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Old 02-17-2013, 04:44 PM   #26
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If you haven't installed tail light film of any kind before, I recommend getting someone else to do it.
I have tried a few local tint places but not many people want to touch it. We will see. I may hold off a few weeks to see if someone can do it and then try it myself as a last resort.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:19 PM   #27
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Right now, I am trying to decide on an exhaust. I am torn between

- Nameless Axleback (muffler delete, 3.5" double wall staggard tip)
- Q300 Titanium Tip CatBack

It is a daily driver so I don't want it to be obnoxious, but I do want a good sound. Thoughts?
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #28
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I have the nameless axle back muffler delete and I love it, it sounds great and there's no drone I highly recommend it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:27 PM   #29
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I have the nameless axle back muffler delete and I love it, it sounds great and there's no drone I highly recommend it.
I am slightly leaning towards the nameless. Not because it is cheaper, but I almost think just the muffler delete axleback sounds better than the full q300 catback. Hmm
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #30
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I have the nameless axle back muffler delete and I love it, it sounds great and there's no drone I highly recommend it.
How is it on the highway? I want low end awsomeness but dont want to have a super loud exhaust at cruising speeds.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:27 AM   #31
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^ +1 on this. I am in the same boat. Looking for a great sound, but nothing obnoxious. Been there, done that with past cars. I want to keep the car driveable, but still sound good.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #32
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How is it on the highway? I want low end awsomeness but dont want to have a super loud exhaust at cruising speeds.
It's not bad at all when your just cruising at a set speed you don't notice it at all but then of course you'll hear it when you accelerate again. Honestly I think it's the perfect amount of sound and comfort I don't even notice it anymore just cause I've gotten so used to it, and also the build quality is incredible.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #33
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I know what you mean by "getting used to it". I've done that in past setups on my old car. I just want something that is enjoyable, but not going to be crazy loud and wake up my neighborhood. Also, needs to pass the wife test haha. I am wondering if I should get the 4" or 5" mufflers instead of the muffler delete.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #34
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I know what you mean by "getting used to it". I've done that in past setups on my old car. I just want something that is enjoyable, but not going to be crazy loud and wake up my neighborhood. Also, needs to pass the wife test haha. I am wondering if I should get the 4" or 5" mufflers instead of the muffler delete.
The 4" muffler delete will tone it down more at idle
So that'd help with the neighbors thing and it'll tone it done a bit while cruising and it'll still sound great. The 5" muffler delete sounds fairly stock but just with more rumble I'd say.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #35
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Yeah, I hear ya. I would just hate to go with a setup, just to find out it's only a bit different than stock. It's really between the 4" or muffler delete (slightly leanings towards the delete). I am just waiting back to hear from Nameless to see how long the build time is.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:00 PM   #36
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Quick question:

I noticed my coolant level is just above the "low" mark on the coolant bottle/tank. Just wondering if this is normal on all new wrx's? I assume it should at least be in the middle or closer to the full line, but was curious as to why it would be so low. Obviously no leaks of any sort, but just found it odd to be so low. Would you reccommend getting it filled? Or just leave it be? Not signs of over heating or anything of that nature either.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #37
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Quick question:

I noticed my coolant level is just above the "low" mark on the coolant bottle/tank. Just wondering if this is normal on all new wrx's? I assume it should at least be in the middle or closer to the full line, but was curious as to why it would be so low. Obviously no leaks of any sort, but just found it odd to be so low. Would you reccommend getting it filled? Or just leave it be? Not signs of over heating or anything of that nature either.
Bump for input on this ^
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #38
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Does that level correspond to the engine being warm or cold? I did some searching but didn't get that far. Depending on operating temp, the level changes, that much I know.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #39
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Does that level correspond to the engine being warm or cold? I did some searching but didn't get that far. Depending on operating temp, the level changes, that much I know.
Hmm, you know what. I can't remember if the engine was hot or cold at the time I looked. I will have to look at it when it's dead cold and hot to see if there is any difference. Thanks for the input!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #40
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Hmm, you know what. I can't remember if the engine was hot or cold at the time I looked. I will have to look at it when it's dead cold and hot to see if there is any difference. Thanks for the input!
I have had some cars in the past with two "full" lines. One for @ operating temp and the other @ cold temp. Not sure what the subaru has though.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #41
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I have had some cars in the past with two "full" lines. One for @ operating temp and the other @ cold temp. Not sure what the subaru has though.
I think it just has a "low" line and a "full" or "high" line.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #42
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Hey man, nice build so far.

I'm buddies with Gary (Grey E46 M3). He told me to check out your thread and I like the approach you're taking so far!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #43
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Hey man, nice build so far.

I'm buddies with Gary (Grey E46 M3). He told me to check out your thread and I like the approach you're taking so far!
Hey man, thanks. I wouldn't really call it a "build" yet as I only done small things haha. But I appreciate it! I should be getting into the more fun stuff once the warmer weather hits. I am just enjoying the new platform for now.

Gary's a good dude. Known him for a long time!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #44
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I need to do this to my tail lights. Can't stand them.

Where did you get the Lamin-X Red Tail Light Overlay? Link?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #45
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I need to do this to my tail lights. Can't stand them.

Where did you get the Lamin-X Red Tail Light Overlay? Link?
Same here. The clear tails was the one thing I couldn't stand. I thought I would be able to rock them a bit, but I couldn't wait to put the overlay on. It really gives the rear end a wayyy better look.

http://www.lamin-x.com/Subaru-WRX-ST...ers-p/s316.htm Just need to select "red"
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:35 PM   #46
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February 19, 2013

What's being done: Cree LED Reverse Light Bulbs, LED License Plate Bulbs

Mileage: 4,478

I wanted to rid the ugly yellow reverse lights and license plate lights since I am not crazy about the dim look of the yellow stock bulbs. Small mod, but it definitely is something members should consider doing. It adds a much more updated look to the rear of the car as well as actually helping when reversing. I had the same reverse light bulbs in my M3 and it helped out so much. At night, it literally projected across my street and into my neighbors driveway. With the tint on all the windows, anything will help to make sure you are backing up safely and aware of your surrounds. Very simple to install and a great change to the rear of the car. Took some progression pics to show the differences between the LED bulbs and stock.

I apologize in advance for the dirty car! Got some rain in NJ today. She will be cleaned up this weekend!

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What's next: Nameless Performance Muffler Delete Axleback
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:43 PM   #47
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Same here. The clear tails was the one thing I couldn't stand. I thought I would be able to rock them a bit, but I couldn't wait to put the overlay on. It really gives the rear end a wayyy better look.

http://www.lamin-x.com/Subaru-WRX-ST...ers-p/s316.htm Just need to select "red"
Thanks duder. Love the journal so far.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:58 PM   #48
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Thanks duder. Love the journal so far.
No problem bud. Thanks!

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Does that level correspond to the engine being warm or cold? I did some searching but didn't get that far. Depending on operating temp, the level changes, that much I know.

Just to follow up. I checked the level after I drove home from work on a hot engine. Coolant level was right in the middle of the tank, so all is well. Looked like I checked it when it was dead cold that one time. Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:09 PM   #49
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Can you post a link to the LEDs? I have the license plate LEDs, but one of them is failing. I'd like to get some quality ones. Also, I really like the reverse lights!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:13 PM   #50
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Also, are you planning on doing a debadge? That will really help clean up the rear as well!

Saw you're looking into Feal 441's. I have them on my car and I love them. I definitely recommend them. If you ever want to go for a ride to check them out, let me know.
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