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Old 04-28-2018, 01:59 AM   #826
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:13 AM   #827
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What are they quoting on the kicker sub?
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:52 AM   #828
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:46 PM   #829
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What are they quoting on the kicker sub?

Iíve seen 400 shipped so far as the best. Canít seem to find any cheaper.
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:24 AM   #830
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Diving a bit deeper into the stereo now as I am trying to fill in the gaps. Trying to find what my next step would be. The Kicker upgrade is definitely nice, but I feel I am not getting the full capabilities out of them. Anyone have any insight on what to do next?

From reading through a few threads, it seems like I have 3 ways to go. Adding a better headunit, adding an alpine power pack, and/or adding a sub. Right now the alpine power pack seems to be something worthwhile since I can retain the stock head unit. Does anyone have any information on this? Is the install easy?I am not looking to splice into anything. I just want to plug in and be done with it.
The Alpine power pack you're talking about will help get more power to the upgraded Kicker speakers, but I don't think it'll be exactly what you want and you'll still feel that it's lacking. A good head unit and subwoofer are definitely the next steps for your audio setup.

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Any ideas for headunits as well? I don't need anything fancy, just something capable to power the kicker speakers. Only functions I care about are ability to play ipod, stream music/podcasts, and have everything function as normal (SW controls, back up camera, bluetooth, etc.).

A sub would definitely help, but this may not be the best step to take next. It would add some depth to the sound, but fear it won't fill in the gaps that I am looking for.

Any help is appreciated!
As far as aftermarket headunits, anything decent will run you a few hundred bucks and retain all OEM functionality, and even add some additional features like Pandora/Spotify integration, etc. I just got this Pioneer head unit to put in my wife's Crosstrek

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Iíve seen 400 shipped so far as the best. Canít seem to find any cheaper.
That seems to be a lot for what it is, go aftermarket! You get so much more bang (or bump) for your buck.

For example, my setup includes the H&K speakers combined with a Pioneer head unit, and 10" Alpine sub powered by an Alpine amp. This all is extremely easy to install and retains every OEM option (bluetooth, steering wheel controls, back up cams, etc) and you get the control over the sound to fill any gaps plus a few more features. This setup or something similar is more than doable without going too overboard in both $$$ and the amount of effort it takes to install it all.

Sorry to keep saying the same thing over and over! If you want a hand with specifics, let me know, I'm more than happy to help.

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Old 04-30-2018, 10:53 AM   #831
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The Alpine power pack you're talking about will help get more power to the upgraded Kicker speakers, but I don't think it'll be exactly what you want and you'll still feel that it's lacking. A good head unit and subwoofer are definitely the next steps for your audio setup.



As far as aftermarket headunits, anything decent will run you a few hundred bucks and retain all OEM functionality, and even add some additional features like Pandora/Spotify integration, etc. I just got this Pioneer head unit to put in my wife's Crosstrek

Considering subs...



That seems to be a lot for what it is, go aftermarket! You get so much more bang (or bump) for your buck.

For example, my setup includes the H&K speakers combined with a Pioneer head unit, and 10" Alpine sub powered by an Alpine amp. This all is extremely easy to install and retains every OEM option (bluetooth, steering wheel controls, back up cams, etc) and you get the control over the sound to fill any gaps plus a few more features. This setup or something similar is more than doable without going too overboard in both $$$ and the amount of effort it takes to install it all.

Sorry to keep saying the same thing over and over! If you want a hand with specifics, let me know, I'm more than happy to help.
I appreciate the informative response! Very helpful. It seems like after all I research and discussing, I am on the same page as what you are saying. I think the appeal to the kicker sub for me is the ability to just plug it right in without any figuring out. Also very easy to remove if ever needed. It is indeed pricey compared to aftermarket options, but I think the OEM option and look interests me the most. Again, I am not looking for something crazy, so I am sure the sub would be what I am after.

I know the HU would most likely make the biggest difference. I upgraded to a pioneer in my 13 WRX and it was a nice jump in quality (and features). However, I am not ready to head down the rabbit hole of upgrading the headunit and sourcing all of the harnesses and parts needed to get it all working well. I prefer keeping the oem unit in there simply to keep all the functions working as it should. Not to mention the clean look the OEM as opposed to a the microwave look most aftermarket options seem to show when installed. The backup camera and bluetooth mic are concerns of mine as I know these two things are hard to get integrated into the headunit as seamless as OEM.

Maybe one day I'll jump more into it, but the kicker sub seems like the easiest option as of right now. Sure it's a bit more money, but feel it will be worth it due to the ease of it all.
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:29 PM   #832
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I would be if it fit, but it sure doesn't.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:37 PM   #834
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Hey everyone. So I decided on getting the kicker sub to finish off the kicker speaker upgrade. Got a really good deal on it so I decided to snag it and see if it'll satisfy my needs.

Now I do need the harness for it. Does anyone have a part number for it? I found H630SFG810, but it says with navigation. Any info is appreciated.
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Car looks good with those rims!! also the light upgrades makes a big difference. keep up the posts on your car!!
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:38 PM   #836
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Car looks good with those rims!! also the light upgrades makes a big difference. keep up the posts on your car!!

thanks for the kind words. I keep up more in my Instagram account than here, but I try to stay on top of it here. I have the kicker sub coming in, so Iíll be sure to post up a review of that.

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Old 05-23-2018, 02:07 PM   #837
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Looking great as always Chris. Havenít been on here much lately but I still follow your threads as they are always high quality.

Not to be creeper or anything but I def passed you at lunch on cedar bridge by Smashburger lol. I was in the wifeís bmw while my car is at home on jack stands.

Passionately like your choice of wheels this time. Suit the car and the color perfectly. Keep up the great posts!

Been contemplating selling my hatch for over a year. We bought a house about 2 years ago and Iím itching for something bigger to haul/tow with, but every time I see your posts it always makes me think ďwhat ifĒ on a mod or two. Thumbs up!

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Old 05-23-2018, 03:19 PM   #838
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Looking great as always Chris. Havenít been on here much lately but I still follow your threads as they are always high quality.

Not to be creeper or anything but I def passed you at lunch on cedar bridge by Smashburger lol. I was in the wifeís bmw while my car is at home on jack stands.

Passionately like your choice of wheels this time. Suit the car and the color perfectly. Keep up the great posts!

Been contemplating selling my hatch for over a year. We bought a house about 2 years ago and Iím itching for something bigger to haul/tow with, but every time I see your posts it always makes me think ďwhat ifĒ on a mod or two. Thumbs up!
What's up brother? I appreciate the kind words. I don't post as much as I used to on here, but I try my best to keep up on the car for anyone interested. Life gets busier and busier, so I don't have much time as I have in the past to stress over the smallest little things. Which I guess is a good thing since that used to drive me insane haha.

I too am in love with the wheels. They really compliment the car very well. My wife actually took the car for a spin and I got to see the car rolling from outside. The wheels look pretty great on the car. Really happy with my choice. Its been about 3 months since I've put them on and I still like them. That is a record! Usually at this time I am hunting for something new. The only wheel that is tickling my fancy right now are some volk ze40's in the gunmetal color.

Ha! I am sure that was me. My office is over in that area. If you ever see me again, beep at me. It's great to see locals floating around.

I know the feeling. I too went through the same thing when I had my wrx. Wanted something more comfortable/bigger once we had our first kid. Got a jeep GC and couldn't wait ot get back into something fun. Insert STI and now every dad in a minivan/massive SUV stare at me with two kids sitting in the back. Pretty comical to imagine what they are thinking.

I say if the hatch is paid off, keep it. I sometimes fantasies if I kept the wrx hatch and just gotten a daily and went full racecar on the hatch. Same thought process with the M3. Both were paid off, but I sold to fund other priorities/cars. Curently in the same boat, but this time I think I am going to pay off the STI, keep it as the fun car and get a truck/suv or something cheap (like a gti) to use as an everyday car. Or keep the STI as a daily and get something fun for a weekender. Thinking about another e46 m3. Few years away, but my gears are turning!
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What's up brother? I appreciate the kind words. I don't post as much as I used to on here, but I try my best to keep up on the car for anyone interested. Life gets busier and busier, so I don't have much time as I have in the past to stress over the smallest little things. Which I guess is a good thing since that used to drive me insane haha.



I too am in love with the wheels. They really compliment the car very well. My wife actually took the car for a spin and I got to see the car rolling from outside. The wheels look pretty great on the car. Really happy with my choice. Its been about 3 months since I've put them on and I still like them. That is a record! Usually at this time I am hunting for something new. The only wheel that is tickling my fancy right now are some volk ze40's in the gunmetal color.



Ha! I am sure that was me. My office is over in that area. If you ever see me again, beep at me. It's great to see locals floating around.



I know the feeling. I too went through the same thing when I had my wrx. Wanted something more comfortable/bigger once we had our first kid. Got a jeep GC and couldn't wait ot get back into something fun. Insert STI and now every dad in a minivan/massive SUV stare at me with two kids sitting in the back. Pretty comical to imagine what they are thinking.



I say if the hatch is paid off, keep it. I sometimes fantasies if I kept the wrx hatch and just gotten a daily and went full racecar on the hatch. Same thought process with the M3. Both were paid off, but I sold to fund other priorities/cars. Curently in the same boat, but this time I think I am going to pay off the STI, keep it as the fun car and get a truck/suv or something cheap (like a gti) to use as an everyday car. Or keep the STI as a daily and get something fun for a weekender. Thinking about another e46 m3. Few years away, but my gears are turning!


Congrats on the kids since the last time we spoke. Driving the e46 m3 to work this week reminded me how tame my wrx is.

Yes the wrx has been paid for almost 3 years now. Just really want something with some amenities. Since you ended up in the new body style you def got a lot of enhancements.

I know the feeling about weekend project car dreams. Buddy of mine is selling an 02 SS for dirt cheap, I would like a beater truck to tow my hopefully new boat (not sure about this year maybe next year). Selling the wrx could fund a beater truck, the SS with a big ass turbo and a rebuilt 4l65e, do some much needed maintenance on my hot rod, and if Iím lucky have a little left over to keep in my pocket. Itís been good to me but I lose interest quickly. 5 years is a record for me honestly.

Iíll def keep an eye out for you- seems like I see a dozen or so wrx/STI a day but your lapis blue is the ONLY one I ever see!
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Congrats on the kids since the last time we spoke. Driving the e46 m3 to work this week reminded me how tame my wrx is.

Yes the wrx has been paid for almost 3 years now. Just really want something with some amenities. Since you ended up in the new body style you def got a lot of enhancements.

I know the feeling about weekend project car dreams. Buddy of mine is selling an 02 SS for dirt cheap, I would like a beater truck to tow my hopefully new boat (not sure about this year maybe next year). Selling the wrx could fund a beater truck, the SS with a big ass turbo and a rebuilt 4l65e, do some much needed maintenance on my hot rod, and if Iím lucky have a little left over to keep in my pocket. Itís been good to me but I lose interest quickly. 5 years is a record for me honestly.

Iíll def keep an eye out for you- seems like I see a dozen or so wrx/STI a day but your lapis blue is the ONLY one I ever see!
Thanks! Kids are a lot of work, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Sounds like you already have the project/fun/weekend cars in line. Selling the hatch sounds like it is ideal for you to help progress towards your goals. I too loose interest quickly, so I can relate well.

Moving to the VA chassis shows a lot of improvement from the GR. Overall, it feels much more put together than my hatch ever was. The wrx felt more raw, but the STI feels more composed. Although, I see myself craving a bit more in terms of overall quality, materials, and performance. I really need a german back in my life. E46 m3 as a weekender or sell the STI and get an F80 M3. Although the e46 m3 would be ideal since it'll be the best of both worlds.

Yeah I don't see many Lapis Wrx/sti's around. There is one floating around by me that I see once in a while. Other than that, a ton of silver, wrb, and white wrx's.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:33 AM   #841
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What's being installed: OEM Kicker subwoofer

Mileage: 13,579

I've been hunting high and low for the kicker subwoofer to complete the kicker speaker upgrade. After doing the tweeters and door speakers, I was almost satisified, but I could tell the system needed the lows to fill in the gaps. I battled back and forth with a ton of different options, but ultimately decided to go on the search for the kicker sub for the ease of install and OEM fitment.

Not many go on the market, so I checked just about every day to see if anything popped up. Anything from the dealer was pretty pricey and had a hard time biting the bullet since the cheapest I came across was $401 before shipping. While I knew it would be worth it, I decided to hold out to see if anything used came up for sale. Normally, my impatient self gets the best of me, however, this time patience actually worked in my favor. Someone put up a set of kicker tweeters and the sub for sale on here. They were selling it at a great price so I decided to scoop it up. It did not come with the harness needed, but I decided to get it anyway since $200 bucks for a brand new unit was pretty darn hard to pass up.

Now it took some research to find the correct harness I needed since there is some pretty vague information out there. There are a ton of different options out there for the VA chassis, so making sure I had the correct harness was important. I knew installing this required quite a bit of work so I didn't want to get knee deep into the install to find out I have the wrong harness. After a ton of searching through threads and asking questions, I determined the harness needed was part# H630SFG810. This part number is for anyone with 0- & 6-pin Subaru/Toyota style power/speaker harness. For all models with "STARLINK" style HUs. The cheapest I was able to find was from a dealer out west
called Schlossmann Subaru (https://www.subarupartsoutlet.com/p/...630SFG810.html). It was 90 bucks. I know pricey, but it was the cheapest I could find and figured it was worth the price to have the correct wiring to use for the install.

Everything arrived over the memorial day weekend and decided to tackle the install as soon as I had some time to get in the garage. Of course I pick the most humid night of all time. Got cracking on getting all the pieces off the car where I needed access. Pretty insane how many pieces you needed to remove just to run a wire. However, I really took my time to make sure it was run as clean as possible and looked OEM.

Everything went really smoothly and was able to run the harness along the OEM wire harness right back into the trunk. The hardest part of the install was getting the HU back into place with the extra wiring. There are a ton of sharp edges behind there that can pinch wires and cause things to bundle up. It took me a solid 25 minutes to get everything sitting properly without anything being crushed. Also, the side bolts to get the head unit out are a major PITA. The bolts are extremely hidden hidden and unnecessarily deep into the dash. In fact, I dropped the passenger side side bolt into the abyss. Luckily, I had another 10mm bolt that fit the spot. If you are installing, be careful of these bolts as it is very easy to drop!

The last obstacle I came across was having the sub fit properly with the OEM trunk liner. It is meant to be used without it, so I knew I had to do some cutting to get everything to fit properly. All I had to do was cut off the "wall" where the sub sits and it was able to go into place perfectly. Looks super clean and glad I was able to get it to fit properly.

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The great part about this upgrade was I installed each set of speakers in stages. This allowed me to hear the differences each upgrade made to the system. The tweeters made it a night and day difference right away since it allowed a much more clear and crisp sound. The door speakers helped get rid of the muddy sound and provided more clarity to the sound. Although, I found it to take away some of bass the stock speakers provided. But after they broke in, the kickers gave just the right amount of lows without being overpowering. They broke in a lot, so I was pleased with the upgrade. I knew the sub would just fill in the remaining gaps the system needed. And yes, I battled back and forth for weeks about upgrading the headunit. I came to the conclusion I wanted to keep everything simple and OEM and didn't want to lose (or even gain) functions of the car. Half of the options I don't even use as I mainly use the HU to stream spotify/navigation from iphone or play music through my ipod. I hardly ever take calls, I am not a fan of apple car play, and all the other functions of an aftermarket HU offer doesn't entice me. I am sure the only thing I would be paying for/wanting is a more detailed EQ to mess around with. However, the stock HU provides enough adjustments for me to get the system sounding pretty awesome.

Adding the sub was the cherry on top. It completely filled out the gaps it was missing and hits pretty damn hard for a 10". The only negative thing is it does not have a volume level, but it can be lowered through the HU's EQ. There isn't a specific sub level to adjust, but I the way I have the levels set, it is just the right amount. I love how snug it fits into the corner of the trunk. It doesn't take up much space at all and allows the trunk to still be used to it's full extent. Most aftermarket units limit the space and get in the way. This is tucked into the left corner nicely. If you can find one used, scoop it up. However, I still feel it is worth the money if you get one from the dealer. It really completes the system and has completely satisfied my needs. If I ever want to add an amp or even a headunit, it will only make things that much better. I am pretty satisfied though, so this should be a big check mark on the "to do" list.

Coming up: Tint! Going in this weekend for 35% tint all around. Stay tuned.










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Right on man, glad to hear you got it installed finally and that you're happy with it!!
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Right on man, glad to hear you got it installed finally and that you're happy with it!!
Thanks man. I am really happy with it. Took a lot of work to just run a wire, but just being able to plug the whole system in without having to do any crazy modifying or bracket making made it that much better.

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Awesome journey! Since you've hit 13k miles, have you noticed any chips on the paint primarily hood and bumper? I just hit 3k miles and I have to say Subaru paint sucks, I noticed a few chips on the hood, bumper and fender from rock ships
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Awesome journey! Since you've hit 13k miles, have you noticed any chips on the paint primarily hood and bumper? I just hit 3k miles and I have to say Subaru paint sucks, I noticed a few chips on the hood, bumper and fender from rock ships
Thank you for the kind words. Subaru's paint is not one of their strong suits. It's very soft and often called "sticky paint", because EVERYTHING sticks to it.

I don't do a lot of highway driving as everywhere I go is around town. I also try my best not to tail gate anyone to try and avoid debris and rocks shooting up. These tactics on top of keeping up on the paint (keeping it clean and coated) helps a lot. I have maybe 1 or two chips that i have gotten on the bumper, but have touched them up.
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Hi ScoobyFreak86,

I did not read the whole thread (just scrolling, sorry) but man, I really like your wheels These Enkei RS05RR in gun metal are my dream model!!
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I did not read the whole thread (just scrolling, sorry) but man, I really like your wheels These Enkei RS05RR in gun metal are my dream model!!
Thanks! They are a great set of wheels. One of my favorites I've had on any color. The color is perfect and really goes well with lapis. Pick up a set! It's worth it.
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Finally got around to getting the windows done. Went with 30% as I feel itís a perfect mix between privacy but being able to see. Very happy with the result. Some quick snaps after the gym.

Now I am trying to decide what to get next. Cobb ssk, alpine power pack amp, or side skirt extensions.





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So sick and clean! Did you end up keeping the axle back?
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:52 PM   #850
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So sick and clean! Did you end up keeping the axle back?
Thanks! Yes I ended up hanging onto the delta motor works exhaust. Trying to keep it as simple as possible. They released a midpipe, so I may snag that down the line if I am looking for a bit more sound.
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