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Old 04-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #201
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Grill raft only has it for the front grill I need something I can put inside the hood scoop and protect my inter cooler
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http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Gril...-STI-2008-2011
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:26 PM   #202
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wondering what to do with the spot on the rear bumper where it would appear either a hitch might go or the european red fog light might go.....the cover snaps right off and there is a plastic box mounted to the bumper ....nice little space.....what to do???
I think that's for a hitch, but most hitches I've seen have the receiver coming from underneath. I would love to get a hitch for my Impreza that has the receiver hidden there. Wouldn't be for towing, just for hitch mounted racks.

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Grill raft only has it for the front grill I need something I can put inside the hood scoop and protect my inter cooler
This thread is for the N/A 2.0i 2012's since they are a different generation than the 08-12 WRX/STi which has tons of aftermarket parts available.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:02 AM   #203
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So...
I just went down an old yet recently graded agricultural road in Sumter County. Lots of tight twisties and a fresh clay surface although it is and has been raining pretty hard.
Flicked on the brights and decided to take it for its first real fast dirt roading.
I think theres a ton of potential with thia chassis. It was smooth and predictable and handled the twisty sections really well.
Turning off the TC was fun but the VSC ... There should be a switch for that too!
I'm curious to see what Subaru does with the new WRX and the Fb's.
And I have a newfound interest in what the aftermarket can do for these cars.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:56 AM   #204
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So...
I just went down an old yet recently graded agricultural road in Sumter County. Lots of tight twisties and a fresh clay surface although it is and has been raining pretty hard.
Flicked on the brights and decided to take it for its first real fast dirt roading.
I think theres a ton of potential with thia chassis. It was smooth and predictable and handled the twisty sections really well.
Turning off the TC was fun but the VSC ... There should be a switch for that too!
I'm curious to see what Subaru does with the new WRX and the Fb's.
And I have a newfound interest in what the aftermarket can do for these cars.
Besides the handling and suspension i would love to hook up a coolant temp and oil pressure gauge so i can keep an eye on whats happening with the vehicle. I would hate to lose an engine because i didnt see the small red temp button flashing.

Anyone know any easy way to do this? Is there a whole computer monitor system that plugs into the computer port that i can get all the info from?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:09 PM   #205
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Besides the handling and suspension i would love to hook up a coolant temp and oil pressure gauge so i can keep an eye on whats happening with the vehicle. I would hate to lose an engine because i didnt see the small red temp button flashing.

Anyone know any easy way to do this? Is there a whole computer monitor system that plugs into the computer port that i can get all the info from?
Have you checked out a scangauge II. It is inexpensive from what I remember when I bought mine and it has dozens of different settings for readouts. There is also a feature called x gauge that allows you to program other read outs that weren't programed into the unit originally. I know it definitely does coolant but I'm not sure about oil pressure. Their website has an entire list of what is possible. I've had my unit for at least 5 years and have never not had it in a car. I currently don't have it in as I haven't found a good mounting location yet.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #206
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Does anyone have any information about this vehicle or who may have sponsored it? Supposedly it appeared at SEMA a while back but I haven't heard squat about any company developing these parts for our car.. I'm mainly interested in the fender flares.

That looks pretty nice.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #207
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Have you checked out a scangauge II. It is inexpensive from what I remember when I bought mine and it has dozens of different settings for readouts. There is also a feature called x gauge that allows you to program other read outs that weren't programed into the unit originally. I know it definitely does coolant but I'm not sure about oil pressure. Their website has an entire list of what is possible. I've had my unit for at least 5 years and have never not had it in a car. I currently don't have it in as I haven't found a good mounting location yet.
Thanks man. Is this car OBD2?

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:43 PM   #208
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Hey guys idk if you heard yet, but the Rally Armor mud flaps are out for our 2012 imprezas! they emailed me today! check them out and buy them so i know if they will look good before i buy them

http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/2012...0_170_171.html
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:07 PM   #209
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Hey guys idk if you heard yet, but the Rally Armor mud flaps are out for our 2012 imprezas! they emailed me today! check them out and buy them so i know if they will look good before i buy them

http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/2012...0_170_171.html
Would these work if I have the sport strake kit and sport aero splash guards already?
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:29 PM   #210
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Would these work if I have the sport strake kit and sport aero splash guards already?
On their page it says that it wont, so im not sure, you may be able to get it to work though, try it! if it doesnt work ill take them off your hands!! =D
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:39 PM   #211
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On their page it says that it wont, so im not sure, you may be able to get it to work though, try it! if it doesnt work ill take them off your hands!! =D
I can't imagine it looking any good though, even if I somehow managed to install the mudflaps.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #212
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I was bitching earlier on this thread about not having received my car yet.... Well, it came this past Saturday! Just picked it up!







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Old 04-23-2012, 01:31 AM   #213
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Lurking from the LGT forum. thining of picking one of these up for the wire...(and me).
whats everyone paying for these? sticker? above, below sticker? sorry for the bluntness but why not ask. in in washington state. the 5 main dealers in teh seattle area dont seem to have any with leather and not many in the 5 door hatch.
for these options have people been ordering and waiting to arive? if placing an order can i still dicker on price?
i always dicker and get the price i want but thats when all dealers have the same car.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:04 AM   #214
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Lurking from the LGT forum. thining of picking one of these up for the wire...(and me).
whats everyone paying for these? sticker? above, below sticker? sorry for the bluntness but why not ask. in in washington state. the 5 main dealers in teh seattle area dont seem to have any with leather and not many in the 5 door hatch.
for these options have people been ordering and waiting to arive? if placing an order can i still dicker on price?
i always dicker and get the price i want but thats when all dealers have the same car.
thanks
Lots if pricing info in the main impreza forum. Most people are paying well below invoice when ordering and waiting. I paid 600 below which is about 1750 or so below msrp. I think others paid even 400 less than I did.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:18 AM   #215
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above sticker price. i am seriously hoping u meant invoice. i paid 200 under invoice and no wait. just picked it off the lot. 1500 off the sticker.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #216
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Does anyone plan to attempt installing rally armor flaps over the sport aero flaps? I know it says they're incompatible, but I think it could look good and imagine there must be a simple fix to make it work.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:01 AM   #217
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Does anyone plan to attempt installing rally armor flaps over the sport aero flaps? I know it says they're incompatible, but I think it could look good and imagine there must be a simple fix to make it work.
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Would these work if I have the sport strake kit and sport aero splash guards already?
I might plan to depending on the look and the difficulty of installing both.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #218
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In case anyone else is looking for a bike rack for the '12 Sport with aero cross bars, I found that the Yakima "Forklift" fits fairly well. I did need to insert a small rubber spacer into the rear bracket to make it clamp the rear cross-bar better. No clearance issues with the hatch door and no rattles or whistling noises once the bike is up top.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #219
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i would love to hook up a coolant temp and oil pressure gauge so i can keep an eye on whats happening with the vehicle. I would hate to lose an engine because i didnt see the small red temp button flashing.

Anyone know any easy way to do this? Is there a whole computer monitor system that plugs into the computer port that i can get all the info from?
I had a Scangauge in my Miata, but for the Impreza I bought an ELM327 v1.5 Bluetooth OBDII Interface Auto Diagnostic Scanner for $25 on eBay (from seller yigounet in California). It's a small bluetooth dongle that plugs into the OBDII connector under the dash and provides wireless access to the OBD2 system. I got the free version of Torque for Android to access it from my Samsung Nexus S phone - huge range of readings and display formats. I'm sure there's something equivalent for iPhone/iPad.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #220
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Does anyone have any idea if there are any plans for lowering springs or coilovers for this car in the future?

All I want to do to this car is lower it, get some nice 18" wheels, window tints, and then daily drive the hell out of it.

Kind of defeats the purpose to buy a car for the gas mileage and then want to modify the engine heavily.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:51 PM   #221
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Does anyone have any idea if there are any plans for lowering springs or coilovers for this car in the future?

All I want to do to this car is lower it, get some nice 18" wheels, window tints, and then daily drive the hell out of it.

Kind of defeats the purpose to buy a car for the gas mileage and then want to modify the engine heavily.
HR has some sport springs out they retail for $349 on their website and fit the sedan and hatch. They lower the front 1.4 and the rear 1.3 inches. I don't know who makes aftermarket shocks though to put them on.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:10 PM   #222
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HR has some sport springs out they retail for $349 on their website and fit the sedan and hatch. They lower the front 1.4 and the rear 1.3 inches. I don't know who makes aftermarket shocks though to put them on.
i am sure you can run stock shocks, now to just see these on
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:31 AM   #223
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I have so much fun on backroads, I couldnt imagine lowering this car. It would look pretty nice a half inch lower or so, but I like the dirt roads way too much and its already pretty low already. I would be interested in a good performance upgrade in the suspension dept but I'd want to retain stock ride height.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:38 AM   #224
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Waiting on a nicer, NOT ricer, sounding catback and intake.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:43 AM   #225
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I have so much fun on backroads, I couldnt imagine lowering this car. It would look pretty nice a half inch lower or so, but I like the dirt roads way too much and its already pretty low already. I would be interested in a good performance upgrade in the suspension dept but I'd want to retain stock ride height.
^Agreed. I would never lower the car. It may make it look meaner, but it'll reduce driveability... something that I learned the hard way with my last car.

BTW, did I read somewhere that a certain model year STI rear sway bar fits the '12 Imprezas?
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