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Old 02-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #126
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I got my WRX about a month ago, wasn't going to get winter tires until I drove it in the first Ice/snow mix. Even in wet weather those UHP Summer tires don't work worth a darn. I'd spend the money. I almost wrecked a few times in the snow because of the Dunlop SP's.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #127
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Hey, Few questions. Did you purchase winter tires for yours? Columbus does not seem to be so bad this winter,I am thinking about holding back on $800 till I am sure I would need it....Just curious what you were thinking.

Also, did you get any mud flaps? Any local dealers or should I order online? And finally, Victor was my sales person too... do you think I can talk him into installing them for cheap or should I go for local shop and save money?

Finally any thoughts on tinting? All I want to do for now is, get mudflaps, tint and maybe winter tires....
Yes, I got winter tires. If you plan to drive in the snow, any amount of snow, you can NOT expect summer tires to work at all. For most of the time in the winter, a decent all season would be just fine since we only get several inches of snow a few times per season. But, I wanted the extra insurance if me or my wife needed to STOP ASAP, so I got Dunlop Wintersport 3D. They are a high performance winter tire and are quite good in the dry (not too squishy). Yet to be tested in the snow... Winter tires will wear much faster than all seasons, especially when its 50 out!

I got RallyArmor mudflap ordered from Boston Motorsports from these forums. I paid about $150 and installed myself during the winter tire swap. You can always try Victor. Do you want rally looking mud flaps or more stock looking? Victor probably cant help with the rally look (aftermarket).

As for tint, I have had several cars tinted at http://qwtint.com/

I have always been happy and plan to take our WRX to get tinted there in the spring.

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #128
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I'm not a big fan of the wheels, but they were only $85 at Tire Rack. There is NO WAY I am putting steel wheels on any of my cars for winter!

My winter mode upgrades consist of winter tires and mud flaps mentioned above as well as an ebay front lip.



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Old 02-01-2012, 09:45 PM   #129
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How hard was it to install the mudflaps? I've seen numerous how too install threads and it doesn't seem too bad. Just curious how ya felt about it. I've done plenty of mechanical work, but not a bunch of body style work...
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #130
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Not bad at all. Rears are a piece of cake.

Fronts need a little more time to pop off the lower sill and fender trim, but not hard. Since I swapped wheels at the same time it was pretty easy but I don't think you even need to remove the wheels.

It sounds like you know how to work a screwdriver/nut driver so you should be fine.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:24 AM   #131
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You gotta remove the wheels. I tried without and it's impossible.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #132
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How hard was it to install the mudflaps? I've seen numerous how too install threads and it doesn't seem too bad. Just curious how ya felt about it. I've done plenty of mechanical work, but not a bunch of body style work...
You have a floor jack? You're gonna have to pop off some side panels (the fender flare w/ the WRX insert), but they just pop off and snap back on real easy. I put them on without taking the wheels off, but my buddy had an elbow/90 degree screwdriver.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #133
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With my car being lowered I couldn't even get the screw in position with the wheels on. I didn't think about that
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #134
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winter tires are a must, even with awd summer rubber wont cut it in the cold temps and will be dangerous in the snow/ice. lots of nice new cars!

check out www.centralohiosubarus.com, this thread doesnt get too much attention
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:23 PM   #135
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glad to see this thread is getting more attention(^cough cough^).2006 black sti w/ gold bbs, i live in the easton area and work all around columbus. lets get some meets goin when the weather starts getting nice, even though it has been 50 degrees lately. im going to try and keep this thread more active and everyone else should do the same.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:43 PM   #136
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i dont even live in columbus and i think i have been one of the few people to post in here from the beginning lol





thought i would finally post some pics
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #137
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nice sti, i love the white and gold. here is my hawkeye!
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:44 PM   #138
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thanks. i actually just bought a set of enkei rpf-1s in silver 17x8.5 +40 with 245/40 hoosier rains. thinking about trying to trade them for some rota grids. im wanting to go a crazy color with the wheels, just to give it a shot.

do you have any mods done to it?
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #139
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thanks. i actually just bought a set of enkei rpf-1s in silver 17x8.5 +40 with 245/40 hoosier rains. thinking about trying to trade them for some rota grids. im wanting to go a crazy color with the wheels, just to give it a shot.

do you have any mods done to it?
mmmmm i love grids, i had some white 18x9.5's on my bugeye before the sti. i have intake, silicone inlet, bugger top mount, full invidia exhaust, pitch stop mount. 114,500 miles on mine.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #140
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did you have to roll the fenders for the grids and what was the offset on them

also here is the mod list
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Subaru JDM Spec C Duracon Shift Knob
Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT
Focal 165VRS Components
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #141
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im about to have it retuned on 93 and e85 at ips motorsports in a few weeks. and im putting 1100cc injectors, converting it to top feed, el header and aem truboost
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:09 PM   #142
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thats a lot of mods. yes the fenders had to be rolled. im not sure on the offset its been awhile since ive had those wheels i cant think of it right now.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:29 PM   #143
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Hey does anyone know a good place to get window tint done near or in Columbus? I have an appt scheduled with quality window tint on westerville road. Didn't know if they were good or not.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #144
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Hey does anyone know a good place to get window tint done near or in Columbus? I have an appt scheduled with quality window tint on westerville road. Didn't know if they were good or not.
They have done all of our cars.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #145
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whats up Columbus crew.. You'll probably be seeing my name pop up from time to time.. I'm moving up from SC in less than a month.. So go ahead and push that cold stuff on out and I'll bring some warm weather with me.. I'll be in Chillicothe so I'll prolly start exploring Columbus first.. Dayton maybe Cinci.. Checking out the sites, zoo's, anything interesting around Ohio.. I've had enough of the south.. I dont drive a sti or even a wrx.. just a 2.5rs but I love it.. its my second one.. first was a bug eye 03 I swapped to 04 sti body and sold.. now I have a blue pearl 04.. anyways I wanted to introduce myself incase yall see me around..
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:54 AM   #146
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You gotta remove the wheels. I tried without and it's impossible.
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You have a floor jack? You're gonna have to pop off some side panels (the fender flare w/ the WRX insert), but they just pop off and snap back on real easy. I put them on without taking the wheels off, but my buddy had an elbow/90 degree screwdriver.
Wheels did not need to come off, assuming you have the elbow/90 degree screwdriver airwg2189 mentioned... they are nice to have anyways. like $8 @ Harbor freight. I keep mine in my laptop bag (wh/ is always w/ me anywas) LOL. install was easy when I did mine & Zack's, LMK if you want a hand w/ yours.

I'm much more active posting on COS, but definitely need to Sub to this thread!, gonna do that now.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #147
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They have done all of our cars.
Okay awesome, thanks! For the price it seems like a great deal. Time will tell.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #148
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New wrx owner in Cincy, seems like most of you are North but I'd be down for a meet if we got enough people. Btw I just bought and installed RA mudflaps and its def. doable without taking your wheels off, if its not lowered that is. And they look sick
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #149
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Hey does anyone know a good place to get window tint done near or in Columbus? I have an appt scheduled with quality window tint on westerville road. Didn't know if they were good or not.
I took my M3, my old GTI and my Dakota to them and was satisfied every time. I plan to take my wife's '12 WRX to them in the spring.

You will be happy.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #150
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New wrx owner in Cincy, seems like most of you are North but I'd be down for a meet if we got enough people. Btw I just bought and installed RA mudflaps and its def. doable without taking your wheels off, if its not lowered that is. And they look sick
Cincy has a forum too btw.
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