Well it was only a matter of time before I made my way to this forum. I originally joined NASOIC but quickly realized it is filled of immature kids who do nothing but make criticizing remarks to a first time subie owner . Time to migrate over to ClubWRX!
After emailing the entire state of california, I was able to find and pickup one of the only Satin White Pearl Limited WRX Hatchbacks in California! My wife and I made the journey all the way from the bay area to irvine in southern california (~900 round trip) but is was WELL worth it . We were also able to get the car for under invoice... something the northern california dealers were not even close to matching. Anyway, I'm excited to join the subie community and start the mods!
Here are some pictures:
Odo reading when I picked her up
Taped up the front for the long drive up Hwy 5. It took 4 hours to get it done but well worth it to ensure a chipless/dentless front end
Current Stable with my wife's G35
I recently purchased a full 3M clear bra kit for the front bumper, hood, fenders, side mirrors, headlights and rear bumper. In addition, I purchased 12ft. of Xpel armor to cut out additional pieces such as roof, door sills, door cups, etc. I don't have any previous experience in doing any type of clear armor but I was able to successfully install everything by myself (i did need some help from my wife for the bumper ). It isn't a perfect install but I don't mind a few air bubbles here and there. Just knowing I did it all by myself gives me a sense of accomplishment! It sure beats paying $1,000+ for someone else to do it
Door Cup Armor
I also ordered some tail light overlays from Premiumautostyling and used the experience from installing the armor to my advantage. Vinyl is definitely a different kind of material than 3M but I quickly got used to it and was able to install everything in a few hours. The most difficult part was definitely the outer taillight portion due to the curves and contours.
I look forward to driving my car stock responsibly for a LONG time, most likely until my warranty ends. However, I do eventually plan on making some modifications. In general, I would like to gain some HP and additional power. Understanding I bought a WRX for a reason, I won't be trying to make it a STI Can anyone layout the most straightforward way to safely add functional power and improved handling?