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Old 09-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #976
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Rear Sway, and some other small parts for the 2012/13 Impreza!

http://www.perrinperformance.com/subaru/impreza-na-2012
Hey I just had a chat regarding this sway bar. Seems like it's only for base model. If you already have an rsb under there (sport premium or limited) you don't need all the hardware this kit comes with.

better info here, and my lame attempt to find out direct form perrin what the deal is with that: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2298202&highlight=2012+sway+bar

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #977
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This is for the none retro-fit fog lights.

Aside from adding yellow film to your fog light lens has anyone ventured out with replacing the bulbs and had any success?

What is the difference between H16 and psx24w?

I really want to upgrade my fog light bulbs from the OEM and give it more a yellow look but I read mixed reviews about the metal around some bulbs will melting. Also I don't want to lose the light output which is why I don't want to put in LED's.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:50 AM   #978
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Notice any difference in fuel economy or power? Sounds great.
Thanks! MPG actually went up a little bit. Low end is a little weaker but has better high end.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:52 AM   #979
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This is for the none retro-fit fog lights.

Aside from adding yellow film to your fog light lens has anyone ventured out with replacing the bulbs and had any success?

What is the difference between H16 and psx24w?

I really want to upgrade my fog light bulbs from the OEM and give it more a yellow look but I read mixed reviews about the metal around some bulbs will melting. Also I don't want to lose the light output which is why I don't want to put in LED's.
The little nub in the socket of the bulb it the only difference. Just shave the nub off and it should fit.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #980
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I'm ordering a new 2013 WRX within the next week and debating on the SPT exhaust. Would this CBE work with an aftermarket downpipe (i.e. perrin downpipe with cat)?

I can't seem to find anywhere if the SPT is a 3" CBE instead of the stock 2.5". I just want to be able to go to an aftermarket downpipe and a stage 2 tune at some point down the road. I like the sound of the SPT but will not get it if I can't go with an aftermarket downpipe at some point.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:57 PM   #981
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I'm ordering a new 2013 WRX within the next week and debating on the SPT exhaust. Would this CBE work with an aftermarket downpipe (i.e. perrin downpipe with cat)?

I can't seem to find anywhere if the SPT is a 3" CBE instead of the stock 2.5". I just want to be able to go to an aftermarket downpipe and a stage 2 tune at some point down the road. I like the sound of the SPT but will not get it if I can't go with an aftermarket downpipe at some point.
wrong thread, we're all about economy and suspension mods
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:23 PM   #982
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I'm picking up my 2013 Premium 5 Speed next week... my first question is is there any short shifter kit out for the car yet? I would like to clean up the sloppy feeling of the slushbox 5 speed. Also, who's putting out coilovers. I want to have some parts waiting for this thing.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #983
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"slushbox" is a nickname for an automatic transmission.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #984
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I'm picking up my 2013 Premium 5 Speed next week... my first question is is there any short shifter kit out for the car yet? I would like to clean up the sloppy feeling of the slushbox 5 speed. Also, who's putting out coilovers. I want to have some parts waiting for this thing.
Perrin's short shift adapter fits perfect as well as any short shift kit from previous years. I took mine off my 02 bug eye.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:04 PM   #985
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Installed my Supertones today....no more cheesy Japanese beep...FTW!

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:51 PM   #986
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Installed my Supertones today....no more cheesy Japanese beep...FTW!
Looks great! Did you get the mounting bracket?
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:04 AM   #987
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Yes, I got the bracket and harness from Subimods but make sure you use the relay included with the Hellas and not the one supplied with the harness because it was buggy. The horn worked fine then after putting everything back together it didn't so we had to pull off the grill and check all the connections again. Everything looked fine so we decided to try switching the relay out and voila!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #988
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Yes, I got the bracket and harness from Subimods but make sure you use the relay included with the Hellas and not the one supplied with the harness because it was buggy. The horn worked fine then after putting everything back together it didn't so we had to pull off the grill and check all the connections again. Everything looked fine so we decided to try switching the relay out and voila!
The supertones was one of the first mods I did. I mounted mine towards the bottom of the radiator and made my own wiring harness.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #989
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The supertones was one of the first mods I did. I mounted mine towards the bottom of the radiator and made my own wiring harness.
Thought about doing it but not sure it's worth it..plus I just don't care for that sound anyways I'd rather have a regular sounding horn...ford trucks have great horns!!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #990
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Thought about doing it but not sure it's worth it..plus I just don't care for that sound anyways I'd rather have a regular sounding horn...ford trucks have great horns!!!
You probably could wire them in...
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:24 AM   #991
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:36 AM   #992
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There are two separate units if you will....one is for the horn and the other is for the alarm chirp. The one for the alarm chirp is located on the passenger side of the vehicle in front of the wheel well. The horn itself is located in front of the radiator towards the bottom just behind the front bumper. The supertones should be wired in with the included relay. This can be done by purchasing the wire harness or doing your own wiring. The horn itself has no bearing on the chirp when you lock/unlock your car. Subimods.com is a good place to start. They have the horns, wiring harness and mounting bracket.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:46 AM   #993
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Italia,

Thanks for the insight. If I understand you correctly, the unit for the alarm chirp is the same as for the remote start chirp, which is a different unit from the primary horn? I.E. I should be able to just wire up the hellas according to their instructions, and not worry about them being activated with the remote start system? Is it possible to just remove this secondary unit?
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Italia,

Thanks for the insight. If I understand you correctly, the unit for the alarm chirp is the same as for the remote start chirp, which is a different unit from the primary horn? I.E. I should be able to just wire up the hellas according to their instructions, and not worry about them being activated with the remote start system? Is it possible to just remove this secondary unit?
I can't comment on the remote start feature but the unit for the alarm chirp is completely separate from the horn. When the alarm has been tripped though, it's the horns that go off. I can't remember for certain but I think there is a way to disable the chirp when arming/disarming the alarm. If not, it can always be unplugged.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #995
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I guess all that's left to do is order 'em up and see what happens! Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #996
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For the remote start, the horn is honked when the car is started. Not the beep of the alarm chime.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #997
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hey, some of you may remember that i mentions about getting after market fog lights. they are advertised as 7 watt smd high power led. yea, not sure, but i wouldn't call them an "upgrade" but they are brighter than ordinary stock halogens and other LED bulbs. but there isn't much usable light. not like the oem had any better.

without fog light on:


with fog lights on.


comparison stock passenger, led driver side.


beam pattern-ish


brighter than oem, i took a pic of the oem on my phone but accidentally deleted it. also headlights were unplugged to the lights are just the fog lights!!!


but if i were to do it again, would i? no

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Old 09-19-2012, 04:34 AM   #998
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Thanks for the pics. If they are just a tad brighter as you noted than the OEM H16 halogen bulbs then I would considerate a worthy upgrade.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:50 AM   #999
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Thanks for the pics. If they are just a tad brighter as you noted than the OEM H16 halogen bulbs then I would considerate a worthy upgrade.
Wrong color for fog lights though.

I find the vinyl overlays i put on mine combined with my h9 low beams create enough contrast that my fog lights actually help, in fact i used them 2 mornings ago in some misty conditions and was actually pleased with how well they worked.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:03 AM   #1000
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Did you use yellow vinyl overlays like I did?

http://www.lamin-x.com/One-Universal...ver-p/1-48.htm
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