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Old 09-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #14051
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #14052
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On your ramps, what's holding the 2x4's in place? Are they bolted to the ramp?

And on your last shot, what job did you do that required lifting both wheels on the same side of the car so high off the ground? Why not just lift all four wheels?
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #14053
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On your ramps, what's holding the 2x4's in place? Are they bolted to the ramp?

And on your last shot, what job did you do that required lifting both wheels on the same side of the car so high off the ground? Why not just lift all four wheels?
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I guess just to make it look cool. There really is NO logical reason for him to have both wheels that high off the ground!
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #14054
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The 2x4's are just placed there and the car drove up. We did it was two WRX hatches. I thought it was sketchy, but it all held very nicely. I expected the boards to break, but they bent very well.

The car isn't mine, it's _davin's and honestly I had NO clue what the hell he was doing in either scenario. I THINK this was the downpipe install. We were working on multiple cars. I would leave, then come back and see him doing crazy stuff.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:37 PM   #14055
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Is there any reason to rotating the tires that way? Just curious, I'll have to rotate mine in about a month or so
Just remember that if you have TPMS, most systems are coded to identify which tire is low on pressure based on the number of blinks. I am assuming Subaru does the same, going clockwise starting with the driver's tire with 1 beep, front passenger 2 beeps, and so on. So, if you rotate your tires, you'll need to keep track of what the original tire position was. Of course, you could always check visually or with a tire gauge to verify the tire that is low on air. I mark the inside of my rims with a Sharpie so that I remember what's what with my annual winter wheel switchovers and rotations.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #14056
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Rhino ramps are great! I've had my pair for well over ten years. I believe they have a 6-ton capacity and I feel super safe crawling underneath whenever I have to. I also have the aluminum race jack from Costco which also comes in handy if the tire has to lifted off the ground.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #14057
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Just remember that if you have TPMS, most systems are coded to identify which tire is low on pressure based on the number of blinks. I am assuming Subaru does the same, going clockwise starting with the driver's tire with 1 beep, front passenger 2 beeps, and so on. So, if you rotate your tires, you'll need to keep track of what the original tire position was. Of course, you could always check visually or with a tire gauge to verify the tire that is low on air. I mark the inside of my rims with a Sharpie so that I remember what's what with my annual winter wheel switchovers and rotations.

I got the light (nail in tire); however, I don't recall getting any "custom" beeps. Drivers side rear tire.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #14058
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Just remember that if you have TPMS, most systems are coded to identify which tire is low on pressure based on the number of blinks. I am assuming Subaru does the same, going clockwise starting with the driver's tire with 1 beep, front passenger 2 beeps, and so on. So, if you rotate your tires, you'll need to keep track of what the original tire position was. Of course, you could always check visually or with a tire gauge to verify the tire that is low on air. I mark the inside of my rims with a Sharpie so that I remember what's what with my annual winter wheel switchovers and rotations.
According to the manual, our TPMS reports a problem if it starts to blink and stays on. That's it. We don't have the luxury of a four tire TPMS display or count the blinks for "X" tire. You just have to get out and check all of them.
I don't understand what numbering the inside of each wheel is good for if you're doing rotations. With each winter that passes by, the inside of your rims will start to look like the combination to a lock.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:57 PM   #14059
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According to the manual, our TPMS reports a problem if it starts to blink and stays on. That's it. We don't have the luxury of a four tire TPMS display or count the blinks for "X" tire. You just have to get out and check all of them.
I don't understand what numbering the inside of each wheel is good for if you're doing rotations. With each winter that passes by, the inside of your rims will start to look like the combination to a lock.
Do the Canadians get individual tire information with the better mfd?
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:19 PM   #14060
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On the 2012's we didn't get the TPMS. I don't know if it's available for the 2013's.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #14061
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Do the Canadians get individual tire information with the better mfd?
Strange as it may seem, I don't see it listed. They have a tire setting for replacement or rotation. All that detail in the MFD but no TPMS. Go figure...
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #14062
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On the 2012's we didn't get the TPMS. I don't know if it's available for the 2013's.
Canadian 2012's are NOT equipped with TPMS?? Is this correct?
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #14063
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Canadian 2012's are NOT equipped with TPMS?? Is this correct?
Correct.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #14064
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Correct.
Lucky! How have they not been required by law yet?
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #14065
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The TPMS system Subaru uses kind of sucks. My biggest gripe is that you need the Subaru Select Monitor (dealer computer/interface to the car) to program the sensors. That said, you can't program two sets of wheels.

HOWEVER... I have heard that you can use a system that will burn the ID from one set of sensors to another set of sensors, effectively cloning them. You need to be able to read some numbers off the sensors, so you need to do this before mounting the tires. Nifty!
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:04 PM   #14066
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Lucky! How have they not been required by law yet?
Might not affect US Territories
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:26 AM   #14067
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So I just got my new stalk and oem fog lights (purchases in pieces as opposed to the entire kit from the dealer).....I think I need the relay and some screws to install the fog lights.

my question is....i noticed on the stalk/signal arm has on the headlight portion "auto" for auto headlights. However, my car did not come with the auto feature. So once I plug in this new stalk will I now have auto on/off headlights? is there a sensor i need to have that feature?

it would stink if I installed the whole new stalk with a "dead" feature.....just wondering if anyone ever bought the OEM factory foglight kit (which probably has everything you need).

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:49 AM   #14068
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I would venture to guess that there is no way installing a stalk with "Auto" printed on it will allow your car headlights to function like the Limited.

I'm guessing there are sensors and relays added under the hood, between the stalk and headlights, to enable that feature. I don't know which ones, or what they cost, but the dealer might be able to figure it out.

No one on the forum has tried adding a stalk with fog lights installation (at least for the 2012 Impreza), so you are already the first.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:52 AM   #14069
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So I just got my new stalk and oem fog lights (purchases in pieces as opposed to the entire kit from the dealer).....I think I need the relay and some screws to install the fog lights.

my question is....i noticed on the stalk/signal arm has on the headlight portion "auto" for auto headlights. However, my car did not come with the auto feature. So once I plug in this new stalk will I now have auto on/off headlights? is there a sensor i need to have that feature?

it would stink if I installed the whole new stalk with a "dead" feature.....just wondering if anyone ever bought the OEM factory foglight kit (which probably has everything you need).

Thanks in advance.
Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just buy the kit?
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:33 AM   #14070
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I would venture to guess that there is no way installing a stalk with "Auto" printed on it will allow your car headlights to function like the Limited.

I'm guessing there are sensors and relays added under the hood, between the stalk and headlights, to enable that feature. I don't know which ones, or what they cost, but the dealer might be able to figure it out.

No one on the forum has tried adding a stalk with fog lights installation (at least for the 2012 Impreza), so you are already the first.
The "light sensor" appears to be on the dash, passenger side (above the tweeter). Without it, the "auto" feature will probably not work, IMHO.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:39 AM   #14071
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The TPMS system Subaru uses kind of sucks. My biggest gripe is that you need the Subaru Select Monitor (dealer computer/interface to the car) to program the sensors. That said, you can't program two sets of wheels.

HOWEVER... I have heard that you can use a system that will burn the ID from one set of sensors to another set of sensors, effectively cloning them. You need to be able to read some numbers off the sensors, so you need to do this before mounting the tires. Nifty!
Well that certainly isn't cool. I guess going to the dealership twice a year to have two sets of wheels/TPMS reprogrammed isn't too bad as long as they don't charge much.

Do you know if the dealership would need certain info off the new TPMS modules themselves in order to program them? For example, if I bought a set of tires and rims from Tire Rack with new TPMS units already installed, would the dealership not be able to program the new ones without being able to see them and get numbers from them?
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:55 AM   #14072
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my question is....i noticed on the stalk/signal arm has on the headlight portion "auto" for auto headlights. However, my car did not come with the auto feature. So once I plug in this new stalk will I now have auto on/off headlights? is there a sensor i need to have that feature?
There's a sensor on the dashboard by the windshield that detects ambient light.

Edit: Disregard, G-Omaha answered already
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:32 AM   #14073
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There's a sensor on the dashboard by the windshield that detects ambient light.

Edit: Disregard, G-Omaha answered already
See we have the same taste in cars. Good choice on the color.....
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:12 AM   #14074
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See we have the same taste in cars. Good choice on the color.....
I see. This is my second Subaru and this one had to be a black Sport Limited. The local dealership found it for me in South Carolina. I was willing to have my mom pick one up in New York if it came to that, lol.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #14075
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Wouldn't it have been cheaper to just buy the kit?

hi, actually no. it was way cheaper to buy it piece meal. foglights were 39 bucks shipped, stalk i got for around $55 all OEM. only thing i need now are the screws and relay ($5-10 bucks?)....fog light kit from dealer is 337.95 (taken from the e-store).
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