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Old 05-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #1576
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Haven't installed mine yet but I believe these were designed to match closely to the subaru dash color specifically. Shouldn't be closer than anything else you can buy.

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:37 AM   #1577
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How well does the color match with the dash?
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Haven't installed mine yet but I believe these were designed to match closely to the subaru dash color specifically. Shouldn't be closer than anything else you can buy.

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The SMY Cluster matches the dash perfectly:



The ProSport Gauges look pretty good, but they don't match as well as Defi.



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^ ProSport Halo gauges w/ SMY cluster pod... Couldn't be happier. Super discreet, nice options, and get the job done reliably.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:01 PM   #1578
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^ ProSport Halo gauges w/ SMY cluster pod... Couldn't be happier. Super discreet, nice options, and get the job done reliably.
Which two gauges are these? I imagine one is boost, and the other....?
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #1579
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Which two gauges are these? I imagine one is boost, and the other....?
Most common are egt and boost. However, I think a boost gauge is about as usefull as an ex wife after you establish that your car is hitting target boost. Use an AP or tatrix cable and do some data logging to make sure you are hitting target boost occasionally.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:57 PM   #1580
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I think the boost gauge is the #1 most important gauge. It can help find many issues. Often it's the vacuum readings that can point to problems. But if you have a logging method (Tactrix or AP) and religiously pull logs, then you may not need it. I can log, but I still find it 100x more convenient to have a boost gauge. The second most common (and the second gauge I got) is the oil pressure. This one is more debated. There are plenty of good options for a second gauge.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:09 PM   #1581
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Which two gauges are these? I imagine one is boost, and the other....?
They're the ProSport Halo's :
Boost:
Amazon.com: Prosport Gauges Halo Series Boost Gauge: AutomotiveAmazon.com: Prosport Gauges Halo Series Boost Gauge: Automotive
Oil Pressure:
Amazon.com: Prosport Gauges Halo Series Oil Pressure Gauge: AutomotiveAmazon.com: Prosport Gauges Halo Series Oil Pressure Gauge: Automotive

Correct, Boost and the other is Oil Pressure as Ben mentioned.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #1582
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I think the boost gauge is the #1 most important gauge. It can help find many issues. Often it's the vacuum readings that can point to problems. But if you have a logging method (Tactrix or AP) and religiously pull logs, then you may not need it. I can log, but I still find it 100x more convenient to have a boost gauge. The second most common (and the second gauge I got) is the oil pressure. This one is more debated. There are plenty of good options for a second gauge.
I agree that you can find hidden problems with a boost/vac gauge... There are typically other problems associated with vac/boost leaks like funky idle. Once you've established that target boost... You really shpuld be watching the road and not your boost level inbetween shifts. As far as the debate on oil pressure. We have high pressure oil systems... The oil plume and smoke will tell you that there is a problem 1/100th of a sec before your OEM light comes on. If you are going to monitor the oil, monitor the temp... That will let you know more about oil breaking down from heat and other engine lubricated issues.

just my experience, by no means a good opinion.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:59 PM   #1583
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I'm looking to put wheel spacers on but don't want to roll the fenders. Stock wheels, any idea the widest spacers I can go without rolling the fenders?
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #1584
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They're the ProSport Halo's :
Boost: Amazon.com: Prosport Gauges Halo Series Boost Gauge: Automotive
Oil Pressure: Amazon.com: Prosport Gauges Halo Series Oil Pressure Gauge: Automotive

Correct, Boost and the other is Oil Pressure as Ben mentioned.
Im about to pull the trigger on the prosport boost gauge for the time being. Does it come with everything you need to mount it up? pod and what not
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:14 PM   #1585
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I'm looking to put wheel spacers on but don't want to roll the fenders. Stock wheels, any idea the widest spacers I can go without rolling the fenders?
Save your money for other things. Why do you want wheel spacers? To clear brembos?
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:31 PM   #1586
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I ran 25mm spacers and didn't rub, but the guy I sold them to rubbed in the rear. Both were 2011 WRX hatch's with stock wheels/tires and stock suspension. I guess it's hit or miss. I would just roll the fenders in the rear.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:46 AM   #1587
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I used 25mm spacer adapters for 2011 STI wheels and didn't rub. Those were 18x8.5 +55 on stock STI tires and stock WRX suspension. They were herrafrush.
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Save your money for other things. Why do you want wheel spacers? To clear brembos?
Not looking to clear anything. I just like the look of the wheels flush with the fenders, more flush than with the stock setup that is.

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I ran 25mm spacers and didn't rub, but the guy I sold them to rubbed in the rear. Both were 2011 WRX hatch's with stock wheels/tires and stock suspension. I guess it's hit or miss. I would just roll the fenders in the rear.
I wonder why

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I used 25mm spacer adapters for 2011 STI wheels and didn't rub. Those were 18x8.5 +55 on stock STI tires and stock WRX suspension. They were herrafrush.
Do you have any pics?
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #1589
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What about a set of lowering springs? They don't cost much more than wheel spacers (probably the same amount of $ if you pick up a used set) and they'll do a lot to improve the look and feel of your car. More than wheel spacers.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #1590
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The SMY Cluster matches the dash perfectly:

The ProSport Gauges look pretty good, but they don't match as well as Defi.
I like the defi's but I think they are overpriced imo and they don't have the white needle. Prosports can store your peak boost and set warnings for half the cost and the amber color is pretty close to stock color.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #1591
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I like the defi's but I think they are overpriced imo and they don't have the white needle. Prosports can store your peak boost and set warnings for half the cost and the amber color is pretty close to stock color.
Got oil pressure and boost myself. Stock dummy light turns on around 2psi so by the time you see it you will have damage to the motor. Oil pressure is very important to me. Boost is important to me because I have the stock tmic, could come apart if I boost more than 18psi from what I've heard.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #1592
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Waiting patiently on my AEM intake. This day is a drag!!!!
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #1593
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Anyone with a 2012 WRB want to trade headlights? I kinda like the way WRB looks with the chrome headlights better then my black housing headlights.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #1594
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The paint color shouldn't make a difference in the headlights, you could swap with any color 2011
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #1595
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The paint color shouldn't make a difference in the headlights, you could swap with any color 2011
Doh! Lol. Obviously it's still early for me. But yeah also lights must be in perfect condition! Mine have had clear bra on them since day 2. lmk pm me!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #1596
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Anybody know anything about the SPT vortex generator that was supposed to come out for the sedans?
In the subaru parts catalog it said, available first quarter 2012. But i havent seen or heard anything about it.....?
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:12 PM   #1597
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What about a set of lowering springs? They don't cost much more than wheel spacers (probably the same amount of $ if you pick up a used set) and they'll do a lot to improve the look and feel of your car. More than wheel spacers.
yeah but then a year later your car rides like **** and you have to take them back out and get new shocks..fail
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:11 PM   #1598
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Do you have any pics?
I have pics everywhere, but I'll try to show off wheel-specific ones for the sake of the conversation. I tried showing as many variations of lighting and angles as I had available. I don't have the wheels anymore.

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Old 06-02-2012, 03:44 PM   #1599
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Hoping to get my car back today..... Maybe tomorrow. Car accident in front of my house and some parts from one of the cars hit mine. Damaged front bumper, drivers front Fender, hood. Getting the front plate mount shaved while it's in there though!
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^^ post picsof the front after, is love to get the plate shaved too
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