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This is a discussion on Chief_WRX - 2014 ISM Hatch Build within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Current Mods and Pictures on Page 6 I purchased my 2014 WRX Hatch in Ice Silver Metallic on 01 October ...

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    Chief_WRX - 2014 ISM Hatch Build

    Current Mods and Pictures on Page 6

    I purchased my 2014 WRX Hatch in Ice Silver Metallic on 01 October 2013. I test drove it with 3 miles on the odometer, drove it off the lot with 9 miles on it. Every moment I have owned this car has been amazing. I traded in a not so much liked 2011 Nissan Xterra Pro4X, it was a great suv but off roading is not for me. I wanted something that was going to be reliable in all weather, good on gas mileage and overall fun to drive. My car prior to the Xterra was a Procharged 04 Mustang GT (542 RWHP/ 556 RWTQ), the car was a beast and a lot of fun to drive but rain and snow was a no go. The gas milage was terrible, all though the Mustang was my deployment baby I sold it. I then purchased the Xterra after only having the Xterra for 3 months my wife could see it on my face, I wasn't happy, the Xterras gas milage was not much better than the Mustang. She had a brilliant idea, lets go look for me a new car and my wife being a fellow Subaru owner (07 Outback). I have always loved the look of the 2011-2013 WRX hatchbacks, we went to a few dealerships and look at a few used ones but you could tell they were driven like poop and not well taken care of. After a few hours my wife mentions, "Lets go look at new WRX's at Heuberger." Boom there we were, I fell in love with the Rex from the first sight, took it on a test drive, crunched some numbers and drove it home the following morning.

    The morning driving the WRX of the lot:
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    The two previous rides:
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    Mustang:
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    So far with the WRX I have done a few minor things:
    -Cobb Accesport V2 Stage 1 Map (Traded a guy for a few AR-15 parts)
    -SPT Exhaust (From 2010 STI Hatch off Craigslist for $150)
    -Debadged Trunk
    -VHT Night Shade Tail Lights
    -Plasti Dipped the Wheels and front grille
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    Future:
    I have done lots of research on this site and a few others. I can not thank everyone enough for the knowledge I have gained. The future list for now.
    -Rally Armor Mud Flaps (NEXT)
    -Springs/ Struts Combo
    -Swaybars
    -17x9 Wheels with Meaty tires
    -Kartboy Short Throw with brushings
    -Torque Performance Stage 1 map
    -Cold Air intake of some kind

    As the WRX sits today:
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    Last edited by Chief_WRX; 02-25-2014 at 07:33 PM.
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    A few more pictures:
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    Awesome car the new ISM looks so much better than the older SSM I usually hate silver but this one is perfect congrats on the purchase I'm sure you will fall in love like me!
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    I believe I have already fallen in love. I just wish I had unlimited money to do everything I want but thats part of the game.
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    Your wheels look very glossy for plasti dip. Is that a photo edit or did you use something on them? I've been some in person and they dont look near as nice, not glossy at all even with the glossifier.

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    I used about 6 coats of black and 5 of the glossifier. I was honesty suprised by the turn out as well when I did them

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    how long ago did you do them? and do they still look gloss black?

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    They have been done for about 2 months and if I wash them real well they are still pretty glossy. They just get dirty so quick

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    How many cans did you need to do all 4, looks great and I want to do this too but was kinda worried it wouldn't turn out like that! And also what exact color black did you use thanks
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    Plastidip has only one black. Anthracite grey is couple shades lighter but black is black. Depending on how manycoats you do 1 can per wheel should do. Sorry for the thread jack.

    I admire your wheels too chief, im jealous, I need more gloss haha.

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    Thanks, just wasn't sure of there were diffrent forms of black. But ya I'm definitely doing this to mine!
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    Advice I can give, take your time. And the more coats the better it looks

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    I didn't put enough onto mine when I did them. Started to look pretty lousy after a little while so I got them powder coated. You got quite the deal on the SPT exhaust. Excited to see this continue. Also, Eric at Torqued Performance is great to work with.
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    Ya that turned out perfect I hope mine do to, I'm guessing you left the wheels on the car?
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    Yes I left the wheels on the car and trashed bagged the brakes. Also I hear Eric is a great dude and really easy to work with.

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