Hello everyone. I've been lurking the Subaru forums for a while now since I bought my car back in July sometime. This is my first Subaru, so I'm trying to learn about these cars as much as possible. I initially thought I was going to go with an SUV like the Crosstrek but after test driving the WRX I had to have it. Much better than the Hyundai Veloster I had for only two years.
A few things I like about the car are the power (not the best but plenty for a daily driver), all the aftermarket parts, four doors, AWD, and the big trunk. A few things that I really wanted to get rid of were the terrible stereo (which is always my first mod to any car I've ever had), and getting rid of all the rattles.
So, I bought an 2015 Ice Silver WRX with the Premium package that also included the sunroof, all weather mats, homelink/dimming rearview mirror, and added the coated paint and plastic protection through the dealership. I'm not the most savvy car guy so if there's things that some of you car guys think I should upgrade that would be beneficial to what I'm doing, please let me know. I'll post a list of the mods I have and what I'm looking to add for the future.
Current mod list:
Custom stereo (still got more work to do here)
20% tint all around
OLM headlights and C lights
LED interior lights (dome, trunk, etc)
Carbon Fiber license plate frames
Mishimoto or ETS Intake (recommendations?)
Perrin dual exhaust
Crank and Water pump pulley
Cobb or ECUtek Tune (recommendations?)
OLM DRL's and Fog lights
Front strut bar
18" wheels (down the road)
Lip Kit (down the road)
Temporary Stereo consists of:
Headunit: Pioneer 80PRS.
Mids: Dayton Ref 7" Paper Cones in doors.
Tweeters: Dayton Ref Silk Domes.
Mids Amp: JL Audio XD800/8 bridged to mids and tweets
Subs: (2) Obsidian Audio 10's in ported birch enclosure tuned to 32hz.
Sub Amp: US Amps MD3D.
Sound Deadening: Stinger and Fat Mat
Wiring: Mostly Knukonceptz wire and RCA's.
Battery: Will be upgraded later down the line.
Soon I'll upgrade the stereo to a 3way active frontstage using a Pioneer NEX4000 and processor. The mids in the doors will be replaced to some beefier mids for strictly midbass duty. I purchased some Dayton Ref 4's for the dash along with some small Dayton AMT tweeters for either the a-pillars or to also fit in the dash. I love my sub amp but I'll probably change it out for something a little smaller and possibly changing to a single 10 (for less weight).
Now on to the pics!
When I first purchased the car: