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mike2367

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PostSubject: Mike's STI hatch.   Mike's STI hatch. EmptyThu 18 Jun - 1:11

after selling my blobeye WRX a couple of years ago i'm finally back in a Subaru. this time I picked up a 2008 silver STI hatchback for a bargain price because it needed some paint.

heres the only photo i have of how it was when i picked it up, to be honest it looked fine in photos and a few feet away, but up close it looked like some panels had been painted by stevie wonder.

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so the front bumper, front wings bootlid and rear bumper had all been painted badly, to the point where lacquer was peeling off all over, and there was a crack in the rear bumper. the last owner was an old bloke who apparently couldn't park to save his life.

I could have had the front bumper and front wings tidied up and made do but i do like everything to be right so i ordered a few replacement panels from subaru. i like the look of the 2008 bumper but I've always preferred the more aggressive 2011+ front so I saw this as an opportunity to update the front end at the same time. thanks to a chassis number from KGT (Thanks again Keith) i was able to order everything i needed to do the swap, front bumper, grille, fog covers, and towing eye cover. while i was at it i ordered a pair of front wings because it looked like the current ones had some bodge in them.

got it back from the body shop this week, gave it a good clean and took a few pictures round the back of my work.

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haven't really done much to it yet, just a few minor cosmetic and quality of life changes

•Red rear light tints
•Double din Pioneer touch screen (all wired in to work with hands free and steering controls)
•15% window tints on the back 5 windows
•Team Heko wind deflectors all round
•wrapped the gear surround in black brushed aluminium wrap (was silver)
•"square" import plates


Here's a close up of the wrap, my first attempt at vinyl wrapping and i'm pretty happy with it, i'll definitely be playing around with it a bit more.
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not sure what the next plans are for it, it needs to go to andy kindon at some point for forged pistons and i want to start working on more power but that will wait til after the pistons to be on the safe side. also need some wheels soon.










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PostSubject: Re: Mike's STI hatch.   Mike's STI hatch. EmptyThu 18 Jun - 8:02

Bloody hell Mike, that was quick. Very nice job, car looks mint. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Mike's STI hatch.   Mike's STI hatch. EmptyThu 18 Jun - 8:20

Looks very nice mate well done! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Mike's STI hatch.   Mike's STI hatch. EmptyThu 18 Jun - 20:32

Very smart mate
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PostSubject: Re: Mike's STI hatch.   Mike's STI hatch. EmptySat 20 Jun - 9:50

very nice bud Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mike's STI hatch.   Mike's STI hatch. EmptySat 18 Jul - 12:31

Love this motor mate Smile get it forged
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