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Old 05-20-2014, 05:49 AM   #51
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How does the beam patten cut-off look with the aftermarket bulbs on your low-beams? Is it sharp like the stock LED headlights? Could you post some pics. Also, does it seem like the light is being focused in the correct area (IE did changing your bulbs from factory sized to HID sized mess with the way the projectors pick up and send the light.)
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:58 AM   #52
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:11 PM   #53
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Went to AMR Mastertuner yesterday. I have my car in the Ecutek system. Will do the tune the following weekend. Put in the HKS funnel and changed oil while I was there. Will post once I get the tune
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:59 PM   #54
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:02 PM   #55
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Are you worried at all about your warranty, tuning this early after buying your car?
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:31 PM   #56
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Was the HKS Intake funnel a straight bolt onto the airbox or did you have to do some cutting/fabrication?
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:22 PM   #57
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Bolted right up - PnP.

Careful with the flange that clips into the same clip that helps hold the stock milkjug (intake resonator chamber).

The reason for this is the HKS funnel mold for this piece is much thicker and fit is so snug it can easily snap (ask us how we know).

Even without it - once inserted and rotated into plate, the funnel isn't going anywhere - even under full boost. But just to be safe, we used a self-tapping screw and washers to secure the flange to the front section of the airbox.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:28 PM   #58
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Are you worried at all about your warranty, tuning this early after buying your car?
Not really. We're not going for an engine re-build, Stage 2+, race gas or E85 tune. Just a vanilla Stage 1 tune with no mechanical modification other than stock/port-installed CBE on the exhaust side, drop-in filter and funnel on the intake side. Probably won't even raise peak PSI - no need on a turbo as small as the one on this FA20DIT. Its already strained as-is.

If anything, the tune will be a whole lot safer than the factory settings (even with learning), re-scaled MAF (to account for the intake changes), leaner (read: NOT lean) AFR (its rich in way too many places right now bone stock), improved ignition and timing, boost maps, adjustments to account for IDCs (even more important here on a boosted DI engine).

If the car ends up making more low-/mid-range torque - great.
Couldn't care less for peak HP gains or any aggressive settings that call for AKI100 gas or E85.

Does it potentially* void warranty - sure. But will it keep the engine 'happy' to a point we doubt we'll ever need warranty engine work - yes.
*I doubt anyone doing warranty work on a suspension component or something in the cabin will check or need to check the ECU. If they do, oh well... next dealership.

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Old 05-21-2014, 04:27 PM   #59
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Bolted right up - PnP.

Careful with the flange that clips into the same clip that helps hold the stock milkjug (intake resonator chamber).

The reason for this is the HKS funnel mold for this piece is much thicker and fit is so snug it can easily snap (ask us how we know).

Even without it - once inserted and rotated into plate, the funnel isn't going anywhere - even under full boost. But just to be safe, we used a self-tapping screw and washers to secure the flange to the front section of the airbox.
Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:55 AM   #60
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Which wipers did you get and what size?

24x16 or 26x16?
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:49 AM   #61
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Which wipers did you get and what size?
24x16 or 26x16?
24 and 16.

Bosch Icon 24A and 16A is what I have
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:31 PM   #62
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Bellipotens, what kind of paint did they use for the headlights? Matte, Satin, or Gloss? I like how yours aren't completely blacked out (especially the projectors), did they paint behind the c-lights, or did you leave that silver?
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:36 PM   #63
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He can correct me if Im wrong, but as far as the C Light he told them not to paint that part to reflect more. Great thinking!
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Old 05-23-2014, 03:57 PM   #64
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Bellipotens, what kind of paint did they use for the headlights? Matte, Satin, or Gloss? I like how yours aren't completely blacked out (especially the projectors), did they paint behind the c-lights, or did you leave that silver?
They used semi-gloss black paint. What Redeemed77 said is exactly correct - I asked them not to paint the chrome part under the c-light in order to help better reflect the light - in my opinion it definitely helped. The c-light fills better with light now compared to before.
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Old 05-23-2014, 04:43 PM   #65
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They used semi-gloss black paint. What Redeemed77 said is exactly correct - I asked them not to paint the chrome part under the c-light in order to help better reflect the light - in my opinion it definitely helped. The c-light fills better with light now compared to before.
You also didn't paint the round area around the H11 projectors right? Yours look good, don't completely dark.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:44 AM   #66
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You also didn't paint the round area around the H11 projectors right? Yours look good, don't completely dark.
That is what I wanted. All depends on the look you are going for. I wanted to keep it a bit JDM style. Painting the entire light, especially on a dark color like DGM, just hides the highlights the car has to offer.
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Old 05-26-2014, 01:43 PM   #67
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Great thread man, I have a question about your kicker sub volume control. I think this is a great idea but is it a direct plug and play? I didnt think the oem kicker subs used RCA cables. If it's not, do you think you could give a quick explanation on how you spliced it in?
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:57 PM   #68
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I am still undecided on how I feel about the 2015 models.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:01 PM   #69
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^Go see one in person, drive it, check out the interior, remember it's more fuel efficient and out handles the previous generation, more rear seat space, etc....but if you are not convinced then enjoy your 2011...nothing wrong with that.

BTW, if you serve...THANK YOU!
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:33 PM   #70
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Great thread man, I have a question about your kicker sub volume control. I think this is a great idea but is it a direct plug and play? I didnt think the oem kicker subs used RCA cables. If it's not, do you think you could give a quick explanation on how you spliced it in?
I had a guy do it in a shop near me. It was not plug and play. Routed the wires under the plastic door sill pieces to the trunk. Link to the items I used can be found on first post of this build thread - This was what he used: http://www.amazon.com/PAC-LC-1-Remote-Amplifier-Controller/dp/B0002J226O?tag=53361059562-20
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:10 PM   #71
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Can I get a link to where you purchased those clear turn signals?
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:52 AM   #72
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Damn those wheels are pure sex on your WRX.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:57 AM   #73
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By the way...what did you use to plug in the license plate holes in the front?
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:16 PM   #74
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By the way...what did you use to plug in the license plate holes in the front?
Plastic push in rivets (My friend owns a car shop and has a ton of them - Looked around and picked the best one that fit).
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:30 AM   #75
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Go to Home Depot or Lowe's, and look in the nylon fastener drawers in the hardware department. I found mine there - I believe they were 3/8" (but I'm drunk right now so I might be wrong lol).
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