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Old 03-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #26
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Nice looking car and you got tuned by the best! Church tunes all the better Subarus in Vegas.
Thanks a lot! I appreciate that. And yeah, I had a very good experience at Church. I really like the tune they gave me, the car is strong and runs great.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #27
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Aw, well at least that's not TOO long! Now you just have something to look forward to. And it's good that you can do a lot of research between now and then. Well good call on the mudflaps. I waited a little bit too long to get some on my car :/ only took a few gravel roads to make me realize how desperately I needed them. A front lip is going to go on my car really soon, that's another great thing to get first, they make the cars look amazing.

Well modding for me is to get every bit of performance out of the car that I can while keeping it as a DD. As you can see, I haven't done much as far as looks go yet (partially because I live in LA and something will always get scratched or dented and I don't feel like crying every day). But another reason is I don't like to draw too much unnecessary attention to myself, mostly because of the police.

Things for you will be a little different just because you are starting with an STi. I like your idea of getting rid of the stock tune, but I would wait until after the break-in for that. Accessports are great, I have one and I love it; there are so many great features on it that are both useful and fun to use. The STi performance is great already, but the first thing I would do before anything would be to buy thicker sway bars with endlinks if you plan on tracking or doing canyon runs. After that, and I hate to say it because it does make me worried every once in a while that I can't take my car to dealerships for minor warranty work, would be to slap a turboback on that thing. I truly LOVE my Q300 with the Invidia catted downpipe; It sounds mean as hell. It is loud, but to me, it is perfect. The power delivery is vastly improved and it makes these cars beastly to drive. Use the accessport to tune the car and decide whether you want a protune yet or not. After those few mods, I would chill for a while, be happy with the car, and just learn it. Learn how to drive it, form your own opinions on what needs improvement. The STi comes great out of the box, but these mods will make it amazing.
Thanks for taking the time to reply Sully.
I'm anxiously awaiting my STI. RA flaps came in the mail this week and the Cobb AP is coming in the next two weeks. I agree with the TBE. I was looking into a full Nameless system. They make several good options. After that, I was kicking around the idea of either the Cobb SF intake or AEM CAI. I know the power won't necessarily increase, but I hear the sound makes the mod worth it.
Hope all is well on the left coast. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #28
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Thanks for taking the time to reply Sully.
I'm anxiously awaiting my STI. RA flaps came in the mail this week and the Cobb AP is coming in the next two weeks. I agree with the TBE. I was looking into a full Nameless system. They make several good options. After that, I was kicking around the idea of either the Cobb SF intake or AEM CAI. I know the power won't necessarily increase, but I hear the sound makes the mod worth it.
Hope all is well on the left coast. Keep the pics coming.
No problem!
Nameless seems to be pretty good from what I have heard. Quite expensive for a full system though right? Well the intake is actually one of the things I wish I didn't waste my money on. HAHA. I had boost creep issues when I added the Cobb intake and I have heard of other people having the same issue. It doesn't happen to everyone, but I was one of them. I wish I had gotten the AEM. It's cheaper too... Oh well. You live and you learn.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:53 PM   #29
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Thank you! You should come out to some of our meets and drives some time! Check out the Westwood/LA meet thread.

As far as the rce blacks on stock shocks go.... Hmmm....

Decent. But I wish I didn't do it. The minor drop these gave looks perfect though, but I don't feel they gave me much of a performance increase compared to stock when paired with the stock struts. However, I do think they would be great with some upgraded struts. I have heard good things about the swift springs though, I would try those out if I were you and if you aren't interested in spending the extra money on struts.

If I could do it all over again, I would have waited on these. Buy the rce/Bilstein/GTworx package and call it a day. Save up the extra pennies. It will be worth doing and you won't have to get two alignments
thanks for the info! i guess ill just save up and do it right the first time with upgraded shocks. if im ever in the LA area ill see if i can stop by a meet. i am in san diego but sometimes go up there lol
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:52 PM   #30
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Getting my new tires put on today! Decided to go with the Bfgoodrich g-force sport comp-2. Can't wait
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:26 PM   #31
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Fill us in on how you like those tires!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #32
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Sully. Every time I wish I had ordered a SWP, I come here and fall in love with DGM all over again. Let's see some more pics!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #33
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Fill us in on how you like those tires!
So far so good! Put about a hundred miles on them so far. They seem to run a little wider than stock, I can't tell whether or not I'm imagining things but I like it. There is some more road noise than stock, which I would guess is due to the stiffer side wall. From the few on/off ramps I've done, they definitely stick well. I'll update once I do some Malibu canyon drives
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:42 PM   #34
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Sully. Every time I wish I had ordered a SWP, I come here and fall in love with DGM all over again. Let's see some more pics!
Thank you! You won't be disappointed with your DGM. It's a good color.

Here are some very very very quick pictures that I took right after I read this. I'm going to do a photoshoot later today with some friends I think, so hopefully I'll have some better pictures.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #35
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Plastidipped my side markers the other day! Let me know what you think.



And here is the command center! My 1.2 pound Latheworks shift knob and Cobb Accessport with the Proto tuner holder

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #36
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Car looks great!
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #37
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I like the dipped side markers. How are you liking the new shift knob?

When are those new pics coming? And did you re-tint your windows?
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:03 PM   #38
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Thank you! It's been fun
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #39
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I like the dipped side markers. How are you liking the new shift knob?

When are those new pics coming? And did you re-tint your windows?
Good, I think I like them better dipped as well.

The shift knob was one of the first things I bought actually! I couldn't stand the cheap, light, plastic feeling of the original. Being that it's the one thing I come in contact with the most besides the steering wheel, an upgrade was needed. The weight is perfect, the quality is top knotch, shifts feel better, and it looks much better imo. I'm thinking I might switch it up and go back to a sphere though, purely because I like change. Haha. So if anyone feels like buying it, feel free to let me know if you're interested!

The new pics have been taken! I got some rolling shots and my buddy messed around with some editing. I'm on a road trip from LA to Oklahoma right now, so as soon as I get the chance I'll upload them.

The tint is still in the works. I want to make sure I go to the same guy to be positive I'm getting the same type of tint that's on the rest of the car which makes things more difficult because he isn't close. Definitely not going as dark as I originally had. I got pulled over twice in the same week because of tint. Ha :/ too bad I hate the clear front windows.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #40
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So I would like some input on wheel spacers. I LOVE the look of the 2011+ stock wheels, I like the width of the tires, and I don't really want to get rid of them. It's one of things I liked most about the look of the car when I was buying it.

That being said, I don't particularly like how far they sink into the fenders. How would you guys feel about running spacers for daily my commute to look awesome and then switching them out for aggressive driving?
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:51 AM   #41
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Here's a fun rolling shot from a SoCal Beach cruise last week. I like it a lot, might not be for everyone!
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #42
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Going on a Mulholland cruise today on my way to pay a ticket in Malibu! Hopefully can give some good feedback on the BFgoodrich G-force sport comp 2 tires I recently put on!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #43
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So I would like some input on wheel spacers. I LOVE the look of the 2011+ stock wheels, I like the width of the tires, and I don't really want to get rid of them. It's one of things I liked most about the look of the car when I was buying it.

That being said, I don't particularly like how far they sink into the fenders. How would you guys feel about running spacers for daily my commute to look awesome and then switching them out for aggressive driving?
ive been running 20mm spacers on my 2012 wrx sedan for a while now it definitely improved the look of the stock wheels. im actually thinking about selling them though since im engaged and need the extra money for the wedding. if you want to see a pic of it on my car lemme know and ill pm you
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:17 PM   #44
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Car looks great, can't go wrong with that color
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:14 AM   #45
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Car looks great, can't go wrong with that color
Thanks! Yeah, I love it, just wish our paint was a little thicker :/
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #46
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I have been debating on installing and running a water/methanol kit. What do you guys think? Thinking of either aquamist or aem.

Should I install a new top mount while I'm at it, or would I be fine with stock?

Any input would be awesome!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #47
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Process West top mount intercooler going in this week! So excited
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #48
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Process West top mount intercooler going in this week! So excited
Let me know what you think of it. I'm debating between that at the Perrin TMIC for my '13 WRX.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:25 PM   #49
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Let me know what you think of it. I'm debating between that at the Perrin TMIC for my '13 WRX.
Will do! Unfortunately I'll have to wait a while before I am able to get it protuned. :/ But I'm hoping it will still help with the heatsoak either way.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #50
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Well here it is! My new Process West intercooler installed!



Install went well, this piece is truly meant to be in these cars. Definitely a quality part, much superior to the stock unit.

I won't see any power gains until I re-tune, which is coming really soon, but the lack of heat soak is awesome.

Here is where I need some help from you guys, what other mods should I do for my next tune?! I'm thinking of maybe porting my turbo??? If I do this, do I need to upgrade anything else? Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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