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Old 10-09-2012, 10:46 PM   #76
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I have the splash gaurds installed and they do absolutely nothing. I want to get rally armor flaps. Do I have to remove the splash gaurds or can I use both?
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I too have the Aero Splash Guard, but also strake kit. I Too would like to know if I can put Rally Armor without removing anything.
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I didn't have OEM guards but I don't think they would be compatible with the Rally Armor ones. If you want to be certain you could just e-mail them.
i'm going to try to answer it all at once. if you go to rallyarmor website. it says on the bottom on the page that the oem splash guard should be removed. BUT!!!!!! yes if you search google "2012 rallyarmor sport impreza nasioc" im sure you will find the picture of a blue sport impreza with the rally armor and his explaination on to how he installed it over his aero guards.

EDIT: for all you lazy people http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?p=37202267. scroll down!!!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:41 PM   #77
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short throw shifter and bushings is #1 worth-it mod.
could you describe the difference from the stock shifter?
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:56 PM   #78
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could you describe the difference from the stock shifter?
Well, its def. better than stock because:

1. Shorter throws / better feel when shifting
2. Less "slop" feel / better feel when shifting


The bad:

1. Increase noise - google "rattle w/ cobb (or kartboy ect) short throw shifter".
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:06 AM   #79
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Well, its def. better than stock because:

1. Shorter throws / better feel when shifting
2. Less "slop" feel / better feel when shifting


The bad:

1. Increase noise - google "rattle w/ cobb (or kartboy ect) short throw shifter".
Gotcha. Thanks.

I googled it. It is rather loud isnt it? but it does sound very direct and precise.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:28 AM   #80
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Gotcha. Thanks.

I googled it. It is rather loud isnt it? but it does sound very direct and precise.
What are you guys talking about re loudness or rattle? Mine is great, notches into gear awesome.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:30 AM   #81
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I have the splash gaurds installed and they do absolutely nothing. I want to get rally armor flaps. Do I have to remove the splash gaurds or can I use both?
Mightas well remove the aero guards and put on ra flaps. Why leave them on?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:04 AM   #82
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The RA flaps imo look great. They lend an aire of awd authenticity. I do enjoy a good dirt road, so these are one of the very few things I plan to add. Window tint would be the next thing.
The WT mats are holding up super well to my work boots and have made cleaning the interior so much easier.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:10 PM   #83
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Gotcha. Thanks.

I googled it. It is rather loud isnt it? but it does sound very direct and precise.
it's not that bad. lol. i'm already used to it
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What are you guys talking about re loudness or rattle? Mine is great, notches into gear awesome.
i noticed it my car. YMMV.


ETA: i did a search AFTER i installed mine because i thought i might have done something wrong or possibly needed to adjust the length of the shifter more... but thinking about it, it made 100% sense. the bushings are a lot stiffer that the OEM ones.

it's not just Subaru's either... i got hits for all makes / models.

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:18 AM   #84
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i'm going to try to answer it all at once. if you go to rallyarmor website. it says on the bottom on the page that the oem splash guard should be removed. BUT!!!!!! yes if you search google "2012 rallyarmor sport impreza nasioc" im sure you will find the picture of a blue sport impreza with the rally armor and his explaination on to how he installed it over his aero guards.

EDIT: for all you lazy people http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...php?p=37202267. scroll down!!!!
I've been considering this route too (but the cutting has put me off), since I won't be able to get anything much in return for aero splash guard and strake kit.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:02 AM   #85
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What are you guys talking about re loudness or rattle? Mine is great, notches into gear awesome.
hey Kenny, where did you order your short shifter and how much?

Thanks.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:51 AM   #86
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hey Kenny, where did you order your short shifter and how much?

Thanks.
http://www2.kartboy.com/x4/product.p...0&bestseller=Y pretty sure that's the one, email customer service to confirm. They gave me a discount code in the reply when I asked.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #87
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Any hood deflectors out there better and cheaper than OEM Subaru? Also, is Rally Armour mud flaps the best out there? I think these 2 are must accessories, especially with the paint being so thin. I have 3 little chips on my Subie already =(
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:09 PM   #88
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^From what I've heard, you'd be better off getting a clear bra on your car to protect it, rather than getting a hood deflector
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #89
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I've occasionally seen clear bras get discolored from the sun with time. has this problem been fixed?
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #90
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idk, but i just had to live with the color of the bra on my last car
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:02 PM   #91
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http://www2.kartboy.com/x4/product.p...0&bestseller=Y pretty sure that's the one, email customer service to confirm. They gave me a discount code in the reply when I asked.
Sounds good! Thanks! Any particular place you looked at for a DIY?

I'm most likely triggering this purchase.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #92
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I've occasionally seen clear bras get discolored from the sun with time. has this problem been fixed?
I believe so. I have heard of clear bras that let UV through so that the paint fades at the same rate under the bra as the rest of the car.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:10 AM   #93
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Are you guys planning to install the clear bras yourself? I would assume it's going to be a pain. Installing the rear bumper applique was annoying.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:30 AM   #94
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Are you guys planning to install the clear bras yourself? I would assume it's going to be a pain. Installing the rear bumper applique was annoying.
If I did more highway driving I'd consider having a clear bra professionally installed but as it is I don't do too much.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:12 AM   #95
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If I did more highway driving I'd consider having a clear bra professionally installed but as it is I don't do too much.
I'm kind of on the fence for getting it installed too, it's definitely not cheap and I can't stand the yellowing and discoloration. I guess I'll wait and see.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #96
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Just a heads-up, 20% off accessories and parts at subarupartswarehouse.com using coupon code "care12". Good until Oct 31st IIRC.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:49 AM   #97
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they are.... Um.... Yeah.


I've had mine in Since late August and did NOT believe how much crap i actually track into my car.

They make vacuuming a breeze and you just hose them off. No need for floor mats for the rest of your life.

Okay, seriously, if you live in AZ or So Cal, work in an office, don't have kids, pets and what not... You might be good with just regular floor mats...

I'm in New England... Winter is almost here.
Regarding the Weathertech floor liners, can anyone comment on how they feel to your feet? I mean, I worry that my heels will slip on the plastic. Or are they rough and will grip your feet as well as the cloth floor mats?
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:20 AM   #98
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Regarding the Weathertech floor liners, can anyone comment on how they feel to your feet? I mean, I worry that my heels will slip on the plastic. Or are they rough and will grip your feet as well as the cloth floor mats?
I previously had the OEM all weather mats and switched to the WeatherTechs recently. The OEM ones are more rubbery and gripy, while the WeatherTech ones are made out of a smoother plastic. I didn't experiencing any slipping though even with wet shoes.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:38 PM   #99
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Here's what I got:
Side cargo net & rear cargo net: more compartmentalized
rear seat protector + cargo tray: protection for moving around stuff / camping stuff etc....
bumper side moldings: protect against inconsiderate people (lots here...)
rear spoiler: feels like it finished the rear look
rear bumper clear applique: protection
tint & detail
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #100
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So far...

Ceramic tint - Great at keeping the heat out, nice matte appearance, A/C runs less often

OEM trunk liner - Much better than any trim-to-fit aftermarket option. It's rubber, keeps items from sliding around and has raised edges so spills and dirt won't roll off into the carpet.

Component speakers - Just a little more money and work over the Kicker tweeters and you can replace the woofers too.

Fumoto valve - Makes for clean and easy oil changes.

Winter tires - Bring out the best in the AWD/VDC/ABS systems in the snow and ice.

Block heater - It's useful year round, reduces overall wear and time spent in PZEV startup and cabin heat is nearly instant. Leave the plug hanging out, and you can park in the hybrid spots at Best Buy.
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