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    New to Forum 2013 WRX

    Long time fan of the WRX and first time owner. I have read through the forum on quite a few topics already. Great info. Figured I would join up to say hello and thanks. Fantastic car and what a cool community of owners. I have not received this many waves since riding around in my Dad's MG in the 70's!!!

    I am inching ever closer to the 1,000 Mile point... I find myself driving around the block a few extra times trying to get there sooner. 80 miles to go.

    I am going to keep the mods pretty simple: Tint, Flaps, Cobb Accessport and CAI. Well, for now... I have already added the factory bars and my Yakima Frontloader's for our bikes which aren't included in this pic... I will post some fresh shots later when I get a few things done.

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    Congrats!
    How dark do you plan on going with the tint?

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    Welcome to the forum. You look really young to be driving
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    Maryland Law is %35. I am not sure what level of tint is there from the factory... I can tell there is a little.

    So, yeah, I think I am going to go pretty dark, but I have been thinking about keeping it lighter on the Driver and Passenger Windows.

    Not sure yet. Suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myb_Raj13 View Post
    Maryland Law is %35. I am not sure what level of tint is there from the factory... I can tell there is a little.

    So, yeah, I think I am going to go pretty dark, but I have been thinking about keeping it lighter on the Driver and Passenger Windows.

    Not sure yet. Suggestions?
    i say the darker the better!
    I did 5% on the backs, 20% on the fronts and 20% visor strip.. Wish i had gone darker on the fronts tho.. But only during the day. At night I'm glad i went lighter on the fronts

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    Welcome! I'd recommend adding a downpipe instead of a CAI, the gains with a tune will be much more noticeable. With an Accessport, you can run the regular Stage 2 (downpipe+tune), or if you still want an intake, Stage 2+ (downpipe+tune+intake) Off the Shelf maps right from Cobb. Beware though, only certain intakes are recommended for use with their OTS maps.
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    Welcome! I have 30% all around (not the windshield of course) and its plenty dark during the day and still good at night. I imagine I would have a problem seeing out the windows at night if it were any darker. The tint will look darker since your car's paint is lighter as well.
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    Welcome and congrats!

    I will echo the 30 all around sentiment. I used to have 40 up front and 15 on the rears, and I often had a bit of difficulty at night time, especially when having to back up for any reason.
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    +1 on the new downpipe. I installed a Cobb catted downpipe (MD registered car by the way) myself in less then 4 hours using wheel ramps. The power is so much more compared to stage 1. Having more fun with this setup then my Dinan Stage 2 BMW 335i coupe! Really, the AWD with this power is a blast to drive on the back roads.

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    i would make the tint same % all around, and welcome!

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    Welcome!

    I'd recommend sways if you have any real cornering in your commute. Cuts a lot of the body roll out and reduces some understeer.

    I have a 50% tint on the windshield and 38% on the rest. HIDs help with the windshield at night (and therefore I probably wouldn't do it on standard halogens.) The sides are a little light for my taste, but I like it nonetheless.

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    I'm going to keep the tint simple... I'll go with a straight 35 all the way around.

    I might have to factor the Downpipe in later down the road. Seems to be a pretty strong suggestion.

    I'm gonna browse and read up on it some more.

    Thanks again!!!

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    If I can offer some (inexperienced newbie) advice - mine came tinted, darker on the back windows
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    I find the back windows too dark at night, I can only see headlights. (I'm not even sure it's legit but I guess if it's not I'll find out soon enough...) I've no idea what percentage it is, unfortunately. But anyway, you see my pix? I suggest lighter. The front windows are perfect in my opinion.

    I looked into having the darker tint changed, quoted around 400$ (plus tax grumble grumble) and advised that removing it could possibly damage the defrost (keeping the tint, then.) So, best to be sure when you do it.
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