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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #125 on: April 02, 2018, 09:27:31 AM »
Looks fantastic dude. I've been looking for gold pin stripe, but haven't found and don't wanna pay $30 from Subispeed lol.

Ordered these ones form http://www.premiumautostyling.com shipping is ridiculous but seem like every here i looked was the same issue.

I dig the badges with the wheels, very subtle and classy.

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #126 on: April 04, 2018, 09:37:01 AM »
Had a bit of free time last night so decided to fix some issues I had with the armrest of the car. I always found that it was too hard and didn't have enough padding in it. Also every time i leaned on it it would kinda Click/Pop so wanted to find out what was the cause of that. I also noticed that the leather cover was starting to come unglued from the frame.

Soon as I had it unbolted I found what was causing the Click/Pop everytime I leaned on it.
I guess I lean a little to hard on it.....  :sarcasm: Found 2 broken spots on the underside of the lid. Ended up gluing them back together, will see how they hold up.
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Once I had the leather cover off I could see what the factory foam looked like, It was pretty thin.
Thought about removing it but it was glued on pretty well so decided to just add the new foam over top.
Used upholstery glue to attch the new layer of foam and gave it about 1 hour to dry. Once it was dry I trimmed the corners a bit to round it off and give it a better shape. (pic below is before shaping)
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Once it was shaped I reinstalled the leather cover. It was a bit tight but went on fairly smoothly.
I don't think I could have went with any thicker foam as the ends of the leather cover just reached around to the back side enough to
re-glue them any thicker and they wouldn't have reached. Reinstalled it in the car. Feels a 100x better then the stock one, Much more comfortable on the elbow and forearm.

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Also our Fleet manager at work ordered a pallet of heat and Noise canceling insulation for our work trucks, so I was able to get a box for free for the car.  ;D
Will hopefully be enough to do all 4 doors and and maybe underneath the rear seats.
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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #127 on: April 04, 2018, 09:59:01 AM »
Oh nice!! I got that same Noico stuff, but haven't had time yet to do the install. I'm planning on doing the rear deck lid and under the seats in the back to stop rattles from the subwoofer hopefully! I might do 2 layers, I have a lot of material ;D  The doors will be the annoying part. Will see if I can get 1 done each day.

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #128 on: April 04, 2018, 10:20:59 AM »
Oh nice!! I got that same Noico stuff, but haven't had time yet to do the install. I'm planning on doing the rear deck lid and under the seats in the back to stop rattles from the subwoofer hopefully! I might do 2 layers, I have a lot of material ;D  The doors will be the annoying part. Will see if I can get 1 done each day.

I agree the doors will be the most annoying. I plan on starting from the back and working my way forward. I could probably grab an extra box or 2 from work if I needed (They ordered 85 boxes of it  :o)
So I may do a 2 layer sin some areas as well.


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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #129 on: April 09, 2018, 07:38:32 PM »
Well I said screw it today and mounted the summer set up. Isn't really much of risk since if it snows I'll just use the work truck instead.
Super happy I went with the Bronze  ;D

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #130 on: April 09, 2018, 08:39:51 PM »
I love it.  It looks great
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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #131 on: April 09, 2018, 11:02:48 PM »
Looking good bro!!
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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #132 on: April 09, 2018, 11:26:12 PM »
Looks so damn good man. This makes me want a set of my own.
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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #133 on: April 10, 2018, 12:19:42 AM »
I'm sorry but if you don't put a giant flaming bird on the hood you're doing it wrong.

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #134 on: April 10, 2018, 07:04:07 AM »
I'm sorry but if you don't put a giant flaming bird on the hood you're doing it wrong.

Screaming chicken!

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #135 on: April 10, 2018, 07:09:50 AM »
Looks so good man, I'm doing the gold stripe too so we can be ying yang or something ;D ;D

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #136 on: April 10, 2018, 09:05:49 AM »
Thank guys  ;D


Screaming chicken!

Haha maybe a screaming rally pig .....

Looks so good man, I'm doing the gold stripe too so we can be ying yang or something ;D ;D

Will have to do some photos this summer when I'm down in Calgary.

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #137 on: April 10, 2018, 09:44:07 AM »
Love the colour, LOVE the fitment!

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #138 on: April 10, 2018, 09:47:55 AM »
Come visit yes!  Too bad 10sec selling :'( :'( :'( 

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #139 on: April 10, 2018, 10:03:43 AM »
Do you rub at all with this fitment, or did you roll your fenders?
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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #140 on: April 10, 2018, 10:30:46 AM »
Come visit yes!  Too bad 10sec selling :'( :'( :'(
yup very sad.  :'(


Do you rub at all with this fitment, or did you roll your fenders?

Nope no roll was needed. but it was dam close. I think when these tires are worn out and I replace them with a 255 I'll need to do a slight roll.


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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #141 on: May 02, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
So I have the Dyno booked with Airboy for Monday June 11th >:D
Need to install the EGR and TGV deletes that weekend so if anyone has a garage I could borrow in Calgary that weekend let me know, that way I don't have to trailer the car down.

Picked up some maintenance Items as well
Motul 75w90 for the diffs and some coolant for when I do the EGR delete. Also order a set of Push retainers since I have broken probably half on the front bumper taking it off so many time  :sarcasm:
They seem like decent quality but will see how well they do with the frigid temperatures in the winter.
Also waiting on a new gasket for the Charge pipe as well as new spark plugs, and trying to find place to buy the Subaru High Torque CVT fluid (Blue Stuff) it seems the dealer only sells it by the pail... and I only need about 2 L to install the CVT cooler.

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Ended up not being a fan of the H&R springs. they were a bit too stiff for daily driving so ended up swapping them out for a set of Eibachs instead.
Been super happy with them so far ride almost the same as stock but with a .8 inch drop instead of the 1.2 with the H&R springs.
I think they have a bit more settling to do and haven't had time to grab any pics of the updated set up yet.

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Also picked up a Cusco Master cylinder brace from 10SecDream. Decided to spray it wrinkle black before installing as I was not a fan of the blue.
Seems to make a slight difference in the pedal feel, definitely a bit firmer.

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #142 on: May 02, 2018, 01:17:22 PM »
Looks good!

I've bought those clip kits before because I didn't want to spend 7/clip from the dealer, but then nothing worked. Hopefully you have better luck.

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #143 on: May 03, 2018, 09:20:02 AM »
Looks good!

I've bought those clip kits before because I didn't want to spend 7/clip from the dealer, but then nothing worked. Hopefully you have better luck.

ittshay man, yeah All the one I needed for the bumper seemed to fit really well. Whether or not they hold up is another issues though.


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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #144 on: May 15, 2018, 11:12:40 AM »
I decided to but some detailing gear to try my hand at it. So this past weekend, I washed, clayed, paint correction, polished and sealed the car.
It's by no means as perfect but I'm happy with the outcome for my first attempt at it.

On another note and much shittier update. Took the car into Subaru yesterday for a Noise in the front end. Sound almost like a high pitch whine and could feel a slight shimmy in both he Gas and Brake pedal.
Dropped the car off at 8 am got a call at noon that the noise was from the transmission  :'( Luckily they are covering it under warranty, Parts alone are just over $9,800 not including fluids. Transmission is suppose to in by Friday and will have it installed sometime next week.

And now for some photo, tired a different editing style. Let me know what you think.

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #145 on: May 15, 2018, 12:02:37 PM »
Sorry to hear about the transmission buddy. What did the dealer say? Whine? Output bearing on the tailshaft?


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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #146 on: May 15, 2018, 12:11:22 PM »
Really sucked about the trans bro but thankfully a few things are that it's under warranty and that this also happened a week before you were going to get it pro-tuned and dyno'd down here eh!!

Hopefully the fix is quick and simple and you'll have 'er back out smiling around corners again soon!!!

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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #147 on: May 15, 2018, 12:55:31 PM »
Sorry to hear about the transmission buddy. What did the dealer say? Whine? Output bearing on the tailshaft?

Didn't get a chance to talk to the tech but the paperwork says, "Failure at output Shaft". So I'm guessing the bearing.

Really sucked about the trans bro but thankfully a few things are that it's under warranty and that this also happened a week before you were going to get it pro-tuned and dyno'd down here eh!!

Hopefully the fix is quick and simple and you'll have 'er back out smiling around corners again soon!!!

Yup both were really lucky. Yeah Will be nice to have it fix and enjoy it for the summer. The it may be time to trade it in.



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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #148 on: May 16, 2018, 12:22:45 PM »
I decided to but some detailing gear to try my hand at it. So this past weekend, I washed, clayed, paint correction, polished and sealed the car.
It's by no means as perfect but I'm happy with the outcome for my first attempt at it.

On another note and much shittier update. Took the car into Subaru yesterday for a Noise in the front end. Sound almost like a high pitch whine and could feel a slight shimmy in both he Gas and Brake pedal.
Dropped the car off at 8 am got a call at noon that the noise was from the transmission  :'( Luckily they are covering it under warranty, Parts alone are just over $9,800 not including fluids. Transmission is suppose to in by Friday and will have it installed sometime next week.

And now for some photo, tired a different editing style. Let me know what you think.

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I'm not a huge fan of the green/yellow balance to the pics, but they otherwise look good. 
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Re: Hunts_13 2016 Crystal Black Silica WRX
« Reply #149 on: May 16, 2018, 10:30:55 PM »
The car itself looks great. The sky is blow out, and the yellow hue makes the background hard to look at.

Could you upload an original for reference? I am curious to see