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Old 07-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #551
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For the grimmspeed license plate did you leave the tow hook hatch completely open?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:51 AM   #552
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For the grimmspeed license plate did you leave the tow hook hatch completely open?
Yes. Unless you wanted to drill a hole in the cover piece.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #553
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your car is phenomenal!

i love it. the scoopless look on your car convinced me.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:50 PM   #554
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Yes. Unless you wanted to drill a hole in the cover piece.
Ya I am debating on doing that I was just wondering what you did
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:28 PM   #555
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so clean, so nice!
good job man!
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:56 AM   #556
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Ya I am debating on doing that I was just wondering what you did
I don't see why you'd want to make a hole in the OEM trim piece. You don't see behind the license plate anyways.

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:46 AM   #557
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did you realize any difference with the diy seat bolster mod? i keep going back and forth on whether it's worth it or not.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:58 AM   #558
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did you realize any difference with the diy seat bolster mod? i keep going back and forth on whether it's worth it or not.
It's a huge difference. And it only takes 5 minutes. And it's completely reversible. I don't see any reason not to try it. If you don't like it, just swap back. I've gone back and forth a couple times now, but I really like how the mod feels for a free mod. It's not as good as a proper racing seat, but it's miles above the feel of the stock seat from the factory.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:41 PM   #559
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I did not really search through the thread for this (it's a pita on my phone) but what exactly is the bolster mod? And how do you do it?
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #560
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I did not really search through the thread for this (it's a pita on my phone) but what exactly is the bolster mod? And how do you do it?
My first few posts include links to all my mods. I think the seat bolster link was in the second post.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4#post33261304
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:15 PM   #561
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I just did the seat mod and I'm worried those metal parts are going to poke through the fabric on the back. Have you noticed that at all or did you do something extra to alleviate that?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:40 AM   #562
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There are not any sharp metal parts that get anywhere near the fabric on the back. I have felt the back of the seat while sitting in it, and nothing it touching the fabric at all, not even any padding or anything. I think it does put extra stress on the seams on the front of the seat, but so far I haven't seen any damage.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:50 AM   #563
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Strange, I can clearly feel where the metal clips are poking into the fabric. I'll take another look today and see if I can move them so they don't poke that way or just reverse it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:52 AM   #564
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What metal clips? All the clips should come out when you remove the mesh thing from the seat.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:55 AM   #565
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I guess that's my problem, the instructions I read just said to unclip where the metal pieces attach to the plastic ones on the side of the seat. I didn't go any further than that, sounds like I need to take the whole piece out.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:07 AM   #566
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good looking car bro
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:32 AM   #567
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I guess that's my problem, the instructions I read just said to unclip where the metal pieces attach to the plastic ones on the side of the seat. I didn't go any further than that, sounds like I need to take the whole piece out.
Yeah, definitely pull the entire things out.

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #568
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Thanks, will do.
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:21 PM   #569
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How did you get the last metal bracket of the bolstering mod?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #570
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How did you get the last metal bracket of the bolstering mod?
On the newer models the bottom clip is a different style. You have to unclip it from the mesh part first. Then the hook is free to be removed from the seat. Use some gloves and it is easy to get off. Without gloves you can cut up your hands pretty easy.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:12 AM   #571
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Xluben, you might be interested in this other seat mod:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/how-inst...head-pics.html
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-suspe...uncy-seat.html

I've already got the bolster mod done as well as bilsteins and other suspension stiffeners, but the pogo stick bounce of the seat is starting to get to me. Waiting for someone to try this on an '11.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:38 AM   #572
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I did see that mod, but I haven't noticed that on my car, so I assumed it didn't apply to the current model. The fix that is proposed in that thread seems less than ideal. It will reduce the thigh bolstering even more. Making the bottom of the seat almost flat. Kind of the opposite of the mod to the back of the seat. As long as I don't notice the bouncy seat, I don't plan on changing the bottom of my seat. I wouldn't mind bigger side and thigh bolsters, but I don't know how easy it is to jam more foam in there...
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:43 PM   #573
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I love your car and I like the way you structured the mods/updates on the first page. forgive me for not digging through in case it was already asked/explained, but did you install a front sway bar at one point and then remove it? why, if so? I see the rear swaybar is still listed.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:01 PM   #574
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I love your car and I like the way you structured the mods/updates on the first page. forgive me for not digging through in case it was already asked/explained, but did you install a front sway bar at one point and then remove it? why, if so? I see the rear swaybar is still listed.
Yes, I ordered a 24mm Whiteline Front Sway bar from Import Image Racing and installed it on my car. I then noticed that the end links were at a 45 degree angle, instead of being straight up and down. After some more research I found that IIR had the wrong part number listed for the 2011 WRX, and sent me the wrong part. The bar I had was for the 08-10 WRX (non-widebody). The 2011 WRX needs the sway bar for the 08+ STI. IIR has since updated their website.

Import Image said they'd swap out the sway bar, and that they'd send me the new one once I got the wrong one off my car and it was in transit. So I took it off and shipped it back, but apparently Whiteline sold out of the last STI sway bar the day before (Import Image was just going to drop ship it), so there wasn't anything available for me! After the sway bar arrived and cleared their incoming inspection I decided to just take a refund.

Then I called around to probably a dozen places and they all gave me the same story; Whiteline was out of stock and no one could get them for 8 weeks. After calling and calling I finally found ONE place that had a single Whiteline front sway bar in stock for the 08+ STI. It was a 22mm sway bar. Not what I originally wanted, but they gave it to me for a great price, and I've been very happy with it. I think it might actually give the car a more neutral feeling than the 24mm bar would have.

Now everyone has the Whiteline front sway bars back in stock, so I could try to sell my 22mm bar and get a 24mm one, but I think I'll probably just stick with what I've got. When I was on the road course I really liked how it handled, and I'd be worried that the stiffer front bar would cause the car to push through turns.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:29 PM   #575
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thanks for the clarification. I was curious if you were doing a rear sway bar only upgrade for some reason - just wanted to scope it out.

this car understeers like a mofo. I would love to bring it closer to neutral, will definitely be doing sways and end links at some point.
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