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Updated on May 08, 2012
I picked up my new Rex in August. Lucky for me all of the mods from the 09 fit right into the 11 except for the exhaust so I was able to reuse almost all of those, and of course I had to add some new ones!
First day I picked it up. I got it and drove right over to my fiances apartment to help her move. Somehow I managed to squeeze an entire boxed 2011 spt exhaust in the trunk and back seat which you can kind of see through the back window. It was a very uncomfortable 20 minute ride since I had to pull my seat way up to make it happen, but I wasn't going to leave without it.
This is what it looked like a bit down the road washed on the stock suspension. Pearl white is an awesome color. I couldn't be happier with that decision...but don't do it unless you like keeping your car clean, dirt shows up on white pretty well.
First couple of things I did modification-wise included Hellas, Weathertech mats, Subaru and Impreza Dabadging, and HID fogs. The 11 I picked up is the limited model so it came with factory HID headlights and leather interior, but I wanted to compliment the beautiful white HID headlights with my amber HID fogs. The factory HID headlights don't have quite as perfect of a cutoff as my TRFS Retro Quick kit did that I had in the 09, but it is not the most important thing about HIDs so that wasn't a big deal to me since the lights are still very bright and make everything much more visible than standard headlights do.
Next thing I did was finally install my SPT cat-back exhaust. I got it with the car and was going to wait until spring to install it, but since we had such a wild mild fall and winter this year, I was able to get it done early in some 50-55 degree "fall" weather...which was great since I greatly missed my rumble. I loved the look of the 09 SPT exhaust tips and preferred it to this 2011 quad SPT exhaust tips, but it still sounds terrific. The tips are smaller on this one since they had to fit 4, but from a ways behind, you can see the exhaust hanging down before it connects to the midpipe which looks good...so while I lost the sweet 09 tips, you can still tell it isn't stock if you know a little bit about cars...and if you don't, you can certainly hear that it is louder than stock cars usually are : ).
During the great Nor'easter power outage of October 2011 over in CT, I had a whole week off of work and was able to do a few more fun things. I ran 1/0 power wire from the engine bay to the trunk in preparation for the stereo project I hope to get working on this spring and I also got the short shifter done. I am just running an amp and sub right now so it doesn't look like much, but sometime soon it will.
This was a sweet night shot right after I finished waxing the car in November. Waxing time is coming up again soon, and this time it's going to come out even better with what I have planned, but if this picture is any indication, it should look amazing for the rest of the spring and summer.
This was my winter setup. Even though I didn't really end up needing it, I had to be ready. The 11 came with summer tires and I wanted to get some winter wheels this time around so I don't have to worry about bringing it in to a tire shop twice a year. I settled on some 06 WRX rims. The tires are pretty small on these rims but they worked well enough. Once the tread goes down after a few years of use, I will get some nice winter tires on there.
In February, since the weather was already starting to get a bit nicer, I took some time and got my new Headunit in. Great Audio/Navi unit, much nicer than the single DIN unit I was using in the 09 and many more tuning features that my last unit required a processor for.
In April, I finished my Sti center console swap. This was much more intense than it would appear since I wanted it to look fairly stock. I ended up using parts from and Sti and Legacy console, and I had to do some additional Dremel work to get it to fit, but I was very pleased with the finished product and ok that it took me over a year to finally decide how I was going to do this to make it look the best I possibly could. You can see some of my Dremel work in how the heated seat switches are installed, doesn't look perfect, but I am ok with it.
A couple of weeks ago, I installed my RCEComp Bilstein/Yellow Springs setup. It is the suspension I used on the 09, and while it is a small drop of about 1", it makes the car handle like magic. I love the stance with this suspension and sharp curves and I are now best friends.
These are just a few pictures I like.
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Looks great, really clean and aggressive. Love the new Subies!! 5 stars
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