet with AllWheelJunkies the first week in October.

After searching, conversing, researching on the forums I started to get the mod bug of course and just wanted to do a bunch of stuff. If you read my intro thread it was a few days after I joined here and I already had a list of things to do... Keep in mind that before buying the car and getting on the forums a couple days later, I had no idea about all this modding crap because quite frankly I never really cared about cars as much as I do now.

Modifications done are pretty minimal and I don't plan to really touch the engine because I don't want to get into reliability issues or warranty issues since I paid good money for the Extended Warranty.

Mods Installed:
DIY K&N Air Filter
DIY Kartboy short shifter
DIY Kartboy front and rear shifter bushings
DIY SPT heat shield
DIY HID 5000k headlights
DIY Headlight Reflector Mod
DIY Front Grill Blackout Mod
DIY Perrin STi Quad Tip CBE (did this myself in about 20 minutes... same hangers as on the STi!)
28% tint on back 5 windows (SD Tint did this)
AWJ Sticker in rear passenger side quarter window
18X8.5 Rota Hyper Black SVN (Auto Repair Specialists in La Mesa installed)
245/35/18 Hankook Ventus V12 Tires (Auto Repair Specialists in La Mesa installed and filled with NitroFill)
Epic Engineering Springs (Group 5 Motorsport installed)
Eibach Camber Bolts (Group 5 Motorsport installed to get as close as possible to stock alignment settings so I don't wear out the tires due to negative camber!)
Tail Light Overlays in Red with Smoked Reverse Light (installer for Blue Bat Mobile did this)
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:12 PM   #2
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Pulling off the lot...


Just after getting tint....


SCIC Photoshoot 2009...


My intercooler caught a birdie on a cruise...


New wheels (taken with cell phone so new pics will come later)...


4/17/10
New pics after the headlight clearing and front grill painting of flat black. The car is still not washed, but I figured out that my blackberry needed it's camera lens cleaned off and it turns out that it actually does take pretty pictures....





Close up of the cleared headlight. Time to get a chromed bulb!
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:12 PM   #3
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:32 PM   #4
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grats with the new purchase
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:38 PM   #5
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drop that thing
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:43 PM   #6
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congrats on the new subie.

sucks they jewed you like that though. all in all i guess it pays of in the end.
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:14 PM   #7
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Thanks! Springs go on this coming thursday and besides that, I am extremely happy with my work thus far
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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Nice choice!
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:56 AM   #9
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bigger wheels NAO
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:59 AM   #10
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Congrats, but that must suck knowing you could of had 0% interest.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:37 PM   #11
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**UPDATE**

My Epic Engineering Springs and Eibach Camber Bolts just arrived today! Group 5 Motorsport in San Diego will be installing them on Thursday. Pics to come after the install!

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:56 PM   #12
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Very nice!
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:10 PM   #13
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Congrats!

Looks like SCIC is getting new Subies!
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:18 PM   #14
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hey u got free lunch/dinner with hood scoop.. winner winner chicken dinner
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:02 PM   #15
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New Pictures!!!

Things installed since last update:
18X8.5 Rota SVN Hyper Black
245/35/18 Hankook Ventus V12
Cleared Headlights
Blacked Out Front Grill
Epic Engineering Springs
Perrin STi Quad Tip Exhaust

Before Epic Engineering Springs..


After about a week and a half on Epic Engineering Springs...
Driver's Side

Passenger's Side



After Perrin STi Quad tip exhaust install next to an '09 STi with Invida N1 Race Single tip...





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Old 05-03-2010, 08:06 PM   #16
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:08 PM   #17
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #18
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nice! hows the ride with the new springs?..
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:43 PM   #19
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nice! hows the ride with the new springs?..
The ride is definitely stiffer. The front springs are a tiny bit more soft than the rear. Body roll has been reduced and traction has GREATLY increased with the new, wider tires!
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:54 PM   #20
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Looking good!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:34 PM   #21
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very nice.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:38 PM   #22
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looks really good man
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:58 PM   #23
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wow springs look great. definitely next on my list. did you paint your calipers white?
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:14 PM   #24
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Looks great love the exhuast. Did you cut the rear diffuser or does the STI one replace it and fit properly?
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:28 AM   #25
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Sorry if i missed it...but how'd you black out your grill? Looks good!
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