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Old 01-07-2012, 09:08 AM   #26
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Off the top of my head I'd suggest checking all of your wheel speed sensors and make sure none of them are damaged - obviously check the wiring too.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #27
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This is going to sound stupid, but did you check to be sure that the button on the lower part of the dash (disables the traction control) isn't pushed in?
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #28
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I did check the wiring while apart. There were a couple wires that needed taped but not soldered. They were in the big wiring bunch inside the left fender. Ogden yes I did try to push it in to get it to go out and didn't work..tried push release and push hold then release but no luck.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #29
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What are the codes?
I'll look them up in the FSM and see if there is anything obvious to check.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #30
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The code reader didn't tell me about the lights on the dash. It's a cheap matco reader..our mechanic has the verus and it'll be able to tell me, I hope lol.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #31
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Even a cheap generic one should be able to get the DTC numbers.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #32
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That looks great! Good job with the rebuild it came out looking very nice. Do you have a direct link to the front lip? I am thinking about getting one in the spring. Thanks!
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #33
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Thanks dirkin! Right now the website is under construction? Anywho, go to http://www.subarupartswarehouse.com/ and its listed under "accessories". Put your car make model and year and under exterior and you'll find the lip in there. The best part about it is that it comes prepainted! Also, make sure to check the website for coupon codes. I saved 20% and got my lip for $203 shipped to my door!

Side view shows the satin black moldings and handles better. I'm getting the wheels powdercoated satin black Monday or Tuesday. I REALLY want to lower it now, but I know I better just wait it out till spring. Anyone have experience with coilovers? I'll be going TEIN or Eibach basic's, but not sure which brand yet. I really don't want to feel every little crack in the road.


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Old 01-08-2012, 10:09 AM   #34
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If you've got a snowy climate and it's not a track car, skip the coils and go with something like an 09 WRX strut and a good spring. The only reason to get coils on a non-track car is to slam it. Chances are very slim that you can drive your car hard enough on the street to have a real need for coils in a performance sense. Most of the people who have them have them to make their car low, and that's about it. Personally (if you couldn't guess) I think that they are a waste a money for anyone who is not going to tack their car. Your money is much better spent elsewhere.

You've already done the rear sway, do a short shifter and shifter bushings, if you have a 5-speed.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #35
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Thanks! Can't wait to see the black wheels. Tint would look good too on the car imo.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #36
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The only reason I want coilovers is to have height adjustment. If we buy another wrecked 2009+wrx then I'll probably just swap shocks and put some Eibachs on it. Right now we only have the LF shock off a 09 wrx..sold the other 3 a couple weeks before I bought my car.

I will be tinting my windows, but nothing too extreme. I just tried breaking down my tires off my wheels and since they only have 2000 miles on them they aren't coming easily. I'm using our old tire machine since its in the building with the car, but I'm going to have to use the new one next door come tomorrow. Hopefully our glass blasting cabinet will take off the clear and paint.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:40 AM   #37
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Make sure it's an 09-10 WRX. The 09+ WRXs got better valving in the struts than the 08s and they stand up to aftermarket springs.

Not sure about how the '11 struts fit the 09-10 Imprezas. STI fronts don't fit, so I'm guessing that the widebody WRX fronts struts won't work either. Rears fit though, IIRC.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:09 AM   #38
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Couple pictures I took today. I've been trying to find a decent place to get my wheels blasted..lowest price I can find here in NE Ohio is $95. Thankfully, my buddy is powdercoating them for free..


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Old 01-12-2012, 03:17 PM   #39
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Well we have 3 wrecked OBS's so I took the catback off one of them and cut the resonator off and replaced it with a straight 2.5" stainless piece. Yes I know its a half inch bigger than the pipe, but I was able to make it work pretty nice. I plan on deleting the cat as well. The resonator weighed 12lbs, so atleast I shaved some weight.


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Old 01-20-2012, 07:03 PM   #40
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Got my wheels powdercoated Satin black finally. Painted the center caps to match the car. I'm happy with the results!


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Old 01-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #41
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Ordered fortune 500 coil overs today. Should be here in 3 weeks. Happy bday to me!
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #42
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Well we have 3 wrecked OBS's so I took the catback off one of them and cut the resonator off and replaced it with a straight 2.5" stainless piece. Yes I know its a half inch bigger than the pipe, but I was able to make it work pretty nice. I plan on deleting the cat as well. The resonator weighed 12lbs, so atleast I shaved some weight.


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You haven't checked in lately. How was the exhaust sound after removing the resonator?
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #43
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Nice, thread. Im new to the sub world and have an 11 obs, where and how did you get that hood with the scoop? I assume it was like a wrx or sti hood and you swapped it in? How much did it run? id love to do the same
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:34 PM   #44
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Wow your car looks GREAT! Im assumimg you have your own garage. How can someone who doesn't have access to a full garage restore their car? Any ideas?
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