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Old 05-29-2013, 12:28 PM   #1501
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Where did you get that white shift knob? Looks good
The shift knob is from Anarchy Motive. Not only does it look awesome, it feels great in your hand and it's by far the heaviest knob I've ever held. The shifting becomes effortless and the extra weight guides your shift lever though each gear pattern much easier. Highly recommended knob and a great guy behind the product to back it up!!

You can contact them through their Facebook page (HERE)

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:37 PM   #1502
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:14 PM   #1503
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Thanks! Ill be getting one for sure
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:36 PM   #1504
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UGH dude your interior... everytime I look at it. It's just like perfect. HNNNG
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #1505
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Thanks man!!
I'm doing my first "customer" job this weekend. So excited to have more of these out there. Hopefully it won't take as long as this one did
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:56 PM   #1506
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Thanks man!!
I'm doing my first "customer" job this weekend. So excited to have more of these out there. Hopefully it won't take as long as this one did
Jealous! I would love to do this to my car, but I don't think I'm confident enough to try it. Have you thought about doing the headliner?
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #1507
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Headliner will be done really soon. I have decided to purchase all the OEM black hardware from the limited STI interior. That way nothing will have to be painted to match. It'll just cost a lot more than expected so I'll need more time to save up.
I purchased the material already to do the liner, it's all the small grey pieces that need to be purchased in order to make it look perfect.

Stay tuned!

PS, I think you should at least try some smaller pieces. It's really not that bad to do yourself.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:25 PM   #1508
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Headliner will be done really soon. I have decided to purchase all the OEM black hardware from the limited STI interior. That way nothing will have to be painted to match. It'll just cost a lot more than expected so I'll need more time to save up.
I purchased the material already to do the liner, it's all the small grey pieces that need to be purchased in order to make it look perfect.

Stay tuned!

PS, I think you should at least try some smaller pieces. It's really not that bad to do yourself.
The hardware? Which pieces do you mean? I'm excited to see the headliner complete the look though, should be awesome!

Which pieces would you suggest? Maybe i'll give it a shot when I get some extra money.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #1509
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The hardware? Which pieces do you mean? I'm excited to see the headliner complete the look though, should be awesome!

Which pieces would you suggest? Maybe i'll give it a shot when I get some extra money.
The hardware that I'm changing is:

Both driver and passenger visors and clips
All 4 roof handles
Map light and sunroof control cluster
Dome light cluster
Sunroof trim

After those arrive I'll be able to cover the headliner without looking weird or having to paint each of those pieces black.

The only piece that I don't want to buy are the front seat belts. I'll have to come up with a work around for those. They're too expensive.


To try the Alcantara, you could cover the gauge cluster, or A pillars. the console is next and maybe the dash sides. You'll need a steamer and good glue. I've guided a few installs over PM if you ever want to give it a try.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:36 PM   #1510
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Thats going to turn out awesome, can't wait to see! Once i get around to purchasing the gauges and cluster i might try it out! I would love any help you could provide in the process, thanks man.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:04 AM   #1511
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Once again, Fin awesome man, just awesome!!!! Refresh my memory on your POD set up? I'm sure Ill stumble across it going back through all 61 pages, but if I miss it, thanks.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:16 AM   #1512
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Haha, thanks man!

The pod is the off the shelf ATI 3 gauge cluster. I purchased it after waiting 2 years for the release. The fitment was terrible and it had a large rubber cover over it to give it an oem texture.
I took the cover off, remolded the pod, added mounting studs on the bottom, used body filler to smooth out the top and covered it in Alcantara. I run 3-60mm Prosport premium gauges in it and now that its done, I wouldn't change it out for anything. I love it!

I have a quick write up on the install here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2356468

Since then I have wrapped the rest of the dash in Alcantara which makes it all blend much better.

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Old 05-30-2013, 01:26 AM   #1513
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what made you go top mount over front mount? im trying to decide on which one
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #1514
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what made you go top mount over front mount? im trying to decide on which one
I put a lot of thought in the decision to remain top mount over going front mount for my car. One of the biggest reasons behind the decision was to keep the intercooler safe under the hood. I've had a couple cars before this that had front mounts and even though I've never completely trashed one, I was always concerned that the harsh winters in Maine will take its toll on the fins and finish of the core being a daily driver.

A couple other things to consider are:

Pro's to the top mount
- Factory fit, utilizing the OEM hood scoop
- Shortest run of piping, less pressure drop across the core
- No cutting of the front bumper or movement of the overflow reservoir
- Able to keep factory intake or use any aftermarket intake
- For smaller/OEM turbos, helps keeps the faster spool and throttle response

Pro's to the front mount

- Less heat soak when in higher outside temperatures or traffic
- Aggressive look
- Higher power handling
- Larger core

For my purpose, since I'm staying under 400hp, I have no need for the bigger core for higher power needs. I don't have heat issues here in Maine or traffic to deal with.
So my only reason to get a front mount would be for looks. Since I like the look of the front of the car without a front mount and I don't want to draw any extra attention to the front bumper. Put all those reasons together and I was left with an easier decision to go top mount.

One last concern would be of what to do with the hood scoop. Keeping the scoop MAY cause irregular air turbulence under the hood that may battle air flow across the front mount under high speeds.
You can remove the scoop and go 2.5i hood like Xluben did which is a great idea if you can find a donor hood or a member to trade with. Otherwise you'll have to add the expense of the hood and paint to the higher cost of the front mount.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:04 AM   #1515
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Thank you for the in depth response. I'm leaning more towards tm now
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #1516
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Thank you for the in depth response. I'm leaning more towards tm now
No problem, I've been meaning to write my thoughts on the top mount anyway.

One more thing. I do think it looks super sexy and clean when you pop the hood

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #1517
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it does look good, such an OE look.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:34 PM   #1518
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Man what do you use to clean your car/engine bay and what's your process? It always look super clean.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:51 PM   #1519
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Man what do you use to clean your car/engine bay and what's your process? It always look super clean.
That's funny you ask....
About 10 minutes before the picture above was taken, the under hood was a mess, haha

I had a friend stop by the house with his 04 STi on one of the first nice days of the season. We were chatting about this and that when we got on the topic of engine mods. He never saw my car in person, only on forums so he wanted to see under the hood. Well, to my embarrassment, after this long winter and no garage, my under hood was a disgrace. Dirt, grime, salt, bugs, corrosion. It was bad.

My cleaning method was simple, I sprayed down the engine bay with regular water from a hose. Then sprayed simple green all over and let it sit for 10 minutes. Using a soft wheel brush I lightly brushed over all the parts until they were cleaned. Dried the engine bay with a electric leaf blower. Then used Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax on all the plastic/rubber components under the hood.

It took about 25-30 minutes and came out great!

I don't agree with pressure washing the engine bay because of the force that it can cause to electrical components. Plus the abrasion on plastic. A good mild cleaner like simple green works well. Also, I apply the wax on a regular microfiber pad that you would wax the car with. Gives it a nice shine that won't attract dust.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:00 AM   #1520
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That's funny you ask....
About 10 minutes before the picture above was taken, the under hood was a mess, haha

I had a friend stop by the house with his 04 STi on one of the first nice days of the season. We were chatting about this and that when we got on the topic of engine mods. He never saw my car in person, only on forums so he wanted to see under the hood. Well, to my embarrassment, after this long winter and no garage, my under hood was a disgrace. Dirt, grime, salt, bugs, corrosion. It was bad.

My cleaning method was simple, I sprayed down the engine bay with regular water from a hose. Then sprayed simple green all over and let it sit for 10 minutes. Using a soft wheel brush I lightly brushed over all the parts until they were cleaned. Dried the engine bay with a electric leaf blower. Then used Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax on all the plastic/rubber components under the hood.

It took about 25-30 minutes and came out great!

I don't agree with pressure washing the engine bay because of the force that it can cause to electrical components. Plus the abrasion on plastic. A good mild cleaner like simple green works well. Also, I apply the wax on a regular microfiber pad that you would wax the car with. Gives it a nice shine that won't attract dust.
So it is okay to spray the engine with a hose? You don't cover any electrical at all?

I'm going to be spending some time with my 13' this weekend that's why I'm interested, my last few washes have just been less than satisfactory even after 2-3 hours of washing!

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:12 AM   #1521
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So it is okay to spray the engine with a hose? You don't cover any electrical at all?

I'm going to be spending sometime with my 13' this weekend that's why I'm interested, my last few washes have just been less than satisfactory even after 2-3 hours of washing!
All the electrical components that need protection from water will have a small gasket inside each connector. Since our cars are new, the gaskets will do their job of protecting the circuits as need be. The fuse box is designed for both horizontal and vertical splashes of water. The battery is also okay to spray off as well.
The big thing is not to try to clean by spraying more water than needed. Use the cleaner to clean, not water pressure. If you spray the fuse cover directly for 2 minutes, you'll cause problems. Just spray enough to wet the surface of everything, then clean, then rinse, then dry. The blower is one of the best purchases for speeding up the drying process and may be a reason I never have problems with excess water in places it shouldn't be.
For the most part the engine bay is designed to take on water to a point. Hell, they cut a huge hole in the hood to allow water to flow right on top of it, haha
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:21 AM   #1522
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Thanks for the in depth response Jason, you're the man!

Definitely going to give this a shot this weekend.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:28 AM   #1523
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Yep, I have cleaned my engine bay and my wife's Civic with just a hose and a bottle of Simple Green. Very simple and easy. I took some photos of the Civic before/after:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2200790
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:39 AM   #1524
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Yep, I have cleaned my engine bay and my wife's Civic with just a hose and a bottle of Simple Green. Very simple and easy. I took some photos of the Civic before/after:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2200790
Wow that looks great. I will have to try this on the wife's 08 Pilot. Just plain ol simple green? Can't wait to give it a try.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:06 AM   #1525
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Yep, I have cleaned my engine bay and my wife's Civic with just a hose and a bottle of Simple Green. Very simple and easy. I took some photos of the Civic before/after:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2200790
Yeah that looks awesome Ben, thanks for the link.
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