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This is a discussion on My 2012 WRX Life within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I've been the proud owner of this '12 WRX since July and it's been nothing but fun! Sitting outside as ...

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    My 2012 WRX Life

    I've been the proud owner of this '12 WRX since July and it's been nothing but fun!
    Sitting outside as I was signing the papers.
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    So many 1st's with this car.... Subaru, AWD car, Turbo'ed car, New car, and so on.
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    And that's how she sat for about 2 weeks....:

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    Then she got the fair share of sound deadener.....
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    Everything but the front doors have been done, and wow what a difference! No "tin" sound when opening the rear doors and the trunk anymore. And when it's raining, its nice and quiet
    The doors have 2 layers on them, one on the inside of the outer skin and one to replace the OEM plastic dust cover on the inside


    Sorry for the massive pics guys, not sure how to resize.......
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    Then it was on to the rallyarmour mud flaps and some grille inserts
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    Winter was coming and this stuff needed to get installed

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    Made a trip out to Cleveland to a buddy that sold his '10 WRX and picked up some goodies....
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    This trip was originally only for the Winter Rims/Tires but ended up with a lot more.....
    K&N CAI
    TurboXS TBE
    New turbo heat shield
    STi Boost gauge
    Winter Rims/Tires
    All-Weather mats

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    Nice dude. I really want to install the Dynamat. How long did it take you to install it?

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    Partial exhaust is on. Only did the CBE as I don't have the AP yet.

    I must say that I kind of like the dual tips, they stick out further than the stock tips and fill the opening pretty well.
    I did run into a clearance issue with the rear portion of the heat shield hitting the exhaust, but nothing a slight modification with a hammer can fix

    I was skeptical of the white rims, but they are starting to grow on me a little, but good news is they are only on during winter
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    Quote Originally Posted by kprugbyplaya View Post
    Nice dude. I really want to install the Dynamat. How long did it take you to install it?
    Total time so far is around 10hrs I would say. This was my first time installing dynamat ever. It is extremely time consuming, but I got some nice summer/fall days, cracked a few beers, and just went to town.

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    Now came the fun stuff to install, Remote start baby!!!!!
    Its hard to tell but the brain is behind the center console(fit perfectly), with the clutch relay bypass and 2 interface modules under the cup holders.
    In case anyone wants to know you SHOULD use 2 bypasses, 1 for the factory alarm and 1 for the chipped key. Fairly easy install just lots of wires ya gotta keep straight. Also by doing it this way, the factory "beeper/buzzer" remains functional with the aftermarket system
    The unit used is a Compustar 6000AS brain with the Drone Mobile system to start from a smartphone. I chose the Compu unit since I have been installing Viper systems for about 3 yrs now and lately there has just been weird issues with them and through work I got an awesome hookup with the Compu units.


    As you can see, all the wires are concealed and nice and neat. I had a Master MECP installer look at this and was completely blown away with this install.
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    Here's a teaser for the next add-on.
    Now I know some are a fan and some aren't of this, either way its MY car so live with it.... hahaha seriously though any improvements/thoughts on this would be nice. My dad and I are building this from scratch. It's a long way from being completed but it will be awesome when finished. I chose to go this route as I did not want to pay over $300 for the rallyinnovations bar, since there is less than $30 worth of aluminum in this so far...

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    congrats man keep it up.

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    Toying with this idea of having "marker" lights on the light bar. not sure what color, but either white, red, or a amber color(to be somewhat legal)

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    Looking good. I dynamat-ed the car too. I can have the sub on max & no rattles whatsoever. I did however leave out the headliner.
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    I have yet to add a sub or anything yet, but I do recommend doing the headliner in any car. Driving in the rain is so much quieter now

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    Excellent!

    Just FYI, the Cobb AP will not have maps for what your running. Unless your plan on using Tuner Race or getting an e-tune or Protune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXchet View Post
    Excellent!

    Just FYI, the Cobb AP will not have maps for what your running. Unless your plan on using Tuner Race or getting an e-tune or Protune.
    Thanks for the heads up on that! Out of curiosity is it because of the K&N?

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