Photoshoot: Smorris's Black WRX wagon at Elyria, Ohio Train Station
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    Photoshoot: Smorris's Black WRX wagon at Elyria, Ohio Train Station

    Finally got the car clean, some free time, and an interesting background together at the same time. First photos with the slick top and the Prodrive springs. All the stickers are gone, too, except LERSOC under the spoiler. Low profile sleeper is the goal here.

    Full size (3+ MB) pics available at http://smorris.smugmug.com/gallery/589168















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    cool snaps - I must do the roof rail removal this summer. how long did it take you btw? (point me to a thread if I missed a post about it - if you please!)

    nice photo display software too
    ez to see resized pix...

    nice background here...


    this one feels very euro


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    Quote Originally Posted by Teep
    cool snaps - I must do the roof rail removal this summer. how long did it take you btw? (point me to a thread if I missed a post about it - if you please!)

    nice photo display software too
    ez to see resized pix...

    nice background here...

    The junkyard is beside the train station adjacent to the tracks. A freight train went by a bit later while I was over next to the building, or I'd have had some photos with blurry freight cars in the background.

    The junkyard was my wife's idea, but I don't think it turned out as well as what she'd visuallized. But hey, I was going for only brick background, and the REA and white fence ideas were hers, too, so she did pretty well. Besides, it is Teh Fabulaous Trashwagon, after all!

    Roof rail delete was $130 for the Canadian fillers) and about 4+ hours. Quack said he did his in 2 hours, but he works like a madman. We did my springs in well under two hours! Info was either here in the Tutorial forum or on Scoobymods.com.

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    Elyria, huh? My mom grew up in Lorain, and my uncle lives in Amherst. I'll actually be out there the week of the 20th visiting family before I head out to Wisco. When I'm out there I'll drop you a PM . BTW, nice pics, very clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMR
    Elyria, huh? My mom grew up in Lorain, and my uncle lives in Amherst. I'll actually be out there the week of the 20th visiting family before I head out to Wisco. When I'm out there I'll drop you a PM . BTW, nice pics, very clean.
    LoL i was born in Lorain my mom and baby girl are there now 1 mounth no kid or mother messing with me lol

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    car looks sweet, needs some different wheels. other than that awesome.
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    Thanks,

    I kept the stock wheels because I was autocrossing in D Stock, which requires stock size wheels. And since the OEM ones are about as light as any out there, I stuck with them, with a spare set for my winter wheels. Now that I'm in STX, I could go to 17s, but I probably won't. Besides, I like em!
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    you should powder coat them black then . it would look sweet like a black beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXTwiztid
    you should powder coat them black then . it would look sweet like a black beast.
    I've thought about it. Maybe I'll coat them gunmetal when I get new summer tires, probably next year.

    Thanks for the comments!
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    where did u get ur horns at? easy install?
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    Looking good man Were you using a circular polarizer? Also, I'd put a little more distance between the car and the wall and use your 300mm to get a nice bokeh behind the car with the background. I'd also turn the wheels the other way since most people don't like to look at tire treads
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    okay question .. what are those red things behind your grill? i saw those on another wrx and i didnt know what they were

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznburn210
    okay question .. what are those red things behind your grill? i saw those on another wrx and i didnt know what they were
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo
    Looking good man Were you using a circular polarizer? Also, I'd put a little more distance between the car and the wall and use your 300mm to get a nice bokeh behind the car with the background. I'd also turn the wheels the other way since most people don't like to look at tire treads

    Well Jeesh, Armin, is there anything you *do* like?


    J/K! No polarizer. Never thought to put it on. (Actually, I don't have enough stepdown rings to get from 77 to 52!) I used the 50mm f/1.4, but opened it up to f/9 to f/13 to get good depth of field. If I'd have used the 300mm I'd have needed to back up across town. That's a pretty tight little brick street there. In some photos, I was backed up against the warehouse seen across the street in one of the photos. I wanted to use "SuperBokeh" (AKA 85mm f/1.4) but I had the wrong side-pouch with me on the Off-Road bag...

    I tried the wheels the other way, and it looked odd. Maybe because it looked like I was turning into the building. I've had several people tell me I needed them turned the other way. Besides, I like showing off those wide meats.

    Thanks for the comments!

    Umm. Let's see. The Hella Supetones were pretty easy to mount. I just replaced the stockers. Difference in size meant they had to be moved, and the stockers use frame ground, while the Hella's use a wire ground, so there's a little wiring to do. Can't remember where I got them, but it is a place widely known for rallye lights, so if you Google for hella+rallye+lights you should find them. $69 if I remember correctly. I actually got them for the MGA a couple years ago, but put them on the WRX instead.
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    Those are some really great pics

    lovin the wagon...
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