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Old 01-17-2020, 02:22 PM   #1
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Figured I'd introduce myself, picked up my WRX 6MT in October 2019 with 27 miles. My first subaru, but family has previously owned a Justy, '93 legacy wagon (5MT), 2005 legacy GT wagon (AT), and a 2008 outback (CVT).












Did first oil change after break in at 922 mi, second one at 3,030 MI and put in a magnetic drain plug.

So far, I've done the following:
STI short-throw shifter (complimentary dealer install at purchase)
Blendmount and mirror tap for Escort radar detector
Rokblokz mud flaps
Weathertech front and rear floor mats, trunk liner
OLM window deflectors
Perrin engine dress up: radiator shroud, engine cover, battery tie, oil cap, fender shrouds
Perrin front strut brace
Perrin brake master cylinder brace
Perrin tow hook
Greddy magnetic drain plug
JDM coin tray fuse door
LED lights: license plate, vanity, dome, map, trunk, reverse, turn signals
LED hyperblink module
Yellow subaru emblems
Perrin front plate delete
Perrin tow hook plate relocation
Perrin window vents
OLM NB+R 3rd brake light
Laminx Yellow fog film
Tail light vinyl
Nameless SS Axle back, 5" mufflers 3.5" single-wall tips
Cobb shift knob
Torque solutions shift stop
Rexspeed polarized mirrors

Coming soon:
TBW Skid plate, ordered & being fabricated
Cobb shift bushing, ready for install
Cobb adjustable shift plate, ready for install
Perrin SS clutch line, ready for install
Torque solution billet positive shift kit, ready for install
Torque solution billet clutch fork / pivot, ready for install

Tint 35% front, 20% passenger, rear, sunroof and windshield strip
Summer performance tires
Wire independent fogs
Wire independent DRLs
Extended wheel studs
Open end lugs
Wheel spacers
Pitch stop mount

Down the road:
Full ceramic coating
Upgrade brake pads, SS lines
Engine mounts
Transmission mounts
Diff bushings
Front and rear sway bars
Rear strut brace
End links
Control arm bushings
Coilovers
Lighter wheels, second set

When factory warranty is up at 125k (or as long as I can wait):
Perrin AOS
Cyl 4 cooling mod
Perrin recirc BOV
Perrin charge pipe
Intake
Cobb AP w/Pro tune
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:22 PM   #2
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:53 PM   #3
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Snapped a couple today

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Old 01-21-2020, 07:48 PM   #4
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Nice! In the market now and trying to decide on trim and learn as much as I can--coming from toyota trucks (3rd and 5th gen 4runner, LX470 that is getting built faster than initially intended). I have wanted a WRX since I was young. As for trim, leaning toward the limited for the headlights and other upgrades that I'd likely want to make if I got one of the lower trims. Planning to stay fairly stock for a while...we'll see how that goes. Looking forward to joining another seemingly great enthusiast community.
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:33 PM   #5
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I really like the LED headlights and fogs, the adaptive headlights are great!
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:34 PM   #6
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Very nice ! Perrin neon yellow dress up parts look good..Enjoy!
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:56 AM   #7
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Nice! In the market now and trying to decide on trim and learn as much as I can--coming from toyota trucks (3rd and 5th gen 4runner, LX470 that is getting built faster than initially intended). I have wanted a WRX since I was young. As for trim, leaning toward the limited for the headlights and other upgrades that I'd likely want to make if I got one of the lower trims. Planning to stay fairly stock for a while...we'll see how that goes. Looking forward to joining another seemingly great enthusiast community.
One thing that I and a few others can tell you that unless you and your frequent passengers are all of slender build that you may find the seating in the Limited to be much nicer. At 5-10/185-ish, the lower trim level seating (in the 2019 models) was decidedly too confining for anything other than autocross or track use. We've done a number of 300+ mile days in our WRX without issue, and as 70-somethings we're probably a bit fussier about that now than we would have been when we were in our 20's.

The steering-sensitive headlights are kind of neat, but they're not a "deal-breaker level" item if missing like the lower trim seats would have been for us.


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Old 01-24-2020, 10:07 AM   #8
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I have a premium but I really wish I had those limited headlights. I can't stand leather but the base/premium headlights are plain awful in terms of styling and actual lighting. The limited headlights on the other hand look so much better and function on a different level.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:14 AM   #9
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Another option would be to bake / heat up the headlights, black out the housings and add the diode dynamics c lights upgrade. Then add some led bulb upgrades, that's what I am doing on my 19' premium. I guess the only downfall would be the steering controlled headlight portion.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:57 AM   #10
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I guess they went to a composite intake manifold on the 19's
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:26 PM   #11
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Another option would be to bake / heat up the headlights, black out the housings and add the diode dynamics c lights upgrade. Then add some led bulb upgrades, that's what I am doing on my 19' premium. I guess the only downfall would be the steering controlled headlight portion.
I just did this over the Xmas break in my wifeís new 2020 wrx premium. The oem lights are a joke. We got the PP as it has Reccaro seats and Brembos. It was way cheaper to do a retrofit than to add the seats and BBK. I have roughly $600 into the lights. You donít even have to bake the new lights to open them. you have to heat up the retro rubber to reseal them. I opened lights and painted them black, added subiespeed black corner reflectors, morimoto projectors, ballasts, bulbs, wiring, and led C-lights. I also added the subiespeed Jdm fog light bezels with sequential turn signals and morimoto xb led driving lights. Itís so FN nice. It was a lot of work (not my first retrofit rodeo tho). The cutoff is kick ass. I plan to throw in a set of night breaker bulbs soon. I run them in my sti and they donít disappoint ($170 for 2 bulbs tho).
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:20 PM   #12
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The seats were the main reason I went with the limited trim, the LED lights and fogs a close second.

I honestly don't notice the steering responsive headlights much unless it's snowing out and my steering wheel isn't going the same direction as my car
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:04 PM   #13
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I have a premium but I really wish I had those limited headlights. I can't stand leather but the base/premium headlights are plain awful in terms of styling and actual lighting. The limited headlights on the other hand look so much better and function on a different level.
Even the Limited's headlights tend to be aimed a little low. But it's really easy to fix that.


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Old 01-24-2020, 07:07 PM   #14
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I honestly don't notice the steering responsive headlights much unless it's snowing out and my steering wheel isn't going the same direction as my car
Although I was marginally aware of them being on the car, it was still kind of weird when I noticed the lights steering different from what I was making the car do.


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Old 01-24-2020, 07:13 PM   #15
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Snapped a couple today
Great choice of color.

DGM here as well (in all honesty, 100% of the credit for that decision belongs to my wife).


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Old 01-26-2020, 09:02 PM   #16
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Tried out the window vents today. They were quieter at highway speeds than I expected. I don't like how they depart from the window deflectors towards the c-pillar. I thought the coverage would be more even. I don't plan to use these very often, at least not until summer, but I might still remove the rear deflectors as they make a lot more noise than the fronts.

I cut the gaskets a little too short by accident which is a little annoying but oh well.


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Old 01-27-2020, 10:48 AM   #17
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^what on earth is that vent thing????
Never seen one of those.

does the window slide up past that when you want it closed?
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:51 AM   #18
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They're meant for track days I guess, the window slides up into the gasket and the vent keeps the window open, I guess it's the same as just lowering your windows. I just did it for looks. I'm one of those guys
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:05 PM   #19
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I guess they went to a composite intake manifold on the 19's
The FA20DIT all use composite (plastic) intake.
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Old 01-30-2020, 03:02 PM   #20
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They're meant for track days I guess, the window slides up into the gasket and the vent keeps the window open, I guess it's the same as just lowering your windows. I just did it for looks. I'm one of those guys
so if you get caught in the rain or something you have to pull over to remove that thing so you can close it fully?
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Old 01-30-2020, 04:47 PM   #21
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so if you get caught in the rain or something you have to pull over to remove that thing so you can close it fully?
Yes you would, not something you put in and leave in
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:20 PM   #22
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Welcome to the club! Hope your bank account is ready Mine sure wasn't.
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:56 PM   #23
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Welcome. Great looking car. I am new here as well. I have a 2007 Subaru WRX TR.
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Old 02-01-2020, 05:50 PM   #24
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Welcome to the club! Hope your bank account is ready Mine sure wasn't.
Thanks guys! Bank account is bruised for sure, but I love every minute I'm behind the wheel!


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