I always love MSN's car "articles". They are aimed at people who know literally nothing about cars and so generalized that they are practically a comedy piece. The slideshow format they use is great at generating ad revenue though
Based on what youre saying I think youre still confused. DRL's are not headlights. Your car isn't deciding when to turn your headlights on with DRL's they are just always on. I get that you don't like them and thats fine, to each their own.
The DRL's are so other people (read: idiots not paying...
My under dash RGB LED's failed recently. The Red LED's don't work anymore on one of them, but every other color works. Red flickers like a strobe light for a few minutes then completely dies out. Looking at the module, there are still LED's lit up but extremely dim so they don't put off any...
Depending on your state laws it may be illegal to drive with headlights off at dawn/dusk (not just foglights, actual projector headlights). Also people forget that if your wipers are on, your headlights must be on in many states.
1c) For your car, no. For your warranty (if your engine/turbo blow up), yes, unless you go APR+ from the dealer.
4b). Downpipe will cause a CEL unless you get a spacer or a stage 2 tune. Other than that there won't be an issue.
5) Pedal box...
No sensitive feelings, just curious why there were random caps.
As far as best looking plugs, youre either going to spend a lot of money or make a custom part. IMO you might as well just bondo them up and get a respray/blend. Plugs never look "good", but they look better than holes. Or just put...