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Old 04-06-2003, 01:32 PM   #1
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Question Question for those familiar with the STi interior.

Are the metal highlights around the STi gauges real metal, and if so what kind? My Omori gauges look to have painted black aluminum for the gauge outline. If the STi's highlights are aluminum too I'll dip the Omori's highlights in some solvent and shine them up real pretty like
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Old 04-06-2003, 05:31 PM   #2
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I found a blurb from Subaru, the gauges are indeed accented with aluminum.

I took apart one of my Omori gauges today. The yellow in the yellow needle for the stock look alike (MY 2002 and 2003 WRXs) Omori gauges is simply clear yellow acrylic paint put on the back of the needle. I ordered Tamiya X-27 clear red acrylic paint from http://www.ehobbies.com/mo-tam-81527.html

I'll paint the back of my needles next weekend. I'll also strip the Omori flat black aluminum gauge accent of paint. Because the STi uses the same green backlighting, I should have STi lookalike gauges before the car is even released

The only thing I've felt uncomfortable doing so far is bending Omori's aluminum accent (it was pressed on) to get to the gauge needle. Hopefully everything is unnoticeable when it's reassembled.

After making the gauges look-alike, I'm going to try and design a circuit to to allow the Omoris to work in conjuction with Subaru's odd -12V dimming wire setup. I'll also tap into somewhere other than the radio wiring harness, as I'm suspecting it's causing problems with the Omori gauges. It seems to lose ground randomly and causes the Omori needles to jump eratically in certain cases.

I'll post a full writeup with lots of pictures and instructions if/when I finish.
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Old 04-06-2003, 08:42 PM   #3
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Looking forward to checking out those pics!
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Old 04-08-2003, 03:09 AM   #4
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Wait a minute.... I thought the backlighting on the STi was going to be red. It is in all the pics I've seen.
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:04 AM   #5
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There seem to be conflicting pictures... Look at the STi microsite: http://impreza.subaru.com/microsites...sti/wrxsti.jsp

On page one, the tach is red needle, aluminum colored needle center cap, and white lettering. On page two, the tach is red needle (same as before), red lettering (different) and black colored needle center cap (different).

Doh! I can handle painting my omori gauge faces red if indeed the lettering is read. If the backlighting is anything other than the light green the WRX currently has though I don't see how I could change that easily...

Edit: In my opinion the picture of the tach on page one looks sexier.
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:32 AM   #6
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There seem to be conflicting pictures... Look at the STi microsite: http://impreza.subaru.com/microsites...sti/wrxsti.jsp

On page one, the tach is red needle, aluminum colored needle center cap, and white lettering. On page two, the tach is red needle (same as before), red lettering (different) and black colored needle center cap (different).

Doh! I can handle painting my omori gauge faces red if indeed the lettering is read. If the backlighting is anything other than the light green the WRX currently has though I don't see how I could change that easily...

Edit: In my opinion the picture of the tach on page one looks sexier.
Every indication is that the US STi will have red gauges with the cool sweep up thingy when you start the car. If you look around this forum, you'll find a thread with official specs (a big deal because curb weight was listed, as well as full gear ratios). The shot on the first page of the microsite is of the Euro spec gauges. They're also LED all the way around, as I understand it, and the display blacks out when you turn the car off. Everything illuminates when you turn it on. Pretty trick, actually.
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Old 04-08-2003, 10:51 AM   #7
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On page one, the tach is red needle, aluminum colored needle center cap,
That center cap is black plastic. If you look carefully you'll see that the aluminum look is cause by light reflecting off of it at an angle
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Old 04-13-2003, 01:54 AM   #8
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Has anyone seen anything about the interior for the black STI? More specifically, what color is the cloth? Pics would be great if they are out there.
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Old 04-13-2003, 02:10 AM   #9
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the interior of the STI is blue and black regardless of the exterior color.
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Old 04-13-2003, 08:43 PM   #10
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The steering wheel looked plastic to me at the car show. I didn't get to feel the steering wheel, but through the windows it looked plastic. I hope it isn't, as that silver color paint will probally rub off with prolonged use.....
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