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Old 02-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #9976
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Is there no stock tweeter in the location that is in the instructions? They don't tell you to remove the stock one!? I shined a flashlight in the grill and thought I saw a tweeter there already.
Im sure removing existing tweeters is easy as just reversing the instructions.

If you have the limited trim level. You are supposed to have the 6 speaker system with HD radio, which the tweeters are part of: two tweeters, and 4 door speakers. This raises another question: are the upgraded tweeters just for those trim levels with only 4 speaker, or are they a better set than the tweeters that come with the limited trim level?
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:27 AM   #9977
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I don't remember the part number since I returned them. I bought them at Pep Boys and they had two McGard M12 x 1.25, both too long, longer than the ones I picked up from Subaru. I was just saying to the person asking, save yourself time and go to a dealership and pick them up.
Or buy them off ebay, there are several Subaru dealers selling OEM parts including wheel locks on ebay -- I bought mine for 29 shipped.

Yes, they are not made by Subaru, but for me it wasn't worth the time and effort to search for ones that match OEM -- buying the subaru part means you are getting the right ones the first time.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #9978
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No reason why shouldn't condition the leather that I can think of. As soon as I got the car, I detailed everything: 3m protection film; paint sealant; wax; Scotchgard carpeting; conditioned leather; 303 protectant; Rain-X glass; etc...

The car from the factory is ready for wax ASAP, unlike a car that just came out of the body shop. The factory has ovens to cure the paint, so it is hardened and ready for paint protectants, unlike the body shop where you'll have to wait 6 months for the paint to cure. I would imagine the same is true of the leather. I don't think it has much protection other than the standard chroming process before it is all cut and sewn together.

Thanks! I've been wanting to but wasn't sure.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #9979
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Im sure removing existing tweeters is easy as just reversing the instructions.

If you have the limited trim level. You are supposed to have the 6 speaker system with HD radio, which the tweeters are part of: two tweeters, and 4 door speakers. This raises another question: are the upgraded tweeters just for those trim levels with only 4 speaker, or are they a better set than the tweeters that come with the limited trim level?
The 4 speaker system comes in the Base model. AFAIK the Premium and Limited have the same 6 speaker set. I'm assuming that they are better tweeters than the stock system for two reasons, first they are Kicker branded tweeters just like the upgraded main speakers are Kicker as well. Secondly, I have seen inventories where the Premium model had a port installed tweeter set sold as an option on the car.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #9980
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Or buy them off ebay, there are several Subaru dealers selling OEM parts including wheel locks on ebay -- I bought mine for 29 shipped.

Yes, they are not made by Subaru, but for me it wasn't worth the time and effort to search for ones that match OEM -- buying the subaru part means you are getting the right ones the first time.

I wish I just had them installed at port when I placed the pre-order. I just assumed they were overpriced like most OEM accessories. If I had known they were only a couple dollars more expensive than aftermarket, I would have had them do it at port.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #9981
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OK...now i'm real confused. I don't have a limited (i have the premium)-- but i do have the NAV -- so are the speakers and tweeters that are in the car already the SAME as the ones offered as an upgrade under accessories? or are they infact an upgrade from what's already installed?

I don't have the part number for stock, but the upgraded ones from Kicker are:

Speakers: H631SFJ000
Tweeters: H631SFJ100

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Old 02-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #9982
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OK...now i'm real confused. I don't have a limited (i have the sport premium)-- but i do have the NAV -- so are the speakers and tweeters that are in the car already the SAME as the ones offered as an upgrade under accessories? or are they infact an upgrade from what's already installed?

I don't have the part number for stock, but the upgraded ones from Kicker are:

Speakers: H631SFJ000
Tweeters: H631SFJ100
THe sport prem does not have nav and you.cant add one.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:29 PM   #9983
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THe sport prem does not have nav and you.cant add one.
Just the premium (not sport). my bad.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:33 PM   #9984
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BAD SNaCKY, I don't think the tweeters are the same ones that are in the premium/limited for the reasons in my last post. Also take note that they offer the sliding center console as an option, but it clearly states it's for the base model. They would have done the same if it was tweeters that are the same in the premium/limited models.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:55 PM   #9985
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BAD SNaCKY, I don't think the tweeters are the same ones that are in the premium/limited for the reasons in my last post. Also take note that they offer the sliding center console as an option, but it clearly states it's for the base model. They would have done the same if it was tweeters that are the same in the premium/limited models.
makes sense, thanks! Mine were ordered today so i should get them fairly soon -- if no one chimes in as far as a review, i'll get a little blurb up.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #9986
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I just picked up some Meguiars Gold Class Rich Leather Cleaner and Conditioner for my leather seats. Would it be too early to apply this to the seats?
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:33 PM   #9987
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Has anyone had the tweeters installed? I ask because i just ordered them. Wondering how much better the sound quality is and how simple the install is? Google isn't very helpful and i'm not about to cycle back 399 pages :/
How much are the tweeter upgrades?

I replaced all 4 door speakers on a standard Premium Hatch (no add-ons) with Polk db 651s (the "s" is for slim or shallow depth) and get wonderfully balanced sound throughout the range. I didn't and still don't know if regular Polk 651 will fit but there is plenty of space to shim them out if they don't. I wish I had got these as they add an additional 15 Hz to the bottom end -- from 50 Hz to 35 Hz. Paid $120 for all four. These are well-built units and weigh over 3x what the stock speakers weigh. They are still breaking in and sound better every day. More than enough high frequency despite the low mounting position.

You do know that the primary reason to add the tweeter kit is to change the location to where it echos off the windshield right at ear level, right?
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:37 PM   #9988
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I don't think applying protectants and leather conditioner is going to take away the new car smell. In fact, I think it seals the gases in the materials keeping the odor longer. My 08 G35 still had a slight new car smell when it was 3 years old. I had used protectants on the vinyl and conditioners on the leather seats, and it was garaged. The leather does have a more musky animal hide smell these days (it smells like leather). The Infiniti has a much better quality supple leather seating than the Subie. Even the fake leather sections on the sides are of better quality. But, I do like driving the new Subie because it is light and nimble.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:59 PM   #9989
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How much are the tweeter upgrades?

You do know that the primary reason to add the tweeter kit is to change the location to where it echos off the windshield right at ear level, right?
I think the Tweeter upgrades installed from the dealership is like $120-130?

I know nothing about car audio so I based buying them off of a few google reviews (none of which mentioned the 'echoing off windshield'). Everywhere i looked said they basically enhance high frequency responses which is what i felt was lacking? -- the inability to hear CRISP high's and lows from either instruments or voices -- right now it feels all jumbled together drowed out by inconsistent bass and treble.

Worst case scenario the tweeters don't do what i want and i want to upgrade speakers later (something better/aftermarket). Not bad since i had $500 to use (already used most of it to buy a trunk liner, cargo tray, sport mesh grille etc). So now i'll owe $6 bucks to try tweeters.

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:10 PM   #9990
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How much are the tweeter upgrades?

I replaced all 4 door speakers on a standard Premium Hatch (no add-ons) with Polk db 651s (the "s" is for slim or shallow depth) and get wonderfully balanced sound throughout the range. I didn't and still don't know if regular Polk 651 will fit but there is plenty of space to shim them out if they don't. I wish I had got these as they add an additional 15 Hz to the bottom end -- from 50 Hz to 35 Hz. Paid $120 for all four. These are well-built units and weigh over 3x what the stock speakers weigh. They are still breaking in and sound better every day. More than enough high frequency despite the low mounting position.

You do know that the primary reason to add the tweeter kit is to change the location to where it echos off the windshield right at ear level, right?
Did you disable the dashboard tweeters? Do you know how the signal is split for the door woofer and dash tweeter? Does all the signal go through the woofer first then go to the tweeter with a high pass filter or is there a passive crossover before the signal even reaches the speakers that splits the signal to the woofer and tweeter independently?
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:52 PM   #9991
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I don't think applying protectants and leather conditioner is going to take away the new car smell. In fact, I think it seals the gases in the materials keeping the odor longer. My 08 G35 still had a slight new car smell when it was 3 years old. I had used protectants on the vinyl and conditioners on the leather seats, and it was garaged. The leather does have a more musky animal hide smell these days (it smells like leather). The Infiniti has a much better quality supple leather seating than the Subie. Even the fake leather sections on the sides are of better quality. But, I do like driving the new Subie because it is light and nimble.
I sure am missing that new car smell. My wife ran over a skunk in my Impreza and now that's all I can smell. Left the car outside for about two nights ran the car through through the car wash with the undercarriage spray and then left windows down in the garage overnight to let the last little bit out of the interior. Inside is much better now, but I can still smell it in the drivers rear wheel well
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #9992
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It's not as nasty as when a skunk sprays near the HVAC intake and the whole house smells bad overnight. I had that happen to me 2 weeks ago. A skunk must have sprayed near the intake vent, and the furnace was blowing stinking heat throughout the house.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #9993
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I sure am missing that new car smell. My wife ran over a skunk in my Impreza and now that's all I can smell. Left the car outside for about two nights ran the car through through the car wash with the undercarriage spray and then left windows down in the garage overnight to let the last little bit out of the interior. Inside is much better now, but I can still smell it in the drivers rear wheel well
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It's not as nasty as when a skunk sprays near the HVAC intake and the whole house smells bad overnight. I had that happen to me 2 weeks ago. A skunk must have sprayed near the intake vent, and the furnace was blowing stinking heat throughout the house.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #9994
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My first roadkill with the new Impreza was a rabbit late at night in some fast S curves. No foul smells to speak of! :-)
When I bought my Kawasaki ZRX1200 I hit a possum on the way hone at over 100mph. The smell of possum on my new bike and boots really was a huge buzzkill.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #9995
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My first roadkill with the new Impreza was a rabbit late at night in some fast S curves. No foul smells to speak of! :-)
When I bought my Kawasaki ZRX1200 I hit a possum on the way hone at over 100mph. The smell of possum on my new bike and boots really was a huge buzzkill.
I have a 99 zrx1100 but no possums around here
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:25 PM   #9996
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The Rex is the reason I don't care much about the "sportiness" of cars. To me, this Impreza os fast in all the ways my bike cant be. I can haul ass down dirt roads and in the rain!!
I like the 1100's btw. They had their own feel. But my 1200 has been dyno'd at 130 and I'm going to go with the full Muzzy big bore/cam kit this year! :-)
Its a shame yall dont have possums though, other than their smell they really are pretty cool little creatures.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:03 PM   #9997
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The Draw-Tite hitch from eTrailer.com arrived in a couple days. Installation was much easier than I expected. There was no need to remove the muffler hangers as the instructions said. The rear mounting holes did need to be elongated on the frame. Easy fix with a air or die grinder.

I did need to modify my Yakima bike rack because it did not fit far enough into the receiver before bottoming out.
After test driving, the crossbar on the hitch sits very close to the muffler. Under certain RPMS, the muffler resonates enough rub the crossbar making a horrible noise.

I tried loosening the bolts and pulling the hitch assembly towards the rear of the car. It didn't seem to move or fix the problem. I thought about grinding the holes out to allow it to slide back more but then it will hit the bumper facial.

Anyone else have this problem or suggestions?
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #9998
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After test driving, the crossbar on the hitch sits very close to the muffler. Under certain RPMS, the muffler resonates enough rub the crossbar making a horrible noise.

I tried loosening the bolts and pulling the hitch assembly towards the rear of the car. It didn't seem to move or fix the problem. I thought about grinding the holes out to allow it to slide back more but then it will hit the bumper facial.

Anyone else have this problem or suggestions?
Can you grind down a small portion of the hitch? Just small enough for it to clear it, but not big enough for it to undermine the structural integrity of the hitch.
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After test driving, the crossbar on the hitch sits very close to the muffler. Under certain RPMS, the muffler resonates enough rub the crossbar making a horrible noise.

I tried loosening the bolts and pulling the hitch assembly towards the rear of the car. It didn't seem to move or fix the problem. I thought about grinding the holes out to allow it to slide back more but then it will hit the bumper facial.

Anyone else have this problem or suggestions?


How about a rubber gasket or something between the two
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