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    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, Hood, Mirrors and Partial 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
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    Crispy2 Mod Journal - 2015 WRX Limited, 6mt, WRB



    Mod List:




    Engine, Performance and Exhaust:


    - ETS Catback Exhaust w/ 5" Mufflers & Mid-Pipe Resonator

    - GrimmSpeed OEM Downpipe to 3" CBE Adapter


    Suspension and Drive-train:


    - STi Short Throw Shifter

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

    - JPM Coachworks, Leather E-Brake Boot

    - JDM Leather HU Cover Unit w/ Red Stitching

    - OEM WRX Side Still Plates

    - WeatherTech 2015+ Floor Mats, Front and Back

    - WeatherTech WRX Logo Inlays

    - OEM Cargo Liner (Trunk)

    - Dry Caron Fiber E-Brake Replacement Handle

    - Perrin E-Brake Replacement Button

    - Blower Motor Cover


    Interior Lighting:

    - OEM Interior Illuminating Kit, Red

    - OEM Fog Button (Used as switch for front LED bar)

    - 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

    - WRX Shifter Trim Plate Emblem Inlay, Red

    - WRX Steering Wheel Inlay, Carbon Fiber


    Audio and Electronics:

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

    - Alpine iLX-007, HU

    - Alpine KTP-445u, Amp (45w x 4 channels)

    - Escort PASSPORT w/ built in Bluetooth + Escort Live Service

    - BlendMount Mirror Mount + Mirror Tap


    Interior Protection:

    - ResistAll Interior Leather and Leather / Vinyl Protective Coating Application


    Exterior:


    - Rally Innovations Light Bar

    - MP Style Front Lip

    - HTAuto Side Skirts

    - HTAuto Rear Spats

    - Vortex Generator, V1 - SubiSpeed

    - OEM Subaru Rain Guards

    - OEM Subaru JDM Grille

    - OEM Front Grille Badge, Dipped Lime Green

    - Hella Supertones with Bracket w/ SubiMods Harness

    - GrimmSpeed Plate Re-locator

    - Rally Armor Mud Flaps, Black/Blue

    - Light Smoke Tinted License Plate Covers, Front and Back

    - STi Trunk Swap + Torsion Bars

    - Debadged Trunk Emblems


    Exterior Lighting:

    - 126w Cree Dual Row LED Bar

    - STi Turn Signal Mirrors

    - OEM S4 DRL Fog light LED Bezels

    - 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, V2

    - 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 1080 Gloss Black Vinyl: Roof,

    - 3M 1080 Gloss Black Vinyl: Top of wing,

    - 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,

    - Front Emblem, Lime Green/CF Overlay,

    - Rear Emblem, Lime Green/CF Overlay,

    - Matt Black Front and Rear Emblem Housings, SubiSpeed

    - Matte Black Fender Badges, SubiSpeed

    - Fender Emblem Inlays, Lime Green,

    - Hood Scoop Fin Overlays, Lime Green,

    - Wheel Cap Overlays, WRX Lime Green Text,

    - Front Under Headlight CF Overlays,

    - Rear Under Taillight CF Overlays,

    - Front Side-marker Blackout Overlay, Dark Smoke,

    - Taillight Overlay, Dark Smoke,

    - Lamin-x Fog Light Tint, Yellow,


    Exterior Paint Protection:

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

    - ResistAll Paint Coating Application


    Wheels & Tires:


    - OEM STi Center Caps

    - OEM Aluminum Wheel Locks

    Summer:

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

    - OEM Enkei STi, HyperBlack 15-Spoke 17" Alloy Wheel Set

    Winter:

    - 235/45R-17 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2, 97R XL BSW

    - Sparco Terra, White

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    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 01:07 PM.

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    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!

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    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:
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    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:
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    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.

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    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:



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    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:

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    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:
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    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
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    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:
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    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 01:17 PM.

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    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:
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    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.
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