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Subaru Crew - Modifications II

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  • idahodougidahodoug Posts: 537
    I own a company that installs "clear bras" on vehicles for area dealerships. It's a clear urethane film that is applied to the leading edges of your hood, fenders and mirrors as well as all headlamps and fogs. Great stuff and it will outlast a bra or deflector with no care required. You should be able to find someone in the area you live who can install it.

    It's basically invisible and if you're conscious of the appearance of your vehicle, this is a great product. Not the cheapest - local price is $399 with unconditional 5 year unlimited mileage warranty - but definitely the very best.

    IdahoDoug
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,735
    trying to force the new deflector into place. I have to believe that my hood stamping is just a bit off, as problems I had with fit on the old one were amplified on the new one. I remember having to force the drivers side 'wraparound' to get it to align with the screw insert plug. And this is the spot that cracked last week. It was so bad on the new one that I had to exacto kniff the slotted hole on the deflector, and drill a new hole in the screw plug that snaps into the hood to make it work at all.

    It is on - now lets see if it stays put.

    Steve
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I love the Lund one on my Trooper. I had an OEM one on my Trooper before and it's made similar to the Subaru one (I think they both come from a factory in Australia) the Lund one mounts the same but is a bit thicker than the OEM one and has held up great except for the mountig hardware, some of the rubber grommets for the hood popped out so I got replacements.

    -mike
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Put on my ARB Bumper/Bull-bar on the Trooper yesterday. Quite straight forward. The OEM bumper was about 18lbs and came off with 4 bolts. Very nice :) I should have some pics up shortly.

    -mike
  • outback_97outback_97 Posts: 130
    As promised in post 3639, here's the info on the front speakers for Impreza:

    http://users.sisna.com/ignatius/subaru/mods/index.html

    If anyone interested in this has suggestions for improving it, please feel free to let me know. Thank you.

    utahsteve
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,735
    What an outstanding job! Excellent documentation.

    Steve
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,935
    Are now installed so I am going to try post some pictures, also a couple of pics of the headlights sans, yellow reflectors.

    I also took a couple of pics of the lights flashing, I left the bulb in the side marker yellow to illustrate the little difference between the ones I painted silver and a regular bulb.

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      The last picture clearly shows the silver signal bulb.
      Cheers Pat.
  • locke2clocke2c Posts: 5,038
    unbelievably clean. awesome stuff, Pat.

    -Colin
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,935
    Thanks, have to say it was a bit nerve wrecking to hack large holes in my fenders, but I am pleased with the result, I figured If I was going to do IT I would use OEM style markers.

     I did buy some aftermarket ones but they did not turn my crank at all.

     The ones I did use are off of a Mitsu. Lancer.

      Cheers Pat.
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,735
    Mitsu parts on a Subaru? Aren't there laws against doing that sort of thing?

    Nice job.

    Steve
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Subtle but nice improvement. It makes the stock headlights look like they are rusty.

    Steve: nope, the turbo in the WRX is also a Mitsu unit. But gimme the JDM twin scroll turbo any day over that Mitsu unit.

    -juice
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,935
    I think what makes you think the headlight rusty is that is the DRLs that are on and not the main headlight, Steve whatever it takes, the legacy has sidemarkers in every other market but here.

     Had I been able to get Subaru ones here I would have used those, I looked at lots of cars with the OEM side markers and Mitsus. were the ones I liked so on they went.

      Cheers Pat.
  • outback_97outback_97 Posts: 130
    Looks good Pat!

    Just an update: my writeup for the Impreza speaker install is now posted on scoobymods.com, hopefully it will be helpful information for somebody. I have definitely been helped by information here and on other Subaru sites. Thanks to everyone who contributes, you're appreciated.

    utahsteve
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    For drinks, that is. Woo-hoo! Finally a warm enough day to get some work done.

    Got that plood installed that bit sent me, it looks absolutely schweet:

    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4291761427

    So now I have 3 cup holders. The 2000-2001 models had just that one on the dash. The 2002 models got the 2 cup holders in the center console instead. Now I have both, or 3 total.

    I actually like the plood better than the old black trim. What surprised me was that the black was painted on, not solid. So it's also succeptible to scratching.

    Any how, the wife likes it, plus now we have somewhere to put a baby bottle when we both already have drinks.

    Thanks, bit. Also, removing the console the 2nd time, after doing the stereo last time, was much, much easier.

    -juice
  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    juice,

    Nice job on the plood. Now your Legacy looks like my Forester. ;-)

    Did the plood come with an extra cupholder? That's pretty interesting.

    Ken
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,935
    We are now equal on the cupholders since I have the 02 console, the one on the dash is very useful.

      cheers Pat.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I know, Pat, you were the one that pointed it out to me first.

    Ken: the 2000-2001 has that cup holder in the dash. It's actually attached to the back of the plood trim. In the very back of the cup holder there is a knob that sticks out and rests in a hole deep near the firewall.

    I guess the 2002 didn't need it any more, so they dropped it. The JDM vehicles still have just the single cup holder, BTW. The two in the console are for the made-in-the-US models.

    -juice
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,735
    with one hand and drink our beer (oops, soda) with the other, while steering with our knee! ;-)

    Steve
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    On that 10 hour drive from CT last Turkey Day, even 3 cupholders are not enough!

    -juice
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Looking at these for summer/track tires:

    Toyo RA1s
    KDWs
    AVS Sports

    Any others in the 245-45-16 size that would make good summer tires? I'm heading over this evening to a tire place to get pricing. Thanks.

    -mike
  • bluesubiebluesubie Posts: 3,497
    My wife and I are both considering it. She'll probably hang on to her OB one, maybe two, more years.

    -Dennis
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Haven't sold any car I've had tinted, so I dunno. Can't hurt. It might add value to some customers, but not all.

    -juice
  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    Well, on KBB they ask if you have "privacy glass" and it usually adds some to your resale value. But then again, it's a preference. Not everyone will like it, some will pay a premium for it.

    Ken
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,935
    I have sold quite a few cars that I had tinted and to tell the truth it was never an issue for or against resale value, it really was a benign issue.

      Cheers Pat.
  • bluesubiebluesubie Posts: 3,497
    We'll likely go with the lightest tint anyway.

    paisan - What's the best way to get a quote from Lee? I PM'd him two days ago. Should I send an email?
    BTW, there's an article in the current Sport Compact Car (or maybe last month) about R-compounds. I think they advised against running them on the street because of excessive wear. Maybe you can find it on their web page.

    -Dennis
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I'm not too worried about that, more worried about heat cycling them.

    You can e-mail lee leeberbs@iace.com is his e-mail addy. He just moved to hoboken so he only gets to check his e-mail 1x a day til he gets his cable modem IIRC.

    I think he charges like $150 for a wagon but not positive.

    -mike
  • hypovhypov Posts: 3,068
    Dennis-
    Go with 35% at least for the rear windows.
    As for the front driver/passenger sides, you can get away with the 50% tint. They would be barely noticeable from the effects of the wagon's window galore.

    -Dave
  • bluesubiebluesubie Posts: 3,497
    I'm afraid of going with 35% because it might be too dark on a black car with anthracite wheels.

    The P1's are darker than I thought they would be.

    -Dennis
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    would be the min. tint I'd put on a car. I'd do 35% all around, that's what I did on the SVX. If I had to do it again I'd do the 20% all around.

    -mike
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