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This is a discussion on nyr8er's 2011 WRX within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Since your asking, and I'm not looking to offend, but I do not like the lugs. So far you have ...

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    Since your asking, and I'm not looking to offend, but I do not like the lugs. So far you have been putting together a mean but slick looking image, but the red lugs come of as a bit ... "rice". Just my opinion, but I've really liked what you've done so far and would hate to see it go a bad direction IMO, The black lugs would likely look much better, and keep the look intact.
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    yeah i'm thinking the same thing. i liked the idea of them when i ordered them but when they showed up i was quickly second guessing. i figured i'd have to put em on though just to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyr8er
    yeah i'm thinking the same thing. i liked the idea of them when i ordered them but when they showed up i was quickly second guessing. i figured i'd have to put em on though just to see.
    A local guy has a set of black Rays for sale, but they may be already spoken for. I have to stop over at his house to pick up a downpipe, so I'll ask him about it then.
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    yeah, see if they're still available. I'd be interested used or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyr8er
    yeah, see if they're still available. I'd be interested used or not.
    Brand new. We might be throwing them on Jay's wagon next weekend during the uppipe/turboback install. I think I'm swinging by on Sunday; I'll shoot you a text
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    alright, so next up (while i'm waiting for the exhaust to ship) is some taillight overlays. options are....the red border, the black border, smoked or a little bit of both?







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    Looking at those pics, that red and smoked combo looks really sweet on black. Kinda makes me want to do it ... (must ... hold ... back ...)
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    I prefer paint.. but either way I'm all about the red border.
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    yeah, the more i read and talk to people i'm starting to lean towards paint myself. i had 2 different shops tell me they can't do the overlays because the little "corner bulge" that the car has in the lens. any good brand recommendations?
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    Overall, looking good. I'm with the others on the lugs - too ricey. I see where you're going and all; just be careful not to get OCD on the red highlights.

    ps - Judging by how many pics I see of your antenna pushed down, I'm guessing you're not a fan of the remote-controlled car look of the long factory antenna. Here ya go - Perrin Performance - Shorty Antennas (yes, it fits. have it on mine.)
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    okay, so i got me some red and black spray yesterday (Krylon Stained Glass Red, VHT Nite Shades and Krylon UV-Resistant Clear). i'll be painting the tails up like the bottom picture (above) on saturday. i'll post some pics when i'm done.

    i have a fairly good idea of what i'm doing but any recommendations as to prep? i will be taking them off of the car and cleaning the hell out of them. besides that, i plan on tape and spray. i read a few places (mostly older tails) recommend sanding with a minimum of 280. necessary? i don't think so, but that's why i ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokey View Post

    ps - Judging by how many pics I see of your antenna pushed down, I'm guessing you're not a fan of the remote-controlled car look of the long factory antenna. Here ya go - Perrin Performance - Shorty Antennas (yes, it fits. have it on mine.)
    any signal degradation using the 2" antenna? looking for something to ensure i don't have problems w/ my snowboards.

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    so, i did the paint on saturday night. came out awesome! couldn't be happier. i taped and painted the red border on first, let that dry and taped over that to darken the reverse light. the taping took some time cause it was pretty hard to get exact. cant really see the curves once you start putting the tape on.











    i had a little **** up here. i used leftover wrapping paper on one of the lights and the Night Shades bleed through and stuck to the original red i did. I was so pissed at first, but just lightly scraped it off and then used the LiftOff to get the rest removed along with a tiny bit of the red paint. I just sprayed 2 quick light coats over it and fixed it pretty nicely. If you look really close you can see a little imperfection but overall i'm satisfied.



    same light, after the fix.



    another angle of the bad one.







    thanks for looking. and yes, those pink (supposed to be red) lugs are going ASAP! don't like them at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyr8er
    thanks for looking. and yes, those pink (supposed to be red) lugs are going ASAP! don't like them at all.
    Looks good. The NightShade is subtle, which I like.

    No go on the lugs; Jay took them yesterday. It was late when we finally got the install done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Looks good. The NightShade is subtle, which I like.
    thanks, i didn't want to go too dark incase it messed with the brightness of the reverse light.

    No go on the lugs; Jay took them yesterday. It was late when we finally got the install done.
    no problem, thanks anyway for asking. i'll definitely have to get some black ones (or maybe paint mine). the pink is killing me.
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