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Old 08-16-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Do You Have Any Mod Regrets ?

Have you ever been geared up, then finally installed that turbo or that intake or that special something .... and then, damn, shouldn't have done that. ?
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Old 08-16-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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mods i regret:

1) rear bumper paint mod (getting it hit several times, while being parked). easy mod, but it looks like poo.

2) clear front quarter panel light mods (forgot what they're called-- fried from rough 6 day work week). they were cheap ones (wish i could remember who i ordered them from. but i got repica STi CF ones to replace 'em.

3) kinda wish i kept the suby badge black. i'll change it back when i get some time

4) the STi "replica" mesh foglight covers i got from tokigi racing. no brackets included, and they were the el-cheapo ones. how they call them replica, i don't know-- 'less they're supposed to replicate turds... well, now i need the non-el-cheapos, since the grill is all bent from being driven through hell and back (fog lights are ok, though. so that makes mehappy).

5) really wish i woulda got the mrt headers-back ceramic coated. but i didin't have the greens for that.

6) really wish i woulda got a stupid thick rear sway bar, instead of just getting the wrx one. still happy with it though, and again-- no greens...

7) wish i didn't break that little plastic piece on the compressor pulley when putting in the crank pulley. why is it plastic? looked like steel. oh well, fooled me. and i fixed it pretty easily. still a hassle, so we'll call it a regret.

8) still not sure what i did wrong with the s-afc install. thank god the dealership was cool and covered everything. woulda cost me almost $2000

but, i have more happy mods than sad ones, so

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Old 08-16-2003, 04:39 PM   #3
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spending the money on my Volk lug nuts kinda worthless mod imo.
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Old 08-16-2003, 05:03 PM   #4
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Getting my version 5 wing. I drilled through the trunk to anchor it down well, so now I can't go back. Ah well.
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Old 08-16-2003, 06:32 PM   #5
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I regret my hill jumping mod. Do not attepmpt jumping repeatedly it is not good for control arms. No really? I regret buying used exhaust parts. However cheap they may have been.
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Old 08-16-2003, 07:14 PM   #6
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I regret getting a my99 RS bumper for my L. Less than 10 months later, it was ruined, my fault.

I regret having my L repainted. There are just too many faults with the car to consider keeping it a long amount of time.

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Old 08-16-2003, 08:54 PM   #7
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I mostly regret not having tint yet.
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Old 08-16-2003, 10:49 PM   #8
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Buying those shiny chromy Subaru Star Tire Valve caps. They are literally being stolen little by little. I'm only left with one now.

And my V6 front lip. Don't get me wrong, I love it but I just wish I had bought it two weeks later. That way it wouldn't have been damaged by some moron who doesn't keep his truck in proper working order!

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Old 08-16-2003, 11:04 PM   #9
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My heavy duty RSB mounts. The parts were fine, but my dumb ass installed the bolt under the gas tank filler neck wrong and cross threaded it. Prolly shoulda got longer bolts for the stock ones.
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Old 08-16-2003, 11:21 PM   #10
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putting on a 2.5" catback on, when all I needed was a 2.25" or so; esp having "S" curved it back behind the rear axle...

w/o headers, all I have done is cause banging noises when I hit really big bumps as the pipe clangs the rear chassis, given its reduced clearance.....
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Old 08-17-2003, 02:25 AM   #11
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I regret dinging up one of my new rims by trying to make a turn in a parking lot and cliping a curb instead of just doing a 3-point turn and be sure I would make it

Purchasing wise? I regret giving my K&N filter to Rich, but thats about it I regret upgrading my shift linkage cause the 10 hours it took just was not worth it...
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Old 08-17-2003, 12:51 PM   #12
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I regret ever buying a carbon fiber hood. I bought it because I messed up my stock hood hitting an old Jimmy at 5mph, so it was cheaper because insurance payed for part of it. Well now that I switched back I can get the gaps between the fenders and hood right, and the hood doesn't latch properly sometimes. I just wish I would have just gotten a regular hood to begin with. If anyone has any suggestions about hood aligning, please help!

I regret buying an FHI 20mm rear sway bar, I should have gone with a different brand with a little bit larger size.

I regret not using a box head wrench while installing my SS brake lines, now I don't think the connector on the end of the hard line is a geometric shape, so I am stuck with the SS ones for life.

I regret buying an auto! When I first bought my car I didn't really know what I wanted, and didn't have performance completely in mind, so I bought an automatic. Not that I am all into going autocross it is kind of annoying always being in the wrong gear.

I am sure there are so many more. Everyone please learn from my mistakes!

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Old 08-17-2003, 01:39 PM   #13
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I have SPT intake, grounding mod, Borla headers, GRB pulleys, painted side skirts, coupe wing, ordered Stromung catback, and my Full STi suspension is going on this coming weekend.

Until something goes awfully wrong, I am not regretting anything.
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Old 08-17-2003, 06:21 PM   #14
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Super AFC - expensive, difficult to install/tune - UTTERLY WORTHLESS. It only motivated someone to break into my car, which cost me my ITC, which was a kick-ass mod.

Yoko a520s - Noise (yes), Grip (no) - but better than the stockers

Denso Iridium plugs - <meh> no better than +4s or torquemasters.

I regret having done the throttle body coolant bypass mod, because I forgot to undo it before my smog check, and it cost mr $20 (bitched down from 35) to have the guy reattach it. Which he insisted must be done by him in order to pass the test.

I regret not having gotten the anti-lift kit yet.
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Old 08-17-2003, 07:26 PM   #15
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[list=1][*]I regret opening the right side hood vent to discharge excess heat. Now, the right fuel rail and other pipes are all rusted. Looks like crap.[*]I regret buying Hella 500s. Nice fog lights, but they came with bad lense gaskets and water goes inside of the lights. It also attracts stupid kids stealing my fog light covers.[/list=1]
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Old 08-17-2003, 07:30 PM   #16
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I don't have too many mods done yet but I haven't had any regrets yet. The intake and the short shifter have both been very good imo. I am sure I will find out soon enough what it feels like to regret a mod though.
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Old 08-17-2003, 08:10 PM   #17
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Originally posted by cvalle-sd
I regret having done the throttle body coolant bypass mod, because I forgot to undo it before my smog check, and it cost mr $20 (bitched down from 35) to have the guy reattach it. Which he insisted must be done by him in order to pass the test.
This is highly illegal. Call the California Department of Consumer Affairs and tell them the story.
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Old 08-17-2003, 10:30 PM   #18
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Ya, my cheapass off-brand muffler that burned my rear bumper. My Hella Black Magics that don't fit. All the scratches.

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Old 08-18-2003, 12:39 AM   #19
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I regret spending money on a cheap exhaust. For the times i have spent on different mufflers, and piping, i could have bought myself a damn good exhaust and high flow cat. I also regret putting such a big stereo in the car. No one needs 11 seperate speakers in a car nor a center channell speaker. It does sound good but I should have got a turbo kit instead of sinking the money in the stereo. I regret buying a $400 touch screen CD player and putting on LED windshield washers...
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Old 08-18-2003, 01:15 AM   #20
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I regret buying a $400 touch screen CD player and putting on LED windshield washers...
I regret you did that, too. Wow, LEDs...
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:18 AM   #21
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I regret you did that, too. Wow, LEDs...
w3rd, but we all make mistakes. At least you recognize it.
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Old 08-18-2003, 07:17 PM   #22
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I regret trying to "customize" my stock grille. I don't know what I was thinking...
Someday I'll probably regret gutting my back seat area, but for right now it doesn't really matter.
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:54 AM   #23
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I regret trying to install brand new carpet myself, ended up cutting wrong and now it looks worse than no carpet.

Also regret getting the defect head gaskets from subaru and having to change them again 6 months or so later.

Also regret changing my spark plugs this past weekend, found out that the number 4 plug had fused into the head and when I "took it out" it broke in half. taking apart the engine now to get the head machined.

too many others to list,

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Old 08-20-2003, 11:37 AM   #24
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I regret having a local shop build an exhaust around a Magnaflow muffler. They welded the hangers to the rear face of the muffler instead of the side so it looked rotten. Plus they cut the stock midpipe, so I had to spring for a new one to go back to stock.

Bastids.
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:46 AM   #25
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I regret buying 4 new bumpstops for 30 dollars each from subaru when doing my conversion from Outback suspension to Legacy GT suspension. Two weeks later, I installed Ground Control Coilovers and ditched $120 in bumpstops.
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