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Old 10-06-2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Recently bought this, painted the spoiler, fuel door, rims, review mirror backs. But that’s all, looking for something I can do to make it a little more flashy
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:34 PM   #2
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I think the back of these cars looks great as is, maybe just fix the faded headlights?

I wouldn’t do anything else personally.
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:30 PM   #3
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I think the back of these cars looks great as is, maybe just fix the faded headlights?



I wouldn’t do anything else personally.


Could this car ever become a head turner or is it too generic?
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:54 PM   #4
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A different set of wheels along with some WRX or STI bits might spice up the car a bit.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:12 PM   #5
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A different set of wheels along with some WRX or STI bits might spice up the car a bit.


Meaning body style? Of performance?
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:31 AM   #6
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just clean up the headlights; I like it as is; I'm not a fan of black wheels tho

and oh yeah I'll say it- mudflaps
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:50 AM   #7
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Its a boring, commuter car. Looks worse with a mismatched gas door and spoiler. Why wouldn't you want those paintmatched? They look primered and unfinished.

Why not spend money on fixing the dents in the rear quarter panel.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:51 PM   #8
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WRX hood swap will make it "look" more flashy.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:32 PM   #9
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A different set of wheels along with some WRX or STI bits might spice up the car a bit.
Definitely a new set of wheels. I got some Legacy Gt multispokes for my 98 OBS, and it made a world of difference.
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:46 PM   #10
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I’d recommend a set of mud flaps to improve that rally look you have going. I have really armors on my WRX hatch and they look great. If you don’t want to spend the $150 you can make some your self.
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:51 PM   #11
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First things first, get an idea of what you want your car to look like if you had immediate and unlimited funds. Then scale that down to something you can make doable with your actual funds and time and ability.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:02 PM   #12
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Personally, i would get that dent pulled before I bought another can of spray paint. Then anything else that needs maintenance consider an upgradable route. Coilovers could give a lower more aggressive stance, with performance. You have a 10 year old-dented-economy winter car. Be real about how flashy and attention seeking you want the car to be vs the practicality of your purchase.

If you are ready to dump more than spray can money into the car, maybe consider wrx body parts, ive seen some base models with wrx hoods/spoilers/ side skirts that would fool anyone

Maybe start with mudflaps and a front lip and stick on 3m side skirts.. maybe try vinyl on the tails or headlights
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:54 PM   #13
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Personally, i would get that dent pulled before I bought another can of spray paint. Then anything else that needs maintenance consider an upgradable route. Coilovers could give a lower more aggressive stance, with performance. You have a 10 year old-dented-economy winter car. Be real about how flashy and attention seeking you want the car to be vs the practicality of your purchase.

If you are ready to dump more than spray can money into the car, maybe consider wrx body parts, ive seen some base models with wrx hoods/spoilers/ side skirts that would fool anyone

Maybe start with mudflaps and a front lip and stick on 3m side skirts.. maybe try vinyl on the tails or headlights


Thanks a ton
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:48 PM   #14
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Why not spend money on fixing the dents in the rear quarter panel.
I’d start with this.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:15 PM   #15
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What do you think of mine?

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Old 10-17-2018, 02:44 PM   #16
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definitely start by polishing the headlamps and fog lights. Not only will it help you see better at night but it will make the car look "new" again. I like the mirror backs and spoiler but not so much on the gas lid, and you could have achieved a gloss painted look with vinyl wrap and a hair dryer without painting anything. As for making it look spruced up, you can get fairly cheap front lips and look for WRX skirts and/or rear bumper. No need for the hood scoop. If you like the look, yellow vinyl on the fog lights or a slight tint on the tail lights but i don't recommend anything on the headlamps.

Hella horns are also a fun upgrade that look decent.

Rims

*also if you are itching to do something to the car, it wouldn't be a bad idea to poke around the motor and swap out old or busted lines/hoses/belts, swap fluids, general tune up maintenance.

Good luck!
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:50 PM   #17
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Its a boring, commuter car. Looks worse with a mismatched gas door and spoiler. Why wouldn't you want those paintmatched? They look primered and unfinished.

Why not spend money on fixing the dents in the rear quarter panel.
This is the cold hard truth. Save your money and appreciate the practicality of the car. Clean it. Wax it. Drive it. Polish the headlights and pull your dents.

I'm not trying to be a dick, but you're making the car look worse and dropping the resale value in the process. Using a rattle can on your body panels is a terrible idea. At the very least, don't do anything you can't undo.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:56 AM   #18
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