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Old 03-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NJ
2013 Impreza WRX

Default Burnurass's 2013 SWP WRX Premium Hatch Journal

After having my 1st subaru for about a year and 30,000 miles, I decided that the subarus were a great daily driver and nice complement to my 2003 BMW M3.
Before this 2013, I had a 2002 WRX Wagon in Silver

My favorite stage of the car:

I just did simple things to it, stage 2 cobb OTS tune, konis with sti pink springs, and jdm V7 Rays RS-ZERO Wheels.

I wanted something newer, more comfortable, so I decided to look for a 2011 WRX hatch as I loved the way they looked, and I knew the platform was very capable after driving my buddy's 2009 wrx sedan. In my search, I found out that all 2011/2012's were at least 24k with normal mileage on them.

For the heck of it, I got a price on a new one. MSRP for all instock wrx (if they had any at all). Another option I was offered was the painful factory order. It would take 4-6 weeks according to the dealer (those of you that have ordered know it takes longer, especially for a not as popular color).
Base was 24700, premium was 27300, limited was 28XXX if I did a factory order. I decided on the premium model because I really wanted the heated windshield wiper area, heated mirrors, and heated seats. Sunroof + Fogs were a nice bonus as well.

So I placed an order for a 2013 Plasma Blue WRX Premium Hatch. After the 6th week, I was already getting antsy with no ETA on when the car was coming yet. During week 6, While checking the dealers website, like I did everyday for the past two weeks, I saw that a Satin White Pearl PREMIUM model was coming in soon, so I asked my salesperson If I could take that one instead if it wasn't allocated to anyone. As luck would have it, They were able to make the same deal for me. FYI...my car came 2 weeks later... lol.
I don't regret getting SWP as it's a beautiful color. Kinda glad it turned out this way.

Factory Options:
Auto Dimming rear view Mirror
STI Short Shifter with bushings
Rear Bumper Protector
Subaru Rubber Trunk Tray

Current Mods:
Maddad Whisper V2 TURBOBACK (downpipe installed)
Blitz Nur Spec-R Catback with Maddad Downpipe
Cobb AP with Torqued Performance Stage I & Stage II map
Now running stage 2

Wincos 30% window tint all around
Xpel Ultimate Clear Bra
Lamin-X Red Tailight Overlay
Thule Roof rack with Fairing for snowboarding/biking
Xenesis Yellow Fog light Bulbs purchased from Bimmian.com (same ones I have on my M3)
PIAA Sport Horns 400/500hz
Replica CS front lip
Lightwerkz retrofitted headlights with STI OEM projectors with Clear lens mod. New Philips HID Bulbs and OEM Ballasts thread here
OEM side Door Mouldings
LED turnsignals with the Triple Blink Module

Subaru 4-pot calipers with Hawk HPS pads up front. Sourced from an 06-07 WRX

Eibach Sway bar Kit F+R
Cusco Front Strut Tower Bar

225/45/17 Dunlop Wintersport 3D transferred from the Old WRX mounted on OEM wheels
Forgestar F14 18x9.5 custom powdercoated Sunken Treasure mounted on 265/35/18 Potenza S04's
245/40/18 Dunlop SP600 (oem sti take offs) mounted on Rota Grids 18x8.5+44 in Gold SOLD!
STI BBS in Gold with ISC spacer/adapters SOLD!
STI BBS in Gunmetal redrilled for 5x100 SOLD
Enkei RPF1 18x8 +35 in silver SOLD

Weathertech Floor Liners for the Front/Rear Seat area
Invisicord for my Valentine 1 Radar detector transferred from the Old WRX
OEM XM radio module
Forester Premium Headunit with 4.3" LCD SOLD!
Kenwood Excelon DNX-690HD Navigation Headunit
Sti 5speed Shift knob
SMY Gauge Cluster
Defi Red Racer Boost/Oil Temp Gauges
Anarchy Motive Shift knob custom powdercoated Bonded Black Chrome

Planned Mods:
Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace
Audio Integrations Perfect Fit Subwoofer enclosure (purchased)
Helix Amps/Speakers (purchased)

Anyways Here's my Journal, starting from 5 miles

Waiting for me at the dealer:

Home safely parked next to my bugeye (soon to be sold)

I arranged for the Clear bra and tint be done the same day I picked up the car. I didn't want to take any chances as this was my 1st new car (I've always purchased used). Thanks to Lee Berbs for the excellent work as always!

Xpel Ultimate Clear bra, Lamin-X Red Tailight tint & Wincos 30 window tint done!
I got the bikini cut front hood/fenders, Full bumper, A pillar, partial roof, and Headlights/Foglights wrapped.

1st night out with the car. check out that pearl paint!

Last edited by burnurass; 08-21-2014 at 04:50 PM.
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