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    Let the mods begin

    Hey Guys just wanted to share my first couple cosmetic mods I did to my 2014 WRX hatch. Let me know what you think.

    First thing I did was the side vent LED turn signals. This is my first car without side markers and kind of missed them so I did these with a couple of 12" LED strips from amazon ($12 for the pair) and a few zip ties. Cheap and cool looking. There is a tutorial on how to do these, but we warned on the 2014 at least you have to remove the air filter and battery to gain access to turn signals.



    Then yesterday I installed 35% tint vinyl overlays on my taillights to match the car color a little better. The overlays were $30 and took me a few hours to do them properly (I have no experience doing any sort of tint work)







    Let me know what you think! I always enjoy feedback. It's all about customizing the car to fit your personality in my book! Take care


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    I will say that's the first tail light tint I've seen that I actually like. looks good in the pics at least.

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    Not bad love the color. You can actually get to the bulbs and wiring if you pop off the side vents on the bumper (though the drivers side is a little more difficult) or take off the wheel well liner. I learned that after I did the same as you.
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    Looks good I would debadge the the rear hatch tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangs_McCoy View Post
    First thing I did was the side vent LED turn signals. This is my first car without side markers and kind of missed them so I did these with a couple of 12" LED strips from amazon ($12 for the pair) and a few zip ties. Cheap and cool looking. There is a tutorial....
    Do you have a link? I like this idea! I'd love to know which ones you bought, how they are attached, where the wire is run, etc.

    Good stuff. I agree, lose the dealer advertisement. People on the West coast get angry when dealers do that to that to new cars.

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    I have actually thought about partially debadging it.. the dealer sticker and such. leaving the WRX and perhaps the subaru.

    Link is below.
    i recommend 4 zip ties per LED. the vent is in checker board style but there are 4 cross bars throughout the design, i put a zip tie just below each to prevent covering up too much of the LED. Good luck. send pics if you decide to do it.

    2011 WRX side vent LED turn signal mod.
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    Thanks man!

    I posted in that thread. I've just ordered the LED's.

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