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Old 12-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I love my new car. It's been a lot of fun so far but I am a little envious of my friends audi. I know this is a Subaru, and I know its an sti but my question is how can I make the car a littler more luxurious? I opted for the limited package which adds goodies such as leather seats, seat heaters moon roof etc. On my planned list of fancy pants things to do are:
Legacy flip key fob mod
Replace speakers, add an amplifier (butkeep OEM nav unit), and sound deaden the doors.
Integrate the rear jdm/edm fog light

But what else is out there? The only other thing I can think of would be getting some jdm motorized side mirrors. Any thoughts / ideas? What am I missing?
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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Should of bought an audi if you wanted a fancy/gizmo/5* hotel features sedan. Not being mean here.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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+1 or a Hyundai or ......
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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fancy it up with a straight pipe and intake
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #5
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There isnt much more you can do is basically what these guys are saying. The car is what it is.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:00 PM   #6
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Nothing will ever make me envious of any Audi. Ever.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #7
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Hey guys, I love my new car. It's been a lot of fun so far but I am a little envious of my friends audi. I know this is a Subaru, and I know its an sti but my question is how can I make the car a littler more luxurious? I opted for the limited package which adds goodies such as leather seats, seat heaters moon roof etc. On my planned list of fancy pants things to do are:
Legacy flip key fob mod
Replace speakers, add an amplifier (butkeep OEM nav unit), and sound deaden the doors.
Integrate the rear jdm/edm fog light

But what else is out there? The only other thing I can think of would be getting some jdm motorized side mirrors. Any thoughts / ideas? What am I missing?
Psssst! http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2401575
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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That and dynamat to isolate the driver from all that exterior (and interior) noise.

That thread is really good, by the way....
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #9
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Nothing will ever make me envious of any Audi. Ever.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:53 PM   #10
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Ummm.. it's a Subaru aka economy car. It will never be luxurious.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #11
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That's a lot of work... lol

IMO, a good quality exhaust will improve the tone and also make it more "shiny". I think that would help more with the overall vibe of the car.

And yes, I do know we're talking interior here... but there isn't much you can do interior wise to make it like an Audi. Unless you go complete custom on it at a shop which would cost $$$$ and be stupid for a 2013.

Live with with interior... it's not that bad.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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You could add a backup camera.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #13
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The easiest way to "fancy up the STi" is to trade it in for another more luxury oriented car, ie: BMW, Lexus, Audi, etc.

The STi has never, to my knowledge, been aimed at luxury consumers.

For a bit more cash, I would've looked in to a 335. I'm not going to start a 335i / iS vs. STi debate, but the 335 is a solid blend of performance and luxury.

Clearly, you've purchased a '13 Subaru STi so the options become a little more limited.

I'd consider a light window tint, subtle drop and possibly a mellow exhaust / tune. That way you can preserve the cleanliness of the car and still have a little more go.

Either way, I'm sure you'll enjoy the new STi.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:00 PM   #14
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fancy it up with a straight pipe and intake
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #15
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Nothing will ever make me envious of any Audi. Ever.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #16
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Hey guys, I love my new car. It's been a lot of fun so far but I am a little envious of my friends audi. I know this is a Subaru, and I know its an sti but my question is how can I make the car a littler more luxurious? I opted for the limited package which adds goodies such as leather seats, seat heaters moon roof etc. On my planned list of fancy pants things to do are:
Legacy flip key fob mod
Replace speakers, add an amplifier (butkeep OEM nav unit), and sound deaden the doors.
Integrate the rear jdm/edm fog light

But what else is out there? The only other thing I can think of would be getting some jdm motorized side mirrors. Any thoughts / ideas? What am I missing?
You're doing it wrong right out of the gate.

The head unit IS the problem, you don't need an amp.

Use dynamat to provide some sound insulation.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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You're doing it wrong right out of the gate.

The head unit IS the problem, you don't need an amp.

Use dynamat to provide some sound insulation.
That head unit was a thousand dollar factory option, I can see why he is reluctant to rip it out
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:52 PM   #18
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That head unit was a thousand dollar factory option, I can see why he is reluctant to rip it out
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #19
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Hey guys, I love my new car. It's been a lot of fun so far but I am a little envious of my friends audi. I know this is a Subaru, and I know its an sti but my question is how can I make the car a littler more luxurious? I opted for the limited package which adds goodies such as leather seats, seat heaters moon roof etc. On my planned list of fancy pants things to do are:
Legacy flip key fob mod
Replace speakers, add an amplifier (butkeep OEM nav unit), and sound deaden the doors.
Integrate the rear jdm/edm fog light

But what else is out there? The only other thing I can think of would be getting some jdm motorized side mirrors. Any thoughts / ideas? What am I missing?
Leave your car as close to stock (maybe a tune) and in a long run you'll be happy because most of the time, his Audi will be in the shop for repairs and he'll be driving a loaner, then you can up him up!

I'm serious about his Audi being in the shop for a lot of days. I've own B5 S4 and it was nice but holy ****..... the repair time/cost made me drive my CRX a lot more. And my CRX had a busted shocks
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #20
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The problem is that someone can buy a craptastic '08 Impreza 2.5i for about $8K and have the same looking interior as your car.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #21
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The problem is that someone can buy a craptastic '08 Impreza 2.5i for about $8K and have the same looking interior as your car.
And that interior is craptastic, even in an $8K car.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #22
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Thank all, I do appreciate the input. I do know I bought a cheap japanese car. I do know that the head unit sucks, that the interior rattles, etc. I know what I bought before I bought it and I do enjoy it. I just wanted to make it a little bit "nicer". As far as the stereo goes, I like what the factory nav unit does but not it's sound quality.

The reason I listed my friends Audi is because of the trick key/remote/start button unit it has. I was just looking for ideas to step up the sti that's all.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #23
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The good news is, there is a ton of aftermarket support for the STI. If you're creative enough you can DIY like Overland did in his thread. Or you can pay someone to do it for you. Aftermarket alarm companies make keyless remote start systems you can have installed. The world is your oyster, my friend.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #24
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Not sure if the new subies have it but when you hir the unlock on my folks Audi the headlights come on
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:55 PM   #25
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I remember checking this thread out a couple months ago. Def pretty awesome! Although probably not the direction I will go. Maybe I might do the door cards, or the door latch panel.
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