Crispy2 Mod Journal - 2015 WRX Limited, 6mt, WRB
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 8 12345678 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 113

This is a discussion on Crispy2 Mod Journal - 2015 WRX Limited, 6mt, WRB within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Purchase Details: 2015 Subaru WRX – Limited - World Rally Blue - 6 Speed Manual - Location: Boston, Ma Factory ...

  1. #1
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112

    Crispy2 Mod Journal - 2015 WRX Limited, 6mt, WRB




    Purchase Details:

    2015 Subaru WRX – Limited

    - World Rally Blue
    - 6 Speed Manual
    - Location: Boston, Ma


    Factory Installed Packages:

    WRX Sport Package:

    -STi Performance Exhaust
    -STi Short Throw Shifter
    -STi Leather Aluminum Shift Knob
    -Black STi Alloy Wheel Full Set (STI center caps, etc)


    Dealership Installed Add-ons:

    - XPEL Ultimate Film: Full Front Bumper & Mirrors, Partial Hood and Fenders
    - Auto Dimming Mirror w/Compass
    - Interior Illumination Kit, Red
    - Center Armrest Extension
    - WRX Side Still Plates
    - Cargo Tray
    - All Weather Floor Mats
    - Aluminum Wheel Locks

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112

    Crispy2 Mod Journal - 2015 WRX Limited, 6mt, WRB



    Mod List:




    Engine, Performance and Exhaust:


    - STi Performance Exhaust


    Suspension and Drive-train:


    - STi Short Throw Shifter

    - Perrin 20mm Wheel Spacers, Front and Back


    Interior:


    - STi Leather Aluminum Shift Knob

    - OEM Push Start Button

    - OEM Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass

    - OEM Center Armrest Extension

    - JPM Coachworks, Leather Armrest Cover

    - OEM WRX Side Still Plates

    - OEM All Weather Floor Mats (Don't buy these they suck)

    - OEM Cargo Liner (Trunk)

    - Dry Caron Fiber E-Brake Replacement Handle

    - Perrin E-Brake Replacement Button


    Interior Lighting:

    - OEM Interior Illuminating Kit, Red

    - OLM LED Dome Light, Style Series

    - OLM LED Map Lights, Style Series

    - OLM Vanity Mirror Lights, Style Series


    Interior Vinyl:

    - 3M 3D 1080 CF Vinyl: Long trim, short trim

    - 3M 3D 1080 CF Vinyl: HU bezel

    - SubiSpeed WRX Shifter Trim Plate Emblem Inlay, Red

    - SubiSpeed WRX Steering Wheel Inlay, Carbon Fiber


    Audio and Electronics:

    - Advanced Keys System (Keyless Entry, Push Start, Remote Start + Auto Close Windows Module

    - Passport 8500 X50, Blue Display: Updated Oct14, 2014

    - Coiled SmartCord Live w/ Escort Live Service

    - Quick Release Windshield Mount


    Interior Protection:

    - ResistAll Interior Leather and Vinyl Protective Coating Application


    Exterior:


    - HTAuto Full Lip Kit

    - OEM Subaru Rain Guards

    - OEM Subaru JDM Grille

    - OEM Front Grille Badge, Dipped Lime Green

    - Hella Supertones with Bracket w/ SubiMods Harness

    - GrimmSpeed Plate Relocator

    - Rally Armor Mud Flaps, Black/Blue

    - Light Smoke Tinted License Plate Covers, Front and Back

    - Debadged Dealer Emblem


    Exterior Lighting:

    - STi Turn Signal Mirrors

    - OEM S4 DRL Fog light LED Bezels

    - SubiSpeed C-Light DRL Harness

    - OLM HP LED Fog Lights, 5000K

    - Front OLM LED Turn Signal Bulbs, Colourless when off - Bright Orange when active.

    - Diode Dynamics Tail As Turn Module

    - F1 Rear Brake / Fog Light

    - OLM Reverse LED Bulbs Upgrade

    - OLM License Plate LED Bulbs, Vision Series


    Exterior Tint, Vinyl & Dip:

    - Pinnacle Ceramic 40% Window Tint Film

    - 3M 3D 1080 CF Vinyl: Bottom of mirrors,

    - 3M 3D 1080 CF Vinyl: Window quarter panels,

    - 3M 3D 1080 CF Vinyl: Fender vents,

    - 3M 3D 1080 CF Vinyl: Front grill,

    - 3M 3D 1080 CF Vinyl: Trunk trim,

    - Fender Emblem Inlays, Lime Green,

    - Front Emblem, Lime Green/CF Overlay,

    - Rear Emblem, Lime Green/CF Overlay,

    - Front Under Headlight CF Overlays,

    - Rear Under Taillight CF Overlays,

    - Hood Scoop Fin Overlays, Lime Green,

    - Wheel Cap Overlays, WRX Lime Green Text,

    - PlastiDipped Fender Emblems, Matte Black,

    - SubiSpeed Front Sidemarker Blackout Overlay, Light Smoke,

    - SubiSpeed Taillight Overlay, Light Smoke,

    - SubiSpeed Fender Emblem Inlays, Flat Black,

    - Lamin-x Fog Light Tint, Yellow,


    Exterior Paint Protection:

    - XPEL Ultimate Film: Full Front Bumper & Mirrors, Partial Hood and Fenders

    - ResistAll Paint Coating Application


    Wheels & Tires:


    - 235/45R-17 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx (Summer Tires)

    - OEM Enkei STi, HyperBlack 15-Spoke 17" Alloy Wheel Set (Summer Wheels)

    - 235/45R-17 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2, 97R XL BSW (Winter Tires)

    - Sparco Terra, White (Winter Wheels)

    - Perrin 5x114.3 Wheel Spacers, 20mm Front/Back

    - OEM STi Center Caps

    - OEM Aluminum Wheel Locks

    Last edited by crispy2; 11-29-2015 at 05:26 PM.

  4. #3
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    Installed:
    - XPEL Ultimate Film: Full Front Bumper & Mirrors, Partial Hood and Fenders
    - Tint, Pinnacle Ceramic 40% tint film.


    Last edited by crispy2; 08-26-2015 at 02:07 PM.

  5. #4
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    Late night install.. In a wet, open and dimly lot parking lot.
    Oh the joys of city living haha.


    Installed:
    - Rally Armor mudflaps
    - Hakka R2's (this was right before the snow hit in Boston)
    - Overlays





    Overlays
    - Front Sidemarker Blackout / Tinted Overlay, Light Smoke


    - Tail Light Blackout / Tinted Overlay, Light Smoke
    (Light smoke taillight on the right, stock on the left):



    Installed:
    - Flat Black Fender Inlay:


    The lip + overlays really brings out a nice aggressive look!

    Last edited by crispy2; 08-27-2015 at 08:21 PM.

  6. #5
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    Installed:
    - Internal Inlays

    STI Shift Knob + Red Shift Trim Plate Emblem Inlay:


    CF WRX Steering Wheel Inlay:


    Installed:
    - LED upgrades



    OLM LED Vanity Lights - Style Series:



    OLM LED Map Lights - Style Series:



    OLM LED Dome Light - Style Series:



    LED License Plate Lights - Vision Series:

    iPhones camera couldn't capture the difference between the stock license plate lights and new led ones. You can definitely see the difference in person though. Installation was very easy. Remove 4 c-clips and pull down the carpet liner. Remove old bulbs and replace with LEDs. Replace liner and c-clips - Done !



    Installed:
    - CF E-Brake handle and Perrin E-Brake Button:



    Night shot of the footwell lighting and vision series LEDs:
    Last edited by crispy2; 08-26-2015 at 02:08 PM.

  7. #6
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112

    Crispy2 Mod Journal - 2015 WRX Limited, 6mt, WRB

    Installed:

    - JDM Grille
    - Dropped in a pair of Hellas w/ SubiMod harness:




    For those wondering here's a little comparison I made between the SubiSpeed and SubiMods Hella Horn harness:

    SubiMods on the left, SubiSpeed on the right.



    The biggest takeaway is that the SubiMods Hella Horn harness is sealed everywhere it should be.

    SubiMods used a quality nylon braided wrap, sealed at all openings.
    SubiSpeed used a cheap plastic wire loom, not sealed at the openings as you can see from the above pics.

    Installed:
    - Installed 5000k LED Fog Lights.
    Hard to see from the pic but, they match the Limited LEDs very well. Left is stock fog, Right is 5000K LED fog:


    Installed:
    -Clear LEDs turn signals, Stock Left, LEDs Right:


    Didn't take a great before pic:


    After:
    Last edited by crispy2; 09-05-2015 at 01:42 PM.

  8. #7
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    Installed:
    - Perrin 20mm Wheel Spacers, Front and Back

    Perrin Spacer Installed:


    My front wheel is turned out a bit in this pic, but it still gives a good sense of how everything looks with the spacers installed.


    Stock on Top, Bottom is with 20mm spacers:


    The wheels are just under flush so there's no issue with hitting the fenders.
    I think they give the car a nice full body, aggressive look w/ out being over the top.

    Last edited by crispy2; 08-26-2015 at 02:13 PM.

  9. #8
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    Took a trip out to the local beach during my lunch break:




    Snow hit us hard in MA.
    What a great time to have a Subi!

    Winter Hooning Pics:



    Last edited by crispy2; 08-27-2015 at 08:24 PM.

  10. #9
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    Installed:
    - JDM Fog Bezel DRLs


    The JDM Fog Bezels are more of a gloss shine than the UDM ones. They match the JDM grille unlike the UDM Fog Light Bezels.

    Again - car needs a good cleaning, but here's how they look in the daytime:



    At night:

    Last edited by crispy2; 08-26-2015 at 02:14 PM.

  11. #10
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    First time back to the beach since the snow came down:




    Tried my best to wash the car every other week @ the local touch-less car wash.

    Before:


    After:
    Last edited by crispy2; 08-27-2015 at 08:26 PM.

  12. #11
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112

    Crispy2 Mod Journal - 2015 WRX Limited, 6mt, WRB

    Installed:
    - Turn Signal Mirrors!



    Mirror Cover, wrb:


    Lamp Assembly:


    Preview of things to come!


    - Sti Mirror Turn Signals Installed!
    Met up w/ NBRX, Gman2015wrx and Gonzo today for a day long mod session.

    NBRX, Gman and then my car in the back:


    We didn't take a lot of pics as there are great tutorials already online, but here are a couple I snapped w/ my cellphone.

    Removed the door cards and popped off the mirrors:



    Wiring up the mirrors and installing the turn signals:



    Completed and Installed - Pics from the side, nice bright LEDs:


    Also installed a GrimmSpeed License Plate Relocator - in the pic the fogs and turns look like they are 2 different colours, but to the eyes they appear to be the same:


    Check out a video clip of the lights in action:
    https://vid.me/RxAO
    Last edited by crispy2; 09-05-2015 at 01:55 PM.

  13. #12
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    Installed:
    Lamin-x Fog, Yellow Overlays:
    I think its a nice high impact, low cost and easy to install mod:


    .....and then it snowed again:
    Last edited by crispy2; 08-26-2015 at 02:15 PM.

  14. #13
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    New Sun Shield:


    Installed:
    - 235/45R-17 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx summer tires
    W/ Winter finally over I took off the the Hakka R2's and put back on my 235/45R-17 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx summer tires.
    The WRX is so much more nimble w/ stiff tires!

    She's in need of a good washing, but I'm waiting till the snow finally stops.
    Last edited by crispy2; 08-26-2015 at 02:17 PM.

  15. #14
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    All the parts needed for the AdvancedKeys system arrived!!

    I wanted Keyless Entry, Push start and Remote start, but didn't want to buy the OEM Nav system.
    Was very happy to find the aftermarket Advanced Keys system which offered everything I was looking for.

    - OEM Push Start Trim Piece
    - OEM Key Port Cap


    - OEM 2015 WRX Push Start Button:


    - x2 iDataLink systems:


    - AdvancedKeys AK-105B:


    -AdvancedKeys Auto Window Close Module:
    Last edited by crispy2; 08-27-2015 at 08:32 PM.

  16. #15
    Registered User crispy2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    112
    Installed:
    - Advanced keys, After Market Keyless Entry + Push Start + Remote Start

    So many wires!



    Installed:


    Video Walk Through of the Advanced Keys System, AK-105B + Auto Close Window Module.

    PushStart Function Run-through / Keyless Entry - Doors Lock:

    https://vid.me/IG8U

    PushStart Run-through

    1) Tap PushStart Button: Accessories On,

    2) Tap PushStart Button 2nd Time: Everything On -Minus Engine,

    3) Tap PushStart Button 3rd Time: Back to Ready State, Everything Off,

    4) W/ Foot on Brake + Tap PushStart Button (can be activated during any of the 3 states above): Engine Starts,

    5) Hold PushStart Button + Foot on Brake While Ignition is On: Car Turns Off.

    I just read from the instructions that over time the system will learn the cars engine idle speed and will produce a "perfect crank everytime", their words not mine.

    Remote Start / Keyless Entry - Doors Unlock:

    https://vid.me/E0Rn

    Didn't take video of it, but now the car doors auto lock when you start driving away and unlock when you turn the ignition off.


    The AK-105B system (Keyless, PushStart, Remote Start) runs $350 + $35 for the AutoClose window module.

    You'll also need 2, iDataLink systems (ALCA), ~$50-60 each off Amazon.
    For a OEM type install you'll also need, an OEM Push Start Trim Piece and OEM Key Port Cap. These are ~$35 on subispeed and a bit more on SYM.

    Install costs will vary depending on where you go, but I'd say budget them taking ~4-5 hours.
    Last edited by crispy2; 08-26-2015 at 02:20 PM.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 8 12345678 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •