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Purchase update.
Ordered a set of 215/35/18 Nankang NS-20's from onlinetires.com. Looking to get a pretty good stretch. Also ordered a set of wobble nuts from Guerrilla Racing. Fingers crossed that those will work. I'm gonna push hard this spring to get the parts I've bought over the past year onto the car.. Header, camber arms, wheels. Coilovers will probably go back on until I can afford the rest of my air setup. My next big purchase will either be a skid plate or the brackets for the Evo X recaros. Although I am a little concerned about it deleting my side airbags.

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Went and bought my third sti v limited front lip from eBay as it was 15 dollars cheaper than I've bought it before. I also picked up a set of LED under glow puddle lights. I am hoping I can somehow wire that to a switch near where the 'dsc' button is.

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After a year I finally got to install the msds header. My review of it as follows as well as the difficulties I had. It took me about two afternoons to complete by myself with a little parts/tools help from my dad. I used lots of wd40 but the only real problem I had was getting to the nuts or bolts and having enough leverage to get them out. I suggest taking out both heat shields and the lower shelf. Buy a crown O2 socket, it will attach to a torque wrench. You might have to unbolt the race pipe or the other side of the exhaust to pull down the header. I used the oem gasket.

With the combined mods it's pretty loud. It's as loud as I expected the corksport exhaust to be when I first got it. Cabin noise is loud and probably not for everyone. Anything past 4k rpm it will get raspy. Idle is louder and cruising is great. Deep sounding almost like a Subaru. Downshifts give you a nice grumble and an occasional loud pop. I felt a noticeable difference in the power band. Here's a video shot with my iPhone. But the rattle doesn't do it justice!

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Picked up Corksport's skidplate in Vancouver today. Confirmation: it fits perfectly through the back the hatch

Also on the way is Kahtec's smart stop delay for the third brake light.



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There was an offer I couldn't resist so I purchased the main components of the airride setup I need. This will leave me with rear bags and lca's left to purchase!

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Got something from across the ocean coming so it'll be awhile before it gets here. Hopefully it's being color matched correctly too.

Next on the list is to paint my headlights. I wish whoever made these tail lights, made them for gen 2.

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Purchased the gv wing from TheSpeedline about a month back and it unexpectedly came today. I couldn't figure out how to use the tracking number system they provided and I needed to sign for it so luckily I was home. It's supposed to be color matched and It looks to be, when I get it to the car we'll see. Pretty much stock piling car parts until I get my car back.

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Biigg update: Master update coming in about 2 months. Today I installed Corksports LED light kit. A tip that I can give is that for the rear liscense plate lights you don't need to take out their housing. Jut pull on the oem bulb and itll pop out. if corksport's leds aren't working, try turing them on and the glove box lights when the parking/amber lights are on. i also recently change out my optima redtop for a yellow top as i will be running a lot of accessory light and power.

What I have coming:

-Full airlift and uas airride suspension and Autopilot v2 management with two 400 cc compressors and 4 gallon tank. custom made lca's that i will be paint stripping and repainting.
-Gv wing
-puddle lights (wired to a secondary dsc button, hopefully)
-Matt's orange virus tune

stay tuned!
 

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Update 1.5: The gv wing from thespeedline DOES NOT match the paint on my car. the wing's color white looks darker. we'll see how it is when Oregon isn't as dark and gloomy but it is very noticeable. disappointing.
 

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Looking good, when you bought the car were the taillights painted red or are they originally red? Also was the rear valence painted as well?
 

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Looking good, when you bought the car were the taillights painted red or are they originally red? Also was the rear valence painted as well?
Thanks! Most of pictures are like two years old. The tailights were tinted red with a film by a local shop. They definitely aren't perfect. I'd recommend painting them with vht and then clear coat. The rear valence was plastidipped!
 

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Thanks! Most of pictures are like two years old. The tailights were tinted red with a film by a local shop. They definitely aren't perfect. I'd recommend painting them with vht and then clear coat. The rear valence was plastidipped!
nice nice, I'm planning on painting them. I heard film isn't that bad but painting them is definitely is better. I might just get a store to do the rear valence lol.
 

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Thanks! Most of pictures are like two years old. The tailights were tinted red with a film by a local shop. They definitely aren't perfect. I'd recommend painting them with vht and then clear coat. The rear valence was plastidipped!
nice nice, I'm planning on painting them. I heard film isn't that bad but painting them is definitely is better. I might just get a store to do the rear valence lol.
I have a thread somewhere with close ups on how they look with the film. The valence was easy. It's also something I'd like to redo someday cuz it isn't perfect either. Haha
 

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I have a thread somewhere with close ups on how they look with the film. The valence was easy. It's also something I'd like to redo someday cuz it isn't perfect either. Haha
Do you have the link to that thread? haha how easy was it? did you just tape off the bumper and than paint it?
 

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I have a thread somewhere with close ups on how they look with the film. The valence was easy. It's also something I'd like to redo someday cuz it isn't perfect either. Haha
Do you have the link to that thread? haha how easy was it? did you just tape off the bumper and than paint it?
Hmm try searching "red tinted tailights" thats the name of the thread. It also should be under my posts started in my profile. And yes I taped off and used newspaper!
 
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