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Old 06-07-2012, 11:29 AM   #326
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I didn't buy the radio from Crutchfield I got it from amazon but it was a Sony xav 72bt. I did buy an install kit from Crutchfield though for like $20. Just type your car info into their search thing and the dash install kit should come up. Also they will tell you which radios are guaranteed to fit and if you buy from there it comes with the kit for free.
Would you recommend your deck over the Pioneer Pioneer AVH-P3300BT, which comes with the limited trim Impreza here in Canada.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:04 PM   #327
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I wish like hell there were some aftermarket options for seats. I'd kill for a nice pair of recaros. My stock matress spring seat has zero support and sqeaks like an old rusty mattress! They keep promising to fix it...
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #328
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When i start to think about it i wonder why Subaru cant have a quality stock radio. We all can pay 150 retail for a really good radio with all the conveniences of our stock unit plus better sound. makes me wonder what our radios are worth.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #329
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When i start to think about it i wonder why Subaru cant have a quality stock radio. We all can pay 150 retail for a really good radio with all the conveniences of our stock unit plus better sound. makes me wonder what our radios are worth.
part of the problem isn't just the radios, but poorly chosen default EQ curves. for the limited, thankfully, due to some people who tinkered around, one can defeat the default EQ curves and loudness circuitry.

after having installed the tweeter upgrades into the dash, i am pleasantly surprised at how the stereo now sounds. it's not audiophile quality, but it is clean, what bass is there is taut, and the midrange is decent enough with crisp, and fairly natural.

i'm sure there is some way to poke around the premium or base model units...someone just needs to find out how to get into the firmware like they did for the limited models.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:57 AM   #330
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part of the problem isn't just the radios, but poorly chosen default EQ curves. for the limited, thankfully, due to some people who tinkered around, one can defeat the default EQ curves and loudness circuitry.

after having installed the tweeter upgrades into the dash, i am pleasantly surprised at how the stereo now sounds. it's not audiophile quality, but it is clean, what bass is there is taut, and the midrange is decent enough with crisp, and fairly natural.

i'm sure there is some way to poke around the premium or base model units...someone just needs to find out how to get into the firmware like they did for the limited models.
I had installed the Kicker tweeters too, I went from factory Subaru OEM ones to Kicker ones and even that was a big difference, I would like a better head unit now.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:08 AM   #331
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part of the problem isn't just the radios, but poorly chosen default EQ curves. for the limited, thankfully, due to some people who tinkered around, one can defeat the default EQ curves and loudness circuitry.

after having installed the tweeter upgrades into the dash, i am pleasantly surprised at how the stereo now sounds. it's not audiophile quality, but it is clean, what bass is there is taut, and the midrange is decent enough with crisp, and fairly natural.

i'm sure there is some way to poke around the premium or base model units...someone just needs to find out how to get into the firmware like they did for the limited models.

There is only so much you can tweak when the power output is close to 10 RMS. Its really a terrible head unit.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:19 AM   #332
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There is only so much you can tweak when the power output is close to 10 RMS. Its really a terrible head unit.
I just upgraded the door speakers for $100 and all I can say is WOW! Now I want to add a sub...
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:50 AM   #333
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I just upgraded the door speakers for $100 and all I can say is WOW! Now I want to add a sub...
So did I but it wont get loud enough for a Sub to not drown out the highs and mids.

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Old 06-08-2012, 08:32 AM   #334
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So did I but it wont get loud enough for a Sub to not down out the highs and mids.
are you talking the oem upgrade sub? I wish i could just get the box and supply my own amp and speaker...
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:56 AM   #335
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are you talking the oem upgrade sub? I wish i could just get the box and supply my own amp and speaker...
Any sub in general. I have a couple Amps a Mono 1000 W Kenwood and a 2 channel Kenwood 650w amp sitting around as well as a boxed 10" cerwin vega sub (matched to the 1000w)

Im really not sure i want to go that route in this vehicle it really does make a world of difference in the sound quality. If i did that would mean the head unit will need to go first.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:32 AM   #336
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Well, I just got mine (Premium, non-nav, stock speakers) and have spent four days in it. The bass doesn't quite hit as low as it needs to (say when playing some Skrillex) and the highs were not getting good separation (Dave Brubeck's Take Five). That said, I'm not sure if it's the headunit or the speakers, but after being in the car for 800 miles in the first 3 days of ownership, I don't think I'm going to want to replace the headunit. It may look like it's from 2001, but it works well. I may just flip out for the Kicker speakers and call it good.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:20 AM   #337
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I just upgraded the door speakers for $100 and all I can say is WOW! Now I want to add a sub...
Are they the Kicker ones?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:25 AM   #338
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Are they the Kicker ones?
I went with Kickers, just bc I have used them in the past and they had great reviews, but did not get the ones from Subaru... all you need are the speakers, the toyota speaker harness, and some self tapping sheet-metal screws. Ditch the install screws that come with the speakers (they are crap!) The install took about a hour.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #339
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My buddy is selling sways.
Good upgrade for base model guys.
Same size as Sports.
http://www.i-club.com/forums/norcal-...shings-242256/
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:17 AM   #340
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any one hook up an exhaust yet?
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:11 AM   #341
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If only you could read back at least one page/use search before asking...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=325

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any one hook up an exhaust yet?
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:35 AM   #342
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I went with Kickers, just bc I have used them in the past and they had great reviews, but did not get the ones from Subaru... all you need are the speakers, the toyota speaker harness, and some self tapping sheet-metal screws. Ditch the install screws that come with the speakers (they are crap!) The install took about a hour.
Do you have a link for the speakers? The Subaru Kicker ones are $190.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:08 PM   #343
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If only you could read back at least one page/use search before asking...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=325
Thanks for the info! much appreciated. Thats my bad.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #344
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Hey guys, here is the vid link of my 12 with a Magnaflow muffler. Sound is a little distorted from a cheap camera.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecAVB...ature=youtu.be
Here is a better video, better cam.
Let me know what you guys think. I was thinking of changing out the resonator.

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #345
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Do you have a link for the speakers? The Subaru Kicker ones are $190.
I just got the ones from crutchfield. I can post the link on Monday when I get access to my computer again.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #346
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Cusco posted strut tower bars, sway bars, rear lateral links and an assortment of braces a couple days ago.

http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/parts_prod...4_sport_p.html
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:55 PM   #347
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Cusco posted strut tower bars, sway bars, rear lateral links and an assortment of braces a couple days ago.

http://www.cusco.co.jp/en/parts_prod...4_sport_p.html
Good find!
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #348
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I put two 12 " a
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:45 PM   #349
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I put two 12" alpine set up in my 2012
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #350
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I put two 12" alpine set up in my 2012
Did you do a custom box? Do you have pics of the setup?
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