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Old 10-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Dear NASIOC,

The purpose of this thread is to serve as the diary and story of my lady in motion, Annabelle. She is a 2014 WRX GR base model clothed in Satin White Pearl.
She is with me day to day and I have nothing but good intentions for her. She is pampered and well taken care of.


Annabelle's Jewelry

Performance
Cobb AccessPORT V3--stage 1+ 93 octane
Cobb SF short ram intake with airbox
Invidia Q300 catback exhaust
WC Lathe Werks stainless steel shift knob
Kartboy short throw shifter
Kartboy front & rear shifter bushings
STI short throw shift kit

Suspension
Feal 441 coilovers

Exterior
Black SE fender badges
Beatsonic sharkfin antenna
Window tint, 30/20% F/R
Debadged hatch
Debadged grill
SunTek PPF (Clearbra)
Grimmspeed front license plate mount

Wheels
Flat black Rota D rims--18x9.5 et40
Federal 595 RS-R tires--265/35/18
Muteki SR48 black open ended lugs
Hyperblack Rota MXR rims--18x9.5 et38

Interior
Pioneer AVH-X4600BT with SVXdc wiring
JDM radio bezel
Defi Red Racer 52mm boost gauge
SolidMods vent gauge pod
JPM Coachworks alcantara gauge cluster hood
JPM Coachworks alcantara shift boot
JPM Coachworks alcantara e-brake boot
JPM Coachworks alcantara armrest cover
OEM red footwell illumination kit
OEM rubber floor mats
Auto-dimming rearview mirror with homelink

Lighting
OEM HID headlights custom painted
TSX-R clear lenses
VLED front and rear turn signal bulbs (and relay)
BrightX LED rear reflector lamps
LED interior light bulbs
LED license plate bulbs
CREE LED reverse bulbs

Her Shopping List
Taillight overlays
Front lip
Hella Supertones
Painted star badges

How she is today:





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Old 10-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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The day we met:




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Old 10-04-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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Looks like she has a good start! Nice pics!
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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Looks like she has a good start! Nice pics!
Thanks, man!

Couldn't help my self last night, a few additions are already on the way...
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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October 5, 2013
Big Event 5 and First Tattoo
Mileage: 162


Dear Diary,

Today was Big Event 5 at Gillman Subaru SW in Houston. Annabelle made it out today and had an absolute blast (despite the harsh Texas heat). Subaru culture and brethren never ceases to amaze me. Tons of incredible cars, professional drivers, autographs, free food, Gymkhana sessions, raffles... it was incredible. I will forever regret my decision to trade my previous WRX (MY04) several years ago, but I feel whole again now that I am back to my Subaru roots.

Big Event 5 had many sponsors and vendors partaking, but one in particular really struck home. Not often do you see the automotive enthusiast culture supporting charities; today, however, I learned of the organization "Scoobies for Boobies"-- a group of Subaru enthusiasts aimed to promote awareness in the community and to raise money to fund research for a cure for breast cancer. I stopped by the Scoobies for Boobies exhibit and after becoming acquainted and learning more about it I will gladly continue to support the cause and efforts.

Annabelle got her first tattoo today and she wears it with pride.


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Old 10-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #6
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October 6, 2013
Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror with Homelink
Debadged Hatch
Mileage: 162


Dear Diary,

Picked up an auto-dimming rearview mirror with homelink from the dealership yesterday. They had a 20% off special going so I could not pass it up, plus I hate fumbling around for the garage door remote so this fixes that. It doesn't have the compass feature like I've seen on other models which I found a bit odd... Dealbreaker? Nope. Install and programming was straightforward with no issues. Snapped a few quick and dirty pictures, sorry for the quality.



Later in the day I was getting bored watching football, so I dug out a hair dryer and some fishing line to remove the hatch badges. Annabelle is looking very clean and tidy from the rear. More to come tomorrow.




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Old 10-06-2013, 12:11 PM   #7
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Nice start and congrats on your purchase. I have a 14 SWP hatch coming myself.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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Nice start and congrats on your purchase. I have a 14 SWP hatch coming myself.
Thanks! Such a beautiful color... you won't be disappointed.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:05 PM   #9
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Annabelle looks clean! Thank you for the SFB support!
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:49 AM   #10
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Looks like she has a good start!




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Old 10-07-2013, 06:50 AM   #11
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Thanks! Such a beautiful color... you won't be disappointed.
Oh, I know it. Fell in love with the white even when it was aspen white on the older models.

Looking forward to following you thread.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:21 AM   #12
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Nice ride man and good start. Love the auto-dimming mirror w/ homelink, I installed one on mine as well.

Did you have a turbo Mustang by chance? Just curious because of the name. I have a turbo Mustang and just picked up a 13' WRX sedan earlier this year, my very first one!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:14 AM   #13
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Annabelle looks clean! Thank you for the SFB support!
More than happy to support SFB

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Looks like she has a good start!
Thanks
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Oh, I know it. Fell in love with the white even when it was aspen white on the older models.

Looking forward to following you thread.
She has a busy day so be on the look out for an update this evening.

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Nice ride man and good start. Love the auto-dimming mirror w/ homelink, I installed one on mine as well.

Did you have a turbo Mustang by chance? Just curious because of the name. I have a turbo Mustang and just picked up a 13' WRX sedan earlier this year, my very first one!
I've only had it installed since yesterday and I am so happy I did!

Sorry, but I have never owned a Mustang. I was a big fan of Mustangs back when I created my NASIOC account (which was back in '04... wow, almost ten years ago ) Congrats on your new ride!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:24 AM   #14
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Gotcha, thanks!
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:23 PM   #15
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October 7, 2013
Nichrome Window Film, 30% front/20% rear
Mileage: 243


Dear Diary,

Today we ventured to the tint shop to get some business taken care of. For those of you familiar with Houston heat, you know tint is paramount for battling the sun with a black interior. Not to mention it is a great theft deterrent and it looks damn good.

My main priorities were to stay compliant with Mr. Lawman and maintain a consistent percentage throughout to preserve clean aesthetics. After looking at the tint selection, I decided to go with Black Magic Nichrome at 30% on the front two windows (lowest required by Texas law) with 20% bringing out the rears door, quarter panels, and hatch window. This is an incredibly high quality film and after looking at numerous samples the transition between 30% and 20% was sleek and not overly noticeable. As you can see from the pictures, it's difficult to tell a difference between the two. I am very satisfied with it and look forward to a much more safe, cool, and protected cockpit. More to come tomorrow!




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Old 10-07-2013, 06:45 PM   #16
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Curious to see a full on side shot, but from that angle, can't see a difference.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:59 PM   #17
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Curious to see a full on side shot, but from that angle, can't see a difference.
I was having a tough time getting any good pictures of it today as I was in a bit of a hurry. I'll see if I can't grab some better ones tomorrow.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #18
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Man, no rush. It's whenever the time and lighting is right.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #19
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looks clean
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #20
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Put up a little better picture comparing the window tint on the front and rear. The difference is very subtle and it's honestly hard to notice.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #21
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October 8, 2013
SunTek Paint Protection Film
Mileage: 273


Today we went back to the tint shop and had Annabelle's bra applied. She likes to stay supported and free of rock chips, oxidized bug guts, and blemishes. SunTek PPF is perfect for the job and you can't even tell she's wearing it. I am very impressed with how this film turned out, it is definitely on par with--if not higher quality than--3M Clearbra. I knew since my last WRX this is one of the first things we would be doing to preserve the paint finish. The film covers the entire front bumper, both mirrors, and the hood/fenders from a line at the top of the hood scoop.




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Old 10-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #22
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Just a quick update--have a handful of parts in the mail and on the way. I will be headed out of town late next week for work and will not be back until November 1st, but I would like to get one or two things installed before then.

I'm hoping Annabelle can handle the long distance relationship because I know I will be going insane... she is such a blast to drive, I will probably be shifting gears in my sleep.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #23
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What a morning.

Annabelle and I were on the way to work this morning, just like any other. I was the first car in line stopped for a red light at the left hand turn lane. My light turns green so I proceed to make my turn. The next thing I know I'm being smashed on my front passenger side. The guy ran a red light and hit me, pushing me over to the curb. Nobody was hurt, thankfully, but I am heart-broken. I haven't looked at the damage closely yet but it mostly appears cosmetic. Hopefully no suspension/operational damage. I did notice the traction control and hill incline lights were lit as I drove the last quarter mile to my office. I skid a few feet when hit so I'm assuming this is the cause for that. Going to the dealership for a damage assessment after work.



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Old 10-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #24
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Damn that sucks man, sorry
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #25
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The way you describe your "diary" seriously makes me cringe. Hello, it's a car.
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