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Old 03-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Cool 2008 SWP 2.5i - My log

Is this picture enough to keep you intrigued to scroll down?





Well I Have this posted up on the Toronto Subaru Club boards, and I figured I may as well share it here to for those who want to see. Since I have pictures and mods scattered throughout NASIOC and receive a bunch of pm's every week asking about specifics. so this is to consolidate everything in one place
Ignore the old references of things to be installed, or if there are dates or anything as I am just copying over the relevant posts.



I finally decided to write down/ log my different/unique/diy modifications. I’ve finally gotten to a point where I am satisfied with the appearance/ handling and don’t have any more big plans for a while (not that anything I’ve done thus far is “big” compared to most other cars on this forum lol) Feel free to comment, give criticism, or compliments! I have sporadically posted some of these mods/ pictures on NASIOC and have had great feedback and even inspired a few people, helping them out with the DIY/how to’s through pm’s. With that being said if anybody had any questions or needs help just ask, I’ve done all this myself and am always willing to help out a fellow member.


(From my introduction post)
The Subaru bug bit me early. At 17 I got my grandparents 1990 Subaru legacy 2.2 n/a. She treated me well up until her "retirement" lol 3 years ago. I was hooked I "needed" another Subaru. I ended up buying a 2008 pearl white Impreza hatch. Here is a pic of the car a few days after I got it; was well taken care of by previous owner.






What started as just a coincidence, has now become the colour scheme of the car, black on white with red accenting, I like it, and that’s all that counts at the end of the day.

summary of what has been done:


Interior:


Audio/video:
- Sony XNV 660bt
- axxess steering wheel control interface
- Back-up camera
- Kole audio MFW-10 (fiber glassed/Kevlar into the spare tire)
- Power Acoustik BAMF-1250/2
- 
Painted radio bezel and door handles pearl black
- 50 square feet worth of sound dampening in doors/floor/wheel wells/ roof
- 20 sf sound blocking mass loaded vinyl

Appearance:
- Black
 3M 1080 carbon vinyl on silver trim pieces across the dash w/red pinstripe + center console
- Blue led lighting under dash/ foot wells/ seats tied in with dash dimmer and headlight switch

- STi red-stitched steering wheel
- Re-stitched red shifter + brake boot
- Leather w/ red stitched center console
- Flossy wrinkle red heavy shift knob
- Flossy boot retainer
- “Subaru” holographic projection in foot wells
- Full LED conversion
- DIY red LED cup holder illumination
- Redline Alacantra cluster cover


Exterior:

lighting:
- Hyper yellow fog light bulbs (9005 mod)
- Independent fog light mod
- Morimoto D2s 2.0 projectors
- Morimoto 3five 5000k D2s bulbs
- Morimoto FX-r 3.0 Projectors
- Osram Xenarc 66240 CBI bulbs
- Matsu****a Gen V ballasts (oem)
- The Retrofit Source relay harness
- BMW X5 LED fog lights
- Red LED demon eye (+ painted shield)
- 100m ccfl angel eyes (drl)
- White Morimoto v.1 LED angel eyes (drl)
- White Morimoto LED v.2 angel eyes (as drl)
- drl delete
- White LED puddle lights (underside of mirrors)
- Switchback LED turn signal bulbs
- Tapturn relay
- LED rear reflector replacements (act as additional running lights and brake lights)

Films:
- Wrapped with 3M's Satin White Pearl
- Hexis vinyl gloss black roof
- 3m Scotchgard hood, fenders, a-pillars, mirrors
- Tint – 35% fronts, 15% rear, 5% sun strip

Appearance:
- Custom 2009 wide-body STi front bumper cut and moulded to fit narrow-body
- Bayson R Carbon fiber STI spoiler
- 2008-2009 STi polyurethane front lip (even on the original bumper)
- DIY mesh grille
- Red supertones
- Debadged rear
- DIY custom Subaru badges (removed and re-coloured to be red on black)
- Red painted calipers
- Zip-tie stitching on front bumper (fix for winter damage)
- TSC STICKERS!
- Rallyarmor urethane mud flaps (front only)
- BluBat Taillight overlays

Wheels:
- 17”x9" XXR 522 Gold(summer)
- 17" xxr941
- 16" blaze yellow stock alloys
- 16” black steelies (winter)
- 255/40/17 Nexan N3000 (summer) (yes you read that right 255's ! )
- 205/55/16 Firestone Winterforce (winter)



Performance/Handling:

- Neetronics open source tune
- DGR street spec coilovers
- Perrin short throw shift adapter
- Perrin rear shifter bushings
- Big 3 electrical (power/grounding) mod
- Whiteline 22mm rear anti-sway bar
- Whiteline rear Endlinks
- Whiteline tower brace (front)
- Eibach 25mm hollow front anti-sway bar
- Rallitek hd front endlinks
- OBX 2.5” catback exhaust
- Magnaflow muffler
- Muffler delete pipe
- 24" Thrush straight through glass pack in replacement of OBX resonator
- Car Chemistry 2-disc exhaust insert
- Rallisport Racing v.2 uel headers (Cerma Krome coated)
- Rallisport Racing custom mid-pipe/cat-delete
- DIY Hybrid intake
- Fumoto oil valve
- 2.2 degrees of camber in the rear, 1.2 degrees of camber up front





Heres some relevant links:

My retrofit thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2237956

My "Subaru's On Ice" videos/ pictures
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2469173

Rallisport Racing UEL DIY thread
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2454753

How she currently sits ☺











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Old 03-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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And just so you know why I CAN’T close that wheel gap just yet:





My little suby is already a snowplow at stock height in Thunder Bay winters lol. Only time I got stuck was when I was hung up on the frame :P




and all the little details

Front emblem, mesh grille, supertones


rear emblem, rearview camera, painted chrome plastic trim to SWP


3M 1080 cf dash "swoop" with red pinstripe, gloss black radio bezel + door handles






Subwoofer box






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Old 03-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Installing the OBX catback


First things first, tighten up the front endlinks (just installed last week, and tightening incase anything loosened)




Stock Exhaust out (and a nice view of the whiteline sway bar )




Side by side







I still dont know who could have ever conceived the idea to make a muffler THAT big! its ridiculous

Installed





I've also Done a lot of sound deadening and block in my car. this is the tackling the roof:


Headliner dropped





Just look at all the nice shiny undampened sheet metal... Lets fix that:
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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now my car has wont sound like a tin can in the rain! btw I've already done my doors and hatch area, so the roof was the last on the list.

side note: LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE SIDE AIRBAG!!!


I've gotten in Auto-X racing









p.s. that is the most body roll this car will get, and that is me thrashing it through the corner as had as she will go :P any other 2.5i will be scraping its mirror on the ground haha


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Old 03-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #5
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New sticker

found this and just had to get it






What is that? Unequal length Rallisport Racing headers that just happened to be ceramic coated? No way! Get out! Really?!?!












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Old 03-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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I made it out driving today ON lake Superior,

Full thread here: http://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/f...ml#post1447989

or
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2469173



some pics:









New angel eyes after ccfls broke due to -40 temps














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Old 03-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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Illuminated cupholders just cuz







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Old 03-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #8
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And here are the epic winter videos I've made with some friends (for those who havent seen the other links)

Part 1

Part 2
Subaru's On Ice (Pt. 2) - YouTube

Part 3

Part 4

Parts 3 and 4 are m favourite



and some UEL love

First ever UEL start


UEL reving

more UEL videos can be found here:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2454753
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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Great car, I really like the things you've done.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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Great page! Great write ups! great car! Haha also in works with my car slowly but surely... Got the rallisport Uel and nameless axle back along with some smalls rally armours, rack, fogs, sways etc. Happy to see another nicely put together 2.5i.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #11
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Thanks!

Glad to hear that! These cars just get glanced over since the big brothers are so much more. But with a little handling mods these things amazingly fun DD's And they look hella sharp!!!
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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Made it out onto the ice again today







and the compiled footage

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #13
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I got bored, and at the cost of $0 I think it turned out pretty good









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Old 03-11-2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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Great looking car!
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #15
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great car! Haha also in works with my car slowly but surely
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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Thanks guys!
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:24 PM   #17
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Ok so here's the testing of what works best for reverse lighting


From left to right, LED tower bulbs, factory halogens, 7w cree leds


now for some comparison shots

Led tower left vs stock right


Led Tower left Vs Cree led Right


Cree led left Vs halogen right





Now on their own
Tower led


Halogen


Cree Led

(note the shadows off the fence and light above the door!

any guess which set I'll be sticking with? how bout them laser beam cree bulbs!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:11 AM   #18
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Love the car man, what did you do to get the red/black badges?
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:00 AM   #19
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Thanks buddy!

I did the badges myself, I used this thread for the idea/ methods:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...painted+badges
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #20
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This came in the mail today,


Everyone likes pictures right?














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Old 04-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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great work! love the attention to detail.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #22
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Nice job! Was your interior black when it was stock or did you paint it and buy/re-upholster seats? Im working on converting my mostly light tan and black interior to dark grey and black or black on black because the tan is ugly and always looks dirty I see you did that 3m wrap and I may go for something like that as well
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Duvanator View Post
Ok so here's the testing of what works best for reverse lighting

From left to right, LED tower bulbs, factory halogens, 7w cree leds

now for some comparison shots

Led tower left vs stock right

Led Tower left Vs Cree led Right

Cree led left Vs halogen right

Now on their own
Tower led

Halogen

Cree Led

(note the shadows off the fence and light above the door!

any guess which set I'll be sticking with? how bout them laser beam cree bulbs!
Hey man nice car. Was just wondering where did u get these
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #24
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Quote:
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great work! love the attention to detail.
Thanks, much appreciated!


Quote:
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Nice job! Was your interior black when it was stock or did you paint it and buy/re-upholster seats? Im working on converting my mostly light tan and black interior to dark grey and black or black on black because the tan is ugly and always looks dirty I see you did that 3m wrap and I may go for something like that as well

Thanks! The interior was always black, aside from the silver plastic, which I've been covering with vinyl/paint/leather Yeah I can't complain I love the black interior.

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Hey man nice car. Was just wondering where did u get these
Thanks a lot, I just ordered them off ebay, $11 shipped. These are what I ordered:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/271093163345?...#ht_4722wt_950

but there are hundreds to choose from, 7440 / T20 size
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #25
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Thanks, much appreciated!

Thanks! The interior was always black, aside from the silver plastic, which I've been covering with vinyl/paint/leather Yeah I can't complain I love the black interior.

Thanks a lot, I just ordered them off ebay, $11 shipped. These are what I ordered:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/271093163345?...#ht_4722wt_950

but there are hundreds to choose from, 7440 / T20 size
Ahhh yea unfortunatley mine is an ugly light tan and black. Thats changing soon however lol
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