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  1. Oh yeah! If I wont get an increased Light output I might just go back to my original idea and paint the housing myself. Thanks Boon
  2. Oh sweet so the HID lights I have are exactly the same as the STI ones? How come they have different connectors I would have thought that might have had something to do with light ouput. yeah I might check my bulbs because they do feel pretty s***.
  3. Hey everyone I was wondering if anyone can help me with the different types of Headlights for bugeyes. I have what I have been told are "factory HID WRX headlights." They are chrome housed and have the 2 circle lights at the bottom with the half moon at the top. I also see a lot of Bugeye WRXs especially USDM or NZDM ones with these uglier looking ones. Anyway, I've been wanting to black out the housing of my lights and was gonna just paint my existing lights but was thinking it might cost just as much to get a pair of already black housed lights. It seems it is the JDM STI headlights that come with the black housing?? Is that correct? Can they be wired directly up to WRXs or do they have different connectors etc? Is the light output from STI headlights any better? I find my low beam on my WRX to be absolute and utter garbage that I can barely see infront of me at night, however my high beams are amazing. Any help would be appreciated!
  4. That is a good and sad point tbh. https://www.amazon.com/Kics-WHPF3BL50-Kyokugen-Heptagon-Length/dp/B00EQ4NJZ4 These would stop a potential thief for a bit as they are heptagon (7 sided) and not many tools are :P. I'll have another look at some of the wheel shops and see what else I like. I quite like the rota-gforce from mag & turbo
  5. Hey bro so sorry missed this message didn't get a notification! Palmy mate but can travel and have the means to pick them up. I'd be keen on a set are they good seats for a daily you reckon? How do they compared to the bugeye ones?
  6. Ahh gotcha so there is more Replicas and Fakes. That makes sense! If you had a budget of around $1,000 - $1.500 for four rims, what would be the best to get in your opinion? Rotas or Enkei seem popular. Thanks for those links! So basically the top wheel brands like Volk, Work etc are extremely hard to get in NZ and you usually have to import from Japan etc? So all the "wheel shops" like Mag & Turbo etc just have replica rims etc that are pretty average quality then? It is tough because I try and keep an eye out for second hand rims Volks, rays, bbs etc and when they do come up they are either still very pricey or they are not the style I am wanting. If I was gonna get a decent looking set that was ok quality wise for the moment just so my car stops looking like ass, and saving for new rims, what would you recommend? If say you were to spend $1,000 - $1,500 on a new set of 4 rims. Rotas and Enkei seem popular around that price. XXR seem to have really good reviews and really s****y reviews.
  7. Can you elaborate more on reps. I get very confused by them as I am constantly seeing the word "rep" thrown around and no idea what is actually a rep etc. To me, I thought rep meant replica so if we took for example the Volks, I thought a rep would be a company in CHina making wheels that look and are branded as Volk but are not as they are replica/knockoffs. But I keep seeing comments like, "rotas are reps" or "Kudos" are reps and when I search these rims they seem both popular and also they are their own brand and don't seem to be mimicking other established rims. So yeah I get a bit confused. I've seen it mentioned that a single wheel should cost a grand to be genuine but that seems insanely expensive as I check most wheel and tyre shops like Mag & Turbo etc etc the rims are usually around $1,000 - $2,000 for MOST sets of 4. If I wanted absolutely genuine wheels, can you list me the brands? And if I didn't want to fork out $4,000 for a set of rims, what would be some good brands? I'm not planning on tracking the car it is purely a daily driver.
  8. Hey guys I've been in the market for some upgraded rims for a while now. I still have the ugly rims on my car since I bought it and just never got around to upgrading the rims. Well I have narrowed down my choice to a nice set of 18x8 with an offset of +38 - 42. Anyway, I've been keeping an eye on some second hand rims but nothing has come up in the style and specs I want for months no so thinking of buying new from like Mag & turbo or something. Anyway, I really like the Work Kiwami or Kudos Tokyo style with the small spokes and the nice concave look but the Works are way too pricey and the Kudos don't come in 8 width. Anyway, I found these Orbit Senna's on Mag & Turbo that are 18x8 with a +38 offset and nice design. Anyone got a review on orbit? Are they reps or genuine? (https://magandturbo.com/wheels/orbit-senna)
  9. prosport gauges apparantly don't like to have dimmers added as it affects readings haha.
  10. A throwback for the fans... ...6 speed semi-automatic gearbox ...25 produced
  11. Oooh I didn't know about those! They would probably be the perfect cheap option. These are the ones I assume you are talking about? Are they more comfy than the Bugeye ones? Less comfy? More snug? Less snug? Do the rails fit straight into my bugeye? And is it only the MY05 WRX that has these? Thanks I'll check those out!! Oh wow those are definitely pricey! When you say less comfortable, I assume there is a bit of a trade off so would you consider any of the cheaper ones to still be good enough for daily driving? I'd be ok if they were more snug and only a bit less comfortable. Or are they quite a lot less comfortable? If so, I got advised to try these MY05 WRX seats that seem perfect for what I am trying to achieve (black interior)
  12. Awesome that really explains it!! Sorry for all the questions!! Just had one more I'm just wondering now which pinks to get. I'm torn between getting JDM and USDM Pinks. I am leaning more towards the USDM ones because they drop the car less (15 - 20mm apparently) vs the JDM ones which drop the car 30mm. The big reason I don't want to drop too much is my exhaust is angled and hands quite low at the flange by the muffler and midpipe. Also, I'm a bit confused on what "pinks" there are. Seems like there are WRX Pinks, STI Pinks, STI Lowered Pinks, JDM Pinks, 02 - 03 USDM Pinks and 04-07 USDM pinks. Or should I just go for the JDM ones? Haha definitely do not want to sack it on its arse I want to be able to continue daily driving without scraping at every speed bump or driveway etc. So the AGX/Pinks combo is perfect for daily driving but improving handling for the occasional spirited drive? Cheers man!
  13. Ok so it sounds like the way to prevent that is having new struts? Or could new struts do that if they were set incorrectly? Or is that from failed struts. And then getting a good spring that isn't too high a spring rate then? I do like the STI Pinks. However, should I get USDM or JDM ones? JDM ones seem to lower the car 30mm vs the USDM which are 15 - 20mm and are not quite as harsh as the JDM ones. Thinking the USDM ones might suit me better. What is bump travel?
  14. Ok sweet! Any benefit to going 225/45 over 225/40s? Sweet I'm definitely aiming to reduce body roll with a nice spring/strut & swaybar upgrade. What creates a bouncy car? I don't wanna go bouncy if it is bad for grip etc. Also, just wondering do you go spring/struts or Coilovers? I looked and STI pinks seem to be around $400 second hand and the AGX are around $400 each here. SO that is around $2,000 and it seems I could buy a great set of coilovers at that price. I always thought coilovers were better but just been reading and seems they are not worth it and sometimes worse than Daily Driving compared to shock/struts?
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