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Old 12-02-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
Trustkevin13
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Default Trustkevin13's 2008 4EAT WRX- "Roxanne"

Hey! So I had a bunch of people asking me about things I did to my car and if they were worth it or part numbers or anything else. This will be it for you guys!

4EAT isn't the best but for what it is, I think it's still pretty fun for an auto. I will personally break it down to review them. I have all the stuff written up but need photos to go with them so be patient while I take them.

I bought it completely stock except for a 3" straight-pipe from California with my dad back on Feb. 26th, 2011. It means the world to me not because I really wanted one, but because my dad and I flew there together to pick her up and for once, we really spent time together. My mom hated her, "So Loud! So Low! Take it back!"

I remember my dad saying that I'll get tired of her after a few months. Proved him wrong by just sitting and staring at my car for hours on end from the first day I got her till now. (Take that dad).

She has helped me make some of the finest friends I could ask for. Shout out to ZERO1 Ben (SpecB.), GatewaySubies, to Vigilant Motorsports, and to Torqued Performance for helping me on my journey. And thank you to my Mom and Dad for putting up with my non-stop talking about Subaru's.

Stock: When I first got her.














Now: Summer wheels (Dec-2013)- Drag DR-31





Now: Winter Wheels (Dec-2013)- Drag DR-34





2008 Subaru WRX

-Interior-
-STi Aluminium Pedals + JDM STi Dead pedal
-Lathewerks Shift Knob (Custom Engraving)+2009 WRX shift bezel (painted black with carbon fiber wrap) with WRX decal on it
-Carbon Fiber Radio Bezel + OEM Kenwood Navigation+Underseat Sub(x2)
-Footwell Illumination Kit + STi Red light
-Flip Keys
-Silver Rear Door Sill Vinyl
-Rear Hatch LED light
-Rear Hatch Seat Matting
-Legacy Center Console + Carbon Fiber Wrap
-Steering Wheel Overlay
-STi "red" Hazard Button
-JDM Rear Door Handle Bezels
-Proto Accessport Holder
-16 Pin OBD2 OBDII Male to Female Extension Cable Auto Diagnostic Cable (Accessport Cable)
-Alpine KTP-455U AMP
-Focal Access 165 CA1 6.5in (Coaxial) (Front&Rear)
-SMY Dual Gauge Cluster+AEM Air/Fuel Ratio+Defi Boost Gauge
-LED Interior Lighting
-JDM Tsurikawa/Subway handle
-Carbon Fiber Wrap Mirror/Light dimmer switch Bezel
-OEM All Weather Floor Mats + Red Logo Paint

-Exterior-
-Subaru Front Sport Grille + WRX front grille emblem
-Blue Hella Horns
-Silver Eyelids + JDM yellow Fog Light Vinyl
-JDM Licence Plate Tilt + 5mm Blue Pin Stripe Grille
-Color-Changing LED Turn Signal Bulbs
-5000k Headlights
-Hella H71070582 Optilux XY Series HB3 9005 Xenon Halogen Bulb
-Perrin Short Antenna
-Rally Armor Mud Flaps
-Muteki Blue Lug Nuts (Old) + "Impreza" decals on rims (Old) + Blue Tire Valve covers
-Rays Lug Nuts
-Body Side Moldings
-Plastidipped Rear Badges (Old)
-Debadged Trunk
-STi spoiler + Wing Extender
-Rear Bumper Protector + Rear Trunk Mid-Piece
-EZ Lip, EZ Lip Sideskirts+Rear Skirt
-R205 Rear Underspoiler
-Lamin-X Tail-light Tint
-Rear LED Reflectors
-Diode Dynamics Licence Plate LED's "Stage 2"
-Matte Black Vinyl Roof
-35% Reat Window Tints, 50% Front Window Tints, 70% Windshield Tints
-2011+ WRX Side Fender vents+Matte Black Vinyl
-Rydeen ZH07-150B Mobile DUO Mini Backup Camera
-Vinyl Side Badges
-Valenti Revo LED Tail Lights

-Performance-
-Cobb Accessport+Wire Reroute
-AEM CAI
-Camaro Quad tip Exhaust
-Torqued Performance Map
-Perrin Shroud Cover
-Cobb SS 3" Downpipe
-Domo red oil cap
-Perrin TMIC (SOLD)
-Process West TMIC
-TD04 to VF52 turbo swap to Tomioka Racing TD05-20G Turbo Swap
-Grimmspeed EBCS
-Perrin Inlet Tube
-STi Fuel Pump 175lph (SOLD)
-DW65c Fuel Pump
-CNT Up-Pipe/ Tial 38mm External Wastegate
-Perrin Equal Length Headers
-RED Torque Solution Battery Tie Down
-Perrin Alternator Cover
-Perrin Radiator Bracket (SOLD)
-STi Radiator Cap
-Perrin Turbo Blanket
-Grimmspeed Heat Shield
-VMS Red Aluminium Radiator Cap
-ID1000cc Injectors+PNP Adaptors
-AVO 50/50 BOV (on 100% full recirc)
-Grimmspeed Lightweight Crank Pulley + Gates belts
-Perrin Radiator Hoses
-Nameless Air Pump Delete Plates
-IP&T Turbo Oil Supply and ACVS Line Kit V2
-IAG TGV Deletes
-IAG (Red) Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir Cap, Coolant Overflow Cap, Windshield Washer Fluid Cap, Power Steering Reservoir Cap, Engine Oil Dipstick, Radiator Stay Bracket
-IAG Air Oil Separator


-Suspensions-
-2010 WRX Suspensions (SOLD)
-Koni Sport Struts+Black RCE Springs (SOLD)
-Koni Sport Struts+ Yellow RCE Springs
-Tanable Front Strut Bar
-Cusco Front Strut Bar (SOLD)
-Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace
-Rallitek Transmission Mount Bushing (Race)
-Eibach 25mm Front Sway/Eibach 22mm Rear Sway
-Perrin Front/Rear Endlinks
-Whiteline Rear Sway Brace
-Kyowa Racing S206 (All-Season-Sport)-Matte Bronze (SOLD)
-Drag DR31 17x7 (Winter)-Gunmetal (SOLD)
-Drag DR34 17x7 (Winters)-Black (SOLD)
-WedsSport TC105N 18x8 (Custom Gunmetal)(Summers)
-Stock 2008 WRX Wheels (Winters)
-AFI Pitch Stop Mount
-Rear Strut Bar
-Primative Skid Plate
-Group N Engine Mounts
-TorqueSolution Rear Differential Inserts
-Whiteline Positive Traction Kit (Rear)
-Tomioka Racing Front Lower Control Arm Bushings
-EBC Sport Pads and Slotted rotors
-StopTech SS Brake Lines
-4 pot/2 pot Set-up + KNS Bracket

-Tires-
-Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
-General Altimax Arctic
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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-Interior-
-STi Aluminium Pedals + JDM STi Dead pedal
Compared to the stock rubber pieces, these are a nice touch, The rubber nubs help grip to the bottom of your shoes allowing for more confidence in applying the acceleration or braking action. A nice touch to something bland. (Neutral, For those who wants a touch more)


-16 Pin OBD2 OBDII Male to Female Extension Cable Auto Diagnostic Cable
I was recommended (by Mike, who also helped me install my speakers, thanks Mike!) to get this to clean up the ugly harness that Cobb gave us. No more worrying about hitting it with your leg getting in and out! If you look at the picture above, you'll see how it sticks down, this makes it so that it sticks to the side and becomes "invisible". Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/230975417442...84.m1497.l2649 (Recommended!)






-Carbon Fiber Radio Bezel+OEM Kenwood Navigation+Underseat Sub(x2)
The OEM Navigation works nicely with the with the WRX. It is seamless with SVXdc's harness (SDXdc's is Recommended). Though it does have some nice features such as the clear bluetooth, little gauges, estimated miles left in the gas tank, decent navigation layout of the map, and easy interface. There are a few things that are not stellar. The headunit does not handle music well (due to lack of power) as compared to any aftermarket stereo. It makes a decent stock speaker set-up sound horrible (As compared to the Rosen Navigation, discussed in the next few lines), the music EQ is difficult to use, and the way the navigation waits a little to late to tell you to turn (imo). (Not Recommended, any aftermarket navigation is better).

The Rosen navigation worked like factory with the car, it had bluetooth, bluetooth streaming, a great navigation set-up, handled the speakers 50 times better than any stock Subaru headunit, and was very flush to the car, allowing you to keep the steering wheel controls and working as if it was factory with the car. That being said, the unit does have some issues as well. Once giving you directions, it will cut out the music and tell you the next turn, ten times to many. That was really annoying as where the stock would lower the volume of the music instead. Rosen's customer care service is one of the worst I have ever experience. My Rosen had a pre-mature navigation problem, where the unit still works and everything but the navigation, as something was corrupted. I have had the unit for 5 months and that happened. The customer care still has not gotten back to me for 5 weeks now after an e-mail. (Not Recommended, buy at your own risk, there are others who have had great success).

Rosen Navigation



OEM Kenwood



The Carbon Fiber Bezel is just a nice touch to the interior, eliminating the bright silver sides. (Personal preference)

The two OEM Underseat Subs help fill out the lower bass that the stock speakers cannot provide, yes you can have two. They are all the same from any year model, as I bought one from a 2005 forester. The T-harness is literally plug and play and it is easy to link under the center console and make it flush to the car. The install was very easy. I went with these because I did not want to sacrifice my trunk space as I use it quite often. For what they are, they do a nice job but they will not satisfy any heavy audio guy. They tuck under the seat nicely (I used Velcro to attach them to the floor, not the bracket. Does a great job holding on down there) but does not allow the rear passenger's to tuck their foot under the front seats, as expected. They are only seen when the seats are all the way forward. Warning though, the thumps from the subs are apparent in the front seats as they are pounding under you when they are loud enough. (Recommended for those who want a little more low end without the trunk subs)

Seats Forward as far as possible


Seats at normal position

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Old 12-02-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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-Lathewerks Shift Knob+2009 impreza shift bezel (painted semi-gloss Black with carbon fiber vinyl) with WRX decal on it
Lathewerks Shift Knob (Titanium 4EAT Piston, Blue/Bronze fade, 3 knurled surface) is very well made, the fit and finish is beautiful and the details such as the knurls on the side are very well done and clean cut. In the summer heat, the knob does get hot but once you start driving with the windows down or A/C on, the knob cools down within the first 2 minutes to a luke warm knob. As for the winter, the knob does get extremely cold and it does not get warmer within the first 5 minutes (or longer). This is expected because the knob is made out of titanium. (Recommended, the knob is very well done and priced).

The 2009 shift bezel is a step up from the 2008 ones. The higher ledge helps hold phones or glasses in no problem, as it was a problem with the 2008's. The silver finish was nice but to bright in my opinion so I painted it semi-gloss black with carbon fiber vinyl (to match the radio bezel) for the interior. (Recommendedfor those 2008's who want to use the chubby hole)

The Matte Red WRX vinyl is to "fill out" the center stack as it does look a little bland with nothing there. The STi's shift bezel has a nice light up STi badge on theirs and it brings out a nice luxury feeling and since there is no way to do that, I made a gloss red WRX vinyl to fill it out, though the vinyl is larger than the STi emblem, it fits in perfectly. (Recommended for those who wants to fill out the stack. PM me for a matte red, I have a few left).



-Flip Keys
I did this because the the normal two piece key fob is a little 90's style. I like the one piece cause it looks nicer and doesnt clank as I walk around with it attached to my belt. I bought mine from Xluben. The older 08 model needed a change of the receiver to a legacy model. It was a slight pain to find the right parts but the install wasnt as bad as I thought. Programming it was easy as well, dont let that stop you. I'd recommend to those with a 11+ since it's easier for them. The biggest pain with these was cutting the new blade if you do not use your old ones. (Recommended, for those who want something nicer, it is a little pricey.)


-Footwell Illumination Kit+STi Red light
The footwell illumination kit is a nice aesthetic touch to the car. It is actually dimmer in person and is not noticeable while driving. It does help the passengers see in their bags at night. The 2008 WRX came with a blue light in the center chubby that was really out of place in an all red interior so I replaced it with a red light. The install for both of these were easy if the radio bezel is taken out and the air vent as well. There was no drilling required. (Recommended, for those who want something like this)


-Rear Hatch LED light
The stock yellow bulb leaves something to be desired at night so I bought a LED light from FastWRX and replaced it. The light is now clearer and easier on the eyes. The install was simple as well. (Recommended, for those who want a little more light at night.)



-Rear JDM Door Bezel
The STi's have a more uniformed door sills. The WRX's had the bland black ones on the rear and I found the JDM Door bezels on JapanParts.com. They had these door bezels to match the fronts offered, sold me immediately. They perfectly match the front in my 2008 WRX and attach via 3M double sided tape. Super easy to install and looks amazing(Recommended, for those who like small detail)

Before:

After:


-Rear Hatch Seat Matting
Our hatchbacks did not have a fancy option of having the rear seat mattings like the 2012 impreza's. I was very upset cause the cloth is kinda hard to clean all the time so I purchased a large sheet of rubber mat and made my own with strings. The clean up is very easy. and apply. I just tie strings into a loop and hang them from the head rest. (Recommended, to those who use their mats a lot, I still have a large sheet left and can cut you a piece so you can make your own)




-Steering Wheel Overlay
A simple thing of eBay to to help out the red interior. The quality of the vinyl is good but it is slightly on the smaller width size. eBay seller, mike1991gl. (Recommended, It's a good piece of vinyl.)

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Old 12-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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-Silver Faux Carbon Door Sill Vinyl

I bought mine from CruxMotorsports. Fast shipping from them and they included a 15% next purchase coupon in there as well! They are good quality. Fitted the door sill fine. I added my own little Red WRX Vinyl on the ends of the front ones as well. Still waiting on a real one though, hoping someone will make one. (Recommended)





-Legacy Center Console + Carbon Fiber Wrap
I get a lot of request for parts number with this so I will post them under the picture. They really make the whole interior look cleaner. I still don't understand why the new 2015 WRX still doesn't have it. It's mostly aesthetic so I can't say much on the use of it, it does what it does. The install is pretty easy. You cannot use the center console at all, it's laid out differently. And as for the Heated Switches, you can use a dremel to cut out room for it, I don't know if it is easier to cut it sideways or not. I had a auto collision repair place cut it for me as I didn't have a dremel, cost was $10 to do it for me. The problem with cutting it forward wise (like stock) was that it wont line up right with the cup cover, you will have to sand a little of the edge of the cup holder like in the picture. (Neutral, for those who want it)

Sanded side of the cup cover:


Heated Switches:




Installed:



Please check out this links for some more info.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2407200

I'm only offering the transplant stuff, you basically swap out the internals of the center console for them, all attached by screws.

Parts Number:
17-Legacy Coin Tray- 92173ag00AJC
15-Legacy Console Cover- 92132ag01BJC
--Console Pocket without AUX- 92174AG01A (I can't find this online but that's what it says on the bottom, just check with a dealership)
2-Console Pocket With AUX JACK Imput inside (For those with aux jacks)- 92174AG05A
--Aux Jack Cover+jack- 86257AG100
11-Cupholder Base Assembly- 66155AG09AJC
12-Cup Holder Spliter- 66155AG02A
13-Help Me Find This
14-Help Me Find This


That is all to my knowledge. There may be one or two more but I bought mine used from someone so I didn't really had to find it out.


WARNING: There is a metal bracket under the Console pocket and I have no idea what the part number for that is. I got one with the used thing I bought. Just bring the console stack to your dealer and ask them. If you do that, please give me the part number to add it in for others to find! It looks like 5 in the picture but it actually has five screw holes so that isnt it. Thank you very much!

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Old 12-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #5
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-STi "red" Hazard Button
The 08 came with a bland Grey hazard button. Decided to swap for a STi one. It looks nicer than the wrx one cause it looks clearer. The install was pretty simple, except you gotta pull the whole grey stack out not to hard but more than I expected. (Neutral, it's just for looks)

Before:


Swap+ After:



Proto Accessport Holder
This is an awesome little holder that mounts on anywhere via 3M tape. You can use the vent attacher as well if you prefer that. It is a snug fit for the accessport. (Recommended)





-Alpine KTP-455U AMP
I was looking for something to help pump out a little more volume while keeping my two underseat subs, which means having a big amp is out of the question. I chose this because it was compact and hide it behind the headunit. It really boost the Midrange and Tremble up, everything sounds clearer with them. Only issue is that I lost half of my bass, even with the 2 underseat subs. I manage to get a little back tweaking the system but not all of it.This is a cheap way of amping up the stock headunit, usually playing about 25-35 volume before, it is now about 17-25. It does bring out the stock speakers for sure. (Recommended)

Thank you Sound Innovations for the great install!


-Focal Access 165 CA1 (Coaxial) (Front&Rear)
Thank you Mike for the recommendation of these speakers and taking the time to install them with me! These speakers are truly a step up from stock premium speakers for sure. They have decent highs and mids (better than stocks but not super substantial) but the real difference lies in the mid-range bass and low end bass. A lot more and they sound great down low. These speakers are the all around speakers and they are spectacular. Though they do look kinda the same, Kicker with the interwoven cone vs the Focal interwoven cone, the focals are better quality and the depth of the actual speaker between the two are different, focals being the deeper one vs the shallow stockers. Good speakers for sure! must have with an amp to power them though. WARNING: the high (tremble) can be pretty darn harsh! (Recommended!)

Stock:


Side by Side:


Installed+Dynamat:


-JDM Tsurikawa/Subway handle
I saw this on a friends car and loved it right away. Thank you to Brandon! Had to order this from the UK to get the color red to match my interior.


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Old 12-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #6
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-SMY Dual Gauge Cluster+AEM Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge+Defi Boost Gauge
This set-up is amazing. The cluster looks OEM in texture and fitment. Only issue is there is a a glare at from the inside texture that affects the visibility of the RPM's and Speedometer. I will find a fix for it soon, possibly a matte black vinyl on the inside lip of the cluster to eliminate the texture inside for a smooth wrap. (Recommended)

The AEM Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge is great, though it does not have an OEM look, what is does it amazing. It lets you know what is going on with a clear read out. Has its own dimmer on the face instead of with the car's lights. (Recommended)

The Defi Boost Gauge is pretty awesome as well. It works splendid telling you the boost and dims with the car's light. Does a sweep with the cluster as well with the needle. The color is spot on. Only ISSUE I had with this is that if you have your lights on during the rain and turn your cluster lights up, the gauge does not go back up with the cluster (remaining dim). (Recommended)





-LED Interior Lighting
I wanted to complete the whole interior LED lighting so I purchase a set from Diode Dynamics. They make some great LED lighting and are based in St. Louis! I love the luxury look they give in the interior and they are bright. (Recommended)



-Carbon Fiber Wrap Mirror/Light dimmer switch Bezel
Having some Carbon Fiber Vinyl in my interior, I decided to do the switch area as well to help the whole feel of the throughout the front cabin. Just little things. (Neutral)



-OEM All Weather Floor Mats + Red Logo Paint
A must have for any subaru. I have the whole red theme lighting in my cabin and saw how other cars with rubber mats have their logo colored. I purchased a red tire paint market and painted in the subaru logos in the front mats. (Recommended)


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Old 12-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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-Exterior-
-Subaru Front Sport Grille+WRX front grille emblem
This is a must do for any 2008 WRX owners. The stock grille makes the whole front end look horrible. (Recommended)
-Blue Hella Horns
They held up amazing and sound a lot louder and meaner than the stock horns. The install wasn't to bad and the product with the bracket and harness made it an easy to install. Looks mean behind the grille. (Recommended)
-JDM Licence Plate Tilt
Bought a cheap, generic blue tilter of eBay. Just to add a little flare to the front plate. It looks okay. (Not Recommended, I would look into a good quality one, just this one isn't that great, it is very hard to mount the plate right.)
-5mm Blue Pin Stripe Grille
It is very hard to see in person until you walk right up to it. Bought this off eBay as well. It has held up great for a pin stripe. Subtle but noticeable. (Recommended, it is a good quality 3M backing)
-Silver Eyelids
I wanted something extra to bring out the eyelids and make it look meaner. Subaru already has a black one inside the Headlight but I wanted a color matched one. I bought mine off JDMFanaticVinyls and the color matched to Spark Silver is amazing, I'm sure they said it was a 95% color match. You can't even tell the difference. The quality of the vinyl is great too, held on amazingly. A little hard to install for those not good at installing vinyl but it wasn't too bad. (Recommended)
-JDM yellow Fog Light Vinyl
I wanted the old school yellow fogs so I bought these from JDMFanaticVinyls as well. They have also held up great. Simpler to install versus the eyelids. (Recommended)




-Color-Changing LED Turn Signal Bulbs
My stock turn signals went out so I replaced them with these from FastWRX. A little pricey in my opinion. Simple to install. It was kinda hard to place the LED Turn Signal Blinker Module under the dash. Makes the front headlight look a lot more spiffy. (Recommended)
Before:

After:


A sample video can be seen here:

-5000k Headlights
I purchase the whole harness and lightening and such from The Retrofit Source INC. Morimoto 3Five SS. They look great. Clean and crisp out the headlamp. The install was fairly easy as well. A little cutting but nothing to hard. They shine bright and do not have an flickering. They also have great and fast customer service. (Recommended)



-Perrin Short Antenna (3")
I got a free one with my Cobb Accessport. I personally like it more than the stock one because it is shorter and less R/C like. The reception from the radio isn't as good as the OEM one but it does a pretty good job. (Neutral, only for those who want the look more.)


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Old 12-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #9
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-Muteki Blue Lug Nuts
I wanted color lugs to match the blue theme I had going on so I got some Muteki's, 12x1.25. They are a nice blue and looked good when you first put them on. But after 2 years with them, the sides are now all scratched up and nearly gone. They did survive winter and salt though. It was more of a putting on and taking off issue with the color. They do fit stockers. I will be using them as a winter lug set and attempt to find a better quality set. (Recommended, as for most colored lugs, they tend to lose color over time but still held up very well for the price and time.)
- "Impreza" (Blue) decals on rims (Drag DR-31) (OLD)
I purchased these from G1-Graphics. They stuck really well. Nice touch on the wheels with some open area. (Recommended)
-Blue Tire Valve covers
Purchased from eBay. Wanted more blue. They do what they do, can probably go get some at autozone, my second different style set came from autozone. They do not lose color from what I can see. (Recommended)

Stock:


Drag DR-31


Drag DR-34--- (SOLD)


-Kyowa Racing S206 (All-Season-Sport)-Matte Bronze (SOLD)


-Plasti Dip rear emblems. (OLD)
A simple mod to take out more of the chrome on the rear end. Plastidip is a good product but doing it on these was kind of difficult. Mask up your whole hatch if you do it for safety measures because getting small spots from the spray on the hatch off was pretty hard when they arent layered. To get the smaller holes inside the letters like R or A, use a toothpick to peel it out, they was difficult. (Plastidip is Recommend.)

Before:

Not Enough masking.....


Enough Cover:



-Debadged Trunk
I decided that since the plastidip was coming off (Not enough dip, do about 10 coats or more). I just pulled off the badges to have a clean look. Just heat up the badges and then use some floss to pull them off. Hardcore waxing and rubbing to get the ghost badge off (which I have yet to do this upcoming 2015 spring). (Recommended)


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Old 12-04-2013, 03:52 AM   #11
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-Body Side Moldings
I love the narrow look but after getting a few door nicks, I decided to get these. The package came with them and a layout of where to put it on the door which made it easy to install. I gotten a look for them now since I feel as though they give a more flare look on the narrow bodies. They have protected me from a door ding or two so it was worth it. (Recommended)

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-STi spoiler
A lot more aggressive than the stock 2008 spoiler. Subaru messed it up. The install was pretty easy. I drove without any spoiler for two weeks while it was shipped and then painted. :/ Interesting look without a spoiler. (Recommended)
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #12
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wow... lot of reserves... Big plans?
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:18 PM   #13
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^^^ Lots of reserves for reviews. I pretty much done with her. I may get a project car after I graduate, been wanting to swap an STi motor into a clean 2.5rs coupe.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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-Rally Armor Mud Flaps (Blue Lettering)
Who doesn't want protection from rocks, a prevention from water marks along the door panels after driving through the rain (it was awful), illusion off wider tires from the back, and the illusion of a wider stance? They were easy to install and they look great. (Recommended)






-M3 Spoiler Lip-----No longer on
I purchased my on eBay from motorspremium_select. It is really subtle and looks pretty nice on the spoiler. The paint quality that they had is great, install was a breeze as well. (Recommended)
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-STi Wing Extender
It is attached on via 3M double sided tape. (Thank you Ben for the install with me and fine sanding it down!) The fitment was decent, a little problem here and there but the spoiler has it's angle and it makes it hard to create anything that would be 100% flush. It came as a flat black color, not gloss and painted. It is slightly tilted upwards naturally. Good piece for what it is. Found here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291054493619...84.m1423.l2649 (Recommended)

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Old 12-07-2013, 12:45 AM   #15
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-Rear Bumper Protector+Rear Trunk Mid-Piece
When I purchased the car, I noticed a ton of scratches on the paint (Subaru's infamous bad paint) near the trunk so I bought the Rear Bumper protector and installed it, simple and easy install. (Recommended)
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The Chrome bar on the back looks awful, what was Subaru thinking with the chrome butt? I bought a color matched Rear Trunk Mid-piece and installed it, fairly easy, little bit of work to get it right though. (Recommended)
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-EZ Lip, EZ Lip Sideskirts+Rear Skirt
Since I had two lips and broke them both, it was time to buy something durable against breaking. EZLip was the solution. Rubber garage pieces made to work on a car. They are what they are, rubber, so they will not look as good as a real one but for what they are, they are great. They have held up really strong and still look good after a few months. Gives the car a lower look without sacrificing any real height. They were also kind enough to give me extra when ordering the sideskirts to make some for the rear. Customer service is amazing as well, fast response. (Recommended)




-Hella H71070582 Optilux XY Series HB3 9005 Xenon Halogen Bulb
Purchased these to upgrade the look of the DRL and yellow it out. They were plug an play, easy to install. (Recommended)

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Old 12-07-2013, 12:50 AM   #16
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:08 AM   #17
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-R205 Rear Underspoiler
I wanted to complete the look of the quad-tip exhaust on my car so I decided to get the underspoiler. It did not match up to the 08-10 body style because of the sides. It was raised up in comparison to the newer style. To work around this, I had my friend weld it on for me at an angle and drill two holes for the screws into the bumper itself. The product is well made. I'd recommend this to those with 11+ bodies and those with 08-10 narrow bodies who really want it to weld it on as the picture shows. The installation was a pain because you needed to take of the rear bumper to install the brackets. (Recommended, The quality is great, just a pain to install)










-Lamin-X Tail-light Tint
The chrome tail-lights never really bothered me so I didn't want to do the red outline. I just wanted to dull the chrome out and this did the job. It might be a hint to dark for me but it's the lightest one Lamin had and it held up real well. It was kinda hard to install because of the shape of the light but it looked good overall. Good product. (Recommended)

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-Red LED Rear Bumper reflectors Light Lamp
Purchased from http://www.ebay.com/itm/320881180201...84.m1497.l2649 ........... (Thank you Ben for assisting me with these as well! Clean install thanks to you!) They were easy to install, two clips that popped off and plug this in. Remove your brake lights and (I used the harness from the car, not the brake light wires) and tap them in. They came with tappers and worked splendid. (From LED to car) They were RED to BROWN, BLUE to BLACK and WHITE, BLACK to BLACK. They go on with the brake lights, dim when not braking and lighting up with the brakes. (Recommended)




-Valenti Revo LED Tail Lights
One of the most beautiful pieces of tail light I have ever seen. Extremely well made and easy to install. Depo houses and super bright LED running/brake lights, turn signals, and reverse lights. So bright, they actually hurt your eyes while looking at them. I can't recommend them enough and they are worth the price if you are willing to pay. (Strongly Recommended)


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Old 12-08-2013, 11:21 PM   #18
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-Diode Dynamics Licence Plate LED's "Stage 2"
Easy install and it makes our cars look a little more luxury. They make some great LED's! (Recommended)

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Full LED:


-35% Rear Tint, 50% Front Tint, 70% Windshield Tint, Matte Black Vinyl Roof
So I decided to tint the whole car and vinyl the roof. Did my tinting at iTint in West County, St. Louis, MO. They are real professional with a great price. The tint also comes with a lifetime warranty because they only use the best and they will back it up as well. I went with the 50% on the fronts because I didn't want a super dark tint on the fronts. I did the 70% windshield tint because I wanted it to be toned down but not enough where it is noticeable to police officer that decides to pull me over. (Recommended)

The roof vinyl was done by a local gentleman as well. He does it on the side and did it for much cheaper than any shop using great material as well. Shout out to Nathan Mertens for doing it for a great price! I'd recommend you find him if you are close by if you want anything done. (Recommended)



-2011+ WRX Side Fender vents+Matte Black Vinyl
So I had something happen to my bumper where it caused it to crack. Decided to fix it and get it repainted (no more rock chips!) and had a small modification done to it so it didn't look so stock anymore. Ended up doing fender vent because they made the front look more aggressive and they are functional for my cold air intake. The black vinyl was there to help set-up the roof a little more as well. The shop had an outline of a 2011+ WRX/STi fender vent and they cut into the bumper and just plugged it in. Looks great on our narrowbody! (Recommended





-Rydeen ZH07-150B Mobile DUO Mini Backup Camera+SVXdc Harness
Bought Svxdc's harness without the power lead. Installed and wired, The camera works awesome with the navigation day and night. Nothing is crystal clear, it has a little fuzz to the video feed but it works really well. I had it painted to match the body so it is a little more stealthy to the body. It is pretty big for a camera but it still looks very OEM. (Recommended)


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Camera:



-Vinyl Side Badges
Vinyl Cut of the 2011-2014 WRX Fender badges for a narrowbody. Simple to cut and install. I did matte black vinyl with Light Blue WRX over the top. Attempted to clear coat it but the clear coat shrinks the vinyl unevenly making it hard to lay down. Simple thing to help the side profile of my car. (Recommended)




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Old 12-08-2013, 11:58 PM   #19
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-Cobb Accessport+Wire Reroute
So I hated how I had to move the cable around the dash to get it to my accessport so I did something about it. I have a bit of extra matting from my matting projects so I decided to do something about it. Linked it around and use a little matting to get it flushish. As for the Accessport, it is the basics of tuning your Subaru. Just get it. Only reason not to is just opensource. (Recommended)




-AEM CAI
This intake makes a lot of whoosh noises... For real. I'm guessing it has some power gains since I did this with a stage 1 tune as well. Quality is good. The filter is upgraded in the newer ones but it was an issue for me as I had one with a paper filter, I upgraded that with a Spectre Filter from Autozone. the black rubber guard did not fit on mine (i'm guess cause of an earlier make, it's bound to have some issues) but it was a simple washer and bolt fix. The product all around is decent. (Recommended)




-Camaro Quad tip Exhaust
I had to have a custom axleback made with 4" tips welded on. It sounds very nice and mellow for daily driving. It is a magnaflow muffler with the stock Mid-pipe (No resonator). (Recommended to those wanting a custom axleback).

I started with a 3" straight-pipe. Obnoxiously loud. Everyone would look as I turn on my car and hear me a mile away. I loved it but grew out of it.

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Next I cut-up my rear bumper to fit a stock STi exhaust on. Quiet. Too quiet. Didnt fit right but as I notice, it doesnt even fit right on the STi anyway.



Then I added some tips on them for a more aggressive look. Bought them off eBay.



Finally I ended up here with my custom axleback with 4" tips. Looks great, fills out the gap and sounds amazing. Note: I have ELH on so it sounds a little different.





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Old 12-09-2013, 09:10 AM   #20
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #21
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-Torqued Performance Map
This is a night and day difference from any Off The Shelf Cobb map. Eric custom tailors to your car on the road (as how it should be, you drive on the road, not a dyno, personal preference). He responds very quickly. He is a great guy who takes time to care for your needs and I can not continue to say how amazing he is until you get a map for yourself. He will walk you through the process and it's very easy. He does both Open-Source and Cobb Accessport. To use the Accessport, you must download a software (for free) off Cobb's site, called Access Tuner Race. He will then send you the maps and you will convert them in that program. To ensure your car is tuned properly, he will ask you to give datalogs of 30 minutes of normal driving, 15 street, 15 highway. Then a 2nd gear pull, and finally a 1,2,3 gear pull. He will then fix the map and send you a new one until it gets done. You must do this, I can not say how great it is. (RECOMMENDED)

-Cobb SS 3" Downpipe
Quality. This downpipe is what that is. It is also catted so inspections are a breeze. The install was easy, it lines up perfectly. Had this at stage 2 on the TD04 and it was a not as big of a difference than Stage 1 but the power came in a little smoother. (Recommended)



-TD04 to VF52 turbo swap
I wanted more power and found a VF52 pretty cheap. I want to thank the guys at GatewaySubies and to Vigilant Motorsports for helping me install this. More like we stood around and watch Vigilant Motorsports put it in in 15 minutes after spending 2 hours trying to get it in. He is amazing. The turbo does not give you the punch as the TD04 did but a lot more power overall, felt a lot smoother in the power delivery. Bolted in directly. Taking the turbo out, no problem. Putting it back in? Lol, good luck with that. Personally, I think an 18g would be better suited but this does a great job as well. (Recommended)

Note: This is where Torqued Performance began his tuning.-- 2008 WRX Stage 3.52


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-Tomioka Racing TD05-20G Turbo
To achieve my ~300awhp goal, I needed to swap out my turbo once again. The VF52 was a great turbo but was not getting me near my power goals on pump gas. The turbo runs really smooth, the spool up time is only 300 rpms later. It has better punch mid to top but has no low end power, which is only natural with a bigger turbo. The fitment was pretty tight and has slight issues. It was easier to get the inlet tube on if you have the intake manifold off. Good Turbo, tough fitment. (Neutral, due to not so great fitment)



-Grimmspeed EBCS
Boost Controller. Great product! Install was a breeze for what it is. It manages boost great. May cause wastegate flutter on stage 3.52, running 20 lbs. (Recommended)



-STi Fuel Pump 175lph SOLD
I couldve went with something better but this was cheaper and will suit my needs as is. It's an OEM part so no problems at all with it. (Recommended)



-DW65c Fuel Pump
This was a direct plug and play and I needed it for an injector swap. It's quiet like OEM and it was a breeze to install. Thank you Ben for helping the install! Recommended



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Old 12-09-2013, 01:28 PM   #22
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You have more vinyl than metal in this car.

Such a shame.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:10 PM   #23
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so much love into this 08. Keep it up man!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:14 PM   #24
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-Perrin TMIC (SOLD)
The fitment of this was pretty tight. It lined up alright and does not heat soak as bad. Makes the stock intercooler look like a piece of paper. It is a bit of a pain to take off and put on again every time. Always had to wiggle it this and that way to fit it in right. That being said, it does it's job like it should and it does it well. If you wanna save a few dollars, I'd say go for this. Otherwise save up for a Process West or a Grimmspeed (currently working on). (Not Recommended, quality is there but fitment was pretty tight.)





-Process West TMIC
I swapped over from a VF52 to a 20G to achieve my power goals, the Perrin was not able to fit on my car so a new TMIC was needed. I decided to spend the money and get the best. The installation of this was a bit of a pain. The bracket to hold the intercooler was made for a manual transmission and had to be bent hardcore to fit a 4EAT. The driver side bracket is rubbing on the brake reservoir. The way it sits is slightly to the right (driver side) and not as centered as I wish it was. I was really disappointed because other than that, it is a great intercooler that has less soak than the Perrin. They should have made a bracket for an auto since this would work on a forester xt 4EAT as well. Still a great intercooler though. (Recommended)





-Perrin Radiator Bracket (SOLD)
Just some pretty-ness in the bay, looks clean and well made. Feels nice to touch as well, smooth. (Recommended)




-STi Radiator Cap
Got mine of eBay to spiffy out the red theme (Blossom red) (Recommended)



-Perrin Shroud Cover
I got the shroud cause it was cheap. I didn't expect much from it. I did notice that after drives, it does get heated up so it may do something but to what extent? I'm not sure. Can't hurt to have one for that price right? Plus it looks good and clean in the engine bay and could help keep the radiator that much cooler. (Recommended)



-Domo red oil cap
Wanted more red in the bay and it was cheap. Got it off eBay. Why not? It does everything it needs to. (Recommended)



-Perrin Inlet Tube
This would've been a pain to install if it wasn't for Vigilant Motorsports. It was a solid inlet tube. I didn't notice less turbo lag but I'd imagine it would be there if you were running a much larger turbo. Otherwise I wouldn't really bother with this mod unless yours is torn or such. (Good Product but unnecessary, Recommended)


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Old 12-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #25
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nice thread! i noticed one thing though. your passenger front snow tire is rotating the wrong direction in a picture.
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