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Old 04-17-2017, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Disillusions' '16 DD build

Finally getting around to creating a proper build thread and chronicle the progress of this thing. I'm holding off on performance-based changes until the warranty is up; but, here's what I have so far.



Exterior:

Subispeed:
- Paint-matched Vortex Generator
- F1-style brake light
- JDM replica fog bezel
- Tail light tint (Dark smoke)
- Paint-matched bumper plugs
- LED turn signals (smoke)
- Matte emblems
- CF emblems
- Sidemarker blackout tint

Morimoto XB fog lights
Turbo XS license plate relocation kit
Rally Armor mudflaps
OEM rain guards
OEM signal mirrors
Diode Dynamics C-lights w/harness
Diode Dynamics Tail-as-turn module
LED reverse lights
OLM LED full-replacement lights
Nokya Hyper Yellow high beams


Suspension:
Stock

Brakes:
Stock

Engine/Drivetrain:

Grimmspeed 3-port EBCS
ETS intake (removed)

Exhaust:
Invidia Gemini (R400)
Invidia Q300 (previously)
Invidia catted downpipe (waiting to be installed)
Grimmspeed exhaust adapter

Interior:

JDM console hood
JDM dual armrest
JDM shift console
JDM shifter trim (piano black)
JDM fuse cover
LED interior lights (incl. trunk)
Weather Tech rear mats
OEM all-weather front mats
OEM cargo tray
LED footwell lighting
LED cupholder lighting
Subaru grocery hooks
SMY defroster vent pod
Prosport boost gauge
OEM compass/temperature rear view mirror
GCS hinge covers
GCS striker covers
Subispeed paddle shifter extenders
OEM Piano Black climate control buttons
Perrin trunk handles


Stereo System/Electronics:

Pioneer 8100NEX
Polk DB6501
Polk DB651
Rockford Fosgate P1000x5
Rockford Fosgate P3SD4-10
Slim enclosure (sealed)
Maestro SW
Assorted wiring harnesses


Wheels/Tires:
Stock
Konig Torch 18x9 +25 (waiting for powdercoating)
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:40 PM   #2
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Picked her up in May of '16 after my last car was totaled due to a reckless driver (he ran a stop sign). Found one very slightly used, got a great deal on it, and found myself taking delivery of a 2016 WRX Limited in Lapis Blue Pearl. Here she was on the first day.


At the dealer



Took a few once I got her home for good





The previous owner had done a few things to her such as emblem swaps/deletes, CF trim vinyl, JDM fuse cover, extended arm rest, Rally Armor mud flaps, compass mirror, etc. I later found out he also put in an ETS intake and a Grimmspeed 3-port, so I'll have to thank him for those.






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Old 04-17-2017, 07:45 PM   #3
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Next up...after reading (and experiencing) how horrid the factory sound system was, that became the focus of my attention. I had a few things left over from my previous build, so after a little research into this platform, I redid the audio.








I personally love that the enclosure doesn't take up much trunk space, and still provides more than enough bass for my tastes.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:49 PM   #4
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After that I moved onto smaller modifications to help usability. First were swapping the interior lights with LEDs. Then I moved to the tail-as-turn module and all weather mats.







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Old 04-17-2017, 07:54 PM   #5
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I found myself missing the rumble of an exhaust, so I invested in an Invidia Q300 since it seemed the tamest while still providing a deep growl (I also went back to a stock intake to avoid needing a tune). Unfortunately the growl was more like a snore with the stock downpipe; but, hey, at least it looks good!




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Old 04-17-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
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After hurting my pockets with the exhaust, I went back to small things. Added some interior LED accents. Was thinking about the OEM option, but I couldn't justify the price of something I could do myself for $20. Plus it gave me the opportunity to add a control module for dimming, effects, etc.




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Old 04-17-2017, 08:01 PM   #7
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To continue with the interior sprucing, I sprung for some JDM pieces (console hood, dual arm rest, shift gate/trim), grocery hooks (it is still a grocery getter), and a defroster vent pod





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Old 04-17-2017, 08:05 PM   #8
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Next up were some birthday presents. Got the OEM rain guards and the tail tint. Also picked up a license plate relocation kit and some bumper plugs....oh, and I picked up an OEM sunshade at some point in there. Highly recommended considering the quality.



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Old 04-17-2017, 08:08 PM   #9
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I wanted to address lighting next, so I picked up a few things for the front end. Diode Dynamics C-lights, Subispeed LED turn signals and JDM rep bezel, and some Morimoto XB fog lights to finish the look. Those C-lights are by far one of my favorite modifications so far.



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Old 04-17-2017, 08:10 PM   #10
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Unfortunately I always seem to need to do something to this car, so I grabbed some small items (hinge covers and LED full replacement license plate lights) to keep me occupied.



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Old 04-17-2017, 08:20 PM   #11
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As I mentioned earlier, the Q300 was a little too quiet with the stock downpipe. With that being said, I got a fantastic deal on the Gemini exhaust before it launched, and just couldn't resist getting it on. It's exactly the sound I was looking for, and I'm soo glad I pulled the trigger. Plus it's SO much lighter than the Q300. Also took the time to install the Subispeed F1 brake light while I had it on the lift. Not sure why the install video didn't recommend making an incision in the grommet instead of completely taking it out, but w/e, to each their own.



Q300 Vs. Gemini(R400)









A little rev video after install. I need to get a nicer one done. As always...recommend headphones or good speakers.

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Old 04-17-2017, 08:30 PM   #12
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I've been dying to get a vortex generator on this car since I got it, but I always hated the black plastic offerings. I had reached out to Rexpeed, and nabbed one of theirs, but it was unfortunately cut for the JDM antenna. Thankfully a few months later, Subispeed released theirs in a paint matched option. Obviously I jumped on it.

Rexpeed version:



Subispeed:




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Old 04-17-2017, 08:34 PM   #13
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Since the weather was nice, I jumped on a project I've been saving for a few months and installed the OEM signal mirrors. Nothing crazy, but an option I wanted that this car didn't come with.


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Old 04-17-2017, 08:36 PM   #14
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Where did you get the defroster vent pod? And does it interfere with the defroster?

Also, would highly recommend ditching the crappy subaru all weather mats and getting some weather techs.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:47 PM   #15
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Looking good. I like the cup holder lights. Wish I knew how to do that. What are the benefits of the door hinge covers
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:20 PM   #16
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Where did you get the defroster vent pod? And does it interfere with the defroster?

Also, would highly recommend ditching the crappy subaru all weather mats and getting some weather techs.
I actually have the Weather Tech fronts, but I took them out since they didn't sit right. The edges were all wavy and didn't sit flush at all. It looked horrible. My biggest complaint with the OEM mats is that my heel is digging a hole through the thing, and it hasn't even been a year.

The pod was bought from SMY (https://www.smyperformance.com/gauge-pods-423.html), and it doesn't interfere at all. When you take off the stock one, you'll notice only half of the vents are real. The pod is mounted over the fake ones. It might block a tiny bit of one of the real ones, but I haven't had any issues all winter. They also have a cluster pod and a dual vent pod. Check them out.

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Looking good. I like the cup holder lights. Wish I knew how to do that. What are the benefits of the door hinge covers

Thanks! They're insanely easy to do. I'd recommend giving them a try if you ever feel brave. No real benefits to the hinge/striker covers other than hiding the raw metal look. It's purely cosmetic.
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Old 04-17-2017, 09:47 PM   #17
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Where did you get the lights for the cup holder? I agree with you on the oem mats. I'm digging right through them as well. I was going to buy the weather techs but now I'm reconsidering
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:15 PM   #18
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A site called Accent Glow. I believe I got the universal kit, at 3". I'll have to check though.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:39 PM   #19
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Cool beans. Thanks for the help. Maybe I'll bump into you one day. I work in queens and see youre in bk
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:52 AM   #20
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Not a problem. As a warning, you do have to drill a hole in the cup holders, but it's no biggy. I'm in Queens a lot, so I definitely might.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:19 AM   #21
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Diode Dynamics C-lights
I need to work up the nerve to tackle this project. I love my limited headlights but I wish the C-Lights were brighter. Looks great! Did you bake them and what did you use to reseal them? Moisture has me worried.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:37 AM   #22
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I need to work up the nerve to tackle this project. I love my limited headlights but I wish the C-Lights were brighter. Looks great! Did you bake them and what did you use to reseal them? Moisture has me worried.
I honestly didn't have the time or space (have to do my modifications on the sidewalk) to tackle this properly, so I had a local retrofitting company do it. IIRC, they used regular black butyl like what TRS sells. It's been about 4 months, and no issues with moisture so far. It sucked to spend money when I know I could do it myself; but, it's nice to have the peace of mind that I can bring it back if anything goes wrong.

Definitely suggest it though!
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:27 PM   #23
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Great lookin' car! For the Gemini R400, did you keep the stock exhaust hangers or get different sizes?
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:21 PM   #24
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Great lookin' car! For the Gemini R400, did you keep the stock exhaust hangers or get different sizes?
Thanks! I left the stock hangers on it.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:13 PM   #25
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I actually have the Weather Tech fronts, but I took them out since they didn't sit right. The edges were all wavy and didn't sit flush at all. It looked horrible. My biggest complaint with the OEM mats is that my heel is digging a hole through the thing, and it hasn't even been a year.

That's really strange, I have the weather tech and they sit perfectly in the wells, front and back. I love them.

Also, who makes the gauge in the vent pod? Looks good, close to how the stock gauges look.
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