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    bpeters87's 2012 WRX Hatch

    I've been around the forum for a few months now and finally got to go pick up my 2012 PBP WRX Hatch on Jan 31, 2012 and have decided to start adding things to it. So this will be my "journal" for my car. I haven't had a chance to get some "staged" pictures with nice backdrops yet, so for now, here are some photos I took on my iPhone while I was on lunch today.



    That's my neighbors house in the background. I wasn't planning to take the pic but my car was calling to me.






    Tonight I got home from work and decided to put the footwell illumination kit in. It is a pretty straight forward install and I think it adds a very nice touch to the overall interior of the car when the lights are on. Here is how it looks.






    Installed:
    Debage the Hatch!
    STI Short Throw Shifter
    STI Stiffer Shifter Bushing
    Rallitek Stay Bushing
    TiC Pivot Bushing
    TiC Shift Linkage Bushings
    SPT Turbo Heat Shield
    Footwell Illumination Kit - Red
    Rally Armor Mud Flaps
    Cobb AP Stage 1 93 AEM
    Tinted Tails
    AEM CAI
    Grillcraft® Upper and Lower Grills


    Future mods:
    Winter wheels/tires
    30% tint all around
    Possibly Rally Innovations Light Bar Not sure if it will fit but I would like to get one eventually.
    Stage 2 once I can save up for the parts.


    I'll be updating the thread as I do the installs so everyone can follow what I've done to my amazingly fun car!
    Last edited by bpeters87; 06-30-2013 at 08:09 PM. Reason: More Installs
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    I like the color. New for 12?
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    Very nice Bryan!!! Glad it finally got to you!
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    love that color
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    Thanks! The color is new for 2012 on the WRX. It was previously only available on the STi's.
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    I think it would look awesome if you painted the stock wheels gold.
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    Gold wheels do look great with the Plasma Blue...saw an STI with Gold Prodrives on it.
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    Depends on the gold IMO. The lighter gold bbs wheels from years back would look great. It sounds weird, but I have this same car and modeled wheel colors in Forza and light gold (not the gold that looks good with rally blue) and bronze looked the best to me. My buddy at the dealer talked me into the Plasma and I'm so glad I waited to see it in person before buying gray (which I still like). I love this color. Interested in this thread.
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    Thanks everyone! Glad that everyone likes it. Ive got a friend who does powder coating so im going to c how much it will cost for him to do them gold.


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    Nice car! How was the install for the illumination kit? Is it the Subaru Illumination Kit?
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    Yeah it is the Subaru Kit. It's a pretty straight forward install. Pop out the center console to access the red tray light under the climate controls. Unplug the wire connected to the red light and plug the footwell kit wire harness into the existing wire and the light. Run the other wires of the kit under the steering column and under the glove box. The hardest thing for me was grabing the wires from the center to get them to the driver/passenger side. Attach the led lights to the mounting holes and plug in the wires. Turn on the running lights to make sure everything works and then put the console back together. It took me just under an hour to do everything (get out the kit and tools etc.) and it was at 730 pm when I started so I was using my cell phone as a flash light to see behind the dash.
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    Put the SPT heat shield on just now. Pics will be up later today.


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    SPT Heat Shield

    Today I put the SPT Heat Shield in. It was pretty straight forward like the light kit. Remove 3 bolts and put the shield on with the bolts and spacers that come with it. It actually goes on top of the stock heat shield in the car.









    I think it looks pretty good. It is a tight fit getting it in place but if you put the long end in first, parallel to the firewall with the short end over the turbo, then turn it left as you move it down it gets into the tight space fairly easily with minimal "persuasion".
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    check out my build thread

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    Looks very good!
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    Ordered mine in dark gray a few weeks ago. Should be here in the next few days....I really wanted the plasma blue, but the second I saw it looking straight purple in certain light it was a little too much for me

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