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Old 12-07-2017, 01:01 PM   #526
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I'll wait to see how it goes for you before I trade/sell my Volk TE37's, haha.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:16 PM   #527
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Who wants my 57DR's? I got a set of nt03's locked down, so these need to go first.

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Old 12-07-2017, 06:45 PM   #528
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That's my boy. You're doing 27s in the front and 40s in the rear? That's how I did it and I am more than pleased.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:46 PM   #529
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I re-aligned them after I put them back on and got the cutoff cleaner and a bit higher. Many people don't realize that you should raise the cutoff a tad when you lower the car.
This has been irking me for two years now since I lowered my car. Even asked the dealer how to do this. Please teach me how you adjust the lights lol.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:22 PM   #530
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This has been irking me for two years now since I lowered my car. Even asked the dealer how to do this. Please teach me how you adjust the lights lol.
As an auto-illiterate Impreza owner, this just reminded me that I should probably get my lights adjusted when I lift it next week.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:56 PM   #531
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That's my boy. You're doing 27s in the front and 40s in the rear? That's how I did it and I am more than pleased.

Yes thatís my plan. This way I can leave the rear specs as is and just throw the front camber in a bit more up front and should be good.


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This has been irking me for two years now since I lowered my car. Even asked the dealer how to do this. Please teach me how you adjust the lights lol.

Thereís a white knob/nut in the back right behind the low beams. Tighten it to go down. Loosen to up up. You need to use a 10mm.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:01 PM   #532
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What do you want for the 57s with tires?
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:39 PM   #533
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What do you want for the 57s with tires?


Iím not selling the tires as I am using them on the new wheels. Iím looking to get 1400 for just the 57drís.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:19 AM   #534
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Wheels are up. Let me know if anyone is interested


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Old 12-14-2017, 12:42 PM   #535
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I been reading your build since the last week mostly because I click on your WRX build and got lost in time there lol. Great job in the car honestly.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:48 PM   #536
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I been reading your build since the last week mostly because I click on your WRX build and got lost in time there lol. Great job in the car honestly.
thanks man. I appreciate that. There is a lot of great info in the journal. A ton of solid discussions. I still wonder what that car is up to these days. I know it is out west in Kansas now. However, the current owner doesn't post on here at all, so not sure how it's doing.

With this "build", if you want to call it that, I find myself much more content. I often compare where my head was at with the WRX (or any previous car for that matter) to where I am now and it's night and day. I was always striving and looking for something to do. Which in turn, made me lose the fun in modding it. It became a job in a way and put to much stress on my shoulders for no reason at all. From a content standpoint, my new approach isn't that great, but I find more joy in appealing to my wants and needs than to others.

With this car, I am finding what I have done is basically all I wanted to do. I am finding much more appreciation in the little things I've done and overall enjoying the ownership more. Even as thought out as my WRX was, I feel with the STI, I have a much more clear vision and taking my time. It's a good feeling.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:41 PM   #537
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I heard you loud and clear. When I got my wrx six years ago I went all in, but now as I get older all I want is a reliable DD with some cosmetic mods. I'm also not crazy about adding more power to STI, I drive a SRT8 and more power is just more trouble for me lol.

I was so happy with placing an order for a white STI a few days ago until I saw your blue one, that color is just beautiful. I need to learn more about taking care of the pain of the car the way you do, next time I drove to NJ Ill stop by to wash my car at your place lol
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:03 PM   #538
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I heard you loud and clear. When I got my wrx six years ago I went all in, but now as I get older all I want is a reliable DD with some cosmetic mods. I'm also not crazy about adding more power to STI, I drive a SRT8 and more power is just more trouble for me lol.

I was so happy with placing an order for a white STI a few days ago until I saw your blue one, that color is just beautiful. I need to learn more about taking care of the pain of the car the way you do, next time I drove to NJ Ill stop by to wash my car at your place lol
Yep, same mindset. Something about a lightly modified daily gets me. Wheels, lower, and a nice exhaust are the only things I really need to make it my own, but keep the car reliable and easy to drive.

SRT8 isn't a bad second car haha. I drove a 15 jeep gc altitude before the STI and really enjoyed it. If I had the SRT version, I would probably still have it. I still think about getting one, so maybe one day it'll be something I get into.

Lapis really is a great color. I always wanted a deeper blue color car and lapis was the answer for me. I was a huge fan of Interlagos blue on the m3, so when I saw the purple hues of lapis, it struck a chord for me. I was also very fond of galaxy blue, but they discontinued it after 15. It had more silver and green in the metallic. Lapis has a lot more purple.

I ask myself if I should have gotten white every time I see a white wrx/sti. If I jump into the new gen STI, I am most likely getting white. But I am happy with the blue. There really is nothing like a clean, well corrected/cared for color. It's extremely rewarding.

Haha, sure man. Welcome to come by. Although my weekly wash has been on a hiatus lately. The messy roads and cold make washing your car the last thing you want to do. Whenever I get around to getting my garage done, I am going to have it insulated so I can do washes in there. It'll definitely keep me motivated to stay up on the paint more.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:02 PM   #539
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Yeah the SRT8 is a great car, but as priorities shift on life it has become a more expensive car to maintain so sadly I need to let it go.

Yes, you should be happy with Lapis it just look great, every picture looks like a different shade of blue depending on the light condition.

hahaha I'm at the same boat here at Buffalo with this crazy snow and the salt everywhere on the road. One thing I regret with my wrx was to neglect the paint of the car, with the STI I'm trying to take a different approach, maybe invest in some good products but more than anything learn some techniques to keep the car and the paint clean.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:05 PM   #540
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Yeah the SRT8 is a great car, but as priorities shift on life it has become a more expensive car to maintain so sadly I need to let it go.

Yes, you should be happy with Lapis it just look great, every picture looks like a different shade of blue depending on the light condition.

hahaha I'm at the same boat here at Buffalo with this crazy snow and the salt everywhere on the road. One thing I regret with my wrx was to neglect the paint of the car, with the STI I'm trying to take a different approach, maybe invest in some good products but more than anything learn some techniques to keep the car and the paint clean.
Let me know if you have any questions. For me, it all has been trial and error over the many years. A great mentor to check out is Matt Moreman. Search Obsessed Garage on YouTube. He has very similar theories as myself. I've picked up on a few tricks from him too. He knows his stuff.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:17 PM   #541
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Let me know if you have any questions. For me, it all has been trial and error over the many years. A great mentor to check out is Matt Moreman. Search Obsessed Garage on YouTube. He has very similar theories as myself. I've picked up on a few tricks from him too. He knows his stuff.
Thank you so much, ill definitely check him out. Whenever you have time let me know what equipment and products do you use. I would like to start getting those before the baby arrives on March
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:22 PM   #542
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Ohh man, this is great thanks for the link http://obsessedgarage.com
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:32 PM   #543
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Thank you so much, ill definitely check him out. Whenever you have time let me know what equipment and products do you use. I would like to start getting those before the baby arrives on March


I use a lot of adams products. But recently been liking a lot of stuff gyeon sells. I donít have one brand I specially use, so itís just a matter of finding what works best for your paint. But if you are just getting into detailing, adams is a good start.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:36 PM   #544
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Chemical Guys are great.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:39 PM   #545
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The only CG product I liked was jet seal 101. Everything else Iím not too crazy about.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:12 PM   #546
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This thing is a beast in the snow
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