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Old 09-18-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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I just picked up a couple of items from Subtle-Solutions. I first ran into Brad in his booth at SubieExtravaganza. I gotta say I was impressed with the quality and workmanship of his products. I was just bummed out because the majority of his products were for Foresters.

He's expanding his scope of business so I had to jump on it! I got the Alternator cover and the fender braces. I can't wait for him to get the undertray into production for the STi's...I'm jealous of the Forester guys that they can have their's now!!!

We're putting the car on a diet in preparation for the 2009 season. After removing the A/C compressor and lines, we thought we'd install the alternator cover for now. The fitment was perfect and it really cleaned up the engine bay!

I'm waiting on new flared fenders and bumper to come back from the paint shop and then I will be installing the fender braces...I was getting a little lazy and figured I'd install them at the same time as the new fenders.

Here's a little before and after:

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Fender Braces are next...once again, I can't describe how nice these parts are...quality is top notch!

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Old 09-18-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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I have to agree. I own every single one of subtle-solutions products for my Forester and the quality is precise and excellent. I'm impressed w/ Brad's professionalism and customer service which is why I keep coming back to buy his innovative and creative products.



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Old 09-18-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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wow...nice looking products!

price isn't so subtle though
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:11 PM   #4
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+1233566787 for Brad and Subtle-Solutions.

Having most everything that he has made...quality, finish & fitment is top notch!! I can't wait to see what is next!!!!

Made in the USA, and no skimping here!!!! Quality aint cheap...cheap aint quality!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:39 AM   #5
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Subtle's products are high quality. I've also heard that it's a bit high for the product so unless you see the products in person hold off on that comment. Subtle Solutions is using high quality metal and it's made here in the USA. If Brad were drop the price and use next thickness down of material then people would be saying it's cheaply made. Personally I don't care about the price as long as quality is behind it. If you want something cheap then buy something made outside the US and hope it doesn't break on you. The only bad thing is the limited parts on the GD but I know Brad is working on it I have to honestly say that after I popped open the hood at the last two car meets the alternator cover was the first thing that caught peoples' attention.


Thanks Brad, keep up the good work and don't forget about us GD drivers.

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Old 09-22-2008, 02:34 AM   #6
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Thanks to all for the kinds words. I greatly appreciate the honest opinions/feedback on the products, customer service, and overall experience with Subtle Solutions.


Here are some more pictures of an 07' STI w/ the Black Alt. Cover:



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Old 09-22-2008, 10:03 AM   #7
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Wow!!! I'm hoping to get my new fender braces in this week. Once I do, I'll be installing my fender braces too!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:30 AM   #8
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Subtle's products are high quality. I've also heard that it's a bit high for the product so unless you see the products in person hold off on that comment.
FYI...i have seen their products...definitely quailty pieces.

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Old 09-24-2008, 03:25 PM   #9
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I have Alternator covers for both my FXT and 08 STi, and I have the radiator shroud for the FXT. Just waiting on the shroud for the 08 STi. All powder coated and I love them. The fit perfect and are the easiest things to install.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:39 PM   #10
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I know they make these for Renick Motorsports www.renickmotorsports.com . This one is by FAR nicer than the etched WRX one I had on my other car, and it was the same price. I'm loving this front plate delete. I need to be un-broke and buy the alt cover.

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:16 PM   #11
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Subtle Alternator cover came in today I really love the look of it! install was a breeze. Fitment was a A+ Quality A+ Customer service was an A+ Brad was very helpful. Shipping took less then 4 days and was very well packed! Heres some pictures of it!




dont mind the dirty engine bay
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:04 PM   #12
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Another satisfied customer! top quality great looking cool stuff, skid plate, alt/radiator covers very well made and well worth the investment, the quality will last, the cost difference is forgotten. (like the diff. of lunch or dinner)
go good stuff, go Subtle.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:58 AM   #13
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If you have a part of ours, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Also, post up some pictures of your goodies!

Thanks!
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Brad, thank you for your customer service. Very prompt on communication and received my product in a timely manner as well. I posted a review on the Delete (actually started the thread, surprisingly) and also left you some feedback, please do the same for me.

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If you have a part of ours, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Also, post up some pictures of your goodies!

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I got your feedback right here.

I simply asked how the chimney bolted up on a thread. Tells me to rewrite my post, when I said nothing wrong. Simply because he didn't bother to read my entire post. He came to the idea that I was talking crap about his product, when I wasn't. As well never have.

Sorry Brad, I don't forget people like you that easy. This Brad guy can be a real jerk when he chooses to be. I asked this simple question and he starts in on me. I don't take it sitting down. So it went a few rounds before the thread got locked. Well what comes around goes around Brad. You want feed back well here you go!

Might have been a stupid question that deserved a simple and yet stupid answer. That's not what I got. Check it out and decide for your selves. This guy really pissed me off when I wrote nothing wrong to start with. So yea I quickly became a jerk when provoked, but who wouldn't.

Nice parts yea, ok. Still have the part on my car. But what a jerk! That's all I got to say.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:22 AM   #16
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I got your feedback right here.

I simply asked how the chimney bolted up on a thread. Tells me to rewrite my post, when I said nothing wrong. Simply because he didn't bother to read my entire post. He came to the idea that I was talking crap about his product, when I wasn't. As well never have.

Sorry Brad, I don't forget people like you that easy. This Brad guy can be a real jerk when he chooses to be. I asked this simple question and he starts in on me. I don't take it sitting down. So it went a few rounds before the thread got locked. Well what comes around goes around Brad. You want feed back well here you go!

Might have been a stupid question that deserved a simple and yet stupid answer. That's not what I got. Check it out and decide for your selves. This guy really pissed me off when I wrote nothing wrong to start with. So yea I quickly became a jerk when provoked, but who wouldn't.

Nice parts yea, ok. Still have the part on my car. But what a jerk! That's all I got to say.
Thanks for your feedback!

Everyone has an opinion and that's what the forums are all about.

We do our best to make everyone happy and satisfied, but sometimes it's just not enough for some.

Glad to hear after all that he said she said back and forth stuff, you still remain to have the product.

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