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Old 10-12-2017, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! I fulfilled a lifelong dream and picked up my LBP 2018 WRX Premium back in September.



As a long time Subie fan/NASIOC lurker, I loved reading people's detailed build logs. Not only did it let me live vicariously through them, but it gave me a ton of inspiration regarding how I wanted to mod my own car someday.

Now that the script is flipped, I really want to give back to the community and document my own journey for everyone to share.

I've got big plans for the car, and have been documenting everything through my blog over at benscarblog.com.



I have been challenging myself to document all of my mods thoroughly, so check out my posts over there. If you're interested in what's been done already, I've got a running list of mods here.

Taking some inspiration from Scoobyfreak86's journal, I'll try to keep up with posting on here whenever I do any mods or changes to the car.

Glad to be a part of the Subie family, finally!
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:53 PM   #2
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Just finished sound deadening the front and rear doors on my WRX! Overall, it's really added to the "solid-ness" of the car. Opening and closing the doors is MUCH more satisfying now.

I haven't noticed a measurable decrease in overall road noise yet, but I will say there's less wind noise coming in through the doors. I plan to fully deaden the floor, rear seats, and trunk area come spring, which I think will have a much bigger impact on the road noise.

More thoughts and a full write-up/tutorial are on my blog over here: https://benscarblog.com/sound-deadening-the-wrx/







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Old 10-12-2017, 01:54 PM   #3
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Very nice! I ordered mine in the same color. It's the best one!

I'll keep looking at your website too.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:11 PM   #4
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Very nice! I ordered mine in the same color. It's the best one!

I'll keep looking at your website too.
Awesome! Congrats!

I was torn between silver and LBP, but I have no regrets going with the blue. I get compliments on it all the time and it adds a bit of character to the car without being too flashy.

Thanks for the support!
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:17 PM   #5
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Looks good! Maybe I'll see you around the Twin Cities.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:23 PM   #6
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Looks good! Maybe I'll see you around the Twin Cities.
Thanks bud! See you around!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:27 PM   #7
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Nice shade of blue.
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:46 PM   #8
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Taking some inspiration from Scoobyfreak86's journal, I'll try to keep up with posting on here whenever I do any mods or changes to the car.
Glad to have helped! Nice pick up and I like the detailed entries. Keep it up!
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:02 PM   #9
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Date: 10/17/17
ODO: 3000
Blog Post: https://benscarblog.com/blacking-out-the-wrx



Today I hit the 3K mark and took the car in for its first oil change! I plan to do my own oil changes from here on out, but since the dealer threw in a free one I figured I'd take advantage of it. Side note: I'm particularly proud that I managed to time it perfectly and rolled over 3K as I parked the car in the dealership bay this afternoon.

Unfortunately, after getting the car back from the dealership, I noticed the technician must have had some issues getting the car into gear and hammered my shift stops out of alignment. This caused a moment of panic on the highway on-ramp when I couldn't find 5th gear, but was easily remedied when I got home. Pretty annoying, but nothing worth complaining to the dealership about (especially considering it's an aftermarket part). That and the greasy fingerprints on the inside of my windshield from applying the oil change sticker didn't leave me itching to return to the dealership for my next maintenance...

In addition, I've been working on blacking out the badging around the car the past few nights and got everything finished up tonight!







There's a detailed write-up of what I used/where I got everything over on my blog: https://benscarblog.com/blacking-out-the-wrx/

Finally, after letting it drive me insane for the last few weeks I caved and picked up the OEM fan blower motor cover for the passenger footwell. Why Subaru cheaped out and chose not to include this from the factory I have no idea.



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Old 10-18-2017, 12:05 AM   #10
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looks great, the sound deadening is a great idea!
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:21 AM   #11
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looks great, the sound deadening is a great idea!
Thanks! The car really needs it from the factory. I love everything about it so far, but they really skimped on the insulation.
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