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Old 01-15-2020, 10:58 AM   #526
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I don't really come on NASIOC too much. But when I do, you are the first thread I visit.

I want to let you know that I absolutely still admire your car. You are the reason why I copped my own ZE40 and copied the cellphone mount (down to the exact instruction on where to cut, etc).

You have great taste man! Hope my STi will one day be similar to you in term of quality.
Thank you man! That means a lot. Glad to hear I could pass on some helpful info. I donít update this thread as much as I should, but itís always motivating hearing people are still reading along.
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:36 PM   #527
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Just wanted to say that I love your build so much!

I'm living more north than you up in northern Alberta, Canada. Your car inspires my young self to start modding but I've only got an 08 impreza 2.5i, and I'm quite new to the car world.

I made an account just to say this! Will definitely be reading more updates that come!
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:21 PM   #528
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Just wanted to say that I love your build so much!

I'm living more north than you up in northern Alberta, Canada. Your car inspires my young self to start modding but I've only got an 08 impreza 2.5i, and I'm quite new to the car world.

I made an account just to say this! Will definitely be reading more updates that come!
Thank you! On my first post in this thread, I shared a link to my narrowbody build. A lot of parts for the narrowbody WRX (08-10) will be compatible for your 08 2.5i.

Let me know if you have any questions. Welcome to Nasioc and happy modding!
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:30 PM   #529
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I keep seeing a lot of C Light headlight options for our cars. The first ones that came out looked terrible IMO, like they were neon tubes just stuck inside the OEM housings. But the new OEMassive are growing on me.

What do you guys think?


I’m torn between giving the OEMassive C Light headlights a try or keeping my OEM Halo setup
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Old 01-20-2020, 03:49 PM   #530
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Looks like they've moved the C lights more towards the outside, which looks a lot better, but I think I still prefer the halos. The C lights look good on the 15+ because of its more angular profile, but they look a bit out of place on the more rounded profile of the 08-14s, IMO.

On the topic of lighting, what do you think about the sequential tail lights from CT Auto Parts? https://www.ctautoparts.com.au/produ...pre-order.html
I'm still not sold...
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:20 PM   #531
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Looks like they've moved the C lights more towards the outside, which looks a lot better, but I think I still prefer the halos. The C lights look good on the 15+ because of its more angular profile, but they look a bit out of place on the more rounded profile of the 08-14s, IMO.

On the topic of lighting, what do you think about the sequential tail lights from CT Auto Parts? https://www.ctautoparts.com.au/produ...pre-order.html
I'm still not sold...
Yeah, OEMassive offers both C Light version, ones close to the projector and ones pictured above further away from the projector. I like these so much better.

I was excited to hear about new taillights being offered for the GR, but theyíre too busy for me. Donít like the 3 dimensional aspect either. Still prefer the Valentiís. Been happy with them for the last 4 years. Look brand new
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:26 PM   #532
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I was excited to hear about new taillights being offered for the GR, but theyíre too busy for me. Donít like the 3 dimensional aspect either. Still prefer the Valentiís. Been happy with them for the last 4 years. Look brand new

Yeah Iíve been patiently waiting to snap up a used set of Valentis but my patience is starting to run out lol.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:19 AM   #533
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you should get the Varis Head lights
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:39 AM   #534
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You can get those off ebay for cheap. Different name but exact same style.
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:56 PM   #535
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Looks like they've moved the C lights more towards the outside, which looks a lot better, but I think I still prefer the halos. The C lights look good on the 15+ because of its more angular profile, but they look a bit out of place on the more rounded profile of the 08-14s, IMO.

On the topic of lighting, what do you think about the sequential tail lights from CT Auto Parts? https://www.ctautoparts.com.au/produ...pre-order.html
I'm still not sold...
spyder auto is making a cheaper version of that setup, I like it that they're sequential but hate the lines. I dig the oem massive headlights, they have clean build and the c light is shaped pretty cool to our lights.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:52 PM   #536
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Yeah Iíve been patiently waiting to snap up a used set of Valentis but my patience is starting to run out lol.
Be careful not to scoop up a set prior to the UV protectant clear coat.

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you should get the Varis Head lights
Love Varis, but donít love the LED strip on the inside. Prefer it on the outside like the 15+ headlights.
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spyder auto is making a cheaper version of that setup, I like it that they're sequential but hate the lines. I dig the oem massive headlights, they have clean build and the c light is shaped pretty cool to our lights.
OEMassive really do look OEM. Gonna ask Lightwerkz about a possible retrofit.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:25 PM   #537
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Circuit Demon retros them so I would assume lightwerkz would too.

https://circuitdemon.com/collections...x-sti-upgrades
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:06 PM   #538
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Contacted Circuit Demon. They said there’s no way to retain the headlight leveling motors of the OEM STI HIDs when retrofitting the OEMassive C Lights headlights, so I would lose that functionality going to OEMassive. Gonna give it some thought.

Pulled the trigger on the Verus Engineering Rear Diffuser as pictured below:

Should match up perfectly to my Blacktop Aero Rear Diffuser

Still waiting on my BNM Performance Fab rotated kit. I reached out to Evan earlier this week and he said he’ll be finishing it up this week. We’ll see.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:56 AM   #539
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I purchased some Cshape headlights on amazon from AKKON. 2 years later they look great.

Easy install and able to retain leveling motor.
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:13 PM   #540
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I purchased some Cshape headlights on amazon from AKKON. 2 years later they look great.

Easy install and able to retain leveling motor.
So you just swapped the headlight housings entirely and the OEM leveling motors still work?
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:45 PM   #541
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Personally, I like your halos more on our body style than the c lights. If you decide to go c lights though I wouldn't mind knowing how much you'd let your lights go for
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:24 PM   #542
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Personally, I like your halos more on our body style than the c lights. If you decide to go c lights though I wouldn't mind knowing how much you'd let your lights go for
I go back and fourth. I almost feel like a prefer the c lights on dark colored WRX/STI. Iíll keep you posted with what I decide.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:29 PM   #543
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Now 33 weeks from when I placed my order with BNM Performance Fab
Was told 12 weeks when I placed my order on June 24th (2019)
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:19 AM   #544
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Thats why i'm really hesitant to place an order from the brand since its still only one man going through all of the orders and welding everything. His ewg kits are a thing of beauty though!
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Old 02-12-2020, 02:34 PM   #545
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Followed this build when I picked up my 14 STI and it has been an inspiration for so many things I’ve done to mine. Love your car.
I actually have the circuit demon headlights, it is kinda annoying you lose the HIDs and being able to raise / lower them from in the car. I ended up throwing some LED bulbs in them and I’m much happier now.
I’m still debating about going with those CT auto tails or the smoke Valeniti’s.... I don’t want to fork over a bunch of money and then end up hating how dark they are.
https://i.imgur.com/73qmxkl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/kdJnwow.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/muDHtqH.jpg

Edit : doing this from my phone so not sure why pictures aren’t working, will fix it later once I get home to my computer.

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Old 02-12-2020, 11:39 PM   #546
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Followed this build when I picked up my 14 STI and it has been an inspiration for so many things Iíve done to mine. Love your car.
I actually have the circuit demon headlights, it is kinda annoying you lose the HIDs and being able to raise / lower them from in the car. I ended up throwing some LED bulbs in them and Iím much happier now.
Iím still debating about going with those CT auto tails or the smoke Valenitiís.... I donít want to fork over a bunch of money and then end up hating how dark they are.
https://i.imgur.com/73qmxkl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/kdJnwow.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/muDHtqH.jpg

Edit : doing this from my phone so not sure why pictures arenít working, will fix it later once I get home to my computer.
I thought there was an hid option for the headlights. hatch looks nice so far homie!
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:55 PM   #547
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I thought there was an hid option for the headlights. hatch looks nice so far homie!
They now offer them with OEM STI HIDs:
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:39 PM   #548
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I wish these were around when I bought mine.... plus mine were double that price 😔
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:18 PM   #549
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Also on a side note I hate how flimsy our front bumpers are especially with driving it in the snow, I bought a TBW under pan and itís crazy what a huge difference it makes. I was popping tabs in my bumper every time it barely rubbed before I got it.
https://www.tbwperformance.com/2011-2014-subaru-wrx-sti-aluminum-engine-under-tray-skid-plate/
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:06 PM   #550
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Also on a side note I hate how flimsy our front bumpers are especially with driving it in the snow, I bought a TBW under pan and itís crazy what a huge difference it makes. I was popping tabs in my bumper every time it barely rubbed before I got it.
https://www.tbwperformance.com/2011-...ay-skid-plate/
invest in quick latches! the tabs were trashed after mine was repaired at a collision shop. they held up quite well and you don't have to drill into your fenders
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