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Title: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: kijho on October 10, 2015, 05:05:09 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48114517156_4fb99f4cb9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2giHtEC)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48114514846_d7914e65df_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2giHsYN)

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Performance
- Cobb AccessPort V3   YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/ZB6doR)
- Perrin Turbo Inlet Hose
- Perrin TGV Deletes
- Perrin Boost Controller (ECBS) Pro
- Perrin Cold Air Intake
- SOKUMoto EGR Deletes
- Protune / E-Tune Ron Watson, Phatbotti Tuning (Aug 2018)
- Modern Automotive Performance Stage 1 OTS Tune

Drivetrain, Exhaust:
- 3" Nameless Performance Muffler Delete  YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/Hf3nNB)
- Perrin Shifter Stop  YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/dqkwbj)
- SOKU Moto Shifter Bushing
- Perrin Top Strut Bar
- SubieDepot 4" Muffler Deletes Exhaust

Exterior/ Lighting:
- ProLightz S4 Switchback Foglight Bezels YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/vx49dQ)
- Diode Dynamics Switchback C Lights
- Diode Dynamics DRL Harness V2
- Morimoto XBT RGB Demon Eyes
- Morimoto XB LED Foglights  YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/6AXO7Q)
- ProLightz black headlight side marker reflector
- Diode Dynamics Smart-Tap w/ Strobe
- Diode Dynamics Tail as Turn Module  YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/1SdSYr)
- ProLightz PL360 Reverse LEDs YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/WF5FBw)
- Rear F1 Style Foglight YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/tZoI7D)
- AuxBeam 24" LED RGB Light Bar YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/qaEe4n)
- AuxBeam NF-03 LED DRL's (Yellow)  YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/XO22gP)
- Black Rally Armor's V2 w/ red logo
- 40% taillight smoke overlays
- STI wing trunk swap
- Hella Horn's w/ custom made wiring tie-in with OEM horns
- OEM V1 Roof Vortex Generator
- Black Subaru & WRX Emblems
- Carbon Fiber/ Gold Vinyl Subaru Badge Overlays
- Window Tint: Front = 28%, Rear = 15%
- Carbon Fiber front grill trim
- Carbon Fiber rear trunk trim
- Carbon Fiber exhaust trim
- Muteki Gold Lugnuts
- Dress Up Bolts, Gold 2015+ WRX Engine Bay Kit
- Perrin Engine / Intercooler Shroud (red)
- Perrin Pulley Cover (red)

Interior:
- Blackvue DR900S-2CH 4K Dashcam w/ Power Magic Pro
- Blackvue DR750S-2CH Dashcam w/ Power Magic Pro
- Cobb Shift Knob
- LikeWise Gold Diamond Shift Knob (Weighted)
- Wide-angle rear view mirror
- ProLightz 2015+ WRX Interior LED Lighting Kit YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/RS7Kd1)
- Hertz 700watt amplifier + 300watt boxed subwoofer
- Carbon Fiber/ Gold Vinyl Subaru Badge Overlays
- Husky Liner Floor Mats
- Interior foot-well courtesy lighting (door entry) $16DIY  YouTube Video (https://goo.gl/d496Hn)
- ProClip USA iPhone Mount
- ProClip USA AccessPort V3 Vent Mount

Detailing Products:
- Bead Maker PnS
- Poorboy's World Waterless Wash
- Meguiar's Claybar kit + lube
- NanoSkin Clay Mitt
- Poorboy's World White Diamond Glaze
- Sonax Net Polymer Shield Sealant
- Collinite 845 Wax
- Rainx Windshield Cleaner + Sealant
- Sonus Cockpit Detailer

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels/ Tires:
WINTER SETUP
- STI Enkei Wheels Gunmetal Grey 18 x 8.5
-- Gislaved Nordfrost 200 Studded

SUMMER SETUP
- Rota PWR-RA's 18 x 9.5 +38 | 73
-- Cooper Zeon RS3-S 255

Maintenance Records:
2015+ WRX Engine Oil Analysis master list (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15axNf04S9hatJ497qHD6H8UPCZrkqzcSbjcQatGl9Cg/pubhtml#)
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter - 6,553km on January 2, 2016
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Mobil 1 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter - 14,155km on April 10, 2016
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Mobil 1 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter - 22,018km on August 6, 2016
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter - 32,213km on November 16, 2016
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 40,000km on March 7, 2017
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 47,000km on June 1, 2017
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 56,000km on Sept 20, 2017
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 63,000km on Jan 6, 2018
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 63,000km on Jan 6, 2018
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 71,000km on March 18, 2018
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 77,500km on June 15, 2018
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 85,500km on August 26, 2018
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 92,500km on November 12, 2018
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 98,500km on February 2, 2019
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 105,000km on April 24, 2019
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 111,000km on July 3, 2019
- Engine Oil Change + Filter - Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W30 + OEM Subaru Filter & - 119,000km on September 14, 2019

- Transmission Fluid - Motul, Motyl Gear Oil - 60,100km, on November 19, 2017
- Rear Diff. Fluid - Motul, Gear 300 - 60,100km, on November 19, 2017
- Spark Plugs - OEM NGK Spartplugs - 85,000km, on August 20, 2018
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on October 10, 2015, 05:31:05 PM
Looking great! How are you liking it so far?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on October 10, 2015, 06:24:07 PM
Congratulations on the new acquisition, Spencer.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 10, 2015, 06:56:00 PM
Congrats Spencer. Love the roller.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on October 10, 2015, 09:01:46 PM
Congrats on the new ride!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on October 10, 2015, 11:02:30 PM
Glad everything worked out for you and you were able to get the WRX.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Brasco on October 11, 2015, 11:28:14 AM
Congrats on the new ride and that everything worked out.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 11, 2015, 12:20:44 PM
Thanks guys! I'm absolutely loving the 2016 so far.. It's an absolute blast. Someone on Reddit commented rudely saying "Wow, talk about a downgrade from your '13 huh? Awful.."   I was kinda annoyed, because I don't think the person has ever driven either '13 or '16 Subaru's. 

It feels incredible in the low-end 2000-3000RPM range, although I haven't brought it past 4k yet due to the break-in period. The suspension has also really impressed me.. it feels more "planted" to the ground than the stock '13 was. Merging onto Deerfoot/ Stoney .. even at 3.5k rpm's.. is a blast. It feels to have less body-roll/ weight transfer than the '13 did, and it really really really inspires confidence in the driver through the curves.

Everyone knows the interior is great, which I really like... although I really miss the "shutter" that covered the cup-holders in my '13.  The D-Shaped wheel is also very nice, and I love the interior setup with the gauges/ head unit/ hvac etc. Stereo is also pretty decent and the stock audio quality seems better to me. I have an upgraded Hertz amp + sub install coming soon which I bundled in with the purchase. I like the cloth seats too, they feel very comfortable and still very sporty with the red stitch all around! Ohhhhh and that fuel mileage!! Oh god, 650km's on a full tank!!! Planning to do some videos talking more about my thoughts on the car in the weeks/ months ahead!

Time for some pics...

First parkade pic.. day # 1
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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zjEs1Q) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then I stopped by BlaskMists's place for some LED's .. (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=48323.0) Thanks again dude!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5735/22046728552_f86aa19f35_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zAcfiw)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zAcfiw) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/717/22059147745_c939900dbd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zBhU6x)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zBhU6x) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Super bridge reverse LED's..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/574/21871255578_98b3f46627_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zjFUiq)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zjFUiq) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Trunk LED's, w/ reverse..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/577/22046728222_a40baedea1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zAcfcQ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zAcfcQ) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Some really fancy interior canbus LEDs. The interior lights slowly dim/ fade out when they go out (when you get in / out of the car) and these transition very smooth without any stuttering in the fade..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/624/22032948916_2f41ed8509_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zyYC6A)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zyYC6A) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Downtown for the final sign-off with Insurance and to pickup the settlement.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5673/22059147705_fc7804b279_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zBhU5R)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zBhU5R) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on October 11, 2015, 02:46:02 PM
Dude, drive it HARD now to break it in properly. uckfay the 4000 rpm. I broke mine in hard. Burns zero oil, feels great. Boosts hard. Have hit 22.5 psi.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 11, 2015, 03:31:46 PM
Dude, drive it HARD now to break it in properly. uckfay the 4000 rpm. I broke mine in hard. Burns zero oil, feels great. Boosts hard. Have hit 22.5 psi.

I broke mine in the same way
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on October 11, 2015, 04:17:05 PM
inb4 writeoff
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 11, 2015, 05:07:25 PM
inb4 writeoff

What a oucheday thing to say to me... you're a real genuine guy.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on October 11, 2015, 05:12:47 PM
Car looks great! Congrats on the purchase! I'm kinda jelly :/

I know you haven't had it for too long yet, but any more thoughts on how it compares to your 2013 sti? Would you say this is better in every way???  :O
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on October 11, 2015, 08:19:10 PM
People who say it's a downgrade obviously have no idea what they're talking about. The motor alone should be great peace of mind. But then again, there are a lot of people out there that buy the STI simply because of the 3 cherry blossom letters on it, and because they equate a higher price with a more premium car. There is a lot more bang for the buck in the WRX at the moment.

This new chassis is a lot more stiff, and handles the same as my GR STI did WITH aftermarket swaybars. So that says something right there  ;D

Personally, I would say that as a DD and occasional track car, it is better than a GR STI and a bit easier to live with.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 11, 2015, 08:44:37 PM
Personally, I would say that as a DD and occasional track car, it is better than a GR STI and a bit easier to live with.

I know you haven't had it for too long yet, but any more thoughts on how it compares to your 2013 sti? Would you say this is better in every way???  :O

I love it, I've definitely enjoyed driving it more than I did the '13.  Back when I bought the '13 was when the '15's were becoming more and more popular. I was on the fence between the two, in my mind I must admit I thought more than once "Ah, but it's a wrx... I want the top of the line, the sti."  It was quite impulsive when I picked up the sti, although that is really how I am with most things in life. The sti was a fantastic car and I truly loved that car too. I definitely miss it.  The first day with this WRX however I merged on from 18th Street in the south to Glenmore around a big clover ramp... and that was the day I realized things ain't so bad hahaha.. that was the first time I truly smiled and felt very happy, grinning ear to ear since I had the accident 3 weeks prior...

I mean - As a person who is enthusiastic about cars but isn't someone with much track knowledge (let alone any experience), the bottom line I have to say about the new WRX with the FA20 is:  It feels a whole lot more powerful driving it in the city. It reminds me somewhat of my bike, it doesn't feel as if it lags as my 2013 felt. When I put the pedal down at 2,500rpm in 2nd gear... It pushes me flat against the seat instantly.  That's literally my bottom line of this so far after 5 days and 500km's on the odo. I love it....... Now I wanna go drive hahaha...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on October 11, 2015, 09:19:00 PM
I love it, I've definitely enjoyed driving it more than I did the '13.  Back when I bought the '13 was when the '15's were becoming more and more popular. I was on the fence between the two, in my mind I must admit I thought more than once "Ah, but it's a wrx... I want the top of the line, the sti."  It was quite impulsive when I picked up the sti, although that is really how I am with most things in life. The sti was a fantastic car and I truly loved that car too. I definitely miss it.  The first day with this WRX however I merged on from 18th Street in the south to Glenmore around a big clover ramp... and that was the day I realized things ain't so bad hahaha.. that was the first time I truly smiled and felt very happy, grinning ear to ear since I had the accident 3 weeks prior...

I mean - As a person who is enthusiastic about cars but isn't someone with much track knowledge (let alone any experience), the bottom line I have to say about the new WRX with the FA20 is:  It feels a whole lot more powerful driving it in the city. It reminds me somewhat of my bike, it doesn't feel as if it lags as my 2013 felt. When I put the pedal down at 2,500rpm in 2nd gear... It pushes me flat against the seat instantly.  That's literally my bottom line of this so far after 5 days and 500km's on the odo. I love it....... Now I wanna go drive hahaha...

Couldn't have said it better myself. And I, too, fall in the category of "I bought an STI because it's better than a WRX" back when I made the purchase. Looking back however, while I did love my STI a lot, I am a lot more satisfied with my WRX purchase and the increased amount of daily driveability it offers me.

Also, as a side note, merging with this thing on an especially curvy ramp is SO MUCH FUN. If you push it a bit, you can feel the brake vectoring kick in and it feels very planted (like it's on rails). Now imagine what some coilovers would do for the handling...  ::)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 12, 2015, 08:54:37 PM
Went for a drive tonight. When I look at it from the front, I miss the big wing. When I look at it from the back, I love it without..  ;D :sarcasm:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/584/22111418672_43976cd160_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zFUNqq)
IMG_9970a (https://flic.kr/p/zFUNqq) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/652/21501129034_25b33f4565_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yKYUzh)
IMG_9981a (https://flic.kr/p/yKYUzh) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/653/21937033289_0ff98f781e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zqv2HT)
url=https://flic.kr/p/zqv2HT]IMG_9996a[/url] by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

Also, I didn't realize how audible the turbo is as it spools up (especially if you have no music on)... It's very satisfying!!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on October 12, 2015, 09:48:21 PM
Also, I didn't realize how audible the turbo is as it spools up (especially if you have no music on)... It's very satisfying!!   ;D ;D

Does this mean you have decided to go down the "hard break in" route?? ::)

Also, very nice photos!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on October 12, 2015, 09:56:44 PM
I tried to stay within the 4k limit myself, but at times it was impossible. You can still hear the turbo spool even below 4k RPM. Just wait for cooler weather  ::)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: YvanF on October 13, 2015, 10:47:07 AM
Well done. Congrats.
The new look is slowly growing on me.
I guess as every subaru has. hahaha
If my current wrx ever dies, might consider these.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on October 13, 2015, 11:06:36 AM
Still looks way better than the GR/GV.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 13, 2015, 11:08:56 AM
Still looks way better than the GR/GV.

 ^-^ ^-^ ^-^
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on October 13, 2015, 11:10:20 AM
Better than GV, but not the GR ;)  And it does look much cleaner without the wing. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on October 13, 2015, 11:12:01 AM
I still prefer the look of the GR/GV, but those headlights look amazing. If there had been a hatchback version, my write off could have also ended with a new model purchase as well.

You looked pretty sharp just sitting in traffic yesterday! Glad things are working out so well for you bud  ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 13, 2015, 11:16:00 AM
I still prefer the look of the GR/GV, but those headlights look amazing. If there had been a hatchback version, my write off could have also ended with a new model purchase as well.

You looked pretty sharp just sitting in traffic yesterday! Glad things are working out so well for you bud  ;)

Thanks man, haha.. I was looking ahead then suddenly felt the Subi rumble and look over to just see the back of your car lmfao! You can hear the subi' before you see it ;D ;D 

I was quoted $370 for full tints done, (8 windows), but think I'm gonna hold off. Instead of putting money into the little cosmetics (like tint, jdm rear fog, mudflaps), I can add the value of all those smaller mods up and purchase something a bit bigger like the nameless muffler delete (or 5" like Sunny has)..

Today will be my first fill up, about 500km's on this tank but I been driving a little heavy footed and I presume it being the first tank it's probably got something to do with it.

I'm very happy things have worked out for me, although I tell people it's not really worth it. I may be smiling/ happy now, but the 3 previous weeks after the accident were probably some of the worst in my life. I felt beyond itshay about so many aspects.. but, I don't wanna say I was "depressed" because that's far serious and I instead am always remaining positive about my life and what I've been blessed with.  It was certainly a very thankful thanksgiving this year for me and my family..

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on October 13, 2015, 11:31:50 AM
You're right though, it does make you feel depressed. It's only when it's actually happened do you really understand just how completely you are involved with a vehicle. I was in a daze, just lost angry and confused as to why and how everything had happened. I'm positive that had you or I not been able to 'amend' things so swiftly and effortlessly, that the sting of writing off our cars would have been made much harder a burden.
It really makes you appreciate things for what they are. As well as give you a wake up call as to what's really important.  :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on October 13, 2015, 12:19:43 PM
genuine guy.

Well, ya. Everyone was thinking it, I'm just the one who said it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 13, 2015, 12:34:20 PM
Well, ya. Everyone was thinking it, I'm just the one who said it.

It's good to know that you've taken the initiative to say something hurtful towards me on the behalf of everyone here. Many of which I consider friends - who actually portrayed quite an opposite attitude towards me than you have in your post. I'm grateful for the kind support I've received from my friends here on WSC, but saddened by your pessimism.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedndWhite on October 13, 2015, 02:14:52 PM
Do the Nameless exhaust. Do it.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 05LGT on October 13, 2015, 02:24:53 PM
It's good to know that you've taken the initiative to say something hurtful towards me on the behalf of everyone here. Many of which I consider friends - who actually portrayed quite an opposite attitude towards me than you have in your post. I'm grateful for the kind support I've received from my friends here on WSC, but saddened by your pessimism.

Nobody wishes for another forum member to have an accident, ignore him.  I know how ittshay it feels to crash, I had a few minor "single vehicle accidents" when I was younger screwing around that involved curbs.  Feels bad man when you know you screwed up.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on October 13, 2015, 02:48:56 PM
your pessimism.

I could say pragmatic - but really, I'm just a mean drunk.

Sorry bae, I don't mean it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on October 13, 2015, 02:54:39 PM
Hey, everyone's been there!

May I ask where you got a quote for your tint? I'm assuming that they'd do a good job if you're willing to let them do it on your brand new car.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 13, 2015, 03:10:35 PM
Hey, everyone's been there!

May I ask where you got a quote for your tint? I'm assuming that they'd do a good job if you're willing to let them do it on your brand new car.

Icon Tinting & Graphics in the NE on Barlow Trail! They did the tint for my 2013 STI and did a flawless job. Lifetime warranty on bubbling and fading etc.  They were cheaper than Shadow Tint was :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on October 13, 2015, 03:35:06 PM
For what my opinion is worth (not much) I had a car done at icon and so did my friend. On both our cars they managed to chop a piece of the black rubber lining around the rear passenger windows.  They also used black permanent marker to fill in the gaps they missed with the tint (this is what i was least happy about). They had also used too much glue on the rear window tint around the top dotted area and said this is normal to prevent the tint from lifting (I've read this is true but they had used enough glue to cause a glue bubble). There were also exacto knife scratches on the the outside rear window from them sizing the tint (I'm being anal at this point,as you had to look hard to see them).

Next time, I'm taking my business to shadow tinting. Heard good things.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 13, 2015, 03:38:01 PM
Next time, I'm taking my business to shadow tinting. Heard good things.

Oh wow.. That sounds like a horrible experience dude. I'd probably be just as OCD about those things.. wow. Hmm... Maybe I'll look at giving Shadow a call too then just to compare pricing and see how much more they might be in comparison.

Thanks for the feedback dude!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on October 13, 2015, 03:52:51 PM
Good to hear both sides, as these two were the companies I was considering!

I'm assuming that you can just call for a quote, and don't have to bring the vehicle in?
And - last question on the thread, I promise - are there typically any issues with getting it installed in colder weather? Probably not, but I'm willing to be patient and get it done in the summer, if it's recommended.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on October 13, 2015, 04:30:03 PM
You can call in for a quote, yes.
If I recall, doing tint in the winter is not a problem but I'm sure they'll be honest with you if you ask? They probably won't want to redo a job due to weather conditions?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on October 13, 2015, 04:54:40 PM
I've been to both (looked up icon for the new car after you had gone there Spencer) and my experience with both companies was pretty good. Shadow had a bubble which they quickly fixed the next day. Icon was 100 bucks cheaper with no issues.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on October 13, 2015, 07:33:14 PM
On the Nameless note, after seeing how beautiful their welds are and the quality of their products, I don't think I'll ever buy exhausts from other brands. Plus, their delete, in my opinion, is one of the best (if not THE best) sounding exhaust for a Subaru.

I have a pair of unused axlebacks (with the muffler delete) that I might put up for sale. Reason being is that they can be very loud on cold startups in the winter. I know Claude's wife (frcefed) hated me when I had my GR with full turbo-back lol
I'll probably go for the 4" muffler ones. I want something a tad louder than Sunny's.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on October 13, 2015, 10:33:49 PM
I could say pragmatic - but really, I'm just a mean drunk.

You're too young to be drinking ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 14, 2015, 07:29:50 AM
Quote seems a bit high to do all 9 windows.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 14, 2015, 07:55:07 AM
Shadow tint is $450, or for $550 with shaved edges  :( expensive hahaha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 14, 2015, 08:43:58 PM
First fuel up!!  Here's a picture of my fuel mileage from my first week of ownership! :)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5634/22190588321_a0bf3482a4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zNUyNn)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zNUyNn) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 14, 2015, 09:21:48 PM
Not bad. How many litres did you put in the tank though?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 14, 2015, 09:27:42 PM
Not bad. How many litres did you put in the tank though?

It was full when I took possession! Although it says I have 80km distance remaining, but the fuel light is on in the pic too.. If I recall it was about 48L I fueled up! 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 17, 2015, 06:45:01 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/734/22270009861_5e6deff02c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zVVC4g)
IMG_0005 (https://flic.kr/p/zVVC4g) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: JaySubaru on October 17, 2015, 10:32:48 PM
Hey Spencer, how's mileage compared to the STI? Nice car btw!  :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 18, 2015, 12:33:25 AM
Hey Spencer, how's mileage compared to the STI? Nice car btw!  :)

Thanks dude! Mileage is very impressive, especially when compared to my previous '13 STI. Nearly double on a full tank!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 20, 2015, 03:23:26 PM
Ordered some Rally Armor's (black/ red), tail-light overlays, side emblem vinyls, and a few interior vinyls from SubiSpeed on October 16th (around 7am).

I read a few concerns on reddit with them and peoples credit card info being stolen/ leaked and resulting in thousands of dollars of charges from some warehousing distributor in Texas. I just used my PayPal account (which probably isn't any safer anyways).

I'm very impressed with one thing: There were 3 shipping options at checkout. 1-UPS: $30   2-FedEx: $100   3-FedEx Air: $138.

I decided to go with the dreadful UPS Option 1. I was initially frustrated because the next day I received a call from UPS asking me to provide customs/ duties paperwork etc from my own customs broker. Explained I didn't have my own, and asked them to bring it over on COD and I would pay the quoted (they provided) $38 at the door - no problem. I immediately felt like things were going to take a very long time from here... Iv'e heard lots of horror stories from UPS.

Well.. thanks UPS! My package is scheduled to arrive tomorrow!! Wow, I thought the $30 option would take 2+ weeks LOL....  I think I somehow just got lucky perhaps..

I love shooting pics of this car.....
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/631/22100791029_e7c58ffe63_b.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/zEYkcc)IMG_0085a (https://flic.kr/p/zEYkcc) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 20, 2015, 03:41:03 PM
BTW. If you email Subispeed they will ship USPS.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on October 20, 2015, 05:10:45 PM
BTW. If you email Subispeed they will ship USPS.

+1 on this. I had one of my SubiSpeed orders shipped with USPS. Took about a week and a half, but no duties, brokerage or anything.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on October 20, 2015, 05:52:34 PM
+1 on this. I had one of my SubiSpeed orders shipped with USPS. Took about a week and a half, but no duties, brokerage or anything.
Plus you're not giving those crooks at ups your cash and time.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 20, 2015, 06:17:57 PM
Damn! I'll have to keep that in mind next time... Hah, here I was thinking I actually received some decent service from UPS with them delivering a lot faster than expected!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 21, 2015, 07:27:44 AM
October 20, 2015 - 1000km Milestone  I literally love this car more every time I drive it...

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/753/21735631874_93e2513a5b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z7GN6G)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/z7GN6G) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr


Noob question time:  Can anybody help me understand the 8.4 and the 9.1 numbers? What do they represent in terms of fuel mileage? Is that L/100km or 1/100km? Why is there two numbers?

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/588/22170367700_98ca1e7c75_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zM7VUY)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zM7VUY) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 05LGT on October 21, 2015, 07:29:41 AM
8.4L/100km is trip A on your odometer, so from the last time you reset trip A that is what the car thinks the fuel economy has averaged.  I think 9.1L/100km is the lifetime average from what I see there.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 21, 2015, 07:49:09 AM
The 9.1 L/100km could be the lifetime fuel economy or it could be the average fuel economy for the time your car is on.

So if you drive 20 minutes to work that 9.1 L/100km will be the average fuel economy for that 20 minute trip. As soon as you turn the vehicle off it will reset for the next trip.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on October 21, 2015, 09:24:47 AM
8.4 is trip A, 9.1 is your current econ, like since you last turned the car on. If you idle for a minute or two, it'll shoot up to 99.9 l/100km. You can change it show your lifetime, trip A, or current econ.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on October 21, 2015, 09:45:08 AM
Since I already have Trip A at the top there as well, I like to designate that third spot on the display with distance driven in km (from when the car was last started). To me, I didn't want to have 2 "fuel economy" slots in there.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 21, 2015, 10:05:59 AM
Oh awesome, I'll probably end up changing it to that then as well.. I like the Avg one per trip at the top the most. I don't care much about per driving session .. It'll go up/down and be all over the place based on driving / idling haha.

Dropped my car off this morning for a little audio installation :D Excited to see how it sounds when I get it back. Keeping the OEM stereo and having them do some sort of custom wiring in the back to splice in with some type of module. :D Kanji might take some install pics I hope!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on October 22, 2015, 02:21:58 PM
Is that middle one Oil temp?? Is that only on the WRX? Don't recall having that option on my STi.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 22, 2015, 02:26:59 PM
Middle one is oil temperature.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 05LGT on October 22, 2015, 02:43:18 PM
Is that middle one Oil temp?? Is that only on the WRX? Don't recall having that option on my STi.

I am sure you can configure it to have it, even the Crosstrek has it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on October 22, 2015, 02:47:04 PM
Oh awesome, I'll probably end up changing it to that then as well.. I like the Avg one per trip at the top the most. I don't care much about per driving session .. It'll go up/down and be all over the place based on driving / idling haha.

Dropped my car off this morning for a little audio installation :D Excited to see how it sounds when I get it back. Keeping the OEM stereo and having them do some sort of custom wiring in the back to splice in with some type of module. :D Kanji might take some install pics I hope!

You can put a "km remaining on tank" in the top centre. Like thus:
(http://i.imgur.com/gAQoFB6l.jpg)

Is that middle one Oil temp?? Is that only on the WRX? Don't recall having that option on my STi.

No, I don't believe the STI has a provision to have an oil temp gauge configuration.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on October 22, 2015, 05:03:07 PM
You can put a "km remaining on tank" in the top centre. Like thus:
No, I don't believe the STI has a provision to have an oil temp gauge configuration.

The issue with that is that you can't put Trip A fuel consumption in the triple display below. Not sure why they made it so you can't. That would be my ideal setup.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 05LGT on October 22, 2015, 05:10:03 PM
No, I don't believe the STI has a provision to have an oil temp gauge configuration.

WTF.  The most performance oriented model and it doesn't have the most critical oil temp layout, but a uckfaying Crosstrek does?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on October 22, 2015, 05:17:54 PM
WTF.  The most performance oriented model and it doesn't have the most critical oil temp layout, but a uckfaying Crosstrek does?

I think it's due to the engine. The EJ doesn't have the sensor, the FA does. A little weird, I read it on NASIOC I believe.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 05LGT on October 22, 2015, 05:20:38 PM
I think it's due to the engine. The EJ doesn't have the sensor, the FA does. A little weird, I read it on NASIOC I believe.

That makes sense.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on October 23, 2015, 08:56:42 AM
Yeah went through my menu last night and no option for oil temp. :(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 23, 2015, 08:58:25 AM
Yeah went through my menu last night and no option for oil temp. :(

Sad days. Your cluster has some additional information for a center differential though. ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 23, 2015, 09:00:08 AM
Sad days. Your cluster has some additional information for a center differential though. ;D

Yeah haha stop complaining you got the super dope C.Diff and the display in the cluster!! ;D ;D  Every time I look at I feel like there needs to be some info in all the blank screen space..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on October 23, 2015, 09:06:39 AM
Yeah haha stop complaining you got the super dope C.Diff and the display in the cluster!! ;D ;D  Every time I look at I feel like there needs to be some info in all the blank screen space..

You can put your speed or the time duration of your trip there.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 23, 2015, 09:08:59 AM
You can put your speed or the time duration of your trip there.

But beneath those is so much blank space. The WRX doesn't seem to have any utilization of it?

The eyesight models have this fancy looking thing..

(http://www.cars101.com/subaru/wrxsti/wrxsti16-lane-keep-assist1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on October 23, 2015, 10:17:57 AM
But beneath those is so much blank space. The WRX doesn't seem to have any utilization of it?

The eyesight models have this fancy looking thing..

(http://www.cars101.com/subaru/wrxsti/wrxsti16-lane-keep-assist1.jpg)

That's where the car's soul lives.
(http://i.imgur.com/oMyXYtul.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/b7xhG0Il.jpg)

Also, you goddamn kids these days and your information overload. Not every spot on the cluster needs to display something.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 23, 2015, 10:25:02 AM
I actually love the little outline of the car that comes up when you get in the car... Okay. That's it's place. Nothing else needs to be there haha..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on October 23, 2015, 10:30:13 AM
I actually love the little outline of the car that comes up when you get in the car... Okay. That's it's place. Nothing else needs to be there haha..

I see potential for motivational quotes scrolling across that screen there, maybe an updated drink specials list for nearby bars, maybe a news/stock ticker scrolling there...

Tell me that wouldn't be awesome.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 23, 2015, 10:32:17 AM
I see potential for motivational quotes scrolling across that screen there, maybe an updated drink specials list for nearby bars, maybe a news/stock ticker scrolling there...

Tell me that wouldn't be awesome.

Super futuristic... but 660 News traffic text-updates scrolling across would be ridiculously awesome.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on October 23, 2015, 10:39:53 AM
I see potential for motivational quotes scrolling across that screen there, maybe an updated drink specials list for nearby bars, maybe a news/stock ticker scrolling there...

Tell me that wouldn't be awesome.

Distracting? Sure. Awesome? No.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on October 23, 2015, 10:46:43 AM
Distracting? Sure. Awesome? No.

Tell that to the lady doing her hair and makeup, shoe shopping on her phone, and eating breakfast simultaneously on the way to work.

I'm sure she'd love to throw reading her favorite Nicholas Sparks novel into that mix, while driving at 85 km/h in the left lane of the Deerfoot.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on October 23, 2015, 11:08:58 AM
Not sure why she's driving Spencer's car, but if I see her, I'll let her know.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on October 23, 2015, 11:38:47 AM
Anyways, awesome car Spencer! I start a new job in Quarry park in the new year, so I hope to see it around. I already know three guys at the new place that have GRs, too  8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on October 23, 2015, 02:16:29 PM
If it's like the STi, half of that blank space fills up when you're using cruise. On mine, the left half always shows C.Diff info and then the right side is blank unless I have cruise on. The lack of symmetry annoys me haha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 24, 2015, 05:35:18 PM
Haven't washed the car since I took possession because I think you need to wait a week or two to let the 3M kinda settle before doing any pressure washing at the bays. Even then however I know you still need to be very carefully around the edges of the 3M.  Anyways, was cruisin yesterday and bunch of geese flew over my car and I'm not kidding (I should have taken a pic) my car got targeted by the birds and there was such a huge bird itshay on the front headlight that it literally reduced visibility...  So I figured that was a good time to wash the car hahaha.   Bird poo is good luck they say if it lands on you so.. now my car has been blessed?

Need some yellow fogs...
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/776/22421042976_6e916b65ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AagGWu)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AagGWu) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Got a white WSC plate frame from Jory during the pizza meet this past week, thanks again :)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/611/22457951491_0a2e5216d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AdwSyc)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AdwSyc) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Also dropped my car off earlier this week for a custom audio installation over at AutoTemp. Will write more of a review on them over in the reviews section soon. They did a custom mounting bracket for the 700watt Hertz amp beneath the passenger seat and a 10" Hertz subwoofer in a slanted box in the trunk. Super clean install, I'm very pleased with the results. The audio quality has dramatically increased, all of the low Hz' are now being directed to the subwoofer (rather than being distorted through the door speakers) and it sounds very good and has a lot more bass. Have to run the HU now on a custom EQ setting though to make it not too overpowering/ rattling.  Will post some pics of that later!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on October 24, 2015, 07:42:18 PM
Need some yellow fogs...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-15-Impreza-WRX-STi-Yellow-Fog-light-Overlays-Tint-Vinyl-film-JDM-PRECUT-KIT-/161370023701

05LGT had these on his BRZ. They looked pretty decent.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: k_habashi on October 25, 2015, 11:58:18 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2015-15-Impreza-WRX-STi-Yellow-Fog-light-Overlays-Tint-Vinyl-film-JDM-PRECUT-KIT-/161370023701

05LGT had these on his BRZ. They looked pretty decent.

http://www.lamin-x.com/Subaru-WRX-STI-15-Fog-Light-Cover-p/s129.htm
I trust these over eBay. Ive had the yellow overlays on both my Subarus and they are really good. Also you can use the discount code '10OFF' they gave me last time i bought stuff from them. Its 10% next purchase
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 25, 2015, 04:07:18 PM
A few random update pics...

Dropped my car off at AutoTemp, Kanji sent me some update pics  8)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/641/22286134158_6beee5fa70_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zXmgfo)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zXmgfo) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Took good care of the car, seat covers.. fancy..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5660/22484802181_8d421ee65e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AfUuk8)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AfUuk8) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

They did some sort of custom mounting bracket beneath the passenger seat. Very clean install work..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/739/22286130008_ac1967517b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zXmf1Q)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zXmf1Q) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

I believe it's a 300watt sub powered by a 700watt amp. Sounds amazing, louder but much cleaner with less bass distortion from lower Hz's coming through the door speakers..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5774/22473903555_1c8ccd52e7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AeWCxM)
IMG_0109 (https://flic.kr/p/AeWCxM) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 25, 2015, 04:09:18 PM
Hardwired the OjoCam Pro 2 and made a how-to install/ hardwire video, will share soon..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/733/22473897115_6af7ec2aab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AeWACK)
IMG_0126 (https://flic.kr/p/AeWACK) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Brought all my detailing supplies inside, because now it's  dropping below freezing overnight!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/779/21852626543_1c25dcbdb9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zi3qxa)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zi3qxa) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

and finally opened my UPS package from SubiSpeed. The Laffytaffy was a nice touch ;D
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5793/22447805646_2db5bc3f39_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AcCSxQ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AcCSxQ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: k_habashi on October 25, 2015, 05:00:42 PM
Oh.. You just reminded me. I should bring in my detailing stuff! Would love to see the how-to on the dash cam.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Heru Farukon on October 25, 2015, 05:37:46 PM
Hey Spencer.
Good to hear that you like the setup.

Remember there is always more to do a full audio build in the car lol

You know how to get at me
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on October 26, 2015, 08:57:17 AM
I see you also picked up one of those husky bags, they work pretty great for car detailing supplies for the price.

You know how to get at me
All one has to do is scrape their frame rails on a speed bump to summon stance jesus.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Heru Farukon on October 26, 2015, 09:08:28 AM
All one has to do is scrape their frame rails on a speed bump to summon stance jesus.

 >:D >:D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 26, 2015, 09:48:30 AM
I see you also picked up one of those husky bags, they work pretty great for car detailing supplies for the price.
All one has to do is scrape their frame rails on a speed bump to summon stance jesus.

Oh yes dude saw that in your thread.. was @ Home Depot on the weekend and saw it on sale $19 so I couldn't resist to hold all the bottles in the garage self to bring indoors before winter. It's pretty damn awesome!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 26, 2015, 08:00:32 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5716/22517984691_b8bfb56646_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AiQykn)
IMG_0186 (https://flic.kr/p/AiQykn) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 28, 2015, 07:57:26 AM
The little details count!! ...

Precise placement using some super fancy tools...
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5802/21923675573_249d79301e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zpjyWr)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/zpjyWr) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Set! Looks awesome. Now to do the exterior ones.. a little trickier because it's so cold out now..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5621/22357158978_c904e4776c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/A4Chsf)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/A4Chsf) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Left a work meeting yesterday morning and came out to find this beautiful 2016 Outback w/ STI wheels and STI plate frame parked beside me. I actually really liked it..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5722/22534398421_5fcdb22689_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AkhFyH)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AkhFyH) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on October 28, 2015, 08:35:20 AM
Looks good! I found that using a pair of tweezers really helps set the inlays on the fenders, if you start having some trouble with them.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: SiliconX on October 28, 2015, 02:46:01 PM
Ordered some Rally Armor's (black/ red), tail-light overlays, side emblem vinyls, and a few interior vinyls from SubiSpeed on October 16th (around 7am).

I read a few concerns on reddit with them and peoples credit card info being stolen/ leaked and resulting in thousands of dollars of charges from some warehousing distributor in Texas. I just used my PayPal account (which probably isn't any safer anyways).

I'm very impressed with one thing: There were 3 shipping options at checkout. 1-UPS: $30   2-FedEx: $100   3-FedEx Air: $138.

I decided to go with the dreadful UPS Option 1. I was initially frustrated because the next day I received a call from UPS asking me to provide customs/ duties paperwork etc from my own customs broker. Explained I didn't have my own, and asked them to bring it over on COD and I would pay the quoted (they provided) $38 at the door - no problem. I immediately felt like things were going to take a very long time from here... Iv'e heard lots of horror stories from UPS.

Well.. thanks UPS! My package is scheduled to arrive tomorrow!! Wow, I thought the $30 option would take 2+ weeks LOL....  I think I somehow just got lucky perhaps..

I love shooting pics of this car.....
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/631/22100791029_e7c58ffe63_b.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/zEYkcc)IMG_0085a (https://flic.kr/p/zEYkcc) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

Running your deliveries from UPS through Customs is super easy and you should familiarize yourself with doing it because if you plan to order stuff from the US, more often than not it will be UPS. RSD uses UPS and next day service is available for barely more than the regular options, but obviously the brokerage charges kill you.

Once you get the email from the vendor that your order has shipped as well as the tracking number, call UPS at 1-800-PICKUPS and pick option 3 (it's the brokerage/customs stuff). Give them the tracking number and tell them you want to run it through customs yourself, and also tell them you want them to hold it at the warehouse and not deliver it. They will email you the customs forms (usually within 15 minutes), just print them off along with a copy of the email invoice you got from the vendor and take it to Customs Port of Entry (It's right behind Speeders).

There's never anyone there so you'll pretty much get called up immediately. Present all the paperwork (you don't have to fill out anything), they'll ask you the usual questions like is it for personal use or for sale. They stamp your paperwork, you pay the duties and then drive literally a few blocks down the street to UPS, hand them the paperwork and they give you your package (with no extra costs owing).

I did this just last week with a Cobb Turboback and Grimmspeed heatshield. I got it from RSD the next day and paid $100 in duties. The brokerage fees on that would've been murder.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 02, 2015, 09:29:02 AM
Spent yesterday afternoon installing my Rally Armors and swapping over to my winter wheel setup!

The RA's were easy to install.. however I didn't have the small tools to use for the rear wheels (you need a phillips head for the 15+ RA's) so I opted to just remove the wheels. With them being off, I figured why not just swap over to the winters!!  Damn perfect timing!!!  I'd be so much more stressed about driving home after the snowfall this morning if I was still on my summers.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5689/22696942955_2e407e1e85_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AzDLoF)

Got this new 3-ton Husky jack a few weeks ago on sale for $90 from Home Depot. What a difference a good jack makes.. I used to have a cheap cheap $50 2 ton jack and the wheels didn't even really move/ roll..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/614/22683392512_78d2f15094_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Aysjjm)

Swapped over to the 18x8.5 stock 2013 STI Enkei's with Nokian Hakka R2's...
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/735/22712770945_b2e6b20165_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AB3Tv4)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/764/22670933966_d46cb45281_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AxmsPQ)

Correcting the tire pressures. Everyone should remember to do this (at-least check every few weeks!)  I absolutely love how these Enkei's look stock on the car! Damn!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/574/22074161824_5a9f06cb6e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zCBRfY)

Perfect timing....
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5660/22094261243_ee822ff8cd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zEoS7F)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 02, 2015, 09:31:50 AM
Any wheel looks better than stock. Those winters look great.  8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: YvanF on November 02, 2015, 09:46:04 AM
^^^^ YES!!!

Enkei's look great!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 02, 2015, 11:47:17 AM
I really like  XXR 521 Wheels (http://www.xxrwheels.com/wheels/xxr-521)..  I think they're a replica style though? They're very nice looking. I think they have a fitment for Subaru, seen a few on Nasioc.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on November 02, 2015, 12:53:15 PM
Looks like BBS LM replica to me. Could be wrong.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 02, 2015, 12:58:28 PM
If you are going the replica route I would rather go with these.

http://varrstoen.com/products/es-1/#!prettyPhoto
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 02, 2015, 01:41:51 PM
If you are going the replica route I would rather go with these.

Those are damn nice, but only come in Silver I think?? I don't know what color I'd prefer though, I like black the most I think.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 02, 2015, 01:51:30 PM
Its the same replica I would just rather go with Varrstoen > XXR
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cmyles on November 02, 2015, 01:54:16 PM
Its the same replica I would just rather go with Varrstoen > XXR

There is also Linea Corse Lemans (I ran these on my black WRX).
Honestly, I have XXR's on my IS, they're fine.
I do agree that Varrstoen's are a little bit higher quality, or just have a better reputation.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 02, 2015, 02:00:26 PM
Do you guys know if XXR or Varrstoen is at any shops in town ??
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on November 02, 2015, 04:28:43 PM
Mmm, good taste.  I haven't seen LM's (or replicas) on the new WRX's yet.  Ever since seeing Chase's Linea Corse, they've been my dream wheels. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 02, 2015, 05:18:09 PM
There is also Linea Corse Lemans (I ran these on my black WRX).

I haven't seen LM's (or replicas) on the new WRX's yet.  Ever since seeing Chase's Linea Corse, they've been my dream wheels. 

What wheel did you have Chase? I really like that polished outer lip with the inside being darker..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on November 02, 2015, 05:37:01 PM
(http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab9/nissan_fanboy/null_zpscf72996b.jpg)
CMyles Wanna-Be STi Build: Sold = ( (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=31530.0)

Hmm, Chase, I wish you took more pictures of those wheels.

Anyway, like he said, XXR's are fine.  But if you want to do a lot of work, you could unbolt the wheel apart, and have the spokes powdercoated/painted to your choice colour. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 02, 2015, 05:43:48 PM
That is the style I think I want for the '16. I feel like it goes with the cleaner more "luxury" look of the car (if that makes any sense at all lol).
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Heru Farukon on November 02, 2015, 10:59:25 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/633/22115115773_f95150cafb.jpg)

I had chases old wheels off his wrx lol.

Imo I would run Linea corse or varrestoen  for reps.

(http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab9/nissan_fanboy/null_zpscf72996b.jpg)
CMyles Wanna-Be STi Build: Sold = ( (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=31530.0)

Hmm, Chase, I wish you took more pictures of those wheels.

Anyway, like he said, XXR's are fine.  But if you want to do a lot of work, you could unbolt the wheel apart, and have the spokes powdercoated/painted to your choice colour. 
You can't take those wheels apart. The bolts are fake lol
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on November 03, 2015, 07:08:12 AM
Ha, nuts. No reverse mounting then, eh?  Ah that's too bad. Oh well, they still look nice.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 06, 2015, 09:18:29 AM
Paging my '15+ buddies Cha0tik, 10secdream, & rathburn... new Subi parts!! A Coin holder fuse cover!!
http://www.subispeed.com/2015-subaru-wrx/subaru-jdm-coin-holder-fuse-box-cover-2015-wrx-2015-sti#.VjzSPrerRhE
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 06, 2015, 09:20:33 AM
Group buy!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on November 06, 2015, 10:50:14 AM
Paging my '15+ buddies Cha0tik, 10secdream, & rathburn... new Subi parts!! A Coin holder fuse cover!!
http://www.subispeed.com/2015-subaru-wrx/subaru-jdm-coin-holder-fuse-box-cover-2015-wrx-2015-sti#.VjzSPrerRhE

Lol, who carries coins anymore in this cashless electronic world we live in?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on November 06, 2015, 10:51:32 AM
Lol, who carries coins anymore in this cashless electronic world we live in?

Isn't that how you get paid for your "late night work"?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 06, 2015, 11:02:36 AM
Lol, who carries coins anymore in this cashless electronic world we live in?

Timmies drive thru!! I try to limit my spending on coffee's each week so I usually just keep $10 a week in change that way I don't over spend and end up getting full breakfast there .. I know I only have $10 in change so, only a coffee :) I just don't like to keep it in the middle console sometimes, people out there will smash a window literally for a couple bucks.. (Someone I saw on FB last week had their window smashed. Thief got like $5 in change but didn't notice the 9500ix on the windshield and left that.......)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on November 06, 2015, 11:10:15 AM
Isn't that how you get paid for your "late night work"?

Ive always wondered where that sack of toonies Rathburn has came from...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 06, 2015, 02:47:28 PM
Love these Enkei's....  This was an hour before that snow storm rolled in yesterday late afternoon!! Hard to believe for most, but not hard to believe for us Calgarians!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5686/22845192751_852b3f25b3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ANKzTD)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 06, 2015, 02:50:50 PM
I predict a large supply of factory 2015+ WRX wheels on the market.

18's look so much better too.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 06, 2015, 02:54:32 PM
I predict a large supply of factory 2015+ WRX wheels on the market.

18's look so much better too.

I think I'm gonna just end up giving the stock '16 wheels to the GF for her to put her winter tires on for her Subi. I'll keep my summer tires though and mount then over to a new setup in the spring.
Her stock summer wheels look actually really awesome.. ('15 Impreza hatch sport limited, super nice).
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 06, 2015, 02:57:48 PM
Are you planning to stick with 17's then?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 06, 2015, 03:05:45 PM
Are you planning to stick with 17's then?

The Enkei's are 18x8.5, and hopefully I can fit this same spec with new wheels. I think 18 is a nice size, not too sure about how tires will fit on anything larger or wider without stretching etc.

Edit: Or do you mean the stock summer tires on the '16 will not fit 18x8.5?  :-\
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on November 06, 2015, 03:27:11 PM
The Enkei's are 18x8.5, and hopefully I can fit this same spec with new wheels. I think 18 is a nice size, not too sure about how tires will fit on anything larger or wider without stretching etc.

Edit: Or do you mean the stock summer tires on the '16 will not fit 18x8.5?  :-\

Correct, your oem wheels are 17" in diameter, so ofc you will have to lose those tires if you are going to go with an 18" wheel setup next summer...


I think I'm gonna just end up giving the stock '16 wheels to the GF for her to put her winter tires on for her Subi. I'll keep my summer tires though and mount then over to a new setup in the spring.
Her stock summer wheels look actually really awesome.. ('15 Impreza hatch sport limited, super nice).

The bolt pattern on your oem wrx wheels is 5x114.3, and your gf's 2015 impreza is 5x100, so that wont work either.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 06, 2015, 03:33:02 PM
Killed 2 birds with 1 stone there. 8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on November 06, 2015, 03:38:26 PM
Killed 2 birds with 1 stone there. 8)

(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/20028257.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on November 06, 2015, 07:07:38 PM
Paging my '15+ buddies Cha0tik, 10secdream, & rathburn... new Subi parts!! A Coin holder fuse cover!!
http://www.subispeed.com/2015-subaru-wrx/subaru-jdm-coin-holder-fuse-box-cover-2015-wrx-2015-sti#.VjzSPrerRhE

What!?!? I'm definitely adding this to my to-buy list. I was actually wondering why they didn't put a mini-container on the left side there (as most cars do). Once again, Japan-spec vehicles get the cool stuff.

I, too, will use this for my Tim's coffee change.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on November 06, 2015, 10:15:06 PM
So is it just a blank panel from the factory in north american models?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 06, 2015, 10:22:46 PM
Its just a cover for the interior fuses with a label on the back.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Pinkdonut666 on November 07, 2015, 03:56:09 AM
What!?!? I'm definitely adding this to my to-buy list. I was actually wondering why they didn't put a mini-container on the left side there (as most cars do). Once again, Japan-spec vehicles get the cool stuff.

I, too, will use this for my Tim's coffee change.

S207 STI anyone? Lol and to poor acid into the wound even more the S207 STI I think is almoat the same price or cheaper than a fully loaded sport tech is here :P i fueas thats the Alberta Advantage at work.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 07, 2015, 09:49:43 AM
Killed 2 birds with 1 stone there. 8)

This sucks.. So, I can't stretch the OEM Dunlop summers onto 18x8.5" wheels in the summer?  :(  Damn...
Also... damn, my GF's car can't use them? :(  Ugh........ So much monies.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on November 07, 2015, 11:05:44 AM
Correct, your oem wheels are 17" in diameter, so ofc you will have to lose those tires if you are going to go with an 18" wheel setup next summer...
This sucks.. So, I can't stretch the OEM Dunlop summers onto 18x8.5" wheels in the summer?  :(  Damn...
Also... damn, my GF's car can't use them? :(  Ugh........ So much monies.

(http://i.imgur.com/SsLkoMZ.gif)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 07, 2015, 11:14:41 AM
The only way to "stretch" a tire on a wheel is by using a narrow tire on a wider wheel. You can't physically stretch the overall diameters to make it fit.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 07, 2015, 11:27:20 AM
Maybe I should just get 17x8.5 wheels then?? Would that work? Then just sell off these ugly stock wheels...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 07, 2015, 11:52:47 AM
It honestly depends on what sort of fitment you want. Personally I want fitment that is flush (nearly flush) with the fenders without the need to roll fenders. 17 or 18 x 9.5 with a pretty high offset (+35-42) fits the bill nicely. I won't be able to run the stock size tires though as I don't want to stretch.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on November 07, 2015, 11:54:49 AM
Maybe I should just get 17x8.5 wheels then?? Would that work? Then just sell off these ugly stock wheels...

17x8.5 would look pretty good, and with the 235 wide tires that are equipped from the factory, you should have minimal stretch, if any.
You could probably go even wider than that if you want to, ive seen 225 tires on a 9" wheel. (Tho it had lots of stretch). You might have clearance issues tho.

17" is good too, because it means new tires are cheaper :3
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 07, 2015, 12:00:14 PM
What is the exact spec then for 17x8.5 or 9? I'm sorry, my old Rota's were the first ever wheels I really bought that I tried to understand but clearly I'm not very knowledgeable :( I just wanna keep these 18 Enkei's for winter (mainly cuz it's just easy and no hassle and I have them already) but what would I need then for summer. Keep the Dunlops, then find 17x8.5 or 9 of the wheel, 5x114? What offset is standard??
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on November 07, 2015, 12:28:08 PM
You could probably go even wider than that if you want to, ive seen 225 tires on a 9" wheel. (Tho it had lots of stretch). You might have clearance issues tho.
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3uz4egCWa1r3mx29o1_500.jpg)
17" is good too, because it means new tires are cheaper :3
I like 17's for the additional sidewall, rides a bit smoother, still doesn't look tiny imo, protects the rims better, and yeah cheaper and debatably more available.

I'm putting 235's on my 17x8's, which is suppose to be the ideal size for no stretch or bulge ie square. I think 245's are the ideal size for 8.5's but I could be mistaken, either way minimal stretch with 235's on an 8.5 for now with room to move up to a 245 in the future. Sounds like the new chassis can handle a lot wider rim than the older gens.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on November 07, 2015, 12:50:02 PM
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3uz4egCWa1r3mx29o1_500.jpg)

I have also fit 245 tires on 7.5" rims ;D

A lot of forums have "offical wheel fitment threads" where people post pictures of their cars, and state the wheel size, offset, tire size, suspension mods, etc. If you can find one For cars like yours im sure  it would provide some helpful insight.

Research research research!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on November 07, 2015, 01:10:54 PM
Sell the 18's, use the 17's as winter wheels. Winter tires in 225/45-R17 are going to be HUNDREDS of dollars cheaper than 245/40-R18 when you have to replace them. Then, sell stock tires for money. Purchase nice looking 18's for summer.

The stock 17's may be a bit ugly, but they are a quality wheel, and do well in the winter.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 08, 2015, 09:22:06 PM
Installed these $10 stickers this weekend.. a little tricky to get lined up perfectly, but with some patience they weren't too much trouble. (Tip: If you have a 15+ and get these, use a tooth-pick to help place and line up the letters.)
(So dirty, I know...)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/565/22874112222_a6e59b7610_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ARiNDd)

Finally made it over to the new car wash near my place. Amazing.. I really hope this place stays in successful enough business to maintain their quality. I just hope it doesn't become too overly popular that it reduces quality from people who aren't considerate of the equipment etc..
http://www.topgearcarwash.net/

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/727/22266435803_193e003699_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zVBiBz)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5723/22699685200_32a1912d94_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AzTPyL)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on November 08, 2015, 09:42:52 PM
Checked out the website. That place is god damn impressive.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 08, 2015, 10:06:24 PM
Checked out the website. That place is god damn impressive.

I was very impressed with the actual wand. It looked crappy with the plastic "wand".. But damn, it cleaned my car better than any car wash I'd ever been and it didn't even feel like I was "blasting" the car with too high pressure. Seriously amazing... I saw 2 other Subi's!

They spray your car beneath too as you drive in!!  And, only $6 for a pressure soap + rinse!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on November 09, 2015, 02:39:35 AM
Yeah, it really isn't that expensive. I loaded 20 bucks on a card and managed 4 separate washes with it. Don't use the dryers though, those get pricey fast.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 09, 2015, 07:13:07 AM
Finally made it over to the new car wash near my place. Amazing..

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand it snowed/ rained/ the roads are filthy today....... I'm so sorry everyone.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Perfect Dark on November 09, 2015, 10:53:12 AM
I totally forgot about that place, I'll go check it out next time I'm in need of a wash.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 10, 2015, 05:46:17 PM
I ordered something today... I'm completely shameless about it ...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on November 10, 2015, 05:59:08 PM
I ordered something today... I'm completely shameless about it ...

Is that because it rhymes with Nameless? Or because, like me, you've lost all sense of self respect and have become a degenerate piece of garbage?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 10, 2015, 06:01:24 PM
Guessing the later.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on November 10, 2015, 08:21:54 PM
I ordered something today... I'm completely shameless about it ...

Like every mod ever! No ragrets!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on November 10, 2015, 09:01:42 PM
It's a dildo.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 10, 2015, 09:05:49 PM
It's a dildo.

A hand crafted one. Big tips.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on November 10, 2015, 11:11:09 PM
A hand crafted one. Big tips.
Only the finest :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 12, 2015, 03:34:08 PM
Was supposed to take ~2 weeks to fabricate, but I received an update today saying it's been complete and is now shipping!! (FedEx!)
Sent them a message and they said there was a large batch ahead of me, but they had some delays caused by materials availability and were able to begin fabricating mine right away and it only took 3 days!!!  :D

 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on November 12, 2015, 03:47:13 PM
Jesus. Mine took 3 months haha.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 13, 2015, 08:10:23 AM
Jesus. Mine took 3 months haha.

FedEx tracking showing a delivery date for next Tuesday. Wow, I'm beyond impressed! :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on November 13, 2015, 08:26:39 AM
What's beyond impressed? Squished? Flattened?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on November 13, 2015, 08:29:28 AM
Which axleback did you end up getting from Nameless? 4" mufflers or the delete?

Also, what size tips?  ::)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 13, 2015, 08:34:12 AM
What's beyond impressed? Squished? Flattened?
I'm super, beyond, extremely impressed with Nameless.. I've jumped on this huge Google reviews addiction (ever since the poor service at a Subaru dealer in Calgary) .. I've become even more aware of my satisfaction when dealing with places. They get an A+ in my books!

Which axleback did you end up getting from Nameless? 4" mufflers or the delete?

Also, what size tips?  ::)

Muffler delete!   Tip Size:  3" ;D  I do like the 4", but I know I posted a link in 10sec's thread.. it looks just a bit too big IMO. It doesn't seem proportionate.. and I would eventually love to get those aluminum style garnishes which take up probably 0.75inch of space above the exhaust so I think it'll fill out nicely.   The 3.5"'s are the most expensive option though (especially for the double wall). 

I actually called Nameless last week while ordering and was very straight-up, asking what deals are coming up for Black Friday / Cyber Monday... and they were kind enough to extend the 10% discount to me a little early. Not only did I save a little bit, I also beat the backlog they might face with an influx of orders coming from the sale later this month!! :D

Also.. FedEx > UPS.

Not my pic, but a delightful sight worth sharing...
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5640/22960792926_e57c955570.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AYY4N7)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on November 13, 2015, 08:39:39 AM
Good to hear. I'm jealous that the noise is just so easy to obtain.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on November 13, 2015, 09:02:37 AM
Muffler delete!   Tip Size:  3" ;D  I do like the 4", but I know I posted a link in 10sec's thread.. it looks just a bit too big IMO. It doesn't seem proportionate.. and I would eventually love to get those aluminum style garnishes which take up probably 0.75inch of space above the exhaust so I think it'll fill out nicely.   The 3.5"'s are the most expensive option though (especially for the double wall). 

I actually called Nameless last week while ordering and was very straight-up, asking what deals are coming up for Black Friday / Cyber Monday... and they were kind enough to extend the 10% discount to me a little early. Not only did I save a little bit, I also beat the backlog they might face with an influx of orders coming from the sale later this month!! :D

Also.. FedEx > UPS.

 :o! I forgot all about Black Friday in the States! That means I'm definitely ordering an axleback soon. Having heard 10sec's videos of it running cold, I'm kinda tempted to order another muffler delete myself. I just don't want my neighbours to hate me again. Either way, tip size for mine will be 3" as well. You're right, the 4" are disproportionate and the 3.5" are kinda expensive.

And yes, I prefer FedEx myself, over a LOT of other carriers out there.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 13, 2015, 09:04:27 AM
The other option is to get the staggered 3.5" single wall for only $60 more.

My friend (taheed) with a 2016 WRX Sport just ordered that combo a few days ago. He also got the muffler delete after seeing mine in person and I told him to ask for a discount.

He says it came to right around 500 with shipping and exchange.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 14, 2015, 05:18:50 PM
I'm continuously impressed with the handling / suspension setup this car has stock. It's phenomenal!! It truly feels so much more firm and planted to the ground especially in the corners, in comparison to my previous Subaru's! Made a trip out to Kananaskis this morning and the roads were fairly empty. I did come up to a point where an older couple was cruising at around 80km/h in the 100km/h zone, so I patiently waited for the dotted line and passed them. It performed just as I anticipated - I was grinning ear to ear as I heard that twin scroll turbo instantaneously begin to spool up ;D

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5751/22602419218_583132d614_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AriiM5)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/650/22994736726_cd7d283f31_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/B2Y373)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on November 16, 2015, 07:57:27 AM
Now that you've owned the car a short while have you experienced any oil burning? Read somewhere that some reported burning 3 quarts between 5000 mile OIC on the FA?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 16, 2015, 08:20:42 AM
Now that you've owned the car a short while have you experienced any oil burning? Read somewhere that some reported burning 3 quarts between 5000 mile OIC on the FA?

I know this question is not directed at me specifically but I feel that I can chime in.

I replaced the factory oil around 2000 km and have since put 6000 km on my first oil change. I check it regularly and I have not consumed any oil. I will be replacing my oil sometime next month.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 16, 2015, 08:23:42 AM
I know this question is not directed at me specifically but I feel that I can chime in.

I replaced the factory oil around 2000 km and have since put 6000 km on my first oil change. I check it regularly and I have not consumed any oil. I will be replacing my oil sometime next month.

How much of a pain in the assay is an oil change on this car? Do you have to remove that entire plastic under-tray, or have they made it any easier considering the filter is now on the top of the engine!?  I should change over to Motul fluids here pretty soon...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 16, 2015, 08:33:05 AM
How much of a pain in the assay is an oil change on this car? Do you have to remove that entire plastic under-tray, or have they made it any easier considering the filter is now on the top of the engine!?  I should change over to Motul fluids here pretty soon...

It is one of the easiest vehicles to change the oil on. The oil filter is on top so it is easy to access and there is zero mess. They also have the skid-plate for the turbo end right where the oil pan is so you don't have to remove any under tray to access the drain bolt.

Also be careful with oil selection if you want to maintain warranty. The manual specifies SN/SM rated oil so look at the Motul bottles carefully.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 16, 2015, 08:36:58 AM
Actually it is the easiest vehicle to change the oil on that I have done. The oil filter is on top so it is easy to access and there is zero mess. They also have the skid-plate for the turbo end right where the oil pan is so you don't have to remove any under tray to access the drain bolt.

Also be careful with oil selection if you want to maintain warranty. The manual specifies SN/SM rated oil so look at the Motul bottles carefully.

Ohhh yesssssssssssssss!!!!!!!  The 13' was a huge PITA, had to undo clips in both wheel-fender-wells, and beneath, and across the front sub-frame.  ;D  It's surprising I never broke any, but I only did a couple oil changes.. :'(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on November 16, 2015, 08:47:20 AM
Now that you've owned the car a short while have you experienced any oil burning? Read somewhere that some reported burning 3 quarts between 5000 mile OIC on the FA?

Have over 30,000 km on mine, haven't burned a drop either.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on November 16, 2015, 10:53:41 AM
Now that you've owned the car a short while have you experienced any oil burning? Read somewhere that some reported burning 3 quarts between 5000 mile OIC on the FA?

I've heard that they're similar to the Audi 2.0T s, they either burn a ton or they don't. But the FAs can do it straight form the factory. So if they do, you can go get it replaced and probably never deal with it again... people are not so lucky wrestling with Audi over the same issue though
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on November 16, 2015, 11:43:47 AM
If you want to make it even easier you could pick up an EZ drain valve.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on November 16, 2015, 04:45:23 PM
Ohhh yesssssssssssssss!!!!!!!  The 13' was a huge PITA, had to undo clips in both wheel-fender-wells, and beneath, and across the front sub-frame.  ;D  It's surprising I never broke any, but I only did a couple oil changes.. :'(
Haha it is not! It's actually really quite straightforward once you've done it a couple times... essentially doubles the time it takes to do the oil change, but that's not really saying much!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 16, 2015, 07:30:43 PM
I really enjoyed working on filming & editing this. I'm very interested in creating content related to my car in the future in addition to this thread to 'log' the history of my WRX :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US0nGCc5RqE

It's much better in 1080 on something other than a phone too, some of the cuts go to the lower Hz bass in the song which doesn't really come out of an iphone I found.
Also.. So hard to find a royalty free song that seemed fitting.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Perfect Dark on November 16, 2015, 09:00:03 PM
I really enjoyed working on filming & editing this. I'm very interested in creating content related to my car in the future in addition to this thread to 'log' the history of my WRX :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US0nGCc5RqE

It's much better in 1080 on something other than a phone too, some of the cuts go to the lower Hz bass in the song which doesn't really come out of an iphone I found.
Also.. So hard to find a royalty free song that seemed fitting.


I had the same issue with a video I made...uploaded with Vimeo instead of Youtube and it was good to go.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 17, 2015, 07:03:09 AM
Quote
11/17/2015 - Tuesday
3:01 am   On FedEx vehicle for delivery      CALGARY, AB
12:50 am   Arrived at FedEx location      CALGARY, AB

(http://www.exacttarget.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/orig-211396351.jpg)

In other news....
Huge shoutout to Brian (RedndWhite) (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=3144) who got me a slight deal on some Husky Liners! I was originally going to pickup some used front WeatherTech's, but for around similar price you can get the full set of Husky's!

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/658/22662149958_d91d69ca18_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AwzrDq)

I dremeled out the hole for the fuel-door-lever. I know some people leave it covered and just pull the mat up, and some others like to cut it. I opted to cut it, because with my seat far forward I found it a little tricky to pull the mat up (it goes down beneath the front of the rails).  Either way, it'll still keep my carpets cleaner!!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5633/23080570755_a31636c2a6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BaxXz6)

and lastly, I'm just awaiting WSC Courier to text me when he's available/ free and I'll pickup some new (to me) foglights!!  ;D 8)

and a pic I forgot to upload last week..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5723/22699685200_32a1912d94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AzTPyL)
Untitled-1 (https://flic.kr/p/AzTPyL) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on November 17, 2015, 07:28:34 AM
The Husly mats also have more floor coverage. I found that when I had passengers sit in the STI (with WeatherTechs), I would constantly have mud accumulated towards the front of the carpet, where the heat blows out. That issue is eliminated with these mats, as they reach far up into that space. Not only that, they also reach quite far behind the pedals, so no mud accumulation there either.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 17, 2015, 07:31:14 AM
The Husly mats also have more floor coverage. I found that when I had passengers sit in the STI (with WeatherTechs), I would constantly have mud accumulated towards the front of the carpet, where the heat blows out. That issue is eliminated with these mats, as they reach far up into that space. Not only that, they also reach quite far behind the pedals, so no mud accumulation there either.

Yes! They're quite awesome so far, I'm glad I got them too before the snow really flies.. although, I keep seeing these "2 years ago memories" pop-up on Facebook showing we had so much snow at this time 2 years ago!! Cmon snow!!!!
Hah, but they definitely seem to reach far up, I really like them. They have to kinda "settle" a bit here though as they were folded up in the box. I like how the rear mats go over the back too.. I didn't take as many pics, but did take some video.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 17, 2015, 07:39:18 AM
Everyone jumped on the weather beater bandwagon 8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on November 17, 2015, 08:15:57 AM
Everyone jumped on the weather beater bandwagon 8)

My Husky liners have a hole for the fuel door lever, but it isn't perfect and lifts that corner of the mat every time I use it. I'll be stealing your idea with the dremel to make it fit perfectly 8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedndWhite on November 17, 2015, 02:39:42 PM
Glad to help and happy they finally arrived for you :P
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on November 17, 2015, 03:37:28 PM
Everyone jumped on the weather beater bandwagon 8)

That's right. You started the whole thing.

Had them before they were cool, you hipster you!  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 17, 2015, 04:22:30 PM
FedEx hasn't shown up yet :(  Don't think it will make it in time before we close/ go home.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on November 17, 2015, 04:26:17 PM
FedEx hasn't shown up yet :(  Don't think it will make it in time before we close/ go home.

worst feeling in the world.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 17, 2015, 05:57:12 PM
Quote
11/17/2015 - Tuesday
4:51 pm   No scheduled delivery date available at this time.
3:01 am   On FedEx vehicle for delivery      CALGARY, AB
12:50 am   Arrived at FedEx location      CALGARY, AB


Awesome. Just awesome.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 18, 2015, 06:56:58 AM

Quote
11/18/2015 - Wednesday
2:51 am   On FedEx vehicle for delivery      CALGARY, AB

11/17/2015 - Tuesday
10:20 pm    Delivery exception, Future delivery requested      CALGARY, AB
4:51 pm   No scheduled delivery date available at this time.
3:01 am   On FedEx vehicle for delivery      CALGARY, AB
12:50 am   Arrived at FedEx location      CALGARY, AB

Doesn't matter who you ship with.. they're all bad. "Future delivery requested"? By who? Because.. I was asleep at 10:20pm...  :-\
What's worse, UPS's expensive fee's upon delivery, or FedEx's ullbayitshay tracking updates?

In betters news... the '16 WRX handled like a dream during my commute to work this morning. The Hakka R2's are performing exactly as I remember - excellent! Tried a couple harder stops/ braking as I was leaving this morning on the icy alleyway and the ABS kicked in a few pulses before stopping. I was pretty damn impressed with the overall performance of  the car + tires combined!

Them Husky Liners' doing work!! I think these mats were the last item that have truly made it feel winter ready.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5653/23089773926_8c5a7e808d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Bbn8ms)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 18, 2015, 07:46:47 AM
The terrible part is Fedex still typically has fees but they are a lot cheaper. I think it is just GST plus a $10 handling fee.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 18, 2015, 07:48:19 AM
The terrible part is Fedex still typically has fees but they are a lot cheaper. I think it is just GST plus a $10 handling fee.

Oh fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu hahahaha damn. Great.   "Give me a 50% Discount, you were a day later than you promised."
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 18, 2015, 07:50:32 AM
You might not get one but I have typically always got one from Fedex as of lately. Sometimes they come in the mail at a later date.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 18, 2015, 02:18:27 PM
 ^-^ ^-^ ^-^

There was no additional fee's from FedEx!! Okay, this will make up for them being a day late  ;D
Was walking past the front of the office earlier and see the FedEx guy walking in with a huge box .. "Hey! I think that's mine..."  "Spencer?" "Yup!" "Cool, here you go. Sign here.."

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/692/22503184963_0e9225cfd0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AhwGTD)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AhwGTD) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 19, 2015, 08:16:41 AM
I picked up my new (to me) foglights last night that I bought from 10secdream. A huge thanks to Claw for bringing these down as a WSC courier with him from his trip to Calgary from Edmonton. I truly appreciate it, and will be sure to pay-it-forward next time I'm making a trip up North and have extra cargo space!!

The new fogs are yellow glass housing with 55w bulbs (up from the 18w stock bulbs I believe).. really excited to get these installed! Maybe tonight :D Didn't get a chance last night to take any good pics of the exhaust, so here's a quick iphone pic till later! :p

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5778/22724928417_eefb0b3e34_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AC8cuD)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AC8cuD) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 19, 2015, 08:35:02 AM
The housing use an H11 bulb (55W) rather than the factory H16 bulb (18W) so it should be a lot brighter. Glad the transaction went smooth.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 20, 2015, 07:17:42 PM
Out recording some sound clips of the new Nameless exhaust last night.. Will post pics + video soon!! ^-^

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/662/22533868974_07c98070ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AkeYbj)
IMG_0528 (https://flic.kr/p/AkeYbj) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedndWhite on November 20, 2015, 07:53:49 PM
Any pictures of the install?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on November 20, 2015, 08:15:45 PM
Yeah there were a few. Went in really well , I think. Spencer was having a fight with the hangers before I got there though.
Also the video of the ice block on the road!!
Ahahahaha omg that was hilarious.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 20, 2015, 08:41:17 PM
Yeah there were a few. Went in really well , I think. Spencer was having a fight with the hangers before I got there though.
Also the video of the ice block on the road!!
Ahahahaha omg that was hilarious.

uckfay, too embarrassing. I'm pissed about that...  Got a small cracked now only in the under-tray, thankfully missed the bumper :( Pics will come soon! :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on November 20, 2015, 08:42:46 PM
Nooo you have to put the video up! Haha it was pretty funny!

It does suck that you cracked the tray a bit, but at least you know it works?  ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedndWhite on November 20, 2015, 09:00:31 PM
uckfay, too embarrassing. I'm pissed about that...  Got a small cracked now only in the under-tray, thankfully missed the bumper :( Pics will come soon! :D

Never had an easy exhaust hanger; and as your car is so minty and new, of course it's gonna give you issues ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on November 20, 2015, 09:02:22 PM
Exhaust hangers are easy with lube. Lots and lots of lube.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jutes on November 20, 2015, 09:49:13 PM
Try having sex with it. Works when I have an issue.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 20, 2015, 10:46:22 PM
Shoutout to Tim (Daduke99) for swinging by yesterday evening to help me finish up the install of the new exhaust! This is the 3" Nameless Performance muffler delete (axleback) w/ double-walled tips, and my initial impressions are much more than I had anticipated. I had only ever experienced the stock exhaust setup on my '13 STI, so the difference in sound really put a grin on my face! Price: $299 USD.

It sounds much better than I had even anticipated! It's fantastic. I'd say it's fairly aggressive, a little throaty, slightly obnoxious .... but only when you want it to be. Cold start is definitely quite loud, but the second it hits temp. and the idle drops down... it's instantly as quiet as stock. Idling at a light - can't even tell it's there. Cruising Deerfoot at a steady 3k 3rpms - it's very pleasing, a subtle amount of feedback but not the kind of loudness that would give you a headache from a simple trip out to Canmore.

But the moment you accelerate, change gears, downshift, have a little spirited merge onto the freeway .... damn!!! I have to say this is the best "mod" I've done to the car! ;D

Here are some photos + video!!

I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to welding. Actually, I have zero knowledge when it comes to the topic... however, I can say it looks nice. Really really nice...
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/762/23161941665_f0f2f8b80c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BhK1iP)
IMG_0496 (https://flic.kr/p/BhK1iP) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5710/22533384254_58ec3b6862_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Akcu65)
IMG_0503 (https://flic.kr/p/Akcu65) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5741/22866145920_0fee199d99_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AQAYxb)
IMG_0497 (https://flic.kr/p/AQAYxb) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5703/22866129980_68fb9aa44a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AQATNm)
IMG_0502 (https://flic.kr/p/AQATNm) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Double-walled 3" tips...
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/727/22533401174_2a202493a7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Akcz7N)
IMG_0498 (https://flic.kr/p/Akcz7N) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5652/22767765547_8a0cefd4b3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AFUKtR)
IMG_0499 (https://flic.kr/p/AFUKtR) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Comparison between the Nameless (left) vs the OEM exhaust (right)...
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5679/23161912035_472bdc6f3d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BhJRuX)
IMG_0510 (https://flic.kr/p/BhJRuX) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

A short video of some 2nd gear pulls and comparison between Tim's '13 STI w/ Q300 catback.. (You'll wanna watch this video with some bass, or else you won't really hear the sound)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abxR6Uij6AM

Also the video of the ice block on the road!!
Ahahahaha omg that was hilarious.

Tim was helping film some footage, I'll have more videos to come.. but as I was trying to explain how to begin recording (and just as he hit record)... this happened.. ;D :(
Left about a 5" crack like in the middle beneath on the plastic under-tray.. I guess that's what it's there for right.  I wasn't really expecting this mass of snow to be a solid brick in only -5*C weather.. f*ck!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiJGkBpdhL4
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on November 21, 2015, 01:58:28 AM
That sounds amazing! Glad to hear you're enjoying it! I guess this is another +1 for getting the muffler deletes again lol

Sorry to hear about the block of ice though. I, myself, have scraped with the front lip numerous times on chunks similar to the one in the video. Most likely fell of a bigger vehicle.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 22, 2015, 08:24:58 PM
I finally got around to installing my new (to me) foglight housing + bulbs from 10secdream! (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=48051.msg604850#msg604850) These are an upgrade from the 19 watt output stock OEM ones with plastic housing. These have glass housing with yellow tint, and 55 watt output bulbs.. so much brighter in comparison and a nice yellow color! One is cracked, but doesn't leak or anything - Stephen was kind and offered his price based on this very generously!

Here is the OEM 19w bulbs..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5766/22923295910_33a4968bba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AVDTeQ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AVDTeQ) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

I didn't like the OEM color much..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/751/22923294880_d222feda11_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AVDSW5)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AVDSW5) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/608/22592030753_b1baae3186_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Aqo4DB)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Aqo4DB) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Old vs. New foglights side by side..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/696/23219119745_26bc94c726_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BnN4mM)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/BnN4mM) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/615/22923302100_cd7f5bf2ec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AVDV5y)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AVDV5y) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

19 watt..
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5800/23219120555_2f384abcc4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BnN4AK)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/BnN4AK) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

55 watt.. These are actually even better bulbs than the kit comes with, thanks to 10sec!! Hooked it up!!  :angel:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/570/22824969387_c8f9f651b1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ALXWbX)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ALXWbX) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Installation wasn't too bad. It's always scary pulling back the fender liners / bumpers though.. I was waiting for a day where it wasn't going to be so cold to reduce then chance of breaking plastics.
It's not as bad it I thought it would be. 3 Clips (2 on the side, 1 on the bottom) and then you pull the tabs of the bumper out and the liner pulls back. You can then very easily fit your hand/ arm between to un-screw the 2 screws holding the OEM assembly in place. The most tricky part was actually fitting the old / new housings in past the washer fluid reservoir.. have to be careful.
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5659/22851175809_1765ce88fe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/APhfrP)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/APhfrP) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Undo these 2x screws..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/732/22923318730_1e26c370d0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AVE12h)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AVE12h) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then unplug the bulb..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/595/23219136135_82ff4497b1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BnN9en)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/BnN9en) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then the whole assembly pulls back out..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/606/22824968797_31dbebb837_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ALXW1M)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ALXW1M) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Complete!
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5771/23193019486_957602920a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BkuhEj)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/BkuhEj) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Absolutely love this look! I'm a huge fan of yellow (2500k/3000k) foglights - ever since I had those massive one back on my GC8..
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/640/22824981827_a73dc4e21b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ALXZTr)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ALXZTr) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 22, 2015, 08:48:13 PM
Looks great 8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on November 22, 2015, 11:03:07 PM
-1 to death cookies (ice chunks bg's)

+100 to yellow fogs and the muffler delete. It sounds so...bassy.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 23, 2015, 06:35:11 AM
-1 to death cookies (ice chunks bg's)

+100 to yellow fogs and the muffler delete. It sounds so...bassy.

;D  Thanks man, I've watched so many YouTube videos on the exhaust and really none are a 100% true representation of what it actually sounds like. I mean, I don't think my video does it justice either - but my 70D audio was not bad at capturing it. Gotta head to the Airport tunnel soon for the best sound-test yet... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on November 23, 2015, 06:59:32 AM
Likin' the fogs !!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on November 23, 2015, 04:22:49 PM
Those H11 bulbs plugged right into your stock harness, right? I wonder if they'd melt the plastic housings on the OEM fog lights...  :angel:
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 23, 2015, 04:26:55 PM
The reason for different fog light housings is that they accept the H11 bulb. I am pretty sure that an H16 is physically different than an H11 bulb otherwise you could put the higher output bulb in the factory housings.

An H11 and an H16 bulb do use the same connector though.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 23, 2015, 07:25:34 PM
Nameless interior sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9HUO6kKgnE
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Dr Beans on November 24, 2015, 07:15:42 AM
The car looks and sounds awesome man. I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 24, 2015, 07:50:44 AM
The car looks and sounds awesome man. I'm jealous.

 ^-^ Thanks very much!!

Update on the Hakka R2's: About 3cm of snow on the ground this morning travelling to work. This was the first day with snow actually sticking and covering some of the main roads (Country Hills Blvd, some spots on Deerfoot, Quarry Park Blvd).  They performed very well. The stopping/ tracking on the snow remained impressive (which is to be expected), although during last week's black-ice day they resulted more in ABS kicking-in. This morning they didn't, and I wasn't surprised with how well they performed especially when taking off from a red light. Would recommend them!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 24, 2015, 07:59:56 AM
If you feel the need to hoon on a closed course make sure you fully disable the aids  :haplo90:
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 24, 2015, 08:17:57 AM
If you feel the need to hoon on a closed course make sure you fully disable the aids

As embarrassing as it is... I only recently figured out that you actually need to hold the Traction button down to fully turn it off...   ;D :-[
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 24, 2015, 08:25:06 AM
Yup hold down to full disable. I find the dash is a little misleading at first with the TRAC Mode.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on November 24, 2015, 09:53:31 AM
As embarrassing as it is... I only recently figured out that you actually need to hold the Traction button down to fully turn it off...   ;D :-[

TRAC mode is traction control off and torque vectoring on, holding it down fully disables both.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on November 24, 2015, 10:48:40 AM
TRAC mode is traction control off and torque vectoring on, holding it down fully disables both.
Is this different for the WRX? On the STi, TRAC mode still has traction control on, but it basically allows more slip before it kicks in. Torque Vectoring remains enabled, but appears to be less intrusive as well.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on November 24, 2015, 11:12:10 AM
Is this different for the WRX? On the STi, TRAC mode still has traction control on, but it basically allows more slip before it kicks in. Torque Vectoring remains enabled, but appears to be less intrusive as well.

Quote
What Subaru once called “brake vectoring” and now calls “torque vectoring” is a brake-based yaw system that strokes the brakes of the inside front wheel to help dampen understeer and rotate the car into corners. The multi-mode VDC stability-control system still has three modes, including normal, off, and traction, a track-ish mode that disables stability and traction control but retains the torque-vectoring function to better follow a driver’s intended path.
http://blog.caranddriver.com/crave-more-2015-subaru-wrx-details-we-have-them-straight-from-a-deep-dive-backgrounder-2013-l-a-auto-show/ (http://blog.caranddriver.com/crave-more-2015-subaru-wrx-details-we-have-them-straight-from-a-deep-dive-backgrounder-2013-l-a-auto-show/)

Section 7-40 in the owners manual covers it.
https://www.joomag.com/magazine/subaru-wrx-wrx-sti-manuals-2015-wrx-wrx-sti-owners-manual/0446787001392305169?page=367 (https://www.joomag.com/magazine/subaru-wrx-wrx-sti-manuals-2015-wrx-wrx-sti-owners-manual/0446787001392305169?page=367)

It explains it a little bit differently than the C&D article; but everywhere else I've read about it, TRAC mode disables traction control while leaving torque vectoring active.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on November 24, 2015, 01:00:40 PM
The manual says that the TC and VDC functions are delayed in TRAC mode. It's been over a year now ( :( ) but when I was experimenting at autocross, I still felt like TC was still active in TRAC mode, but just not nearly as intrusive. It also seemed like the torque vectoring wasn't as active either, but it's a bit harder to judge that. Maybe I'll play around in the snow soon :)

EDIT: Just experimented on my way to grab a coffee. TC definitely kicked in in TRAC mode, although not nearly as quickly as in regular mode.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 24, 2015, 07:56:08 PM
Despite the warnings, I ordered some things from SubiSpeed back last month (vinyls and such). Card fraud here on reddit. (https://www.reddit.com/r/subaru/comments/3pa8fl/2016_subaru_wrx_aftermarket_tail_lights_photoshop/cw53t8c)

Got a call from my bank this evening. Long story short.. some charges for literally the most random itshay ever down in the US and they locked it. I guess kudo's to the bank for doing that... not so bad after-all! New card is on the way :'(  This may screw up some black Friday vacation planning I was hoping for.. First world problems I guess.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on November 24, 2015, 09:28:39 PM
For buying stuff online, you can buy a pay-as-you-go Mastercard from any Shell station (and probably a lot of other places too). It's handy while you're waiting for the new card.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on November 25, 2015, 07:00:57 AM
As embarrassing as it is... I only recently figured out that you actually need to hold the Traction button down to fully turn it off...   ;D :-[

It took me a while myself to figure that one out when I had my STI.
One thing to note however, is that apparently insurance companies won't cover you if they find that the entire system was turned off if anything happens. Obviously you won't turn it off in traffic lol, but that's what I've been hearing. Not sure how accurate it is, but it seems legitimate.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 25, 2015, 07:04:34 AM
For buying stuff online, you can buy a pay-as-you-go Mastercard from any Shell station (and probably a lot of other places too). It's handy while you're waiting for the new card.
I don't think I can (or should) use one of those for booking a vacation ;D ;D But that's a good idea. I paid the bank $15 to have the new card here by Thursday.. It has made me more paranoid though :(

It took me a while myself to figure that one out when I had my STI.
One thing to note however, is that apparently insurance companies won't cover you if they find that the entire system was turned off if anything happens. Obviously you won't turn it off in traffic lol, but that's what I've been hearing. Not sure how accurate it is, but it seems legitimate.

Hmmm, that would be really bad haha. I presume the ECU somehow records and knows when it was turned off and therefor they would go pretty in-depth to look at that fact?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on November 25, 2015, 07:07:02 AM
Yeah, I think they pull the data that was last recorded on the ECU lol
That's what I'm told at least.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on November 25, 2015, 09:41:31 AM
It records the last 30 seconds or so, prior to airbag deployment. Your old STI would have stored the data when it's airbags went off, and you're darn right it records VDC/Traction Control status.

But, without (expensive and court admissible) professional analysis, it's just a novelty. So, the recorded data would only be used in a serious incident, like, if you died, or killed someone else.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on November 25, 2015, 10:14:27 AM
It took me a while myself to figure that one out when I had my STI.
One thing to note however, is that apparently insurance companies won't cover you if they find that the entire system was turned off if anything happens. Obviously you won't turn it off in traffic lol, but that's what I've been hearing. Not sure how accurate it is, but it seems legitimate.

This is stupid considering older vechile's don't even have traction control, etc.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rexy11 on November 25, 2015, 10:22:57 AM
This is stupid considering older vechile's don't even have traction control, etc.

Remember that we're dealing with insurance companies (and possibly lawyers, if Pylon is correct), here.

If a car has traction control, turning it off increases risk (insurance companies) AND/OR may shift liability (lawyers). Instantly, all parties involved care.

Just my amateur input
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on November 25, 2015, 11:06:19 AM
This is stupid considering older vechile's don't even have traction control, etc.
One could make the argument that they base their insurance pricing for said vehicles assuming they do or do not have said features.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on November 25, 2015, 11:59:10 AM
I hadn't heard the stories about SubiSpeed but that's really good to know. Sorry you had issues with them!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 02, 2015, 09:16:44 AM
Saw this in the Herald this morning.. can't find their online link to it, but hey - cool! ;D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/622/22844418123_b4d9a519d6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ANFBBZ)
Click here to view full-resolution if you wanna read it! (https://flic.kr/p/ANFBBZ) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jessy403 on December 02, 2015, 11:49:43 PM
Saw this in the Herald this morning.. can't find their online link to it, but hey - cool! ;D



Save it and keep it with your other wrx brochures and such.  The guy that sold me my miata had newspaper clippings, original brochures and stuff.  Pretty cool to keep and have in mint condition 14 years later
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: goodveet on December 03, 2015, 03:23:13 AM
Car looks awesome! Definitely like the 15 more than previous Gen, they've got a ridiculous amount of room in the back.

I'm not a fan of waterless washes, I started noticing a ton of swirls on my car after using it. Then again it's black, I slight breeze would probably scratch the clear coat...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 09, 2015, 07:53:40 PM
Does anybody have any suggestions on how I could get something like this (https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-strip-lights-standard-lengths/led-light-strips-led-tape-light-with-18-smdsft-1-chip-smd-led-3528-with-lc2-connector/1464/#/tab/Accessories), but with only 3 or 4 LED's on it? I'm looking for 2x small LED strips like this basically, and I'd like to be able to connect them and power them together.  Would I be able to fuse-tap LED's like this to have them come on with the interior illumination?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on December 09, 2015, 08:02:47 PM
Bruh, look at the link you posted. In specs it says "LEDs per Segment: 3"
In the first picture, every 3 LEDs there's a illustration of scissors.

And check dis, like 6th picture;

(https://d114hh0cykhyb0.cloudfront.net/images/uploads/Flexible_LED_Light_Strips-0004.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 09, 2015, 08:07:31 PM
Bruh, look at the link you posted. In specs it says "LEDs per Segment: 3"
And in the picture, every 3 LEDs there's a illustration of scissors.

So I can cut those strips I guess, but I'm trying to understand now how they would be powered / connected to power? I see the one end has a little white connector..
Please excuse this itshay diagram I did in ps.. Is this possible?  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on December 09, 2015, 08:36:25 PM
Yep.

7th image shows the solder pads.

(https://d114hh0cykhyb0.cloudfront.net/images/uploads/NFLS-X-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 10, 2015, 08:19:05 AM
Ahh, with a little research this morning - I found an easier solution for what I'm looking to do! http://www.oznium.com/led-modules
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 17, 2015, 08:40:11 AM
Thumbs up, or thumbs down on this mod?  (LED side badges)  :angel:

(http://i.imgur.com/J5wB7RYl.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5076/5879436576_80e91d0daa.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 17, 2015, 08:42:11 AM
I mean it looks cool, but if it was more than $30, I don't know if I'd find it worth it. Unless it doubles as a turn signal, that'd be bad assay.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 17, 2015, 08:50:32 AM
I mean it looks cool, but if it was more than $30, I don't know if I'd find it worth it. Unless it doubles as a turn signal, that'd be bad assay.

Wondering how easy this would be to wire then. I'd want it on constant - but if I could tap into the turn signals too then and make it blink with the signals that would be cool too. LED's though, would it need some form of resistor to prevent hyper blinking??

How would the wiring look on that, because if I just connect it to both the park lights + signals, when I signal, the park lights will remain providing power so it wouldn't blink??

Or I could just do signals only .. but then it would look lame because it probably only look good once you dremel out the lettering IF you have the LED's on.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on December 17, 2015, 09:16:19 AM
I doubt you need a resistor to prevent hyper-blinking because you are still drawing the same amount of current from the turn signal bulbs. Things would be different if you removed a turn signal bulb though.

The blue wire that connects into the turn signal is the 12v source. If you tap into that it will turn. You need some sort of switchback LED drive to do this properly though.

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/led-lighting/led-halos-strips/morimoto-xchange-switchback-drivers.html#.VnLae_krKUk
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on December 17, 2015, 09:40:31 AM
I mean it looks cool, but if it was more than $30, I don't know if I'd find it worth it. Unless it doubles as a turn signal, that'd be bad assay.

1000% what I suggested to kijho @ Timmy's.

What 10secdream said - the bulbs are pulling the current and the relay will be working properly until a turn bulb burns out. LED's also draw a minuscule amount of current in comparison to regular ol' bulbs too. If you want to go hardcore you could buy an RGB LED, use drivers 10sec posted - red when driving, orange when turning. HYPE...will involve circuit design though.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 21, 2015, 07:56:54 PM
Wasn't sure about posting this in the Today I'm stoked... thread, or here - but I think here is more relevant.  Received my insurance renewal today.. an increase of $66/month resulting from the car accident! Seriously - not bad at all. I was expecting much worse...  ^-^ ^-^ ^-^
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 05LGT on December 21, 2015, 08:16:27 PM
I'd probably itshay my pants if my insurance went up that much but if you are happy with it that's good.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on December 21, 2015, 08:17:33 PM
Does anybody have any suggestions on how I could get something like this (https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-strip-lights-standard-lengths/led-light-strips-led-tape-light-with-18-smdsft-1-chip-smd-led-3528-with-lc2-connector/1464/#/tab/Accessories), but with only 3 or 4 LED's on it? I'm looking for 2x small LED strips like this basically, and I'd like to be able to connect them and power them together.  Would I be able to fuse-tap LED's like this to have them come on with the interior illumination?
Should get some WS2812 LEDs and set them up to cycle RGB colours through the interior. Go the whole way!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 21, 2015, 08:19:18 PM
I'd probably itshay my pants if my insurance went up that much but if you are happy with it that's good.

Don't get into an at-fault accident and write off a 38K car and ya' won't ever itshay your pants! ;D ;D
I was expecting like a 100% increase, like up to $6000/year... sooo... I'm glad.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Cagare on December 22, 2015, 07:00:33 AM
an increase of $66/month resulting from the car accident!

That increase is more than what I pay to insure my S2K.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 22, 2015, 07:07:19 AM
That increase is more than what I pay to insure my S2K.

;D ;D ;D It's more than some people I know pay for their car, house, and all that stuff haha.. But it's reasonable for me. Seriously, I was expecting my insurance to double, or triple - as several of you suggested previously. The ticket from my accident was amended, which helped a lot.

My STI was initially $620+/month ... ;D In January I'll of-course be calling around, doing my typical full comparison with an entire spreadsheet of quotes to ensure it's the best price I can obtain. Worth noting, I have literally the most comprehensive insurance and lowest deductible options, with 5 year total replacement, 22 y/o male with 2/ accidents last year (1 at fault) .. super reasonable IMO. I still know people who couldn't even obtain cheaper than are paying $500+/mo. on ' 14 STI's.

Planning to just pay the full year out in February and then I won't have the monthly burden reminding me of my accident and how much I'm paying  :-X
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on December 22, 2015, 08:52:40 AM
;D ;D ;D It's more than some people I know pay for their car, house, and all that stuff haha.. But it's reasonable for me. Seriously, I was expecting my insurance to double, or triple - as several of you suggested previously. The ticket from my accident was amended, which helped a lot.

My STI was initially $620+/month ... ;D In January I'll of-course be calling around, doing my typical full comparison with an entire spreadsheet of quotes to ensure it's the best price I can obtain. Worth noting, I have literally the most comprehensive insurance and lowest deductible options, with 5 year total replacement, 22 y/o male with 2/ accidents last year (1 at fault) .. super reasonable IMO. I still know people who couldn't even obtain cheaper than are paying $500+/mo. on ' 14 STI's.

Planning to just pay the full year out in February and then I won't have the monthly burden reminding me of my accident and how much I'm paying  :-X

620 a month for insurance? That's obscene.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on December 22, 2015, 09:28:41 AM
So what are your actual annual premiums now?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 05LGT on December 22, 2015, 09:37:36 AM
I don't think he's actually paying over $600 a month for insurance, that's obscene and one accident shouldn't raise his rates that much.

Feeling pretty good about my $250/month to insure two vehicles with full coverage and my townhouse though now.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 22, 2015, 09:39:00 AM
I don't think he's actually paying over $600 a month for insurance, that's obscene and one accident shouldn't raise his rates that much.

Feeling pretty good about my $250/month to insure two vehicles with full coverage and my townhouse though now.

I pay about 300/month for my fleet + townhouse insurance.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 22, 2015, 11:03:54 AM
No no, I wasn't paying $600/mo. for my STI.  When I first bought it - That was my insurance price from Intact. I immediately cancelled that ullbayitshay and called up TD Meloche (with work endorsement)... which brought it to approx $255/mo.

My 2016 WRX will go from $240/mo. increased 25% to $300/mo. now. Not as bad as this guy, at least! ;D (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=48797.msg601987#msg601987).

When I was 21 with my STi my at-fault accident caused my rates to be somewhere ~6000/year for full coverage.
We ran into this with my wife's accident 4 years ago.  We had accident forgiveness but she ended up with points on her license, similar to this ticket, and her rates went up about 40%, and she was 28 at the time. 

But see, this is why I'm stoked!! You guys told me your stories so I was anticipating anywhere from $6000/Year. OR a 40% Increase to $336/Mo.  Adam was the closest! ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on December 22, 2015, 11:44:53 AM
But see, this is why I'm stoked!! You guys told me your stories so I was anticipating anywhere from $6000/Year. OR a 40% Increase to $336/Mo.  Adam was the closest! ;D

Yup. TD jacked my rates to 10k/yr after I totaled my car.

Merry Christmas kijho~
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Cagare on December 22, 2015, 01:44:45 PM
But see, this is why I'm stoked!! You guys told me your stories so I was anticipating anywhere from $6000/Year. OR a 40% Increase to $336/Mo.  Adam was the closest! ;D

I am usually right about these things.  Risk and money are two things I have a good understanding of.  Should have been an actuary, pays better with less stress.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Zac on December 22, 2015, 06:14:24 PM
ughh car insurance in Alberta is nuts, I'm still paying more now then I was 5 years ago in Ontario.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on December 22, 2015, 06:16:16 PM
Depends where you live in Ontario. Isn't Toronto stupid expensive?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Cagare on December 22, 2015, 06:27:14 PM
Depends where you live in Ontario. Isn't Toronto stupid expensive?

Nah, I have lived there.  Not much different than Alberta or where I live now.  Maybe Edmonton is worse?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Zac on December 22, 2015, 06:45:41 PM
I lived near Timmins. Bought my LGT in 2010 and was paying $130 a month. If I was there now I would be paying under $50

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 23, 2015, 10:20:54 AM
So, I've got the red LED's now. I'm actually impressed by their build quality considering how cheap they were from that random website in which I'd never heard of before!

My ideas are changing however.. I plan to wire two of the LED's in beneath the dash for a DIY foot-well welcome lighting like my '13 STI had. I've seen some people wiring them in to the dash lighting however resulting in them being on 24/7 which I'm really not a fan of.  After some research it looks like the middle dome light wire runs down the passenger a-pillar, which fades in / out when the door's open - which I am a huge fan of. Awesome. The Subaru OEM Kit is over $120 for the '15+'s!!!  These were $18usd! Will document the install :)

Now the side fender badges I was thinking of doing. Not sure I want to now, because the more I think about it - the less interested I become in chopping up the actual fenders (behind the badges).

Any suggestions on unique things I can do with the 2x remaining red LED strips?  I'm thinking maybe I can dremel out the WRX logo on the bezel above the shifter - and make that illuminate the way my '13 STI did.  I am also interested in potential LED's in the bottom of the mirrors for 'welcome lighting' (the Hyundai rental I previously drove had this - pretty sweet..). 

I'm soo obsessive over LED's. Too afraid to take apart headlights though ;D but mine are OE LED's as it is and I like 'em!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on December 23, 2015, 10:45:35 AM
So, I've got the red LED's now. I'm actually impressed by their build quality considering how cheap they were from that random website in which I'd never heard of before!

My ideas are changing however.. I plan to wire two of the LED's in beneath the dash for a DIY foot-well welcome lighting like my '13 STI had. I've seen some people wiring them in to the dash lighting however resulting in them being on 24/7 which I'm really not a fan of.  After some research it looks like the middle dome light wire runs down the passenger a-pillar, which fades in / out when the door's open - which I am a huge fan of. Awesome. The Subaru OEM Kit is over $120 for the '15+'s!!!  These were $18usd! Will document the install :)

Now the side fender badges I was thinking of doing. Not sure I want to now, because the more I think about it - the less interested I become in chopping up the actual fenders (behind the badges).

Any suggestions on unique things I can do with the 2x remaining red LED strips?  I'm thinking maybe I can dremel out the WRX logo on the bezel above the shifter - and make that illuminate the way my '13 STI did.  I am also interested in potential LED's in the bottom of the mirrors for 'welcome lighting' (the Hyundai rental I previously drove had this - pretty sweet..). 

I'm soo obsessive over LED's. Too afraid to take apart headlights though ;D but mine are OE LED's as it is and I like 'em!!

Does the door have a pocket for storage? Illuminate the storage pocket? You could tap into the power window circuitry, if the buttons are illuminated with the light stalk there's your control...turns red at night :) :)

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 23, 2015, 12:57:41 PM
LED's don't like fading. The require a minimum voltage to work.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 23, 2015, 01:02:04 PM
LED's don't like fading. The require a minimum voltage to work.

All the LED's I have currently (map + dome come on) fade very smoothly, but I know what you mean. We'll see if the ones I've purchased are able to transition smoothly or not. They seem like a reputable small place in the US though, hopefully good enough quality! If not I'll cut em out and get better quality ones !
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 23, 2015, 01:05:59 PM
Should wire some into the interior door handles too. VW and MINI do it. Looks awesome.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 23, 2015, 01:11:03 PM
Should wire some into the interior door handles too. VW and MINI do it. Looks awesome.

I really like that idea, I think I'd have to find and use a dimmer/ smaller LED but that would be super nice.
Not sure if it would look best red or white..

This Christmas break project is gonna be the footwell illumination :) Excited for that!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 23, 2015, 01:43:00 PM
Go red. It'd be softer, and easier on the night vision. Ideally white with a red diffuser, that way it's softer, and it you want red, you can remove the diffuser.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on December 23, 2015, 02:52:37 PM
I'd be tempted to get one of those WS2812 singles and an attiny8 or PIC or something to drive them. Someone probably has a premade board to handle it (hmm). That way it can be any colour you want and you can fade up/down with RGB.

They're pretty big though, and I'm really not sure how you'd deal with the loss of voltage leading to the "fade down" logic.

50 pack for $10, then all you have to do is all the hard work:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/10-20-50pcs-WS2812B-5050-RGB-LED-PCB-Board-1-LED-Module-Pixel-Light-5V-/371432325204

I guess they make other kinds of RGB LEDs so that would probably be easier.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on December 26, 2015, 07:29:54 AM
Fade RGB? Brother, dream a little bigger.

How about strobe RGB?

It's disco time.

But no, seriously, fade is a really cool idea. My friend did it in his kitchen under the cabinets.  It's very ambient and controlled by remote.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 28, 2015, 12:18:52 PM
Sorry to continue ongoing with this discussion... I can't find anything exactly relevant to what I am wanting to do with this lighting mod on Nasioc or iwsti. The OEM Subaru 15+ Footwell illumination kit is powered by stereo / cubby light behind it - meaning it's on 24/7 with ACC / dash lighting.. wtf? It comes on 24/7 lighting up the footwells. There's a hundred threads on it.. but I feel like that would be distracting and I'd see the reflections in the windows.

(http://i.imgur.com/fSmFIHEl.jpg)

I want to have LED's wired in/ powered by the middle dome light. It comes on when the doors open, has a slight delay, and I can have the power to control it to be ON or OFF at any given time then.
I was initially thinking I will take off the passenger A-Pillar, trace the wires up to see which wire is which to the dome light, and then just very easily tap the positive to positive ground to ground.
But now, I'm thinking ... this wire would be a 24/7 constant.. as there's a switch on the actual dome light.

I'm stumped :(
At this point I'm thinking maybe I just need to have the wires connected RIGHT to the dome light bulb + / - terminals and then run some long wires thru the head liner and down the pillar..  :-\
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on December 28, 2015, 02:34:23 PM
I think that's how the oem footlighting worked for the GR's too.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 28, 2015, 02:37:09 PM
The illumination on the 2013 STI only came on when the doors were open.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on December 28, 2015, 02:39:11 PM
Hmm... My mistake then.  I guess it was DIY projects for GD's who tapped into the stereo. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on December 28, 2015, 05:18:32 PM
kijho, is this the same manual you got?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9wIehEgCr-kTE1uRW1HX2MxWHM/view?usp=sharing

So on pages WR-271 and WR-272, there's a blue/red line labelled A, and this appears to come a from a fused source. You'll want to use this, as it's the dome light/map light power feed. Following it through, my educated guess is i229/B551 back to the body integrated unit is a switched ground, and in order to do the interior light fade when the door closes, it goes from ground to an infinitely high resistance so that it eventually makes the DOOR portion open circuit. I've attached a scan where you'd have to wire in order to gain control of your LED foot lighting.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9wIehEgCr-kb2lCNmRoRXR0Z00/view?usp=sharing

My only thing is, you'll have to find the best place to tap. That connector B90/R50 may be up the pillar in the roof, who knows. In theory, you could you come right off the BIU - you're in wired in series anyway.
When you hit the door switch to OFF, the circuit is open, footwells off, dome off. Have it ON, power flows all the way thru the footwells, the dome, to ground. (On page 272.)

Hope this helps.

Gabe
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 28, 2015, 06:01:31 PM
You're a champ, dude! Thank you! If ya are free in the new year on a (warmer) day, I'll extend pizza + beers your way if ya would swing by and give me some insight and assistance in doing this mod!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on December 28, 2015, 06:43:50 PM
You're a champ, dude! Thank you! If ya are free in the new year on a (warmer) day, I'll extend pizza + beers your way if ya would swing by and give me some insight and assistance in doing this mod!!

Of course. We'll figure it out. Looks good on paper itshay is different in real life haha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 31, 2015, 09:39:06 AM
Filmed a couple more videos of the Nameless setup. One from outside the car (GoPro audio above the exhaust), and the other entirely inside the car (Canon 70D audio, windows up). Revs, cold stars, warm starts, idle, and thru a tunnel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-093Hj7TN0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YePXUuzBoAQ
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 31, 2015, 10:52:48 AM
Dat motovlogging voice. Still hiding the face I see. You're like a mini-snowcat with far less oucheday. ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 31, 2015, 10:55:17 AM
Dat motovlogging voice. Still hiding the face I see. You're like a mini-snowcat with far less oucheday. ;)

Hahaha, I'm not extremely worried to hide it.. I started sharing more videos on Reddit and that second vid has over 600 views in the day which I've never had before so I think if it continues I'll just start doing more full on videos without worrying :p
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 31, 2015, 10:59:08 AM
I'm just poking fun. Man, it's a lot louder in the car than I expected.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on December 31, 2015, 12:22:46 PM
Sounds good. I always appreciate good quality videos.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 01, 2016, 04:21:03 PM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1586/24108478325_c3516ac1bd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJofFp)
IMG_0720a (https://flic.kr/p/CJofFp) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 02, 2016, 06:07:47 PM
First oil change done today!  Thanks 10sec for chatting with me about different oils, I decided to use the same Pennzoil Platinum 5w 30.  :angel:
The top mount oil filter is a dream.. not a single drip/ spill from that.
Thank you Subaru gods for making the under-tray on the '15+'s not cover the drain bolt.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5809/24054094381_f888d79b4d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CDzwec)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/CDzwec) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 02, 2016, 07:36:59 PM
How much mileage before your first oil change?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 02, 2016, 07:47:16 PM
How much mileage before your first oil change?

~6,000km's... I maybe should have done it sooner, but manual says 10K!! But I think I'll do about every 5,000km's..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on January 02, 2016, 08:10:00 PM
Jelly of the top mounted filter. Makes me want to do a relocation for optimal cleanliness and laziness.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 02, 2016, 08:31:42 PM
~6,000km's... I maybe should have done it sooner, but manual says 10K!! But I think I'll do about every 5,000km's..

GTI is every 15k. I don't plan on doing it til 15k.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: canehdianJ on January 02, 2016, 09:16:30 PM
http://www.ezoildrainvalve.com/ (http://www.ezoildrainvalve.com/)

:)

i have one on my lotus... (or i will once i get my assay around to changing the oil.  Maybe tomorrow.  Depends how lazy i feel)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: VTAKLOL on January 03, 2016, 07:33:19 AM
~6,000km's... I maybe should have done it sooner, but manual says 10K!! But I think I'll do about every 5,000km's..
But why? You'll be changing it twice as often as is necessary and thus spending twice as much money on oil/filters annually than you really need to.
I'm pretty sure Subaru has put in the R&D to know when you should be changing your oil, but if you're still skeptical, maybe try having your oil analyzed?
I've been sending a sample to Blackstone every oil change since I had the engine redone in my car, and based on my last one they're telling me to try 8,500 kms on this oil, in my 20 y/o gc8!
So even just based on that, I wouldn't be surprised to see a good synthetic be just fine for 10k in a modern engine. ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 03, 2016, 08:07:47 AM
Oil change intervals are 6 months or 10,000km.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 03, 2016, 09:50:46 AM
Oh yeah, I probably could have waited a bit longer to do it. Reading your thoughts on this gives me more peace of mind, I just know many people had done their sooner after the 3,000km's break-in period.. I feel like I should have done it sooner.
It's all good though, I was just wanting to do it for the heck of it really!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: tawheed on January 03, 2016, 11:37:39 AM
I've had mine since October and just turned 1000kms on it, I plan on changing the oil very six months.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on January 09, 2016, 12:13:59 AM
Oil change intervals are 6 months or 10,000km.

Even though Subaru recommends a 10k interval, is it really a good thing for the FA20DIT? I'm thinking of continuing to do mine at the "regular" interval of 6000km, due to the DI and and the possibility of fuel dilution.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 11, 2016, 12:12:08 PM
R.I.P. :'(   I think the -27*C overnight and then a rock hit it driving home must have done it..
Think I'll just get the yellow lamin-x overlays on the plastic fogs and upgrade to the CREE XHP50 LED inside each (3K lumen).. should be good!

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1626/23689762753_8436ea30f4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C6oe8p)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/C6oe8p) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on January 11, 2016, 12:17:52 PM
Damn! I was going to ask if I could buy your old fog light housings off you after you got those. I guess it is a good thing I never did. What an inconvenience
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 11, 2016, 12:30:30 PM
Damn! I was going to ask if I could buy your old fog light housings off you after you got those. I guess it is a good thing I never did. What an inconvenience

Haha yeah, it's okay, 10Sec sold them for so cheap right and we already knew they were cracked/ broken.. I think it was just that -27*C night and the cold must have made it very fragile.

Got a small windshield crack now too, but too busy to get it filled until possibly Tuesday after work..  :-\
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 11, 2016, 12:37:42 PM
Is there a big price difference upgrading to the Morimoto led fogs rather than a drop in led?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 11, 2016, 01:07:15 PM
Is there a big price difference upgrading to the Morimoto led fogs rather than a drop in led?

Morimoto Foglights (https://subimods.com/morimoto-type-s-xb-led-fog-light-kit-2015-2016-wrx-sti-2013-2014-brz-2014-2015-forester-mm-xbled-s.html) It's a bit more, but I think that $165 is USD? So $235 CAD before shipping .. :(

I think the xhp50's are like $110 CAD or somethin from SubiSpeed and look decent..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 11, 2016, 01:18:49 PM
The Morimoto fogs have so much width though. The beam pattern comes almost out the sides which is perfect for use as a foglight 8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 11, 2016, 01:25:22 PM
The Morimoto fogs have so much width though. The beam pattern comes almost out the sides which is perfect for use as a foglight 8)

Do the housings come with LED bulbs, too?  The Lamin-X is another $25.00 ontop.
Are they simply direct plug-n-play?  (Or require some effort... lol)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 11, 2016, 01:34:43 PM
The Morimoto led fogs have the LEDs built in with all the electronics needed. It is a simple bolt in affair just like the set I sold you. No need to worry about wiring.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ve8CUDO.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 11, 2016, 01:37:52 PM
Oh man ... it looks so nice ...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on January 11, 2016, 01:41:36 PM
Are there foglight delete plates? Foglights in Calgary are about as useful as a swimsuit.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on January 11, 2016, 01:44:11 PM
I agree. While I do like the look of mine, I dread the day I get a crack in them large enough that they need replacing...
I was content with not having them on the old one. Should have kept those inserts!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on January 11, 2016, 01:50:19 PM
I just DIY'd some "fog light delete plates"

(http://i.imgur.com/FkQTRTVl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 11, 2016, 02:06:53 PM
My old GC8 fogs were huge, made of glass, and lasted 4 years without a single crack!
I think the plastic ones will hold up better, especially with the Lamin-X.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on January 11, 2016, 03:01:25 PM
Are there foglight delete plates? Foglights in Calgary are about as useful as a swimsuit.

(http://i.imgur.com/jegVAGah.jpg)

I have never owned a car with fog lights.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 11, 2016, 04:42:20 PM
I have some "delete" plates sitting in the garage.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on January 11, 2016, 05:03:32 PM
I have never owned a car with fog lights.

I have never owned a car without foglights for some reason. It just ends up that way somehow.

And my foglights stay off 98% of the time
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 11, 2016, 07:31:31 PM
I love my foglights.
That 3000K super yellow color always fulfills my rice ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 18, 2016, 08:20:31 AM
If any of you '15+ ('16 w/ the touch screen HU..) don't know about the reverse camera delay setting yet...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V70Fd4Hdao

I posted this a few days ago and was scrolling through Nasioc this morning when I came across someone who had commented in a mod thread about it as a "mod." Bunch of comments of people who didn't know of it, proving me right that it's not something many are aware of!  8)  Already 500+ views which is super cool.. But yeah, I think you can access this setting on the '15's too as your reverse camera is up on the top hud display, I'm not sure exactly where but several comments said it's a setting forsure!  ;)

My broken Foglights are being repaired, too! I found someone locally who specializes in headlight work (he mostly does retrofits and such) but I sent him the photo of my broken foglight and he said he could replace the lenses with new ones that are crack/ shatter-proof! Pretty sweet, and not expensive at all so I figured why not give it a go.. better than just having them remain broken and collect dust!  Picked up some new yellow 3M to wrap them after, too!  8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 18, 2016, 10:03:04 AM
Had someone with a 2015 WRX post this image, here's the setting for those that might not know :)

(http://i.imgur.com/AIogVKql.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 18, 2016, 10:06:24 AM
Luckily for us 2015 owners the delay doesn't effect the head unit. I did this when I picked up the car.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on January 18, 2016, 10:07:32 AM
Had someone with a 2015 WRX post this image, here's the setting for those that might not know :)

(http://i.imgur.com/AIogVKql.jpg)

At work, no speakers, didn't watch your video. What does this do?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 18, 2016, 10:09:39 AM
Luckily for us 2015 owners the delay doesn't effect the head unit. I did this when I picked up the car.

Do you have the delay on, and do you like it?  I don't mind it on the touch-screen head unit because it's larger and pretty decent quality, I reverse into practically every spot nowadays (although I used to reverse in all the time with my previous cars, too..)


At work, no speakers, didn't watch your video. What does this do?

Basically while reversing and your reverse camera comes on - If you enable the delay, after you shift out of reverse the camera still appears for about 3-4 seconds. I really like it personally, because sometimes I'll reverse into the spot and take it out of reverse and still roll back slightly.  Once you enable it you'll either love it or perhaps hate it, but lots of people on Nasioc so far are saying they love it haha! :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 18, 2016, 10:16:47 AM
I left my delay on. I have noticed that on the 2016 cars that the camera takes awhile to show up on the headunit and it doesnt always show the lines immediately. I am comparing this to my 2015 where the backup camera shows up on the small information screen immediately when I put the vehicle in reverse.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on January 18, 2016, 10:18:00 AM
Do you have the delay on, and do you like it?  I don't mind it on the touch-screen head unit because it's larger and pretty decent quality, I reverse into practically every spot nowadays (although I used to reverse in all the time with my previous cars, too..)


Basically while reversing and your reverse camera comes on - If you enable the delay, after you shift out of reverse the camera still appears for about 3-4 seconds. I really like it personally, because sometimes I'll reverse into the spot and take it out of reverse and still roll back slightly.  Once you enable it you'll either love it or perhaps hate it, but lots of people on Nasioc so far are saying they love it haha! :)

Meh. If I pull into a spot and park, my foot is on the brake and then the e-brake is engaged, so no rolling about. Can't see a time when I'd need this feature. I really only use the camera to really get close to the curb when I'm backing in somewhere, otherwise I just turn my head and look back over my shoulder and use my mirrors. Thanks for the info though.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on January 18, 2016, 04:21:32 PM
Great find! I'm one of those people that completely overlooked hat feature. I was actually wondering the other day if there was a way to have the camera not shut off as soon as I take it out of reverse.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on January 18, 2016, 05:03:55 PM
Nice! I'm gonna try this tonight. I also tend to take it out of reverse while still rolling back, so this would be really handy. Thanks!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 21, 2016, 11:32:50 AM
Finally accomplished my DIY (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=50572.0) wiring for the footwell LED's to come on whenever the doors open, or I unlock my car.  I really like it, and can't wait to see how it looks in the summer when I don't have the filthy winter mats in  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNZ-_8UgqQM&sns=em

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1499/24393631052_bb515b683c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DazJDJ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DazJDJ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1624/23873733004_6964e158e1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CnD85h)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/CnD85h) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on January 21, 2016, 02:44:05 PM
Finally accomplished my DIY (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=50572.0) wiring for the footwell LED's to come on whenever the doors open, or I unlock my car.  I really like it, and can't wait to see how it looks in the summer when I don't have the filthy winter mats in  ;D

Spencer! You did it! Looks so good.

I realized what you did compared to my schematic, your way is correct. If I were to wire them in series, I'd limit the current to the downstream map lights. You went parallel to the map lights.


Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 21, 2016, 02:47:52 PM
Spencer! You did it! Looks so good.

I realized what you did compared to my schematic, your way is correct. If I were to wire them in series, I'd limit the current to the downstream map lights. You went parallel to the map lights.

Haha, thanks man!! Yes, I looked a little more into the BIU unit and how all that works, and apparently there's some pretty technical aspects to that which control the way the light "dims/ fades" out when the doors open / close - as I believe the settings can control how long of a duration the lights and such remain on for after the car shuts off or is unlocked etc.

I originally tried going through the dome light. Spent about an hour on that, was thinking of pulling the entire roof liner out (even went as far as to begin pulling the ceiling handles out, which is incredibly easy btw)... then I decided to stop and stick my iphone camera in through the hole with a flashlight (video mode) to see what's inside there. The rails for the sunroof come back almost 2ft back I'd say, and then there's the sliding cover that blocked it so I ended up throwing that idea out the window.

The way they fade in / out when the car's unlocked though - I love it :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 29, 2016, 08:55:56 AM
R.I.P. :'(   I think the -27*C overnight and then a rock hit it driving home must have done it..

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1626/23689762753_8436ea30f4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C6oe8p)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/C6oe8p) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

So to update on this, I found a guy locally (Unrelated: who was actually in The Revenant as a "trapper" in the camp.. kinda cool ;D) He runs a small business doing headlight work, retrofits, etc.  I contacted him about replacing the lenses on my foglights and he offered to remove the broken glass and replace with this lifetime warranty Lexan (acrylic kinda stuff) which seemed like a good idea. Just got them back and I'm pleased with the result, they look good!

It should be noted that the reason I'm wanting to keep these foglight housings as I believe they're slightly "deeper" and fit the a slightly larger 55w bulb in there! So I've got some yellow Lamin-X from Shadow tint that I'm going to apply and then it should be good to go! Will probably install these back in the car this weekend.  Quick photo I took this morning of the new lenses...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1648/24062842753_f100f1ea58_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CEmmPc)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/CEmmPc) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

I also got a rock chip on my windshield earlier this week :(  Really bummed out, I didn't want a huge crack splitting and forming across my windshield so I immediately went to find one of those mobile tents that do the repair.
Couldn't find one, they were all closed for the season - and I also found their prices are like $55 for a chip which is robbery. I know Cal Alta is much cheaper, but they close at like 5pm or something so it was too late and I had a feeling if I didn't get something over this chip, it was going to be split across the windshield by the next day (I could see it already beginning to split.) 

Picked up this $15 kit from Canadian Tire and figured I'd make a DIY on doing the repair. Super easy, but time consuming because it was night / dark / cold(ish) outside..  It hasn't split though yet and it's not as visible which is great so I think it worked!!! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2TnS7gf_ws
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: pf0sh0 on January 29, 2016, 08:58:33 AM
Nice Car man!

I must say I have been looking everywhere for a picture with a 15-16 CWP WRX with those STi wheels. lol..

I currently have a 2011 wrx and  have a 2016 on order. I have purchased the same sti wheels for summer and have been looking for pictures online. It is ironic though, I have watched a lot of your you tube videos and never came across the one with the wheels being captured haha

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Tremor on January 29, 2016, 09:14:34 AM
Not that I'm telling you that you did the chip repair wrong but a few things that could make it easier/better if you do it again.
First off, your best bet is to do it in sunlight and when you're letting it sit just cover it up with a  microfibre so that the sunlight doesn't set the resin before you're done working it into the chip. That resin really shouldn't set at all until UV light hits it.
Also when you're in the "vacuum" stage at the beginning you can heat the inside of the glass slightly with a torch lighter(be super careful no more than 3-4 seconds at a time, you can make it worse) to get all of the air out as sometimes it can be super stubborn especially if the chip isn't fresh. If you can still see green/blue/black in the chip, you still have trapped air.
and finally, when you're taking off your piece of plastic at the end, make sure the resin is completely set and not runny at all. and when you're doing that hold your razor perpendicular to the windshield and scrape back and forth(it's gonna sound like hell but it won't scratch if your razor isn't messed up). By holding the razor at an angle you have a chance of pulling the resin back out of the chip. Once you're done all of that you can use some polish and run it over the spot where the chip is/was to make sure you got rid of all the extra resin and potential little scratches from the razor!

- Guy who used to work for DECO
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 29, 2016, 09:17:43 AM
- Guy who used to work for DECO

Some good info, thanks man. I know, the resin didn't get really "hardened" until the final stage when I let it sit for an hour with the square - but even at that point there was still some that was "runny" on it. not sure if that's good, but... It seems to be holding up now after a few days. Initially I could see it beginning to split/ crack and move straight up .. was going to suck big time, I don't want a huge crack LOL - So I did this.

Found out my insurance actually covers chip repair at no cost... So, I'll monitor this chip and if I see any issue I'll bring it to Cal Alta perhaps and have insurance pay for it :p
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on January 29, 2016, 10:41:22 AM
Some good info, thanks man. I know, the resin didn't get really "hardened" until the final stage when I let it sit for an hour with the square - but even at that point there was still some that was "runny" on it. not sure if that's good, but... It seems to be holding up now after a few days. Initially I could see it beginning to split/ crack and move straight up .. was going to suck big time, I don't want a huge crack LOL - So I did this.

Found out my insurance actually covers chip repair at no cost... So, I'll monitor this chip and if I see any issue I'll bring it to Cal Alta perhaps and have insurance pay for it :p

ittshay wind shield glass. It's what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.

You ain't legit without a big horizontal crack above your wipers.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 29, 2016, 10:47:31 AM
ittshay wind shield glass. It's what makes a Subaru, a Subaru.

You ain't legit without a big horizontal crack above your wipers.

;D Nooooooooo!! :(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on January 29, 2016, 11:02:19 AM
You ain't legit without a big horizontal crack above your wipers.

First snowfall after I got my Subaru. So excite. Within 5 minutes I had said crack. Much angry.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 29, 2016, 11:08:32 AM
First snowfall after I got my Subaru. So excite. Within 5 minutes I had said crack. Much angry.

If you ever wanna do a trunk swap (maybe you're an old man or something and don't want the heat score with the Police) I'm your guy let me know! ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on January 29, 2016, 06:38:05 PM
So to update on this, I found a guy locally (Unrelated: who was actually in The Revenant as a "trapper" in the camp.. kinda cool ;D) He runs a small business doing headlight work, retrofits, etc.  I contacted him about replacing the lenses on my foglights and he offered to remove the broken glass and replace with this lifetime warranty Lexan (acrylic kinda stuff) which seemed like a good idea. Just got them back and I'm pleased with the result, they look good!

I will have to check this guy out. Both of the foglight housings in my legacy are badly cracked, and have chips taken out of them that are allowing dust and itshay into the housings. Would like to fix those soon. Any pics of the new housings on the car?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 30, 2016, 11:23:15 AM
I will have to check this guy out. Both of the foglight housings in my legacy are badly cracked, and have chips taken out of them that are allowing dust and itshay into the housings. Would like to fix those soon. Any pics of the new housings on the car?

None yet, going to wrap them with Lamin-X here today and then maybe install later today. I'll post pics ! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-DKImGoddw
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canadian on February 01, 2016, 08:31:48 PM
did you end up getting the lamin-x on?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 01, 2016, 09:58:38 PM
Not yet! Been busy with a lot going on but hopefully this week and get them back installed! :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on February 04, 2016, 10:39:39 AM
Honestly, that blows..... Sometimes life gets tough, and stays tough for a while, but hopefully things will start to turn around soon. Head back to the gym, and take your stress out with lifting. Lift more, put the anger/strength into that.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 04, 2016, 10:51:17 AM
If they can get it on video, could that person's insurance not be made to pay for damages?
That uckfaying sucks Spencer..  But seriously dude if there's one thing I've learned the hard way lately it's that you gotta keep your head up. Don't let the ittshay things in life break you..  Find a way to use that anger and frustration as motivation in everything else you do.

That does really suck, and I would have gone mental on that vehicle. If you have all the evidence of what happened though, I would imagine you'll be able to get it sorted.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 10:52:59 AM
Yeah it's being considered hit and run by Police, need to find who hit the sign causing (property damage) and damaged my vehicle. Their insurance will then be chased, by my insurance!  I just hope it can be sorted :(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on February 04, 2016, 11:25:55 AM
That sucks a lot!

So do you have the plate # then if you know there was paint transfer on both sign and car?

Hopefully it gets sorted and you'll have a new trunk lid in no time.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 11:28:51 AM
That sucks a lot!

So do you have the plate # then if you know there was paint transfer on both sign and car?

Hopefully it gets sorted and you'll have a new trunk lid in no time.

Yup! Plate, tons of pics, Police station funny enough took my iphone and printed all the relevant pics on 8x10's and we laid them all out across the table - felt like CSI investigation lol. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on February 04, 2016, 11:40:05 AM
Yup! Plate, tons of pics, Police station funny enough took my iphone and printed all the relevant pics on 8x10's and we laid them all out across the table - felt like CSI investigation lol.

That's their day job!  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 12:25:33 PM
Let's play a game... Guess the repair estimate. Whoever's closest wins... (no prize lol)
I'll know later today. GO!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 05LGT on February 04, 2016, 12:27:32 PM
$753.36
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 04, 2016, 12:28:51 PM
Sorry to hear about this. Really upsetting but keep your head up.

I do like games. Can you tell us the full extent of the damage?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 04, 2016, 12:37:18 PM
$1500.00
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 04, 2016, 12:50:02 PM
I'll go with... $1200
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on February 04, 2016, 12:50:42 PM
itshay buddy, sorry to see that.

$1329.99 < estimate < $1500.00


Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on February 04, 2016, 01:08:21 PM
I mean. It could be worse. It could be something that needs to be cut and welded. Right now, it's just a trunk swap away from being fine.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on February 04, 2016, 01:10:17 PM
$1750, Bob.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on February 04, 2016, 01:15:06 PM
Let's play a game... Guess the repair estimate. Whoever's closest wins... (no prize lol)
I'll know later today. GO!

$753.98

... How about a photoshoot? lol ;) Still sad I couldn't make it out to the remembrance day meet.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: lakelouise02bugeye on February 04, 2016, 01:47:30 PM
Let's play a game... Guess the repair estimate. Whoever's closest wins... (no prize lol)
I'll know later today. GO!
$1201 bob
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 04, 2016, 02:02:31 PM
I see a perfect opportunity to get that STI trunk/wing you've been after.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 02:04:58 PM
I see a perfect opportunity to get that STI trunk/wing you've been after.

Do you think this is possible, with insurance and such? Can I do that? Have them fill the holes, remove the lip spoiler and then instead replace with a STI wing?  I might ask about that when I go in to the shop later today.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 04, 2016, 02:07:08 PM
Ask for a payout and use the cash towards a wing?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on February 04, 2016, 02:11:24 PM
They're not going to repair the trunk. They'll get you a new one.

I've had luck with talking with a repair shop, and agreeing to pay the difference for a higher quality item. But it rarely happens that they co-operate.

Might be best to get payout as Jelly mentioned.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 02:13:54 PM
I'll ask if they can do it, and pay the difference. I think that wing is like ~$300 ish + labor presumably.

NVM it's a lot more than that lol...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on February 04, 2016, 02:16:53 PM
I'll ask if they can do it, and pay the difference. I think that wing is like ~$300 ish + labor presumably.

NVM it's a lot more than that lol...

http://parts.subaru.com/p/Subaru__STI25L-TURBO-6MTSTI/REAR-SPOILER-ASSEMBLY/60019761/96061VA010NN.html

Looks like trunk lid is $469 US, and WRX spoiler is $149 US. STI spoiler is $463 US?
Dang.

http://www.subarupartsandaccessories.com/a/Subaru__WRX/__6464558/SPOILER-REAR/V10-921-03.html

$373 US there.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Cagare on February 04, 2016, 02:40:21 PM
They will just replace the trunk it will be cheaper.  Similar thing happened to our Forester but it was the bumper.  They just replaced the whole bumper.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 03:03:25 PM
Just arrived, they said they think it's repairable
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 04, 2016, 03:04:59 PM
Just arrived, they said they think it's repairable

Do you want it repairable?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 03:06:58 PM
I don't know ... It's the same (insurance recommended) shop as before so.. I don't like this kinda itshay in my life and just like to get it done with.
They don't understand the wing / trunk thing, said I could supply my own wing and they'd install it at same time but that's not possible..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 04, 2016, 03:16:49 PM
The repair route of the trunk should limit downtime.

I am guessing they repair the trunk and then get a new spoiler + paint.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on February 04, 2016, 03:29:50 PM
I'm surprised they would go the repair route. Its certainly doable, but it could be a lot of massaging to work out the dent and eliminate the high spots caused by the crease depending on the structure on the inside of the trunk. Its not like its an incredibly expensive panel nor hard to remove. I'm also surprised a body shop is ignorant of the difference between a wrx and an sti spoiler, I'd be tempted to ask another shop.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 04, 2016, 03:31:35 PM
$1201 bob
F uuuuuuuuuuuuu

Yeah it may be easier to just forget about it, but I mean if you can save a hundred or so bucks just doing a little work on your end, and end up getting the spoiler you want, you may as well go for it! And like I said, when I asked for 2011 headlights instead of 2013, they said it wouldn't have been a problem, had I asked before they shipped the parts out already. Worth your time imo!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 04, 2016, 03:36:17 PM
I'm surprised they would go the repair route. Its certainly doable, but it could be a lot of massaging to work out the dent and eliminate the high spots caused by the crease depending on the structure on the inside of the trunk. Its not like its an incredibly expensive panel nor hard to remove. I'm also surprised a body shop is ignorant of the difference between a wrx and an sti spoiler, I'd be tempted to ask another shop.

Whatever is cheaper is the route insurance will go. Pretty sure I know someone who bought a base trunk brand new from Subaru for 450.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 04:08:43 PM
Base trunk and then drill and mount the wing ??  Is the "payout" the same as the repair cost? If I take the cash I sign a form and I'm on my own then yea? Buy an OE base trunk + STI wing, can the dealership so that full install? Or a body shop? Could somewhere like screaming paint works order those OEM parts and do the install??
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on February 04, 2016, 04:10:58 PM
Don't take a cash payout. They won't give you the same amount they would give the shop for the job, and you'll need to take it to a shop anyway so there is no point.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 04:14:34 PM
Do you think other shops might possibly be able to do the repair work to the dent, remove the lip spoiler all the together - properly fill the holes, repaint, and then procure, paint, and install an STI wing?? 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on February 04, 2016, 04:37:55 PM
If they're looking into repairing for whatever reason unlikely. Now you're into welding and a lot more blending and filling to deal with the various mounting holes unless the wrx holes line up with the sti mounting holes by some miracle which is unlikely.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 04:52:03 PM
Eh, I'll just continue and hope someone won't care it's been repainted once and do a swap with me. Or get a password JDM top window lip for these cars, it's also pretty nice.   Cool :D Thx guys..

Also, Stehle wins!!! Cost is $990!! I'd definitely be down to shoot your car in the summer man!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on February 04, 2016, 04:56:44 PM
Pretty impressively cheap. I would have guessed closer to the 1500 mark, but I guess if they expect no issues bumping the dent out and smoothing it you're only looking at the cost of the spoiler and the man hours for the respray and materials.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: MellowsDad on February 04, 2016, 07:32:34 PM
for $990 you won't be getting blends, on a three stage paint I hope they keep the repair area small, will be a tough match to quarters.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on February 04, 2016, 08:29:12 PM
Huh, crazy. Didn't see that coming! Stoked!

I'm surprised they would repair it... especially since it seems that new lid + spoiler can be had for $426 USD (according to subarupartsandaccessories) which is approximately $600 CAD.
I can't see the painting being more than $400... and bodyshops typically prefer to go this route because less issues can potentially arise.

I would almost see if you could push for a replacement. That's much better than a repair, IMO.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2016, 08:53:00 PM
I asked but he said the price he's seeing on the system was more than that!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: MellowsDad on February 05, 2016, 08:29:54 AM
I punched in some numbers at work this morning. Here is what I come up with:

To repair decklid

Gross Parts: $254.68
Paint Materials: $177.00
Shop Materials: $15.00

Replace Cost: $118.88
Refinish Cost: $467.58

GST: $51.66

Total without even repair time on decklid $1,084.80


To replace decklid:

Gross Parts: $600.63
Paint Materials: $354.00
Shop Materials: $54.00

Replace Cost: $427.95
Refinish Cost: $935.15

GST: $118.59

Total cost: $2490.32
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 05, 2016, 08:35:26 AM
^^^ Guessing you do this for a living?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: MellowsDad on February 05, 2016, 08:41:40 AM
Yes, I manage a body shop in Edmonton. The quote seemed low, so I thought I would punch it into my system
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on February 05, 2016, 08:58:38 AM
Replace Cost: $427.95
Refinish Cost: $935.15

What are these costs for?

Does it cost $1000 to spray a 4 foot by 2 foot area?
4 hours to replace trunk lid (replace cost)?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 05, 2016, 09:25:08 AM
My only advice is don't settle. Your car is only 3 months old and should be repaired to meet that condition.

For instance if you can see the dent from the inside of the trunk still I wouldn't accept it. Maybe I am being picky but I would almost demand a new trunk unless they can guarantee the repair to be perfect.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on February 05, 2016, 09:31:34 AM
Crazy story.... I keep intending to get a dash cam, but keep putting it off.
I'm guessing the scuff in the bottom right of the hitch is where he hit the post?

He definitely made the effort to pull forward after hitting the sign.

Make sure the trunk is fixed to your satisfaction. My buddy had his bumper fixed by a shop, and while putting the bumper back on, they made perhaps a 1 inch scuff near the bottom of the bumper (must have scraped it against the floor mildly). He complained and they had to take it off and repaint it all over again. I believe insurance won't pay the shop unless you're 100% satisfied.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on February 05, 2016, 09:35:12 AM
I bought one for the s2k, but... that's in storage. I sold my 2ch blackvue with the subie, and I'm too lazy to pull the 1ch out of the 4runner, so that will get sold with it.

I keep planning to buy another blackvue for the GTI, but it's a lot of extra money I shouldn't be spending.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: MellowsDad on February 05, 2016, 09:41:01 AM
What are these costs for?

Does it cost $1000 to spray a 4 foot by 2 foot area?
4 hours to replace trunk lid (replace cost)?

As you are asking about the replacement price.

The costs in questions are for Remove and Install ($427.xx)
R&I the following: deck lid, spoiler, all emblems, camera, deck lid liner. Also required for blends, rear bumper cover, both tail lamps, roof drip mouldings. We back mask here to keep a single layer of paint.

The cost for refinish includes: deck lid, both inside and out, the quarter panels will require a blend. Look at your quarter it runs all the way along the roof and down the windshield pillar. No where to cut off until then. It's also a three stage paint which requires an extra coat over your generic two stage.

Slightly larger than a 4x2 area.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on February 05, 2016, 09:59:04 AM
Oh wow. Wasn't expecting practically the entire rear-end of the car to be re-sprayed to match trunk. Makes sense, though.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 05, 2016, 11:35:35 AM
I'm with you on dashcams Spencer.. though I strongly advise not cheaping out on one either. Mine died literally about a week before my car got written off. I still have yet to get a 2 channel Blackvue... we should get another group buy going...  ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on February 05, 2016, 11:36:55 AM
I'm with you on dashcams Spencer.. though I strongly advise not cheaping out on one either. Mine died literally about a week before my car got written off. I still have yet to get a 2 channel Blackvue... we should get another group buy going...  ;)

I've never seen the group buys come out cheaper than Canada Dashcam.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 05, 2016, 11:42:58 AM
They've actually got a pretty decent deal on them right now... 2 sets of dual channel systems w/ power boxes for $830 CAN...  :o
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 16, 2016, 12:45:17 PM
So the body shop ordered the wrong wing for the trunk replacement. They ordered the STI wing!!  I'm like.. f*ck yeah, LOL.  That's kinda what I want. 

Then they tell me I have to pay for the labor to fill in the holes + sand etc, and then the cost of the wing itself, to $1,000 approx. additional out of my pocket.
Yeah, no thanks.  :'(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 16, 2016, 02:33:32 PM
Keep the wing and do it yourself
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 16, 2016, 02:35:57 PM
Keep the wing and do it yourself

Well, I thought of it.  But, the price they quoted was for the filling, sanding, painting of the holes, then drilling and mounting + painting the wing.  I'd also have to pay out of pocket on rental car costs for the additional days/ time required (they said 2-3 days extra which is like.. wtf.)  But oh well.  I wouldn't want the STI wing AND the WRX lip on the trunk, it would be too busy and not look very good (I've seen one person do this on Nasioc).   My alternative would be to have them paint the wing, and then I could remove the WRX lip and use plugs, and then drill new holes and mount the STI wing... But, that would still be $700 or so for the wing + paint (it's like $499 USD or somethin like that).   
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on February 16, 2016, 03:15:00 PM
So the body shop ordered the wrong wing for the trunk replacement. They ordered the STI wing!!  I'm like.. f*ck yeah, LOL.  That's kinda what I want. 

Then they tell me I have to pay for the labor to fill in the holes + sand etc, and then the cost of the wing itself, to $1,000 approx. additional out of my pocket.
Yeah, no thanks.  :'(

#YOLO
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on February 16, 2016, 05:43:09 PM
I am sure there are more than a few people who would want to help if you wanted to go the STi wing route. I would loan you the Laggin Wagon if you needed a car to drive in the meantime. ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 23, 2016, 07:36:28 AM
Spring/ Summer is coming soon, too. With the potential $1,000 expense I could have used in getting my dream big wing on the back, I can definitely save that money and put it to something far more valuable - new wheels! Nothing crazy, maybe 1.5k budget for wheels + tires. Still no idea what I want though, 17's and keep OEM tires, or go 18's and sell the OEM set? I feel like the market will be dumped with those OEM wheels come April / May.. ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/Cd76YTdl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 23, 2016, 08:16:14 AM
For reference I ended up selling my stock 17" tires with 1/32 of wear for $425. The factory wheels won't be worth anything as they are butt ugly. They will make an affordable set of winter wheels but thats it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on February 23, 2016, 08:47:59 AM
Personally i think you should go with 18's for summer and make the stock wheels winters
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on February 23, 2016, 08:53:24 AM
Keep the stock wheels for winter, sell the 18's. Get 18's for summer.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 23, 2016, 09:05:31 AM
Keep the stock wheels for winter, sell the 18's. Get 18's for summer.

This is probably the route I would go as well but probably won't make sense financially.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 23, 2016, 09:11:11 AM
But the OEM wheel/tire package is perfectly balanced from factory without a hint of vibration.  Can you give up that ride quality? 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on February 23, 2016, 10:47:05 AM
This is probably the route I would go as well but probably won't make sense financially.

But the OEM wheel/tire package is perfectly balanced from factory without a hint of vibration.  Can you give up that ride quality? 

Yeah, I don't understand why you bought steelies in the same size as OEM if you were just going to run them for winter. Sell the steelies and transfer over the winters to the OEM wheels. The OEM wheels are quality Enkei pieces.

Kijho can sell the stock tires, sell the 18's with winters and that should nearly cover a set of winter tires in 17". It'll make more sense to spend the money on 17" winters now and get what he can for the 18's than have to replace 18" winters later.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 23, 2016, 10:51:19 AM
Yeah, I don't understand why you bought steelies in the same size as OEM if you were just going to run them for winter. Sell the steelies and transfer over the winters to the OEM wheels. The OEM wheels are quality Enkei pieces.

I bought the steelies and winters used as a package. I had no intention of keeping the steelies and will sell them when i swap my winters to the factory wheels this spring. If I would have known I was going to get summer wheels this summer I would have just bought brand new winters from the get go.

In the end I got some lightly used winters mounted and balanced on steelies for less money than buying new winters.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 23, 2016, 10:55:27 AM
So, sell the summer 17"S tires from the OEM
Sell the 18" Enkei wheels + tires

Buy 17" winter tires, put on OEM wheels
Buy 18" summer wheels + tires

That's a good plan, so much effort hahaha...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 23, 2016, 10:58:10 AM
So, sell the summer 17"S tires from the OEM
Sell the 18" Enkei wheels + tires

Buy 17" winter tires, put on OEM wheels
Buy 18" summer wheels + tires

That's a good plan, so much effort hahaha...

Yup that should be the plan.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: tawheed on February 23, 2016, 11:05:35 AM
So, sell the summer 17"S tires from the OEM
Sell the 18" Enkei wheels + tires

Buy 17" winter tires, put on OEM wheels
Buy 18" summer wheels + tires

That's a good plan, so much effort hahaha...

I have 17" winter tires in OEM sizes with 1000km on them if you're interested  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 23, 2016, 11:09:44 AM
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-tires-rims/calgary/enkei-raijin-245-40r18-18-8-5-5-114-3-rims-for-sale/1138852174?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on February 23, 2016, 12:44:58 PM
I bought the steelies and winters used as a package. I had no intention of keeping the steelies and will sell them when i swap my winters to the factory wheels this spring. If I would have known I was going to get summer wheels this summer I would have just bought brand new winters from the get go.

In the end I got some lightly used winters mounted and balanced on steelies for less money than buying new winters.

Ah, OK. I didn't realize you bought them together.

So, sell the summer 17"S tires from the OEM
Sell the 18" Enkei wheels + tires

Buy 17" winter tires, put on OEM wheels
Buy 18" summer wheels + tires

That's a good plan, so much effort hahaha...

Yes.

How is that any more effort than anything else?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 23, 2016, 05:09:52 PM
Look what I just stumbled upon. Woah! Sport lip + STI Wing?!?  Ohhhh dear.

(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12744094_10154680455889408_9065603638920619106_n.jpg?oh=9c4742c1ec41e1b4e2f17fdc06b2c5ad&oe=576A7228)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canadian on March 05, 2016, 10:57:39 PM
how did your car turn out? satisfied?

also like your latest video.
in case anyone else wants to see it thats not  subscribed for some reason
(hope you don't mind me posting this, let me know if you want me to remove it)
https://youtu.be/SMgTlKnh5N4 (https://youtu.be/SMgTlKnh5N4)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 06, 2016, 04:04:57 PM
Thanks so much for checking it out, I'm happy some people liked it! :)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1536/25540469876_5245f58432_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EUVzSU)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EUVzSU) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1487/25199063009_c12d2121f3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EoKMvB)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EoKMvB) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canadian on March 06, 2016, 04:15:17 PM
good to hear everything went well and turned out to your liking, looks good from the pictures. i do the same thing with my dash cam after having it somewhere, just to make sure.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 07, 2016, 08:04:31 AM
Anyone know where to buy a Fumoto drain valve, locally?  :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on March 07, 2016, 08:07:59 AM
18's just look so good. Glad to hear everything is fixed.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 07, 2016, 09:38:45 AM
Anyone know where to buy a Fumoto drain valve, locally?  :)
http://www.ezoildrain.ca

They're identical to the Fumoto, Canadian, and if you buy one of the hose ends it puts the value up just enough for free shipping.

18's just look so good. Glad to hear everything is fixed.
+1

Honestly I wouldn't even bother with aftermarket wheels, I'd just run those sti rims as summers. They suit the car very well.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 07, 2016, 09:46:25 AM
18's just look so good. Glad to hear everything is fixed.

http://www.ezoildrain.ca

They're identical to the Fumoto, Canadian, and if you buy one of the hose ends it puts the value up just enough for free shipping.
+1

Honestly I wouldn't even bother with aftermarket wheels, I'd just run those sti rims as summers. They suit the car very well.

Thanks guys ~ I love my STI wheels, I'm glad I kept these over the Rota's (I don't think the Rota's would look as good, and these had brand new Hakka's on them for winter).  I'm looking at some relatively cheap XXR's from 1010 for summer, and I'll also keep the OEM Wheels + Stock summers just in storage in the attic, just to have as a backup (and if I ever for whatever crazy reason decided to sell the car, I could separate any aftermarket wheels for more money).

Thanks for the ezoil drain valve!! Awesome! :D 

Just about 12,000km's :'(  Can't wait to get the bike out for commuting a bit more, damn.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on March 07, 2016, 09:48:00 AM
http://www.ezoildrain.ca

They're identical to the Fumoto, Canadian, and if you buy one of the hose ends it puts the value up just enough for free shipping.

I have Fumoto on the STI and ezoil on the Forester.  I wouldn't put one over the other, but like Dan said, the ez is Canadian.  The shipping was fast too. 

I guess one thing that Fumoto has over the ez is a clip to prevent the valve from opening, but...  It's an overkill failsafe. 

Honestly I wouldn't even bother with aftermarket wheels, I'd just run those sti rims as summers. They suit the car very well.

+1

Unless you wanted something with more aggressive offset and concave, but those rims look great on the car. 

-edit- 

Oh yeah, I forgot you kept the Rota's.  Sweet :D  You should try them anyway. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 07, 2016, 09:50:12 AM
-edit- 

Oh yeah, I forgot you kept the Rota's.  Sweet :D  You should try them anyway. 

No I didn't keep the Rota's! They went with the car.. I am more upset about losing my burnt blue lugnuts though, they were like half the price of the Rota's haha..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on March 07, 2016, 09:56:12 AM
No I didn't keep the Rota's! They went with the car.. I am more upset about losing my burnt blue lugnuts though, they were like half the price of the Rota's haha..

Doh, read that wrong :(  Well, you kept the better wheels, in any case!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 07, 2016, 09:57:38 AM
I guess one thing that Fumoto has over the ez is a clip to prevent the valve from opening, but...  It's an overkill failsafe. 
Being that its pretty much a clone if one could find the fumoto clip I'm sure it would be compatible with the ez drain.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on March 07, 2016, 10:01:57 AM
http://www.ezoildrain.ca

They're identical to the Fumoto, Canadian, and if you buy one of the hose ends it puts the value up just enough for free shipping.
+1

Honestly I wouldn't even bother with aftermarket wheels, I'd just run those sti rims as summers. They suit the car very well.

Completely agree with this.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on March 07, 2016, 11:48:13 AM
Completely agree with this.

The one thing with those wheels is that they're a bit on the heavy side. But they do look good. My STI five spokes that I've also dedicated to winters look awesome. But they're almost 30lbs a wheel.

I like your plan though. After I get my summer wheels and tires, I might keep my stock summer wheel setup in storage somewhere like you, in case I ever sell the car (which might happen sooner than I think lol).
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on March 07, 2016, 01:00:02 PM
http://www.ezoildrain.ca

They're identical to the Fumoto, Canadian, and if you buy one of the hose ends it puts the value up just enough for free shipping.

Yoink!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on March 07, 2016, 01:05:27 PM
The one thing with those wheels is that they're a bit on the heavy side. But they do look good. My STI five spokes that I've also dedicated to winters look awesome. But they're almost 30lbs a wheel.

The 5 spokes were the only ones that were that heavy.  The Enkei that Spencer has were 23.5 lbs (which, are still on the heavier side, I guess)

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2239019
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: kijho on March 09, 2016, 05:34:06 PM
Just called and they said Service B (for 20K) is $635 and Service A is $165. I changed it back to service A because the difference are basically none other than checking couple more things, inspecting the brakes and rotating tires for you.

I got my 15' wrx in Aug 2014. I didn't ask why the recall just asked what's being done which they said they would check spark plugs, leak down test, and if they are good they would reflash. If not, an engine replacement.

So, bringing this over from the recall thread...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1512/25026135004_cec9915d9e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E8tu3h)
TL;DR From my understanding of this:  You must follow the maintenance schedule to remain eligible under warranty.
However - It says the work may be performed by "any automotive established or individual - but using parts other than "Genuine Subaru replacement parts" is not covered under warranty should something happen as a result. (So, use Subaru or approved oil filters and oil etc.)

The schedule in months or kilometers
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1662/25656686455_87f1e3f78b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F6ce22)

Here's the simplified recommendation schedule. I preferred the old schedule style better from my 2013...
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1602/25630497196_254bcd7b83_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F3SZS5)

So I've "done" the 6,000km Service A myself. I took a photo of the odometer (although the guy at Subaru Dealer told me I could wait until 8,000km's for the Oil Change which goes completely against this recommendation.)
I guess I could say I "inspected" all of the items listed... However, what the hell is to be interpreted and considered for a battery service and road test. How could I prove that .. How can I even prove half this itshay.. ;D

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: diamondedge on March 09, 2016, 06:00:09 PM
Battery service...



1. Inspect all cables to battery
2. Disconnect and clean terminals/posts if necessary
3. If you have a battery tester, use it
4. Apply that red goop that prevents corrosion
5. ?? ??
6. Profit
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: likeawind on March 09, 2016, 06:03:54 PM
Kijho, If you haven't bought the Ezieoil drain. We can do group buy to save on shipping.
I can order two if you'd like!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: likeawind on March 09, 2016, 06:08:25 PM
I got a call from SOC for an Engine rough Idle Recall, they said I'll have to leave the car for the whole day. Wondering if they called you or 10Sec!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: 10secdream on March 09, 2016, 06:34:15 PM
I got a call from SOC for an Engine rough Idle Recall, they said I'll have to leave the car for the whole day. Wondering if they called you or 10Sec!

Unlikely. My car was one of the last 2015 production numbers and I am pretty sure it already has the new calibration.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: kijho on March 09, 2016, 09:06:58 PM
Tim also messaged me today about doing a group-buy on the EzOil drain valve... Unfortunately (but not really unfortunately) I already bought it on Monday haha..
Fortunately - It's FREE SHIPPING if you order the one with the small hose nozzle on the end (which is like a 1cm extension) and it's like $3 more in cost.. Why not incase you ever want to use a nose.. I probably will use it.  Ships Expedited from BC, should be here soon!

Here's the one I ordered:  http://www.ezoildrain.ca/products/EZ-105h   Free shipping w/ Canada Post.

I haven't received any recall notifications yet, *knock on wood,*  I know the first production 2015's had their big recalls, but I haven't had any on the 2016 yet thankfully!!

If anyone is looking for a Dash-Cam, this seems like a fairly decent deal from Newegg someone over on my YouTube channel just sent me..
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9MP3GR1424&cm_sp=Homepage_MKPL-_-P1_9SIA9MP3GR1424-_-03092016

So, bringing this over from the recall thread...

TL;DR From my understanding of this:  You must follow the maintenance schedule to remain eligible under warranty.
However - It says the work may be performed by "any automotive established or individual - but using parts other than "Genuine Subaru replacement parts" is not covered under warranty should something happen as a

Are you guys doing your own maintenance for these A, B, C etc. services? I presume there may be some more major jobs that would potentially be worthwhile to drop-off at the dealership to have done..
Are you guys just taking photographs, documenting receipts, dates, etc. for when you performed the visual checks, tire rotations, oil changes etc.?

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: Rathburn on March 10, 2016, 08:15:52 AM
Are you guys doing your own maintenance for these A, B, C etc. services? I presume there may be some more major jobs that would potentially be worthwhile to drop-off at the dealership to have done..
Are you guys just taking photographs, documenting receipts, dates, etc. for when you performed the visual checks, tire rotations, oil changes etc.?

LOLNO

If you're doing your own oil and filters, engine air filter, cabin air filter, swapping your own wheels, doing your own brakes you're basically doing everything they're doing. Take a look at the other stuff while you're in there.

Wheels off to swap or do brakes? Take a look at your axles, CV's, et cetera.
Changing your oil and filter oil? How does that brake fluid look?
Check your air filter. Or just replace them every spring, they're cheap and probably dirty at that point.
Had your car for a few years? Change the tranny/diff fluid.

You don't need to document all that stuff if you don't want to, they're really only going to care about oil changes. Certainly don't take it in to them to get all that done. I mean, 650 for some tire kicking and a look over? Plus a test drive where they tell you what you already know: your car drives fine.


I got a call from SOC for an Engine rough Idle Recall, they said I'll have to leave the car for the whole day. Wondering if they called you or 10Sec!

kijho's car is a 2016, only early build 2015's are affected. I got the call regarding this issue as well. I'll book something up shortly. From what I've read about it, very few cars require a new engine.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: Rich on March 10, 2016, 08:45:20 AM
Be careful if you do book the dealer for servicing and find out exactly what they'll do.  I took my old '07 to them for its 48k and found out that they tacked on some extras (with an extra charge of course) on top of what was on the maintenance schedule, they also reflashed my ECU without telling me >:(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: cha0tik on March 12, 2016, 11:17:15 AM
LOLNO

If you're doing your own oil and filters, engine air filter, cabin air filter, swapping your own wheels, doing your own brakes you're basically doing everything they're doing. Take a look at the other stuff while you're in there.

Wheels off to swap or do brakes? Take a look at your axles, CV's, et cetera.
Changing your oil and filter oil? How does that brake fluid look?
Check your air filter. Or just replace them every spring, they're cheap and probably dirty at that point.
Had your car for a few years? Change the tranny/diff fluid.

You don't need to document all that stuff if you don't want to, they're really only going to care about oil changes. Certainly don't take it in to them to get all that done. I mean, 650 for some tire kicking and a look over? Plus a test drive where they tell you what you already know: your car drives fine.


kijho's car is a 2016, only early build 2015's are affected. I got the call regarding this issue as well. I'll book something up shortly. From what I've read about it, very few cars require a new engine.

This.

I only changed my oil at the dealer this winter since I don't have a heated garage and I was lazy.

Come spring/summer, I'll be doing the basic stuff myself. Surprisingly, these cars don't require that much maintenance. Oils/fluids, filters and brakes pretty much.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - Subaru A/B/C Maintence!?!
Post by: kijho on March 12, 2016, 11:49:33 AM
I'm doing oil changes regularly every 6-7k or so, maybe less.. when I'm not lazy.   EzeOil Drain Valve arrived which will be great :D

For all the other "visual inspection" crap - I'm just gonna do that myself and check mark it off the date/ kilometers in which I say I did it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 16, 2016, 08:29:44 AM
So, the Ez Oil drain valve does not fit. Apparently Rathburn ordered the same one and went to install and found this out the hard way. Thankfully Dan told me of this and I haven''t opened mine yet / done my oil change.

What is quite surprising is that many places online such as SubiSpeed, Rally Sport, and even Ez Oil's website show the option for the 2015+ WRX for all drain valves / fumoto's / Ez Oil etc. at 14mm x 1.5.   However, if you go directly into Fumoto's website, it calls for 16mm x 1.5!!   Ez Oil has the 16mm thread, but doesn't show it as the correct sizing.

This looks correct sizing on RSD:  http://www.rallysportdirect.com/part/oil-drain-plugs/dim-m16x1-5x12-dimple-magnetic-oil-drain-plug-m16x1-5x12

However this, F-106.. is 14mm wtf!  http://www.rallysportdirect.com/part/oil-drain-plugs/dim-m16x1-5x12-dimple-magnetic-oil-drain-plug-m16x1-5x12

Emailed Ez Oil, they want me to confirm thread sizing and then return this and they will send me the correct size.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on March 16, 2016, 12:19:45 PM
Or just buy another one, I'll buy that one off you (providing it fits mine) ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 16, 2016, 12:31:40 PM
Or just buy another one, I'll buy that one off you (providing it fits mine) ;)

I think yours is M20x1.5?  Not sure. Won't fit! :( 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on March 16, 2016, 12:34:38 PM
Damn! Looks like I'll have to not be lazy and do it myself.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 16, 2016, 06:09:05 PM
It should fit his as its an ej
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 16, 2016, 06:10:04 PM
It should fit his as its an ej

The 14mm Ez Oil will fit his?   Fumoto shows 20mm?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 16, 2016, 06:13:20 PM
... But you ordered the 20mm one I thought?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 16, 2016, 06:24:36 PM
... But you ordered the 20mm one I thought?

Oh yeah...   uckfay this confusion. Too much for me. They're looking into it and will email me back, I think the 16mmx1.5 is needed for the 2015+'s.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on March 16, 2016, 08:14:20 PM
I'd just go with a Fumoto. They're not Canadian, but I know they've made some to fit the FA20.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Asstuna on March 16, 2016, 09:12:15 PM
Hey Spencer

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1470/25548229950_0026ffa210_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EVBmFh)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Asstuna on March 16, 2016, 09:14:26 PM
NVM, I see you've done them already
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 16, 2016, 09:15:45 PM
NVM, I see you've done them already

;D ;D ;D  I was in a toss up with whether you were showing me some cool side badge inlays OR you bought yourself a WRX ..

FYI:  Those damn stickers were like $20 + $10 shipping and rip easily. Good thing they give you 2x spares in-case you mess up.  :-[
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Asstuna on March 16, 2016, 09:41:31 PM
OR you bought yourself a WRX ..
Within this one the want is strong
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 17, 2016, 08:44:47 AM
Ez Oil came through with top notch customer service. They're sending me out a new valve free of charge expedited, and said I could keep the one I have that doesn't fit.   ^-^

Will start the bidding at $1.  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on March 17, 2016, 09:40:13 AM
Ez Oil came through with top notch customer service. They're sending me out a new valve free of charge expedited, and said I could keep the one I have that doesn't fit.   ^-^

Will start the bidding at $1.  ;D
What's it supposed to fit, EJ oil pans?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on March 17, 2016, 02:08:37 PM
$2 Bob!

No seriously, I'll just buy it off you
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 17, 2016, 02:12:29 PM
$2 Bob!

No seriously, I'll just buy it off you

You can have it  :)  Buy me a beer sometime !
Just let me wait until I have the new one in shipping from them first to be certain!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on March 18, 2016, 12:37:07 AM
For sure, I've been in no rush to do anything whatsoever lately anyways ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 18, 2016, 08:16:57 AM
Anyone have any recommendations for sound deadening material that sticks down, other than the insanely expensive Dynamat?  My Subwoofer is beginning to rattle the rear deck more and more each day.. ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on March 18, 2016, 08:17:49 AM
Get rid of the subwoofer, listen to exhaust.

B-quiet. It's local to AB. I used it in my STi, the S2k, and Jeff used it in his STi as well. Maybe even the lotus.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on March 18, 2016, 09:32:12 AM
B-Quiet has reasonably cheap shipping or you could make a trip down to Lethbridge and pick it up from their shop. Dynamat is a lot more expensive.

If you want, I have a roll of special Dynamat "tape" that I thought was tape with Dynamat attached but actually turned out to be Dynamat-branded aluminum tape. You can put the tape over the B-Quiet and pretend that you are actually balling out of control with genuine Dynamat.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 18, 2016, 09:33:46 AM
Thanks my friends, you guys are damn helpful - I'd never seen or heard of this B-Quiet product before!  12 Sq' ft roll for only $49!  Think I'll order that and then remove my rear deck and cover it .. should reduce all the vibrations then!   :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on March 18, 2016, 09:35:23 AM
A lot of the domestic guys use spray-on rubberized undercoat for sound deadening too, but I would probably not do that on a nice new car except for maybe in the wheel wells after re-applying seam sealer.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 18, 2016, 11:32:56 AM
If you want, I have a roll of special Dynamat "tape" that I thought was tape with Dynamat attached but actually turned out to be Dynamat-branded aluminum tape. You can put the tape over the B-Quiet and pretend that you are actually balling out of control with genuine Dynamat.
"genuine dynamat" is inferior to b quiet anyway. itshay is just straight marketing and chip foose douchebaggery. Repping dynamat is like bragging about how badly you got fleeced.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on March 18, 2016, 01:50:42 PM
Pretty much. It is always hilarious to see heavily Dynamatted hoopties in the junkyard where you know they spent more on the trunk than under the hood or even on general maintenance. The DIY jobs (you can tell) always have a huge amount of butyl(?) leaking into every seam of the car as well, which is awesome on a hot day when you're trying to pull speakers or a BMW battery harness.

I have also seen cars with rooftop bitumen insulation (like you would see for chimney flashing, I guess?) slapped onto the interior and then basically meat tenderized into place. Despite the super ghettoness they don't smell a lot worse than decade-old Dynamat covered in water intrusion. I would not do that to a car you expect to get any resale value out of, though.

Lizardskin (http://www.lizardskin.com) would be the real baller way to play this out.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canadian on March 20, 2016, 03:58:29 PM
managed to get a trunk swap with someone?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 20, 2016, 04:14:50 PM
(http://emojipedia-us.s3.amazonaws.com/cache/40/f1/40f1aa912b5404f7f2f266ba8d0d067c.png)  ;) ;D

Waiting to do an actual good photos before I show off
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Heru Farukon on March 20, 2016, 04:22:00 PM
HELLA PHATWANG SQUAD !
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on March 24, 2016, 04:57:00 PM
The wing looks great! Glad you finally find someone to swap trunks.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 25, 2016, 09:06:45 AM
The wing looks great! Glad you finally find someone to swap trunks.

Thanks so much dude :D Loving it, just haven't gotten around to taking any real / good pics haha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 26, 2016, 11:26:17 PM
Finally - Some photos!  ;D +69 horsepower with this hellaphat big wang!!! Was sitting in a meeting in a boardroom when I received an email on my phone out of nowhere from someone interested in swapping!! At first I thought it might have been a mistake or they were confused perhaps thinking I was offering the STI wing or something (I had WTT posts literally everywhere you can image). I mean, I shouldn't check my phone in meetings - but I seriously couldn't resist. His acceptance to trade was for a higher offer than I had initially put out; but after discussing and all things considered - I was okay with it! The overall swap took like, 40 minutes or so. It's quite straightforward, the trunk tension bars are a pain in the assay .. I don't think there's anyone else on here swapping trunks around but for your knowledge anyways one word of advise: use something like a crowbar. It works way better than trying to use your hands to compress them back in!  ;D  :-[   :angel:

Slightly different editing style than my norm.  Also; Don't go to this area... I didn't notice the small (seriously, it was like size 10 font on a 1' x 1' faded sign) warning this railway area is "government restricted and no trespassing. "Saw that on the way out, oops!!!  ::)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1475/25787618500_523aced78c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FhLhy5)
IMG_1496 (https://flic.kr/p/FhLhy5) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1449/25994129951_046dc5a353_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FB1Hdk)
IMG_1512 (https://flic.kr/p/FB1Hdk) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1529/25967938812_75f3afde18_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FyGtuY)
IMG_1502 (https://flic.kr/p/FyGtuY) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Current wants /   I'm too broke right now maybe in the future:

- WRX emblem..  $85 for the chrome OEM one from the dealership... WTF!! Insane. 2 people on Youtube have kindly offered me theirs for free right now, so waiting to see if those guys come through or not and I've offered to pay shipping since they're in the USA.  Sidenote: If you don't know, I've been uploading a lot of videos about my WRX to my Youtube which is linked below or here. (http://www.youtube.com/RSBart123789)
- Front lip.. will install soon.
- EZ Oil drain valve + an oil change. Waiting / hoping for Cdn Tire or Walmart to drop the Pennzoil on sale.. but hasn't happened yet  >:(
- Wheels, maybe.. Have some in mind that I like very much
- Window tint.. Might leave the fronts because it feels like a waste of money if I get pulled over again for it.  :cops:
- Rear JDM foglight (F1)
- I wanna do something in carbon fiber to add more hp. Like wrap the trunk trim above the plate or something.. or add exhaust garnishes. The JDM ones are like $500+ though..  >:(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on March 26, 2016, 11:38:10 PM
Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the way the 2016 looks with that WING O0

Also, I think you've inspired me to finally post videos up on my youtube channel. I've been editing for years, but just never got around to posting much (other than a requested meet video when I got my last DSLR). Soo thanks for that haha :) The more creative side of me will start to shine soon  ^-^
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on March 27, 2016, 12:03:27 AM
Great pictures Spencer.  I like the subtle fade in your editing; it's what's hot and trendy right now. 

And about the tint, I always ask people, why wouldn't you want people to see that beautiful face!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 29, 2016, 06:08:05 PM
Thanks Jelly & Markkas!! :D

Was watching Amby's exhaust video of his C63 and saw Canuck post about uploading exhaust clips to YouTube haha - I realize I don't think I ever actually shared this video on here. If you haven't already seen this, this is what the Nameless exhaust 3" with muffler deletes sounds like filmed with a Canon 70D and some audio corrections made. You absolutely need a subwoofer as the audio is fairly low Hz (~60Hz) for the exhaust. (It doesn't sound good at all on my iPhone - sounds perfect on my computer!)

I need to film a new video like this.. It snaps, crackles, and pops so much more nowadays than it did in this vid..  :angel: ::)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-093Hj7TN0
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on March 29, 2016, 10:00:46 PM
I absolutely love my Nameless axlebacks (with the muffler deletes). Every time I'm in first and coasting in my underground parkade, it always pops and crackles, setting off a few alarms in the process.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 31, 2016, 10:33:48 AM
Pretty cool pic I put together this morning when Facebook had that "1 year ago today..." post come up. I had to snap a pic and put them side by side.  Makes me a little bit sad to see, miss that car..

Very interesting to look at side by side, though! I think the most noticeable difference in the design of the rear windows.

(http://i.imgur.com/viTbVGGl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on March 31, 2016, 05:52:46 PM
Seen your post on /r/subaru confusing people haha. Any plans for window tint on the WRX?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 31, 2016, 07:56:21 PM
Seen your post on /r/subaru confusing people haha. Any plans for window tint on the WRX?

The confusion is hilarious.  TL;DR Everyone was commenting why I removed the tint, how I changed my tail-lights, etc. LOL ;D ;D  Then one by one realizing "Ohhhh... Woah.. It's a different car.."  hahaha!! They look so similar when side by side like this, huh!

No plans for tinting the windows right now. Maybe in a few months, maybe never, maybe I'll do just the rears.. who knows. $500 to tint all 8 of these windows, damn. That's almost 2 new of the wheels I'd like!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on March 31, 2016, 11:25:13 PM
At least do the back ones a bit!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on April 01, 2016, 05:53:56 PM
I like the new car better :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 08, 2016, 11:45:53 AM
Mobil 1 5W30 On sale this weekend! :D Just my luck considering the Pennzoil I wanted to use would cost me like $65 after gst and such.  It's going to be a fun weekend doing oil changes on both the car and bike! Also have a front lip to install this weekend, and a shiny brand new WRX emblem (huge shout-out to Kanji who got me a good hookup on it so I didn't have to pay $85 to the dealership).. Going to paint it black to match my other emblems and put that on!

Random pic.  Jory's S2000 parked behind a black Subaru on the very far right side of the image (light post) at Cdn Tire ;D ;D  Spotted!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/jL7Iqlxl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on April 08, 2016, 09:49:53 PM
Have you seen any comparisons between Shell/Husky/etc with the new engine? Just curious....
Pics look good man, that wing is... blatant! Haha not my thing, but not my car!  :D
Where'd you take those pictures if you don't mind me asking? I've been thinking about good locations in the area, we should go hunting for spots soon!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 09, 2016, 08:39:33 AM
Have you seen any comparisons between Shell/Husky/etc with the new engine? Just curious....
Pics look good man, that wing is... blatant! Haha not my thing, but not my car!  :D
Where'd you take those pictures if you don't mind me asking? I've been thinking about good locations in the area, we should go hunting for spots soon!

I love the wing. Just need the wheels now!   Thanks man
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 10, 2016, 09:08:40 PM
Did several things today! I was meant to these things yesterday but got busy with other things.. ;D  It was still good to get out in the garage and do some work. Still need to do some bike maintenance soon and swap over to the summers this week on the car.  (New wheels won't be until maybe July depending on many things. I know the ones I want though!)

Started with an oil change. Gotta hide this one from Asstuna and 10sec, that engine bay is fiilltthyy.  But hey, if I cleaned it nicely in the winter it would be grimy within a week with the amount I drive lol.
Changed from Pennzoil Platinum over to Mobil 1 Synthetic - Because, it was on sale for 5.4L for $38!!  8)  (and it meets OEM warranty requirements.)   Also installed my Ez Oil Drain Valve 108H. Install was very easy, but tightening the valve was a bit tricky. You can't get a socket on the actual valve body, so needed to use an open ended wrench. The nice thing is, is that the valve has a rubber o-ring gasket seal, so it seats itself quite nicely!  Worked well. We'll see how quick my next oil change is, although it's already so quick and easy with the top mount filter.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1562/26086577350_4c5a6abf77_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FKbwB1)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FKbwB1) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr


Made a quick stop to see Brennan! It has been said 100 times, but nothing but top notch service from him and his company BetaCuts!! These are the decals I really like :D

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1602/26086576580_4a7786f2e8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FKbwnJ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FKbwnJ) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Began working on my new WRX badge. Huge shout-out to Kanji (Heru Farukon) for the hookup on this! Dealership wanted $85 for the OEM chrome WRX badge!! Insane!!  He heard I was looking and managed to get me a better price, thank you so much dude!  Began working on spray-canning this matte black to match my other badges. Hopefully it turns out, I've done a few light coats today and now I'm letting it sit and dry in the garage overnight. Will see how it is tomorrow and perhaps touch it up a little.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1707/26086577790_2292c42309_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FKbwJA)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FKbwJA) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then lastly I installed a front lip! Thanks to 10Secdream for the hookup on this for a really good price considering it was cracked when he hit am puddle and ran it over last summer ;D ;D ;D .. Install was a bit tricky to get it lined up. I think the lip is under some tension after it's been fully mounted on the car and especially after driving - so it wasn't a 100% lining up. But, I think the install went fairly decently in the end and I'm happy with the outcome and the look of it! There wasn't much else I wanted to do to get the crack to stay closer together, so I pulled out some hella-tyte-jdm zip ties and gave it a stitch. LOL. I don't know if I like it, but whatever, it's fine, it'll do the job and keep the second piece from potentially dropping down and causing a gap, pulling in wind and then ripping off perhaps. I'll probably get some black zip ties in the future though haha..

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1524/26086579130_704900ddfd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FKbx8G)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FKbx8G) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Successful day. Will post more of the front lip soon, and hopefully the WRX badge turns out alright!


Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 10, 2016, 09:34:07 PM
Heh, made a little GIF. Ofcourse, once you go UP the ramp and install a front lip... ya' gotta remember to use some 2x4's when you go DOWN!!   ;D ;D   Neat little GIF though eh!


(http://i.imgur.com/Jytn3Ke.gif)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on April 10, 2016, 10:21:00 PM
I like the drifter stitches!! I should do that to my busted up front lip!!  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: tperkins on April 10, 2016, 10:58:48 PM
Heh, made a little GIF. Ofcourse, once you go UP the ramp and install a front lip... ya' gotta remember to use some 2x4's when you go DOWN!!   ;D ;D   Neat little GIF though eh!


Like this?
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7667/17387426845_207c33af97_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 11, 2016, 07:01:56 AM
Like this?

Hahaha holy sh*t that's a long ramp up ;D   I can't stop watching that GIF, it's so satisfying.

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on April 12, 2016, 06:49:30 PM
You guys need to buy some extra-long Race Ramps.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on April 12, 2016, 10:04:57 PM
2x6's are cheaper :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on April 13, 2016, 08:41:59 AM
I like contrasty zip tie drift stitch. Adds meanness.

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 18, 2016, 08:10:26 AM
Very productive weekend, I was very happy to be out in the garage doing car & bike work in this beautiful weather we're having.  Funny enough, previous years this day April 18th we had quite a bit of snowfall!

Began working on my new WRX badge. Huge shout-out to Kanji (Heru Farukon) for the hookup on this! Dealership wanted $85 for the OEM chrome WRX badge!! Insane!!  He heard I was looking and managed to get me a better price, thank you so much dude!  Began working on spray-canning this matte black to match my other badges. Hopefully it turns out, I've done a few light coats today and now I'm letting it sit and dry in the garage overnight. Will see how it is tomorrow and perhaps touch it up a little.

Embarrassingly, this turned out awful. I'll admit; I have never really used spray-paint like this before and really have next to no experience painting things (other than some plasti-dip, but that's removable so it doesn't count lol.)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1633/26411377542_947224b47d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GeTdoj)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GeTdoj) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

So then I spent a good 30 minutes sanding down the surface and the edges to carefully (and much more patiently) prepare the emblem for my second attempt. I put effort into sanding the front, as well as the sides which would be important otherwise the paint might flake off the sides.  Then I began doing very very very light layers. I spaced the coats out several hours apart, and took my time. So far I've worked on this emblem over 2 days now doing very very light coats, I think tonight it will be complete and ready to put on - Or I may need to touch up some little spots where I think it's a bit thin (top edge perhaps).. Otherwise I'm very happy my second attempt came out looking much better so far!!

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1443/26437593601_1941ab23e4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ghczvk)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Ghczvk) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then swapped over to my summer wheels.  I think I'll be running the OEM setup for summer, simply because I shouldn't drop $2,000 on wheels + tires in this poor economy with layoffs happening. Although they aren't super cool aftermarket rims, I still kinda like them - I like the "newness" and the center emblems. They also feel great, such a different feel driving on these compares to the winter wheels especially around the corners.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1590/26410757142_d7d49c1732_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GeQ2XL)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GeQ2XL) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Look at that chassis stiffness though!! Entire car up from just the front jack plate!!   (inb4 mention of the earthquake that happened in my garage)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1666/26410757242_bfea30c261_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GeQ2Zu)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GeQ2Zu) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Finished doing a quick oil change on the bike..  My two pride & joys in one pic! :D

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1623/26410757432_ffdb388030_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GeQ33L)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GeQ33L) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on April 18, 2016, 08:37:24 AM
I remember 10sec mentioning how stiff the chassis is and it still amazes me to see the whole side lift up like that.

With regards to swapping wheels, maybe it's just me, but I always thought it would be safer to do it with the car on stands as opposed to just a jack. Maybe I'm wrong  :-[

I'll be running the same setup as you, as in the stock wheels for the summer. I felt iffy as well about buying some wheels at this point and I'd rather use the OEM tires on my upcoming road trip, since they're actually good tires.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 18, 2016, 08:46:00 AM
I remember 10sec mentioning how stiff the chassis is and it still amazes me to see the whole side lift up like that.

With regards to swapping wheels, maybe it's just me, but I always thought it would be safer to do it with the car on stands as opposed to just a jack. Maybe I'm wrong  :-[

I'll be running the same setup as you, as in the stock wheels for the summer. I felt iffy as well about buying some wheels at this point and I'd rather use the OEM tires on my upcoming road trip, since they're actually good tires.

Yeaaaah, using stands is safer I think. I couldn't fit this jack beneath the front middle to reach the crossing part of the frame to lift and then put a stand under each side, so I just did this way quick and simple! :p

The OEM tires are surprisingly good!! Came around this corner this morning a little quick (light was about to go yellow) and was surprised at how smooth and "linear" the entire turn felt - very nice.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: GrantC on April 18, 2016, 09:42:28 AM
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1590/26410757142_d7d49c1732_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GeQ2XL)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GeQ2XL) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Look at that chassis stiffness though!! Entire car up from just the front jack plate!!   (inb4 mention of the earthquake that happened in my garage)

I did that all the time with my GD WRX to swap wheels for autox.

So, "yes" it's stiff... but it's not just in the latest generation.

(It's more impressive to me that I can do that same trick with my s2k, and the door still open close 100% the same.  With a convertible!)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on April 18, 2016, 10:12:19 AM
... and the door still open close 100% the same.  With a convertible!

Well that's just showing off :P

With regards to swapping wheels, maybe it's just me, but I always thought it would be safer to do it with the car on stands as opposed to just a jack. Maybe I'm wrong  :-[

You're not wrong, but you're not crawling under the car and it's jacked for a short period of time.  It's an acceptable risk to take  :P

OEM wheel and tire combo is great!  Perfect balance and ride from the factory, with no wheel vibration!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on April 18, 2016, 11:17:30 AM
With small plastic parts little those emblems or projector shrouds I wouldn't do a full on sanding job generally as that can peel up parts of the plastic and create a bit of a less than desirable textured surface.

Generally all I would do is give it a good scuff with a Scotchbrite pad to give the paint something to grab onto, then clean it with wax and grease remover, then finally spray it with several light coats with a plastic specific paint like krylon.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on April 19, 2016, 08:10:10 AM
Duplicolor adhesion promoter is what I use on everything plastic before the first primer or colour coat.

Canuckrz is right, just scuff with a red Scotchbrite pad until there's no more shiny, then clean and paint.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 23, 2016, 10:47:25 AM
Some random update pics...

WRX Emblem mounted on the rear, I'm very happy with it so far!
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1661/26570917676_7c9c68f415_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GtYU7h)
IMG_1977 (https://flic.kr/p/GtYU7h) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1561/26570921406_7ee9a3f764_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GtYVdA)
IMG_1959 (https://flic.kr/p/GtYVdA) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Jonny Wong inspired edit. Spent my Birthday having fun teaching my girlfriend how to drive manual for her first time. She only stalled out once when she got a bit carrier away hahaha...
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1500/26597057775_6a2cd0d48d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GwhSDD)
IMG_1966 (https://flic.kr/p/GwhSDD) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Best car ever - wishes you a Happy Birthday! ;D   Thanks, Subaru!
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1651/25958463883_14e8bedaca_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FxRUW8)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/FxRUW8) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on April 23, 2016, 04:55:16 PM
OK, the wing has won my heart. I used to think thee cars look better without them!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 23, 2016, 05:43:17 PM
OK, the wing has won my heart. I used to think thee cars look better without them!

Thanks Jonny!! :)  I just need some nice new 18's for summer.. have to save some pennies for a few weeks/ month or so though before I can!   

Any suggestions on avoiding/ reducing the "ghosting" from editing this style of moving photo  from a still?  I carefully masked, refined edge, and then inverted the selection, then applied the movement blur .. but it picks up some of the car and blurs that you can see around the wing most prominently. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 30, 2016, 05:59:22 PM
Something from the 'car stuffers' thread...    Picked up a bed frame today, after measuring the distances twice and going in and out of the store to double check everything (a total of three times), I managed to fit everything in!! 

(http://i.imgur.com/Ao4Swz2l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MBz8Kmvl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 09, 2016, 07:41:56 AM
After some discussion last week at the Timmes' meet about the Avid1 wheels at +33 that I want (link here (http://www.imageinmotion.com/AVID-1-AV-20-WHEEL-RIM-18x8-5-5x114-3-ET33-73-1-MATTE-BRONZE)), I found someone else on reddit who's running the same size I'd be looking at .. and according to him, they don't rub!!  Ayyyy!!

https://www.reddit.com/r/subaru/comments/4gsglk/today_was_a_great_day/
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on May 09, 2016, 07:57:47 AM
Not sure why they would rub as I am running a 18x9 +35mm with a 255/40 tire.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 09, 2016, 08:08:56 AM
Not sure why they would rub as I am running a 18x9 +35mm with a 255/40 tire.

Some people said just maaaaaaaaaaaybe might have a rubbing issue +33 when compressing going over bumps or with all passengers in the car. Might still be the case, though. I love those wheels in bronze, oh man. Maybe in 1 more month if I can save up and stay employed... ;D

In other news..

I learned how to remove the front bumper this weekend. The concept seems easy, right? 9 clips beneath, 3 large clips up top, and 6 x 12mm bolts then just some push tabs to pull it off. I don't know how 10Sec manages to do it so quickly ;D ;D   40 Minutes just to remove.. then, getting it back on was just as challenging! But I did it!

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/26639897840_379d280a9a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GA5rvs)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GA5rvs) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/26639899270_83d384e48e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GA5rW7)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GA5rW7) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

The purpose was to install these!!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7112/26879571976_9bfc3e12ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GXfQh9)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GXfQh9) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

The install failed. I feel like I wasted an entire afternoon trying to work on things and it didn't work. I think the relay itself in the wiring harness is dead. I didn't have a voltometer to test it, but I am going to check the relay tonight and if I it's that then I'll be happy it's an easy fix. The horns mount up okay, they're a bit crooked with this perrin mount plate though. I might try to drill a second hole in this place which I need to properly line it up. (I think this is for 2013 STI's though so that's why..) OR if all else fails, will order a different/ new mount plate online w/ wiring harness.. not giving up, going to figure these hella's out! :D

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on May 09, 2016, 08:15:13 AM
Hot damn white is right. I kind of want horns now.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 10, 2016, 07:48:58 AM
Did some further investigation yesterday evening...

13V coming FROM the battery and going INTO the relay. Looks good?
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7661/26865002271_de99baa864_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GVYadk)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GVYadk) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Only 1.6V coming down the other end for the hella horns (with signal line connected).. Not good!!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7797/26865002091_10d08c430b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GVYaae)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GVYaae) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

So I tested further up the wire at the exit point of the relay where the 13V should be coming out to power the hella's. 1.6V! Hmmm...  So, theoretically we should have 12+ going IN, and then nothing should come out until 12+ goes into the signal wire (which will connect to the OEM horn spot), and then when the signal has power it should allow the 12+ to come out to go to the hella's.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7574/26865002081_aaa9b1a3e8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GVYaa4)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GVYaa4) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr


Went to Canadian Tire and picked up a new relay for $6 or something and swapped the wiring I made over to the relay. Didn't take a picture, but yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah I got it to work on my own!! :D :D :D /Feelsgoodman.jpg.

12V goes IN.  12V goes to signal. 12V comes OUT (to Hella's).   Going to wait until the weekend though before I pull my bumper off again and wire up the hella's!! I also need to modify the bracket a tiny bit to get it to sit straighter behind the bumper, and I may also get longer bolts to extend the horns further forward for more visibility!


Now, I'm also thinking of just tapping (vampire tap?) into the OEM horn harness. Then, I can keep my OEM horns plugged in and also have the Hella's.
Would it sound bad having the two different tones of horn? Or would it combine into an ultra loud attention catching sound that will alert all of the other clueless drivers on the road when they about to lane change into me? ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on May 10, 2016, 08:02:08 AM
I can give you a hand this weekend if you want, I'll be back home  :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on May 10, 2016, 08:20:53 AM
I vampire tapped into mine. Extra horn goodness. I might be free tomorrow night if you want to come by.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Asstuna on May 10, 2016, 09:37:06 PM
I vampire tapped into mine.
You're dead to me
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on May 10, 2016, 09:47:40 PM
You're dead to me

Still got your crucifix? 

I'll bring the silver. 

And garlic. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on May 11, 2016, 06:44:59 AM
You're dead to me

I had 6 horns. You'd still have to acknowledge me. (Also, the PO did it, I just didn't change it)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 12, 2016, 03:00:39 PM
Thinking of selling my STI Enkei's w/ Hakka R2's (1 season old). 2 of the wheels have a fair bit of curb damage (from myself and PO).  With the money from those I could put it towards the Avid-1 Wheels I want and then buy some cheap-ish summer tires from Costco (nothing high performance, just some summer wheels).   Then in winter buy new Hakka's for the stock 17" wheels on the car.  Then perhaps sell the 17" summer tires for dirt cheap if anyone wanted them..

Thoughts on how much could I get for my curbed Enkei's w/ Hakka's ??

Pics for reference
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1529/25967938812_75f3afde18.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FyGtuY)
IMG_1502 (https://flic.kr/p/FyGtuY) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on May 12, 2016, 03:15:45 PM
Curbed 18" Enkei's probably go for at least 500 right?
2 winter used Hakka R2's probably go for what 600?

Package deal for 1000?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Dylan780 on May 12, 2016, 03:18:16 PM
Curbed 18" Enkei's probably go for at least 500 right?
2 winter used Hakka R2's probably go for what 600?

Package deal for 1000?

That seems pretty bang on to me.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on May 12, 2016, 06:39:27 PM
I sold my same Enkei's for 800 with some curb rash. 1000 package deal seems great haha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 12, 2016, 07:21:17 PM
Thanks dudes! Will probably post them for sale soon and then use that money towards the wheels and tires I want for summer! Then I can wait until winter and pickup some 17" winters (which will be a bit cheaper than 18's which is nice).

Removed the front bumper to install the hella's.  Broke some clips, it was kindaaa a pain in the assay. I dunno how some people managed to do it in 5 mins haha. Maybe I'm just awful with cars, though.  :-\
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oluOwKE_hcc
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on May 12, 2016, 10:04:55 PM
My bumper comes off faster every time, cause each time theirs fewer and fewer clips haha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 12, 2016, 10:36:19 PM
My bumper comes off faster every time, cause each time theirs fewer and fewer clips haha

Hahahahaha ;D ;D Oh that's the best. Yup. Broke 2. Damn clips!!  You see my reaction in the video LOL.
Watch @ 2:23 in the vid
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 20, 2016, 07:20:22 AM
Ordered something from iJdmToy's website last night and chose the cheapest shipping option they had which was FedEx Priority. They had it packaged and picked up yesterday before noon hour, and it's already arrived cross the border and in Calgary for delivery today. I've never seen something come across the border so quickly.. wow.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on May 20, 2016, 07:48:20 PM
Sweet, hopefully my stuff gets here monday before I leave!  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 22, 2016, 06:53:17 PM
Some updates;

Installed these new (used) Hella Horns. I had to get a little creative with the mounting because this bracket is actually made for the 2013's (and yes, there's a difference, as annoying as that is..)
So I had to drill and make the one hole bigger, and then had to get some hardware from Home Depot that would work. I figure maybe I should have painted it blacked or something first.. but oh well, it's well hidden behind the emblem on the front.

They're very loud :D I wired them in-sync with my OEM's so I have the 2x OEM's + the 2x Hella's.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7518/27085942152_04806df862_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HguwWC)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HguwWC) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7725/27181135665_b569a2a17a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HpUqE6)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HpUqE6) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr


Spent the afternoon today doing this :D
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/27085943302_399953ee5c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hguxhs)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Hguxhs) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Some wiring fun..
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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HiSmbn) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Cut a hole in the grommet, kept it looking nice and clean..
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7220/26575339854_23b967a4d3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GunyEJ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GunyEJ) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

:( It's a tiny bit crooked though.. Might have to try adjusting. This is from ijdmtoy so doesn't come with the metal bracket, the instructions just use a zip-tie to secure it.
It's easier than it sounds.. But yeah, it's crooked a bit.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/27112833871_6dcb7bf614_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HiSmUX)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HiSmUX) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

I like how it looks :D
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7519/27180900665_835d043047_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HpTdNn)
IMG_2903 (https://flic.kr/p/HpTdNn) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on May 22, 2016, 06:57:09 PM
Looks Great, no one will notice that its a little crooked(I didn't). I wish the hatches had room for a 4th brake. Also the wing looks massive in that last pic.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on May 24, 2016, 08:01:01 AM
The only downside I've found thus far to this (cheaper version) of the rear F1 Foglight is that it's noticeably brighter than the tail lights are... It also doesn't get any brighter or dimmer when applying the brakes / not braking - it just flashes quickly 4 times I believe when applying the brake and then goes solid. I think the more expensive Subispeed version does the same, though (in terms of braking brightness etc.)

Still love how it looks though :D  Going to try picking up a bit of red 3m tint from Shadow Tint this week and then apply a couple of layers (red) to see if it helps a little.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7084/27149259761_9f8f3c42ef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hn644x)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Hn644x) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 10, 2016, 07:54:43 AM
Same random road rage (say that 3 times fast) I witnessed not too long ago while driving in the WRX. Put it in a motovlog video while riding to provide some context, thought.. check it out ;D

In short:  Angry guy gets out and punches / kicks other guys car. Guy gets out of his car to retaliate, and drops him to the ground. Instant Karma .. ;D

@ 1Min 23s

https://youtu.be/Ek3Oebtw2m4

The person yelling "I will f*cking kill you" is the guy laying the smack down lol. Everyone stopped and some people even began getting out of their cars to go break it up I presume.. which was kinda good to see considering I'd expect most people to just turn a blind eye on this kinda itshay.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on June 10, 2016, 08:32:04 AM
The only downside I've found thus far to this (cheaper version) of the rear F1 Foglight is that it's noticeably brighter than the tail lights are...

Dang bro, it lights up the ground better than your headlights!!

Haha, I like it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 10, 2016, 09:23:19 AM
Dang bro, it lights up the ground better than your headlights!!

Haha, I like it.

:D  I am going to put a layer or two of red tint overtop this weekend I think!  I love how it looks, though!!

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7329/27016147170_537a9cb420_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HajPjS)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HajPjS) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7638/26684330444_7b729c23f0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GE1aLQ)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GE1aLQ) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Funny story;  ijdmtoy actually asked me if I'd be willing to snap some more photos of the foglight in exchange they might let me "test" some more upcoming/ new products they have. They have another new foglight style coming out in the next month supposedly, so ofcourse..

They're using my photo on their site now!! :D
http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Subaru-WRX-F1-Style-LED-Rear-Fog-Light-p/72-009.htm (near the bottom)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on June 10, 2016, 09:31:19 AM
The price is there but it is just too bright for my taste. I also wish it went brighter with the brake lights like the one I have.

Having the rear foglight at the same output as the factory taillights is perfect in my opinion.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac13/10secdream1/2015%20Subaru%20WRX%20Base/IMG_20160606_235232_zpsnnn2dcp2.jpg) (http://s881.photobucket.com/user/10secdream1/media/2015%20Subaru%20WRX%20Base/IMG_20160606_235232_zpsnnn2dcp2.jpg.html)

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac13/10secdream1/2015%20Subaru%20WRX%20Base/DSC_3573_zpsk953aofn.jpg) (http://s881.photobucket.com/user/10secdream1/media/2015%20Subaru%20WRX%20Base/DSC_3573_zpsk953aofn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 10, 2016, 10:01:17 AM
Yeah, it's a bit too bright.  Adding some layers of tint will help, and I could add a resistor into the (+) line which would dim down the tail-light brightness but when I press the brake the flashes would be at the brake-signal (+) brightness which wouldn't have a resistor giving that effect too I hope!!

Still, for $99 vs $200+ after shipping, import, duties, etc. from Subispeed.. I'm content with it :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on June 10, 2016, 10:44:22 AM
Funny story;  ijdmtoy actually asked me if I'd be willing to snap some more photos of the foglight in exchange they might let me "test" some more upcoming/ new products they have. They have another new foglight style coming out in the next month supposedly, so ofcourse..

They're using my photo on their site now!! :D
http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Subaru-WRX-F1-Style-LED-Rear-Fog-Light-p/72-009.htm (near the bottom)

That's a pretty sweet deal.  8)
And WSC is gettin' free advertisement out of it. hahaha.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on June 11, 2016, 05:21:40 PM
The price is there but it is just too bright for my taste. I also wish it went brighter with the brake lights like the one I have.
It's a foglight.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 13, 2016, 07:13:13 AM
Had a productive weekend in the garage working on the WRX. Installed new Morimoto XB LED Foglights..

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7102/27529115642_00d662af68_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HWDUYS)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HWDUYS) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7526/27628694075_3f1285a303_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J6shbp)
IMG_3182 (https://flic.kr/p/J6shbp) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7697/27019556793_d2a7cd936c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HaChTt)
IMG_3185 (https://flic.kr/p/HaChTt) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Applied yellow Lamin-X, although they're not as yellow.. I might add a second layer of Lamin-X down the road..

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7323/27628618915_63d50d47fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J6rTQx)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/J6rTQx) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7341/27350938120_b36cd38423_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HEUH1C)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HEUH1C) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

OEM on Left vs Morimoto on Right..

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7239/27631540195_bc10651e69_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J6GSer)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/J6GSer) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Morimoto on Left vs OEM on Right..

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7302/27558237571_c95a48133f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HZeaV6)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HZeaV6) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

May have to adjust a bit still..

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7321/27035504193_e363919a9c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hc32uD)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Hc32uD) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 13, 2016, 06:45:03 PM
Does anybody know if this resistor pack will work if I wire it into the tail (+) power wire going to my rear F1 foglight / brake light?? 
http://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/resistor-component-pack/A-p8601775e

I'm like 90% sure it'll work, but .. yeah.  105 1/2W resistor.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on June 13, 2016, 08:16:12 PM
LEDs are hard to dim with resistors, they're not like incandescent bulbs. The voltage range that turns them from "ain't work" to "full bright" is pretty narrow, so a lot of times (on computers and stuff) they're dimmed with PWM.

Grab a red LED, some alligator clips and a 9V battery while you're at Princess Auto picking up those resistors, and try it out on the bench to see what I mean. If memory serves the forward voltage on a red LED is ~2V.

Plug your values into here to see what resistor you need for normal operation (installing a resistor of higher resistance will reduce the current that the LED can draw, which in turn lowers the apparent brightness - V = IR), and then read the band codes off the resistors to figure out which one from the set is that value.

You can always tinker around by putting more than one resistor in series. As the D indicates, LEDs are also polarized so if it doesn't work right off the bat try flipping the terminals.

http://ngineering.com/led_calculators.htm
http://www.digikey.ca/en/resources/conversion-calculators/conversion-calculator-resistor-color-code-4-band

I feel like I still need to repeat that a foglight is supposed to be brighter than tail lights, that's what makes it a foglight.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on June 13, 2016, 09:39:15 PM
Resistors work fine for dimming LEDs.

I suspect the 0.5W resistors you linked would turn into smoke. Figure out the resistance you need, then go to Active Electronics and get a 5W or 10W resistor.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 15, 2016, 01:22:00 PM
Picked up some tint for the rear JDM fog, was $5 ;D (Last time they charged me more...)  Sweet. Will see how it looks after..

For now, these Morimoto's are amazing. Love them..

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7294/27659237476_d6ae805517_b.jpg)
 (https://flic.kr/p/J99PEL)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/J99PEL) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 18, 2016, 08:38:02 AM
Added 2 layers of red vinyl tint to the rear F1 foglight (brake light).. Mehh, didn't make it any less brighter in my eyes haha.. It has diffused the light a bit (the light on the ground isn't as sharp now). Might not even leave the tint though, not sure I like the tint because it has a bit of a matte appearance and the tail lights have a bit of a chrome / red appearance.

Also got this cool new instagram / wrx decal on the rear windows now which is cool. While driving to the below location last night (to film a timelapse coming soon perhaps), a girl next to me at a red light was looking right at it and pretty sure she went for her phone to look up my IG haha.  Is that weird? IDK. I have selfies on there.. ;D ;D ;D

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7441/27674101501_bf749360b7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Jat1e4)
IMG_3245 (https://flic.kr/p/Jat1e4) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on June 22, 2016, 10:15:48 PM
Super cool! Ive been wanting to try this.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Dev on June 22, 2016, 11:00:16 PM
Still cool!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 25, 2016, 03:40:19 PM
Super cool! Ive been wanting to try this.
Still cool!

Thanks dudes!!!! :D

Finally posted the video on the Morimoto foglight installation.. Some driving clips to the end (if ya wanna skip..)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7wKA8Gx5Sk
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on June 28, 2016, 01:08:20 PM
Diode Dynamic's tail as turn relays installed :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qBF0zmZb7w

I also realized yesterday (after having the relays in for a week), that the relays themselves have built in resistors. I also purchased and added the "hyperblink" module that plugs in beneath the drivers side dash.
I had the second delay whenever I initiated the signals - and I also lost my tap-turn function (OEM on 2016's).  Odd, I was randomly thinking about this last night when I was watching my video and noticed they had a resistor wired in...

So I went out and unplugged the module beneath the dash - sure enough, no more delay and I regained my tap-turn function back perfectly. 

So, TL;DR - You do NOT need the additional ($20.00) hyperblink resistor module when installing the tail as turns in your 2016 WRX.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: booSTIn on July 01, 2016, 07:18:35 PM
Nice to see some details on this thing Spencer! I was keeping up on the pictures you've been posting through the interwebz thus far.    Videos are awesome and the cars looking wicked!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on July 01, 2016, 08:08:05 PM
Nice to see some details on this thing Spencer! I was keeping up on the pictures you've been posting through the interwebz thus far.    Videos are awesome and the cars looking wicked!

Thanks my friend! :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on July 30, 2016, 10:03:43 AM
:D So so so so so happy to share this and show you guys.. Love these wheels it was so perfectly timed for me to get them!   Have some more YouTube vids up if interested, link in my signature below. I've been lacking a bit here, but I've recently added the front + rear CF badge overlays, repainted my WRX emblem, and installed a roof vortex generator.  Want a wing gurney flap, and window tint still.   Selling OEM Wheels if anyone is interested, maybe $500 or so.

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8016/28367667310_cea4e14d1a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KdKHbf)
IMG_3920 (https://flic.kr/p/KdKHbf) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 02, 2016, 12:56:01 PM
Could only fit 1 wheel in my trunk with subwoofer and such.. but could easily fit 4 wheels in the back seats!!

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8628/28711856765_52c2521a8c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KKaLHc)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KKaLHc) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Giving them a little quick wipe down and some tire dressing..

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8790/28427334660_5ea2ca0cdd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kj2wcE)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Kj2wcE) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Love these garage shots with 1 jack haha..

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8730/28633787491_bf810c6b15_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KCgDre)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KCgDre) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8669/28094269994_3f14f8ae67_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JNAtFq)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/JNAtFq) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on August 02, 2016, 01:01:37 PM
Wheels look great! Love the bronze with white!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on August 02, 2016, 03:12:42 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 02, 2016, 03:28:24 PM
Thanks dudes!  8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 04, 2016, 10:00:35 PM
I feel like this itshay is just attracted to me. I've had way too many incidents or close-calls, like f*ck!!!!!  What the f*ck is this!!  Thank God there was nobody in the lanes adjacent and I was able to swerve as aggressively as I did to avoid a direct hit. It missed my bumper ~ 1 foot!!

{ Reuploading }

My mom was driving back from work about ~ 20 mins after this and said Police had pulled up and blocked a lane as the debris were all over I guess... 

Drive safe friends. Also, for the thousandth time, if you don't already have a dash-cam... go buy one now. This is the Ojo Pro 2, or the Mini 0802 I believe.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Polaris on August 05, 2016, 12:09:42 AM
That was some quick reaction time! Glad you were able to dodge it, people need to secure their stuff better =.=
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on August 05, 2016, 07:41:11 AM
Holy S**T is right, might have had to clean the upholstery if that was any closer. :o
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: snakeman on August 05, 2016, 09:31:03 AM
#prayforkijho
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 05, 2016, 09:33:07 AM
#prayforkijho

;D I'm good with that hahahaha plz do thx.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on August 05, 2016, 09:33:39 AM
/me prays

"Please let him give me the R6 before he dies on deerfoot"
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on August 05, 2016, 12:39:08 PM
Holy crap..... That is scary stuff. I remember a few years back my dad and I were driving out in rural BC somewhere near Kimberly, and some guy's aluminum boat somehow came unstrapped at the front, and flipped back. Luckily his rear two knots holding the boat down stayed intact, but this 100% reminds me of that incident.

I will invest in a dash cam now...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 07, 2016, 12:08:34 PM
First oil change with the new Ez Oil drain valve. So so so awesome. Love that thing, took me like .. 5 minutes. Literally just go underneath and you can push the valve open and control the flow - rate as it pours out so nice and simple.  Mobil 1 again because.. well.. it was what was on sale ;D  I'm going to go back to Pennzoil though, only because I'll pretend like I know all about oils and say it's good stuff but expensive when not on sale ;D ;D  Next time, next time...   Currently at 22,000km's.

(http://i.imgur.com/mFoonv9h.jpg)

Imgur changed it's stuff up, can't figure out how to fix an image now. You can select the size from imgur, but putting an L at the end breaks the link now and doesn't seem to work sometimes.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on August 09, 2016, 06:51:40 AM
Any reason why not to use a pump to pull the oil from the dipstick since the filter appears to be on top of the engine?
I know you "won't get it all" but you really don't get it all on ramps either. I also figure its easier to pull hot-hot-hot oil using a pump rather than spilling hot-hot-hot oil all over your hands.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 09, 2016, 06:52:53 AM
Any reason why not to use a pump to pull the oil from the dipstick since the filter appears to be on top of the engine?
I know you "won't get it all" but you really don't get it all on ramps either. I also figure its easier to pull hot-hot-hot oil using a pump rather than spilling hot-hot-hot oil all over your hands.

Fumoto drain valve! ;)  No spill, suuuuuper easy!  Didn't ya read my description above my pic ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on August 09, 2016, 10:47:59 AM
Yeah man. The valve is the best. Why use a pump when you have gravity?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 22, 2016, 06:38:01 AM
Tints done  8) Just in time for my road-trip to Kelowna last weekend. The drive was amazing, I enjoyed pretty much every minute of it in the WRX. The corners are super tight and it definitely has the power to pass multiple RV's in one stretch, even up-hill at times with the A/C on.. I was impressed. I'd say it performed better than my STI did last year!  Averaged about 6.9L/100km which was awesome!

https://youtu.be/lDhWNaxiWu8

28% Fronts, 15% Rears, shaved edges all that fancy stuff from Shadow Tint..

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8166/28524321024_385323de26_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KsAASm)
IMG_4315 (https://flic.kr/p/KsAASm) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8828/29068477491_6b48e8984d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LhFxCp)
IMG_4330 (https://flic.kr/p/LhFxCp) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7608/28527382233_e5d83808aa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KsShRP)
IMG_4348 (https://flic.kr/p/KsShRP) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on August 22, 2016, 07:04:45 AM
Looks good. I would have went a little lighter on the fronts and the rear windshield just because of Johnny law, but having it staggered somewhat will give you a bit more of a leg up.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on August 26, 2016, 12:48:29 PM
I used to have 20% all around and I was only pulled over once in a 3-year period. I think you should be fine unless you run into a stickler.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 27, 2016, 04:39:13 PM
Thanks dudes :D


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8315/28986432240_b8fc31e1f0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lar3r7)
IMG_4498 (https://flic.kr/p/Lar3r7) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8350/28651954714_65606d563c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KDSKVd)
IMG_4492 (https://flic.kr/p/KDSKVd) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on August 27, 2016, 04:51:31 PM
Nice wheels man! These exact wheels have been my top wheel choice for a good while now. Will definitely be looking to get a set sometime next summer.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 27, 2016, 05:01:12 PM
Nice wheels man! These exact wheels have been my top wheel choice for a good while now. Will definitely be looking to get a set sometime next summer.

Dooooo it!!!  I absolutely love them, every-time I look I just love how they look.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 05, 2016, 11:33:00 AM
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8246/29369378882_eed3103b9d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LKgK8q)
IMG_4664 (https://flic.kr/p/LKgK8q) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8035/28855963563_ee87d82ed0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KXUmDa)
IMG_4648 (https://flic.kr/p/KXUmDa) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: wrxsti15 on September 05, 2016, 11:39:40 AM
Looks amazing...

I wanted to order vortex diffuser for my car, but it bother me that it have that empty space on sides it is too short... If car was black it wouldn't be noticeable...
Does it bother you? 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Polaris on September 05, 2016, 11:54:49 AM
That's sexy!

Where is that bridge?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 05, 2016, 01:31:03 PM
Thanks guys :D

Looks amazing...

I wanted to order vortex diffuser for my car, but it bother me that it have that empty space on sides it is too short... If car was black it wouldn't be noticeable...
Does it bother you? 

It's very minimal. It took me a good 30 mins to install it, to make it perfectly centered but I measured twice and made sure then pulled the 3M backing off - worked like a charm. I really like how it looks, especially with the tinted rear window now (which adds more black contrast, the white just looks more bright in my eyes from afar.. albeit these shots are warm from sunlight).

That's sexy!

Where is that bridge?

Graves Bridge.. Top secret (https://goo.gl/maps/7JrnGikTnAq)  Be careful if you go off the boat-launch.  It's for boats, not cars.. ;D Some of the gravel is deep and you can get stuck quite easily if you get too foot nervous and go to quick...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: wrxsti15 on September 05, 2016, 02:10:37 PM
I will wait that someone come up with carbon version that will go all way... It would bother me on my car that gap...
Or I would wrap complete roof black and then it would not be so noticeable...  ;D

(https://s11.postimg.org/5uskrnlub/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 05, 2016, 02:34:43 PM
I will wait that someone come up with carbon version that will go all way... It would bother me on my car that gap...
Or I would wrap complete roof black and then it would not be so noticeable...  ;D

Yeah that gap is there but I just don't even notice it honestly haha I'm not bothered by it.  I think there's a V2 or something that's bigger?? Don't have any good pics unfortunately, just the install video I did..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6nTTO7DYjo
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on September 05, 2016, 02:45:54 PM
I will wait that someone come up with carbon version that will go all way... It would bother me on my car that gap...
Or I would wrap complete roof black and then it would not be so noticeable...  ;D

(https://s11.postimg.org/5uskrnlub/image.jpg)
What you could do is notch out the slot for the antenna a bit further and make the gap on the bottom equidistant to the ones on the side, might look a bit more natural.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: wrxsti15 on September 05, 2016, 02:54:57 PM
What you could do is notch out the slot for the antenna a bit further and make the gap on the bottom equidistant to the ones on the side, might look a bit more natural.

I found another model without gap that I did not see before...  :haplo90:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/391510539410
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on September 05, 2016, 03:14:49 PM
Before you buy it you might want to read the words across the picture in the middle

Quote from: Ebay
Made to match OEM quanlity

Quote from: Foreshadowing
Foreshadowing or guessing ahead is a literary device by which an author hints what is to come. Foreshadowing is a dramatic device in which an important plot-point is mentioned early in the story and will return in a more significant way.It is used to avoid disappointment. It is also sometimes used to arouse the reader.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Polaris on September 05, 2016, 03:16:42 PM
Graves Bridge.. Top secret (https://goo.gl/maps/7JrnGikTnAq)  Be careful if you go off the boat-launch.  It's for boats, not cars.. ;D Some of the gravel is deep and you can get stuck quite easily if you get too foot nervous and go to quick...

Ooh thank you, gives me an excuse to go to IKEA as well!

The vortex diffuser looks great, and at $100 that's a pretty awesome price considering my knock-off eBay lip was around there. My gf isn't letting me get another car in the near future unless it's specifically a CWP WRX/STI (but it has to have the wing) after seeing yours at Sylvan haha!

Before you buy it you might want to read the words across the picture in the middle


I guess they didn't know which word was correct and decided to merge them together  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: wrxsti15 on September 05, 2016, 03:36:54 PM
Before you buy it you might want to read the words across the picture in the middle

hahaha... Seller is from US, not China...

I'm not planning to buy this one... Want to get carbon one day...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 05, 2016, 04:07:01 PM
I got mine directly from Centaur Dealership ~ $120 IIRC.  (Subaru Calgary was $138..funny enough..)

(http://i.imgur.com/0c1mLYNl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NJTMhxNl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 28, 2016, 02:25:41 PM
Planning to toss one of these in the lower part of the front bumper, behind the grill: https://www.auxbeam.com/led-light-bars/v-series/70022173
Contemplating giving it a light smoke 3M tint overlay to make it a little more discreet.   Why you may ask?  I don't know, but it's free.. so I figured why not ;D

I'm also receiving a set of these DRL's Bulbs: https://www.auxbeam.com/headlight-bulbs/9005/88621847
So because I'd be losing my high-beam functionality with LED's in the DRL spot.. I figured the light bar might get some use if I'm out in the deep country doing any night driving this winter.. should be a fun little install project - and if I hate it, I can remove them both! :D

Any suggestions on something creative I could do with a set of these??: https://www.auxbeam.com/fog-light/fog-light-offroad/77721805
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on September 28, 2016, 02:53:53 PM
Any suggestions on something creative I could do with a set of these??: https://www.auxbeam.com/fog-light/fog-light-offroad/77721805

Tailgate blinders mounted off the STi wing.  :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on September 28, 2016, 02:57:40 PM
So why will you be losing the high beam function with the LEDs again? If anything the LEDs might not operate properly in drl mode due to the resistor in the circuit.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 28, 2016, 03:06:09 PM
So why will you be losing the high beam function with the LEDs again? If anything the LEDs might not operate properly in drl mode due to the resistor in the circuit.

Hmm... So many people are using LED bulbs in their DRL spot on the '15+'s (I know explicitly, the YouTuber's we both watch are all using these same ones, actually.. cuz they reached out to them too and I just watched their vids on them lol).

From what they explained, LED's are 100% power - at all times - so going into Highbeam mode, the lights don't become any brighter the way the OEM Halogen bulbs do..


Reference:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2730146
Quote
It's a 9005 bulb. Just remember, LED bulbs are on 100% even in DRL mode.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2730754
Quote
Your right about the LED's running at 100% for the DRL. you need something that is adjustable,

Maybe I'm understanding wrong?  You're the lighting guru - I thought you'd know this more than anyone else! ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on September 28, 2016, 03:43:38 PM
Exactly you won't be losing the high beam function. If anything you will just be blinding people all the time because your DRLs will act as high beams. Seems like a bad idea to me.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 28, 2016, 05:02:07 PM
Seems like a bad idea to me.

I'm just gonna hop on the bandwagon and say almost everyone I know has these.. so I'm going to do them too because I like them!

(http://www.subispeed.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/85e4522595efc69f496374d01ef2bf13/2/0/2015_wrx_sti_olm_high_drl_beam-1_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on September 29, 2016, 02:45:17 PM
I actually have a pair that I haven't used. I could sell them to you if you want. I can PM you with more details if you want.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 29, 2016, 02:46:55 PM
I actually have a pair that I haven't used. I could sell them to you if you want. I can PM you with more details if you want.

I'm getting them all for free ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on September 29, 2016, 02:50:48 PM
I'm getting them all for free ;D

Pfffft, well I can't beat that! Lol

But free is the best price  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 29, 2016, 02:53:02 PM
Pfffft, well I can't beat that! Lol

But free is the best price  ;D

I just have to post a review on YouTube for them and link some discount code in my video ;D Good or bad doesn't matter though, maybe they'll be itshay quality and burn out in a day hahaha but it's cool to be reached out to and offered! :D  Looking forward to the light bar the most though cuz why not ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 29, 2016, 02:54:05 PM
Like this, but I want mine a more discreet behind the front grill actually at the bottom.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on September 29, 2016, 03:35:39 PM
That looks sweet! And them JDM foglight bezels too...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on September 29, 2016, 04:21:44 PM
Just make sure it's pink!  ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on September 29, 2016, 08:03:23 PM
Like this, but I want mine a more discreet behind the front grill actually at the bottom.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14364804_1646204562357271_8342132006960615999_n.jpg?oh=20b19690aaa4ac32b9c5588bfd1a92c3&oe=58640E7D)

Hmm, I know you said you're going discrete, but that lightbar just screams truck/jeep/moab.  The car pictured has ventured into the poor taste territory of making bad decisions because 1. they can and 2. they need to set themselves apart.  Neither reason is necessarily a good one... 

In regards to the actual lighting, I think the LED highbeams look great.  But if you're losing the highbeam functionality, would smoking the lightbar defeat the purpose too? 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on September 29, 2016, 08:05:30 PM
Wait- Don't you 2015+'ers already have the C light thing as your DRL?  Isn't that cool enough? 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on September 29, 2016, 08:34:40 PM
Negative. The C Lights do not come from the factory as DRLs. Lots of people change out the oem LED/Bulb for an LED board with integrated signals and use a custom Drl harness though.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on September 29, 2016, 09:05:51 PM
Well, for DRL's, the C lights > Highbeams in terms of looks. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on September 29, 2016, 09:40:47 PM
Absolutely which is the route I went. I disabled the factory drl resistor so my highbeams only function as highbeams.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on October 01, 2016, 03:00:14 AM
If anything you will just be blinding people all the time because your DRLs will act as high beams. Seems like a bad idea to me.
+1 occupants to the don't blind people bandwagon.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 01, 2016, 09:54:00 AM
I'm going to do them too because I like them!

Thx for the opinions :) still gonna put led's in my DRL's.  I hardly use my DRL's anyways (pretty much drive in dark the most so use regular headlight beams mostly)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stealthbombing on October 01, 2016, 10:05:38 AM
I actually saw a WRX running these the other day, didnt look blinding at all while driving. I think they look great
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 07, 2016, 10:49:36 PM
So grateful to have had the opportunity 10secdream offered me to a nice hand wash in his amazing garage!! :D  Thanks again man, it was a fun evening hanging out and getting to ride and compare the difference in your WRX to mine! Also for teaching me some new tips and tricks to keep the car clean (Hahah..the tips...) Going to need to pickup some of that CarPro HydrO2.. absolutely mind blowing stuff.  My wheels were dry when I got home from the drive this afternoon.. but my car was covered in snow wtf!! ;D

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5283/29551263264_0efd33f9bd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M2kX23)
IMG_5737 (https://flic.kr/p/M2kX23) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

The tips never looked this clean...
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8414/30183333905_53e219c30b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MZctAH)
IMG_5747 (https://flic.kr/p/MZctAH) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5324/30183337385_6367f5166b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MZcuCH)
IMG_5723 (https://flic.kr/p/MZcuCH) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5736/30098567671_e2471cd80d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MRH2xV)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/MRH2xV) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5687/30068544162_dc7e57670f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MP49Bd)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/MP49Bd) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

Edmonton BP's meet..
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5578/29887584650_61e9d67a61_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mx4FDC)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Mx4FDC) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

Random video of the drive back. Daytime quality on my old Mini 0802!  It's still kickin, and doing an OK job!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8EJlxln1Gc
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on October 08, 2016, 05:01:55 PM
So, are you implying that he polished your tip?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 09, 2016, 09:56:12 AM
No comment
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 09, 2016, 07:32:41 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on October 14, 2016, 11:41:39 AM
I like the look of the lightbar. I plan on throwing a couple on my truck.  8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 14, 2016, 06:58:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI33mVPxQ7k
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Dev on October 14, 2016, 10:06:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI33mVPxQ7k

Damn I miss that Garage.... haha when can I come get a clean Stephen!??!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on October 16, 2016, 04:07:16 PM
Anytime u want man
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 02, 2016, 11:02:24 AM
So.. this took two attempts, and was a very frustrating install. Kept hitting roadblocks with every aspect of it. Last week I first drilled and went to mount it up but found the spots beneath which I drilled into didn't have enough space beneath for a washer to fit. So I had to go back and get some bracket from Home Depot.  Then my hardware didn't fit, so had to make another trip to buy smaller bolts/ nuts. THEN the bracket was too high.. so I had to drill new holes a bit lower in the bracket to lower the height. (Oh, and I painted them black at some point..)

It goes on, but I'll just say TL;DR this was a pain in the assay to install...

(http://i.imgur.com/2gLR47hl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hdz8OHOl.jpg)

The blank space pops out and the button is the perfect size to fit in there actually without doing anything (and it just stays wedged in). Didn't take a pic after, but a little button is there now ;D
(http://i.imgur.com/7V16lr8l.jpg)

It's Bluetooth controlled RGB and can go from 10% - 100% Brightness.
(http://i.imgur.com/bOstbj5l.jpg)

Pretty happy with it. Dunno what the hell I'll ever need / use it for hahahaha but it was free so ;D ;D 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on November 02, 2016, 11:05:21 AM
That looks pretty cool, I had contemplated this mod but I came to the same conclusion. When the heck would I need it?
For free though, I would definitely go for it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on November 02, 2016, 11:10:06 AM
I dig it
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: hunts_13 on November 02, 2016, 12:46:49 PM
Looks great! Worst case scenario is you don't use it and it loos good for photo shoots. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 03, 2016, 12:55:22 PM
Bought some Pennzoil Platinum last week... Then found out / saw the Pennzoil Ultra on sale. So I returned and exchanged it ;D
Thanks to 10sec for the heads up!

(http://i.imgur.com/pbNWphjl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on November 03, 2016, 01:17:19 PM
I've read some not-so-favorable things about Pennzoil. Then again, a lot of people here seem to use it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 03, 2016, 01:24:55 PM
I've read some not-so-favorable things about Pennzoil. Then again, a lot of people here seem to use it.

Interesting. What have your heard about it that is bad? There is a large oil analysis thread on Nasioc for the 15+ WRX and most people run Ultra Platinum as it is one of the better oils that Subaru approves of (5W-30 API SN). Yes there are better oils out there but they won't meet all the manufacturers specifications.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on November 03, 2016, 01:30:37 PM
My bad! Just pulled the thread I was thinking of. It was Quaker State.
I used to be hardcore Rotella T6 with my Subaru. Now I stay strictly on Rotella T6 for my VW and get whatever synthetic is on sale for my Ferd.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 03, 2016, 01:40:27 PM
I've read some not-so-favorable things about Pennzoil. Then again, a lot of people here seem to use it.

On Nasioc it's actually one of the better Warranty approved oil's and they have the analysis - lots of good feedback. Even the Platinum is good, but then this is the "Ultra Platinum" which is apparently one of the best ones for the '15+'s!

But really I will never be able to personally tell any difference hahahah.. I used Mobil 1 before for the past two oil changes.


edit/ it didn't tell me a new post was posted ;D You're fast haha.. oops. I see the response :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on November 03, 2016, 01:52:11 PM
I've read some not-so-favorable things about Pennzoil. Then again, a lot of people here seem to use it.

The same can be said of Rotella. At this point, trying to convince someone to change oils, is like trying to change their religion. Everyone's gotta believe what they believe.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Zac on November 03, 2016, 03:23:28 PM
We need another rotella thread
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on November 03, 2016, 03:47:01 PM
Rotella...  Scraped for your sins? 

Good job on your lightbar though.  I'm still not a fan, but I can appreciate the work put into it and the practicality of it!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on November 03, 2016, 06:26:36 PM
I kinda like it, it ties in pretty well with the car.. a lot moreso than other cars I've seen lightbars stuck onto. The thought you put into keeping it kinda tucked away just adds to it.  :) I think I'd go lightbar route instead of big ol Hellas or something these days, seems like a lot less risk of rocks/damage
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 05, 2016, 05:39:45 PM
After 10secdream showed me the CarPro HydrO2 stuff while I was up in Edmonton last month, I had to pickup a bottle down here from CarZilla. It's $33 for the pre-mixed/ diluted bottle. This stuff is very impressive. It's a spray on, rinse off sealant. Ofcourse it's not as "good" as doing a full proper hand sealant application... but for the amount of time and effort required on this stuff - it's incredible. Did the full car quickly in the and it claims to last up to 3 months! It's held up pretty good so far, and washing the car this past week was very easy and the dirt just rinsed off without much effort!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_MwbLvItK4
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on November 07, 2016, 07:16:58 AM
Do you still have to prep the car accordingly with clay bar, etc?

Also, what brand is that light bar? more pix/vidz?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 07, 2016, 07:50:28 AM
Do you still have to prep the car accordingly with clay bar, etc?

Also, what brand is that light bar? more pix/vidz?

I think it would be good to still do a claybar and such to keep the paint nice and clean. You definitely should claybar before doing any work with hand polishing or anything with a DA basically (because if there's little particles of dirt on the paint then it'll get caught in the DA and could be very damaging).  For this, you could probably get away with NOT claybaring because you're not actually "applying" it the normal way by hand it just sprays on rinses off..

The Lightbar is from a company out of Japan (USA warehouse) called Auxbeam! :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 07, 2016, 09:07:15 AM
Riccardo clay is hands the best clay I have used. The light stuff is very mild and very easy to work with.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 12, 2016, 03:11:17 PM
So I've been wanting to have an illustration done of my WRX for a while now and yesterday I basically opened up Illustrator and winged it. I have a lot of experience in Photoshop and most of the Adobe programs all run on a similar tool-set, so it wasn't too much of a learning curve. However, I really couldn't pick up the way layers and groups worked in Illustrator CS6. I started this piece in Illustrator but eventually realized that Photoshop had the exact same capabilities, but I was more familiar with the layering in PS. So I ended up completing this entirely by mouse in Photoshop CS6!

It took a total of about 6 hours between yesterday and this morning, and while it's not that amazing compared to a $200 commissioned artwork I know some illustrators can do - I've actually really impressed myself! ;D ;D It took a lot of patience, and a lot of attention to detail - but I'm happy to say I completed this entire illustration on my own from scratch. I absolutely love it. Some areas are a little rough and some were definitely much trickier than others, but I love it.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5596/25307626289_13e2d8e7a7_h.jpg)

(Hopefully this adjust for smaller screens if it's too large for you!)  I'm going to have this printed on a large 14x19 and frame it on my wall!!

I'd like to do more illustrations like this soon and practice - so I might make a post if anyone's interested in having their cars done!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on November 12, 2016, 03:26:46 PM
Looks good man! The detail in the head/tail lights is super cool  :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on November 12, 2016, 04:40:42 PM
DAAAAMN NICE VECTOR

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 12, 2016, 04:44:44 PM
Looks good man! The detail in the head/tail lights is super cool  :D
DAAAAMN NICE VECTOR

Thanks dudes :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Player One on November 12, 2016, 06:56:17 PM
Damn, that looks great!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on November 12, 2016, 08:02:56 PM
Looks really good man!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on November 12, 2016, 08:10:00 PM
That looks awesome! Next summer I want to get some shots of my car, get you to do a rendering and then put it on a T-shirt. Great work!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on November 12, 2016, 08:53:33 PM
Looks good man! The detail in the head/tail lights is super cool  :D

Yeah, that looks fantastic!  The foglight is my favourite part.  And the shading in general; all the different whites giving off the curves of the body. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on November 13, 2016, 09:42:46 AM
Fantastic job. Want to make one for my car lol.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on November 13, 2016, 09:23:45 PM
I could have a poster of this on my desk  :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 24, 2016, 02:08:11 PM
I could have a poster of this on my desk  :D

Maybe you can, soon!! :D


Here's some thoughts and comparison on the LED headlight bulbs Auxbeam sent me to review/ test out/ keep. The second set are much better than the first ones IMO as the light seems to be a lot more "diffused" and almost softer, more spread out evenly the way the halogen bulbs were. The other LED's before were very sharp in terms of being like, projected out in all directions (including straight up LOL).  These ones illuminate much more of the road infront and are diffused and softer which looks way better IMO... Still, not good for anything other than a DRL and not at night or anything...

https://youtu.be/013hAr6_uh4
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 09, 2016, 11:28:12 AM
People are going crazy over this shot for some reason haha (https://www.reddit.com/r/subaru/comments/5he4dg/its_friday_but_im_looking_at_the_booty_tgif/).. It just seems to be something about the angle, the lighting, the snow, the background? I dunno, but this is one of the most liked / most commented pic on my Facebook and Reddit almost all year haha it's crazy!!  I just kinda randomly shot it one evening after a car wash for fun! I wanted MORE snow lol!!...

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/506/31533979405_122084d66c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q3xTs6)
IMG_0050 (https://flic.kr/p/Q3xTs6) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on December 09, 2016, 11:29:53 AM
It's a pretty wicked shot man, personally I like the angle.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on December 09, 2016, 11:32:17 AM
Such a bad assay shot! My favorite part is the rear fog light hue
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: bigdark on December 09, 2016, 11:40:17 AM
Such a bad assay shot! My favorite part is the rear fog light hue

Same.
I like how the red fog light reflects off the snow lol.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 09, 2016, 12:01:02 PM
Oi. Send me a ninja.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Player One on December 09, 2016, 12:58:44 PM
The lighting does it for me.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on December 09, 2016, 01:07:31 PM
The lighting, the angle, focal length and how it seems to stretch the car, the fresh tracks in which she lays (i.e. fresh snow in front of the front tires)

Oi. Send me a ninja.

oy m8 sort it out wud ya
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 09, 2016, 01:20:50 PM
Oi. Send me a ninja.

Hey thanks man!!! :) 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 24, 2016, 09:15:03 AM
Merry Christmas friends! :D

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/476/31034964593_56e29543b9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PhsiJr)
IMG_7161 (https://flic.kr/p/PhsiJr) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

Literally so much snow it couldn't even focus properly ;D

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/344/31034956533_846df70bdf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Phsgkt)
IMG_7166 (https://flic.kr/p/Phsgkt) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on December 31, 2016, 12:37:20 AM
GF wanted to wash her car so we headed over this afternoon! So many times I've been here, someone that I know rolls in behind me ;D My friend Raj in his 2016 STI came in and was washing in the next bay over. There were 3 other Subaru's we spotted here, too!! ;D  Top Gear is awesome!

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/776/31991436995_14e0eaf331_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QJYtDV)
IMG_7270 (https://flic.kr/p/QJYtDV) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/256/31874546301_10c435290f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QyDo88)
IMG_7274 (https://flic.kr/p/QyDo88) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 03, 2017, 07:58:44 PM
A satisfying sight....

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/553/32090395715_d025732900_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QTHECK)
IMG_7329 (https://flic.kr/p/QTHECK) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/530/31249038064_a4ab4eb6b7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PBnujm)
IMG_7308 (https://flic.kr/p/PBnujm) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencerh6/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on January 03, 2017, 09:19:23 PM

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/553/32090395715_d025732900_b.jpg)


Wow! Someone really enjoyed the ride!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 03, 2017, 09:20:44 PM
Wow! Someone really enjoyed the ride!

;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 09, 2017, 03:25:47 PM
I can't find a thread where we were discussing dead battery's?? Was there one? :/

If anyone has a dead battery - shoot me a message on facebook or something and I'll come help you. This company NOCO sent me one of their GB70's to do a product review on for my YouTube channel and so I need to test it on a dead battery. Didn't know where to post this ;D Pass forward if anyone needs a boost.  May ask you to just hold my camera to film it for me while we try it out.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on January 09, 2017, 03:55:19 PM
I can't find a thread where we were discussing dead battery's?? Was there one? :/

If anyone has a dead battery - shoot me a message on facebook or something and I'll come help you. This company NOCO sent me one of their GB70's to do a product review on for my YouTube channel and so I need to test it on a dead battery. Didn't know where to post this ;D Pass forward if anyone needs a boost.  May ask you to just hold my camera to film it for me while we try it out.
We got dead batteries out the wazoo, including some off an electric-converted tractor.

PM me and we'll work out some availability.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on January 09, 2017, 04:02:20 PM
^^^ that would work better than my idea. I was going to say just leave your interior lights on all night :P
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 15, 2017, 04:30:16 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/692/32276494156_003515e594_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rbatdy)IMG_7568 (https://flic.kr/p/Rbatdy) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/332/32276490116_dc24e26374_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rbas1U)IMG_7649 (https://flic.kr/p/Rbas1U) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/669/32276492566_a309034c7f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RbasK9)IMG_7600 (https://flic.kr/p/RbasK9) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/762/32315392945_2297b82a23_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ReAQtk)IMG_7675 (https://flic.kr/p/ReAQtk) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/644/32315391235_7c4f46239e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ReAPXR)IMG_7688 (https://flic.kr/p/ReAPXR) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/607/31938550110_7d5200fb0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QEiqe5)IMG_7681 (https://flic.kr/p/QEiqe5) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/357/31938552050_ceb353962d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QEiqNw)IMG_7608 (https://flic.kr/p/QEiqNw) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on January 15, 2017, 05:47:42 PM
RIP front lip hah. Ghost lake looks like so much fun!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 15, 2017, 06:36:09 PM
RIP front lip hah. Ghost lake looks like so much fun!

Thanks man, it was a lot of fun!! Except the front lip part.........

RIP...

(http://i.imgur.com/bSeYhzph.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bSeYhzp)

(http://i.imgur.com/cf6ZnLph.jpg) (http://imgur.com/cf6ZnLp)

(http://i.imgur.com/I0H5mwqh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/I0H5mwq)

Some action shots :)

Maybe a new lip will be coming soon (used) and some Perrin shifter goodies!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 23, 2017, 08:38:30 AM
Cool thingz happened this weekend.  8)  Thx to Cha0tik and 10Secdream for this..  >:D

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/317/31658877203_deba34b9f9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QeA2dp)
IMG_7877 (https://flic.kr/p/QeA2dp) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/563/32430211306_8cf01f011e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RpKiYf)IMG_7884 (https://flic.kr/p/RpKiYf) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/539/32331470432_b9fd153145_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rg2eKo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Rg2eKo) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/329/32104480540_fdd8747ab5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QUXRyy)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/QUXRyy) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 23, 2017, 08:52:24 AM
Congrats man
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: milkpumba on January 23, 2017, 08:22:15 PM
Sweet! Planning on getting one soon too! Are you gonna do a review on how different the car drives now? :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on January 23, 2017, 10:52:09 PM
Sweet! Planning on getting one soon too! Are you gonna do a review on how different the car drives now? :D

The car drives a bit different. It won't make any more power compared to stock but the rev hang is a lot less noticeable and the throttle pedal no longer an on/off switch.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: milkpumba on January 24, 2017, 12:03:27 AM
My first couple days of driving the car, that rev hang really threw me off. Thought I was bad because I could never shift smoothly from 1st to 2nd LOL. Anyway, which tune did you put on it?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 24, 2017, 07:06:58 AM
Thx dudes! :D

Loving it so far! Just the Cobb OTS Stage 1 91 Octane map. It just feels like it drives a lot smoother. Shifting is smoother in general but most noticeably 1st and 2nd gears. and like 10sec said, the throttle response is almost a bit "less" because before if you just touched the gas it was a lot. It was very sensitive before. I've had to adjust to that a little when downshifting now, but it's been 2 days and the commute to work this morning was perfect.

Biggest difference I notice is there's a lot more power now after 4k rpm. The power continues on to red line in a much more linear feel, it doesn't have that weird feeling where it would hesitate kind of after 5k and you'd feel powerless if that makes sense??  I immediately noticed this on my very first pull actually from a green light and the 2nd to 3rd gear shift was high rpm and I had a huge backfire pop shifting up gears - which normally only ever happened downshifting. It feels like it just continues on further I guess?

Also very nice to see and monitor lot of parameters, too! 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on January 25, 2017, 09:10:31 PM
Glad you're enjoying it man!

Wait til you mount the shifter bushings. Night and day difference.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 27, 2017, 07:16:12 AM
Maybe a bad tank of Gas, filled up and now at 0.937 DAM! I think it's OK, tough after talking to 10Sec.  Still tryna learn what some of these mean and things to look out for!

Also got this random message request from someone who doesn't even follow me on IG or whom I've ever seen before ;D ;D W.t.f...

(http://i.imgur.com/Eykw9Hql.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on January 27, 2017, 08:00:46 AM
I got the same DM lol.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: snakeman on January 27, 2017, 08:12:57 AM
DM's are the best
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on January 27, 2017, 08:19:49 AM
Slide into your DM like



"hai gurl let's stage 2"


DYNAMIC ADVANCE MULTIPLIER
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on January 27, 2017, 10:50:22 AM
Is he going to trade that Mitsu through paypal?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Zac on January 27, 2017, 12:00:27 PM
Not sure about your motor but on the EJ series anything below 1.0 was something to monitor as their was most likely a problem. I know after I reset my ECU, DAM is at 0.8 but goes to 1.0 once in closed loop.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 27, 2017, 12:05:00 PM
Yeah it was always 1.0 since I installed, but then after filling my gas last night immediately 0.9 now since I filled it. Thought it might change this morning but it didn't. Google on Nasioc people saying it's okay might just be gas related or something. Not sure but I'll watch it.

In other news. Do people have Bots on ebay? F*ckk. I was trying to bid on some used DRL Fog Light Bezels (with the LED light strips on the bezels)..

It had 0 bids, then about 1 minute before closing I bid and before I even got bid confirmation screen someone else bid $1 above me... So I did again, and instantly again outbid but $1.  Like how stupid.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on January 27, 2017, 02:22:59 PM
Their max bid is probably higher than whatever you're putting in.  But it will only bid whatever increment over yours until you go over their max bid.  It's in the ebay system, no bots. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on January 27, 2017, 02:29:47 PM
Their max bid is probably higher than whatever you're putting in.  But it will only bid whatever increment over yours until you go over their max bid.  It's in the ebay system, no bots. 

:o oh ... wow.. that's something I never knew.  Gah I'm so sad :'(
They were like $50USD :(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on January 27, 2017, 02:42:41 PM
:o oh ... wow.. that's something I never knew.  Gah I'm so sad :'(
They were like $50USD :(

Don't be too hard on yourself.  They might have had their max bid at 100USD or something.  But there's only one way to find out and that's to keep bidding them up, or put in a max bid yourself that you're comfortable with. 

Either way, we lose and ebay wins. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on January 27, 2017, 03:17:41 PM
:o oh ... wow.. that's something I never knew.  Gah I'm so sad :'(
They were like $50USD :(

That's the classic ebay system.. When I was 14 I bought a gameboy and thought that the Max Bid thing was just for personal "keep me in my own price level" type of thing. Set it probably a little bit high, but I thought it was no problem... Sure enough, I ended up winning the thing and I had next to no idea why until I investigated into it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 06, 2017, 06:45:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Eykw9Hql.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YZHpT8ih.png)

The answer is still no.. sorry.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: milkpumba on February 06, 2017, 06:51:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YZHpT8ih.png)

The answer is still no.. sorry.

LOOOL. He must really want a WRX
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on February 06, 2017, 06:55:09 AM
Hes all over the facebook groups doing it too. He seems oddly desperate; I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: milkpumba on February 06, 2017, 06:56:30 AM
Hes all over the facebook groups doing it too. He seems oddly desperate; I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.

My thoughts as well. Something must be very wrong with it
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 06, 2017, 06:59:27 AM
Yup!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: hunts_13 on February 06, 2017, 12:34:29 PM
Got the same message the other day  ::)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/511/32597633872_2d22c12869_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RExoSd)IMG_0451 (https://flic.kr/p/RExoSd) by Sheldon Hunt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sheldonhunt/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 06, 2017, 12:43:32 PM
I should tell him sure come to Timmies McKnight @ 7:30 on Tuesday and we'll all find out what's wrong with it ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on February 06, 2017, 01:41:47 PM
Do it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 06, 2017, 01:52:07 PM
Do it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 06, 2017, 01:52:36 PM
Buuut, you should also link him to the other thread where we've deduced that he's acting too desperate and it's not helping his sale. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 06, 2017, 01:59:05 PM
He messaged me too last week.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 06, 2017, 06:27:15 PM
I messaged him asking if he would trade with mine.
He wanted a bunch of cash on top of trade because
Quote
I would if you add cash man mine only has 39800kms with 15gs in mods 400to the wheels 410 torque.
Then he sent me a picture of his steering wheel.
I told him he seemed kind of desperate to sell...

Quote
Not desperate at all. Its my summer car but im going back to school so i need a daily that doesnt have 400 hp and doesnt require 94octane lol
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 06, 2017, 06:29:08 PM

He wanted a bunch of cash on top of trade

LOLOL
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on February 06, 2017, 06:30:43 PM
Seems as if he just wants to get in any WRX at this point, and just doesn't want to go through the hassle of selling his. There has to be something wrong with it...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 06, 2017, 06:37:15 PM
He's adamant that he's not desperate, and just looking for something a bit (how much tho really?) cheaper while he's in school. He used to have an 09 hatch (same colour as yours princess) and it was Stage 2 so it was the illest. ^-^
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on February 06, 2017, 06:43:52 PM
He spammed me quite a few times when I still had the WRX for sale. I think he replied to my Kijiji ad 3 times in 1 week at one point.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Dev on February 06, 2017, 06:57:47 PM
He's asked about my car and it's not even a subaru!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Ambystom01 on February 06, 2017, 07:04:54 PM
Sure his car isn't stolen?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: seat safety switch on February 06, 2017, 07:08:03 PM
He's adamant that he's not desperate, and just looking for something a bit (how much tho really?) cheaper while he's in school. He used to have an 09 hatch (same colour as yours princess) and it was Stage 2 so it was the illest. ^-^
Maybe he wants to buy my Celica.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on February 06, 2017, 07:25:30 PM
Not desperate at all. Its my summer car but im going back to school so i need a daily that doesnt have 400 hp and doesnt require 94octane lol


But wants to trade for wrx/sti's ? lol
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 06, 2017, 08:17:15 PM
He's adamant that he's not desperate, and just looking for something a bit (how much tho really?) cheaper while he's in school. He used to have an 09 hatch (same colour as yours princess) and it was Stage 2 so it was the illest. ^-^

Signs of defence mechanism at work:

Quote
Defense mechanisms (or coping styles) are automatic psychological processes that protect the
individual against anxiety and from the awareness of internal or external dangers or stressors.
Individuals are often unaware of these processes as they operate...

Disavowal level. This level is characterized by keeping unpleasant or unacceptable stressors,
impulses, ideas, affects, or responsibility out of awareness with or without a misattribution of these
to external causes. Examples are
denial
•projection
rationalization
http://www.eric.vcu.edu/home/resources/pipc/Other/Personality/Table_Defenses.pdf

You could probably argue in his response for projection as well, but denial and rationalization are certainly both there. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 06, 2017, 08:21:12 PM
He said he want something reliable and my response was why do you want a Subaru then. ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 06, 2017, 08:52:13 PM
oh god all these responses ;D

Tim, that's hilarious man! ;D

Probably is stolen, or has some expensive repairs imminent.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 06, 2017, 10:09:53 PM
.... He used to have an 09 hatch (same colour as yours princess) and it was....

Lol what?!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 06, 2017, 10:30:50 PM
...He used to have an 09 hatch (same colour as yours princess) and it was...


Lol what?!

Honestly, I thought it was a weird thing to say too, but I let it go.  He seemed so off balanced as it was.  But hey, they're your words of his words.  Check out your for yourself :P:

He's adamant that he's not desperate, and just looking for something a bit (how much tho really?) cheaper while he's in school. He used to have an 09 hatch (same colour as yours princess) and it was Stage 2 so it was the illest. ^-^
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 07, 2017, 06:52:51 AM
hahahahaha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on February 07, 2017, 07:10:09 AM
Ya'll know the swear filter changes "b-r-a-h" to princess, right?

Also, who the hell still uses the swear filter. Turn that itshay off.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 07, 2017, 10:57:16 AM
Also, who the hell still uses the swear filter. Turn that itshay off.

Yeah, we figured that out last night.  But we've been through this; It's funnier with the filter on!  But bra-h is a strange choice to me.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: GrantC on February 07, 2017, 01:59:24 PM
It's funnier with the filter on!  But bra-h is a strange choice to me.

You can get an insight into what bugs the mods by plumbing the depths of the "swear" filters.  Some of which fix mis-spellings, some swap words like that, and some insert definitions in place of words used as derogatory slurs.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: wrxsti15 on February 09, 2017, 07:26:29 AM
Does he have ad on kijiji so we can start sending him trade offers his lancer + $50k ... :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 15, 2017, 07:59:38 AM
Man, how much do 2016 WRX's resale for?  I saw that 2010 STI for sale with nearly 100,000km's and the price was $25K?  Holy itshay. I think my WRX was ~$33K new when I bought it including the front 3M'd etc.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 15, 2017, 08:02:39 AM
Not as much as you think.....
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 15, 2017, 08:10:03 AM
Not as much as you think.....

That's what I'm thinking, too. What, $28K?  I'd never buy a 7 year old STI with 100K km's when for only $3000 more you could have a 2016 with 60,000 less km's haha..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 15, 2017, 08:19:01 AM
It's not apples to apples though. A STI drives so much differently than a wrx. People who want an STI get an STI.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on February 15, 2017, 09:34:03 AM
It's not apples to apples though.

Not to mention that it's a hatch, which to some people means a lot.... ::)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 15, 2017, 11:11:11 AM
The hatch is what made me scour the province for an identical one to to the old one..  I had plenty of chances to pay less for an FA or new style sti..  Didn't even consider it though.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on February 15, 2017, 04:09:25 PM
Not to mention that it's a hatch, which to some people means a lot.... ::)

This. When the VA first came out, Subaru Calgary was scouring the auctions, etc. to find as many WRX and STi hatches as they could to add to their used lot. They easily sell for a few grand more than their sedan counterparts....
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: EricFXT on February 18, 2017, 09:46:34 PM
The hatch is what made me scour the province for an identical one to to the old one..  I had plenty of chances to pay less for an FA or new style sti..  Didn't even consider it though.

I did the exact same with mine, Didnt even really look at anything that wasnt a hatch.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 21, 2017, 07:22:16 AM
Thoughts on the Perrin wing stabilizers??  Going down to Portland for my work for some business meetings next week (first time, kinda nervous) - but my hotel is in the parking lot of the Perrin HQ!! Sooooo.. I should swing by and ask for a little tour maybe and pickup something?? Hahaha...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on February 21, 2017, 08:07:12 AM
Ugh I would love some engine dressup 8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 21, 2017, 08:10:02 AM
Ugh I would love some engine dressup 8)

I got nothing cool under to dress up I'd feel stupid ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on February 21, 2017, 08:11:50 AM
Thoughts on the Perrin wing stabilizers??  Going down to Portland for my work for some business meetings next week (first time, kinda nervous) - but my hotel is in the parking lot of the Perrin HQ!! Sooooo.. I should swing by and ask for a little tour maybe and pickup something?? Hahaha...

Wing stiffies?

They look good. They always look good. Also please get a huge Perrin windshield banner across the top.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 21, 2017, 08:12:40 AM
Hahaha really?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on February 21, 2017, 08:18:49 AM
Hahaha really?

Yes. Do I ever lie?

srs bznz
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on February 21, 2017, 08:23:17 AM
I have mixed feelings about stiffies on the new STI. The rally cars don't use them, or have a different wing if they do:

(http://pcaucr.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/brian-Graham-1DM45907WR-600x400.jpg)

(http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/image-1084/crc_sti.jpg)

(http://vtcar.com/contents/uploads/2015/03/vt15r-05.jpg)

(http://www.conceptcarz.com/images/articleimages/subaru-rally-100-acre-wood-2016-01-400.jpg)

If you do it though, don't do just one!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on February 24, 2017, 04:11:12 PM
Wing stiffies?

They look good. They always look good. Also please get a huge Perrin windshield banner across the top.

I say no to wing stabilizers/stiffies. I think they look great on the more boxy wings up to 2007. After that, the wing is good without them imo!

Do try to get a tour or something. That would be pretty cool, and I would deffs be interested in seeing how they operate.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: VTAKLOL on February 24, 2017, 04:24:56 PM
I say no to wing stabilizers/stiffies. I think they look great on the more boxy wings up to 2007. After that, the wing is good without them imo!

Do try to get a tour or something. That would be pretty cool, and I would deffs be interested in seeing how they operate.
C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERRR
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on February 24, 2017, 04:47:28 PM
I say no to wing stabilizers/stiffies. I think they look great on the more boxy wings up to 2007. After that, the wing is good without them imo!
Do try to get a tour or something. That would be pretty cool, and I would deffs be interested in seeing how they operate.

They didn't reply to my email yet :( Maybe I can just knock on their door though haha.. But, I don't have any Perrin parts really except the shift stop. They probably wont like me there lol.
Also; Didn't realize the Stiffie's were $65USD ea. and I'd want 2 or 3 of them. Damn... $170CDN for 2!!! Not worth it. Could buy other cooler car parts IMO!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 24, 2017, 04:50:45 PM
They didn't reply to my email yet :( Maybe I can just knock on their door though haha.. But, I don't have any Perrin parts really except the shift stop. They probably wont like me there lol.
Also; Didn't realize the Stiffie's were $65USD ea. and I'd want 2 or 3 of them. Damn... $170CDN for 2!!! Not worth it. Could buy other cooler car parts IMO!

See if they'll do a group buy on wing risers for the GR, if you buy them all right there lol
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on February 24, 2017, 05:33:58 PM
They didn't reply to my email yet :( Maybe I can just knock on their door though haha.. But, I don't have any Perrin parts really except the shift stop. They probably wont like me there lol.
Also; Didn't realize the Stiffie's were $65USD ea. and I'd want 2 or 3 of them. Damn... $170CDN for 2!!! Not worth it. Could buy other cooler car parts IMO!

It's easy to just buy parts you don't necessarily "need" when you have easy access and/or hype behind a manufacturer. Same goes for any product really... Save for some cooler parts. A tour or a look inside would be sweet though. Hopefully they do get back to you. If not, i'd just walk in and ask. You never know what could happen...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 06, 2017, 07:09:04 PM
Swapped over for some super yellow rice DRL's ;D I like it.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3855/33167940541_e004ed6ac4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SwWnaP)
IMG_8757 (https://flic.kr/p/SwWnaP) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on March 06, 2017, 07:51:35 PM
Lets see it with your fogs on :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on March 06, 2017, 08:22:45 PM
Lets see it with your fogs on :D

Yes pls.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 20, 2017, 09:57:21 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2866/33180173330_45b30babc8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sy24xY)
IMG_9436 (https://flic.kr/p/Sy24xY) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on March 20, 2017, 11:36:16 PM
Matching light bars!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on March 21, 2017, 06:39:04 AM
Matching light bars!

I read that as light bears. Light bears would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on March 21, 2017, 10:54:18 AM
Maaaaan that is a sick photo!

It would be a cool to see a comparison of light output in total darkness.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 21, 2017, 11:02:13 AM
Maaaaan that is a sick photo!

It would be a cool to see a comparison of light output in total darkness.

I need to do a video comparing and showing, I have another sponsor sending some more lights soon for my DRL's. These are apparently 360* degree adjustable (spin within the build housing) looks cool I'll show a big comparison of them all. Nothing as good as ProLightz stuff though I imagine.... the light bar may be gone soon enough. foreshadowing
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on March 21, 2017, 11:08:28 AM
.... the light bar may be gone soon enough.

dibs.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 27, 2017, 11:10:46 AM
I want to auto-dip my TSW's red...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on March 27, 2017, 12:23:16 PM
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/1b636507e5c5a1c8fce80cb2bbb7279b/tumblr_npovx5zmUS1r2aobgo2_540.gif)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 29, 2017, 08:00:06 AM
My current favorite photo location ;D

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3894/33582595721_d1ccbeebab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TazzH4)
IMG_9570 (https://flic.kr/p/TazzH4) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2866/32898265133_e90f24427e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S87d4P)
IMG_9583 (https://flic.kr/p/S87d4P) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

This light bar might be going soon..
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2843/33582592591_ca5c6581a8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TazyM6)
IMG_9578 (https://flic.kr/p/TazyM6) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on March 29, 2017, 08:58:41 AM
Maaaan those colours look all so good, nice shots!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on March 29, 2017, 09:20:37 AM
Why are you removing the light bar? Seems like you went through a lot of effort to install it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 29, 2017, 10:18:22 AM
Why are you removing the light bar? Seems like you went through a lot of effort to install it.

Just wanna go a different route for the lighting. Something like 10sec, maybe, eventually. The lightbar doesn't serve much purpose except for the two times I've driven back from Canmore on Hwy 1A early morning hours and used it. Otherwise, some upgraded headlight mods would probably do better.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 29, 2017, 06:40:14 PM
I really like the Perrin Shift Stop + Washers so far :D Makes such a difference in the shifting feel!  Need to do the bushing next. Has anyone got some experience on that install and wanna help me? ;D I always have trouble lifting my car on jacks, I can't get the jack + stand to both fit :(


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atwc8eB-4VA
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on March 29, 2017, 09:02:04 PM
Jack the car on the crossmember front jacking plate and rear diff.  Then you can place your stands on the pinch welds. 
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2679176

(http://i59.tinypic.com/28iool3.jpg)


Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on March 29, 2017, 10:57:11 PM
I thought you had ramps? If you don't need to take the wheels off, and you don't for the shifter bushing, put the front up on ramps, jack the rear under the diff and use jackstands.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 30, 2017, 12:16:22 AM
Thx for the suggestions above both are very good except I have 2 problems:
Jack doesn't reach far enough back to get to the centre point. I know this is a common challenge for many 15+ owners. Jacks not too high or anything it's just it can't reach there I'm not sure maybe there's somehow a way I can do that.

I have ramps but the problem is they're not high enough for my body to even fit beneath past the oil pan. Maybe I'm too big I dunno but the Ramos are less than 1ft height so they kinda sucks even for oil changes.

I might try to somehow get the jack beneath for the middle point....
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jakesubie on March 30, 2017, 12:21:13 AM
I drive the front onto a couple 2x4s then i can reach the jacking point in the front pretty easy. Easiest fastest way would be drive on to ramps jack up the rear by the diff put jack stands then if you need to jack up the front from the front point and put stands.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on March 30, 2017, 06:46:34 AM
I drive the front onto a couple 2x4s then i can reach the jacking point in the front pretty easy. Easiest fastest way would be drive on to ramps jack up the rear by the diff put jack stands then if you need to jack up the front from the front point and put stands.

Yeah, was gonna say this. Drive onto some wood, or even the ramps, jack from there, that should give you the space.

Definitely agree though, the jack points are a bit of a pain without a long low-pro jack, as the car is low and overhangs are longer than on previous generations. You probably also only need to get the front end high enough to scoot under there.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 30, 2017, 09:11:37 PM
The yellow film on my Morimoto fogs was getting pretty faded and worn out / dull so I removed it and applied some new and much better stuff 10Sec kindly gave me a few pieces of! It looks a lot better!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3839/32905261694_0df719fbc9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8J4Ub)
IMG_9614 (https://flic.kr/p/S8J4Ub) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3937/33592032142_4519409069_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TbpWPY)
IMG_9635 (https://flic.kr/p/TbpWPY) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2815/33592030412_560457f15f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TbpWj9)
IMG_9640 (https://flic.kr/p/TbpWj9) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on March 30, 2017, 09:15:03 PM
We should have had a subie date, I was in the garage working on mine today too lol
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 30, 2017, 10:16:25 PM
We should have had a subie date, I was in the garage working on mine today too lol

If you're free next weekend maybe you can help me do the shifter bushing beneath the car, I haven't done them before at all so !!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 31, 2017, 05:37:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRY6yzE6fok

The new foglight film looks SO much better. The yellow is a lot deeper and more vibrant. I think the Lamin-X was a thinner film, even though I had 2 layers!! I noticed it wasn't looking as bright as I wanted.

I might even consider swapping back to no film and having everything pure white...

This if the first step in my plans to change up the headlights  >:D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 08, 2017, 11:22:21 AM
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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on April 10, 2017, 08:07:11 AM
So I was running the Cobb OTS Stage 1 for the past few weeks and it was an improvement over stock, it really cleaned up the rev hang and made shifting smoother.

However, my concern was growing as people would always tells me the Cobb OTS maps weren't the best and I should change to an e-tune etc. I didn't really want to go a pro-tune route considering the car is stock.. but I feel that would be what I'd do once I add more to the car down the road.

So I got this Modern Automotive Performance Stage 1 e-tune 91 Octane 252whp 278wtq.

I'm a bit confused though, maybe someone can help me understand. The tune / dyno shows 252whp.. But Subaru's stock "Specs" say: Power: 268 hp @ 5,600 RPM.

What's the difference here? Is the "Power" which Subaru advertises different than the true "WHP"?

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/TmRTnf) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on April 10, 2017, 08:12:18 AM
You essentially have 2 ratings

When someone talks about "Horsepower" they mean that the motor makes. This is typically dyno'd outside of the car, directly at the flywheel, so you won't see a drivetrain loss. Wheel horsepower means what that number ends up being after it makes it through the transmission, diffs, wheels, etc, to the ground. This is the "effective" horsepower.

Kepp in mind that "252whp" is what their test car dyno'd at when they made the tune. Temperature, altitude, casting differences in the block, and a ton of other things can make that number different on your car. Without getting a baseline dyno, you won't actually know what you're making at the wheels.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on April 10, 2017, 08:17:14 AM
Wheel horsepower means what that number ends up being after it makes it through the transmission, diffs, wheels, etc, to the ground. This is the "effective" horsepower.

Dude - Thanks for the most perfect explanation on this!!Makes a lot more sense now  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on April 21, 2017, 09:25:13 AM
24 Years around the sun. Do I feel any wiser? Not really... ;D ;D  Decided to swap over to my summer wheels last night to celebrate.. fingers crossed we don't get a big snowstorm or anything!

Wish it wasn't so dreary out these pics are so dark :(

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IMG_0370 (https://flic.kr/p/TRUCUX) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_0295 (https://flic.kr/p/TRUDHk) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_0383 (https://flic.kr/p/SM1UWA) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_0316 (https://flic.kr/p/TRUDeK) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: Jimpreza111 on April 21, 2017, 10:23:12 AM
Happy belated!  O0
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: jakesubie on April 23, 2017, 05:47:15 PM
Happy belated!  O0

X2 and I love the bronze wheels with white, one of my favorite combos!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on May 26, 2017, 08:29:50 AM
My thread is lacking haha.. nothing crazy has changed recently except I am in the process of going from red accents to gold accents to match the wheels...

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IMG_2075 (https://flic.kr/p/URg7qm) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

My C lights looks WAY more blue than they actually are in this photo ;D

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IMG_2059 (https://flic.kr/p/URg7UY) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Got a windshield banner for +69 horsepower! ;D It makes a weird difference in the feel while driving once you add a windshield banner like this. You feel more confined in the car... if that makes sense. I dig it for the time being..

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IMG_0942 (https://flic.kr/p/Tgy1B2) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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X5IjVJd - Imgur (https://flic.kr/p/UW55SQ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

I have some switchback S4 bezels sitting in the house right now in their package!  Hoping to install them soon!!!  8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: jellynuts on May 30, 2017, 08:38:58 PM
#worstcourierever
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on May 31, 2017, 10:18:44 PM
#worstcourierever

It's not your fault man don't worry I coulda just driven up too!! :) Thx again man!

Won't make it, really bummed out cuz I was looking forward to wings :(  Driving home today my tail lights, reverse lights, foglights, and reverse camera wouldn't work and my dash was lit up like a Christmas tree with a bunch of errors :'(  Very very scared and worried it could be the BCM, and ofcourse not under warranty (cuz even having interior LED's is grounds for denying any electrical claim) :'(   I found some blown fuses so I'll be investigating all night :(

Update:  Very, very, VERY happy to say the BCM is okay. Thank God. Almost 3 hours of going through absolutely everything I found the culprit with the help of Will @ ProLightz. A+ to Will, he responded to me immediately and offered several suggestions to work through and I did.  We found that essentially, TL;DR to keep this short - The Diode Dynamics tail-as-turns have a resistor wired into them. This is a different kit now, I don't know if they come this way now - But combining that resistor against any other relay module like the Smarttap can causes some buggy sh*t to happen. Somewhere along the lines the Diode tail-as-turn conflicted with the Smarttap and blew out several fuses, and pretty much disabled many things. Foglights, reverse lights, tail lights, reverse CAMERA, license plate lights, etc. None worked. But, my rear tails illuminated when I turned my signals on? Very odd, but on the 15+'s that whole electrical system is interconnected in some ways some how and 1 small thing could screw up a lot...

So I removed the resistors out of the tail as turn kit! Put new fuses back. Then slowly pieced everything back together, 1 thing at a time. (Reverse lights, license, signals, trunk, etc.) and it all came back working perfectly fine without any issues or error lights on the dash.

Much happier going to sleep now ;D

Also thanks to 10Sec cuz he helps me every minute of every day ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: DaDuke99 on June 01, 2017, 01:02:46 AM
Awesome. ittshay, but a relief.
Did you try turning it off and then on again?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: jellynuts on June 02, 2017, 10:46:32 PM
Did you try turning it off and then on again?

When did you start working in the IT dept? 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on June 03, 2017, 09:18:58 AM
When did you start working in the IT dept? 

Perhaps the same time I became an electrician?  ;D ;D Just kidding. I suck @ pretty much everything car related.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on June 08, 2017, 07:39:22 AM
Changed my front turn signals recently over to the new ProLightz PL360 LEDs and damn they're awesome. They're a very crisp and bright light!

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IMG_2693 (https://flic.kr/p/VzQVmg) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

This is my favorite part, though... :D

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IMG_2679 (https://flic.kr/p/VzQVNi) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune 🌈
Post by: kijho on June 13, 2017, 08:16:50 AM
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IMG_2958 (https://flic.kr/p/VswrLw) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_2968 (https://flic.kr/p/Vswa3b) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: hunts_13 on June 15, 2017, 02:11:19 PM
Looking good man.
The Black and Gold emblems tie in really nicely with the rims.

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on June 18, 2017, 11:44:00 AM
My favorite video I've done with ProLightz so far :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9jwnaCK3MY

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on June 25, 2017, 11:39:10 AM
Installed the foglight bezels with the help of Gabe this previous weekend and ahhh I love them :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-atrZYAkHg

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on June 28, 2017, 08:28:46 AM
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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: kijho on July 17, 2017, 07:30:07 AM
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IMG_4497 (https://flic.kr/p/WBchRn) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_4512 (https://flic.kr/p/WdxhJf) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_4491 (https://flic.kr/p/WxPS7J) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: thedude on July 17, 2017, 09:14:39 AM
itshays lit.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - MAPerformance Stage 1 Tune
Post by: RedBimmer93 on July 17, 2017, 01:46:27 PM
Those latest photos are ballin!! 8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on July 17, 2017, 01:56:06 PM
Thx dudes! :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 30, 2017, 09:26:17 AM
Lacking updates in this thread because I pretty much just post everything over on my YouTube channel haha, but lots of recent changes to share!

I asked TheDude the shoot a few shots of my car a few weeks ago with my camera and he did a killer job! Special thanks to Diamondedge for his mad driver skills for rollers all the time!!!  :D
Picked up the same cannards from my friend out of Ottawa who gave 10SecDream and I a good price on a group buy (and also had me film promotional video for his new brand, Fujin Aero). Pretty stoked with how these look!!

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IMG_5254 (https://flic.kr/p/XGp631) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_5263 (https://flic.kr/p/XCAZUi) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Disassembled the headlights, which was a very fun weekend job haha. A few beers and about 10 hours later (filming installs doubles the time because I always have to stop, change angle, press record, etc.)

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IMG_5060 (https://flic.kr/p/XThZvQ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_5085 (https://flic.kr/p/XTi1SN) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

I consider myself very blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to work with ProLightz. They've been very generous and sponsored me and my WRX to create and share promotional videos on my YouTube Channel and technical installation videos. I've learned a lot over the past few weeks and I'm pretty happy I was able to accomplish the work I have which at first was quite intimidating!

These are the upgraded C Lights, Diode Dynamics switchbacks. They match up perfectly with the ProLightz switchback S4 Foglight bezels!

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IMG_5134 (https://flic.kr/p/WFDauA) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

While they were apart I also installed the Morimoto XBT Demon Eyes, which was pretty straight forward! They have a bracket now which has a slot made for the Limited models of the WRX / STI headlights!

I also installed the ProLightz blacked side reflectors and removed the LED bulb from that side marker. I left the projector bezel chrome, I don't mind it that way.

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IMG_5207 (https://flic.kr/p/XTi131) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then I went on a road-trip to Kelowna. I switched from the MAPerformance Stage 1 tune which is kinda aggressive down to the Cobb Stage 1 OTS 91 tune. All was good until I filled up with Chevron 94 in Revelstoke.. and DAM immediately dropped as I drove to 0.875, 0.688, .0575.  :( Not good. Went back then to the Stage 0 Base map .. and it didn't change, it ran that way the entire time in Kelowna and on the drive back. Perhaps I got bad gas, perhaps the air quality with the smoke, I'm not sure.

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IMG_5391 (https://flic.kr/p/XGp3eA) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Went to a meet this past Sunday with some friends..

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IMG_5480 (https://flic.kr/p/YevMzZ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_5472 (https://flic.kr/p/YevNdH) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

For the future plans I am hoping to snag a sponsor for some TGV deletes, and then buying an intake, and perhaps the rest of an exhaust. Then I will have Airboy properly tune my WRX!

Some recent videos..

Fujin Aero Cannards:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS1K3wM03iE

ProLightz / Diode Dynamics C Lights + Headlight disassembly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyrCy1UN6-Y

ProLightz promotional teaser of my headlights:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdBgN7Fu2XA



Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on August 30, 2017, 09:44:41 AM
The car is looking meaaannn brooo  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on August 30, 2017, 09:58:19 AM
SICK.


also those rollers shot by thedude were also made possible by some dude in a 4x4 ::)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: vincent275 on August 30, 2017, 04:11:12 PM
personally I would stick with a certain brand's gas on a tuned car (I'm using shell), that said on a road trip there's not really a lot of choice
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on August 30, 2017, 10:16:43 PM
I've tuned my car for Co-op/Safeway/Costco 91, i.e. cheal crap.

It still got grumpy on everything I filled up with in BC, even Chevron 94. Granted, it wasn't so bad that my IAM dropped. Maybe the lower altitude, maybe BC gas is just worse. I dunno.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: milkpumba on August 30, 2017, 11:43:59 PM
Then I went on a road-trip to Kelowna. I switched from the MAPerformance Stage 1 tune which is kinda aggressive down to the Cobb Stage 1 OTS 91 tune. All was good until I filled up with Chevron 94 in Revelstoke.. and DAM immediately dropped as I drove to 0.875, 0.688, .0575.  :( Not good. Went back then to the Stage 0 Base map .. and it didn't change, it ran that way the entire time in Kelowna and on the drive back. Perhaps I got bad gas, perhaps the air quality with the smoke, I'm not sure.

Definitely get EGR and TGV deletes in the future to lessen cruising knock. I know I definitely will. According to Ron Watson (Phatbotti tuning) steady state cruising is when the EGR is active. The longer you cruise, the hotter the charge temps get, the hotter the temps get, the more the car knocks.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on August 31, 2017, 12:08:53 AM
Pedestrian unfriendly canards look sweet :D 

I wouldn't have thought Chevron 94 would be bad...  High octane with no ethanol sounds like a winning combo.  But, it's running back to normal now that you're back?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 31, 2017, 07:05:43 AM
Yeah! Husky 94 back here and within a short time numbers were back to normal. The car drove and felt fine nonetheless, I eventually just unplugged my AP on the drive so I stopped worrying about it and just drove / enjoyed the drive.

Maybe a bad tank, but after reading online there is a large amount of discussion on various forums saying use Shell 91 > Chevron 94 actually. I saw my numbers drop almost immediately upon leaving, I ended up second guessing myself and thinking - Did I just accidentally put Diesel in? No.. No way.. it wouldn't be running at all if so.. -  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rad_Racer on August 31, 2017, 09:58:56 AM
High octane with no ethanol sounds like a winning combo.

The lack of ethanol increases the power density of the fuel, but IIRC, ethanol helps cool charge temps (a big factor in how it boosts octane) so there is some benefit to it as well.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on August 31, 2017, 10:05:49 AM
The lack of ethanol increases the power density of the fuel, but IIRC, ethanol helps cool charge temps (a big factor in how it boosts octane) so there is some benefit to it as well.

Wouldn't a DI engine not see these benefits, seeing as the fuel is injected directly into the cylinders, and not into the intake manifold?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RockThePylon on August 31, 2017, 10:37:49 AM
It's the vapourization that provides the cooling, fuel has to be vapour for it to burn. But the cooling effect actually isn't as big of a deal as the internet makes it out to be.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on August 31, 2017, 11:44:58 AM
I saw my numbers drop almost immediately upon leaving, I ended up second guessing myself and thinking - Did I just accidentally put Diesel in? No.. No way.. it wouldn't be running at all if so.. -  ;D ;D

Can screencap texts to confirm  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on August 31, 2017, 01:18:59 PM
Can screencap texts to confirm  ;D ;D

;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Airboy on August 31, 2017, 04:17:31 PM

I wouldn't have thought Chevron 94 would be bad...  High octane with no ethanol sounds like a winning combo.  But, it's running back to normal now that you're back?

From what I have seen over the last couple of years, Chevron has gone to complete itshay.  10 years ago it was about same as Husky94.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 01, 2017, 06:13:39 PM
Filmed the install on the Morimoto XBT Demon Eyes. Prolightz has a bracket for these now which makes them a drop-in placement for the limited headlights on the WRX / STI!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_IxYiyDoq0
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 08, 2017, 05:21:17 PM
Some recent shots :D Canon 70D, 40mm 2.8

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4341/36922822276_e76822f13b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YfK7G5)IMG_5678 (https://flic.kr/p/YfK7G5) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/36242102314_d086a95bc1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XdAfn1)IMG_5633 (https://flic.kr/p/XdAfn1) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on September 09, 2017, 12:27:17 AM
Love my 40mm!
Nice pics as always!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 09, 2017, 09:04:45 PM
Love my 40mm!
Nice pics as always!

Thanks dude! Love the 40mm! Especially in low light, it's awesome!

Photo by Cmyles:
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IMG_9203-2 (https://flic.kr/p/XkwTXr) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4423/36988514341_c965203469_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YmxNDT)
IMG_5773 (https://flic.kr/p/YmxNDT) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4388/36988517201_a145753ebf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YmxPvc)
IMG_5777 (https://flic.kr/p/YmxPvc) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4440/36294584424_c1cfc8a23e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XieesY)
IMG_5775 (https://flic.kr/p/XieesY) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr


A little promo I filmed to post on IG for ProLightz....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1fuysI1-5Q
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on September 12, 2017, 08:42:52 AM
Just caught up with your build thread. Your ride looks awesome Spencer. Makes me miss my WRX. :'(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 12, 2017, 09:16:58 AM
Just caught up with your build thread. Your ride looks awesome Spencer. Makes me miss my WRX. :'(

Thanks dude! :D  Keep looking in the build threads and soon you'll find yourself with a new WRX in your driveway hahahaaha!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on September 12, 2017, 09:26:26 AM
Thanks dude! :D  Keep looking in the build threads and soon you'll find yourself with a new WRX in your driveway hahahaaha!!

Don't tempt him he is already halfway there.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 12, 2017, 09:28:47 AM
Don't tempt him he is already halfway there.

Yussss!!! ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on September 12, 2017, 11:10:40 AM
Don't tempt him he is already halfway there.

Yussss!!! ;D

 :-[ I never realized how much I'd miss boost on my daily.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: 10secdream on September 12, 2017, 11:47:18 AM
Then you drive the S2K and realize that NA is the way to go.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 12, 2017, 11:54:23 AM
Then you drive the S2K and realize that FA is the way to go.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on September 12, 2017, 12:05:43 PM
Then you drive the S2K and realize that NA is the way to go.

Then you drive a BRZ and start researching FI kits. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on September 12, 2017, 12:13:40 PM
Then you drive the S2K and realize that NA is the way to go.

LOL, DD-ing the S2K in the summer is exactly what I did. But the other 9 months of the year... ;D

Sorry for your thread Spencer!

Then you drive a BRZ and start researching FI kits. 
;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on September 12, 2017, 12:47:21 PM
3 months? I drive my s2k for 7-8 months of the year.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on September 12, 2017, 03:44:41 PM
3 months? I drive my s2k for 7-8 months of the year.

I still haven't filled up the tank in the STI since July.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 14, 2017, 07:47:25 PM
Unboxed the Blackvue DR750S-2CH! I don't know how I've gotten this lucky, although looking back it has taken me almost 2 years filming and editing videos every week after work to begin getting noticed by some companies! I also installed it and I'll show you guys some footage soon :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvpr9PSYizw
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 15, 2017, 11:12:18 AM
That mug  8)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4338/37054639506_e26d707bb8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YsoHmW)21769488_10155021680187898_1829528018_o (https://flic.kr/p/YsoHmW) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 24, 2017, 09:29:33 AM
Alright guys, the beans are spilled! ;D ;D 
(https://i.imgur.com/AZkVIAY.gif)

I've been fortunate enough to have WheelDude and Rota USA (http://www.rotawheels.com/) contact me and and offer me Sponsorship of my WRX for my YouTube channel!! They let me pick out a set of wheels and after consideration I chose the 18 x 9.5 PWR-RA's and I absolutely love them!! So stoked! I honestly still can't even believe it myself haha, but when the 4 boxed showed up on my door I freaked out haha. I never thought 1 year ago when I was at like 500 subscribers I'd ever have these amazing opportunities.

Massive shout out to Cole and Spec-R who also got me in within 2 days notice and got me setup on some new rubber, too!! Cole looked into some different options and found me some Cooper Zeon RS3-S's (http://www.1010tires.com/Tires/Cooper/Zeon+RS3-S/255-35R18) within my budget and Cole let me come hangout in the shop and film the installation. Huuuuuge thank you to him and Spec R!!!

My front post is updated with lots of information on my car and links to everything I've done!!

I'm going to try my best to sign up and race in my first AutoX Oct 1st, as long as life lines up and allows me to I'll be there!! Hoping that some of my WSC friends can help me learn lots during this and I'm really looking forward to it!

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on September 24, 2017, 11:54:45 AM
Hory crap, I mean, I told you in person that the wheels look great, but a sponsorship? :o congrats!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cmyrick on September 24, 2017, 04:31:40 PM
oh man
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on September 24, 2017, 08:38:08 PM
The wheels look great, and fitment is on point! I'm glad you're enjoying the new tires as well.  :haplo90:

I would love to see you at autocross
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on September 24, 2017, 09:25:45 PM
Looking good dude! I didn't even know you had new shoes at the Peter's meet!
Do some autocross for sure! I can't wait to get into it myself, there's no better way to test/find your capabilities as a driver! I really gotta put that oil pickup in...  :P
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 25, 2017, 07:15:20 AM
Hory crap, I mean, I told you in person that the wheels look great, but a sponsorship? :o congrats!
oh man
The wheels look great, and fitment is on point! I'm glad you're enjoying the new tires as well.  :haplo90:

I would love to see you at autocross
Looking good dude! I didn't even know you had new shoes at the Peter's meet!
Do some autocross for sure! I can't wait to get into it myself, there's no better way to test/find your capabilities as a driver! I really gotta put that oil pickup in...  :P


Thanks dudes!!  8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on September 25, 2017, 10:52:31 AM
Congrats!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 25, 2017, 11:33:49 AM
 8)

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 27, 2017, 10:42:36 AM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4338/37297563516_81e311f738_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YPRLcW)
IMG_6185 (https://flic.kr/p/YPRLcW) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cmyles on September 27, 2017, 11:26:36 AM
The wheels look great, and fitment is on point!



Glad you took my advice!  :cops:
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cha0tik on September 27, 2017, 11:43:31 AM
Thanks in part to your thread, I’m slowly prepared to jump off the proverbial fence into Subaru’s yard again.  :angel:

Everything looks great man!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 27, 2017, 11:50:52 AM
Thanks in part to your thread, I’m slowly prepared to jump off the proverbial fence into Subaru’s yard again.  :angel:
Everything looks great man!

Do it!  Do it!  Do it!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: RedBimmer93 on September 28, 2017, 06:16:58 PM
Looking good dude! I didn't even know you had new shoes at the Peter's meet!
Do some autocross for sure! I can't wait to get into it myself, there's no better way to test/find your capabilities as a driver! I really gotta put that oil pickup in...  :P

There is still space! Sign up! You will probaby survive one day with your oem oil pickup ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on September 29, 2017, 10:51:52 AM
Photo by a friend..

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4338/37363167802_00d6754a04_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YVE15j)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/YVE15j) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 04, 2017, 03:48:09 PM
Last week I was out with some friends whom were helping me to film something really cool of my WRX for my YouTube channel. They had their setup with a Sony A7 MK II, with a Ronin M. Still working on the edit, so stoked about it! :D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4381/37372950976_71523893e2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YWw9gJ)
IMG_6188 (https://flic.kr/p/YWw9gJ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 05, 2017, 08:07:22 AM
AutoX this past weekend went really well. I went into it with an open mind and just wanted to have some fun, and to get a different feel for my car and how it performs. Obviously I am nowhere near a competitive level, but it was still a lot of fun taking my car out there. I tried took my time and focus on "looking up" and learning the basics, and keeping on course. The few times I went off-course I knew where it was actually, and I was also able to quickly look at the Blackvue's footage on my iphone right there to replay my run and see where I went wrong or where I could improve.

Thank you to all my friend who helped me that day: James, Nick, Gabe, Cole, Jonny, Beau, Chase, really everyone who was there haha.. it was a great day. Big thanks to James and Nick for riding along with me on a few runs and giving me lots of help, that really made a difference!

Day 1 Set 1  77.057+1    72.252      71.709+DNF  71.809     (70.403)   
Day 1 Set 2  66.254      67.928+DNF  67.627     (66.130)

An awesome photo by Jonny! Thank you!
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Shipxx (https://flic.kr/p/Z5Mzpg) by Wong&#x27;s Bokehgraphy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tang3nt/), on Flickr

Some more awesome shots, these are by Gabe on my camera with the 10-20mm ;D! Thank you.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4476/36733251164_5449e25fe7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XXZvNC)
IMG_6227 (https://flic.kr/p/XXZvNC) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4388/36733250434_ef71673763_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XXZvA3)
IMG_6233 (https://flic.kr/p/XXZvA3) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

I did an oil change the day prior! I went 8,000km on this oil.. maybe should have done sooner but that includes a lot of highway driving and also a trip to Kelowna.  :-[
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IMG_6198 (https://flic.kr/p/YWw8ow) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

And I also sent the oil to Blackstone Labs! I'll share the results once I get them which should be soon!
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4417/37372949416_e623e695fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YWw8NQ)
IMG_6197 (https://flic.kr/p/YWw8NQ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on October 05, 2017, 08:59:28 AM
Car looks fantastic in action Spence!
I have got to come out to the Calgary Auto-X scene, seems like a lot of WSC participation.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on October 05, 2017, 01:24:46 PM
I wish!   :-\
Good job on going Spencer, I wanted to come cheer everyone on (or go myself) but life has a way of getting in the way.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 06, 2017, 07:39:19 AM
Today's the day I picked up my WRX 2 years ago!! :D  Would be super cool if today was the day I also paid it off, but that's gonna be next week payday unfortunately ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 14, 2017, 11:57:41 AM
Day 1 Set 1  77.057+1    72.252      71.709+DNF  71.809     (70.403)   
Day 1 Set 2  66.254      67.928+DNF  67.627     (66.130)

My video from my first AutoX. I'm so stoked how this video came out too as such as good memory for me of my first time out there. It was awesome with everyone, I'd love to go again tomorrow but I don't have time as I have to do some other work (filming for ProLightz this weekend on some other projects), but I can't wait to AutoX again next season! I don't think I'll ever be super competitive but it was - so - much - fun!!

Skip to 1:50 if you want to skip the intro stuff and just see the racing  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emAfzkk_Srs
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on October 30, 2017, 08:05:39 AM
A big thank you again to Spec R for helping me with my new tires this season and Cole for getting them installed for me so quickly! Also thanks to them for allowing me to film in their shop and hangout, and learn how tire mountain works - Thank you Cole!!

A quick edit I put together of the wheels / Spec R...

https://youtu.be/YNK3n6RrRkE

I took some final shots of the summers before winters/ snow season comes. I swapped over to my winters yesterday and I think they'll be staying on now for the winter..

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4490/38027207341_e565767af8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZWknTT)IMG_6471 (https://flic.kr/p/ZWknTT) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4473/38027206321_129621be49_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZWknAi)IMG_6473 (https://flic.kr/p/ZWknAi) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/38027210211_18f31a510a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZWkoKn)IMG_6444 (https://flic.kr/p/ZWkoKn) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/26219169849_23db9c499d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FWU6Jz)IMG_6430 (https://flic.kr/p/FWU6Jz) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: thedude on October 30, 2017, 08:46:35 AM
 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on November 06, 2017, 01:08:51 PM
The biggest update of this thread..  ;D I'm super stoked for this one and I haven't really posted it anywhere on here yet! I was looking back through some photos today and realized how fast time has just been flying by (I guess that continues to happen as you get older hahaha). It has been a pretty busy past several months!

Earlier in the year I signed the paperwork to build a home! I took this photo about a week after the paperwork was complete!

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GhH6hV) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then shortly after, this happened...

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/D8eK9E) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4557/24367110918_c4135ff713_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D8eP93)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/D8eP93) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Couple months later...

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/219qP83) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Couple months later...

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/21bxipA) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Couple months later...

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/219raaN) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then, one of the conditions of my house approval was to pay off my WRX before possession. So over the past year I saved everything I could, took as much overtime as I could, didn't go on vacation, and sold my R6, and then earlier this month walked into the bank to deposit my final payment!!! It was a pretty awesome feeling!  :angel:

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/21ekQYH) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr


Then about a week later I had one of my tires blow out on me while driving. I had just driven home on Deerfoot and everything seemed okay, until I took the last corner as I pulled into my neighborhood...

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/21ekUJZ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Pretty damn scary at the time, but thank God I wasn't on Deerfoot when it happened..

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4460/37508856274_d427eca302_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Z9wGbw)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Z9wGbw) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/21bxvEh) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Changed back over to my summers for a day, and just my luck I found a small screw in one of the summers too. Thankfully, even moreso, this didn't puncture and was just only a few mm deep into the tread. The tire was OK.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4500/24367188658_c773a31784_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D8fdfo)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/D8fdfo) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr


Kyle & Cole from Spec R came through and really helped me, more than I can ever thank them for. They literally found me an awesome set of new winter tires and had them for me the following day..

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4482/24320869078_b2c111d9ac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D49P3W)
IMG_6540 (https://flic.kr/p/D49P3W) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4536/24320871548_cb6a5cbf60_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D49PMw)
IMG_6532 (https://flic.kr/p/D49PMw) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Thankfully just in time for the snow which started that evening. I had to drive up to Red Deer > Linden > Drumheller that following afternoon and these performed exceptionally well on the highway.
They are Gislaved Nordfrost 200's with studs as you may see!

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IMG_6531 (https://flic.kr/p/D49Qp3) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

All ready for winter now, and those expensive gas prices. $70 to fill the tank this week!  :'( :'( :'( So now I'm back to trying to super-save as much more money as I can so that I can be able to buy atleast a sofa for my house when it's ready in a few more months.. ;D ;D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/38164157556_d2588a6fed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/219rhqu)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/219rhqu) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: DaDuke99 on November 06, 2017, 01:46:24 PM
Congrats on making your goals work buddy! You've been working hard for all this!
When's the party?! After they clear the roads near your place of sharp objects hopefully!  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: OEMwhore on November 06, 2017, 02:02:23 PM
Those stock GR Enkei's look great on your car
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Polaris on November 06, 2017, 02:17:22 PM
Damn, huge update! Congrats on the car payment (and new tires) and the house!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 06, 2017, 02:21:00 PM
Congrats on making your goals work buddy! You've been working hard for all this!
When's the party?! After they clear the roads near your place of sharp objects hopefully!  ;D

Def's gonna be a little party when it's ready haha! ;D  I think the roads are decent there because my house is on the main boulevard - I wouldn't risk going deeper into the community though with all the other new builds going on. Hopefully in the coming year they will finish a connection to Stoney Trail, and then I'd literally be 1 minute from Stoney!!!


Those stock GR Enkei's look great on your car

Thanks dude! Love these rims as they came off my previous 2013 STI that I kept!


Damn, huge update! Congrats on the car payment (and new tires) and the house!!

Thanks dude!!! :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Jimpreza111 on November 06, 2017, 02:45:57 PM
Well done on the "super saving" and debt reduction strategy!
Car as always is looking awesome and congrats on your new digs, that's a big acquisition!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: thedude on November 06, 2017, 02:53:19 PM
Congrats on everything Spencer. You've been working damn hard to get to where you are now and it shows. Keep up the self discipline and "super savings" and I'm sure you will be able to afford that castingcouch to get more YouTube hits sofa
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 06, 2017, 03:05:38 PM
Well done on the "super saving" and debt reduction strategy!
Car as always is looking awesome and congrats on your new digs, that's a big acquisition!

Thanks dude!

Congrats on everything Spencer. You've been working damn hard to get to where you are now and it shows. Keep up the self discipline and "super savings" and I'm sure you will be able to afford that castingcouch to get more YouTube hits sofa

;D ;D ;D Thanks thedude! All the YouTube views tho ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: 05LGT on November 06, 2017, 03:41:16 PM
Congrats dude, I remember my first possession day for my place, it’ll feel good.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: milkpumba on November 06, 2017, 03:47:18 PM
Congrats dude! So stoked for you! Keep us updated with the house!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on November 06, 2017, 03:52:06 PM
Congrats Spencer! 

On a side note, are they ever going to take that LS Porsche down? 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: hunts_13 on November 06, 2017, 03:54:19 PM
Congrats on the place!

And as always the car looks amazing.  >:D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: diamondedge on November 06, 2017, 08:06:47 PM
This is awesome. Wicked. So wicked. So happy and proud of you man, you've earned this one and we'll pimp out your garage in no time.

:)

P.S. I have a keen eye for interior decorating. And can find good deals.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 07, 2017, 08:08:54 AM
Congrats dude, I remember my first possession day for my place, it’ll feel good.

Congrats dude! So stoked for you! Keep us updated with the house!!

Congrats Spencer! 

On a side note, are they ever going to take that LS Porsche down? 

Congrats on the place!

And as always the cart looks amazing.  >:D


This is awesome. Wicked. So wicked. So happy and proud of you man, you've earned this one and we'll pimp out your garage in no time.
P.S. I have a keen eye for interior decorating. And can find good deals.

Thanks my friends! I'll definitely have a small get together once it's finished and I at-least have a sofa and some chairs ;D ;D 

Gabe thanks bro!!  I've been looking @ Structube for actually a nice sofa, I'm liking the sectional ones with the lounger on the end (I don't even know if that's the right term?) LOL. Wall mounting the TV, home audio setup, and I'd like to find (or possibly build) my own dining table from a large wood slab - Not like the hipster reclaimed wood pallet kinda stuff but like an actual slab of a tree, I think a few places sell but I am seeing varying prices (I guess based on wood type etc). but if I can find a slab and build legs and stuff + stain + seal the wood, that's what I want haha..


Oh, and the Garage is going to be my favorite part haha. I hope to do a full series on the garage "build" - Most importantly will be lighting at the start so I can record awesome videos in there. Add some nice work bench / tool boxes/ etc. I want the cord with the reel so I can pull that around. There's a hose connection in the Garage too and Garage is a slight slope for water to go out :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Stehle on November 07, 2017, 08:23:47 AM
There's a hose connection in the Garage too and Garage is a slight slope for water to go out :D :D :D :D :D

Shouldn't the garage be level so your car doesn't roll out?  >:D

Grats on the purchase!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on November 07, 2017, 08:47:32 AM
Shouldn't the garage be level so your car doesn't roll out?  >:D

Nah, garage slabs should have an 1/8" to 1/4" slope per foot.  Otherwise, you'll have a lot of standing water.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 07, 2017, 08:49:39 AM
Shouldn't the garage be level so your car doesn't roll out?  >:D
Grats on the purchase!

Nah, garage slabs should have an 1/8" to 1/4" slope per foot.  Otherwise, you'll have a lot of standing water.

Yup! 1/4" slope! All Garage do (or should) have this or else you'll have water and then have lots of headache down the road! But some builders mess this up and it's such a small issue people don't usually realize until it's too late!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Polaris on November 07, 2017, 08:50:34 AM
In classic r/malelivingspace fashion, you should spend your whole budget on an Eames chair and ottoman  >:D >:D

I bought one of those lounger sofas from Ikea when they were on sale, not as comfy/nice/well-built as the ones on Structube though, those look sweet.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 07, 2017, 08:54:36 AM
In classic r/malelivingspace fashion, you should spend your whole budget on an Eames chair and ottoman  >:D >:D

I bought one of those lounger sofas from Ikea when they were on sale, not as comfy/nice/well-built as the ones on Structube though, those look sweet.

I'll have the starter pack, minus the Eames ;D ;D  Maybe a replica Eames down the road, I'd love that. Sooooo damn nice..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Polaris on November 07, 2017, 09:01:17 AM
Oh ya forgot about the replicas! The real ones are just way too expensive...$5k USD?

Also super looking forward to your dining table
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: diamondedge on November 07, 2017, 11:27:25 AM
Mid century modern furniture ftw. The longer part is called a chaise.

You're a baller if you buy a real Eames chair. Or any Herman Miller itshay. It's nice but there's stuff out there that's in between that looks just as nice
and won't cost you half of Whiteline's catalog. :) :)

In other news, what do you think of the Nordfrosts on your street now that people have packed it all down? I love my 9s. Feel just as good as the 8s, especially this morning.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 07, 2017, 11:40:23 AM
Mid century modern furniture ftw. The longer part is called a chaise.

You're a baller if you buy a real Eames chair. Or any Herman Miller itshay. It's nice but there's stuff out there that's in between that looks just as nice
and won't cost you half of Whiteline's catalog. :) :)

In other news, what do you think of the Nordfrosts on your street now that people have packed it all down? I love my 9s. Feel just as good as the 8s, especially this morning.

If I had the money to buy the Eames' I'd probably rather spend it on being able to partake in an entire season of Auto X instead!!! :D

The Nordfrosts have actually been performing extremely well, better than the Hakka 2's I had previously - but that's ofcourse due to the studs. These are my first studded tires actually and I'm really liking them. The road noise is actually not bad at all, far less than I expected even! I think the biggest thing I'm noticing so far is around corners and taking off from a stop at a light. I've seen cars spinning tires off the light, or sliding slightly around the corners, and these just feel extremely grippy in comparison. Very happy with them so far!

To sum up the Nordfrosts though, I think I just need to refer to my Instagram video post from this past weekend: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbDPQpAHGoP/
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: DRAGON on November 07, 2017, 03:04:11 PM
Congrats man! Thats awesome! My Dad can hook you up with any Herman Miller stuff when you feel like unloading loads of cash haha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 08, 2017, 11:44:00 AM
Congrats man! Thats awesome! My Dad can hook you up with any Herman Miller stuff when you feel like unloading loads of cash haha

Thanks man ;D 


I forgot to post this up here, but if you're interested in seeing a walk-around of each specific thing I've done / installed on my WRX I filmed that just before the snow came!!

https://youtu.be/2eF39PoGfH4



Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 10, 2017, 09:52:25 AM
The Subie Garage :D

I should be getting an awesome ProLightz banner to hang on the side wall! ;D I love the windows though, perfect lighting for filming videos in the winter while keeping the garage door closed.
The Garage has it's own independent thermostat / heater!!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/37508843634_41a51306d7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Z9wCqA)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Z9wCqA) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Some dirtyy winter mode pics..

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4519/37515592074_fffab92456_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Za8dv1)
IMG_6604 (https://flic.kr/p/Za8dv1) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486/37515591004_b3aa37ffc4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Za8dby)
IMG_6605 (https://flic.kr/p/Za8dby) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: diamondedge on November 10, 2017, 10:04:25 AM
Spencer.

I had a dream where you forgot to ask the builder to add extra circuits for lights in the garage. Did you ask them for extra lighting in there? No single bulb BS?

Gotta have that shop lighting man. Make it happen.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 10, 2017, 10:09:09 AM
Spencer.
I had a dream where you forgot to ask the builder to add extra circuits for lights in the garage. Did you ask them for extra lighting in there? No single bulb BS?
Gotta have that shop lighting man. Make it happen.

I tried but they wouldn't let me because it's a townhouse (I didn't get the customize the plan so much). But I'm hoping I can still have something wired in to setup some nice lighting in the garage, I know that will most likely be my first priority for my Garage. I would be willing to pay someone to do that who knows how, I'm not sure what might be required. I know there are 2 bulbs like any typical garage though and only the 1 socket in the middle.  :(  I hope I can still make the most of it and make it really cool.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Jimpreza111 on November 10, 2017, 02:13:20 PM
I tried but they wouldn't let me because it's a townhouse (I didn't get the customize the plan so much). But I'm hoping I can still have something wired in to setup some nice lighting in the garage, I know that will most likely be my first priority for my Garage. I would be willing to pay someone to do that who knows how, I'm not sure what might be required. I know there are 2 bulbs like any typical garage though and only the 1 socket in the middle.  :(  I hope I can still make the most of it and make it really cool.

My friend and neighbor bought a set up on line that puts a receptacle into the light socket and then it is all LED lighting strips that you can join in sequence, his garage looks like an operating room when lit up.  :o
Very similar to this product:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/8FT-V-Shaped-Integrated-T8-LED-Tube-Light-72W-2-4M-96Inch-LED-Garage-Lighting-8/122653146386?hash=item1c8eb27d12:m:m0fkIoaxVXP1zr_fZUTPsiQ

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on November 11, 2017, 08:39:46 AM
^ Yeah, talk to Dan. I think he had to do something similar.

Garage looks nice! I like the door windows too
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 15, 2017, 09:28:36 AM
Some recent pics :D


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4532/26649819449_ebddd8bf42_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GAXhRF)
IMG_6724 (https://flic.kr/p/GAXhRF) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4565/26649818369_221c773466_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GAXhx4)
IMG_6712 (https://flic.kr/p/GAXhx4) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4536/26649817039_c9d6aca3ee_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GAXh98)
IMG_6686 (https://flic.kr/p/GAXh98) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4564/26649815419_32bf899f94_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GAXgEc)
IMG_6725 (https://flic.kr/p/GAXgEc) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Recently picked up this new phone mount from ProClip. It's super rugged and beefy, pretty awesome.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4538/26649813019_2aacb305f0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GAXfWP)
IMG_6690 (https://flic.kr/p/GAXfWP) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4538/26649810179_63427d8a85_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GAXf6R)
IMG_6723 (https://flic.kr/p/GAXf6R) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

A night shot :D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4549/38429788141_83d2537211_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21xUH9a)
IMG_6775 (https://flic.kr/p/21xUH9a) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

and a house update! Window blinds are installed. I haven't been in my unit, though. I'm thinking possession might be in December or January which is crazy!

(https://i.imgur.com/Fgi7rvSl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: drewfuspx on November 15, 2017, 11:34:44 AM
https://www.amazon.ca/Leviton-125-2-Pole-2-Wire-Adapter/dp/B001PCVTFC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510770113&sr=8-1&keywords=light+socket+to+plug&dpID=31Lv3MdAMkL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

+

https://www.amazon.ca/HyperSelect-Utility-Integrated-Fixture-Daylight/dp/B06XTNNMVT/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1510770141&sr=1-1&keywords=LED+Garage&dpID=31R5QjKORfL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Buddy did this. Replace the bulb with the socket, put a few of these on the roof daisy chained to eachother and voila your light switch now controls 3800 lumens per fixture. (vs. like 1200 from an incandescent bulb)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Canuckrz on November 15, 2017, 11:40:59 AM
Most of those Led fixtures are 3 pole, not 2 pole. I'm still waiting on getting my light sockets converted to outlets as a result before I can I stall mine.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 15, 2017, 11:41:17 AM
Buddy did this. Replace the bulb with the socket, put a few of these on the roof daisy chained to eachother and voila your light switch now controls 3800 lumens per fixture. (vs. like 1200 from an incandescent bulb)

Oh my.... those are perfect. Thank you!!! Added the 4 pack to cart for future purchase. Those look amazing haha, I can't imagine the video's when I have them installed ;D ;D


Most of those Led fixtures are 3 pole, not 2 pole. I'm still waiting on getting my light sockets converted to outlets as a result before I can I stall mine.

What does this mean?? Will they work in my application you think or??
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: diamondedge on November 15, 2017, 11:46:58 AM
Oh my.... those are perfect. Thank you!!! Added the 4 pack to cart for future purchase. Those look amazing haha, I can't imagine the video's when I have them installed ;D ;D


What does this mean?? Will they work in my application you think or??

No. The thing that Drew linked works for certain fixtures that only have two prongs on the plug. The LED floods I bought (similar to Dan's) have the ground prong, so it won't plug in. I instead
am going to do this:

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.lamp-holder-outlet-with-pullchain.1000160550.html

Disclaimer: I am not an electrician and my advice should not be taken as any form of guidance, herein or otherwise.

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 15, 2017, 11:51:23 AM
My garage has a 3 prong outlet in the middle, can I somehow connect to that? Even if I had only 2 of these lights?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Canuckrz on November 15, 2017, 11:55:57 AM
Yes, however I'm guessing that's hooked into the switch for the garage door, or is not switched at all. As such you'd be dependant on pull chains or other physical switches on the fixtures to turn them off.

The best course of action is to find 2 pole led fixtures (if they exist) or get the bulb sockets converted to actual outlets, that way they will be on the circuit for the lighting. That way they will be switchable.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Perfect Dark on November 15, 2017, 11:57:37 AM
Yes, however I'm guessing that's hooked into the switch for the garage door, or is not switched at all. As such you'd be dependant on pull chains or other physical switches on the fixtures to turn them off.

The best course of action is to find 2 pole led fixtures (if they exist) or get the bulb sockets converted to actual outlets, that way they will be on the circuit for the lighting. That way they will be switchable.

This guy knows his poles.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on November 15, 2017, 12:10:43 PM
Yes, however I'm guessing that's hooked into the switch for the garage door, or is not switched at all. As such you'd be dependant on pull chains or other physical switches on the fixtures to turn them off.

The best course of action is to find 2 pole led fixtures (if they exist) or get the bulb sockets converted to actual outlets, that way they will be on the circuit for the lighting. That way they will be switchable.

I converted the bulb sockets in mine, and bought some 3 prong LED fixtures from costco. I run 4 of these fixtures, tied into 2 sockets, hooked up to one switch.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4526/37726452034_e57743618d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZtKVPy)
IMG_20171115_115844 (https://flic.kr/p/ZtKVPy) by Jory Irving (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lildrunkensmurf/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Jimpreza111 on November 15, 2017, 02:11:01 PM
I converted the bulb sockets in mine, and bought some 3 prong LED fixtures from costco. I run 4 of these fixtures, tied into 2 sockets, hooked up to one switch.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4526/37726452034_e57743618d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZtKVPy)
IMG_20171115_115844 (https://flic.kr/p/ZtKVPy) by Jory Irving (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lildrunkensmurf/), on Flickr

I have that same light fixture from Costco, only the one over my workbench currently but it is a good light.
My ceiling is too low to hang a bunch of these so I may go to the other "flush" mounted fixtures above.

Sorry for thread derailment.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: cmyles on November 15, 2017, 03:29:44 PM
Just rip the ground prong off, doesn't do anything anyway  :sarcasm:
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 16, 2017, 08:37:20 AM
How do you guys see on the Amazon link's descriptions that it's 3 prong or 2 prong??
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: diamondedge on November 16, 2017, 10:31:12 AM
How do you guys see on the Amazon link's descriptions that it's 3 prong or 2 prong??

I don't but I'm going to bet 10 chicken nuggets that they're 3 prong. I don't think UL will certify this kind of stuff unless it has a ground prong. (I see a UL sticker on one of the pictures)

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: DaDuke99 on November 16, 2017, 07:33:37 PM
McDonalds nuggets, or CBH nuggets?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 19, 2017, 09:26:57 PM
Oh man what a long day...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4553/26758401439_356a970456_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GLxNuX)
IMG_6859 (https://flic.kr/p/GLxNuX) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Transmission + Rear Diff. Fluids changed. Huge thanks to Justin and his dad for having me in and allowing me to use the lifts at Brasso Nissan! Made things a lot easier then the Garage Floor.
Fluids changed over to Motul Gear (and Gear 300 for rear Diff).

Installed a Soku Moto Shifter Bushing, this one: https://sokumoto.com/products/2015-wrx-shifter-bushing
Seeing if they'll send me over a TGV delete kit for next summer plans ;D

Friday afternoon I noticed some very minor condensation beginning inside one of my headlights, which sucks major :(
Saturday I noticed it get *slightly* worse. So I pretty much wiped my afternoon schedule for today and began working on fixing in. Full front end removal, bumper, headlight, etc. Into the oven 8 minutes 200*F.

PAIN - IN - THE - assay.  Probably a 10 in terms of difficulty. Honestly after about 3 hours picking at the Morimoto Butyl Glue I felt it would probably be easier to do any other major install. ;D ;D Faaaaaaack.

Almost 5 hours later and we're done - Headlights re-baked back in the oven, sealed up, and re-installed back.  Then had some minor wiring issues. T-Connectors suck. They aren't always perfect and get loose or get water in them and stop working. Got fed up and literally cut a ground wire on the headlights wiring and just straight soldered and heat shrink'ed a connection ;D ;D ;D I don't think it'll be the last of my troubles with that, though :(

More to come soon of the Trans + Bushing install...

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: hunts_13 on November 20, 2017, 04:51:31 PM

Friday afternoon I noticed some very minor condensation beginning inside one of my headlights, which sucks major :(
Saturday I noticed it get *slightly* worse. So I pretty much wiped my afternoon schedule for today and began working on fixing in. Full front end removal, bumper, headlight, etc. Into the oven 8 minutes 200*F.

PAIN - IN - THE - assay.  Probably a 10 in terms of difficulty. Honestly after about 3 hours picking at the Morimoto Butyl Glue I felt it would probably be easier to do any other major install. ;D ;D Faaaaaaack.

Almost 5 hours later and we're done - Headlights re-baked back in the oven, sealed up, and re-installed back.  Then had some minor wiring issues. T-Connectors suck. They aren't always perfect and get loose or get water in them and stop working. Got fed up and literally cut a ground wire on the headlights wiring and just straight soldered and heat shrink'ed a connection ;D ;D ;D I don't think it'll be the last of my troubles with that, though :(

ittshay man, I fell you though. I had to pull mine back apart 48 hours after doing the C-lights. hated every minute of it.

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 20, 2017, 06:07:26 PM
New PLX3 LED Lights from ProLightz! Although my C Lights are my DRL, now I have the LED's in my Hi-Beam functional (as just Hi-beams). Pretty awesome because they are 360 degree adjustable and come with color changing lenses (3000k, 6500k, and 8000k!) With the LEDs in the halogen reflectors aimed at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock they work pretty awesome!!

https://youtu.be/KGZbdGgbqrU
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 22, 2017, 06:21:32 PM
ooOOhhh @ 60,000kms

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4560/38515336746_b00616afbc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21FtaL7)
IMG_6820 (https://flic.kr/p/21FtaL7) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rathburn on November 23, 2017, 08:19:06 AM
60,000 km already, eh?

How was the rest of the fluid? Gonna do mine in the spring.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 23, 2017, 08:35:57 AM
60,000 km already, eh?
How was the rest of the fluid? Gonna do mine in the spring.

How many KM's are you at?!

Surprisingly not as bad as I expected! In my eyes the fluid still had that slight "golden" transparent color - whereas I was actually expecting it to come out "black." Less shavings even than I expected, and no chunks or anything like that thankfully. I know when it drained out even Justin said "wtf it looks so clean still?" lol..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rathburn on November 23, 2017, 08:50:29 AM
How many KM's are you at?!

Surprisingly not as bad as I expected! In my eyes the fluid still had that slight "golden" transparent color - whereas I was actually expecting it to come out "black." Less shavings even than I expected, and no chunks or anything like that thankfully. I know when it drained out even Justin said "wtf it looks so clean still?" lol..

Around the same km's, but my car is maybe a year and a half older.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on November 23, 2017, 09:06:24 AM
Around the same km's, but my car is maybe a year and a half older.

And uglier.

Because it's red. 

White is right you wannabe skinhead. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: diamondedge on November 23, 2017, 09:28:15 AM
60,000 km already, eh?

How was the rest of the fluid? Gonna do mine in the spring.

Can I turn your diff nut Rathburn

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rathburn on November 23, 2017, 10:00:24 AM
And uglier.

Because it's red. 

White is right you wannabe skinhead.

Pft, you mean better, because it's red.

Can I turn your diff nut Rathburn

You already do, Gabe. You already do....
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Jimpreza111 on November 23, 2017, 02:28:45 PM
I did my rear diff a couple of services ago (~100,000kms) and the fluid looked similar, no chunks and had the glistening metallic on the magnetic lug.
I want to do my CVT next and have the fluid ready to go, just need to grab some washers for the drain and fill plugs.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on November 23, 2017, 02:38:15 PM
Diff and tran fluid shouldn't turn black though since it's not exposed to combustion.  If it comes out black...  You'd have a serious problem. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on November 23, 2017, 03:18:17 PM
Diff and tran fluid shouldn't turn black though since it's not exposed to combustion.  If it comes out black...  You'd have a serious problem. 

Learn something knew everyday eh
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 05, 2017, 11:24:55 AM
Got to go for a walk-through last night as pretty much everything is done, just a few final touches (missing one chandelier still haha..)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4582/38824598032_a59db01ba2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/229Ndnf)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4586/37968261605_5da8acf819_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZR8go6)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: thedude on December 05, 2017, 12:02:18 PM
Looks good bro!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: funk32 on December 05, 2017, 05:00:34 PM
Very nice
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 05, 2017, 05:44:27 PM
Thanks dudes! :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 06, 2017, 06:26:31 PM
This company called PetrolBox started sending me out these awesome monthly subscription boxes and they're building me a nice little collection of car tee shirts :D :D :D

https://youtu.be/vH-wCmOrllM
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Canuckrz on December 06, 2017, 07:29:33 PM
Looked into them and they're pretty sweet, but the price once you factor in shipping to Canada makes them crazy overpriced sadly.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 06, 2017, 07:46:28 PM
Looked into them and they're pretty sweet, but the price once you factor in shipping to Canada makes them crazy overpriced sadly.

Yup that's actually very true, sadly :(  Might be a cool gift once here and there even cuz I think you can buy single-month's!  What's also cool is I know some others (I know forsure this one called 'RPM Crate' don't ship the detailing suppliers in their boxes because they don't do the cross-border paperwork.)  We should start up a business in Canada like this on the cheaper price for shipping ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: milkpumba on December 06, 2017, 11:49:40 PM
We should start up a business in Canada like this on the cheaper price for shipping ;D ;D

This one (http://www.canadiankartel.ca/subscribe/?v=3e8d115eb4b3) looks like it's in Canada so shipping shouldn't be an issue. I can't speak for the quality of their drops though as I've never tried them before.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Canuckrz on December 07, 2017, 01:16:03 AM
Looks pretty weak from the pics, and go kart specific.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: seat safety switch on December 07, 2017, 07:33:37 AM
Vessel JIS drivers are a pretty good choice, though.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 18, 2017, 10:40:03 AM
Current status :D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4590/38231737065_6e60299221_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21fpDsr)IMG_7282 (https://flic.kr/p/21fpDsr) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 18, 2017, 06:15:39 PM
Some friends helped me film this short film of my WRX before winter hits up haha...

https://youtu.be/nLkvirKAFDU
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 20, 2017, 06:53:36 AM
My lane change assist disabled itself this morning :'(  Upon further investigation there was like 2" of snow/ ice built up on the rear of my car. Hopefully it melts off in the parkade today and the sensor is working again later...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rad_Racer on December 20, 2017, 09:58:28 AM
I didn't even know lane change assist was an option. Either way, if it's not working, just shoulder check? haha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 20, 2017, 10:00:00 AM
I didn't even know lane change assist was an option. Either way, if it's not working, just shoulder check? haha

It's the little light in the mirror that illuminates when someone is in your blind spot!  I ofcourse don't rely on it, but it comes up with an error on the dash as it's disabled/ not working :(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Dylan780 on December 20, 2017, 10:09:59 AM
Can't hear the music in the video as I am at work but it looks awesome! I want to get a shoot going with you this summer once I have my car finished!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rathburn on December 20, 2017, 10:15:49 AM
My lane change assist disabled itself this morning :'(  Upon further investigation there was like 2" of snow/ ice built up on the rear of my car. Hopefully it melts off in the parkade today and the sensor is working again later...

Lane change assist? That's a thing? On Subarus? Get dafuq outta here.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on December 20, 2017, 10:19:52 AM
Blind spot monitoring is what it's called I think. At least that's what I've always called it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 20, 2017, 10:31:49 AM
It's kinda referenced as a bunch of different things online I'm finding.  I just don't like the notification blinking on the dash... and the potential expensive replacement or fix from Subaru if something is wrong with it because according to NASIOC someone had warranty on it declined because they changed from OEM spec wheels lol...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on December 20, 2017, 10:59:38 AM
...because according to NASIOC someone had warranty on it declined because they changed from OEM spec wheels lol...

Wow, that's really stretching it  >:(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rathburn on December 20, 2017, 11:05:14 AM
Blind spot monitoring is what it's called I think. At least that's what I've always called it.

Yeah I get ya. Same sort of thing from other manufacturers. I just didn't know that it was available on Subarus. It certainly wasn't an option when I got mine.

It's kinda referenced as a bunch of different things online I'm finding.  I just don't like the notification blinking on the dash... and the potential expensive replacement or fix from Subaru if something is wrong with it because according to NASIOC someone had warranty on it declined because they changed from OEM spec wheels lol...

Yup, just something else expensive to break. That sounds like a stretch, isn't the sensor in the mirror housing, and doesn't it use radar or some such thing? Not sure how a change of wheels could possibly affect it.

#basemodel4life
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 20, 2017, 11:17:59 AM
It's apparently a 3" x 2" size box on each side behind the bumper beneath the tail lights.

So, fingers crossed when I leave work all the snow has melted off and maybe I need to drive a short distance it'll figure itself out...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rathburn on December 20, 2017, 11:45:47 AM
It's apparently a 3" x 2" size box on each side behind the bumper beneath the tail lights.

So, fingers crossed when I leave work all the snow has melted off and maybe I need to drive a short distance it'll figure itself out...

Hmm. This is a Forester, but same kind of dealie I would guess.

(http://pictures.dealer.com/p/planetsubarusne/1467/15966c090bcf30ea26c1a00c1d61be0dx.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 20, 2017, 11:47:41 AM
I wonder if snow can get up in behind the bumper there....  my bumper had 2" of snow on it this morning from driving out of the city last night in the snow storm.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: thedude on December 20, 2017, 01:08:10 PM
I wonder if snow can get up in behind the bumper there....  my bumper had 2" of snow on it this morning from driving out of the city last night in the snow storm.

It didn't melt off by the time you left this morning?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: hunts_13 on December 20, 2017, 01:15:30 PM
Had my dash light come on last winter on a trip to Lake Louise. Stayed on all the way home until I washed the car.
Had quite a bit of snow built up on the back end and underneath, hopefully your goes away as well after it melts.


Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rathburn on December 20, 2017, 02:02:29 PM
It didn't melt off by the time you left this morning?

Yeah, no doubt eh? I'm a little surprised it didn't melt off over night, it was only about -10oC last night.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on December 20, 2017, 02:15:24 PM
Yeah, no doubt eh? I'm a little surprised it didn't melt off over night, it was only about -10oC last night.

lol.  kijho has an insulated garage though, no?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Rathburn on December 20, 2017, 02:32:05 PM
lol.  kijho has an insulated garage though, no?

Pft. Garage parkin', not double clutching like you should.

(http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/fast_furious__m.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 20, 2017, 04:49:03 PM
On my way home a light went yellow as I was approach so I came to an aggressive stop (put these nice studded tires to work), and in doing so the ABS kicked in momentarily and then the dash light went away!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D  I think there was maybe some snow up in there or something...

I drove like 3 hours after the Timmies meet up near Acme / Three Hills last night so there was so much snow on my car :(  Everything was melted off the front this morning but the back still had a good layer on it THEN I drove to work. That's probably why  :-\

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: AA2001 on December 21, 2017, 09:52:32 AM
Some friends helped me film this short film of my WRX before winter hits up haha...

https://youtu.be/nLkvirKAFDU

Wicked Video!

What's the name of the track? I went through Chucki's videos and can't find it
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 21, 2017, 09:59:19 AM
Wicked Video!

What's the name of the track? I went through Chucki's videos and can't find it

Thanks dude!! I heard you were at my office last week and I missed you out at another lunch meeting haha!! ;D

Actually this isn't a Chucki song, sorry!! I actually just put his credit default in every single upload cuz I use all his music hah..

It's called: Dream State - Kozah
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: AA2001 on December 21, 2017, 10:07:54 AM
Thanks dude!! I heard you were at my office last week and I missed you out at another lunch meeting haha!! ;D

Actually this isn't a Chucki song, sorry!! I actually just put his credit default in every single upload cuz I use all his music hah..

It's called: Dream State - Kozah

Thanks Buddy!

Yea man, we came down and met some of the boys. Next time I'm there, I'll give you a heads up and we'll go for lunch!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on December 28, 2017, 09:56:44 AM
My OEM battery died on Christmas day ;D I think it's primarily due to having the Blackvue setup to record until 11.8V on the Battery, so that's a little too low for -30*C ;D
I had one of those NOCO Battery Boosters the company sent me out to try out and review - and it started the car up instantly thankfully as I was on my way to family dinners haha..

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4684/39157188952_dbeaa1ddb2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22EbQ4s)
IMG_7373 (https://flic.kr/p/22EbQ4s) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Gotta brush all the snow off! ;D ;D

https://youtu.be/G7tvSUr83AI

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4684/38541490384_5b81c3825d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21HMdjU)
IMG_7485 (https://flic.kr/p/21HMdjU) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on January 09, 2018, 06:08:47 PM
So I posted a random video over on my channel of my car cold-starting and somehow it blew up and hit 100K views today, LOL. I have absolutely no idea why or how, but it's pretty funny as it's literally the most random video on my channel. Out of some of the work I've put 10+ hours into, the video I put 30 minutes into hits the top of the recommended sections hahaha...

But in other news, some updates:

Was having some battery troubles in the -30*C back in December there. I think the problem was the DR750S was running the battery down to the voltage cut-off at 11.8V, which eveidently isn't much to start the car with 380CCA's I found out in -30*C (even with a detached garage, but it's not very warm in there really.) I had a NOCO Battery Booster sent out to me from the company to test out / try for my channel, which came through and worked like a charm and started my car up on Christmas morning!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4683/24529767277_a1cee71fcc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DnBtd2)
IMG_7586 (https://flic.kr/p/DnBtd2) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_7592 (https://flic.kr/p/22YzAsf) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then taking advtange of the warmer weather this past weekend Gabe came over to help me film a video of changing my cabin + engine air filters, and we also did oil changes. I forgot the older Subaru's had the entire plastic under-tray that you had to remove haha. The new WRX's are just so fast to do oil changes on!!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/25733811498_ed01558510_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fd1vB9)
IMG_7631 (https://flic.kr/p/Fd1vB9) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_7628 (https://flic.kr/p/23eoFhN) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

and so yeah, I guess you should change your filters a bit more regularly ;D ;D ;D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/25733814098_9a0cdd6444_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fd1wnY)
IMG_7664 (https://flic.kr/p/Fd1wnY) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4750/25733812378_8d521617c1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fd1vSj)
IMG_7689 (https://flic.kr/p/Fd1vSj) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Thanks to Gabe for helping me film this video :)

https://youtu.be/IIJypIxYMxY

I'm really looking forward to my next oil change in my new house with dedicated heating for the garage, though!! If any of my friends would like a hand doing that and would like to stay warm, feel free to message me and pop by then (in a few more weeks!) :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Markkas on January 10, 2018, 12:15:21 AM
So I posted a random video over on my channel of my car cold-starting and somehow it blew up and hit 100K views today, LOL. I have absolutely no idea why or how, but it's pretty funny as it's literally the most random video on my channel. Out of some of the work I've put 10+ hours into, the video I put 30 minutes into hits the top of the recommended sections hahaha...

Oddly enough, that video was one of the first of yours that i've watched in a while. Don't usually cruise youtube that often, but for whatever reason when I saw that in my sub box, I hit it and watched. Wonder what kind of algorithm pushed it to do so well haha! Crazy stuff.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 10, 2018, 09:06:01 AM
11.8v is like.. super low on a battery. I've set mine to 12v, and to shut off after 6 hours, regardless of voltage.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on January 18, 2018, 01:41:06 PM
11.8v is like.. super low on a battery. I've set mine to 12v, and to shut off after 6 hours, regardless of voltage.

I changed mine to 12v and now it's been better, although it's been warmer out too haha!

In other news;  The Gislaved's are still doing awesome, and I just hit 65,000km's. I've been doing a few trips driving up to Three Hills and the car's been handling those trips awesome. With the ProLightz PLX3's as hi-beams, with the 32" Light Bar - the output is pretty damn bright at night which is awesome. Seen a few coyotes/ deer from quite far away and was able to slow down well in advance! Although I'm still not on 10Sec's level with the projector game ;D ;D ... I wish.

Although I will say studded tires are pretty strange on dry pavement. They definitely feel a bit less grippy, but I know that's expected!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4671/24806350587_9236f9991f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DN42MM)
IMG_7793 (https://flic.kr/p/DN42MM) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Move in date to my house is next week! Stoked for the heated garage oh man!

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on January 19, 2018, 07:31:39 AM
A big throw back for today; 6 years ago today was the day I drove home my GC8 STI from picking it up. My best friend who's also named Spencer had a blue '95 GC8 at the time as well and I remember when he'd pick me up, and the first time I saw that car I was hooked - I wanted one so badly. He was kind enough to teach me how to drive manual in his car before I bought mine. We drove around Northland Mall area for a while and I didn't stall it once, suddenly I had all this confidence and I said let's go out on the main roads. So I pull out from Northland Mall onto Northmount Drive (by Churchill Highschool) and hit the first red light - STALLED! ;D ;D As maybe expected from a new learn of manual I begin to panic with cars behind me getting angrier by the millisecond that we didn't move. I finally figured things out, started it up, and managed to get on my way again haha..   Flash forward a few months from that day and I picked my GC8 up here. I remember merging onto Stoney Trail for the first time, around 11pm at night, and man.. I'm grinning big right now just remembering how big of a grin I must have had then ;D ;D I definitely miss this car the most.

Edit; Crazy coincidence that today is also the same day I'll be signing the - final - legal papers to my house? Wow..

(https://i.imgur.com/4fDCY9ih.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on January 20, 2018, 11:33:28 AM
Here's the full transmission + rear differential fluid change! Thanks to Brasso Nissan and my friend Justin for allowing me use in the Garage for this one My first time doing transmission/ differential fluid changes before by myself!

https://youtu.be/1Q48HpeWpdg
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Jimpreza111 on January 25, 2018, 01:42:08 PM
Congrats on the house again Spence!

Great video on the fluid changes, do you have a CVT?
I do on my Impreza and the FSM says to top up the fluid until it drips out the fill hole, then start the car and switch through the gears (D,N,R) allowing the wheels to turn freely and this will allow you to fill the remainder of the transmission (put more fluid in). Is this the method you used?
If you do not have the CVT then I guess my question is moot.

I need to find a place with a lift to do my tranny fluid, hvae been sitting on my Amsoil for a couple of months now and just want to get it done.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: diamondedge on January 25, 2018, 02:27:35 PM
Congrats on the house again Spence!

Great video on the fluid changes, do you have a CVT?
I do on my Impreza and the FSM says to top up the fluid until it drips out the fill hole, then start the car and switch through the gears (D,N,R) allowing the wheels to turn freely and this will allow you to fill the remainder of the transmission (put more fluid in). Is this the method you used?
If you do not have the CVT then I guess my question is moot.

I need to find a place with a lift to do my tranny fluid, hvae been sitting on my Amsoil for a couple of months now and just want to get it done.

6MooT

When we did it, the car was off the ground but off; filled the level, started the car, let the clutch out slowly.. I think we shifted it into second while it was on the hoist and then we checked for leaks.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on January 29, 2018, 07:42:29 AM
Congrats on the house again Spence!

Great video on the fluid changes, do you have a CVT?
I do on my Impreza and the FSM says to top up the fluid until it drips out the fill hole, then start the car and switch through the gears (D,N,R) allowing the wheels to turn freely and this will allow you to fill the remainder of the transmission (put more fluid in). Is this the method you used?
If you do not have the CVT then I guess my question is moot.

I need to find a place with a lift to do my tranny fluid, hvae been sitting on my Amsoil for a couple of months now and just want to get it done.

Thanks Jim!! The past few days have been crazy to say the least... Moving my stuff was a lot more work than expected - I didn't even know I had half the things I was moving ;D
The aquarium and my bed was probably the most stressful. (IKEA bed frames never seen to go back together the same way aha...)

(https://i.imgur.com/8u6ISazh.jpg)

An empty space ;D I have a coffee table now, sofa is still coming though from delivery
(https://i.imgur.com/Oiyv5yth.jpg)

But coffee is the priority
(https://i.imgur.com/CUXE7Ojh.jpg)

The worst part, ffuuuuuuu this was difficult
(https://i.imgur.com/Lo1IziAh.jpg)

But now it's up, and hopefully everything's gonna be OK in a couple days
(https://i.imgur.com/Dvtz6yfh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X3ZrBmCh.jpg)

Modified this IKEA shelf too with extra 2x4's supporting beneath the bottom!!  >:D Cuz this aquarium is 320lbs with water!!

6MooT

When we did it, the car was off the ground but off; filled the level, started the car, let the clutch out slowly.. I think we shifted it into second while it was on the hoist and then we checked for leaks.

Yup! This is what we did, I think I showed a small clip of this in my video with the car up on the lift and we had the wheels all moving and went through the gears! Which protip: Your CEL will be on for a bit after doing this for speed sensor code ;D ;D It went away after driving about 15 minutes!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: RedBimmer93 on January 29, 2018, 11:06:24 AM
Now you can dance naked in your living room without being judged by anyone! Congrats! ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2018, 07:11:00 PM
Now you can dance naked in your living room without being judged by anyone! Congrats! ;D

;D ;D ;D

Made some really good progress this weekend on getting things organized here. Loving it more and more each day!

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IMG_7917 (https://flic.kr/p/22H8BN6) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

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IMG_7924 (https://flic.kr/p/22ZGebE) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4665/40089689231_bcdc286514_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/245A8Ut)
IMG_8012 (https://flic.kr/p/245A8Ut) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho6/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4653/40056336872_f11f3e5b84_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/242DcpN)
IMG_7972 (https://flic.kr/p/242DcpN) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4721/39190509855_67dd908832_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22H8BcM)
IMG_7949 (https://flic.kr/p/22H8BcM) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: Markkas on February 04, 2018, 07:40:49 PM
That coffee table looks awesome! Where'd you find it?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2018, 07:47:45 PM
That coffee table looks awesome! Where'd you find it?

Thanks dude!! It's from Homesense actually, there was only 2 there left when I picked it up!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on February 04, 2018, 08:18:18 PM
I like that table! Congrats on the place!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on February 04, 2018, 08:38:43 PM
I like that table! Congrats on the place!

Thanks Jonny!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jrchan98 on February 04, 2018, 09:22:04 PM
Dude I will trade you a rear diffuser for that coffee table lol
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on February 06, 2018, 09:48:17 PM
Dude I will trade you a rear diffuser for that coffee table lol

;D ;D ;D  I dunno what cost more, actually... hahahah!!!

https://youtu.be/O4UbRS_cDj4
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on February 11, 2018, 10:46:09 AM
Used the clone stamp tool in my Garage this weekend ;D ;D  .. almost, haha! Did a fun install of an android headunit on 10secdream's WRX! I'll have all the details to share soon in a video!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4767/39296422175_805d2c65f3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Surfg)IMG_8031 (https://flic.kr/p/22Surfg) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/25335905247_e7e7d41979_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EAR8Wx)IMG_8133 (https://flic.kr/p/EAR8Wx) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4666/28427235219_c506390414_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kj21Da)IMG_8127 (https://flic.kr/p/Kj21Da) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4HJCsa5JNk
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on February 26, 2018, 07:47:39 AM
Closeup look on the Morimoto Demon Eyes..

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4621/40418529722_b10ce16466_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24zDwJ7)IMG_8277a (https://flic.kr/p/24zDwJ7) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

https://youtu.be/sxFsZmH7QSU
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on March 04, 2018, 11:54:08 AM
I'm officially really really really tired of winter.... ;D ;D :'(

(https://i.imgur.com/oaEFrOuh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Aq5FfyVh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5eO8DQRh.jpg)

Last night...

(https://i.imgur.com/EkID33th.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lFSQt9ah.jpg)

7 cars stuck in my neighbourhood wtf

(https://i.imgur.com/UVv4IDTh.png)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: milkpumba on March 04, 2018, 03:08:57 PM
Sucks dude. Get an APR splitter, should cover the holes I think.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: GrantC on March 04, 2018, 06:11:26 PM
(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/youtubepoop/images/5/5b/Simpsons_nelson_haha-1.jpg)

But really, you're not new at this Subaru (or winter) thing... How'd you think a lip would survive?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on March 04, 2018, 08:04:28 PM
But really, you're not new at this Subaru (or winter) thing... How'd you think a lip would survive?

;D ;D I've been driving up to Three Hills for the past few months in all the snow without any problems :( But, this morning - for the first time ever - It appears a sanding truck / snowplow dumped like a 1ft high pile of gravel right in the middle of the lane. So I'm coming along doing about 80km/h at dusk so I didn't notice it and slam into it :(   I think the sanding truck stopped in the middle of the road and didn't turn off the sander in the back for some time, enough for it to pile up high enough to hit the bumper/ lip.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: RedndWhite on March 04, 2018, 08:09:37 PM
You're still rocking a fragile lip in winter.

It's no different than running summers in December, hitting the ditch and saying, "oh no, it snowed."
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on March 04, 2018, 08:23:01 PM
You're still rocking a fragile lip in winter.
It's no different than running summers in December, hitting the ditch and saying, "oh no, it snowed."

Hmmmm I dunno man, running summers in the winter versus a running 1" front lip in the winter are pretty different things in my eyes!!

The front lip coming off only gives me more reason to push it to the next level... a full front splitter setup!! ;D ;D ;D ...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4767/39296422175_805d2c65f3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22Surfg)IMG_8031 (https://flic.kr/p/22Surfg) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: jellynuts on March 04, 2018, 09:58:18 PM
I posed the question to 10sec,

You're keeping the lip and splitter for winter?

I didn't ask here because I figured that'd be cross-posting. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on March 04, 2018, 10:01:42 PM
He's had his on all winter!! Brave guy haha, drove down here couple weeks with it too!  I aspire to be as brave as him.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: seat safety switch on March 05, 2018, 08:59:23 AM
Mount a snowplow on the bumper beam.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX - A place to call Home 🏠
Post by: kijho on March 05, 2018, 09:21:08 AM
Mount a snowplow on the bumper beam.

;D ;D  Eventually after the 7 people got un-stock from the only exit out of my neighborhood, I plowed my way through the snow! It put a smile on my face haha... Living on the edge of the new community the snow just blows and drifts up pretty damn high. The street got plowed yesterday evening and I swear the snow piled up on the sides is higher than my roof now!!

(https://i.imgur.com/4gpXAgTh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/49xa09mh.jpg)

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 08, 2018, 08:27:39 AM
Some cool things are on the horizon in the next few months! I have some opportunities to work with Fortune Auto, Perrin, and a sound deadening company called Noico. They have some pretty good reviews on their stuff and they're sending me up 2 kits of this stuff: https://noico.info/shop/sound-deadening/noico-black-80mil-36sqft/  I'm also looking at the Fortune Auto 500 Series Coilovers, and a few different Perrin mods to add. Swaybars, Intake, Chargepipe, Inlet hoses, and engine dress up! Maybe a catch can?

I know some people would say "but the added weight is bad!" But I figure I'll never really be super into auto-x or really have the time to be going regularly. If I end up going again this year it'll be merely for fun! The road noise combined with the rattles (subwoofer in trunk) has only gotten louder and louder the more KM's I put on ;D So I figured I'd sound-deaden the rear, doors, etc. and see if it makes a noticeable difference. I'm hopeful that it makes things quieter inside, or at the very least helps with some of the vibration/ rattles I have!

Spring Rates @ 8K / 8K for the 2016 WRX are what Fortune' are recommending. Thoughts?

House mods vs car mods... The dilemma... I don't really need a TV, though  ;D ;D ;D

I guess I need a dining table so I can sit to eat my .50 cent ichiban noodles ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/8EAgJX8h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5p3RB9Ah.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on March 08, 2018, 08:33:42 AM
coilover install day

lets doet
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 08, 2018, 08:34:53 AM
coilover install day
lets doet

I'll need to film lots of it so the more to help the better! ;D Justin says we can do it at Brasso! Might not be until Spring time, though!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: diamondedge on March 08, 2018, 08:36:01 AM
AUTOX BUILD SERIES w/ NINJAXBART

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 08, 2018, 08:55:35 AM
AUTOX BUILD SERIES w/ NINJAXBART



AutoX build with 100lbs of sound deadening!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on March 08, 2018, 09:23:56 AM
Sound deadening is a fantastic mod. If you have any leftovers LMK.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on March 08, 2018, 10:29:26 AM
Sound deadening is a fantastic mod. If you have any leftovers LMK.

Thinking about doing some in my GC while I have it torn apart...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: StreetsTheWay on March 08, 2018, 10:36:28 AM
We were talking a little while back in November (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=55406.msg676369#msg676369) about doing a big group sound deadening install day together around spring when the weather gets better.
bigdark, hunts_13, you, and me anyways. Idk if there's more people up for it. I've never met anyone else on here in person so... That would be kinda cool. 

I'd still be up to head down to Calgary for it, I just need to find work first because I can barely afford fuel as it is.   :-\
What do y'all think of doing something like that?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: hunts_13 on March 08, 2018, 11:43:17 AM
We were talking a little while back in November (http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=55406.msg676369#msg676369) about doing a big group sound deadening install day together around spring when the weather gets better.
bigdark, hunts_13, you, and me anyways. Idk if there's more people up for it. I've never met anyone else on here in person so... That would be kinda cool. 

I'd still be up to head down to Calgary for it, I just need to find work first because I can barely afford fuel as it is.   :-\
What do y'all think of doing something like that?

Yup I'm still down for this!

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on March 08, 2018, 12:07:07 PM
Yup I'm still down for this!

Yeah, i'm in!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 08, 2018, 12:23:58 PM
:( I'd love to do a big install day together but don't think I can because I have to film my installations of the sound deadening for the company's website. Most likely going to end up being a project I do over a few weekends.

But literally all four of you are in Edmonton so you definitely do the install party without me there haha! ;D Then we can compare thoughts on the results! I'm very interested in see the difference especially with my subwoofer! I'll have 72 sq ft so I'm hoping it's enough for doors, trunk, maybe some of the floor etc.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 08, 2018, 12:55:57 PM
I just randomly found this product online and it looks so damn awesome. Might be perfect for my lighting in the Garage....

https://www.striker1.com/TRiLIGHT_Motion_Activated_Ceiling_Light_For_Garage_Basement_Attic_Home_More.html

(https://www.striker1.com/images/Striker_Trilight_Ceiling_Garage_Light_Screw-Animation.gif)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 08, 2018, 01:17:47 PM
I just randomly found this product online and it looks so damn awesome. Might be perfect for my lighting in the Garage....

https://www.striker1.com/TRiLIGHT_Motion_Activated_Ceiling_Light_For_Garage_Basement_Attic_Home_More.html
......No.

For one its 130 USD per socket plus shipping, you could easily get 3 48" Led fixtures at regular price for each socket you could do with these.

Secondly where your sockets are positioned in your garage are absolute dogballs for working on the car in all directions because its directly over top of the car. I assume you should know whats going to happen with the shadows and usable light for the places where you're actually going to be doing work on the cars since you do so much photography.

In short

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Deg7VrpHbM
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 08, 2018, 01:18:20 PM
Sorry I should say if I can get them for free and not $130usd each lol ;D

If I paint the walls white and have them aimed nicely bouncing off the walls (and I have windows on the Garage door, there's so much light without any lights in the day) it might be pretty awesome for video's. I don't think I'll do major installs in my garage either though, but maybe detailing stuff..  hmm..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 08, 2018, 01:21:54 PM
Then you'll still have a poorly lit garage, and when you do inevitably have to fix your lighting situation they will become next to useless because theres not many other places you would need that many lumens unless you wanted to turn your broom closet into a tanning bed.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on March 08, 2018, 01:25:20 PM
What Canuckrz is saying, is that it's expensive and a bad idea. If it's free, then it's just a bad idea.

Also, who the hell would actually spend $130USD on a single lightbulb?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 08, 2018, 01:25:36 PM
Haha true true...  ;D   OK Good points, thanks for the truth my friends haha

Thoughts on these, then? https://www.amazon.ca/HyperSelect-Utility-Integrated-Daylight-Corded-electric/dp/B06XTPW6NF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520540148&sr=8-1&keywords=4%2Bfoot%2BLED%2Blight%2Bfixture&th=1
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on March 08, 2018, 01:41:50 PM
https://www.costco.ca/King-Canada-20W-LED-Work-Light-2400-Lumen-with-Tripod.product.100157412.html

You can remove the individual work lights and position under the car or where ever.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 08, 2018, 01:42:17 PM
Ones that don't have to be hung would be preferable, the tighter to the ceiling you can get them the wider the light spread will be and the more headroom you will have.

https://www.costco.ca/Luminus%C2%AE-LED-Shoplight.product.100291849.html

Also to underline how silly the first product is: 400 more lumens 3000 more lumens (2x as much) and for $53 Canadian bucks.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06ZZWP9PN/

https://www.amazon.ca/Philips-455717-Equivalent-Daylight-4-Pack/dp/B00YEMKJE2/
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 08, 2018, 01:43:35 PM
;D ;D ;D F*ckin hell OKkkkkk damn that thing does suck LOL. I thought it looked so damn cool when I first saw it hahaha....
I appreciate the harsh truth telling me  :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on March 08, 2018, 04:29:45 PM
I'm watching what solutions you come up with... my garage has overhead sockets (8 of them) but as Dan was saying, lights directly above cars don't work as well for wrenching.. I like the work light option too, but space is at a premium and handheld/under car lights are already accessible
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Markkas on March 08, 2018, 04:34:08 PM
I just use a headlamp to get in the tricky areas, and life is good :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: DaDuke99 on March 08, 2018, 04:49:28 PM
I just use a headlamp to get in the tricky areas, and life is good :D
+1
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Jimpreza111 on March 09, 2018, 08:39:12 AM
I just use a headlamp to get in the tricky areas, and life is good :D

I got one of these for camping as our trip last summer to Van Island we saw a ton of campers using them while roaming around at night. I think I will be using it more so for my service/wrenching purposes.  :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: cmyles on March 09, 2018, 08:59:13 AM
I actually really like that light idea with the 3 LED pads.. It's a pretty wicked idea, and the fact they are amiable is nice.. however yes 130USD is a bit expensive,but considering the lumen output for something like that, LED's aren't cheap to produce.

So everybody saying its expensive, yeah its expensive but in the right application that's not that bad considering it claims 125lumens/watt.
Most of the linear lights produce 60-80 lumens/watt. If they have a solid diode manufacturer, and they are reliable it's a simple solution, I'd buy one..

Why you guys always have to be such haters, if they'll send you some, even at a discount rate BUY EM!
Then just get some task lighting for wrenching under the fenders/car etc.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 09, 2018, 09:01:28 AM
I thought they looked so cool ;D  But, one thing I realized last night also is the light sockets in my Garage are almost in the middle of the Garage. I know most are near the front end above the work-bench area, but since my Garage isn't really massive the sockets I noticed are actually just behind where the Garage Door itself is when opened (just enough to not affect or cut off the light from the halogen bulbs in there now).

I still might consider some 4 ft' LED's, but it requires a lot more effort and work to install (and I need to hire some electrical help!)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Canuckrz on March 09, 2018, 01:25:07 PM
Why you guys always have to be such haters, if they'll send you some, even at a discount rate BUY EM!
We're haters because logic? Come on man, you're better than this. We listed numerous reasons why they were not a great idea, not the least of which is the application.

I still might consider some 4 ft' LED's, but it requires a lot more effort and work to install (and I need to hire some electrical help!)
Its just retrofitting the pot lights to be outlets, its quite a cheap and simple job. I would have done mine myself but since I'm renting I didn't want to risk it or tell the landlord I learned how to wire with youtube tutorials.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 09, 2018, 01:39:20 PM
I didn't want to risk it or tell the landlord I learned how to wire with youtube tutorials.

;D ;D ;D hahaha the story of my life okay
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Stehle on March 09, 2018, 01:58:44 PM
It's 2 wires and a ground, what could go wrong?  :sarcasm:
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: drewfuspx on March 09, 2018, 02:00:16 PM
I just use a headlamp to get in the tricky areas, and life is good :D

Literally did my coils with this as the only light source a few weeks back haha.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 26, 2018, 07:21:27 PM
Received a package from Perrin this week! :D The new 2015+ WRX Turbo Inlet Hose! Just did a quick unboxing / opening of it, close-up look of it, etc. I'll be doing the install in a couple weeks. Doesn't do much performance wise, but is an upgrade in reliability from the OEM part.. Does not require a tune.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/815/40997567572_51ede8930a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25sPfvj)IMG_8469 (https://flic.kr/p/25sPfvj) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no6Ohoy2cN4
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Gargoyle on March 27, 2018, 08:08:16 AM
do you even subaru? everything requires a tune, i just got a tune because i installed some sweet new floor mats, i need to know that i'm getting the most out of those bad boys /s
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: Rathburn on March 27, 2018, 08:47:54 AM
do you even subaru? everything requires a tune, i just got a tune because i installed some sweet new floor mats, i need to know that i'm getting the most out of those bad boys /s

Nah man, he doesn't even know. I bet he never even got a tune for his mud flaps.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: SubaRay on March 29, 2018, 01:27:41 AM
nice!!  i have the perrin front mount but i its used.  are u sponsored by perrin?  thats crazy!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on March 29, 2018, 07:09:19 AM
nice!!  i have the perrin front mount but i its used.  are u sponsored by perrin?  thats crazy!

Thanks so much dude!! I'm going to install it on Sunday. I don't think it gives any performance gains, but someone told me it is noticeably "louder," so we'll see!!

and yes, I am! :D I'm very blessed to have opportunities to work with a few different companies that sponsor me to do promotional and marketing work for them through my YouTube and Instagram! I need to update the cover image on my thread here since Perrin is new. Once I get some more stuff installed like intake etc. then I will most likely go to Airboy for a protune. This doesn't "need" a tune apparently, though.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/886/41085788031_6e2fede258_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25ABpnH)IMG_8483 (https://flic.kr/p/25ABpnH) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/784/41085786851_bc752cdd5c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25ABp2n)IMG_8471 (https://flic.kr/p/25ABp2n) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: jellynuts on March 29, 2018, 08:50:33 AM
Ooh! Nice product pictures! Congrats on the sponsorship!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 01, 2018, 08:56:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoDXwEGdpGI
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 05, 2018, 06:09:28 PM
Just finished and posted up the first official video for Perrin, and I'm pretty stoked. I think I'm the second full install video on this. I know a few other YouTubers who work with Perrin and my one friend had some troubles installing due to his intake / BOV setup, so he had to do some modifications which delayed it for him.

So far I really can't say I notice a performance gain. If anything it feels like it spools up just a fraction of a second faster, but that could just be placebo haha!! It's only peaking at like 16psi right now in the winter/ colder weather so I know in the summer it'll feel more alive too.

https://youtu.be/SKhAVH4Jtc8

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/817/40549990254_8b83e088c1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Mgin1)
IMG_8606 (https://flic.kr/p/24Mgin1) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/866/39454766590_34e0a059d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/237tZwo)
IMG_8571 (https://flic.kr/p/237tZwo) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

If you checkout my video I'd love if you leave a quick comment on it, so I can impress Perrin!! :)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 22, 2018, 06:23:55 PM
Swapped over the summers today!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/35TvskBDnl0Bg5l7lU/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
Post by: kijho on April 23, 2018, 07:01:36 AM
Summers went on this weekend. Feels sooo good, so much better than the winter's. I feel like the Nordfrost's were more squishy driving on dry / warm pavement than my old Hakka's were. I could definitely feel the car losing grip if I took any ramps too quick on pavement (perhaps the gravel played a factor in this, too.) 

Got these on and went for a drive, took the Stoney -> Deerfoot ramps by my place and ohhhh man I forgot how amazing summer tires were. Felt amazing... ahhhhhh  ;D ;D ;D ;D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/858/40929131004_a27279a5fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25mLuGu)
IMG_8838 (https://flic.kr/p/25mLuGu) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/792/40929132934_5060ce687e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25mLvgL)
IMG_8892 (https://flic.kr/p/25mLvgL) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 07, 2018, 08:21:16 PM
I've made so many awesome friends here through WSC.. and it was funny, when Stephen told me he was selling his WRX I was pretty bummed out. Bittersweet though because I know whatever he had in mind for his next ride that it would be awesome! As soon as he said he was selling it he already knew I'd want the splitter + lip + skirts + rear spats!! ;D ;D Thanks my friend! I shall carry the 10SecDream on!  8)

https://youtu.be/ftsFwnhGdhM

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/864/41899084382_db268cf240_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26QtL3A)IMG_9056 (https://flic.kr/p/26QtL3A) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/40135882310_484555ecfb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/249ETuS)IMG_9093 (https://flic.kr/p/249ETuS) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/27073395237_91249ece63_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hfoebv)IMG_9087 (https://flic.kr/p/Hfoebv) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/870/41043613685_5644042267_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25wTfpP)IMG_9079 (https://flic.kr/p/25wTfpP) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/41942652831_4584ff2486_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26Uk4qK)IMG_9073 (https://flic.kr/p/26Uk4qK) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on May 07, 2018, 08:55:52 PM
Just ditch the windshield banner and it'll look dope.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 07, 2018, 08:57:35 PM
Just ditch the windshield banner and it'll look dope.

I have to take it off this week actually, but I still have to put another banner I think, a Perrin one  ¯\_(?)_/¯
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Canuckrz on May 07, 2018, 09:02:03 PM
Just ditch the windshield banner and it'll look dope.
+1, it's a tacky fad.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Stehle on May 08, 2018, 07:03:50 AM
+1, it's a tacky fad.

Pretty sure its an endless journey.

Your car even looks as clean as 10secs, Spencer!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 08, 2018, 07:07:17 AM
Your car even looks as clean as 10secs, Spencer!

10Sec is going to spit his morning coffee everywhere when he sees this comment... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: RedBimmer93 on May 08, 2018, 07:57:45 AM
Pretty sure its an endless journey.

Your car even looks as clean as 10secs, Spencer!

Yellow brembos or bust
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 08, 2018, 08:00:11 AM
Yellow brembos or bust

;D Too much work than it's worth to me haha, and Brembo wont sponsor me hahaha.. :(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: 10secdream on May 08, 2018, 08:31:08 AM
10Sec is going to spit his morning coffee everywhere when he sees this comment... ;D ;D ;D ;D

Needs a proper detail and get rid of that yellow ppf.  8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 08, 2018, 08:40:00 AM
Needs a proper detail and get rid of that yellow ppf.  8)

That's more worthwhile ;D Need to save a few funds and am going to have all the 3m re-done maybe next month I think.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Rathburn on May 08, 2018, 10:06:05 AM
Just ditch the windshield banner and it'll look dope.

Pft, you're just jealous that you're not as big into the niche MMO's.

You keep that Ultima Online rep going, Kijho!

https://uo.com/endless-journey/ (https://uo.com/endless-journey/)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 08, 2018, 10:11:29 AM
Haha ;D, you guys don't like the banner but I've known Steven since I had GC8 so I'm happy to support his NDLS stuff, and I'm a big fan of his STI build and his NDLS brand. This is banner # 1 he made (not that any of you probably care hahaha).. I like the feel of driving with a banner (if you've never had one you may have no idea haha) but it just feels different driving with it. I'll still have one in the future though, either my own custom one being made 'NINJA' OR the Perrin one, I'm not sure yet though.

More Perrin stuff is shipping right now and I just saw the pack slip yesterday and it says "1x. PERRIN BANNER" so it's either for the windshield or the Garage haha.. I'm hoping it's a Garage one though.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Jimpreza111 on May 08, 2018, 10:50:20 AM
Car is looking great Spence! No hate on the banner from me... once replacing my windshield I will be installing one myself.  ::)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: DaDuke99 on May 08, 2018, 03:52:52 PM
Full on fig Newton window sticker or death!!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on May 08, 2018, 04:06:13 PM
Just tint the windshield (https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/172032-Rims-and-Drop-(pics)) instead.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: jellynuts on May 08, 2018, 07:48:31 PM
Steph's lip was my favourite part of his car. Glad to see it living on.

I also never liked the banner scene :(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on May 08, 2018, 10:34:10 PM
Just tint the windshield (https://forums.beyond.ca/threads/172032-Rims-and-Drop-(pics)) instead.

OG

Do they make Neo Chrome Perrin banner...?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 09, 2018, 12:48:49 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/41943700612_4a6504f153_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26UqqTW)IMG_9195 (https://flic.kr/p/26UqqTW) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/960/27119125037_7444877139_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HjqB4k)IMG_9209 (https://flic.kr/p/HjqB4k) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/971/41941219412_eb0ffa9e25_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26UcHjC)IMG_9104 (https://flic.kr/p/26UcHjC) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: 10secdream on May 09, 2018, 12:53:37 PM
Looks awesome. Cant wait to see it with sideskirts and rear spats
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 10, 2018, 06:51:24 AM
Looks awesome. Cant wait to see it with sideskirts and rear spats

 :-* Thanks dude!

So, have a few goodies coming in the mail..
---
Processed through facility Wed 09 May location, BRISBANE QLD
Picked up by Australia Post Wed 09 May location, PINKENBA QLD
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May 10, 2018, 4:38 am  Arrival at Post Office CANADA
May 2, 2018, 1:29 pm Shipping Label Created, USPS Awaiting Item  HILLSBORO, OR 97124 
May 3, 2018, 10:55 pm Accepted at USPS Origin Facility HILLSBORO, OR 97124 
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Unrelated to cars but still something awesome...

2018/05/09 11:22 WINNIPEG, MB   In transit  What is this      
2018/05/09 08:44 WINNIPEG, MB   Item processed      
2018/05/07 15:42 MISSISSAUGA, ON   Shipment received at originating postal facility

(https://media.giphy.com/media/P8MxmGnjmytws/giphy.gif)

Based on the locations, can you guess the companies ;D? One if suuuuper obvious I think since I mentioned it...
First one from Australia is small, fits in one hand...
Last from Ontario is the opposite of small, it's 34"...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on May 10, 2018, 07:41:09 AM
GFB?!
Whiteline?!
SuperPro?!

I just named 3 Aussie companies. OH WAIT fits in the hand?!?!
HALTECH ELITE?!?!!

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 10, 2018, 08:11:44 AM
Ah man those are all super cool and awesome things, now the actual things I'm getting are going to be disappointing ;D ;D ;D ;D

None of those! For the Australian one I'd say it's a smaller company. I've never actually seen someone here with what they make/ sell! (Except a YouTube video of someone, but it's different.) Pretty stoked for it! Also, AUD vs CDN, it's cheaper omg. I wish all our parts could be bought from Australia!! ;D

The last item is not for the car, though. 34" though. :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Rathburn on May 10, 2018, 08:27:51 AM
The last item is not for the car, though. 34" though. :D

Double-ended dildo?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Rad_Racer on May 10, 2018, 08:56:53 AM
Double-ended dildo?
I think he was referring to the girth; not the length.

Not for the car? hmmm.. monitor?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 10, 2018, 09:03:22 AM
I think he was referring to the girth; not the length.

Not for the car? hmmm.. monitor?

Ayy you guessed it right!! :D New ultrawide monitor I'm pretty stoked for to edit and such with!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on May 10, 2018, 09:08:37 AM
sell me your old monitors for cheap plz
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 10, 2018, 09:11:23 AM
sell me your old monitors for cheap plz

Am selling them on Kijiji soon actually to fund the new one haha, 27" and 24" LG's.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on May 10, 2018, 09:46:43 AM
Am selling them on Kijiji soon actually to fund the new one haha, 27" and 24" LG's.

bruh no WSC discount?

/friendsoff
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on May 10, 2018, 09:47:26 AM
I could use a 4th 27" monitor for my desk..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 14, 2018, 08:49:23 AM
Picked up this new Iron Remover from GYEON. Pretty much the exact same thing as Iron-X, can confirm by the smell ;D ;D (Smells awful, don't get this stuff on your hands lol)

Skip to @ 2:30 to see some before/ after / in action shots of it. Yes.. my paint needed it baaaaaaaaaaadly. ;D 10Sec cries everytime hahaha..
Still need to go over the rest with the clay mitt. Picked up a nanoskin medium grade to use, too. Just need to get the garden hose setup in the Garage for rinsing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UTndIKPFlM

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/826/41172911205_396f708790_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25JiW4p)IMG_9276 (https://flic.kr/p/25JiW4p) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/824/42060526081_4360db2aef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/275Kc3a)IMG_9163 (https://flic.kr/p/275Kc3a) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/828/42060529171_0d7853147e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/275KcXr)IMG_9150 (https://flic.kr/p/275KcXr) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: wrxsti15 on May 15, 2018, 07:39:58 AM
your front bumper is screaming for these :D

http://www.subispeed.com/2015-subaru-wrx/exterior/license-plate/hcd-paint-matched-bumper-plugs-2015-wrx-2015-sti#.WvriZoDt5EY
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on May 15, 2018, 07:52:16 AM
It also needs more low.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: 10secdream on May 15, 2018, 08:50:45 AM
I agree to both of those things. Bring on that coilover sponsorship now.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 15, 2018, 08:59:24 AM
Too broke from house mods lately :'( ISC of Fortune Coils will still cost me $1K CDN and I don't feel confident I'll want them on for daily driving and winter, especially considering I commute up past three hills a fair bit nowadays (front lip ripped off earlier this year RIP) :'(

I am also fearful I'd quickly f*ck my car up with living in the construction/ developing area. Big manholes sticking out 2"+, huge potholes, the roads not got it's final layer still so all the curb edges stick out 2" from the road, even getting in and out of my complex I'm nervous it's quite a big lip sticking out. I have to take it so slow.

I don't really know what I want to do with my car right now, besides I guess just enjoy and drive it daily and film the random stuff I do with it haha..
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on May 15, 2018, 09:06:19 AM
blah blah too low blah stephen's huge lip blah blah road hazards everywhere


I present a solution.












LIFT IT
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 15, 2018, 09:10:35 AM

I present a solution.

LIFT IT

It would save a lot of time money and gas if I could just drive straight through the fields up in three hills ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on May 15, 2018, 09:13:18 AM
Slam it, it'll match the windshield banner.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 15, 2018, 09:14:28 AM
Slam it, it'll match the windshield banner.

okay I'll pm you my paypal ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on May 15, 2018, 09:17:27 AM
Perfect, I'll send a request for funds! ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 15, 2018, 09:19:05 AM
Perfect, I'll send a request for funds! ;)

Hahahahaha ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 21, 2018, 11:43:52 AM
Just installed the rear spats on my WRX. They look really good and add some contrast and symmetry to the rear. Quick and simple cosmetic mod!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLchpVQuqfI

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/832/42260086801_8b9dc9f26d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27onZue)IMG_9380 (https://flic.kr/p/27onZue) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on May 24, 2018, 03:23:14 PM
Some recent shots...

So the 'banner' Perrin sent me, was not a windshield banner. I'm happy about that, because I'm getting a custom NINJA banner made ;D ;D ;D
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/968/28457583588_78bfdb5e49_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KmGy9U)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KmGy9U) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Also got this wicked cool tire pressure gauge. It has a quick release button that allows air to ventilate out, so you can just fill the tires and then lower them all. It's super precise!
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/953/28394200368_f463ba11b7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kg6GwL)IMG_9448 (https://flic.kr/p/Kg6GwL) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Quick appointment with my banker... ;D ;D
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/877/28457584288_47f1cb8f81_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KmGymY)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KmGymY) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/886/28457584138_d146cbe56f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KmGyjo)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KmGyjo) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/40523490660_8797aeceab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24JVtXs)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/24JVtXs) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Filling up with that sweet nectar: Husky 94 ;D D
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/958/42283041632_f58a6f1e16_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27qpDab)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/27qpDab) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on June 19, 2018, 03:12:34 PM
Past few weeks have been crazy, I pretty much put all my car work on hold earlier this month with my dog passing :(  Then I was away last week on vacation. But before I left I did a few things on the car that I am pretty happy with so far....

I installed some sound deadening kits from a company called Noico (from Amazon). I got the rear seats done which was easier than expected, and I imagine will be the easiest stage I'll do. I still need to do the trunk and rear deck (which I think will make a big difference), and then eventually the doors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nX72Gi2iDo&t=

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/894/42487573691_bec88eac34_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27JtVpZ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/27JtVpZ) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/27617043577_5a954a4359_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J5qyTK)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/J5qyTK) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/901/41765117364_12ff2d5af4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26CD9jq)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/26CD9jq) by kijho66 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Then I did the Perrin front strut brace / bar, which was a very easy install. It looks awesome and I notice a slightly stiffer feel around the big merge ramps on Stoney / Deerfoot.. ;D ;D It looks awesome too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULWV3WqkmxY&t=

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on July 16, 2018, 09:17:14 AM
Unrelated to my car: Several guys on Beyond were saying good things about these wifi camera's so I picked a few up. Plan to have 1 in the garage and some around the house basically. 14 days cloud storage looping included free and wifi access via iphone app, pretty awesome for $37 + shipping..

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B076H3SRXG/ref=ya_st_dp_summary?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: jellynuts on July 16, 2018, 11:35:40 AM
Unrelated to my car: Several guys on Beyond were saying good things about these wifi camera's so I picked a few up. Plan to have 1 in the garage and some around the house basically. 14 days cloud storage looping included free and wifi access via iphone app, pretty awesome for $37 + shipping..

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B076H3SRXG/ref=ya_st_dp_summary?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That's pretty cool!  I'm constantly kicking myself for not running cat5 to the garage  >:(

Was the sound deadening under the backseats effective?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on July 16, 2018, 11:47:16 AM
That's pretty cool!  I'm constantly kicking myself for not running cat5 to the garage  >:(

Was the sound deadening under the backseats effective?

These camera's are wifi / wireless so just powered via regular power outlet (I believe USB, they come with the plug and a 5ft cable length!) I'll report back how they turn out! Cheapest I've found, and surprisingly lots of good reviews. I hope they live up to my excitement!

The sound-deadening was OK, I noticed slightly less rattle from the rear, but not major. I really need to get the rear deck and trunk done, that is what I am most optimistic about making a difference! It gets soooo hot in Garage now though after my car drives then parks in there! ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on July 20, 2018, 07:16:06 PM
oooOOoo goodies arrived

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/936/42633247995_19fceede7f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27XmxiV)
IMG_0061 (https://flic.kr/p/27XmxiV) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Random, but I picked up some suuuper cheap assay wifi security cameras for $37 ea and they're actually decent for the value/ price
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1803/43538343031_92ca6bfe2f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29kkowK)
IMG_0050 (https://flic.kr/p/29kkowK) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/857/43538385371_919bc3b775_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29kkB7K)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/29kkB7K) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Pic of my pup at the Timmies meet this week
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/837/41709356710_110e8d5d09_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26xHmBQ)
IMG_9988 (https://flic.kr/p/26xHmBQ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Oh and I need to wear sunglasses in my Garage now whenever I'm in there with the lights on.... ;D ;D
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/847/29568111608_1f49ba62be_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M3QirJ)
IMG_9931 (https://flic.kr/p/M3QirJ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

https://youtu.be/Rxk0vpQBaZ0
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on July 23, 2018, 06:48:57 PM
Got some of these to install on the Subie, you know, to add some horsepower (because it's stock performance wise, hehehe) ...

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and if you want to see me unbox it in a video, here you go, thank you <3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOacTnGygI4
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Post by: Jukka on July 24, 2018, 10:37:00 AM
Anti-seize the hell out of those bolts before you install them. I installed one of the Rally Tech bolt kits on my car and they got seized in pretty bad for any bolt that went through steel.

Unlike metals + winter =
(https://img.fireden.net/v/image/1445/96/1445962493863.png)
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Post by: diamondedge on July 24, 2018, 10:53:22 AM
Anti-seize the hell out of those bolts before you install them. I installed one of the Rally Tech bolt kits on my car and they got seized in pretty bad for any bolt that went through steel.

Unlike metals + winter =
(https://img.fireden.net/v/image/1445/96/1445962493863.png)

+100

Galvanic corrosion, is a itchbay.

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Post by: kijho on August 02, 2018, 09:39:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXf9gvUgTbw&t=

Spilling the beans!

The backstory: So after my initial work I did with Perrin on their strut brace and turbo inlet hose installs, they really liked my videos. Even though I may not gain thousands upon thousands of views, they liked my attention to detail in the film work. So they reached out a few weeks ago about their own version of the TGV deletes mod which they somewhat recently came out with, asking if I'd like to demonstrate it on my WRX. Now, to do the TGV's I will need a tune afterwards. So if I'm going to the TGV's, I want to do everything all at once that I have on my list. Intake, ECBS, EGR, etc. A few weeks later now I have all these parts sitting in my Garage ;D ;D ;D ;D

If I'm going to go in and do the TGV and EGR mods, I might as well do walnut blasting on the valves too.. and if I'm going to that extent, I figure I should probably do the spark-plugs at the same time.
But wait.. I forgot my battery was really shitting the bed this past winter, 10v at startup, and died twice on me. (Partially my own fault though running the Blackvue too long). So we are going to need a new battery too, because if the battery dies while loading up a tune, we're screwed!

Things I need to buy for my own note: Phatbotti's tune, new battery, spark plugs.

The plan: Install Day, August 12:
> Obtain Phatbotti's initial map/ tune
> Install new battery
> Clean Engine bay for video purposes
> 9am: TGV, EGR, Walnut Blasting
> 12pm: Intake, ECBS, Spark plugs
> 4pm Sunny: Flash Phatbotti tune

If anyone wants to come hangout Aug 12, msg me here or Facebook, I'll probably order some pizza + wings (boneless bites only tho) + beer (Corona only tho)
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Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on August 02, 2018, 09:55:21 AM
Ooooh! Very exciting!
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Post by: jellynuts on August 02, 2018, 10:26:29 AM
Oh man, that's big.  Is it at all possible to do some work on Saturday?  Doing all that on tune day seems tight and if things go wrong, it'll get stressful fast.  Especially if you're trying to film everything at the same time. 
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Post by: 10secdream on August 02, 2018, 10:35:52 AM
Oh man, that's big.  Is it at all possible to do some work on Saturday?  Doing all that on tune day seems tight and if things go wrong, it'll get stressful fast.  Especially if you're trying to film everything at the same time.

I agree. Get it prepped the night before and start removing things ahead of time. Get the front end on stands, remove the undertray and skidplate, remove factory intake, prepare the Perrin pipe for the ebcs, ect.
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Post by: 10secdream on August 02, 2018, 10:36:30 AM
I should probably just come down and do it for you since I have done all these things at least 2 times already ::)
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Post by: kijho on August 02, 2018, 10:40:29 AM
That's my plan is to get everything prepared and ready the night prior that's for sure! All of these mods are pretty much like, you have to do 1 to get to the other, like if doing TGV = Walnut while in there = ECBS = Spark plugs while there, so get it all at once.

Then Intake = ECBS (off the same turbo inlet hose) so it's all pretty much like going hand in hand!  Going to be a fun day!

I should probably just come down and do it for you since I have done all these things at least 2 times already ::)

;D You already know I want you to come visit again haha!! Eh if you do Saturday we can start the beer's that night prepping hahaha!!  :-*

Everyone welcome to come hangout :) Sunny, Corey, Carlos, and Reid all coming so far! Sunny + Corey have done these mods too so I have their knowledge thankfully, or else I'd be clueless. So yay for friends!!! Thanks all  :-*
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Post by: kijho on August 02, 2018, 10:42:53 AM
I still need / want to do brake pads + fluids in the coming month though too!
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Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on August 02, 2018, 11:02:24 AM
Pads already? I have 60k on my s2000, and still on the factory pads.
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Post by: kijho on August 02, 2018, 11:36:02 AM
Pads already? I have 60k on my s2000, and still on the factory pads.

86,000km's ;D
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Post by: Rathburn on August 02, 2018, 11:51:37 AM
Pads already? I have 60k on my s2000, and still on the factory pads.

86,000km's ;D

itshay son, how you get so many km's?


S2000 is also a smaller, lighter car.
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Post by: DaDuke99 on August 02, 2018, 12:14:13 PM
Hot damn dude, you're at what I bought my car at now, while I've gone about a quarter of that in the same time frame.
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Post by: diamondedge on August 03, 2018, 10:13:08 AM
Of course I'm autocrossing that day.

I'll come by later to check progress.
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Post by: kijho on August 03, 2018, 01:50:42 PM
Of course I'm autocrossing that day.

I'll come by later to check progress.

Stop by later! We'll probably still be going / maybe loading the Phatbotti tune! 

Random photo, new avatar time..

(https://i.imgur.com/7js9Z1Lh.jpg)
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Post by: kijho on August 14, 2018, 09:08:36 AM
So put a new battery in this weekend, in preparation to begin re-flashing tunes on my ECU over the next few weeks! I've chosen to go with Phatbotti's tune. He coincidentally has a really good sale price on the e-tune right now - perfect timing for me. I think Ron is extremely experienced with this platform, too. Will be getting a copy of the map with burble tune at the end as well! ;D

Went with this Interstate battery. It's 690cca over the crappy OEM 390cca I had (which died a few times last winter in -30 after not driving for two days at Christmas time.) This was from AutoValue for $140, cheaper than the actual Interstate warehouse here in Calgary ($170 + core fee). You get $20 refunded with the core fee bringing the old battery back. My old battery was covered in oil ;D ;D

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Then ... this began! 12 hours Sunday, and then I finished up alone in about 8 hours on Monday. Also got Walnut blasting done in my garage which I'll post pics and video of later! Lots of goodies installed, all Perrin ofcourse! ;)  Loaded up the initial baseline tune last night and went for a drive, and everything was working great!! Initial reaction was how much louder and noticeable the intake sound was. Very woooshy, I absolutely love it!  More to come soon!

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As with all things in my life it seems.. 2 steps forward, 3 steps back - Found condensation beginning in one headlight after everything yesterday. Woke up this morning to some minor water beading inside the headlight housing. Really f*cking bummed about this, going to put some silica packs in there hopefully dry it out and then try to heat the glue, press the headlight together while in the car still, and see if any change :(
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Post by: Canuckrz on August 14, 2018, 01:05:26 PM
>Notifies you every time the AGM battery goes on sale
>Ends up buying a lead acid battery for the same price instead

GG no RE

Also don't do the burble tune.

(https://gifer.com/i/v0J.gif)
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Post by: diamondedge on August 14, 2018, 01:06:52 PM
>Notifies you every time the AGM battery goes on sale
>Ends up buying a lead acid battery for the same price instead

GG no RE

Don't forget the spark plugs. RIP. Spencer, do you even car?




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Post by: jellynuts on August 14, 2018, 01:11:32 PM
Also don't do the burble tune.

Don't listen to this good advice.  Do the burble tune. 
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Post by: diamondedge on August 14, 2018, 01:20:22 PM
Don't listen to this good advice.  Do the burble tune. 

RIP his cats?
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Post by: kijho on August 14, 2018, 01:23:02 PM
;D ;D  Well, some people recommended the Interstate battery too. As long as it's better than the OEM (which it is) I'm fine with. Motomaster wasn't on sale and I didn't have the funds available to buy it prior. :(

Also people told me to buy Sparks from Subaru but after I bought them, then like 5 people told me 'could have gotten cheaper elsewhere' - Problem being, it was very last minute to get them, didn't have time to order online, or drive across town unfortunately :(

Also, burble tune is happening. But, it can be flashed on/ off anytime. :)
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Post by: kijho on August 14, 2018, 01:25:28 PM
I'm liking the intake sound more than the backfires now though ;D
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Post by: kijho on August 15, 2018, 02:28:54 PM
First 3rd gear pull datalog took place last night, and Ron just emailed me back my next revision to the tune! I'm not sure about doing my next pull tonight considering this smoke? Should I wait until it's a bit clearer out?

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Post by: VTAKLOL on August 15, 2018, 04:30:10 PM
Also, burble tune is happening. But, it can be flashed on/ off anytime. :)

Still terrible. Reminds me of the equally ricey "ghost cam" tune SCT offers for Mustangs to make your stock V8 sound hella cammed br0. Just..terrible..
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Post by: kijho on August 16, 2018, 09:04:29 AM
Hehe, I love the snap crackle and pops, especially enjoyable during my morning commuters each day passing through the airport tunnel ;D

The car already backfires on any spirited upshifts and all downshifts. I personally love it, brings a cheeky grin to my face, especially in the tunnel like I said haha. But, if anything - It'll serve it's purpose for a YouTube video, make me a couple bucks and pay itself off, then I can turn it off in less than 2 minutes :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBcJ1cePKZ0
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Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on August 16, 2018, 09:15:21 AM
I want that.
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Post by: jellynuts on August 16, 2018, 10:19:33 PM
...It'll serve it's purpose for a YouTube video, make me a couple bucks and pay itself off...

It's the principle.  What have you become Spencer?  What have you become...? 
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Post by: kijho on August 16, 2018, 10:21:59 PM
It's the principle.  What have you become Spencer?  What have you become...? 

The principle is me wanting it for the grin it brings on my face, like I said from the start!  ;D
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Post by: RockThePylon on August 17, 2018, 08:01:59 AM
Noises are good for giggles. But it definitely gets old.

https://youtu.be/I3iz6ZF4s50
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Post by: kijho on August 17, 2018, 08:07:20 AM
Noises are good for giggles. But it definitely gets old.

 :-* Love it
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Post by: kijho on August 17, 2018, 11:22:16 AM
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Post by: kijho on August 22, 2018, 02:27:57 PM
Gotta install this beast soon, possibly tonight :D Should be a quick swap, but I'm re-positioning my rear camera because the wing is in the way ;D ;D
Going to try mounting on the rear deck above the top brake light, but I'm hoping the red illumination won't cause glare problems (more so at night).  Luckily with the warmer weather, I had my car parked in the sun and peeling off the mount from the window tint on the inside was zero problem!

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If you want to hear my boring voice unboxing this, enjoy! ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT23I1Fdeak&t=
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Post by: kijho on August 27, 2018, 08:05:16 PM
With the help of friends (Side note; I've made so many awesome friends through the Subie community and I'm so thankful for that), we walnut blasted the valves in my WRX to start off the 'performance mods' on my WRX before the Phatbotti tune!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2ZutyHvP8I&t=

The area is incredibly difficult to photograph / video.. but I tried my best with these before/ after shots of some of the work..

It was basically pitch black prior, and then after it was a lot cleaner (despite the walnut "dust" visible)..

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Post by: kijho on September 01, 2018, 05:23:07 PM
On to the EGR Deletes, while we had everything dissembled!  As of this step here now - this is where a tune is officially required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRJVuJrM1cI&t=

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Post by: RedBimmer93 on September 04, 2018, 12:06:51 AM
The best thing about walnut blasting? The smell of roasted walnuts on first startup :)
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Post by: kijho on September 04, 2018, 08:10:19 AM
The best thing about walnut blasting? The smell of roasted walnuts on first startup :)

Haha it definitely smelled for a few days!!  The worst part was actually cleaning the garage. I'd sweep everything, vacuum, and it would look good, then in a day it would suddenly all be covering the floor again (Wind blowing in when I opened garage blowing it from the places I missed I guess) ;D
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Post by: kijho on September 04, 2018, 08:20:41 AM
In combination with the EGR Deletes, I also did the TGV Deletes, (while we also Walnut Blasted and did all new spark plugs etc.) before the e-tuning process with Ron! The subie's feeling awesome!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCaECUENxc0

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Post by: kijho on September 07, 2018, 10:20:08 AM
So yesterday was an interesting day, the first time in 2+ years of ownership I've had a road-side breakdown in the Subie!  Hahaha what a coincidence it happens weeks after modding the crap outta things. hmmm... mods really = unreliable, point proven!

So I have driven over 1,000km's since doing all the mods, everything has been flawless and my numbers on the AP have been perfect. DAM hasn't dropped once. Driving around yesterday and I'm coming up through a school zone, come to a stop at the stop sign, and the car stalls out! I thought maybe I let the clutch out in gear or something and stalled it? So I started it again, and it started fine - for 5 seconds, and RPM's dropped very suddenly and it stalled. So I tried starting and giving some gas, major hesitation, and then stalled again!!

2 minutes later; The school bell rings and kids begin flooding out of the school. Parents cars suddenly surrounding me picking up their kids. School buses now lined up behind me blocking the lane. People began honking at me, and giving me such dirtyyyy glares!!! So I pop the hood and begin checking all the common suspects; Chargepipe, tmic connections, boost controller, vacuum lines, etc. All fine.  So I call my good friend 10SecDream and he suggests trying to unplug the MAF and start the car... it worked!! CEL's flashing and the dash lit up light a Christmas tree! I managed to limp it home, which I had to take Stoney - I obviously couldn't pass 0.0 PSI boost. That must be what a boring car feels like ;D ;D ;D ... just kidding you N/A folks!! ;D

So I get home, jack the car up, start pulling things apart, inspecting everything. All vacuum lines look good. All connections look good. No signs of water anywhere it shouldn't be. MAF pins all perfect. Confused, I figure maybe I'll give the MAF a cleaning so I disassemble the intake and pull the MAF out (it's a pain in the assay because the screws holding it in have only 1" gap from the side of the engine wall).

(https://i.imgur.com/bCYnsfvh.jpg)

Upon pulling the MAF out I'm inspecting the pins, they all look good, but then I hear a rattle sound. Something' inside the MAF?? Something loose? I look closer and turn it upside down, this small 1cm piece of rubber / plastic falls out. It was sitting there inside the MAF between the sensor pins!!! I'm pretty sure this came from the filter cone, how else would something get through? It would have been there a while I imagine as I drove with no problems all this time. Maybe I hit a bump and it fell loose, and of all the space it lands right on the MAF sensor. I guess it's better it landed here than going into the turbo?? It appears to be the same material as the rubber coupler on the cone that connects it to the intake tube.

(https://i.imgur.com/s4elpCOh.jpg)

So with this piece out of the MAF, I plugged it back in, and the Subie started up flawlessly ;D

What a night.. I'm ready for the weekend and some beers.
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Post by: seat safety switch on September 07, 2018, 01:07:11 PM
That's a super weird failure, but I sort of understand how it would make a hot-wire(?) MAF very upset.

Did you check out the filter to see how much of it is left?
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Post by: kijho on September 08, 2018, 01:08:24 PM
That's a super weird failure, but I sort of understand how it would make a hot-wire(?) MAF very upset.
Did you check out the filter to see how much of it is left?

Thankfully it just kind of 'disabled' the MAF, I guess totally blocking the sensor, and everything works now! I'm so glad it didn't seem to damage anything!

I checked the intake around the cone and such but couldn't find any other stuff like this or anything loose that would fall inside! It's to strange because I've been driving so much, and of all the times and spots it lands in there. I'm glad it wasn't on Deerfoot in the middle of rush-hour too, OR while driving 100km/h down the highway (not sure what would happen then?)

Speaking of the intake, I just posted the video on that one! I'd be thankful if my WSC friends, if you have a moment, if you leave a quick comment or note on my Video! :) I've been working pretty hard on editing through these (5+ hours each of them) and I'm honestly trying to impress Perrin, so if you have a moment - thank you in advance!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOBjuE5oYBU

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on September 12, 2018, 08:47:41 AM
As I've learned the past year, with the colder Fall weather fast approaching the temperature fluctuations / changes from night time to day time can cause changes in your tire pressures. (I'm sure you all know this very well haha).. PSA; Check your tire pressures (often)... I got this badass tire pressure gauge, finally made a quick video about it (I was saving this video actually for when the temps. start to change.) My pressure all dropped down to like 27psi all around last week when it started getting colder out!  Running them all at 31psi.  What are you guys doing for tire pressures??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04M2q1Qnkq8&t=
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on September 12, 2018, 09:24:48 AM
I just run whatever is says on my door sill.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: jellynuts on September 12, 2018, 09:38:51 AM
I fill mine up with water.

https://youtu.be/WmGAmsgaLJ4
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on September 12, 2018, 09:42:50 AM
oh my god.  I'm glad they showed one bursting, @ 8:30, that was great ;D ;D  .. wtf!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on September 12, 2018, 09:58:26 AM
I fill mine up to the door card, then I bump it up a few more PSI until I find what pressure I like a compromise for steering feel/ride comfort/compromise/performance.

Typically that ends up to be 33-37psi depending on the tire I have on the car.



Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on September 15, 2018, 09:10:31 PM
Went to the Cardel Park & Polish this year, kind of a tradition as the one show I actually "enter" my car in each year. Past 2 years have been perfect sunny weather so it kinda sucked the weather was bad today. They opened their underground parkade which was only 1 level, surprisingly, my office across the street goes down 3 levels over 100 spots. They only fit about 50 cars in there I'd say, with more than half being their exotics / supercars. Still a fun afternoon and went for Pho with friends.. snapped a few pics after..

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/44706280761_64f8c5ce72_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b7xnJa)IMG_0728 (https://flic.kr/p/2b7xnJa) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1879/44657734332_92ba71792c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b3fyyL)IMG_0754 (https://flic.kr/p/2b3fyyL) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/44657737532_b3e5f79f66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b3fzvW)IMG_0747 (https://flic.kr/p/2b3fzvW) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1865/44657731162_b827182c1c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b3fxC7)IMG_0757 (https://flic.kr/p/2b3fxC7) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: OEMwhore on September 19, 2018, 09:24:53 AM
Your car looks filthy. And by filthy I mean sick. And by sick I mean ill. And by ill I mean fly. And by fly I mean...  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 02, 2018, 09:27:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/nCrMl1dl.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on October 02, 2018, 09:40:41 AM
Front lip squad, unite.

(https://i.imgur.com/DtH5EcZh.jpg)



Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 02, 2018, 09:46:28 AM
Aahhaha!! Yes I'm not alone ;D  Praying it remains on till the weekend I can remove it omg.  Are you removing yours soon??
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on October 02, 2018, 10:02:18 AM
Aahhaha!! Yes I'm not alone ;D  Praying it remains on till the weekend I can remove it omg.  Are you removing yours soon??

Yeah, this weekend probably. On Barlow I drove over some unplowed parts and the snow came up over the hood and all over the windshield. Was exciting for a brief moment.

*click. wipers on.


Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: DaDuke99 on October 02, 2018, 10:53:28 AM
My lip is staying on. I've only had problems with it in a snow drift on the lake, so I'm not worried about it. That and I'll have a new bumper to install here soon anyways  ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 02, 2018, 10:56:36 AM
My lip is staying on. I've only had problems with it in a snow drift on the lake, so I'm not worried about it. That and I'll have a new bumper to install here soon anyways  ;D

;D ;D Remember the time on ghost lake, that was a blast hahaha getting stuck every 5 mins
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 03, 2018, 08:08:25 AM
Monday Night, 9:00pm

(https://i.imgur.com/YGSC8Bah.jpg)

Tuesday Evening, 6:00pm

(https://i.imgur.com/PcfwrlQh.jpg)

oh...

(https://i.imgur.com/Nxfyem0h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/foGdHQQh.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 03, 2018, 08:23:41 AM
Installed the new Blackvue DR900S on Sunday, and first snowfall this happens..  Not sure if the guy was trying to change lanes or something (no signal?) but I'm going to assume summer tires... Yikes.

That truck in the middle lane has some really good reaction timing and I'd also say some really winter good tires! The guy who lost control reversed and continued on, going much slower after that haha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY6wPyt2Hlc
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: thedude on October 03, 2018, 10:24:01 AM
The old lane change through a mound of slush trick. Nice.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 03, 2018, 10:34:00 AM
Someone said...

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He got into the turbulence from your spoiler.

;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: diamondedge on October 03, 2018, 10:49:57 AM
Someone said...

;D ;D ;D

Groan

More like he was scared by the pops coming from your exhaust
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 03, 2018, 10:52:48 AM
More like he was scared by the pops coming from your exhaust

Nooo not possible, they don't happen beyond 3rd gear unfortunately :'( hahaha
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Canuckrz on October 03, 2018, 11:21:42 AM
So when are you taking your 7 layer lasagna lip off?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 03, 2018, 11:24:00 AM
So when are you taking your 7 layer lasagna lip off?

;D  This weekend!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 23, 2018, 03:24:14 PM
The DR750S vs. DR900S Blackvue Dashcams side by side (some brief footage).  Going to do some night footage and also a 4 channel setup soon (running both).. just for fun ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BFsYZZ70Oc
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: jellynuts on October 24, 2018, 12:41:03 PM
Sick. Setting up for some VR 3D camera action?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 24, 2018, 12:55:08 PM
Sick. Setting up for some VR 3D camera action?

Pretty much yaasss ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on October 25, 2018, 07:13:55 PM
Giving the summer wheels a cleaning before going into storage for the Winter...

Chemical Guys Diablo wheel gel + CarPro HydrO2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUN1-qeQj_c
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on December 03, 2018, 09:40:43 AM
Some pics.. :D

(https://i.imgur.com/tKdv9eRh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/s2ywWiuh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ATWx3Uph.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eHTd2hhh.jpg)

How I film fun videos..  ProClip phone mount, I drilled a hole in the top and mounted the small ballhead to it. Works amazing, super sturdy. Need a new camera though ;) Lighter weight, but 4K??  Hmm...

(https://i.imgur.com/6PE8ueah.jpg)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on January 10, 2019, 10:45:42 AM
Received the Viofo A129 dashcam back in December and did a quick unboxing/ install in my WRX. Pretty awesome dashcam with impressive quality, and also the rear FOV is slightly better than my Blackvue's rear camera. I'll post some more direct side by side comparison soon, I have a great video of them both. If you're looking for a decent dashcam and don't want to spend $600+ I'd really suggest this A129. It's probably been the best dashcam I've used thus far besides the Blackvue ofcourse. (But that's a 4K resolution cam so kind of a different comparison, not really apples to apples.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL_6pVfRbAY&t=

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/32816467358_5701b81289_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RZSYrm)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RZSYrm) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4850/46293590262_788aae9299_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwNKxm)DSC00108 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwNKxm) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on January 10, 2019, 11:18:10 AM
Sell it to me when you're done with it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on January 14, 2019, 02:52:42 PM
Sell it to me when you're done with it.

I'm sorry it went to someone else already :(  There's apparently a new Viofo coming soon, 4K Resolution. I just emailed them today to see if they'd share any info on it with me.

But if anyone wants to see some side by side raw example footage, here it is.  Very impressive camera for $169 usd, I think probably the best value in that dashcam range.
There's a CPL filter and I think I should have aimed the lens down slightly, because it's just a little dark on the image - I could have edited, but I wanted to leave it unedited/ raw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdUpwDkg8fk&t=

In other news...
I entered into a raffle this week for a pair of Status reclining / carbon fiber seats. One thing I've really missed from my old GC8 were how much those seats held you in place.. I loved those. I really didn't expect much to win, the number I wanted was already taken, but I literally just picked a random number and entered anyway. It was funny because the next day I was thinking to myself "man, how crazy would it be if I won" - I've literally never really won anything ever before (except my GF once won me a ProLightz gift card two years ago.)

Anyways, I was out all day and had a bunch of missed calls suddenly on my phone from some friends who were calling to tell me the names had been drawn and I won these seats  ;D ;D I was pretty damn stoked and nearly dropped my phone  ;D ;D 8) 8)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7860/32869062048_3ca78ac4aa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5wx1m)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/S5wx1m) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7883/45828836435_093a125b5b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cPJLqk)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2cPJLqk) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

You may recognize them as Lyle's seats from his STI. I know which seat brackets I need (and the company offered me a little discount for sponsorship) but I need to figure the airbag situation out first. I think to do this I'm going to need to remove the occupancy sensor pad from the OEM seats.

Does anyone know any upholstery shops / places with experience with seats that I could pay to properly remove the sensor without damaging the OEM Seats??

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: 10secdream on January 15, 2019, 08:17:24 AM
Doesn't the factory fabric just unzip off the seat? Congrats on the win btw.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on January 15, 2019, 08:38:46 AM
Doesn't the factory fabric just unzip off the seat? Congrats on the win btw.

I don't think so, maybe.. there's ONE YouTube video on the internet and the guy ripped one part of his leather seat, there's some metal loop / hooks that keep it there I guess.  I don't want to ruin mine.  If I can get underneath the upholstery then the passenger sensor is easy to remove, it just comes out (and a little bit of glue to cut around).  Then I can slide it in the new seats and everything would be perfectly OEM functioning!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Rathburn on January 15, 2019, 08:47:25 AM
I don't think so, maybe.. there's ONE YouTube video on the internet and the guy ripped one part of his leather seat, there's some metal loop / hooks that keep it there I guess.  I don't want to ruin mine.  If I can get underneath the upholstery then the passenger sensor is easy to remove, it just comes out (and a little bit of glue to cut around).  Then I can slide it in the new seats and everything would be perfectly OEM functioning!

Zipper on the side of the seat back, yo.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on January 15, 2019, 08:51:19 AM
Zipper on the side of the seat back, yo.

Shieeeett may be easier than I thought, then!!! :D :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: Jukka on January 15, 2019, 11:16:19 AM
I don't think so, maybe.. there's ONE YouTube video on the internet and the guy ripped one part of his leather seat, there's some metal loop / hooks that keep it there I guess.  I don't want to ruin mine.  If I can get underneath the upholstery then the passenger sensor is easy to remove, it just comes out (and a little bit of glue to cut around).  Then I can slide it in the new seats and everything would be perfectly OEM functioning!

You talking about these?
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/413mnX%2BBNlL.jpg)

If so, they are super easy to remove and cheap to put back in. You can buy the pliers and rings from princess auto for cheap. Pliers are about $13 and a pack of 500 rings is $9.
https://www.princessauto.com/en/search?Dy=1&Nty=1&Ntt=hog+ring

I'm very jealous of the seats. I was entered on the draw too. I don't know if you saw the mistake that the guys made when they announced the winner, they called your name on the draw, but then tagged another guy with the same name on the post saying he won. I stepped in and got Dustin to clarify and fix it for you.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on January 15, 2019, 11:25:27 AM
If so, they are super easy to remove and cheap to put back in. You can buy the pliers and rings from princess auto for cheap. Pliers are about $13 and a pack of 500 rings is $9.
https://www.princessauto.com/en/search?Dy=1&Nty=1&Ntt=hog+ring

I'm very jealous of the seats. I was entered on the draw too. I don't know if you saw the mistake that the guys made when they announced the winner, they called your name on the draw, but then tagged another guy with the same name on the post saying he won. I stepped in and got Dustin to clarify and fix it for you.

Oh yes, those are the kind I saw on the one video I could find!! Maybe then if I mess any up I could pick up new ones, I just am fearful of ripping/ damaging so I would have to be super super careful.. if I can unzip and then I think I need to unclip some of those perhaps.

Thanks for telling them it was the wrong guy too haha! I didn't see it live I just saw all the messages and stuff shortly after ;D Very stoked to have won, can't wait to put them in!!  Thanks for showing me those clips too! It'll be a fun project to tackle for me.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: VTAKLOL on January 15, 2019, 11:38:27 AM
The hog rings are always replaced, as the easiest way to remove them is to use side cutters.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on January 17, 2019, 11:21:13 AM
Seat rails ordered and en-route! :D

(https://i.imgur.com/UG4WMVkh.png)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: kijho on February 25, 2019, 09:26:50 AM
Fun weekend working in the Garage! Huge thanks to my friend 10Sec for coming down to hangout, drink some beers, and help me install some things (both car mods and house mods ;D ;D)
As with all installs I do on my WRX, an expected 1 hour job becomes a 3 hour job. Seatbelt bolt is welded in, so had to make a trip to Home Depot to pickup some new hardware, which we found thankfully. Also, the bolts into the floor are seemingly very soft, very easy to strip, had some troubles going back in. Might have to find some new hardware to replace if I decide to swap the seats again...

OEM vs Status
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/46480325854_4a5dac0763_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dPiPww)DSC01380 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPiPww) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7900/33333888978_b7e0faa03a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SMATRL)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/SMATRL) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

10Sec getting the new seat bolted in
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7849/33315924348_6b143a02e5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SL1PAL)DSC01375 (https://flic.kr/p/SL1PAL) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

One seat in!
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7903/46289206875_09898cbc87_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwqhvH)DSC01383 (https://flic.kr/p/2dwqhvH) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7908/46486011374_241c2c97fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dPNXCJ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dPNXCJ) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7912/46486011324_e3ee6aae8d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dPNXBS)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dPNXBS) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7922/33333888598_ec6bdacacc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SMATKd)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/SMATKd) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Went for a quick car wash + cruise after! Thanks to 10Sec and MilkPumba for snapping these shots with my A7iii! Pumba's a good photog!!! :D

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7924/33322855658_9ee9f53428_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SLCm37)DSC01455 (https://flic.kr/p/SLCm37) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7871/33322856718_756ff36b6a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SLCmmo)DSC01449 (https://flic.kr/p/SLCmmo) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7859/33322855888_35facf2f01_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SLCm75)DSC01427 (https://flic.kr/p/SLCm75) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

I always love having two subies in the garage ;D
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7847/46480325694_999dda921f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dPiPtL)DSC01460 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPiPtL) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

First impressions?...

I've seen cars with guys driving where you can just see their eyes/ nose above the window ledge. I've always wondered what that felt like, and I guess I know. I can't see above the 4ft high snowbanks in my community as I'm taking turns ;D So I have to proceed with caution. It's a VERY low feeling, cannot see the hood at all, and even with the steering wheel adjusted all the way down, about 1cm of the very bottom of the cluster is cut off in my vision. My elbow rests now pretty much on the e-brake / middle console (so having a XL Mcdonalds proves to be a challenge.) Feels very aggressive in corners, that's probably my favorite part. It makes you REALLY want to put your foot down as you're taking a merge ramp. I really want to see how good that feels in the summer and on summer tires... But I am not sure yet still if these will last. They might be taken out and sold pretty quick to be honest.

My biggest gripe: I'm about 1 inch crooked. No matter what way we tried to adjust the seat brackets, I'm sitting slightly crooked. Now StiLyle said he didn't notice or feel this way at all, so I'm not sure why. It's the exact same setup! We double checked everything and it's all good, so it's confusing. But below is a photo for reference where you can see what I'm talking about.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7828/47209353171_13c5b3cec7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eVJgX2)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2eVJgX2) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Bonus pic of my dog being cute

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7811/46273536455_7b6095f811_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dv2Yf4)DSC01359 (https://flic.kr/p/2dv2Yf4) by Spencer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kijho66/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Ambystom01 on February 25, 2019, 01:04:05 PM
That is one weird shift knob.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Living the 10SecDream...
Post by: VTAKLOL on February 25, 2019, 01:15:28 PM
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Feels very aggressive in corners, that's probably my favorite part. It makes you REALLY want to put your foot down as you're taking a merge ramp.

Yup, I felt the exact same way after I swapped out the stock seats in my JZX100 for Brides. I had really underestimated the difference that seats would make but holy hell, it completely changed the driving experience. You feel 100% more connected to the vehicle and thus have far more confidence pushing it. Made it amazing to drive through the twisties.  >:D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Asstuna on February 25, 2019, 01:35:03 PM
You mentioned soft seat base bolts... I would have expected them to be a grade harder than normal to resist shear in an accident?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 25, 2019, 02:22:23 PM
That is one weird shift knob.
+1 what in the holy itshay uckfay is that thing
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Dylan780 on February 25, 2019, 02:39:38 PM
+1 what in the holy itshay uckfay is that thing

Haha it is made by We Are Likewise, same company that makes the "death dildo" shift knob that I run (actually called the deathgrip).
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: diamondedge on February 25, 2019, 02:43:11 PM
You mentioned soft seat base bolts... I would have expected them to be a grade harder than normal to resist shear in an accident?

I agree. The bolts I took out of my WRX were grade 10.x, black phosphate coated. hardy af.

Unless he means the threads in the hole felt soft, that makes sense.

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on February 25, 2019, 02:50:21 PM
I talked to 10sec and he said it's just a very very fine thread.  Just had some problems with 1 of them going back in (but managed to carefully get it) if I switch back the seats though I might pickup a new bolt from the Calgary bolt supply store.

+1 what in the holy itshay uckfay is that thing

;D ;D Ive had this knob for over a year haha.. The moment I saw it I wanted it so bad. I really like how it looks and also I like how it feels (my fingers kind of go straight down the cut edges flat against the 'diamond' shape.)

Neil Diamond Shift Knob (https://www.google.com/search?q=we+are+likewise+neil+diamond&safe=off&rlz=1C1GGRV_enCA751CA751&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi8_4XG7dfgAhWCvJ4KHQXxCcgQ_AUIDigB&biw=1280&bih=678)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Rathburn on February 25, 2019, 02:56:36 PM
Haha it is made by We Are Likewise, same company that makes the "death dildo" shift knob that I run (actually called the deathgrip).

Bud, if you're using a death grip on it, you're grabbing too tightly...
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Canuckrz on February 25, 2019, 03:06:39 PM
I agree. The bolts I took out of my WRX were grade 10.x, black phosphate coated. hardy af.

Unless he means the threads in the hole felt soft, that makes sense.


Most cars I've found have pretty trash threads for the captive nuts for the seats and seatbelts, I'll typically run a tap through them to clean them up and put a generous amount of antiseize on them and very carefully thread them back in. If you strip out the captive nut you're gonna have a bad time.

Also I would not be using cheese grade home depot hardware for safety equipment. I'd also be very curious to see how the airbag system is responding to having the seats taken out of the system assuming its even still functioning. Also with that low and offset seat position it looks like the belt would be dangerously close to your neck.

As an aside, these seats look really out of place in this era of car imo.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Zac on February 25, 2019, 04:31:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDAJYHIyI4g

The seat airbag is very important, it pushes you away from the impact. Even with it you can still see the head hit the whole curtain airbag, but I guess having street cred is more important yo.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Canuckrz on February 25, 2019, 04:44:32 PM
but I guess having street cred is more important yo.
Street cred? You must be a boomer. Its all about the instagram followers now.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: VTAKLOL on February 25, 2019, 05:16:12 PM
Street cred? You must be a boomer. Its all about the instagram followers Youtube subscribers now.

Fixed for accuracy/relevance.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 25, 2019, 07:07:29 PM
I have to agree with the seats.. They don't look like they'd be very good for a dd, or even really suit the car. But I can't fault you for trying them out either, they were free after all. The extra low position would have had me selling them before I even tried I think lol, I haven't really taken pride in being able to see over my dash but I'm certain it's helped me with the whole look where you're going thing.  ;) Does it screw with the view in your mirrors?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Cagare on February 25, 2019, 08:05:10 PM
Insurance? It’s what stopped me from seat changes. Seemed like too much risk.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on February 25, 2019, 09:47:50 PM
I'll look at all the negativity on the seats from the perspective that you guys all love me so much and really care about me, so don't worry guys, the seats are not staying installed for very long, I DD the absolute crap out of my car (if you didn't know, 100,000 km's already) and driving to work at 7am in a full dress suit and tie in these seats was probably the most uncomfortable driving experience I've ever experienced. I don't think it could get more uncomfortable, especially trying to stretch and get my key fob to tap when pulling into the parkade.

I won them from a raffle, and then got sponsored by Planted Technologies for the seat rails, so I installed them just to see what it would feel like OR as VTAKLOL put it... for the YouTube views.

They feel super awesome in the corners, and change the entire driving experience drastically - IMO, inspiring a lot more confidence and you feel a lot more connected to the car. It reminds me of my GC8, but a bit better than the GC8 was actually.

But yeah, dress suit + tie + 40km commute each way to work everyday + rush hour traffic = no bueno for me unfortunately :'(

It's obvious nobody on WSC wants racing seats, but I'll be selling them if anyone is interested, $1.9K WSC price w/ the rails.

The seat airbag is very important, it pushes you away from the impact. Even with it you can still see the head hit the whole curtain airbag.

I agree, airbags are very important which is why I don't plan on keeping them for long. Although. none of my side / seat / curtain airbags went off when I had my car accident and the only thing the steering wheel airbag did was give me burns on my forearms. Police said what 'saved' me was the seatbelt, I had a bruise across my body and waist for over a month with some internal bruising too. :(

Also I would not be using cheese grade home depot hardware for safety equipment. I'd also be very curious to see how the airbag system is responding to having the seats taken out of the system assuming its even still functioning. Also with that low and offset seat position it looks like the belt would be dangerously close to your neck.

Yup; Seat belt position is indeed higher (you can adjust it lower, but it's still maybe an inch higher than before).  It's surprising to know there's hundreds of guys on the VA Groups / Nasioc/ Subiespeed etc. running racing / bucket seats in their 15+'s, people must just not care at all I guess! I'll probably be the black sheep in the group when I post my YouTube video about WHY I don't like them ;D ;D  Wait and see the flaming I get from it, for the luls.  :sarcasm:
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Ambystom01 on February 25, 2019, 10:50:03 PM
$1900 for twice used seats that retail for $2,000? Jeez, you really are pissed off.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on February 25, 2019, 10:53:05 PM
$1900 for twice used seats that retail for $2,000? Jeez, you really are pissed off.

w/ the rails which were +$500 cdn

The seats are $1000 USD ea. + Shipping + Duties ($1,300 CDN) 

They raffled for $2.1K so I'm probably just going to re-raffle
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: DaDuke99 on February 26, 2019, 07:30:49 AM
I think a raffle of sorts is your best bet. That way you don't look like a mooch, having won them and then trying to sell them haha.. If you can make back the money you spent on the base and duties etc even you'll be golden. May make for some good content too  :D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: 10secdream on February 26, 2019, 08:19:06 AM
I wish the seats sat a tad bit higher because the factory seats sit too high.

The seats are pretty nice overall though. The fact that they recline and have a built in sliders is a good compromise between a full on race bucket and these. For someone looking for a solid in-between seat this is a great option.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on February 26, 2019, 08:30:23 AM
When we put the Evo 8 seats into my GD, we used spacers between the rails and the seats. Maybe an option?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: 10secdream on February 26, 2019, 09:11:36 AM
When we put the Evo 8 seats into my GD, we used spacers between the rails and the seats. Maybe an option?

I suggested that to him as well but I think there are more cons to these seats than pros. It was more or less an experiment with something that was had for free.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: tperkins on February 26, 2019, 10:36:50 AM
I would be interested to sit in that car with these seats now, how tall are you?

First time I sat in the car I felt like I was wayyyyyy too high for my liking. But compromising vision just to sit low likely wouldn't be ideal either.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on February 26, 2019, 10:48:51 AM
I'm about 5' 9" and in my opinion I feel like I'm sitting about 2 inches lower down. I can see just the very tip of the hood scoop still, but they're definitely lower. I know this is the same pretty much for all the YouTube guys I talk to (MyWRX, TrackRecord, Dustin W, Caliwrx).  Those guys don't seem to mind it, but I think they're all taller than me ;D ;D

But try getting in and out of them with a dress suit on. It's literally impossible, and you're going to rip something somewhere.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Ambystom01 on February 26, 2019, 11:07:06 AM
For a track car, it's great. For a daily, it's a pain in the assay.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Jukka on February 26, 2019, 12:07:49 PM

It's obvious nobody on WSC wants racing seats, but I'll be selling them if anyone is interested

Speak for your self.
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I'd be interested in them. I'll double your initial interest in them...no wait..TRIPLE it! ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: tperkins on February 26, 2019, 12:11:38 PM
I'm about 5' 9" and in my opinion I feel like I'm sitting about 2 inches lower down. I can see just the very tip of the hood scoop still, but they're definitely lower. I know this is the same pretty much for all the YouTube guys I talk to (MyWRX, TrackRecord, Dustin W, Caliwrx).  Those guys don't seem to mind it, but I think they're all taller than me ;D ;D

But try getting in and out of them with a dress suit on. It's literally impossible, and you're going to rip something somewhere.

I know that struggle, my car is low, and the previous owner also installed an HKS lowering seat rail, to put the seat even further down. Sitting in my seat with the door open I can touch the ground with my hand. Personally I love that, you feel so planted.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: 10secdream on February 26, 2019, 12:27:21 PM
The struggle is even more real when you are already short and then you throw a bucket in the car. I legit barely see over the steering wheel but I make it work.

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: tperkins on February 26, 2019, 12:28:58 PM
The struggle is even more real when you are already short and then you throw a bucket in the car. I legit barely see over the steering wheel but I make it work.


Ghost driver! Looks super planted though!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on February 26, 2019, 12:37:46 PM
That about sums it up, yup! ;D ;D ;D

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Canuckrz on February 26, 2019, 01:10:00 PM
The struggle is even more real when you are already short and then you throw a bucket in the car. I legit barely see over the steering wheel but I make it work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEZWYXPvmS8
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: diamondedge on February 26, 2019, 01:40:52 PM
I had this problem sitting in Jonny's car at AutoX, I could barely see over the instrument cluster cowl. I am surprised I was able to place the car where I did and go as fast as I did LOL.

Just #GDSubaruThings.


Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: jellynuts on February 26, 2019, 10:32:40 PM
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Low-Seats (https://flic.kr/p/24kDmXP) by jean valjean (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149983930@N07/), on Flickr

Darn it, Gabe, you took a better picture than me with my camera. 

Clearly, tall white guys have no problem with the seat.  The solution, Spencer, is that you need to up your calcium intake. 

Funny enough, my wife took the car for Gid's piano lesson today.  When they returned, she complained how she couldn't raise the seat.  Actually, she had a lot to complain about the car.  "I don't care, sell it if you want to."  That's a change of heart from her. 

Sucks that the seats didn't work out for you though.  Carbon seats are my wet dream.  Although, I have very specific seats in mind for my fantasies. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on March 05, 2019, 05:25:28 PM
The seats are uninstalled now ;D But made for a fun install video, and they lasted a week of driving with an airbag light on haha...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I5rjSeMUwo
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: Markkas on March 06, 2019, 12:43:54 PM
I actually really dig the look of these seats, but I agree that they look somewhat off in a newer WRX. Perhaps they'd fit nicely in a GC ;)

If you raffle them off, i'd be interested in taking part in that. Alternatively, if you have an extra good WSC non-mooch seeming discount special price you can offer, let me know 8)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on April 21, 2019, 01:20:52 PM
Got the 3 year old yellow stained 3M removed from my WRX this week, and new Suntek self healing installed! Very stoked with it!

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on April 24, 2019, 08:25:33 AM
I had a ton of rail dust contamination (even after Iron-X'ing) and TAR from the construction in my area last summer. Traditional clay is best, but I had a lot of surface area to cover and wanted to get it done fairly quick, so I went with a Nanoskin medium clay mitt. It worked awesome, picked up all the contamination quickly. I wouldn't use this on black or dark paint, and you need to correct afterwards forsure (as some more scratched can be introduced with the clay mitt.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eWbEFDyCjU&t=
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~
Post by: kijho on May 13, 2019, 10:22:01 AM
I was inspire by 10Sec's recent progress and weekends of wrenching I finally decided to tackle my ever building list of to-do's on the WRX. Mainly 'fixing' electrical things, but also a few new cosmetics to add that I was waiting for Spring/ nice weather to come for. It sure was nice having the Garage door open with the sun shining in, drinking a coffee, and working on the cars. It was even more nice having someone else there with me sharing the same interest in wrenching on the cars for the weekend. A big thank you to wrx.bae and jrchan98 for all their help and company over the weekend.

The list was a bit overwhelming...
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Bumper comes off.. Oh how much I hate 3 year old plastic bumper clips. Those are replaced. Bought all new OEM ones from Subaru ;D Worth the cost when I put them all back in!
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It wouldn't be a day working in the garage unless I break a bolt. Second bolt in a month. Woo!
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Began pulling itshay out. The 22" Light Bar I had in there served it's purpose for the 6 months I was driving up and down to Three Hills at 1am / 5am. Useless in the fog, but proved useful in the winter particularly. I lost count of the number of wildlife encountered I had, thankful to have had this. I don't want it anymore though, and I don't do that drive. Plus, the Bluetooth controller failed so I couldn't control the brightness anymore (moisture.)

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Note the Fire Extinguisher for safety. Those that know, know. ;D ;D ;D
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So the biggest problem I was having was that I had about 16 various connectors / T Taps / Vampire clips in the setup. Over time they got loose and when I would drive over bumps in the road, my lights would do wonky things like the switchback would randomly blink on, or the light would flicker and go out. Yes, I know, they're terrible. I should have soldered properly from the beginning and saved myself the hassle. But part of my contracts with some of these parts was that I had to install them with the materials provided by the companies to show the 'plug n play' ability. In hindsight, I should have done so, but also shown an alternative after the fact of soldering + heat shrinking, etc.

Many of the wires had corrosion on the copper. So I cleaned them in a vinegar bath, then rinsed in a baking soda mix to balance back out. Cleaned them up and let them dry overnight. The next day I began the soldering and shrinking. Didn't snap any photos, but did some videos!

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After a long day, I had everything functioning flawlessly... So stoked! Also put the front lip + splitter back in place.
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Installed this ...
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and this...
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aaaaand this...
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oh, and this on the motorbike.. DRL / switchback LED signals. Beautiful. No t taps anywhere ;D
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Took a break from the work and went to the car wash and to shoot some photo's for wrx.bae's IG ;D
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Bumped into our friend Sunny at the wash for the second week in a row - pure coincidence ;D

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Wrapped up the evening with a ride on the bike..
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I still have a few more things to check off the to-do list... New exhaust? ;)
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: jellynuts on May 13, 2019, 05:11:52 PM
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Man, you have nice writing.  Super off-topic, did you have good teachers?  Your parents made you practice?  Just transfer from natural artistic ability? 

My student's writing looks like crap, and so does my son's :( 

Love the shot with the reflection and the one of Sunny's car. 
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: kijho on May 14, 2019, 09:40:06 AM
Man, you have nice writing.  Super off-topic, did you have good teachers?  Your parents made you practice?  Just transfer from natural artistic ability? 
My student's writing looks like crap, and so does my son's :( 
Love the shot with the reflection and the one of Sunny's car. 

;D Thanks Jonny! Funny thing is you're the third person this week to say my writing was nice but I never thought that, to me it looks so scribbled down. I write a lot neater when doing notes in meetings / writing on things for work. Parents or teachers - nope, neither that I can remember, but I've  always felt it looked like chicken scratch haha..

and thank you, I'm really loving the Sony 16-35 F4 lens and the water reflection shot was one of my favs. Ray's featured it on their Instagram which was cool!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: tperkins on May 23, 2019, 12:51:13 PM
Did she have her front and rear bumpers painted or is that just the new car thing where the match is whack? IE reflection and car wash pictures.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: diamondedge on May 23, 2019, 12:52:05 PM
Did she have her front and rear bumpers painted or is that just the new car thing where the match is whack? IE reflection and car wash pictures.

new car thing, diffuse lighting, plastic bumper, metal body, etc
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: tperkins on May 23, 2019, 12:52:54 PM
new car thing, diffuse lighting, plastic bumper, metal body, etc

Thanks, I hate it.

Someone was mentioning to me the metal vs plastic thing, as well as sometimes the bumpers are painted in different factories.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: kijho on May 24, 2019, 08:56:20 AM
Drove the Subie up to Edmonton last weekend for the 780 Season Opener show with a few others! It was my first time at the show, and it was pretty crazy with 900 cars / spaces. I was actually surprised how quickly and easily we managed to get out of there, someone ended up lifting a tape barrier for a bunch of cars leaving so we just slid out the side in less than a minute ;D

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Cruising up..
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A full driveway!!
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Prepping for the show, thanks to 10Sec for the detailing <3

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Parked up at the 780 Show....

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: Dylan780 on May 24, 2019, 09:24:56 AM
Ugh...Sakura Pink Gram Lights are the hottest!

I wish I would have went to the opener, looks like it was a pretty good time.

Photos look awesome!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: kijho on June 26, 2019, 09:51:48 AM
Some new stuff, I'm pretty content with the WRX right now! I'd consider going to auto-x once or twice this summer with it if I can make time! Only thing I still need to do now is side-skirts, brake rotors/ pads, and the gold hardware all around (which I want to anti sieze nicely so I don't break things later on).

Also considering doing transmission + rear diff. fluids again as it's been almost another 60,000km's since I did that last!

I got 10Sec to drive my WRX this past weekend while I hung my camera out the window of another car to nail these shots. I'm really stoked with them!

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Some new videos...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6KksZ2W2Os

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjxFB-zVqxk&t=
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: kijho on July 19, 2019, 10:14:07 AM
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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: kijho on July 29, 2019, 11:18:25 AM
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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: kijho on August 06, 2019, 09:30:19 AM
Change my brake rotors + pads this past weekend. Replaced with 'new' (used) OEM rotors from 10Sec's car (before he upgraded his brakes so they have low km's) and Hawk Pads. First time doing brakes and some of the bolts didn't want to cooperate. I found the best method was a 1ft long breaker and a mallet to tap (awkward angles in the wheel well) and get them loose. I anti-seized everything afterwards. Took me about 4 hours which I know is longer than most but I felt pretty good and accomplished afterwards!! ;D

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New top - Old bottom
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Rear pads were significantly lower than the fronts. I'd say the fronts still had about 40% to 50% remaining, while the rears looked like this. After chatting some other VA owners, this could perhaps be due to the torque / brake vectoring technology in the '15+'s. I want to research a bit more on that and see, because even one side of the brakes was slightly lower than the other (which perhaps could be related to taking right on/off ramps etc. more often.)

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: kijho on August 06, 2019, 09:32:35 AM
I also drove a 2017 Jeep Wrangler last week... it was very fun and put a big grin on my face...

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: VTAKLOL on August 06, 2019, 12:24:59 PM
Your old pads are a great example as to why Subaru recommends servicing the brakes every other service.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: 10secdream on August 06, 2019, 12:44:07 PM
I am pretty sure that torque vectoring is only applied to the front brakes. The rears wearing out faster than the fronts is a bit interesting. How were the caliper slides?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on August 06, 2019, 01:01:29 PM
I am pretty sure that torque vectoring is only applied to the front brakes. The rears wearing out faster than the fronts is a bit interesting. How were the caliper slides?

Quick google search says it's likely electronic brake proportioning that makes the rears wear out faster.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: kijho on August 06, 2019, 01:08:15 PM
Yeah, some people on Nasioc are saying 'Torque vectoring' is actually just 'brake vectoring'. 
(Reference; https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2713256 Post 10, 11, 12.)
 
I'd like to learn more about this, though. Not much online to research about the topic unfortunately :(
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: Rathburn on August 06, 2019, 02:03:35 PM
Yeah, some people on Nasioc are saying 'Torque vectoring' is actually just 'brake vectoring'. 

It is. Applies brake on inside wheel to slow it down relative to outside wheel and aid in turning.

It is disabled if you turn traction control off, I believe.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: 05LGT on August 06, 2019, 05:24:07 PM
Yep these cars don’t have real torque vectoring (ie ability to power wheels side to side individually), it only had the ability to use the brakes individually to attempt to make the car turn in better.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: Zac on August 07, 2019, 07:06:25 PM
Yep these cars don’t have real torque vectoring (ie ability to power wheels side to side individually), it only had the ability to use the brakes individually to attempt to make the car turn in better.

Define "real". If it's good enough for McLaren road cars than I'll say its pretty "real'
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: 05LGT on August 07, 2019, 07:43:03 PM
Define "real". If it's good enough for McLaren road cars than I'll say its pretty "real'

McLaren chooses to use open diffs with brake based line tightening because they don’t believe the weight trade off is worth it to go to a “powered” electronic/mechanical diff that could accelerate wheels individually. I’ve driven vehicles with both systems and they both work, both have positives and negatives. Personally I find I prefer mechanical clutch pack style diffs without any computerized “torque vectoring” feel the most consistent and manageable.

If you want to break it down by dictionary definition, yes brake based systems are “vectoring” the car because it changes the angle of the car when applied (generally attempting to tighten a line in a corner) and yes you are changing the torque at the wheel by braking it individually. I use the term loosely based on what I feel most people refer to as “torque vectoring”.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: Rathburn on August 08, 2019, 08:14:31 AM


Hey buddy, go torque your own vector!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: diamondedge on August 08, 2019, 09:46:18 AM
Torque is measurement of twist, right?

I hear twisting helps.

Spencer, what Hawk pads did you go with?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: Canuckrz on August 08, 2019, 10:09:05 AM
I wonder if rear pads with much more initial bite would make the vectoring feel noticeably different.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: Rathburn on August 08, 2019, 10:10:47 AM
I wonder if rear pads with much more initial bite would make the vectoring feel noticeably different.

Torque vectoring is only on the front brakes.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: Canuckrz on August 08, 2019, 10:15:38 AM
Torque vectoring is only on the front brakes.
Odd, but I suppose subarus are more understeer prone. So front pads with more initial bite then. Doesn't Acura's SH-AWD use the rears for vectoring?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: tperkins on August 10, 2019, 11:38:43 AM
Yeah, some people on Nasioc are saying 'Torque vectoring' is actually just 'brake vectoring'. 
(Reference; https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2713256 Post 10, 11, 12.)
 
I'd like to learn more about this, though. Not much online to research about the topic unfortunately :(

Welll well welll... time for me to spout more evo glory (RIP  :'( ). Mitsubishi did proper torque vectoring with the AYC system, as far as I can find first manufacturer to bring it to market in 1996 in the Evo 4.
https://www.lancerregister.com/faq/G04/g04.html


And Subaru DCCD!
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: 05LGT on August 10, 2019, 11:50:21 AM
Odd, but I suppose subarus are more understeer prone. So front pads with more initial bite then. Doesn't Acura's SH-AWD use the rears for vectoring?

I believe so. Car gets pretty good reviews handling wise.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ Checking off a big to-do list!
Post by: Rathburn on August 12, 2019, 07:43:15 AM
Welll well welll... time for me to spout more evo glory (RIP  :'( ). Mitsubishi did proper torque vectoring with the AYC system, as far as I can find first manufacturer to bring it to market in 1996 in the Evo 4.
https://www.lancerregister.com/faq/G04/g04.html


And Subaru DCCD!

Yeah, Mitsu did it well. Too bad they itchbayed out of making fun cars  ;). RIP
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on August 12, 2019, 08:25:28 AM
Yeah, Mitsu did it well. Too bad they itchbayed out of making fun cars  ;). RIP

Too bad Subaru followed suit.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: kijho on August 12, 2019, 08:28:28 AM
Too bad Subaru followed suit.

;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: Rathburn on August 12, 2019, 11:09:03 AM
Too bad Subaru followed suit.

You're implying the WRX and BRZ aren't fun cars?
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: LilDrunkenSmurf on August 12, 2019, 01:07:19 PM
You're implying the WRX and BRZ aren't fun cars?

I'm not implying anything. I'm saying it.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: diamondedge on August 12, 2019, 01:52:39 PM
I'm not implying anything. I'm saying it.

We all have different definitions of fun. The guy has a liter bike for fun.


Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: Cagare on August 12, 2019, 01:57:48 PM
We can be straight forward about this, the BRZ is boring in stock form. It wouldn't be so bad if the car wasn't hyped so hard from the start.

I am indifferent to the WRX. Subaru has gotten less exciting over the years in general.

Still a decent platform if your intention is to modify them from the start.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: kijho on August 12, 2019, 01:58:38 PM
Not going to lie, I'm getting a little bored.... How many more YouTube videos can I make about LED's and Headunits ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: Cagare on August 12, 2019, 04:12:05 PM
Not going to lie, I'm getting a little bored.... How many more YouTube videos can I make about LED's and Headunits ;D ;D ;D

less than you can make about turbos and engine internals.
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: diamondedge on August 12, 2019, 04:30:54 PM
Not going to lie, I'm getting a little bored.... How many more YouTube videos can I make about LED's and Headunits ;D ;D ;D

At least you're aware. Go fricking ham on your build. I want to see this itchbay either racekar or hellaflush stancebitch.

Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: Canuckrz on August 13, 2019, 02:38:11 AM
At least you're aware.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7jRWvdR5XQ
Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: kijho on August 19, 2019, 12:28:50 PM
Some new shots...

Car wash on Friday. They were paving a new road near my house and sadly, I unknowingly drove onto it and couldn't turn around. There's now about 50 speckles of tar on the sides of the car that I'll need to Tar-X to remove soon. Hopefully get that done this week...

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Back at the car wash for 10Sec to wash his car before we went to check out the illmotion show on Sunday..

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This is a still image that I heavily edited into a roller ;D  Can you tell?

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Few random pics from this weekend I want to share here...

Love this shot I took of 10Sec's car going into downtown

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Also shot this of my friend Ed's car (I don't think he's on WSC).

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MilkPumba's car (left) + Ed, Shot at 1/13 Sec. shutter hand-held... just testing the limits on the stabilization of the A7iii...

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Title: Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
Post by: kijho on August 28, 2019, 08:39:30 AM
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I might buy a Jeep... or a Taco... or a 4Runner...

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