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Old 12-25-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
DARTH MAGNUS
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Howdy,

Just wanted to make this thread so friends and family could check out mods as they arrive. Feel free to add suggestions, input, or advice. Thanks for browsing!

12/24/2012:
STI is finally mine



12/25/2012:
Merry Christmas! Woke up to this (I still can't believe it's real):



Quick couple of mods:

* eliminated the daytime running lights...because... well..... they suck.
* not really a mod, per se, but I've had this carbon fiber license plate frame laying around for years. Figured it looked better than the dealer frame:



12/27/2012:
Some quickies and certainly nothing stellar:

* got my trusty broadway mirror back. Eff you, blind spots!
* wheel locks. I have no idea how the previous owner didn't get them jacked.




*Update on post #25!*
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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Congrats on the pick up dude, mileage?

And man... The mod bug bites hard.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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Welcome to the world of vacuum leaks and weird noises. Nice car man enjoy.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:39 AM   #4
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Congrats on the pick up dude, mileage?

And man... The mod bug bites hard.
Thanks! 95k. Car runs like new though (had a mechanic check it out), it had a great previous owner.

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Welcome to the world of vacuum leaks and weird noises. Nice car man enjoy.
Lol AW GAWD! Don't make me paranoid! Anything I should watch out for?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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And man... The mod bug bites hard.
hes not lying. Ive had my 05 for 3 weeks now. TBE, ebsc, tuned, smy pod, boost gauge and wideband, shifter, flaps. Its only the beginning. Just takes one mod and your bitten hard.

OP congrats on the pick up. Same color as mine.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #6
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Congrats on the purchase of a beautiful car....
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:56 AM   #7
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Especially the fact the Subaru community is so easy to buy new and used parts for
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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hes not lying. Ive had my 05 for 3 weeks now. TBE, ebsc, tuned, smy pod, boost gauge and wideband, shifter, flaps. Its only the beginning. Just takes one mod and your bitten hard.

OP congrats on the pick up. Same color as mine.
Congrats on yours, sir! Quick question, did you have any issues because of the tbe? I know some people report boost creep and have to port the wastegate. Did your tune fix it?

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Congrats on the purchase of a beautiful car....
Ty, sir! I had my first commute with her this morning. I got to work 20 minutes quicker! Lol

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Especially the fact the Subaru community is so easy to buy new and used parts for
Absolutely. I am going to post a trade today for either a stock sti exhaust or an HKS hi power or an srs exhaust with silencer. The magnaflow it has is a little too loud for my taste. Plus, I do not like attention from the popo
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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Same car as mine! Nice pickup!
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #10
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Same car as mine! Nice pickup!
*internet high five and bro hug*
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #11
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Congrats on yours, sir! Quick question, did you have any issues because of the tbe? I know some people report boost creep and have to port the wastegate. Did your tune fix it?
havent had an issue with it. I got it tuned on the 22nd its been good.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #12
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Welcome to the world of vacuum leaks and weird noises. Nice car man enjoy.
...and sometimes even weird smells.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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Same car as mine! Nice pickup!
Almost the same as mine too! But my car is SGM.

Anywho, congrats on the new car!
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:06 AM   #14
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havent had an issue with it. I got it tuned on the 22nd its been good.
Nice! How much of a power bump did you get/feel?

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...and sometimes even weird smells.
Yeah, I've gotten a little bit of that lol

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Almost the same as mine too! But my car is SGM.

Anywho, congrats on the new car!
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:17 AM   #15
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12/29/2012:
First shot, my two favorite girls:



Mods for today:

* more of a fix. The alarm chirp stopped working so I looked up a fix online and took care of it. In case this is happening to you, here is the way to fix it: LINKY
* got all my LED replacement bulbs (except for the front turn signals) and took some shots for you guys:

LICENSE PLATE (burned out bulb on the left, LED on the right)


TURN SIGNAL (before and after)



REVERSE (before and after)




DOME (before and after)



MAP LIGHT

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:19 AM   #16
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NIGHT SHOTS (forgot to take some license plate shots)

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #17
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I remember on my Miata doing a full LED conversion turned out to be my favorite aesthetic mod... It was a nice, subtle mod that once people noticed were always amazed.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:19 PM   #18
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I remember on my Miata doing a full LED conversion turned out to be my favorite aesthetic mod... It was a nice, subtle mod that once people noticed were always amazed.
absolutely. I love walking up the car at night, hitting the alarm, and watching the cool white glow from the cabin.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #19
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1/7/2013

Happy new year! Here's pic of my Roxy next to my neighbor's bugeye. IN THESE HERE PARTS WE REP SUBARU! IF YOU DONT LIKE IT IT, YOU GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET OUT!


I haven't posted in a while because i have been trying to catch my breath from xmas expenses. so here is a quick little one:

* Got this Darth Vader key-chain a while back and figured i should have something star wars-y on Roxy (its hanging off the rear tow hitch)

I RIDE WITH VADER


As for mods coming up, I just bought an AccessPORT V2 and a apexi rep exhaust that I'll install over the weekend. Just need a drop in and Stage 1 here I come!
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:49 PM   #20
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Congrats on the STI
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #21
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awesome man! looking forward to see what else you do to her!
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:09 AM   #22
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Congrats on the STI
Thanks! Awesome username, btw

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awesome man! looking forward to see what else you do to her!
Ty, sir! I'll post up pics of the AccessPORT (I'm doing a custom install for faster, easier map switching) and the new exhaust ASAP!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:55 PM   #23
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1/12/2013:
So last weekend I picked up a couple of goodies: a used catback to replace the Magnaflow I have and a cobb accessport. I'm trying something out with my accessport. I logging what kind of mileage I get per tank on the stock, economy, and stage 1 CA map. Once I have the numbers, I can decide which is the best balance of fun/efficiency. So in the meantime, here's the latest mod:

*the exhaust swap!

For my first trick, I'll make Roxy levitate


Couple of shots of the old exhaust





New exhaust




New exhaust hit my diffuser so I had to cut a notch off


*finished product and exhaust clips on next post!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #24
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #25
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Hi guys

Quick update: old exhaust, featured above, is up for sale. Check out my post for the sale here: LINK

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