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Old 10-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #1426
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Looking for some second "educated" thoughts here on tire sizes. Im looking to get some winter tires on my 17" stock wheels and would like to size up a bit. The stock tires on '12 impreza sport premium are 205/50R17. I want to get a hint more height for the winter so I was thinking upwards of 215/55R17 or 215/60R17. I hit a lot of snow in the winter so even an inch or two extra clearance would make a world of difference.

I am aware there are wheel/tire threads and I looked through many. looked online at many posts and wheel comparisons. I also used this site to kinda help see the differences ( http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp ) but it isnt telling me what I need to know.
Anyone have experience with diff tire sizes on same wheels?
I need to know if the tires will rub the wheel-well when i turn, corner, car is loaded with 5 passengers, just normal use i guess..any input is appreciated!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #1427
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yes there will be rubbing especially with the 215/60. 215/55 is pushing it, you could but i could see it rubbing if you were to hit a bump and were turning at full lock at the same time. you could just buy strut spacers. then you could run a taller tire and increase ground clearance.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:24 PM   #1428
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Must be Canadian
HAHAHA!

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Okay ehh ! Just kidding.
Im Canadian and I totally say "EH!"

ex. Our subbie's are quite awesome eh? I love it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:10 PM   #1429
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HAHAHA!

Im Canadian and I totally say "EH!"

ex. Our subbie's are quite awesome eh? I love it.
All good, I got relatives in Toronto and I'm in cali ! Eh!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #1430
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^^ My response exactly. I would NEVER disable my high beams. If I'm driving at night on a road that doesn't have street lights, then my high beams are on regardless of the weather (unless a car is in front of me or heading my way in the opposite direction). The deer in upstate NY haven't started wearing reflective vests yet, so I like to have as much light as possible.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #1431
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In changing my panel filter I came across what looked like a second filter that was facing into the air intake. It is held in place by 4 small rubber grommets and 2 plastic rivets. It appears to come off if you remove the rivets. Has anyone else removed this part. I don't plan to just curious as to what other people have done when replacing their filter.


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Old 10-26-2012, 12:25 AM   #1432
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In changing my panel filter I came across what looked like a second filter that was facing into the air intake. It is held in place by 4 small rubber grommets and 2 plastic rivets. It appears to come off if you remove the rivets. Has anyone else removed this part. I don't plan to just curious as to what other people have done when replacing their filter.


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I am unaware this even existed, I personally would probably leave it as is; since, I have a K&N panel filter and all.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:32 AM   #1433
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Across the border ?
Yup I'm Canadian, I live in Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm actually going across the border tomorrow to pick up my WeatherTech mats and 100 square feet of sound deadener.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #1434
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In changing my panel filter I came across what looked like a second filter that was facing into the air intake. It is held in place by 4 small rubber grommets and 2 plastic rivets. It appears to come off if you remove the rivets. Has anyone else removed this part. I don't plan to just curious as to what other people have done when replacing their filter.


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what the....? my 2012 did not have that when i checked/changed it out for the aem dry filter. interesting
http://www.subarupartsamerica.com/pa...iagram=7595200
i dont see that part here.

EDIT: there does seem to be two parts for "1" california and federal
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:09 AM   #1435
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what the....? my 2012 did not have that when i checked/changed it out for the aem dry filter. interesting
http://www.subarupartsamerica.com/pa...iagram=7595200
i dont see that part here.

EDIT: there does seem to be two parts for "1" california and federal
Now that you're saying that I do have the PZEV model. I didn't even think about that. Thats probably why it has two and others seem to only have the single filter. I will check next time I am at the dealership.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:27 AM   #1436
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So what happens when you remove it for your PZEV? It would improve airflow but will it throw a CEL?
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:51 AM   #1437
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Now that you're saying that I do have the PZEV model. I didn't even think about that. Thats probably why it has two and others seem to only have the single filter. I will check next time I am at the dealership.
My car is PZEV and I have that also. I installed a Perrin foam filter and left that in place.

Since it is white it should indicate if the Perrin is filtering! When you go to the dealer see if you can get the part number and price because I may change it occasionally.

I just looked and that second panel is not in my eBay Subaru Service Manual (PDF).

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #1438
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Does the filter touch the secondary filter? If so, then any oil-type drop in filter will probably transfer oil onto it?
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #1439
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didn't happen to mine.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #1440
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didn't happen to mine.
compared oem filter and kn filter this am, no touch also

now if only we knew that darn part no.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:54 PM   #1441
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So what happens when you remove it for your PZEV? It would improve airflow but will it throw a CEL?
I'd like to know.. I'll try it in a few weeks if nobody gets a chance first!
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:42 PM   #1442
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I'd like to know.. I'll try it in a few weeks if nobody gets a chance first!
I removed mine several months ago. No CEL.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:05 PM   #1443
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I was wondering what people were talking about!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:39 PM   #1444
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In changing my panel filter I came across what looked like a second filter that was facing into the air intake. It is held in place by 4 small rubber grommets and 2 plastic rivets. It appears to come off if you remove the rivets. Has anyone else removed this part. I don't plan to just curious as to what other people have done when replacing their filter.


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I asked Perrin on their live help, they suggested to leave it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #1445
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Yup I'm Canadian, I live in Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm actually going across the border tomorrow to pick up my WeatherTech mats and 100 square feet of sound deadener.
Could you please share how effective the sound deadener is and share some photos? Im looking to reduce cabin noise as well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #1446
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So what happened to the foot lights? I miss those from my 2011 wrx and forester.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:23 AM   #1447
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Could you please share how effective the sound deadener is and share some photos? Im looking to reduce cabin noise as well.
I haven't had a chance to install it yet, been quite busy with work and also sound deadener installs best when its warm, which means I would have to warm my garage up prior to installation (which is kind of a pain). I've read that installing sound deadener (one layer) will reduce road noise by 3-7 decibels.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:19 PM   #1448
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Has there been any Subaru Impreza aftermarket parts websites?
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:29 PM   #1449
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Has there been any Subaru Impreza aftermarket parts websites?
Cusco has the most direct parts.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:00 PM   #1450
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I asked Perrin on their live help, they suggested to leave it.
Im not sure why you consult an aftermarket company about stock parts. The default answer is leave it. But in reality im sure taking it out would be fine. I dont remember seeing one on mine.
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