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    From Canada - My new 2014 WRX Hatch Ltd.

    Hey guys, I've been creeping on the forums for a while (oil/service, chassis tuning, suspension tuning threads etc)

    My past cars consisted of (in order): 91 Civic EK sedan (motor blown), 01 Mitsubishi Eclipse (sold), 86 Toyota Corolla hatch (stolen), 91 Eagle Talon TSI Awd (stolen, recovered.. in ruins), 08 Altima coupe 3.5 6spd (still have, but for sale).

    I just purchased her. One of the last ones available through my local dealership. 2014 Subaru WRX Limited, Hatchback.

    My initial, negative impressions of the car;

    1. You can tell they focused on the engine/drivetrain and chassis. The interior sucks. The heated leather seats are awesome, but everything else pales (in comparision to my 08 Nissan altima <-lol). But, that's not what I bought the car for.

    2. Shifter bushing quality is very poor, very sloppy (everyone knows) - I already swapped em out for Kartboy f/r bushings (PITA to install) which I love

    3. Audio quality is poor. But, thats the audio from the am/fm. Audio through the USB is a little better.

    BUT, those are just superficial issues that can be fixed (aside from the interior... the 15wrx interiors are to die for, not so much the outside)

    And I won't post the positives... list wouldn't end for a while. So in short... I FREAKIN LOVE IT.

    Plans for the car. Full suspension work until the 5yr warranty is up - I'm budjeting for about 15000kms/year so I should be at about 75000kms, where I start doing engine work.

    Glad to be here, happy for all the knowledge that's to be found here,

    Cheers

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    Nice pics! Welcome and congrats!
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    Welcome!
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    thanks guys

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    Welcome! Congrats on the car, I love mine. Check out the 2011 forester headunit. Its significantly better. I got a Chinese version from aliexpress

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    Welcome and congrats. That color looks really good.

    I need to do the shifter bushings myself. The Cobb shift knob makes a huge difference compared to the stock knob.

    As far as the stereo, I have the navigation unit,which is a pita to program, but Bluetooth is nice. I just use google maps on my phone and Bluetooth plays through speakers. A sub would also be nice.
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    @soloz2 They look good, I think I'll grab a full on aftermarket deck though - I'm looking at the clarion nx604, and the deck supports DashCommand =D

    @100+, Like all the how-to-s state, remove the heat shield when you're installing the bushings from under. Even with it removed, it was a royal PITA.

    I got quite a few things on boxing day sales, hopefully I'll be able to do some written installs or reviews on em; Enkei Kojin 18x9.5s, HSD coilovers, Perrin rear subframe inserts, Infinity components for the front and rear speakers. I just need summer to come to get the wheels/suspension in D=

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    Nice car and congrats. I would upgrade the HU rather then the speakers. Any plans for mudlaps or spash guards?
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    ^yep, I've begun to notice how easily our sides get dirty. My local subaru dealer has RallyArmor in stock @$160cad (V2 apparently.. no idea how it differs from V1). If I have time, I'll pick em up - but, everyone I've talked to say they're worth their weight in gold, and more lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    I wonder how the RA v2 compare to DRT components. I know DRT covers more than the original RA flaps. I still do get some spray up above my flaps though.

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    From all the post I've read throughout the years RA always seem to be the best with little flaws. Mostly anything its the size and they don't stay shiny and new. They seem to last the best with the temp changes others can crack. If you really want that extra coverage then fab up something hopefully your not daily driving through a rally stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cflip2x View Post
    From all the post I've read throughout the years RA always seem to be the best with little flaws. Mostly anything its the size and they don't stay shiny and new. They seem to last the best with the temp changes others can crack. If you really want that extra coverage then fab up something hopefully your not daily driving through a rally stage.
    DRT uses the same UR material only thicker and they were bigger. I was just stating that I'm not positive they still are. Either way, I went with DRT over RA and have gotten lots of complements, but I've never really compared side by side with RA.

    I had Flapatax on my last car and they were a thick hard plastic that work well, but don't look as good as RA or DRT IMHO. I have Gorilla on my wife's FXT and they look great, but are also a thick black plastic. A friend got them for his WRX, but took them off because they scraped all the time. I know he was looking for some DRTs but I'm not sure if he with with RA or DRT.

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