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Old 01-11-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is any aftermarket anything available for the 2012 impreza yet? I personally am looking for:
  • Short throw shifter
  • Dash kit so I can put in an in-dash nav
  • Wheel fitment info so I can purchase a second set of wheels with snows on them
  • Probably some suspension upgrade junk because I can't help myself
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:24 PM   #2
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Somebody said ,in the Rumor thread, that the previous gen. 5speed short throw shifter fits the new Imprezas.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Does anyone know if there is any aftermarket anything available for the 2012 impreza yet? I personally am looking for:
  • Short throw shifter
  • Dash kit so I can put in an in-dash nav
  • Wheel fitment info so I can purchase a second set of wheels with snows on them
  • Probably some suspension upgrade junk because I can't help myself
Anyone?

Anyone?
...Bueller?
dash kit ur able to run a 7" screen i believe thats what i have in my 08 2.5i..
ur car with 16" rims as well as mine did i now have 18x8.5x37 offset with lowering spings and i love the look of it.
suspension and short throw shifter idk vehicle is still to new havent seen any mods on one when we get them in the drive but accessories yes they do have them out there..
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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The shifter assembly appears to be unchanged from the '11 impreza. Installed Kartboy short shifter on my '12.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:41 AM   #7
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Oh yeah and in case any one is wondering, the e-brake boot is the same as the '11 also. Installed a JPM Coachworks alcantara e-brake boot. Still waiting on the matching alcantara shift boot but I'd be astonished if it didn't fit.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #8
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The shifter assembly appears to be unchanged from the '11 impreza. Installed Kartboy short shifter on my '12.
What do you think of the Kartboy vs. the stock shifter? I actually really like the stock shifter and the stock throw is pretty darn short, but I've put a short shifter in every car I've ever owned...I doubt this one will be an exception.

Was it a difficult install?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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What do you think of the Kartboy vs. the stock shifter? I actually really like the stock shifter and the stock throw is pretty darn short, but I've put a short shifter in every car I've ever owned...I doubt this one will be an exception.

Was it a difficult install?
Not difficult.. there are plenty of youtube videos that explain how to do it. I like the feel of the Kartboy shifter. It seemed radically shorter at first but after several weeks of driving with it I can't imagine ever wanting to go back to stock. Shorter throws simply makes life easier.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #10
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The shifter assembly appears to be unchanged from the '11 impreza. Installed Kartboy short shifter on my '12.
I just bought my first Subaru. Never did mods before on a car, except audio. Did you also installed new bushing? Is this kit will fit :http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...roducts_id=321
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #11
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I just bought my first Subaru. Never did mods before on a car, except audio. Did you also installed new bushing? Is this kit will fit :http://turninconcepts.com/product_in...roducts_id=321
I don't know if Subupreza installed the shift-lever plus bushings, but I just installed the shift-lever (Kartboy). Figured the OEM bushings couldn't be too soft yet.
The engagement is quicker, the shifting precise, the throws about 1/3 shorter, and the stick about 3/4" to 1" lower in height. I have heard the bushings firm-up the system even more, but I'm pretty happy w the stockers so far. I suspect it's a taste thing. If you replace the bushings & really like it, please post again & let me know how it went!
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:06 PM   #12
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dash kit ur able to run a 7" screen i believe thats what i have in my 08 2.5i..
ur car with 16" rims as well as mine did i now have 18x8.5x37 offset with lowering spings and i love the look of it.
suspension and short throw shifter idk vehicle is still to new havent seen any mods on one when we get them in the drive but accessories yes they do have them out there..
do u know of a dash kit for a normal aftermarket deck? without nav size screen... please let me know
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #13
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Also assuming shift knobs are the same fit for the new 5MT
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:36 PM   #14
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Hey all--just joined up.


@ rwilner: I'm w you, brother. One must-have mod for my 2012 Impreza Sport was a good short-shifter. The stock is decent but throws too long for my taste.


Like SubuImpreza12, I installed Kartboy short-shifter for WRX 08-12/Legacy 06-09 (lever only, stuck with OEM bushings) a few days ago w friend's help (thx, DCY). Works very well--slick.
@ Diskreet: shift knob threads same fit as WRX & last-gen Legacy, too.


Adds a lot to the car given that I feel I have to shift a lot more to get as much out of the 2.0 litre engine as I did out of my 2.5 litre Legacy.


Overall MUCH better than stock--shorter throw, stick about 3/4" to 1" lower. Increased resistance noticeable but not intrusive--makes sense given the physics of a shorter torque-lever.


Install note: If doing yourself, the install is very similar (almost indentical) to 2008-2011 WRX install (check YouTube for "How to install Short Shifter for 09 WRX") with one critical difference. The release bolts for the center console are NOT inside the rear compartment--they are on the OUTSIDE of the console toward the rear under plastic caps with small indents for removal. If you kneel down with back doors open & front seats slid forward, you will see them.


Also of note, there was a lot of additional padding around the rubber shifter boot in the 2012 Impreza when compared to the 09 WRX in the video. I'm not sure what it's for (soundproofing? vibration?) but it lifts out easily with the rubber boot.


Happy shifting & hope that helps!


--Rave


PS--with thanks to Tom from Kartboy, who seems very dedicated to his craft & told me that the shifter would work. And boy does it.

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:52 PM   #15
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Does anyone know if there is any aftermarket anything available for the 2012 impreza yet? I personally am looking for:
  • Short throw shifter
  • Dash kit so I can put in an in-dash nav
  • Wheel fitment info so I can purchase a second set of wheels with snows on them
  • Probably some suspension upgrade junk because I can't help myself
Anyone?

Anyone?
...Bueller?
Short-term, there is no aftermarket yet. You are on your own. This is the way it always is though. You've also got a new engine design, so it's just going to take a while for the aftermarket companies to catch up.

One thing to take note of, you do not, at this moment, have a WRX or STI model that shares your body style. This is going to slow things down a bit because the aftermarket is really driven but the WRX owners. Outside NASIOC, the vast majority of NA Subaru owners will never mod their car or have any interest in doing it.

Are you SOL? Kinda, but maybe not, it's going to take some work though.

If you are new to Subarus, they are kinda like legos. Subaru economizes by sharing a lot of parts between models.

You have an all new body and engine, so you probably won't find too much there, but you may find some similarities ( like the SS kits, as noted above).

That said, I think that you are still on the same platform as the 08-11 Imprezas, (and the 05-09 Legacies) so there are probably a lot of places where you can swap in parts from other Subies.

Get an 2012 OEM parts catalog and start comparing the part numbers to other Subarus. Find some pics of the underside of the ealier cars and then get under your car and see if it looks the same.

I'll bet that your brakes will swap with others give the right mounting plates, and probably some suspension parts too. Once you find similarities with OEM parts, the connection to aftermarket parts from other models is easy.

It's a tedious process but your alternative is to sit around and wait for the aftermarket companies to catch up to you. Without the turbo models to drive the market, you could be waiting a long time. Heck, even the 08 WRX sedans had a hard time finding parts early on because the 08 STI was a hatch, so the STI market wasn't driving parts development for sedans.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #16
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subaru has a short shifter kit.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:52 PM   #17
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subaru has a short shifter kit.
This is true, I ordered my 2012 WRX monday morning and a dealer-installed option is a short-throw shifter kit.

If I remember it was a rather pricey option, especially with dealer installation fees. I may or may not purchase it down the road and install it myself.

(Also, first post, what up guys )
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:52 AM   #18
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Haven't ordered parts yet (nobody know if they fit). My biggest concern for the bushing is, with the stock shifter, is the play of the shifter itself. I have a big 1/2 play in all direction when engaged in gears. I want to eliminated/reduce that. Is it what you guys call "crisp" or "precise"
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:18 AM   #19
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I just want some led tail lights and a louder exhaust. that isn't too much to ask is it?
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #20
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I just want some led tail lights and a louder exhaust. that isn't too much to ask is it?
i want that too (louder exhaust) the only thing i have on my '12 prezza is a perrin strut tower brace, drag mesh wheels w/ machine polished lips. am planning to add sideskirts. dealer is asking for $99.00. btw, my car is n/a too. lol
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #21
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i want some suspension mods.. we need a compatibility list of wrx/sti oem or aftermarket parts that work for the impreza.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #22
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Anyone know if cruise control can be added either aftermarket or OEM on the 2012? I used to install Rostra aftermarket kits back years ago but have been out of the business for a while. Figured I would come here and ask those that have done so...

We'll I found my answer I guess - Rostra makes one not shown in their current catalog but it won't work with my manual transmission. I guess time will tell if there comes a solution...

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:42 AM   #23
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #24
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Anyone know if cruise control can be added either aftermarket or OEM on the 2012? I used to install Rostra aftermarket kits back years ago but have been out of the business for a while. Figured I would come here and ask those that have done so...

We'll I found my answer I guess - Rostra makes one not shown in their current catalog but it won't work with my manual transmission. I guess time will tell if there comes a solution...
This is a huge disappointment to me! I am sad to say that the main reason I am here is to try and get the word out to folks that the 2013 base does NOT come with cruise control. I am a week into my 2013 Impreza Base with CVT ownership, and cant believe I walked out the door with a car w/o cruise. The fact that this car is made WITH Bluetooth standard, but with Cruise not only unavailable, but with NO OEM upgrade option for it is a farce and something Subaru should be actively trying to message to potential Impreza buyers. I feel decieved. Yes, I made a mistake here, but I cant be the only person who assumed that the car had cruise when it clearly has power windows/doors/keyless entry/bluetooth .... And even with that assumption, Subaru should have a clear training program using that missing cruise feature to be the FIRST up-selling point that the salesmen use to upsell to a Premium Trim. Subaru's 'build a car' feature on the website also does not make this clear. The bullet points for features on 'Premium' doesnt include 'Cruise Control' as one of the things you get. It should be the FIRST thing in their list.

Frankly, while I am otherwise very happy with my base Impreza, this is in my opinion, a collection of egregious errors on the part of SUBARU, and with no OEM option for having the feature installed, it shows they don't care to even attempt to fix the errors.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:31 PM   #25
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This is a huge disappointment to me! I am sad to say that the main reason I am here is to try and get the word out to folks that the 2013 base does NOT come with cruise control. I am a week into my 2013 Impreza Base with CVT ownership, and cant believe I walked out the door with a car w/o cruise. The fact that this car is made WITH Bluetooth standard, but with Cruise not only unavailable, but with NO OEM upgrade option for it is a farce and something Subaru should be actively trying to message to potential Impreza buyers. I feel decieved. Yes, I made a mistake here, but I cant be the only person who assumed that the car had cruise when it clearly has power windows/doors/keyless entry/bluetooth .... And even with that assumption, Subaru should have a clear training program using that missing cruise feature to be the FIRST up-selling point that the salesmen use to upsell to a Premium Trim. Subaru's 'build a car' feature on the website also does not make this clear. The bullet points for features on 'Premium' doesnt include 'Cruise Control' as one of the things you get. It should be the FIRST thing in their list.

Frankly, while I am otherwise very happy with my base Impreza, this is in my opinion, a collection of egregious errors on the part of SUBARU, and with no OEM option for having the feature installed, it shows they don't care to even attempt to fix the errors.
I feel your pain. I have a 13 spt lmtd with moonroof, had to buy out of state due to only car in color, w/moonroof, I could find on east coast, and night before traveling to get car, called to assure all was fine, only to find out they mis-informed me that car did not have fact sat radio.. sat only comes with Nav from factory, can't be added after the fact... Really??

Asked specifically a few times while negotiating with sales staff. The 2012's could have sat w/out Nav?? HD radio, I dont want/need that!!! The dealer did put an aftermarket sat radio that plays through aux jack as a resolution.. but what a joke.. top line imprezza and cant get sat radio. President of the dealership could not beleive it either when I complained. And dont get me started on the MPG's.. well documented, actually keeps getting worse, not better, Engine Break-in my a$$. Love, it's what makes a Subaru a Subaru - should say Lies!!!
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