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amoore131 02-19-2014 03:23 PM

Do you know what the average pdr shop charges per ding?

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JO5HUA 02-26-2014 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoore131 (Post 3169658)
Do you know what the average pdr shop charges per ding?

I have heard most shops charge by panel rather than by each ding, the time it takes is mostly how they came up with a price. The problem I ran into was every shop I went to didn't want to touch it because there was so many dings in every single panel so I just went with the first shop that was up for it.

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I got unpainted spats from Jacob and rather than drill the bumper I just put them on with the 2 existing holes

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I put the Rallytech flaps on at the same time and the spats kind of janked up the install but whatever not a big deal

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Braids look so much better next to flaps, still need to get the skirts on but not in the mood to drill the holes yet

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I got a super cheap replica JDM trunk decal and it looks good from a distance but up close the cheapness shows

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If you didn't already know flat fuel doors weren't JDM only, all of the pre facelift Imprezas I have seen at the junkyard have the plastic flat door and I got the complete kit for $20 flat

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Small details give me the greatest joy, if anybody wants the agean blue door it's all yours

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I traded the JDM tails I scored at the junkyard for a set of 17's, Kosei K1 TS

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They aren't perfect, this one is bent but I'm gonna take them to a local powdercoater that will fix them up just like new

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This one had a crack and was welded back up, one of them was like brand new though

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I'm going to get dry ice at work tomorrow and try to remove the sound deadening in the trunk, the car I got the fuel door cable from it was all shattered from a crash and I can speak from experience that is a great way to get the deadening to just come right off. The cable was pretty easy to install, the only interior I took apart was the trunk liner and the driver's door sill. I even got the lever assembly bolted in without taking off the plastic cover, funny thing about the cover is the old one had 2 slots for the fuel door too so you don't need to get the cover when pulling the parts

Willyboy 02-26-2014 07:20 PM

Your car is truly coming together.Keep up the great work!

George.of.the.Jungle 02-27-2014 01:28 PM

i need that door. send it to me. i haz monies for you.

JO5HUA 03-04-2014 05:18 PM

Last week I headed up to MPS to see what kind of stuff they still had for sale with the intention of picking up some hot deals

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There was a lot of stuff left, like complete coupe interior that I could have used 6 months ago

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The deals weren't super cheap though, I passed on a crawford aos for $350 since that was all the cash I brought with me and focused on my suspension needs

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I got STi lat links for $100, Whiteline stabilizer mounts for $125 and Powerflex caster adding bushings for $125, shirt and decals were gratis

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The windscreen banner was the first to be installed, I used hella windex and newspaper to wipe so no fuzzies got left behind

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I may have used a little too much windex because it took almost 24 hours for the paper to peel off without taking the decal with it but I was able to get it perfectly centered so windex ftw

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The sun blocking is awesome and it's going to look so good with the STi fog decals

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I ordered the linkage update from TiC a while ago and since it's been pouring rain and I don't really feel like working in it I stayed indoors and got to installing it

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There are 2 pins holding it in so with appropriately sized punches not a big deal but for some it's really difficult I don't know why

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I reused the same pins to install the update and it's done, easy 5 minute install

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The lower control arm mounts are taller on the Forester and Outback models by quite a lot, more than the whiteline PSRS even. If you want a cheap way to add a ton of caster pick up a set of them on the cheap and add caster increasing bushings like I'm going to do

JO5HUA 03-05-2014 08:36 PM

So I went to install the heavy duty stabilizer kit and the bushings were missing. I just assumed the bushings that came with the bar would work fine but the fit was not so good and there's nothing preventing them from popping out of the bracket. I looked online for replacements and could only find the refresh kit W21047G on the whiteline.au site, shipping was $80 from Australia

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I also looked up the instructions on the whiteline.au site and it turns out I had installed the bracket backwards

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The side with the ridge on it is supposed to point rearward, I can't really tell the difference between W21047G and the universal fitment W21047 front bar kit so I think I'm going to order a set and see how they fit

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My junkyard luck has been really good lately, found a legit set of Prodrive PWRC1's for $250

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The faces are painted black unfortunately, I'm going to get them reconditioned anyway so not really a big deal

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Never thought I would have a legit set of Prodrive wheels and never thought I would get them so cheap

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There is quite a bit of rash on every wheel, the set isn't trashed but they are in rough shape

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There is rash on the inside even, I don't even know...

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I'm just taking solace in the fact that they are legit and complete and so cheap

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The one that's bent it looks like some material is missing, the tires look super cheap so I'll probably just stick them on the other set of 17's I got and sell them

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The bend on the inside of that wheel is a little offset but likely from the same event that bent the face. The place I'm going to take them will fix all damage and powdercoat any color for $500 and at that price I really want to pick the perfect color. I am liking the anthracite that they came in but I've been wanting bronze wheels or maybe even copper or titanium. Whatever color I choose I want it to be pretty bright to contrast with the black car, wanting a color that is both unique and not too outrageous

Bast 03-05-2014 08:53 PM

Damn, nice find!

I really like the TE37 bronze:
http://rpmgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/im...7.jpg?id=24219

George.of.the.Jungle 03-06-2014 05:10 AM

p1's look the best in gold.



and why the hell do my posts in here keep disappearing?!

George.of.the.Jungle 03-06-2014 06:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JO5HUA (Post 3174687)

There are 2 pins holding it in so with appropriately sized punches not a big deal but for some it's really difficult I don't know why


well OBVIOUSLY they're easy and gave you zero issue. the trans isn't even in the car. you twat.

JO5HUA 03-19-2014 04:08 PM

I was pondering a roof vent for a long time but never could commit since if I didn't like it I would be out like $500 and have a hole in my roof but finally I decided to go for it and picked up a scrapped one complete

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It even came with unreasonably sharp mad tyte JDM laminated glass shards, guaranteed to cut you without you immediately realizing it

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I'm not sure what the writing on the inside says but I think it translates to open the vent to let in the awesomes

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The blue metal bracket that's tack welded to the roof is not present on my car so that's gonna be fun

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I drilled out the welds to get it off, I'm unsure how I'm going to mount it to my roof

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Using the JDM headliner as a template I drew the pattern to be cut then used a razor blade and the entirety of my patience to cut out the hole

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Headliner portion of the install is done, now I wait for the vent cover to come back from paint

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I also tackled the leaking tails today, used that razor blade to get all the old painted over sealant off

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Cleaned the old sealant off the tails also and started sealing it up

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I used a pretty generous amount on each side on both surfaces so if it leaks still I will be shocked

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The fog cover decals I ordered were much smaller than I anticipated, I never even checked the size of them but they were stupid cheap. I'm going to find a correctly sized set but until then I'll just leave it


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