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Old 02-03-2008, 09:12 AM
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I just swapped out the headlights for stock headlights with the ambers and got an STi grille badge. Will post pics soon.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:36 AM
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I hate how clean your engine bay is lol. My STi TMIC has some water stains/oxidation on the tanks and it's buggin me. I think I'll take a soft wire wheel brush to it or one of those mothers power ball attatchments to it and see if it cleans it up some. I've sprayed most of the mud/dirt out of the bay with some simple green spray and just plain water.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:22 PM
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On the STi TMIC that I had on the WRX, i put orange hand cleaner on my hands and slowly rubbed off all the built up grease/black char. it looks sparkling clean afterwords.
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:03 PM
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Here's the picture with the STi badge and OEM Amber Headlights Back on...

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and a picture of what I'd like to get in the next few months:

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Old 02-06-2008, 07:15 PM
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Did you swap headlights or did you find some ambers? Yeah I'm missing the car right about now. Is all the DMV and smog stuff good now?
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:25 PM
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Mark and I swapped headlights and I picked up a grille with an STi badge.

I still have to smog it, I'm going to call the mechanic tomorrow and see what he can do for me. DMV is all good in terms of title transfer and stuff, just waiting for me to smog it, but they didn't give me a deadline lol, so I am thinking it is necessary before registration, so I have a little while if I need it.
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Passed smog, stock downpipe ftw!
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:17 PM
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super clean. Love the time attack look!

congrats on passing smog lol
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:07 PM
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haha how did you get away with visual and the big honkin' turbo there?
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:07 PM
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honestly, it doesnt look that big, i was surprised but i got my mechanic to let me pass the visual.
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hey steven did you pass with just switching the downpipe? If you did...then it's some good and very interesting news.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:28 AM
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yeah, but i threw on the stock sti catback too, however that's irrelevant in terms of passing smog since the cats are in the downpipe and not the cat-back portion of the exhaust.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:43 AM
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hella clean sti dude, it looks great
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:50 PM
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I got my front bumper/fog covers/splitters painted yesterday by Ballz down in Palo Alto. I must say I am VERY impressed with how everything turned out. I was fortunate enough to get to stay and watch the whole process from start to finish and was lucky enough to have such a great guy do the work.

Bryan (BALLZ) was a stickler for detail and even took an extra few hours out of his night to make sure that the work he did was amazing. He was also nice enough to seal up the 4 holes in the front bumper (2 drilled from the dealer for US Plates and the other 2 from Japan that come on the car) as well as the two rectangles that surround the holes. It looks great.

My bumper was also heavily pitted and had a nasty scratch on the top portion of the lower part of the bumper (in front of the radiator). He spent hours sanding, priming, wet-sanding, and prepping it to perfection.

Thanks to Jeff as well, he did an AWESOME job matching the Java Black Pearl... it couldn't match the car any better... I am truly impressed... And he also spent hours prepping and put the bumper back together.

Thanks to GIBZ as well for keeping me company throughout the day (and for that Pepsi )

So, enough with the talk. Pictures are worth a thousand words!

From the Start to Finish:

My Bumper that Needed Painting:





Bumper off:



Sanded and Starting to Fill the Holes:



Primered (The License Plate Area was Filled After This so That Bump is Fixed):





After Wet-Sanding:



Getting Ready for Paint After Being Cleaned and Paint Sealer Applied:



Paint Match Check:



In the Booth, Getting JBP:




Painted Parts (Notice the License Plate Area is all Fixed...and that Black Plastic is Getting Sprayed Next Sunday with a Nice Flat Black):













Bumper Going Back On, Fogs and Grille had to Wait Until Sunday:



As is Sits Less Than 24 Hours Later:










And Some Pics of BALLZ and GIBZ's cars:







Here's my brothers 07 swp WRX and my 04 jbp STi at our house last Sunday for the FFBN KR3W Install Fest!

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Old 02-17-2008, 02:22 PM
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purrddyyyy. I think I need a STi already.
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