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Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX ~ 100,000kms later
« on: October 10, 2015, 05:05:09 PM »






Performance
- Cobb AccessPort V3   YouTube Video
- 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
- Perrin Shifter Stop  YouTube Video
- SOKU Moto Shifter Bushing
- Perrin Top Strut Bar
- SubieDepot 4" Muffler Deletes Exhaust

Exterior/ Lighting:
- ProLightz S4 Switchback Foglight Bezels YouTube Video
- Diode Dynamics Switchback C Lights
- Diode Dynamics DRL Harness V2
- Morimoto XBT RGB Demon Eyes
- Morimoto XB LED Foglights  YouTube Video
- ProLightz black headlight side marker reflector
- Diode Dynamics Smart-Tap w/ Strobe
- Diode Dynamics Tail as Turn Module  YouTube Video
- ProLightz PL360 Reverse LEDs YouTube Video
- Rear F1 Style Foglight YouTube Video
- AuxBeam 24" LED RGB Light Bar YouTube Video
- AuxBeam NF-03 LED DRL's (Yellow)  YouTube Video
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 05:31:05 PM »
Looking great! How are you liking it so far?
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 06:24:07 PM »
Congratulations on the new acquisition, Spencer.
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 06:56:00 PM »
Congrats Spencer. Love the roller.
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 09:01:46 PM »
Congrats on the new ride!

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 11:02:30 PM »
Glad everything worked out for you and you were able to get the WRX.

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 11:28:14 AM »
Congrats on the new ride and that everything worked out.

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #7 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

Untitled by kijho66, on Flickr

Then I stopped by BlaskMists's place for some LED's .. Thanks again dude!


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Super bridge reverse LED's..

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Trunk LED's, w/ reverse..

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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..

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Downtown for the final sign-off with Insurance and to pickup the settlement.

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #9 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
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2015, 04:17:05 PM »
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2015, 05:07:25 PM »
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #12 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

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #14 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...

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #15 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...  ::)
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #16 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:


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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

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #17 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!

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #18 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  ::)
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2015, 10:47:07 AM »
Well done. Congrats.
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2015, 11:06:36 AM »
Still looks way better than the GR/GV.
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2015, 11:08:56 AM »
Still looks way better than the GR/GV.

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2015, 11:10:20 AM »
Better than GV, but not the GR ;)  And it does look much cleaner without the wing. 
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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #23 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  ;)

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Re: Kijho's 2016 Crystal White Pearl WRX
« Reply #24 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..