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Old 01-02-2017, 11:32 AM   #51
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Please forgive me for hoping he found them somewhere else at a better price. :rollseyes:
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:30 PM   #52
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Where did you get the tail lights? Only able to find them on fastwrx but $640 for tail lights seems a bit excessive.
Hey bud! These are the more expensive option when compared to the vinyl overlays you see most people run. The vinyl overlays are great, inexpensive and an easy mod to do that can easily be removed in almost no time.

I wanted to go for the taillight replacements this time around instead of the overlays since it always bugged me the LED strip didn't go into the hatch door.

These can be purchased through FASTWRX.com. They are expensive, but they are imported from Japan and are a very high quality product.

When I was running the taillight overlays, I also upgraded my reverse bulbs to LED bulbs. All in all I think I had about $200 into the taillights/reverse lights (when you factor in the vinyl overlay install at a tint shop). So instead of spending another $200 on this car, I used that money towards a replacement taillight. These reverse lights are freaking BRIGHT. Almost like I have the headlights on when reversing into my garage.

Good luck with what you choose! Both are great options over the stock altezza tails.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:47 PM   #53
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I'm just here to say that I'm salty I didn't wait for a white STI. Your car is a reminder of my mistake. She looks real good!
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Old 01-02-2017, 05:15 PM   #54
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I'm just here to say that I'm salty I didn't wait for a white STI. Your car is a reminder of my mistake. She looks real good!
Haha. Thanks man. White is definitely my favorite. (That sounds vaguely racist. Lol)

But I love seeing what enthusiasts do with the other colors. Some of the color combinations are tough to top.
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:03 PM   #55
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If it aint white, it aint right.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:12 PM   #56
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Very cool that you traded up to the STI with hatch
I did the exact same thing about a year ago. My cars are black...
Old car 2011 WRX
New car 2014 STI
I just did some nice under hood mods fuel pump, injectors, turbo etc ...
Went to FAST of Westchester, very good dudes
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:15 PM   #57
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Very cool that you traded up to the STI with hatch
I did the exact same thing about a year ago. My cars are black...
Old car 2011 WRX
New car 2014 STI
I just did some nice under hood mods fuel pump, injectors, turbo etc ...
Went to FAST of Westchester, very good dudes
Yeah the dudes at FAST are very good. I like that shop a lot.
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:39 PM   #58
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clean build so far! I love the pet barrier!

I have a 2010 sti hatch in black atm, but I just put in my deposit on a 2012 (one owner) white hatch sti with 24k original miles on it (picking up thursday) Definitely watching this. (:
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:56 PM   #59
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Sweet build so far! Got a 14 SWP STI as well! Quick question, where did you get your knob from?
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:49 AM   #60
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If it aint white, it aint right.

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Very cool that you traded up to the STI with hatch
I did the exact same thing about a year ago. My cars are black...
Old car 2011 WRX
New car 2014 STI
I just did some nice under hood mods fuel pump, injectors, turbo etc ...
Went to FAST of Westchester, very good dudes
My best friend Andrew uses FAST of West Chester. Dave, the owner, is a super nice guy and has a very clean shop. Not sure if he still has it, but he had a RHD converted Legacy GT that was absolutely amazing. It's a bit of a drive for me though.
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clean build so far! I love the pet barrier!

I have a 2010 sti hatch in black atm, but I just put in my deposit on a 2012 (one owner) white hatch sti with 24k original miles on it (picking up thursday) Definitely watching this. (:
The pet barrier is something I've known existed for a few years now. I had seen it in the Canadian Subaru Online Catalog. Because I just peruse other country's OEM catalogs in my spare time. But I only started to really investigate purchasing (regardless of price) when I made the switch from the WRX to the STI. My major concern with my old universal pet barrier was that it was scratching the headliner, which is no good. I couldn't be happier with the OEM one. Totally worth the expense. It's kinda funny, it's like one of my favorite things since it's such a rare item in the states, yet non-dog people are super unimpressed. Lol

Ah, the 2010 vs 2012. You're gaining heated seats, a more aggressive front bumper, and some better trim colors on the interior to name a few. Good choice!

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Sweet build so far! Got a 14 SWP STI as well! Quick question, where did you get your knob from?
Thanks man! Here you go...
Japan Parts:
https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/48053
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:39 AM   #61
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That shift knob is ****ing awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:38 PM   #62
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That shift knob is ****ing awesome. Thanks for sharing.
I know, right?! Almost as awesome as the OEM dog barrier.

Got some new goodies in the mail today:

Valenti Interior LED Lamp Kit & Reflector/Lens Kit

Also got my 3rd brake light tinted red yesterday. We'll see how the curing cycle goes since this cold snap is hitting the Northeast.
I'm hoping I won't have to get it redone, but it wasn't super expensive so I suppose it wouldn't be the worst thing.
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Old 01-05-2017, 05:52 PM   #63
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Alright, I would like to get some educated opinions from those who have experience with this next item.
I want to line up the purchase of the Chargespeed Bottomline Kit (FRP).

Chargespeed USA wants $699 for the side skirt extensions (assuming they still make these and their site is accurate)

https://chargespeedusa.com/subaru-bo...rp-side-skirts

eBay sellers are asking $160-$180 for cs style replica sideskirt extensions in Polyurethane

Now I've been wanted to stick with authentic items this time around. My question is:
Is it just ridiculous to spend an extra $500 for an authentic name brand item considering this is just a polyurethane add-on part?
Or is the quality that much better from genuine Chargespeed?
I see most people run just the replica versions but I've also read some bad reviews of people received their replica pieces warped.

Those with experience with this specific item, please chime in.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:16 PM   #64
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FWIW I just got done installing HT Autos Sideskirts and Rear spats to go along with my OEM STi front lip and it turned out amazing on my hatch. Was impressed with the quality and fitment of the HT autos for the price, just something to consider if you were thinking about that style instead of Chargespeed.
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:09 PM   #65
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Nice build thread, keep up the good work!
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Old 01-06-2017, 02:02 PM   #66
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FWIW I just got done installing HT Autos Sideskirts and Rear spats to go along with my OEM STi front lip and it turned out amazing on my hatch. Was impressed with the quality and fitment of the HT autos for the price, just something to consider if you were thinking about that style instead of Chargespeed.
I had HT Autos front lip, side skirts and rear steps on my narrowbody WRX. I was definitely super happy with it. But I've longed for the lines of the Chargespeed kit since the day I first saw it. I'm talking with my tuner to see what they can do on price since they are a retailer for Chargespeed.
Once I have their pricing I'll make a decision. Worried about fitment on the replica kits.

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Nice build thread, keep up the good work!
Thanks man!
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Old 01-06-2017, 03:53 PM   #67
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You know me, I'd rather have it fit easy and pay the extra money then have to fab something and know it's probably not going to cut the mustard.

Congrats so far Matt. I want back in the Subaru game... lol
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:13 PM   #68
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You know me, I'd rather have it fit easy and pay the extra money then have to fab something and know it's probably not going to cut the mustard.

Congrats so far Matt. I want back in the Subaru game... lol
Thanks Fred! Yeah, definitely leaning towards biting the bullet and getting the genuine Chargespeed Bottomline Kit. We'll see. I'll keep you guys posted.

As of Friday, my car is officially Stage 2+

TurboXS High Flow Catted Downpipe - Swaintech (White Lightning) Ceramic Coated

Still waiting on the catback situation. I'll fill you guys in once I have my car back.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:41 PM   #69
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Finally, my catback exhaust is on (TurboXS midpipe, custom fabricated to fit the Injen Axleback):


Injen Axleback Exhaust - Stainless Steel w/ Burnt Titanium Tips
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Old 01-14-2017, 03:13 PM   #70
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Whoops....edited....commented on an old post....carry on haha
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:44 AM   #71
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Whelp, I have two gripes...
Since day 1, my first week with the car back in October, I noticed the RPM stumble at 2800rpms when the fuel cuts out briefly.
What an annoyance. Especially when you're in boost and you think it's something catastrophic.

I see COBB offers a Fuel Pressure Regulator Kit that supposedly fixes the issue, only compatible with their Stage 3 OTS map or a custom ProTune.

Also, after going COBB OTS Stage 2+, I'm a little annoyed my injectors are maxed out:

"It goes to 11."

Since hitting >100% IDC, I'm staying away from Sport Sharp (S#) to keep my boost down.
Anyone have any suggestions other than going to Stage 3 right away?
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:58 PM   #72
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The cobb stumble fix won't help if you add any mod's to the motor
It only raises the stumble to a higher, more annoying RPM range and usually throws a CEL for cylinder 3 misfire
I went with a larger MHI TF06-18k Turbo & supporting gear along with the cobb stumble fix and now it stumbles hard at 3500 rpm
I will most likely go with upgraded fuel rails now to see if that cures it.
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:27 PM   #73
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Love the hatch. Especially in white. Congrats!
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:06 PM   #74
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The cobb stumble fix won't help if you add any mod's to the motor
It only raises the stumble to a higher, more annoying RPM range and usually throws a CEL for cylinder 3 misfire
I went with a larger MHI TF06-18k Turbo & supporting gear along with the cobb stumble fix and now it stumbles hard at 3500 rpm
I will most likely go with upgraded fuel rails now to see if that cures it.
Really? It's got great reviews on their website by people saying it fixed their rpm stumble. Most people's major complaint was the directions are confusing or the price.

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Love the hatch. Especially in white. Congrats!
Thank you! I wish Subaru was still making a hatch. Most versatile of cars IMO, especially if you have dogs. Very proud owner.
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:09 PM   #75
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Updated rear shot:

Valenti tails + Injen axleback

Waiting on some nicer weather to install some more things
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